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Sheri Murray
McManaman, ext. 6600
Clara Centeno
Lead Teacher, Infants
Early Learning Center, ext. 6644
Justin Parreira
Lab Assistant, Diesel Technology
Desert 104, ext. 6371

Susan Ramseyer
Lab Manager, Math
Shields 207, ext. 3145
Nancy Newland
Service Owner, Institutional Tech.
Taylor 210, ext. 6238
Eli Bowles
Instructor, Renewable Energy Tech.
ATIC 128, ext. 6377

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

Convocation serves as the "official" opening of the new academic year and marks a student's college career, in the same manner commencement marks the success of a graduate. Convocation provides an opportunity to emphasize and promote community among the membership of the college - including students, faculty, staff and administration. It is both a symbolic and ceremonial tradition that reminds us of our role as an institution of higher education and our commitment to academic excellence and community engagement.
We are reminding you to come join us at Convocation held in the Fine Arts Auditorium and the BBQ held on the north side of the SUB afterwards. This is an opportunity to build connections with students outside the classroom/office setting. Invite your co-workers to join you in this opportunity in helping students make their experience at CSI a great one! Please help us remind students as well, as their first couple of days are hectic.
We hope to see you there!

Convocation Schedule
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

1:00 pm
-Samantha Cavin, ASCSI Student Body President
-President Jeff Fox
-Kory Lloyd, 2015 Outstanding Academic Faculty
-CSI Class Picture

2:00 pm
-Convocation Closing

2:00-4:00 pm
-BBQ, Courtesy of ASCSI Student Senate

Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6229

We had many positive comments about the 'First Friday Forums' scheduled last year, so Todd Schwarz, Jeff Harmon and I are planning to continue with these informative meetings this semester.
Each 'First Friday' of the Month - September through December - members of the executive  team will be at a location on campus to provide a very brief CSI update and offer you the opportunity to ask us questions.
The dates and locations are listed below:
  • September 2nd          Hepworth 108           10:00-11:30 am
  • October 7th                     Evergreen C74          2:00-3:30 pm  (via telecom system to outreach centers)
  • November 4th            Taylor 277                  10:00-11:30 am
  • December 2nd           Shields 117                1:00-2:30 pm
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming 'First Friday Forums'.
Dr. Jeff Fox
jfox@csi.edu | 208-732-6220

This fall we will see a new commitment by the College of Southern Idaho with regard to appropriate branding and visual identity. This means a new logo and new parameters for all "outfacing" printed collateral and marketing materials will be implemented. 
The revised Visual Identity Guide is now available online and contains valuable information on the following:
  • Logos & Usage
    • Academic Logo
    • Athletics Logos
    • CSI Seal
    • Program/Department Logos
    • Official CSI Colors
    • Preferred Fonts
    • Photography & Graphics
    • Social Media
    • Business Cards
    • Letterhead & Envelopes (template available)
    • E-mail Signatures (template available)
    • Printed Materials (templates available)
The Visual Identity Guide  is available at: http://www.csi.edu/publicinformationoffice/visual-identity-guide.asp and there is a link to this site at the bottom of the CSI website homepage.  If you need assistance or have any questions please contact the Office of Public Information.
I encourage you to support this commitment and help us ensure that CSI visual branding is clearly and consistently applied across all communication channels.
Dr. Jeff Fox
jfox@csi.edu | 208-732-6220

FACULTY: If you are using Firefox to manage Canvas, there are a few features in Canvas this semester that require the latest version of Firefox. If you get a message that you need to upgrade, you can do so with just a few clicks. Here's how:

1. Open Firefox

2. Click on the "Settings" menu icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 





3. Click on the "?" icon at the bottom of the "Settings" menu.













4. Then Click on "About Firefox"









5. This will bring you to the About Mozilla Firefox Window and if will immediately start updating. You will be required to restart Firefox to complete the update.  

