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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 28% of CSI students report participating in a college sponsored activity (organization, student government, club, etc.) while at CSI, compared to 20% of students at comparable institutions?

(Source: 2018 CCSSE Survey)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
PhishingAvoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
What is a social engineering attack?
In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be a new employee, repair person, or researcher and even offering credentials to support that identity. However, by asking questions, he or she may be able to piece together enough information to infiltrate an organization's network. If an attacker is not able to gather enough information from one source, he or she may contact another source within the same organization and rely on the information from the first source to add to his or her credibility.

What is a phishing attack?
Phishing is a form of social engineering. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to solicit personal information by posing as a trustworthy organization. For example, an attacker may send email seemingly from a reputable credit card company or financial institution that requests account information, often suggesting that there is a problem. When users respond with the requested information, attackers can use it to gain access to the accounts.

Phishing attacks may also appear to come from other types of organizations, such as charities. Attackers often take advantage of current events and certain times of the year, such as
  • natural disasters (e.g., Hurricane Katrina, Indonesian tsunami)
  • epidemics and health scares (e.g., H1N1)
  • economic concerns (e.g., IRS scams)
  • major political elections
  • holidays
How do you avoid being a victim?
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about employees or other internal information. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.
  • Do not provide personal information or information about your organization, including its structure or networks, unless you are certain of a person's authority to have the information.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email.
  • Don't send sensitive information over the internet before checking a website's security. (See Protecting Your Privacy for more information.)
  • Pay attention to the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
  • If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Do not use contact information provided on a website connected to the request; instead, check previous statements for contact information. Information about known phishing attacks is also available online from groups such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
  • Install and maintain anti-virus software, firewalls, and email filters to reduce some of this traffic. (See Understanding Firewalls, Understanding Anti-Virus Software, and Reducing Spam for more information.)
  • Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered by your email client and web browser.
What do you do if you think you are a victim?
  • If you believe you might have revealed sensitive information about your organization, report it to the appropriate people within the organization, including network administrators. They can be alert for any suspicious or unusual activity.
  • If you believe your financial accounts may be compromised, contact your financial institution immediately and close any accounts that may have been compromised. Watch for any unexplainable charges to your account.
  • Immediately change any passwords you might have revealed. If you used the same password for multiple resources, make sure to change it for each account, and do not use that password in the future.
  • Watch for other signs of identity theft. (See Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft for more information.)
  • Consider reporting the attack to the police, and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
Tony Palmer
IT Engineer
tpalmer@csi.edu | 208.732.6296
WebsiteCalendarCheck Out CSI's New Website Event Calendar
If you're looking for a CSI event, check out our new website calendar! To find the calendar go to www.csi.edu and then scroll down until you find the "Visit the Calendar" button. 


Once you click the "Visit the Calendar" button you will be able to filter the calendar by a month, week, or day view. You can also see the calendar in a list view rather than a grid view by clicking on "list". Next to the calendar you'll notice color coded categories that you can also filter the calendar by. 



If you would like to see one of your events listed on the CSI website calendar please email your event details to the Public Information Office at info@csi.edu

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299
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
WELCOABe Well: Happy for the Holidays
The WELCOA Well Balanced December newsletter may now be found in your workplace. This new-to-us publication is always full of good information. This month we focus on unplugging from events, activities and traditions that add stress rather than enjoyment to our lives. According to the article, you're in control of how you deal with the holidays. Check out this publication for 10 ideas to help you on your way. Then turn the page and learn "How to Figure Out What You Want in 2019. "

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
PhoneDirectoryOrder a Printed Copy of the CSI Phone Directory
 

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
stressStress, Depression and the Holidays: Tips for Coping
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests - stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands - parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.
But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression

When stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.
1.  Acknowledge your feelings.  If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.
2.  Reach out.


