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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that 26.3% of students at CSI in the fall of 2019 self-identified as Hispanic?  That's up from 24.1% in 2018.  

(Source: CSI Internal Reporting)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775


AdvisingSpring Registration is Near!

Just a reminder to encourage all students to get advised!

CSI Advising Center
advising@csi.edu | 208.732.6250


SoccerIntramuralEncourage Your Students to Participate in Intramural Soccer

Oliver Walfort
Soccer Intramurals
owalfort@csi.edu

 

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 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
For more information about Interclub, please contact Interclub President, Naile Ramirez, at nramirez@csi.edu or Vice President, Skylar Bollar, at sdbollar@csi.edu.
 
Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6229


NSLSBarberJoin Us For a Livestream Event Featuring Tiki Barber
All CSI Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to attend.


Speaker Bio:  Find what fulfills you and follow that path! In this talk, three-time NFL Pro Bowl running back Tiki Barber will provide insight on the importance of creating your own opportunities, being honest with yourself, and identifying when it's time to evolve and reinvent yourself.
 
Tiki Barber is a ten year veteran of the NFL with the New York Giants and a well-known TV personality. He's the co-host of Tiki & Tierney on CBS Sports Radio, co-founder of Julius and Thuzio, a board member of The Fresh Air Fund, and Director of KultureCity, an autism acceptance and inclusion organization.
 
For more information about Tiki Barber, visit:


Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu  | 208.732.6229


MiniandProfessionalGrantsFall 2019 Mini and Professional Grant Applications are Now Open
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the fall round for Mini Grants and for Professional Development Grants. Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award. The due date for these grants is midnight Wednesday November 6, 2019  and proposals are to be submitted using the CSI Common Grant Application Form.
  • Mini Grants
    • To stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success. 
    • Please note that applications involving changes to physical structures or land in any way will not be considered without written approval from Spencer Cutler.
    • Additional information is available at: http://www.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/grants/miniGrants.asp
  • Professional Development Grants
    • To support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.
    • Please note prior professional development awards from the CSI Foundation will be considered only after new applicants are evaluated and awarded.
    • Please note attendance to the same conference that was awarded a professional development grant for a subsequent year will not be qualified to apply for another professional development grant.
    • Additional information available at: http://www.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/grants/professional-development.asp
Application Process:  Send a digital copy of the completed application to tharmon@csi.edu by midnight Wednesday November 6, 2019. Please note that your application must signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP for consideration.
 
If you have further questions, please give us a call at X6249

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


RadTechDayProspective Students are Invited to Rad Tech Career Awareness Day
CSI Rad Tech Club sophomore students with the College of Southern Idaho's AAS Degree Radiologic Technology Program - invite all prospective students to come to their three-hour career awareness day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 8. The event will be held in the Rad Lab (HSHS 178) at CSI's Health Science building on North College Road

Prospective students will be given information about CSI's JRCERT accredited program, the profession of Radiologic Technology, and the program's competitive admission application process, plus they will get a tour of the state of the art digital radiography lab and learn about the high tech medical imaging equipment used in the program. Each participating student who stays the entire three hours, will receive 2 points towards their program application should they apply by June 1st 2020. There will be hands on presentations and time for questions about the program and the multitude of career pathways students can enter after graduating from the program. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information, please contact program advisor Dr. Gary Lauer or Tamara Janak at 732-6716.

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


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
efox@csi.edu | 208.732.6872
CIEWorkshopCIE WORKSHOP Strategies for Ending the Semester with Student Reflection Friday, November 8, 1-1:45, Meyerhoeffer 218

Strategies for Ending the Semester
with Student Reflection
Workshop ▪ Friday ▪ Nov 8
1-1:45 ▪ Meyerhoeffer 218
 
The end of the semester can be a valuable time to not only review content, but to engage students in reflective thinking about their learning. By considering how they learn best and assessing their own strengths and weaknesses, students can more successfully solidify their learning and plan future approaches to learning. In this workshop, we will explore several ways to prompt reflection in the final weeks of the term.

Presented by Dr. Jacqlyn King, CSI Center for Instructional Excellence

Dawn Wendland
Center for Instructional Excellence
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6520

SigueAdelanteSigue Adelante - Latino/Parent Night at CSI
Come join us from  6 - 9 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2019, at the CSI Mini-Cassia Center (1600 Park Ave. Burley, ID)  for our Latino/Parent night where we will help you complete your CSI application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The College of Southern Idaho staff will help you answer any questions about college. 

Things to Bring:
              • 2018 Tax Returns (parents and students)
              • 2018 W2's (parents and students)
              • Social Security Card
              • Government-issued ID
              • Student's Driver's License
For more information about this event please contact Maritza or Fernando.

Maritza Vega 
Admissions Coordinator
mvega@csi.edu | 208.732.6291

Fernando Valdez
Early College Coordinator
fvaldez@csi.edu | 208.732.6887
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, no-shave.org 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 no-shave.org 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.
 
11/12 Coping with Caregiving
 
Tuesday, Noon - 1 p.m.
November 12 in HR Conference Rm 210
 
Please join us for our third session of caregiving tips and support from Shawna Wasko, M.OLP, Group Facilitator at CSI Office on Aging. We will talk about caregiver stress and burnout.  We will also learn about services and resources that can make life easier for everyone involved.
 
Please   register on our Google sheet so we have enough materials and room for everyone. Family and friends are most welcome to attend.
 
11/28 Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k Walk & Run
 
9 a.m. start time, 8 a.m. registration 
(or online at recreation.csi.edu)
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 srogers@csi.edu.

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

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


EagleExplorationDaysCSI Eagle Exploration Days - November 14

It's never too early to find out if the College of Southern Idaho is the right fit. Join us for Eagle Exploration Days! This one-day campus visit event includes guided tours of campus & housing, as well as information sessions on activities and opportunities, such as honors, outdoor recreation, career tools, among others. You will attend two information and hands on sessions in the major area of your choice. You can also meet with CSI representatives for information on how to apply for admission, the financial aid process and much more. During Eagle Exploration Days you can experience our beautiful campus and get a preview of what it's like to be a student here.


CSI Admissions
208.732.6221
BookClubNovember Book Club Meeting 

Ebony Yarger
Administrative Assistant II
eyarger@csi.edu | 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 www.csi.edu/soar.

CSI Admissions
208.732.6221

PajamaDrive CSI's AAWCC Chapter Encourages You to Donate New Pajamas for Homeless Students in the Twin Falls Community

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!   

CSI AAWCC 
https://quondam.csi.edu/aawcc/


DentalHygiene
Looking to Brighten Up Your Smile? 


Click here to watch a video on how to use Opalescence Go Prefilled Whitening Trays.

Judy Winkle
Dental Clinic Manager
dentalclinic@csi.edu | 208.732.6751


GratitudeHealth Matters: 30 Days of Gratitude


Nurture an Attitude of Gratitude: Most of us do not naturally dwell on all of the good things in our lives. Our brains are hardwired to consider worst possible scenarios and remember negative experiences as a way to keep us safe. Gratitude is one way to counteract our naturally negative influence to boost happiness and overall well-being!   
 
Writing down what you're grateful for is like writing down your goals, they become more real.  Find a form for writing down your 30 Days of Gratitude notes online at Health Matters of Idaho .

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


MensHealth7 Health Myths for Men, Debunked

It's challenging enough trying to eat right and keep fit, all while staying on top of your responsibilities at work and at home. Then you click on a health article that was just shared by that guy you met that one time at your friend's Halloween party and, boom, yet another thing to worry about.
 
Fortunately, this is not one of those articles. Let's dispel seven extremely common (but totally false) health myths you've spent your entire life believing.


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


SustainabilitySustainability Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week



BYOC
 
If you are thinking Bring Your Own Cutlery, you are correct.
 
A couple hundred years ago, it was a common practice for folks to carry their own cutlery in a small case. It would be available to them at all times. Everyone carried their own cutlery - the wealthier class carried sets of gold or ivory while the lower class carried sets of wood, stone or shells. This practice also helped prevent the spread of germs.
 
In these current times, you might wish to take the practice up again. Plastic cutlery is the seventh most common item found during beach cleanups and is considered the most deadly items for sea turtles, birds and other marine animals.
 
Folks have already started bringing their own grocery bags or beverage containers. Let us start a movement and BYOC.
 
Many thanks to Mary Jane's Farmgirl Connection for this info.
 
