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April 13, 2015
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In This Issue
50 Years Ago Today
Established in 1965

These articles are from May 8, 1969. Boy how the world has changed! 

We will be posting weekly updates in eNotes for the remaining fun facts, events, and things going on for our 50th Anniversary! If you have a fun fact, picture, or 50th Anniversary idea we'd love to hear it! Please send any information to 
Exciting News 
From the Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center is now offering year-round child care services. Yes, this means we will be offering summer child care to students, staff, and faculty. We need your help to spread the word. Please let students know about child care services available on campus.  Enrollment for summer child care is now open.
The Early Learning Center is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children six months through five years of age. The center provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development.  Within the program's daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, explore, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences.

To learn more about the program visit: 
ISU Advising Appointments Available
Limited number of openings.

 Advising appointments are available on Tuesday April 14th with the OLP staff in Hepworth 144.  Please call the local ISU office at 736-2101 to schedule a time. There are a limited number of openings.
Summer and Fall Registration
Incentives for registering early.

  • The last day to withdraw from regular Spring courses is Friday, April 17 at 5:00 pm
  • Registration for Summer and Fall semester begins Monday, April 20 at 8:00 am
Make sure to remind your students to register for classes early in order to ensure they get the courses they need and the schedule they want.

* New this year...By registering early, degree-seeking students will be entered into a drawing for one of 8 prizes:
Student Senate
Do you know a great candidate?

If you know a student that would be a great candidate for student senate make sure they apply for a position! They will be able to strengthen their leadership skills, build their resume, earn a scholarship, and make a difference by participating!  The application deadline is  May 1 st , at 5:00 pm.    This is their opportunity to earn a  $1,000  per semester scholarship while contributing to the growth and atmosphere of the college. They can apply at the following links for the two open positions:

Geology Interpretive Displays
on the Canyon rim Trail

Check out the new geology interpretive displays on the Canyon Rim Trail behind Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center. Three large panels highlight the canyon's geologic history. Two panels focus on the volcanic history of the area and the Bonneville Flood.  The third, interactive panel elucidates key geologic features that can be observed.   The displays were written and designed by Shawn Willsey, CSI Geology Professor, with graphics assistance from CSI students, and funded by Canyon Crest and the City of Twin Falls.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, April 17 at 4:00 pm. 
Brown Bag
This week's schedule.

Wednesday, April 15. Noon. Hepworth 176
Topic: " What is Leadership?" Read/Watch this in preparation (or bring some other idea on this topic).

Thursday, April 16, 11:30-1:00. Canyon 123.
Topic: " Canvas Workshop ."

Friday, April 17, 8:00 am - 9:00 am. TAB, TLC
Topic: " Open Forum."
Active Transportation Week
Burn Calories, Save Money

Gear up for Earth Week activities April 20-24. All week will be Active Transportation Week. Ride your bike, walk, run, long board or car pool to work. Burn calories, save money. Each day put your name in for a raffle and receive a get you going treat at the bus turn around at the main entrance from 7:45 AM until noon. CSI'S 5 th  Annual Sustainability Fair will take place on Earth Day April 22 in the SUB from 10 AM-1 PM. Confirmed participants are Clif Bar, City of Twin Falls, BLM, Gem State Paper, University of Idaho Extension, Cycle Therapy, 4 Roots Juice Bar, Hilex Poly, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Wills Toyota, CH2MHill, Organizing for Action, Environmental Technology Program, Twin Falls Parks and Rec, and Epic Ride and Cyle. Come have fun, learn, win a prize, and listen to music. Also on April 22 at 7 PM in the Rec. Center aerobics room, come watch the movie "A Fierce Green Fire - A Battle for a Living Planet," a history of conservation and environmental heroes. Please join in for all these events.

Want to Support Local 4H Kids?
Here is your chance

This year the Westender's 4H club is selling 12 inch hanging flower baskets to raise money for the fair.  There are 4 baskets to choose from just in time for Mother's day!!  Each basket is $28.  The funds go towards the club dues, books and supplies needed for projects and the fair.  Please contact Beth Hewes for pictures of the baskets and more information!

Beth Hewes

Director of Forensics

Associate Professor of Communication

College of Southern Idaho


Regional Accreditation Events
Our big visit is next week!

