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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that 63.8% of students surveyed stated that "at least one staff member (other than an instructor) learned their name?" That's almost 14% higher than students at cohort institutions.
(Source: Source: Fall 2017 SENSE 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

MiniFridgeAre You Harboring a Safety Hazard in Your Office?
Are you wasting energy and harboring a safety hazard in your office? It turns out that many of us are. I'm talking about mini-fridges. Compact refrigerators consume more electricity than you realize. Consumer Reports found that some mini-fridges used as much electricity as full-size models (Consumer Reports, 2013). These fridges are also a fire hazard. The deadly tower fire in London last year was likely caused by a refrigerator (New York Times, 2017). All electric appliances pose risks but fridges have a compressor that runs frequently if not constantly, and they have a capacitor, an electrical component that stores electrical energy.

Refrigerators are even worse when they start to ice over. The ice build-up reduces efficiency and increases how much the fridge must work. To keep our power bills down and prevent fires we encourage CSI employees to do the following:

1. Ditch the fridge! - Ask yourself if you really need a refrigerator in your office. Do you use it that often. Would a cooler or lunch box work instead? Could you share a fridge with an office mate? Is there an employee breakroom with a fridge in your building that you can use?

2. Defrost the ice box. - Take advantage of summer break to let your fridge defrost. Unplug the appliance and crack open the door. Just make sure there is somewhere appropriate for the melted ice to go!

3. Make sure your appliance is not on a recall list. You can find US government recalls by going to www.recalls.gov.

Spencer Cutler
Physical Plant Director 
scutler@csi.edu | 208.732.6602

ForensicsCSI Forensics Team Wins 3rd Place at the International Public Debate Association National Tournament

The CSI Forensics team wrapped up their competitive season over spring break with a 3rd place sweepstakes finish at the International Public Debate Association National Tournament. The event was an open competition that included students from community and state colleges, private 4-year institutions, and Big-5 research schools.

Team captain Brayden Chiatovich advanced to the junior varsity octafinal round, placing him in the top 16 nationally. Other CSI students contributing to the sweepstakes result were freshmen Abby Vaughn, Jose Alcala, and ASCSI vice-president elect Ethan Espinoza.

CSI Forensics is proud to represent the students and community of Southern Idaho. With four returning members, and several newly committed recruits, the team is looking forward to expanding the program's rich 50-year history at the college.

If you would like more information about this tournament or CSI Forensics in general, please contact Andy Orr.

Andy Orr
Director of Forensics 
aorr@csi.edu | 208.732.6776

USASkillsCSI Students Win Three Golds at SkillsUSA Competition

I would like to congratulate our SkillsUSA participants in Culinary, Baking & Pastry, and Hospitality Management for a job well done last week during the State Leadership and Skills Conference.
Students performed to the highest standards and earned the opportunity to compete on the national level June 24-28, in Louisville, KY.
  • Baking - Gold (Anna Molina)
  • Culinary - Gold (Alexis Packer)
  • Restaurant Service - Gold (Vivian Perez-Dardon)
Crystal Ayers
Business and Economics Department Chair
cayers@csi.edu | 208.732.6436

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
AAWCCWear RED on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for Equal Pay Day 
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

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

GiveBackEagles Give Back to Our Community
This year marks our third Eagles Give Back volunteer day. The primary goal of the service day is to have students engage with local community organizations and provide a service. Through these experiences, we hope to discuss community, partnerships, and their role in active citizenship. This year, we are looking to partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a non-profit organization that builds bunk beds for kids in need. There was a recent episode on Mike Rowe's show, Returning the Favor. You can see the episode here: http://mikerowe.com/2018/02/returning-the-favor-sleep-in-heavenly-peace/

We are hoping to do a build on Saturday, April 28th from 9-12pm with about 100 student leaders. Our goal is to make 20 bunk beds! This organization not only builds the bunk bed, but supplies kids with the appropriate bedding including a mattress, sheets, pillows, and comforter. This way kids are receiving more than a hollow bed, but everything they need to get a good night's rest.

We would love to have you participate!

Option 1) Donate your time by joining us

Option 2) Donate new bedding, we need the following:
  • Standard Pillow and Pillow Case
  • Standard Flat Sheet and Fitted Sheet
  • Twin Size Comforter

Option 3) Donate money and we'll buy the supplies on your behalf.

You can sign up by e-mailing Samra or donate the bedding by dropping it off in the Student Affairs Office, SUB, 2nd Floor. Let us know if you would like to be a part of this experience.

