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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 28% of CSI students report participating in a college sponsored activity (organization, student government, club, etc.) while at CSI, compared to 20% of students at comparable institutions?

(Source: 2018 CCSSE Survey)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
WebsiteCalendarCheck Out CSI's New Website Event Calendar
If you're looking for a CSI event, check out our new website calendar! To find the calendar go to www.csi.edu and then scroll down until you find the "Visit the Calendar" button. 

Once you click the "Visit the Calendar" button you will be able to filter the calendar by a month, week, or day view. You can also see the calendar in a list view rather than a grid view by clicking on "list". Next to the calendar you'll notice color coded categories that you can also filter the calendar by. 

If you would like to see one of your events listed on the CSI website calendar please email your event details to the Public Information Office at info@csi.edu

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299
CalendarThe Public Information Office is Selling CSI Calendars

Click here  to view a sample 13-Month Calendar.

Click here  to view an 11x17 Wall Calendar.

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
SpeakerShowcaseSpeaker's Showcase

Margaret Sass
Instructor, Communication
msass@csi.edu | 208.914.3520
DesertCafeThis Week at the Desert Cafe
Wednesday, November 28:  Ballotine of chicken with rosemary, spinach ricotta stuffing and roasted garlic cream. Accompanied by roasted fingerling potatoes and green beans.  $10.00
Thursday, November 29: 
Pan roasted Chinese five spice Mahi-Mahi with pickled sweet peppers and ginger and jasmine rice. $11.00
Above entrees are served with your choice of soup or salad bar beverage and desert.
Sandwich Feature: Schnitzelwich, panko breaded pork cutlet on a pretzel sandwich roll with horseradish sauce and ajvar (roasted red peppers and eggplant sauce with a hint of smokiness).  $7.50
Salad Feature: Lobster salad with baby greens, avocado, grapefruit and mint-lime dressing.
Soup of the Day: Cauliflower cheese soup
Dessert Feature
Wednesday: "Croquembouche", puffs filled with pastry cream drizzled with hard caramel.
Thursday: Ginger-pear upside down cake.
Desert Cafe Hours 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Michael Johnson
Culinary Instructor
mjohnson@csi.edu | 208.732.6381
TieTony Mannen Tie Day & No Shave November Beard Contest

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 29
Taylor SUB Lounge
12:45 Contest & Prizes for ties & beards
Join us for great music, stories, contests and prizes with Tony and his 3-piece band on Thursday in the SUB.  Drop by as you have time or join us for the contest at 12:45.  Bring your best tie and new beards!  See you there!

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


Please call me if you have any questions.

Pam O'Dell
Benefits Coordinator
podell@csi.edu | 208.732.6206
HolidayCookingAttend Wellbeing Healthy Holidays Cooking Class Dec. 5

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

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

GoodingScheduleSpring 2019 Course Schedule - CSI Gooding

Shawna Jacobson
Gooding Center Coordinator
sjacobson@csi.edu | 208.732.6461
JeromeSpringScheduleCSI Jerome Center Spring 2019 Class Schedule

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

CPRCPR & AED Training & Certification Inservice Week
1st Aid, CPR & AED Training & Certification for Full-time CSI Employees

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, January 11, 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

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
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
Dec. 1
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
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
Dec. 6
11:00 am
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
*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

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

ISNAISNA Pizza Pie Fundraiser

Sarah Cahala
CSI Nursing Student
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
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: Every Friday 
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Resource Link: (click on the 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
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 here. Use this link to read the book on campus.
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty

AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
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
Men's Basketball Western Wyoming Community College  Dec. 7 5:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Portland Community College Dec. 8  7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID

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

ComEdTwinCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

Twin Falls Community Education Courses
Fall 2018

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

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
DecConcertCSI Choir December Concert
December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

This concert features CSI student choral ensembles for an evening of beautiful seasonal music.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
avalanche"Know Before You Go" Avalanche Awareness Seminar
We will be presenting an Avalanche Awareness Workshop. The target audience is for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

This event is open to everyone in order to create awareness for backcountry snow travel and educate adventurers before they head out into the wild. 

Date:  Dec. 10, 2018 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Recital Hall
Cost:  CSI Faculty/Staff and Community Members are $5 and  CSI Students are FREE!
*Pay at the door, cash or cards are accepted!*

Door prizes and special giveaways will occur at the event!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697
Nutcracker2The Eugene Ballet in The Nutcracker
December 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Enhance your holiday season with a timeless classic - the Nutcracker Ballet, an annual tradition for families around the world. With its imaginative story line, colorful sets, dazzling costumes and magical dancing, Tchaikovsky''s Nutcracker is a Christmas treat not to be missed! The Eugene Ballet offers up this colorful confection complete with Sugar Plum Fairies, magical mice, toys that come to life and more. Follow the dancers as they shed the confines of the theater and bring "The Nutcracker" to life in Twin Falls. This performance also features the talents of 50 local children in such clever disguises as Baby Mice, Angels, and Flowers. Fans of this holiday favorite will enjoy this magnificent show.

Tickets are $18 for students and children and $25 for adults and can be obtained by going to tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
HerrettSaleHerrett Gift Shop Holiday Sale
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208.732.6656
BloodDriveAmerican Red 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!

BarnesnNobleBarnes & Noble Book Fair Funding Local Educational Scholarships
Local PEO Chapter is holding their annual book fair at Barnes & Nobles on Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2. If you are out shopping for books or other items those days just let the clerk know you want to support the book fair. All local PEO Chapters use proceeds from their endeavors to establish educational scholarships.

Barnes & Nobles is located at the Magic Valley Mall in Twin Falls.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Ann Keane for retiree Betty Slifer, former CSI English Professor
Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu | 208.732.6530

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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