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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that CSI has a Strategic Planning Scorecard full of quantitative data about the college? Click here to check it out!

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness | 208.732.6775

WorkStudyPeerTutorWork Study Student Needed for Peer Tutoring

Jacqlyn King
Biology Instructor | 208.732.6825
ELCDonationsThe CSI Early Learning Center is in Need of Winter Clothing

The CSI Early Learning Center is accepting new and used donations for children ages 12 months to 5 years old. Items such as snow boots, hats, gloves, snow pants, and coats are needed to help keep the children warm and dry while they play outside. Donations can be given to Tracey Meyhoeffer (Hepworth building) or they can be dropped off with Patty McFarling at the Early Learning Center (on Frontier Road) throughout winter. Thank you for considering this group as you come upon items that could be donated this holiday season.

Patty McFarling
Early Learning Center Coordinator | 208.732.6645
CSICalendarsIt's Time to Order Your 2020 CSI Calendars

Erin Giesler
Graphic Design Specialist | 208.732.6320

ProgramBoardProgram Board Hosts New Events For Students

Encourage your students to participate in
 Program Board's events this week! 

Kezia Putri
Program Board

TuitionSpring Tuition is Due January 17, 2020

Encourage students to pay on time at! 

HallofFameCSI Athletic Hall of Fame Induction - Pierre Jackson and Steve Gosar
We are excited to invite you all to the CSI Athletic Hall of Fame induction of Pierre Jackson and Steve Gosar. There will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020, in the Rick Allen Room at the Herrett Center. The cost is $25 and open to all CSI fans and supporters. 

Jackson and Gosar teamed up together as player and coach to lead the Golden Eagles to their 3rd NJCAA National Championship in 2011. Both will be officially inducted into the hall of fame Saturday, January 18, at halftime of the CSI Men's Basketball Game.

To purchase your dinner ticket and reserve your spot at this special dinner and event, please email or call Angela Pierce at or 208-732-6486.
Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director | 208.732.6493

Teacher6th Annual Taking Care of our Teachers Day

Evin Fox
Professor, Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education | 208.732.6872

BusinessProjectSpring Term Student Opportunity - Business Project (Open to ALL CSI Students)
I'm excited to announce a virtual collaboration project being made available to CSI students by the U.S. State Department through an organization called IREX. Students choosing to get involved with this project will work collaboratively with students from a university in Jordan via Zoom and other virtually collaborative tools to develop a business plan proposal and presentation related to a product or service that supports global sustainability. It's a great way to learn the steps in the business plan process, while learning about a different culture.
(Being able to list on your resume that you've been involved in a global project for the U.S. State Department is pretty cool too!)
How long will the project run: The week of January 20th to April 16th (We will determine the day/time of the week we meet during our introduction session)
Are there costs involved: You are welcome to sign up for 1-3 elective credits in BUSM 285 if you would like to earn credit for this project, but that would be the only way costs would be incurred, and signing up for credit is optional. There are no required costs for the project.
How much time will it take: About three hours a week. You'll have about an hour of independent work to do on a specific topic (research, watch videos, etc.), we'll meet once a week for about an hour, and you'll work with your local and Jordan partner(s) off and on via virtual meeting software for about an hour each week. We will also set up virtual meeting sessions as a class periodically with all of the students from the Jordan university. Time differences will need to be considered when meeting times are determined so a bit of flexibility will be necessary.
This is a campus-based project and those involved must be willing and able to come to campus for the one-hour per week we will work together.
Who can take part: All CSI students are eligible to join the project. You don't have to be in a degree or certificate program or a business student, but you do have to be an enrolled CSI student. You don't have to be a U.S. citizen.
How do I learn more: There are two introduction sessions to choose from. Pick the one that works best for your schedule. 2:00-3:00 Thursday, January 16th in Canyon 124A or 9:00-10:00, Friday January 17th in Canyon 124C. We will talk about the project in more detail and select the day/time each week we want to get together for weekly sessions.
Hopefully you'll want to join us for this exciting project.
Robin Bagent
Associate Professor
Program Manager, Business  Management and Entrepreneurship |  208.732.6392

