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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 719 students are already enrolled for SOAR this summer? That's an increase of 6.5% compared to the same date a year ago.  

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
AgScholarMakenzy Whittekiend Receives Robert E. Dickinson Ag Scholarship
The CSI Foundation would like to congratulate Makenzy Whittekiend of Hagerman on being a recipient of the Robert E. Dickinson Agricultural Scholarship. Makenzy's goal is to transfer to Utah State University and work for a government conservation agency. Makenzy said, "Receiving the CSI Robert E. Dickinson Scholarship is more than a way to afford post-secondary education. This shows people believe in me and the goals I have within Natural Resource Management!"
Congratulations Makenzy, we wish you the best of luck throughout your academic career!
Kristen Adamson
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant
kadamson@csi.edu | 208.732.6395
EarlyCollegeCongratulations to These Minico High School Students

Congratulations to these students who graduated from Minico High School and CSI at the same time!

Jonathan Lord
Associate Dean of Early College
jlord@csi.edu  | 208.732.6280
RachelCohenCSI Welcome's Boise State Public Radio Journalist
CSI is excited to announce that a Boise State Public Radio (BSPR) journalist will be housed on our campus beginning in June. Rachel Cohen joins BSPR as a participant in the Report for America program. Report for America's mission is to "strengthen our communities and our democracy through local journalism that is truthful, fearless, fair and smart." 

Rachel is a recent graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and has worked at New Hampshire Public Radio and served as an intern on National Public Radio's Science Desk. Rachel will be covering the Magic and Wood River Valleys and, as part of our longtime partnership with BSPR, CSI will be providing her office space in the Shield's Building. 

You can view an introduction video from Rachel and learn about a critical crowdfunding campaign that has been launched to support her work by clicking here.  

Please keep an eye out for more information and join us in welcoming Rachel when she arrives in mid-June. 

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
MagicValleyParamedicsCSI EMS Programs Thank Magic Valley Paramedics
Supporting the local community is kind of a big deal and the Magic Valley Paramedics did just that. They recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the CSI Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs. 

CSI employees and students are excited to have such great support from industry partners. A special thanks goes to the following individuals for this donation and for supporting the CSI EMS Programs:
                  • Teresa Cox Kelley (Magic Valley Paramedics)
                  • Jayson Lloyd (CSI Health Sciences and Human Services Instructional Dean)
                  • Dillon Brock (CSI EMS and Fire Science Program Manager)
Dillon Brock
EMS and Fire Science Program Manager
dbrock@csi.edu | 208.732.6709

RadTechThe CSI Rad Tech Application Deadline is June 1
For students interested in the CSI Rad Tech program, the application deadline is June 1. Call Tamara at 6716 or Gary 6719 for more information, or visit: 

Gary Lauer
Associate Professor, Rad Tech
glauer@csi.edu | 208.732.6719

BookstoreMovingCSI's Bookstore is Up and Running in the Evergreen Building

The CSI Bookstore is now fully functional in the 
Evergreen building on the Main CSI Campus in Twin Falls. 

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@isu.edu | 208.732.6785
LibraryHoursSummer Hours for the CSI Library

Ansina Durham
Public Services Manager
adurham@isu.edu | 208.732.6502
CCRCitizenship Classes at CSI
Do you have individuals coming into your office and asking about citizenship classes? Have them contact the CCR Intake office at ext. 6534. Offices are located on the 2nd floor of the Meyerhoeffer Building. Classes will run Tuesday and Thursday mornings May 21 - August 6.

Heather Etcheverry
ELA Lead Instructor
hetcheverry@csi.edu | 208.732.6540
FinAidOpenLateFinancial Aid Open Late

The Financial Aid Office in Eagle Central of the Taylor Building will be open extended hours to provide students with the opportunity to drop off any Financial Aid Documents that have been requested and answer any questions students may have.

Dates and Times:

-Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8 AM - 2 PM, Come in during SOAR!! 

CSI Financial Aid 
Taylor Building, Main Campus Twin Falls 
csifinancialaid@csi.edu 208.732.6274 

EmployeePicsDrop In For an Updated Photo

The Canyon Building Studio will be set up for drop-in photos between 9-10:30 a.m. this Wednesday, May 22, 2019. This is a great opportunity for employees who would like to update their online directory picture!  

