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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that 28% of CSI students report that they have participated in college-sponsored activities (organizations, campus publications, student government, intermural sports, etc.)? That's almost 8% more than at other medium sized community colleges. 
 

(Source: Community College Survey of Student Engagement; Spring 2017 )

"Did You Know?" brought to you by the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
 
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

Timesheets2018 Pay Dates and Timesheet Due Dates
Please do not attach  Position Changes and  New Hire packets to timesheets. These need to be submitted to the  HR Office 5 days prior to the timesheet due dates in order for them to be processed for payroll.
 
Timesheets need to be approved by supervisors and in the Payroll Office on the Due Dates listed.

Click here for the 2018 Pay Dates and Timesheet Due Dates. 
 
Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208.732.6270

EmployeePicsCSI Employee Photos
  
New year, new CSI website, new photos! The CSI Public Information Office is offering TWO photo sessions during spring in-service week for faculty, staff, and department groups to get their photos updated:

  1. 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, January 8 in SUB 248
  2. 9-11 a.m. Friday, January 12 in the Canyon building studio
See you in January!

Doug Maughan
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

HerrettSaleHerrett Gift Shop Holiday Sale


Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208.732.6656

PhotoRegister Now for Spring Photography Courses

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
blustig@csi.edu 208.732.6756
KarateNew This Spring, Shotokan Karate

Jesse Clark
Adjunct Instructor, Health Recreation and Fitness
EnglishCreative Nonfiction Class Offered at CSI 
Do you have a great story you've been thinking about writing? Do you want to write a memoir but don't know how to get started? Do you think you might be the next Dave Barry or Annie Dillard? Anyone interested in writing nonfiction, including memoirs, personal essays, and humor, is invited to enroll in English 293 Creative Writing Nonfiction. Besides studying and practicing nonfiction writing, students will be introduced to the basics of submitting their writing for publication. The online, 3-credit class will meet at 10-10:50 a.m. MWF from Jan. 17 through May 11, 2018. Professor Judy Grigg Hansen, former features writer for the Idaho Statesman and Idaho correspondent for Time Magazine, will teach the class. If you have questions about the class, email Hansen at jhansen@csi.edu or call 208-732-6581. For details about tuition and registration, call CSI Admissions and Records, 208-732-6272.

Judy Grigg Hansen
Facilitator of Developmental English
jhansen@csi.edu | 208.732.6581 
LegacyLegacy in Stone is Now Available in the Herrett Center Gift Shop
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208.732.6656 
NWCCUNWCCU is Seeking Comments on Accreditation Principles and Practices
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is applying for re-recognition for another five-year term as the accrediting body for 162 institutions in seven northwestern states.  NWCCU Commissioners are seeking comments from institutions and the public on accreditation principles and practices through a series of Town Hall conversations.  

The Town Hall for Idaho will be held from 10:30 a.m. to Noon on December 20th at the College of Southern Idaho in Taylor Building, Room 276.  The College of Southern Idaho campus is located at 315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.
 
The Town Hall is open to member institutions and the general public, and is part of a region-wide effort to gather information on how NWCCU can best serve member institutions and the public. 
 
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
YEARInternational Student's Experience at CSI
This is a fun heartfelt video of an international student who has attended CSI and created a video about her experience. Make sure you turn on the captions so you can read it.   


 
Anita Tatge
International & Gear Up Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6383
PlanetariumHerrett Center Activities
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
December 12th
6:15 - 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
 
December 15th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
 
December 16th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale and a live sky tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
December 19th
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
 
December 22nd 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
 
December 23rd
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale and a live sky tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
December 26th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale and a live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
6:15 - 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!

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


AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 

MEN AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Date Opponent Location Time Team
Dec. 15 Laramie County CC vs. Snow College Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 15 Blue Mountain CC Twin Falls, ID  7:30 pm Men
Dec. 16 Blue Mountain CC vs. Snow College Twin Falls, ID  3:30 pm Men
Dec. 16 Western Wyoming CC Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 16 Laramie County CC Twin Falls, ID 7:30 pm Men
Dec. 19 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 19 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 7:30 pm Men
 
Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493


BirdbathBirdbath Romance and Other Paintings
The next art show at the Herrett Center will be titled "Birdbath Romance and Other Paintings". The art show will run from Tuesday, December 5, until Wednesday, January 20, 2017. The artist's name is Dave Thomas. Here are some examples of his art:

"One Ton"

"Puerto Rico"

"Birdbath Romance"
 

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu  | 208.732.6668


NutcrackerEugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker
Eugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker stands out from all the other holiday shows as the one to see. Since the early 1900s, the Nutcracker has been the most performed and most popular ballet of all time. Danced to Tchaikovsky's memorable score, The Nutcracker is a favorite holiday tradition.