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

BlazeStudyBlaze Study Buddy BOGO
Let your students know about this great opportunity! 
Davia Gutierrez
CSI Student
MindfulEatingRegister Now to Avoid the Christmas 10 (Pounds)
 
Just in time to start healthy eating habits over the holidays: The  Health Matters 14-Day Mindful Eating Challenge will teach you mindful and intuitive eating skills to help you stay in control. Enjoy the full experience of the holidays -  food included - without going overboard.
This challenge will not tell you to eat only carrots sticks, so that you're not tempted by "bad" foods at a holiday get-together. Nor will it suggest you pass up your favorite once-a-year treats. The goal of the challenge is to provide you with the skills you need to feel competent and controlled while savoring the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes the holiday season has to offer!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

SpeakerShowcaseSpeaker's Showcase


Margaret Sass
Instructor, Communication
msass@csi.edu | 208.914.3520
BookstoreDo Your Students Need Cash for Their Books?

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552
Meet & Greet Instructors at the CSI Jerome Center
MeetandGreet

Anna Dovemuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.324.5101
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
InspectionCheck Your Area Before Inspections Take Place
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 11, and through the next week, State Inspector Jeff Harris, will be on campus and at the off-campus centers. Please c heck your areas for the following violations before being inspected:
  • Burnable candles
  • Portable heaters that don't have tip over protection (all are frowned upon)
  • Extension cords plugged into power strips
  • "Daisy Chaining" or "Piggy-backing" power strips
  • Home style extension cords
  • Paper cutters without finger guards
  • Exits blocked by stacked items
  • Combustibles stored within 24 inches of the ceiling
  • Residential style type 3-step ladders (ladders must be commercial)
  • All electrical panels REQUIRE a 3-foot clearance
  • Buildings, offices, and rooms must be clean and orderly
  • Ceiling tiles must be in place
  • All fire extinguishers must be unobstructed
  • Lab refrigerators may not have food in them
  • All refrigerators are free of any ice build-up
Thank you for your help in advance. Let us know if you want us to come check something in your area.

Eli Jensen
Administrative Assistant
ejensen@csi.edu | 208.732.6603
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

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 
ElectricalElectrical Apprenticeship Program


Katrina Oksten
Training Coordinator - Apprenticeship
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208.732.6382
PhotoClassRegister Now for Spring 2019 Photography Classes


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

GoodingScheduleSpring 2019 Course Schedule - CSI Gooding


Shawna Jacobson
Gooding Center Coordinator
sjacobson@csi.edu | 208.732.6461
JeromeSpringScheduleCSI Jerome Center Spring 2019 Class Schedule


Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

PuppetTreeCSI Theater Presents "The Puppet Tree"
 
December 5 - 8, at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

A collage of puppets, live actors, and other creatures! This production highlights stories, poems, and music for children as created by the noted artist Shel Silverstein. A holiday gift for family audiences!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for CSI students. The run-time of the show is approximately one hour.

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


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. 6
11:00 am
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Dec. 7
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
The Star of Bethlehem*
Dec. 8
1:30 pm
Accidental Astronauts/Sunny Bunnies on Moon
2:30 pm
Let It Snow!
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
4:30 pm
The Star of Bethlehem*
6 pm-12 am
Free monthly star party**
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
Dec.11
6:00 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
*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


BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Discussions

This Friday Brown Bags
Description: Come share ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels.
Date: Every Friday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: Open Forum  
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

This Friday Brown Bags
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.
Date: Every Friday 
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Resource Link: (click on the topic title to visit the resource link)
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

This Coming Monday Brown Bags - Students & Employees
Description: The student faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an opportunity to build relationships between students and employees.
Date: Every Monday
Time: Noon
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) 

This Coming Monday Brown Bags - Employees
Description: This semester we will be reading and reflecting together on Student Engagement. We're currently reading Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online by Jay R. Howard. By learning together and exchanging perspectives, we hope to be motivated by discussions to test drive new practices! Come join us!
Date: Every Monday
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Jan Carpenter, Jacqlyn King, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic:  Find the e-book here
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty


AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Men's Basketball Western Wyoming CC Dec. 7 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Portland Community College Dec. 8
7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Treasure Valley Community College Dec. 10 7 PM Twin Falls, ID
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


HollyJollyHolly Jolly Christmas
December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

CSI Golden Girls will sponsor an annual Christmas recital presenting dancers ages 2.5 to elite levels who will perform Christmas dance routines in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
ComEdTwinCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

Twin Falls Community Education Courses
Fall 2018

REIKI LEVEL TWO: TRAINING & ATTUNEMENT
Dates: December 8
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $299
Location: Shields 107
Reiki Level 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.