As you know, our big accreditation visit is coming up next week!  The team will be here Monday-Wednesday, April 20-22 and we need to let the campus know about these specific events:
? Staff are encouraged to attend an open meeting with the NWCCU accreditation team Monday,       
           April 20, from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm in Taylor 276-277.  This meeting is exclusively for staff.
? Faculty are encouraged to attend an open meeting with the NWCCU accreditation team Tuesday, 
           April 21, from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm in Taylor 276-277.  This meeting is exclusively for faculty.
? Students are encouraged to attend an open meeting with the NWCCU accreditation team            
           Tuesday  April 21, from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm in Taylor 276-277. Exclusively for students.
? Everyone is invited to attend the NWCCU accreditation team exit meeting at 11:00 am, 
           Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 am in Taylor 276-277.  The team's initial commendations and 
            recommendations will be revealed at this meeting.

Do you still have questions about Accreditation? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:

What is regional accreditation?

  • CSI is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Regional accreditation covers the entire college, rather than specific areas or programs.  It allows students to transfer their CSI credits to other regionally accredited institutions and allows CSI to award Federal financial aid, among many other things.  You can find out more about NWCCU and regional accreditation at

How often do these visits happen?

  • Accreditation is an ongoing process that follows a seven year cycle.  The college provides reports to NWCCU throughout the cycle, and typically hosts teams at the mid-point of the cycle and at the end of the cycle.   This visit marks the end of our current seven year cycle.

Who are the members of the team?

  • Regional accreditors are faculty, staff, and administrators from other community colleges in our region who volunteer to participate in this valuable peer-evaluation process.

Will I have an opportunity to visit with the team?

  • Yes!  There will be three "open meetings" where you can drop in to visit with the team.  One meeting will be for students, one for faculty, and one for staff.  The times and locations of these meetings will be published soon and we encourage you to attend!

Will I be asked to meet one-on-one with an evaluator?

  • Possibly. Each evaluator is responsible for setting up his or her own meetings and determining who to visit with. But there are lots of us and only a few of them, and they are only here for a few days. So don't feel bad if they don't get to you!

If I am interviewed, what do I say?

  • Just answer their questions as best you can.  This is our chance to tell the story of CSI.  There are no wrong answers!

How can I access the report to read it?

Some Good News for Two Students
HOSA Scholarships

For the first time since inception Idaho HOSA offered five (5) $500.00 scholarships at the State Leadership Conference held this past week in Boise. Two of those scholarships went to our own members Tanisha Barlett (practical nursing student) and Hailie Davis (medical assisting student). Scholarships may be used to attend the national conference held in Anaheim, California or toward their education. Congratulations Tanisha & Hailie.
CSI Weekly Events-Check Facebook
What's happening on campus this week.

See all event details on the "Events" tab of our College of southern Idaho Facebook page. Not sure how to get there? No's three easy steps:

1. Log into Facebook
2. Search "College of Southern Idaho"
3. Click on the "Events" tab right under our cover picture

 Monday, April 13, Ronnie Jordan Show, Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 pm
 Tuesday, April 14, Taco Tuesday, SUB, 11 am - 1 pm
 Tuesday, April 14, Secrets of the City, CSI North Side Center, 7 pm
 Wednesday, April 15, Where Have all the Silos Gone?, Herrett Center Rick Allen Room, 7:30 pm
  Thursday, April 16, April in Paris...Featuring French Wines, Thousand Springs Winery, 6 pm
 Thursday, April 16, Moon in a Mason Jar, Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 pm
 Thursday, April 16, Jesus Christ Superstar, Orpheum Theatre, 7:30 pm
 Friday, April 17, Elevate 2015 Women's Business & Career Conference, Canyon Crest, 8 am
 Friday, April 17, Date Night, CSI Child Care Center, 5:30 pm
 Saturday, April 18, The Great Diaper Change, SUB, 9 am
 Saturday, April 18, Vet Tech Dog Wash, A Pet's Place, 9 am
 Sunday, April 19, Golf Skills: Pitch, Chip, & Putt, Gooding Golf Course, 6 pm

If you have any questions about any of these events, or would like to include your event in this listing please e-mail with a description, picture, flyer, or any other supporting information. 
CSI Theatre Camp
Sign your child up now! 

The College of Southern Idaho is now taking registrations for CSI Theatre Camp (ages 10 - 18), which takes place July 6 - 10, and CSI Junior Theatre Camp (ages 6 - 9), which runs June 29 - July 1. Both camps will take place in the state-of-the art CSI Fine Arts Theatre. 


We would love to have you join us if you have been in theatre for years or just want to learn what it's all about and have a little bit of fun!  The camp will consist of age-appropriate breakaway classes such as stage makeup, set construction, stage lighting, stage combat, acting, audition preparation, musical theatre and more! On the last day of camp, students will showcase their work by putting on a play for friends and family.  There will also be more advanced classes for those students who have taken the camp before and want to build on what they learned!


