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DidYouKnowDid You Know...
Did you know that CSI has 7,323 students enrolled in credit bearing courses this fall? That's up 4.9% from last year.

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness | 208.732.6775

NCHASurveyNational College Health Assessment
Please encourage your CSI Students to watch their email for this National College Health Assessment. 

Carol Vanhoozer
Coordinator of Counseling Services | 208.732.6260

AlcoholAwarenessWeekAlcohol and Safety Awareness Week for Students

Rosa Lopez
Assistant Dean | 208.732.6289

CIEWebinarCIE Webinar This Week! Using Video Conferencing in the Classroom Wednesday, October 23, 7-7:45 PM
The Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) is excited about an upcoming webinar and is looking forward to seeing you!

Title : Using Video Conferencing in the Classroom
Facilitators : Dr. Janea Triplett-Newell and Izabella Bagdasarova
When : Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM. (45 min)
Who can attend:  Anyone who is teaching or wants to learn more about video conferencing.
Description: During this webinar, we will learn how video conferencing can not only support your online classes but how to use video conferencing to bring guest speakers into your face-to-face classes.

Connecting to the webinar:

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

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

Dawn Wendland
Instructional Design Specialist | 208.732.6520

FluVaccination10/24 - Flu Shots for Benefited Employees, Spouses, and Adult Children
Thurs, 2:30 - 4:30 in TAB Conf. Rm. 210

Drop-ins welcome. No appointment necessary. FREE to benefited employees, spouses and covered adult children.
WHO: Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exception. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. See People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications for a full list of age and health factors that confer increased risk.

WHY: Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Flu vaccine also has been shown to be life-saving in children. In fact, a 2017 study showed that flu vaccination can significantly reduce a child's risk of dying from flu.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

HalloweenDanceCSI Program Board Halloween Dance

Encourage all students to attend!

Odalis Ocampo
CSI Program Board

GreatPumpkinEmployees Participate Free at the CSI Great Pumpkin 5K
CSI Employees & Families:
Lindsey Anderson and the Cross Country Team are hosting our annual Great Pumpkin 5k Walk/Run again.  The Cross Country Team and Employee Wellbeing Program invite and ENCOURAGE you and your family and friends to JOIN THE FUN ! Please register and join the CSI TEAM online at:  
The Wellbeing Program will discount employees so you can participate FREE! 

Employee Discount Code (Free): CSIemployee 
Buddy Discount Code ($10): CSIbuddy
Additional friends and family rates are listed on the flyer above. We always have a great turn-out for CSI. 
Please come and walk or run with us!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

CSIIntegrityWeekCSI Integrity Week

Oct. 28 12-12:50 p.m. A Chemistry Professor's Life Through the Lens of Integrity
CIE Student/Employee Brown Bag Session 
Dr. Joshua de Groot, CSI Chemistry Instructor 

Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, and the Student Body President
Fireside Lounge, SUB/Taylor 1st Floor
Oct. 28 1-1:50 p.m. Test Anxiety Workshop Jenn Zaccone, CSI Counselor Shields 108
Oct. 29 10-10:50 a.m. Bystander Training Workshop Jeffrey Jewll, CSI Counselor Taylor 247
Oct. 29 2-2:50 p.m. Self-Betrayal & Self-Deception: The First Enemies of Integrity, Confidence, and Success Speaker:
Dr. Terrance D. Olson, BYU Professor

Jim Hutchinson, CSI Anatomy/Physiology Professor
Fine Arts 119
Oct. 30 9-9:50 a.m. The Rules on Citations and Fair Use from a Librarian Steve Poppino, CSI Reference Librarian Meyerhoeffer 101
Oct. 30 11-11:50 a.m. Resume Writing Workshop Tom Bandolin, CSI Career Readiness Facilitator Shields 101
Oct. 30 2-2:50 p.m. The Rules on Citations and Fair Use from a Librarian Steve Poppino, CSI Reference Librarian Meyerhoeffer 101
Oct. 31 11-11:50 a.m. Test Prep Tips...From the Professor Who Writes Tests Dr. Jacqlyn Kin, CSI Anatomy/Physiology Professor Meyerhoeffer 218
Oct. 31 1-1:50 p.m. Ask Me Anything: Doing the Right Thing in Life and at Work  Speakers:
Matt Hicks - TFPD
Dan Preucil - St. Luke's
Lyle Bayley - Superintendent
Alison Smith - Times News
Marcus Carpenter - CSI IT Instructor
David Rodriguez - CSI Automotive Instructor
Kelly Spiers - Visions Home Health and Hospice

