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DidYouKnowDid You Know...
Did you know that the Office of Institutional Effectiveness will be sharing data about the College in this area of eNotes each week? Keep an eye out to learn more about your College!

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775

WorkforcePrintCatalogCSI Workforce Development & Training Printed Catalog
The College of Southern Idaho's Workforce Development & Training department just released their very first printed catalog. They are excited for this new development. 

Click here to check it out! 

For more information about Workforce Development & Training you can visit their website at workforce.csi.edu or you can contact: 

Amanda Worthington
Workforce Training Specialist
aeworthington@csi.edu | 208.732.6310

offcampuscentersCSI Off-Campus Center Names
At the College of Southern Idaho, we know that "one size does not fit all" when it comes to delivering college courses, short term training, and community education and enrichment classes. The four CSI off-campus centers, located in Burley, Gooding, Hailey, and Jerome, provide the primary means of educational outreach for students who reside in the outlying communities that comprise our eight-county service area in South-Central Idaho. In an effort to lessen confusion about where these centers are located or what they are called, please refer to them by their official titles, which are:

CSI Jerome Center
CSI Gooding Center
CSI Blaine County Center
CSI Mini-Cassia Center

CSI off-campus education centers truly offer a "one stop" education support experience for students, regardless of life experience or educational background. Students at the off-campus education centers can access support for advising and registration, financial aid, academic records, bookstore services, and support services. CSI's off-campus centers offer a wide array of coursework delivered through traditional face-to-face instruction, over CSI's microwave system, or via the Internet. We invite you to stop by at any of our off-campus education centers and find out what we can do to expand your personal and professional horizons.

Click here to learn more about CSI's Off-Campus Centers.

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

GilbertsPantryGilbert's Pantry is in Need of Donations
Gilbert's Pantry is an emergency relief food supply for all CSI students. We respect student privacy and the process of a student receiving donations is confidential.

Gilbert's Pantry is currently in need of the following items:
                  • Corn
                  • Peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail
                  • Tuna
                  • Jam/Jelly
                  • Oatmeal
                  • Rice
                  • Boxed Pasta Meals
                  • Soups (Chicken, Vegetable, Beef, Canned Pasta)
Gilbert's Pantry also has some school supplies. If students are in need, please send them to Rosa Lopez in the Student Affairs Office (Taylor 235)  or have them fill out a a request form at https://quondam.csi.edu/StudentAffairs/Gilberts-Pantry-Request-Form.pdf .  

Rosa Lopez
Assistant Dean of Students
rlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6289

WELCOAAugust WELCOA Newsletter: Family Caregiver Support, CSI Series Coming Soon
The CSI Employee Wellbeing Program sponsors a newsletter from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) called Well Balanced that runs from August through May. This month's issue features an article called Coping with Caregiving, among other great news, that is a great lead to a series slated for this fall on campus. Following on the heels of our financial presentation from our VALIC rep Ternel Martinez on Long-Term Care, we will focus on caregiving and end-of-life issues for our own knowledge and to be able to help a parent or other loved one. 

Watch for details about our Coping with Caregiving series with Shawna Wasko from the Office on Aging to come and find a copy of the August Well Balanced newsletter in your department to share today.

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

CarbonWeightLoss2019-20 Wellbeing: Carbon Weight Loss

The Wellbeing Program and Sustainability Council are pleased to share with you a year of learning about and the means to reduce our individual and corporate carbon footprints. Each month we will focus on sustainable practices that enhance our life and improve our environment.  What we learn and practice together we can share with our families and in our community.  Please join us for a fun year of education, resources, challenges and tools. 

