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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that 100% of students surveyed are looking forward 
to having some time off from school? Happy Holidays from 
Institutional Effectiveness!!!

(Source: Common Sense )

"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
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 Course Offered at CSI 

Judy Grigg Hansen
Facilitator of Developmental English
jhansen@csi.edu | 208.732.6581 
PropertyProperty Management Course Offered This Spring
Have You Ever Wanted to Flip Houses? 

Ready to make money flipping houses, or do you want to be a landlord? BUSM 277: Principles of Property Management class might be the perfect class for you! It's offered ONLINE, so you don't have to worry about scheduling, and it's taught by Jeanne Jackson-Heim, Executive Director of the Idaho Real Estate Commission.  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. Register now through MyCSI! 

Robin Bagent
Director, Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program
rbagent@csi.edu | 208.732.6392

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
SRCStudent Rec. Center Deals and Hours During Christmas Break
The Student Rec. Center (SRC) has a great option for family members coming to town for a visit,  for college students home for the holidays, or for yourself if you're  traveling for Christmas and don't want to purchase a membership for the whole month The SRC will offer a $5/week membership starting Monday, December 18, and  will continue offering this membership through the end of December.  Purchases can be made at the SRC front desk. This deal is only available for SRC MEMBERS  UNTIL DECEMBER 31!

  • Mon-Fri, Dec. 18-22, Open 4:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Sat, Dec. 23, Open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tues, Dec. 26, Open 4:30 am to 10:00 am (CLOSED 10 am to 2 pm) Open 2 pm-9 pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 27-29, Open 4:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sat, Dec. 30, Open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sun, Dec. 31, Open 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Mon, Jan. 1, Open 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Jan. 2, Resume Normal SRC Hours

The SRC will be offering drop-in fitness classes over C hristmas Break. See days and times below:
  • STEP & HIIT with Scott: 6-7 am Mon/Wed/Fri until Dec. 20. Resumes Jan. 3.
  • SPINNING with Becky: 5:30 am Tu/Th; 12 pm Wed; 8 am Sat. No class on 12/24 or 12/25.
  • YOGA with Kim: 9 am Wed, Rm. 231. No class on 12/24 or 12/25.
  • REFIT with Erica: 6:15 pm Tu/Th, Rm. 236 until Dec. 20. Resumes Jan. 2.
Did you know SRC member receive 25% discounts for outdoor rec  events?  
Check out our calendar on Facebook !
John Twiss
Director of Recreation
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470
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.
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
Dec 19
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.
Dec 22  
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
Dec 23
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale /  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.
Dec 26
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale / live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
6:15-9 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session *
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
Dec 27
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Accidental Astronauts/Sunny Bunnies on Moon.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
Dec 28
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale /  live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
Dec 29  
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Accidental Astronauts/Sunny Bunnies on Moon.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
Dec 30
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale / live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors and Solar Quest.
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

DinosDinosaurs at Dust: The Origins of Flight

The Faulkner Planetarium announces the opening of a brand new show just in time for the holiday school break. Dinosaurs at Dusk: the origins of flight is a fantasy trip back to the Mesozoic Era. Mysteriously journey roughly 250 million years into the past with Lucy, where she meets her father and together they explore the rise of feathered dinosaurs and pterosaurs, the largest creatures ever to take wing. Traveling from continent to continent and through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, the pair race across 165 million years of prehistoric time to discover the origins of flight before the dinosaurs meet their demise through the impact of a giant asteroid, 65 million years ago. Will they succeed? Can they themselves survive the asteroid impact that devastated the Earth and finished off the dinosaurs? Will Lucy find her way back to the present time? The adventure awaits!

Dinosaurs at Dusk opens Tuesday, December 26 in Idaho's largest planetarium, the Faulkner. The planetarium has an expanded slate of public show times on tap for the weeks after Christmas and New Year's, when most area school districts are closed for the holiday break. In addition to the regular public show times on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Saturdays, the planetarium will have three shows each afternoon Tuesday through Friday at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 PM during the period. Dinosaurs at Dusk will show at 1:30 and 3:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday and at 7:00 PM Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Beginning January 9, the program will show at 7:00 PM Tuesdays and Fridays and at 1:30, 3:30, and 7:00 PM on Saturdays.

Planetarium Manager Rick Greenawald says of Dinosaurs at Dusk, "We are very pleased to be able to bring this program to the residents of south central Idaho. This fast-paced romp will appeal to a broad range of ages, everyone from young, dinosaur crazy, kids to their parents and those with a general interest in dinosaurs should find this an enjoyable show. It is a family friendly program."

Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID, the Faulkner Planetarium has been bringing quality programs to the public for over 22 years. 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 admitted free.

