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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that CSI has 4,693 dual credit students this spring? That's the most ever in a single semester.
(Source: Source: CSI Institutional Effectiveness)

"Did You Know?" brought to you by the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
 
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

ELCFundraiserHelp the Early Learning Center Raise Funds
CSI Early Learning Center Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser to support the Early Learning Center at the College of Southern Idaho.

Here's how to help: Just come in to the Chipotle at 687 Blue Lakes Blvd. North in Twin Falls on Tuesday, April 3rd, anytime between 4 PM till 8 PM.


YOU MUST TELL THE CASHIER YOU ARE HERE 
FOR THE FUNDRAISER BEFORE PAYING!

That's it! By doing so, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to CSI Early Learning Center! Thanks Chipotle!

For more information about this fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Patterson, Learning Center & Lab School Coordinator, CSI Early Learning Center at 208-732-6645 or jpatterson@csi.edu .

MeyerhoefferRemodelGive Your Remodel Feedback For Meyerhoeffer 202
We have had an incredible response from faculty and students, so we are extending the hours of our previous invite for Meyerhoeffer 202 feedback. We'll run two sessions: 12-1 pm and 1-2 pm. Stop by for a session or for a few minutes.


John Hughes
Instructional Dean, Student Success
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549
FirstFridayFirst Friday Forum Spring Semester Schedule
President Fox and the CSI Administrative Team invite you to attend the spring 2018 semester First Friday Forums. The forums are scheduled to last one hour. The first half-hour will be dedicated to current campus updates from the administrative team and the second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions from faculty and staff. We encourage you to submit your questions prior to each event to give the administrative team time to prepare informed answers. Please send your questions to Kathy Deahl at kdeahl@csi.edu.

Here is the First Friday Forum schedule for the rest of the spring 2018 semester:

Date Time Location
April 6, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Evergreen C74
May 4, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HSHS 151

Please submit your questions for the April 6, First Friday Forum by Tuesday, April 3. 

Kathy Deahl
Executive Administrative Assistant
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

AccreditationMid-Cycle Peer Evaluation Visit
The College of Southern Idaho will be hosting an evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities April 9-10, 2018, as part of a Mid-Cycle Peer-Evaluation. In preparation for that visit, the college was asked to prepare two self-study reports:
 
  • The first report is a Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation. This report examines institutional assessment practices at the both the macro and micro levels, particularly in conjunction with the assessment of student learning.
  • The second report is an Ad-Hoc Report which responds to a recommendation the college received at the conclusion of our last seven year evaluation cycle. That recommendation is tied to assessment of student learning at the program level.
 
Both reports have been submitted to NWCCU and to the evaluators. The reports are available here:   https://quondam.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/accreditation/ (See the spring 2018 reports after you scroll down a bit).
 
Thanks to everyone who had a hand in the creation of the reports. More importantly, thanks to all of you for the work you do every day to bring life to the activities describe in the reports and for the positive impact that work has on our students and our community.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be sharing more information about the actual visit as it get closer.

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

PhotosNew Employee Pictures
Greetings New CSI Employees,

I'm addressing employees that I know of who have joined us here at CSI within the last few months to invite you to have your directory photo taken, free, at one of the upcoming sessions I hold in the Canyon building. Here are the next two opportunities:

9 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10
9 - 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26

Both of these sessions will be in the Canyon building's old television studio. You're welcome to drop in without an appointment. I'll have everything set up for walk-ins and it takes only a few minutes. I'll send you your photo and it will be added to the CSI website.

A note to the fiscal agencies: I gladly take photos of your employees, too, so please send any of your employees who would like a portrait. 

Hope to meet you all soon. Please note that I will do once-a-month staff photos May through August and those will be held at various outdoor locations, to be announced later.

Thanks everyone!

Doug Maughan
Campus Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu208.732.6262
 
AAWCCWear RED on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for Equal Pay Day 
Wear RED on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay!

The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday,   April 10, 2018. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.

Since Census statistics showing the latest wage figures will not be available until late August or September, NCPE leadership decided years ago to select a Tuesday in April as Equal Pay Day. (Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.) The date also is selected to avoid religious holidays and other significant events.

Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color. (provided by www.pay-equity.org)

The CSI Chapter of AAWCC will be giving out doughnuts (and partial doughnuts) as well as providing more information on the current state of the pay gap between men and women both nationally and locally . Come see us between 11 a.m. and    1 p.m. on April 10, 2018 in the SUB.

Questions can be sent to aawcc@csi.edu.

American Association for Women in Community Colleges 
Executive Committee 

WellnessEventsSUPER FUN Wellness/HR Events Coming in April
Dr. Thad Scholes skin cancer screenings for the whole fam!

11:30 - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10
HR Office, Rm 211B

Do you or a family member have a concern about a freckle, mole, spot or other skin issue for the good doctor? Please feel free to DROP IN without appointment for a FREE check!

We thank Dr. Scholes for donating his time and talent for this wonderful service each spring. See you on the 10th!

Choose one of two sessions for spring crafting event to paint rocks

12 - 1 p.m. (or as long as you wish)
Tuesday, April 24 -or- Wednesday, April 25
HR TAB 210 Conference Room
Google doc registration to come
Light treats served

Diane Gause and Ansina Durham will lead up in a fun activity to create colorful designs on rocks. All materials provided. Watch for a message containing a link to a Google doc to sign up for one of our two sessions. Tell a coworker, bring a spouse!



Continuing in April/May: Emotional 1st Aid Presentations

Various Times & Locations

Presenters Carol Vanhoozer, Kate Woods and John Brannen continue to offer this important mental health training both on campus and at office campus locations by appointment. Help your employees to recognize and respond appropriately to such issues as depression, mood disorders, trauma, psychosis, substance abuse, autism spectrum and other conditions. Suggestions and resources will be offered.

Contact Judy Heatwole by email (jheatwole@csi.edu) or telephone (208-732-6269) to join or schedule a session for your group or department.

HR TAB 210 Conference Room Now Open for Employee Meetings

Privacy blinds have arrived and all the presentation equipment is installed and working perfectly. Schedule your meeting for a one-time or ongoing event for up to 10 people using your Outlook meeting calendar.

To schedule the Conference Room, select your meeting day and time. Then click on Invite Attendees to open the Rooms tab beside the Location. Now find "HR TAB 210" in the Rooms drop-down tab and double click to select it. Only by choosing this from the Rooms tab will your reservation appear online. You will receive a confirmation by email that the room is available and booked for you when you save your meeting.

Bottled and hot water are always available. Contact Judy with any questions.

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

WeightLossImportant Info About April Weigh-Ins
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

KindergartenEnrollment is Open for the CSI Kindergarten Lab

Enrollment is open for the CSI Kindergarten Lab

The College of Southern Idaho Kindergarten Lab is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children 5-6 years of age. Teaching practices include: inquiry/project based learning, development of executive function skills, and the development of problem-solving skills. The content of the curriculum covers Literacy, Math, Science, Engineering, Technology, Creative Arts, Social development, and Physical development. We teach with the belief that learning is inherently interesting to children, and that they are naturally curious. We work to strengthen a love of learning. With teacher support and guidance children will develop projects to guide their learning. They will do in-depth study in a project which includes a goal they are working toward. This approach gives children a purpose in learning and is very motivating. The skills and knowledge they learn are then readily applied to multiple settings. The curriculum meets Common Core Standards.

Why CSI Kindergarten Lab?
  • The curriculum includes literacy, math, science, engineering, technology, creative arts, social development, and physical development.
  • We are an inquiry/project-based school. We take on units of study based on student interest and complete projects to show what we have learned.
  • We have a low student to teacher ratio, which means children receive daily individualized instruction.
  • We follow best practices in Early Childhood Education. As part of the College of Southern Idaho, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the latest research in our field and implementing best practices in the classroom.
  • The curriculum meets the Common Core Standards for kindergarten.
  • We believe in fostering a love for learning in children and assisting them in developing their natural curiosity and desire to learn.
  • The CSI Kindergarten Lab is a full-day or half-day program. It works as a stand-alone program or as enrichment to other kindergarten programs.
Jennifer Patterson 
ECE Child Care Labs Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208.732.6645

FoodProcessingFood Northwest Offers Food Processing Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 - 2019 School Year

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Education & Research Institute will award 10 scholarships at $1,000 each for students attending accredited colleges, universities, community colleges, trade or technical schools in Idaho, Oregon or Washington.

