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InserviceFall 2017 In-Service Schedule

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE! 

We hope that you are looking forward to a great fall semester. Here is the link for this week's in-service schedule:


Shonna Parsons
Executive Assistant
sparsons@csi.edu | 208-732-6281
ApplicationFall 2017 Updated Office Hours
  • Admissions, Advising, Office of the Registrar, and Financial Aid offices will be open until 6:00 p.m. on August 16, 17, and 18 to assist students.
  • Bookstore Hours:
    • Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 2017, 8 am - 6 pm
    • Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm
    • Monday-Friday, August 21-25, 2017, 8 am - 6 pm
    • Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm
    • Rest of the Semester Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm
  • Rec. Center Hours:
    • August 7-20, 2017 
      • Monday - Thursday 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
      • Fridays 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
      • Saturdays 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
      • Sundays 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Friday, August 25, 2017 Closing at 7:00 pm
    • August 21-December 15, 2017
      • Mondays-Thursdays 4:30 am - 10:30 pm
      • Fridays 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
      • Saturdays 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
      • Sundays 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Testing Center - Twin Falls Campus
    • Reopens Tuesday, August 15, with regular fall hours after a carpet installation.
    • New Fall Hours:
      • Monday - Friday
        • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
      • Saturday    
        • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
TimesheetsTimesheets Are Due TOMORROW (8/15/17)

Timesheet due date, Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Danette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu208.732.6270

PicturesGet a New or Updated Employee Picture
Doug Maughan, CSI PIO, will take outdoor employee photos from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the CSI Ice Cream Social by the tower. No appointments are necessary for this drop-in photo shoot.

If you would like to arrange something outside of the above scheduled time, please contact Doug at 6262 or dmaughan@csi.edu .
 


Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262


RecCSI Recreation Center Updates
EXPANDED HOURS 
Remember we are NOW open a little later during the week and open earlier on Saturday and Sunday.  We will also add more hours starting Monday, August 21.

CURRENT HOURS
Mon-Thurs 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri. 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun. 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

SHOWER TOWELS DISCONTINUED AS OF AUGUST 21
We will no longer be providing shower towels as of August 21. We WILL continue to provide the small towels.

Thank you for your continued membership support. Your dollars help our CSI Students with jobs at the Rec. Center, keep intramural sports free, and subsidize Outdoor Rec. activities!

John Twiss  
Director of Recreation 
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470 

DropInNew Drop-In Fitness Class for Employees
Jaime Tigue will be running an employee drop-in fitness class this semester and she would like to invite you to participate! The class will include a mixture of workouts throughout the semester and will run every Monday through Thursday from 11:00-12:00 p.m in room 236 of the Gym. This fun workout group will start class Tuesday, August 22. Bring your clothes, a friend, and be ready to workout! 

Jaime Tigue  
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Professor
jtigue@csi.edu | 208.732.6479 

LACFree Tutoring Services for Student 
As students come back to campus make sure to let them know about our free tutoring services in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC)! The LAC is located upstairs in the Meyerhoeffer building. 


Kathleen Powell
Learning Center Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu  | 208-732-6685
PestEnroll in CSI's Fall Pest Management Course 
Anyone thinking of a career as a crop duster, agronomist, or any position that requires certification to spray chemicals to control agricultural pests is encouraged to sign up for the College of Southern Idaho's Pest Management course this fall.
 
According to the course instructor, Dr. Narelle Moore, the four-credit course will cover a wide range of pest control and management techniques for crops. Students will focus on insects, weeds, plant diseases, and methods of control. Students will also study state and federal regulations in preparation for their state consultant license or professional applicators license.
 
The class will meet from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays in addition to a lab from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Fridays throughout the fall semester, which begins Aug. 21. For more information, please contact Dawn Wendland in the CSI Ag Department at 208-732-6301 or at dwendland@csi.edu.

Barry Pate
Department Chair/Professor, Animal Science
bpate@csi.edu | 208-732-6415


UPickCSI U-Pick Garden
The U-pick garden at the College of Southern Idaho has several types of vegetables and berries ready for picking. Visitors are welcome to pick cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, several kinds of peppers, and summer squash for 75-cents per pound. The garden is expected to produce green beans, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, onions, winter squash, and apples soon. Red raspberries are available now for $2.50 per pound.
 
Picking times are 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. No picking appointments are necessary.
 
The U-pick garden is located on CSI's Breckenridge Endowment Farm on North College Road. The CSI Ag Department will provide containers for picking but visitors should bring their own containers for taking berries home. For more information, please call 732-6401.

Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401


HerrettClosedThe Herrett Center Will Be Closed Monday, August 21, for the Eclipse
The College of Southern Idaho and the Herrett Center for Arts and Science have announced that the museum, planetarium, and observatory will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21 for the total solar eclipse, which will traverse central Idaho that day.
 
"Since most of our staff will be out of town to view the solar eclipse from the path of totality, we would like to encourage everyone to do the same, if possible, given the rarity of this event," said Chris Anderson, Centennial Observatory Coordinator. Anderson notes that, while partial solar eclipses are relatively common, the last total solar eclipse in Idaho was in 1979, and the next to cross the Gem State won't be until the year 2169.
 
"This is an event best enjoyed with your own eyes, using proper solar filters," Anderson said.  "For those who cannot leave the Magic Valley that day, get a pair of eclipse shades and enjoy a 97-percent partial eclipse."  The special eclipse glasses that allow safe, direct viewing of the sun throughout the eclipse are available at the Herrett Center for $2 per pair while supplies last. Other types of filters, including photographic film, sunglasses, and welder's glass, do not provide adequate protection and can result in permanent eye damage if used for direct solar viewing, according to Anderson.
 
The Faulkner Planetarium will be showing 'Eclipse: The Sun Revealed' from now until the eclipse, including special show times on Sunday, Aug. 20, the day before the eclipse. The program features information about the specifics of the eclipse in Idaho, including recommendations for the best locations and how to safely view it. Planetarium Manager Rick Greenawald brought the show to Twin Falls "to encourage anyone who's on the fence to make plans to travel to see the total eclipse that day, because it's a sight you'll never forget," as well as provide tips on how to have the most enjoyable eclipse viewing experience. Show times are available by calling the Herrett Center at (208) 732-6655, or visiting the museum's web page at herrett.csi.edu.
 
While the Herrett Center's bus tour to the path of totality has been sold out since December, seats are still available on South Central Idaho Tourism's eclipse tour, which may be reserved at the Perrine Bridge Visitors Center, or by calling (208) 732-5569.

Teri Fattig
Director of Library & Herrett Center
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501
Over60New Semester of Over 60 Classes
Another semester of the College of Southern Idaho's Over 60 and Getting Fit classes will start the week of Sept. 11 at ten southern Idaho locations. Seniors who would like to participate are encouraged to register now.
 
The class, offered at ten southern Idaho sites, provides aerobic, strengthening and flexibility components specially designed for older adults. It is free of charge to everyone age 60 and older. Interested students can register when they attend their first class. All classes begin Monday, Sept. 11 except for Burley and Buhl, which begin Tuesday, Sept. 12.
 
  • Twin Falls classes will be 9 to 9:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CSI gym.
  • Jerome classes will be 9 to 9:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Jerome Recreation Center.
  • Filer classes will be 8:45 to 9:35 a.m. Monday and Wednesday and Friday at the Filer Elementary School gym.
  • Buhl classes will be 10 to 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the 7th Street gym.
  • Shoshone classes will be 9 to 9:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Shoshone's old high school gym.
  • Gooding classes will be 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Gooding Rec Center.
  • Burley classes will be 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the CSI Mini Cassia Center gym.
  • Rupert classes will be 9 to 9:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Rupert Civic Gym.
  • Blaine County classes will be 9 to 9:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the CSI Blaine County Center in the Rec gym.
  • Hagerman classes will be 9 to 9:50 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Hagerman High School gym.
CSI has sponsored the Over 60 program each fall and spring semester for more than 30 years. It has become a model for other senior fitness programs across the nation.
 
For more information, please call instructor Shelly Wright at 208-732-6483 or Ann Rolfes in the CSI Physical Education office at 208-732-6475.

Shelly Wright
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Professor
swright@csi.edu | 208-732-6483
DualCreditDual Credit Tuition Waiver
As some of you may already know, the State of Idaho Advanced Opportunities Fast Forward program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards Dual Credit courses.  As a result of this funding opportunity to cover the dual credit tuition for eligible employees and their dependents, the College will not apply the tuition waiver toward this credit type. Consideration for the dual credit tuition waiver will be provided in the event the student is home schooled, attends private school, or has failed a course already paid for with Fast Forward dollars.

Dual credit students enrolling in regular-paying tuition courses offered at CSI campuses or online, are eligible for $75.00 dollars per credit with Fast Forward program funding. The tuition waiver will cover the remaining tuition balance. 

To participate in the Advanced Opportunities Fast Forward program, students will need to create an account through the Advanced Opportunities portal ( https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov).  Students will be able to request funding through the Fast Forward program for dual credit courses. Additionally, students are able to track expenditures and balance allocation remaining. Please note that all accounts and requests must be approved through each student's local school district.

