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HOSACongratulations to CSI HOSA Students For Achievements at the International Leadership Conference
Pictured left to right: Sara Comer, Angeles Lino, Celeina Aragon, Anna Roemer, Marie Tellez, Shelby Von Busch, Angelica Arroyo and Caitlyn Cicero

Congratulations to the students who represented the State of Idaho and CSI at the HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida.  Students competed in the following categories: Vet Science, Dental Terminology, Medical Terminology and Extemporaneous Writing and received the following honors:
  • Vet Science
    • 1st place, Shelby Von Busch
    • 2nd place, Caitlyn Cicero
Shelby Von Busch (Center) and Caitlyn Cicero (Right)
  • Extemporaneous Writing
    • 4th place, Celeina Aragon  
  • Dental Terminology
    • 5th place, Marie Tellez
    • 8th place, Angeles Lino
    • 9th place, Angelica Arroyo
Advisor Sue Jones also received an Award of Merit for Outstanding HOSA Advisor! Congratulations!

Tonja Bowcut
Distinguished Professor, Dental Assisting
tbowcut@csi.edu | 208.732.6708
offcampuscentersCSI Off-Campus Center Names
At the College of Southern Idaho, we know that "one size does not fit all" when it comes to delivering college courses, short term training, and community education and enrichment classes. The four CSI off-campus centers, located in Burley, Gooding, Hailey, and Jerome, provide the primary means of educational outreach for students who reside in the outlying communities that comprise our eight-county service area in South-Central Idaho. In an effort to lessen confusion about where these centers are located or what they are called, please refer to them by their official titles, which are:

CSI Jerome Center
CSI Gooding Center
CSI Blaine County Center
CSI Mini-Cassia Center

CSI off-campus education centers truly offer a "one stop" education support experience for students, regardless of life experience or educational background. Students at the off-campus education centers can access support for advising and registration, financial aid, academic records, bookstore services, and support services. CSI's off-campus centers offer a wide array of coursework delivered through traditional face-to-face instruction, over CSI's microwave system, or via the Internet. We invite you to stop by at any of our off-campus education centers and find out what we can do to expand your personal and professional horizons.

Click here to learn more about CSI's Off-Campus Centers.

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299


Thank you to those who attended the 2019 i-STEM Institute at the College of Southern Idaho. For those interested in participating next year visit:  https://stem.idaho.gov/istem/csi/
TechTalkUpcoming TechTalks 
Please see the following details for upcoming TechTalks:
  • 7/11/2019: Forms, Surveys, Polls
    • How to create and use 
  • 7/25/2019: Cyber Security 
    • Staying safe while using the internet 

Please note that these sessions are subject to change, check the schedule before you attend. Updates will be posted in eNotes and you can follow the General channel in Teams to get a notification.

All TechTalks will take place from 3 - 4 p.m. in Canyon 119. 

If you have have a topic that you think we might be able to assist with, please leave us a comment on the TechTalk Team by  clicking here

Tony Wilson
Software Analyst
twilson@csi.edu | 208.732.6246
socialsecurityseminar Seminar on Social Security & Medicare is WEDNESDAY, July 17

Bring your own lunch!
TAB Conference Rm 210, unless we outgrow the room

Our FINAL topic in this series: Long-term Care
  • Calculating the cost
  • Identifying the four ways to pay for long-term care
  • Evaluating long-term care insurance providers
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

INBRECome Celebrate the Work Completed by Our INBRE Students

Megan Jacobson
Associate Professor - Chemistry
mjacobson@csi.edu | 208.732.6426
TestingHoursSummer Testing Hours

Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator
jgourley@csi.edu | 208.732.6569
EffectiveTeacherWorkshopEffective Teacher Workshop

John Hughes
Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549
LibraryHoursSummer Hours for the CSI Library

Ansina Durham
Public Services Manager
adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6502
employeeworkshoppPERSI - Employee Workshop
We will be hosting the PERSI - Ready, Set, Go workshops on August 28, in the Taylor Building, Room 277. The workshops are three separate sessions focused on different stages of your career and retirement timeline.

