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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that 21.1% of fall 2017 entering CSI students passed college level math and English during their first year at CSI? That's up from 12.8% in 2012.  

(Source: VFA  Early Momentum Report)

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

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

DesertCafeCome Join Us for Lunch at the Desert Cafe

This Week's Menu
Wednesday, Sept. 25th  Chicken Provençal with tomato, olive and  basil.  Served with creamy orzo and leeks and vegetable medley, with your choice of soup or salad bar, beverage and dessert.   $10
Thursday, Sept. 26th  Rosemary and fennel seasoned roast pork tenderloin with red wine cranberry glaze. Served with roasted heirloom potatoes and green beans, with your choice of soup or salad bar, beverage and dessert.   $11
Salad Feature Charred Caesar Salad with grilled chicken. Lightly charred romaine lettuce with Parmesan crisp and house made dressing. $7.50
Sandwich Feature - Muffuletta sandwich, Italian cold cuts, (mortadella, capicola, genoa salami) provolone cheese, olive tapenade and roasted sweet red pepper on rosemary focaccia bread.  $7.50
Dessert -
Wednesday: Mixed Berry Galette
Thursday : Banana Split Torte
Soup  Clam Chowder  

The Desert  Café will be open from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week during the fall semester unless otherwise announced. Hope to see you!

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

CIEWebinarCenter for Instructional Excellence Webinar: Designing Effective Rubrics - Sept 25
The Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) is excited about an 
upcoming webinar and is looking forward to seeing you!

Title : Designing Effective Rubrics
Facilitators : Dr. Evin Fox and Dr. Janea Triplett-Newell
When : Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM. (45 min)
Who can attend:  Anyone and everyone who uses rubrics as evaluation and clarification tools in teaching
Description: Let's talk about rubrics. Why use them? When do we use them? What are key elements that make a rubric most effective? We'll explore the ideas of 1) measurement criteria and 2) growth mindset language with BEFORE and AFTER activities. 

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 Janea at (208) 352-2051. 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
Center for Instructional Excellence
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6520

JumpTimeEncourage Your Students to Engage in Program Board Activities Throughout the Semester

Encourage your students to attend Program Board's Jump Time event this week.

Odalis Ocampo
CSI Student, Digital Media Major

EmployeePhotoUpdate Your Employee Photo

Here's the tentative schedule for you to update your employee picture sometime this fall: 
  • 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

FoodDriveCSI Nutrition Club is Holding a Food Drive for Gilbert's Pantry

Rene Rambur
Health Workforce Program Manager
rrambur@csi.edu  | 208.732.6742

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

PersonalityTaste9 Ways Personality Influences Your Taste Preferences
I don't like tart foods and recently researched that topic to find that many food preferences are linked to personality traits. I found my answer and more on MSN. In fact, I learned why I like salty, crunchy and citrus foods and smells. I think you'll find this really interesting as well. Find this article by Gina Roberts-Grey on MSN Lifestyle.

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

RetirementIt's National Retirement Security Week - Watch Video
This nationally recognized event is a great time to make sure your retirement income will last as long as you do. The week-long effort is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving for a tomorrow that could last 30 years or more. Do your future self a favor and make sure you're on track to meet your retirement goals with a Plan for 100. Are you saving enough? Reach out to your retirement rep for more information.

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

CarbsFor the Last Time: Carbs Don't Make You Fat (Healthline)
No matter what the internet says.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

First the Atkins diet claimed to be the solution to weight loss and health. It wasn't Trusted Source. Now its younger cousin, the Keto diet, is implying that you just weren't restricting carbohydrates quite enough for it to work properly.

Can we stop demonizing carbohydrates already?

What are carbohydrates?

In a now infamous scene from her documentary "Homecoming," a dejected Beyoncé reports, "In order for me to meet my goals, I'm limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar..."
...while eating an apple. Which contains carbs. If you're going to remove something from your diet, you should probably know what it is first.

Carbohydrates are one of the three main building blocks, also known as macronutrients, that make up all food, alongside protein and fat. These macronutrients are essential for the body to function.

Carbs can be further split up into three groups:
  • Sugars are simple short-chain compounds (monosaccharides and disaccharides) found in fruit like apples and the ubiquitously demonized white sugar. They taste sweet and tend to be highly palatable.
  • Starch is a longer chain of sugar compounds (polysaccharides). This type includes things such as bread, pasta, grains, and potatoes.
  • Dietary fiber is the odd one out. It's also a polysaccharide, but the gut can't digest it.
Remember, almost all foods that people call "carbohydrates" actually contain a combination of all three types of carbs along with protein and fat. Apart from table sugar, it's rare to find something that's purely a carb. That's just not how food tends to work.

"Good" vs. "bad" carbs? Not a thing >>> 

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

ResuscitationWhat You Need to Know About Choosing to be Resuscitated
The end of life is a part of life. It should be part of our legacy, not a desperate last-ditch effort to escape the inescapable. Talk to your family and your doctor now and on a regular basis as your condition changes. Take control of your legacy.

By K.V. Scruggs, MD, Contributor - I am a writer, a physician, a wife, and a mom.

