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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that the Idaho State Board of Education publishes a Fact Book each year that summarizes data about higher education in Idaho? You can find the latest copy here:

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness | 208.732.6775

Join a Brown Bag! 3 Different Sessions for Conversations & Connections with Colleagues
Did you know we have three different Brown Bags  that you can attend on campus?
Friday Mornings, 8 a.m., Upstairs Taylor: "The Breakfast Club"
Have you been looking for a way to connect and have great conversations with other faculty? EVERYONE is welcome.  Look for Mike Lapray, Ben Hamlett and others in the café area.
Friday Afternoons, 12:15 p.m., HSHS Room 139

We will be reading and discussing John Hattie's book  Visible Learning for Teachers.  You can jump in at any time -- EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Monday Afternoons, 12-12:30 p.m., Taylor Fireside Room: Students/Employees 
Beginning February 10

This Brown Bag will continue with its theme of exploring CSI employee career stories. This week's presenter will be CSI Instructional Dean Tiffany Seeley-Case.
Brown Bag info is always available on the CIE website homepage
Dawn Wendland
Instructional Design Specialist |  208.732.6520

LTCSpringScheduleLearning & Tutoring Commons Spring 2020 Schedule

Drop-in Peer Tutoring is located in the Learning & Tutoring Commons, Room 202 of the Meyerhoeffer Building. We offer Peer Tutoring to CSI students in a variety of academic subjects. Please refer to our web page,, for our Spring 2020 semester subject area tutoring schedule.

The Learning & Tutoring Commons is open:
* Sunday: 12 - 8 pm
* Monday: 8 am - 9 pm
* Tuesday: 8 am - 9 pm
* Wednesday: 8 am - 9 pm
* Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
* Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
* Saturday: Closed

*Please note that peer tutors may not be available in all subject areas during all of these hours. Additionally, tutors are available for math tutoring in the Shields Building, Rm #207, from approximately 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exception of a lunch break from approximately 12 - 1 p.m. We are also able to provide students with a comfortable study space with plenty of study tables, dry erase boards, large computer monitors for group study and a computer lab. Students are welcome at any time during our hours of operation.

Molly Hamblen
Learning and Tutoring Commons Coordinator | 208.732.6685

WorkStudyPeerTutorWork Study Student Needed for Public Information Office

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer | 208.732.6299
HomecomingCSI Homecoming will be February 3 - 8 

Employee Only Events

Feb 3-7: Wear CSI gear each day of Homecoming week, take a picture of yourself or your department in your gear, send your pictures (along with the names of individuals in the picture) each day to . Each picture sent will get you an entry for a chance to win a one night stay at Cactus Pete's and two buffet dinner tickets. Three winners will be chosen on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 3 p.m. Winners will be announced via CSI email. You will also be entered to win a CSI Gold Rush t-shirt with each picture submission. Shirts will be interofficed to winners each day throughout the week.

Feb 8:  CSI Homecoming Basketball Game vs. Snow College, Saturday, February 8, 2020! Women play at 3 p.m. and the Men start at 5 p.m. This game is a CSI blackout, so wear black clothing to the game and cheer on our CSI Golden Eagles! CSI employees, don't forget to get your $1 game tickets from Angela Pierce in the Gym before the game on Saturday.

HomecomingSaleBookstoreEagles Spirit Week Sale at the CSI Bookstore

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager | 208.732.6552

BloodPressureEmployee Wellbeing: February is Heart Health Month!
Our instructor medical assisting instructor Kara Mahannah and her students will perform blood pressure checks for students and employees again this year. Blood pressure is a vital indicator of heart health. Maintaining proper blood pressure helps prevent heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure can and should be treated! Please join us on the following dates, times and locations:

Tuesday, February 4th 2-2:45 pm - TAB
Thursday, February 6th from 12-12:45 pm - HSHS
Tuesday, February 11th 12-12:45 pm - Hepworth
Thursday, February 13 12-12:45 pm - Maintenance/Security
More dates TBA soon.

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

wellbeingFebruary Employee Wellbeing Events
Friday, February 7 - Wear Red for Women's Heart Health
Join the CSI Wellbeing Committee in wearing Red for Women's Heart Health on Friday, February 7. Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women's heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

It's no longer just about wearing red; it's no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It's about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can't bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn't something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and make a Go Red Healthy Behavior Commitment today. 
Feb. 11 - Coping with Caregiving Information and Support
Tuesdays, Feb 11, March 10 and 14
HR Conference Room, Noon - 1 p.m.
Join leader Shawna Wasko, M. OLP., from the OOA to discuss your role as a caregiver and learn about services and resources to support you. 

