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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that 12,675

 different students took a 

credit bearing course from

 CSI in the 2017-2018 

academic year? That's the 

most since the 2011-2012 

academic year.

(Source: PSR 1 Annual Report
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
EagleCentralThe Matrix in the Taylor Building is Now Called EAGLE CENTRAL
The Matrix in the Taylor building has a new name and it's  Eagle Central ! If you have a student who needs help with Advising, Financial Aid and Scholarships, or a student who needs to find the Office of the Registrar, direct them to Eagle Central. The hours will remain the same from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
Kelli Ebersole
Administrative Assistant
kebersole@csi.edu  | 208.732.6240
Fall2018RecFall 2018 Recreation Center Updates


Our Fall 2018 hours will resume on August 20th! See below:

Monday - Thursday from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


On October 1, we will be charging an extra $5 per month for Drop-in Fitness Classes (full-time employees will not be charged). On November 1, all membership rates will increase 10%.


Our new drop-in fitness class schedule will begin on August 27. There are still drop-in classes happening throughout August until the new drop-in schedule begins. The following classes are continuing through August:

* Drop-in Spinning with Becky on Tu/Th at 5:30AM, Wed @ 12pm, and Sat @ 8am
* REFIT with Erica at 6:15pm on Tu/Th
* Flow Yoga with Kim at 9am on Wed
* Pound with Robin at 5:15pm on Mon
* STRONG with Robin at 8:30am on Fri!
* Zumba Gold with Robin 9:00 am on Tu/Th
* Step & HITT with Scott 6:00am on Mon/Wed/Fri


Our basketball court is open for use again! Check out the newly finished surface and shoot some hoops or play a game of pick-up! Volleyball and basketball intramurals will resume after the semester begins.


Classes resume for CSI students on Monday, August 20. With Wellness, Over 60 & Fit, and drop-in fitness classes starting back up, exercise room space will be limited. The Athletic weight room (yellow free-weight room) is first a student and student-athlete weight room, so there are many times where athletic teams or fitness classes are utilizing the weight room. This includes the 233B circuit weight room. Similarly, rom 236 is schedule for credit courses and Over 60 classes. Please check the room schedules posted outside of each door entrance for availability before you enter those classrooms. The weight room near the stairs is always available for use for members any time the facility is open, and will never be scheduled for classes. Please utilize that space and the basketball court for workouts when room 236 and the Athletic weight room are unavailable.


New to the Student Recreation Center and looking for some more information about what is available and included in your membership? Want a tour of the facility (to figure out where the locker rooms are maybe)? Or would you just would like a place to ask your questions? We will be offering several "Intro to the SRC" informational classes throughout the fall for new members to attend. These sessions will be around an hour long and are a great place for you to get your questions answered! Class times and dates will be posted at the Student Recreation Center next week and sent in next week's membership email. Stay tuned for details!

John Twiss
Recreation Director
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470
LibraryHoursFall Library Hours Have Begun
Monday-Thursday:  7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday:  7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Note: The Library will be closed on Sept. 2 & 3, October 7 & 8, November 11 - 12, and November 22 - 25.  The library will also close at noon on December 21, 2018, and it will remain closed through January 1, 2019. 
Sandy Wapinski
Library Public Services Manager
swapinski@csi.edu | 208.732.6502
MealPlansCampus Dining Meal Plan for Employees

Debbie Woodland
Sodexo General Manager
CounselingFree Counseling for CSI Students

Encourage your students to ask about our free counseling services.

Carol Vanhoozer
Counseling Services Coordinator
cvanhoozer@csi.edu | 208.732.6260
PepBandMusicians are Wanted for the CSI Pep Band
Musicians wanted for CSI's kick-butt high-energy pep band. Serious scholarships available (up to $1000 a semester)! We need trumpet, sax, trombone, tuba, baritone, guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, flute and clarinet. The first meeting is Thursday, August 23, at 7 p.m. in room 164 in the Fine Arts building. Bring your instruments (some instruments available for free rental). 

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

LearningCenterOpeningsOpenings in the Early Learning Center
Early Learning Center Openings

The center has the following openings:
3-5 years (Preschool Room)-5 openings
HOURS:  6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
*Staff/Faculty/Community can pick up children as late as 5:15
  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters, and all year care available
Non-Refundable Registration fee $150.00 per semester, per child
Infants/Toddlers (Rooms 1 & 2) -$560.00 per month
Preschool (Rooms 3 & 4) - $485.00 per month
  • Faculty/Staff & Community Members- pay an additional $25.00 per month
  • Part-time fee is $100 less per month
  • Part-time blocks run from 7:00-12:00 or 12:00-5:00, choose one block for part-time care
The center provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development.  Within the program's daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, explore, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences.

Jennifer Patterson
Early Learning Center Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu  | 208.732.6645

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 PM in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Rehearsals begin on August 20, but you may come anytime. The performance will be held on Tuesday, December 4. There is no cost to join. 

