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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 37% of students successfully complete a general education math course within their first two years of enrollment at CSI?

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
p20Would You Like to Present at the P20 Conference?

The P20 Conference, which will be held July 9th and 10th this year, seeks to gather educators from Southern Idaho to explore ways to innovate teaching and expand learning opportunities for students and instructors.

Those interested in submitting a proposal to present at the conference can now do so at www.csi.edu/p20. All presenters are able to attend the conference for free.

Jon Lord
Associate Dean of Early College
jlord@csi.edu | 208.732.6280

LearnTutorCommonsLearning Assistance Center Now Learning and Tutoring Commons
The Learning Assistance Center has been renamed as the Learning and Tutoring Commons due to student surveys and feedback. Student surveys have also revealed that a large percentage of students are unaware of the free tutoring services offered to them through the Learning and Tutoring Commons. Please help increase student awareness of our services by sharing this message. We offer tutoring for the following disciplines:

 Accounting/Bookkeeping
 Biology
 Business/Economics
 Chemistry
 Computer Use
 Math
 Medical Terminology
 Veterinary Technology
 Writing

Click here  to view the tutoring schedules in each discipline for the spring 2019 semester.

Dr. Jacqlyn King
Learning Center Coordinator
Center for Instructional Excellence
jking2@csi.edu | 208.732.6685

FacultyToolboxFaculty Toolbox
There are LOTS of opportunities to interact with your faculty peers in Faculty Toolbox. You can jump into a discussion about the Rock Creek Canyon Project, discuss writing effective outcomes, explore creative ways to manage a classroom (on campus AND online), and even look at what additional items you might want to add to your syllabus beside standard CSI template details. PLEASE jump in and chat with fellow faculty. Your post might make all the difference for another faculty member who is struggling. 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, you'll be glad you did!

Robing 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!

  • 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!

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.


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


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

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

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
WriteYourWillMake It and Take It: Write Your Will
All employees and spouses are welcome to join this special event with CSI instructor Margaret Sass as our presenter. The start of the New Year is a wonderful time to get your "affairs in order." Participants MUST REGISTER ONLINE on one of the TWO DAYS OFFERED so we have room for all. 

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

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.

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!

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


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
USCitizenSpring 2019 U.S. Citizenship Classes 
Do you know someone who might be interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen? The College of Southern Idaho Jerome and Gooding Centers will be offering two citizenship classes this spring. The classes will prepare eligible legal permanent resident adults with hands-on bilingual (English and Spanish languages) instruction for the naturalization process. Students will receive instruction in U.S. Government, English and civics test preparation, and the interview procedure. The class is offered free of charge to the community. For more information, click on the links for Gooding or Jerome offerings below.

Cesar Perez
Director & Hispanic Community Liaison
Jerome and Gooding Centers
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

InstaPot7 Easy Instant Pot Dinners Chefs and Food Pros Love
NBC Better - Diet & Fitness, By Megan O. Steintrager

There's no question that Instant Pots and other pressure cookers are wildly popular - Instant Pots currently hold the top two spots on the small appliances best sellers list on Amazon and the gadgets were high on many holiday gift lists. But even super-fast recipes are annoying if they don't turn out right, so we asked pressure-cooker experts - including Martha Stewart and the authors of "The Instant Pot Bible" - for their guaranteed tasty pressure-cooker recipes.

They shared their favorite pressure-cooker dinners, including basics like chicken soup and enticing international dishes like Thai red curry, that are ready in well under an hour. So whether you are looking for the very first recipe to break in that pressure cooker you got for a holiday gift or you're an Instant Pot devotee looking to liven up your current repertoire, we've got the quick dinner answers you need.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
DisastersBe Informed, Plan Ahead, Take Action for Disasters
I have lived both where there were terrible earthquakes, flooding, and landslides, so I have experience in making and practicing a communication and emergency plan for my family. This is a good idea no matter where you live or how large your household may be. Even pets have needs during an emergency. The first of the New Year is a great time to put your plan in place!

