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DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that 12% of students entering CSI in Fall 2017 completed 30+ credits in their first year?  That's up from 6.9% in 2012. 

(Source:  VFA Early Momentum Report)

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


SimonsonCSI Faculty Gets Paper Published in NISOD
Randy Simonson, Professor of Psychology at the College of Southern Idaho, recently authored a paper published with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) - The NISOD Papers. The paper is entitled " Hands-On Scientific Method in an Introductory Psychology Course," which explains a method of giving students hands-on experience using the scientific method and performing research. To read this publication use "csi.edu" as the username and the password "nisod77".

Dr. Simonson earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science in Psychology from Western Washington University, and a PhD in Psychology from Northcenteral University. He has been teaching Psychology courses for CSI since 1998. "I created this course project to accommodate for the ISBOE's redefinition of Student Learning Outcomes in General Education. This redefinition seemed to companion quite nicely with the APA's education directive to emphasize and clarify the fundamental role of scientific method in the discipline of Psychology. Especially when investigating the human condition, it is imperative to ground our conclusions on empirical findings. This project allows students to articulate some of their potential biases, collect and analyze data to confirm or disconfirm their hypotheses, and then reflect on their objective findings in contrast or in synchrony with their preconceived notions."
 
NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. Visit  www.nisod.org  to learn more.

Randy Simonson
Psychology Professor
rsimonson@csi.edu | 208.732.6775


GeneralScholarshipCSI Scholarship Applications Open October 1
The CSI General Scholarship Application Opens October 1, 2019

The General Scholarship Application for the 20-21 Academic Year opens October 1, 2019. The priority deadline is March 1, 2020 and scholarships are awarded in the order that the applications are received. 

 
The application takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. We award all majors, students enrolled in 6 credits or more, and the awards are merit based.

The CSI Foundation Child Care Scholarship Applications Open October 1, 2019

The CSI Foundation Child Care Scholarship Applications  opens Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and will be open until Tuesday October 15, 2019.

Online Application:  https://www.csi.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/how-to-apply.asp, but must be printed and turned into the Financial Aid Office. 

The guidelines are as follows:
  • Part-time (6-11 cr) or Full-time CSI student
  • Minimum 2.5 CSI cumulative CSI grade point average (First semester students will not be eligible unless they have a preexisting CSI GPA.)
  • Minimum semester award up to $500 per child enrolled in CSI Child Care, CSI Early Childhood Education Preschool Lab or a State of Idaho Licensed Child Care Center at least a month prior to applying
  • Children 1st grade and older are ineligible
  • Attach a copy of the State of Idaho Child Care license and essay to application
Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation Assistant Director
tharmon@csi.edu | 208.732.6249


FAFSAStudents Can Apply for FAFSA Beginning October 1
Students can complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov or use the myStudentAid app.
 
Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
 
 
Students can also email, call or visit the CSI Financial Aid Office:
 
Location:  Eagle Central, 1st floor Taylor Building
Hours:  Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Title IV Code:  College Title IV code for CSI for the FAFSA form is: 001619
Telephone:  208-732-6273 or 1-800-680-0274 ext. 6273 (In Idaho and Nevada)
FAX:  208-736-3014

IMPORTANT NOTE: Effective immediately, the Financial Aid Office will no longer accept emailed documents that contain any kind of personal information. Documents must be faxed, mailed, brought in or sent in encrypted emails.

Heidi McCall
Student Financial Aid Advisor
hmccall@csi.edu  | 208.732.6279


MassageMassage Registration is Now OPEN!

Williams Chiropractic has created a registration form for massages on Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, in the HR Conference Room, TAB 210
 
Select only one time please and do return to the form to remove or reschedule your time if you need. Please find that form online
 
Email is REQUIRED so that I can remind you of your appointment the day before.  If you are late, we will give you a call.  Please be on time to keep us on schedule!