What is a carbon footprint?
Footprints offer clues about where we came from and where we're headed. Their impressions tell us something about the animals that leave them. But while actual footprints offer details on size, weight and speed, carbon footprints measure how much carbon dioxide (CO2) we produce just by going about our daily lives. A drive to work, a flip of a  light  switch and a flight out of town all rely on the combustion of fossil fuels like  oil , coal and gas. When fossil fuels burn, they emit greenhouse gases like CO2 that contribute to  global warming . Ninety-eight percent of atmospheric CO2 comes from the combustion of fossil fuels [source:  Energy Information Administration ].
How can I improve my own carbon footprint?
We can start by choosing to minimize the things and behaviors in our lives that impact the impression we leave.  Marie Kondo would call it "organizing your world and designing your life to spark joy."  Simplicity is key. Taking ACTION to challenge our transportation, housing and shopping habits will definitely be involved. Reducing THINGS in our homes will allow us unbelievable freedom from stuff!  

Watch this short film for a preview of things to come: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohj6llI9sCw . See our calendar for 2019 below and online at https://wellness.csi.edu/calendar.asp and watch for weekly and monthly invitations to join our activities. Let the games begin!

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

WellbeingEvents2019-20 CSI Wellbeing Events
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

StopTheBleedPlease Join Us in Training for our Stop the Bleed Kits

Hello Everyone! I would like you to personally invite you to Stop the Bleed Training being held on main campus during in-service week. This is a great quick class that will help prepare you for utilization of our Stop the Bleed Kits. In the tumultuous times we live in, it is a great idea to be prepared for the worst and to continue to hope for the best. I hope that none of you ever need to utilize this training. However, I want you to be prepared and comfortable should the unthinkable events occur. I really do believe in the mission of Stop the Bleed, and I hope you find time in your schedule to attend one of our sessions. Attached is a flyer for the course here, and information sheet with the need and mission of Stop the Bleed. Also, I have attached calendar invites to each one of the trainings. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Dillon Brock
EMS and Fire Science Program Manager
dbrock@csi.edu | 208.732.6709
HistorybyhorsepowerCSI Employees are Invited to History By Horsepower

Ansina Durham
Public Services Manager
adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6502
EmployeePicturesGet an Updated Employee Picture Taken this Wednesday

This is a reminder that I will be set up from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, for employee photos. I'll be located near the frozen yogurt social north of the tower.  Hope to see you soon!

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262
CPRAEDCPR/AED and/or First Aid Training is Friday Aug 16
Date:  Friday, August 16, 2019

Location: HSHS, Room TBA

9 am - 1 pm: CPR & AED  
1:30 - 4 pm: 1st Aid 

Training and certification for both topics will be covered during the times listed above. 

Register online for either or both morning and afternoon. Please let me know if you are registered, but CAN NOT  make this training. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
LibraryHoursSummer Hours for the CSI Library

Ansina Durham
Public Services Manager
adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6502
SymphonicBandThe CSI Symphonic Band is Looking for Players

The College of Southern Idaho Symphonic Band is looking for players! All members of the community who can play at least moderately difficult music, including high-school musicians, are invited to come join the ensemble. If you play a band instrument and have been looking for a reason to dust it off and tune it up, this is your opportunity. The band is directed by George K. Halsell and will rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Rehearsals begin on August 19 for its performance on Tuesday, December 3. 

There is no cost to join. For more information, please contact:

George Halsell 
ghalsell@csi.edu | 208.732.6767

jeromecenterclassesFall 2019 Class Schedule for the CSI Jerome Center

Cesar Perez
CSI Jerome and Gooding Centers Director
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

employeeworkshoppPERSI - Employee Workshop
We will be hosting the PERSI - Ready, Set, Go workshops on August 28, in the Taylor Building, Room 277. The workshops are three separate sessions focused on different stages of your career and retirement timeline.

Ready Session - 9 to 10 a.m.
Set Session - 10 to 11 a.m.
Go Session - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please call me if you have any questions.

