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May 26, 2015
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In This Issue
50 Years Ago Today
Established in 1965

In May of 1965, a formal agreement between the Junior College District and the 411 School District was worked out in a meeting held in the Administrative offices of the 411 School District.

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
The Guest
Hosted by the CSI PACE Committee

The next GUEST sessions will be listed in next week's eNotes, Monday, June 1.
Did You Hear About Canvas
It's our new Learning Management System (LMS)

Updates about Canvas and how we will be implementing it on campus will be coming soon! 
Watch your e-mail and eNotes for the most recent updates. 
New Summer Schedule for the Planetarium 
Check out the new shows

To find more information about the Planetarium or the Herrett Center for Arts and Science and what they are up to this summer visit  The Herrett Center.
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

Campus is pretty quiet this week after the Memorial Day weekend. Make sure to check back next week.

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. 
PHYE 163 Fitness Assessment & Prescription
There are 5 days left to register

Do you have a student looking to become a personal trainer? Have them sign up for PHYE 163 C01A. This course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and competence to conduct fitness assessments and to design exercise programs for various populations. Students will gain practical experience related to healthy fitness management programs and will learn safety techniques and basic sports nutrition. This course will prepare the students to take a nationally recognized personal trainer exam. 


For more information contact Jaime Tigue at or 208-732-6479. 

CSI Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop
Now open to students

Art Show Opening Tonight
Visit the Herrett Center

Don't miss the new art exhibit in the Jean B. King Gallery at the Herrett Center: "Ninety Three at Eight"
by Jessica Larsen. This exhibit opens tonight with a reception at 7:00 pm


From the artist: Ninety Three at Eight is in a sense a road map of my youth. This is a series of works that represent a period of time in my childhood, where weekends and holidays were spent driving the stretch of road between my two homes and families. Highway 93 became a place where my adolescent mind beset itself the hurts and delights of each week, while staring out the window at the landscape that passed me by. The scenery and my distant sentiments have merged into a singular concept that has evolved into this current series of works. 


These objects embody my nostalgic response to the landscape, as well as colors, textures and everyday objects. I am recreating my perceptions of my past by deconstructing the imagery and symbolism of these nostalgic triggers and piecing them together into solid tangible pieces. Mixed media lends itself well to this idea of making an abstract visual narrative. I construct and design the pieces as a whole because I believe the frame is not only a way to display my work but also an integral part of the narrative.


Examples of Jessica's Work:



PTE Trainings and Certifications
Spread the word to your students
Forklift Operator Training and Certification- June 3rd 8 am-11 am- Cost $120 per student- The Forklift General Knowledge and Safety course is offered by an IVES certified trainer. This course covers instruction in counterbalance, narrow aisle, and power pallet trucks. During this 4 hour course, students will receive both classroom and practical hands on instruction that involves the application of principles and operation of forklifts. Successful completion will result in students receiving an IVES Training Certification. Space is limited! Call CSI Workforce Development at 732-6310 to register.

OSHA 30 Hour- General Industry Training and Certification- May 26th-29th 8am- 5pm- Cost $240 per student- The OSHA 30-hour General Industry Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry. Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues. Industries include, but not limited to healthcare, manufacturing, warehouse distribution and retail. Successful completion will result in OSHA 30 Hr General Industry Certification. Space is limited! Call CSI Workforce Development at 732-6310 to register.

Industrial Maintenance Training begins June 15, 2015. This one year Industrial Maintenance Program leads to the certification for which satisfies the entry requirements for many jobs in all types of processing, manufacturing and mining industries. Program includes blueprint reading, problem-solving, rigging, vibration analysis, installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, basic welding, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mechanical drives, OSHA safety and CPR, industrial tools and equipment, electronics, repair and fabrication, shaft alignment, and preventive maintenance. Cost is $1,000 per session - 3 sessions- SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Space is limited. For information contact the CSI Workforce Development Office, at 732-6310 or email
Opportunity To Buy Plants
See what we have left

You have an opportunity to buy plants from our greenhouse! S omeone should be there from 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Thursday over the summer. Take a stroll and check out the great deals on our limited selection.  A few of the things we have left include  regal and zonal geranium, alyssum, lots of succulents, cacti, dish gardens, begonias, coleus, ferns, English ivy and Ficus trees.

Outdoor Recreation Summer Activities

Check them out



Event: Harriman Trail Mountain Bike Trip
Date: Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Time: 8am-5pm
Cost: $20 full-time students,  $25 part-time students / CSI Staff & Fac,  $35 Community Members


Join us on a day trip to Hailey, Idaho, to mountain bike the famous Harriman Trail! We'll split into two groups based on experience and why type of trail day you want to take, stopping halfway through to eat some lunch! All gear and transportation provided! For more information click here


Event: Float the Payette with the CSI ORC
Date: June 26-27th, 2015
Time: Leave at 4:00 pm Friday and return by 8 pm Saturday 
Cost: $50 full-time Students,  $55 part-time Students,  $70 CSI Staff/Faculty,  $85 Community Members


Join the ORC on an overnight adventure to the Payette River! We'll spend the night Friday camping near the put-in spot on the river, swapping stories and enjoying a delicious homemade Dutch Oven Meal, and spend most of Saturday on the river, doing two runs and enjoying the sun, water, and surrounding sights! All gear plus two meals and transportation included! For more information click here.


Event: 'SUP Chicks 
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 5:15pm -7:00pm
Cost: $10 csi students * $15 csi staff/fac * $20 community 
Grab your sisters, girlfriends, moms & daughters, and join us on this Women's Only SUP adventure! Paddling, Yoga, sun all in one! (Well, 2 out of 3 we can guarantee!) All gear provided! For more information click here.



Event: Sunset Paddle 

Date: June 10th * July 15
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $5 for full-time CSI, $10 for part-time Students/CSI Staff & Faculty, $15 for community members


Want to spend the evening watching the sun set over the water? Join us as we explore along the Snake River and watch the sunset over the canyon! All gear included! For more information click here.


Event: Hike & Yoga
Date: July 11th , 2015
Time: 8:30am-12pm
Cost: $10 CSI students, $15 Staff / Faculty, $20 community members

Spend the morning getting your zen on with the CSI ORC! We'll hike with our mats to a destination along the way, then spend an hour doing sun salutations and morning stretches. We'll finish the loop and head back to our cars after our yoga session. All gear + transportation included! For more information click here


If you have any questions about any of these events, 

please contact Christa Gessaman at or 208-732-6697.