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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that all of the recommendations from the Great Colleges to Work For Task
Force are posted online? Just go to https://csioffice.sharepoint.com/ to find the link.

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
DeadlinesSpring 2019 First Week Deadlines


Welcome! As we prepare for the Spring 2019 semester, the College of Southern Idaho Office of the Registrar would like to remind you of a few items to help your semester get off to the right start:

  1. Students may register for courses through Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Noon). Instructor permission is not needed and online registration is available. Some exceptions apply; contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.
  2. Students may drop courses in-person up to Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Courses may be dropped online up to Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Charges for dropped courses are refunded.
  3. The withdraw period will begin Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM. Withdrawn courses do not receive a refund and a 'W' will appear on the student's transcript. Courses cannot be withdrawn online.
  4. Faculty will begin dropping students who did not attend or participate during the first week on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Noon).

For payment deadlines and information see  https://www.csi.edu/tuition-fees/2018-2019.aspx

Michele McFarlane
Registrar
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208.732.6304


WatchInserviceIf You Missed Inservice You Can Watch It Now
Click below to watch the 2019 Spring Inservice State of the College video.

State of the College Spring 2019

Kathy Deahl
Executive Administrative Assistant
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

FacultyToolboxFaculty Toolbox

Learning with Leaders is a new area for Faculty Toolbox. This video discussion series shares short (10 minute) video clips of CSI faculty explaining their teaching practices. Our first brave soul for this series is History Professor, Dr. Russ Tremayne. He is discussing best-practices related to campus-based lectures. The video has annotated notes from Russ that discuss various elements related to effective lecturing. Please add your comments/questions/and answers to the video to help make this a richer learning opportunity for all involved.  If you haven't yet registered into this Faculty Driven site, you'll want to do so today! Click on this link and then click enroll  https://csi.instructure.com/enroll/H3XLH3

Robin Bagent
Associate Professor Technical, Business Management/Entrepreneurship
rbagent@csi.edu  | 208.732.6392
PACELocal and National Savings For PACE Members
CSI PACE Members, as an employee benefit, are eligible to utilize the PERKS APP which offers local and national savings! Save on things like.... 
  • Discounted event tickets- Tickets to sports, concerts, movies, theme parks, ski resorts, zoos, aquariums, tours and much more!
  • Travel- Marriot, Hilton, Omni, Sheraton, Wyndham, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Budget. No travel restrictions or blackout dates!
  • Discounted Gift Cards- Save up to 13% on select, already discounted gift cards. The more you buy, the more you save!
  • Cashback Program- Get Cash Back for Your Online Shopping. Up to 30% cash back for making purchases that are already part of your shopping budget! Walmart, Macys and Target and receive real cash back with every purchase.
  • National Offers- GE, Samsung, Tire Buyer, Dell, Dish Network TV, Direct TV, HP, Lenovo and More!
HERE'S HOW TO START SAVING:

OPTION ONE: Online
OPTION TWO: App
  • Visit your phone's App Store.
  • Search for the app called: "PerksConnect"
  • Download the app
  • Open the app
  • Group code: scollegeidaho18
  • Click "Activate your Account Now" and fill in the required fields.
  • Start saving!
DON'T SEE YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESSES?

PERKS is always adding businesses. If you want something added, just ask for it. To request a PERKS addition, just email Thomas Frizalone at PERKS at tfrizalone@employeeperksnow.com.

STILL DON'T GET IT?

Click here to check out a video that shows you what PERKS is all about.

NEED A HUMAN?

Talk to CSI PACE Executive Member, Kelly Wilson at 208-732-6322 or  kwilson@csi.edu.

CSI PACE
EmptyBowlsJoin Hands On to Paint for "Empty Bowls"


Hands On has partnered with South Central Community Action Partnership again this year to assist in filling 11 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the Magic Valley and they need your help! The community paints ceramic bowls and donates them to the Empty Bowls dinner and auction. Hands On invites you to paint and donate your bowl. The CSI Wellbeing Program will pay for your bowl and the bowl of one guest and Hands On will pay your studio fees! You get to paint for FREE.

You may join the fun any time between now and February 23rd to paint a bowl. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon - 5 p.m. Grab a coworker, family member or neighbor as a guest and paint a bowl to make a difference and get your creative on at the same time!!

