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Our Admissions Team Has Been Busy


 Update Your Employee Picture April 10 and 25

Eat at Pizza Pie Cafe to Raise Money for the CSI Early Childhood Center

Congratulations to CSI's Council of Horticulture Students


CSI Kindergarten Enrollment is Now Open


Pioneering Grant Applications ($5,000-$10,000) - Due Thursday, June 1, 2017


Congratulations to Professional Development Grant Recipients


'Equal Pay Day' Celebrated Around the Nation


Congratulations to the Newly Elected 2017-2018 Student Senators


Annual PEO Chapter Hanging Baskets Fundraiser 2017


Twin Falls Made the New York Times

Herrett Center Planetarium and Observatory Schedule

Jerome Community Education Classes


Help Children Stay Safe from Sexual Predators


Twin Falls Community Education Classes


Free Workshops for Students


Hero Blood Drive - New Location


Play a Part in Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promote Well-Being


A New Exhibition at the Herrett Center by 5th Graders from Oregon Trail

Gooding Community Education Classes


National Book Award Winner Timothy Egan to Speak in Twin Falls, April 13


Lewis-Clark State College Visit for Students

CSI Sustainability Council is Seeking Volunteers for "Coulee Clean-Up Day"

CSI Health Initiative Spring Screenings are Coming!


Spring Active Lifestyle Challenge Ended, Submit Activity Logs for Completion Reward


Stop Using Tobacco


May is Mental Health Awareness Month


A Good Time Was Had By All: Spring Wellbeing Crafting Event


Spring Cleaning Garage Sale is April 18-20


A Great Opportunity for CSI Instructors


City of Twin Falls to Participate in 'Meet Me at the Park' Campaign


AdmissionsOur Admissions Team Has Been Busy
Our CSI Admission Office has been busy traveling to award students scholarships to CSI! 
Gail Schull
Director of Admissions
gschull@csi.edu  | 208-732-6232

PicturesUpdate Your Employee Picture April 10 and 25
You have two opportunities to update your CSI photo this month. Doug will take pictures 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, Apr. 10 and again 9 - 10:30 Tuesday, Apr. 25 in the Canyon building studio. No appointment is necessary, just drop in.

This is for new employees as well. Please stop by so we can get your picture in our system.
Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu  | 208-732-6262

ChildEat at Pizza Pie Cafe to Raise Money for the CSI Early Childhood Center

Help us raise money by eating at Pizza Pie Cafe! Tell  the cashier at payment that you are there for CSI Child Care during April 3-6, 2017. They will take care of the rest!
All funds raised will go towards the Early Learning Center, Toddler Lab, Preschool and Kindergarten.

Kelly Wilson
Admission Coordinator
kwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6284

HorticultureCongratulations to CSI's Council of Horticulture Students 
The CSI Council of Horticulture Students at the College of Southern Idaho have been selected for the 2017 Best of Twin Falls Awards for Local Business.

For details and more information please view the website:

Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431

KindergartenCSI Kindergarten Enrollment is Now Open

Registration is now open for the College of Southern Idaho kindergarten program, which is held at the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley. Enrollments for the 2017/2018 school year are now being taken.

Jennifer Patterson, CSI Early Childhood Education Learning Center and Lab School Coordinator, says the kindergarten curriculum includes literacy, science, math, engineering, technology, critical thinking, creative arts, and social and physical development. The curriculum meets the Common Core standards for kindergarten. The program focuses on inquiry and project-based learning. Students take on units of study based on their interests and complete projects to show what they have learned.

The program features a low student-to-teacher ratio so children receive daily individualized attention. The CSI Kindergarten Lab is a half-day program that works as a stand-alone program or as an enrichment with other kindergarten programs. The morning session is 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The afternoon session is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

The public is invited to a free open house from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 8 at the Boys and Girls Club, located at 999 Frontier Road in Twin Falls.

The registration fee is $150 and the monthly fee is $250. For more information, please contact Patterson at 732-6645 or at jpatterson@csi.edu.

