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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that 93% of

 student respondents

 marked "good" or

 "excellent" when asked

 how they would rate their

 entire educational

 experience at CSI?

 
(Source: 2018 CCSSE Survey  
)
 
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
NWCCUNWCCU Launches Review of its Standards, Policies, and Eligibility Requirements
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) today launched a comprehensive review of its Standards of Accreditation, Policies, and Eligibility Requirements. This review is part of the NWCCU's ongoing self-reflection, and in support of the requirements of the United States Department of Education's recognition of the Agency. 
 
The process of review will conclude in Fall 2019 after opportunities for input from key stakeholders, including institutional leadership, faculty, staff, and students, as well as the public. This exercise provides stakeholders the opportunity to assess the current processes around NWCCU's accreditation activities (including the cycle of evaluation and the methods of evaluation).  A complete timeline for the process of the revision of the Standards of Accreditation, Policies, and Eligibility Requirements is available on the NWCCU website ( www.nwccu.org ). 
 
Beginning today until December 1, 2018, NWCCU is soliciting input from its stakeholders and the public via the Standards Review Survey tool created to collect information and is available for viewing and submission by clicking:
 
 
 
Additionally, stakeholders and the public are invited to submit comments via email to standards@nwccu.org .
 
The review process is overseen by the NWCCU Bylaws, Standards, and Policies Committee, which is chaired by Board of Commissioners' Secretary, Deneece Huftalin, President, Salt Lake Community College. The Committee and the Board of Commissioners will work to consider all input and comments. Results of the Committee's work will be shared with NWCCU membership and the public prior to an additional opportunity for public comment in Summer 2019 before adopting the revised Standards of Accreditation, Policies, and Eligibility Requirements.
 
For questions about this process that are not available through the dedicated webpage, http://www.nwccu.org/accreditation/standards-review/ please contact Dr. Mac Powell, Senior Fellow, at mpowell@nwccu.org .
 
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu  | 208.732.6201
LaPerronaLa Perrona Radio Interview



A local radio station called La Perrona from Lee Family Broadcasting in Jerome will be on campus from Monday, September 17, through Friday, September 21. The station will be broadcasting their show live from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day on the North side of the SUB, outside on the sidewalk. Currently, they are looking for people on campus who would like to interview for the show. You do not have to speak Spanish to interview. The types of things you could share may include information about a class you are teaching, a committee you are on, a fun event that you attended, or even what you like best about CSI.

Click here to sign up for an interview time if you are interested in sharing something about CSI with La Perrona's listeners. We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and community members to participate.

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299
BookClubFaculty & Staff Book Club


Each session is limited to 20 participants. Kelli Ebersole is the point of contact and will be interoffice mailing the boos to participants. 

Kelli Ebersole
Administrative Assistant
kebersole@csi.edu | 208.732.6240


MotherStubberMother Stubber Trail Run Volunteers Needed
ONE VOLUNTEER NEEDED

One CSI certified driver is needed to help drive a van for the MotherStubber Trail Run from 6:30 a.m. - noon on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The driver will shuttle run participants down into the canyon before the race and back out after the race. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shelley McEuen.

Shelley McEuen
Professor of English
smceuen@csi.edu | 208.732.6541
ELCConfEarly Childhood Education Conference 2018
 
Click here for a printable registration form.

Patty McFarling
CSI Toddler Lab Facilitator
pmcfarling@csi.edu | 208.732.6884

WellnessFairCSI Employee Health & Wellness Fair is October 12 at HSHS
We are combining our April health screenings with the November Men's Health Fair to create an Employee October Health and Wellness Fair for all! Please add this event to your calendar of things you most want to do this fall.  There's enough time for everyone to take a break and come see us.  All screening services are being offered by trained CSI medical/wellness staff and students. Results will be available immediately and explained as needed.
 
Your Doctor's Verification of current health exam/lab work is also welcome to enter the drawing for the most amazing prices we have ever offered. Watch for more news of those to follow.  Download and get your doctor's signature on the verification form and plan to turn it in during the week of the fair.  Watch for instructions on that submission.

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


FallFestSave the Date for Fall Fest



Jacob Howell
Athletic Marketing and Special Events Director
jhowell@csi.edu | 208.732.6482

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

Day
Time 
                Event
Sept. 11
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: The Effects of Light Pollution and How We Can Protect Our Night Sky by Betsy Mizzell.
Sept. 14
7:00 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
8:00 pm
Rock On Demand
Sept. 15
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Cosmic Colors*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
4:30 pm
Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos*
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure.
Sept. 18
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Old School by The Wests & Youngmans
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
Sept. 20
11:00 am
Raising a Hero by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Sept. 21
7:00 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
8:00 pm
Rock On Demand
Sept. 22
1:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
2:30 pm
Cosmic Colors*
3:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
4:30 pm
Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos*
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
*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


