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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

"Did you know that 8,722 students are enrolled in a credit bearing course at CSI this spring?  That's up 2.4% compared to spring 2018."  

(Source:  PSR Spring Snapshot Report)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
FridayForumFirst Friday Forum - April 5
If you were unable to attend last Friday's First Friday Forum, you can preview it by clicking on link below. Thank you to those who attended and a b ig thank you to Jerry Fattig in IT for making the video available so quickly.


Ginger Nukaya
Executive Administrative Assistant 
Office of the President
gnukaya@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
GradFestPosterGrad Fest 2019 and News from the Registrar


The last day to withdraw from a regular Spring course is Friday, April 12 at 5:00 PM.

Withdraw dates can be found on your MyCSI schedule.  Withdraws are requested by completing a paper Add/Drop/Withdraw form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar in-person (Taylor Bldg. Matrix) or through email (records@csi.edu); a withdraw CANNOT be requested through MyCSI or by fax. If you are planning to withdraw from ALL courses, you must fill out a Complete Withdraw Form and meet with a Financial Aid Advisor before processing.

Registration for the Spring 2019 semester begins Monday April 15, at 8:00 AM!

Having trouble registering on MyCSI? Send your student ID # and the desired course codes to  records@csi.edu from your CSI email account once registration has opened.  Class Schedules are now available on MyCSI. See your advisor now!

Michele McFarlane
Registrar
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208.732.6304

AdvisingHelp Students Get Advised Early
Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2019. However, if students want to be able to register they MUST meet with their adviser FIRST. Here are some options for students t o schedule their advising appointment:
 
OPTION 1: C ontact the CSI Advising Center by emailing advising@csi.edu   or calling 208-732-6250 to make an appointment with a Focus Area Advisor, or to find out who their assigned Major F aculty  Advisor is.
 
OPTION 2: T he CSI Advising Center will be open extended hours (8 AM - 7 PM) on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Whatever option students choose, they just need to make sure they get advised NOW so they can be the FIRST to register on Monday, April 15, 2019!
 
CSI Advising Center
208.732.6250

EmployeePhotosApril Faculty/Staff Photo Opportunities
Doug Maughan will do the next session of faculty/staff photos from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Canyon Studio. No appointment is necessary, just drop by.
 
A reminder to instructors and student club advisors, if you would like portraits and/or group shots between now and the end of the semester, this is the time to arrange those with Doug. Please email him at  dmaughan@csi.edu since his office hours are "squirrelly". (What? You thought the squirrel photo above was by accident?)
 
Watch for monthly outdoor photos for faculty/staff beginning next month.

Doug Maughan
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262
FinancialSeminarEmployee Financial Seminars

Thursday, April 11 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
TAB Conference Rm 210 (unless we outgrow the room)
 
This session is offered by Ternel Martinez from VALIC and focuses on determining your risk tolerance and time horizon, developing an investment strategy, diversifying investment and planning review of your portfolio to ensure proper allocation.  Bring a friend or spouse.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
HelpSeeHearHelp Someone See and Hear Better

This is the last week that the Faculty Staff Connections Committee will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses, lenses and hearing aids in memory of CSI employee and Lions Club member, Jennifer Patterson. 
 
Lions Club donation boxes are located in every building on campus through Friday, April 12.  Please ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to donate too.   
   
The donations that we collect will help improve the quality of life for children and adults living in low and middle-income communities around the world. Many will experience corrected vision and hearing for the first time, enabling them to lead productive working lives, support their families, attend school and advance their education.

UPDATE: 

The CSI Gym has collected 77 pairs of glasses and two sets of hearing aids already. 
The Meyerhoeffer Building has collected 24 pairs of glasses.

How is your building doing? 
 
Thank you,
 
Faculty Staff Connections Committee
LegalAnswersLegal Answers for Parents - April 17
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

EmpBookClubEmployee Book Club

April 18, 2019
Just Mercy
with Dan Guthrie

Taylor 248
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Ebony Yarger
Student Services Specialist
eyarger@csi.edu | 208.732.6250


SpringCleanGet Ready Now: Big Spring Clean is Coming!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

SustainabilityFairCSI Sustainability Fair - April 22

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

FinAidOpenLateFinancial Aid Open Late
The Financial Aid Office in Eagle Central of the Taylor Building will be open extended hours to provide students with the opportunity to drop off any Financial Aid Documents that have been requested and answer any questions students may have.

Dates and Times:

-Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8 AM - 2 PM, Come in during SOAR!! 

