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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that 90% of student respondents mark "good" or "excellent" when asked how they would rate their entire educational experience at CSI? 

(Source: 2019 CCSSE Survey)

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

RaspberriesSacks of Potatoes Are Still Available - Proceeds Benefit Gilbert's Pantry
There are still a few sacks of potatoes left from the Potato Sale this last weekend. If you would like a sack, please call Ivan at the CSI Breckenridge Farm to schedule a pick-up or delivery. The remaining sacks are for sale by donation, so you pick what you'd like to pay! The proceeds from this sale will be donated to Gilbert's Pantry.

Ivan Smith
Breckenridge Farm Manager
ismith@csi.edu | 208.732.6416  

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

GilbertsPantryGilbert's Pantry is in Need of Donations
Gilbert's Pantry is an emergency relief food supply for all CSI students. We respect student privacy and the process of a student receiving donations is confidential.

Gilbert's Pantry is currently in need of the following items:
                  • Corn
                  • Peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail
                  • Tuna
                  • Jam/Jelly
                  • Oatmeal
                  • Rice
                  • Boxed Pasta Meals
                  • Soups (Chicken, Vegetable, Beef, Canned Pasta)
Gilbert's Pantry also has some school supplies. If students are in need, please send them to Rosa Lopez in the Student Affairs Office (Taylor 235)  or have them fill out a a request form at https://quondam.csi.edu/StudentAffairs/Gilberts-Pantry-Request-Form.pdf .  

Rosa Lopez
Assistant Dean of Students
rlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6289

IRSScamSecurity Summit Warns of New IRS Impersonation Email Scam
IR-2019-145, August 22, 2019

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email. Remember: the IRS does not send unsolicited emails and never emails taxpayers about the status of refunds.

The IRS this week detected this new scam as taxpayers began notifying  phishing@irs.gov  about unsolicited emails from IRS imposters. The email subject line may vary, but recent examples use the phrase "Automatic Income Tax Reminder" or "Electronic Tax Return Reminder."

The emails have links that show an IRS.gov-like website with details pretending to be about the taxpayer's refund, electronic return or tax account. The emails contain a "temporary password" or "one-time password" to "access" the files to submit the refund. But when taxpayers try to access these, it turns out to be a malicious file.

"The IRS does not send emails about your tax refund or sensitive financial information," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "This latest scheme is yet another reminder that tax scams are a year-round business for thieves. We urge you to be on-guard at all times."

This new scam uses dozens of compromised websites and web addresses that pose as IRS.gov, making it a challenge to shut down. By infecting computers with malware, these imposters may gain control of the taxpayer's computer or secretly download software that tracks every keystroke, eventually giving them passwords to sensitive accounts, such as financial accounts.

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, which work together in the Security Summit effort, have made progress in their efforts to fight stolen identity refund fraud. But people remain vulnerable to scams by IRS imposters sending fake emails or harrassing phone calls.

The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

The IRS also doesn't call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. See  Report Phishing and Online Scams  for more details.

Tony Palmer
IT Engineer - System and Network
tpalmer@csi.edu | 208.732.6296

UPickU-Pick Garden Hours Have Changed

The U-Pick garden is located on CSI's Breckenridge Endowment Farm on North College Road. Please bring containers to take berries and veggies home. Call Naysa Shepherd for more information.

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

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. Wednesday, September 11 - outdoor location
  • 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

WellBalancedAlzheimersSeptember Well Balanced Newsletter Features Info on Alzheimer's
Please check out this month's issue of our wellbeing newsletter Well Balanced with articles on eating on a budget, celebrating self-care, reducing your debt and Alzheimer's now in your workplace. Remember to register for Coping with Caregiving on September 10 at noon in TAB 210 with Shawna Wasko from the OOA.

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

CaregivingCoping with Caregiving: Sept 10 - Emotional Side of Caregiving
With Shawna Wasko, M.OLP,
Sponsored by the Employee Wellbeing Program

Tuesday, September 10 from noon - 1 p.m.
Taylor HR Conference Rm 210

Our topic will include emotional fatigue, sibling caregivers: they're your parents too!, setting healthy boundaries and the 7 deadly emotions of caregiving and how to cope. Bring a spouse, coworker, friend and join us for this special event. Register online today.