Kara Mahannah, CSI Medical Assisting Associate Professor and Dr. Heidi Adams, CSI Associate Dean for STEM
Fine Arts 119
Nov. 1 1-1:50 p.m. Interview Practice and Tips Tom Bandolin, CSI Career Readiness Facilitator Shields 101

Joshua de Groot
Instructor of Chemistry | 208.732.6428

PACEEOYPACE Employee of the Year Award Nominations are Due Soon

For more information about the PACE Employee of the year award contact David Horalek at or visit:

Rosey Alberdi
PACE Member | 208.732.6527

PastriesPresidentsThe College of Southern Idaho AAWCC Chapter Presents: Pastries with the Presidents

For more info, contact Alejandra Hernandez , President at  or Kimberlee LaPray , President-Elect at

CSI Chapter of AAWCC 
American Association for Women in Community Colleges

BookClubCSI October Book Club Meeting Has Been Moved

Ebony Yarger
Administrative Assistant II | 208.732.6250

MeatRaffleAnnual CSI Welding Organization Fundraiser

Marlana Rife
Student Services Specialist II | 208.732.6300

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:
  • 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:
Application Process:  Send a digital copy of the completed application to 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  | 208.732.6395

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 | 208.732.6751

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!   


Minimalist So Why Isn't Everyone a Minimalist: The Four Monkeys of Materialism
Note : During Spring Semester we will be focusing on  101 Ways to Reduce in our homes. This is a GREAT article to get your mind ready to engage minimalism!

Imagine there was a pill. It lessened your debt, made you more fulfilled, saved the planet, and tidied up your house for you. (Side effects might include smiling more.) What if that pill existed...?

I mean, everyone would be taking that pill. People would pay big bucks for that pill. All you would see on TV would be ads for this pill. All the big pharma companies would try to patent it.

But here's the best part: the pill is free!

Minimalism, which I define as only bringing objects into your life which you have mindfully chosen to help you live your unique purpose, is a magic medicine.

So why hasn't the whole of the USA swallowed the pill? Why has the minimalist movement, while passionate and growing, not been taken on instantly across America and the world?

Let me introduce you to  the four monkeys of materialism  and  what we can do to overcome them: Monkey One - The Advertising Monkey.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

FinancialHealth October is for Financial Health: Start Small!
EXCELLENT financial health information from Becoming Minimalist

In his New York Times bestselling book, The One Thing, Gary Keller argues for a simple truth: "When you want the absolute best chance to succeed at anything you want, your approach should always be the same. Go small." He supports his thesis throughout the book by using research, examples, and personal experience. "Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus," he reiterates.

This advice is not new or unique. In fact, the truth has been espoused and modeled by some of the most successful men and women throughout history:

"Be like a stamp-stick to one thing until you get there." -Josh Billings
"It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world." -Og Mandino
"You must be single-minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided." -General George S. Patton
"Success demands singleness of purpose." -Vince Lombardi

Those who are most successful in their life endeavors are those who identify, define, and pursue their next most important step without being distracted from it. I find his advice compelling in any area of life, but especially in our approach to personal finance and making the changes we desire. Many of us feel the stress of our circumstances and sense that the clock is ticking on our life. We want to budget better, pay off our credit card debt, save for retirement, fund our child's college, pay off the mortgage, invest in real estate... and we want to do it all right now, today. The options paralyze us. Or maybe better put, the immensity of what "we should be doing with our money" paralyzes us. And so, too often, we throw up our hands in disgust, deciding that doing nothing is better than failing at everything.

We understand the importance of healthy, life-giving financial habits. We've seen their positive influence on the lives of others and we envy the life they live. We desire it to be true of ourselves, but the road looks too long from our Point A to their Point B. So we give up the pursuit before we even start. I want to offer a new approach for you today. Go small. Choose focus.

Your One Thing

Rather than trying to do everything at once or before the end of next weekend, choose just one step to pursue today and pursue it with blinders on, refusing to be distracted by "everything else you should be doing better in your financial life." You don't have to start with a big step and you don't have to have everything figured out before you start. Remember, one small step down the right path is all you need to start heading in the right direction. This truth applies to every positive life change we desire to embrace with our lives. The journey anywhere almost always starts with one small step. As I look back over the past years of my life, I see this theme recurring over and over again:
  • The journey of removing most of our worldly possessions began by simply removing the clutter from our cars.
  • The accomplishment of running my first marathon started by waking up one day and running one mile.
  • The journey of establishing a blog and inspiring others began with one simple post.
  • When my wife wanted to learn how to sew, she began by attending just one sewing class at a local church with a few of her friends.
  • When my son wanted to make the high school volleyball team, he went out in the driveway with my wife and first learned how to bump.
Some of the most significant achievements in your life can be traced back to one small step in the right direction. Today I encourage you to choose just one financial goal you intend to pursue. Make it your One Thing-the single most important first step that you intend to take for you and your family. A next, best step is going to look different from one person to another and one family to another. As well it should-we come from different backgrounds, different starting points, different income levels, and different family/living situations. But the importance of choosing just one step applies to each of us.

One Step at a Time

What is the next best step for you to pursue? In all my years of discussing financial well-being with others, I have never seen an approach to financial intentionality work better than Dave Ramsey's seven steps to financial freedom. For that reason, let's consider these steps to help determine your best, next one. They come from his book The Total Money Makeover.

Step 1: Save $1,000 for your starter emergency fund.
Step 2: Pay off all debt except the house mortgage using the debt snowball (paying off accounts starting with those that have the smallest balances first).
Step 3: Save three to six months' worth of expenses in a fully funded emergency fund.
Step 4: Invest 15% of your household income in retirement.
Step 5: Save for your children's college fund.
Step 6: Pay off your home.
Step 7: Build wealth and give.

I encourage you to identify where you are on the list above. What step do you need to complete next? Save $1,000? Pay off debt? Start saving for retirement? Maybe it's pay off your mortgage or become more generous? Resolve to complete just the next one thing in your financial journey. Don't get sidetracked trying to do everything at once. It is important to note that each of those steps above can be broken into smaller parts. We begin saving $1,000 by saving $100, then $200. We pay off our debts one credit card or loan at a time, starting with the smallest one. We begin saving three to six months' worth of expenses by reaching one month, then two. See what I mean? Even the next financial step for you can be broken into smaller steps.
My heart for you is to help you become more intentional with your finances and discover greater peace because of it. Remember Gary Keller's words: "If you want the absolute best chance to succeed at anything you want, your approach should always be the same. Go small." Pick one small financial goal and pursue with all your energy and focus. You can do it.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator | 208.732.6269

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

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator | 208.732.6697

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

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

The CSI Planetarium is now offering shows in Spanish!  The presenter for this show is fluent in Spanish and the Center is also working on securing the Spanish soundtracks for four more shows and possibly an additional two after that.
  • "Somos Estrellas" (con un tour en vivo del cielo)
    • Saturdays: 4:30 pm
Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium | 208.732.6659

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Volleyball 10/24 7 p.m. Snow College Twin Falls, ID
Volleyball 10/26 1 p.m. College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball 11/1 2 p.m. Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
Men's Basketball 11/1 4 p.m. Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
Women's Basketball 11/2 12 p.m. Cochise College Mesa, AZ
Men's Basketball 11/2 1 p.m. Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
Volleyball 11/2 1 p.m. Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
Cross Country 11/9 TBA NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships Albuquerque, NM

For more information about CSI Athletics visit

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director | 208.732.6493

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions - Making Learning Successful for Students

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

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

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

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

Evin Fox
Education Professor | 208.732.6872
ORCJoin the CSI Outdoor Recreation Center for Exciting Activities

Mystery Van Tour
Saturday, October 26, 2019 

Every tour is a hidden adventure! We'll reveal each adventure destination once we arrive, but until then, just hop in the van! We'll tell you what time to meet, what clothes to wear, and what to bring, then leave the rest up to us! All gear will be provided along with transportation. There is a limited amount of space for these trips and there are no refunds. CSI students are $5, CSI employees are $15, and community members are $20. Call the Gym Office at 208-732-6475 to register. 

Costume Bike Ride
5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019

Come dressed in disguise for our last Mountain Bike Monday of the season! A prize will be given for the best costume! All gear and transport can be provided. Email by 12 p.m. on Monday to save your spot! Space is limited for this event. CSI students (taking 7+ credits) are free, CSI employees are $5, and community members are $5 (or free if you bring your own bike).

