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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that 45 

people have volunteered 

to  participate on the Great 

Colleges to Work for 

Survey Task Force and 

that, combined, those 

people have given more 

than 600 years of service 

to CSI ?

                                                            (Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness)
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
NWCCUNWCCU Launches Review of its Standards, Policies, and Eligibility Requirements

NWCCU 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
TestingCenterTesting Center Closure
To all students and faculty, t he Campus Testing Center will
close at  12 p.m.  on Saturday, September 22, to accommodate afternoon Praxis testing.  No tests will be started as of 11 a.m.

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

FacultyFellowsFaculty Fellows Update
As part of my faculty fellows project I am looking at hybrid schedules. In the literature, there are numerous different definitions of hybrid. Some of the commonalities include one or more of the following:

1. Web-based learning activities are used to complement face-to-face time
2. Actual in-class or "seat time" is reduced
3. The web-based and face-to-face portions are used to interact and take advantage of the best features of both.

Some examples of hybrid scheduling:

* Meet face-to-face for introduction and content information followed by an extended period (a few weeks to a month) of online work.
* For a Tuesday/Thursday class - only meet face-to-face on Tuesday and online or web-based work instead of meeting Thursday.
* Where a typical class would meet for 3 hours one week at night - meet for only 2 hours and the remaining hour is online during the week.

There are a few components to my project:

1. I am asking faculty to give me feedback on what they see as advantages and disadvantages to a hybrid schedule for their teaching pedagogy. Also asking them how they think students view a hybrid schedule.
2. I am asking administration their viewpoint on hybrid schedules and the advantages and disadvantages as well as students' viewpoint.
3. I am designing a survey to give to students about their feelings about hybrid schedules.
4. Possibly looking at other colleges and seeing how they use hybrid schedules.

So, I will hopefully be seeing and talking with you shortly. I have already meet with a few departments and administration and hope to meet with more before the end of the semester. If you have any questions or comments you would like to send my way please send me a quick email.

Janna Hamlett
Assistant Professor, Food Science/Quality Assurance
jhamlett@csi.edu | 208-732-6376
WeldingOrganizationAnnual CSI Welding Organization Fundraiser
This fundraiser benefits the Welding Student Club & Community Activities

Here's your chance to win a variety of Beef, Pork and/or Chicken!

3 Prizes Drawn:
Gold Drawing: $400 worth of  meat
Silver Drawing: $200 worth of meat
Bronze Drawing: $100 worth of meat

Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $20
Drawing Date: November 9th, 2018
Contact: Clay Wilkie or a ny  Welding Student Organization Member

Note: Other non-meat options are available for drawing winners!

Clay Wilkie
Assistant Professor, Welding
cwilkie@csi.edu | 208-732-6372
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

EatingSeminarYou're Invited: Eating Your Way to Wellness Seminar

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

CallforJudgesCall for Judges
The College of Southern Idaho Speech and Debate Team is proud to announce the return of the Fran Tanner Open tournament on the CSI campus. We look forward to hosting individual speech events as well as debate.

We are seeking people who are available, and willing, to judge Friday September 28 and/or Saturday September 29. Please consider the tournament schedule below. We would greatly appreciate any help, and we can offer you $12.50 for each round. You may call or email, indicating your interest.

Phone: 208-412-3263
Email:  aorr@csi.edu

Additionally, we try to reach as many people as possible through our network here at CSI. However, if you know of a qualified, and interested, person who we may not have contacted, please do not hesitate to pass along this offer.