George Halsell
Music Professor
ghalsell@csi.edu | 208.732.6467

ToddlerLabThe CSI Toddler Lab Has Openings 
The CSI Toddler lab has 3 openings for children 18 months - 2 years of age. Openings are in the Wednesday/Friday class that runs from 9-11. The cost is $275.00 per semester plus a $75.00 Registration Fee. Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.
The College of Southern Idaho Early Childhood Education Program Lab School is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children eighteen months through three years of age. It provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Within the program's daily schedule, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences. Children are not expected to perform beyond their abilities or to meet a set of standards based on "speeding up" learning or "hurrying" skill acquisition. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-and teacher-directed activities. Staff members serve as positive role models and provide care and education that is supportive, nurturing, warm, and responsive to each child's individual needs. We respect families as the primary and most important providers of care and education. We believe parents and teachers are partners in education.

Jennifer Patterson
Toddler Lab Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208.732.6645

EmployeePhotoUpcoming Employee Photo Session

Doug Maughan will be taking outdoor faculty/staff photos again from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the vicinity of the tower. If you're a new employee or you haven't had your photo updated for a while, please feel free to drop by.

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

U-PickUpdated Hours for the U-Pick Garden

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

HerrettHerrett Center Activities
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

Aug. 21
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
8:00 pm
Dream To Fly
Aug. 22
1:30- 3:30pm
Solar Observing**
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
Aug. 23
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
Aug. 24
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Aug. 25
10am- 2pm
Free solar observing**KMVT's Kidsfest.
12:00 pm
The Little Star That Could. KMVT Kidsfest showing
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could*
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
4:30 pm
Dream To Fly
7:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
8:00 pm
Led Zeppelin
Aug. 28
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
8:00 pm
Dream To Fly
Aug. 29
1:30- 3:30pm
Solar Observing**
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
Aug. 30
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
Aug. 31
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Pink Floyd: The Wall
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

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

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

CommEdCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

Dates: August 23 - December 13
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Carson Wong
Fee: $10
Location: Fine Arts 133

The Magic Valley Chorale always extends a big welcome to new voices looking for a place to call home. The Chorale is a wonderful opportunity to share your love of music with your community and meet new people who share your interests. Conducted by Carson Wong, the Chorale typically performs two concerts per year at winter holiday time and in the spring. In an effort to keep participation affordable for all, dues and music fees are kept to the lowest possible minimum for each production. Skill levels of musicianship within the group vary greatly; the Chorale provides an opportunity to learn as well as teach for the love of singing.

Dates: September 1
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $39
Location: Shields 107

Sacred geometry has existed in many forms across the ages. The word 'Geo-metry' comes from the Greek words Geos meaning 'Earth' and Metron meaning 'To measure', which together literally translate as the 'Measuring of the earth' or 'Earthly measurements', an art which was traditionally restricted to the priest-hood. Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, most often seen in sacred architecture and sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human condition. In this class we discuss what sacred geometry is and how it affects your everyday lives, within our home, work place, music, our bodies and much more. We will learn how to transmute the negative effects in our daily surroundings using sacred geometry. Requirements: Pendulum if you have one. Pendulums will be available to borrow or purchase at the class as well.

Click here 
to sign up for this class or any other CSI Community Ed class. 

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
GolfTourneyRegister Now for the Lori Rogers Fly Like an Eagle Golf Tourney

Time is almost up to get your team registered for the 
annual Fly Like an Eagle Golf Tournament. 

Jacob Howell
Marketing and Special Events Director
jhowell@csi.edu  | 208.732.6288
ComEdJeromeCommunity Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Dates: Aug 30 - Sept 20
Days: Thursdays
Times: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Gretchen Manker
Fee: $30 - Individual or $40 - Couple
Location: CSI Jerome Center

Dining with Diabetes offered by the University of Idaho Extension helps people with Type 2 diabetes identify and understand important information about managing and preventing this disease. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks, with a three-month follow-up class. Participants will learn about diabetes and how to self-manage through menu planning, portion control, label reading, and physical activity. Each class offers the opportunities to taste test diabetes-friendly recipes and gain support through group interaction.

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu  | 208.732.6288
RefugeeA Taste of Congo - Cooking and Conversation Event
The College of Southern Idaho Refugee Program Presents:

Spend an evening learning to prepare a traditional Congolese meal from Beatrice and Lea, a talented mother/daughter culinary team!

Beatrice and Lea are originally from Congo, and will be sharing their experiences and culinary secrets with us.

You'll provide hands-on assistance in the kitchen and then share a delicious meal with new and old friends. Throughout the night, participants will learn about life as a refugee and how you can get involved with helping New Americans in Twin Falls. All proceeds from this event help fund the Community English Partnership for New Americans.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 
WHERE: Twin Falls First Presbyterian Church
FEE: $30/participant (cash/check due at time of event)
CAPACITY: 9 students, so reserve your tickets now!
BRING: An apron if you wish!
CONTACT: Sarah at esl.csirp@gmail.com or 707-845-9336 to sign-up.

COMING SOON! Throughout 2018 we will host several Cooking and Conversation events that highlight cuisine from around the world. Stay tuned for more countries and more food!