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


CIEWorkshopCenter for Instructional Excellence Workshop Talkers & Listeners: A Discussion Strategy - Friday, October 4,  1 - 1:50 









Talkers & Listeners:
A Discussion Strategy
Workshop | Friday | Oct. 4
1-1:50 | Meyerhoeffer 218

Setting Up a Classroom Discussion Culture

When having in-class discussions, one of the major challenges we instructors face is unbalanced participation, with some students dominating the discussion while others remain silent. Come learn about a simple activity that aims to establish a classroom culture of self-reflection and contribution in discussion.

Presented by Dr. Jacqlyn King, CSI Center for Instructional Excellence

Dawn Wendland
Center for Instructional Excellence
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6520


CaregivingCoping with Caregiving: Oct 8 - Five Stages of Caregiving

With Shawna Wasko, M.OLP, 
Sponsored by the Employee Wellbeing Program
 
Tuesday, October 8 from noon - 1 p.m.
Taylor HR Conference Rm 210
 
Our topic will include the 5 Stages of Caregiving and what to expect at each stage. What stage are you in?  Bring a spouse, coworker, friend and join us for this special event. Register online today.

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


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

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


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, 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
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262


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

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

PinkOther Upcoming CSI Wellness Events

Twin Falls is Tough Enough to Wear Pink!
 
Breast Cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women. One in Eight women will be stricken with breast Cancer. It is also the most curable. The secret to breast cancer survival is early detection. The Twin Falls TETWP Committee is committed to bringing awareness to the Magic Valley about the importance of breast screening mammography and raising funds to provide free mammograms to women who would otherwise go without a mammogram!

Flu Vaccinations for Benefited Employees & Spouses

Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 - 4:30 in TAB Conference Rm 210
Thursday, October 24, 2:30 - 4:30 in TAB Conference Rm 210
 
Drop ins welcome. No appointment necessary. FREE to benefited employees.

WEAR ORANGE for Unite Against Bullying Day on 10/23

More than 1 out of every 5 students report being bullied. National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. This campaign has grown from an initial week-long event in 2006, to a worldwide effort with thousands of individuals participating in multiple activities throughout October. 

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

CIEWebinarCenter for Instructional Excellence Activity October Teaching Squares Join Now!
We are creating teams for OCTOBER Teaching Squares. Participating in Teaching Squares is an opportunity to gather ideas on different teaching approaches that might be used in your own classes. It's a chance for you to reflect on your own teaching in light of colleagues' teaching examples.

How to Participate:

For more information, to register a team of 4, OR to be placed on a team,
contact Dawn Wendland at dwendland@csi.edu or 208-732-6520.
  • The goal of Teaching Squares is to encourage personal self-reflection rather than peer evaluation.
  • This is an opportunity to observe, analyze, and celebrate good teaching and to develop plans for enhancing your own teaching.
  • You will visit the classroom of each of your three team members once, for an entire class period.
  • Your total time commitment is 6-8 hours over a four week period during October.
Dawn Wendland
Center for Instructional Excellence
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6520


GreatPumpkinEmployees Participate Free at the CSI Great Pumpkin 5K
CSI Employees & Families:
 
Lindsey Anderson and the Cross Country Team are hosting our annual Great Pumpkin 5k Walk/Run again.  The Cross Country Team and Employee Wellbeing Program invite and ENCOURAGE you and your family and friends to JOIN THE FUN ! Please register and join the CSI TEAM online at:  https://register.chronotrack.com/r/53842  
 
The Wellbeing Program will discount employees so you can participate FREE! 

Employee Discount Code (Free): CSIemployee 
Buddy Discount Code ($10): CSIbuddy
 
Additional friends and family rates are listed on the flyer above. We always have a great turn-out for CSI. 
 
Please come and walk or run with us!

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

PastriesPresidentsThe College of Southern Idaho AAWCC Chapter Presents: Pastries with the Presidents

For more info, contact Alejandra Hernandez , President at  mhernandez@csi.edu  or Kimberlee LaPray , President-Elect at  klapray@csi.edu.

CSI Chapter of AAWCC 
American Association for Women in Community Colleges

MeatRaffleAnnual CSI Welding Organization Fundraiser

Marlana Rife
Student Services Specialist II
mrife@csi.edu | 208.732.6300


EmployeeDiscountWeightLossEmployee Discount Codes Are in for St. Luke's Weight Loss Challenge
Get healthy the right way. Lose 3% of your total body weight within 180 days and 5% by the final weigh-in, September 2020. Meet all requirements (weigh-ins and weight loss) to equally split $10,000 in prize money!