Pam O'Dell
Benefits Coordinator
podell@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

trioeocsummerCome to TRIO EOC This Summer for Assistance With Your Documents

Jean Nsabumuremyi
EOC Director
TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs
nsabjean@isu.edu | 208.732.6261

DropInClassesDrop-In Fitness Classes at the Student Rec. Center

The CSI Rec. Center has a bunch of summer drop-in fitness classes. Try Mat Pilates, POUND, PiYo, Bootcamp, Spinning, Flow Yoga, Strong, and more! 

John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470

FineArtsTour Arts on Tour Season Tickets are Now On Sale
Arts on Tour, the premiere performing artist series in southern Idaho, announces their 2019-2020 season lineup, which includes The Greatest Love of All, A Tribute to Whitney Houston, Skerryvore, Arcis Saxophone Quartet, National Dance Company of Siberia, Carlene Carter, We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Yamoto- The Drummers of Japan. You can learn more about the series and watch or listen to the artists at www.csi.edu/artsontour.

Full season subscriptions are now on sale. Full season subscriptions offer a direct cash savings of 20% over buying tickets for individual events and other subscriber benefits, including priority premium seating and performance night discounts at Elevation 486. Subscription prices, which include tickets for all seven Arts on Tour programs, are $163 for adults, $66 for children high school and under, or $138 for seniors. Tickets or a season brochure can be obtained by calling 732-6288. Tickets can also be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office or online at tickets.csi.edu.

Mini Subscriptions, featuring your choice of four to six of the seven performances to create your own season at a savings of 15%, will go on sale August 8, and tickets for individual performances will go on sale August 12.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288 

ORCOutdoor Recreation Summer Activities

Mountain Bike Mondays
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. 
Join us mountain biking each week at Auger Falls or Indian Springs! We'll provide instruction, gear, or just people to ride with! Email jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 p.m. on Monday to reserve gear. Space is limited.  CSI Students taking 7+ credits are FREE, CSI Faculty/Staff and Community members are $5 (or FREE if you bring your own bike). 

Early Morning Bike Rides
Every Wednesday at 6 a.m. 
Join the ORC crew for an early morning ride from campus to the beautiful Canyon Rim Trail! We'll alternate weeks between path riding and mountain biking! All levels of riders welcome! All gear is provided. Email jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 p.m. on Tuesdays to register. Bikes are limited unless you bring your own! These events are free to CSI Faculty, Staff, and Students. Community Members are $5.  

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

RaspberriesPick Veggies and Raspberries at the CSI Breckenridge Farm

Naysa Shepherd
Student Service Specialist
nshepherd@csi.edu | 208.732.6400 

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.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

For "Now Showing" at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
For special events at the Herrett Center  click here
For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

The CSI Planetarium is offering two weekly shows in Spanish!
  • Dinosauios al Atardecer: los origenes del vuelo
    • Showing Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
    • Lucy and her father love all things about flight and Lucy also loves dinosaurs. Through a twist of fate, Lucy and her father find themselves far back in time, the time of the dinosaurs. Together, as they race through time they discover how flight arose in dinosaurs.
  • Beyond The Sun: En busca de una nueva Tierra
    • Showing Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
    • Come learn about exoplanets, planets that orbit other stars. Celeste is a curious young girl. She is especially curious about planets, like Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, but she does not know about exoplanets. Leave it to her new friend, Luna, to enlighten her and the audience to the existence of exoplanets.Discover for yourself how astronomers discover exoplanets, when in fact, they cannot be seen. 
The presenters for these shows are fluent in Spanish and the Center is also working on securing the Spanish soundtracks for four more shows and possibly an additional two after that.