Homeland Security has an amazing site online to get yo
u thinking and talking with your family now, before a problem arises. Learn what to do during winter weather storms, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, power outages and active shooter incidents. This site will offer resources to make and practice your plan as well as for financial preparedness. You can also get involved and help in your community. 

For your financial and legal planning, a workshop is being scheduled now to develop your will and other planning documents for your future and end of life. Watch for those announcements in the eNotes.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu| 208.732.6269
SmallSetBacksToo Good Not to Share: Keep Small Setbacks from Ruining Your Day
NBC News Better by Wendy Rose Gould

Maybe you forgot to turn your slow cooker on before heading out on your hike, you had to endure a traffic jam that made you 20 minutes late to work, or a colleague made a passive aggressive comment in a meeting. Suddenly every minuscule inconvenience, from misspelled names on lattes to missing the elevator door, seems like a plot to incite your inner fury.

When one small event throws a wedge into our day it can sometimes send us down a slippery, hours-long slope of exasperated huffs and cranky faces. But why is it so hard to shake the frustration or anger?

The tendency to stew in this negative broth isn't just common, it's thought to be part of the human condition. In their 2001 study, psychologists Paul Rozin and Edward Royzman theorized that we tend give greater weight to the negative than the positive - it's what's known as "negativity bias."

Negativity manifests in numerous ways, ranging from focusing on negative traits rather than positive ones, to remembering our failures and forgetting our achievements, to not being able to work our way back to a baseline mood after dealing with a negative event - no matter how minute it may be.

Though it's a default setting, purposeful reconfiguring can help you remain more positive no matter what's thrown your way. Here are a few ways to do so.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
HealthMattersHealth Matters: Winner, Winner, Sheet Pan Dinners!

Click here for a great recipe for picking a protein, 2-3 veggies to match, seasonings and cooking instructions for multiple sheet pan dinners for you and your family thanks to the State of Idaho Health Matters program!

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

29th: Crate Stacking
30th: Fat Tire Bike on Campus

6th: Wo men Who: Fat Tire Bike
8th: Student Rec. Center Nights
9th: Snowshoe COTM
13th: Fat Tire Bike on Campus
23rd: Cross Country Ski - South Hills

For more information about any of these activities visit the CSI Outdoor Recreation Events Facebook page or the CSI Event Calendar.

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

FitFunFit Fun and Over 40
Fit, Fun and Over 40 is a class designed for those that love variety in their workouts. There will be a nice combination of strength, cardio, balance, core, flexibility and other "FUN" activities. This class is a class is designed to bring older adults together from multiple generations for a fun and energetic workout.

Class Begins: January 29, 2019
Class Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Class Time: 10 a.m.
Location: CSI Rec Gym
Teacher: Kay Parker
Cost: $35

Please make checks payable to CSI and turn in to Ann Rolfes in the CSI Gym.

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

MilicaMilica Popovic and Maurizio Giuseppucci Featured in New Herrett Center Art Exhibit Titled, "Mare Nostrum"

Milica Popovic and Maurizio Giuseppucci are featured in the Herrett Center's newest art exhibit called " MARE NOSTRUM"

Dates: January 22 -  March 23, 2019
Cost: Free
Audience: Public

Artist Statement:  A collaborative exhibition "Mare Nostrum" is a tribute to my travels to Greece from my native country, Serbia, with my family every summer in the past several years. The exhibition depicts a vast space of the Aegean Sea and a purity of its blue color. Lucid memories of this astonishing scenery as well as memories of my childhood at the Adriatic Sea, before the war in my native country, have inspired me to dedicate my most recent creations to these journeys. 

The exhibition is a collaboration with an Italian artist, Maurizio Giuseppucci, and his vision of the Adriatic Sea through photography and video work. Maurizio is an accomplished and versatile artist with a refined level of expertise for contemporary art.