Ready Session - 9 to 10 a.m.
Set Session - 10 to 11 a.m.
Go Session - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please call me if you have any questions.

Pam O'Dell
Benefits Coordinator
podell@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

minichallengeJuly Mini Challenge "Be There"

Put your cell phone away.

The "Be There" Mini Challenge invites you to put your cell phone away when you're with other people for 30 days. The idea is to focus on people when you're with people - your cell phone can wait. Not only is it rude to ignore your company, you are missing out on one of the most enjoyable parts of life - interpersonal relationships. If your conversation slows down, be the one to liven it up or simply enjoy being there, sharing that moment without words. Give others your full attention and be present!

Smartphones have become an addiction. We impulsively grab for our phones with each alert or notification, anxious to find out what important information just came in. When we're bored, we look to our phones in hopes of being entertained. Like any addiction, it's not healthy - but being present with other people is good for you, in fact, it's vital for your health. It's not as hard as it seems. Power off your phone and power on the life around you!

After you've finished this month's Mini Challenge mark the challenge as complete 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

trioeocsummerCome to TRIO EOC This Summer

Jean Nsabumuremyi
EOC Director
TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs
nsabjean@isu.edu | 208.732.6261

DropInClassesDrop-In Fitness Classes at the Student Rec. Center

The CSI Rec. Center has a bunch of summer drop-in fitness classes. Try Pilates, POUND, PiYo, Bootcamp, Spinning, 6pac, REFIT, Yoga, and more! 

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

ORCOutdoor Recreation Summer Activities

Mountain Bike Mondays
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. 
Join us mountain biking each week at Auger Falls or Indian Springs! We'll provide instruction, gear, or just people to ride with! Email jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 p.m. on Monday to reserve gear. Space is limited.  CSI Students taking 7+ credits are FREE, CSI Faculty/Staff and Community members are $5 (or FREE if you bring your own bike). 

Early Morning Bike Rides
Every Wednesday at 6 a.m. 
Join the ORC crew for an early morning ride from campus to the beautiful Canyon Rim Trail! We'll alternate weeks between path riding and mountain biking! All levels of riders welcome! All gear is provided. Email jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 p.m. on Tuesdays to register. Bikes are limited unless you bring your own! These events are free to CSI Faculty, Staff, and Students. Community Members are $5.  

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 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
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

ExploreHerrettExplore: Herrett Summer Workshops for Kids
Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501 

ChasingthemoonFree Screening of Chasing the Moon at the Faulkner Planetarium

Idaho Public Television will be holding a free screening of the first episode of PBS's Chasing the Moon in the Faulkner Planetarium on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 PM. Planetarium Manager Rick Greenawald will also be conducting a tour of the night sky under the artificial stars of the dome in conjunction with this screening. Seating is limited. 

Click here to reserve your spot.

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501 

CommEd2019Community Education Summer Classes and Camps

Dates: July 12 - August 16
Days: Wednesdays OR Fridays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Desert 105
Instructor: Jenn Crowdson
Fee: $110

College 4 Kids - Summer Youth Camps

Ages: 6 - 9
Dates: July 15-17, 2019
Times: 1 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $65
Location: CSI Fine Arts Center

Ages: Grades K-7
Dates: July 22 - 26
Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $80
Location: CSI Hepworth and Shields Building

Ages: 9 - 14
Dates: August 14- 16
Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $155
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164
*Requirement for participation in Advanced EV3 Robotics Camp is completion of the Basic EV3 Robotics Camp in 2018 or 2019.

Ages: 6 - 8
Dates: August 15 - 16
Times: 9 - 11 a.m.
Fee: $70
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164
*Requirement for participation in the Advanced Little Robotitions Camp is completion of the Basic Little Robotitions Camp in 2018 or 2019.

Click here for more information or to register for any of the above camps or classes. 