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

CSIWellbeingSeptember is the Time to Savor Emotional Wellbeing
Connect by making positive, trusting relationships with those around you.
Wear GOLD for World Suicide Day on Sept 10
Join us Around the Globe to raise awareness of the risks of suicide and to fund suicide prevention activities. A person dies every 40 seconds by suicide and up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. There are also many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made an attempt. This World Suicide Prevention Day event is about our global community: to encourage us to engage with each other and to join together to spread awareness of suicide prevention.
Remember that we can Report a Concern on the CSI main and safety websites.  If you see something, say something. If you're worried about someone, let the CARE team know.  They will take immediate action to investigate and respond appropriately.
Coming soon: Massages with Williams Chiropractic

Can you say Ahh! Watch for news to come soon of Friday massages during fall semester.

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

ReduceStress10 Reasons Why a Simple Lifestyle Reduces Stress and Benefits Your Health
I remember the day we began to live simply. After spending half of the summer cruising with our daughter on a 29-foot sailboat, my husband and I were overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in our four bedroom house. We went through the house, room-by-room, questioning anything that had not been necessary while living on the boat. We filled our station wagon, making twice-daily trips to Goodwill for a week.

The end result was a lifestyle that was immediately calmer. We had more time to spend together, and we noticed that our daughter, who has autism, made marked improvements across the board. We were happy, our communication improved, and we began to talk about the next steps our life would take.

In our case, those next steps involved emptying our house completely, moving across the country, and living aboard a sailboat full time. We might be called "extreme minimalists," but it is possible to experience the benefits of a simpler lifestyle without having to take such drastic measures.

More and more studies are showing the benefits of taking small steps to simplify your life. A little less screen time, a few less toys, and a slight decrease in stimulation can reap great rewards.

Here are 10 ways in which a simpler lifestyle can benefit you, physically and emotionally:

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

trioeocsummerCome to TRIO EOC This Summer for Assistance With Your Documents

Jean Nsabumuremyi
EOC Director
TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs
nsabjean@isu.edu | 208.732.6261

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 7
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fee: $60
Location: Shields 102
Instructor: Justin Vipperman and Matt English

Dates: September 10 - November 12
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Fee: $150 + Supply fee paid to the instructor (depending on chosen project)
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Ken Triplett

Dates: September 11 - November 20
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $250
Location: Shields 109
Instructor: Precision Aviation Staff

Dates: September 12 - December 5
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $220
Location: Desert 105
Instructor: Jenn Crowdson

*Arc and Mig welding are used in this course along with plasma, oxy/fuel torch, cold saw, and disk cutting for metal cutting techniques. Students will also use a variety of metal coloring techniques such as paint, chemical, and heat coloring.

Dates: September 12 - December 5
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $120 + $20 lb bag of clay (paid to instructor)
Location: Art Lab 113
Instructor: Christina Dowdy

Dates: September 12 - October 10
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $99
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Drew Nash

Dates: September 14, 2019
Days: Saturday
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $37 + $15 paid to the instructor
Location: Fine Arts 164
Instructor: Cindy Bezas

Dates: September 14 or 21
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $30
Location: Twin Falls Boat Dock
Instructor: Ron James

Dates: September 17 - October 15
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 -7:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 + $60 paid to instructor for supplies
Location: Desert 114
Instructor: Scotti Tverdy

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
AthleticsIt's Will Be a Busy Weekend for CSI Athletics - GO EAGLES

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

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Volleyball 9/5 7 p.m. Casper College CSI Gym
Cross Country - Women 9/6 4 p.m. Weber State, NNU, U of U, and Westminister Canyon Springs Golf Course Twin Falls
Cross Country - Men 9/6 4:45 p.m. Weber State, NNU, U of U, and Westminister
Canyon Springs Golf Course Twin Falls
Rodeo  9/6 TBA Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
Volleyball 9/6 7:30 p.m.  Miami Dade College CSI Gym
Softball 9/7 8 a.m. Idaho Racers CSI Softball Field
Softball 9/7 11:30 a.m. Utah Heat CSI Softball Field
Volleyball 9/7 1 p.m. Laramie County CC CSI Gym
Softball 9/7 1:15 p.m. Utah Freakz CSI Softball Field
Volleyball 9/7 5 p.m. MSU - West Plains CSI Gym
Baseball 9/7 5 p.m. Idaho Cubs Skip Walker Field Twin Falls
Baseball 9/8 11 a.m. Idaho Cubs Skip Walker Field Twin Falls

If you can't make it to the volleyball matches watch them online or check the  live stats

Admission will be free to the Softball and Baseball scrimmages. 