Everyone in health care -- assuming they don't have their head in the sand -- knows that the system, especially regarding end of life care, is terribly broken. While I believe we are on the path to improving this (within the last year, Medicare approved payment for voluntary end-of-life counseling), we still have a long way to go. But there are things patients can do to take back control of their health and the health of their loved ones.
  1. Understand what resuscitation is: It almost uniformly involves chest compressions, intravenous medications, mechanical ventilation, and defibrillation. Currently, resuscitation is performed unless a patient has "opted out" in the form of a DNAR order (Do Not Attempt Resuscitation). Many people in health care feel that resuscitation should be approached like any other procedure in medicine, requiring consent from a patient to initiate it in the first place. And in the case of resuscitation -- when the patient and family goal is not only survival, but a return to prior level of functioning -- the chances of success are alarmingly low. After all, if a doctor offered you a surgery that had a 1.7 percent chance of improving your condition, was painful and distressing, and had to be done without sedation or pain control of any kind, you may just choose not to proceed.
  2. Understand what it is not
  3. Understand your health
  4. Understand the risks of resuscitation
  5. Fill out a Five Wishes form and talk to your loved ones about your wishes
Find this complete article online>>> and request a Five Wishes for medical treatment and care decisions form from Judy Heatwole by email to jheatwole@csi.edu.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

WillHow to Write Your Will Online in 15 Minutes
One quick document can avoid leaving your estate in a mess - by Lynn Asinof, AARP, April 9, 2019

Die without a will, and your state's laws determine who gets your assets - your bank accounts and everything else. A will is where you can make sure your camera collection goes to your nephew and your jewelry is divided among your daughters. Most important, if you have young children, a will is also where you can name a guardian for them should you die before they reach adulthood.

Forty-five percent of Americans 55 and older don't have a will, according to a new survey from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave. Why might that be? In 2017, when Caring.com, a senior-care resource, asked adults without a will why that was so, the most common answer was, "I just haven't gotten around to it." The arrival of children didn't seem to have much impact: Only 36 percent of respondents with children under 18 had end-of-life plans in place.

If you don't follow all the local formalities, your will may not be legally valid. A lot can go wrong. In New York, witnesses need to include their residential addresses. In Utah, handwritten wills must be penned entirely by the person making the will. And in Louisiana, wills must be signed in the presence of a notary public. Find links to your state's laws.

Do-it-yourself sites and software can smooth the process. Find these choices for free or low-cost forms online:
  • FreeWill - This no-cost service also allows you to draw up a new will gratis if your wishes or circumstances change.
  • LegalZoom - Services range from a $69 will to a $149 package that includes a living trust and related documents.
  • Quicken WillMaker - Plus 2019 This $80 software package can create a will and other estate-planning paperwork.
  • Rocket Lawyer - A membership giving you access to estate-planning documents is $40 per month.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

BiologyFollow the CSI Biology Group on  Facebook
Follow the CSI Biology group on Facebook! This is a public group for anyone who is enthusiastic about science and nature. Search for "CSI Biology (College of Southern Idaho)" on Facebook. I am posting an "Organism of the Day" and everyone else is welcome to join in too!

Don Campanella
Assistant Professor, Biology
dcampanella@csi.edu | 208.732.6580

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

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. 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
efox@csi.edu | 208.732.6872
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

ActiveTransportationCSI Active Transportation Week

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

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

Dates: October 1-29
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $80
Location: Hepworth 135
Instructor: Karen Fothergill

Dates: October 2 - November 6
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $80 + $22 supply fee paid to the instructor
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen

Dates: October 3 - 17
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $49 includes one guest at no charge
Location: Shields 107
Instructor: Brian Scott

Dates: October 5
Days: Saturday
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Shields 107
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $199

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
SearchEverythingSearch Everything CSI Library Workshop 

Rosalia Long
Library Technician - Outreach
rblong@csi.edu | 208.732.6505

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PoliticsPizza and Local Politics

Perri Gardner
Assistant Professor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu | 208.732.6867
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AthleticsCSI Athletic Events This Week - GO EAGLES

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Volleyball 9/26 7 p.m. Colorado Northwestern CC CSI Gym
Rodeo 9/27-28
TBA Utah State University  Logan, UT
Volleyball 9/28 1 p.m. Utah State University Eastern CSI Gym
Softball 9/28 TBA Round Robin CSI Softball Field
Baseball 9/28 TBA Mountain West CSI Baseball Field
Cross Country 9/28 TBA Saint Martin's Invitational Lacey, WA

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

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

MagicValleySymphonyBeusPiano Celebration 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

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

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 http://herrett.csi.edu.

Rick Greenawald
Faulkner Planetarium Manager
rgreenwald@csi.edu  | 208.732.6659

CNAIntegrated Nursing Assistant Program

Ana Corujo
Industry Training Coordinator
acorujo@csi.edu  | 208.732.6563

AOTSkerryvoreArts on Tour Presents: Skerryvore
There are still 80 tickets left for the second performance of the Arts on Tour season, Skerryvore, which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

Twice winners of Scotland's Traditional Music Live Act of the Year Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Scottish Isle of Tiree to the top of the charts and international tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville, and the Shanghai Expo, China. Skerryvore creates a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the eight band members who hail from different regions of Scotland. Expect uplifting rock melodies underscored by fiddle and accordion, seamlessly blending rustic sounds with modern flair in this stellar, high-energy show. Come ready to bounce along...kilts optional. "

Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include 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). 