Hands On
147 Shoshone St. N.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
208-736-4475

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
FinancialSeminarsCSI Wellbeing Financial Seminars Continue Jan 31: Your Life in Retirement 


Thursday, January 31, from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
HR Conference Rm TAB 210

Registration to follow

This program focuses on those that are on the verge of retiring or already enjoying retirement. Attendees might have some questions on what to do with the money they have accumulate4d and how to maximize their income resources to help ensure a more fulfilling and enjoyable retirement journey.

Find descriptions of each class (page 2) online>> (https://wellness.csi.edu/financial%20thursdays.pdf)

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
WellnessCalendarEmployee Wellbeing Events for Spring Semester & Beyond
Employees and significant others are always welcome at our CSI Employee Wellbeing events are as your suggestions for topics, presentations and information of interest.  Please reach out to any of our Advisory Team members with your thoughts!  Here's to your good health in 2019!
 
 

JANUARY

FEBRUARY - National Heart Month

MARCH - Social Wellness

  • 3/1 Colon Cancer, Wear BLUE
  • 3/14 - Cash Management - VALIC
  • TBA Spring Craft Event

APRIL - Environmental Wellness

  • 4/11 - Investment Planning - VALIC
  • 4/22 Wear GREEN Earth Day Fair
  • 4/22-26 Spring Cleaning Week
  • TBA Skin cancer screening

MAY - Intellectual Wellness

JUNE/JULY

Need to destress?

Try our Chapel and Relaxation Center, TAB 245. The door is always open and everyone is welcome. A nondenominational Prayer Ministry is also a resource of the Chapel. Prayer boxes are available to leave requests for personal, CSI or general concerns. Requests may also be sent to csiprayerrequest@gmail.com

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

Alejandra Hernandez
Mulitcultural Student Affairs Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312
MiniHealthJanuary Mini Health Challenge: Mission Possible

The State of Idaho Health Matters site is dedicated to cultivating wellbeing for State of Idaho employees and is coordinated through the State of Idaho Division of Human Resources ( https://dhr.idaho.gov/). Health Matters delivers health and wellness-related resources, information, challenges, and targeted initiatives to state of Idaho employees. All state employees are welcome and encouraged to participate in Health Matters programming, regardless of their enrollment in state medical benefits.

Starting this month Health Matters will offer a Monthly Mini Challenge ( https://healthmatters.idaho.gov/Resources/Challenges/mini-challenge.html) designed to make participants happier and healthier. Track participation to be eligible for a prize drawing at the end of the year. The January Mini Challenge is called "Mission Possible." ( https://healthmatters.idaho.gov/Resources/Challenges/mini-challenge.html) You are eligible to participate as a CSI employee.

The "Mission Possible" Mini Challenge invites you to write a personal mission statement. This is much more than a catchy slogan. A mission statement will clearly express what drives you and what is important to you. It will help you define your direction and purpose in life. It will be the foundation for your goals and will help you evaluate whether or not you are living true to your self-defined purpose. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, wrote that a mission statement is "like a personal constitution, that basis of making major, life-directing decision, the basis for making daily decisions."

Set aside some time to think about what you'd like your mission statement to be. Write your ideas on paper or on a private online journal.

* What are you passionate about?
* What brings you joy?
* What are you naturally good at?
* What do you stand for?
* Which ethics and values are important to you?
* How would you like to influence others?

Contemplate these answers as you create a purposeful statement that captures the essence of who you are. Don't worry about making it perfect. Start with a rough draft and you can change it over time.

After you've finished this month's Mini Challenge mark the challenge as complete ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mc-Jan) to be eligible for a prize drawing at the end of the year! You can earn one entry per month.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
DentalSchedule a Cleaning with the CSI Dental Hygiene Students

Jingjing Qian
Dental Hygiene Student
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
Jan. 17
11:00 am
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Jan. 18
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
8:00 pm
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Jan. 19
1:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
2:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion*
3:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
4:30 pm
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale*
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
Jan. 20
7:30 pm-12:30 am
Free Total Lunar Eclipse viewing session*
Jan. 22
6:30 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
7-9 pm
Mare Nostrum by M. Giuseppucci and M. Popovic
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
*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


