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MeghanClancyCongratulations to Emma Jeske of Gooding for Receiving the Robert E. Dickinson Scholarship

The CSI Foundation would like to congratulate Emma Jeske of Gooding Idaho on being a recipient of the Robert E. Dickinson Agricultural Scholarship. Emma is a 1st generation student and has been a part of FFA activities and leadership as well as worked an internship with UI Extension. Her goal is to transfer to Utah State University to become a soil conservationist. Emma says "I am so grateful for the opportunity this scholarship provides me to give back to my community and set an example to my siblings. It means a lot to me that there are people willing to support my goals of pursuing a college education!"

Congratulations Emma! The CSI Foundation wishes you the best of luck throughout your academic career!

Kristen Adamson
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant
kadamson@csi.edu | 208.732.6395

WorkforcePrintCatalogCSI Workforce Development & Training Printed Catalog

CSI Workforce Development & Training just released their very first printed catalog. They are excited for this new development in their department. 

Click here to check it out! 

Amanda Worthington
Workforce Training Specialist
aeworthington@csi.edu | 208.732.6310

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

SurgTechCSI Surgical Technology Students Celebrate End of Semester

CSI Surgical Technology students celebrated the completion of their suture and wound closure course last semester with a "doggy" picnic. 

Carrie Nutsch
Associate Professor, Surgical 1st Assistant
cnutsch@csi.edu | 208.732.6715

TechTalkUpcoming TechTalks 
Please see the following details for the last summer TechTalk session:
  • 7/25/2019: Cyber Security 
    • Staying safe while using the internet 

Please note that this session is subject to change. Updates will be posted in eNotes and you can follow the General channel in Teams to get a notification.

This TechTalk 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
INBRECome Celebrate the Work Completed by Our INBRE Students

Megan Jacobson
Associate Professor - Chemistry
mjacobson@csi.edu | 208.732.6426
LibraryHoursSummer Hours for the CSI Library

Ansina Durham
Public Services Manager
adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6502
MiniCassiaTestingCenterCSI Mini-Cassia Testing Center Closure

The Mini-Cassia Testing Center in Burley will be closed July 29 - August 2, 2019, for carpet replacement. The testing center will reopen August 5, 2019. We will be giving the Aleks Math Placement Exam ONLY from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 29 and 30, in room A25 (last test starting at 2:30 p.m.)

Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator
jgourley@csi.edu | 208.732.6569
CampusTestingCenterCSI Main Campus Testing Center Closure

The CSI Campus Testing Center will be closed August 1 & 2 (Thursday & Friday) for replacement of Testing Center lighting. The Testing Center will reopen on Monday, August 5, 2019, with Fall Semester hours (listed below):

CSI Campus Testing Center Fall 2019 Hours (beginning August 5, 2019)

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (last test given at 7 p.m.)

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (last test given at 12 p.m.)

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

John Hughes
Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549
jeromecenterclassesFall 2019 Class Schedule for the CSI Jerome Center

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

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

ArbingerArbinger Institute Monthly Newsletter - July

Whether we are in the classroom or in the office or interacting with our friends and family, so much of what we do depends on the system of communication. Your mindset is a key to your success and to your happiness. The CSI sponsored workshop sessions for Outward Mindset (by Arbinger) are sure to be beneficial to you in your professional and personal life. The feedback from recent sessions has been very positive. Comments from previous sessions include:

"The Arbinger Training has given me life skills I didn't know I needed."
"I've become more aware of how I am reacting in every situation."
"Had a very positive impact."

Let's all work together to create a campus culture that engages people with seamless communication and decision-making through accelerated collaboration.
  • Develop skills for open communication to see more effective results.
  • Assist our students and others by seeing things from a different perspective
  • Become equipped with tools to successfully assist in navigating and transforming conflict
  • Restyle your role to help your team with those daily challenges and reach those long-term goals
This really is an amazing professional development opportunity offered to you completely free of charge and all materials are provided. It would be a notable addition to your Faculty Rank or Staff Advancement Portfolio. Watch for an email to reserve your spot in one of the upcoming session.

For now, take a look at the Arbinger monthly newsletter

Sandra Bosteder
Arbinger Institute Trainer
sbosteder@csi.edu | 208.732.6850

trioeocsummerCome to TRIO EOC This Summer for Assistance With Your Documents

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 Mat Pilates, POUND, PiYo, Bootcamp, Spinning, Flow Yoga, Strong, and more! 

