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AppleCider
Fresh Pressed, Pasteurized Apple Cider
Get your fresh pressed, pasteurized apple cider! It will be available in the greenhouse today from noon until 5:00 -- unless we run out sooner.
Just stop in to pick it up. It is $4 per ½ gallon, $8 per gallon.

Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401


QR
QR Code Tour Soft-Launch
Tuesday, December 6th at 11:00 in Hepworth 131

Faculty and Staff, please join Principles of Project Management (BUSM 265) students as they give their project presentation launching the new QR Code Tour of the CSI campus. This is a project they have been working on for the entire term, with support from various campus departments including Public Information, Institutional Technology, Maintenance, CSI Foundation, and the Library.

Students will discuss the process they went through as they developed this project, and will showcase end results. There will also be time for questions.
 

Roin Bagent
Director, Business Management & Entrepreneurship
rbagent@csi.edu | 208-732-6392


Timesheets
December Timesheet Due Date
December timesheets are due December 6 th!

Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208-732-6270


Potato
CSI Truck & Ag Diesel Technology Clubs Annual Potato Sale
Pre-Order potatoes now for your Holiday Dinner!
(When ordering, please provide: name, extension and building)
 
These locally grown spuds are cleaned and sorted  70ct. 50 lbs for $20
 
To order your box(es), contact Dustin Holt or Justin Parreira at extension 6371,    OR Rodney Higgins or Jason Lewis at extension 6370

Email is welcome, too:

They will deliver them on campus, or you can stop by the Desert Building to pick them up.

Lauri Logan
Student Services Specialist
Trade & Industry
llogan@csi.edu | 208-732-6300


Dental
CSI Dental Assisting Club Holds 16th Annual Silent Auction
Tis that time of the year!!!
The Dental Assisting Club Plaque Busters are presenting their 16 th  Annual Silent Auction

The presentation contains pictures of all the gift baskets and detailed descriptions of contents. Baskets are on display in HSHS by room 125.

Bidding begins now and continues through 5:00 pm on Monday, December 12, 2016.

To place a bid simply send an e-mail to csidaa@csi.edu. Please include your name, the basket name and number, and the amount of your bid.  

As the bids roll in we will send out updates.
 

Tonja Bowcut, CDA
Program Director, Dental Assisting
tbowcut@csi.edu | 208-732-6708


Pictures
New Employees We Need Your Picture
If you are a new employee make sure to come over to the Canyon Building to get a current headshot of yourself. We will use this picture on the website directory and you will receive a copy to use as you need. All employees are welcome to come over to update their photo as well.  

Staff photos will be taken in the   Canyon TV Studio between 2 and 3 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13. Just drop in, no appointments are necessary.

Doug Maughan  
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262 


PACEBaskets
PACE Holiday Announcements
 
Click on the link below and then select each of the 5 links  in diagonal text to RSVP for the luncheon & for info on all the activities:





PACE


PACE
December Pay It Forward Initiative 
  Pay It Forward/Fun Activity                         Monthly Opportunity                        December 2016

Please join P.A.C.E. for our December pay it forward and fun stuff session on December 7, beginning at 4 pm in the Taylor building, room 247. We will be making these fun snowmen pictured below and they will be donated to Heritage retirement home here in Twin Falls. We will provide the socks and materials for you to come in and make a donated snowman. If you would like, you can also bring in your own socks to make a personal snow man to take home with you. You may use all of our other materials for your personal snowman. We look forward to all of you joining us for this super fun holiday activity.

 
P.A.C.E


HerrettSale
Herrett Center Gift Shop Holiday Sale

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


HRHoliday
20th Annual Employee and Family Holiday Party 

Ciera Garechana
Human Resource Generalist
cgarechana@csi.edu | 208-732-6271
 

Exhibit
The Dark Side of Dazzle
Be sure to see the newest display in the Herrett Center's Jean B. King Gallery called The Dark Side of Dazzle by Marilyn Lysohir. You've never seen anything in the Herrett Center quite like this before! The free public reception for the artist will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 and it'll be on display through March 25. Always free admission to the King Gallery.




Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208-732-6668
 


I am helping my P.E.O. Chapter CI raise money for educational scholarships for women, and your help would be appreciated. It's so easy and won't cost you an extra penny.

If you shop at Barnes and Noble bookstore in Twin Falls on Saturday, December 3, just tell the check-out clerk that you want to support the Book Fair. 

If you are shopping Barnes and Noble online  any time from December 3 to December 9, please enter the code 12048823.

Either in store or online, a portion of your sales (not from gift cards) will go to support educational scholarships for women. You will gain great gifts - and our gratitude - and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping women improve their lives through education. Thanks!

Betty Slifer
CSI Retiree


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.
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
 
Public Event Schedule for November and December 2016
Day
Time
Event
 
Tuesday, December 6th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
Friday, December 9th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
 
Saturday, December 10th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A  Winter's Tale.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem.
6:00 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
 
Tuesday, December 13th
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem.

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

Brown Bag Events This Week
 
BrownBag
Wednesday, 12-12:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176
Host: Tiffany Seeley-Case

Thursday, 1-150 p.m.
Hepworth 176
Host: Evin Fox or Jan Carpenter.

Friday, 8-9 a.m.
TAB 209 (TLC)
Host: Shane Brown
 
Topics: Potluck and Celebration. Please bring a dish.

We look forward to seeing you there. Or, join the discussion on Facebook: Csibestpractices.com
 
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

Theater CSI Theater Department Presents 'Jacob Marley'
Tickets are now available for the second performance of the CSI Theater Department's 2016-2017 Season, Jacob Marley. This show, directed by Laine Steel, will run Wednesdays through Saturdays, November 30 - December 3 and December 7 - 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for seniors or students. CSI students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.

Jacob Marley, directed by Laine Steel, fills in the blanks of Marley and Scrooge's relationship. Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol begins with the line: "Marley was dead to begin with. . . ." But why was Marley allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path?... Why was Marley so concerned about Scrooge?... We know what happened to Scrooge, but what of Marley? These questions and many more are answered in this new script written from the perspective of the ghost "burdened by chains, cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel."

The large cast includes: Kai Gyllenskog as Jacob Marley; Davis Craney as Ebenezer Scrooge; Cindy Simonson as the Narrator and the Benevolent Spirit; Alice Ariel as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Tyler Jones as the Ghost of Christmas Present; Derek Montes as the Ghost of Christmas Future. The production features The Marley Family, The Cratchit Family, and a host of familiar and new characters played by: Blake Dmochowski; Abinadi Hancock; Suleyma Alamillo; Baylee Young; Alexis Ulrich; Keegan Jones; Steve Hauskins; Luis Delgado; Roberto Flores; Hayden Mann; Curtis Hopfenbeck; Cloe Hewes; Riah Hewes; Billye Hewes; Morgan Vaughn; and Madeline Brackus. Assistant to the director is Shannon Werle. Technical Director is Shane Brown and Lighting Director is Jud Harmon.

Follow up performances to the CSI Theater Department's 2016-2017 Season include Julius Caesar, which will run February 22 - 25 and March 1 - 4 and Antigonick, which will run April 26 - 29 and May 3 - 6.

For more information or for tickets, call 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288


Symphonic CSI Symphonic Band Presents "Holidays and Heroes"
The College of Southern Idaho Music Department presents a performance by the CSI Symphonic Band on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 PM in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert, entitled  Holidays and Heroes , is both a celebration of the Christmas season and a retrospective remembrance of forgotten heroes and veterans.
 
The band will honor two groups of veterans who seldom, if ever, receive recognition for their service, by performing the  U.S. Public Health Service March and the official march of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration,  Forward with NOAA . This year also marks the 15 th anniversary of the 911 attacks, so the band will remember both the victims and the heroes of that day by performing Eric Ewazen's
A Hymn for the Lost and the Living.
 
In honor of the holiday season, the ensemble will perform four Christmas-related selections,  Babes in Toyland , from the Disney movie of the same name,  Christmas in Europe , by Timothy Johnson,  Ave Maria , by the German composer Franz Biebl, and music by Henry Mancini from the soundtrack to the movie,  Carol for Another Christmas .
 
Also on the program are a Sousa march,  From Maine to Oregon , Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov's
Italian PolkaRitual Fire Dance , by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, and  October , by Eric Whitacre.
 
Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are appreciated. For more information, please contact Dr. Halsell at 208-732-6767 or ghalsell@csi.edu.

George Halsell
Professor, Music
ghalsell@csi.edu  | 208-732-6767


FAFSA The Next FAFSA Night for Students and Parents Will Be Held December 7
Financial aid advisors at the College of Southern Idaho are hosting FAFSA Night at CSI's Health Science building from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

FAFSA stands for Free Assistance for Federal Student Aid. Rules that just went into effect this fall make it possible for students who are making their college plans to apply for federal assistance now instead of having to wait until the new year as used to be the case. College advisors recommend applying early in order to know what assistance is available. This can help with decisions on college applications and choice of majors.
Students and their parents are urged to bring Social Security information, driver's license number, 2015 federal tax return and 2015 W-2, as well as alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen.

Those who attend are also urged to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and obtain their federal student aid ID prior to the event.