Tickets are $26 for adults and $10 for students high school & under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

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

TransferFairThe CSI Transfer Fair Will Be Held in Twin and Burley 

Kristin Becker
Bilingual Student Advisor
kbecker@csi.edu  | 208.732.6268

TraumaticBrainCollege of Southern Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Group

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

ISBOEOpen Textbook Workshop to be Held in Lewiston

For Immediate Release
September 18, 2019

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

Open Textbook Workshop to be Held in Lewiston
Higher education faculty and administrators are gathering next week at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston to hear from experts on how best to utilize  Open Textbook Resource programs on public campuses throughout Idaho.
The workshop will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Williams Conference Center on the LCSC campus starting at 9:00 a.m. (PDT).
Open Textbook Resources are textbooks available online that have been funded, published and licensed for use by college students free of charge.  The rising cost of college textbooks is a major concern of the Idaho State Board of Education, which is sponsoring the workshop.
"The Board believes minimizing the cost of textbooks is a key to increasing college affordability for students," State Board Chief Academic Officer Randall Brumfield said.  "Many students begin the semester without the books they need because they can't afford them, which often makes it difficult for them to succeed academically."
At its October meeting, the Board will consider adopting a policy emphasizing textbook affordability across Idaho's the higher education system.

CTEAdministratorSearch Launched for New CTE Administrator

For Immediate Release
September 20, 2019

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

Search Launched for New CTE Administrator
Higher education faculty and administrators are gathering next week at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston to hear from experts on how best to utilize Open Textbook Resource programs on public campuses throughout Idaho.A nationwide search has begun to find the next administrator of the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education.

A 14-member search committee has been formed to assist with recruitment, screening and interviews. The search committee includes legislators and leaders in business and education.

Listed in alphabetical order, search committee members are:

* Marc Beitia - Idaho Teacher of the Year, American Falls High School
* Dr. Linda Clark - Member, Idaho State Board of Education
* Trent Clark - Chair, Idaho Workforce Development Council
* Matt Freeman - Executive Director, Idaho State Board of Education
* Wayne Hammon - CEO, Idaho Associated General Contractors
* Jerry Keane - Superintendent, Post Falls School District
* Alex LaBeau - President, Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry
* Staci Low - Director of CTE, West Ada School District
* Rick MacLennan - President, North Idaho College
* State Sen. Dean Mortimer - Chair, Senate Education Committee
* Darcy Neidigh - President, DeBest Plumbing
* Scott Rasmussen - Dean, Idaho State University College of Technology
* Kelly Steely - President-elect, Career & Technical Educators of Idaho
* State Rep. Rick Youngblood - Co-Chair, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee

The position is posted on the Idaho Division of Human Resources website:

Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2019.

Dwight, Johnson, CTE Administrator for the last five years announced last month that he will retire once a new administrator is hired.

ISBOEHigherEducationA New Day for Higher Education in Idaho

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2019

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

A New Day for Higher Education in Idaho

By Debbie Critchfield, President, Idaho State Board of Education

The Idaho State Board of Education had a rare and opportune moment to hire new presidents at our four-year college and universities, all within the last year. What this means is we now have a team of new leaders in place who the Board believes will help us transform Idaho's entire higher education system in the coming years.

At last month's Board meeting in Pocatello, the new presidents, joined by the presidents of Idaho's four community colleges and the statewide CTE administrator pledged to "work together to synergize one another's efforts, play to our unique strengths, and better serve the people of Idaho by helping students pursue a better life."

For several years, the Board has been advocating the concept of "systemness" for public higher education in Idaho. The concept is grounded in the belief that our system of institutions is one in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Addressing the Board on behalf of his colleagues, Idaho State University President Kevin Satterlee said the presidents have agreed to a unified vision and shared mission: "This system would be born not out of competition and institutional self-interest, but born from a vision of collaboration and coordination and ultimately create what can be a truly new and more effective ecosystem of higher education in Idaho."

I think I speak for the entire Board when I say that this was music to our ears.
Resources for higher education are limited and we cannot waste time or those limited resources waging turf battles. Idaho has one public system with each institution serving a specific system need. There will always be unforeseen issues and disagreements that undoubtedly will come up. By focusing on the needs of our collective system first, I believe we can more effectively work through differences while supporting the needs of each institution and their students.

When hiring our new presidents, we took careful consideration of how their skill sets met the needs of each institution's specific characteristics. We also thought a lot about how each president could use their strengths to complement the whole system.

The presidents are beginning to work towards these ideals, holding monthly meetings of the "Presidents Leadership Council." As a Board, we expect a lot from this group. They have pledged to work together for the betterment of our entire higher education system and we intend to hold them to it.

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

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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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

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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