Maurizio and I both grew up in two countries divided by the Adriatic Sea. The sea meant closeness, but political systems often times stood on a way and created more distance. By collaborating on this exhibition we strive to show intimacy in proximity for people of both lands. Our attachment to the sea was always beyond political differences between Eastern and Western Europe.

Joey Heck
Herrett Center Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668

MarsMars One Thousand One Free Presentation

A special lecture will be given by Robin Sip, writer and producer of the fulldome movie Mars One Thousand One. Sip will attend a viewing of the film at the Faulkner Planetarium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, and then present about the making of the movie at 8 p.m. in the Herrett Center Rick Allen Room. The presentation will be free, but Planetarium admission fees will apply to the viewing.

Mars One Thousand One film, presented in 4K on the Faulkner dome, is unique in that it is the first-ever immersive movie produced in 8K to feature live action actors in a planetarium feature. Sip will present on the making of the movie, a five-year labor of love, detailing the story development and his reasons for making the film. He will then delve into some of the unique challenges of its creation. Focusing on some of the technical challenges, he will share what it took to develop a special camera rig for filming 16K x 8K images and the development and use of a Mars gravity simulator during the shoot. In addition, Sip will discuss the creation of real studio sets, including Mission Control, a news studio, spacecraft interiors, and filming with six international actors portraying the astronauts. Much of the film also makes use of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) technology and Sip will cover how he and his team used the 3D modeling of rocks and terrain combined with photogrammetry data from southern Utah to create realistic Martian surface scenes. He and his team also made numerous visits to various NASA centers to acquire images and data on current and future space hardware and rockets in order to get the right look and feel for the film's launch systems, spacecraft, and Mars base. Sip will wrap by discussing post-production challenges, the importance of the soundtrack, and the experience of recording the music score with a full orchestra in Prague.

For more information about the film and/or lecture visit: http://herrett.csi.edu.

Rick Greenawald
Planetarium Manager
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

CSITransferFair2019 CSI Transfer Fair
The CSI Advising Center is hosting the 2019 CSI Spring Transfer Fair to offer students an opportunity to visit with regional four-year colleges and universities. At the fair, students will have the opportunity to visit with college representatives about academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, and housing.

Twin Falls Fair
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Student Union Building (SUB), CSI Main Campus

Mini-Cassia Fair
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: CSI Mini-Cassia Center in Burley

The convenience of meeting with college representatives can be a great benefit if students plan on transferring to a four-year school.

Kristin Becker
Student Advisor
kbecker@csi.edu | 208.732.6251

LawEnforcmentLaw Enforcement Orientation
Students interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to attend this Law Enforcement Orientation. 

Rob Storm
Law Enforcement Program Director
rstorm@csi.edu | 208.732.6339

CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019
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.   
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.
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.   
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.
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:
Jerome Center Coordinator
BrownBagUpcoming Brown Bag Sessions

Friday, Feb. 1, at 12:15 p.m.
Description: Each Friday afternoon we will gather together and share lunch/treats while we discuss the daunting task of putting theory into practice, putting context into all the content we teach.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Topic: What is a reluctant learner 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Monday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m.
Description: We'll be reading and discussing Teaching Naked Techniques this semester. We have a few copies of the book, so if you're interested, contact Jan Carpenter or Tiffany Seeley-Case. We'll start with the Introduction on January 28, and read a chapter each week after that. You can jump in any time, even if you haven't had a chance to get the book.
Location: Hepworth 176
Facilitators: Jan Carpenter and Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic: Click here to purchase the book, or get a copy from Jan or Tiffany.
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty
HerrettThis Month 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
Feb. 1
7:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
8:00 pm
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Feb. 2
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
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
Feb. 7
11:00 am
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by E. Spinelli
Feb. 8
7:00 pm
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale*
8:00 pm
Led Zeppelin
Feb. 9
1:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion*
2:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
3:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
4:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7 pm - 12 am
Free monthly star party**
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs@Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7:00 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
7:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7:30 pm
Forum Lecture: The Korean War and its  
Environmental Legacy
Feb. 15
7:00 pm
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale*
8:00 pm
Led Zeppelin
Feb. 16
1:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion*
2:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
3:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
4:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs@Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
Feb. 21
11:00 am
Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter.
Feb. 22
7:00 pm
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale*
8:00 pm
Led Zeppelin
Feb. 23
1:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion*
2:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
3:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
4:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs@Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
7:30 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
*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

RomanceRomance Under the Stars
The deadline to reserve a table is at 
5 p.m. on February 2, 2019.