CSI Financial Aid 
Taylor Building, Main Campus Twin Falls 
csifinancialaid@csi.edu 208.732.6274 

WelcoaWell-Balanced: Heal Your Body, Heal the Planet
WELCOA | April 2019

Our April WELCOA wellness newsletter has arrived and it is full of good news! Find this great article in this month's publication just in time for Earth Day and our annual CSI Sustainability Fair on April 22.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

PurposeHealth Matters April Mini-Challenge: Life Purpose
Ponder your purpose.

The "True North" Mini Challenge invites you to spend a few minutes each day for the next 30 days thinking about your purpose in life. The challenge is easy. Simply ponder your personal mission statement each day, thinking about how you can apply the principles to the situations you are facing in life. If you don't have a personal mission statement, start by doing the Mission Possible Mini Challenge. You can determine when you will ponder your purpose and how long you will do it each day.

Finding and embracing your purpose can make a tremendous impact on what you are able to accomplish as you go through life. You will define success for your life, most likely in a way that is very different from how the world defines it. As you face the challenges and influences of the world around you, you will stay true to your true north. Don't worry that you might not live up to your expectations. Thinking about your purpose in life will help you get there eventually, as you continue to face your true north.

After you've finished this month's Mini Challenge mark the challenge as complete to be eligible for a prize drawing at the end of the year! You can earn one entry per month.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

LaughterApril is National Humor Month
According to the National Humor Month website, "It's no coincidence that the month begins with April Fool's Day, a day which has sanctioned frivolity and amusement for hundreds of years. Humor as a tool to lift ailing spirits is an established notion supported by scientific research. The curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the great medical discoveries of our times."

BTW, laughter is really good for your abs!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269


DeclutterApril Challenge: Declutter Your Home/Workspace in Just 30 Days
APost.com

It is easy to put off cleaning your home. We are all busy with work, school and family responsibilities. Each month, you put off cleaning and de-cluttering your home for another day. Before long, you have a house that is full of old, broken or dirty items.

Interestingly, clutter does not just impact the cleanliness of your home. There is a mental cost as well. According to psychological research, messy homes and offices leave people feeling helpless, anxious and overwhelmed. Clutter can actually worsen the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Chronically messy or cluttered rooms were linked to higher levels of the stress hormone known as cortisol.

The 30-Day De-Clutter Challenge

Thankfully, you do not have to live with the clutter forever. You also do not have to spend days and days cleaning your home. With this 30-day challenge, you spend a few minutes a day de-cluttering your home. By the last day of the challenge, your home will be painlessly clean and clutter-free.

1. Empty The Junk Drawer -  How does everyone have a drawer that looks like this?

 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269


HerrettThis Week at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
4/9
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Pickles by Brian Crane
4/12
7:00 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
4/13
1:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
2:30 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
3:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
4:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
7:00 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
8:45 pm-midnight
Free monthly star party**
4/16
7-9 pm
CSI Annual Student Art Show
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

Now Showing Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
Special events at the Herrett Center  click here
Astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659


HerrettForumAprilHerrett Forum Speaker Series Presents Brian Crane


Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
BrownBagUpcoming Brown Bag Sessions


Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m.
Description: The student-faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an opportunity to build relationships between students and employees.
Location: SUB Fireside Lounge
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio
Topic: Struggles/Worries while in College
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)

Friday, April 12, at 8 a.m.
Description: Come share ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: Open Forum
Recommended Audience: 
CSI Employees

Friday, April 12, at 12:15 p.m.
Description: Each Friday afternoon we will gather together and share lunch/treats while we discuss the daunting task of putting theory into practice, putting context into all the content we teach.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Topic: TBA 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Monday, April 15, at 2 p.m.
Description: We'll be reading and discussing Teaching Naked Techniques this semester. We have a few copies of the book, so if you're interested, contact Jan Carpenter or Tiffany Seeley-Case. We'll start with the Introduction on January 28, and read a chapter each week after that. You can jump in any time, even if you haven't had a chance to get the book.
Location: Hepworth 176
Facilitators: Jan Carpenter and Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic: Click here to purchase the book, or get a copy from Jan or Tiffany.
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty
JazzCSI Jazz Ensemble and the Jerome High Jazz Band
An exciting musical collaboration between the CSI Jazz Ensemble and the Jerome High School Jazz Band is coming together this month at 7:30 p.m. on April 11. Each group will perform some of the great jazz standards, including pieces made famous by the Count Basie and Woody Herman bands. Highlights include a vocal feature for faculty member Serena Jenkins Clark and a combined number with both bands freshly arranged by Jerome's director, Hiroshi Fukuoka. Come out for what promises to be a great concert!