Jennifer Patterson
Early Childhood Education Learning Center and Lab School Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208-732-6645

GrantsPioneering Grant Applications ($5,000-$10,000) - Due Thursday, June 1, 2017
The President of the College makes these funds available to support development and innovation at CSI. The purpose of the Pioneering Grants is to support the CSI Strategic Plan and promote farsighted, innovative, or visionary projects.  CSI faculty and staff are eligible to apply.  Applicants must show how the proposed project will contribute to student learning, development, and success.  Projects involving inter- and intra-departmental collaboration among faculty and/or staff are encouraged.  Pioneering Grants are NOT meant to pay for ongoing operational costs or for projects that should be built into the regular departmental budgets through the annual UDP process.  Pioneering Grants can be used for equipment. Pioneering Grants do not pay salaries or honoraria for the applicant. Travel expenses are limited to 15% of the total request.  Food is generally not an allowable expense, except for travel-related per diem.
  • Complete and submit your application (CSI Common Grant Application Form)to the Office of Grants Development (Taylor #120) by Thursday, June 1, 2017. 
  • Applications must be signed by your Department Chair,  Dean, and Vice President (all 3).
  • Applications can be delivered to or e-mailed (scanned with the signatures) to dmckinstry@csi.edu.
  • Applications will be reviewed and awards announced during the week of Fall In-Service

Donanna McKinstry
Administrative Assistant
dmckinstry@csi.edu | 208-732-6244

PioneerCongratulations to Professional Development Grant Recipients
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce that over $11,000 has been awarded to the following applicants for Professional Development:
  • Joey Heck - Attend the Western Museums Association Conference
  • Tamara Janek - Attend the Radiological Society of North America International Conference
  • Michele McFarlane - Attend the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Conference
  • Rene Rambur - Accompany HSHS students to the International Leadership Conference
  • Kelly Wilson - Attend the National Conference for Marketing & Public Relations
Debra Wilson
Executive Director, CSI Foundation
dwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6245

AAWCC'Equal Pay Day' Celebrated Around the Nation
Equal Pay Day - which takes place Tuesday, April 4, this year - is the symbolic day when women's pay finally "catches up" to the wages that men took home the previous year. The date represents the fact that women working full time, year-round in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, or a gap of 20 percent. (You can also observe the equal pay days in March for Asian American women, in August for African American women, in September for Native American women, and in October for Latina women.)
Missing 20 percent or more of a paycheck is a hard hit. Think about how that loss of wages adds up over a lifetime, and we're talking about losing a substantial chunk of change - change that could have greatly aided women and their families. The pay gap is closing but at a glacial pace. At the current rate, women won't achieve equal pay until 2152 . Women and families can't afford to wait that long, nor can we risk rolling back the progress that has been made on equal pay.

Quick Facts
  • According to AAUW, the pay gap won't close until 2152.
  • Think 80 cents is bad? The pay gap is worse for women of color.
  • More education helps increase women's earnings, but it still doesn't close the gender pay gap.
American Association of Women in Community Colleges promotes e quity and economic independence
AAWCC College of Southern Idaho Chapter. 

Larisa Alexander
Service Owner, Business Operations 
lalexander@csi.edu  | 208-732-6880

SenatorsCongratulations to the Newly Elected 2017-2018 Student Senators
Your new 2017-2018 elected student body senators are:

Ashley Webb - ASCSI President
Jayde Wilson - ASCSI Vice President
Coltin Manygoats - ASCSI Senator
Willie Etcheto - ASCSI Senator
Ava Chapman - ASCSI Senator
Elisha Villanueva - ASCSI Senator
Ryan Treanor - ASCSI Senator
Alex Hudson - ASCSI Senator
Marissa Sandoval - ASCSI Senator
Emanuel Marin - ASCSI Senator

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu  | 208-732-6223

PEOAnnual PEO Chapter Hanging Basket Fundraiser 2017
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. Twin Falls local Chapter D of P.E.O. sponsors this annual flower sale and donates all of the profits from the sales 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 $25.00 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 & 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 the order sheet and payments turned into Alice on Tues., April 4th.
They make great Mother's Day Gifts
Baskets will be available for pickup Fri., May 12th between 12:00-6:00 pm 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
SSC, Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu  | 208-732-6530

TwinFallsTwin Falls Made the New York Times

Twin Falls made it in the New York Times! 