Ann Keane for Sustainability
Innovation & Success Center
akeane@csi.edu | 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
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697


AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Women's Basketball 11/4 5 p.m. Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ
Men's Basketball 11/8 5:30 p.m. Western Nebraska CC Salt Lake City, UT
Volleyball 11/8 & 9 TBA Region 18 Tournament Ephraim, UT
Women's Basketball 11/9 2 p.m. Western Wyoming CC Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball 11/9 5:30 p.m. Casper College Salt Lake City, UT
Cross Country 11/9 TBA NJCAA Division I National Championships Albuquerque, N.M.

For more information about CSI Athletics visit athletics.csi.edu

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

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
*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
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659
  
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WorkforceConstructionCSI Workforce Development and Training Construction Career Launcher 


To register for this program visit workforce.csi.edu. For more information, contact Workforce Development and Training. 
 
Workforce Development and Training
workforce@csi.edu  | 208.732.6310

LegallyBlondeLegally Blonde, The Musical

Tickets are now available for the first performance of the CSI Theater Department's 2019-2020 Season, Legally Blonde, the Musical. The show will run November 6 - 9, at 7:30 p.m. and March 9, at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater.

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!. This is a special collaborative production by the CSI Theater, Music, and Dance Departments with direction by Shane Brown, musical direction by Serena Jenkins-Clark, and choreography by Cindy Jones.

Tickets are $10/adults or $5/seniors or students. Tickets available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu.

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


CommEd2019Community Education Classes 

RESEARCHING & CLEARING NEGATIVE ENERGIES
Date:  November 7-14
Day:  Thursdays
Time:  6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Sandy March
Fee:  $49 
Location:  Shields 106, Main Campus in Twin Falls


HAND DRUM MAKING
Dates: November 12 & 19
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $150
Location: Fine Arts 137
Instructor: Russ Howell


SAUCES AND DRESSINGS
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



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
HarvestTimeFestival41st Annual CSI Harvest Time Festival

Dianne Jolovich
Hospitality Professor
djolovich@csi.edu | 208.732.6407


ORCJoin the CSI Outdoor Recreation Center for Exciting Activities

Hike & Hot Springs 
8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Spend the day exploring the fall colors of Sun Valley via hiking in the Boulder Mountain range and afterward visit the hot springs and soak away the stress of school. Meet at the CSI Outdoor Recreation Center. Transportation will be provided. CSI students (taking 7+ credits) are $5, CSI employees are $15, and community members are $30. Call the Outdoor Recreation Center at 208-732-6697 to register. 

To see more upcoming Outdoor Recreation trips check out the 

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


AstronomicalEventRare Astronomical Event - Nov. 11
How are you planning to spend your Veterans' Day off? Why not enjoy an astronomical event that won't be seen again in Idaho for thirty years?
 
On Monday morning, November 11, Mercury will pass directly between the sun and Earth, a rare transit that only occurs, on average, thirteen times per century. The transit will actually begin before sunrise (7:22 a.m. in Twin Falls) and continue until just past 11 a.m. Weather permitting, the Centennial Observatory will be open from 7:15-11:15 a.m. for free, safe views of the transit through solar telescopes.

CAUTION: While eclipse shades are safe for viewing the Sun, because Mercury is too small, you won't see it. Therefore, under no circumstances should you attempt to use eclipse shades with any form of unfiltered magnifying optics. Doing so will quickly burn through the eclipse shades and could result in permanent, severe eye damage.
 
For more details, visit the observatory's Transit of Mercury web page.
 
We hope to see you at the Centennial Observatory Monday morning!

Chris Anderson
Centennial Observatory
canderson@csi.edu | 208.732.6663


HerrettForumHerrett Forum Speaker Series Presents "Staying Focused in the Age of Distraction"

Chris Huston is a been-just-about-everywhere and done-just-about-everything kind of guy.
He grew up on the beaches of Southern California during the heyday of the sixties, and got to see all the cool bands.

He attended the University of Arizona as an admittedly indifferent student, who's greatest accomplishment at the time was meeting and later marrying the love of his life, Barbara Lynn Macdonald.

Chris's early goal in life was to be a disc jockey playing really cool music and telling jokes in the morning, but after two years of living the dream (but nearly starving along the way) in both Preston and Pocatello Idaho, he discovered an unsuspected talent in the industry to which he would devote the next four decades of his life: broadcast journalism.

