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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that CSI had 3,095 individuals complete 9,841 workforce training activities in 2018-2019? That's a 39% increase in headcount and a 31% increase in completions over 2017-2018.

(Source: Annual WTN Report)

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

CareerServicesThe CSI Career Services and Center for New Directions has Moved to the Evergreen Building

The CSI Career Services and Center for New Directions has moved to the Evergreen Building room C87 & C89, just down the hall from the new Book Store location. If you have students or community members wanting any of the following services please let them know we are here to help them and please guide them to our new location.

* Explore their life direction
* Assistance deciding which major to declare
* Need help writing resumes or mock interviewing
* Single parents
* Enrolled in technical programs which are non-traditional by gender

Merry Olson
Career Center Coordinator
molson@csi.edu | 208.732.6306

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

FacultyToolboxFaculty Toolbox is Still Going Strong
Faculty Toolbox is still going strong. New content has been added...and old favorites are still available. Got Five Minutes? Coffee Break learning videos are new and waiting for you. While Robin was at the Canvas conference in July she spoke with a wide variety of vendors to learn what new products are out there and she shared mini-video overviews of each in the Canvas Vendor page (click on the Learnin' Safari bus). Vote for your favorites in the survey and we will set up virtual meetings with desired vendors so we can learn more (no purchase promises). Click on https://csi.instructure.com/enroll/H3XLH3 and enroll to add the site to your Canvas dashboard.

Robin Bagent
Program Manager, Business Management and Entrepreneurship
rbagent@csi.edu | 208.732.6392

IRSScamSecurity Summit Warns of New IRS Impersonation Email Scam
IR-2019-145, August 22, 2019

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email. Remember: the IRS does not send unsolicited emails and never emails taxpayers about the status of refunds.

The IRS this week detected this new scam as taxpayers began notifying  phishing@irs.gov  about unsolicited emails from IRS imposters. The email subject line may vary, but recent examples use the phrase "Automatic Income Tax Reminder" or "Electronic Tax Return Reminder."

The emails have links that show an IRS.gov-like website with details pretending to be about the taxpayer's refund, electronic return or tax account. The emails contain a "temporary password" or "one-time password" to "access" the files to submit the refund. But when taxpayers try to access these, it turns out to be a malicious file.

"The IRS does not send emails about your tax refund or sensitive financial information," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "This latest scheme is yet another reminder that tax scams are a year-round business for thieves. We urge you to be on-guard at all times."

This new scam uses dozens of compromised websites and web addresses that pose as IRS.gov, making it a challenge to shut down. By infecting computers with malware, these imposters may gain control of the taxpayer's computer or secretly download software that tracks every keystroke, eventually giving them passwords to sensitive accounts, such as financial accounts.

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, which work together in the Security Summit effort, have made progress in their efforts to fight stolen identity refund fraud. But people remain vulnerable to scams by IRS imposters sending fake emails or harrassing phone calls.

The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

The IRS also doesn't call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. See  Report Phishing and Online Scams  for more details.

Tony Palmer
IT Engineer - System and Network
tpalmer@csi.edu | 208.732.6296

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

EmployeePhotoIf You Need a New Employee Photo Drop In This Thursday

If you need a new employee photo please stop by the Canyon Building Studio between 9 and 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019. 

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

GoForTheGoldWellbeing Program Fall Activity Challenge Starts Sept 3 - GO FOR THE GOLD!
Be Active. Have fun.

The CSI Employee Wellbeing GO FOR THE GOLD Challenge promotes physical activity, good nutrition, and emotional wellbeing -- because it takes mind, body and spirit to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for the four-week program to help you maintain or improve your health and wellbeing.

Our challenge begins Tuesday, September 3 
and ends Tuesday, September 30.


Register online and learn all the details to participate and report weekly progress. It doesn't matter if you report your activity in terms of time spent or distance. The purpose of the challenge is to be active most days of the week, to increase your activity if possible, and to continue through the entire four weeks. Mark your weekly totals and report them to earn incentives and final rewards. We will have a n AWESOME completion reward from your Wellbeing Program at the end of the 4 weeks.

