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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that nearly 700 students will be graduating from CSI this week?   

(Source: Office of the Registrar)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
ISUDirectorISU Announces New Twin Falls Associate Director
Idaho State University is pleased to announce that Christy Bowman Lantz has  accepted the position of Associate Director for ISU Twin Falls. She will begin her new job on May 20, 2019.

Chirs Vaage
Idaho State University Twin Falls
vaagchri@isu.edu | 208.933.2300
ISBDCISBDC Recognizes Bryan Matsuoka as State Star Award Recipient
BOISE, Idaho--( )--The Idaho Small Business Development Center ( www.idahosbdc.org), presented the State Star Award to Bryan Matsuoka, Regional Director, at the annual Idaho SBDC Professional Development Conference.
Celebrating 23 years with the Idaho SBDC in Twin Falls, Bryan was awarded the State Star under the criteria established by the Idaho SBDC: Serve, Respect, Discover and Persevere. In the past twelve months, Bryan has helped create 90 jobs in the south central region of Idaho and continues to challenge his team to make valuable connections with business owners in the community. He has continuously cultivated and fostered a strong relationship with the Dean at the College of Southern Idaho, with his team in Twin Falls, and many clients he has coached in the community. More recently, Bryan spearheaded a bus tour consisting of media and stakeholders to showcase local businesses that have continued to grow with the assistance of the SBDC.
"The Idaho Small Business Development Center thrives on employing leaders that can make a connection with business owners and develop a plan to help them succeed," stated Doug Covey, Idaho SBDC State Director. "Bryan has played an intricate role for the SBDC. He is able to connect with his clients, motivate his staff, and is able to share SBDC success stories with the College of Southern Idaho that have made an impact on the Twin Falls community," concluded Covey.
Erin Johansen
ISBDC Marketing Manager
erinjohansen@boisestate.edu | 208.426.1636
STEMScholarshipLocal High School Graduates Receive CSI STEM Scholarships

The College of Southern Idaho Foundation and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Department co-hosted a signing ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. The ceremony was held to recognize 2019 High School Graduates who received a College of Southern Idaho STEM scholarship. Each scholarship recipient plans to major in a STEM related field and will begin classes during the fall 2019 semester.
 
Recipients of the scholarships include:
  • Salman Ali, Canyon Ridge HS, Chemistry Major
  • Naile Ramirez, Wendell HS, Biology/Chemistry Major
  • Elley Folks, Xavier HS, Biology Major
  • Manuel Dominguez-Diaz, Canyon Ridge HS, Computer Science Major
  • Mauricio Velazquez Colin, Buhl HS, Engineering Major
  • Ibrahim AlJanabi, Canyon Ridge HS, Biology Major
Congratulations to each of these students for their hard work and focus.                  
Steve Irons
Math Professor
sirons@csi.edu | 208.732.6830
TurnKeyTurn Key Medical, Inc., Donates Mobile X-Ray Machine to CSI Rad Tech Program
Tamara Janak, Jamey McFarland, and Chad Bangerter
The CSI Rad Tech Program is grateful to Turn Key Medical, Inc. of Meridian, Idaho, for donating a $16,980 2012 RadPro mobile x-ray machine to replace the program's old 1979 GE mobile X-Ray machine. Since the inception of the CSI Rad Tech Program in 2002, Turn-Key Medical, has been a key industry training partner. Since the inception of Turn-Key Medical, Inc., more than 30 years ago by founder James F. Rowell, Chairman of the Board, their customer-base has grown to include major hospitals and clinics throughout Idaho and surrounding states along with several other college-based Rad Tech programs. Turn-Key Medical has relationships with a wide variety of medical imaging manufacturers, including Canon Medical Systems, Agfa Healthcare, Hologic, Inc., Ziehm Imaging, Medicom, Orthoscan, NovaRad, Accuray, Carestream, Perkins Healthcare Technologies, Vital. Jake Kerley and Stacey Mitchell, both executives at Turn Key Medical serve on the CSI Radiologic Technology Program Advisory Committee.
Gary Lauer
Associate Professor, Rad Tech
glauer@csi.edu | 208.732.6719
SpeakerShowcaseCSI Speakers' Showcase Chooses Top 3 Speeches
The CSI Communication Department announced the winners of the 2 nd Semi-Annual Speakers' Showcase that occurred on Thursday night, May 2, 2019.

The Speakers' Showcase presented outstanding CSI students' speeches. Their Communication professors and instructors nominated students for their exceptional speeches presented in their Communication 101 classes. Once the students were nominated, Communication faculty chose the top 5 students to perform their speeches in front of a live audience.

The winners were the following:
  • 1st place: Allie Boesiger
  • 2nd place: Cristy Miller
  • 3rd place: Matt McClimans
Though these were the three students that won the showcase, the other 2 students should be acknowledge for their stellar speaking skills. They are listed in alphabetical order:
  • Nathan Gardner
  • Tati Martinez
First place winner received a $150 gift certificate to the CSI Bookstore. Second place was given a $100 gift certificate and third place was given a $75 gift certificate also to the CSI bookstore. The CSI Foundation generously donated the gift certificates.
Margaret Sass
Communication Instructor
msass@csi.edu | 208.914.3520
BookstoreMovingCSI Bookstore Moving Sale

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@isu.edu | 208.732.6785
LibraryFinalsWeekCSI Library Hours During Finals Week
BuyBacksCSI Bookstore Cash for Books 

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552
TechTalkUpcoming TechTalks 
Please see the following details for upcoming TechTalks:
  • 5/9/2019: Document Storage
    • This session will help to demystify when to use OneDrive and Teams storage instead of network and computer storage 
  • 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
GEDCeremonyWatch the 2019 CSI and GED Commencement Ceremonies Live
Are you as excited as we are for our Spring 2019 Graduates? If you are unable to attend the ceremony, watch it live. Click on the video below that corresponds with the ceremony you would like to watch. 

10 AM - May 10
10 AM - May 10
CSI Commencement Ceremony
4 PM, May 10 Commencement Ceremony Assignments
4 PM - May 10
CSI Commencement Ceremony 


6 PM - 2019 GED Graduation Ceremony
7 PM - May 11
GED Commencement Ceremony




























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

FSCCThe CSI Faculty Staff Connections Committee Invites You to a Picnic at the CSI Challenge Course 

Ansina Durham
Assistant Public Services Manager
adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6500

FitnessChallengeSpring into Summer Team Fitness Challenge

The State of Idaho Wellness Program brings us another wonderful short-term ( May 13-June 16, 2019) health challenge for the spring/summer season. This is a TEAM challenge - so find a captain and grab your coworkers and then register online at healthmatters.idaho.gov. Earn points and win prizes!

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

BikeMoreBike More, Drive Less, Give Back

Magic Valley! It's time to Bike More, Drive Less, and Give Back!

National Ride your Bike to Work week is May 13 - 19, 2019. We are encouraging you to leave your cars parked in the garage, hop on your bike, and commute to work with nothing but pedals and the open road beneath your feet!

Click here to purchase tickets for the BBQ, swag bag, and dry-fit shirt.

The proceeds for this honor-system event benefit St. Luke's Foundation Children's Community Health Fund and the Food & Nutrition Services Education Fund.

Sarah Harris
CSI Wellbeing Committee
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813
 
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TestingHoursSummer Testing Hours


Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator
jgourley@csi.edu | 208.732.6569
FinancialSeminarVALIC Seminars for May, June, & July Have MOVED to New Days
VALIC Seminars for May, June & July MOVED to New Days
 
            Thursday, May 16 - Retirement Strategies for Women
            Wednesday, June 12 - Social Security and Medicare
            Wednesday, July 10 - Long-term Care
 
Thursday, May 16, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - Retirement for Women
TAB Conference Rm 210, unless we outgrow the room
 
This program focuses on overcoming the financial hurdles specific to women as they plan and invest for the future. This program emphasizes the importance of having a personal plan, a sound strategy, and a consistent approach to saving.

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

-Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-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 

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

WELCOAWELCOA Newsletter: Mental Health at Work
May Issue

According to our monthly wellness newsletter, "Work, regardless of the role or seniority, is stressful! With constant access to technology, high demands and few resources - there is little time to reflect, process, digest or even inquire about more difficult emotions or thoughts. Over time, this buildup of emotions can get heavy, and create a sense of dread that can make any less-than-perfect work situation seem like a crisis.

Meghna Majmudar offers personal practices to support your mental health in this issue, new to your workplace now, thanks to your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program. Enjoy!

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

Books1010 Books That Could Actually Improve Your Life
Guest post by Ashley Johnson of  She Reads for BookBub
 
This is one of my favorite lists of books ever!  Ashley Johnson has assembled books to help singles and couples, those with life-altering problems they must face, moms that are ready to blow up their lives, women who want to change the world - for the better, and stories of others that knew their strengths and personal vision and made a success of them.  Thank you, CSI Library staff, for always responding to our requests for great resources.  Find these books now in our Library and Google them for more information.
 
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt\
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
 
Or find more information on these and other books from Ashley Johnson on this one site>>>

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

TreeHuggerMay Mini-Challenge is for Tree Huggers

Health Matters State of Idaho Wellness Program 

MAY: "TREE HUGGER"

Enjoy nature for 300 minutes..
The "Tree Hugger" Mini Challenge invites you to enjoy nature for 300 minutes over the next 30 days - about 10 minutes per day. Choose something you like doing. Enjoy lunch on a park bench or take a hike on a walking trail. Go fishing, boating, camping, or to the beach. You can get your 300 minutes all in one day or spread it out over the next 30 days. Both options have their advantages.
Being in nature is therapeutic. It reduces stress, improves mental health, and increases mindfulness. Even a few minutes of sitting with nature transitions your mind into a relaxed state, which reduces blood pressure. Reconnection with nature can help us reconnect with ourselves, and help us remember who we are and what's really important to us, easing feelings of isolation and anxiety. Being in nature also reminds us that we're not just individuals - we're part of a larger, beautiful world.
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

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.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5/7
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Phantom of the Universe*
5/ 10
7:00 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
8:00 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
5/11
11am-4pm
Make and Take activities.
11am-4pm
Solar viewing in the Centennial Observatory, weather permitting
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
9:15 pm to
midnight
Free monthly star party, weather permitting
5/14
7:00 pm
Phantom of the Universe*
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Aviation in Idaho
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

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


AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule This Week

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Baseball Region 18 Tournament May 8
May 11
TBA Winner of SWAC
Softball Region 18 Tournament
May 8
May 10
TBA Winner of SWAC

Watch  https://athletics.csi.edu/ for more information about the Region 18 Tournament for Softball and Baseball.

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


HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "History and Archaeology of Western Airways with an Emphasis on Southern Idaho"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group
Scott Lindquist
Student Disability Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6268


InpirataInspirata Dance Project Presents: "Koinonia"

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

MusicFestRegistration is Now Open 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
CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019

WOODWORKING PROJECTS: CUSTOM PLAQUES WITH ANTIQUE FINISHING
Dates: May 29 - July 3
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen
Fee: $80+$22 supply fee
In this class, you will start with a blank slab of wood and then transform it into something special using a variety of different antiquing and distressing techniques.

College 4 Kids - Summer Youth Camps

CSI HIGH SCHOOL ART INTENSIVE 
Grades: 9-12 
Location: Art Complex 
Date: June 3-7 
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Cost: $225

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

CSI KITCHEN ACADEMY - SANDWICHES 
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

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

CSI THEATRE CAMP 
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

Click here  for more information or to register. 

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
SportsPerformanceSports Performance and Strength Training for Young Athletes
Intro to Resistance & Strength Training for Young Athletes

Ages: 10 & UP
Dates: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Session 1: June 3 - June 14
Session 2: June 17- June 28
Session 3: July 1 - July 12
Times: 1 - 2 p.m.
Fee: $99 (each session)
Location: CSI Gym 233 & 236

This course will introduce young athletes to safe exercises in the weight room, taught by NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Travis Bunker. Young athletes will learn many different total body exercises in order to help strengthen and prevent injuries. The focus is not on "how much weight" or "maxing out" but how to do the exercises safely and with the correct form to enhance performance. This can be very beneficial to athletes going into or currently participating in high school to prepare for weight classes or continue what progress has been made during the school year. Body weight exercises, resistance bands and light weights will be utilized to help your son or daughter build confidence in their abilities. Come get stronger!

Sports Performance Training for Young Athletes
(Dates, Sessions, Fees, and Locations are the same as the training above)

Ages: 6 & UP
Times: 12 - 1 p.m. 

Don't lose your edge over the summer by developing the skills and stamina to become a better athlete! This course will focus on speed, quickness, agility and jumping to enhance your athleticism and help young athletes develop the skills necessary for safe and effective sport participation. Travis Bunker will help you become stronger and quicker in your sport of choice. Travis has a master's degree in Sports Conditioning and is the strength and conditioning coordinator over all CSI athletic teams. He will push your son or daughter to reach their potential and improve the right way! This class is for those at all levels of experience and will be adapted to the individual needs. Come join us!
  • Save $20 for each family member that signs up!
  • Save $20 for each additional session signed up for!
Contact Travis Bunker to register for any of these trainings.

Travis Bunker
Assistant Professor, Wellness
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478
EMTCourseEver Thought You Wanted to Save A Life

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:

-Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-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 

PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes


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

ISBOEEnrollmentIdaho College Enrollment Bump May Be Coming


For Immediate Release
May 1, 2019

Contact:
Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Idaho College Enrollment Bump May Be Coming

By Debbie Critchfield, President, Idaho State Board of Education

A couple of key early indicators tracked by the Idaho State Board of Education suggest more Idaho high school seniors are planning to enroll in college or a career technical program in the fall.
  • More than 9,300 Idaho high school seniors have completed their Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms to date - a two percentage point increase from this time last year.
  • Nearly 11,000 seniors to date have used the State Board's Apply Idaho website to apply to college in Idaho - an increase of over 2,800 students compared to this time last year.
The bump in Idaho's FAFSA completions to date has moved our state up in national rankings. The National College Access Network last year ranked Idaho 44th among the 50 states in the percentage of high school seniors who had completed their FAFSA forms by the late June deadline. In 2019, as of the beginning of April, Idaho ranks 39th. If the increased rate of completion holds or even improves between now and the end of June, Idaho's ranking will move up at least five spots this year.

"I'm thrilled," Idaho State Board College and Career Advising Program Manager Byron Yankey said. "FAFSA completion is a predictor of student enrollment. It is a national marker. "When states see increased FAFSA's, college enrollment generally increases."

Yankey attributes the increase to Idaho's push of strategic initiatives to improve its "go-on" rate - the percentage of high school graduates who enroll either in career technical programs or college. The go-on rate has stayed at about 48 percent for the last five years.

Beginning three years ago, in partnership with the Legislature and the Governor, the Board launched several initiatives to improve the go-on rate.

Direct Admissions Program - automatically admitting all Idaho high school graduates to at least six of our public institutions. Each fall, the Board sends out Direct Admissions letters to each of Idaho's approximately 22,000 high school seniors.

Apply Idaho website - a single site where Idaho high school seniors can submit applications to one or more of Idaho's institutions free of charge and complete their FAFSA forms. The entire application process takes about 10 minutes.

FAFSA WEB - an online portal enabling high school counselors to monitor their students' progress throughout the process of applying for federal financial aid. Filling out a FAFSA form can be intimidating. "In the past, a counselor would see a student in the hallway and ask them if they had finished their FAFSA," Yankey said. "The usual answer was "yes" but the counselor had no way of knowing for sure. FAFSA WEB helps counselors improve their effectiveness because they know how to help students and where to start the process."

College and Career Counseling funds - help districts hire additional staff who focus on college and career exploration and provide resources to stage career fairs, parent nights and to provide campus visits. These efforts no longer are primarily confined to the last year of high school, but now begin in middle school and build each year a student is in high school. College and career counselors work with students and parents to provide information, answer questions, and provide encouragement to take the next step after graduation.
Board Member Dr. Linda Clark believes these efforts and initiatives are beginning to take hold "This is really encouraging for increasing enrollment in the fall," she said. "We on the Board recognize the value of these tools. If they are indeed making a difference as it appears they are, we will see increased enrollment figures for Idaho residents, the people these initiatives are intended for."

ISBOECTEIt's Not Too Late to Enroll in a College or Career Technical Program


For Immediate Release
May 3, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
It's Not Too Late to Enroll in a College or Career Technical Program

Now that high school graduation is just about here for approximately 22,000 Idaho high school seniors, the Idaho State Board of Education is reminding them that they can still go to college in the fall, even if they haven't yet applied.

Approximately 11,000 postcards arrived in mail boxes throughout the state this week, sent to seniors who haven't submitted applications to one or more of Idaho's eight public colleges and universities. Last fall, the State Board sent letters to Idaho's entire senior class informing them that they had already been admitted and all they had to do was apply to the school or schools of their choice using the State Board's Apply Idaho website. About half of the senior class responded, while the other half hasn't.

"The idea behind this it to put out a message to high school seniors who haven't decided if they are going to "go-on" to school this fall, be it full-time or part-time, that it isn't too late to make those plans," State Board College and Career Advising Program Manager Byron Yankey said.

The postcard contains a link to a Next Steps webpage designed to answer questions hesitant seniors may have about enrolling in college or a career technical program.

The State Board also sent the postcard to former students who graduated a year ago and never enrolled. "These are students who may have taken a year off to work," Yankey said. "The message is the same for former students, that it is still not too late to make plans for one's future. All told we sent out about 18,000 post cards this week and we'll follow that up next week with a personalized email to each current and former student."

The "It's not too late" campaign is modeled after a pilot project campaign Yankey spearheaded last year aimed at high school seniors who showed interest in attending community college, but hadn't enrolled by spring. "We saw a bump last year as a result of that pilot project - enough of a bump to say let's ramp this up this year and see a similar result but on a bigger scale."
GardenReserve a Plot in the CSI Breckenridge Community Gardens
A few spots have opened up in the CSI Breckenridge Community Gardens! 

These plots can be reserved for the season for $40. This is a self-care garden where you plant your own things and take care of the garden from start to finish. You will need to provide your own tools, watering system (there is access to water close to the gardens) and whatever else you might use for gardening. 

If you are interested in reserving your own plot, please contact Naysa Shepherd. Naysa will give you information on how to take care of the garden. 

Naysa Shepherd
Student Services Specialist
nshepherd@csi.edu | 208.732.6400
PoppyLadies Night Out with Author of "Shaming My Red Lips"
What happens when a rebellious American- Iranian teen from Brooklyn, on track to go to to college and become a journalist is transported back to Iran at age sixteen. Well, it's similar to when Alice fell down the rabbit hole and her response was fight or flight. She ended up doing both. Now she shares her journey through her memoir 'Shaming My Red Lips' and as an extension for every female to freely express themselves with her own fragrance company now turned into a national brand!

Her journey has taken her from New York City to Twin Falls and we are excited to share it with you!

Please join us from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at Ooh La La (132 Main Ave. S. Twin Falls, ID) as the author herself joins us to share a journey & her gorgeous scents with a book signing and little Spring Fragrance 101 to share how the scents were made! (They are also available for purchase exclusively in Idaho at Ooh La La!)

Please make sure to RSVP in advance for catering count and as space is limited.

Liyah Babayan
Ooh La La Owner
HistoryWalkHistoric Walking Tour: Milner's Gate & Koto Brewery

Click here to register for this event. 

Samra Culum
Center for Instructional Excellence Project Manager
sculum@csi.edu | 208.732.6223
CaregiverConferenceCaregiver Conference
Shawna Wasko
CSI Office on Aging
swasko@csi.edu | 208.736.2122
ColorRunTeen Suicide Awareness Color Run

Suzanne Hawkins
Twin Falls School District

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee - May


CJ Rasmusson  
Circulation Supervisor 
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org  


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

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Nondiscrimination Statement:  It is the policy of the College of Southern Idaho to comply with all federal, state and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Executive Orders 12898 (Environmental Justice) and 13166 (Limited English Proficiency).  College of Southern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. The college does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, protected veteran status, limited English proficiency, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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