Check out the article published by Kirk Johnson.

Jeff Fox
jfox@csi.edu  | 208-732-6220

PlanetariumHerrett Center Planetarium and Observatory Schedule 

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
Tuesday, April 4th
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Reptile program.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
Friday, April 7th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Saturday, April 8th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
9:00 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party (weather permitting).
Tuesday, April 11th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Art Reception: CSI Student Art Show.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208-732-6659

Observatory Activities This Month

Saturday, April 8 th , 9:00 PM to midnight
Monthly free star party - Mars (sets early), waxing gibbous (95%) moon, Jupiter, double stars.  Free admission.

Chris Anderson
Centennial Observatory Coordinator
canderson@csi.edu | 208-732-6663

JeromeJerome Community Education Classes

Advanced Dog Obedience
This comprehensive 6-week class will expose dogs and their owners to a variety of training scenarios and prepare them to enjoy off-leash reliability in distracting environments. Owners will enjoy relationship based training methods that allow them to better communicate with their pets, and the dogs will thrive in the fun learning environment. Advanced Dog Obedience will prepare your dog for real-world distractions as well as outdoor adventures with emphasis on off-leash reliability in any situation. Participants must have completed a basic obedience course.

Days: Monday & Wednesday           
Dates: Apr. 3-19
Times: 6:30-7:30 p.m.                    
Location: Jerome County Fairgrounds-Messersmith Building
Cost: $55                            
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Business Basics
Do you need help creating or running the business you've always dreamed of? This three-part course is focused on the details of creating, financing, and operating your own business. The course will provide you with detailed instructions on how to create a business plan and cash budget. It will also provide you with a checklist for setting up your company's operations.

Days: Thursday                             
Dates: Apr. 13-27
Times: 6-7:30 p.m. 
Location: Jerome Center             
Cost: $25                           
Instructor: Larry Hall

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464

Help Children Stay Safe from Sexual Predators

Abigail Greenfield
Family Services/Community Involvement Coordinator

Twin Falls Community Education Classes 

Beginning and returning students are welcome.Torch, Tools and safety gear are provided. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of Torchworking with borosilicate glass - manipulating glass over a bench-top torch and shaping into glass beads with outside color for art, jewelry, or gifts. Additionally, participants will learn the basics of tools, safety, equipment and techniques of this versatile and popular art form.

Days: Wednesdays
Dates: April 5 - 19
Times:  6 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cody Thornton
Cost: $50 + $40 for supplies
Location:  Scott's Center, 496 Madrona in TF

Ballroom Dance has enjoyed a revival in recent years and is now one of the most popular dance styles around. With its grace, variety, and active social element, it's easy to understand why it continues to capture the imagination. So if you love the idea of twirling with confidence, learning a new life skill, and above all enjoying yourself, our adult Ballroom classes are for you. You will learn beginning figures and technique for a different social ballroom dance in each class session. We will cover the Slow Waltz, Cha-Cha-Cha, Tango, and Jive.
Instructor Cindy Jones is a of professor dance at CSI and the Artistic Director for Inspirata Dance Project. Cindy holds a Master's degree in Dance and has taught for over 20 years. 

Days: Thursdays
Date: April 6 - 27
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Jones
Cost: $50 or $90 for couples
Location: CSI Campus, Gym 304

Metal Stamping with Jenny Wren
In this class, each student will choose metal pieces and embellishments to design their own unique piece of jewelry. This class will introduce you to the necessary tools and materials needed for this fun and addicting technique. The instructor will guide you through the stamping and jewelry assembly process. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful piece to call your own.

Days: Monday
Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Jenny Hefner
Cost: $25 plus a $10 supply fee paid to the instructor
Location: Taylor 276

Researching & Clearing Negative Energies
This class will teach students the many types of negative energies that exist in the universe, how to identify them, and tools to remove them.  This class is highly recommended for all levels of Reiki students as an add-on to their healing toolkit.  Past Life Research Class students also are welcome as they will already be familiar with using pendulum.  This class is open to anyone with an open mind or curiosity.  

Days: Wednesdays
Dates: April 12 and 19
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Cost:  $49
Location: Shields 107 on the main campus

Book Folded Art
In this class, students will learn how fun and easy the newest craft, Folded Book Art, is!  Custom-made folded book sculptures are made from carefully folding the pages of recycled books to create different designs. From hearts to letters, words, symbols and objects... Anything is possible! In this class, students will learn how to fold a word or picture into a book to give as a gift or to display in your office or home. The instructor will supply the book and pattern for this class. 

Days: Thursday
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Tina Standlee
Cost: $20 plus a $10 supply fee paid to the instructor
Location: Taylor 276

Reiki Level Two: Training & Attunement
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Reiki Level II gives students the ability to work on themselves, family members, and the public. It also gives them the ability to do distant Reiki healing. The instructor will discuss and focus on healing intuitively.  Students should plan on lots of hands-on work.  

Days: Saturday
Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy March
Cost: $299
Location: Shields 107 on the main campus

Students can register or learn more about these and other 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. 

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288


Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 208-732-6685

Hero Blood Drive

Hero Blood Drive
Pizza and T-Shirts for All Donors!

Date:  Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Health Science Human Services Building Lobby

To schedule an appointment visit  www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:  CSIEagles  OR c all Debi at 208-484-0138.

Debi Mahler
Red Cross 
debi.mahler@redcross.org | 208-484-0138

Play a Part in Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promote Well-Being

Abigail Greenfield
Family Services/Community Involvement Coordinator


Laura Browarny
Coordinator, Education and Collections
Herrett Center
lbrowarny@csi.edu | 208-732-6664

Community Education Classes 

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11    
Free Admission

George Armstrong Custer was America's most flamboyant and possibly bravest general. He was the most decorated soldier of the Civil War, and arguably the hero of Gettysburg. He is considered by some to be the greatest Indian fighter of the American Plains. Was the Battle of Little Bighorn a mistake or insubordination?  Join us and you can decide for yourself.

Rod Howard is a retired District Forest Ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. He has circled the earth and has spoken on various topics in several lands, including Hyde Park in London. Besides being a District Ranger, he was also on State and National level Fire Fighting Overhead teams for 22 years. He has fought fire in all western states and Alaska, even north of the Arctic Circle. He was also the Incident Commander of the Utah Inter-Agency Fire Team. 

Intermediate Wine Tasting
Do you have a serious interest in wine? Like to expand your wine palate? In this two-hour class, you will learn in-depth wine tasting and evaluation techniques. Learn what to expect of a wine before you buy it. Confused by the wine label? We will explore the world of wine and end the class with a blind wine tasting. Basic wine appreciation class recommended as a prerequisite. Must be age 21 or older.  ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:  MONDAY APR. 10.

Days: Tuesday
Dates: April 18
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.   
Location:  Thousand Springs Winery, Hagerman
Cost: $39
Instructor: Marguerite Janes 

Elaine Bryant
North Side and Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu | 208-934-8678

National Book Award winner Timothy Egan, author of  The  Immortal Irishman: Thomas Francis Meagher and the Invention of Irish America , will deliver the Idaho Humanities Council's 3rd Annual Magic V alley Distinguished Humanities Lecture on  Thursday, April 13, 2017,  7 p.m. , at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls.  The event is supported in part by  Idaho Public Television , the  College of Southern Idaho  and  The Times-News Tickets are available by clicking  HERE  or by calling the IHC at 208-345-5346. General tickets are $45. Benefactor tickets are $75, offering an invitation to a pre-event private reception with Egan at and preferred seating at the dinner and lecture.The evening will begin with a no-host reception at 6 p.m. at Canyon Crest. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with Egan's talk to follow.  Seating is assigned in advance.  Egan's books will be available from Barnes and Noble onsite and he'll be available for signing afterwards.