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

GeospatialGeospatial Technology Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Jerome Center

Cesar Perez
CSI Gooding and Jerome Centers Director
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

WeldingBasicTechnicalWelding Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Jerome and Mini-Cassia Centers
EarlyChildhoodCertificateEarly Childhood Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Gooding Center

Cesar Perez
CSI Gooding and Jerome Centers Director
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

Arts101Arts 110: Book Arts

Angela Batchelor
Assistant Professor, Art
abatchelor@csi.edu | 208.732.6754

PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
blustig@csi.edu | 208.732.6756

CommEd2019Community Education Classes 

Dates: August 20 - December 14
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays                
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka and Michael Easterling
Fee: $70 + $20 gi rental each session    
Location: Rec Center 231A

Dates: August 20 - December 14
Days:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays      
Times: Tues & Thurs: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays:  9 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka and Michael Easterling
Fee: $80 + $20 gi rental each session
Location: Rec Center 231A

Dates: August 28 - January 13
Age:  Adults and youth 14+ (acceptations with instructor's approval)
Days:  Mon & Wed: 6-8 p.m. & Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m.     
Fee: $80 + plus $25 gi purchase payable to instructor
Location: Rec Center 236
Instructor: Jesse Clark    

Dates: September 3 - 24
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Leroy Hayes and Deborah Silver     
Fee: $90 for a couple
Location: Gym 304

Click here for more information or to register for any of the above camps or classes. 

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
DispatcherStart a New Career as a 911 Dispatcher

Alex Wolford
Training Coordinator Workforce Training
awolford@csi.edu | 208.732.6344
WorkforceWednesdayWorkforce Wednesday - Becoming a Situational Leader

Alex Wolford
Training Coordinator Workforce Training
awolford@csi.edu | 208.732.6344

BookClubCSI Faculty, Staff, and Student Book Club August Discussion

Ebony Yarger
Administrative Assistant II
eyarger@csi.edu | 208.732.6250

AthleticsUpcoming CSI Athletic Fundraisers
Save the date for our two biggest fundraisers of the year that benefit all CSI Student Athletes! CSI athletes not only are provided an opportunity to reach their dreams, but they also benefit the Magic Valley through community service and providing entertainment by showcasing their unique athletic ability to our whole community. #WeAreGold

Lori Rogers Fly Like an Eagle Golf Tournament
Click here to register online.  

CSI Fall Fest Auction and Dinner
Call 208-732-6486 to purchase tickets ($250 for a table of 8 or $35 per individual plate)

Contact me at jhowell@csi.edu or 208-244-4386 for hole sponsorship information as well as donating to our Fall Fest live and silent auction. Every thing you do makes an impact! Thank you and #JoinTheRush

Jacob Howell
Assistant Athletic Director
jhowell@csi.edu | 208.732.6482

CitizenshipClassesA Fall Citizenship Class Will Start September 3 

Heather Etcheverry
ELA Lead Instructor
hetcheverry@csi.edu  | 208.732.6540

ISBOEAgPublic Charter School Commission Accepts Ag Recommendations

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2019

Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)


The Idaho Public Charter School Commission (PCSC) today voted unanimously to accept responsibility and adopt recommendations made by the Office the of Attorney General (OAG) to remedy violations of Idaho's Open Meeting Law that occurred during a PCSC executive session meeting held last April.

The OAG conducted an investigation as a result of complaints received after a PCSC executive session meeting was inadvertently recorded and mistakenly released in response to a public record request.

The OAG recommended the PCSC acknowledge publicly that the executive session violated the law and to schedule and undergo OAG administered training on the Open Meeting Law in public. That training occurred after the vote and lasted nearly two hours.

The PCSC also heard public testimony from nearly 20 charter school board members, administrators, parents, students and lobbyists. About two-thirds were critical, many saying the Commission's executive session discussions damaged trust that will be difficult to repair.

"This whole matter has been very difficult for everyone involved," stated PCSC Chairman Alan Reed. "As I said last week, mistakes were made and I hope this special meeting, the training and the opportunity folks had to speak their mind will help us all move forward to support and do what is best for our students and our charter schools."

SCPHDVaccinationsMake Vaccinations a Priority; Update Your Family's Vaccine Records Before Your Kids Head Back to School

August 1, 2019

Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer (208) 737-5985

Make Vaccinations a Priority; Update Your Family's Vaccine Records
Before Your Kids Head Back to School

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO - After a year full of measles, flu and pertussis (whooping cough), South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is urging parents to make vaccinations a priority and fully protect their children's immune systems before sending them back to school this fall.