For more information, including a movie trailer, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu.
Please note: Due to the holiday closure at the College of Southern Idaho, media requests need to be directed to Rick Greenawald before 12:00 PM, Friday, December 22 in order to ensure a response before the opening of this program.

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

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Date Opponent Location Time Team
Dec. 19 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 19 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 7:30 pm Men
Dec. 27 Central Arizona College Las Vegas, NV 4:00 pm Women
Dec. 28 Grand Canyon Las Vegas, NV 11:00 am Women
Dec. 28 San Bernardino Valley Mesa, AZ 4:00 pm Men
Dec. 29 Lake Region CC Las Vegas, NV 6:30 pm Women
Dec. 29 South Plains or Snow Colelge Mesa, AZ 2:00 pm or
8:00 pm
Dec. 30 Fiesta Bowl Shootout Mesa, AZ TBA Men
Jan. 6 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm Women
Jan. 6 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 5:00 pm Men
Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493

PACEPACE Christmas Competitions
PlyoKid's Plyometrics and Strength Training For Young Athletes

Click here to register online.

Travis Bunker
Assistant Professor
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478

JuniorEaglesJunior Eagles Winter Basketball Camp

Click here for a printable registration form.

Jeff Johnson
jjohnson@csi.edu | 208.755.6784

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WeatherResidents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Weather Conditions
The City of Twin Falls is encouraging residents to prepare for winter weather conditions that may include significant snowfall, sustained freezing temperatures, and the potential for isolated flooding. Preparing homes now can greatly reduce the  likelihood  of costly property damage, as well as health and safety concerns, when winter weather conditions arrive.

Homeowners are strongly encouraged to do the following:
  • Leave a small trickle of water running from one faucet on each floor your home. Water movement - even a small amount - significantly reduces the potential for frozen or broken waterlines.
  • Ensure that lids to water meters (typically located between the street and residence) are closed and exterior access to crawl spaces are covered. Aside from frozen water meters, the second largest cause of blocked or broken waterlines in homes are in crawl spaces where cold air can pass through.
  • Insulate and cover any exposed or exterior pipes and faucets. Pipes and faucets on the exterior of homes are especially susceptible to freezing. Exterior pipes and faucets can be easily - and affordably - insulated with heat tape and faucet covers that are available at most hardware stores.
In the event of significant snowfall, residents are asked to do the following:
  • Locate the storm water drain nearest your residence. (typically located along the curbing or gutters on city streets) Storm drains can freeze during significant snowfall and freezing temperatures, which can create isolated flooding in streets. When clearing snow, please DO NOT put snow or ice on the storm water drains. If drains become clogged or frozen, you can help by clearing snow or ice from the drain.
  • During significant snowfall and freezing temperatures, wet snow and ice can accumulate on flat or low-pitched roofs. Ensure that there is not significant snow or ice accumulation on roofs that can increase the risk of roof collapse.
  • When clearing snow from driveways, sidewalks, and walkways, please move snow to grassy or other permeable landscaped areas. This will help the snow melt into the ground and help avoid overwhelming the city storm water drains.
Indication of a Frozen or Broken Water Line:
  • Ice forming on or around exterior faucets and pipes may indicate a leak or burst pipe
  • Reduced water pressure or sporadic 'burst' of air coming from faucets or showers, which is often an indicator of air entering a broken or unsealed pipe
  • Sudden and unexpected spikes in water usage can be caused by a broken waterline under the home or at the water meter. Please check your water bill monthly for usage
Homeowners who have concerns or issues with water delivery, are encouraged to call City of Twin Falls Utility Services at 208-735-7249 or 208-735-7249. If customers experiencing issues with water deliver after business hours or on weekends, they are encouraged to call the City of Twin Falls non-emergency line at 208-735-4357.

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

EmotionalEmotional First Aid Training
Please mark your calendars now for this training, coming during SPRING INSERVICE WEEK:
Emotional First Aid Training
Taught by counselors Carol Vanhoozer and Kate Woods, and PN Asst. Prof. John Brannen.

Sponsored by the Campus Assessment Response Education (CARE) team and CSI Employee Wellbeing.
Wednesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. in TAB 276 and again
Thursday, January 11 at 10 a.m. in TAB 277
Who: All administrators, instructors and staff are invited

What: All participants will learn to...
  1. Recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness
  2. De-escalate a crisis
  3. Provide comfort
  4. Refer to qualified help
Also: Learn to identify...
  1. Depression and mood disorders
  2. Anxiety
  3. Trauma
  4. Psychosis
  5. Substance use
  6. Autism spectrum
This training will be repeated during the semester to reach all interested employees.

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

RetirementTIAA & VALIC Retirement Reps on Campus
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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