Feb. 21 - Learn to Knit a Wash Cloth
Please register so we have enough materials and room for all.
Friday, February 21
11:30 - 1 p.m. in TAB Conf. Rm 210 unless we move to find a bigger space.
Join Lyntessa Limas for a relaxing social event to learn to knit a wash cloth.  Make it and take it, all supplies provided along with some sweets.

Feb. 26 - Full Plate Living
Please register so we have materials and room for everyone! 
Wednesdays, Feb 26 in TAB 247
March 4, 11 and 18 in TAB 248, Noon - 1 p.m.
Change how you eat by taking ONE SIMPLE ACTION.  Eat MORE FIBER FOODS.  Learn why fiber is such a big deal.  Add more veggies, fruiys and whole grains to your diet. Joint the conversation with CSI Allied Health Instructor Sarah Renaldi, MS, RDN, LD. Workbook, demonstrations, tasting and recipes provided. Spouses and family members welcome. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

SodexoFirst Friday - All You Care to Eat - Taylor Cafe

Debbie Woodland
Sodexo General Manager | 208.732.6635

TestingCenterClosurePraxis Testing - Early Main Campus Testing Center Closure 
The CSI Main Campus Testing Center will be closing down ONE HOUR earlier this Saturday, Febuary 8th, 2020 for Praxis Testing. Testing Center hours this Saturday, February 8, will be 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (doors locked at 11 a.m.)
Below are upcoming dates for Praxis testing in March and April.
March 7, 2020 (Saturday)
April 4, 2020 (Saturday)
Please note, on Praxis Testing dates, the Testing Center hours will be 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (doors locked at 11 a.m.)

Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator | 208.732.6569

EmployeePictureCSI Employee Picture Day

The next session for faculty/staff photos will be 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Canyon building studio. If you need a first photo or an update, please note the time and date on your calendar and stop in that morning.

If you are unable to make this session, please schedule a date and time that will work for you via email.

Hope to see you soon.

Doug Maughan
Campus Photographer | 208.732.6262

HPVHPV Vaccination Information for Employees & Students
Please join us at this event to learn how all individuals to age 45 may now get HPV vaccinations that are covered as preventive care at 100% for insured employees and their families. We will offer information, Prizes and frozen yogurt treats for all. See you there!

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

SustainabilitySpring 2020 Sustainability Council Events
Kill the Cup Campaign, Every day at the Eagle's Nest: Use your reusable mug to get 40% off regular coffee or drinks from the soda fountain. Sponsored by Sodexo and President Fox and promoted by the CSI Sustainability Council.
February 13: Newspaper Roses for Valentine's Day, Place/Time TBA 
March 17: Be Green on St. Patrick's Day, Make a T-Shirt Reusable Shopping Bag, SUB, Time TBA
March 19: Intermountain Sustainability Summit at Weber State University
April 13-17: Sustainability Week 2020   
  • 4/13 Loco about Reptiles
  • 4/14 TACOabout Sustainability Day
  • 4/15 Succulents and Games
  • 4/16 Movie Night at the Herrett Center
  • 4/16 Thrift Store Pop up
April 20-24: Active Transportation Week 

April 22: Sustainability Fair, SUB, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

ParentCollegeParent College Learning Session 2 - February 22

The next Parent College Learning Session will be held on March 14, 2020.

César Pérez
Director & Hispanic Community Liaison
CSI Jerome and Gooding Centers | 208.732.6465

HandsOnCSI Wellbeing Program Sponsors Employees to Participate in the Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Hands On

" Empty Bowls" is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. The promotion and growth of the project is managed by The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 5013 organization. Each community's events are independent. 

Location: "Hands On" art studio at 147 Shoshone St N, Twin Falls

Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m - 7 p.m., Sundays noon to 5.
Cost: FREE to CSI employees and one guest each. Ask to be added to the CSI roster for this benefit.

Community Goal: 250 bowls by mid-February

  • If you have a large group, you might call 208-736-4475 to let Hands On know.
  • Your food and beverage are welcome.
  • The CSI roster is at Hands On so they can invoice us for cost. Do not RSVP to Judy Heatwole at CSI.
This event is sponsored by the CSI Wellbeing Program.

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

GrantsSpring 2020 Mini Grant & Professional Development Grants Are Here

The CSI Foundation is excited to announce that the 2020 Spring round of Mini Grants and Professional Development Grants is coming up!
You could win up to $3,000 for each of these grants, and projects are to be completed within a year of the award. The due date for electronic submission of these grants is midnight on Wednesday March 11, 2020. Click here to apply for these grants or access the CSI Common Grant Application Form.
  • Mini Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success. 
Click here for additional information.
  • Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.
Click here for additional information. 

Application Submission Process: Please note that your application must be signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP for consideration. Once you have obtained the required signatures, scan the grant application and all supplemental documentation and email it to by midnight Wednesday March 11, 2020. It is NOT required to bring a hard copy of your application to the Foundation office.

Kristen Adamson  
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant | 208.732.6269

WeightLossScience Says These Weight Loss Tricks Actually Work
Healthline: 26 Weight Loss Tips that are Evidence-Based
The weight loss industry is full of myths. People are often advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them. However, over the years, scientists have found a number of strategies that seem to be effective. Here are 26 weight loss tips that are actually evidence-based.

1. Drink Water, Especially Before Meals
It is often claimed that drinking water can help with weight loss - and that's true. Drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories. One study showed that drinking a half-liter (17 ounces) of water about half an hour before meals helped dieters eat fewer calories and lose 44% more weight, compared to those who didn't drink the water.

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

DropInFitnessSpring Drop In Fitness Classes at the CSI Student Recreation Center

Christa Gessaman
Interim Director, Recreation & Outdoor Recreation Center | 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.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium | 208.732.6659
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AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team
Baseball 2/5 6:30 p.m. Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV
Baseball 2/6 11 a.m. Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV
Baseball 2/6 1 p.m. Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV
Softball 2/6 3 p.m. Northwest Florida State College Dothan, AL
Softball 2/6 5 p.m. Chipola College Dothan, AL
Softball 2/7 9 a.m. Calhoun CC Dothan, AL
Baseball 2/7 11 a.m. Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV
Softball 2/7 3:30 p.m. Central Alabama CC Dothan, AL
Softball 2/7 6 p.m. Gulf Coast State College Dothan, AL
Cross Country 2/7-8 TBA Mountain State Games Pocatello, ID
Softball 2/8 9 a.m. Florida Southwestern State Dothan, AL
Women's Basketball
3 p.m.
Snow College (HOMECOMING)
Twin Falls, ID
Softball 2/8 3:30 p.m. Central Florida CC Dothan, AL
Men's Basketball
5 p.m.
Snow College (HOMECOMING)
Twin Falls, ID

For more information about CSI Athletics visit

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director | 208.732.6493

HerrettForumHerrett Forum Speaker Series Presents Black Hold Collisions and the Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy by Dr. William Kells

"Wonder of the heavens has been an innate human trait predating even civilization. It has inspired the most profound advances of our culture and scientific understanding. One pinnacle of this tradition has been the conception of Gravitation by Newton and then its adaptation by Einstein in his 'General Relativity' of the Cosmos. I will describe the UGO project, whose dramatic discoveries of gravitational wave 11signals11 from actual Black Holes (both predicted by general relativity) inspires a new vista of heavenly wonderment. Emphasizing this context, I hope to show UGO meriting the same justification as more easily appreciable BIG SCIENCE (thus expensive) projects: planetary exploration; decoding the human genome; broad band internet. To be sure, the technical marvels of the UGO facilities will be featured! As was the sense for our moon shots, the fact that we can inspire talent and marshal resources to make such dreams happen has a justification in communal pride."

Dr. Kells received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech and the University of Chicago, respectively. Following his matriculation, he went to work developing technologies for particle colliders at Fermilab outside Chicago, and later, deep-field cameras for the iconic 200" telescope atop California1s Palomar Mountain. The capstone of his career came as a member of the Nobel Prize-winning Caltech team that achieved the first direct detection of the exquisitely small spacetime vibrations of gravitational waves in 2015. He retired to Twin Falls in 2017, where he continues to pursue his research interests.

Join us! Admission is free of charge.

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director  | 208.732.6501

CommunityEdUpcoming Community Education Classes 

Dates: February 11 - March 10
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 plus $60 paid to instructor for supplies
Location: Desert 114
Instructor: Scotti Tverdy

Date: February 11 & 13
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Shields 113
Instructor: Diane Gause
Fee: $20 + $30 supply fee

Dates: February 15
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: 590 Addison Ave
Instructor: Morgan Jeno
Fee: $55


Date: Feb 10
Day: Monday
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: MC Center A14
Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker
Fee: $15
Ages: 8+

Date: Feb 10
Day: Monday
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: MC Center A14
Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker
Fee: $15
Ages: 8+

*These courses run concurrently. Students will choose one course to attend. Pre-registration is mandatory so that instructors can purchase materials.

Date: Feb 11
Day: Tuesday
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: MC Center A25
Instructor: Amy Christopherson
Fee: $20
*If you sign up for sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50.


Dates: Feb 12 -  Apr 8
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Jerome Center
Instructor: Raquel Arenz
Fee: $100

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

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment | 208.732.6288

GalentinesYou're Invited to Our Galentine's Party
Kristen Adamson
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant | 208.732.6395

TraumaticBrainCSI Traumatic Brain Injury Group Schedule

Scott Lindquist
Student Disabilities Services Coordinator | 208.732.6268

EmergingLeadershipEmerging Leader Program through CSI Workforce Development

Whether you are a new manager or have been in a management role for years, the CSI Emerging Leader Program provides you with the expertise, tools and confidence needed to become a more impactful leader. Through a combination of lecture-based presentations, interactive activities and one-on-one coaching, you will develop your personal leadership style, learn methods to foster a high-performance culture and acquire tools that you can implement immediately in your workplace.

Your Leadership Legacy by Robert Galford and Regina Maruca will provide direction for the program, challenging you to think about and formulate your leadership legacy. In one-on-one sessions instructor, Michelle Shinn, will help you assess your current impact, elevate your work and achieve your leadership goals.

The Emerging Leader Program consists of six 4-hour sessions. All sessions will be held on Fridays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m at CSI's Main Campus. Enrollment is capped at 12 participants.

March 6, 2020
March 20, 2020
April 3, 2020
April 17, 2020
May 1, 2020
May 15, 2020

The last day to register for the program is February 21, 2020. Click here to register now!

Amanda Worthington
Marketing Operations Coordinator | 208.732.6397

DavidEylerMagic Valley Symphony Presents Guest Conductor/Percussion Soloist David Eyler
Magic Valley Symphony presents
February 21 at 7:30 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy, Sav-Mor Drug, Dunkley Music, Desert Book, and the CSI Fine Arts Center.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director | 208.732.6288

STEAMCampInRegistration is Now Open for the Annual Herrett Center for Arts and Science 2020 STEAM Camp-In
Registration is now open for the Herrett Center for Arts and Science 2020 STEAM Camp-In, which will be held on Friday, March 6. During this event, one hundred third, fourth, and fifth graders will experience a night of fun and learning STEAM-that's science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The camp-in includes a STEAM-based workshop, a presentation from Zoo Boise, a screening of a planetarium show, telescope viewing in the Centennial Observatory, a group scavenger hunt in the museum galleries, and a night of camping in among the museum gallery exhibits. Late night snacks and a light breakfast in the morning will be provided as well.

STEAM Camp-In registration forms can be found at the front desk of the Herrett Center or at Registration is $50 per camper and closes Saturday, February 22, 2020. It's first come, first served, so get your child's registration in soon!

For more information about this event contact Education Coordinator, Kindy Combe.

Kindy Combe
Herrett Center Education Coordinator | 208.732.6664

HunchbackNotreDameMusicalDilettante Group of Magic Valley Presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Musical

Dilettante Group of Magic Valley presents
Feb 27 - 29 at 7:30 p.m. & Feb 29-March 1 at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

It's our 61st year! The Dilettante Group of Magic Valley is proud to present a new musical based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney animated film. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Directed by Lori Henson. The Dilettante Group has been part of the Magic Valley since 1959, producing live musical theater each year. Community support has allowed this tradition of the arts to continue successfully for 61 years!  

Tickets are $12 and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy Hallmark in the Lynwood, the CSI Box Office, or from any cast member.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director | 208.732.6288

P20Save the Date for the 2020 P20 Educators Conference
For more information, visit

Samra Culum
Education Instructor | 208.732.6223

SBOEIdaho's Future Depends on Quality Higher Education

For Immediate Release                                                                    
February 3, 2020
Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Idaho's Future Depends on Quality Higher Education

By Debbie Critchfield, President, Idaho State Board of Education

Since late last year when a tuition freeze and subsequent budget cuts were announced for Idaho's public colleges and universities, a question I'm hearing often can be summarized like now what? 

We need to recognize that holding down tuition costs is only part of the equation and that an equally important part is figuring out a long-term plan both to sustain our higher education institutions and help them thrive.  My fellow State Board of Education colleagues and I are encouraged by the support and interest we have received from people around the state who not only want to maintain, but also improve the financial standing of our institutions that have served generations of Idaho's students, transformed lives and helped build our great state.

Governor Brad Little has expressed his commitment to working with the Board on a plan moving forward.  Just last week the Governor met with all eight presidents of our colleges and universities to begin mapping out the course for keeping college affordable for students and families, while meeting the operational needs of our institutions.  It was a productive discussion, one of many conversations that are occurring to help us solve this problem together.

As the governance board for Idaho's entire public education spectrum spanning kindergarten to post graduate education, we do not and cannot play favorites.  Decisions made to benefit one point on that education spectrum tend to impact other points further along the spectrum as well.  We must think about all students at all times.  Our public education system requires strategic attention and support at every level, including policy development and a sustainable funding model.

The State Board of Education is committed to working with the Governor, the Legislature and our institutions to develop recommendations and ultimately a model for long-term stable funding.  We recognize there are many levels of accountability in this process.  As taxpayers, as parents and as students, we all have a say in this.  Our world is changing at a rapid pace.  Idaho cannot expect to keep up without quality public institutions of higher learning able to educate and prepare our sons, daughters and grandchildren to find their place and succeed in a new and evolving economy. Our future depends on it.

WisdomofAgesWisdom of the Ages

Shelly Wright
Over 60 & Getting Fit & Active Aging Programs Director | 208.732.6483

RelayforLife2020 Relay for Life Kick Off

Cindy Wolf
Relay for Life Volunteer | 208.749.9653

DiabetesSt. Luke's Sponsored Diabetes Seminar in Jerome, Feb. 19

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

Smile2020 Give Kids a Smile

Tina Hilton
CSI Hygiene Student

PatientFinancialMedicare 101, Social Security, and Assistance for Seniors Plus Veterans Health Insurance Benefit Options

Welcome to the Dynamic New HealthCare Training  Foundation

Day Egusquiza, Founder and President of the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation, Inc/PFNF has more than 40 years of experience in healthcare revenue and reimbursement including 20 years in an Idaho hospital. She and the Advisory Board are excited to have created this Foundation in 2017 and are thrilled to bring these community outreach educational programs to the Magic Valley.  PFNF is an Idaho-based, self-funded Family Foundation.
Upcoming Community Outreach Boot Camps! Save the Dates!

" Medicare 101, Social Security, and Assistance for Seniors"
Sat, Feb 29, 2020         
8:30 am - 12:30 pm     
CSI Fine Arts
Subject experts will train on:
  • Medicare 101 - Part A, B, C, D and Medicare as secondary payer
  • Medicare Advantage vs. Traditional Medicare ++ Working beyond 65
  • Supplemental insurance costs and scope
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Aid for Aged, Blind and Disabled (Medicaid)
  • Office on Aging Programs & Scams
  • Fit after 60!
  • Safety in the home

"Veterans Health Insurance Benefit Options-Turning 65 Boot Camp"
Tues, March 10, 2020        
6:00-8:30 pm      
CSI Fine Arts
Subject experts will train on:
  • Veteran's Healthcare programs - eligibility overview
  • National program updates
  • Medicare 101  -Part A,B,C and Supplements
  • Working with both VA and Medicare- examples
  • Office on Aging Programs
  • Senior Patrol & SHIBA
  • Community outreach programs

These Boot Camps are free and no pre-registration is required. All ages are welcome. For class materials for either camp go to  

Day Egusquiza
Patient Financial Navigator Foundation, Inc/PFNF | 208.423.9036

PollWorkersTwin Falls County is Looking for People Interested in Working at the Polls for the 2020 Elections
Twin Falls County is looking for people interested in working at the polls for all elections in 2020. The election dates are March 10, May 19 and November 3. If you are a civic-minded individual and would like to commit a small portion of your time to preserving democracy, we invite your participation.


* Full day shift from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Mandatory training
* At least 16 years of age
* U.S. Citizen
* Transportation to and from polls

Poll workers must be able to read and write English, follow detailed instructions, lift 20 lbs., move about the polling place and maintain composure under stress.

County employees would have to get permission from their supervisor and use any accrued vacation or comp time. Pay is $10.00 - $10.50 per hour plus mileage to the training and to the polling place. If you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming a poll worker, please contact DeAnne Cates at 208-736-4101 or

Valerie Varadi
Twin Falls County Elections Director | 208.736.4072

WomensSuffrageSave the Date for the CSI Social Sciences & Humanities Symposium

The CSI Social Sciences & Humanities Symposium will explore the history and implications of the 19th Amendment and the Women's Suffrage Movement on March 12 and 13, 2020. Day one will examine the full context of the amendment. Day two will consider the implications and impact in contemporary America.

For teachers and students alike the cost of $65 will cover registration and food. To register visit MyCSI and choose either HUMA 199 or SOCY 199A C01, for continuing professional development or for the student who needs an additional transcript credit. A community registraiton portal will be open soon. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of the credit.

For more information, please contact one of the people listed below. We appreciate your support!

Samra Culum
Perri Gardner
Kerry Koontz
Kim Madsen Dill
Denyee Matthews
Matt Reynolds
Russ Tremayne
Justin Vipperman

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