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Fifty50 Years Ago at CSI
In August of 1965...
An open house sponsored by the American Association of University Women, was held in the Presbyterian church social hall to honor the first faculty of the College of Southern Idaho.


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The Health Science Human Services building held a photo submission event with an April 1st deadline as a way to help decorate their stark walls. The members of the committee understood there was a need for a more welcoming atmosphere in this building that hosts many high pressure programs and respected members of the community. They were looking for something that would be inviting, tranquil, and thought-provoking.   

During the month of April the committee was able to sort through more than 70 photos that were submitted graciously by faculty, staff, students, and community members. Because so many of the photographs were outstanding pieces of art it was hard for the committee to decide which pictures would be used; as their goal was to only choose around 40 of them.  Thanks to the CSI Foundation and their gracious donation to the project the committee was able to keep all of the photos that were chosen. 

Between the project grant money and the CSI Foundation's donation the committee was able enlarge and hang all of the beautiful canvases throughout the building.  Shown to the left are a few examples of what the artists submitted, but please feel free to take a break and tour through the newly decorated halls of the Health Science Human Services building on North College Road.

A very warm and heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the participants who submitted photos and to the committee that helped make this project happen! 

Cindy Harding
Professor, Dental Hygiene
charding@csi.edu | 208-732-6722

ExtendedExtended Office Hours
A number of offices on the main College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls will extend their usual Monday through Friday hours in order to offer students an opportunity to complete preparations for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24. Participating CSI departments include the Registrar's office, Admissions, Bookstore, Financial Aid, and Advising.

Here are the extended times:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 6 and 13
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 19 - 21
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug 24 - 28

Beginning Monday, Aug. 10, the CSI Testing Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays as well as from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The CSI Bookstore will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Aug. 17 through Aug. 28. The Bookstore will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.

For extended hours at our off campus centers please contact them directly:
Mini-Cassia: 208-678-1400
North Side: 208-732-6461
Jerome: 208-732-6464
Blaine: 208-788-2033
Idaho Falls: 208-357-4527
KindergartenCSI Kindergarten 


The Early Childhood Education Program is excited to announce the addition of a kindergarten classroom to its program!


The CSI Early Childhood Education Program has three missions: provide developmentally appropriate early childhood experiences for young children, provide a learning center for early childhood education students, and provide a collaborative and educational environment for families.


This fall the Early Childhood Education Program will add a kindergarten classroom, in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Magic Valley, to its program. The curriculum will consist of Best Practices in Early Childhood Education focusing on Inquiry/Project strategies, Executive Function strategies, and Problem Solving strategies at developmentally appropriate levels to develop skills in content areas of Creative Arts, Social and Physical Development, Literacy, Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, and Critical Thinking. Curriculum for children will meet Common Core standards for Kindergarten Children.


The kindergarten program is now accepting enrollment. The program provides a certified teacher and an assistant teacher in each session to provide children individualized attention and to meet a variety of educational needs.


Kindergarten Two Sessions:

Tuesday through Friday, 8:00-11:00 am                                   

Tuesday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 pm                             


The daily routine will be approximately as follows:                                                                  

8:00-8:15/12:30-12:45 Arrival                                                 

8:15-8:30/12:45-1:00 Greeting/Literacy Circle            

8:30-8:45/1:00-1:15 Planning Journals

8:45-9:35/1:15-2:05 Learning Centers/Snack-Creative Curriculum Style

9:35-9:45/2:05-2:15 Clean Up                                                   

9:45-10:15/2:15-2:45 Outside Time

10:15-10:30/2:45-3:00 Music/Movement Time

10:30-11:00/3:00-3:30 Small Group Time


September - May


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Monthly Fee

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Morning or Afternoon





Jennifer Patterson

Early Childhood Education Learning Center & Lab School Coordinator

jpatterson@csi.edu | 208-732-6645

ArtsArts on Tour


CSI Faculty/Staff may purchase two season tickets for the discounted price of only $82 (that's all seven shows). And, because we believe in arts education, you may purchase season tickets for your high school aged and under for only $35. Season tickets go on sale August 6.

To learn more about Arts on Tour click here.

ProfessionalUpdate Your Photo

Was your last CSI photo taken during the Bush administration? The first one? Upcoming revisions to the CSI website and new options available for CSI business cards make this a good time to get a new photo. Doug Maughan will take pictures at two different times during fall In-service week. You don't need an appointment or even more than just a minute or two. Here's where he will be:

  • Fine Arts Lobby: Mon, Aug. 17 from 7:45-9 am 
  • Center of Campus: Wed, Aug. 19 from 12-1:30 pm 

Doug Maughan

Public Information Officer

dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262

EnrollmentLow Enrollment Classes

BUSM 277 C01W: Principles of Property Management 

Interested in managing residential or non-residential property? This might be the right course for you this fall. This course covers the fundamental principles involved in the management of residential and non-residential property, including asset management, management agreements, leasing, physical management of the asset, mathematics of property management, laws, and ethics. Offered in an online format; this course will be taught by Jeanne Jackson-Heim, Executive Director for the Idaho Real Estate Commission. It's sure to be dynamic...and real-world story-filled.


Robin Bagent

Director, Business Management & Entrepreneurship

rbagent@csi.edu | 208-732-6392


ARTS 109 C01-C03 and M01: Drawing 1

This course explores basic drawing skills. Throughout the course a broad range of drawing materials and techniques will be introduced. Students will explore creative intent and participate in regular critiques.

Bettina Throckmorton


DiscountTeacher Discount

Buying back-to-school clothes isn't just for students...August 3-23, 2015 teachers get a discount too!



TeacherEffective Teacher Workshop I & II

CSI is offering a workshop for employees to explore what good teaching looks like. If you are interested in rubbing elbows with fellow faculty, love free food and credit, want to drum and dance (or watch others dance), then this is the class for you.


If you took workshop I already, and would like a more in-depth look into teaching, we have a session just for you.


Date: August 13 & 14, 2015

Time: 9 am-4 pm both days

Food: Snack and lunch provided

Location: Hepworth 195


Evin Fox, Ph.D.

efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

GardenNew Garden Display


Event: Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

Location: AAS/Firewise/Native Gardens

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 4-6 pm


In spring 2014, Chance Munns applied to All America Selections for permission to install a display garden using their flowers. This application was accepted the summer of 2014 during their national meeting. He then received seeds in November and AAS signage soon after to identify the garden. These seeds were all started by students in the CSI greenhouse then transplanted into the garden in June.


The BLM funded the building of an arbor and materials for the Firewise garden while Idaho Firewise gave many of the plants found in the garden as well as the educational signage. The CSI Foundation provided the land, AG department provided labor and equipment as well as some materials to install the gardens which started after spring semester and has been installed over the summer.


The Ag department is attaching a native plant display garden to these two other gardens to create a large garden trio experience all connected with pathways. Chance has teamed up with the University of Idaho Ag-Research Center in Aberdeen and the Master Gardeners of Magic Valley to find native plant species, install the garden and apply for a $10,000 grant through the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to further develop the gardens over the next few years. Also the BLM has offered some native wildflower seed for us to grow in that garden in combination with the domesticated varieties we collect.  


The garden trio was designed by Chance and most of the labor came through him, his students and other part-time CSI work-study positions. Many volunteers and paid employees have been working on these gardens over the past couple months to install the pathways, boulder walls, irrigation, trees, flowers and features. 

Chance, Idaho Firewise representatives, and BLM staff will be available for questions and to explain what the gardens represent.


For more information visit the event listing on Facebook. Don't miss the food, entertainment, and education this event has to offer.

ABEABE College Readiness


Event: ABE College Readiness Classes

Location:  CSI Jerome Center
Date:  Classes begin Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: Evening Classes

Cost: FREE 

To Register: Call 208-732-6534 or visit Meyerhoeffer 201


If your COMPASS score indicates you need 0-level classes (020,099,015,025, etc.) you have this class as an option. We can help prepare you for English 101, Math 108, and Math 123. There is no tuition or registration fee and study materials are provided. This class is offered in 8-week terms and progresses quickly!

Anna Dovenmuehler
CSI Jerome Center
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464
DinnerStreet Dinner Benefit

: Street Dinner Benefit 

Location: Main Street, Twin Falls

Date: August 15, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Attire: Black Tie Formal 

Cost: $150 per couple or $80 per single


Ooh La La! in Downtown Twin Falls is hosting the very first Street Dinner Benefit to highlight local education, the power of community partnerships, and to raise proceeds to purchase school supplies. Mayor Hall & Superintendent Dr. Dobbs are  scheduled to speak and there will be a few other surprises as well. Lastly, Ooh La La will be honoring Mr. Ron Black for his 20 year career with the CSI Refugee Center and they will be presenting him with a gift from the refugee community of Twin Falls. 

This event will also include valet parking, entertainment, host bar, and silent auction.

Tickets are available at Ooh La La or you can call 208-733-3331. 

Liyah Babayan 
BashWelcome Back Bash

Tamara Harmon

Foundation Administrative Assistant

tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

PlanetariumPlanetarium Show Lineup

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the planetarium show lineup has changed. Same great show times, just different shows in those time slots. The summer show schedule continues through Saturday, Sept. 5. To see the schedule click here.

Rick Greenawald

Manager, Faulkner Planetarium

rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208-732-6659 

UPickU-Pick Schedule

Beginning next week our UPick hours are changing. Our new schedule is as follows:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8 am-12 pm Monday/ Wednesday from  5-7 pm 
Saturday from 9 am-1 pm (same hours as Farmer's Market)


We now have raspberries, zucchini, crookneck, green beans, lots of different peppers, 4 varieties of basil, eggplant. Tomatoes will be ripe soon!


Dawn Wendland

Student Services Specialist

dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401

ClutterClear the Clutter

For Your Health: Clear the Clutter


Here's a great slideshow with 20 suggestions for things to toss for better health: old plastic containers, air fresheners, old running shoes and more. Check it out!


Judy Heatwole, MTD

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator


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