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

Over60Over 60 and Getting Fit and Active Aging Classes at CSI
Registration is now open for Over 60 and Getting Fit and Active Aging classes at CSI. The Over 60 and Getting Fit program offers classes at eleven southern Idaho locations. Participants can sign up on the first day they attend the program, which is free of charge to everyone 60 years and older. CSI in partnership with the Office on Aging has sponsored the Over 60 program each fall and spring semester for more than 30 years. It has become a model for other senior fitness programs across the nation. Classes begin September 9, 2019, at the following times and locations:

* Twin Falls: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the CSI Gym
* Jerome: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Jerome Rec. Center
* Hailey: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the CSI Blaine County Center
* Filer: 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Filer Elementary School
* Buhl: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the 7th Street Gym in Buhl
* Rupert: 8 a. m. & 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Civic Center in Rupert
* Shoshone: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Shoshone High School
* Burley: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the CSI Mini-Cassia Center
* Gooding: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Gooding Rec Center
* Hagerman: 9 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Hagerman High School
* Wendell: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Wendell Senior Center

The Active Aging fall schedule boasts a variety of fitness classes. These classes are generally $35 per person per semester. Classes begin Sept 16, 2019, and meet as follows:

* Zumba Gold: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in CSI Gym Room 236
* Zumba Gold: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in CSI Gym Room 231A
* Zumba Gold: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in CSI Gym Room 226
* Weight Training for Seniors: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in CSI Gym Room 233
* Yoga for Seniors: 11 a.m. Thursdays in CSI Gym Room 231A
* Continuing Yoga for Seniors: 12 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in CSI Gym Room 231A
* Restorative Yoga for Seniors: 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in CSI Gym Room 231A
* Pilates for Seniors: 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in CSI Gym Room 231A
* Zumba Gold Toning: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in CSI Gym Room 236
* Fit, Fun & Over 40: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in CSI Gym Room 236
* Water Fitness: 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Twin Falls City Pool.
  • The next session starts 11/4/2019, and is $47 per person with a Twin Falls City Pool pass. If you would like to pay for the class without a pool pass, the cost is $90.
For more information about any of these classes, please call instructor Shelly Wright at 208-732-6483 or the CSI Gym Office at 208-732-6475.

Shelly Wright
Over 60 Program Director
swright@csi.edu | 208.732.6483

CaregivingCoping with Caregiving: Sept 10 - Emotional Side of Caregiving
With Shawna Wasko, M.OLP,
Sponsored by the Employee Wellbeing Program

Tuesday, September 10 from noon - 1 p.m.
Taylor HR Conference Rm 210

Our topic will include emotional fatigue, sibling caregivers: they're your parents too!, setting healthy boundaries and the 7 deadly emotions of caregiving and how to cope. Bring a spouse, coworker, friend and join us for this special event. Register online today.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

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

WellbeingBooksinLibraryNew Sustainability/Wellbeing Books in the Library

This is a book that comes highly recommended by Bill Gates and addresses 10 instincts that keep us from seeing the world factfully. Bill says of the author: "He spent his life not only understanding how global health was improving but sharing what he learned in a fun, clear way with a broad set of people. If you never met Hans or watched one of his many TED talks, Factfulness will help you get a sense of why he was so special. I wish I could tell Hans how much I liked it. Factfulness is a fantastic book, and I hope a lot of people read it." Read an excerpt of the book here.

A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization.

Another Bill Gates best book of the year, Gates says: "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years.


Amazon says: "Bestselling author Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness habits gleaned from longevity research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"-those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California." 
"With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In The Blue Zones Solution, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods-including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets-that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your "tribe" of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine." 

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

OuchHave a Workplace "Ouch"? Try a Free Ergonomic Assessment
Your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program is committed to everyone having a pain-free workplace! That's why we offer FREE ergonomic assessments provided by the Center for Physical Rehabilitation (CPR) to employees experiencing pain, numbness, or other general discomfort at your desk or other type of work situation. 

Your first step is to share your issue with your supervisor to let them know of the problem and start a discussion about changes that could improve your situation. If you agree to continue with an assessment, either one of you may contact your Wellbeing Coordinator by email to jheatwole@csi.edu with your best contact information and we will have CPR schedule an appointment with you directly. Once you have met with a member of their team, please share your results with your supervisor to discuss next steps. Usually easy changes can affect a quick and helpful remedy.

Any other costs will be incurred by your department. The Wellbeing Program does not pay for modifications or equipment.

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

EAPTalkNeed to Talk? Try the CSI Employee Assistance Program
The CSI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE and completely confidential benefit for our employees and families that need to talk about life, work and health/wellness issues with a trained professional counselor or coach. Two different providers are available and will respond to your phone calls 24/7. Find contact information the Human Resources Benefits site at http://hr.csi.edu/benefits/insurance.asp#eap.