Friday, September 28, 2018
12:00 - Draw
12:15 - 01:30 Speech Round 1 A
01:30 - 02:45 Speech Round 1 B
02:45 - Draw
03:00 - 04:15 Speech Round 2 A
04:15 - 05:30 Speech Round 2 B
05:30 - 07:00 Debate Round 1
07:00 - 08:30 Debate Round 2

Saturday, September 29, 2018
08:00 - Draw
08:15 - 09:30 Speech Round 3 A
09:30 - 10:45 Speech Round 3 B
11:00 - 12:30 Debate Round 3
12:30 - Lunch
01:00 - 02:30 Debate Round 4
02:30 - 04:00 Debate Round 5
04:00 - Draw
04:30 - 06:00 Speech Finals
06:00 - 07:00 Debate Finals

Andy Orr, MPA
Director of Forensics
College of Southern Idaho
MotherStubberMother Stubber Trail Run Volunteers 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
FallFestSave the Date for Fall Fest

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

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

wellnessWellness Program Now Sponsors Well Balanced Newsletter
Did you notice we're now getting two health and wellness newsletters in our worksites? After more than 20 years with Vitality magazine, we have found a new contender. Well Balanced is produced by the WELCOA company and offers the same kinds of articles and news at an even better price. As we transition to this new publication, you will note a little overlap this fall. Starting in January, we will permanently switch to Well Balanced. As always, your feedback is most welcome!

Here's one of the great articles from the September Vitality:

As a reminder, here is that distro list:

(12) Ann - GRM/ADC
(1) Catrina - TAB/Advising Center
(1) Jennifer - TAB/Financial Aid
(1) Gail - TAB/Admissions
(1) Michele - TAB/Registrar
(2) Ginger/Ann - Gym/Athletics & PE
(1) Sandra - HEP Bldg.
(5) Martha - HSHS
(1) Hallie - Blaine County Center
(1) Jayme - TAB/ Bookstore
(2) Maria - TAB/Business office
(1) Merry - TAB/Career Center
(3) Jamie - Canyon Bldg.
(2) Jennifer - Child Dev Lab
(1) Stefanie - ATIC
(3) Dawn - Evergreen
(1) Naysa - Evergreen
(2) Svetlana - Fine Arts
(24) Lisa - Head Start
(4) Carolyn - Herrett Center
(1) Shonna - TAB/Instruct Affairs
(1) Polly - TAB/Early College
(2) Suzanne - IOOA
(1) Terry - Evergreen/IE
(2) Gary - Canyon/ITS
(1) Ansina - GRM/Library
(5) EIi - Maintenance
(2) Amy - Mini-Cassia Center
(1) Cesar - North Side Center
(1) Tamara - TAB/Foundation
(1) Kathy - TAB/President's Office
(1) Anna - Jerome Center
(1) Amy - Shields Bldg.
(1) Teresa - Refugee Center
(1) Rosa - TAB/Student Affairs
(1) Kay - TAB/SDS
(3) Judy - TAB/HR + all the leftovers... Thanks!!!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
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: Every Monday
Time:   Noon
Location: SUB Fireside Lounge
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio 
Topic:  Struggles/Worries while in College
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: Every Monday
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location:   TAB 210
Facilitators:   Jan Carpenter, Jacqlyn King, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic:  Book Study: Discussion in the College Classroom
Recommended Audience:  CSI Employees 

Friday Brown Bags
Come share ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels. 
Date:  Every Friday
Time:  8:00 am
Location:  TAB 210
Facilitators:Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: " Open Forum" 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Friday Brown Bags
Description:   Each Friday afternoon we will gather together and share lunch/treats while we discuss the daunting task of putting theory into practice, putting context into all the content we
Date: Every Friday
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139 
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox 
Topic:  Open Forum - Teaching to Students' Strengths
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees 

U-PickUpdated Hours for the U-Pick Garden

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

HerrettHerrett Center Activities
Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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
Sept. 25
7:00 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight
Sept. 28
7:00 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
8:00 pm
Rock On Demand
Sept. 29
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

DateNightDate Night Fundraiser
Friday, September 21, 2018

The CSI Early Childhood Program is sponsoring a "Date Night." This is a time for parents to leave their children in a fun and active environment as they take some time for themselves. All proceeds go to support the Early Childhood Education Program.

Children will be supervised by Early Childhood Education Preschool Lab Teachers who are trained in CPR/First Aid. Pizza, ice cream, and activities will be provided!