Chris's part-time gig as the weekend sportscaster at what was then KID-TV in Idaho Falls led to a full-time job as a reporter/anchor at KDBC in El Paso Texas, followed by other on-air jobs in Tucson, Oklahoma, Dallas, and Albuquerque before securing his first job running an entire newsroom at KIVI in Boise in 1988.

For the next quarter century, Chris would serve as News Director in a variety of stations, and in the process trained a generation of young journalists. By preference, he preferred working in smaller television markets, where the staffs were younger and more teachable, and his children could be involved with 4-H. Beyond Boise, he ran newsrooms in Tallahassee,Winston-Salem, Erie, Altoona, Wichita Falls, back to Idaho Falls, and then Shreveport, Louisiana, before returning to Idaho for the last time and running KMVT here in Twin Falls.

Chris retired in late 2016, and in 2017 began writing the weekly column Modern Life, for which earlier this year he was awarded the Associated Press columnist of the year award for the region including Utah, Idaho, and Eastern Washington.

Chris is also the author of four books, all written for an LDS audience, and two of which are now out of print. His most recent book: Finding My Way: A Latter-day Pilgrim, an Ancient Path, a Closer Walk with Christ, recounts his and Barbara's 500-mile trek along Spain's Camino de Santiago, a path for Catholic pilgrims created 900 years ago that is still walked today by pilgrims and adventurers alike.

If Chris's path has been a wandering one, it has necessarily been the same for his wife and eleven children, of whom he is inordinately proud, and for whom he is eternally grateful. He and Barbara are also the happy grandparents of 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
But no life is all sunshine and roses. Along the way, Chris has had a front-row seat on the decline and fall of the national news media, along with the rise of triviality and mind-numbing screechings that characterize the social media that is warping younger generations in ways we don't fully understand.

All of which is likely to be discussed in his presentation tonight.

Join us! Admission is free of charge.

This event is sponsored by the Herrett Forum and the Earl and Hazel Faulkner Endowment at the College of Southern Idaho

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501


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

CSI Idaho Nursing Student's Association 


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
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288


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
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288


AvalancheCSI Outdoor Recreation Program Presents "Intro to Avalanches"

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


TraumaticBrainCSI Traumatic Brain Injury Group Schedule

Scott Lindquist
Student Disabilities Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6268


CSITurkeyTrot2019 CSI Turkey Trot

Scott Rogers
Challenge Course Coordinator
srogers@csi.edu  | 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
jheck@csi.edu  | 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 http://tickets.csi.edu, or by calling 732-6288.

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


IDOLJobFair2019 Idaho Department of Labor Job Fair & Hiring Event

To register for this program visit workforce.csi.edu. For more information, contact Workforce Development and Training. 
 
Randy Neerdaels
Workforce Consultant, Idaho Department of Labor
randall.neerdaels@labor.idaho.gov | 208.735.2500 ext. 3653

VeteransSpaghettiDinnerVeterans Helping Veterans Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle
 
River Christian Fellowship Church
208.358.1636 or 208.539.2185

TaxUpdate2019/2020 Tax Update 
 
Jesse Stroup
Idaho Small Business Development Center
jstroup@csi.edu | 208.732.6450

ComicsandCoffeeThe Twin Falls Public Library Invites You to Comics & Coffee at Twin Beans
 
CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org

GivingFestivalThe Festival of Giving Tradition Continues Nov. 22-25
 
Tina Standlee
IESDB Foundation Treasurer
208.539.4210

ICOAsSeniorNeedsICOA's Statewide Senior Services Needs Assessment
State of Idaho
IDAHO COMMISSION ON AGING
341 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0007
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IDAHO COMMISSION ON AGING SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT FOR IDAHO'S SENIOR SERVICES STATE PLAN AT LOCAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS

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
November
  • PSA IV: Monday, 4th: 11:00 - 3:00 - Twin Falls Senior Center
  • PSA IV: Tuesday, 5th: 11:00 - 3:00 - Burley Senior Center

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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  www.aging.idaho.gov.
 
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
smccampbell@csi.edu |  208.736.2122
 

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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.

WREATHS MUST BE ORDERED BY NOVEMBER 30, 2019! 

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  SusanHarris@csi.edu. Thank you for your support!

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