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

Over60Over 60 and Getting Fit and Active Aging Classes at CSI
Registration is now open for Over 60 and Getting Fit and Active Aging classes at CSI. The Over 60 and Getting Fit program offers classes at eleven southern Idaho locations. Participants can sign up on the first day they attend the program, which is free of charge to everyone 60 years and older. CSI in partnership with the Office on Aging has sponsored the Over 60 program each fall and spring semester for more than 30 years. It has become a model for other senior fitness programs across the nation. Classes begin September 9, 2019, at the following times and locations:

* Twin Falls: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the CSI Gym
* Jerome: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the Jerome Rec. Center
* Hailey: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the CSI Blaine County Center
* Filer: 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the Filer Elementary School
* Buhl: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at the 7th Street Gym in Buhl
* Rupert: 8 a. m. & 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the Civic Center (Rupert)
* Shoshone: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Shoshone High School
* Burley: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the CSI Mini-Cassia Center
* Gooding: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Gooding Rec Center
* Hagerman: 9 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Hagerman High School
* Wendell: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Wendell Senior Center

The Active Aging fall schedule boasts a variety of fitness classes. These classes are generally $35 per person per semester. Classes begin Sept 16, 2019, and meet as follows:

* Zumba Gold: 10 a.m. Mondays & Wednesdays in CSI Gym Rm 236
* Zumba Gold: 10 a.m. Mondays & Wednesdays in CSI Gym Rm 231A
* Zumba Gold: 9 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays in CSI Gym Rm 226
* Weight Training for Seniors: 9 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays in CSI Gym Rm 233
* Yoga for Seniors: 11 a.m. Thursdays in CSI Gym Rm 231A
* Continuing Yoga for Seniors: 12 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays in CSI Gym Rm 231A
* Restorative Yoga for Seniors: 11 a.m. Mondays & Wednesdays in CSI Gym Rm 231A
* Pilates for Seniors: 8 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays in CSI Gym Rm 231A
* Zumba Gold Toning: 10 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays in CSI Gym Rm 236
* Fit, Fun & Over 40: 9 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays in CSI Gym Rm 236
* Water Fitness: 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the Twin Falls City Pool.
  • The next session starts 11/4/2019, and is $47 per person with a Twin Falls City Pool pass. If you would like to pay for the class without a pool pass, the cost is $90.
For more information about any of these classes, please call instructor Shelly Wright at 208-732-6483 or the CSI Gym Office at 208-732-6475.

Shelly Wright
Over 60 Program Director
swright@csi.edu | 208.732.6483

NutcrackerAuditionsOpen Auditions for the Nutracker will be Sept. 12
Open Auditions!!!  The Eugene Ballet- Toni Pimble, artistic director will be coming to Twin Falls to perform the holiday classic The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7. We need your help to fill the roles of Baby Mice, Angels, Bon Bons, Party Guests, and Flowers. This is a chance to dance on stage with a professional ballet company! 

Auditions will take place on Thursday, September 12 between 4 and 8:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on the CSI Campus.

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 Saturday afternoons in October and November.

There will be a $10 audition fee. Checks payable to Eugene Ballet.

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 Bonbons 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.

Other Notes:
* Please make sure that children audition for the proper roles.
* Students auditioning must be the appropriate age at the time of the audition, not the time of the performance.
* Boys and girls are welcome to audition for all parts except "Waltz of the Flowers", which is only open to advanced female students.
* Girls should wear class uniform, or a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and hair should be secured in a bun.
* Boys should wear white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes.
* All students audition in flat technique shoes EXCEPT "Waltz of the Flowers", who audition on pointe.
* Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill out registration forms.


Rehearsals will fall on Saturdays October - December with Rayni Capps.

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

FallFestBuy Tickets or Donate to the CSI Fall Fest Dinner and Auction
Save the date for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year that benefits all CSI Student Athletes! CSI athletes not only are provided an opportunity to reach their dreams, but they also benefit the Magic Valley through community service and providing entertainment by showcasing their unique athletic ability to our whole community. #WeAreGold 

CSI Fall Fest Auction and Dinner
Call 208-732-6486 to purchase tickets ($250 for a table of 8 or $35 per individual plate)

Contact  jhowell@csi.edu or 208-244-4386 for information on donating to the Fall Fest live and silent auctions. Every thing you do makes an impact! Thank you and #JoinTheRush

Jacob Howell
Assistant Athletic Director
jhowell@csi.edu | 208.732.6482

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

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

PrepareSeptember is National Preparedness Month

Jackie Frey
Twin Falls County Office of Emergency Management

ISBOEEligibilityIdaho State Board of Education Approves Proposed Rule on Eligibility Requirements for the Opportunity Scholarship

For Immediate Release                                                                    
August 29, 2019

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


The Idaho State Board of Education today approved a proposed and temporary rule intended to increase the number of Idahoans eligible to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship.