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

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

RaspberriesRaspberries are Ready to Pick at the CSI Breckenridge Farm

Naysa Shepherd
Student Service Specialist
nshepherd@csi.edu | 208.732.6400 

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.

The CSI Herrett Center is offering two weekly shows in Spanish.
  • Dinosauios al Atardecer: los origenes del vuelo
    • Showing Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
    • Lucy and her father love all things about flight and Lucy also loves dinosaurs. Through a twist of fate, Lucy and her father find themselves far back in time, the time of the dinosaurs. Together, as they race through time they discover how flight arose in dinosaurs.
  • Beyond The Sun: En busca de una nueva Tierra
    • Showing Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
    • Come learn about exoplanets, planets that orbit other stars.
    • Celeste is a curious young girl. She is especially curious about planets, like Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, but she does not know about exoplanets. Leave it to her new friend, Luna, to enlighten her and the audience to the existence of exoplanets.
    • Discover for yourself how astronomers discover exoplanets, when in fact, they cannot be seen. 
The presenters for these shows are fluent in Spanish and the Center is also working on securing the Spanish soundtracks for four more shows and possibly an additional two after that.

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 

BookClubCSI Faculty, Staff, and Student Book Club Starting Soon

Ebony Yarger
Administrative Assistant II
eyarger@csi.edu | 208.732.6250

JustDanceCSI Just Dance for Juniors Camp

The College of Southern Idaho is still taking registrations for students ages 9-11 for the CSI Just Dance for Juniors Camp. This camp takes places July 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Center. Cost of the camp is $105. 

This special day camp is designed to introduce younger students to the concept of an intensive workshop. No dancing experienced required! The camp features the same instructors as the regular camp -a guest faculty from around the United States, bringing a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential. The day will include an array of such classes as ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and hip hop.  

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

EV3RoboticsBasic EV3 Robotics Camp for Ages 9-14

The College of Southern Idaho is still taking registrations for students ages 9-14 for CSI's Basic EV3 Robotics Camp.  Design, build, and program a LEGO EV3 robot that will crush the competition in a fun, end-of-camp contest. This Beginner EV3 Robotics camp is open to all boys and girls interested in applying science, technology, engineering, and math while learning real-world problem solving skills and gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. 

Space is limited to the first 32 registrations. This camp will be held from 12:30 - 4 p.m., August 7-9, in CSI Fine Arts 164. The cost is $105 per registration.  

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

CommEd2019Community Education Summer Classes and Camps

College 4 Kids - Summer Youth Camps

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
GeospatialGeospatial Technology Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Jerome Center

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

WeldingBasicTechnicalWelding Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Jerome and Mini-Cassia Centers
EarlyChildhoodCertificateEarly Childhood Basic Technical Certificate at the CSI Gooding 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

AthleticsUpcoming CSI Athletic Fundraisers
Save the date for our two biggest fundraisers of the year that benefit all CSI Student Athletes! CSI athletes not only are provided an opportunity to reach their dreams, but they also benefit the Magic Valley through community service and providing entertainment by showcasing their unique athletic ability to our whole community. #WeAreGold

Lori Rogers Fly Like an Eagle Golf Tournament
Click here to register online.  

CSI Fall Fest Auction and Dinner
Call 208-732-6486 to purchase tickets ($250 for a table of 8 or $35 per individual plate)

Contact me at jhowell@csi.edu or 208-244-4386 for hole sponsorship information as well as donating to our Fall Fest live and silent auction. Every thing you do makes an impact! Thank you and #JoinTheRush

Jacob Howell
Assistant Athletic Director
jhowell@csi.edu | 208.732.6482

CharterSchoolCharter School Commission Executive Session Comments were Hurtful

For Immediate Release
July 16, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Charter School Commission Executive Session Comments were Hurtful

By Debbie Critchfield, President, Idaho State Board of Education

Many have weighed in regarding the oversight and function of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission (PCSC) in light of recent news pertaining to the Commission's discussions in executive session that were recorded and released. Executive sessions are authorized under the Idaho open meeting law to provide for non-public discussion of a limited number of subjects such as student education records with personally identifiable information in order to protect student privacy. Executive sessions are not held in public and are not typically recorded. No action or final decision may be made in executive session.

The particular executive session held last spring was unknowingly recorded and mistakenly released in response to a public record request under Idaho's public record law. Unfortunately, there were comments made during these discussions that were demeaning to individual charter schools and the communities they serve. The Idaho State Board of Education is fully aware of the situation. As a matter of governance, the State Board oversees the Commission's work. Commission positions are appointed by either the Governor, Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives, or the President Pro Tem of the Idaho Senate. The PCSC staff report to the Board's executive director.

The mission of the Public Charter School Commission is to ensure that "authorized public charter schools comply with Idaho statute, protecting student and public interests by balancing high standards of accountability with respect for autonomy of public charter schools and implementing best authorizing practices to ensure excellence of public charter school options available to Idaho families." The PCSC authorizes 73 percent of charter schools in Idaho. Others are authorized by school district boards of trustees.

As Board President, I will not make excuses for comments that disparage individuals, schools or communities. Critical discussions do need to take place in executive session in order to protect student privacy as required by state and federal law. The Idaho Attorney General's Office is investigating complaints made regarding the Commission's executive session. Regardless of whether there was a violation of the open meeting law, discussions must be respectful and constructive in order for all of us to work toward our common goal of improving public education in Idaho.

My hope is that this incident will not diminish or overshadow the critical work of the Commission. As the authorizer of nearly three-quarters of all public charter schools, the Commission's role is vitally important not only for charter school students and families, but for Idaho taxpayers as well. When schools are underperforming, the Commission must work with the schools to correct problems.

Moving forward, the Commission members and staff will receive training about Idaho's open meeting law and how to have appropriate discussions about school performance, student data and education quality. I also hope to have conversations with parents within the charter school community to help rebuild trust.

The Public Charter School Commission plays an important role to ensure a quality education for the students under its charge. This role is carried out through the authorization of charter schools - a process defined in state law. The Commission does not exist to advocate for charter schools, nor to denigrate them. I sincerely hope that this episode will not diminish that role or cause people to lose faith in public charter schools or use it as a reason to attack the whole system. It is also my hope that we use this an opportunity to improve our communication, whether in public or behind closed doors.

SCPHDHeatHealth District Urges Magic Valley Residents to Seek Shade and Shelter as Temperatures Rise

July 22, 2019
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, (208) 737-5985 
Health District urges Magic Valley residents to 
seek shade and shelter as temperatures rise
SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO - South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is urging residents to prepare for extreme heat today and tomorrow as meteorologists forecast high nineties and triple digit temperatures. The CDC warns, on average, 600 people die in the U.S. from extreme heat every year.

"Heat illnesses are avoidable if you stay cool and hydrated," said MaryAnn Doshier, Health Education Specialist with the SCPHD. "One simple rule to follow: if your shadow is shorter than you, find shade!"

The CDC warns extreme heat can lead to dangerously high body temperatures, brain and organ damage, even death. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to cool down properly. Children under two years old, adults over 65 years old, people who work outdoors, and people with chronic medical conditions are especially at risk.

Doshier recommends checking on neighbors and family who may be at risk, especially if they are taking medications or do not have access to air-conditioning,  "If you are hot, most likely your neighbor is too. Check in on them if you aren't sure they have a means of keeping themselves cool. Children, older adults and pets can also be susceptible to dehydration, so make sure they are drinking plenty of water."
Doshier recommends:
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially at midday when the sun is hottest
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen at least every 80 minutes when outdoors
  • Drink extra water, don't wait until you are thirsty
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Visit public buildings, like libraries and community centers, if you don't have air conditioning
  • NEVER leave children or pets in cars, even if the windows are partially open
  • Check on a friend or neighbor regularly and have someone do the same for you

The CDC has also designed an app that gives real-time heat indexes, hourly forecasts, and safety recommendations for your area from OSHA and NIOSH. More information here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/heatapp.html.
Brianna Bodily
PIO,  South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov 208.737.5985

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:

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 1:30-4:30 pm 
    • The Tower will not be in on July 4, 16, 18 & 19.
    • Weather permitting
  • Prices: 
    • Pass Holder: FREE
    • Community: Daily Admission Fee
  • Movie Schedule
      • 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.

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 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 

AllStarImprovDoubling Down for a Cure - All Star Improv
Darlene Snyder
Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls, LLC
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. 

FUNdraiserStanton Summer FUNdraiser

Corrine Benavides
Receptionist, Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley

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