Your Paid Registration Gets You:
  • A Chance to earn part of the $10,000 prize money
  • An online toolkit with a 2-week menu and shopping lists
  • Weekly health tips and recipes
  • Quarterly cooking classes and demos
  • "Ask the Expert" sessions highlighting the dimensions of well-being: Physical, Social, Emotional, Occupational/Financial, Environmental, and Spiritual
  • Monthly prizes for participating and persevering
  • Social support and connection
For registration, information, resources, and official rules, visit stlukesonline.org and search by "weight loss challenge."

Magic Valley Resources Available to Participants:

Activity & Exercise Resources
  • Special, $15.00 monthly membership rate to the College of Southern Idaho Recreation Center
    • NO initiation fees, NO contracts and NO automatic withdrawals
    • Access to the CSI Student Rec. Center, a 10,000 square foot facility with a full Basketball Court, Elevated Walking Track, Cardio Loft and Hall with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful CSI Campus, Large Weight Room with 2 additional weight rooms when classes are not in them, open 360+ days a year, and 104 hours a week.
    • Unlimited Free Drop-In Fitness Classes - about 30 each week.
    • Access to Locker Rooms with showers and towels (locker rooms may be closed on occasion due to CSI Athletic events or graduations)
  • Punch Card for 24 Passes to the YMCA of Twin Falls (2 per month)
    • No joiner's fee throughout competition, No Contracts Ever
    • Over 80 free classes for members every week to choose from, State of the Art Strength and Cardio Equipment, Indoor Swimming Pool, 2 Indoor Tennis Courts and open 6 days a week
  • Punch Card for 10 Passes to the Gym or Fitness classes at Jerome Recreation District
    • Membership includes access to the fitness center, walking track and open gym.
    • Numerous programs and activities offered throughout the year. Come learn more!
  • Free 30 Minute Activity Classes Tue/Thur at St. Luke's Lifestyle Medicine, 2550 Addison Ave. East Suite C, Twin Falls
    • Instruction Provided by Certified Exercise Physiologists
    • 4:30 p.m. Beginner & 5:30 p.m. Intermediate
Nutrition Classes & Support:
 
  • Cooking Demo - December 5th- 6 pm - St. Luke's Oak Rooms
  • Using Food and Activity as Lifestyle Medicine - March 10th - 6 pm - St. Luke's Oak Rooms
Discount Opportunities Available for those that Qualify:
  • $10.00 Student & Employee Discount for College of Southern Idaho
    • See Jaime Tigue, Gym 226, 208.732.6479 or Judy Heatwole, Taylor Bldg. 211B, 208.732.6269
  • $10.00 Member Discounts to the following:
    • YMCA, see Missy Aslett, E Street YMCA or 208-733-4384 ext. 107
    • Jerome Recreation Center, see Amy Worthington, 2032 S. Lincoln Ave. or 208-324-3389
    • Lincoln County Recreation District, see Eli Gough, US-93 or 208-886-9910
Magic Valley Weigh In Sites:
  • St. Luke's Healthy U Office - 625 Pole Line Road W. Ste. 1B. Check-in through Occupational Health on the east side of the building
    • Mon-Fri 11 am-1 pm, walk-ins outside of these hours will not be available
  • Jerome Recreation Center - 2032 S. Lincoln Ave.
    • Mon-Fri 6:15 - 8:15 am and Monday evenings 5 - 7 pm
    • Additional time may be available by appointment only, call 208-324-3389
  • CSI - With Jaime Tigue, Gym 226
    • Mon-Fri by appointment only, call 208-732-6479
  • YMCA - E Street YMCA
    • Mon-Fri 6 - 8 am or 12 - 3 pm
  • Lincoln County Recreation District - US 93 Shoshone, ID
    • Mon-Fri 6 - 8 am or 4 - 8 pm
Weigh in Dates:
  • Initial: October 28-November 1, 2019
  • 90-Day: January 13-17, 2020 (Must maintain weight over the holidays - 90 day weigh in must be within 2 pounds of initial weigh in)
  • 180-Day: April 13-17, 2020 (3% body weight lost by 180-day weigh-in)
  • Final: September 14-18, 2020 (5% body weight lost by final weigh-in)
Registration Codes for Employee Discounts:

The registration codes for CSI employee discounts, sponsored by your Wellbeing Program are in!  Find your code online in our Google doc online
 
Please include your full name and email so I can note participation and pay for your discount.  Also, you may find your fellow CSI employees on this list so you might locate and contact a work-out buddy or form a team for support! 
 
I wish you all very good luck! Have fun and enjoy a healthy fall season!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
 
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WomensHealthOctober is Women's Health Month at CSI
In October we will celebrate women and women's health awareness.  Women are typically the caregivers and health advocates in our culture, so we invite all our women to focus on their own health needs at this time of year. That makes October a great time to get a breast exam and annual mammogram - or as suggested by your physician. Also, we have links on our Wellbeing Calendar page to recommended health screenings for women ages 18 - 39 and for women 40 - 64. Further to that, we have a Preventive Care guide to covered services from SelectHealth.
 
We would like to introduce a new company joining with our favorite WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) health partner. Genneve is your source of information for all things about menopause - the approach, symptoms, experience and products that can help.  You aren't alone in this journey. 100% of women experience menopause and 10% of our workforce is either in or approaching menopause. It can disrupt our lives and our work, and just make our days more complicated.  Get expert help and learn from the experiences of others going through the same process online at genneve.com. You may especially appreciate the blog that contains survey information, support articles, assessments and more.  You are not alone!
 
Also, check out an opportunity to learn more about pelvic muscle health from physical therapist Julie Ellis in another article appearing in the eNotes this week...

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

FallSaleFall Sale at the CSI Bookstore

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Director
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552


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. for all employees and students 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


CNAIntegrated Nursing Assistant Program

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

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.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*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 

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



DIY WOODWORKING PROJECTS: CUSTOM PLAQUES WITH ANTIQUE FINISHING
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


RETIRE WITH CONFIDENCE: YOUR ROADMAP TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM
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

REIKI LEVEL ONE: TRAINING & ATTUNEMENT
Dates: October 5
Days: Saturday
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Shields 107
Instructor: Sandy March
Fee: $199


EASY MARINADES FOR MEATS AND SEASONINGS FOR VEGETABLES
Dates: October 10
Days: Thursday
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $25 + $10 paid to instructor
Location: Desert 114
Instructor: Bridgett Slater -  Lê Brigê Catering

FIND YOUR GRIT: SELF-CONFIDENCE FOR ALL
Dates: October 12
Days: Saturday
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $ 67 + $15 paid to the instructor
Location: Shields 114
Instructor: Cindy Bezas


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

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

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Men and Women's Basketball 10/1 7 p.m. Basketball Bash Scrimmage between CSI Women and Men CSI Gym
Volleyball 10/3 7 p.m. College of Southern Nevada Henderson, NV
Men's Basketball 10/4 & 10/5 TBA Preseason Scrimmage: Dallas Jamboree Ft. Worth, TX
Rodeo 10/4 & 10/5 TBA Utah Valley University Rodeo Spanish Fork, UT
Softball 10/5 10 a.m. Northwest Nazarene University Boise, ID
Softball 10/5 12:30 p.m.
Boise State University Boise, ID
Women's Basketball 10/5 TBA Rocky Mountain Jamboree Windsor, CO
Softball 10/6 12:30 p.m.
University of Utah Boise, ID
Softball 10/6 3 p.m. Boise State University  Boise, ID
Baseball 10/6 TBA Montana State Billings Skip Walker Field

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

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

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

InterclubFall 2019 Interclub Meeting Schedule 
Interclub Council is the managerial and governing body for student clubs and organizations at CSI. Interclub consists of representatives from all student clubs and organizations on campus. Interclub exists to recognize clubs and organizations, distribute funding to clubs, work as a liaison between a club or organization and Senate, provide a forum to discuss issues, share accomplishments, advertise and solicit assistance with events, and improve communication among clubs and organizations. 