ActiveAgingSchedOver 60 and Getting Fit and Active Aging Spring 2019 Schedule
Registration is now open for Over 60 and Getting Fit and Active Aging classes at CSI. The Over 60 and Getting Fit program offers classes at ten southern Idaho locations. Participants can sign up on the first day they attend the program, which is free of charge to everyone 60 years and older. CSI in partnership with the Office on Aging has sponsored the Over 60 program each fall and spring semester for more than 30 years. It has become a model for other senior fitness programs across the nation. Classes begin January 14, 2019, at the following times and locations:

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

The Active Aging spring schedule boasts a variety of fitness classes. See the schedule below for more information: 

For more information about any of these classes, please call instructor Shelly Wright.

Shelly Wright
Director of Over 60 & Getting Fit and Active Aging
swright@csi.edu | 208.732.6483
 

STEAMHerrett Center for Arts and Science Announces Open Registation for Kids STEAM Camp-In
Registration is now open for the Herrett Center for Arts and Science's 2019 STEAM Camp-In, which will be held Friday, March 15, 2019. 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, the wacky science fun of Dr. Picklestein, a sneak-preview screening of the new planetarium show: Beyond the Sun, 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.

Snacks will be provided during the evening and a light breakfast will be served the next morning.

STEAM Camp-In registration forms can be found at the front desk of the Herrett Center or at herrett.csi.edu/exploreherrett. Registration is $50 per camper and closes Saturday, March 2. This camp runs on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Education Coordinator, Kindy Combe.

Kindy Combe
Herrett Center Education Coordinator
kcombe@csi.edu | 208.732.6664
SOUPHomemade Soup Day
Come and enjoy some tasty soup from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the SUB on the following dates:  


Help 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
BallroomBYU Ballroom Dancers
January 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

BYU's Ballroom Dance Company is recognized both nationally and internationally as a treasured and unique university dance ensemble. Their new show, Swing 'n' Sway, is a spectacular show that presents ballroom dance in a theatrical environment with a contemporary point of view. Its innovative choreography is compelling, engaging and just plain fun! Audiences will be fascinated as couples dance a romantic waltz and will feel the energy as the company moves to the infectious rhythms of Latin America. Additional surprises throughout the performance makes Swing 'n' Sway a family-friendly show that should not be missed. Ballroom Dance Company is the current United States Ballroom Dance Formation Champion and is a frequent winner of the British formation Championships. Since its inception in 1970, Ballroom Dance Company has performed for millions of people in over 35 countries, including a command performance for the Queen of Thailand. The company is under the direction of Professor Curt Holman and his wife Sharon. Their distinctive style and artistic vision keeps BYU's ballroom program at the forefront of ballroom dance in America. This has led the President of the National Dance Council of America, Brian McDonald, to call the BYU Ballroom Dance Company "one of the Ballroom world's greatest treasures".

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

AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Women's Basketball Colorado Northwestern CC Jan. 19 3 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Colorado Northwestern CC Jan. 19
5 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Snow College Jan. 24 5:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Snow College Jan. 24 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Cross Country Weber State Invitational  Jan. 26 TBA Ogden, UT

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


KevinAhfatPiano Celebration Series Presents Kevin Ahfat
January 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

As a pianist that leaves no question about his riveting presentation and technical finesse, pianist Kevin Ahfat is poised to become one of the young heirs of the classical piano realm, with a bold, boundary-pushing, millennial style matched by refined execution. Possessing a balanced mix of expressiveness and virtuosity, he summons plenty of thunderpower in the big moments, but clearly values musicianship over mere showmanship. In addition to being a two-time winner of the Julliard Concerto Competition, Mr. Ahfat has won top prizes at numerous competitions worldwide, including the Schimmel International Piano Competition, Steinway & Sons Concerto Competition, and the inaugural Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition. Currently, Mr. Ahfat continues his studies at the Juilliard School. 

 
Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at the CSI Box Office.

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

CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019
 
GLASS BLOWING - OPEN STUDIO
Dates: January 28 - February 25
Days:  Mondays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee:  $60 + $10/hour for supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor:  Wes Overlin    
These sessions are for those who have already experienced the art of torch-working and would like to continue to work on their skills or projects and gain more torching experience alongside other students and teachers.  Torch, Tools and safety gear are provided.
 