Eligibility

Open to all Food Northwest food processor members' full-time or full-time seasonal employees and their families.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student entering or attending a 4-year accredited college or university, or a student entering or attending a 2-year accredited community college, accredited trade school or technical school.

Applicants must be focusing on an academic discipline and career plan that supports the food processing industry. Examples include, but are not limited to agricultural sciences, food science and technology, nutrition and dietary science, production, operations management, engineering, horticulture, agriculture and resources economics, business management, accounting, environmental sciences, industrial systems, operator, process technician, control technician, electrician, electronic technician, maintenance, mechanic, refrigeration, sanitation

How to Apply

Submit a completed and signed scholarship application by May 31, 2018, including the following:
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited institution. Visit the Registrar's office for this form. Some schools may have web-based verification that can be printed.
  • Official transcript obtained from your college or school. High school seniors submit an official high school transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation signed within last 12 months by a non-family member.
Submit application materials to michaelaa@foodnw.org. You can also e-mail this address with any questions you might have.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

The Board of Directors of the Northwest Food Processors Education and Research Institute will select the scholarship recipients based on the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated direction and commitment to a career in the food processing industry, e.g., internship or work experience in food processing or related fields (35%)
  • Leadership and involvement in related extra-curricular activities and programs (25%)
  • Grade point average. Minimum 2.5 GPA (20%)
  • Financial need 20%
Selection Process

1. Education & Research Institute (ERI) staff will review the applications and score each applicant against the objective selection criteria.
2. The ERI Scholarship Task Force will meet with staff and review, discuss and select candidates to recommend to the ERI Board for scholarship awards.
3. The ERI Board will make a final decision on scholarship awards. Applicants will be notified of their status by July 31, 2018.

Michaela Adams
Food Northwest
michaelaa@foodnw.org | 1.360.600.5898


RetentionSpring 2018 BLOG - Strategies to Retain and Engage Students
Spring 2018 BLOG - Strategies to Retain and Engage Students

p.s. You might need to sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.


Janea Triplett-Newell

Instructional Designer
jnewell@csi.edu | 208.732.6324

StudentSenateCongratulations to Our New Sophomore Senators
Congratulations to the students who were voted in as the 2018-2019 Sophomore Senators! 

Executives
Carolina Zamudio - ASCSI President
Ethan Espinoza - ASCSI Vice President

Sophomore Senators
Samantha Winslow
Ryan Treanor
Davia Gutierrez
Jose Alcala
Brayden Belin
Manuel Garcia
Fabiola Ramirez
Fortino Sedano
 
We thank everyone who participated in the election.
 
Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu| 208.732.6645

StudentCongressCongratulations to Student Congress Winners

Congratulations to CSI sophomores Brayden Chiatovich and Winston Edgar who participated in student congress at the annual Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament earning top honors, 1st and 3rd overall legislator respectively. Both were elected as presiding officer in their individual sessions, with Chiatovich also being voted best legislator by his peers. Freshman Magdalena Zlatanova competed as well, earning an Excellent ranking in Interviewing. 

Over 600 students from 82 colleges and universities gathered to compete at this year's national tournament, sponsored by the largest and oldest speech and debate society. Since the organization's expansion to include community colleges, CSI Forensics has proudly represented the Golden Eagles, and we look forward to continuing this winning tradition.

Andy Orr
CSI Forensics
aorr@csi.edu 
| 208.732.6776

GenEdNew Options for General Education Requirements 

Tiffany Seeley-Case
Dept. Chair/Professor
tseeley@csi.edu | 208.732.6779

CommunityEdTeachersCommunity Ed Instructors Wanted

WE WANT YOU!