Get your reservation and payment in early, there are JUST 20 spaces left. Contact Patty McFarling to RSVP. Payment must be made in advance to fully reserve your child's spot. Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.

-Who: Children 3-10
-Location: Preschool Lab - 246 Falls Avenue, Twin Falls
-Price: $20 per child for the four hours

Payment can be given in person or sent to:
Patty McFarling
College of Southern Idaho
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303

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


Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312

ORCOutdoor Recreation Center Events

Caving with the Silver Sage Grotto!
Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m.
Come explore some of Southern Idaho's super cool hidden gems in our local area! We'll be joining with the Silver Sage Grotto club on an adventure to Dead Dog Cave, now that the roads should be decidedly less greasy!  You don't need any caving experience, but you do need to have good footwear, a good attitude, and the willingness to crawl around in the dark!  Gear, transportation, and guide service provided. Please wear good footwear, old clothes you don't mind getting dirty, an d bring water, sack lunch, and snacks.  We'll meet at the ORC at 9 am and travel to the cave together. We'll explore around in the dark and then eat lunch and come back to campus. Must be 16 or older. Call 732-6697 to register -- sorry, no refunds!  COST:  $5 CSI students, $15 CSI Staff/Faculty, $25 Community, $15 SRC Members
Hike & Yoga 
Saturday, Sept 22, 9:30 a.m.
Join the ORC as we wander through the hills and seek a place to get our zen on.Wear comfortable clothes you can move in (jeans not suggested) and layers as the weather will fluctuate! Pack a sack lunch and bring lots of water! Transportation, guided hike, and gear provided! COST:  $5 CSI Students (7+ credits),  $26 CSI Staff / Faculty,  $36 Community,  $26 SRC Members.  MUST BE 16 OR OLDER!  Must pre register - call 732-6697 to pay over the phone with a credit card.
Hike Box Canyon 
Monday, September 24, 4:30 p.m.
Explore one of Southern Idaho's hidden gems with the Outdoor Rec Center! See deep, spring-fed pools and a 14ft water fall! Deep blue pools and rocky canyons are a sight you don't want to miss!  NOTE: THE CSI OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DIRECT PARTICIPANTS TO OTHER SUITABLE ACTIVITIES BASED ON PHYSICAL ABILITY AND OVERALL SAFETY. THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED HIKE, AND NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR THOSE WITH LITTLE HIKING EXPERIENCE. What to Bring: A backpack for food including a sack lunch, extra layers, or to carry your personal items; WATER, chapstick, & camera. What to Wear: Wear clothes appropriate for the weather & what you'd be comfortable wearing hiking. Good footwear is required (no flip flops or cowboy boots). Dress in layers, and bring a windbreaker / rain jacket in case of rain. Meet at the CSI ORC! COST: $5 CSI Students (7+ credits), $26 CSI Staff/Faculty, $36 Community Member, $26 SRC Members. Call Christa @ 732-6697 to register! Sorry, no refunds!

Sunset Paddle on the Snake
Thursday, September 27,  5:30 p.m. 
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!  Cost:  CSI Students $5 (7+ Credits), CSI Employees $16, Community Members $26

Bend, OR Trip  
October 5-8, Overnight Trip
Join the ORC on a fast paced weekend trip to Bend, OR! We'll spend three days camping, mountain biking, hiking and bouldering around Bend, OR! Get ready to go hard! Some mountain biking experience preferred but not mandatory!  Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting October 1 @ 7:00PM at the ORC. Attendance to this pre-trip meeting is required in order to go on this trip.  This trip includes some food, transportation, park entrance fees, and gear!  THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TRIP WITH SERIOUS RISKS INVOLVED. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DEFER YOU TO ANOTHER TRIP FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND FOR THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP.  COST:  $55 CSI Full-time Students (7+ credits),  $160 CSI Staff/Faculty,  $213 Community.  SPACE IS LIMITED, SORRY NO REFUNDS!  Must be 16 or older to participate.  For more information / REGISTRATION, call Christa at 732-6697!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697
LiteracyFamily Literacy Night
Family Literacy Night is Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Twin Falls Public Library from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. This event is hosted by the College and Career Readiness/Adult Basic Education Program. 