Early Bird Registration (postmarked by June 15) is $150. Registration after June 15 is $180. Registration deadline is July 1. Students will need to bring a lunch with them or lunches will be available for purchase for the camp rate of $39.00 for the week. There will be a pizza party for the students the last afternoon of camp before the final production, which will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 10 in the CSI Fine Arts Theatre. The camp will run from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 6 - 10 in the CSI Fine Arts Center. 


CSI Junior Theater Camp, a three-day afternoon camp, a companion to the regular CSI Theatre Camp, is designed to introduce younger students (ages 6 through 9) to the world of theatre.  No experience required!  Junior campers will get a behind the scenes tour of the CSI Fine Arts Center and learn the basics of what goes into a play -who does what, stage direction, how to express your emotions through performing, face painting, stage voice and movement, fun with costumes, as well as preparing a short performance for moms and dads. Cost of the camp is $60.  The camp will run from 1 - 5 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, June 29 - July 1.  There will be short production of sorts to show off what the kids have learned for parents and friends the last day of camp from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theatre. 


Camp Directors Jud and Tamara Harmon are co-owners of Random Acts of Theatre, one of the Magic Valley's most reputed theatre companies. Together, they have been acting, directing, producing, and tech designing for local productions for over 23 years. In addition to their work on and off the stage with Random Acts of Theatre and the CSI Theatre Department, Tamara and Jud have had the privilege of sharing their love of theatre and talent with local students in area schools, JUMP Company, and the Community Education Center. 


Students can obtain a registration form and more information at the CSI Fine Arts Center, by going online to, or by calling 732-6288, or by emailing
Surgical Open House
Do you have students interested in Surge Tech?

Send all interested students and parents to the Surgical Open House in the CSI HSHS building on April 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Interested students can enter to win a 3-credit scholarship!  


Renewable Energy Club Golf Scramble
Sign your team up now! 

Metales M5 Mexican Brass Band
Arts on Tour

Metales M5 Mexican Brass Band, Arts on Tour's final touring performing artists of the 2014-2015 Season, will take the stage on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Southern Idaho's Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students high school and under. 

Get ready for a lot of brass, a lot of music, and a lot of fun!   Metales M5 is Mexico's leading brass quintet. This quintet breaks the barriers of musical genre as they take the blues to the opera and Bach to the roads of Michoacan: fresh, funny, extraordinary.  Since its founding in 2005 in Morelia, the capital of Michoac?n in the Central Highlands between Guadalajara and Mexico City, the five gentlemen have been playing a wide variety of music without regard to genre:  Baroque and contemporary music, opera and blues, pop, movie soundtracks and folk music from Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries.  Combining their skills at fine classical chamber music, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, and their inimitable Latin American charm, M5 concerts are unique musical-theatrical concert experiences. or

The Arts on Tour 2015-2016 Season will be announced in July. Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, online at, or by calling 732-6288. For more information on this or other Arts on Tour programs, including season subscription and mini subscription information, call 732-6288.

S.O.A.R Sessions
Student Orientation Advising and Registration

Please remember as you are advising new students to encourage them to RSVP for a SOAR session. They can do this by visiting 

NEW: Updated Health Screening Location for St. Luke's Day
Call St. Luke's to schedule your appointment

Call St. Luke's to scheduled your appointment   (required for all screenings at all locations) at 208-381-9000.
Or, use an online scheduling tool. Go to:
Download instructions for scheduling online.
Screening dates on the CSI main campus

7 - 9 a.m. on each CSI date below
, fast at least 2 hours, 8 is best
Thursday, April 16, GRM 234
Thursday, April 23, TAB/SUB 247

Friday, April 24, HEP 150

Tuesday, April 28, HSHS 139
3 - 5 p.m. at Head Start offices
Monday, April 13, Twin Falls
Monday, April 20, Burley & 12 - 1 p.m. at Mini-Cassia Center

Monday, April 27, Wendell
Also available, St. Luke's, Twin Falls screenings: 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15
St. Luke's Wellness Office
496 Shoup Ave., Suite A, Twin Falls (NOT Poleline as stated earlier)

I have seen my physician in the last 6 months, since Nov. 1:
Doctor verification form for physician to complete
NewThe HEALTH ASSESSMENT is now available:
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
Healthy Recipe: What to do with Hard Boiled Easter Eggs
From the Idaho State Health Matters newsletter

Deviled Eggs
Need to use those hard-boiled Easter Eggs? How about a healthier version of this old favorite?

  • 12 hardboiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 TBS fresh chives, minced; or scallion greens
  • 1 TBS sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • paprika, for garnish 
1. Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining yolk halves). Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth. 
2. Spoon about 2 tsp yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired. 

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 34
Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Mono Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 71mg
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sodium: 85mg

Recipe from  EatingWell and WebMD.
My best,
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator