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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that CSI has the equivalent of 3,433 full time students this fall? That's up 1.6% from one year ago?  

(Source:  PSR Fall Snapshot)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness | 208.732.6775

EagleLearnYou Now Have Access to Eagle Learn 
As a CSI employee, you now have access to a new course in your Canvas Dashboard. Eagle Learn is a resource created to help our students succeed at CSI. The experience and insight of many students and employees across our campus have helped to create a helpful and useable tool, containing topics and instruction we know are important to our students at CSI.  Interactive course content, videos and scenarios will help students see what they can do and become at CSI by showing them how to:
  • Navigate the class registration process
  • Learn about scholarships and financial aid, including how to qualify for and keep aid once they have received it
  • Find help when they need it, including checklists to take to advising appointments, strategies to use the testing center effectively, and how to find a tutor, counselor, or physician
  • Know important dates related to registration and financial aid
  • Declare a major and effectively take care of their student record
  • Explore their interests and identify campus resources
  • Find their way around campus, including where to use a CSI student ID to earn discounts or free admission to campus and community events, and how to become involved in student activities and clubs
  • Use CSI tools like student email, Office 365, and Canvas.
This course is also available to all CSI students, beginning with the Fall Semester 2019.  Please become familiar with Eagle Learn so you may recognize ways it can help the students you interact with and refer them to it often.
Sneak peek video here.

Bethany White
IT Service Owner | 208.732.6398

ForensicsCSI Forensics Takes Third at Mahaffey Memorial Tournament

The CSI Forensics team took third place in community college sweepstakes at the second Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) tournament hosted by Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. There are three designated NFC tournaments, and this ranking puts CSI into a head-to-head race with the College of Western Idaho to determine conference champion.

This was the 89th running of the Mahaffey Memorial tournament, one of the oldest and most prestigious forensics competitions in the nation. CSI students represented the college well, with sophomore Manny Hernandez advancing to the final round of novice informative speaking, placing 4th overall. Additionally, freshman Jack Clifford advanced to the quarterfinal debate round in novice division, placing him in the top 8 at the tournament.

The final conference tournament will be held in January at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Andy Orr
Instructor/Director of Forensics | 208.732.6776

AdmissionsOrientationLeadersAdmissions is Now Hiring Student Orientation Leaders

Heather Barnes
Admissions Coordinator | 208.732.6230

CCAMPISCCAMPIS Child Care Scholarship Applications Due Nov. 30

Do you have students who are struggling to pay for daycare while they are in school?

Have them apply for the CSI CCAMPIS Child Care Scholarship.  This scholarship is an opportunity for parents with children under 5 years of age to pay for childcare services while attending the College of Southern Idaho. This scholarship allows parents who are students to focus on their education while attending CSI.

Click here for the CSI CCAMPIS Child Care Scholarship Application and scholarship requirements.

Jayde Wilson
Administrative Assistant  | 208.732.6868

CIEWorkshopCIE WEBINAR Using Canvas Analytics Wednesday, November 13 7-7:45 p.m.

The Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) is excited about an 
upcoming webinar and is looking forward to seeing you!

Title: Using Canvas Analytics

Facilitators: Dr. Janea Triplett-Newell and Izabella Bagdasarova

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7 - 7:45 p.m. (45 min)

Who can attend: Anyone who is teaching or wants to learn more.

Description: During this webinar, we will explore the types of student data collected by Canvas that can be used to predict at-risk students as well as identify the effectiveness of assignments and teaching methods. The outcomes of this webinar include:
1. Learning how to view course analytics as an instructor
2. Interpreting New Canvas Analytics
3. Using analytics to predict at-risk students
4. Creating timely support plans to meet student needs

Connecting to the webinar:

  • If the browser prompts you to open the Zoom Meeting, click Open.
  • If you have never participated in Zoom Meeting before, you might get a prompt to download Zoom app. You will have to do it only once. 
We suggest to try your connection 10-15 min prior to the meeting. If you have problems connecting to the webinar, please call Izabella at (208) 732-6879. She will connect to the meeting 30 min earlier, so you can test your connection.

Thanks for participating as we work together and make great use of the
CSI tools and talents available to us!

Dawn Wendland
Center for Instructional Excellence | 208.732.652

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions - Making Learning Successful for Students

Mondays from 12 - 12:30 p.m. for all employees and students, in the Taylor Building Fireside Room.  The Monday group will continue with its theme of exploring CSI employee career stories.

