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Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
CalendarThe Public Information Office is Selling CSI Calendars

Click here  to view a sample of the 13-Month Calendar.

Click here  to view a sample of the 11x17 Wall Calendar.

Click here to view a sample of the Desk Calendar.

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
PhoneDirectoryOrder a Printed Copy of the CSI Phone Directory
 

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
EmployeePhotoDecember and January Employee Picture Opportunities
You have two opportunities this month and next to get a new CSI photo directory picture or to have an old one updated. Please note the following times, dates, and locations:
                  • Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Canyon building studio
                  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 7 in SUB 248 (I'll begin right after the in-service breakfast, which will probably be earlier than 10:30)
As always, no appointment is necessary. Hope to see you soon!

Doug Maughan
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262
WIOAWorkforce Innovation Opportunity Act Scholarship
My name is Felice Wolters and I run the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program in the Magic Valley. We are a program that helps students go back to school and we have some available funding for the Spring semester. We need to use funds by December 15. Students needs to be over 18 and they need to be receiving food stamps or have received them in the past 6 months to qualify. They DO NOT have to be going into a specific field of study.  Please have interested students fill out the application and supporting document linked below or send them my way. 

Click here for the application. 

Click here for the supporting document.

Felice Wolters
Director, Magic Valley Youth and Adult Services
fwolters@mvyas.org | 208.734.4435 ext. 8001

FSCCLet Us Show You a Good Time - Faculty Staff Connections

ClosureUpcoming Campus Closures
UPCOMING HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Campus will be closing at noon on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will remain closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

EXCEPTIONS...
  • The CSI Blaine County and Mini-Cassia Centers will be closing at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will remained closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • The CSI Jerome and Gooding Centers will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • Eagle Central on the main Twin Falls Campus (Financial Aid/Scholarships, Advising, and the Office of the Registrar) will remain closed until noon on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • The CSI Student Rec. Center will be open normal hours during the break. They will be open from 4:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 24, and closed on Dec. 25.
  • The Herrett Center will be open normal hours during the break. They will be closed on Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.
PACEAnnual P.A.C.E Holiday Luncheon

Employees  will receive  1 raffle ticket  for showing up to the luncheon .
 
For any amount of donations that an individual employee donates,1 extra raffle ticket will be given (with a  max of 2 raffle tickets per employee).

Gilbert's Pantry is still in need of the following:
  1. Cooking Oil (small bottles) 
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Soups: chicken, beef, vegetable 
  4. Pasta
  5. Jam and Jelly
  6. Canned items: Chili, Pears, Peaches, Fruit Cocktail, Apple Sauce, Corn. 
  7. Sugar
  8. Laundry Detergent
     
The most requested items are cooking oil, sugar, and canned fruits.

*As much as Gilbert's Pantry appreciates your donation, please double/triple check that the item donated is NOT EXPIRED. 

P.A.C.E
Professional and Classified Employees
ChildCareScholarshipsCSI Child Care Funds Available for Currently Enrolled Parenting Students
The College of Southern Idaho received a Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Grant in October. The grant, just shy of $240,000, will be spread over a four-year period to provide an opportunity for currently enrolled parenting students to gain access to funds that will help cover child care costs. 

Students interested in applying must fill out one of the following child care scholarship award applications and submit it to the CSI Financial Aid/Scholarship Office on the main campus in Twin Falls by January 9, 2019:


Limited funds are available and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

John Hughes
Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6459 
Timesheet2019 Pay Dates and Timesheet Deadline Dates

Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208.732.6270 
ArtAuctionArt Auction


Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668
FinalsBreakCoffee Break for Students During Finals


Jacqlyn King
Learning Center Coordinator
jking2@csi.edu | 208.732.6685
BookstoreDo Your Students Need Cash for Their Books?

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552
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.
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
Dec.11
6:00 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
Dec. 14
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
The Star of Bethlehem*
Dec. 15
1:30 pm
Accidental Astronauts & Sunny Bunnies on the Moon
2:30 pm
Let It Snow!
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
4:30 pm
The Star of Bethlehem*
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
*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


Meet & Greet Instructors at the CSI Jerome Center
MeetandGreet

Anna Dovemuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.324.5101
AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Men's Basketball Impact Academy Dec. 14
7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Central Wyoming College  Dec. 15 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID

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


Nutcracker2The Nutcracker Ballet
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW for Dec. 11 & 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

CSI Nutcracker 2018

Enhance your holiday season with a timeless classic - the Nutcracker Ballet, an annual tradition for families around the world. With its imaginative story line, colorful sets, dazzling costumes and magical dancing, Tchaikovsky''s Nutcracker is a Christmas treat not to be missed! The Eugene Ballet offers up this colorful confection complete with Sugar Plum Fairies, magical mice, toys that come to life and more. Follow the dancers as they shed the confines of the theater and bring "The Nutcracker" to life in Twin Falls. This performance also features the talents of 50 local children in such clever disguises as Baby Mice, Angels, and Flowers. Fans of this holiday favorite will enjoy this magnificent show.

Tickets are $18 for students and children and $25 for adults and can be obtained by going to tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
GiftSaleHerrett Center Gift Shop Sale
Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director 
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
TreeDropOffChristmas Tree Drop-Off

The CSI Council of Horticulture Students has teamed up with Twin Falls County Parks & Waterways to offer Magic Valley citizens a Christmas tree drop-off option from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 4-5, at 1234 Highland Ave.

We will accept retired Christmas trees (Fir, Pine, Spruce, Juniper, etc.), but not fake trees, trees with ornaments, trees with lights, flocked trees, or deciduous tree limbs.

We are accepting a $5 donation to recycle these trees but drop-off is free. 

Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208.732.6431
RelayLifeCreate a Relay for Life Team
Hello, I am a volunteer for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY , and work on the Relay for Life event that is held in Twin Falls annually. I am looking to increase the number of teams participating in our event this year. I believe a lot of people at CSI may have been touched by cancer. Perhaps a family member or a friend has received the news "you have cancer". 

A Relay for Life team can be a group of 6 to 8 (or more), they focus on fundraising, and they invite cancer survivors to the annual event which will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 17, 2019, at the Canyon Ridge High School. Teams will also have tents alongside the football track where we will walk in support of those fighting cancer and in honor those who have lost the fight. Team members are welcome to hand out program or organization information from these tents. Relay for Life is full of fun, music, and food, all while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Creating a Relay for Life team is an excellent teambuilding experience and it gives you an opportunity to promote your program to the community.

I am a cancer survivor and I appreciate the free services that the American Cancer Society provided me during my treatment at MISTI. I want others with cancer to know that they have help and it's just a phone call away.

If you would like to sign up a team please contact:

Cindy Wolf
American Cancer Society Volunteer
cindy.wolf@alliancetitle.com | 208.749.9653

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