TransferFairCSI Transfer Fair

Kristin Becker
Bilingual Student Advisor | 208.732.6251

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

AARPJane Bryan Quinn's Parting Retirement Advice
Note : I love the AARP Bulletin because there is always at least one article that is beautifully researched and written, and with a message I need to hear.  I have followed Jane Bryan Quinn for many years and believe her to be a very credible reporter. Here are some tips from her parting article in December as she ventures forth on her own retirement journey. Please refer to the entire article online.
Quinn: To all my dear friends at AARP: I'm doing it. I'm retiring. After all these years of reporting and writing about how to prepare for retirement, I'm trying it myself.
So much has changed in the world since the day I launched as a baby financial reporter in 1963. When it comes to what to do with our money, we have tons of options that didn't exist back then. So which should we choose?
My advice? Choose almost none of those options. (Instead:)
  • Simplify your financial life. Raise the automatic contributions to your savings plans.
  • Don't have a plan? Automate contributions to an individual retirement account (IRA).
  • Buy low-cost index funds that follow the broad stock and bond markets; they will likely outperform any managed fund you own (and, almost certainly, any bag of individual stocks you might select).
  • Right-size your life to live within your means.
  • Make a will.
  • Check that the beneficiary forms of your IRAs and 401(k)s list the correct people.
  • Then quit thinking about your money and get on with your life.
If you don't want to manage your money yourself, find someone who charges only fees (no commissions) and works for a firm where no one charges commissions. Keep it simple. Simple is the sophisticated way to save, invest and plan.

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

SwedishDeathCleaningSwedish Death Cleaning and Why You Should be Doing it
Wellness Note: Don't forget to register for our Carbon Weight Loss Program!
My mom was a hoarder. While not in the same league as the people featured on  Buried Alive (thankfully), she clearly had a problem letting go. There were the clothes dating back to the mid-70s that no longer fit her, kitchen appliances she hadn't used in decades, piles of unopened tea towels... the list goes on. Even before I  adopted a minimalist lifestyle, a visit to my parents' house would invariably leave me feeling overwhelmed. There was just so much stuff. Every once in a while, I'd try to convince Mom to declutter a little, but she always had a reason not to. When they finally did move into an old age home, I was left to clean out their house on my own. The task was physically taxing and time-consuming, but it was the emotional aspect that hit the hardest. Being responsible for someone else's memories is a tough ask.
In Sweden, there is a kind of decluttering called  döstädning -  meaning 'death' and  städning meaning 'cleaning.'  Swedish death cleaning can be done at any age; you don't have to wait until you're old to rid yourself of unnecessary belongings. That being said, the sooner you do it, the better. In her book,  The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, author and artist  Margareta Magnusson encourages us to  clean like there's no tomorrow. Because, well, there might not be. The idea is to avoid having others do the job for you after you've gone. It may sound like a heavy topic, but Magnusson uses humor and wisdom to get her ideas across. Equal parts radical and joyous in her approach, she introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Nobody likes to think about dying, but perhaps it's time we did.

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

CommunityEdUpcoming Community Education Classes 

Dates: Jan 14 - Apr 24
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ted Hadley
Fee: Free
Location: Fine Arts 164, Main Campus in Twin Falls

Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ben Britton
Location: Fine Arts 164, Main Campus in Twin Falls

Date:  Jan 16 - May 7
Day: Thursdays 
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Carson Wong
Fee: $10
Location: Fine Arts 133, Main Campus in Twin Falls

Dates: Jan 21 - Mar 24
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 -9:20 p.m.
Fee: $150 (+ supply fee paid to the instructor depending on the chosen project)
Location: Canyon 133, Main Campus in Twin Falls

Dates: Jan 21 - May 9
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Times: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Tues/Thurs) and 9 - 11 a.m. (Saturdays)
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka and Michael Easterling
Fee: $80 (+20 gi rental each session)
Location: Rec. Center 231A, Main Campus in Twin Falls

Dates: Jan 21 - May 7
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka and Michael Easterling
Fee: $70 (+20 gi rental each session)
Location: Rec. Center 231A, Main Campus in Twin Falls

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

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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TraumaticBrainCSI Traumatic Brain Injury Group Schedule

