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Did you know that 90% of students surveyed agree or strongly agree when asked if they are satisfied with their overall educational experience at CSI? 
(Source: Spring 2017 CCSSE Survey

"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

Foundation Mini Grants and Recipients
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Mini Grants and Professional Development Grants.

CSI Foundation Mini Grants 17-18
Date of Award
Amount Awarded
Jonathan Lord
Mountain Bike Purchase for Outdoor Rec
Robin Bagent
Purchase of 360 degree camera and related accessories
Jamie Bridges
Outdoor pergola purchase
Andy Orr
Procurement of teleconference and portable computing equipment
Cynthia Seaman
Dental Hygiene Community service/education program supplies
Jodie Bridges
Outdoor Area for CSI Kindergarten Lab
Eli Bowles
Purchase of updated harnesses and work position lanyards
01/2018 Total
Lynn Irons
Software and Hardware for Instruction enhancement
Dave Horalek
Purchase of Games for Library
Jamie Bridges
Fence Purchase to expand ECE outdoor space for learning
Ben Hamlett
Purchase of 3D Printers and Kits
Janna Verburg-Hamlett
Purchase a Juice Making Machine
Cindy Jones
Purchase equipment and Material for Community Refugee Dance Project
Clay Wilkie
Purchase Welding Reference Library
Ben Hamlett, Mike LaPray, Janna Verburg Hamlett
Purchase a gummy creature making machine
04/2018 Total
CSI Foundation Professional Development Grants 17-18
Date of Award
Amount Awarded
Dan Guthrie
Attend the AACRAO National Conference in Orlando Florida
Robin Bagent
Funds to speak at Canvas LMS Conference in Colorado
Jonathan Lord
Education department visit to Portland Children's Museum and Opal School
Dianne Jolovich
Attend the Region V ACTE conference
11/2017 Total
Nancy Ryan
Attend Project Management Institute conference in Los Angeles
Jennifer Hall
CCR/ABE Staff attend National College Transitions Nextwork conference
Michelle Schutt
Attend the NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference
Hallie Star
Attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Jason Ostrowski
Attend the NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference
Tonja Bowcut
Two Instructors accompany students at the HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference
Sarah Renaldi
Attend the Food and Nutrition Expo Conference
Candace Boesiger
Attend Teachers of Accounting conference
Shelley McEuen-Howard
Attend Middlebury Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference
O. Gary Lauer
Attend Outcome assessment workshop conducted by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
04/2018 Total
Congratulations Recipients! For more information on what this is please check out the Institutional Effectiveness Webpage

Tamara Harmon
Administrative Assistant, Foundation
tharmon@csi.edu | 208.732.6249

SpringBLOG Spring Blog 2018 - Student Retention
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

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.


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

P20Early-Bird Registration for the P20 Conference is Now Open
The P-20 Conference is opening early-bird registration. There is a limited amount of space, so sign up early at www.csi.edu/p20.

Jonathan Lord
Associate Dean of Early College 
jlord@csi.edu | 208.732.6280

ArtClassesFall and Summer 2018 Photography Courses Available

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography 
blustig@csi.edu | 208.732.6756

OutdoorRecNEW! Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program

Mike Young
Program Manager for Outdoor Rec. Leadership
myoung@csi.edu | 208.732.6340

Cinco Cinco De Mayo

FSCC is accepting the following items for Gilbert's Pantry: 

Can Openers

Laundry Soap
Dish Soap

School Supplies:

Notes Books


Ansina Durham

Assistant Public Services Manager

adurham@csi.edu | 208.732.6500


BookBuyBacksBook Buy Backs

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552

TESTINGHOURSTesting Center Summer Hours
The CSI Testing Center will be changing to summer hours on May 14, 2018.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Valerie Ward
Testing Center Coordinator
vward@csi.edu | 208.732.6569

VitalityMagazine Vitality Magazine: 6 Health Screenings to Help Women Prevent Disease
Our latest issue of Vitality is here, and with it another treasure trove of good advice. For women, these tests are all vital to preventing disease. 

Did you know you CAN CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE? Many people think it's something you just live with. Not so. Changes in lifestyle and medications (that are one of the very cheapest and most effective of the pharmaceuticals) can prevent heart disease and stroke. There are many places, such as Fred Meyers and Walmart, where you can quickly and easily monitor your blood pressure and check to see if your numbers show you are at risk. Talk to your physician if you have any concerns.

Additional considerations aging women would include Hepatitis C testing for baby boomers, osteoporosis screening, and a shingles vaccination - especially now that a new vaccine, Shingrix, that is over 90% effective is now available. Even if you had the Zostavax previously, SelectHealth will fully cover the new vaccination for those 50 and over.