Interclub meetings will be held at Noon in Shields 117 on the following dates:
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
For more information about Interclub, please contact Interclub President, Naile Ramirez, at nramirez@csi.edu or Vice President, Skylar Bollar, at sdbollar@csi.edu.
 
Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6229


ProgramBoardSTUDENT ONLY EVENT: Pumpkins, Pies, & Painting

***THIS EVENT IS FOR STUDENTS ONLY!***
 
Odalis Ocampo
Program Board

ItalianBuffet17th Annual Italian Buffet
 
Kaylee McKay
CSI Student

MoonInternational Observe the Moon Night at the Centennial Observatory
This Saturday, October 5, head to the Centennial Observatory to help us celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. The observatory will be open from 7:45 to 9:00 PM, weather permitting, for views of the moon and other targets. Free admission.  The observatory is not heated, so please dress for outside, nighttime temperatures.
 
Chris Anderson
Centennial Observatory
 canderson@csi.edu | 208.732.6663


UglyKernelUgly Kernel Farm Run Replaces CSI Corn Maze This Year
Chance Munns
Associate Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208.732.6431


UnsettlingUnsettling the Bear River Massacre: Rewriting Its History and Implications
Featuring Darren Parry, Chairman of the Northwestern Tribe Shoshone and Dr. Crete Brown

October 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.
CSI Fine Arts Theater
Free Admission

The single largest massacre of Native persons in U. S. History occurred near Preston, Idaho in 1863.
 
On a sub-zero winter morning, around 400 Northwestern Band Shoshone men, women and children were slaughtered while camped in their winter home. Their village was burned to the ground, the bodies were left unburied and nothing was written about it for 100 years. The "Indian problem" had been "settled."  Crete Brown, PhD, who researched the massacre, and Darren Parry, Chairman of the Northern Band Shoshone, will present compelling information on the massacre, its implications for non-Native people and, the progress the Tribe has made in reclaiming the massacre site, building a Memorial and rewriting this chapter in U.S. history. There will be a power point presentation of Dr. Brown's research on the massacre and its impact on its non-Native participants. She and Chairman Parry will discuss their work in relation to this significant event in Idaho history. There will be time for questions and discussion.

Darren Parry is the Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Darren serves on the Board of Directors for the American West Heritage Center, in Wellsville, Utah, the Utah State Museum board and serves on the Advisory Board of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. In 2017, he received the Esto Perpetua Award, given to the person who preserves and promotes history in the State of Idaho. His passions in life are his family including his Tribal family.


Dr. Brown is of mixed European and Native American descent. Her work represents an integration of transformative learning methods with Indigenous Worldviews as taught by her teacher, Ben Pease of the Crow Nation. She is a long -term social and environmental justice advocate and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. Her internationally published book, "Unsettling the Bear River Massacre" will be available for purchase.


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


EagleExplorationCSI Eagle Exploration Days Are Coming Up

Gail Schull
Director of Admissions
gschull@csi.edu  | 208.732.6232


TraumaticBrainCollege of Southern Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Group

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


PianoCelebrationPiano Celebration Presents: Dr. Karali Hunter
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 
Fine Arts Auditorium
7:30 pm
 
Idaho native Dr. Karali Hunter is an award-winning pianist and pedagogue based in Phoenix, AZ.
Hunter's reputation as a dynamic, sensitive, and passionate performer has led to solo and chamber
performances across the country and internationally.
 
Dr. Hunter made her Carnegie Hall debut performance in 2011 after winning first prize in the American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition. She most recently performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Symphony of the Southwest (2018) and West Valley Symphony (2019).
 
An active performer, Dr. Hunter is a Founding Artist of the chamber group, Salonnières, performing regularly throughout Arizona and the western United States.
 
Dr. Hunter holds degrees from BYU, Indiana University: Jacob's School of Music, and a Doctorate Degree from Arizona State University under the direction of Baruch Meir. She teaches gifted young pianists at her studio in Gilbert, AZ, where she lives with her husband and two young boys.