Click here for registration information.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
HonorsRecitalCSI Honors Recital
The CSI Music Department announces the upcoming Honors Recital to be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 2 p.m. This recital features outstanding music students performing on piano, cello, guitar, organ, French horn, and voice. 

Music of Haydn, Brahms, Chopin, Muczynski, and others will be performed. Student performers are Mason Wittman, Alex Hudson, Emilee Rocha, Annette Hansen, Elizabeth Davidson, Marissa Crofts, Teresa Daily, Emma Thompson, Jessica Paul, Tanner Brooks and Andrew Coleman. These performers are students of CSI Music Faculty members George Halsell, Sue Miller, Serena Jenkins Clark, Megan Andrews, and Michael Frew.

This recital is open to the public with donations to the music scholarship fund gratefully received.

Front Row (left to right): Elizabeth Davidson, Tanner Brooks, Jessica Paul  Middle Row: Annette Hansen and Marissa Crofts  Top Row: Emilee Rocha, Emma Thompson, Teresa Daily, and Mason Wittman
(Alex Hudson and Andrew Coleman not pictured)

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208.732.6769

WeldingAuctionCSI Welding Auction


Clay Wilkie
Welding Instructor
cwilkie@csi.edu | 208.732.6372

DecConcertCSI Choir Presents "Sounds of the Season" 
December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

A wonderful evening of holiday music, including cherished favorites and new compositions. Admission is free, but the choir is accepting monetary donations to help those who lost homes in the recent California fires. A donor will match the first $500 in donations.

Serena Jenkins Clark
Associate Professor of Music
sjenkinsclark@csi.edu | 208.732.6768

avalanche"Know Before You Go" Avalanche Awareness Seminar
We will be presenting an Avalanche Awareness Workshop. The target audience is for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

This event is open to everyone in order to create awareness for backcountry snow travel and educate adventurers before they head out into the wild. 

Date:  Dec. 10, 2018 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Recital Hall
Cost:  CSI Faculty/Staff and Community Members are $5 and  CSI Students are FREE!
*Pay at the door, cash or cards are accepted!*

Door prizes and special giveaways will occur at the event!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697
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
LatinosSoupLatinos in Action Soup Fundraiser
Homemade Soup Day

Come and enjoy some tasty soups from  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. i n the SUB on the following dates: 
                • Dec. 13
                • Jan. 17
                • Feb. 14
                • Mar. 28 
                • Apr. 25
H elp 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

VapingIt's Time to Have the Vaping Talk

December 4th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cody Orchard, Health Education Specialist, (208) 737-5968

Millions of middle and high school students are now vaping. Are your kids? It's time to have the vaping talk. Free classes for adults in Magic Valley.

TWIN FALLS- Vaping. E-cigarettes. Juuling. Did you know they're all the same thing? And they come in quite a few disguises these days. E-cigarette companies are now selling vape devices that are camouflaged as hoodie drawstrings, flash drives, battery chargers and pens. South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is helping parents and teachers with new classes that focus on the latest research on vaping, the history of these devices, and the risks e-cigarettes bring our youth.

"We are trying to help educate parents and teachers about the newest devices, what chemicals are in them, and how dangerous they may be," said Cody Orchard, SCPHD Health Education Specialist. "We want to give parents the right tools to protect their kids."

A recent survey from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows 3.6 million middle and high school students are now using e-cigarettes in the United States. This is an increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year.

The increased popularity of e-cigarettes among our youth raise concerns about early addiction, the effect of nicotine exposure on developing brains, exposure to harmful chemicals, and a potential transition over to traditional cigarettes.

