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ShooterWhat Would You Do If an Active Shooter Entered Your Building?
Last week's incident in Hailey is the perfect reminder to continue safety planning for your department.

Things We Learned & Great Reminders!

1.  "Shelter in Place" is not a common term that people know or understand. You can expect future alerts to read "Hide in Place". This means turn off the lights, shut and lock your door, and hide under any desks, tables, or furniture or even in a closet. Two other important things to remember is to turn your phone on silent and dim your screen. 

2. Schedule an Active Shooter Training for your department by contacting Jim or Mellie. They will be happy to come over and walk you through different scenarios and ask you questions that you may not have thought of yet.  In an emergency situation you will react in a manner connected to how you have been trained. Make sure you are prepared!   

3. Make sure you have an updated copy of the PINK Emergency Procedures Manual and read through each tab. Your office area should have one. If not, please let Jim Munn know.

Interested in more? 
Check out the CSI Security website at: https://www.csi.edu/security. And, we highly recommend that everyone in your department watch the short active shooter video listed on this same website under Shots Fired on Campus

Jim Munn 
Interim Director of Public Safety 
jmunn@csi.edu | 208-732-6860 

Mellie Teffer
Security Supervisor 
mteffer@csi.edu  | 208-732-6605

StrategicThe Strategic Planning Steering Committee Needs Your Feedback
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is looking for your feedback!  We've been working since last summer to create a new strategic plan that will guide the college as we embark on our next 50 years.  The draft plan was recently presented to the Instructional Council and is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Trustees for their approval on February 22.   A few items to keep in mind as you consider the attached draft:
  • Many of the priorities outlined in this draft plan come from the results of the Strategic Planning Survey that was conducted in the fall of 2015.  More than 800 people filled out the survey and you can access the summary of results here:  http://www.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/planning/SurveyResultsFall2015.pdf
  • The attached draft plan includes the following:
    • o   A draft vision statement;
    • o   A Board approved mission statement (approved January 19, 2016);
    • o   Three draft core themes;
    • o   Draft objectives for each core theme;
    • Each of the items listed above will be a part of the draft that is presented to the Board in February so we are especially interested in your feedback on these portions.
  • Additionally, we have included what we are calling "sample potential strategic areas of focus" in italics in this draft.  These are examples of the types of strategic areas of focus that might be addressed in an effort to achieve objectives, core themes, and mission fulfillment.  They are not meant to indicate what will or will not be pursued as a strategy to meet that specific objective.  They are only included in order to add some context to the draft objectives and will not be part of the draft plan that is submitted to the Board in February.  Actual strategies for meeting objectives will be developed by the operational units of the college that are linked to specific areas.  So, in short, while we will certainly accept feedback on these sample potential strategic areas of focus, they are not our main area of interest at this point.
  • Finally, performance measure indicators, critical success activities, benchmarks, and targets will be developed after the core themes and objectives have been approved. 
Please provide your written feedback by the end of the day on Monday, February 8.  You can email me at cbragg@csi.edu with your feedback.  You can also call me at 208-732-6775 with questions or feedback.  If you'd prefer to visit about the plan face-to-face, I'll be hosting an "open feedback session" on Friday, February 5, from 2-4 in Taylor 248 to answer any questions that you have and to take additional feedback.  It will very informal so please stop by anytime between 2 and 4, grab a cup of coffee and a cookie, and share your thoughts.
We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your input into this important process!
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208-732-6775

PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
Welcome to the Spring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge. We have 23 jackets left and you have until April 29, to win one. We have revamped the checklist. Read...Set...Start taking selfies

Click here for the new checklist.

Current Competitors:
Gail Schull
Chris Anderson
Heidi Campbell
Jodie Bridges
Andie Dayley
Evin Fox
Judy Hansen
Kara Mahannah
Karrie Hornbacher
Larisa Alexander
Ann Keane
Amy Christopherson
Ben Hamlett
Mark Wasden

Thank you to everyone who has already participated and won your jacket: 

Heather Barnes Maritza Vega Cindy Harding
LueLinda Egbert Jamie Bridges Clark Draney
Polly Hulsey Randy Simonson Laird Stone
Jentri King Nikcole Zamarripa Erin Nunnelley
Chance Munns Michele McFarlane Carrie Nutsch
Tonja Bowcut Jonathan Lord RD Van Noy
Kyle Brown Jud Harmon Jennifer Zimmers
Janet Milligan Ella Johnson Elaine Bryant
Ed Ditlefsen Dan Guthrie Crystal Ayers

Tamara Harmon
PACE Executive
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

BatteriesThis Week's Winner for CSI Sustainability Recycling Success

The CSI Sustainability Council announces that 372.50 pounds of household batteries were recycled by CSI in 2015. Adding 2015's total to previous years' totals reveals that CSI has recycled 1,977.66 pounds of batteries since 2010. So, nearly a ton of household batteries have been prevented from being transported to our local landfill. Great job CSI! 