The proposed and temporary rule include:
  • Lowering the minimum GPA for all students from 3.0 to 2.7 and enabling eligible Adult Learners with a 2.5 GPA to apply for the scholarship and renew the scholarship as long as they maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA after returning to school.
  • Requiring Adult Learners to have "stopped out" for 24 months or more but makes an exception for students who enrolled in a maximum of two courses during that time.
  • Enabling Adult Learner Scholarship recipients to attend part-time.
  • Directing institutions to work with Adult Learner recipients to determine if they can receive college credits for prior learning gained in the military or in industry.

Requiring scholarship recipients to show progress on their education plans to maintain eligibility.

The Board approved several other rule dockets but also rejected a proposed rule on enrollment reporting for K-12, instructing staff to collect more public comment on the rule and bring it back to the Board for consideration as a temporary rule later this fall. All proposed rules will be presented to the Idaho Legislature for consideration during the 2020 legislative session.

Other Board actions include:

  • Approved first readings of new Board policies involving text book affordability for college students and making it possible for students to earn college credit when they need additional support in math and English courses.
  • Approved a request by Idaho State University to begin planning renovations of four campus residence halls. The work is not to exceed $5 million dollars and is subject to future Board approval of a plan for financing the project.
  • Approved a request by the University of Idaho to sell the 75 acre Sandpoint Research & Extension Center in Sandpoint. The facility has been closed for several years and the property will be sold to a local developer for $4 million. The U of I will use proceeds for other strategic priorities.
  • Approved a maintenance and improvement plan for the president's residence at Idaho State University. The historic Servel house was purchased by the university 65 years ago. Work will be spread out over four years and will cost $300,000 to be paid using university reserve funds. The last major work on the house occurred 25 year ago.
  • Agreed to consider more bachelor-level programs at Idaho community colleges based on local and regional needs.


ISBOEAdmissionsPostcardDirect Admissions Postcard Arriving in the Mail

For Immediate Release                                                                    
September 3, 2019
Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Nearly 20,000 Idaho high school seniors are receiving a postcard this week alerting them to watch for their college admissions letter arriving later this month.
The postcard and the letter are part of the Idaho State Board of Education's Direct Admissions program, where all public high school seniors earned placement either to six or all eight of Idaho's public colleges and universities depending on their academic performance in high school.
The postcard's purpose is twofold; to raise awareness about the Direct Admissions letter and to remind students to start planning, because they will still need to apply before they are accepted either at a technical college or university.
"High school seniors and their families should look at their acceptance letter and mark October 1st on their calendars," State Board College and Career Advising Program Manager Byron Yankey said. "That's when they can apply to any Idaho college or university, for free using the Next Steps Idaho  website."
Last year, over 10,700 high school seniors (about 47 percent) used the Next Steps website to submit their college applications.  Each student applied to about three institutions on average.

SCPHDDisastersMake Sure You Are Ready to Protect Your Family

September 3, 2019


Contact: Brianna Bodily, SCPHD Public Information Officer, 208-329-2898

Are you ready? Disasters happen.
Make sure you are ready to protect your family.

SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO - This year the U.S. watched as communities in more than half of our nation's states fought measles epidemics. Some families were quarantined in their homes for weeks, while others faced unexpected medical bills.

As part of National Preparedness Month this September, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) urges residents to take action now to prevent disease outbreaks in their communities and consider family health needs as they prepare their emergency kits and plans.

"You can help prevent a disease outbreak in your community by making sure you and your family are up to date on your immunizations and by practicing healthy hand hygiene," said Tanis Maxwell, SCPHD Epidemiologist. "If we face a large-scale disaster we might not have access to clean water, dry shelter and other things we take for granted. Preparations, like immunizations, will go a long way in protecting your family."

It's also important to check your 72 hour emergency kit to make sure you've stocked extra medication, water cleaning tablets, epi pens, and hand sanitizer. If you, or a loved one, are dependent on electrical medical equipment make sure you have a backup plan to handle a sudden loss of power.

"Remember, in an emergency you might not have time to pack anything extra," said Nelson Long, SCPHD Training and Exercise Coordinator. "Your emergency kit should have everything your family needs to stay healthy until you can go back to your home."

If you have any questions about making an emergency plan, or the broader plans in your county, please reach out to your local County Emergency Manager.

For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/npm2018.htm

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MVInterfaithThe Magic Valley Interreligious Dialogue

Justin Vipperman
Grant Writer, HCDC
jvipperman@csi.edu | 208.732.6258
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ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee at the Twin Falls Public Library

CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library
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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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