Ben Britton
Instructor of Woodwinds and Jazz Studies
bbritton@csi.edu | 208.732.6765
SpringCarnivalSpring Carnival

CSI clubs and organizations invite students, faculty, and staff to bring their kids to the Spring Carnival. This year's Spring Carnival will be from 4 - 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, on the lawn north of the Student Union Building  (SUB).  Enjoy candy, photos, and fun! 

Jasmine López 
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6229  


DateNightCSI Early Childhood Date Night Fundraiser

The College of Southern Idaho Early Childhood Program is sponsoring a Date Night. This is a time for parents to leave their children in a fun and active environment as they take some time for themselves. All proceeds go to support the CSI ECE Education Program. Pizza, ice cream, and activities will be provided!

Get your reservation and payment in early! There is space for 40 children. Children will be supervised by CSI ECE Preschool Lab Teachers who are trained in CPR/First Aid.  Payment must be made in advance to fully reserve your child's spot.

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 5-9 PM
Location: Preschool Lab, 246 Falls Avenue, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Price: $20 per child for the four hours
RSVP: Melissa Shabi (mshabi@csi.edu) or by phone (208-732-6884)
Who: Children 3-10

Payment must be sent to (Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE ):
Melissa Shabi
College of Southern Idaho
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303

To find out more about the CSI Early Learning Center, click here. To find out more about the CSI Early Childhood Education Program, click here.

Patty McFarling
ELC Lab School Coordinator
pmcfarling@csi.edu | 208.732.6645
AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule This Week

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Baseball Salt Lake CC Apr. 12
Apr. 13
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Twin Falls, ID 
Rodeo Colorado Mesa University Rodeo Apr. 12
Apr. 13
TBA Grand Junction, CO
Softball Salt Lake CC Apr. 12
Apr. 13
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Salt Lake City, UT
Cross Country NNU Invitational Apr. 13 TBA Nampa, ID

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493


GoodingLectureCSI Gooding Center Lecture Series


Shawna Jacobson
Gooding Center Coordinator
sjacobson@csi.edu | 208.934.8678
CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019

REIKI LEVEL TWO: TRAINING & ATTUNEMENT
Dates: April 13
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $299
Location: Shields 107
Reiki Levell II gives you the ability to work on yourself, family members, and the public. It also gives you the ability to do distant Reiki healing. We will discuss and focus on healing intuitively. Please plan on lots of hands on practice.

DOG OBEDIENCE
Dates: April 15 - May 8
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Instructor: Donna Staley
Fee: $75
Location: Back Expo Center Lawn
Learn how to train your dog in an exciting and fun format using positive reinforcement and behavior modification. You will socialize and train your dog in basic obedience and experience the fun

Click here  for more information or to register. 

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
AlcoholAlcohol and Safety Awareness Week

Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6308
DigitalMediaDigital Media Night at CSI

Laura Erickson
Digital Media Associate Professor
lerickson@csi.edu | 208.732.6308
StageDoorCSI Stage Door Series Presents "The Second Coming of Joan of Arc"

The CSI Stage Door Series will present "The Second Coming of Joan of Arc" at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.

She led an army to victory, crowned a king, took on the entire Catholic Church...and was dead by 19. Joan of Arc is the MOST documented figure of the 15th century, and yet myths about her pervade the history books, to this day. In The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, by Carolyn Gage, the audience will discover the real Jeanne Romee, and through her story, the brutal institutional misogyny that women continue to face. Drawn from the detailed records of her two trials-john including hundreds of testimonies by all involved in her short life-The Second Coming finally tells the truth about the simple- minded, virginal peasant girl, who was anything but.

Jennifer Miller performs this one-woman show that explores not only the experience of "Joan of Arc," but relates that experience to contemporary women. Join her and discover the defiant, irreverent, clever, and unrepentant Jeanne, who remained unfailingly true to her own visions.
The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed, the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved.

For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6788.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
ActiveTransportActive Transportation Week 2019


Sarah Harris
Lab Manger, Biology
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813
SOUPHomemade Soup Day
Come and enjoy some tasty soup from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the SUB on the following dates:  


Help our Latinos In Action students raise money to travel to Puerto Rico for a community service project. 

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultrual Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312
MVSymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Concert
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

For this Earth Day Pops Concert, the Symphony joins forces with Nicholas Bardonnay and Westwater Arts to perform three memorable works of photo-choreography, including Scott Watson's "Magic Valley" - with images submitted by local photographers - and recognizable portraits of nature from the symphonic repertoire, by Hovhaness and Vaughn Williams. This is THE pops concert of the decade not to be missed!

All concerts performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium of the College of Southern Idaho. Tickets: adult $10/senior $8/student $6 available at the CSI Box Office, five Twin Falls retail stores, and at the door.

More information at www.mvsymphony.org.

Flying5kRunFeet Stomping Hearts Pounding Hands Flying Hands Flying 5K Run


Dawnette Reis-Rodriguez
Sign Language Professor
dreis@csi.edu | 208.732.6881
MusicFestRegistration is Now Open for CSI Music Fest
The College of Southern Idaho is now accepting registrations for this summer's Music Fest, which runs June 10 - 14, 2019, at the CSI Fine Arts Center. This week-long summer camp on the beautiful campus provides opportunities for students of all levels to be immersed in music making.

The daily schedule includes seven hours of hands-on instruction laid out to thoroughly engage students from beginning to end. Exceptional faculty from across the state work closely with you in small and large ensemble settings, as well as in daily master classes and sectionals. The listening lab brings the theory and history of music to life. Each afternoon, students have the chance to shine alongside their faculty mentors at the camp's performance spotlight. A focused study is available in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, jazz, and voice and private lessons and a wide range of elective areas are available to round out the camp experience.

The week's learning culminates with student recitals and a Gala concert for friends, family, and community to enjoy. CSI Music Fest promises to be an unforgettable experience where students build life-long friendships through the power of music making.

Tuition for Music Fest is $230 if paid in full by May 1 , and $250 after. Students must be paid in full by May 24. This fee covers all program costs for students, including instructional materials. Other optional items such as photos and private lessons are available for an additional cost. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.

Click here to register, or stop by the CSI Fine Arts Center.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
CheerTryoutsCSI Dance and Cheer Tryouts

Julie Wright-Leggett
Golden Girls Dance Coach
jwright@csi.edu | 208.732.6472

TheSimpleTruthThe Simple Truth
On April 2, 2019, the American Association for Women in Community Colleges CSI Chapter helped create awareness around the gender pay gap in our nation. A display was put up in the SUB and doughnuts were given out. The catch, men only got 80% of a doughnut while women received a whole one. The symbolism was to help people understand that women only get paid 80% of what men get paid for the same job. Although the gap has decreased over the years, this is still an issue nationwide.

Click here to read more about the gender pay gap.

And, thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in this event.

American Association for Women in Community Colleges

IdahoStateBoard ISBE to Appoint New President of the University of Idaho
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2019

Contact:  Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Mike.Keckler@osbe.idaho.gov

Board to Appoint New President of the University of Idaho

 The Idaho State Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to consider a contract and hire the next president of the University of Idaho.

The meeting will be held via teleconference. The location will be the Albertson Building Board Room on the University's Moscow campus.

Those wishing to listen to the meeting may do so by calling (877) 820-7829, participant code: 9096313.
After the meeting, Board Member Don Soltman will introduce the new president to students, faculty, staff, alumni and media in the Administration Building Auditorium. The University of Idaho will issue a press release next week with details.

Over 50 people applied to become the 19th president of the University of Idaho. The search for the next president began last October.

BloodDriveBlood Drive: April 11


Location:  CSI Health Sciences & Human Services Lobby (397 N College Road, Twin Falls)
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time:10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Questions Contact: Jake Reines  at 208-484-0138

Click here to schedule an appointment.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!


PinoCup4th Annual Pino Cup Indoor Tournament


Nikcole Zamarripa
Early College Coordinator
nzamarripa@csi.edu | 208.732.6875


AllBusinessConf2019 All Business Conference


Jesse Stroup
Idaho Small Business Development Center
JStroup@csi.edu | 208.732.6450
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group
Scott Lindquist
Student Disability Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6268


ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee - April


CJ Rasmusson  
Circulation Supervisor 
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org  


WalkinHerShoesWalk a Mile in Her Shoes - Men's March Against Violence

Yarit Rodriguez
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Voices Against Violence Magic Valley
yarit@vavmv.org | 208.613.6339


NursingScholarshipJoseph T. Rasch Nursing Scholarship
ExchangeStudentHost an Exchange Student
Here is your opportunity to host an exchange student and expand your world!

Anita Tatge
International & GEAR UP Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6383

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