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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In August of 1965...
The Civic Auditorium Association offers its resources to the Junior College District.

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PacePACE 50-for-50
Have you seen the COOL 50-Year CSI jackets the Executive PACE Committee has been wearing around campus? Well, you now have a chance to earn one, even if you work at an off-campus center! Click here to print off the instructions and checklist for the PACE 50-for-50 Challenge and begin checking things off your list ASAP! We already have over 20 people who have e-mailed their selfies to Tamara. The jackets are limited to the first 40 people to complete their 50 items. Here are the two jacket options (the 50 year logo will be included): 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim LaPray or Tamara Harmon. Good luck on the challenge and remember, if you don't have a smartphone ask a friend to take a selfie and send it to Tamara for you.

PS...if you are CPR certified and are NOT up for re-certification this fall you may check that off your list. You may also check off a G.U.E.S.T training if you've already attended one. For these you can send a picture of your CPR card or a written explanation of what you are checking off your list.


Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu    | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray, klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299

ITIT Support Trainings
IT is once again offering multiple training and support sessions during Inservice week. The full schedule and session descriptions can be found at
http://csi.edu/its/inservice-2015-fall.asp , but here are the highlights:

Tuesday 8/18/15

5:30 pm
5:45 pm
Shields 211

Wednesday 8/19/15

9:00 am
10:00 am
Meyerhoeffer 101
10:00 am
11:30 am
Meyerhoeffer 101
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Meyerhoeffer 101
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Meyerhoeffer 101

Thursday 8/20/15

1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Meyerhoeffer 101
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Meyerhoeffer 101

Session Descriptions:

  • Adjunct Blackboard Overview
    Tues 8/18 @ 5:30pm - 5:45pm (Shields 211)
    This 15-minute session will provide an overview of how to access Blackboard - the Learning Management System that is currently used by the CSI faculty for online course delivery. You will learn how to create Blackboard courses using the Blackboard Course Management portlet in MyCSI and receive a brief introduction to Canvas our new LMS scheduled to replace Blackboard in Spring 2016.
  • Introduction to Canvas - our new LMS!
    Wed 8/19 @ 9:00am - 10:00am (Library 101)
    Thu 8/20 @ 1:00p - 2:00p (Library 101)
    Come meet our new LMS! Canvas is being put through the paces by a group of pilot faculty in Fall 2015, but it will become available to all faculty for Spring 2016. See some of the exciting new features available in Canvas and learn when and how you will be able to start building your courses for Spring.
  • Introduction to Blackboard
    Wed 8/19 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Library 101)
    This session is designed for faculty who are new to using Blackboard. This is a short, but intensive hands-on training session that will explore different features and tools available and will cover how to design, develop and deliver courses using the latest version of Blackboard. During the session, faculty will be able to create the Blackboard courses for the semester using the Blackboard Course Manager tool in MyCSI.  They also will learn how to setup the course properties and structure, add content, and manage students.
  • Walk-In Sessions
    Wed 8/19 @ 10:00am - 11:30am (Library 101)
    Wed 8/19 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Library 101)
    Thu 8/20 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Library 101)
    Drop in at any time during these open sessions and receive help with instructional technology. Ask questions and receive hands-on help with Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, CoursEval, MyCSI, and instructional technology in general. If we can't answer your question on-the-spot, we'll help find the answer and schedule a follow-up appointment.
    Please note: Canvas information and support will not be offered at this time EXCEPT for those faculty pre-approved to participate in the Fall 2015 pilot.
We look forward to seeing you! As always, if you can't make it to a session or need additional help, please contact the Helpdesk at 732-6311 (x6311) or helpdesk@csi.edu.

Ed Ditlefsen
Web Developer
editlefsen@csi.edu | 208-732-6847

LongevityCSI Longevity Recipients

We'd like to congratulate today's recipients of the Longevity Awards! Thank you for your loyalty to CSI, you are appreciated!


10 Year Recipients 20 Year Recipients 30 Year Recipients 40 Year Recipient
Sandra Bosteder Maria Anderson Steve Irons Jim Woods
John Brannen Kathy Deahl Lynn Irons
Carolyn Browning Gerald Fattig Rosann Baird
Jan Carpenter Rick Greenawald

Christine Deal Joseph Hawkins

Alex Doetsch James Irons

Mary Feis-Christy Jim Knight

Evin Fox Lauri Logan

Pablo Galvan Bryan Matsuoka

Teresa Hellickson James Tarter

Karrie Hornbacher Larry Tate

Julie Jones Boomer Walker

Timothy Klass

Robert Milligan

Jennifer Patterson

Gail Schull

Jesse White





Kathy Deahl

Executive Administrative Assistant

kdeahl@csi.edu | 208-732-6201


TeacherTeacher Discount
This week is your last chance to use the teacher discount at  böhme in the Magic Valley Mall.