Fridays at 8 a.m. for all employees and students upstairs in the Taylor Building Cafeteria. The  Friday morning group is an "open forum" breakfast group.

Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for all employees, in HSHS Room 139. The  Friday afternoon group will discus various pedagogy strategies. Currently we are looking at the meta analysis work of Dr. John Hattie, and the strategy of "collective efficacy".

**Join us for any or all of the above Brown Bag discussions for a time to explore ways to make learning successful for our students. Even if you have never been to one of these, we would love for you to come and visit and see what we are all about. Call or email me if you have questions.

Evin Fox
Education Professor | 208.732.6872
NAfMEAuctionNational Association for Music Education Silent Auction
The CSI Chapter of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is holding a silent auction to raise funds to attend a three-day in-service conference in Nampa early next year. These conferences provide valuable resources for our future music teachers in public and private schools, a shortage of whom has been felt acutely across the nation. Students learn everything from lesson material to classroom control, even to finding that first teaching position. I have yet to see a student return who did not feel they gained a great deal from attending such conferences. Students must pay their own way unless they can raise the funds to cover the costs of housing, transportation, meals and registration fees. That's why we have embarked upon this auction project.

Click here to find a 3-page bid sheet with thumbnail photos of most of the items. Note that the items are numbered and most have minimum bids attached. 

Please submit any bids to me at, giving the item number and the amount of your bid. I will send out updated bid sheets every couple of days or so. The auction closes at 10 p.m. on Friday, November 15. That's the night of the Magic Valley Symphony Concert, which is at 7:30 PM. We invite you to attend a great concert, which involves both the Symphony and the CSI Chamber Choir. It includes works by Faure, Copeland, and Twin Falls' own Daniel Gawthrop, to name a few. Live bidding will be accepted before the concert, during Intermission, and after the concert. Be sure to include your contact information with your bid! Bidders will be notified on Monday, November 18, by phone, text or email (your choice).

Please look over these music-themed items and bid generously.

Gene Conley
Music Librarian | 208.732.6762

InterclubFall 2019 Interclub Meeting Schedule 
Interclub Council is the managerial and governing body for student clubs and organizations at CSI. Interclub consists of representatives from all student clubs and organizations on campus. Interclub exists to recognize clubs and organizations, distribute funding to clubs, work as a liaison between a club or organization and Senate, provide a forum to discuss issues, share accomplishments, advertise and solicit assistance with events, and improve communication among clubs and organizations. 

Interclub meetings will be held at Noon in Shields 117 on the following dates:
  • November 20
  • December 4
For more information about Interclub, please contact Interclub President, Naile Ramirez, at or Vice President, Skylar Bollar, at
Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator | 208.732.6229

HighstakesBingoCSI Program Board is Hosting Highstakes Bingo for Students
Remind your students to participate in CSI Program Board events! 
Odalis Ocampo
Program Board

BookClubNovember Book Club Meeting 

Ebony Yarger
Administrative Assistant II | 208.732.6250

SOARNew S.O.A.R Dates Have Been Posted

S.O.A.R. is required for all students seeking a certificate or degree at the College of Southern Idaho. S.O.A.R. is designed to introduce students to the essential tools for success at the CSI. Each S.O.A.R. session begins at 8 a.m. and runs until approximately 3:30 p.m. Please let students know that future S.O.A.R. dates are scheduled for November 22, December 6, and January 4. They need to choose to attend on a date that allows them to attend the entire day. If students need to attend on a different day than they signed up for, please have them drop the session at least 24 hours prior to S.O.A.R. If they do not drop the course 24 hours before they will be charged for that day. If they have any dietary or accessibility needs have them contact the Office of Admissions to set up accommodations.