Join us for games and activities designed to build skills in reading, math, and science. 

For more information, please contact Kathy Muscat.

Kathy Muscat
Program Improvement Coordinator
kmuscat@csi.edu | 208.732.6546
ActiveTransportActive Transportation Week at CSI

Sarah Harris
Lab Manager, Biology
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813
CSICornMazeCSI Corn Maze Opens September 28

Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431
SimonGarfunkleThe Simon and Garfunkle 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.

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

YogaYoga & The CSI Challenge Course

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

CommEdCSI Community Ed Classes in Twin Falls

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

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

Dates: October 6 
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Fee: $60
Location: 590 Addison Ave 
Instructor: Morgan Jeno 

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
MVSymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Performance
2018 - 2019 SEASON - "A WORLD OF MUSIC"

All concerts performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium of the College of Southern Idaho.

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

The season opens with a new work by Caleb Collins followed by the three winners of the 2018 Youth Soloist Competition: Andrew Coleman - piano, Jerrel Martin - cello, and Seth Beus - violin. The orchestra adds a favorite Haydn symphony.

Tickets: adult $10/senior $8/student $6 available at the CSI Box Office, five Twin Falls retail stores, and at the door.

More information at www.mvsymphony.org.

RadTechRad Tech Career Day
Students with the College of Southern Idaho's Radiologic Technology program - the Rad Tech Club - invite prospective students to come to their three-hour career day from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 9. The event will be held in the Rad Tech lab (HSHS 178) at CSI's Health Science building on North College Road. 

Students will be given information about the program and how they can apply, plus they will get to go on a tour of the radiography lab and learn about some of the medical imaging equipment used in the program. Each participating student will receive 2 points towards their program application should they choose to apply. There will be hands on presentations and time for questions about the program and the careers students are lead to after completing their education. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information, please contact program advisor Dr. Gary Lauer at 732-6719 or Tamara Janak at 732-6716.
HelpTeamJacobHelp Team Jacob
My name is Jacob Bottinger. I am raising funds to help find a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. I was born with this condition and my parents found out, with genetic testing, when I was three years old. With my condition, I have trouble learning. I love school, but sometimes things are hard for my brain to understand, as compared to my peers. There are things that are physically hard, but I keep pushing myself and always do my best. There are many kids like me who don't live too many years after birth, never have the ability to walk, talk or even ride a bike. I am lucky that my parents have given me the opportunity to go to therapy and are my advocates for me to receive the help that I need.

Currently, there are 42 different types of Muscular Dystrophies. Mine is just one of many. I participate in clinical studies to help make progress to find a cure for my condition.

Every day, kids are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other related diseases that take away their most basic freedoms - the freedom to walk, talk, hug and even breathe.

I'm participating in the MDA Muscle Walk on October 6, 2018, in Boise, Idaho to join MDA to find research breakthroughs across diseases, provide funds to make care for kids and adults available from day one, and empower families in hometowns across America with support to live longer and grow stronger.

Please support me and become a part of my WOLFPACK. Thank you!

$16 each +
$3 for shipping

Payments can be made through VENMO, cash, or you can make arrangements with Sarah Bottinger by calling 208.490.2107. The shirts will be ordered on September 20, 2018 and payments are due when placing your order. If you live in Twin you can always pick up your shirts and not pay for shipping.

John Bottinger
Custodial Supervisor
jbottinger@csi.edu | 208.490.2107
EducatorEval2018 Educator Evaluation Review Trainings & Master Educator Premium Workshops

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2018

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
2018 Educator Evaluation Review Trainings & Master Educator Premium Workshops

The Idaho State Board of Education is hosting regional Evaluation Review trainings and Master Educator Premium (MEP) workshops throughout the state open to all educators who wish to better understand the process and expectations pertaining to both of these important State Board of Education initiatives. The Educator Evaluation Review training will be identical to the training received by state review team members conducting the annual reviews. The MEP workshops will include an overview of the requirements, samples of evidence aligned to the rubric, and an open forum for questions and answers.

Evaluation Review Trainings- Tentative Agenda
* 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - (All Educators)

Overview of Evaluation Review:
* Statute and Rules Informing Evaluation Practices
* Mock Evaluation Review
* Small Group Sharing of Best Practices
* Lunch and Networking

Evaluation Review Trainings- Locations
Region 1 Coeur d'Alene: Evaluation Review Training 9/26, 9 am - 1 pm Coeur d'Alene Inn
* Region 2 Lewiston: Evaluation Review Training 9/27, 9 am - 1:00 pm Red Lion
* Region 3 Boise: Evaluation Review Training 10/2, 9 am - 1 pm Red Lion Downtowner
* Region 4 Twin Falls: Evaluation Review Training 10/10, 9 am - 1 pm CSI - Taylor 277
* Region 5 Pocatello: Evaluation Review Training 10/18, 9 am - 1 pm (Location TBD)
* Region 6 Idaho Falls: Evaluation Review Training 10/17, 9 am - 1 pm Hilton Garden Inn

Master Educator Premium Workshops- Tentative Agenda
* 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - (All K-12 Educators) Overview
* Review Sample Evidence Aligned with the Rubric
* Open Forum: Questions and Answers

Master Educator Premium Workshops- Locations
* Region 1 Coeur d'Alene: MEP Workshop 9/25, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Coeur d'Alene Inn
* Region 2 Lewiston: MEP Workshop 9/26, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Red Lion
* Region 3 Boise: MEP Workshop 10/2, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Red Lion Downtowner
* Region 4 Twin Falls: MEP Workshop 10/10, 4:30 - 6:30 pm CSI - Taylor 277
* Region 5 Pocatello: MEP Workshop 10/17, 4:30 - 6:30 pm TownePlace Suites
* Region 6 Idaho Falls: MEP Workshop 10/16, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Hilton Garden Inn


Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/7EKD5f4A7MCfK0uf2

For more information contact Christina Linder  christina.linder@osbe.idaho.gov 
or Katie Rhodenbaugh 17-18evaluations@osbe.idaho.gov 
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
ThousandSprings25th Annual Thousand Springs Festival


Presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, enjoy the 25th Annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts, September 22 & 23 on Ritter Island at Thousand Springs State Park, Hagerman Valley. Southern Idaho's premiere art festival features 10 artists, live music, great food and beverage, canoe rides, wagon rides, an Information Station with representatives from several local nonprofit organizations, and a Kids Corner.

Hours are Sat., Sept. 22 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sun., Sept. 23 day from 10 am to 5 pm.

Admission is $6/adults, $5/seniors, $3/children (5-12 yrs), no charge for children under 5 yrs.

The event is sponsored by Idaho Power, Southern Idaho Tourism, KMVT, Times-News, Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Farm Bureau Insurance-Neil Hazelbaker, agent and Lee Family Broadcasting.

Main Stage Musical Lineup:
Saturday, September 22:
Mosaic Jazz Noon -1 pm
The Storytellers 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Fort Harrison 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Festival Headliner: Alturas 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
And Barton & Bollar 5 pm - 6 pm

Sunday, September 23:

Sons of Thunder Mountain 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wilson Fairchild Electrified 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Crazy Love with Bruce Michael Miller and Heather Platts 3 pm - 4 pm
Festival Headliner: Emily Stanton Band 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Staging and Sound Mixing by S & S Audio Robert Sigmon. Additional Sponsors are Farm Bureau Insurance - Neil Hazelbaker, agent; Wills Toyota; D. L. Evans; Rangen Commodities; Kelley Bean Co.; Soranco Bean Products; J P Wilson Co., Oasis Stop 'N Go and Blue Lakes Inn.