HATHA YOGA
Dates: January 30 - April 24, 2019  
Days:  Wednesdays
Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $99
Location: Rec Center Gym 231A
Instructor: Morgan Jeno   
The promise of yoga postures includes balance, strength, flexibility, and the ability to calm the mind.  If you are new to yoga or had yoga in the past and want to refresh the basics, this class is for you. Please come with an empty stomach, loose clothing, bare feet, and that spark for a new and exciting class, and we will get started. We suggest bringing your own yoga mat but can furnish one if necessary.  Note, there will be no class over Spring Break.   
 
INTRO TO GLASS BLOWING/ TORCHWORKING
Dates: January 31 - February 28
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee:  $60 + $100 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor:  Wes Overlin    
Torch, Tools and safety gear are provided. This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of torchworking borosilicate (hard) glass, a.k.a. Glass Blowing. During the semester, students will be introduced to shop equipment, setup, maintenance, tools of the trade, and safety, all while learning the fundamental basics of hands-on torch working by molding solid glass into shapes and figures to create pendants, beads, and tubular vessels. This course is designed for the individual who is interested in the shop, processes, and skills to make functional solid and blown glass projects, jewelry, and art.  No class February 6.   Please ask for a confirmation email with a map to the studio.
 
INTRO TO WELDING & METAL ART
Dates:  January 31 - April 25
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $220
Location: Desert 105
Instructor: Jenn Crowdson
Explore the technology of metal fabrication and welding to create a metal piece that will become something beautiful and durable... or just to brush up on your skills and work on a specific project or art piece!  During this hands-on course, students will be introduced to shop safety, two welding processes (arc welding and mig welding), grinding, different methods of metal cutting(plasma, oxy/fuel torch, cold saw, and disk cutting), and a variety of metal coloring techniques (paint, chemical, heat coloring) to create a finished project to take home at the end of the 20+ hour course.   Students need to come dressed in clothes appropriate for welding such as jeans, leather shoes/boots, and long-sleeved shirts of canvas or cotton.   Loaner welding helmets, safety glasses, ear plugs, respirators, leather jackets, and gloves will be loaned to students if needed. The class is limited to 10 people and normally fills - early registration is suggested.   
 
STUDIO POTTERY
Dates:  January 31 - April 25
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $120 + $20 per 20 lb bag of clay (paid to instructor)
Location: Art Lab 113
Instructor: Sheryl West   
Explore a variety of pottery fundamentals while using clay as an expressive medium to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. During 25 hours of studio time, learn hand-building fundamentals, wheel- throwing, and basic elements of sculpture from renowned artist Sheryl West.  Finish your pieces with a myriad of glazing and decoration techniques. Beginning and experienced potters alike will advance their skills and sense of creativity.
 
BALLROOM DANCE
Dates: January 31 - February 21   
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Leroy Hayes and Deborah Silver     
Fee: $90 for a couple
Location: Gym 304
Ballroom dance has enjoyed a revival in recent years and is now one of the most popular dance styles around. With its grace, variety, and active social element, it's easy to understand why it continues to capture the imagination.  So if you love the idea of twirling with confidence, learning a new life skill, and above all enjoying yourself, our adult ballroom classes are for you.  You will learn beginning figures and technique for the Waltz and the Foxtrot.  LeRoy and Deborah have been dancing together for over 40 years.  The dance lessons they have taken are legion. The investment in shoes is staggering.  They have taught social dance in the area for a number of years and are looking forward to meeting people interested in developing this skill.

Click here for more information or to register. 

Twin Falls Contact:
Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

Jerome Contact:
Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.324.5101
DualCreditIdaho's Dual Credit Program Keeps Growing



For Immediate Release
January 9, 2019

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

Idaho's Dual Credit Program Keeps Growing
By Dr. Linda Clark, president, Idaho State Board of Education

Five years ago, Idaho launched its dual credit program for high school students and it has been a resounding success. The idea behind the program is to give students a jump-start on their college education by enabling them to take college-level courses while still in high school, meaning they can earn college credit before they step on a college campus.

Nearly half of the 2017 graduating class earned dual credits compared to just under a third of the 2014 graduating class. In fact, 121 graduates in the 2017 class earned enough credits to collect an associate's degree along with their high school diploma.