The Community English Partnership for New Americans (CEPNA) is a volunteer run program that gives current and former refugee clients and other Non-English-speaking members of the community the chance to learn English, starting from square one. The program plays an important role in helping new Americans adapt to life in their new home & build lasting relationships with community members. English classes are FREE to students. Transportation and childcare are provided to make this opportunity accessible to all.

Classes take place Monday-Thursday at different locations in Twin Falls. Volunteers are needed to serve as teachers, classroom aides, childcare helpers, and drivers. Contact esl.csirp@gmail.com or 208-736-2166 (ext.129) for more information.

Sarah Cameron
Volunteer  Coordinator, CSI Refugee Program
sjcameron@csi.edu  | 208.736.2166 ext. 129
McVeyCSI Piano Celebration Presents Dr. Roger McVey
The CSI Piano Celebration series will present pianist Dr. Roger McVey in concert at 7:30 p.m. on September 7 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $6/students and are available at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office.

This concert program, presented by pianist Roger McVey, will feature Schubert's final work for piano: the beautiful Sonata in B-flat major, D.960, completed just weeks before the composer's death in 1828. The program will also include some dazzling pieces by Franz Liszt, as well as the Sonata No. 3 by Emma Lou Diemer. Ms. Diemer is one of America's most eminent living composers, and this exuberant sonata was partially inspired by a trip to Argentina, incorporating tango rhythms and characteristics.

For more information contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
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Visit the  CSI Facebook Events page for more CSI events!
AllStarAll-Star Improv Comedy Show at the Orpheum

Darlene Scott Snyder
The Orpheum

WhenInDoubtWhen In Doubt, Throw It Out

August 15, 2018
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer (208) 737-5985

When in doubt, throw it out!

Health Officials remind Magic Valley improper canning methods
can lead to foodborne illness

TWIN FALLS - Summer is winding down and with it local vegetable and fruit crops are ripening. As residents pull in their handiwork, the South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) reminds them to be careful to follow canning guidelines to avoid getting sick.

"Many home canners don't realize that improperly canned foods can cause botulism, an extremely serious form of food poisoning that can lead to paralysis or even death," said Jarryd Samples, Environmental Health Specialist with the SCPHD, "It's also important to keep Magic Valley's elevation in mind. Processing times may need adjustment because of our altitude."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends:
* Choosing the right canner, if you use a pressure cooker make sure it is designed specifically for canning. Check the size, smaller canners can lead to undercooking.
* Follow the latest canning instructions and up-to-date recipes. Make sure to allow at least ¼ inch of headspace for jams and jellies, more for fruits and pickles.
* When in doubt, throw it out. If the container is leaking, if it looks damaged, or if the food ends up discolored or moldy, throw it away. It is not worth getting sick.
* If a family members shows any symptoms of botulism (slurred speech, double vision, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, etc) see your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
Acidity is also important in canning. A low acid food, like tomatoes, requires more heat to destroy microorganisms that can grow into botulism.

"Whether you've been canning all your life or you are a first-timer it's essential to follow up-to-date and research-tested recipes. Doing this can protect you and your family from getting sick," Samples said.

For more information about safe canning check out our website at https://phd5.idaho.gov/Docs/Food%20Protection/Ins-Outs-of-canning.pdf
More information from the University of Idaho http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/foodsafety/docs/Food_Preservation.pdf

For other health concerns, please visit phd5.idaho.gov or call the Public Health Hotline 866-450-3594.

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer
South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985
APExamISBOE Policy Guarantees AP Exam Credits Accepted at all Idaho Public Institutions

For Immediate Release
August 17, 2018

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


Idaho high school students who earn a three or higher on any Advanced Placement (AP) exam will earn college credit at all public Idaho institutions under a policy approved by the Idaho State Board of Education during this week's Board meeting in Pocatello.

"This policy provides greater alignment on how credits will count at institutions across our state," State Board President Dr. Linda Clark said. "It is part of the Board's "systemness" approach to ensuring common standards and practices as outlined in Gov. Otter's Higher Education Task Force recommendations."
The State Board has increased focus on identifying and removing barriers in the system to ease students' transition from high school to college, and to make it easier for students to transfer from one institution to another.

"In the past, we've had kind of a patchwork approach to how Advance Placement exam credit can be granted across the state and what the minimum thresholds are," State Board Chief Academic Officer Randall Brumfield said. "This policy ensures that any AP exam that is taken, if that student scores at least a three, then the exam will count toward their college degree regardless of their major."
For Advanced Placement exams, a score of three is considered equivalent to a grade of "C", and a score of five is equivalent to an "A".

The State of Idaho makes available $4,125 per student in grades 7 through 12 to use toward covering costs of Advanced Opportunities while in high school. Advanced Opportunities include AP exams and dual credit courses.

For more information, visit the State Board website: https://boardofed.idaho.gov and click on the Advanced Opportunities link under K-12 Education.

HealthCareSummit2nd 2018 All Employer Healthcare Summit
Jordan Gentry
Training Coordinator, SBDC
jordangentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6455

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