Share a skill or knowledge with others by teaching a Community Education class. We're currently recruiting instructors for our SUMMER and FALL Sessions.

CSI Community ED has served as the magic Valley's choice for lifelong learning. From Science Camps, Dance Camps, Gardening, Business and Finance, Arts and Crafts for adults and kids, Health/Fitness, and everything else in between.

It's easy to be considered for teaching a Community ED class.

For more information contact Anna Dovenmuehler. 

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

SustainabilityCSI Sustainability Council: 9 Tips for Living with Less Plastic

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

VitalityApril Vitality Magazine Now in Your Workplace

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732.6269

DietitianBad Nutrition Advise Dietitians Want You to Forget
By Samantha Cassetty, RD for NBC News Better Health

How many times have you read that you need to eat clean, start juicing or only eat foods that have a specific number of ingredients? The advice may be compelling, and even sound science-y, but in the age of Google and information overload, you have to be careful about who you're turning to for advice.

That's why, to separate food facts from fiction, I turned to the real nutrition pros- my fellow registered dietitians (RDs). RDs have undergraduate degrees (and often graduate degrees, as well) from accredited programs, complete at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice, pass a registration exam and meet continuing education requirements in order to maintain their professional status. Let's just say they know a thing or two. Here are their top food misconceptions they'd prefer you'd forget.
  • Myth: There are no bad foods
  • Myth: Use unrefined sugar in place of ordinary sugar
  • Myth: Fruit has too much sugar
  • Myth: Juicing is a great way to lose weight
  • Myth: Only shop the perimeter of the store
  • Myth: Don't eat egg yolks
  • Myth: Drink 8 glasses of water per day
  • Myth: Fill up on superfoods
  • Myth: You need to cut carbs to lose weight
  • Gluten free = healthier
  • Myth: Pasta makes you fat
Read this great article and give yourself extra points on this week's active lifestyle challenge!

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

EcologicalFootprintCSI Sustainability Council: Ecological Footprint
We all know that humans impact the environment, and not always in positive ways. We also know that Americans use more resources per capita than most other nations. Have you ever wondered what effect you, personally, have on the world? Are your habits more or less consumptive than the average American? How much environmental good did you do when you switched from incandescent to LED light bulbs? If everyone on the planet lived the lifestyle you enjoy, how many Earths would we need?

The Ecological Footprint was developed by William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel (yes, a real name) to assess humans' environmental impacts. It calculates the number of acres needed to produce everything an individual uses in a year (e.g. food, energy, housing), as well as the land necessary to absorb pollutants produced. The footprint results are reported in acres needed and as an estimate of the number of Earths needed if all human beings lived as you do. Obviously, the goal is to keep the requirement to one Earth or less.

If you'd like to calculate your own footprint, go to www.myfootprint.org and take the quiz. You'll learn about your impact on the planet in comparison with the average American. You can also find tips to help you reduce your footprint.

Janice Simpkin
CSI Sustainability Council Member
jsimpkin@csi.edu | 208.732.6840

PlanetariumHerrett Center Activities
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
Day
Time
Event
Apr 3
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
Apr 6  
7:00 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Pink Floyd: The Wall
Apr 7
1:30 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
3:30 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
4:30 pm
Planetarium: Asteroid: Mission Extreme
7:00 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Dream To Fly and Wall of China
Apr 10
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum: Geology Underfoot in Southern ID
Apr 13  
7:00 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
Apr 14
1:30 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
3:30 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
4:30 pm
Planetarium: Asteroid: Mission Extreme*
7:00 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Dream To Fly and Wall of China.
9:15 pm-12 am
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party**
Apr 17
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
7-9 pm
Art Reception: CSI Student Art Show
*Shows include a live sky tour.
**Weather Permitting

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

 
AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 

MEN'S BASEBALL

Date
Opponent
Location
Time
Apr. 5  Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 1:00 pm
Apr. 5  Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 3:00 pm
Apr. 6  Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 12:00 pm
Apr. 6  Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 2:00 pm

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL

Date Opponent Location Time
Apr. 6 Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 1:00 pm
Apr. 6 Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm
Apr. 7 Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm
Apr. 7 Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm
 