To understand the rapid growth of the dual credits earned, it helps to look at how the program has changed over the years and how it is benefitting students throughout our state.

The first iteration was available only to high school students; however, it was up to students and their parents to pay the initial credit costs and receive reimbursement from the state after the course was completed.

Idaho legislators and the governor enacted the Advanced Opportunities program and appropriated funds for the 2014-15 school year to provide for payment for a three credit course for juniors and two three credit courses for seniors. Idaho families took advantage of these options and as a result, 42 percent of the 2016 graduating class earned dual credits.

State leaders modified the Advanced Opportunities program in time for the 2016-17 school year, authorizing up to $4,125 for each student to use to pay for dual credit courses and postsecondary credit-earning exams taken in middle through high school. For the class of 2017, 48 percent of graduating seniors earned a total of 60,000 college-level credits through the dual credit program. Students in lower grades earned over 30,000 credits for a total of 93,551 dual credits earned in spring 2017, an increase of 158 percent since 2013. The increase is fairly consistent across our state, whether the graduates live in cities or in rural areas of Idaho.

Underserved populations are also taking more dual credit courses. For instance, just under 43 percent of Hispanic students enrolled in dual credit courses in 2016-17 school year compared to nearly 26 percent in 2013-14.

Research shows the dual credit program has a positive effect on college go-on rates. "The more dual credits accumulated in high school, the more likely a student is to immediately go on and attend college after they graduate," State Board Principal Research Analyst Bill Laude said.

There is also a correlation between dual credits earned and first-year college retention rates. Laude found that dual credit earners who attended a four-year institution immediately after high school were three percent more likely to return for their sophomore fall term compared to students who did not earn dual credit. Students who enrolled in a community college and who earned dual credits while in high school were 15 percent more likely to return for their sophomore year compared to students who did not earn dual credits.

Idaho's Advanced Opportunities, Direct Admissions and Apply Idaho programs are innovative approaches that provide access to affordable college opportunities beginning in the seventh grade. These programs, coupled with increased college/career advising at both the high school and at the postsecondary institutions are important tools in Idaho's efforts to increase both "go-on" and college completion rates.
The $3 million in additional funding included in Governor Brad Little's budget for the Advanced Opportunities program will add important resources for Idaho students and families. The State Board appreciates the continued support of our elected leaders in this forward-thinking program.
StateBoardService Optimization Report Available on the State Board Website



For Immediate Release
January 10, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
SERVICE OPTIMIZATION REPORT AVAILABLE ON THE STATE BOARD WEBSITE
The complete report on improving efficiency and effectiveness through organizational changes at Idaho's four-year institutions is now posted on the State Board website:
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/resources/administrative-review-consolidation-assessment/
Huron, a Chicago-based consulting firm outlined the report at last month's State Board meeting. Huron conducted the in-depth review of services and personnel at the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Boise State University and Idaho State University.

The review focused on such functions as purchasing, information technology and human resources and was funded by the Legislature. The review was recommended by former Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's Higher Education Task Force.

Board President Dr. Linda Clark says the Board is moving forward in determining next steps and will prioritize the report recommendations.

TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group


Amy Barker
Office Specialis t
abarker@csi.edu | 208.732.6800


TeachersConferenceTaking Care of Our Teachers Day 
CSI faculty and students are invited to a FREE Teaching Workshop on Monday, January 21. 8 am.  Meet at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. There will be a keynote speech, and some fun break-out sessions. The title is "Taking Care of Teachers," so it's all about pampering you. 
J u st show up.


Click here to learn more about keynote speaker, Clint Pulver.

Evin Fox
Professor of Education
efox@csi.edu | 208.732.6800


RedCrossAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
The College of Southern Idaho and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!



Drive Details:
Site: CSI Health Sciences & Human Services Building
Address: 397 N College Road, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Room Name: Lobby
Date: Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00: PM
Coordinator Name: Jake Reines
Coordinator Phone Number: 2084840138

Please come give the gift of life! Schedule online or call/text Jake - 208-484-0138. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

HumansHumans of the Magic Valley


CJ Rasmusson
Circulation Supervisor
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org | 208.733.2964 ext. 101


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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