U-PickUpdated Hours for the U-Pick Garden

Naysa Shepherd
Student Service Specialist
nshepherd@csi.edu | 208.732.6400


BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Discussions


Monday Brown Bags - Students & Employees
Description:  The student faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an o pportunity to build relationships between students and employees. 
Date: M onday, September 10
Time:  Noon
Location: Outside of the TAB on the lawn 
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio 
Topic:  A get-to-know-you social
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)

Monday Brown Bags  - Employees
Description: Conversations About Teaching: A Study Group We will be reading and reflecting together on "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: Monday, September 10
Time: 1 :00 p.m.
Location:  TAB 210
Facilitators:  Jan Carpenter, Jacqlyn King, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Recommended Audience:  CSI Employees 

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:  Friday, Septem ber 14, 2018
Time:  8:00 am
Location:  TAB 210
Facilitators:Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic:  "Open Forum" 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

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
teach.
Date: F riday, September 14, 2018 
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139 
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox 
Topic:  Open Forum - Getting the lay of the land.
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees 
CommEdCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

PAST LIFE RESEARCH
Dates: October 3-10
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $49
Location: Shields 108

COUNTRY SWING
Dates: October 4 - November 1
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leroy Hayes and Deborah Silver
Fee: $90 for a couple
Location: Gym 304

LADIES 60 years and BEYOND....THIS ONE'S JUST FOR YOU...
Dates: October 6 
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Fee: $60
Location: 590 Addison Ave 
Instructor: Morgan Jeno 

GLASS BLOWING - OPEN STUDIO
Dates: October 15 - November 5
Days: Mondays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $50 + $10/hour for supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Wes Overlin

Click here 
to sign up for this class or any other CSI Community Ed class. 


Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
HerrettForumSeptember Herrett Forum: "Light Pollution in the Night Sky"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu  | 208.732.6501
FlintknappingPrimitive Skills Workshop - Flintknapping

BEGINNING FLINTKNAPPING

Dates and Times: Sept. 11 and Sept. 14 ( 6 - 9 p.m.) and  Sept. 15 ( 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Cost: $50
Includes: All materials and pizza on Saturday

Learn the ins and outs of breaking rock in this exciting workshop! Assemble your own tool kit, learn some flintknapping lingo, and create a number of simple flaked obsidian tools. Through hands-on instruction and live demonstrations, this workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of expedient stone tools by the beginning flintknapper. Knapping safety will be emphasized for all students. Includes all class materials and lunch on Saturday.
 
Register early! Class sizes are limited and are be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Visit our website at herrett.csi.edu for more information, or call (208) 732-6655 to register.
 
Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668
ORCOutdoor Recreation Center Events

Sunset Paddle on the Snake
Dates: Sept. 13, and Sept. 27
Time:  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Cost:  CSI Students $5 (7+ Credits), CSI Employees $16, Community Members $26

Come explore the Snake River via kayak with the CSI ORC! Experience the river and Pillar Falls like you haven't before! All gear plus a guide will be provided.  Call 208.732.6697 to register. Space is limited and there are no refunds!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697
GentriCSI Fine Arts Presents Gentri
GENTRI
September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as "Cinematic Pop," the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, "Dare," which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition. GENTRI has performed with world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, and legendary rock band Journey at the Stadium of Fire, the nation's largest Fourth of July firework celebration. Tickets are $34/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
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
DanceDance-A-Thon


Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312


YogaYoga & The CSI Challenge Course

Scott Rogers
CSI Challenge Course
srogers@csi.edu | 208.732.6696

FAEventsUpcoming Fine Arts Events 
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel's perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. The Simon & Garfunkel Story is an immersive concert-style theater show chronicling their amazing journey from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry, through their successes, and to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous "The Concert in Central Park" reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, 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.

MAGIC VALLEY SYMPHONY CONCERT
October 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Featuring the Youth Soloist Competition winners and a new Caleb Collins work. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $5/students and are available at Kurt's Pharmacy, Dunkley Music, Sav-More Drug, the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, Desert Book, or at the door.

Piano Celebration Series presents
DR. DEL PARKINSON: "MY FAVORITE CHOPIN"
October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Center
Frédéric Chopin is known as the poet of the piano. His special affinity for this instrument yielded music that is beloved by audiences around the globe. This program will focus on Chopin's life and works, beginning with his formative years in Warsaw and ending with his mature years in Paris. The recital will blend narration, visual images, and piano performance to explore Chopin's fascinating journey which contributed to the creation of music that is universally enjoyed and admired. Dr. Parkinson will perform some of Chopin's best-known works, including "Fantaisie-Impromptu," "Minute Waltz," and "Heroic Polonaise." Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at the CSI Box Office.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
CrossFitDiscountMagic Valley Cross Fit Discount


Jessica Scott
Magic Valley Cross
208.404.2116
AdmissPostcardsDirect Admissions Postcards Mailed Out Last Week
 

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2018

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)

DIRECT ADMISSIONS POSTCARDS MAILED OUT THIS WEEK

High school seniors across Idaho will receive a Direct Admissions postcard in the coming days alerting them that their college admissions letter will soon be on the way.