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 | 208.732.6697

FineArtsDayFine Arts Day for Juniors and Seniors in High School

Do you know a Junior or Senior in high school who might be interested in an art program at CSI? Tell them to sign up for Fine Arts Day! This event will give them the opportunity to explore the Art, Digital Media, Dance, Music, and Theatre programs at CSI. Students can sign up at

Heather Barnes
Admissions | 208.732.6230

CSILibraryHalloweenPartyCSI Library Halloween Trivia Party

Rosalia Long
Library Technician - Outreach | 208.732.6505

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:
  • October 30
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
For more information about Interclub, please contact Interclub President, Naile Ramirez, at or Vice President, Skylar Bollar, at
Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator | 208.732.6229

ThrillerPerformanceYour Spirit Has Been Summoned by the CSI Dance Department for "Thriller"

Cynthia Jones
Associate Professor, Dance | 208.732.6505

DiaDeLosMuertosA Celebration of the Day of the Dead

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator | 208.732.6312

CommEd2019Community Education Classes 

Dates: November 2
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $99
Location: Shields 107, Main Campus in Twin Falls
Instructor: Sandy March

Date:  November 6 and 13
Day: Wednesdays 
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Russ Howell
Fee: $35, plus $15 paid to instructor for beads
Location: Shields 113, Main Campus in Twin Falls

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

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

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment | 208.732.6288
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  | 208.732.6229

AOTTickets Are Going Fast for National Dance Company of Siberia

There are only 50 tickets left for the fourth performance of the Arts on Tour season, The National Dance Company of Siberia, which will take place in the  CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.

From the foothills of Sayan Mountains to the icy Kara Sea proudly rolls the waters of the mighty and majestic Yenisey River. On its banks live the many people of Siberia with their own distinct culture, literature, and art. This vast and beautiful land has become a source of inspiration for the Krasnoyarsk Dance Company of Siberia, revealing the spiritual wealth and wonderful nature of the land through choreography. The secret of the company's success lies in the rich imagination of its director and the great love of dancing which unites the performers who are constantly striving towards a higher degree of mastery. This 44-member dance company is elaborately dressed in gorgeous costumes and joined on stage by a live orchestra of traditional instruments that weave music into the fabric of the dances and Siberian folklore.
Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include Carlene Carter (March 7), We Shall Overcome (March 11), and Yamato - The Drummers of Japan (April 15).  

Ticket prices are $28/adults, $10/children HS & under and can be purchased at, at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, or by calling (208) 732-6288

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment | 208.732.6288

TraumaticBrainCollege of Southern Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Group

Scott Lindquist
Student Disabilities Services Coordinator  | 208.732.6268

ISBOEPolicyChangesIdaho State Board of Education Approves Higher Education Policy Changes

For Immediate Release                                                                    
October 17, 2019
Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
The Idaho State Board of Education today approved several changes to Board policy governing public higher education in Idaho.
The policy changes include:
  • Requires institutions to prioritize and evaluate programs and to submit a report to the Board at least every five years, with annual updates on action items.
  • Requires institutions to post website information clearly explaining processes and policies for awarding credit for prior learning and how those credits may be applied to course and degree requirements.
  • Makes it possible for students to earn college credit while taking
"co-requisite" math and English courses that are guaranteed to meet degree requirements and designed to improve skills in those areas for college-level work.
  • Directs institutions to offer free, open-licensed textbooks (where available) and low-cost educational materials for common-numbered courses on-campus and through dual credit.
The Board also approved the first reading of a proposed policy change delegating broader responsibility for approving alcohol permits at student athletic events to the college and university presidents. "This Board needs to focus on strategic direction for education policy," Board Member Andrew Scoggin said. "We have very capable and competent chief executive officers at these institutions and there are very clear requirements for safety and security that they will have to meet in order to authorize these permits." The Board directed staff to continue to refine the policy change before it is considered for final approval at its December meeting.
Other Board actions include:
  • Approved temporary rule outlining requirements for school districts and charter schools to report full-time student enrollment.
  • Approved an Idaho State University request to issue $21 million in bonds for five projects:
    • Purchase property adjacent to the ISU Meridian Health Science Center
    • Construct a parking lot at the Meridian Health Science Center
    • Renovate Davis Field
    • Renovate four campus residence halls
    • Refinance debt associated with the Stephens Performing Arts Center
The Board met on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

SalmonFallsHealth Advisory Lifted for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

October 21, 2019
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer (208) 737-5985
Health Advisory Lifted For Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir
TWIN FALLS COUNTY - The South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are lifting the public health advisory for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir after recent testing showed micro-toxins are now at safe levels in the water. This is the second reservoir to see a health advisory lifted this fall, SCPHD lifted the advisory on Magic Reservoir on October 3rd, 2019. Harmful algal bloom (HAB) health advisories remain in Mormon Reservoir, under advisory since July 25th, and Thorn Creek Reservoir, under advisory since August 23rd.  
SCPHD Public Health Program Manager Josh Jensen said, "Even though the health advisory is lifted for Magic and Salmon Falls Creek reservoirs it's important to stay observant and careful in and around areas where algal blooms are still present."
HABs are not unusual in warm summer months and typically shrink quickly as the water temperature drops in mid to late fall. SCPHD will issue another press release when DEQ tests show Thorn Creek and Mormon reservoirs are at safe cyanotoxin levels again.
You can help by reporting suspicious looking water to DEQ by phone, email, or with the bloomWatch app.

For updates, please visit or .

CapriottisStudent & Faculty Special at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Ruffin Baird
Capriotti's Sandwiches

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


BOISE ID (November 2019)

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

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



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

CCRCollege and Career Readiness Offers English Class in Buhl

These free classes are open to the community and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through mid-March 2020. 

Ana Corujo
Adult Basic Education Program 

BusinessAfterHoursJoin Us for Business After Hours at the Bearded Axe

Brandy Lowe
Administrative Assistant, Region IV Development | 208.732.5727 X3001

ComicsandCoffeeThe Twin Falls Library Invites You to Comics and Coffee at Twin Beans
Thank you to the Twin Falls Public Library for hosting this event at Twin Beans:

CJ Rasmusson
Circulation Supervisor, Twin Falls Public Library 

HealthFair14th Annual Magic Valley Health Fair

The 14th annual Magic Valley Health Fair on Saturday will offer a wealth of information, free health screenings and low-cost blood work. The health fair starts at 7 a.m. and runs until noon at the Health Sciences and Human Services Building at the College of Southern Idaho, on North College Avenue in Twin Falls.
Free flu shots will be available, while supplies last, from Wellness Tree Clinic. Blood tests, offered at a greatly reduced cost, will be available to check glucose levels, hemoglobin, PSA and other panels. Each hour, seminars lasting approximately 15 minutes will take place. Three dermatologists will provide skin screenings. The Lions Club will conduct vision screenings. Balance testing will be performed by Body Balance. Hearing tests will be done by Miracle Ear, and the CSI Dental Lab students will perform oral cancer screenings. Well water testing will also be offered.

The following free services will be available at the Health Fair:
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Gait and balance screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Nitrate testing for well water
  • Blood pressure checks
  • CPAP fittings
  • Blood Tests
  • Glucose $3
  • Lipid Panel $10
  • CMP (12-hour fast - may drink water) $15
  • CBC $10
  • Hemoglobin A1C $10
  • TSH $10
  • PSA $15
  • Clinical lab work Lipid and Glucose profile $13
Susan Nickell
Marketing and Events Manager, Times News

CommunityConversationIf You're a Twin Falls Parent or Guardian We Want to Hear from You

Are you a Twin Falls parent/guardian? Join us for an hour long community conversation and FREE DINNER Wednesday, October 30, at 5, 6, or 7 pm in the Health Science and Human Services building room 139 at CSI. The City of Twin Falls was selected by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health to receive the High Five! Community Transformation Grant. The purpose of this grant is to develop grassroots solutions to address challenges youth face in accessing healthy food and physical activity. If you're a Twin Falls parent/guardian and would like to give feedback on changes you'd like to see to youth physical activity and access to healthy food in the community, please claim your free ticket here

RoseAnna Holliday
Health Sciences Human Services Department Chair | 208.732.6737

RotaryHalloweenRotary Halloween Fundraising Maze

Twin Falls Rotary After Hours is hosting a Halloween Haunted Maze from 5:30 - 8 p.m. on October 31, at Canyon Crest to help raise funds and school supplies for children in need in our local school district. The mazes will be kid friendly with some being a little more "scary" than others to appeal to children ages 2-10 years of age. Treats including cookies provided by Canyon Crest will be given at the end of the maze for a fun safe warmer alternative to trick or treating outdoors. Admission: $3/person OR one item/person from the list below.