Jennifer Wilson
Twin Falls böhme   
magicvalley@bohme.com | 208-209-3714

EventsCSI Events
If you're looking for an event this month chances are we have the information posted on our Facebook page. And, don't forget that you can now subscribe to our events which means you'll get a notification when a CSI event is added to our page.  
If you'd like your CSI event listed on our Facebook page, please send your information to enotes@csi.edu. Pictures, flyers, and most all documents will be accepted and used for the posting. 

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

MoovinGet Moovin'
If you missed the State of the College don't worry, it'll be available on our YouTube channel this week. 

During the session Jaime Tigue introduced a group study called Get Moovin', a pilot that focused on standing instead of sitting at our desks. She'd like to encourage
ALL STAFF to attend a Get Moovin' session in  Shields 107 on Thursday, August 20 . There will be two sessions. One is from 10:30-11 and the other from 2-2:30. Please choose  ONE  session so you can come and learn about tips and tools on how to be more active during your work time. Please watch your e-mail for more information about these sessions.

Inspirational Video (shown at the State of the College)
Jaime Tigue
Professor, Physical Education
jtigue@csi.edu | 208-732-6479 

PhotoBeginning Digital Photography

Anna Dovenmuehler
CSI Jerome Center
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464
Beginning Digital Photography
Days: Thursdays                 
Dates: Aug 20 - Sep 24                    
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm                    
This photography course is especially designed for beginning photographers who know little or nothing about digital photography. Gain control and confidence as you familiarize yourself with your digital camera and its technical capabilities. Learn basic photography terms and hone photography fundamentals through weekly assignments in a fun and creatively stimulating environment. Please bring your camera manual, SD card, and USB cord to class.
Instructor: Joy Pruitt  ( MOMO Photography) 
Fee: $75
To register go online or call 
208-324-5101.  All classes will be at the CSI Jerome Center - 
104 W. Main St. - Rm #112
EnglishEnglish 291
If you've ever wanted to write poetry, the College of Southern Idaho invites you to register for Creative Writing (English 291), taught by Idaho's former Poet Laureate, Jim Irons.

Poets of all levels are welcome to this introductory poetry writing course, which will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays this semester, beginning Aug. 26. For more information on the class, please contact Irons at jirons@csi.edu or contact the CSI Admissions office at 732-6221 or admissions@csi.edu.

DrawBurley Drawing Classes

Do you envy people who can draw well or do you have some talent for drawing, but no training? CSI's Mini Cassia Center in Burley offers a class for you this fall. Bettina Throckmorton will help you learn basic drawing skills two nights a week from 4:30 to 6:50. The cost is $360. Please contact the Mini Cassia Center at 678-1400 as soon as possible as classes begin August 24 .

Whitney D. Smith
Visual, Performing & Liberal Arts
wsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6844
EAPAugust EAP Webinar
August EAP Webinar: Strategies for Multigenerational Caregiving

One of our two Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Business Psychology Associates, offers monthly online seminars with timely and very informative topics intended to be of interest to all our employees.  These programs are presented by experts and offer helpful and practical solutions to real life issues. We have offered these live in a Lunch and Learn format in the past but find most people prefer to view these at their own desks or as archived programs at a later time.  The instructions below will help you find and register for this month's program.
For August: Learn about the emotional and financial impact of being a member of the sandwich generation. Discover coping mechanisms that help restore work-life balance and support resilience.  
Instructions for EAP Webinars: Go to http://www.bpahealth.com. Click on Members (in green), under Benefits go to General or Personal login, select General Login and put College of Southern Idaho and then the toll-free number of: 8007260003 to sign in.
  • Select Work/Life Benefits and click on Access BPA Resource Connection.
  • Scroll down the next page (the EAP newsletter) and find Online Seminars in the right column.
  • Click on the seminar you are seeking or view archived seminars below that.
  • Register for the session time of your choice.
  • View or print the slides and notes offered in PDF format if you like.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269

IdahoHappenings Around Idaho
From the State of Idaho Wellness Program  Health Matters
Take Me Fishing Trailers, Morrison Center (Arlo Guthrie; Mythbusters; Sound of Music; Mannheim Steamroller), Silverwood Theme Park, Roaring Springs WaterPark, Thunder Mountain Line, Disney on Ice-Frozen, AEN Playhouse, Wahooz Fun Zone/PINZ, and more on Happenings!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269

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