Classes are free and open to anyone over the age of 18 years old:

Twin Falls High School, Roper Auditorium (1615 Filer Avenue)
Monday, December 17th
7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Buhl High School, Auditorium (#1 Indian Territory)
Wednesday, December 19th
7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

For more information about tobacco cessation classes or to schedule a class, please visit phd5.idaho.gov/tobacco, to register, or contact Cody Orchard at (208) 737-5968.

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer, South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985
 
ISBOEIdaho's Career Information System Helps Students and Adults to Find the Right Career

For Immediate Release
December 3, 2018

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Idaho's Career Information System Helps Students and Adults to Find the Right Career

By Dr. Linda Clark, president, Idaho State Board of Education

The Idaho Career Information System (CIS) program is nearly 40 years old. In that time CIS has evolved from something resembling a family board game, into a sophisticated online tool, which helps students and adults navigate hundreds of career options. "It's kind of a one-stop shop for expanding students' and even parent's minds about opportunities that exist out in the world of work," CIS Program Manager Sara Scudder said.

The 1980 version of CIS would usually involve a quick meeting between a student, school counselor, and a box of cards. "The student and counselor would sit down and the counselor would ask the student questions and based on their response, the student would stick a needle into a hole through a deck of cards then lift the cards up and watch as they made different choices, how their opportunities would change."

Today, students can explore opportunities using CIS both in the classroom and at home. CIS is now an online program that is now part of the Next Steps Idaho website; and it goes way beyond picking potential careers and seeing what pops up. "CIS starts with personal skills and interest exploration and then it moves on to show students how to take those skills and interests and apply them to related occupations," CIS Program Coordinator Inessa Palnikov said. "CIS then points the student to an area of study or a program to further develop those skills and interests into a potential occupation."

The program is built around multiple assessments that take into account different learning styles and work values that also helps students decide what they want to do. "A lot of times, kids really don't know what their work values are or even what skills they already have and CIS helps them to start thinking about that," Scudder said. "It really gets them thinking about some of the decisions they need to make and steps they'll need to be focused on rather than just perhaps how much money they will make."

There are over 400 unique CIS license subscriptions - most of which are schools. Since the beginning of the fiscal year in July, CIS has been accessed more than 112,000 times by Idaho students, teachers, jobseekers and other individuals interested in career development and exploration.

Scudder expects to see those numbers increase because CIS subscriptions now come free of charge. "During the last legislative session, the CIS program was moved from the Department of Labor to the State Board of Education to better align with state initiatives," she said. "One of the tenets of that move was to provide the system free of charge to Idaho public schools to support college and career advising. CIS is also available to state agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Labor, the Industrial Commission and Idaho's American Indian Tribes who work to support job seekers."

The system is put to use in many different ways across the state. "For instance, the Idaho Digital Learning Academy has adapted CIS Junior (used by students in 5th through 8th grades) into one of their courses called 8th grade career exploration. Students enrolled in that course are creating their required 8th grade learning plans by using CIS," Palnikov said. "Other schools use CIS to help students create resumes, or to find scholarships. Every school has a different method for how they choose to use it. Several schools are using CIS to support senior projects too."

The addition of CIS to the Next Steps Idaho website will also help bring the program to more Idahoans, and will expand the array of resources for students and their families. "We think it makes the Next Steps website a more dynamic tool for students, and for career and college advisors," State Board College and Career Advising Program Manager Byron Yankey said. "It will provide a personal history of student interests along with college and career choices and that will help us better understand each student individually and how we can best help them succeed beyond high school."
 
HerrettSaleHerrett Center Gift Shop Holiday Sale

Carolyn Browning  
Herrett Center Coordinator 
cbrowning@csi.edu  | 208.732.6656
 
FestivalforKidsFestival for Children 

Terry Rowe
Development Officer/Annual Programs & Events
St. Luke's Magic Valley Health Foundation
rowete@slhs.org | 208.814.0045
 
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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Nondiscrimination Statement:  It is the policy of the College of Southern Idaho to comply with all federal, state and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Executive Orders 12898 (Environmental Justice) and 13166 (Limited English Proficiency).  College of Southern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. The college does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, protected veteran status, limited English proficiency, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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