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
JrTheaterCampCSI Junior Theater Camp
The College of Southern Idaho still has a limited number of spots available for CSI Junior Theater Camp which takes place July 15 - 17 from 1 - 5 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Center. Camp tuition is $65.

This three-day afternoon camp, a companion to the regular CSI Theatre Camp, is designed to introduce younger students (ages 6 through 9) to the world of theatre. No experience required! Campers will learn about concepts of drama through games and storytelling. They will learn the basics of what goes into a play -who does what, stage direction, how to express your emotions through performing, stage voice basics, and movement.

Camp Director Julie Nordstrom has loved theatre since she was 6 years old. She studied Theatre at the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University. She is a certified teacher in Elementary Education and Drama and currently teaching drama to Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Shoshone. In addition to directing three productions a year for her school, she has directed community theatre projects for her own theatre company, Junction City Theatre in Shoshone and acted in last year's production of Anne Frank with Random Acts of Theatre. She is a passionate advocate for providing young people opportunities to find their voice through art education.

Students can obtain registration forms and more information at the CSI Fine Arts Center, by going online to www.csi.edu/theatrecamp.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
DanceCampApply Now for the CSI/IDAA Summer Dance Camp

The CSI Fine Arts Center is taking registrations for the annual CSI/Idaho Dance Arts Alliance Summer Dance Camp Intensive for intermediate and advanced students who want a fun and challenging dance experience with LA-caliber instructors. Tuition is $95 for the junior day camp, $300 for the one-week intensive, or $430 for the ten-day intensive. Room and board packages are also available. The camp is held in late July on the CSI campus in Twin Falls.

The workshop provides intensive training to students ages 12 and up who have had a minimum of two consecutive years of dance. Students choose their schedule and take five to seven hours of class per day in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and modern techniques, plus musical theatre, world dance, choreography, pilates, silks, ballet band, and more. The camp features an impressive guest faculty of professional dancers and dance instructors from all over the country who bring a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential. At the end of the day, all the hard work is offset with fun and exciting downtime activities such as game night, movies, a canyon excursion, swimming parties, a fashion show, an ice cream social, a pizza and autograph party, barbecues, a carnival, a pampering night, and an end of camp recital for family and friends. Well-chaperoned dormitory housing and meals are available.

There is also a junior camp designed to introduce younger students ages 9 through 11 to the concept of an intensive workshop taught by the regular camp faculty in a wide-range of classes over the weekend.  

Students have a choice between the one-week and ten-day intensives. The one-week intensive place July 21 - 26. The ten-day workshop takes place July 21 - 31. Junior camp, available for students aged 9 through 11 regardless of dance experience, runs July 27. There are a small number of need-based scholarships available.

Students can obtain a registration form and more information at the CSI Fine Arts Center, by going online to www.csi.edu/dancecamp , or by calling 732-6288.

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

ScienceCampCSI Community Education Summer Science Camp

The College of Southern Idaho is still taking registrations for students going into grades K - 7 for CSI Summer Science Camp 2019: Young Explorers. CSI Science Camp takes places July 22 - 26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the CSI Shields and Hepworth buildings. Cost of the camp is $80. Students can register here or by calling 732-6442. 

Are you a young Einstein? Like to design like Leonardo Da Vinci? Curious like Marie Curie? Come explore with us and you may dive the ocean deep, do arctic activities, or shoot for the moon and beyond! Our exploration knows no bounds as we journey to parts unknown. Join us for CSI Science Camp 2019 - Young Explorers - where CSI instructors and area science teachers lead students in hands-on science activities covering a variety of subjects guaranteed to excite their imaginations, spark their creativity, and teach them about all things science.

Students can register or learn more about this and other classes here, by going to the CSI Community Education Center, or by calling (208) 732-6442. Class size is limited so early registration is suggested.

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

golffffffffffCSI Veterans Association 2nd Annual Back to School Golf Scramble

Brian O'Rorke
Veterans Advocacy Coordinator
bororke@csi.edu | 208.732.6244

WeldingBasicTechnicalWelding Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Jerome Center

Cesar Perez
CSI Gooding and Jerome Centers Director
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

Arts101Arts 110: Book Arts

Angela Batchelor
Assistant Professor, Art
abatchelor@csi.edu | 208.732.6754

PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes

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

idahostudentsucsessIdaho Student Success Initiatives Recognized By National Organization

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019

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


The Education Commission of the States (ECS) today recognized the State of Idaho's efforts to help more students go to college by naming our state the 2019 recipient of its Frank Newman Award for State Innovation.

Specifically, ECS pointed to:
  • Idaho's Direct Admissions program, which automatically admits all graduating high school seniors either to six or all eight of Idaho's higher education institutions.
  • Apply Idaho, which is a single, free, statewide online college application.
  • Next Steps website which provides students and families age appropriate resources about college and career opportunities after high school.
  • The State Board's partnership with Complete College America and Lumina Foundation to implement student-centered strategies focused on improving college access and completion.
"This award recognizes Idaho's collaborative work in coming up with original ways to enroll more Idahoans in postsecondary education and training," Governor Brad Little said. "An educated citizenry and well-trained workforce are essential to achieving our goal of making Idaho the place where our children and grandchildren choose to stay, and for the ones who have left to choose to return."

"These initiatives are the result of hard work put in by a number of partners including the Idaho Digital Learning Academy," State Board President Debbie Critchfield said. "Our colleges and universities implemented several of the initiatives and continue to support the effort to increase student access and success. It's nice to see these initiatives recognized but what is most important is that they are making it easier for Idahoans to attend college or a career technical program and to succeed."

Click here to view the Education Commission of the States announcement:

nastymosquitoMosquito Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Twin Falls County
June 26, 2019

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release

Contact:  Brian Simper, Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District Manager, (208) 733-2338 
Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, (208) 737-5985

Mosquito Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Twin Falls County

TWIN FALLS COUNTY- Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District (TFCPAD) has collected at least one mosquito carrying West Nile virus in a trap along the Jerome and Twin Falls county border. South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) joins TFCPAD in warning residents to act now to avoid catching the disease.

"Overall, mosquito trap numbers in the county are low," said Brian Simper, TFCPAD Manager. "But this positive serves as a good reminder that West Nile Virus is out there, and the public can take steps to reduce mosquito habitat and avoid mosquitoes when they are most active at dusk and dawn."

Public Health officials remind residents to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites by:
  • Using insect repellent with an EPA-registered active ingredient like DEET, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitos carrying the virus are most active.
  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes with long sleeves and pants. 
  • Installing screens on all windows and doors.
  • Checking for, and draining, any standing water around your home every three to six days. This includes clogged rain gutters, pools, bird baths, old tires and other outside water features. 
"West Nile virus can be nasty and, in some cases lead to deadly complications," said Logan Hudson, SCPHD Nurse Program Manager. "When the Pest Abatement District warns us about a trapped mosquito carrying the disease we know it's possible West Nile could spread quickly through south-central Idaho. Preventing mosquito bites may be a hassle, but it's worth it."

Typical symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. People over 50 years old, with serious medical conditions, are at greater risk for serious illness from the virus. More severe infections may involve the central nervous system.

More information is available on the CDC website at:  http://www.cdc.gov/westnile


MunicipalBandTwin Falls Municipal Band Concerts 
Twin Falls Municipal Band starts their 114th consecutive season of concerts at the Twin Falls City Park Bandshell.
Due to popular demand, concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. this summer.
Director Elizabeth Thomsen, music teacher at Canyon Ridge High School and Robert Stuart Middle School, has planned ten concerts for the Band. Each concert has a theme and features an hour's worth of music. 
The season theme is "Across the USA." Here is a theme list and dates for upcoming concerts:
  • July 4 (AT CSI) - Independence Day 2019
  • July 11 - Summertime Magic
  • July 18 - Childhood Favorites
  • July 25 - Holidays (Not just Christmas!)
  • Aug 1 - Opposite Night
  • Aug 6 (at MV Art Center) - Best of Summer
  • Aug 8 - Best of Summer
Municipal Band concerts will happen every Thursday until August 8. A special Fourth of July Concert will be given in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.
For further information contact:

Ted Hadley 
Publicity, Twin Falls Municipal Band
thadley@cableone.net | 208.600.3052 

Elizabeth Thomsen
Director, Twin Falls Municipal Band
eabmusic21@gmail.com | 208.410.9899 

CityPoolTwin Falls City Pool Summer Fun!
The Twin Falls City Pool has more than open swim and swim lessons for our community to enjoy this summer. Check out what we have to offer below:

Youth Water Polo Camp
With the help of the High School Water Polo Coach John Sfingi, we are excited to offer water polo for kids 7-14 years of age! W ater Polo is a team sport that uses the pool and adds elements of basketball, soccer and swimming. The camp will focus on teaching skills, rules, and strategies so that kids will learn how to play water polo. Have your kids experience this exciting sport where they will improve their swimming ability and build friendships through teamwork in a positive and fun environment!

  • Intro to Water Polo introduces kids' ages 7-10 to the basic fundamentals & skills of water polo such as passing/catching, eggbeater kick and shooting. The clinic is conducted in the shallow water. *Kids should be able to swim freestyle the width of the pool (20 yards).
  • Learning to Play Water Polo focuses on developing the basic skills of water polo such as ball handling, eggbeater kick, shooting, etc. Kids will also learn basic offenses/defense formations as well as water polo rules. *To participate in this clinic kids must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle and tread water for 3 minutes without stopping. This clinic is designed for kids 11-14 years.
  • Sessions: Fridays from June 28 - August 2 (No Class 7/19)
    • Intro to Water Polo: 9:30-10:45 am
    • Learning to Play Water Polo: 11-12:15 pm
  •  Prices:
    • Pass Holders: $25
    • Community: $35
Are you ready for something that is off the wall CRAZY and FUN? Then the TOWER is for you!! It features a slide, rope climbing, and a cliff all in one! Come see if you have what it takes to master THE TOWER!!!
  • Summer Schedule (June 4 - August 9): 
    • Tues, Thurs & Fridays from 1:30-4:30pm 
    • The Tower will not be in on July 4, 16, 18 & 19.
    • Weather permitting
  • Prices: 
    • Pass Holder: FREE
    • Community: Daily Admission Fee
  • Movie Schedule
    • THE MEG 
      • Saturday, July 6 at 9:45 p.m.
    • MOANA
      • Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, July 27 at 9:15 p.m.
    • JAWS
      • Saturday, August 3 at 9:15 p.m.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the movie. All movies have subtitles so everyone can enjoy them.
  • Prices: 
    • Pass Holder: FREE
    • Community Daily Admission Fee
For more information on these programs or to register for the youth water polo camp, please visit our website.

rockcreekbbq Community BBQ at Rock Creek

Samra Culum
Project Manager
sculum@csi.edu | 208.732.6223

humansofthemgvHumans of the Magic Valley

C J Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library

blainecountylisteningsessionBlaine County Listening Session

Paige Nielebeck
Idaho Workforce Development Council

KeithFarnsworthThe Art of Keith Farnsworth

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501

ArtintheParkKids Art in the Park


July 27, 2019
9 am (sharp) to 11:30 am
Twin Falls City Park

Presented by the  Magic Valley Arts Council

Kids Art in the Park, a part of  Arts in the  Park, allows kids ages 3 -14 years to attend workshops in the visual and performing arts.

Kids Art in the Park exposes kids to a wide variety of various art forms.  Workshops are planned and instructed by artists and teachers with an emphasis on exploring the educational aspects of the arts. 

All aspects of the arts are included; visual and performing arts. Pre-school aged children enjoy workshops developed especially for their age and motor skill development. 

Note:  We want to make this document something you look forward 
to  reading each week and your feedback will help tremendously! 
Please  send  your information to klapray@csi.edu.
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