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


NextStepsIdahoIdaho Governor to Proclaim "Next Steps" Month in Idaho

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
Mike.Keckler@osbe.idaho.gov

Idaho Governor to Proclaim "Next Steps" Month in Idaho

Idaho Governor Brad Little will visit Boise High School next week where he will proclaim October "Next Steps" Month in Idaho.

Boise High students, State Board of Education Member Andrew Scoggin, State Board Executive Director Matt Freeman and Boise High and Boise School District administrators will join the Governor for the proclamation signing.

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Where: Boise High School main entrance
Time: 12:45 p.m.

More than 18,000 high school seniors throughout Idaho are receiving letters this week from the Idaho State Board of Education informing them that they have been automatically accepted either to six - or all eight of Idaho's public colleges and universities.

"Starting October 1, those seniors will be able to take the next step by going to nextsteps.idaho.gov and applying to Idaho colleges and universities they are interested in attending," State Board College and Career Planning Program Manager Byron Yankey said. "We appreciate Governor Little's help in getting the word out to students and parents about this great opportunity to apply to college or a career-technical program free of charge and to take the next steps toward a rewarding career." Yankey also noted that educators, parents and students can find resources on nextsteps.idaho.gov explaining the many things students can do in October to start planning their future, from learning about financial aid and scholarships to attending a career and college event to taking a quiz that helps match their skills and interests with possible careers.

Last year, 47 percent of Idaho's graduating high school seniors used the Next Steps website to apply to college in Idaho.
 

ChildhoodNutritionSurvey Request from Twin Falls Chamber RE: Childhood Nutrition
The Twin Falls community was recently awarded a grant from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health that aims to transform our community by focusing on physical activity and healthy nutrition to address childhood obesity. A group of partners and stakeholders are working to identify challenges and opportunities in Twin Falls, and a part of that effort requires gathering data from parents and students. All of the information gathered through this survey will be used to inform the group on ways to improve access to healthy food and increase physical activity for our kids. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and the only requirement is that you are a resident of Twin Falls with a child in K-12 (public or private school). You can complete the survey at this link:


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

TRIOTRIO Community FAFSA Night

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

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

Laird Stone
CSI Board of Trustee
208.733.2721

MagicValleySymphonyMagic Valley Symphony 2019-2020 Season

Paula Sinclair
Magic Valley Symphony
paulabs@cableone.net

BoB Bites of Brilliance (BoB) Would Like You to Share Your Story
Do you have a story? Would you like to earn $200?
 
Everyone has a story to share -- something that you can offer to teach, entertain, or inspire the rest of us. We'd like to hear yours! You may be funny; you may be serious; you may be profound. We would like to hear what you have to say -- and we bet that others will, too.
 
The Twin Falls Rotary Clubs are presenting Bites of Brilliance! On November 6, 2019, we will gather our stories at the Stone House for an evening of appetizers, drinks, and talks.
 
What we need at the start are a couple of things: a brief completed application and a video recording of your proposed talk. These talks will be reviewed by our committee, and then several of the applicants will be invited to share their talks at Bites of Brilliance on November 6, at the Stone House. Each of the presenters will be given $200. If preferred, we will donate that amount on your behalf to the charity of your choice.
 
For the final event we will have a sound system, a projector, and an audience. The use of slides, images, or props is permitted (and encouraged).
 
We ask that talks be limited to 15 minutes or less. We will allow time after each talk for questions, and have scheduled time for mingling and informal interaction with the attendees as well. Your choice of topic is entirely up to you. We would love to hear about unique skills, talents, tales, viewpoints, and life experiences.
 
You do not need sophisticated video equipment in order to submit an application. After recording the talk on a camera or cellphone, you may:
  • Post it to YouTube, Facebook or other online source, and send us the link.
  • Send us a CD or flash drive containing the talk.
If you need help recording your talk, please contact us at the number below and we will lend a hand.
           
The deadline for applying is October 15, 2019. We will notify all of the presenters selected for Bites of Brilliance by October 22.
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Chris Scholes                                                  
208-539-4296                                               


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

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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