The postcard and the letter are part of the Idaho State Board of Education's Direct Admissions program whereby all high school seniors are automatically admitted either to six or all eight of Idaho's public colleges and universities, depending on their academic performance in high school.

The State Board is sending the postcard to raise awareness about the Direct Admissions letter, which will be mailed out to approximately 22,000 high school seniors later this month letting them know there are options for every student after graduation. The postcard is also intended to remind students to start planning ahead because students will still need to apply before they are accepted either at a technical college or a university.

"Starting October 1st, high school seniors will be able to apply to any Idaho college or university using the Apply Idaho website at nextsteps.idaho.gov," State Board College and Career Advising Program Manager Byron Yankey said. "The site is a great source of information for students and families to learn more about education opportunities. Using Apply Idaho is free of charge and connects student to college and university staff to assist them as they plan for the future."

Last year, 9,000 high school seniors used Apply Idaho to submit their applications to an average of 2.5 institutions each.
RacialJusticeRacial Justice Workshop and Presentations


There are 10 seats reserved for the workshop on the 13th at the Community Library in Ketchum, but there can be more if anyone is interested. Please share. The evening lectures are free and open to the public. The workshop requires pre-registration, so if you would like to attend, email Hallie Star.

Hallie Star
Blaine County Center Director
hstar@csi.edu | 208.788.2033
IDEOIDEO Conference & High School Dance Festival
When: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 (Teacher Workshop)
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 (Conference & HS Dance Festival)

Where: College of Southern Idaho, 315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

Why: Professional Development & Networking for educators, Professional Development Credit for K-12 educators, and the HS Dance Festival prepares serious dance students to be college dance majors. Networking with college dance programs, performance opportunity, and master classes in several genres. International Keynote Presenter, Cassie Meador.

How: Register now online at http://ideo2018conference.bpt.me

The 4th Annual IDEO Conference: "Deepening through Dialogue: Effective Methods of Feedback in Dance Education and Beyond". The conference offers us a chance to share great practices and move forward the field of dance education in Idaho. IDEO welcomes dance educators from across the state of Idaho and surrounding region. We will strategize and share ways to advocate for, analyze, and advance dance education in our schools, communities, and state. We invite you to join us in Twin Falls, Idaho at the College of Southern Idaho Dance Program and share your dance talents, and your vision for the future of dance education. The conference also offers opportunities for dance educators, dance studio owners, PreK-12 educators, high school dance students, and dance science researchers with movement sessions, panel discussions, paper presentations, mock audition for high school students and networking opportunities. Conference registration includes continental breakfast (7-8am), lunch, awards ceremony, member meeting, and admittance to the conference closing concert (6-8pm)

Click here to see the conference schedule.

Ashley Sandau
Visual and Performaing Arts - Dance
asandau@csi.edu | 208.732.6353


NutcrackerNutcracker Auditions Begin 9/21/18


September 21, from 4 - 8:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Open Auditions! The Eugene Ballet- Toni Pimble, artistic director will be coming to Twin Falls to perform the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, on December 11, and 12, 2018. We need your help to fill the roles of Baby Mice, Angels, Bon Bons, Party Guests, and Flowers. Don't miss your chance to dance on stage with a professional ballet company! The Eugene Ballet requests that all participants arrive at the audition at least 15 minutes prior to the audition time and be ready to dance (dressed and stretched). Because of how the auditions are ran, late-comers will not be allowed to audition. Rehearsals will fall on Saturdays in October, November, and December with Rayni Capps. There will be a $5 audition fee. Nutcracker audition times are as follows:

* 4:00 - Baby Mice / Ages 5-7 / no height requirement / 1 yr ballet pref.
* 4:30 - Angels / Ages 7-9 / must be under 4'6" / 1 yr. ballet min.
* 5:00 - Bon Bons / Ages 9-11 / must be under 5' / 2 yr. ballet min.
* 6:15 - Party Children / Ages 11-15 / must be under 5'2" / 3 yr. ballet min.
* 8:00 - Waltz of the Flowers / Ages 12-18 / 5'2" and over / 3 yr. pointe min.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
 Alzheimers2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Magic Valley 9/22
Join the fight for Alzheimer's First Survivor at CSI!

-10 AM: Registration
-11 AM: Ceremony
-11:30 AM: Walk

Register for the walk here: alz.org/walk

For more information, please contact Danielle Lyda at 208-631-0391 or  Dmlyda@alz.org
ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee 9/26

CJ Rasmusson
Circulation Supervisory, Twin Falls Public Library
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org
HealthOccupationsHealth Occupation Day 9/28


Heather Barnes
Admissions Coordinator
hbarnes@csi.edu | 208.732.6230
Leadercast2018Leadercast 2018: Nourishing Greatness 9/28


Join the Idaho SBDC at CSI, the United Way of South Central Idaho, and First Federal for exclusive lunch and learns. Our Nourishing Greatness Luncheons offer you the opportunity to watch exclusive Leadercast materials, network with colleagues, and enjoy a delicious lunch, all while growing your leadership skills.

Jordan Gentry
Small Business Development Center
jgentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6455

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