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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 24.1% of students at CSI in the fall of 2018 self-identified as Hispanic? That's up from 22.9% in 2017.

(Source: CSI Internal Reporting)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
NoShaveNovNo Shave November: The Downside

What about those people who can't really grow facial hair? If you fall into this category you might already be disappointed that you can't produce a macho beard. The disappointments will only continue when No Shave November comes around. We hate to break it to you, but no one wants to see a man that can only grow patches of uneven gross facial hair.

Let's face it; not everyone looks good with a beard. They might not have the face shape or personality for a beard. Sure there is Movember where those who prefer to have a mustache instead of a beard can participate, but not everyone looks good with facial hair, PERIOD. For most women facial hair is only considered attractive when it is well kept and groomed and with No Shave November, that is not the case.

For the longest time every man's goal was to rock the hipster beard. You couldn't go to a trendy coffee shop or hip restaurant without becoming lost in a crowd of wannabe lumberjacks. We don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but it's just not cool anymore. The time for hipster beards is long gone.

When it comes to no shave November women aren't often participants. It's all fine and dandy when a guy decides to put the razor into hibernation, but when a women decides to, suddenly "it's gross". We are all human so we shouldn't have different expectations based on typical cultural roles and gender norms.

Some jobs frown upon facial hair. For those guys with jobs that do not allow them to grow a beard, how do they show their support for this cause? Or maybe even the women out there who want to join the movement but are too scared of being judged? There are many people in the world who wish they could, but can't.am

Usually it takes months and months for any man to grow the most glorious, luscious beard that many women go crazy about. According to Beardoholic, a beard on average only grows half an inch per month. If you expect to grow a hip beard in just one month, you can take your so-called beard to the World Beard and Mustache

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
ValleyHouseValley House Clothing and Food Donations

Bailee Price , a CSI student, has put boxes in each building on campus for a Valley House Clothing and Food Drive as a project for her EDUC 204 course. Please help her by bringing clothing and non-perishable food items to fill up the boxes. The boxes will remain in each building until November 16, 2018 .
Bailee Price
CSI Student

VALICPlanning for Financial Security Seminar with VALIC Reps

Planning for Financial Security
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:30 - 12:30 in the HR Conference Rm TAB 210

Registration required , materials and lunch included (select your sandwich)
Drop-ins also welcome as well as spouses/significant others.

This comprehensive program provides useful information about financial planning by addressing the main areas of financial planning. Cash management, tax planning, risk management, retirement planning, estate planning, investment planning and long-term care. Future Thursday sessions will delve more deeply into each of these areas. 

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

BookClubBook Club

SpeakerShowcaseSpeaker's Showcase

Margaret Sass
Instructor, Communication
msass@csi.edu | 208.914.3520
NutcrackerNutcracker Tickets Are Now Available
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 35th 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 12 and 13 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 12 and 13 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. There are still about 400 tickets available for each night. 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
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
ElectricalElectrical Apprenticeship Program

Katrina Oksten
Training Coordinator - Apprenticeship
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208.732.6382
HerrettHerrett Center Activities

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 Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
For special events happening at the Herrett Center  click here
For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

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

ComEdTwinCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

Twin Falls Community Education Courses
Fall 2018

Memory Wire Bracelets
Just String! Mix it up and string endless memory wire bracelets that take the place of a whole stack of bangles. Using different beads and spacers, this is the perfect gift for someone special or even yourself! You will also learn to make wire wrap dangles to add to your bracelet and give it movement. Mixing shapes and colors adds to your creativity. Great for beginners!
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. 
Location: Taylor 276
Cost: $25 Plus $25 supply fee paid directly to instructor
Instructor: Diane Gause

Explosion Box Album
An Explosion Box Album is a mini album that can also double as a gift box. On the outside, it looks like an ordinary box, but once you lift the lid it reveals multiple layers that can each be decorated the way you want them, with plenty of room left for a surprise gift to be hidden inside. Come and use your own imagination and creativity to design your own box. 
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 4
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee:  $25 Plus $25 supply fee paid directly to instructor
Location: Taylor 276
Instructor: Diane Gause

Click here for registration information.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
RecyclingNational Recycling Day Event

Samantha Winslow
ASCSI Senator
BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Discussions

This Friday Brown Bags
Description: Come share
ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels. 
Date: Every Friday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: " Open Forum" 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

This Friday Brown Bags
Description: Each Friday afternoon we will gather together and share lunch/treats while we discuss the daunting task of putting theory into practice, putting context into all the content we
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Topic: "Crucial Conversations: How to have important conversations that can be heard."
Resource Link: (click on topic title to visit the resource link)
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

