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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that CSI served 6,613 dual credit students in 2018-2019? That was 52% of our entire CSI headcount for the academic year. 

(Source: Annual Dual Credit Report and PSR Annual Report) 

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775

FirstFridayForumIf You Missed First Friday Forum Watch It Now
If you were unable to attend last Friday's First Friday Forum, you can watch it by clicking the link below. Thank you to those who attended. Thank you Jerry Fattig for your help with the video.

First Friday Forum Recording: 

Ginger Nukaya
Executive Administrative Assistant, Office of the President

DesertCafeCome Join Us for Lunch at the Desert Cafe

This Week's Menu
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Chicken Dijon, a sautéed boneless chicken breast with Dijon cream sauce, wild rice pilaf, and green beans. $10
Thursday, Sept. 19 - Honey and soy glazed salmon with sticky rice and spicy stir-fried spinach. $11
The above entrees come with your choice of soup or salad bar, a beverage, and a dessert
  • Soup - Summer corn chowder
  • Dessert
    • Wednesday: Éclair and Cream Puff with Raspberry Coulis
    • Thursday: Lava Cake and Strawberry Sorbet
Or you can try our salad or sandwich features which are:
  • Salad - Cobb salad of baby greens, turkey, bacon, buttermilk blue cheese, kalamata olives, and roasted piquillo peppers (sweet and mild) with a white balsamic and herb vinaigrette. $7.50
  • Sandwich - Desert CafeClub Sandwich, which is roasted turkey and crisp bacon with a special pesto mayonnaise. $7.50
The Desert  Café will be open from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursday each week during the fall semester unless otherwise announced. Hope to see you!

Michael A. Johnson
Culinary Instructor
mjohnson@csi.edu | 208.732.6381

CIEWorkshopCenter for Instructional Excellence Workshop: Community Engaged Learning - Thursday, September 19
Dawn Wendland
Center for Instructional Excellence
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6520

EmployeePhotoUpdate Your Employee Photo

Here's the tentative schedule for you to update your employee picture sometime this fall: 
  • 9 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19 - Canyon studio
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 30 - outdoors
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16 - outdoors
Specific outdoor locations will be emailed the morning of each shoot based on sun and background opportunities. More may be scheduled later, depending on weather and fall colors.

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

ThankYouDon't Forget to Say Thank You!
Teri Fattig
Library Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501

TutoringCommonsThe Learning and Tutoring Commons has New Hours and New Tutoring Schedules
The Learning and Tutoring Commons hours have been extended! We are now open:
    • Sunday: 12 - 8 pm
    • Monday: 8 am - 9 pm
    • Tuesday: 8 am - 9 pm
    • Wednesday: 8 am - 9 pm
    • Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
    • Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
    • Saturday: Closed
Please feel free to forward the Math and Writing tutoring schedules to your students and direct them to me with questions! We also offer free drop-in tutoring for the following disciplines:
    • Accounting / Bookkeeping
    • Allied Health
    • Biology
    • Business & Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Communications
    • (General) Computer Use
    • Computer Science
    • English & Writing
    • Math
    • Registered Nursing
    • Psychology
Dr. Jacqlyn King
Learning Commons Coordinator
jking2@csi.edu | 208.732.6685

CPRAED1STAIDCPR/AED & First Aid Training RESCHEDULED to October 18
Friday, October 18, 2019 

Morning (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 
CPR & AED Training & Certification

Afternoon (1:30 - 4 p.m.) 
1st Aid Training & Certification

Register online for either or both morning and afternoon. Please let me know if you are registered but CAN NOT make this training.

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

MedicareSupplementPlansHow Do Medicare Supplement Plans Work with Medicare?
RetirementLiving.com | August 7, 2019

You've had a lifetime of working, probably covered by your employer's insurance. However, when you turn 65, you have other choices to consider when it comes to health care coverage. You will need to decide on signing up for a Medicare Advantage plan or decide on Medicare with a Medicare supplement plan (Medigap) to fill in the gaps associated with Medicare.

Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement plans do not work together - you have to choose one or the other. If you choose the original Medicare option, Medicare supplement plans are important because these plans add an extra element, or boost, to your main coverage by paying for gaps for stand-alone prescription drug plans, employer group health coverage and other retiree benefits. Original Medicare will pay first, followed by the payment by the Medicare supplement plan you've subscribed to in order to fill in the gaps.

However, if you are retired already or plan to retire soon, investigating Medicare's full package - or a Medicare Advantage policy - should be on your to-do list during the three-month period before your 65th birthday and the seven months afterward. Part A covers most inpatient hospital stays, blood transfusions and hospice care, while Part B may cover doctor visits and preventive care such as wellness exams, outpatient surgeries and diagnostic tests, and some medical supplies and equipment.

Keep in mind that this may not be the end of your medical costs. While Part A and Part B cover most of the costs of many health care services, there are deductibles from procedures and services that add up quickly. This is why you need to consider Medicare supplement plans to cover the "gap" between Medicare and other costs.

For the rest of this really helpful article, go to RetirementLiving.com>>>

jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

YearsToLife6 Habits to Add Years to Your Life: Feet, Forks, Fingers, Sleep, Stress & Love
Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH | True Health Initiative

According to the president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Dr. David Katz, "The Super 6 are the best medicine we have for preventing cancer and other chronic disease, and all are good for health anyway. The only real potential side effect of their use to prevent cancer is that you might also get healthier in ways you didn't intend."

"Regular physical activity (feet) is associated with weight control, reduced inflammation, enhanced immune function and reduced cancer risk specifically. Optimal diet (forks) exerts far-ranging effects on every aspect of physiology, and similarly stands to reduce the risk of all chronic disease. Combine eating well and being active with a commitment to never hold a cigarette (fingers), and the risk of all chronic disease declines by roughly 80 percent."

Dr. Katz says "Those are my top three, but the list of health promotion priorities very reasonably extends to three more. The quality and quantity of sleep has profound effects on psychology, immunology and neurology. A linkage to cancer risk is suggested by a rudimentary connection of these dots. Much the same is true of stress, which can contribute to hormonal imbalances and inflammation that propagate cancer -- or can be managed to prevent such effects."

"And, finally, there is love. We are, from our earliest origins, social creatures much influenced by our relationships with others. While love may seem a "warm and fuzzy" topic, it is in fact the cold, hard scrutiny of clinical trials demonstrating that those with loving relationships are far less vulnerable to chronic disease and death than those without."

"Combine all six salutary practices, and the evidence is clear that benefits reverberate all the way to our chromosomes, altering the behavior of genes in a way apt to reduce chronic disease risk in general, and cancer risk specifically."

"Think of it this way: lifestyle practices are the ship and sails, but there is still the wind and waves. The former we can control to increase the probability of a safe crossing; the latter, we cannot -- and thus even a well-captained ship may founder."
"You'll need a little help with love, but the other factors are up to you. No need to wait for that brush with mortality -- I commend the Super 6 to you right now."

Dr. David L. Katz; www.davidkatzmd.com

FineArtsTour Arts on Tour Season Tickets are Now On Sale
Arts on Tour, the premiere performing artist series in southern Idaho, announces their 2019-2020 season lineup, which includes The Greatest Love of All, A Tribute to Whitney Houston, Skerryvore, Arcis Saxophone Quartet, National Dance Company of Siberia, Carlene Carter, We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Yamoto- The Drummers of Japan. You can learn more about the series and watch or listen to the artists at www.csi.edu/artsontour.

Full season subscriptions are now on sale. Full season subscriptions offer a direct cash savings of 20% over buying tickets for individual events and other subscriber benefits, including priority premium seating and performance night discounts at Elevation 486. Subscription prices, which include tickets for all seven Arts on Tour programs, are $163 for adults, $66 for children high school and under, or $138 for seniors. Tickets or a season brochure can be obtained by calling 732-6288. Tickets can also be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office or online at tickets.csi.edu.

Mini Subscriptions, featuring your choice of four to six of the seven performances to create your own season at a savings of 15%, will go on sale August 8, and tickets for individual performances will go on sale August 12.