Doug Maughan 
dmaughan@csi.edu 208.732.6262 

TechTalkUpcoming TechTalks 
Please see the following details for upcoming TechTalks:
  • 5/23/2019: Calendar Options
    • Outlook, SharePoint when to use which
  • 6/13/2019: Task Management 
    • Planner, Outlook Tasks Changed to To Do 
  • 6/27/2019: Delve 
    • What is it and how can it benefit you and others 
  • 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
CPRAEDCPR/AED Employee Training Continues Through the Summer
An Upcoming Friday 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in HSHS
Taught by HSHS Instructors

Please register NOW if you wish to attend a summer session of our employee CPR/AED. Once we see how many are interested, we will know if we need one instructor or two and will set a Friday morning date in late May or early June. Register online to hold your spot.

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

TestingHoursSummer Testing Hours

Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator
jgourley@csi.edu | 208.732.6569
DontFryDayThe Friday Before Memorial Day is Don't Fry Day
The Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don't Fry Day - a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin, including: seek shade; wear sunglasses; protect your skin with clothing; use sunscreen; avoid tanning devices. Ultraviolet (UV) rays -- from the sun and other sources like tanning beds -- are the primary cause of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Keep your skin healthy with these resources from the American Cancer Society.

According to CNN, there are a lot of myths about sun safety. While we expect our Memorial Day weekend here in Twin to be mostly cloudy, we are still in danger of getting burned by the sun. According to the SCF, up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds. This is the reason people often end up with serious sunburns on overcast days if they've spent time outside with no sun protection. Even in the winter months, you need to beware: Snow can reflect up to 80 percent of UV rays, increasing exposure. This is especially true if your family's on a ski vacation-- the higher your altitude, the greater your UV exposure.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
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
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7-9 pm
The Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Recipients Exhibit
7:00 pm
Phantom of the Universe*
7:00 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
8:00 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
1:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
4:30 pm
Planet Nine*
7:00 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
1:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: the origins of flight
7:00 pm
Phantom of the Universe*
8:00 pm
Dinosaurios al Atardecer: los origenes del vuelo
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

NEW: The CSI Planetarium will begin showing Dinosaurs at Dusk and Beyond the Sun in Spanish the week after Memorial Day Weekend.

Now Showing Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
Special events at the Herrett Center  click here
Astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

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). 

Morning Sunrise Hike 
May 22 from 6-8 a.m.   
Rise with the sun and get your workout in early! Hike with us to Pillar or Auger Falls before work! T ransportation is provided, meet at the ORC. CSI Students taking 7+ credits are FREE, CSI Faculty/Staff are $5, and Community Members are $10. Call 732-6697 to register.

Evening Climb @ Dierke's Lake
May 30 * 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
Spend the evening at the local crag with the ORC! We'll have some top rope climbs set-up for beginner through intermediate climbers. Gear and instruction are provided. Meet at Dierke's Lake in the west parking lot. You will have to pay your own entrance fee to Dierke's Lake.  CSI Students taking 7+ credits are $5, CSI Faculty and Staff are $12, and Community Members are $20 (-$10 if you bring your own gear).  Call 732-6697 to register.

Early Morning Bike Rides
Every Wednesday at 6 a.m. (Starts June 5)
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.  

Sunset Paddle on the Snake 
June 6 from 5:45-7:45 p.m. 
Explore the Snake River Canyon and Pillar Falls via kayak! No experience necessary! All gear is provided. Meet at Centennial Park. CSI Students are $5, CSI Faculty/Staff are $16, and Community Members are $26. Space is limited and there are no refunds.  Call 732-6697 to register.

Moonlight Trail Run
June 18 at 9:30 p.m. 
Join the ORC at the Auger Falls parking lot for a night run down at the local trails! Bring your buddy, bring your dog (+leash & bags) and bring a water bottle for after. We'll provide water, headlamps, and stoke for the run! No registration is required for this event, just show up with your laces tied and your energy high. 