Cari Eskridge
Events & Academic Coordinator
Herrett Center for Arts & Science
ceskridge@csi.edu | 208.732.6657
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AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Women's Basketball Utah State University Eastern Feb. 7 5:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Utah State University Eastern Feb. 7 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Cross Country Boise State Challenge Feb. 9 TBA Nampa, ID
Women's Basketball Salt Lake Community College Feb. 14 5:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Salt Lake Community College Feb. 14 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Colorado Northwestern CC Feb. 16 3 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Colorado Northwestern CC Feb. 16 5 PM Twin Falls, ID

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

HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "A Green Ribbon of Hope: Korea's DMZ as Nature Preserve"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
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
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
DataDashboardState Board Launches Online Data Dashboard

For Immediate Release 
January 16, 2019

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

The Idaho State Board of Education today unveiled a new online tool designed to make information about student access, progress and success at Idaho's eight public colleges and universities easily accessible to the public.

The Board's Postsecondary Data Dashboard is available on the State Board website: https://boardofed.idaho.gov/data-research/data-dashboard/

The dashboard is posted alongside The State Department of Education's K-12 Report Card, another online tool launched last month. Both are designed to provide user-friendly information about public higher education, public schools and districts throughout our state.

"Staff at the Board office and the State Department of Education have put hundreds of hours into creating these online tools so that parents, students and taxpayers in general can have easy access to data, whether they are interested in the performance of a college or university, or their local public school," State Board President Dr. Linda Clark said. "We spend a lot of time conducting research and compiling data. Making that information available to the public is important for transparency, and for the Board's charge to govern the public education as one system."

Users can access the Data Dashboard and the K-12 Report Card to dive deep into the data, and view various metrics to compare different public schools or higher education institutions over multiple years.

FLUInfluenza Is Now Widespread in the United States

January 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, 208-737-5985

Influenza Is Now Widespread In the United States, What the Public Needs To Know

MAGIC VALLEY - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting widespread influenza activity in most of the United States, including Idaho. South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) wants to remind the public, this is the time of year we tend to see influenza-like illnesses start to peak in our region as well.

"The flu virus spreads quickly, particularly in group settings like schools, churches, and workplaces." Said Christi Dawson-Skuza, Epidemiologist. "Local schools are reporting a high number of sick students with influenza-like symptoms."

The flu is contagious before symptoms start, so practicing good hygiene at all times can help prevent its spread. SCPHD recommends people:
o Get a flu vaccination.
o Wash hands often and particularly after sneezing and coughing.
o Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
o Cover their coughs and sneezes or cough into their sleeve.
o Stay home when sick.

The CDC reports the H1N1 flu virus is currently the most common influenza virus this season. It is covered in the seasonal vaccine offered at many pharmacies, doctor's offices, and every public health district office in the Magic Valley.

"It's not too late to get your flu vaccine. Flu activity tends to peak in January and February so it's still a good idea to protect anyone over 6 months old," says Cheryle Becker, Public Health Division Administrator. "The flu vaccine contains three or four flu viruses, including H1N1, to help prevent serious complications from influenza in as many people as possible."

Vaccination is particularly important for people at high risk for serious flu complications (the elderly, children under the age of two, people with chronic health conditions such as those involving the lungs and heart, diabetes or cancer and pregnant women). Medication is available to help shorten the duration of influenza symptoms. This medication must be started within the first 2 days of symptoms to be most effective. Persons with high risk medical conditions may check with their doctor about obtaining the medication even if they have been sick for more than 2 days.

