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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that CSI is participating in the Great Colleges to Work For survey again during March and April? Keep an eye out for emails from Great College to Work For and Modern Think asking you to participate."

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
NameChange NEW! CSI Innovation and Success Center
The Student Success Center has changed its name to Innovation and Success Center.
The Learning Assistance Center has changed its name to Learning and Tutoring Commons.
The Innovation and Success Center houses the following programs/units:
  • Bridge to Success
  • Center for Instructional Excellence
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Learning and Tutoring Commons
  • Testing Center
John Hughes
Instructional Dean, Student Success
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549
FirstFridayForumFirst Friday Forum Video
Thank you to those who attended the March First Friday Forum. Click here to watch the recording of this event. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Ginger Nukaya
Executive Administrative Assistant
gnukaya@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
StudentElections2019-2020 Student Senate Elections

Encourage your students to get involved with student senate! 

ASCSI Student Senate
FoundMiniGrantsCSI Foundation Mini and Professional Grants

The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the spring round for Mini-Grants and for Professional Development Grants. Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award. The due date for electronic submission of these grants is midnight Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Use the CSI Common Grant Application to apply.
  • Mini-Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success. Click here for additional information. 
  • Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement. Click here for additional information.
Application Submission Process: Please note that your application must be signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP for consideration. Once you have obtained the required signatures, scan the grant application and all supplemental documentation and email to tharmon@csi.edu by midnight Wednesday, March 13, 2019. It is NOT required to bring a hard copy of your application to the Foundation office.

If you have further questions, please give us a call.

Kristen Adamson
Administrative Assistant, CSI Foundation
kadamson@csi.edu | 208-732-6395
CashManagementEmployee Financial Seminars: Cash Management

Thursday, March 14, 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 accumulated 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

FREESeminarFREE Seminar: Fitness & Weight Loss Facts and Fads

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!

MARCH - Social Wellness

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
EmpBookClubEmployee Book Club

Ebony Yarger
Student Services Specialist
eyarger@csi.edu | 208.732.6250

EAPLearn About CSI EAP Program on March 21
Please join us for one of two sessions to be held in TAB 277 on Thursday, March 21, at 10 and again at 11 a.m.

All CSI supervisors are invited to attend a special session at 2 p.m. in Shields 114.

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

CPRAEDCPR & AED Training & Certification for CSI Employees
Friday, March 22

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in HSHS 241

Taught by Christine Hammond & Joel Peacock

Register Online

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

MedicalAssistantRaffleMedical Assistant Raffle Fundraiser

Kara Mahannah, LPN
Medical Assistant Program Director
kmahannah@csi.edu| 208.732.6728

LibraryHoursSpring Break Hours for the Main Campus Library

Ansina Durham
Public Services Manager
adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6502

AAWCCUpcoming AAWCC Spring Events
We hope to see anyone who would like to attend any of the events above. 
American Association for 
Women in Community Colleges 
(AAWCC) Executive Committee
HelpSeeHearHelp Someone See and Hear Better

The Faculty Staff Connections Committee is collecting used prescription eyeglasses, lenses and hearing aids in memory of CSI employee and Lions Club member, Jennifer Patterson. 
Lions Club donation boxes are located in every building on campus through Friday, April 12.  Please ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to donate too.   
The donations that we collect will help improve the quality of life for children and adults living in low and middle-income communities around the world. Many will experience corrected vision and hearing for the first time, enabling them to lead productive working lives, support their families, attend school and advance their education.
Thank you,
Faculty Staff Connections Committee
GoodingGooding County Prosecutor Scholarship Opportunity
A $1,000 scholarship has been established by the Gooding County Prosecutor to recognize an outstanding, drug free, financially challenged senior in high school within Gooding County who is committed to higher education and public service.  This $1,000 dollar scholarship will be applied $500 the first semester and $500 the second.

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested. For eligibility and application requirements click here.

Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation
tharmon@csi.edu | 208.732.6249
JeromeWorkStudyOpen Work Study Position in Jerome

Martha Martinez
Jerome Center Coordinator 
mmartinez22@csi.edu | 208.732.6464
StPattysHealthy St. Pat's Green Eggs & Ham to Go!

You can eat these green eggs and ham in a box.
You can eat them with a fox.
You can eat them in a house.
You can eat them with a mouse.
You can eat them here and there.
You can eat them anywhere!


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
Employees50PlusEmployee 50 Plus: Colorectal Cancer Screenings Covered 100% by SelectHealth
According to the CDC: Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older.

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Colorectal cancer screening (HYPERLINK "Colorectal cancer screening"  saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps-abnormal growths in the colon or rectum-that can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment works best. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later.

If you are 50 years old or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, speak with your doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for you, and how often to get tested.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
WellBalancedWell Balanced Offers Nutrition Info in March Issue
March is National Nutrition Month - a time to focus on healthy eating for life. Find great articles like the one below in this month's issues of WELCOA Well Balanced in your workplace today. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
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
7:00 pm
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion*
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: The Impact of Interpersonal Violence and Intersections of Oppression by Voices Against Violence staff
7:00 pm
Dream To Fly & Wall of China
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
1:30 pm
Perfect Little Planet & Sunny Bunnies on the Moon
2:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
3:30 pm
Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine*
4:30 pm
Asteroid: Mission Extreme*
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs@Dusk: The Origins of Flight
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
2:30 pm
Mars One Thousand One
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion*
*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

BrownBagUpcoming Brown Bag Sessions

Wednesday, Mar. 13, at 10 a.m.
Description: The student-faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an opportunity to build relationships between students and employees.
Location: SUB Fireside Lounge
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio
Topic: Struggles/Worries while in College
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)

Friday, Mar. 15, at 8 a.m.
Description: Come share ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: Open Forum
Recommended Audience: 
CSI Employees

Friday, Mar. 15, 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: TBA 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Monday, Mar. 18, 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
AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Baseball ISU Club Mar. 13 11, 1, & 3 PM Twin Falls, ID
Softball Snow College Mar. 15
Mar. 16
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Twin Falls, ID
Baseball Prairie Baseball Academy Mar. 15
Mar. 16
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Twin Falls, ID

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

GoodingLectureCSI Gooding Center Lecture Series

Shawna Jacobson
Gooding Center Coordinator
sjacobson@csi.edu | 208.934.8678
JazzEnsembleSpring Jazz Collaboration 10.0
The CSI Jazz Ensemble and CSI Madrigals are teaming up to present their annual Spring Jazz Collaboration 10.0 to be held on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 PM in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

This tenth year of collaboration includes fresh takes on classics like "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Moonlight over Vermont," "Java Jive," and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." The Mads will also honor their a cappella roots with stunning jazz arrangements of "When She Loved Me" as performed by Idea of North and the Stevie Wonder funk classic "I Wish." The Jazz Ensemble will be recreating the Woody Herman band's classic arrangement of "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," and Madrigals director Serena Jenkins Clark will also solo with the jazz ensemble.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019
Date: March 16
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Fee: $60
Location: Shields 102
Instructor: J. Vipperman and M. English
The one day, three-hour course is focused on enhancing the skill set of both beginning and experienced grant writers. 

Date:  March 16
Day:  Saturday
Time:  1 - 3 p.m.
Fee: $37 + $15 (paid to instructor unless purchased in Level 1)
Location: Fine Arts 164
Instructor: Cindy Bezas
In the Ukulele Made Easy - Level 1 class, we learned core principles central to excellent ukulele playing. In Ukulele Made Easy - Level 2, we learned ten songs, three uke scales, three cadences, and five strum patterns. In Ukulele Made Easy - Level 3, we will learn ten more songs, three more strum patterns, three new cadences, and new approaches to scales so you can build your finger power and playing dexterity.

Dates: March 16
Days: Saturdays
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fee: $60
Location: Shields 102
Instructor: J. Vipperman and M. English
The one day, three-hour course is focused on enhancing the skill set of both beginning and experienced grant writers. During the course we will cover finding and preparing to write a winning grant proposal, writing grant proposals that reviewers want to fund, and knowing what to do before and after your proposal is funded. 

Dates: March 20 - April 10
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $129
Location: Shields 101
Instructor: Sandy March
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Twin Falls Contact:
Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
BeyondtheSunBeyond the Sun: In Search of a New Earth

Spring break week is on southern Idaho's horizon and with it comes an expanded show schedule in the Faulkner Planetarium and the opening of a brand new show suitable for all ages. Audiences can join Celeste, a curious young girl with an interest in the solar system and beyond in Beyond the Sun: In Search of a New Earth. This show will open Tuesday, March 26, 2019, and will run through April.

Click here for show times and admission prices.  

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659
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
Collectif9Arts on Tour Presents "Collectif9"

Tickets are available for the final performance of the Arts on Tour season, Collectif9, which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students high school & under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Montreal's cutting-edge classical string ensemble Collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, Collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. The ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble for a unique experience. The musicians and friends met as students at Université de Montréal and McGill University: they wanted to create something different yet complementary to traditional representations of classical music, more relatable to pop culture. Learning from the classical works that have influenced non-classical musicians and the structure of pop concerts, Collectif9 looks for ways to break the stigma of inapproachability, searches for new ways of expression within the classical medium, and attempts to foster communication and collaboration between artists and within their community.

The Arts on Tour series concludes on April 1 with Collectif9.

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

WellOwnersFree Workshop Planned for Well Owners


Date February 22, 2019

Free Workshop Planned for Well Owners

Twin Falls, Idaho. - Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is hosting a free well owner workshop open to all home owners with individual wells and septic systems. The workshop, which is co-hosted by South-Central Public Health District and Idaho DEQ, will provide well owners with information about water quality, sampling and treatment, well systems, geology, water supply aquifers and onsite septic system operations and maintenance. Instructors will offer tips on how to trouble shoot common problems with well and septic systems. Workshop attendees are invited to bring water samples for free nitrate testing. The workshop will be hosted by RCAC's Individual Well Program geologist Thi Pham and rural development specialist Karen McBride.

The event will be held on April 6, 2019, from 9 am - 12 pm, at South Central Public Health District, 1020 Washington Street North, Twin Falls.

Workshop registration is limited and slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to register for the workshop, go to https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=1617

Rural Community Assistance Corporation | Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our key values are: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity.

For questions about registration, email Mark Wiseman at r egistration@rcac.org or call (916) 447-9832 ext.1029. For more information about RCAC, visit http://www.rcac.org.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in collaboration with local and community partnerships in three program areas: affordable housing, environmental services, and lending. To learn more about RCAC, visit http://www.rcac.org.

Media Contact:

Julia Helmreich, director
Communications, Development & Events
jhelmreich@rcac.org | 916.447.9832 

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer,  SCPHD
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov |  208.737.5985 
ABCScholarship2019 ABC Scholarship Party

Jesse Stroup
Idaho Small Business Development Center
JStroup@csi.edu | 208.732.6450

SBDCLoveCelebrate Small Business Development Center Day 
Help with the celebration of Small Business Development Center Day on
March 20, 2019. How? Click here and fill out the sign telling people why you love the Idaho Small Business Development Center and then follow the instructions on page 2.

Bryan Matsuoka
Idaho SBDC, Regional Director
bmatsuoka@csi.edu | 208.732.6451
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group
Scott Lindquist
Student Disability Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6268

BuisnessFestCSI Safety and Business Fest Registration is Now Open

Safety and Business Fest of the Great Northwest-Southern Idaho is celebrating their 10th year of providing free safety and workforce business trainings for the Magic Valley regional workforce. Offering these trainings to the public reinforces the core belief of the Safety and Business Fest that everyone should have the opportunity to learn these valuable skills and thrive.

This event is open to contractors, small business owners, professional technical educators, city workers or anyone interested in creating a safer and/or more productive workplace or improving their business skills. With over 50 classes, demonstrations, and workshops offered, attendees have plenty of options to choose from to best suit their needs. Examples of training topics include Natural Gas Emergency & Pipeline Safety, Why Wellness is Important to Health & Safety, Intro to the Seven Habits, Worker's Comp. Compliance, How to Create a Safety Culture, OSHA 10 (General Industry), Rigging Application and Inspection, Insurance 101, Communication Techniques to Effect Change, CPR/First Aid/AED and many more.

Safety and Business Fest of the Great Northwest - Southern Idaho is proudly hosted by CSI Workforce Development and Training at their Health Sciences and Human Services Building. The dates for this year's event are March 25 - 27, 2019. Those interested in attending this year's event can register and sign up for classes by visiting the Safety Fest website at https://workforce.csi.edu/events/safety-fest/default.aspx. Early registration is encouraged as classes fill up quickly.

Davy Gadd
Apprenticeship Program Manager
dgadd@csi.edu | 208.732.6384

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee 

CJ Rasmusson
Circulation Supervisor

JenkinsBenefit Concert for the Magic Valley

PEOAnnual PEO Chapter D Hanging Basket Fundraiser 2019
It's time for the annual P.E.O.* Hanging Flower Basket Sale. Kathy Stover, CSI retiree, moved to Boise and passed her duties onto Alice Anderson, another CSI retiree and PEO member. I have been helping her since she retired.

*P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization that celebrates the advancement of women, supports women's higher education through scholarships, grants, awards and loans to help women achieve their highest educational aspirations. Twin Falls local Chapter D of P.E.O. sponsors this annual flower sale and donates all of the profits from the sales to these higher education projects. P.E.O. Chapter D appreciates your support in our annual fundraiser! Thank you!

There are at least five different PEO chapters in Twin Falls and several more around the Magic Valley area. Many of the members are educators, but women from nearly every profession and walk of life all over the world belong.

Baskets are $25.00 each (23.58 + 1.42 tax) The baskets are huge and they last all summer long!

Baskets varieties this year include:
Geraniums in Red, Pink, or Mother Nature's Surprise & Mixed Annuals in a wide variety of colors

Ann Keane is helping PEO out with this project and has order forms up at the SSC reception desk that she can interoffice to you if you are interested. Or you can stop by her desk.
Ann has to have the order sheet and payments turned into Alice on Tuesday, April 2.

They make great Mother's Day Gifts

Baskets will be available for pickup Fri., May 10th between 12:00-6:00 pm at the TF Nazarene Church parking lot (1231 Washington St N - across from CSI)

Checks can be made payable to PEO Chapter D

Ann Keane, ISC (Innovation & Success Center), ext. 6530, akeane@csi.edu
Note: If you would like to have the order form sent to you electronically, let me know and I can send it to you.

Ann Keane
Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu | 208.732.6530

BSUDayBoise State Day at CSI

Shea Hanson
Sr. Transfer Enrollment Counselor
Boise State University

PinoCup4th Annual Pino Cup Indoor Tournament

Nikcole Zamarripa

AllBusinessConf2019 All Business Conference

Jesse Stroup
Idaho Small Business Development Center
JStroup@csi.edu | 208.732.6450
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