Eric Ness, MA
Service Desk - Team Leader
eness@csi.edu | 208-732-6361

College of Southern Idaho Dental Assistant Program Director Tonja Bowcut has been selected by the Career and Technical Educators of Idaho as the Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2016. Bowcut, who has taught dental assisting for 19 years, built the CSI program from scratch, creating the curriculum, equipping the lab, and recruiting students. Her nomination described her as a giant in Idaho career education. She will go on to compete in the Regional Association of Career and Technical Education competition. Regional winners can then compete at the national level.

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

Check with your supervisor if you would like to order a nametag with the new CSI logo. The approximate $9.50 cost for each is charged to your department. The tags are available with magnetic or pin clasps or lanyards. Be sure to specify what you would like. Depending on your supervisor's preference, you're welcome to list your name only, your name and title, or your name and department. Email your information to Doug Maughan at dmaughan@csi.edu. (Nametags are ordered throughout the year. There is no deadline.)

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

PantrySeeking Donations for Gilbert's Pantry
Welcome Back CSI Campus Faculty and Staff!
As you heard Dr. Schwarz mention during his address last week, Student Services is taking on a new initiative this year, helping our hungry students. Gilbert's Pantry is opening this fall to assist CSI students who are food insecure. In order to be able to provide this service to our students we are asking our CSI employee community for non-perishable donations. Please bring your non-perishable donations to the Office of Student Affairs on the second floor of the Taylor building.   
Additionally as you get to know your students this fall, if you hear of students who are in need of food, please send them to Gilbert's Pantry, located within the Office of Student Affairs. Assistance is provided to all students with a current CSI ID and the process of receiving food is confidential.

Michelle Schutt, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Student Services
mschutt@csi.edu | 208-732-6863

CSI 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. 

AUG 22
Today 8 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
AUG 22
Today 11 AM
Twin Falls
AUG 22
Aug 22 - Aug 26 · Jeanie Cullip is going
Twin Falls
AUG 22
Today 5 PM
Twin Falls
AUG 24
Wed 11 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
AUG 24
Wed 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
AUG 25
Thu 7:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
AUG 26
Fri 6 PM · 21 guests
Twin Falls
AUG 27
Sat 10 AM · Laura L Erickson is going
Twin Falls
AUG 31
Wed 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our  Facebook . O r, if you would 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
PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Week

Herrett Center for Arts and Science
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round open 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
Public Event Schedule for August 2016
Tuesday, August 23rd
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
Wednesday, August 24th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Observatory: Free solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Violent Universe.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
Thursday, August 25th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
Friday, August 26th 
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Violent Universe.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall
Saturday, August 27th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Violent Universe.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
Tuesday, August 30th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.

What if some of the Herrett Center's iconic displays could come to life? Would you be prepared to face a woolly mammoth up close? How about a saber tooth cat or a dire wolf? Well prepare yourself to see these creatures, and others, come to life on the Faulkner Planetarium's dome beginning September 6th with the premiere of Titans of the Ice Age.
Twenty thousand years ago the Earth was in the grips of the last ice age. At that time glaciers covered most of North America, Europe and parts of Asia. Some of our ancestors lived among great and sometimes dangerous creatures, hunting them to survive. Woolly mammoths roamed the land along with saber tooth cats and dire wolves; now extinct. There were also animals alive then that are familiar to us today. Titans of the Ice Age will transport you to the beautiful and frozen landscapes in a time period five thousand years before civilization. Learn the causes of ice ages and experience this harsh environment, the kingdom of the titans as they come to life again before your very eyes.
Planetarium manager Rick Greenawald says of Titans of the Ice Age, "The incredible computer graphic rendering of these extinct species is really something to behold. These are creatures that roamed the very place where we now live. Mammoth bones have been uncovered right here in southern Idaho, so this film offers the residents of our area a chance to look into the past history of the region. The film also goes very well with the museum displays in our Browning-Keveren Gallery, just outside the planetarium, where visitors can see the center's cast of the Huntington Canyon mammoth, a replica of a saber tooth cat and search for the skull of a dire wolf. Additionally, there is the Simon Clovis Cache on display; visitors can see points made by indigenous people, some of which may be similar to those that they used to hunt mammoth. Titans of the Ice Age is an excellent experience for folks of all ages."
The Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho's largest planetarium. Movies and shows come to life on its 50-foot dome thanks to the Evans and Sutherland Digistar 5 fulldome video system. Thousands of people each year enjoy the programs offered by the Faulkner.
Titans of the Ice Age will run at 7:00 PM Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3:30 PM Saturdays starting September 6th. Admission prices to planetarium shows are $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 student, including CSI students with a valid student ID; children under age 2 are admitted free.
The Faulkner Planetarium is located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID. For more information, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu or call (208) 732-6655.

