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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that 41% of students successfully complete a general education math course within their first two years of enrollment at CSI? That's up from 27% four years ago. 

(Source:  Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness | 208.732.6775

StLukesDonationSt. Luke's Donates Crash Carts to CSI Health Sciences and Human Services Department

The College of Southern Idaho would like to thank Arlen Blaylock, Chief Operating Officer/CNO, and Brett Hobde, Project Manager, at St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center for a donation of 20 crash carts, or code carts, to the CSI Health Sciences and Human Services department. The carts are equipped with supplies needed when attempting to save a life during CPR and will replace toolboxes that students are currently using in the Patient Simulation Lab.

"St. Luke's Magic Valley's continued support of our Health Sciences and Human Services students is invaluable. It is donations like this that help bring to life the experiences we strive to create for our students in the Patient Simulation Lab. I am extremely grateful to have a partnership that supports CSI students and faculty in the education of future healthcare workers," said Joel Peacock, CSI Patient Simulation Lab Coordinator.

St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center is a partner on nearly all CSI advisory boards hosted by the CSI Health Sciences and Human Services department. Partnerships and donations from the community allow students to experience lifelike training during simulations, which is something students can carry on into the workforce upon graduation. A sincere thanks goes out to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center for an opportunity such as this for CSI students.

Joel Peacock
Patient Simulation Lab Coordinator | 208.732.6705

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 Peer Tutoring

Jacqlyn King
Biology Instructor | 208.732.6825
CSICalendarsIt's Time to Order Your 2020 CSI Calendars

Erin Giesler
Graphic Design Specialist | 208.732.6320

TransferFairCSI Transfer Fair

Kristin Becker
Bilingual Student Advisor | 208.732.6251

HomecomingCSI Homecoming will be February 3 - 8 

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

CarbonWeightLossJOIN 2020 Wellbeing Challenge: Carbon Weight Loss/Minimizing Program

Our invitation is still open to join the Wellbeing Program and Sustainability Council spring challenge to simplifying and minimizing your life at home and at work.  We will use a wonderful tool from the website to Declutter Your Home to get started. We have so many great ideas and resources to share with you and your family!  Registering for this challenge will give you access and help you on your journey. Please join today!

Thank you ALL for sending updates on places you have found to dispose of medications!  We now know you can take them to Walgreens, Kurt's Pharmacy and the Twin Falls Police Department.  For instructions at the TFPD, see this: The TFPD has a bin in their lobby for medications. Medications can be dropped off at any time.

They ask the following;
* Prescriptions drugs only (in pill form)
* No liquid medications of any kind
* No needles
* No over the counter medications

TFPD asks that you dump your pills into a Ziploc bag and bring it to them. Tell the person at the counter that you have medications to dispose of and they will unlock the bin for you. They will not dispose of the prescription bottles, only the pills.

This week's topic is about laundry.   I started using some liquid detergent this weekend that my daughter gave me.  I noticed it called for a much small amount to be used than past detergents say or their cap lines indicate, so I did some research.  I found the great graphic and a lot of other websites repeating the same message - that we don't need nearly the amount of detergent in our wash that we've been taught or the bottles may indicate.  For one thing, using a water softener in your home and the emergence of new highly efficient washers and dryers has changed the laundry game.  See the graphic below and do your own research to learn more.  

And while you're at it, take a look at these detergent strips/sheets that I tried and like VERY MUCH.  No plastic bottle, no residue in the washer and everything is premeasured!
Then, learn about 5 materials you should NEVER use fabric softener on - including your children's pajamas! Again, do your own research to learn that practically everyone agrees that fabric softener is bad for both your dryer and your fabrics. Use dryer balls instead! Try it, you'll like it!

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

MinimalismHow Minimalism Can Help You Find (the 7 Pillars of) Wellness

I spoke last week at the University of Ottawa to kick off their Health and Wellness Week. It was chilly and cold, but a fabulous event to be part of.

I am thankful for the organizers and their forward thinking in connecting minimalism to wellness. Our pursuit and collection of physical possessions has a profound effect on the lives we live-and the level of life satisfaction we experience. I was grateful for the opportunity to help make that connection for both students and faculty.

As part of the presentation, I took some time to connect minimalism with the seven pillars of wellness. And I thought it might be helpful to share those connections here as well.

(I know there are different models of human wellness available and the number of pillars can change from one organization to another. But I'll use the University of Ottawa model as the basis for this post).

The 7 Pillars of Human Wellness

1. Spiritual Wellness: Fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony while participating in activities that support one's beliefs and values.