You may also contact anyone in the HR office to ask about these services, get more information, or let us know of any difficulties in connecting with a provider.

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

MenopauseNew Menopause, healthy Aging Site for Women
My favorite health program WELCOA is partnering with genneve to bring health resources to women. Learn about perimenopause, menopause, heart health and much more online. Take the menopause assessment tool to better know where you are in the process.  It's never too early to understand our life journey! https://genneve.com/

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

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

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 

DropInClassesDrop-In Fitness Classes at the Student Rec. Center

The CSI Rec. Center has a bunch of fall drop-in fitness classes. Try Mat Pilates, POUND, PiYo, Bootcamp, Spinning, Flow Yoga, Strong, Step 'N HIIT, Happy Hour, Refit, and more! 

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

ORCOutdoor Recreation Fall Activities

Mountain Bike Mondays
Every Monday at 5:30 p.m. 
Join us mountain biking each week at Auger Falls or Indian Springs! Great for beginners to advanced riders! We'll provide instruction, transportation, 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). 

Sunset Paddle on the Snake
August 29, 5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Explore the Snake River Canyon and Pillar Falls via kayak! No experience necessary! All gear will be provided. Meet at Centennial Park. CSI Students taking 7+ credits are $5, CSI Faculty/Staff are $16, and Community members are $26. Space is limited, and there are no refunds. Call 208-732-6697 to register.   

To see more upcoming Outdoor Recreation trips click here. Or check out the CSI Outdoor Recreation Facebook page. 

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

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 now offering shows in Spanish!
  • "Somos Estrellas" (con un tour en vivo del cielo)
    • Sabados: 4:30 pm
    • ¡Oyez!  ¡Oyez!  ¡Entra y experimenta el universo como nunca antes! Únete al Maestro del Tiempo mientras te lleva en un viaje a través del espacio y el tiempo. Descubra cómo los mismos átomos de los que estamos hechos se forjaron en los corazones de las estrellas o se crearon en sus muertes catastróficas. Vea el nacimiento explosivo de nuestro universo, vea cómo nacen y mueren las estrellas, experimente el nacimiento de los planetas y el eventual ascenso de la vida. Es el mejor paseo de carnaval de todos los tiempos, así que sigue y observa cómo somos todos estrellas.  Después del espectáculo, un profesor en vivo lo lleva a recorrer el cielo nocturno actual, que incluye instrucciones para encontrar los planetas, identificar constelaciones y mitos sobre las estrellas.
    • Horarios del programa hasta 30 de septiembre
The presenter for this show is 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

CommEd2019Community Education Classes 

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 2- 25
Days:  Mondays and Wednesdays
Time:  6 -7 p.m.
Fee:  $60
Location:  Fine Arts 137
Instructor: Cathy Wilson

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

Dates:  September 4 - 25
Days:  Wednesdays
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Fee:  $129
Location:  Shields 101
Instructor:  Sandy March

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
CSIVolleyballCSI will Compete in the Salt Lake Community College Crystal "Inn"vitational

The CSI Golden Eagle Volleyball team will play in Salt Lake City, UT this week. Live states will be available at:  https://athletics.csi.edu/schedule.aspx?path=wvball 

Date Time Opponent
August 29 5 p.m. Western Wyoming CC
August 30 9 a.m.  Treasure Valley CC
August 30  3 p.m. Central Wyoming College
August 31  9 a.m. Western Nebraska CC

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

LegallyBlondeCSI Performing Arts Announces Auditions for Legally Blonde the Musical
This performance is a collaboration between the CSI Theater, Dance, and Music departments.

Director: Shane Brown
Musical Director: Serena Jenkins Clark
Choreographer: Cindy Jones

Auditions will be held from 3 - 6 p.m., on August 27, 28, 29,  in the CSI Fine Arts Theater.  All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to audition.

  • Participate in a 90 minute movement/dance workshop  
  • Come dressed to move around comfortably
  • Present a PREPARED musical selection no more than 32 bars/one minute in length
  • Be prepared to do a cold reading from the play (text will be provided)
  • Performers are STRONGLY encouraged to attend auditions on August 27 AND 28 
Call backs will be August 29.  Contact Shane Brown, Serena Jenkins Clark, or Cindy Jones in the Fine Arts building for more information. 