MEN AND WOMEN'S RODEO

Date Opponent Location Time
Apr. 6-7 Colorado Northwestern CC Rangely, CO TBA

MEN AND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY/DISTANCE TRACK

Date Opponent Location Time
Apr. 6-7 W.A.R. at Spokane CC Spokane, WA TBA

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

AdvisingWeeksEncourage Your Students to Engage in Advising Weeks 

Fall 2018 course registration opens on April 16! NOW is the time to schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. CSI Students can contact the Advising Center at Advising@csi.edu or 208-732-6250, to make an appointment with a Focus Area advisor or to find out who your assigned major advisor is. You can find the CSI Advising Center inside the Taylor Building Matrix (first floor, next to the Office of the Registrar and Financial Aid). You will be encouraged to make your advising appointment during CSI's Advising Weeks, which are April 2, through April 11.

Students are also encouraged to swing by the CSI Advising Fair on Friday, April 6th. Stop by anytime between 10 AM till 1 PM in the Student Union Building (SUB). The CSI Advising Center and other CSI offices will be giving out pertinent information about fall registration! There are additional events happening during CSI Advising Weeks, check out the details below.

The Advising Center will be open from 8 AM till 7 PM on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, April 4
  • Thursday, April 5
  • Tuesday, April 10
  • Wednesday, April 11
The CSI Advising Center will have information tables set up on the following dates and locations:
  • Wednesday, April 4th: 10 AM - 1 PM (Evergreen Building)
  • Thursday, April 5th: 10 AM - 1 PM (Canyon Building)
  • Thursday, April 5th: 10 AM - 1 PM (Fine Arts Building)
CSI Advising Center
advising@csi.edu | 208-732-6250

LCSCLewis-Clark State College Campus Visit

Lewis-Clark State College staff will be on the CSI Twin Falls campus (in the SUB) on Tuesday, April 3, to provide details about a free opportunity for students to visit their campus in Lewiston, ID. Students will learn about transfer options and scholarships that are still available. The trip includes transportation, overnight accommodations, and more. Students will be picked up in Twin Falls on Thursday, April 12, and returned Friday, April 13 Students can  click here  to register and learn more about the trip. Space is limited.  

Brock Astle, MPA
Assistant Director
Lewis-Clark State College | Boise Center
(208) 859-3778
UnitedSignersHearts Pounding, Feet Stomping, Hands Flying 5K

Participants must register by Friday, April 6, 2018, to get a shirt on race day!

Dawnette Reis-Rodriguez, ASLTA
American Sign Language Studies Professor
dreis@csi.edu | 208.732.6881
DogWashCSI Veterinary Technology Club Annual Dog Wash
This picture can be found by clicking here.
CSI Veterinary Technology Club
Annual Dog Wash

Where: A Pet's Place 
(260 2nd Ave. South Twin Falls, ID)

When: April 7, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Prices:
Wash and towel dry: $15
Wash, towel dry, nail trim & ear cleaning: $20
*Larger dogs will be charged an additional $5

HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
PianoCPiano Chameleons
April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium


Two grand pianos face each other...classical music and jazz merge in a burst of virtuosity! A team unlike any other, electrifying duo-duel pianists Matt Herskowitz and John Roney tackle some of the most beloved classical piano masterpieces in the spirit of the great interpreters, enhancing their renditions with improvised variations worthy of the best jazz players. Blessed with total technical command, each musician is capable of remarkable keyboard prowess while expressing himself in a deeply musical way. Every concert is like an emotional roller coaster that can soar from quiet hushes to ecstatic peaks of intensity in one fell swoop. From the opening downbeat to the show stopping finale, these partners are in total synch with each other, sometimes in perfect harmony, elsewhere testing their wits to surprise both themselves and their listeners. Spectators can also get in on the action, with closeup camera shots of each player projected on a large stage screen. The two pianists will perform a selection of pieces from Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Grieg, Schumann, Rachmaninov, George Gershwin and D. Brubeck. 

Community Members: 
$17 each for adults
$10 each for students (high school age and under)

CSI Faculty/Staff: 
$10 each (only two tickets per employee) 
$7 each for your children

CSI Students: 
$5 each (with student IDs shown at the CSI Box Office)

Click here to watch a YouTube video to give you an idea of what the performance is like. 

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
HypnotistFree Hypnotist Show in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Join hypnotist Chris Jones at 7:00 p.m. on April 12, in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  

This is a free event hosted by CSI Program Board.

For more information about hypnotist Chris Jones, visit his website,
Jasmine Lopez 
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu208.732.6229
UltimateFrisbeeSpring Drive - Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

John Twiss
Recreation Director
jtwiss@csi.edu208.732.6470
StageDoorStage Door Series Presents: "Sentences"

The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Sentences" at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.

For the past year, CSI instructor Shane Brown has ventured into the Idaho State Penitentiary to teach creative writing workshops to inmates. Explore how the introduction of creativity and artistic expression affected the lives of these men fettered by iron bars and the deeds of their pasts. The works the inmates created-poetry, scripts, memoirs, short stories-will be presented by local actors. Can beauty be found buried behind concrete and steel, veiled from the rest of society?

The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed, the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved.

For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6788.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732-6288
TFComEdCommunity Education Classes in Twin Falls
From Sun Prints to Cyanotypes

Dates: April 2 - 16
Days: Mondays
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $85
Location: Art Lab 123
Instructor: Ben Lustig
Hip Hop


Dates: April 3 - May 22
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $80
Location: Gym 304
Instructor: Keesha Olander
Glass Marble-Making/Pendants

Dates: April 5 - May 24
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $60 (+ $100 supplies paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Wes Overlin
*Intermediate Glass Blowing
Students can register or learn more about these classes at csi.edu/communityed, by going to the CSI Community Education Center, or by calling 208-732-6442. Class size is limited so early registration is suggested.

PEOAnnual PEO Chapter D Hanging Basket Fundraiser 2018
It's time for the annual  P.E.O.*  Hanging Flower Basket Sale.  Kathy Stover, CSI retiree, moved to Boise and passed her duties onto Alice Anderson, another CSI retiree and   PEO member.
 
*P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization that celebrates the advancement of women, supports women's higher education through scholarships, grants, awards and loans to help women achieve their highest educational aspirations. The Twin Falls local Chapter D of P.E.O. sponsors this annual flower sale and donates all of the profits from the sale to these higher education projects. P.E.O. Chapter D appreciates your support in our annual fundraiser! Thank you!
 
There are at least five different PEO chapters in Twin Falls and several more around the Magic Valley area. Many of the members are educators, but women from nearly every profession and walk of life all over the world belong.
 
Baskets are $25 each (23.58 + 1.42 tax).  The baskets are huge and they last all summer long!
 
Baskets varieties this year include:  Geraniums in red, pink, or Mother Nature's surprise and mixed annuals in a wide variety of colors.       
 


Ann Keane is helping PEO out with this project and has order forms up at the SSC reception desk that she can interoffice to you if you are interested. Or you can stop by her desk.
Ann has to have your order sheet and payment turned into Alice on Tues., April 3.
 
They make great Mother's Day Gifts!
 
Baskets will be available for pickup Fri., May  1 1 between 12 - 6 p.m. at the  TF Nazarene Church parking lot  (1231 Washington St. N. - across from CSI).
 
Checks can be made payable to PEO Chapter D.

Ann Keane
Office Specialist, SSC
akeane@csi.edu | 208.732.6530

CityClubCity Club of Southern Idaho's Economic Impact of Immigration in Southern Idaho Forum
Curtis Eaton
Special Assistant to the President
ceaton@csi.edu | 208.732.6242

ChildAbuseApril is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Abby Greenfield
Head Start/Early Head Start

CommunicationFundamentals of Management & Communication

Click here to register. 

