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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that CSI has at least one student from every county in Idaho this fall? Wish them safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving!

(Source: CSI Internal Reporting)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
VolleyballCongratulations to CSI Volleyball
Congratulations to the CSI Volleyball Team for Winning 12th National Championship!
jerometestCSI Jerome Center Reminder
Just a reminder: 
The CSI Jerome Center, located at 104 West Main Street in Jerome, has a full-service testing center at its location. 

Placement testing and testing for other colleges and universities are also available. Please call the center to make appointments for testing. Photo identification is required.

The Jerome Center phone numbers are 208-324-5101 or 208-732-6464. The fax number is 208-324-7449.

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464
TestingClosureThe Main Campus and Mini-Cassia Testing Centers Will Be Closed Nov. 22 - 23 for Thanksgiving Break
Campus Testing Center

Monday & Tuesday
9:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday
CLOSED

Burley Testing Center

Monday & Tuesday
10:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday & Friday
CLOSED

Valerie Ward
Testing Center Coordinator
vward@csi.edu | 208.732.6569


CPRAEDCPR & AED Training & Certification is Tuesday Nov. 20
1st Aid, CPR & AED Training & Certification for Full-time CSI Employees 

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues, Nov. 20, in HSHS 160

Taught by Christine Hammond & Joel Peacock


This is last minute, but worth it!

Through a NEW partnership with the HSHS staff and assistance of Allied Health Department Chair RoseAnna Holliday, the Wellbeing Committee is sponsoring ongoing CPR/AED training and certification for full-time employees. We will conduct these several times a year starting with the week of Thanksgiving. 

You may participate for the first time or to renew past certification with these courses. We hope to train enough employees in the near future to insure we have certified staff in each building and floor or our campus and CSI centers. Please let me know if you have any questions. Registration is online now.

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


WellbeingCommitteeThe CSI Wellbeing Committee Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

 
HolidayCookingAttend Wellbeing Healthy Holidays Cooking Class Dec. 5


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

ChristmasPoundsRegister Now to Avoid the Christmas 10 (Pounds)



Just in time to start healthy eating habits over the holidays: The Health Matters 14-Day Mindful Eating Challenge will teach you mindful and intuitive eating skills to help you stay in control. Enjoy the full experience of the holidays - food included - without going overboard.

This challenge will not tell you to eat only carrots sticks, so that you're not tempted by "bad" foods at a holiday get-together. Nor will it suggest you pass up your favorite once-a-year treats. The goal of the challenge is to provide you with the skills you need to feel competent and controlled while savoring the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes the holiday season has to offer!

Full participation details available Friday, November 23! Stay tuned!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
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SpeakerShowcaseSpeaker's Showcase


Margaret Sass
Instructor, Communication
msass@csi.edu | 208.914.3520
PERSIReminder - PERSI - Employee Workshop - Nov. 29
Just a reminder that we will be hosting the PERSI - Ready, Set, Go workshops at CSI on November 29. The workshops are three separate sessions focused on different stages of your career and retirement timeline.

Ready Session - 9:00am to 10:00am
Set Session - 10:00am to 11:00am
Go Session - 11:00 to 12:00pm

Please sign up at the link below to attend any or all of the sessions. If you are attending the GO session, please make sure to register ahead of time so the PERSI Trainer can provide a personalized retirement estimate for you when you arrive.

https://www.persi.idaho.gov/Utilities/workshops.cfm

Please call me if you have any questions.

Pam O'Dell
Benefits Coordinator
podell@csi.edu | 208.732.6206
AWCCAAWCC Invites You to Craft Night
The CSI Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) invites you to an upcoming Craft Night to learn more about becoming an AAWCC member while making your own decoration!  Registration for this event is required and due by December 3, 2018.  Click here to register now. 
ElectricalElectrical Apprenticeship Program


Katrina Oksten
Training Coordinator - Apprenticeship
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208.732.6382
PhotoClassRegister Now for Spring 2019 Photography Classes


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

JeromeSpringScheduleCSI Jerome Center Spring 2019 Class Schedule


Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

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.
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
Nov. 20
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
Nov. 23
1:30-4:30 pm
Holiday Crafts for Kids and Families
1:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
2:30 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
4:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
7:00 pm
Let It Snow
8:00 pm
Dream To Fly & Wall of China
Nov. 24
1:30-4:30 pm
Holiday Crafts for Kids and Families
1:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
2:30 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
4:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
7:00 pm
Let It Snow
8:00 pm
Dream To Fly & Wall of China
Nov. 27
6-9 pm
Telescope Tuesday observing session
7:00 pm
Let It Snow
Nov. 30
7:00 pm
Let It Snow
8:00 pm
Led Zeppelin
*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


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 (if you register after Nov. 18, your blanket will be mailed to you after the event). 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 
-Registration: Online registration has closed, you may register the day of the race. 

-Cost: 
--$25 per person 

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


MakeandTakeMake-and-Take Activities

Join the Herrett Center on November 23 and 24, 2018 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM for FREE Make-and-take activities during the Thanksgiving holiday break!

Come create archaeological make-and-take activities for the holidays. Create hand-woven bags, ducks, deer, and more. Fun for the whole family!

This is a free event!

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668


AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Women's Basketball Dawson Community College Nov. 23 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Minnesota State Community & Technical College Nov. 24 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Williston State College Nov. 30 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Georgia Highlands College Dec. 1 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Treasure Valley Community College Dec. 4 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID

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


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
MagicMudMagic Mud Art Sale

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

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
ComEdTwinCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

Twin Falls Community Education Courses
Fall 2018

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

REIKI LEVEL TWO: TRAINING & ATTUNEMENT
Dates: December 8
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $299
Location: Shields 107
Reiki Level II gives you the ability to work on yourself, family members and the public. It also gives you the ability to do distant Reiki healing. We will discuss and focus on healing intuitively. Please plan on lots of hands on practice.

Click here for registration information.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
BandConcertCSI Symphonic Band Concert
December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

This event is free of charge, but donations to the CSI Music Department Scholarship fund at the door are always appreciated.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
PuppetTreeCSI Theater Presents "The Puppet Tree"
 
December 5 - 8 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

A collage of puppets, live actors, and other creatures! This production highlights stories, poems, and music for children as created by the noted artist Shel Silverstein. A holiday gift for family audiences!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for CSI students. The run-time of the show is approximately one hour.

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


HollyJollyHolly Jolly Christmas
December 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

CSI Golden Girls will sponsor an annual Christmas recital presenting dancers ages 2.5 to elite levels who will perform Christmas dance routines in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
HonorsRecitalCSI Honors Recital
December 8 at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

This semi-annual recital features the "best of the best" of CSI music students.

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

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. 
  
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!  Performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on December 12 and 13 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets 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
SmokeoutGreat American Smokeout Encourages Smokers to Quit for Good


November 14, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, 208-329-2898

Great American Smokeout Encourages Smokers to Quit for Good

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO - Smokers are urged to quit tobacco for a day, or preferably a lifetime, during the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 15. Since 1970, the event has been a new start for tobacco users around the country. The South Central Public Health District joins the American Cancer Society in urging South Central Idaho residents to use this year's Great American Smokeout to take the first step toward a smoke free life today.

Smoking accounts for nearly one in three cancer deaths in the United States, and increases the risk of more than 13 types of cancer.

"Quitting even for one day can be an important step toward a healthier life," said Cody Orchard, SCPHD Health Education Specialist. "We have nicotine replacement products for free, for anyone committed to quitting."

Although there's no one right way to quit that works for everyone, there are some key elements that can help put smokers and other tobacco users on the road to living a longer and healthier life.

"The American Cancer Society supports any smoker who is considering quitting, no matter what approach they use," said Cliff Douglas, JD, American Cancer Society vice president of tobacco control. "The ACS recommends patients work with their clinician and use FDA-approved cessation aids that have been proven to help."

Consider these stay-quit tips from the American Cancer Society.

Set a date Picking a "quit day" is a critical first step. It's best to pick a date and allow yourself enough time to prepare and create a plan but not enough time to change your mind.

Make a plan Successfully quitting is a matter of planning and commitment, not luck. Many smokers prefer to quit cold turkey on their quit day while others try to smoke fewer cigarettes leading up to their quit day to slowly reduce the amount of nicotine in their body and reduce withdrawal symptoms. Consider local cessation classes that can give support as you make the change.

Don't smoke on your quit day Don't take even one puff! Keep your mind and body occupied by exercising or losing yourself in an enjoyable hobby, and avoid situations where the urge to smoke is strong (this may include avoiding alcohol).

Avoid rationalizations "I'll have just one cigarette to get me through this situation" ... "Everyone dies of something" ... "How bad is smoking, really?" Write down rationalizations as they come up and recognize them as messages that can trick you into going back to smoking. Be ready with a distraction to redirect your thoughts to something else.

Bounce back from slips A slip is a one-time mistake that is quickly corrected; a relapse is going back to smoking. While it may be tempting to use a slip as an excuse to go back to your old ways, you also can look at what went wrong and renew your commitment. Try not to get too discouraged - very few people are able to quit for good on the first try. Use what you learn from the slip to make a stronger quitting attempt next time.

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. Join the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15 and explore free resources and tools at cancer.org/smokeout.

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer, South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985
 
AdmissionsDirect Admissions "Reminder" Letters Arriving This Week


For Immediate Release
November 15, 2018

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
DIRECT ADMISSIONS "REMINDER" LETTERS ARRIVING THIS WEEK

The parents of high school seniors throughout Idaho are receiving letters this week from the Idaho State Board of Education intended to encourage them to remind their student to submit their college applications free of charge using Apply Idaho on the nextsteps.idaho.gov website.

The letter follows the Direct Admissions letter mailed to high school seniors last month informing them that they are automatically accepted to Idaho's colleges and universities and that they still needed to apply.

"Over half of Idaho's senior class submitted their college applications after the Direct Admissions letter was mailed out," State Board College and Career Advising Program Manager Byron Yankey said. "We want the rest of the senior class follows their lead and so we are enlisting help from parents to make sure their student gets their college applications submitted."

The State Board's Direct Admissions program automatically admits all high school seniors either to six, or all eight of Idaho's public colleges and universities depending on their high school academic performance.

Apply Idaho includes a how-to video to help students complete their college applications. Most can finish the entire process in as little as 15 minutes.

Last year, about 45 percent of high school seniors used Apply Idaho to submit their college applications. Each student applied to an average of 2.5 institutions.


VapingVaping Increased Nearly 80 Percent Among High School Students


November 15, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release

Vaping Increased Nearly 80 Percent Among High Schoolers Since Last Year,
nearly 50 Percent Among Middle Schoolers

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO - 3.6 million middle and high school students are currently using e-cigarettes, according to newly released results from the National Youth Tobacco Survey. This is an increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year.

"These increases must stop," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a statement. "I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes. We won't let this pool of kids, a pool of future potential smokers, of future disease and death, to continue to build. We'll take whatever action is necessary to stop these trends from continuing."

South Central Public Health District joins the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in urging parents and schools to educate their children about the dangers of e-cigarettes, vapes, Juuls, and other electronic nicotine devices.

"We are starting to see teenagers who would never have been exposed to nicotine through cigarettes - have instead been exposed through e-cigarettes," said Cody Orchard, SCPHD Health Education Specialist. "Worse yet, because this is self-reported we are suspicious these numbers are actually higher."

According to the survey's findings, the number of U.S. high school students who reported being current e-cigarette users increased 78 percent between 2017 and 2018. The number of middle school students currently using e-cigarettes rose 48 percent.

The increased popularity of e-cigarettes among youth raises a number of other health concerns:
* Risk of addiction to nicotine early on in life
* Potential harm from nicotine exposure to the developing adolescent brain
* Exposure to chemicals associated with adverse health effects.
* Research shows, compared with non-users, youth who use e-cigarettes are more likely to transition to conventional cigarettes risking a lifetime of addiction to smoking and resulting smoking-attributable disease.

The uptick in e-cigarette use has led overall tobacco product use to increase by 38 percent among high school students and by 29 percent among middle school students in the last year, reversing the positive decline seen over the last few years.

Today the FDA also announced new measures against flavored nicotine products they believe have encouraged the rise in teen tobacco use, and are proposing measures to crack down on products that are marketed to or are appealing to youth.

"We don't know the long-term effects of these devices," said Orchard. "It could take years to realize those effects. That's why the FDA is trying to crack down."

The South Central Public Health District offers free classes to help end nicotine addiction for both teens and adults. Schools are also welcome to schedule classes on campus. Please call 208-737-5968 to schedule a class or check the calendar on our website for the current class schedule.

Results from the National Youth Tobacco Survey:
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm625917.htm
Full statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm625884.htm
A link to a report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that talks about specific e-cigarette numbers among teens in 2016:
https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/teens-e-cigarettes

A CDC page that talks a little bit more about the risks of e-cigarette use: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer, South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985

SalmonellaAs a Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Continues to Sicken Americans, SCPHD Reminds Residents to Use Proper Cooking Techniques this Holiday Season


November 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer (208) 737-5985

As a turkey salmonella outbreak continues to sicken Americans, SCPHD reminds residents to use proper cooking techniques this holiday season.

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO, Nov. 14, 2018 - At last count, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report one person has died, and another 164 people are sick, after contracting salmonella from raw turkey products. This includes one person who fell sick in Idaho.

South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety urge residents to take precautions in their kitchen to keep their families safe and illness-free.

"Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for friends and families to get together and eat lots of food," said Josh Jensen, SCPHD Public Health Program Manager. "Food safety is something everyone can practice; we want people to have a memorable Thanksgiving for the right reasons, not because they got sick from eating food."

Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. The CDC estimates that millions of people suffer from foodborne illness each year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

"Don't cut corners and put your family at risk for foodborne illness by forgetting to wash your hands after handling the raw turkey," said USDA Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg. "Always remember to use a food thermometer to be sure it's cooked to 165 degrees."

To help your guests avoid getting sick this Thanksgiving, follow these simple steps:

20 seconds of hand washing
The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Handwashing is especially important when handling raw meats, both before and after touching the meat. Without proper handwashing, bacteria can accidentally be spread around the kitchen.

Say no to 'bird baths'
Say no to 'bird baths.' That is, do not rinse or wash your turkey. Doing so can spread bacteria around the kitchen, contaminating countertops, towels and other food. Washing poultry doesn't remove bacteria from the bird. Only cooking the turkey to the correct internal temperature will ensure all bacteria are killed.

Take an accurate temperature inside, cook the stuffing outside the turkey
Don't rely on those pop-up thermometers to determine if your turkey is safe! Take the bird's temperature with a food thermometer in three areas - the thickest part of the breast, the innermost part of the wing and the innermost part of the thigh - and make sure all three locations reach 165°F. If one of those locations does not register at 165°F, then continue cooking until all three locations reach the correct internal temperature. In recent USDA research, 88 percent of participants did not cook their poultry to the safe internal cooking temperature of 165°F.

Use the two-hour rule to avoid foodborne illness
Everyone loves to graze during Thanksgiving, but when perishable food sits at room temperature, it is sitting in a temperature range where bacteria love to multiply. This is known as the 'danger zone.' If foods have been left out at room temperature for more than two hours they should be discarded.

Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
If you have questions, call the Health District at 208-737-5900 or the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) to talk to a food safety expert.

For more information visit: FoodSafety.gov, our website, or follow us on Facebook and twitter for #foodsafety tips. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html to see the latest on the turkey salmonella outbreak.

Brianna Bodily
Public Information Officer, South Central Public Health District
bbodily@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5985
 
HomelandSecurityHoliday Scams and Malware Campaigns
National Cyber Awareness System:
 
11/19/2018 09:18 PM EST
 
Original release date: November 19, 2018

As the holidays approach, NCCIC reminds users to be aware of seasonal scams and malware campaigns. Users should be cautious of unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware, advertisements infected with malware, and requests for donations from fraudulent charitable organizations, which could result in security breaches, identify theft, or financial loss.

NCCIC recommends the following actions:
If you believe you are a victim of a scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

HerrettSaleHerrett Gift Shop Holiday Sale
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208.732.6656
 
 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
Date:
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.

ComicsComics and Coffee

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

ChobaniChobani Yogurt Giveaway
Chobani will be handing out FREE yogurt from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018,  in the CSI Fine Arts. Don't miss out!

MVChoraleMagic Valley Chorale Presents "Christmas Magic in the Valley"

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208.732.6769
 
FestivalforKidsFestival for Children 

Terry Rowe
Development Officer/Annual Programs & Events
St. Luke's Magic Valley Health Foundation
rowete@slhs.org | 208.814.0045
 
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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