Shane Brown
Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts Instructor
sbrown@csi.edu | 208.732.6774

RaspberriesPick Veggies and Raspberries or Donate to Gilbert's Pantry by Purchasing Potatoes at the CSI U-Pick Garden

Sacks of potatoes will be for sale (amount is by donation), August 29-31. If you would like a sack of potatoes and can't make it to the U-Pick Garden on Saturday you can have a sack delivered to your office by calling Ivan at the CSI Breckenridge Farm.

Ivan Smith
Breckenridge Farm Manager
ismith@csi.edu | 208.732.6416  

CitizenshipClassesA Fall Citizenship Class Will Start September 3 

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

NutcrackerAuditionsOpen Auditions for the Nutracker will be Sept. 12
Open Auditions!!!  The Eugene Ballet- Toni Pimble, artistic director will be coming to Twin Falls to perform the holiday classic The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7. We need your help to fill the roles of Baby Mice, Angels, Bon Bons, Party Guests, and Flowers. This is a chance to dance on stage with a professional ballet company! 

Auditions will take place on Thursday, September 12 between 4 and 8:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on the CSI Campus.

The Eugene Ballet requests that all participants arrive at the audition at least 15 minutes prior to the audition time and be ready to dance (dressed and stretched). Because of how the auditions are ran, late-comers will not be allowed to audition. Rehearsals will fall on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

There will be a $10 audition fee. Checks payable to Eugene Ballet.

Nutcracker audition times are as follows:
4:00 Baby Mice Ages 5-7 no height requirement 1 yr ballet pref.
4:30 Angels Ages 7-9 must be under 4'6" 1 yr. ballet min.
5:00 Bonbons Ages 9-11 must be under 5' 2 yr. ballet min.
6:15 Party Children Ages 11-15 must be under 5'2" 3 yr. ballet min.
8:00 Waltz of the Flowers Ages 12-18 5'2" and over 3 yr. pointe min.

Other Notes:
* Please make sure that children audition for the proper roles.
* Students auditioning must be the appropriate age at the time of the audition, not the time of the performance.
* Boys and girls are welcome to audition for all parts except "Waltz of the Flowers", which is only open to advanced female students.
* Girls should wear class uniform, or a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and hair should be secured in a bun.
* Boys should wear white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes.
* All students audition in flat technique shoes EXCEPT "Waltz of the Flowers", who audition on pointe.
* Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill out registration forms.


Rehearsals will fall on Saturdays October - December with Rayni Capps.

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

FallFestBuy Tickets or Donate to the CSI Fall Fest Dinner and Auction
Save the date for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year that benefits 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 

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  jhowell@csi.edu or 208-244-4386 for information on donating to the Fall Fest live and silent auctions. Every thing you do makes an impact! Thank you and #JoinTheRush

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

EarlyChildhoodConferenceCSI Early Childhood Education Fall Conference
Early Childhood Education Fall Conference

Theme: Teacher Framed, Child Led: Music in Childhood Education
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ( Sign-in Begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Location: CSI Herrett Center, Rick Allen Room
Presenters: Jim Gill & Scott Farkas

Conference Agenda 

09:00 - 10:30 a.m. Jim Gill Introduction the Philosophy
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break/Networking
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Music Lesson
12:00 - 01:00 p.m. Lunch/Networking
01:00 - 02:00 p.m. Scott Farkas Introduction and Bridging the Gap
02:00 - 02:15 p.m. Break/Networking
02:15 - 03:15 p.m. Understanding Core Themes for Children
03:15 - 04:15 p.m. How to Take Music Outside

Click here  to register. Registration includes lunch. This conference is Idaho Stars Approved. Registration fee is non-refundable. There will also be a concert Friday at 6 p.m. For those interested, contact Melissa Shabi for a ticket, space is limited.

Melissa Shabi
Toddler Lab Facilitator
mshabi@csi.edu  | 208.732.6884

ISBOEPocatelloIdaho State Board of Education to Meet This Week in Pocatello

For Immediate Release
August 22, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
The Idaho State Board of Education will meet August 28-29 on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello. The meeting will take place in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.
Start times are as follows:
  • 1 p.m. (MDT) - Wednesday, August 28
  • 8 a.m. (MDT) - Thursday, August 29
The full meeting agenda with materials is posted on the State Board of Education website:  https://boardofed.idaho.gov/event/board-meeting-isu-8/
Agenda items include:
  • Consider a list of proposed legislation for the 2020 Legislative session.
  • Consider amending eligibility requirements for the Adult Learner Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Hear an update on the 10-year strategic plan for improving Graduate Medical Education in Idaho.
  • Consider a plan for new academic and career technical education programs that may be brought to the Board for approval by Idaho institutions over the next three years.
The meeting will be carried via livestream at: youtube.com/idahostateu
The Idaho State Board of Education is charged with the general supervision and governance of the public educational institutions and the public school system of the State of Idaho.  To learn more, please visit the Board website: www.boardofed.idaho.gov

ISBOECTECareer Technical Education Administrator to Retire

For Immediate Release
August 22, 2019

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

Dwight Johnson, state administrator of the Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education (ICTE) announced today that he will retire once a successor is named. Johnson has led the division since 2014.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my five years at ICTE and I think we've raised the division's visibility and created a talent pipeline for businesses to grow and expand in our state," Johnson said. "I feel like we've made a difference and that is very gratifying for me personally."

Idaho State Board of Education President Debbie Critchfield thanked Johnson for his leadership. "On behalf of the Board, I commend Dwight for all of his efforts to improve and expand career technical education (CTE) opportunities for students in our high schools and colleges who are benefiting from CTE training statewide. He worked tirelessly to raise the profile of CTE and helped set the stage for further growth in career technical educational opportunities, which are so vital for Idaho's economic future and I wish him the very best," she said.

Prior to joining ICTE, Johnson was a long-time division administrator at the Idaho Department of Labor. He also served as interim executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education in 2006-07.

The Board will conduct a national search for a new ICTE administrator, with the intent of filling the position later this fall.

SCPHDAlgalBloomHealth Advisory Issued for Thorn Creek Reservoir Because of a Harmful Algal Bloom

August 23, 2019

Contact: Sara Kaster, DEQ Water Quality Analyst (208) 736-2190
   Brianna Bodily, SCPHD Public Information Officer (208) 737-5985
Health Advisory Issued for Thorn Creek Reservoir
Because of a Harmful Algal Bloom
LINCOLN, GOODING, AND CAMAS COUNTIES - The South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are issuing a public health advisory today for Thorn Creek Reservoir. Results from recent DEQ water testing show the concentration of cyanobacteria (sometimes called blue-green algae) in the reservoir are now at unhealthy levels and have formed a harmful algal bloom (HAB). This is the fourth health advisory issued for a reservoir in south-central Idaho. The first was issued on July 8th for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir, the second was issued July 25th for Mormon Reservoir, the third advisory was issued August 9th for Magic Reservoir. All three previous advisories are ongoing.
The public is advised to take the following steps to protect their health in all four reservoirs:
  • Avoid exposure to water in reservoirs under a HAB health advisory. Make sure children, pets, and livestock are not exposed to the water.
  • Do not drink water with a HAB advisory. Boiling and disinfecting DO NOT remove toxins from water.
  • Do not allow pets to eat dried algae
  • If fishing in HAB water, remove all fat, skin, and organs before cooking. Toxins are more likely to collect in those tissues. Wash hands after handling.
"This is the fourth advisory in our region, but there are several more around the state. These toxins can be damaging so we urge you to check any reservoir you want to recreate in before you, or your pets, enter the water," said Josh Jensen, SCPHD Public Health Program Manager.
HABs are not unusual in warm summer months and typically shrink quickly as the water temperature drops in mid to late fall. SCPHD will issue another press release when DEQ tests show Thorn Creek, Magic, Mormon, and Salmon Falls Creek Reservoirs are at safe cyanotoxin levels again.
You can help by reporting suspicious looking water to DEQ by phone, email, or with the bloomWatch app.
For updates, please visit www.deq.idaho.gov or www.phd5.idaho.gov .
Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer,  South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov |  208.737.5985 

JacobsWalkWalk with the Eagles to Support Jacob & Research for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

An online registration form is coming soon! 

Nick Aiello
Assistant Baseball Coach
naiello@csi.edu | 208.732.6650

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Laird Stone
CSI Board of Trustee

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Paula Sinclair
Magic Valley Symphony

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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

WreathsAcrossAmericaSponsor a Wreath to Honor a Local Veteran

Sponsor a wreath to honor a Veteran at Filer Cemetery or West End Cemetery. Wreaths Across America Day is December 14, 2019. Dedication at both cemeteries will be at 10 a.m.

For those who would like print out an order form rather than filling one out online,  click here Checks can be written and sent with the order form to:

CSI Office on Aging
ATTN: Susan Harris
PO BOX 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

For more information call 208-420-4678 or email SusanHarris@csi.edu. Thank you for your support!

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Database Developer I
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