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

ChildAbuseSpeechPrevent Child Abuse Idaho
Prevent Child Abuse Idaho
"The children of Idaho are its single resource"

Event Description: A speech on how to prevent child abuse

Date: April 11, 2018

Location:  CSI Twin Falls Campus, Shields Building, Room 116

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Cost:  Free

Speaker: Roger Sherman, Executive Director of Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho

Alejandra Garcia
Head Start/Early Head Start

BloodDriveAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
The College of Southern Idaho and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: College of Southern Idaho Student Recreation Center
Address: Falls Avenue, Student Recreation Center, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Room Name: Student Recreation Center
Date: Thr Apr 12, 2018
Time: 9:00: AM - 3:00: PM
Coordinator Name: Jake Reines
Coordinator Phone Number: 2084840138
Click here to make an appointment

Please schedule online or call/text Jake at 208-484-0138. I AM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE. IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CALL JAKE @ 208-484-0138. Thank you!

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App StoreGoogle Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

SustainabilityExhibitorsBe An Exhibitor at the 9th Annual CSI Sustainability Fair
Be an exhibitor at the 9th Annual CSI Sustainability Fair from  10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the Student Union Building. Exhibitors may highlight environmentally sustainable components/policies/mission of their business/agency/organization. There is no charge for exhibitors. Though you may not sell items at the fair, free promotional items are welcome. This is a great way to inform CSI and the community about your sustainability efforts. Interested parties may contact Dr. Jan Simpkin ( jsimpkin@csi.edu, 732-6840) or Dr. Randy Smith ( rsmith@csi.edu, 732-6817) to reserve a spot or for more information. The d eadline to sign up is April 13, 2018.

Randy Smith
Biology
rsmith@csi.edu | 208.732.6817
ABC2018 All Business Conference - Beyond the A-B-C's of Business 
The 2018 All Business Conference is sure to be a hit with great speakers such as Tanner Dame from  Proof Flagship Store  Abbey Louie from  √Član Consulting Group  and Mark Stevens from  The Square and the Triangle, Coaching and HR Consulting . If you are looking for a day full of prizes, networking, excellent speakers, delicious food, awards, scholarships, and great business resources then the 2018 All Business Conference is a must!

Who: Any and all business professionals
What: 2018 All Business Conference
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center (330 Canyon Crest Dr. Twin Falls, ID)
Cost: $60

For more information, call 208-732-6450 or e-mail businessincubator@csi.edu

Jordan Gentry
Administrative Assistant/Training
Idaho Small Business Development Center
jordangentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6450
MusicFestRegistration Now Open for CSI Music Fest
The College of Southern Idaho is now accepting registrations for this summer's Music Fest, which runs June 11 - 15, 2018 at the CSI Fine Arts Center.  Registrations will be accepted through May 1.

Music Fest, a music day camp for students age 12 to 18, is an opportunity for students to participate in many areas of music and interact with a faculty of professional music educators from all over the state who are chosen for their expertise in their field and work with youth. Students choose a major and spend significant time each day in classes related to their major. Available majors include strings, vocal, musical theater, percussion, organ, and piano. In addition to work in their major, all students participate in the camp choir and have three elective periods to choose from. There are a wide variety of elective classes to choose from, such as drumming circle, small ensembles, musical theater, girls' choir, and many more. On the last evening of the camp, all students perform in the Music Fest concert.

CSI Music Fest is exceptionally affordable. Tuition is $195 for early bird tuition prior to March 15 or $225 after March 15. This fee covers all program costs for the students, including instructional materials. Housing is available for those students wishing to homestay with Twin Falls students and their families. Other optional items such as photos, lunches, and private lessons are also available for an additional cost. All students must be registered by May 1. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, go to www.csi.edu/musicfest or stop by the CSI Fine Arts Center. You can also call Camille Barigar at 732-6288 or e-mail cbarigar@csi.edu.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

PerformanceTrainingPerformance & Strength Training Summer Camps


Travis Bunker
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Assistant Professor
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478

TRIOGet Free and Confidential Help from the ISU TRIO EOC
Note: These services are available at the Jerome, Gooding, and Twin Falls campuses. 


Jean Nsabumuremyi (Saba), MPA
EOC Director, Idaho State University
nsabjean@isu.edu | 208.732.6256

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