Please contact the CSI Dual Credit Office at (208) 933-2320 or Tina Polishchuk, Statewide Advanced Opportunities Coordinator (208) 332-6944 for more information on the Advanced Opportunities Fast Forward program.

Can private/home school students access Fast Forward funds?

The statute governing these programs explicitly states that these funds are available to students who are attending and Idaho public school.

In many cases, homeschool/private school students choose to dually enroll and participate in public school activities as well as homeschool/private school coursework. Many homeschool/private school families have chosen to mix and match the course pathway for their student to include at least one such course, making these funds accessible.

Note: Local enrollment policies will apply and vary from district to district. 

Karrie Hornbacher
Dual Credit Coordinator
khornbacher@csi.edu | 208-732-6276
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.
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
 
Tuesday, August 15th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Reptile program.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
 
Wednesday, August 16th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Centennial Observatory: Free Solar Observing Session, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
 
Thursday, August 17th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
 
Friday, August 18th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
 
Saturday, August 19th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
 
Sunday, August 20th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
 
Monday, August 21st
CLOSED
The Herrett Center is closed on Mondays and it will remain closed for this, the day of the solar eclipse. Our staff will be traveling to experience totality, which is not visible from Twin Falls.

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

Observatory Activities 

Wednesday, August 16 th , 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Summer solar session #12 - Safely view sunspots and the solar atmosphere through special filtered telescopes. Some bright stars and planets also visible!  Free admission.
Monday, August 21 st , 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Partial solar eclipse - For those who can't leave town to get to the path of the total solar eclipse, the observatory will be open for views of the partial phases: First contact is at 10:12 AM, maximum eclipse (97%) is at 11:30 AM, last contact is at 12:54 PM.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Summer solar session #13 - Safely view sunspots and the solar atmosphere through special filtered telescopes. Some bright stars and planets also visible!  Free admission.

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


ISBDCISBDC to Hold Technology Funding Workshops in Six Idaho Cities 

SBDC NEWS RELEASE / July 19, 2017
 
IDAHO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS TO HOLD TECHNOLOGY FUNDING WORKSHOPS IN SIX IDAHO CITIES
 
The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), headquartered in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, is teaming up with the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce to hold a series of small business funding workshops across Idaho. The Idaho Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) road tour will highlight state and national grant programs, as well as local business resources for Idaho's technology entrepreneurs and small business owners.
 
Researchers and small technology firms can learn how to access $2.5 billion in grants through the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs, funded through the Small Business Administration, encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth research and development with potential for commercialization in the market.
 
Attendees also will learn about nearly $1 million in commercialization grants available annually to Idaho companies through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program. Through IGEM, the Idaho Department of Commerce funds commercialization research where business experts collaborate with university researchers to bring viable technologies to market.
 
Participants also will hear about collaborating with Idaho National Laboratory to discover innovative nuclear and clean energy solutions and critical infrastructure. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities to connect with the Department of Energy's SBIR program to advance research and development.
 
Local representatives from the Department of Labor, Economic Development organizations and Idaho State University also will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss local resources and business funding opportunities for research and development.
 
The road tour will stop in six locations around the state:
  • Salmon: Aug. 1
  • Idaho Falls: Aug. 14
  • Pocatello: Aug. 15
  • Twin Falls: Aug. 29
  • Lewiston: Oct. 19
  • Coeur D'Alene: Oct. 20
Entrepreneurs and small business owners can register to attend at idahosbdc.org/roadtour . For more information, contact Idaho SBDC's SBIR program manager, Dave McEwen, at DaveMcEwen@boisestate.edu .
 
Media Contact: Brady W. Moore, University Communications, (208) 426-1586 , bradywmoore@boisestate.edu
 
About the Idaho SBDC:
The Idaho Small Business Development Center empowers business success through no-cost and confidential consulting and affordable trainings to small businesses throughout our state. Learn more at www.IdahoSBDC.org .
 