Now in its 35th year, The Eugene Ballet Company is, in the words of the National Endowment for the Arts, "one of the premier touring ballet companies in the United States". Over its 30 year existence, the company has performed the Nutcracker in 32 states and 7 countries. The Nutcracker performances on December 12 and 13 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium are a wonderful opportunity for the local community to see this outstanding professional ballet company.

Eugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker features a cast full of nationally and internationally acclaimed dancers. Artistic Director Toni Pimble overflows with enthusiasm when speaking of the talents of this season's performers.

"The Eugene Ballet Company brings dancers from all over the world to the CSI Fine Arts Center stage. Korean principal Yun-Kyung Kim bring technical aplomb and flair while Russian, Petr Orlov explodes onto the stage. Venezuelan Gilmer Duran brings character and magnatism, Leoannis Pupo Guillen acts the role of the Nutcracker with style. Juan Carlos Amy-Cordero's technical prowess is astonishing while long time principal dancer Jennifer Martin combines maturity with grace and technical acuity."  - EBC Artistic Director, Toni Pimble 

As has become the custom, local dance students will have the thrill of a lifetime as they perform onstage with the Eugene Ballet Company. Roles to be danced by the children include mice, angels, party children, flowers, and ladybugs. Students were selected by audition and have been actively rehearsing under the guidance off Rayni Capps. "Involvement of local dance students is something that we have always encouraged," according to Toni Pimble, the company's artistic director. "Their experiences with a professional ballet company will be something they will remember for years to come, giving them inspiration beyond their dance studies."

Performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on December 12 and 13 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. There are still about 400 tickets available for each night. Tickets, which are $25 for adults and $18 for children high school and under, can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, online at http://tickets.csi.edu, or by calling 732-6288. 

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6299
PACEPACE Christmas Competitions
CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls

For more information about any of the above mentioned classes visit: 

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

HRCelebrationCSI Employees are Invited to Celebrate Some Holiday Cheer 

Ciera Garechana
Benefits Coordinator
cgarechana@csi.edu | 208.732.6206


Great news for full-time employees!
You can now purchase a meal plan with Sodexo through payroll deduction!
  • Complete this form and return to HR by December 13th for the Spring semester plan
  • Deduction runs January through May
  • Plan is good for the Taylor Cafe only
  • Must be used in the semester purchased (any unused meals will not carry over to the next semester)
  • Plans can only be purchased one semester at a time
  • Employees who terminate prior to the end of semester will pay out the balance of the plan with their last check

Plan totals and monthly cost:


Starter Plan      (16 Meals)           $119.77          $23.95                   
Pride Plan         (32 Meals)          $230.66          $46.13                                  
Eagle Plan        (48 Meals)          $336.01          $67.20                                  
Gilbert's Plan    (60 Meals)          $408.09          $81.62         
 
Click here for more information about on campus dining services.

Ciera Garechana
Benefits Coordinator
WomenWomen: Is Being the Christmas Magician Killing You?
The emotional labor women do this time of year threatens our mental health.

Gemma Hartley On Assignment For HuffPost

According to the article: Women already perform the bulk of emotional labor - the psychological phenomenon of unpaid, often unnoticed labor that goes into keeping everyone around you comfortable and happy. But during the holidays, this work ramps up. There are more mental lists to juggle, more commitments on the calendar to keep track of, more tasks to delegate. There is more pressure to make things magical for those around you. It takes a lot of unseen and underappreciated effort to keep everything humming along smoothly.

Melody Wilding, a licensed social worker and coach who helps clients overcome challenges like emotional labor, says that a tendency to put too much on our plates and let self-care slip is often par for the course during the holidays.

"Putting pressure on yourself to have or create the 'perfect holiday' can send your stress skyrocketing, and over-commitment can quickly lead to exhaustion and burnout," she told HuffPost.

If this sounds familiar and you want to make a health change, please read on>>

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

SmokingSmoking Cessation Classes Offered December 2017 Through March 2018
 
  Smoking Cessation Classes offered through
 December 2017 - March 2018
 
Each South Central Public Health District class is five weeks long and specifically designed to help those who wish to quit their tobacco addiction and take back control of their health. All five classes are recommended.
 
City Of Jerome, Council Chambers
100 East Ave A (Corner of East Ave A and South Lincoln, In Jerome Idaho)
Wednesdays December 27, 2017 - January 24, 2018, 5:30 - 6:30
Shoshone Family Medical Center
(113 S Apple St., In Shoshone Idaho)
Thursdays December 28, 2017 - January 25, 2018, 5:30 - 6:30
Cassia County Regional Medical Center
(1501 Highland Avenue, Burley Idaho)
Tuesdays January 23, 2018 - February 20, 2018, 5:00 - 6:00
Wellness Tree Community Clinic
(173 Martin St., Twin Falls Idaho)
Wednesdays January 3, 2018 - January 31, 2018, 2:00 -3:00
St Luke's Wood River Hailey Clinic
(1450 Aviation Dr. in Hailey Idaho)
Mondays March 26, 2018 - April 23, 2018, 5:00 -6:00
 
 
Other times are available upon request. Contact:
Cody Orchard, Health Education Specialist
   South Central Public Health District

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

BLMTwin Falls District Fire Management is Hiring
Fact Sheet - Applying to Wildland Fire Positions
 
◊ How to Apply - If you would like to be considered for a temporary seasonal position or compete for a higher grade, you must apply online through the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov for this opportunity.  Follow the steps below to apply to a vacancy announcement.  Additional information on how to apply can be found at www.firejobs.doi.gov
TIP :  Register and post, or update your current resume with USAJOBS before finding and applying to vacancy announcements. 
 
◊ To Qualify - As an applicant, you will self-qualify yourself for the position(s) & grade(s) you apply for based on the answers to the questions you submit online.  Your answers to the questions MUST be verifiable on your resume.  When completing your resume it is important to include the following information:  month/year to month/year and work schedule (hours worked per week) for each position held.  Failure to provide this information may negatively affect the qualification determination.  All qualifications will be verified by the Human Resources Office prior to final selection. 
 
Step 1 Go to:  www.usajobs.gov
Step 2  Select, Sign in or Create an Account, (top right hand corner)
To Create an Account you are asked to fill out a short form with basic personal information and click "Submit" at the bottom when you are finished.  When you submit your form, you are automatically logged into your USAJOBS account.
Step 3 RESUME:   You must create a resume BEFORE applying for a job. Click on "Build
New  Resume " follow the steps to create your online resume.  On the last tab, 'Finishing Up', select the "Save for Later", this saves your resume.  You can store up to 5 resumes in USAJOBS.  You have now completed the registration and resume information process, but still need to APPLY.  We DO NOT accept uploaded resumes.
Step 4 FIND VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:   To find the vacancy announcement you want
to apply to, click on "Search Jobs" (Drop-down menu at top right-hand corner of the website), select 'Search Jobs-Main Page' then type in either the Announcement Number or City/State or Zip Code in the correct blocks on USAJOBS.
Step 5 REVIEW VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  Review the announcement thoroughly. 
The announcement describes who is eligible to apply, what experience and/or education are required and what supporting documentation you need to fax/upload with your application.  Your resume and documentation must support your responses to the vacancy questions.
Step 6  A PPLY:   Click "Apply Online", link at the side of the page.  Select your USAJOBS
resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.  At the end you will click "Finished" and be redirected back to 'My Account' on  USAJOBS, where you can track your application.
Step 7 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:  Submit required supporting documentation that
applies to you. 
Step 8 Check your Application Status.  Click on "Application Status " after you are logged in
to "My Account", select "View all Applications" at the bottom of the pop-down screen, then find the vacancy you applied to, under the Application Status column, it will indicate your status, "Resume Received" means we have received your application.  If you select "More Information" it will direct you to another screen, where we post comments as to if you qualify or not.  You will be notified through e-mail if you are referred.

You must complete the entire application process and be automatically redirected back to USAJOBS to successfully apply to a vacancy announcement
 
If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, call the FIRES Help desk at
(888) 364-6432, or email blm_fa_fires@blm.gov
 
If you have questions regarding positions in Idaho, please contact the following:
Walter Hall, HR Specialist, Statewide Temporary Fire Program Lead at (208) 373-3927 or email whall@blm.gov

Kelsey Brizendine
Prevention/Fire Information, BLM
kbrizendine@blm.gov | 208.732.7315

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