Students can register for S.O.A.R at

CSI Admissions

WellnessNovember Wellness Events
November is CSI Men's Health Month
We celebrate men and your health during the month of November. Why? Because we love you! November will be devoted to health, diet, fitness and other issues of interest to our men.
First, we encourage you to take care of your health. Posted on our Wellbeing Calendar of Events page are recommended screenings for men ages 18 - 39 and men 40 - 64. We also have a  Benefits Sheet of covered preventive screenings with our insurance provider SelectHealth.
Now is the time to get your annual flu shot.  Did you get yours on campus when we sponsored them? If not, you may see your local pharmacy for a FREE vaccination if you're a benefited employee or by dropping into COSTCO or a flu shot clinic at SCPHD. There's no reason not to participate.  
No Shave November
No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural and skipping that waxing appointment.
Normally, would require that you start that beard/hair from scratch on the 1st of November, but we wouldn't dream of making you cut your current growth.  You may, however, wish to participate formally by registering and donating to support cancer research and services. Just go to for this process.
Share this movement with your family and friends and encourage participation among your coworkers and students. We will have prices and celebrations at the end of the month.  Watch for more details to come.
11/28 Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k Walk & Run
9 a.m. start time, 8 a.m. registration 
(or online at
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 28
CSI Expo and Parking Lot
Cost $20/adult, $60/family of 4, $15 each additional family member
For more information, contact scott Rogers at 732-6488 or by email to

More: Other Events that have yet to be scheduled will be announced soon!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

PajamaDrive CSI's AAWCC Chapter Encourages You to Donate New Pajamas for Homeless Students 

The Twin Falls School District has reported that 330 children have been identified as homeless in our community. To reduce a barrier for these children the school district has been able to assist with clothing and there is a current need for NEW warm pajamas. You will notice cardboard boxes around campus that have the flyer above attached. The College of Southern Idaho American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) chapter will be collecting pajamas in these boxes from anyone willing to donate. The school district is looking for pajamas that will work for boys and girls ages 3-18. The boxes will be in several locations around campus from now until Tuesday, December 3. You are also welcome to interoffice mail your donations to the CSI Mail Room.
Thank you for helping keep the children in our community warm this winter!   


AAWCCYogaSocialAre You Interested in Becoming an AAWCC Member? Join Us!
The AAWCC Executive Board is excited to invite you to our next fun event, Yoga Social! All AAWCC members and those interested in becoming a member are welcome to attend! 
Please RSVP to Kimberlee LaPray (via email at if you are able to make it. 

PACEHolidayBasketDonate a Holiday Basket to PACE

Pam Luper
Administrative Assistant | 208.732.6282

DinnerRaffle11th Annual "Dinner for Two" Raffle


11th Annual "Dinners for Two" Raffle

Purchase your non-refundable ticket(s) for just $2 each (or six for $10) from any Surgical Tech student or the advisor in HSHS 135. If your ticket is drawn you will win ALL of the following:

1. 9 Beans and a Burrito (Two free meals and drinks)
2. The Cove (Two free dinners)
3. La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant ($20 Gift Certificate)
4. Chick-fil-A (Two chicken sandwich meals)
5. Blaze Pizza (Two free pizzas)
6. McAlister's Deli (Two Entrees/Sides/Drinks and Desserts)
7. Garibaldis ($40 Gift Certificate)
8. Black Bear Restaurant ($25 Gift Certificate)
9. Olive Garden Italian Kitchen ($25 Gift Certificate)
10. Kneaders Bakery & Cafe ($20 Gift Certificate)

Proceeds from this raffle will go to the CSI Surgical Tech Club to help students travel to additional educational opportunities or to aid the students in service projects. 

The CSI Surgical Tech Club and Advisors reserve the right to add more dinners and/or coupons as the drawing progresses. The winner of this raffle will be notified by phone, and ONLY the winner will be notified.

Janet Milligan
Professor, Surgical | 208.732.6706

PelvicHealthNew Men's, Women's, and Pelvic Health on Wellbeing Website
New information and services have been added to our CSI Wellbeing website and we want you to know about it. Julie Ellis from the Center for Physical Rehab (CPR) has shared a video, handout with instructions and pictures for a total body workout that can be done anywhere and without equipment, and a list of services specific to women's health available at CPR. Those great new resources have been added to the navigation bar and to the Rec, Health and Fitness page on our site. We have also relocated men's and women's recommended health screenings by age and the link to prevented screenings covered by SelectHealth to the Rec page.
As a bonus, find a great site for all your health questions linked to This is my new favorite go-to site for news, resources and blogs about topics that are important to us all and that are thoroughly researched and reviewed by a highly competent staff of specialists. Check it out!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

MinimalistBecoming Minimalist: A Season of Excess
The upcoming months are a wonderful time of year filled with family, traditions, and memories to be made. We honor our faith, our past, and the communities we live in.

But if you are often swept away by the excesses of the upcoming season, resolve today to not make the same mistakes of the past. You don't need to wait until January 1st to make that decision.

Set boundaries on your spending.  Know your financial limitations and develop your budget now for the entire season. Don't let November & December ruin your January thru October.
Set boundaries on your celebrations.  You do not need to embrace excess to enjoy this season of the year. Halloween can still be enjoyed without an inflatable black cat in your front yard. Thanksgiving can still be enjoyed without a stomachache. Christmas can be appreciated without falling into consumerism. And New Year's can be enjoyed in moderation.
Set boundaries on your expectations.  Too many of us fall into the thinking that the perfect holiday requires us to overextend ourselves. We want everything perfect for our kids (regardless of their age), our friends, and ourselves. And we think that means mountains of decorations, gifts, or sugary foods. But your perfect holiday season doesn't require your excess. Many times, it simply needs your presence.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

SustainabilitySustainability Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

Sustainable Practices Regarding Winter Weather and Tires

Check your tire pressure regularly for the sake of safety, but also do it to save yourself some money. Tires are not cheap and they can last much longer when they are properly inflated. A properly inflated tire will also provide better fuel economy. If tires last longer and provide better fuel economy, your overall carbon footprint will be reduced. Many resources could be preserved by simply maintaining your tire pressure.

Most tire retailers are more than willing to provide this service. Every vehicle has a tire placard in the driver's door opening, glove box or trunk with the necessary inflation information. This information is accurate for the original equipment tire or equivalent. The required pressure will be different if an alternate load range tire has been installed. In this case, the tire manufacturer's information should be used. Tire pressure should be set when cold, which is a tire that has been sitting for 3 hours or more and driven less than 1 mile. A tire that is sitting in the sun would not be considered a cold tire.

It is especially important to be checking tire pressure this time of year because of the cooling temperatures. Tires loose around 2% of their air pressure for every 10 degrees of temperature drop. Since summer, we have seen around a 60 to 70 degree temperature difference on some days, so your tires could be up to 5psi low or more, depending on the starting pressure. If you add that to the fact that most tires naturally lose 1-2psi every month and most people are not good about checking them, your tires could be dangerously low. Tire failures are one of the biggest causes of breakdowns and the primary reason for this is tire pressure. Low tires operate at a higher temperature, which will lead to a blowout, and possible sudden loss of control.

Many thanks to David Rodriguez, CSI Automotive Program, for this valuable information.
Ann Keane for Sustainability
Innovation & Success Center | 208.732.6530

DropInClasses Drop-In Fitness Classes at the CSI Student Recreation Center
The CSI Rec. Center has a bunch of fall drop-in fitness classes. Try Pilates, POUND, PiYo Live, Bootcamp, Spinning, Flow Yoga, Step 'N HIIT, Strong, Happy Hour, Refit, and more! 

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator | 208.732.6697

HerrettThis Week at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science
Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

For "Now Showing" at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
For special events at the Herrett Center  click here
For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium | 208.732.6659
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DesertCafeJoin Us for Lunch at the Desert Cafe

This Week's Menu

Wednesday, November 13th - Pan roasted peach-mustard glazed pork tenderloin with potato and celery root puree and broccolini saute. $10

Thursday, November 14th - Sautéed shrimp and proscuitto with cheese grits, and green beans. $10

The above entrees are served with your choice of soup or salad bar, beverage and dessert.
Salad Feature -  Char-broiled chicken with strawberry and citrus and a white balsamic-herb vinaigrette.  $7.50
Sandwich Feature -  Grilled ham, provolone cheese and artichoke panni on pita bread. $7.50
Soup of the Day -  Vegetable barley minestrone
Dessert - 
  • Wednesday: Apple Strudel with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 
  • Thursday: Crème Brule Cheesecake
The Desert Café will be open from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week during the fall semester unless otherwise announced. Hope to see you!

Michael A. Johnson
Culinary Instructor | 208.732.6381

INSACSI's Branch of Idaho Nursing Student's Association Present "Premature Birth Awareness"

CSI Idaho Nursing Student's Association 

CommEd2019Community Education Classes 
Dates: November 14
Days: Thursday
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $25 + $10 paid to instructor
Location: Desert 114
Instructor: Bridgett Slater - Lê Brigê Catering

Date: November 19, 20, & 21
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $25 + $15 supply fee paid to instructor
Location: Shields 102
Instructor: Diane Gause

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

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment | 208.732.6288
AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Men's Basketball 11/15 5 p.m. Minnesota Preparatory Academy Williston, N.D.
Men's Basketball 11/16 5 p.m. Williston State College Williston, N.D.

For more information about CSI Athletics visit

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director | 208.732.6493

MagicValleySymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Presents "A Holiday Prelude"
Magic Valley Symphony presents " A Holiday Prelude"
November 15 
7:30 p.m. 
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Stars, bells, and sleighs with the CSI Chamber Choir and a new work by Caleb Collins. 

Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy, Sav-Mor Drug, Dunkley Music, Desert Book, and the CSI Fine Arts Center.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director | 208.732.6288

BikeSaleBike Sale! Help Us Recycle Our Bicycles!

Christa Gessaman
Interim Director, Student Recreation | 208.732.6697

JazzEnsembleCSI Music Department Hosts Jazz Ensemble Concert

The CSI Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble will be presenting their fall semester concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert is free of charge, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

The concert will feature the CSI Jazz Ensemble, comprised of some of the most talented jazz musicians and students in the Magic Valley, as well as two young student groups. Jazz fans will enjoy hearing classics like "In the Mood" and "In a Mellow Tone." Some of the exciting soloist features include a gorgeous ballad played by pianist Joshua Cruz and a lightning-fast Herbie Hancock tune spotlighting trumpeter Rick Speicher and trombonist Dave Gibson.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director | 208.732.6288

AvalancheCSI Outdoor Recreation Program Presents "Intro to Avalanches"

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator | 208.732.6697

ResilenceResilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Distinguished Professor, Teacher Education |  208.732.6797
MagicMudMagic Mud Art Sale 2019

Mayumi Kiefer
Visual & Performing Arts Instructor | 208.732.6753

TraumaticBrainCSI Traumatic Brain Injury Group Schedule

Scott Lindquist
Student Disabilities Services Coordinator | 208.732.6268

CSITurkeyTrot2019 CSI Turkey Trot

Scott Rogers
Challenge Course Coordinator  | 208.732.6696

PrimitiveSkillsFree Thanksgiving Fun at the Herrett Center!

Go native this season! Join us for holiday-themed archaeological make-and-take activities at the Herrett Center for Arts & Science. Create hand-woven bags, cattail ducks, split-twig figures and more. Drop in and learn to make an array of prehistoric crafts you can use as ornaments, decorations, and unique holiday gifts. Fun for the whole family!

Joey Heck
Exhibits & Collections Manager  | 208.732.6696

NutcrackerLocal Ballet Students Practicing Hard in Anticipation of Performing The Nutcracker with Eugene Ballet Company
Eugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker stands out from all the other holiday shows as the one to see. Since the early 1900s, the Nutcracker has been the most performed and most popular ballet of all time. Danced to Tchaikovsky's memorable score, The Nutcracker is a favorite holiday tradition.

Now in its 36th year, The Eugene Ballet Company is, in the words of the National Endowment for the Arts, "one of the premier touring ballet companies in the United States". Over its 30 year existence, the company has performed the Nutcracker in 32 states and 7 countries. The Nutcracker performances on December 6 and 7 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium are a wonderful opportunity for the local community to see this outstanding professional ballet company.

Eugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker features a cast full of nationally and internationally acclaimed dancers. Artistic Director Toni Pimble overflows with enthusiasm when speaking of the talents of this season's performers.
"The Eugene Ballet Company brings dancers from all over the world to the CSI Fine Arts Center stage. Korean principal Yun-Kyung Kim bring technical aplomb and flair while Russian, Petr Orlov explodes onto the stage. Venezuelan Gilmer Duran brings character and magnatism, Leoannis Pupo Guillen acts the role of the Nutcracker with style. Juan Carlos Amy-Cordero's technical prowess is astonishing while long time principal dancer Jennifer Martin combines maturity with grace and technical acuity."
-          EBC Artistic Director, Toni Pimble
As has become the custom, local dance students will have the thrill of a lifetime as they perform onstage with the Eugene Ballet Company. Roles to be danced by the children include mice, angels, party children, flowers, and ladybugs. Students were selected by audition and have been actively rehearsing under the guidance off Rayni Capps. "Involvement of local dance students is something that we have always encouraged," according to Toni Pimble, the company's artistic director. "Their experiences with a professional ballet company will be something they will remember for years to come, giving them inspiration beyond their dance studies."

Performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on December 6 and 2 p.m. on December 7 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. There are still excellent seating options available for each performance. Tickets, which are $25 for adults and $18 for children high school and under, can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, online at, or by calling 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director  | 208.732.6288

CareerServicesCareer Services Assistance
Thomas Bandolin
Career Readiness Facilitator | 208.732.6303
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TaxUpdate2019/2020 Tax Update 
Jesse Stroup
Idaho Small Business Development Center | 208.732.6450

HireaVetIdaho Department of Labor "Hire a Veteran Campaign"

Joe Lozano
Veterans Representative
Magic Valley Local Office
Idaho Department of Labor | 208.735.2500 ext. 3631

ComicsandCoffeeThe Twin Falls Public Library Invites You to Comics & Coffee at Twin Beans
CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library

GivingFestivalThe Festival of Giving Tradition Continues Nov. 22-25
Tina Standlee
IESDB Foundation Treasurer

ChristmasNighttime29th Annual Christmas in the Nighttime Sky
Mandy Jo Archer
Marketing Manager, Snake Harley-Davidson

ICOAsSeniorNeedsICOA's Statewide Senior Services Needs Assessment
State of Idaho
341 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0007
Phone (208) 334-3833
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                CONTACT: Judy Taylor


BOISE ID (November 2019)

The Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) is conducting public meetings to provide citizens of Idaho an opportunity to comment on Idaho's four-year Senior Services State Plan due June of 2020. ICOA plans and oversees services designed to keep at risk seniors living independently.

Services that ICOA funds through local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) include:
  • Home Delivered and Congregate Meals
  • Homemaker, Respite, Senior Transportation, Chore, Minor Home Modification
  • Legal Assistance, Adult Protection and Ombudsman services
At the meetings, ICOA staff will present the following for comment:  
  • Funding Formula: How federal and state funds are distributed to local areas for implementation.
  • Budget Parameters: The parameters to ensure funds are used for services.
Seek community input on program:
  • Current strengths, weaknesses, and unmet needs.
Town Hall Meeting Schedules
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Information tables with ICOA staff
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00 - Community input and brainstorming
  • PSA IV: Monday, 4th: 11:00 - 3:00 - Twin Falls Senior Center
  • PSA IV: Tuesday, 5th: 11:00 - 3:00 - Burley Senior Center



The Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) is developing a four-year statewide Senior Services Plan and has contracted with Idaho State University to assess Idaho's needs. This below survey is about your experiences with the services and resources in your community that assist older adults with living independently. These are also services and resources that provide older adults with choices so that they have more control over their daily lives.
The responses that you and others provide to this survey will be summarized into a report. This report will be used to develop Idaho's Statewide Senior Services plan for the next four years. It will also be used by your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to strengthen services in your community.
Your participation in this survey is one of many opportunities to contribute to the Idaho Senior Services State Plan. We do not ask for any personally identifiable information. All information you provide is anonymous. The assessment results will be posted on ICOA's website at
We ask that you provide feedback concerning how these services affect your life. Most importantly, we ask that you read through the survey to learn more about the services being offered, and how they could benefit you or others you know.
The online version of the assessment will be available until November 30, 2019. This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions regarding this assessment, please contact Elizabeth Fore at the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health at 208-282-4892.
To find out more about your local Area Agency on Aging, click on the link below.
Suzanne B. McCampbell, MBA, MSSW
Director, CSI Office on Aging |  208.736.2122

WreathsWreaths Across America

Sponsor a wreath to honor a Veteran at Filer Cemetery or West End Cemetery. Wreaths Across America Day is December 14, 2019. Dedication at both cemeteries will be at 10 a.m.


For those who would like print out an order form rather than filling one out online,   click here  Checks can be written and sent with the order form to:

CSI Office on Aging
ATTN: Susan Harris
PO BOX 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

For more information call 208-420-4678 or email Thank you for your support!

Coleen Florke
Database Developer | 208.732.6364

HealthyCookingHealthy, Delicious Holidays! Free, Hands-On Cooking Demonstrations

ChobaniChobani Yogurt Giveaway

Shelley Pursell

DanceClassesDance Classes Available at CSI this Spring
Ashley Sandau
Instructional Aide - Dance | 208.732.6353

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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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