For directions or more information visit www.thousandspringsfestival.org or call MVAC at 734.ARTS (2787).

The Magic Valley Arts Council is the official arts agency of the City of Twin Falls as designated in 1994 by the Twin Falls City Council. The Arts Council's mission is to foster and promote experiences in the arts for all people in the Greater Twin Falls area. The Arts Council is an association of arts organizations, individuals, educational institutions and businesses.

Melissa Crane
Marketing & Sales Director, Magic Valley Arts Council
ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee 9/26

CJ Rasmusson
Circulation Supervisory, Twin Falls Public Library
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

ELCConfEarly Childhood Education Conference 2018
Click here for a printable registration form.

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

ForestService2019 Forest Service Seasonal Positions

Don't miss the opportunity to apply for these position. Applications are open through October 12, 2018.

Open Positions:
Timber Sale Prep
Sale Admin

The Sawtooth National Forest is advertising temporary employment positions to work on the Sawtooth Timber Crew during the summer of 2019. The crew assists with the preparation and administration of timber sales as well as various forest health and timber stand improvement projects. Individuals working on the Sawtooth National Forest Timber Crew can expect to work outdoors every day in a variety of weather conditions. Applicants must be physically fit and at least 18 years of age. The positions usually start in mid-May and may extend into mid-November and may be based out of Fairfield or Ketchum as needed to prepare timber sales. 


How to Apply

You can apply for any of these positions at: www.usajobs.gov. This is the Federal Governments Official Jobs Site. Through the announcement you will be instructed to electronically attach additional information (eg; resume, SF-50 [former Federal employee]), training documentation/certificates, college transcripts, etc.)

To be considered for certain position locations, it must be among the locations you have selected.

Questions about a specific position or office location should be directed to the contact for that position. Not every position will have government housing available. The application process can be competitive, to ensure you will be successful, visit the following websites:

Nelson Mills
nelsoncmills@fs.fed.us | 208.727.5021

FreedomWalkMagic Valley Freedom Walk - Oct. 20


The Magic Valley Walk for Freedom will start at 10 a.m. from the CSI Expo Center on Thursday, October 20, 2018, and it will end at 1 p.m. 

On October 20, 2018, tens of thousands of people will gather all over the world for a fundraising and  awareness event called #WalkForFreedom. Walks will take place in hundreds of cities across dozens  of nations.

This event is operated by a global anti-human trafficking organization, A21. The purpose of the walk  is to raise awareness about the millions of men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery  today. By fundraising and rallying thousands of people around the cause, the belief is that this event  will be the catalyst for the rescue and restoration of human beings who are being exploited.

Walk For Freedom is distinctly recognized by its participants who will be wearing black shirts and  walking in single-file lines all over the world-in local towns, through busy intersections in city  centers, on dirt tracks in crowded villages, along bridges, tunnels, and water banks. Hundreds of  local walks will be seen marching for a global end to modern-day slavery.

"We are convinced that if we do this together, if we keep showing up, if we continue to be tenacious,  if we continue to turn up with strength, numbers, and courage, then we can see slavery eradicated in  our lifetime, "says Christine Caine, A21's Founder.

A21 Overview:
A21 is a global nonprofit organization determined to eradicate human trafficking through awareness,  intervention, and aftercare. Currently operating in 13 countries, A21 aims to combat modern-day  slavery through a multi-dimensional operational strategy: Reach, Rescue, and Restore. Through  partnerships and the efforts of supporters all over the globe, A21 truly believes that a multitude of  victims can be identified and assisted, and perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Millions of slaves.
A $150 billion industry.
1% ever rescued.

More information about Walk For Freedom and A21 can be found on our website:
A21.org and A21.org/Walk

Julie Underwood

freeBreastCancerConfInviting Employees & Family Members to FREE Breast Cancer Conference

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