Elaine Bryant is the winner for this week's contest.  

Next week the Sustainability Council will reveal the totals for paper and beverage containers. Send your guesses to rsmith@csi.edu for the opportunity to win a prize.
Batteries may be recycled by putting them in an interoffice envelope with "Batteries" written on the front. If batteries exhibit corrosion, please place them in a plastic bag before you put them in the envelope. Keep the cycle going.
B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6817  

Our annual Valentine's Day sale at the Herrett Center Gift Shop starts Tuesday, February 2,  and runs through Saturday, February 13 .   20% off items over $5.00 (Meade Products excluded). We have great Valentine's gifts for both your sweetheart and your children. Come check out our new arrival of "Silly Stars"!   They are handmade hanging stars with heart shaped centers and are made with recycled stained glass .  We also have heart shaped rocks and chimes, adorable stuffed animals, affordable jewelry (including heart shaped pieces), handcrafted wooden pens and other home décor items that your sweetheart will love!

We are open Tuesday & Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Make our store the place to stop for great Valentine gift ideas!
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator


CookiesIt's Girl Scout Cookie Time! 
We are adding more Girl Scouts to our list! Make sure to order soon! 

Scouts Selling on Campus
  • Zhangshui Atwood: 208-410-5011
  • KayZin Cresswell: 208-404-1603 
You can order and pay now-Jan. 29 to get in on the initial order and then it is hit and miss with what we might have until mid-March. The cookies will arrive the end of February- the first  week of March and will be delivered to pre-sale orders at that time. 

If you're interested in adding your Girl Scout's name to this list click here to send in your information.

$4.00 per box. 

Thank you for the support!

To assist students in addressing legal problems and issues, the College of Southern Idaho provides a free legal clinic. Once a month, local attorneys are available to assist students in obtaining proper resources, preparing pro se documents, and by explaining legal rights and processes.

Appointments will be available from 3-5 pm in half hour increments. Please direct students who are interested in further information or who would like to schedule an appointment to the Office of Student Affairs at 208-732-6224.

Once students have set their appointment, they need to complete and return this interview questionnaire to Student Activities at least one day prior to their scheduled appointment. They can return the form via FAX at 208-736-4705 or scan and e-mail it to jlopez@csi.edu.

Below is the schedule for available appointments the spring:

February 11, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p,m.
March 10, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
April 14, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
May 12, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m

You may also direct students to the Free Legal Clinic for Students website at:  http://www.csi.edu/currentStudents_/legal-clinic/.

Rosa Lopez
Student Activities Office Specialist
rlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6289

An advisor from ISU's College of Business will be available for advising in Hepworth 144 from 10:30 am through 3:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month during the spring semester. An appointment is not necessary but if a specific time is requested please call our office at 2300 or 736-2101.

Margaret Seipel
ISU Twin Falls
seipmarg@isu.edu | 208-736-2101

CSI Events
If you're looking for an event this month chances are we have the information posted on our  Facebook  page. And, don't forget that you can now subscribe to our events which means you'll get a notification when a CSI event is added to our page.  

Jan 22 - Feb 5 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
Tomorrow 7 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Fri 8:30 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
Sat 7:30 PM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
Tue 7 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Feb 10 - Feb 11 · 3 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 10 AM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 2:30 PM
Twin Falls
Wed 6:30 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Thu 3 PM
Twin Falls
Feb 13 - Feb 14 · 2 guests

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our Facebook page. O r, if you would like your CSI event listed on our Facebook page, please send your information to  enotes@csi.edu Pictures, flyers, and most all documents will be accepted and used for the posting. 
Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu   | 208-732-6299

BrownBrown Bag This Week

This Week's Topic: 
"Tips, Tricks, and Survival Skills for Facilitating Group Projects."

Wednesday at noon  in the Hepworth 176 with Tiffany Seeley-Case.

Thursday at 1 o'clock in the Hepworth 176 with Evin Fox.