Sunrise Paddle at Twin Falls 
June 20 from 6-7:30 a.m. 
Start your day off by exploring the Snake River Canyon and the Twin Falls section via kayak! No experience necessary! All gear is provided. Meet at Centennial Park.  CSI Students are $5, CSI Faculty/Staff are $16, and Community Members are $26. Space is limited and there are no refunds.  Call 732-6697 to register.

June 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Grab your friends and spend the morning paddling and doing yoga on a SUP! All gear, guiding, and transportation is provided.  No experience necessary - just get ready to get wet! CSI Students are $5, CSI Faculty/Staff are $16, and Community Members are $26. Space is limited and there are no refunds. Call 732-6697 to register.

Geology Paddle 
M id- June (Date TBD) at 5:45 p.m.
Join Geology Professor, Shawn Willsey, at Centennial Park as he explains the fascinating geological formation of the Snake River Canyon while leisurely paddling on the river! No experience necessary. Gear, guiding, and instruction are all provided.  CSI Students  are $10, CSI Faculty and Staff are $25, and Community Members are $30. Call 732-6697 to register. 

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

InpirataInspirata Dance Project Presents: "Koinonia"

Ashley Sandau
Visual and Performaing Arts - Dance
asandau@csi.edu | 208.732.6353

MusicFestRegistration Closes May 24 for CSI Music Fest
The College of Southern Idaho is now accepting registrations for this summer's Music Fest, which runs June 10 - 14, 2019, at the CSI Fine Arts Center. This week-long summer camp on the beautiful campus provides opportunities for students of all levels to be immersed in music making.

The daily schedule includes seven hours of hands-on instruction laid out to thoroughly engage students from beginning to end. Exceptional faculty from across the state work closely with you in small and large ensemble settings, as well as in daily master classes and sectionals. The listening lab brings the theory and history of music to life. Each afternoon, students have the chance to shine alongside their faculty mentors at the camp's performance spotlight. A focused study is available in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, jazz, and voice and private lessons and a wide range of elective areas are available to round out the camp experience.

The week's learning culminates with student recitals and a Gala concert for friends, family, and community to enjoy. CSI Music Fest promises to be an unforgettable experience where students build life-long friendships through the power of music making.

Tuition for Music Fest is  $250, and must be paid in full by May 24. This fee covers all program costs for students, including instructional materials. Other optional items such as photos and private lessons are available for an additional cost. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.

Click here to register, or stop by the CSI Fine Arts Center.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
AdventureCourseCelebrate 20 Years of Adventure with the CSI Challenge Course
Celebrate 20 Years of Adventure with the CSI Challenge Course! 

We passionately believe that true learning comes from experiencing the world around us, whether through facing personal fears, engaging in shared experiences, or discovery through new adventures. The course is only wood, steel, and man-made materials; it is what is inside each one of us that makes the experience meaningful and real.

The CSI Challenge Program facilitates under the philosophy of "Challenge by Choice."  Because each participant brings to the course their own unique share of experiences and knowledge, we celebrate the fact that a "challenge" differs for every individual. Therefore, we choose to empower participants through positive reinforcement, specific desired learning outcomes (DLO's) for the day, and cater to each person's needs and goals so they can have a personal and collective experience while on the course.

For our 20 year celebration we will be opening the Adventure Course to the public beginning May 28, 2019. The Adventure Course will be open from 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The cost per person is $20. Reservations are not necessary for these open course times.   

If you are interested in booking a private group event outside of the open course times and dates listed above you can do so by making a reservation by  clicking here.

Scott Rogers
Director of Community Enrichment
CommEd2019Community Education Summer Classes and Camps

Dates: May 29 - July 3
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen
Fee: $80+$22 supply fee

Dates: June 3 - August 26
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Time: MW 6-8 p.m. and SAT 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: CSI Rec. Gym, Room 236
Instructor: Jesse Clark
Fee: $80 (plus $25 for gi)

Dates: June 8 - 9
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen
Fee: $80 (plus a $22 supply fee)

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

Dates: June 25 - 27
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Taylor 276
Instructor: General Staff
FREE for the month of June