Judy Heatwole, MTD  
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

FullPlateFull Plate Living
Please register so we have materials and room for everyone!

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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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

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team
Women's Basketball
5 p.m.
Colorado Northwestern CC
Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball
7 p.m.
Colorado Northwestern CC
Twin Falls, ID
8 a.m.
Eastern Arizona College
Henderson, NV
10:30 a.m.
Arizona Western College
Henderson, NV
3:30 p.m.
Central Arizona College
Henderson, NV
2 p.m.
Cochise College
Las Vegas, NV
10:30 a.m.
Phoenix College
Henderson, NV
1:00 p.m.
Yavapai College
Henderson, NV
1 p.m.
Cochise College
Las Vegas, NV
3 p.m.
Cochise College
Las Vegas, NV
Women's Basketball
3 p.m.
Salt Lake CC
Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball
5 p.m.
Salt Lake CC
Twin Falls, ID
11 a.m.
Cochise College
Las Vegas, NV

For more information about CSI Athletics visit

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director | 208.732.6493

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

MiniEaglesCampCSI Mini Eagles Cheer and Dance Camp
Dancers and Cheerleaders ages 5 to 14 will attend a 3-hour camp to learn dance, stunting, tumbling and cheer chants. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Gym and the camp will run until 11:45 a.m. Participants will then perform at half time during the CSI Women's Basketball game, which begins at 3 p.m. Campers will receive a t-shirt, two game general admission tickets, and instruction in cheer, tumbling, stunting, and dance.

Registration is due February 2, 2020 with no exceptions.  Spots are limited!
Mail your  registration form and a check to:

College of Southern Idaho
ATTN: Angela Pierce
PO BOX 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Date: February 08, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: CSI Main Gym
Cost: $50

Julie Wright-Leggett
CSI Dance Coach | 208.732.6472

CommunityEdUpcoming Community Education Classes 

Dates: Feb 4 - Apr 1
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $90
Location: Fine Arts 119 Instructor: Steve Kaminski and Katie Neff

Dates: Feb 4 - Apr 1
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $90
Location: Fine Arts 137
Instructor: Steve Kaminski and Katie Neff

Dates: Feb 4 - Mar 3
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Hepworth 135
Instructor: Karen Fothergill
Fee: $80

Dates: Feb 11 - Mar 10
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 (plus $60 paid to instructor for supplies)
Location: Desert 114
Instructor: Scotti Tverdy
Upcoming classes that will be held in Twin Falls include Beaded Ladder Wrap Bracelets and Wisdom of the Ages. Upcoming classes that will be held at the CSI Mini-Cassia Center in Burley include Google Photos I: Intro to Google Photos/Cloud Storage and Early Out Monday Series for Kids. And, the CSI Jerome Center will hold Lunch Time Spanish.

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

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

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

Samra Culum
Education Instructor | 208.732.6223

GovernorLittleGovernor Little Signs Families First Act, Guarantees State Employees Eight Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Governor Little signs Families First Act, guarantees state employees eight weeks of paid parental leave

Boise, Idaho - Governor Brad Little issued an executive order today establishing eight weeks of guaranteed paid leave for eligible employees of Idaho's executive branch agencies following the birth or adoption of a child.

"Idaho is a state that encourages strong families as the bedrock of our society," Governor Little said. "Parents and children need to be together as much as possible in the weeks following a birth or adoption. Children benefit, parents benefit, and the state benefits when we support a culture that balances the demands of work with the demands of family."

Executive Order 2020-03: Families First Act directs the Division of Human Resources to issue a policy effective July 1, 2020, that offers the separate benefit to mothers and fathers employed by executive branch agencies.

State employees already are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of leave following the birth or adoption of a child and keep their jobs under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, but the leave currently is only paid if the employee has accrued enough sick and vacation hours to cover the leave period. The new benefit assures parents they can take eight weeks of paid leave without having to tap into their accrued sick or vacation hours.

"Flexibility and family-supportive policies are essential to recruiting and retaining a state workforce that is productive and engaged," Governor Little added.

The fiscal impact is expected to be minimal because agencies will use existing personnel dollars to cover the benefit.

The executive order also encourages other state elected officials, independent commissions, the Legislature, and the judiciary to adopt comparable policies for their employees.

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Marissa Morrison, Press Secretary
208-943-1686 or

StLukesBODSt. Luke's Health System Adds Seasoned Higher Education Executive to Board of Directors

***For Immediate Release***
Jan. 27, 2020

St. Luke's Health System Adds Seasoned Higher Education Executive
to Board of Directors

Boise, Idaho - St. Luke's Health System announced today that Jeff Fox, president of the College of Southern Idaho, has joined its board of directors.