Tara Nunnelley
Student Financial Aid Advisor
tnunnelley@csi.edu  | 208-732-6231


Honors CSI Music Department Announces the Upcoming Honors Recital


The CSI Music Department announces the upcoming Honors Recital to be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. This recital features outstanding music students performing on piano, clarinet, guitar, marimba, and voice.

Music of Bach, Clementi, Mozart, Ravel and others will be performed. Student performers are Patrick Duvall, Antonio Macias, Patty Harvey, Shannon Davis, Michael Hernandez, Jessica Henry, Jason Walker, and Kendall Crozier. These performers are students of CSI Music Faculty members Sue Miller, Serena Jenkins Clark, Scott Farkas, Curtis Crafton, Brent Jensen, and Michael Frew.

This recital is open to the public with donations to the music scholarship fund gratefully received.

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288


Woodworking CSI Christmas Woodworking Auction
 
Jessica Larsen
T&I Instructor, Instructional Aide
  jlarsen@csi.edu  | 208-732-6342


StageDoor Stage Door Presents "Something Special: The Legacy of RJ Baxter and the Ineffable Power or Radio"

The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Something Special: The Legacy of RJ Baxter and the Ineffable Power of Radio" on December 14.  The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. 

The intimacy of radio lends itself to stories, both in music and speech. For more than one hundred years, radio broadcasts have captured listeners' imagination and emotion, and radio remains today one of the most powerful communication media. Join Jeff Fox at the next Stage Door for a live radio "broadcast," an exploration of the ineffable qualities of radio, of listening to music from the 20s through the 50s and the evocative power of voice and recorded music as connection to the imagination and heart of the human condition.

Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students and are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Seating is limited to 100 people.

The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed,  the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. 

For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6788.

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu  | 208-732-6288


HerrettForum December Herrett Forum "Del Parkinson"

Longtime Idaho concert pianist, Dr. Del Parkinson will perform and narrate a program at the Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Parkinson is a Boise State University music professor who has recorded seven albums and is a member of the international roster of Steinway Piano artists. His Dec. 14 program, 'Once Upon a Time,' features selections by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Bernstein, and Gershwin. Parkinson will blend narration and live performance, describing the story behind each composition before playing it.

Parkinson taught at Ricks College prior to joining the BSU faculty in 1985. His post-doctoral diploma is from the renowned Julliard School of Music in New York. He has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.

Teri Fattig
Museum Department Chair
tfattig@csi.edu  | 208-732-6501


Cassia Cassia County "The Weigh to Health" Program


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu  | 208-732-6269


EAP It's That Time of Year Access the EAP

 
November 2016
It's That Time of Year
 
The end of the year is fast approaching and for many of you that means open enrollment and benefit renewals.  Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is no different.  While employees don't have to actively enroll in the EAP benefits, the plan does renew, which means that any authorized counseling services expire at the end of each benefit year.
 
All EAP counseling visits must be authorized prior to receiving services in order for the sessions to be covered.  It's easy to get an authorization. You just need to call our Customer Support line at 800-726-0003 with your provider selection before your first appointment each year. 
 
If you have been authorized to use your EAP benefits during the current benefit year and want to continue using them into the new benefit year, please be sure to call Customer Support in the new benefit year prior to your first appointment of the year to request authorization.
 
If you are unsure of your group's benefit year start date, you can check with your benefits administrator or call Customer Support at 800-726-0003.  Failure to call each benefit year to request authorization will result in denied claims which will have to go through your health plan for coverage and could be your financial responsibility.
 
As a reminder, the EAP benefit provided by your employer is confidential, is offered at no cost to you, and connects you and your dependents to face-to-face counseling professionals, web-based tools and other resources that can help sort out work and personal challenges. The EAP is designed to address a wide range of topics including personal, work, relationship, legal, and financial issues. EAP counselors have offices that are located within a reasonable distance from your workplace or home. We can also accommodate the needs of dependents when they are away from home. Use the online BPA Health provider search at www.bpahealth.com or contact Customer Support at 800-726-0003 to find a counselor that can help address your individual needs.
Access the EAP
 
To access your Employee Assistance Program, or to learn more about Substance Abuse Disorders and Behavioral health, please call BPA Health at 1-800-726-0003 or visit www.bpahealth.com to view your benefit coverage, see your personal authorizations to care, find and choose a provider, and locate valuable mental health and substance abuse resources.
 
 
About Us
 
BPA Health has delivered a comprehensive and flexible package of services addressing all aspects of employee assistance needs since 1983.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu  | 208-732-6269


Weight
Free Weight Loss Seminar Through St. Alphonsus


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
 

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