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

DropInClassesDrop-In Fitness Classes at the Student Rec. Center

The CSI Rec. Center has a bunch of fall drop-in fitness classes. Try Mat Pilates, POUND, PiYo, Bootcamp, Spinning, Flow Yoga, Strong, Step 'N HIIT, Happy Hour, Refit, and more! 

John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470

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
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

CommEd2019Community Education Classes 

Dates: September 24 - October 8
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $40 
Location: Shields 113
Instructor: Bruce Kremer

Dates: September 26 - October 10
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $40
Location: Shields 113
Instructor: Bruce Kremer

Dates: September 28
Days: Saturday
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $67 + $15 paid to the instructor
Location: Shields 101
Instructor: Cindy Bezas

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

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Golden Eagles will compete in all sports this weekend. Get out and cheer them on!

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Cross Country 9/20 Noon University of Providence Open Great Falls, MT
Rodeo 9/20-21
TBA Utah State University Eastern Rodeo Price, UT
Baseball 9/21 TBA College of Idaho Skip Walker Field
Softball 9/21 TBA College of Idaho/Mountain West Fastpitch CSI Softball Field

For more information about CSI Athletics visit athletics.csi.edu

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

FasterThanLightNew Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light

Astronomers are discovering more and more planets orbiting other stars. These planets now number in the thousands, but only a precious few of those might harbor conditions suitable for life. One such planet orbits the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, only 4.3 light-years away. What will it take to explore this planet? In a word: SPEED! Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight examines the need for speed to cross the huge interstellar distances to put robotic probes, and maybe, one day, humans, in orbit or on the surface of these potentially habitable worlds. Narrator Sean Bean takes the audience on dazzling rides aboard futuristic spacecraft, employing breakthrough concepts in physics, designed to achieve the speeds necessary to make a journey to another star system feasible. Just how far can our technology take us? Is warp drive more than just science fiction?

Showing at 7:00 PM Tuesdays and Fridays; 1:30 & 7:00 PM Saturdays.

Admission prices to the planetarium are $6.00 adults (18 to 59), $5.00 seniors (60+), $4.00 children (2 to 17) and CSI students with a valid student ID, children under age 2 admitted free.

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501

ORCOutdoor Recreation Fall Activities

Mountain Bike Mondays
Every Monday at 5:30 p.m. 
Join us mountain biking each week at Auger Falls or Indian Springs! Great for beginners to advanced riders! We'll provide instruction, transportation, gear, or just people to ride with! Email jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 p.m. on Monday to reserve gear. Space is limited.  CSI Students taking 7+ credits are FREE, CSI Faculty/Staff and Community members are $5 (or FREE if you bring your own bike).   

To see more upcoming Outdoor Recreation trips click here. Or check out the CSI Outdoor Recreation Facebook page. 

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

HispanicHeritageMonthCelebrationHispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu  | 208.732.6312

ConstitutionDayCelebrate Constitution Week September 16 - 20

Many exciting things are happening on campus for Constitution Week. Please share these events with your students.

* Constitutions on Campus: During Constitution Week (9/16-9/20) students can pick up a free copy of the Constitution at the Library, at Student Activities Office, or in Prof Gardner's Office during her Office Hours.  
* One Woman, One Vote Film and Lunch: Join the Social Science Department for lunch and a film in celebration of the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. Tuesday, September 17, 12 - 2 p.m. in the SUB Downstairs. This event will overlap with Diversity Council's Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
* Bamboo to Barbed Wire Film at the Orpheum: "Karen Day's 'Bamboo to Barbed Wire' is a turbulent narrative of America under stress - past and present. Join the Social Science Department for this film exploring local and national history. Friday, September 20, at the Orpheum. Click here to get your tickets.
* Free Speech on College Campuses: Where Should Universities Draw the Line?: Explore the challenges facing colleges today in supporting free expression on campus. This excellent program is provided by and archived at the National Constitution Center Website

Click here for more information or to see what else is happening on campus this week.

Perri Gardner
Assistant Professor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu | 208.732.6867

BambooBarbWireMagic Valley Premiere: Bamboo to Barbed Wire

Russ Tremayne
Associate Professor, History
rtremayne@csi.edu | 208.732.6885

AOTGreatestLoveArts on Tour: The Greatest Love of All

There are still 150 tickets left for the first performance of the Arts on Tour season The Greatest Love of All - a Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids, which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 for adults and $14 for students high school & under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Whitney's musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show described as "mind-blowingly spot on". Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids - a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica. With the accompaniment of a five-piece live band, two backing vocalists, and four choreographed dancers plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world's most revered singers. The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston's greatest hits including 'I Will Always Love You', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'How Will I Know'. 'One Moment in Time', 'I Have Nothing', 'Run to You', 'Didn't We Almost Have It All', 'Greatest Love of All', 'I'm Every Woman', 'Queen of the Night', 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)', 'Million Dollar Bill' and more.

Tickets are $38/adults, $14/children HS & under and can be purchased at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, or by calling (208) 732-6288

Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include Skerryvore (October 10), Arcis Saxophone Quartet (October 22), National Dance Company of Siberia (November 6), Carlene Carter (March 7), We Shall Overcome (March 11), and Yamato - The Drummers of Japan (April 15).

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

TraumaticBrainCollege of Southern Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Group

Scott Lindquist
Student Disabilities Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu  | 208.732.6268

ActiveTransportationCSI Active Transportation Week

Sarah Harris
Lab Manager, Biology
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813

EarlyChildhoodConferenceCSI Early Childhood Education Fall Conference
Early Childhood Education Fall Conference

Theme: Teacher Framed, Child Led: Music in Childhood Education
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ( Sign-in Begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Location: CSI Herrett Center, Rick Allen Room
Presenters: Jim Gill & Scott Farkas

Conference Agenda 

09:00 - 10:30 a.m. Jim Gill Introduction the Philosophy
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break/Networking
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Music Lesson
12:00 - 01:00 p.m. Lunch/Networking
01:00 - 02:00 p.m. Scott Farkas Introduction and Bridging the Gap
02:00 - 02:15 p.m. Break/Networking
02:15 - 03:15 p.m. Understanding Core Themes for Children
03:15 - 04:15 p.m. How to Take Music Outside

Click here  to register. Registration includes lunch. This conference is Idaho Stars Approved. Registration fee is non-refundable. There will also be a concert Friday at 6 p.m. For those interested, contact Melissa Shabi for a ticket, space is limited.

Melissa Shabi
Toddler Lab Facilitator
mshabi@csi.edu  | 208.732.6884

TwinFallsGrantCommunity Transformation Grant Survey - Please Help!
The City of Twin Falls was recently awarded a grant from the Blue Cross Foundation of Idaho that aims to transform our community by focusing on physical activity and obesity in children. A group of community partners are working to identify challenges and opportunities in Twin Falls, and a part of that effort requires gathering data from parents and students. All of the information gathered through this survey will be used to inform the group on ways to improve access to healthy food and increase physical activity for our kids. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and the only requirement is that a person be a resident of Twin Falls with a child in K-12 (public or private school).
The ask? If you could send survey to employees in your organization. Below is the email we sent to our peeps. ��

Have a great weekend!
Thank You,
Susan Potucek, SPHR & SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Manager
Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls, LLC
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ISBOEGetting the Word Out About Idaho's Adult Learner Scholarship

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2019

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

Getting the Word out about Idaho's Adult Learner Scholarship

By Matt Freeman, Executive Director, Idaho State Board of Education

More than a year has passed since the Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners went into effect. To date, just over 600 Idahoans have applied for the scholarship. "I'd like to see double that number a year from now," said Byron Yankey, the State Board's college and career advising program manager.

Yankey hopes to accomplish that with outreach materials aimed at adult learners interested in returning to college to finish work on a degree or a career technical certificate. "Our scholarship program manager and I have visited college and university campuses over the summer and have taken posters, postcards and other materials to them for use on and off campus," Yankey said. "We're also planning to distribute these materials to various businesses and companies to post in breakrooms and for potential use as part of their human resources packages."

Yankey worked with the Idaho Workforce Development Council to create the outreach tools, which are already in circulation at various institution-sponsored events. "For example, this summer Lewis-Clark State College used some of these materials at nearly a half-dozen community events in the Lewiston area and in Boise to help us promote the Adult Opportunity Scholarship," Yankey said.

The tools are designed to encourage people to visit OpportunityIdaho.com to learn about the scholarship and eligibility requirements. Last month, the State Board of Education approved new rules intended to increase the number of Idahoans eligible to apply.

The rules include:
  • Adult Learners with a 2.5 GPA can apply for the scholarship and renew it as long as they maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA after returning to school.
  • Adult Learners must have "stopped out" of college or career technical school for two years or more but an exception is made for students who enrolled in a maximum of two courses during that time.
  • Directs institutions to work with Adult Learner scholarship recipients to determine if they can receive college credits for prior learning gained during military training or industry.
  • Students must show progress to degree in order to maintain eligibility.
The Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners provides up to $3,500 per year for returning students to enroll in a variety of postsecondary programs and they can apply up to three weeks prior to the semester.

"The Workforce Development Council supports outreach for the Adult Opportunity Scholarship because we desperately need Idahoans to pursue credentials that will lead to in-demand careers to enhance their quality of life, support employer needs, and grow our economy," said Wendi Secrist, the Council's executive director.

Over the past year, Yankey has attended career fairs around the state where he discussed both the Opportunity Scholarship for recent high school graduates, and the Adult Learner version for parents. He's noticed that it isn't just young adults who are showing interest in returning to school. "Folks in their late 30's and 40's are visiting with us because they view the Adult Learners scholarship as a mid-career opportunity," Yankey said. "Moving forward, we need to continue to look for ways to appeal to this segment of adult learners because the challenge for them personally is not the interest to return to college, it is finding and committing the time to actually do it."

SCPHDWhen In Doubt Throw It Out
September 9, 2019

Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer, (208) 737-5985

When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
Health Officials Warn Improper Canning Methods Can Lead to Foodborne Illness

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO - Summer is winding down and with it local vegetable and fruit crops are ripening. As residents collect their harvests, the South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) reminds everyone to follow tested canning and food preservation guidelines to avoid getting sick.

"Even recipes and methods that have been used for years should be checked to make sure they meet FDA guidelines," said Jarryd Samples, SCPHD Environmental Health Specialist. "An extremely serious form of food poisoning called botulism can grow in canned food and cause paralysis or, in some cases, death."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends:
  • Choosing the right canner. If you use a pressure cooker make sure it is designed specifically for canning. Check the size because smaller canners can lead to undercooking.
  • Follow the latest canning instructions and up-to-date recipes. Make sure to allow at least ¼ inch of headspace for jams and jellies, more for fruits and pickles. 
  • When in doubt, throw it out. If the container is leaking, if it looks damaged, or if the food ends up discolored or moldy, throw it away. It is not worth getting sick. 
  • If a family member shows any symptoms of botulism (slurred speech, double vision, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, etc) see your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately. Botulism can be especially dangerous in young children, elderly, and immunocompromised people. 
"It's essential to follow up-to-date and research-tested recipes. The size of your canner, the acid level of your fruit, and even your altitude- they can all adjust the time you need in the processor," Samples said. "Taking a little bit of extra time to prepare and research safe methods can protect you and your family from getting sick.

For more information about safe canning from the USDA: https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html

From the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/botulism/consumer.html?fbclid=IwAR1emBitSbZka9ZnXhJOjKMX-ApSFCbNI96PW-D2YIya5HwIimVwLaRiLDw

For other health concerns, please visit phd5.idaho.gov or call (208) 737-5900.

StarCardIDGet a Star Card - Idaho's Real ID

Vincent Trimboli
Communication Manager, Idaho Transportation Department
vincent.trimboli@itd.idaho.gov | 208.334.8817
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SergioHelp SergioStrong Corporation Support a Local Family
Help SergioStrong Corporation support a local family needing to relocate to Salt Lake City Utah for cancer treatment. This family will be staying in Salt Lake City for 1-3 months with no income and will need all the help they can get!

We are collecting the following items:  
  • Nonperishable food items
  • Toilet paper (in original packaging)
  • Paper towels
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Body Soap
  • Lotion (unscented)
  • Loofah/bath sponge
  • Men's and Women's deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Q-tips
  • Disinfectant Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bandaids
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Spray Bottles
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Garbage Bags
For anyone that would like to help please take your donations to any of the following locations:


Canyon Falls Dental 143 E. Main St.
Jerome, ID 83338

1410 S. Lincoln Ave. Jerome, ID 83338

1111 Blue Lakes Blvd. N.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Cash donations will also be excepted at those locations.

Please contact the following with any questions you have:

Stephinee Martinez at 208-410-0417
Crystal Martinez at 208-420-6509

EconomicOutlookYou Are Invited to a Special Economic Outlook Forum
Jesse Stroup
Idaho Small Business Development Center
jstroup@csi.edu | 208.732.6450

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee at the Twin Falls Public Library

CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library
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BereavementConference5th Annual Fall Bereavement Conference
The BKG Fall Conference "Supporting Grieving Children & Teens: Theory, Techniques and Ethical Considerations for Care" will be held on Friday, September 27, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Oaks Rooms. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. with the opening session at 9 a.m. Cost is $40 and includes lunch and CEUs. Guest Facilitator is Andy McNiel, past Executive Director of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Click here to register now. 

Revis Turner
Because Kids Grieve
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MagicValleySymphonyBeusMagic Valley Symphony Presents: Stephen Beus
Stephen Beus
Friday, September 27, 2019
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

"Mesmerizing... explosive... intelligent... he belongs on the world stage" (Salt Lake Tribune). In the space of four months, American pianist Stephen Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Competition (Lisbon) and he was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association (Indianapolis).

Born and raised on a farm in eastern Washington, Mr. Beus began lessons at age 5 and made his orchestral debut four years later. He went on to win numerous national and international competitions throughout his youth, capturing the attention of both audiences and critics. Commenting on Mr. Beus' competition success, Fanfare magazine writes: "In some ways Beus doesn't fit the mold of the typical competition winner. His playing is strikingly original and, despite his youth, he has an interpretive voice all his own... Above all, his playing is so natural as to seem effortless and the sound he produces has extraordinary richness and depth, not quite like anyone else's."

Mr. Beus holds degrees from Whitman College, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and his teachers have included Leonard Richter, Robert McDonald, Gilbert Kalish, Christina Dahl, and Paulette Richards.

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

BootcampMedicare 101, Social Security, and Assistance for Seniors

Day Egusquiza
AR Systems, Inc. & Patient Financial Navigator Foundation, Inc.
daylee1@mindspring.com | 208.423.9036
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JacobsWalkWalk with the Eagles to Support Jacob & Research for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

An online registration form is coming soon! 

Nick Aiello
Assistant Baseball Coach
naiello@csi.edu | 208.732.6650

ElKorahScreeningClinicEl Korah Screening Clinic - To Identify Children Who Can Benefit From Orthopedic and Burn/Scar Care

Laird Stone
CSI Board of Trustee

MagicValleySymphonyMagic Valley Symphony 2019-2020 Season

Paula Sinclair
Magic Valley Symphony

HumanTraffickingHuman Trafficking is Happening in Idaho Ending it Starts Here
If you are interested in joining the College of Southern Idaho team for the Walk for Freedom on October 19, 2019 at the CSI Expo Center here is what you need to do:
  • Register at A21.ORG/WALK
  • Find the Twin Falls Walk and Register
    • Adults 18+
    • Children 13-17 (Participants under 13 do not need to register. They can walk with a registered adult the day of the walk)
  • Create an Account
  • Join the CSI Team and help raise $1000 as a group. Our Team Name is "College of Southern Idaho"
  • Invite your friends and family to join too!
  • See you at the Walk!
Angela Batchelor
Assistant Professor, Art
abatchelor@csi.edu | 208.732.6754

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 SusanHarris@csi.edu. Thank you for your support!

Coleen Florke
Database Developer I
cflorke@csi.edu | 208.732.6364

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