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May 4, 2015
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50 Years Ago Today
Established in 1965

Make sure to mark your calendars! The 50-year Planning Committee's Community Event sub-committee has set 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 as the date for the big community party on campus. More details coming soon.

CSI's first graduation on the CSI campus. 

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 for you to send it in! Please send any information to 
ORC Rental Shop Grand Opening
Something new on campus


Join us Friday, May 8th, from 11am-1pm for our Grand Opening of our NEW Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop! We'll have music, demos, competitions for ORC swag and FREE FOOD! All CSI Students will be able to rent and reserve our top of the line outdoor recreation gear just in time for summer! Our brand new location is in the Student Rec Center next to the east entrance! Contact Christa at 732-6697 for more details, or check out our Facebook page events!

Deadline for Grades
Plus some changes

As we near the end of the Spring 2015 term the Office of the Registrar wanted to remind you of the upcoming deadline for grades as well as let you know about some changes.

For the Spring 2015 semester grades are due on Tuesday, May 19 at 12:00 pm.

A. To submit grades:

1. Log in to MyCSI with your network user name and password
2. Select the 'Faculty' tab at the top of the page
3. In the Faculty Course Control portlet, which lists all of your courses, use the drop down menu next to the course name to select grade entry.
4. Select a final grade for each student on your grade list.
5. Click Save at the bottom of the page when you are done. The most common error is forgetting to Click Save!


*Remember that grades of 'F' require entry of the last date of attendance. You will not be able to submit your grades if you have entered a grade of 'F' but the date is missing.


Late grade submission may result in financial aid funds being withheld from worthy students, delayed registration for continuing students, and delayed awarding of degrees.

B. Grade Changes: You cannot make grades changes in MyCSI. Grade changes must be done through the Office of the Registrar. Please complete the attached form and send it Attention: Michele McFarlane.

C. To submit an Incomplete grade: Submit a copy of the signed Incomplete Grade Contract (attached) to the Office of the Registrar. We will then assign the grade in Jenzabar.

D. Student Attendance: At the last Instructional Council meeting how to address student attendance was addressed. That group decided, based on the attendance provision in the catalog (pg. 29 of the 2014-15 catalog) that states "When the number of class hours absent exceeds twice the number of course credits, the instructor has the authority to fail the student in the course" the following procedure is an option to faculty.

1. Once the Withdraw period has elapsed, if a student has missed at least twice as many hours as credits and it would not be possible for the student to pass the course, the instructor may issue an "F" grade at that time and enter a last date of attendance is their true last day.
2. The instructor would then not allow the student to take the final exam since the grade has already been issued.
3. If you elect not to issue an "F" at this time and the student does attend the final exam I believe her last date of attendance would be the day of the final

E. Drop for No Show Correction: If you discover you have someone on your course roster who should have been dropped for No Show at the beginning of the course, please complete the attached "Drop for No Show Correction" form and take it to your department chair. They will sign and send it on to the Office of the Registrar.

F. NC Grades: If you teach one of the few courses that has authorization to issue "NC" grades, please complete the attached form and send it to the Office of the Registrar.

As always, if you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact myself or someone in the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

The Guest
Hosted by the CSI PACE Committee

By the end of the week, 60 Faculty, Staff, and Admin from all over campus will have attended "the Guest". The feedback has been outstanding! Here are the sessions for this week:
Tuesday, May 5     9:00-11:00
Tuesday, May 5     2:00-4:00
Thursday, May 7    9:00-11:00
Friday, May 8         2:00-4:00
Sign up by contacting Charmaine at the Information Office ext. 6261
Mother's Day Sale
At the Herrett Center Gift Shop

Come shop the MOTHER'S DAY SALE at the Herrett Center Gift Shop, going now through Saturday, May 9th.  20% off items over $5.00 (excluding Meade products). We have just received a new shipment of jewelry! Find the perfect gift from our selection of jewelry, Bill & Sheryl West pottery, Kenyan soapstone, decorative rocks and books.  Our hours are:  Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 am until 4:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am until 9:00 pm, and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Make our store the place to stop for great Mother's Day gift ideas! 

Relay for Life Breakfast
CSI Team Fundraiser

Retirement Planning
With the CSI Foundation

What will your retirement look like? How much do you need to put away to have the kind of retirement you're dreaming of?