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

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

Any questions or feedback can be directed to Evin Fox at efox@csi.edu or x6872.

Everyone is  welcome to join a CSI roundtable filled with employees and students. We are discussing what it takes to be  successful in college. We will hear  from students what they need from us. 

Monday--This is our last meeting of the Semester. Join us for a forum on how we are going to proceed with our project on "Connection."
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Taylor 233 (aka, the Fish Bowl)

Thursday--Join us for our last meeting to discuss "The Science of Learning, with an emphasis on effective ways to use Canvas for on-campus, hybrid, or online learning." Feel free to bring treats if you want.
1:00-2:00 PM
Hepworth 176

Friday--Our last open forum meeting this semester.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Taylor 233 

Click here  to follow the Facebook discussion!  

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.
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

For May shows at the Faulkner Planetarium click here


For special events happening at the Herrett Center click here


For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory click here.

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

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


May 4 College of Southern Nevada Henderson, NV 2:00 pm
May 4  College of Southern Nevada
Henderson, NV 4:00 pm
May 5  College of Southern Nevada
Henderson, NV  1:00 pm
May 5  College of Southern Nevada
Henderson, NV 3:00 pm


Date Opponent Location Time
May 4 College of Southern Nevada
Twin Falls, ID 1:00 pm
May 4  College of Southern Nevada
Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm
May 5 College of Southern Nevada
Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm
May 5  College of Southern Nevada
Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm

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

MacbethCSI Theater Department Presents "Macbeth"
April 25 - 28 and May 2, 3, and 5 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater  

"Blood will have blood".... The CSI Theater Department, in collaboration with CSI Dance and Music, present a modernization and reimagining of Shakespeare's most exciting play, Macbeth. With original compositions, choreography, and design, we will explore the themes of vengeance, ambition, violence and the roles of men and women in our culture. This is not the traditional Shakespeare you experienced in English class. You will experience a fast-paced, visually exciting, spectacle as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth murder their way to the crown pushed onward by the supernatural, led into the depths of guilt and insanity by their violent and vaulting ambition. Tickets: $10/adults or $5/seniors or students. CSI students are free.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
EveningofDanceCSI Dance Department Presents "An Evening of Dance"
May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Join the CSI Dance Department for their annual mainstage production, "An Evening of Dance", including faculty, guest artist, and student works. Enjoy collegiate concert dance in the magic valley at its finest!

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
ParentCollegeParent College Learning Conference 2

Alejandra Margarita Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312
ChildhoodYardSaleCSI Early Childhood Yard Sale

Jennifer Patterson
Early Childhood Education Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208.732.6645
PlantSalePlant Sale
Friday, May 4,2018, from 1-5 PM - CSI employees and their families only are allowed to shop the CSI Plant Sale early!

FYI- This won't include all the fun festivities like on Saturday's event, BUT if CSI employees and their families want to get first pick at the Plant Sale, they are invited to do so! 

For additional information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/383442975503326/ 

Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu  | 208.732.6431

CommunityShowcase Community Engaged Learning Showcase

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208.732.6223
upick U-Pick Breckenridge Endowment Farm
Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6401
CSISummerCampsCSI Summer Camps
Summer Youth Camp Registration Now Open / Save the Date!
Click here for more information. 
Ages: 6-8
Dates: June 5-6, June 7-8, August 7-8, or August 9-10, 2018
Times: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $50  
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

In Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, younger students will learn new skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding using the LEGO we do 2.0 robotics kits and software. In this camp, students learn the important 21st century skill of programming the intuitive way - by bringing their adorable creations to life. What parents love and the students don't realize is they are also sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations. In Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, children are empowered to ask the right questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their own hands. They'll also learn gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. Class sizes are limited to 10 kids per session. 
Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment                                           
cbarigar@csi.edu  |  208.732.6288

PizzaPoliticsPizza and Politics
Monday, May 7, 12 - 1:30 PM

The Political Science State and Local Government class at the College of Southern Idaho is hosting an event centered on the upcoming State and Local Elections at the college in Taylor Building upstairs from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., on Monday, May 7, 2018. This is intended as an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and community members to learn more about local politics and candidates. Our class believes that local politics can have an even greater impact on our lives than national issues.

The event is not going to be a standard debate or forum; it will instead allow candidates a chance to simply sit down with constituents and speak openly to them in a small group format-think candidate speed dating! The college will be providing pizza and drinks for the event, and all candidates are encouraged to bring their campaign materials with them for the attendees.

We hope to see you at the event! Please direct any questions to CSI Professor Perri Gardner.