About Boise State University
A public metropolitan research university with more than 22,000 students, Boise State is proud to be powered by creativity and innovation. Located in Idaho's capital city, the university has a growing research agenda and plays a crucial role in the region's knowledge economy and famed quality of life. In the past 10 years, the university has quadrupled the number of doctoral degrees, doubled its masters degrees and now offers 13 online degree programs. Learn more at www.BoiseState.edu .
Bryan Matsuoka
Idaho Small Business Development
bmatsuoka@csi.edu | 208-732-6451


MackayHerrett Center Holds Solar Eclipse Contest
The College of Southern Idaho Herrett Center for Arts and Science is running a contest! To participate visit the Herrett Center Planetarium to see "Eclipse: The Sun Revealed". After the show, anyone 18 and older may answer a trivia question and drop their entry in a box in the front lobby. All correct answer entries will be submitted for the chance to win one of ten free carpool passes, a $335 value, to The Great American Mackay Solar Eclipse Campout. The campout will include live music, a mobile Planetarium, food vendors & more! The drawing will take place at the end of the business day on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
 
If you are interested in participating show times for the "Eclipse: The Sun Revealed" can be found online at: http://herrett.csi.edu/astronomy/planetarium/now_showing.asp.
 
Gemstate Entertainment is responsible for putting on The Great American Mackay Solar Eclipse Campout. The College of Southern Idaho, Herrett Center and Faulkner Planetarium are not affiliated with Gemstate Entertainment.
 
For more information on what you may win, visit https://www.24tix.com/.../1541866493/mackay-id-eclipse-campout


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


GolfThe Driving After Dark Golf Scramble is Looking for Eight More Teams
There is only room for eight more teams so sign up now! The cost is $300 per team. 


Evin Fox
Professor of Merit, Early Childhood and Teacher Education
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872


EclipsePlanetariumEclipse: The Sun Revealed Show Times at the Herrett Center Planetarium
The Faulkner Planetarium announces an expanded show schedule of  Eclipse: The Sun Revealed leading up to the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The program is an excellent way for all ages to learn more about what causes solar eclipses and how to prepare for them.
 
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed  will be shown 19 times between Tuesday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 20.  
 
Show times are as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 15: 1:30, 3:30 and 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 16: 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17: 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 18: 1:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19: 1:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 20: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
 
Admission prices are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 2 through 17; children under age 2 are admitted free.
 
Please note that the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, the Faulkner Planetarium and the Centennial Observatory will be closed Monday, Aug. 21 to allow Herrett staff members to travel to the totality zone. We strongly encourage all who can to do likewise since the next total solar eclipse visible in Idaho will happen June 25, 2169, 152 years from now.
 
For more information, and to watch a trailer for  Eclipse: The Sun Revealed , visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu . Information may also be obtained by calling the museum at (208) 732-6655.

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


LoriRogersLori Rogers Fly Like an Eagle Golf Tournament

Clark Rasmussen
Assistant Athletic Director
crasmussen@csi.edu | 208-732-6482


RetireJoin Us to Celebrate the Retirement of Doug Maughan and Elaine Bryant

Please join us to celebrate these two awesome people for all of their time spent at CSI! 

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299


CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls

JUDO FOR BEGINNERS: THE GENTLE WAY

Dates: August 22 - December 14
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Fee: $70 + $20 gi rental each session
Location: Rec Center 231A
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka

Judo is an Olympic sport with a history and tradition based on mutual benefit for all. It is a great sport for ages 8+up with built in anti-bullying principles. This class is an excellent sport for cross training as we teach you throws and ground techniques. The traditions of Judo also included are self-respect, respect for others, and property. Opportunities include local tournaments and guest teachers from the USA Elite Rosters. Students may begin this class at any time during the semester.

ADVANCED JUDO

Dates: August 22 - December 14
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays: 9 - 11 a.m.
Fee: $80 + $20 gi rental each session
Location: Rec Center 231A
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka

This course is designed for Judo students interested in self-defense, recreational activity, competition, and rank advancement up to 5th degree black belt in the Olympic sport of Judo. This class will enable students to continue their studying and cumulative learning of additional throwing, ground techniques, submission holds and arm locks, formal judo kata or forms/demonstrations, and lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to travel to regional and/or national events with the group. Pre-requisite includes instructor approval, judo gi (uniform), and United States Judo Federation and Club membership ($70/year). Students may begin this class at any time during the semester with permission from the head instructor.

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
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Above is a flyer with instructions to get on the TIAA-CREF calendar during in-service. Ryan Petersen will be on campus 8/15 through 8/17 and available by appointment only.

Guy Ferguson from VALIC will be on campus by appointment only on August 15,   in Taylor 247. Below is a link to make an appointment with Guy.


Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208-732-6206


PolicyBoard Approved Updates to Policies & Procedures Spring/Summer 2017
The last semester ended with an approved annual update to the CSI Policies and Procedures Manual that we waited to share at a more relevant time for you.  Many of the changes were minor ones that included job and program title changes, updated links, and change of wording for greater clarity.  Major changes are briefly noted in this document.
 
Remember that the online version of the Policy and Procedures Manual is the official document and that "when in doubt, you should check it out!"
 