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

Weekofwelcome2016 CSI Week of Welcome (WOW) 

Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6229

August 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

The United States Navy Band's Country Current will perform a free performance on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 PM at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Auditorium. Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and "eye-popping" musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. This seven-member ensemble employs musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, Tennessee, New York, New Orleans and more. In the tradition of country music, each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments. The band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set.  This performance is sponsored by the College of Southern Idaho, Feathered Winds Wine, Richard and Carolee Dykes, and Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd Blake. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available from the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, which is open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a request for tickets (limit 4) to:

Country Current Tickets
Fine Arts Building
College of Southern Idaho
P.O. Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Doors will open at 7 PM, and all ticket holders must be seated by 7:20, after which any remaining seats will be made available to those without tickets. For more information, please contact Camille Barigar, Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator, at 208-732-6288 or cbarigar@csi.edu .
The Magic Valley Church of Christ presents
August 28 - 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater 

A lecture series presented by the Magic Valley Church of Christ, Hope for Life features Steve Ridgell, the Director of the Ministry for Hope for Life/Herald of Truth Ministries of Abiline, Texas. He lives to share the story of Jesus with the world. His enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion make him a popular speaker at workshops, lectureships and retreats. Hope for Life believes it is possible to live a life of hope, joy, peace, and purpose through God. All are invited to come and hear Steve Ridgell speak about this God-given hope in a three-night seminar. Sunday Evening: "Healers in a Hurting World" / Monday Evening: "Demons, Pigs, Jesus, and You" / Tuesday evening: "I Just Don't Get It". This event is free. For more information, call 735-5016.   
Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator 
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6488

Plan ahead and start making your team for the Lori Rogers Fly Like an Eagle Golf Tournament slated for Aug. 27 at Twin Falls Golf Club (Muni).

The cost is $320 per team of four (cart fees not included) or $80 per player (cart fee not included). This event, sponsored by Gateway Real Estate and M&M Electric, will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

For more information, email Clark Rasmussen  at crasmussen@csi.edu or call 208-732-6486. You can email the entry form to Ginger Nukaya  at gnukaya@csi.edu or bring it by the CSI Athletics office.

Click here to get your entry form.

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

Mark your calendars. Every 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Tuesday let's meet to assess student learning. Each month has a theme.
Show up once a month or more if your schedule permits. We'll take one of your actual fall 2016 outcomes and design an assessment to collect student learning data. We'll implement a technique to analyze and summarize the data. And we'll use your findings to make a plan to modify an instructional practice.
  • August - Writing and/or revising a fall 2016 Student Learning Outcome (Aug. 30th)
  • September - Writing an assessment to collect student learning data (Sept. 13th, 20th, and 27th)
  • October - Analyzing and summarizing your assessment data (Oct. 11th, 18th, and 25th)
  • November - Using assessment data to modify an instructional practice (Nov. 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th)

Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday from 1:00p to 1:50p, Meyerhoeffer 125
If you're interested, let me know.
Janea Triplett-Newell
Instructional Design
jnewell@csi.edu | 208-732-6324

The Herrett Center for Arts and Science introduces a new after school program for teens this September. The free program, open to students in grades 9 through 12, is funded by the Idaho Humanities Council and is the first of its kind in Idaho.
Herrett Center Education Facilitator Laura Browarny says Herrett Teens participants will go on multiple field trips, hear presentations from guest speakers, and make lots of new friends.
"The teens will have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Herrett Center with a diverse group of new peers. We're creating a safe place for open dialogue about the past, present, and future of southern Idaho," said Browarny. "Members will share opinions, create personal connections, and more importantly, eat lots of snacks!"
The After School Teen Community for the Humanities will meet after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for twelve weeks starting in mid-September at the Herrett Center on the College of Southern Idaho campus. A few Saturday field trips will take the place of weekday meetings. Space in the program will be limited to 25 students. Transportation to and from the Herrett Center may be arranged. Applications are being taken now through Sept. 6. Members will be notified of their acceptance to the program by Sept. 9.
The program website and online applications can be found at http://herrett.csi.edu/teens/.  For more information, please contact Browarny at 208-732-6664 or at lbrowarny@csi.edu.

Click here for the application form.
Laura Browarny
Education Coordinator
lbrowarny@csi.edu | 208-732-6664

This is a fundraiser for kids with special needs. Please join us in a fun day and help us to make this event the biggest one yet. We will have the same three events this year in addition to the booths and other activities:
  • Run * Bike * Paddle (both team & individual) - held at Centennial Park
  • 5k Run/Walk - held at Visitors Center
  • Kids Fun Run - held at Visitors Center
You can sign up for any of them online at Blue Circle Sports.
For more information about the Perrine Bridge Festival and all the events of the day, please visit our website.
We hope to see you there on Saturday, September 10th!
Denise Metcalf, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CIC
Director of Human Resources
HUB International Mountain States Limited

The College of Southern Idaho's Program Board will co-sponsor a Battle of the Bands from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 on the lawn outside the CSI Student Union.
Eight bands have been selected to compete in the event: This Awkward Moment, Underlyfe, Freckled By Myth, AsFireFalls, Illest*Lyricists, Russell Overbay, Life-Without, and Main & Motors.
The event is free and open to everyone. The audience is invited to bring chairs or blankets. Some refreshments will be sold at the event. Fifty-percent of each band's overall score will be from a panel of judges. Audience reaction will count for the other 50-percent.
CSI Program Board
Student Organization

Miss Africa Idaho Scholarship Pageant: A Cultural Pageant to Promote Culture and Diversity

TWIN FALLS­-SEPTEMBER 10, 2016-GK Folks Foundation in partnership with the College of Southern Idaho Diversity Council (CSI), to host the third annual Miss Africa Idaho 2016 scholarship pageant. Idaho residents will have the opportunity to experience Africa's diverse culture, traditions and unique lifestyle. Miss Africa Idaho 2016 will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Fine Art auditorium at CSI from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  For information regarding tickets ($15 and $20 at the door) and to learn more about the event please visit. www.missafricaidaho.com or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MissAfricaIdaho .

The Miss Africa Idaho Pageant is a cultural event with the aim of promoting the diverse African culture, providing scholarship opportunities for young African women studying in the U.S. and educating the general public about Africa's rich cultural heritage. Through the Miss Africa Idaho Pageant, young African beauties are given the opportunity to share their culture, their pride, their accomplishments and above all, the platform they want to pursue.

"CSI's Diversity Council is thrilled to be involved in bringing such an excellent cultural event to Twin Falls for the third year, said Perri Gardner, Advisor, CSI Diversity Council . We're honored to be asked to continue our partnership with G.K. Folks Foundation. This event truly offers something unique to our community and we're excited to invite our friends and the community to attend and experience the amazing, diverse cultures of Africa." 
The Diversity Council of the College of Southern Idaho works greatly to embrace various cultures by learning from each other, implementing projects, and increasing awareness to CSI and the Idaho Community as a whole with a mission of bringing together a global family.

A few of this year's sponsors include Christa's Dress Shoppe and Tuxedo, Red Lions hotel, Radio Rendevoo, Kibrom's Ethiopian & Eritrean restaurant, CSI Diversity Council, Twin Bean Coffee and the Teff company. The event will feature vendors, silent auction, cultural performances from our local community members, royalty from various organizations, traditional attire show case etc.  

This year, Eritrea, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania, Burundi, Nigeria, Zambia, Somali and South Sudan will represent the African Continent, as they showcase their rich culture through dance, traditional attire, music etc.

About G.K. Folks Production
GK Folks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that believes having a quality education, entrepreneurship skills and capital is the key to solving Africa's emerging socio economic development issues. Our efforts are focused on providing educational & entrepreneurial resources/opportunities to African students in diaspora to pursue their platforms/goals/education and succeed in school with the goal to give back to their respective African countries in the near future. We organize African cultural pageants which gives young African beauties the opportunity to share with others their culture, their pride, and ultimately their diversified cultural legacy. In participating in our pageants, these determined women would not only acquire great prizes, but they would also obtain self-empowering experiences, and monetary funding to aid them in furthering their education.

About the CSI Diversity Council
Diversity Council of the College of Southern Idaho is a student organization that works as a team with heart, honor, and enthusiasm, to embrace various cultures by learning from each other, implementing projects, and increasing awareness to CSI and the Community with the mission of bringing together a global family.

Winnie Christensen
Miss Africa Idaho Program Director
winnie@gkfolks.com 208-226-4260


Don't miss the chance for you and your family to see your little dancer live on stage with a professional dance company this Christmas holiday!  CSI will be holding auditions for the annual production of The Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker, which will be performed on November 30.  Children aged five to 18 are encouraged to audition.  Auditions will take place in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the CSI Campus on Thursday, September 15.  There will be a $5 audition fee.  Checks payable to Eugene Ballet. 
The Eugene Ballet requests that all participants arrive at the audition at least 15 minutes prior to the audition time and be ready to dance (dressed and stretched).  Late-comers will not be allowed to audition.  Please make sure that children audition for the proper roles. 
Boys and girls are welcome to audition for all parts except "Waltz of the Flowers", which is only open to advanced female students.  Girls should wear class uniform, or a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and hair should be secured in a bun.  Boys should wear white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes.  All students audition in flat technique shoes EXCEPT "Waltz of the Flowers", who audition on pointe.
Rehearsals will fall on Saturdays in October and November. Students must be available for all rehearsals and the performance on November 30.
Nutcracker audition times are as follows:
4:00     Baby Mice      Ages 5-7         no height requirement         1 yr ballet pref.
4:30     Angels            Ages 7-9         must be under 4'6"               1 yr. ballet min.
5:00     Bon Bons       Ages 9-11       must be under 5'                   2 yr. ballet min.
6:00      Party Guests    Ages 11-15     must be under 5'2"               3 yr. ballet min.
    7:30      Flowers          Ages 12-18     5'2" and over                         3 yr. pointe min.
Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu 208-732-6288

Save the Date for the CSI Athletic Fall Fest

Mark your calendars now for the CSI Athletic Department's annual Fall Fest dinner and auction September 24th at the Canyon Crest Events Center.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

This event, presented by Idaho Central Credit Union, Fisher's Technology and K&T Steel, will have auction and raffle items for everyone.

Businesses can sponsor a table of eight for $250 or individuals can buy a single dinner ticket for $30.

For more information or to purchase a ticket or table, call  Clark Rasmussen   at 208-680-5720 or email him at crasmussen@csi.edu.

Brown Bag Events
Brown Bag Events are COMING SOON! 

We will keep you posted via eNotes each week.

~Brown Bag Committee
PERSI is changing to a new data base called IRIS and all PERSI employees will need to re- register for their online access after Tuesday, September 6th.  Below is information on the new portal that will be effective.
The switch to IRIS also brings a new, much improved, online member portal to replace myPERSI. The new web portal will also be called myPERSI; however we will not be able to convert your existing myPERSI web account. The new myPERSI web portal will have improved security features, and allow members greater flexibility:
  • Members will be able to choose a preferred method of communication - (email/regular mail).
  • Retirees can sign up for and update direct deposit information.
  • Members can view Choice 401(k) Plan account information.
  • Members can add and change beneficiary information.
  • Retirees can view, and change tax withholding information.
  • Members can sign up to receive PERSI newsletters.
The new portal was designed with enhanced security features and procedures meant to help PERSI protect members' personal data. Once the new myPERSI web portal goes live on 9/12/2016, members will be required to re-register in the new portal, using a valid email address. We strongly encourage members to register using a personal email address rather than a work email address for a number of reasons:
  • When a member leaves employment, he/she will lose access to the work email address and will no longer receive important email messages from PERSI.
  • To use the "Forgot Password" feature, you must be able to access the email account used to register. If a member uses a work email account to register, leaves that employer, and subsequently forgets his/her password, that member will be unable to reset his/her password and will instead have to call the PERSI Answer Center for help.
  • Using a personal email address helps ensure privacy because some employers recycle old or unused email addresses.
  • PERSI members who also log into PERSI's Employer portal or Insurance Vendor portal for business purposes must use a different email address for the Member web portal.
The new portal has improved security features and will not allow the sharing of one email address between two members. When a member registers, he/she must create a new password and also select and answer three security questions. For members choosing electronic delivery, documents and correspondence will be posted on the portal instead of emailing information directly. When new documents or messages are available, members will receive an email from PERSI, directing them to log in to retrieve them. 

Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu  | 208-732-6270

Log your miles for chances to win a cruise for two!

The CSI Employee (and family) Wellbeing Program is setting sail for the Caribbean this fall semester and we want you to join us on board! Our cruise challenge is intended to get you out of your cabin, up on deck, and actively involved with your shipmates!

Registration begins in early September, the challenge starts September 26, and we arrive at our destination by Thanksgiving. Join us for the annual Great Pumpkin and Turkey Trot walk/run events and add bonus mileage points to your score.

A Wellbeing website for Cruise to Wellness is being developed now with all the information you will need while we gather team captains to help keep you involved and informed. If you want to captain a team, please contact Judy Heatwole by email to jheatwole@csi.edu or by calling x6269. We'd love to hear from you.
Stay tuned for details as they develop. 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

P lease help the HR Office ensure our Employee Directory is current and accurate by checking your personal information and sending a message with updates to hr@csi.edu . Chances are that if you moved offices or changed your phone extension since last spring, we don't have that information.  Let's be certain everyone can find you and that we've captured correct information before we publish a new directory in print.
As always, if you don't like your job title as stated, YOU MUST refer that concern to your supervisor.  Job titles as printed online reflect what is noted on your most recent job contract. We do not change job titles online without supportive paperwork.  Also, newly acquired degrees are not part of the Directory but may be noted, by you, on your personal page.  
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

August Vitality Magazine is Here

As a gift to our employees, the CSI Wellbeing Committee subscribes to a wellness magazine called Vitality that we circulate and share in our departments.  Each issue contains information about health, happiness and productivity.  This month's issue is in your workplace now.  Please ask someone in your front office area if you don't know where to find them. 
Featured this month is a great article about 4 Proven Ways to Boost Your Mood.  Find that article online now at http://www.vitality.com/feature.html.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

Thanks to the Food Processing and Automation group for participating in the Jerome parade! 
Janna Hamlett
Food Science/Quality Assurance Instructor
jhamlett@csi.edu | 208-732-6376

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