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Drop-In Fitness Classes at the Student Rec. Center

Celebrate Constitution Week September 16 - 20

DidYouKnowDid You Know...

Did you know that CSI had the equivalent of 4,001 full-time students in 2018-2019?  That's a slight increase from last year, which marked the first increase in FTE since 2010-2011. 

(Source:  PSR Annual Report)

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

RodeoScholarsCongratulations to Four CSI Rodeo Team Members
The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Scholar American recipients. The honor is bestowed on NIRA members that have earned points at a 2018-2019 NIRA sanctioned rodeo, been in college for more than one term, earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and have been nominated by their rodeo coach. The College of Southern Idaho recipients are as follows:

Congratulations! CSI is honored to have four of our CSI Rodeo Team Members from last year be named Scholar Americans in the NIRA! 

Steve Birnie
Head Rodeo Coach
sbirnie@csi.edu | 208.732.6620

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 request form .  

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

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

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

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

CIEWebinarCenter for Instructional Excellence Webinar 7 P.M. Wednesday 
In this WEBINAR we will explore a beginning-of-the-semester checklist you can use to make sure your Canvas course is ready for student access.

Dr. Janea Triplett-Newell and Izabella Bagdasarova

Topics we'll demonstrate:
* Importing Content into a Course
* Cross-listing
* Setting Up Account Notifications
* Simplifying Course Navigation
* Verifying Students in the People Link
* Publishing Course and Content

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 Izabella at (208) 732-6879. 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
Instructional Design Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6520

CitizenshipClassA New U.S. Citizenship Class Will Begin at the CSI Gooding Center on September 12
Cesar Perez
Gooding Center Director
cperez@csi.edu | 208.732.6465

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

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

HerrettForumHerrett Forum Series: Idaho War Horses to the South African War, 1899 - 1902

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

CommEd2019Community Education Classes 

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

Dates: September 17 - 5
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $90
Location: Fine Arts 119
Instructor: Steve Kaminski and Katie Neff

Dates: September 17 - November 5
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $90
Location: Fine Arts 137
Instructor: Steve Kaminski and Katie Neff

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

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

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

CSI Team Date Time Opponent Location
Volleyball 9/11 6 p.m. Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR
Rodeo  9/13 
TBA Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
Volleyball 9/13 1 p.m.  Central Wyoming College Henerson, NV
Volleyball 9/13 7 p.m. Parkland College Las Vegas, NV
Volleyball 9/14
8 a.m. Arizona Western College Las Vegas, NV
Volleyball 9/14 2 p.m. Seward County CC Las Vegas, NV
Softball 9/14 TBA Round Robin CSI Softball Field
Softball 9/15 TBA Round Robin CSI Softball Field

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

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.

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

SuicidePreventionWorld Suicide Prevention Day Celebration
Join CSI Counseling Services and the Outdoor Recreation Program in celebrating World Suicide Prevention Day north of the Taylor building from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. There will be activities, information about suicide prevention, a chance to win some great raffle prizes, and a dutch oven desert demonstration with samples for students to try. Come enjoy this celebration and help others have a better day!

Click here for more information about suicide prevention. 

Carol Vanhoozer
Counseling Services Coordinator
cvanhoozer@csi.edu  | 208.732.6260

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

HispanicHeritageMonthCelebrationHispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu  | 208.732.6312

ConstitutionDayCelebrate Constitution Week September 16 - 20

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

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

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

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

BambooBarbWireMagic Valley Premiere: Bamboo to Barbed Wire

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

AOTGreatestLoveArts on Tour: The Greatest Love of All

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

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

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

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

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

TraumaticBrainCollege of Southern Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Group

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

ActiveTransportationCSI Active Transportation Week

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

EarlyChildhoodConferenceCSI Early Childhood Education Fall Conference
Early Childhood Education Fall Conference

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

Conference Agenda 

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

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

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

ISBOEMilitaryCreditAwarding College Credit for Military Training

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2019

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

Awarding College Credit for Military Training

By Dr. Linda Clark, Idaho State Board of Education member

Rexburg resident Marjorie Price has had a varied career. She's worked in marketing, in higher education, and she is an Army veteran. "I served two years in active duty and six years in the reserves," Price said.

Now, she is spearheading a State Board of Education effort to see that military veterans are granted college credit for specialized training received while in the service. "It's been known for a long time that there is college-level training going on in the military but it wasn't very well understood that many general education topics are covered during military training as well," she said.

Price has spent the last several months, cataloging the general education course work covered in various forms of military training, creating a crosswalk that aligns those training elements with requirements for college-level general education in math, English, science, oral communication, arts and humanities and social sciences. "This crosswalk will help veterans identify whether they've already completed some of their math, science, English, etc. in the military, and apply that toward college credit needed to earn a degree," she said.

The "Gen Ed Crosswalk" covers over 1,000 military occupations and courses building on work done by the American Council on Education and used in other states to grant college credit to military veterans for their training. Using funds provided by Lumina Foundation, the State Board contracted with Price to develop the crosswalk for statewide use by all eight of Idaho's public institutions. "Anybody returning to Idaho or coming here after serving in the military will know how their training and education will count toward a post-secondary credential no matter where they want to attend college in our state," State Board Chief Academic Officer Randall Brumfield said.

The Gen Ed Crosswalk will be considered by the State Board later this year. If approved, it will be reviewed by faculty and implemented first at the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) in Idaho Falls. "This approach will assure academic requirements are met while recognizing the skills and knowledge a veteran may already have," CEI President Dr. Rick Aman said. "The result will be helping these prior military students to decrease their educational costs and shorten the time it takes to earn a degree."

Marjorie Price knows firsthand how important that is for a military veteran entering the next phase of their career after service to their country. "When I left the service, I attended a community college in California that allowed credit for prior learning," she said. "I was trained as a broadcast journalist in the military and the college gave me 30 credits toward my degree, an entire year's worth of college."

Price earned her associates degree, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree and two graduate degrees. She credits the jump-start given to her by that community college with having enough money and time to finish her baccalaureate. "A lot of working-aged adults who have served in the military avoid going back to college to get their degree because they think it will take so long," she said. "I got to accelerate completion of my own degree and that is a lesson I'll never forget."
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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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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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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

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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