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm the CSI Foundation is hosting a Retirement Planning event at the Herrett Center on campus. This event is open to everyone and is absolutely free. For an hour and a half of your time you can get a comprehensive overview of how to maximize your social security benefits, make investments work in your favor, and great information on the tax and legal implications. Whether you are just starting out in your career, working the last few years before retirement or somewhere in between there is useful information for everyone. Light refreshments will be served. Call or email Tamara to reserve your spot. 208-732-6249 or

50-Year Photo
A high resolution copy

Thank you again to everyone who came out and participated in the 50-year photo. With all of your cooperation we were able to get some great shots. The photo we emailed everyone last week is low-resolution, which enables it to go to everyone without shutting down the server. When you try to enlarge that picture, the faces pixilate. Most of our other uses for this picture will use the high-resolution version in which everyone's face is visible. We have put both high and low-resolution copies of the photo on our website for your use. Please use the low-resolution picture as much as possible and only download the high-resolution when needed. 


Low resolution (1.5 MB; 1200x800): 

High resolution (23 MB; 5472x3648):  




Congratulations RoseAnna and Megan
2015 Awards

At the annual Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, several awards were given and the College of Southern Idaho was in the spotlight. RoseAnna Holliday was fortunate enough to receive the 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award.  "It was truly an honor to accept this award from a profession that has helped me grow as an individual and as a nutrition professional."  

In addition, to the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, Megan Williams - an adjunct instructor - also received an award - the Emerging Dietetic Leader.

Click this link award presentation for more information on both awards

Brown Bag
This week's schedule.


Last week for Brown Bag events. Please come even if you never have. Check us out.

Wednesday, May 6, Noon, Hepworth 176.
Special Guest, Kate Woods will lead us in a discussion on grief. We are having an end-of-year potluck. Feel free to join us.

Thursday, May 7, 11:30-1:00. Canyon 123.
Canvas Workshop. Come and learn with us on building a class in canvas.(I just learned how to copy over my syllabus quiz!) We are having fun laughing and bumbling as we learn something new.

Friday, May 8, 8:00-8:50 am. TAB, TLC.
Let's see who can bring the yummiest breakfast or build the yummiest omelette. Or just bring your coffee/tea and join us in lively discussions. We never know where our discussions are going to take us, and we leave feeling energized, believe it or not, despite the early hour.
The Ballots are Open
It's time for new PACE Executives


It is time to vote for new PACE Executive Committee members!
Please use the link below to access the ballot. Please select 2 nominees
from the Classified list and 1 from the Professional list.

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

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. 
Etiquette Rules for the Smartphone Era
And handwritten vs. digital

By Lauren Fisher for Bazaar

(Because good manners and courtesy are always in fashion and make life a lot nicer.)

A Quick Guide to Smartphone Etiquette:

In general...
When you are out socially, it is fine to have the ringer on a vibrate function at a reasonable (low) volume if you have a sitter at the house or if your work or personal life calls for you to be available while you are at other commitments. However, others should not be subject to any aspect of your smartphone, including conversations live or typed out. Put it away. If you must take a call or return a text, excuse yourself, take care of business, and return promptly.

At dinner...
Don't leave your phone out on the table at dinner.

At a party...
Don't carry your phone around in your hand like something better could happen at any moment.

In an audience...
Turn your phone to silent. Dim your screen. Answer only in an emergency. Never use the phone from your seat.

On the plane...
Your conversations, ring tones and other smartphone addictions should never disrupt someone else. Be aware that your voice, device volume, and the light from your screen are a potential annoyance to the people around you, and keep them to a very low intensity or off completely.

For words to the wise about when to write a note by hand find this article online>> 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
Celebrate Screen-Free Week!
Unplug from digital entertainment


On May 4-10, children, families, and communities around the world will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends. 

*work and school assignments not included

Here's what you can do with your family in support of the program: 
* Get your family on board 
* Plan activities 
* Ask friends to go screen-free with you 
* Help your family get ready-don't forget to sign a pledge card 
* Screen-Free Week is here-celebrate! Keep track of all your fun on the activity log 
* When the week's done, congratulate yourself and your family-remember the certificates of achievement 

* Make it last by building more screen-free time into your family's life even after the week is over

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist 

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator