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EarlyEarly Learning Center Openings


22-36 months (Toddler Room)-3 openings
3-5 years (Preschool Room)-2 openings


6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
*Staff/Faculty/Community can pick up children as late as 5:15

Fall, Spring, Summer semesters, and all year care available


Non-Refundable Registration fee $75.00 per semester, per child
Infants/Toddlers (Rooms 1 & 2) -$550.00 per month
Preschool (Rooms 3 & 4) - $475.00 per month
* Faculty/Staff & Community Members- pay an additional $25.00 per month
* Part-time fee is $100 less per month
* Part-time blocks run from 7:00-12:00 or 12:00-5:00, choose one block for part-time care

The center provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Within the program's daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, explore, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences.

Jennifer Patterson
Learning Center & Lab School Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208.732.6645
EclipseEclipse Pictures
The Moon's shadow over Idaho taken from the Ontario Airport. It was taken around 45,000 feet with a near infrared camera.

Bill Ebener
Professor of Education
efox@csi.edu | 208.732.6872
Missing: Brown floor fan. Missing from room 140 in Hepworth building.  If you see it somewhere on campus, please return it to room 140, or let me know, and I'll arrange for its return.

Evin Fox
Professor of Education
efox@csi.edu | 208.732.6872
PhotosDo You Need a Picture Taken on Campus?
Please be advised that Doug Maughan will be working part time as of Sept. 5, doing campus-related photographs. If your club, student group or event needs pictures, please make an appointment. Doug will still be at extension 6262 and will still have his CSI email address, dmaughan@csi.edu. Doug will also continue to do staff photos, both in the Canyon building studio on certain days and outdoors, weather permitting. 

Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262
Coffee40% Beverage Discount in the Eagle's Nest
The Sustainability Council announces the continuation of "Kill the Cup" incentive. The Sustainability Council in partnership with Sodexo offers 40% off coffee and fountain beverages at the Eagle's Nest if you use your refillable beverage container. Bring your mug, a friend, and enjoy a nice discount on your favorite beverage.

Randy Smith
Professor, Biology
rsmith@csi.edu | 208.732.6817
WorkStudyDo You Have a Student Looking for a Work Study Position?
The Advising Center is looking for three eligible work studies who have flexible schedules and can be available to work 12 hours per week. The pay is $9.00 per hour. Please send interested students to the Advising Center front desk for an application. 

Other work study job postings can be found at:  https://www.csi.edu/financialAid/workstudy_jobs.asp

Chelsea Bickers
Office Specialist
cbickers@csi.edu | 208.732.6250 

SustainabilityJoin the CSI Sustainability Council
Looking for a little something to fit into your already tremendously busy schedule? Join the Sustainability Council! We offer you the opportunity to make positive change at CSI.  The first meeting of the semester is at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 ,  in Shields 201.  Contact Randy Smith (6817) or Jan Simpkin (6840) if you have questions.

Randy Smith
Professor, Biology
rsmith@csi.edu | 208.732.6817

HigherEdCSI Higher Education Center Information
Last month marked the three year anniversary of the Hepworth Higher Education Center, and we love being surrounded by such wonderful CSI faculty, staff, and students. The separation between CSI, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and the University of Idaho has never been narrower. Please don't hesitate to stop by if you're ever in the neighborhood. We would love to see you!

Over the last couple of years, the CSI Higher Education Center members have visited several CSI classrooms to give 5-10 minute presentations on the value of continuing education beyond CSI graduation. These visits were so successful that the CSI Higher Education Center would like to offer similar presentations this year. We provide advising, admissions, and transfer services for future CSI graduates to obtain bachelor's degrees from any one of our institutions.

Could we come and introduce ourselves to your students this semester? We promise not to exceed 10 minutes. If you feel like this visit would benefit your students please feel free to email Christy Bowman ( christybowman@boisestate.edu) with some dates and times that work best for you and we will put it on our schedule. Or, you are welcome to book an appointment at this link http://christybowman.youcanbook.me/. If the time of your class is already greyed on my calendar please email me with the dates and times and we will make sure to get someone there.

From your friends in the fishbowl,

Lesa Wagner & Chris Vaage, Idaho State University
Vicky Fajardo, University of Idaho
Christy Bowman, Boise State University
PepBandJoin the CSI Pep Band

The CSI Pep Band plays fun music for CSI basketball games and is looking for a bassist and a guitar player. Each band member receives annual scholarship money, $1,500 for non-majors and $2,000 for music majors. We'll have auditions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 in the Fine Arts band room, room 164

For more information, please contact CSI Pep Band instructor Ben Britton at 208-732-6765 or at bbritton@csi.edu.

Ben Britton
Instructor of Woodwinds and Jazz Studies
bbritton@csi.edu | 208.732.6765
FoundationHelp the CSI Foundation Prepare Their Annual Report
The CSI Foundation is preparing our Annual Report to send out to the community. We have decided to make the centerfold a photographic representation of "CSI in a day." To do that WE NEED YOUR HELP.

On Wednesday September 13, 2017 we are asking all CSI Employees and Students to take a picture of what they are doing at some point during the day. (Action shots are the most exciting.) After you take your picture please email it to me at tharmon@csi.edu. You can also upload your pictures on any social media platform using #CSIFound.

Please mark your calendars and plan on sharing a moment (or two) with us on Wednesday September 13.

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

UPickNew Hours For the U-Pick Garden
The U-pick garden at the College of Southern Idaho has been so popular lately that vegetable and berry availability varies day by day, depending on how much ripe produce has been picked on any given day. Generally speaking right now, the garden features tomatoes, onions, green beans, eggplant, lots of jalapenos, yellow peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, and summer squash - all for 75-cents a pound.

Ripening soon will be watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and winter squash. Apples will also be ready in September. Lots of raspberries are now available for picking at $3 per pound.

Picking times are now 8 to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 including any updates to picking times or produce availability, please call 732-6401.

Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu  | 208.732.6401
DellBack to School Discount for Students
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*Rewards are issued to your online Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards Account (available via your HYPERLINK "http://dell.com/" Dell.com My Account) typically within 30 business days after your order's ship date; Rewards expire in 90 days (except where prohibited by law). "Current rewards balance" amount may not reflect the most recent transactions occurring within the past 30 business days. Up to 6% rewards only on Dell Preferred Account purchases. Up to 3% reward on all other purchases. Bose products only eligible for up to 3% rewards. Total rewards earned may not exceed $2,000 within a 3 month period. Outlet purchases do not qualify for rewards. Expedited Delivery not available on certain TVs, monitors, batteries and adapters. Other exceptions apply. Not valid for resellers and/or online auctions. See http://dell.com/rewardsfaq or Dell.com Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors. (c) 2017 Dell Inc. 212880

Danika Casas
Marketing Support Specialist, Dell | Dell University
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.
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
Tuesday, August 29th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity/Wall of China.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
Wednesday, August 30th
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Centennial Observatory: Free Solar Observing Session, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Thursday, August 31st
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity/Wall of China.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Friday, September 1st
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
Saturday, September 2nd
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity/Wall of China.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun/Wall of China.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.

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

Observatory Activities 

Wednesday, August 30 th , 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Summer solar session #14 - Safely view sunspots and the solar atmosphere through special filtered telescopes.  Some bright stars and planets also visible!  Free admission.
Saturday, September 9 th , 8:45 PM to midnight
Monthly free star party - Saturn, Neptune, deep-sky targets, waning gibbous (82%) moon (rises late).  Free admission.
Chris Anderson
Centennial Observatory Coordinator
canderson@csi.edu | 208.732.6663

ISBDCLearn How To Access R&D Grants for Idaho Small Businesses

Jordan Gentry
Training Coordinator/Office Admin, ISBDC
businessincubator@csi.edu  | 208.732.6450

ChicagoTickets Are Available for Chicago, the Musical
Tickets are available for Chicago - the Musical, a co-production of The CSI Community Education Center, The Dilettante Group of the Magic Valley, and Magic Valley Little Theater. Performances will take place Wednesday through Saturday, October 4 - 7, in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Showtimes will be 7:30 nightly with a 2:00 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288. 
Chicago was nominated in 1975 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score and won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

This production, directed by CSI's Shane Brown, features Camille Barigar as Roxie Hart, Johanna Stagge as Velma Kelly, Dusty Blackburn as Billy Flynn, Lori Henson as Matron Mama Morton, and Blake Burton as Amos Hart. The show also features choreography by Keesha Olander, musical direction by Lori Henson, and costume design by James Haycock.

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

OutdoorRecCSI Outdoor Recreation Activities

ORC OPEN HOUSE / MEET & GREET * August 29 * 7:00-9PM * ORC Building * FREE Dutch Oven dessert & campfire vibes at the ORC! Learn about ORC adventures and hangout with the coolest kids on campus in a chill, outdoorsy setting around a campfire!
Mountain Bike Wednesdays* Every Wednesday Starting August 30 (Auger Falls Starting Sept 20) * 5:30pm On Campus * Spend the evening riding and learning basic bike skills with the ORC * All Gear Provided * Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12pm each Wednesday & to find out the ride's location* FREE to CSI Students (7+ credits) * $2 CSI Staff/Fac * $11 Community (FREE BYOG)
Road Bike Rides* Every Monday / Wednesday (Starting August 30)* 12pm @ the ORC * FREE to CSI Students (7+ credits) / CSI Staff/Fac  / $2 Community * Get your cardio on!
Sunset Paddle * August 31, * 5:30-7:30PM *  Explore the Snake River Canyon via kayak! See cool features of our local recreational river * Limited Space * No Refunds * All gear is included in this trip, and no experience is necessary! * Cost: $5 CSI Students (7+ credits) * $16 CSI Staff & Faculty * $26 Community (must be 16 and older) * Call 732-6475 to register

Sunset SUP * September 7 * 5:30-7:00PM * Grab your friends for an evening on the Snake practicing some SUP yoga, paddling to the bridge, and enjoying the beautiful weather of Southern Idaho! No experience necessary! * Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $16 Staff & Fac / $26 Community * Call 732-6475 to register

Sun Valley Hike :  September 9 * 8am-5pm * Hike into one of the hidden lakes near Sun Valley! No experience needed, just good footwear! This trip includes transportation * Meet at CSI ORC * $10 CSI Student (7+ credits) * $30 CSI Staff/Faculty * $41 Community * Call 732-6475 to register

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

DualCreditCSI Dual Credit Nights are Coming Up
Students who are interested in getting a head start on college should attend one of the upcoming Dual Credit Nights that are scheduled at various southern Idaho locations. CSI's dual credit team and transition coordinator will be available to assist with students' educational goals.
Dual Credit Nights will be held at the following locations, dates and times:
  • CSI Health Science building on North College Road. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30
  • CSI Idaho Falls Center at 1235 Jones St. in Idaho Falls. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 31
  • CSI Mini-Cassia Center at 1600 Parke Ave. in Burley. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 5
  • CSI Blaine County Center at 1050 Fox Acres Road #408 in Hailey. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11
  • CSI North Side Center at 202 14th Ave. E. in Gooding. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept.13 
CSI invites all middle school students, high school students, their families and anyone interested in Dual Credit to attend these free events. There will be a Dual Credit general information session and two breakout sessions covering Advanced Opportunity Funding and Dual Credit Advising.
Light snacks will be available and fun giveaways will be offered at this free event. For more information, please contact the CSI Dual Credit Program at 208-933-2320 or at dualcredit@csi.edu

CSI Dual Credit Office
BrownBagFall Semester Brown Bag Sessions 

Brown Bags this Semester 

Topic:  What are your goals for the semester? For yourself? For your students?  For your relationships with colleagues?

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176 or Desert Cafe 
Note: Watch eNotes for updates
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
TAB 211 (Taylor Building)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
HSHS 154
We will begin Brown Bag sessions on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. 
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

JeromeCommEdCSI Community Education - Jerome 

Beginning Meditation

Date:  Sept. 5-26
Days:  Tuesdays
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location:  Jerome Center
Cost:  $48, plus optional CD purchase ($5) paid to instructor
Instructor:  Sandra Bernsen

Learn the art and benefits of meditation through mindful breathing and visualization. Calm your mind and relax your body. Begin living with more ease and joy and reduce your daily stress.

Enhanced Concealed Weapons Class

Date:  Sept. 9
Days:  Saturday
Time:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Jerome Center/Jerome Gun Range
Cost:  $100
Instructor:  Buz Chapman with Sgt. Kurt Thorpe

Get informed and learn what your rights are when it comes to carrying a gun. This preparatory class, instructed by Buz Chapman along with Sgt. Kurt Thorpe, will cover Idaho gun laws, responsible firearm ownership, and safety issues. Four hours of classroom instruction at the CSI Jerome Center and three hours of practical instruction at the Jerome shooting range will emphasize trigger control, target alignment, holster requirements, shoot positions, and other safety practices. You must furnish your own gun that is in compliance with concealed weapon laws, safety glasses, ear protection, holster, mag pouch, and 100 rounds new ammo. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be provided with a Certificate of Completion and all the forms you need to apply for a concealed weapons permit at the sheriff's office. Please do not bring your firearm onto the CSI Jerome Center campus.  Students must be age 18 or older to participate.

Beginning Dog Obedience

Date: Sept. 11 - Oct. 9
Days: Monday
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: J erome County Fairgrounds - Beef Barn
Cost: $55
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Discover the many benefits and joys of training with your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with; they respond well to household routines and have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. You and your dog will learn the 10 Steps from the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program, designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. 
Advanced Dog Agility

Date:  Sept. 11 - Oct. 9
Days:  Mondays
Time:  7 - 8 p.m.
Location:  Jerome County Fairgrounds - Beef Barn
Cost:  $55
Instructor:  Brittany Triner

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.
Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu o r (208) 324-5101.

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls
Intro to Glass Blowing/Torchworking

Dates: September 5 - October 24  
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 + $100 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Cody Thornton 
Torch, Tools and safety gear are provided.  This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of torchworking borosilicate (hard) glass, a.k.a. Glass Blowing. During the semester, students will be introduced to shop equipment, setup, maintenance, tools of the trade, and safety, all while learning the fundamental basics of hands-on torch working by molding solid glass into shapes and figures, creating pendants, beads, and tubular vessels. This course is designed for the individual who is interested in the shop, processes, and skills to make functional solid and blown glass projects, jewelry, and art.
Kombucha Brewing Workshop 

Dates: September 6
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $50       
Location: Desert 114
Instructor: Kirsten Clancy

Kombucha is known as the "Immortal Health Elixir" by the Chinese, originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago. Kombucha is a fermented beverage of tea and sugar that contains a colony of bacteria and yeast, resulting in a beverage with tremendous health benefits such as improved digestion, weight loss, increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain, and cancer prevention.  The Kombucha Brewing Workshop will use hands on instruction to explain how to brew, how to flavor, how to store, and how to share Kombucha. Attendees will not only leave with knowledge of the brewing basics, but also a take home Kombucha Brewing Kit that includes SCOBY (live Symbiotic Culture of Bacterial Yeast in starter liquid), large glass container, cheesecloth, tea, sugar, and recipes. In this class learn how to brew this healthy beverage in your own home for pennies, instead of paying the costly store price of $3-$5 per bottle.

Glass Blowing - Solid Glass Pendants

Dates: September 6 - 20
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 + $40 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Cody Thornton  
Torch, Tools and safety gear are provided.  You will learn the fundamentals of torchworking with borosilicate glass - melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch while exploring the artistic possibilities of this molten glass media and shaping into glass pendants for art, jewelry, or even gifts. Additionally, participants will learn some of the basics of tools, safety, equipment and techniques of this versatile and popular art form.
Ballroom Dance 

Dates: September 6 - 27
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Fee: $50 or $90 for a couple
Location: Gym 304
Instructor: Leroy and Deborah Silver     

Ballroom dance has enjoyed a revival in recent years and is now one of the most popular dance styles around. With its grace, variety, and active social element, it's easy to understand why it continues to capture the imagination. So if you love the idea of twirling with confidence, learning a new life skill, and above all enjoying yourself, our adult ballroom classes are for you. You will learn beginning figures and technique for the waltz and the jitterbug/swing. LeRoy and Deborah have been dancing together for over 40 years. The dance lessons they have taken are legion. The investment in shoes is staggering. They have taught social dance in the area for a number of years and are looking forward to meeting people interested in developing this skill.
Dog Obedience 

Dates: September 6 - 25
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays                         
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $65
Location: Back Expo Center Lawn
Instructor: Donna Stalley    

Teach your faithful dog in an exciting and fun format. Through positive reinforcement and behavior modification, you will socialize and train your dog in basic obedience and beginning agility training. Goals of this class include better mannered and socialized dogs and more educated and empowered owners. This class is taught by a licensed clinical counselor with 30 years of experience as a dog obedience instructor.  Class will be held outdoors near the Expo Center Lawn - but will move to an adjacent indoor location in cases of bad weather. 
Glass Blowing - Open Studio 

Dates: September 7 - October 26
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $40 + $80 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Cody Thornton    

These sessions are for those who have already experienced the art of torch-working and would like to continue to work on their skills or projects, or if you want to just try It out and see if you like it.
Understanding Photography: The Art of Painting with Light

Dates: September 7 - 21
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $60
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Drew Nash   

Join award-winning photographer Drew Nash in learning how to use your digital camera beyond its automatic settings and pick up some tricks of the trade along the way for capturing truly beautiful photos. Participants will need to own their own DSLR cameras. During the class, you will learn how to understand exposure, the key functions of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, composition, lens selection, white balance controls and fill flash. Students will explore the CSI campus making images as they apply what they've learned. Lastly, Drew will provide critiques of photos and discuss basic post-production work of select student images and answer burning photography questions. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the arts of photography and follow the light with Drew. 
DIY Woodworking Projects: Custom Plaques with Antique Finishing 

Dates: September 7 - October 12
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
Fee: $80 + $22 supply fee paid to the instructor
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen   

In this class, you will start with a blank slab of wood and then transform it into something special using a variety of different antiquing and distressing techniques. If you have ever been interested in woodworking and are looking for a great place to start, this is it. Familiarize yourself with different pieces of woodshop equipment and how to use them safely. Begin by choosing one of five custom sign design projects and then complete your sign by learning how to build frames and distress using chisels, scrapers, and worm holing.  Additional activities will include: staining, painting, chalk painting, glazing and various finishes. Leave class with a handy new skill set as well as a new one of a kind sign to take home. 
Nature and Forest Therapy (AKA forest Bathing) 

Dates: September 9
Days: Saturday
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $30
Location: Rock Creek Park
Instructor: Sandra Bosteder   

Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. In Japan it is called "shinrin yoku," which translates to "forest bathing. "Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Sandra Bosteder has master's degrees in Physical Education Athletic Administration and Health Education. Her interest in Forest Therapy was piqued while researching healthy lifestyles that went beyond and deeper than what many health programs provide and benefited more diverse physical ability levels. Meet in the Rock Creek Parking Lot (North Side by the Old Hospital).
Reiki Level One: Training & Attunement 

Dates: September 9
Days: Saturday                    
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $199
Location: Shields 107
Instructor: Sandy March  

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. In this class you will learn the skills necessary to be able to work on yourself, your family, friends, and pets. You will also learn the basics of energy, the history of Reiki, what Reiki is and is not, and have lots of hands-on practice. You will receive your Level I Reiki certificate upon completion of this class. 
Hatha Yoga

Dates: September 11 - October 23
Days: Mondays
Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 
Fee: $49
Location: Gym 231A
Instructor: Morgan Jeno   

The promise of yoga postures includes balance, strength, flexibility, and the ability to calm the mind. If you are new to yoga or had yoga in the past and want to refresh the basics, this class is for you. Please come with an empty stomach, loose clothing, bare feet, and that spark for a new and exciting class, and we will get started. We suggest bringing your own yoga mat, but can furnish one if necessary. Note, there will be no class on October 5 due to holiday closures.  

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
NutcrackerNutcracker Auditions
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! The College of Southern Idaho will be holding auditions for the annual production of The Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker, which will be performed on December 12 and 13. 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 7. 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.
6:15     Party Guests   Ages 11-15      must be under 5'2"      3 yr. ballet min.
8:00     Flowers           Ages 12-18      5'2" and over               3 yr. pointe min.
For more information, please contact Camille Barigar at the College of Southern Idaho at 732-6288.  

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Specialist Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 

Cross Country & Distance Track Schedule 2017-2018

Sept. 9 Sat. Treasure Valley Chukar Classic Ontario, Ore.

Volleyball Schedule 2017-2018

Aug. 30 Wed.  Blue Mountain CC Pendleton, Ore. 6 p.m.
Sept. 1 Fri. Laramie County CC Salt Lake City, Utah Noon
Sept. 1  Fri. Miami-Dade CC Salt Lake City, Utah 4 p.m.
Sept. 2 Sat.  Northwest College Salt Lake City, Utah 11 a.m.
Sept. 2 Sat. Otero JC Salt Lake City, Utah 1 p.m.
Sept. 7 Thur. Monroe CC Twin Falls, Idaho 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 Fri. Arizona Western College Twin Falls, Idaho 2 p.m.
Sept. 8 Fri. Central Florida College Twin Falls, Idaho 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 Sat. Yavapai College Twin Falls, Idaho 1 p.m.
Sept. 9 Sat.  Hutchinson CC Twin Falls, Idaho 5 p.m.

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

ScamIdaho Scam Jam Alliance, a Fraud Prevention Conference
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Shawna Wasko
PI/Contracts Manager, Office on Aging
LifeInsurOpen Enrollment for NCPERS is Now
Open Enrollment for NCPERS is now!

PERSI members who are actively at work are eligible to purchase additional term life insurance through NCPERS. Assuring adequate Life Insurance coverage is an important part of financial planning. Click here to look at the brochure which details the coverage available, and you are encouraged to review carefully, to see if you choose to take advantage of the financial security that this coverage can provide. You may enroll for this affordable coverage only during the annual open enrollment period beginning September 1 and running through November 30, 2017.Simply fill in each section of the enrollment form, print, sign and date the printed form and return it to Anita Tatge in HR no later than November 30, 2017. Please keep in mind if you do not enroll now, you will not have another opportunity until the next open enrollment.

While considering to enroll in this valuable coverage, be aware that your insurance is automatically effective, with no medical evidence requirements. Coverage for your eligible dependents is also automatically included in your monthly premium at no additional charge.

PERSI members who already have enrolled for this coverage do not have to do anything to continue their participation in the insurance program.

Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

WorkLifeMy Work-Life Resources Provides Support for all of Life's Challenges

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Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

BabyShowerBaby Shower Invite

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

MemorialJoin Us to Honor Those Who Perished on September 11, 2001

Chris Hawley D-ABMDI
Deputy Coroner, Twin Falls County Corner's Office
  chris.hawley@co.twin-falls.id.us  | 208.539.0279

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

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