Idaho Humanities Council

Lewis-Clark State College is offering free transportation and overnight accommodations to visit campus Thursday, April 13 to Friday, April 14. If you know of a student who might be interested in attending, seeing the campus first and meeting LCSC staff this is a great opportunity. The deadline is fast approaching. Please fill out this form for more details. https://goo.gl/forms/MT2JOb1nTUle1vPM2. Students can reach Brock Astle at  jbastle@lcsc.edu or 208.859.3778 for more specific details. 

Ryan Bigelow
Student Advisor
rbigelow@csi.edu | 208-732-6680

CouleeCSI Sustainability Council is Seeking Volunteers for "Coulee Clean-Up Day"
Coulee Clean-Up Day

The CSI Sustainability Council is seeking volunteers for "Coulee Clean-Up Day" on Monday, April 10, at 3:00 pm. Volunteers will work in teams to pick up litter from the stream channel of Perrine Coulee which runs through the CSI campus. Please come help make the Coulee look beautiful for Earth Week and the other campus events which are planned for the spring season.
We are meeting at the NW corner of the Expo Center parking lot (near the bridge where Perrine Coulee passes under North College Road). We will provide volunteers with trash bags and gloves to collect litter, and snacks will also be provided. Please bring your own rubber boots or waders.  
If you have questions, please contact Don Campanella, 732-6580, dcampanella@csi.edu.
Randy Smith
Professor, Biology
rsmith@csi.edu |  208-732-6817


Whole-house fans vs. powered attic ventilators
In a position to make a decision between a whole-house fan and a powered attic ventilator?
A whole-house fan is your best bet, according to GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. Whole-house fans are usually mounted in the attic floor above a rectangular grille in the ceiling of a central hallway. Once the outdoor temperature cools down-usually in the evening or early morning-the homeowner opens a few downstairs windows, closes the fireplace damper, and turns on the fan. These fans pull air from the hallway and blow it into the attic. Relatively powerful and efficient, whole-house fans draw between 200-700 watts versus a central air conditioner, which draws between 2,000-5000 watts.
In contrast, powered attic ventilators are usually mounted on a sloped roof or gabled wall of an attic, controlled by a thermostat, which turns on when the attic heats. The intention of these ventilators is to exhaust hot air from the attic with the hope that the exhausted air will be replaced by outdoor air. The problem occurs as the attic depressurizes, and it becomes a challenge to predict where the makeup air will come from. Often, attic ventilators pull conditioned air out of the home and into the attic through ceiling cracks, resulting in increasing rather than decreasing cooling costs. However, several studies show that even in a house with a tight ceiling, a powered attic ventilator uses more electricity than it saves.

Shelley McEuen 
Professor, English
smceuen@csi.edu | 208-732-6541


Sustainability Fair and Earth Day Festivities

The College of Southern Idaho's Sustainability Council will hold its 8 th annual Sustainability Fair and Earth Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Apr. 21, in CSI's Student Union building. 
Organizers invite businesses, agencies and individuals who are interested in highlighting their environmental products, services, research efforts and ideas. Interested companies and individuals should request exhibit space by contacting professor Randy Smith at 732-6817 of rsmith@csi.edu or professor Jan Simpkin at 732-6840 or jsimpkin@csi.edu. The Student Union building will accommodate approximately 40 vendors.
The event is meant to increase understanding of earth-friendly, sustainable products and ideas that can include solar and wind energy, weatherization, building energy conservation, recycling, gardening, organic and locally produced foods, green business development, and electric and hybrid vehicles. The event is free and open to everyone and will provide visitors with lots of information and prizes.