Twin Falls Rotary After Hours goal this year is to raise awareness of the challenges our school teachers and district face and contribute what we can to alleviate the stress faced by teachers and the students families.

Schools in Twin Falls provide items and services to children that are less fortunate than others. Common items include hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, deodorant, etc. As well as detergent for the schools that have washing machines/dryers to allow students to wash their few items of clothing as they do not have these luxuries at home. Additionally some schools are now limited to one educational field trip a year as these funds can no longer be provided by the students families due to financial hardship and legal reasons.

These are items that are above and beyond standard school supplies which ALSO are in great need. Twin Falls Rotary After Hours will be doing various fund raisers throughout the year to help accumulate these types of products so teachers are not spending their own funds.

This years biggest need items are:
  • shampoo
  • tooth paste
  • tooth brushes
  • women's deodorant
  • disinfectant wipes
  • kleenex
  • hand sanitizer
  • childrens' socks
  • 2 inch 3 ring binders
General Items needed:
  • Crayons
  • Markers (any brand)
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Glue (Stick, bottle)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Erasers (large, pencil top)
  • Clothes Pins
  • Scissors, class set
  • Highlighters
  • Lined Paper
  • Tissues
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bags (quart, gallon, sandwich)
  • Pocket Folders
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Composition books
  • Binders half inch - 2 inches
  • Sharpies
  • Tape (scotch, masking, duct)
  • Balloons
  • Playground Toys (balls, jump ropes, kids really want more foot balls and volley balls, even tennis balls would be good, any sports equipment would be amazing)
  • P.E. equipment, bats, rackets, nets
  • Headphones
  • Candy
  • Art supplies (paintbrush, paint, colored paper, etc.)
  • Thumb tacks
  • Individualized snacks
  • Modeling clay
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Small storage containers
  • Thin long storage containers (fits under things)
  • Disposable cups, plates, utensils
  • Poster sized sticky paper
  • Rolling carts
  • Plastic milk crates
  • Reusable water bottles (not all schools air conditioned)
  • Mechanical Pencil Sharpeners
  • Paper bags
For more information about this event visit:

Seth Bronson
Twin Falls Rotary | 208.914-5404

OokySpookyThe Ooky Spooky Light Show is Coming Back to the Faulkner Planetarium

Like the inevitable return of Pumpkin Spice everything come fall, The Ooky Spooky Light Show is about to rise from the grave at the Faulkner Planetarium. It is time to turn October in Rocktober with a Halloween twist. The family friendly show serves up music of the season choreographed to fun visuals beginning Tuesday, October 1.
Audiences can indulge themselves in songs that include: This is Halloween, I Put a Spell On You, Somebody's Watching Me, Night on Bald Mountain, Ghostbusters, Superstition, Bad Moon Rising, Spirit in the Sky, Monster Mash, and Thriller. While your ears feast on these tunes, your eyes will dine on the choreographed visuals filling the planetarium's 50-foot dome. Wrapped in sound and light you will catch the spirit of the season in no time.
The Ooky Spooky Light Show  will run at the following times through October 12: 
  • Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
  • Fridays at 7 and 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 p.m. 

The show schedule expands starting Tuesday, October 15, and will run at the following times through October 29: 

  • Tuesdays at 8 p.m. 
  • Fridays at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 2:30, 4:30, 8, and 9 p.m. 

Admission prices to planetarium shows are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students (including CSI students with a valid student ID), and children two and under are free. For more information, including a show trailer, visit the Herrett Center's web page at

Rick Greenawald
Faulkner Planetarium Manager  | 208.732.6659

WorkforceConstructionCSI Workforce Development and Training Construction Career Launcher 

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

IDOLJobFair2019 Idaho Department of Labor Job Fair & Hiring Event

To register for this program visit For more information, contact Workforce Development and Training. 
Randy Neerdaels
Workforce Consultant, Idaho Department of Labor | 208.735.2500 ext. 3653

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

WreathsAcrossAmericaSponsor a Wreath to Honor a Local Veteran

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


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

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

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

Coleen Florke
Database Developer | 208.732.6364

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