Samra Ćulum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208.732.6223

EcologicalFootprintWhat is Sustainability?
While generally associated with environmentalism, the concept of sustainability includes more than proactively caring for the world around us and taking personal action. To state that any project, program, business model, or idea is sustainable, one must consider, and conclude that there is balance between, the three aspects of economy, equity, and environment. 

Economic viability is a core component of any sustainability initiative. Without it, there would be little to no hope of long-term sustainment and achievement of the outcomes. Thus, we must consider the economic impact of decisions if we are seeking sustainable solutions.

The concept of equity relates to the values espoused by social justice. The impacts for people and culture stemming from decisions must be accounted for to provide true sustainability. Thus, we must ensure that the welfare of communities and individuals is evaluated and supported in the outcomes of a sustainability decision.

While environmental protections are often the most visible aspect of sustainability, they should not be seen solely as environmentalist-type actions. The goals of sustainability extend into, and are primarily for, future generations. Thus, to be thought of as sustainable, protections for the environment must call for systemic changes that promote and require accountability.

The sustainability council at the College of Southern Idaho regularly provides direction, input, and feedback on campus projects, programs, actions, and ideas. In addition, we take actions to promote sustainability in our community. If you would like to learn more or feel strongly about these issues, please consider joining this open collaboration between students, staff, and faculty.

Andy Orr, MPA
Communication Instructor
aorr@csi.edu | 208.732.6840
GradFestEncourage Your Graduates to Attend GradFest

Grad Fest is the Class of 2018's one-stop way to get all the information you need about commencement. All soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to stop by for answers to questions or to purchase commencement-related products.

Grad Fest features information about the following commencement-related items:
  • Custom announcements and other commemorative items
  • Get your picture taken in the Treasure Valley Photo Booth!
  • Get your picture one last time with "Gilbert" the Golden Eagle
  • Regalia orders: caps, gowns, stoles, and sashes, may be pre-ordered from the CSI Bookstore
  • CSI Alumni Association
  • CSI Career Center
  • CSI Financial Aid Office
  • Ordering your transcript 
  • Idaho transfer information from the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and Boise State University.
For questions about this event, please contact Dr. McFarlane. 

Dr. Michele McFarlane
MMcFarlane@csi.edu | 208.732.6304

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

Any questions or feedback can be directed to Evin Fox (X6872/  efox@csi.edu). 
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.  

Mondays: (Students are invited to this session each week)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Taylor 233 (aka, the Fish Bowl)

Thursdays: "The Science of Learning"
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Taylor 233 (aka, the Fish Bowl)
Thursdays: "The Science of Learning"
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Hepworth 176  

Fridays: "Open Forum"
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
Apr 10
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
7:30 pm
Forum: Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho
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.
Apr 18
8:15 pm
Astronomy Talk: Mars Approaches! and Observing session**
Apr 20
7:00 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Pink Floyd: The Wall
Apr 21
11 am-4 pm
Astronomy Day: Make-and-Take Projects (water bottle rockets, etc.)
11 am-4 pm
Astronomy Day: Solar viewing**
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.
8:45 pm-12 am
Astronomy Day: Free star party**
Apr 24
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
*Shows include a live sky tour.
**Weather Permitting

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

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Apr. 13  Utah State Club Team Twin Falls, ID 1:00 pm
Apr. 13  Utah State Club Team Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm
Apr. 14  Utah State Club Team Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm
Apr. 14  Utah State Club Team Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm


Date Opponent Location Time
Apr. 13 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 1:00 pm
Apr. 13 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm
Apr. 14 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm
Apr. 14 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm

Date Opponent Location Time
Apr. 13-14 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO TBA


Date Opponent Location Time
Apr. 14 NNU Invitational Nampa, ID TBA

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

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
ChildAbuseSpeechPrevent Child Abuse Idaho

Alejandra Garcia
Head Start/Early Head Start

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
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.

DateNightDate Night Fundraiser

The CSI Early Childhood Program is sponsoring a "Date Night." This is a time for parents to leave their children in a fun and active environment as they take some time for themselves. All proceeds go to support the Early Childhood Education Program.

Children will be supervised by Early Childhood Education Preschool Lab Teachers who are trained in CPR/First Aid.

Pizza, ice cream, and activities will be provided!

Get your Reservation and Payment in early!! We have space for 40 children. 