"Illness can spread quickly in schools because everyone is in such close quarters," said Logan Hudson, SCPHD Nurse Manager. "Immunizations and proper handwashing are the very best ways to make sure your kids don't catch this year's seasonal bugs."

In the 2018-2019 school year several local districts were forced to shut down schools because illness had affected too many teachers, too many students, or both. It's SCPHD's mission to help prevent those kind of outbreaks and keep our communities as healthy as possible. To do that, SCPHD needs the public's help to vaccinate and prevent illness.

"Vaccines don't just protect the client who receives them-they help stop the spread of an illness and protect that client's family, friends, and community," said Christi Dawson-Skuza, SCPHD Public Health Nurse. "The problem is when too many people opt-out. At that point there isn't much to stop viruses from spreading like wildfire across a community."

Children are required to have several immunizations before entering kindergarten and seventh grade. Most colleges and universities also require future students to receive immunizations before enrolling. To help keep Southern Idaho students safe, SCPHD will be at several local 7th grade registrations/open houses to offer immunizations. To find out if SCPHD will be at your school, or to learn more about the required vaccines, visit our website.

To learn more about vaccinations visit our website: www.phd5.idaho.gov/Immunizations/
Follow the District on Twitter at @SCPHD and on Facebook. For more information about the South Central Health District please visit www.phd5.idaho.gov.

ISBOEIdaho State Board of Education Approves Contract for New Athletic Director at the University of Idaho

For Immediate Release

August 7, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)

The Idaho State Board of Education today approved a multi-year contract for Terry Lynn Gawlik to become the University of Idaho's new athletic director.

The Board approved a five-year contract for Gawlik during a special meeting held by teleconference at the Board office in Boise.

Gawlik comes to the U of I from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she currently serves as senior associate athletic director for sports administration and is a member of the athletics division's senior staff. She has worked in UW-Madison's athletics division since 1994.

Gawlik's annual base salary will be $200,000 per year. With incentives, which are based on academic and athletic performance, her salary could increase as high as $255,000 annually.

The contract also includes a clause for liquidated damages equal to one-half of the remaining base salary of the contract regardless of whether it is terminated by the university or the athletic director.

Terry Lynn Gawlik's contract at the University of Idaho begins September 1, 2019.

BoiseStatePublicRadioJoin Boise State Public Radio in Welcoming Rachel Cohen
Join us from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Yellow Brick Cafe! 

An evening in the Magic Valley to connect and unwind with your public radio station! Say hello to Rachel Cohen, the newest reporter to the Boise State Public Radio newsroom. Rachel is our South Central Idaho reporter covering the Magic Valley and Wood River - come welcome her to the community!

Plus! If you make a donation of $5 or more, you can take home one of our stainless steel Boise State Public Radio tumblers and your first pint is on us! We've rolled out the blue version for 2019 - make sure to add it to your collection!

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness/ALO
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775

MagicValleySymphonyMagic Valley Symphony 2019-2020 Season

Paula Sinclair
Magic Valley Symphony

HumanTraffickingHuman Trafficking is Happening in Idaho Ending it Starts Here
If you are interested in joining the College of Southern Idaho team for the Walk for Freedom on October 19, 2019 at the CSI Expo Center here is what you need to do:
  • Register at A21.ORG/WALK
  • Find the Twin Falls Walk and Register
    • Adults 18+
    • Children 13-17 (Participants under 13 do not need to register. They can walk with a registered adult the day of the walk)
  • Create an Account
  • Join the CSI Team and help raise $1000 as a group. Our Team Name is "College of Southern Idaho"
  • Invite your friends and family to join too!
  • See you at the Walk!
Angela Batchelor
Assistant Professor, Art
  abatchelor@csi.edu | 208.732.6754

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