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CSI Enterprise Web Initiative Progress Update

Enterprise Web Initiative
What's our progress?

1. Identity Management - On Schedule
2. Public Website - On Schedule
3. Internal Website - On Schedule
4. Student Portal - Not Started

Student Success
Operational Maturity
  • Branding/Recruitment Content
  • Modern Student Applications (Admissions, Financial Aid, Graduation)
  • Student Progress Tracking
  • Enhanced Orientation & Registration
  • Department Websites
  • Business Workflows
  • Team Work Spaces
  • Dashboards
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Scalable Design for Future Needs
January 6, 2017
February 3, 2017
March 3, 2017
April 7, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2, 2017
Nancy Newland
IT Service Owner
nnewland@csi.edu |  208-732-6238

Advertise Your Class or Event on the CSI.EDU Website Banners
Would you like your class or event advertised on the www.csi.edu website banners? If so, please get your information to the Public Information Office at least two weeks before the start date of your event. There is a planning process for those banners that only takes place once a week and space is limited. The Public Information Office will be closed with the rest of campus from Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. until Tuesday, January 3, 2017. You are welcome to send these requests all year to bring attention to your event. Just e-mail Kim LaPray at klapray@csi.edu to get your information up.  

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299

Self Defense for Women
Self Defense for Women 
Semester: Spring 2017
Days: Wednesdays 
Time: 5:10 - 6:30 PM
Instructor: Jesse Clark
1 Credit
Advanced Self Defense for Women
Semester: Spring 2017
Days Wednesdays 
Time: 6:30 - 7:50 PM
Instructor: Jesse Clark
1 Credit

Note: This is an excellent class to audit if you are interested in the topic! 

Jesse Clark
Adjunct Instructor, Self Defense

CSI Student Recreation Holiday Hours
Monday - Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24 - 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED
Monday - Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 1 - 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Normal hours until Monday, Dec. 19 th and Normal hours again starting Monday, Jan. 2nd.

John Twiss 
Student Recreation Director
johntwiss@csi.edu | 208-732-6470

Congratulations to Professional Development Grant Recipients
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce that over $11,000 has been awarded to the following applicants for Professional Development:
  • Tonya Bowcut - Attend the Association of Career and Technical Education Conference
  • Samra Culum - Travel to Institutions that belong to Campus Compact in order to develop civic engagement opportunities for CSI students
  • Susan Narasimham - Training for simulation effectiveness
  • Dawnette Reis - Attend the National ASLTA Conference
  • Mevlida Teffer - Training for management of institutional compliance with the Clery Act
Debra J. Wilson
CSI Foundation Executive Director
dwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6245

Congratulations to Mini Grant Recipients
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce that over $14,000 in Mini Grant funds have been awarded to applicants for the following projects:
  • Furniture for foyer of GRM Building - Rosey Alberdi
  • Microsoft Surface Book - Business Department - Julie Heithecker
  • Family resource materials - Early Childhood Education Toddler Lab - Patty McFarling
  • Outdoor musical instruments - Early Childhood Learning Center - Jennifer Patterson
  • Tablets - Collision Repair Technology - Bryan Wittine
Debra J. Wilson
CSI Foundation Executive Director
dwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6245

Herrett Center Gift Shop Holiday Sale

Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208-732-6656

 Merry Christmas from the CSI Admissions Office

CSI Admissions
admissions@csi.edu  | 208-732-6621

PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Week

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
Public Event Schedule for December 2016
Friday, January 20th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
Saturday, January 21st 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Tuesday, January 24th
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
Friday, January 27th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
Saturday, January 28th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Tuesday, January 31st
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.

It's an expose' long in the making and it's coming to the Faulkner Planetarium this January. Secrets have been kept, but it's time to bring them to the light of day in  Secret Lives of Stars . What's really going on with the likes of Kim, Kanye, and the rest of the Kardashian clan? Could Brangelina rise from the ashes if Brad and Angelina look to reconcile?  Is Justin Bieber headed for the spotlight again? Who cares! We're going to blow the lid off of the secrets of the real  stars, those points of distant light we see in the night sky, and Patrick Stewart is helping to pull back the curtain on what's really going down up above.

Secret Lives of Stars  reveals the hidden lives of some of those stars we see sprinkled across the heavens. Just what secrets are those stars hiding? Multiple star systems in intimate gravitational embraces? Stars so large that they dwarf our Sun? Bloated stars shedding layers of gas into the expanse of space? Stellar time bombs just waiting to go off at any time? Their secrets will be revealed! We have learned much of the nature of stars and it is time to take the wraps off of these secrets. Included with the Faulkner's presentation of Secret Lives of Stars is a live expose' of some of the secrets of stars we see from southern Idaho during the course of a year. This live expose', produced in house, will also take audiences to the southern hemisphere to look at a few stars that never rise into the Idaho skies. What secrets will be revealed? Audiences can discover them, for themselves, starting January 3 .

Secret Lives of Stars is a production of Evans and Sutherland, the maker of the Faulkner's fulldome video system, Digistar 5, and producer of fulldome show content, located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho's premiere planetarium boasting the largest dome, at 50 feet, in the state. Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, the Faulkner has been serving the public for 21 years offering up high quality educational and entertaining programming in astronomy, meteorology, paleontology, history and a plethora of other topics. Admission prices are $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children ages 2 through 17; children under age 2 are admitted free.

For more information and to watch a trailer for Secret Lives of Stars, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu . Information can also be obtained by calling the museum at (208) 732-6655.

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

SOARHelp New Students Register for S.O.A.R. So They'll Be Successful at CSI

S.O.A.R. is an all day program that is required for all students who are new to college and are degree seeking. All recent high school graduates must also attend S.O.A.R., even if you took dual credit college classes while in high school. S.O.A.R. is designed to introduce you to the essential tools for success at the College of Southern Idaho. During your time here at S.O.A.R., you will also  meet with an advisor and register for classes . You can  register for S.O.A.R. in MyCSI .
Before registering, you will need to have retrieved your PIN and have your student ID# available. This information was contained in your acceptance email. There is a $25 fee to attend S.O.A.R. You may also register up to three parents/guests to attend with you. There is a $10 fee per parent/guest to cover the cost of their lunch. Please have your debit card, credit card, or E- check information ready when registering for a session.
SOAR sessions for new Spring students:
January 6: Idaho Falls Center
January 7: Twin Falls Campus
January 9: Blaine County Center
January 11: Twin Falls Campus
January 12: Mini-Cassia Center

CSI Admissions
admissions@csi.edu  | 208-732-6221

HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "Over the Rainbow: The LGBTQ Experience in the Magic Valley"
In his Herrett Forum lecture "Over the Rainbow," Brandon will share his experiences of growing up queer in the Magic Valley and discuss how he uses his art to explore the depths of LGBTQ repression with generous offerings of love and laughter to guide his audience to become blossoming souls of acceptance.

Brandon Scott Tesch is a Twin Falls hairdresser, performance artist, and a leading light in the local LGBTQ community. A native of the Magic Valley, Brandon experienced first-hand the stigma and prejudice of growing up gay in rural America. Mastering the art of styling hair and cultivating a loyal and loving clientele have been his professional focus over the last 17 years. Brandon also has a passion for the performing arts. When Brandon was 15, he discovered his alter ego, Ursula, a superhero version of himself that he uses to address the social stigmas and conflicts confronting the LGBTQ community. Last year, Brandon/Ursula created and performed Snake Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, a CSl Fine Arts Stage Door series production documenting Brandon's gender bending realization that his gender identity lies  "somewhere over the rainbow" -somewhere in the middle of the male-female gender spectrum. Brandon has also produced two benefit shows for Magic Valley Pride, delivered a spectacular performance in The Vagina Monologues, and contributed a presentation for Tedx Twin Falls.

Teri Fatig
Herrett Center Director
tfatig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501

BasketballCSI Student Recreation Department 3on3 Basketball

Travis Bunker
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Instructor
tbunker@csi.edu | 208-732-6478

TeachersTaking Care of Our Teachers Day
All CSI student teachers and faculty are welcome to attend this event for free. There are great strands on nutrition, cooking, and movement, even one from Rudy's. See the flyer below and share with your students...

Evin Fox
Professor of Merit, Early Childhood and Teacher Education
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

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