CSI Health Initiative
Spring Screenings are Coming!
Options have changed:
Find links to forms and screening schedules online at wellness.csi.edu/BiometricScreening.asp
Plan A
If you are current with wellness health screenings with a preferred provider you have only to submit a verification signed by your doctor. Your wellness exam is covered 100% by SelectHealth and is available to you annually - but you need only be "current" per your doctor's instructions for your exam to count toward our health incentive and the one-time payment of $300 in your October paycheck. This offer is valid through Sept 15, by which time it is to be turned into St. Luke's directly.  See instructions on the form.
Plan B
You may also attend a scheduled KYN screening on campus if you don't receive regular annual exams. Your numbers will be noted on the form and a copy given to you.  You are invited to request a future visit with a coach.  You MUST MAKE AN APPT for one of the April screenings on campus. You will qualify for the fall $300 one-time incentive.
Plan C
If you participated in a midterm screening to show you now meet a goal or standard set with St. Luke's then you must schedule a screening in April to complete the final to earn all of last year's incentive.  This screening will also qualify you for the upcoming year and the fall one-time incentive of $300.
Employees and spouses are welcome to attend a cholesterol screening provided by the CSI Medical Assisting Program instructors and students.  This is NOT a requirement and is for your information only.  You must fast 10 hours for these tests and results will be explained to you. Cost is $15 cash/check to CSI. These screenings are available during TAB and HSHS 7 - 9 a.m. screenings.

You must participate & submit verifications by September 15 to earn a one-time incentive of $300 in your October payroll check.

  • There will be NO online health assessment to complete this year.
  • Spouses are always welcome to participate, but only employees may earn rewards. 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

Be Active. Have fun.

The CSI Employee Wellbeing Spring Active Lifestyle Challenge promotes physical activity AND good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for the six-week program to help you maintain or improve your health.

Our challenge began Tuesday, February 21 and ended Friday, March 31.  Those that registered for this challenge may now turn in your Activity Log to Judy Heatwole, TAB 123, or by email to jheatwole@csi.edu on or before April 10 to receive a completion reward. We will order according to the number of participants that successfully completed the challenge and send them to your workplace when they arrive.  Keep up the good work!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


Note: Please click here for a larger version of this flyer.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

We would like to thank Ansina Durham and Sandy Wapinski for an outstanding crafting break with our fellow employees.  We always gather a great group from all over campus and enjoy spending time working with our hearts and hands and visiting with good friends. 
More events to come!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


Start cleaning your work station and setting aside recyclables now for our Spring Cleaning Garage Sale during the week of Earth Day, April 22.  
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


Evin Fox
Professor of Education
efox@csi.edu  | 208-732-6872

The City of Twin Falls will participate in the National Recreation and Park Association's 'Meet Me at the Park' campaign to revitalize parks across the United States. As part of the program, the NRPA  is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, ABC Television Group, and ESPN, to provide a $20,000 grant to the city that receives the most nominations for the best parks. 

All grant money will go toward improvements at a local park.
Local parks make Twin Falls a better place to live, increase a sense of community, and improve healthy minds and bodies. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature-and they help preserve the environment and bring people together. In short, parks are essential to our community's health and wellbeing. 

"With parks like Shoshone Falls, Auger Falls, and Dierkes Lake, the City of Twin Falls has an abundance of public places where residents and visitors can enjoy our region's natural beauty," said Wendy Davis, City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Director. "That's why from April 1 to April 30, Twin Falls residents and visitors will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive a grant toward improvements at one of our local parks."

During the month of April, park supporters can nominate the City of Twin Falls by visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant. In addition, residents who nominate a city will be entered into a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a not-for-profit organization, which ensures that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space.

"Supporting local parks is essential to the health and vitality of communities everywhere," said Lori Robertson, NRPA Director of Conservation. "We encourage everyone to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by voting in this year's Meet Me at the Park campaign." 

During April, a public service announcement supporting the 'Meet Me at the Park' campaign will be shared with audiences across Disney, including ABC Television Network, ABC-owned and affiliate stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, the ABC app and other digital platforms.

Residents and visitors in Twin Falls can show what parks mean to our community by nominating our city. Encourage your friends to nominate our city by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark or #Parkies 

For more information and to nominate your city, visit NRPA.org/BeInspired
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

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