Scott Lindquist
Student Disabilities Services Coordinator | 208.732.6268

BYUAmbassadorsBYU Young Ambassadors to Perform at the CSI Fine Arts Center
January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Brigham Young University's renowned Young Ambassadors are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their first performance in 1970. Throughout the last 50 years, 1700 Young Ambassadors have traveled thousands of miles, visited 68 countries, and met millions of new friends who long remember the group's fast-paced choreography and beloved melodies. Young Ambassadors have captured the hearts of young and old through half a century of tours.Young Ambassadors continue their energetic tradition of song and dance as they recall their past travels in their new show--Souvenirs. Young Ambassadors feature 20 of BYU's best singers and dancers, and 10 of BYU's finest instrumentalists in the Young Ambassador Showband. This showband is conducted by Professor Eric Hansen and features three show-stopping pieces, adding dynamic energy and class to Souvenirs. Come see this high-energy performance! General admission: $15.

Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Box Office, Deseret Book, or online here 

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director | 208.732.6288

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Women's Basketball 1/18 3 p.m. Snow College Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball 1/18 5 p.m. Snow College Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball 1/23 5 p.m. Utah State University Eastern Price, UT
Men's Basketball 1/23 7 p.m. Utah State University Eastern Price, UT
Cross Country 1/24 TBA Ed Jacoby Invitational Nampa, ID

For more information about CSI Athletics visit

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director | 208.732.6493

OsageAugust: Osage County

January 22-25  at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and "truth-telling," is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, August: Osage County is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable. Warning: Coarse language, adult themes, sex & drug use references. 

Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by going to, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment | 208.732.6288

ParentCollegeParent College - We're All in This Together

Additional learning sessions will be held on February 22, and March 14, 2020. 

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

BoxingSmoker43rd Annual CSI Cowboy & Cowgirl Boxing Smoker

Steve Birnie
Head Rodeo Coach | 208.732.6620

BearMassacreBear River Massacre Commemoration Caravan
January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

We have a 1-hour service at 11 a.m. on January 29. We even feed you after. A couple of short speakers and music and ceremony. It's beautiful. I would love to see you. It's at the DUP Monument on Highway 91. Just north of Preston.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director | 208.732.6288

PianoCelebrationCSI Piano Celebration Presents Kimberlee Dodds Dray and Peter Fanovic
January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

West Coast violinist Kimberlee Dray meets Slovakian pianist Peter Fancovic in New York City to rehearse. The duo truly represents the fusion of East and West, characterizing their program spanning Prokofiev to Gershwin. While Peter earned his Master's of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, Kimberlee studied under famed Soviet violinist Nina Beilina. The merging of cultures informs their collaboration, making this recital of Soviet and American repertoire a particularly rewarding adventure as evidence of the power of music to unite cultures and people. An active recitalist, Kimberlee has performed across the United States and Peter is a much sought after soloist and collaborator, having performed in venues such as Concertgebouw, with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba and many others.

General Admission Tickets: Adults - $10 / Seniors $8 / Students $6. Contact Sue Miller at for more information or tickets.

Sue Miller
Music Professor | 208.732.6255

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

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

AlzheimersSupportGroupEarly Stage Support Group by Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's largest voluntary health organization. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. As we continue our world renowned research, advocate, educate and care for this fragile population, we have an opportunity in our community to offer an amazing program to those working through Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease. We are currently seeking those who are in Early Stages and help them through education in a support group setting.

Just to share a little bit about the program-
  • 10 weeks of discussions with professional staff from our community  
  • Set up like a support group
  • Round table discussions
  • For the caregiver and patient
  • Each week a different subject is discussed: legal and financial, long term care, progression of the disease, psycho-social evaluations and knowing how to care for your person etc...
  • Our facilitator is Michelle Tigue. She has worked in the senior care industry for about 10 years and is a Psychology, PHD candidate working on social change dialogue. Other experts in their field will be announced as we interview and place people in the group and confirm dates.
Danielle Lyda
Regional Representative, Greater Idaho Chapter, Alzheimer's Association | 208.631.0391

PlanetariumNew Planetarium Show - Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Every rock tells a story. Many of the rocks across southern Idaho tell a story of a landscape sculpted by volcanic activity. Volcanoes intrigue us with their incredible power and potential to cause mass destruction. Beginning December 26, residents of southern Idaho can gain a better appreciation and understanding for volcanoes when the Faulkner Planetarium opens the giant screen film Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation.
Witness the incredible tale of the birth of our planet in which volcanoes played a crucial role. Then step into the present and follow along as National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter takes you along on a personal journey to see volcanoes from the inside, revealing their hidden mysteries. Get up close to the 2018 eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea and watch as Carsten attempts to descend to a lava lake as it roils and churns, launching fountains of lava. Carsten's passion for volcanoes will grab you, thrill you, and scare you all at the same time. You may never want to get as close to an active volcano in real life as Carsten does, but you can go there with him from the safety of your seat in the planetarium.
Moviegoers will gain a new appreciation for the forces that created the stark beauty of Craters of the Moon, with its extinct splatter cones and plains of frozen lava, and other lava flows across southern Idaho. Every rock tells a story.
Planetarium manager Rick Greenawald says: "This is a stunning movie experience. The cinematography is beautiful and gives you a real appreciation for the power of volcanoes. Carsten Peter's passion for volcanoes shines through and adds a human element to the story. I am certain that audiences of all ages will enjoy this film."
Opening week show times are 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and again at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The week of December 31, showings will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and again at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Starting the week of January 5, showings will be at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the month of January. Admission prices to the planetarium are $6 adults (18 to 59), $5 seniors (60+), $4 children (2 to 17) and CSI students with a valid student ID, children under the age of 2 are admitted free.
Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID, the Faulkner Planetarium is the premiere planetarium in Idaho. Public shows are offered on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings throughout the academic year. Expanded public show schedules are offered during the summer and holiday season.
For more information, including show schedules, program descriptions, movie trailers, and coming attractions, visit the Herrett Center's web page at

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium | 208.732.6659

WorkforceJanuaryCSI Workforce Development and Training January Schedule

Do you know someone who might be interested in a Workforce Development and Training Course at CSI? Courses coming up in January include:
  • Confined Space Competent Person
  • Confined Space Train the Trainer
  • Flagging & Basic Traffic Control
  • Scaffolding Competent Person
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Training
  • Intro to AC/DC Electrical
  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Train the Trainer
  • Intro to Welding - Stick/MIG
  • Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI)
  • 5S and Lean Manufacturing Continuous Improvement
  • Electrical Safety Arc Flash &  NFPA 70E
For more information about CSI Workforce Development and Training courses visit:

Alex Wolford
Training Coordinator | 208.732.6344

LoveLogicLove and Logic Parenting Skills and Techniques
Love and Logic Parenting Skills and Techniques
Develop Strong Parenting Techniques and Strategies
Raise happy and well-behaved kids with positive, loving tools

The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.

Sounds easy enough but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! Our approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood. Whether you're embarking for the first time with your new baby or navigating the turbulent teens with your youngest, our strategies and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions.

Choose "Love"
The "Love" in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits. This Love also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy.

Choose "Logic"
The "Logic" in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, make affordable mistakes and experience the natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy, they develop the following logic:

The quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices.

With the loving yet powerful tools of Love and Logic, we can help our children learn to make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect.

Specialized solutions for a range of challenges, including:

* Picky Eating
* Stubbornness
* Social Media
* Step-Parenting
* Potty Training
* Special Needs
* Toddler Tantrums
* Much More!

CSI Head Start/Early Head Start is proud to offer "Love and Logic, Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun" as our new facilitated parenting t raining/curricula and made especially for parents of kids 0-6!

Dates: 5-week course, every Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Feb. 11, 2020
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: College of Southern Idaho, Taylor Student Union, Room 277
Cost: Free to HS/EHS parents, $10/person and $15/couple for public participants
Note: Childcare will NOT be available

Abby Greenfield
Family Services Community Involvement Coordinator | 208.736.0741 ext. 1124