-Who: Children 3-10
-Location: Preschool Lab - 246 Falls Avenue
-Price: $20.00 per child (Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE)
-RSVP: Patty McFarling (pmcfarling@csi.edu) or by phone (732-6884) 

Payment must be made in advance to fully reserve your child's spot and and can be given in person or sent to: 

College of Southern Idaho
ATTN: Patty McFarling
PO Box 1238 
Twin Falls, ID 83303 

Patty McFarling
Lab Facilitator, Toddler
UltimateFrisbeeSpring Drive - Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

John Twiss
Recreation Director
CouleeVolunteers Needed for Coulee Clean-Up Day
The CSI Sustainability Council is seeking volunteers for "Coulee Clean-Up Day" at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Volunteers will work in teams to pick up litter from the stream channel of the Perrine Coulee which runs through the CSI campus. Come and help make the campus look beautiful for Earth Week!

We are meeting at Shields Room 201 and then we will walk outside to the coulee. We will provide volunteers with trash bags, gloves, and other supplies to collect litter. Please bring your own rubber boots or waders.

If you have questions, please contact Don Campanella.

Don Campanella, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
dcampanella@csi.edu | 208.732.6580

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
LegalClinicHelp Students Get the Legal Help They Need

Encourage your students to get the legal help they need. Free Legal Clinic for Students was designed to assist students in addressing legal problems and issues. Once per month, local attorneys are available to assist students in obtaining proper resources, preparing pro se documents, and by explaining legal rights and processes. 

Appointments will be available from 3 pm to 5 pm in half hour increments. If you are interested in further information or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (732-6224). 

Once you have set your appointment,  complete and return this interview questionnaire to Student Activities at least one day prior to your scheduled appointment (FAX 736-4705 or  rlopez@csi.edu). 

Spring 2018 Free Legal Clinics Schedule:

Thursday, April 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Rosa Lopez
Administrative Assistant
rlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6289

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
TFComEdCommunity Education Classes in Twin Falls
"Explorers & Early Settlers" Tour

Dates: Apr. 28
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $30
Location: Front of CSI Security Building
Instructor: Ron James
Nature & Forest Therapy

Dates: April 14
Days: Saturday
Time: 11 a.m.
Fee: $30
Location: Rock Creek Park
Instructor: Sandra Bosteder
Kombucha Brewing Workshop

Dates: April 19  
Days: Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $50
Location: Desert 114 Lab
Instructor: Kirsten Clancy
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.

JCommEdCommunity Education Classes in Jerome
Greeting Card Embroidery - XART 039 C51

Tired of spending money on expensive greeting cards? Learn to embroider your own greeting cards. It is an easy and unusual way to create one-of-a-kind designs. You will learn the basics of hand embroidery and designing your own works of art on paper. Choose from a variety of printable templates. Create cards that are personal, pretty, festive, and a gift in themselves.

Date:  Saturday, Apr 28
Time:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Location:  Jerome Center
Cost:  $10 (plus $5 paid to instructor at class for supplies)
Instructor:  Pat Hite

Advanced Dog Agility - XHOB 004 C51

Become a solid team with your dog through fun exercises. In this 5-week class, you will gain confidence in off-leash control of your dog on the agility course. Advanced agility will teach send outs, touches and directional cues to help you improve your speed and accuracy on the agility field all while having fun with your dog. Dogs should have prior experience on all AKC agility obstacles to participate in Advanced Agility.

Date:  Mondays, Apr 30 - May 28
Time:  6 - 7 p.m.
Location:  Jerome County Fairgrounds - Beef Barn
Cost:  $55 
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Click here for registration information or call 208.324.5101.

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

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
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  Élan 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
AstronomyDayAstronomy Day at the Herrett Center
Mark your calendar and save the date,  Astronomy Day is Saturday, April 21.
We'll be having make-and-take activities from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, including the EVER popular water bottle rockets. There will also be solar observing during the day and a free star party at night, weather permitting.
($1 admission fee to the make-and take activities.)

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
PrimitivePrimitive Skills: Atlatls Speak Chuckin' 101
Atlatls: Spear Chuckin' 101 (CLASS LIMIT 12)

Let loose your inner caveman! Following an introductory dart-throwing session, participants in this workshop will learn the history of the atlatl, identify and gather local resources, and then design and build a working atlatl and dart set. Includes all materials.

Days: Monday - Friday
Dates: April 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, & 27th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $50

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

LifeEnd of Life Conference

Shawna Wasko
PI/Nutrition Contract Manager
CSI Office on Aging
swako@ooa.csi.edu | 208.732.2122
PerformanceTrainingPerformance & Strength Training Summer Camps

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

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