This Coming Monday Brown Bags - Students & Employees
Description: The student faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an opportunity to build relationships between students and employees. 
Date: Every Monday
Time: Noon
Location: SUB Fireside Lounge
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio 
Topic: Struggles/Worries while in College
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)

This Coming Monday Brown Bags - Employees
Description: This semester we will be reading and reflecting together on Student Engagement. We're currently reading Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online by Jay R. Howard. By learning together and exchanging perspectives, we hope to be motivated by discussions to test drive new practices! Come join us! 
Date: Every Monday
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Jan Carpenter, Jacqlyn King, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic: Find the e-book hereUse this link to read the book on campus.
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty

MVSymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Concert

2018 - 2019 SEASON 

All concerts are performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the College of Southern Idaho.

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Guest Conductor Colin Brien joins us again to conduct Bernstein's "West Side Story" and "Candide," Grieg's "Peer Gynt," his own tone poem called "The West" and more.

Tickets: adult $10/senior $8/student $6 available at the CSI Box Office, five Twin Falls retail stores, and at the door.

More information at www.mvsymphony.org.
TurkeyTrot2018 5K Turkey Trot

Participants are encouraged to show up in costume if they would like. There will be three frozen turkeys along the race route. Any participant who can find one and carry it to the finish line is welcome to keep it. 

This is a family-friendly, non-timed event for all ages. Each person who registers will get a fleece blanket. Proceeds from the event will help fund spring activities in the CSI Student Recreation Department. 

-Location: College of Southern Idaho, Expo Center Parking Lot 
-Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 
-Final Registration Time: 8 AM 
-Race Start Time: 9 AM 
--$20 per person 
--$60 for families of 4 ($15 for ea. additional family member) 

For More Information Contact: Scott Rogers at 208-732-6488 or  srogers@csi.edu.

DairyCompanionA Dairy Home Companion

November 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

It's all in a name! A Dairy Home Companion will follow the format of the perennial favorite "A Prairie Home Companion" with some changes to fit southern Idaho. The show will include music, comedy, monologues and more! Join us (Comedy veterans Steve Kaminski and Katie Neff "Neffinski") along with some of your favorite local musicians, comedians and other performing artists as we present a satirical, and perhaps idyllic, look at life in the Magic Valley.

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

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
 RedCrossRed Cross Blood Drive

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details
Site: CSI Health Sciences & Human Services Building
Address: 397 N College Road, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Room Name: Lobby
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Coordinator Name: Jake Reines
Coordinator Phone Number: 208-484-0138
Click here to make an appointment.

Please schedule online or call Jake @ 208-484-0138.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

HipHolidaysUnder the Streetlamp: Hip for the Holidays
November 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Welcome back to the Arts on Tour stage, Under the Streetlamp, America's hottest vocal group,bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your holiday favorites this time around. The group is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. Let's get Hip to the Holidays as Under the Streetlamp celebrates with a joyous performance of your favorite holiday tunes PLUS songs from the American Radio Songbook. Oh what fun it is to dance in the aisles while merrily singing along to songs from their live PBS Specials and studio album, Every Day's a Holiday. It'll be a night to remember. So come on out and get Hip to the Holidays with Under the Streetlamp! Rockin' your favorite tunes from their studio album, Every Day's a Holiday. Featuring: I'll be Home for Christmas, Santa Bring My Baby Back, Run Run Rudolph, Avé Maria, and many more!

Tickets are $38/adults or $14/children HS and under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, by calling 732-6288, or at the CSI Fine Arts Center Box Office.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
LatinosSoupLatinos in Action Soup Fundraiser
Homemade Soup Day

Come and enjoy some tasty soups from  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. i n the SUB on the following dates: 
                • Nov. 29
                • Dec. 13
                • Jan. 17
                • Feb. 14
                • Mar. 28 
                • Apr. 25
H elp our Latinos In Action students raise money to travel to Puerto Rico for a community service project.

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultrual Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312

MVChoraleMagic Valley Chorale Presents "Christmas Magic in the Valley"

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208.732.6769
AnxiousHow to Transform Anxious Thoughts into Productive Actions
Mental health experts share their strategies for shifting your worries into something healthier and more productive.

By Nicole Spector for NBC BETTER

With the fervor of the midterm elections, the time change, the barrage of tragic news stories in addition to just, you know, normal life stuff, many of us are feeling more anxious than usual.

Though some of us suffer from anxiety disorders, often requiring treatment, anxiety in itself isn't abnormal; it's actually quite natural, existing in part to motivate us to get out in the world and do our best.

"Everyone has a little bit of anxiety," says Dr. Kate Cummins, a licensed clinical psychologist. "It's the reason you get up and out of bed and ready in the mornings when your alarm goes off [and] the reason you prepare well for an interview or meeting at work."