Fox, who this fall announced his decision to retire from CSI at the end of the school year, officially joins the board on Jan. 27, 2020.

Pictured: Jeff Fox
"Jeff will be a tremendous addition to the St. Luke's Health System board," said Rich Raimondi, the president of Bishop Kelly High School and the current chairman of the St. Luke's Health System Board of Directors. "He brings a long history and deep commitment to the Magic Valley, Southwest Idaho and St. Luke's.

"As we look to the future, his experience will help us better understand and address the critical needs of our patients for improved access, quality and affordability."

Starting as president of the college in 2014, Fox has guided the institution through a period of significant growth, mirroring Magic Valley trends, and has earned a reputation as a thoughtful and personable executive and collaborator and community thought leader known for his integrity.

He has encouraged enhanced health sciences education and put in place health programs and features to support CSI students and employees.

Along with the 15 other board members, he will provide guidance for St. Luke's policy, development and service enhancement, and help to determine how health system revenues will be reinvested back into local health care services, facilities and equipment.

Fox received his Ph.D. in higher education leadership from the University of Idaho and his bachelor's and master's of arts degrees in English from California State University at Sacramento.

He is chair and director of the Regence BlueShield of Idaho board and serves on the boards for Southern Idaho Economic Development and the Friends of Idaho Public Television.

About St. Luke's Health System: St. Luke's is Idaho's only Idaho-based, not-for-profit health system, with local physicians and boards who further the organization's mission "To improve the health of people in the communities we serve." St. Luke's is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, with prestigious awards and designations reflecting the exceptional care that's synonymous with the St. Luke's name. St. Luke's is also home to Idaho's only children's hospital and the region's first virtual care center.

Media Contact:
Michelle Bartlome
St. Luke's Magic Valley and St. Luke's Jerome, Public Relations Manager
Office: 208-814-0015/Email:

SecretsOutIdaho"Secret's Out Idaho" Episode 27: Going Underground with Shawn Willsey, CSI Geology Professor

Guest: Shawn Willsey - College of Southern Idaho geology professor, author, and outdoor enthusiast
Hosted by: Connie Stopher - Southern Idaho Economic Development

Volcanoes, deep canyons, ice caves and waterfalls? Author, geology professor and outdoor enthusiast Shawn Willsey shares some of the unknown secrets of the region's landscape-including possible future volcanic eruptions-his favorite rock climbing spots, and why Southern Idaho is a geological wonder.
Southern Idaho Economic Development

CessationIt's Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

January 27, 2020
Contact: Cody Orchard, Health Education Specialist, (208) 737-5968
It's Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

TWIN FALLS COUNTY- It is never too late to quit! From January 30th to February 27th, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is offering tobacco cessation classes every Thursday at five-thirty p.m. at the SCPHD office.

Tobacco causes a majority of the preventable death and disease in the United States. According to the CDC, every year more than 440,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Meanwhile, around 8.6 million people are living with serious illness as a result of smoking and/or use of smokeless tobacco.

"Our classes are designed to help people overcome their tobacco addiction and take control of their health," said Cody Orchard, Health Education Specialist. "These classes are just a start, if you want to quit and can't make it to a class, call (208) 737-5968 and we will work around your schedule."

The Freedom From Smoking® program was developed 35 years ago by the American Lung Association and is offered at no cost. The program has helped hundreds of thousands of people end their addiction to nicotine.

Class schedule:


South Central Public Health District (1020 Washington St. N, Twin Falls ID)

Thursdays, January 30, 2020 - February 27, 2020

5:00 p.m.

Call 208-737-5968 to register

Visit for more information or call (208) 737-5968 to schedule a class.

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

CaregiverGroupCSI Office on Aging Caregiver Support Group
Caregiver Support Group

Date:  Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Shawna Wasko
Location: CSI Office on Aging, located on the CSI Campus in Twin Falls, Idaho. You can park in front of the building or behind it. 

The Caregiver Support Group meets the first Monday of each month, unless it is a holiday !
Caregiving Trajectories
Transition in care experienced over time and how it affects the Caregiver
Please call or email Shawna to reserve your space: 208-736-2122 or 1-800-574-8656.
* A certificate for CFH will be issued for this session.

The Family Caregiver Support Group offers ongoing  opportunity for education, discussion
and peer support.  To learn more about the services offered by the Office on Aging or for other caregiver resources, call the  CSI Office on Aging or click here to visit their website.  
Shawna Wasko
CSI Office on Aging | 208.736.2122

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

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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