College 4 Kids - Summer Youth Camps

Ages: 12 and up 
Location:  CSI Fine Arts Center 
Date: June 10 - 14 
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Fee: $230

Ages: 9 - 12 
Location: CSI Culinary Arts Kitchen 
Date: June 10 - 14 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 2 - 5 p.m. 
Fee: $139

Grades: 1-8 
Location: Shields 108-110 
Date: June 17 - 21 OR June 24 - 28 
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m. 
Fee: $135

Ages: 10 - 18 
Location: CSI Fine Arts Center 
Date: June 24 - 28
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $215 or $240 after June 7

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

Ages: 9 - 11 
Location: CSI Fine Arts Center
Dates: July 27
Time: TBA
Fee: $95

Ages: 12+
Location: CSI Fine Arts Center
Dates: July 21-26 OR July 21-31
Time: TBA
Fee: $300 for one week or $430 for ten days

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
SportsPerformanceSports Performance Training for Young Athletes

Travis Bunker
Assistant Professor, Wellness
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478
StrengthTrainingResistance and Strength Training for Young Athletes

Travis Bunker
Assistant Professor, Wellness
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478
ArtCampCSI High School Art Intensive Summer Camp
Registration is open for "CSI High School Art Intensive", which runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 3 - 7. The class will meet in Art Complex 123 on the CSI campus. The registration fee is $225.

The CSI High School Art Intensive is a weeklong introduction to the 2D arts at the College of Southern Idaho. This Camp is designed for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in Fine Arts and what CSI has to offer potential students. Over the course of a week, students will be introduced to a sampling of all that the photographic medium has to offer. This Camp will include digital, darkroom and alternative photographic processes. Students in this Art Intensive Camp will also learn about the "cultural language" within visual art. Understanding this language will help you create more thoughtful work, but also connect you with other artists and their agendas across all the fine art mediums. We will photograph in some fashion the rest of our lives, so let's get together and do it better! If you are interested in this creative outlet over the summer, this Intensive is a perfect way of discovering self-expression and what a photograph can be! A cell phone, walking shoes, notebook and pen is all that's required for the Camp. If you'd rather use your point & shoot or DSLR camera, please feel free!

Camp Director Ben Lustig holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Mediums from East Carolina University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Dakota. He taught at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina before coming to CSI to teach in the Visual Arts Department. He teaches all digital and darkroom photography sections, but also the Appreciation and History of Photography courses. Ben also lectures on photography while maintaining a studio practice focusing on the photographic mediums and the idea of landscape.

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

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
blustig@csi.edu | 208.732.6756
EMTCourseEver Thought You Might Want to Save A Life

Dillon Brock
EMS and Fire Science Program Manager
dbrock@csi.edu 208.732.6709 

FunSunGoodingFun in the Sun at the CSI Gooding Center

Cesar Perez
CSI Jerome and Gooding Centers Director
cperez@csi.edu 208.732.6709 
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FunSunJeromeFun in the Sun at the CSI Jerome Center

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

PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes

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

UofIGrantNew $17 Million Grant to Boost Idaho's Biomedical Research, Workforce

New $17 Million Grant to Boost Idaho's Biomedical Research, Workforce
MOSCOW, Idaho - May 14, 2019 - A statewide network of Idaho's educational institutions, led by the University of Idaho, received a five-year, $17 million award to build Idaho's growing biomedical workforce and strengthen research infrastructure.
The funds, received through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will continue research on advances in areas including new antibiotics, brain trauma, safety issues with e-cigarettes, cancer therapeutics and improvements for wound healing.
"Idaho INBRE has been the primary driver of biomedical research advancement statewide," said Carolyn Hovde Bohach , Idaho INBRE director and university distinguished professor in U of I's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. "Through previous NIH INBRE awards and support from the participating schools, Idaho has expanded the breadth and capabilities of its core research facilities, built a pipeline of biomedical research and education opportunities for students, and dramatically increased the number of faculty participating in biomedical projects and collaborating across Idaho and the Western region."
The Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence ( Idaho INBRE ), comprises a network of 11 state institutions: the University of Idaho, Boise State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, The College of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Idaho State University, Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation, Lewis-Clark State College, North Idaho College and Northwest Nazarene University.
"Idaho INBRE has provided research opportunities to more than 2,900 undergraduate students, 390 graduate students and 33 postdoctoral fellows to support the biomedical research field," said Ginger E. Carney , dean at U of I's College of Science, which houses the Idaho INBRE program.
Rhena Cooper, microbiology professor at North Idaho College and director of the INBRE Student Program, helps ensure a consistent statewide research and professional development experience for INBRE students.
"INBRE has been pivotal in the research development of our students," Cooper said. "It is a turning point for most students because it is their first intense research experience."
Idaho INBRE has been awarded more than $60 million since 2001, not including this new award, to help expand biomedical research capacity at U of I and member institutions.
The program also serves as an economic driver, with $10.3 million in funding given to faculty statewide in the form of research seed grants. That investment resulted in more than $108.7 million in new grants, a tenfold return.
"Idaho INBRE has had a tremendous impact on biomedical research across the state," said Janet E. Nelson , vice president for research and economic development at U of I. "The program has enhanced Idaho's research infrastructure through support of a statewide research development network. We are very excited to build on these successes."
"Carolyn Bohach is the perfect example of a modern agricultural researcher and educator, tirelessly working to build Idaho's biomedical research and education capabilities through the National Institutes of Health grants shared by all of the state's universities and colleges," said Michael Parrella, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences dean at U of I. "Her research helps us better understand how E. coli threatens our food supply."
Bohach's project, "Idaho INBRE-4 Program," is funded under the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM103408 . The total anticipated amount of federal funds for the project is $17,088,792, which amounts to 100 percent of the total cost of the project. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho's land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at
www.uidaho.edu .
Media Contact:
Phillip Bogdan
Marketing and Communications Manager
Office of Research and Economic Development
University of Idaho
ISBOEIdaho State Board of Education Approves University of Idaho Request to Increase Budget for New Arena

For Immediate Release
May 15, 2019

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

A quorum of the Idaho State Board of Education today voted unanimously to increase the construction budget for the proposed Idaho Central Credit Union Arena project by $5 million to $51 million dollars. Board President Debbie Critchfield, and Board Members Andrew Scoggin and Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra were not present for the vote.

Incoming University of Idaho President C. Scott Green made the request based on returning bid packages that reflected increased labor costs due to the region-wide boom in construction.

The University plans to finance $34 million of the project through bonds and pay the debt over 35 years with increased student facility fees, fundraising and donations. The U of I has $17 million in cash on hand including $10 million from Idaho Central Credit Union. With interest, the total cost of the project after 35 years will be $84 million. University leaders say they plan to pay off the debt early if possible.

The University must still request that the Board consider and approve its financing plan before bonds can be issued. That request is expected to be made at a later date.

GeologyUnderFoot"Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho" Radio Interview

The Nature of Idaho is a new radio show on KISU in Pocatello. CSI Geology Professor, Shawn Willsey, recently interviewed with them about his book titled, "Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho". Click here to listen to the interview.

"Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho" is about Southern Idaho being a geologic jackpot. Etched in its rugged mountains, incredibly young lava fields, and steep-walled canyons lie compelling evidence of amazing geologic events, including breccia from one of the largest meteorite impacts in the world. Clear prose, concise illustrations, and dramatic photographs tell the stories of 23 amazing geologic sites. Learn how Ice Age floods carved the Snake River Canyon, how tree molds and lava tubes formed at Craters of the Moon, why 200 individuals of Idaho's state fossil - the Hagerman Horse - died and were preserved in one place, and where the land surface ruptured during the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake.

Shawn Willsey
Distinguished Professor of Geology
swillsey@csi.edu | 208.732.6421

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee - May

CJ Rasmusson  
Circulation Supervisor 

ExchangeStudentHost an Exchange Student
Here is your opportunity to host an exchange student and expand your world!

Anita Tatge
International & GEAR UP Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6383

Senior5KTwin Falls Senior Center 4th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk

Click here to register for this 5K Fun Run/Walk.

Jeanette Roe
Twin Falls Senior Center Executive Director
  jroe@tfseniorcenter.com | 208.734.5084

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