StLukesDiabetesSt. Luke's Free Community Seminar: All About Diabetes

Kyli Gough
St. Luke's Magic Valley

ChamberElectionsFour Seats on the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are Up for Election
Four seats on the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are up for election this year with terms beginning February 21, 2020.  DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS 12 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020! Three of these seats are full 3-year terms expiring at the annual meeting in 2023. The fourth seat is a partial term that will end at the annual meeting in 2021. The person who wins this seat will be eligible to run again in 2021 for a full term.
Any employee of a Chamber member business (in good standing - meaning the member is current on their annual dues payment and has no other outstanding payments due to the Chamber) is eligible to run for election to the Board.
One business member company may not have more than one person representing their company on the board. Ongoing board members represent the following companies: Fairfield Inn & Suites/TownePlace Suites, State Farm Insurance, Glanbia Nutritionals, Cold Stone Creamery/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, First Federal, Watkins Distributing, Chobani, and Idaho Power Company.
Directors serve for a 3-year term and are responsible for the supervision of the Chamber, the direction of its work and policy making. The Board of Directors controls the Chamber's property and is responsible for the organization's finances.
The Board meets monthly and Directors also attend Chamber functions and committee meetings as needed.
If you are interested in running for one of the seats on the Board, please email Shawn Barigar at   with your name, business name, and contact information. Self-nomination is allowed. Electronic ballots will be emailed to the voting member of each Chamber business following the close of nominations with the final vote being tallied at 5 p.m. on January 31, 2020.

Shawn Barigar
Twin Falls Mayor

BloodDriveAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood Drive 
College of Southern Idaho 

CSI Health Sciences and Human Services Building (Lobby)
397 N College Road 
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Thursday, January 23, 2020
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule your appointment online at
Sponsor code: CSIEagles

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Give Something that Means Something | | 1-800-Red Cross

Joshua Drube
Account Representative, American Red Cross | 208.501.4335

RefugeeStoriesRefugee Stories 

Refugees Share Their Stories
Since 1980 over 2,500 people have re-settled in the Magic Valley area through the CSI Refugee Program. This has been a successful program of providing a new start for many refugees who have become members of our community. Each of these people have interesting stories about their experiences of having to leave their countries and how they have grown to be members of our Magic Valley community.
The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 160 9th Ave East, is hosting a Refugee Stories event on January 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. Representatives of the refugee community will share their journeys along with the courage it required, the sacrifices and adjustments they made to come to the United States for the safety of their families. It is an opportunity for the community to better understand the determination of refugees to be a part of the Magic Valley. This event is free and open to the public and is planned to be the first of several similar events. A reception will be held afterward.
Unitarian Universalism is a faith tradition that welcomes and stands up for the full rights of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.
For more information, contact Don Morishita at (208) 308-5180 or visit the MVUUF website at:

Don Morishita
Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | 208.308.5180

HumansoftheMagicValleyHumans of the Magic Valley 

The Twin Falls Public Library is happy to present our sixth Humans of the Magic Valley! Humans of the Magic Valley is a program where real people are available to be interviewed by you. Participants can ask difficult questions and get honest answers during one-on-one interviews. Join us from 5 - 9 p.m. on January 24, 2020, at the Yellow Brick Cafe to speak with an Amputee, a Wife of a Trans Man, a Magistrate Judge, an Adult Child of Addicts, an Intuitive Psychic, a Kidney Donor, a Kidney Transplant Recipient, a Nuclear Engineer, a Mama Dr agon, a Parent of a Child With William's Syndrome and more!  

CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library

P10XP10X: Tools for Productive Performance
Master your productivity and time to move powerfully towards your goals. This course will empower students to learn the techniques needed to survive in today's workforce, where production is key and there is never enough time. Develop a productive mindset to stay motivated, cultivate strong self-discipline and use the power of habit to your advantage day after day. This course is guaranteed to change the way you work for the better.

P10X: Tools for Productive Performance (January 27th & Feb. 3rd, 4 - 7 p.m., $115 (10% discount for CSI employees- $103.50)
  • How to get MORE done in LESS time with tools to master productivity.
  • Confidence to place methods into action.
  • Basic techniques that make a huge change in behavior & outcomes.
  • A clear direction to move forward in your business and personal life.
Kathleen Gladstone
Workforce Training Coordinator | 208.732.6412

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee at Twin Beans

CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library

EmbraceGraceSingle and Pregnant? Get Support, Find Hope, and Experience Joy
Single and Pregnant?
Get Support. Find Hope. Experience Joy.
Group starts Jan. 31, at the Magic Vally Bible Church
204 Main Ave. N. Twin Falls
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Contact Mary 208-749-0423

Angela Batchelor
Assistant Professor, Art | 208.732.6754

BookArtsBook Arts Exhibit in the Herrett Center Gallery

Angela Batchelor
Assistant Professor, Art | 208.732.6754

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

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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