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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 10.2% of CSI students earned enough credits in 2017-18 (30) to be on track to graduate with an Associate Degree in 2 years?  That's up from 7.6% in 2015. 

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
EagleHoursEagle Central Extended Hours

Eagle Central includes the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Advising Center, and Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
PhoneDirectoryOrder a Printed Copy of the CSI Phone Directory

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
GoodingCOURSESpring Course Schedule for the CSI Gooding Center

Shawna Jacobson
Gooding Center Coordinator
sjacobson@csi.edu | 208.732.6461

JeromeCOURSESpring Course Schedule for the CSI Jerome Center

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

SRCCSI Student Recreation Center Updates
Membership Increases will Begin January 1, 2019:
The Student Rec Center will increase membership rates for the first time in over six years starting January 1, 2019. The increases will be as listed below:

Individual & Spouse
Family of 3
Family of 4
Senior & Spouse
15 - 29 years
29 & Under & Spouse
Day pass 29 & Under
Day pass 30 & Over

We appreciate you choosing the SRC as your fitness facility and for partnering with CSI!

Pickleball Now Offered at the SRC:
We are now offering pickleball courts for reservation at the SRC. Court space will be available:

MWF: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Tu/Th: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am - 10:30 am (Tournament Play / Round Robin Brackets)

Please click here or call 208-732-6471, to reserve court space. Only SRC members can reserve courts in advance.

25% Discount at the City Pool for all SRC Members:
All SRC members can get a 25% discount on a City Pool membership! This offer is good on monthly and annual City Pool memberships (day passes excluded!).  To confirm your SRC membership when you sign up for a City Pool membership, have the SRC Front Desk staff print you a copy of the receipt of your membership to bring with you! Come utilize the pool for lap swim, drop in swimming, triathlon training and more! The SRC hosts drop-in swimming classes in the morning on Tu/Th at 6:30 am, so now's your chance to come utilize the pool even more .  

Family Hours Update:
Family hours in the SRC have changed due to pickleball times. See updated family hours below.

Monday - Thursdays: 5:00 - 8:00 am
Fridays: 5:00 to 10:30 am
Saturdays: 10:30 am to 12:00 Noon
Sundays: 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Please remember, for the safety of your children, do not leave anyone under the age of 12 unattended in the SRC facility - this includes up in the cardio loft and the track. Thanks!

John Twiss
Student Recreation Director
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470
FacultyToolboxFaculty Toolbox

Got five minutes? That's all you need to watch a quick tutorial and learn something new. 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!

Robin Bagent
Associate Professor Technical, Business Management/Entrepreneurship
rbagent@csi.edu  | 208.732.6392
PhotogClassRegister Now for CSI Photography Courses

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
blustig@csi.edu | 208.732.6756
ElecApprenticeshipElectrical Apprenticeship Program

Katrina Oksten
Training Coordinator - Apprenticeship
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208.732.6382
ChildCareScholarshipsCSI Child Care Funds Available for Currently Enrolled Parenting Students
The College of Southern Idaho received a Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Grant in October. The grant, just shy of $240,000, will be spread over a four-year period to provide an opportunity for currently enrolled parenting students to gain access to funds that will help cover child care costs. 

Students interested in applying must fill out one of the following child care scholarship award applications and submit it to the CSI Financial Aid/Scholarship Office on the main campus in Twin Falls by January 9, 2019:

Limited funds are available and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

John Hughes
Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6459 
SymphonicBandCSI Symphonic Band Seeks Recruits
The College of Southern Idaho Symphonic Band is looking for high school musicians, college students, and community members who can play at least moderately difficult music, to join the ensemble. This band is a concert band made up of musicians from around the Magic Valley who perform two concerts per year. If you play a band instrument and have been looking for a reason to dust it off and tune it up, this is your opportunity.

The band is directed by George K. Halsell  and will rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium . Individuals interested in being a part of the ensemble are encouraged to attend rehearsals, which will begin January 14. The first concert has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30.

There is no cost to join the ensemble. For more information, please contact Dr. Halsell.

George K. Halsell
Professor of Music
ghalsell@csi.edu | 208.732.6767
Timesheet2019 Pay Dates and Timesheet Deadlines

Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208.732.6270 
ParentCollegeParent College

Alejandra Hernandez
Mulitcultural Student Affairs Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312
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.
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
Jan. 8
6:30 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
Jan. 11
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
8:00 pm
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Jan. 12
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*
6:30 pm-midnight
Free monthly star party**
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
*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

CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019

Magic Valley Symphony
Dates: Jan 8 - April 26
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Fine Arts 164
Cost: Free
Instructor: Ted Hadley

Dining with Diabetes (couple)
Dates: Jan 10-31
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: CSI Jerome Center
Cost: $30/Individual or $40/Couple
Instructor:  Gretchen Manker

Symphonic Band
Dates: Jan 14 - May 6
Days: Mondays
Time: 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Fine Arts 164
Cost: Free
Instructor: George Halsell

Judo for Beginners: The Gentle Way
Dates: Jan 15 - May 9
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Rec. Center 231A
Cost: $70 (Plus $20 Gi rental for each session)
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka

Advanced Judo
Dates: Jan 15 - May 9
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Time: Tues/Thurs 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat 9-11 a.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Rec. Center 231A
Cost: $80 (Plus $20 Gi rental for each session)
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka

Dates: Jan 16 - May 8
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ben Britton
Fee: Free 
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Fine Arts 164

Dates: January 16 - May 29
Age: Adults and youth 14+ (acceptations made with instructor's approval)
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m. & Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Fee: $80 + plus $25 gi purchase payable to instructor
Location: Rec Center 236
Instructor: Jesse Clark

Dates: January 17 - May 8
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Carson Wong
Fee: $10
Location: Fine Arts 133

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
AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Cross Country Stacey Dragila Open Jan. 12 11 AM Pocatello, ID
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

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

SelfDefenseSelf Defense for Women

Register now for the spring Self Defense for Women course. This one-credit course begins at 5:10 p.m. on  Monday, January 14, 2019 . The class will run every Monday and Wednesday night until May 9, 2019. To register through MyCSI, use course code WELL 100 C09. If you have any questions about this course, please contact instructor Jesse Clark.

Jesse Clark
Self Defense Adjunct

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

KevinAhfatPiano Celebration Series Presents Kevin Ahfat
Kevin Ahfat: National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist
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

TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group

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

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

NationalGuardIdaho Army National Guard

Who:  Idaho Army National Guard
What: $20,000 sign on bonus plus up to $8,000 tuition assistance a year
Contact: David Pak 208-509-0863

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