Visit phd5.idaho.gov for clinic schedules and contact information.

Click here to see the latest outbreak map in Idaho.  

Brianna Bodily
South Central Public Health District, PIO
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985

TheFactsNew Edition of "The Facts" Now Available on Board Website

For Immediate Release 
January 24, 2019

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


The 2018 edition of the Idaho State Board of Education's public higher education booklet "The Facts" is now posted on the Board website.
The Facts can be viewed here: https://boardofed.idaho.gov/resources/fact-book/

The Facts provides a high-level view of Idaho's public education system including high school graduation rates and Board initiatives designed to encourage graduates to go on to college or a career technical program. The Facts also includes budget, enrollment and graduation figures from all eight of Idaho's public colleges and universities.

The Facts is intended to complement the Board's new Data Dashboard and the State Department of Education's K-12 Report card. Both online tools were recently developed and launched to enable the public and policy makers to explore user-friendly information about the public higher education system, public schools and districts throughout our state.

WICClientsPublic Health Opens New Mobile Clinics for WIC Clients 

J anuary 24, 2019
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, 208-737-5985

Public Health Opens New Mobile Clinics for WIC clients

MAGIC AND WOOD RIVER VALLEYS - South Central Public Health District (Public Health) is announcing two new WIC clinics to help mothers and children in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley choose, and afford, healthier lifestyles.

"Families are often not able to access the services they need because of work or limited transportation. Bringing services to the families helps them keep up with work and family requirements, while gaining access to needed food assistance and nutrition education," said Helen Hopkins, Public Health Dietitian.

To help our residents, Public Health is opening up two new clinics:

Twin Falls Clinic: El Milagro housing, on 1122 Washington St S., is now open the first Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the first Friday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ketchum Clinic: Wood River YMCA, on 101 Saddle Rd., is now open the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Public Health has also moved their Shoshone clinic to the old DMV office at 119 West A Street. WIC is available there on the first Wednesday and Thursday and the third Friday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) helps families afford supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education. Specifically, the program helps low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.

""We are working hard to make sure residents have better access to WIC, especially families that don't have any way to drive to our main clinics." said Caroline Dolezal, Public Health Dietitian. "These new clinics will be easier to access for busy parents or parents who don't have access to a car during work hours."

Despite the government shutdown, WIC is still open for business, and accepting new participants (in all locations) who meet eligibility requirements

Visit https: //www.phd5.idaho.gov/WIC/index.htm for more information and clinic schedules.

Brianna Bodily
South Central Public Health District, PIO
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985

CaregicerSupportCaregiver Support Group
The CSI Office on Aging Caregiver Support Group offers ongoing opportunity for education, discussion and peer support. meets the first Monday of each month, unless it is a holiday. This month's meeting topic and details are listed below:

The CSI Office on Aging Ombudsman Program works to assist residents of long-term care facilities to assure that their health, safety, welfare, and rights are maintained.

Come and get a list of facilities in our 8 counties, along with information on which facilities take Medicaid,
or which ones take memory care patients.

Get advice from our Ombudsman team on how to navigate the long-term care issues, when is it time to consider long-term care, costs of long-term care, and how to choose the best facility for your loved one.

Shawna Wasko
CSI Office on Aging
swasko@csi.edu | 208.736.2122
StLukesCommunity Celebration and Open House
comicsandcoffeeComics and Coffee January 2019

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

RelayLifeCreate a Relay for Life Team

ChildrenDentalFree Children's Dental Clinic

Free Children's Dental Clinic
When: Saturday Feb. 9 , 2019
Where: CSI Dental Hygiene Clinic, Health Sciences and Human Services Building
What: Screenings/exams sealants and restorations
Who: Kids 2-18 years old
To Schedule an appointment call the   CSI Dental Hygiene Clinic at  (208) 732-6751.
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group

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

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