2.08 Personnel Records Procedures
Added: Student evaluations and peer performance surveys will not be included in personnel and payroll files.
 
5.02 Personal Leave
Personal leave is may now be granted to both faculty and staff (new) that do not earn vacation leave.  Up to three days per academic year is available upon approval of the supervisor.
 
8.04 and 8.05 Accounts Payable, Payment of Bills & Bid Procedures
These two policies have been merged and rewritten by a new Purchasing and Procurement policy. 
 
8.05 Printing and Duplicating Policy
All major printing and duplicating jobs will be completed by the CSI Copy Center and may be sent to bid if necessary.
 
8.06 Travel Reimbursement Policy
Added: Airfare quotes from two different sources must be attached to the reimbursement form.
Added: A maximum tip of 15% may be added to a receipt total unless a group gratuity is required.
 
8.11 Expenditure and Signature Authority
All expenditures in excess of $5,ooo (instead of $1,000) must be requested and authorized via purchase order.
 
8.13 Gift Certificates
This statement has been rewritten to clarify that gift certificates/cards are a taxable form of compensation and the circumstances under which they may be allowable.
 
8.16 Grant Reimbursement Procedures
This section was entirely removed since other grant procedure policies now cover this process.
 
This is an entirely new policy with forms from the Student Affairs office.
 
6.39 Minors on Campus (NEW)
This is also an entirely new policy with forms that has been added to the Manual 


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
WellbeingCSI Employee Wellbeing Fall Events

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
PasswordsForget Everything You Know About Passwords
...Says the man who made password rules, by Ben Popken
 
Note: The IT department shared this secret password method at our last new hire orientation.
 
Was it m@nk3yP@$$w01rd or m0nk3yp@ssw0!rd?  **#@$%!!
For 20 years, the standard advice for creating a "strong" password that is hard to crack has been to use a mix of letters, numbers and symbols.
It's so ingrained that when you go to create a new email account you'll frequently get praising or finger-wagging feedback from the computer on how well your secret code adheres to these guidelines.
And you're supposed to change it every 90 days.
Now, the man who laid down these widely followed rules says he got it all wrong.
"Much of what I did I now regret," Bill Burr, a 72-year-old retired former manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology told the Wall Street Journal.
Find a very short video and more details about setting your passwords at NBC News. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
ReceipeRecipes and Tips from SLMV Cooking Demos Week 3 & 4
We had a couple of great classes and a couple missed, but here are the last of the recipes and resources from the last two weeks with tips for substitutes below:
 
*Notes:   We used applesauce to replace the oil; we used ½ all-purpose flour and ½ whole wheat flour; we sprinkled flax and chia seeds over the top before baking.
 
*Notes:   Many noted this dip to be too spicy due to the cayenne. Consider reducing amount or eliminating if you are sensitive to heat/spice.
 
*Notes:   We did not use the Tahini and it came out fine. You could also use a few drops of sesame oil. Feel free to mix it up and add flavoring of your choice. Some ideas: sun-dried tomatoes; Kalamata olives and feta; etc. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
Eclipse2017 List of Events for the Eclipse in Idaho

If you're interested here is a 2017 List of Events for the Eclipse in Idaho:


Elizabeth Duncan
Public Affairs Officer, Idaho Office of Emergency Management
ChicosCSI Appreciation Day at Chico's

Kim Sagers
Chico's
kimgoffsagers@gmail.com | 208-734-8342
MethodistUnited Methodist Magic Valley Ministries 2017 Fall Retreat - Voices Against Violence
The United Methodist Magic Valley Ministries 2017 Fall Retreat will feature Voices Against Violence (VAV).  Topics covered in the retreat include domestic violence and the trauma it causes, services provided by Voices Against Violence and volunteer opportunities. Speakers will include Donna Graybill (Executive Director of VAV), Katelyn Schwennen (VAV Counselor), and Jessi Boyer (VAV Volunteer Coordinator). 
The retreat will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Jerome United Methodist Church. Cost will be $10 and lunch will be a provided. To RSVP please contact Pastor Penny Hodges at 208-308-0609 by September 14.    

Scott Lindquist
Student Advisor
slindquist@csi.edu | 208-732-6252


FirstFDFirst Federal Bank's Race for the Future


For those who like the bling, we do have race medals for all participants (the kid's one is made with PVC, and is super cute). J Plus, we are having an after race party of sorts with bounce houses, food, music, a photo booth, and other great activities. The race and all activities will take place at First Fed Bank Park.
 
Any help spreading the word is appreciated - hope to see you there!
 

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


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