Perri Gardner
Instructor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu | 208.732.6867
MadAboutTVCSI Music Department Presents "Mad About TV!"
May 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

Please join the CSI Madrigal Ensemble for their latest installment in the annual "Mad About" series. Enjoy a night of contemporary a cappella music, as we journey down memory lane with songs from Hawaii 5-0, Mission: Impossible, CSI: Las Vegas, Mad About You, The Addams Family, ER, Friends, and more. Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are gratefully accepted.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
DanceClassics18th Annual Canyon Rim Dance Classic - "Dancers Fight Cancer"
Preparations are underway for the 18th Annual Canyon Rim Dance Classic-"Dancers Fight Cancer". In an effort to inform the public of this charitable event, we are asking you to please place the following public service announcement on your community calendar of events or reader board. Please feel free to abridge the following paragraph to fit within your specific advertising format.

The 18th Annual Canyon Rim Dance Classic will be held on Friday, April 27th (3:00 pm-9:30 pm) and Saturday, April 28th (9:00 am-8:00 pm) at the College of Southern Idaho Gymnasium. This unique dance competition is a benefit for the American Cancer Society. Canyon Rim Dance Classic will showcase over 500 dancers from Idaho. The public is invited to attend both days. General admission will be $8 for Adults; $6 for Students & Senior Citizens; children under 5 will be admitted free. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of "Dancers Fight Cancer" and tickets will be available at the door.

Canyon Rim Dance Classic is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Thanks to the tremendous support from our community, Canyon Rim Dance Classic has donated $ 90,000 to the American Cancer Society in the name of "Dancers Fight Cancer". With your help to promote this event, we hope to make a sizable donation again this year. If you would like additional information, or wish to make charitable contributions to the American Cancer Society through Canyon Rim Dance Classic-"Dancers Fight Cancer" please contact either of the directors listed below. Together, we can help make a difference in the lives of our youth and at the same time benefit the fight against cancer.

Thank you, in advance, for your support.

Directors of Canyon Rim Dance Classic
Shari Mauldin 1123 Park Meadows Drive-Twin Falls, ID 83301 (208) 734-8630
Kelli Turner 361 3rd Avenue North-Twin Falls, ID 83301 (208) 733-1446
MVSymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Presents "Almost-Summer-in-the-Park"

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Symphony presents an old-fashioned Almost-Summer-in-the-Park concert of familiar light classics and popular hits in the tradition of the 19th century Viennese garden concerts and the Boston Pops.

Tickets:  $10/adult, $8/senior, and $6/student 

You can purchase tickets at the CSI Box Office, Kurt's Pharmacy, Dunkley Music, Sav-Mor Drug, Deseret Books, and at the door.

More information can be found at: www.mvsymphony.org.

Sue Miller
Music Professor
smiller@csi.edu | 208.732.6769
CanyonRim5K Canyon Rim Run and Walk

Katrina Oksten
Apprenticeship Coordinator
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208.732.6382
MentalHealthMental Health Awareness Fun Run/Walk

Mindy Hoskovec
Mental Health Awareness Walk
JoeRunJoseph T. Rasch Scholarship Fun Run

Click here to register now or visit www.visionshomecare.com. This event is sponsored by Hospice Visions, Inc. and Visions Home Health, LLC.

Martha Scott
HSHS Office Manager
mscott@csi.edu | 208.732.6700
LifeEnd of Life Conference

Shawna Wasko
PI/Nutrition Contract Manager
CSI Office on Aging
swako@ooa.csi.edu | 208.732.2122
PrimitiveSkillsPrimitive Skills Classes
Interested in primitive living, outdoor survival, or even just camping and hiking? Would you like to learn a unique set of skills? Then take a crash course in caveman living! Primitive Skills for Modern Man is a series of hands-on workshops covering topics such as fire-making, flintknapping, and native plant identification. Led by Herrett Center staff and local experts, these fun and friendly workshops offer participants a unique chance to gain practical, hands-on primitive skill knowledge in an informal environment.

Register early! Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 12 and up. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Visit our website at herrett.csi.edu or call 732-6655 to register.

Beginning Bow Making (CLASS LIMIT 10)
Delve into the history of the bow and arrow while discovering the basics of manufacturing a simple wooden bow using local 
materials. This course explores primitive bow construction, from material selection to final tillering, with an emphasis on process rather than final product. Students will shape, scrape, sand, and finish their own bow.
(6 days)
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, M
ay 14th   , 16th, 1 8th, 21st, 23rd, & 25th.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Joey Heck
Herrett Center Exhibits/Collections Manager                                     
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668

PerformanceTrainingPerformance & Strength Training Summer Camps

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

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