We spoke with mental health experts to learn their best strategies for transforming anxious thoughts into tools that can be, as Cummins says, "your best friend in performance rather than a detriment, and move forward into action instead of allowing it to block you."

* Take a few deep breaths right away
* Meditate or use a mindfulness app
* Get grounded in your space
* Shift your thoughts to your surroundings
* Write it out
* Log and dispute bad thoughts
* Do some art
* Create positive alternatives to worrying
* Create a Mantra to sooth anxiety
* Designate a friend who will just simply listen

Learn how to employ each of these behaviors online>>

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

FluVaccineThe Flu Vaccine May Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke

Note: I just heard this from a cardiologist at SLMV last week. Please take note!

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine shows that getting a flu vaccine may reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

"We may have identified that the flu vaccine may also be a vaccine against heart attacks," says lead author Jacob Udell, a cardiologist at Women's College Hospital and a scientist at the University of Toronto.

Udell and colleagues analyzed six studies dating back to the 1940s concerning the heart health of more than 6,700 men and women with an average age of 67. Half got a flu vaccine; half got a placebo shot or nothing. About a third had heart disease and the rest had risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking.

Their major findings showed that people who had received the flu shot were:
  • About 36% less likely to experience heart disease, stroke, heart failure or death from cardiac-related causes.
  • About 55% less likely to suffer a cardiac event if they had recently experienced a heart attack or stroke.
"Our study provides solid evidence that the flu shot helps prevent heart disease in vulnerable patients - with the best protection in the highest risk patients," Jacob Udell said.

Learn more about it>>

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

FluDeathA Northern Idaho Woman Older than 50 is Idaho's First Flu-Related Death This Season


Contact: Niki Forbing-Orr
Public Information Manager
(208) 334-0668

Idaho's first influenza-related death of the 2018-2019 influenza season occurred this week in a northern Idaho woman over the age of 50.

"The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is reminding residents that flu can be serious" said Randi Pedersen, the Idaho Influenza Surveillance Coordinator. "The most important action to take to prevent serious illness is to get a flu vaccine now."

Last year's flu season was particularly deadly, resulting in a record 101 influenza-related deaths in Idaho. That number was quadruple the average of 25 deaths each season over the last decade.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that infects anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the population every year. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, or fatigue. Most people who get influenza recover after a few days, but some people may develop serious complications.

Everyone over six months of age is recommended to get the flu vaccine. Flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children, and people older than 65. These people should get vaccinated because they are at higher risk of having serious flu-related complications.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses this year. There are several different types of flu vaccine available. Speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to determine which is best for you.

Pedersen advises people to take these additional precautions to limit the spread of influenza:
* Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth until you have washed your hands.
* Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of liquids, eat nutritious foods and take part in physical activity to stay healthy.
* Avoid people who appear sick.
* Stay home from work or school when sick.
* Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

For information about influenza and how to stay healthy, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu or http://flu.idaho.gov

DiabetesNovember 14 is World Diabetes Day

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

WorkforceUpcoming Workforce Development Trainings

Code Application for Motor Controls
Nov. 15
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ATIC Room 134

5S and Lean Manufacturing Training
Nov. 8 - 15
2:30 - 5 p.m.
HSHS Room 151

OSHA 10 - General Industry Training
Nov. 27
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 28
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
ATIC Room 120

Alex Wolford
Workforce Development and Training
awolford@csi.edu   | 208.732.6344
ComicsComics and Coffee

CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org | 208.733.2964 ext. 101

RelayLifeCreate a Relay for Life Team
Hello, I am a volunteer for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY , and work on the Relay for Life event that is held in Twin Falls annually. I am looking to increase the number of teams participating in our event this year. I believe a lot of people at CSI may have been touched by cancer. Perhaps a family member or a friend has received the news "you have cancer". 

A Relay for Life team can be a group of 6 to 8 (or more), they focus on fundraising, and they invite cancer survivors to the annual event which will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 17, 2019, at the Canyon Ridge High School. Teams will also have tents alongside the football track where we will walk in support of those fighting cancer and in honor those who have lost the fight. Team members are welcome to hand out program or organization information from these tents. Relay for Life is full of fun, music, and food, all while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Creating a Relay for Life team is an excellent teambuilding experience and it gives you an opportunity to promote your program to the community.

I am a cancer survivor and I appreciate the free services that the American Cancer Society provided me during my treatment at MISTI. I want others with cancer to know that they have help and it's just a phone call away.

If you would like to sign up a team please contact:

Cindy Wolf
American Cancer Society Volunteer
cindy.wolf@alliancetitle.com | 208.749.9653

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