Friday morning at 8 o'clock in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown. 

*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24; 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 30.
To receive text messages about Brown Bag events , text @8d63b7 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @8d63b7'.
Take the civility pledge at:   http://www.civilitypledge.org
Visit our  CSI Best Practices Facebook group to join the conversation.

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
fafsaEncourage Students and Parents to Attend FAFSA Night

The College of Southern Idaho urges students who are considering taking classes next fall to apply now for financial aid. To help with the process, CSI advisors will hold two evenings of free assistance from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16 and 17 in the college's Health Science building on North College Road in Twin Falls to help families with their applications.

Applying for and receiving federal financial assistance for college takes preparation. Too many students don't plan far enough ahead and either miss the application deadline or don't receive their funds until after their tuition is due. Students who are looking for financial aid to attend college next fall should apply now. That's why colleges and universities all over Idaho are holding FAFSA events this month.

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applications are done online, which is sometimes intimidating for students and their families. Advisors from the College of Southern Idaho Financial Aid office welcome students and parents to come to the computer lab 228-229 of the Health Science building for free assistance during this special event.

The application generally takes about 30 minutes online as long as applicants are prepared with all the necessary information. Those who come to the event are advised to obtain a FAFSA identification number ahead of time by going to http://www.pin.ed.gov . If the student is a dependent, a PIN should be obtained for the student and one for a parent, as well.

Participants should also bring: Social Security number, the student's driver's license number, alien registration number (if the student is not a U.S. citizen), 2015 federal tax return, your most recent W-2 or year-end pay stub, business and investment records, and records about untaxed income such as federal benefits, veterans benefits, and child support. Students may also receive assistance filling out the CSI General Scholarship application if they have already applied to and been accepted to CSI.

For more information on this event, please contact Tara Nunnelley at 732-6231.

CSI's North Side Center at 202 14 th Avenue East in Gooding will hold a similar event from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 19. Please call 934-8678 to reserve your spot.

CSI's Mini Cassia Center at 1600 Parke Avenue in Burley will hold two FAFSA events from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. For more information, call the office in Burley at 678-1400.
Jennifer Zimmers
Director, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
jzimmers@csi.edu | 208-732-6277

cheerCSI's Annual Mini Cheer/Dance Camp - Registration Deadline Feb. 15
Youngsters from age 4 to 14 are invited to sign up for the College of Southern Idaho's Cheer and Dance Mini Camp that will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 in the CSI Gym.
The $40 fee will cover instruction in tumbling, stunting, dances, and chants as well as an event T-shirt and two tickets to the CSI men's basketball game at 5 p.m. that evening where the class will perform for the crowd. Camp instruction will be provided by CSI dancers, cheerleaders, and their instructors.

Camp registration is due by Feb. 15 and space is limited. For more information, please contact Ginger in the CSI Athletic office at 732-6486 or at gnukaya@csi.edu.

Julie Wright Leggett
Instructor, Fine Arts
jwright@csi.edu | 208-732-6472

artsCanadian Opera Star Marie-Josee Lord Comes to Twin Falls
Soprano Marie-Josée Lord will take the CSI Auditorium stage for the fifth performance of the Arts on Tour 2015-2016 Season on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students high school and under. 
Jambalaya - A surprising title, indeed but, to surprise the audience is what this concert is all about!  With her personal style, voice, presence, and choice of repertoire, soprano Marie-Josée Lord delivers a gourmet recital where classical and popular music are gently entwined. Gershwin, Verdi, Bernstein, Lama, Bizet, and many other composers make up this special program that flows ever so naturally.  The result is so flavorful that you will be asking for seconds!  World-class Haitian-born Canadian soprano Marie-Josée Lord has performed the key roles in Porgy and Bess and La Bohème to great international acclaim. In 2005, Marie-Josée was the recipient of the Prix d'Excellence de la Culture, awarded by the Fondation de l'Opéra de Québec and was selected to represent Canada at the Cardiff Singer of World competition. She won the Public Prize at the Canadian Lyric Fund Competition and received the Raoul- Jobin Prize in 1998. Her first solo CD, which was recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Giuseppe Pietraroia, won Marie-Josée Lord a Félix in the category Album of the year - classical vocal in 2011 and got a JUNO nomination.  Marie-Josée has performed on radio, television, and at prestigious venues across North America. Her intense and flamboyant personality and international-caliber performance will fill the theater when she takes the stage of the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.
The concert will be preceded by a special pre-performance lecture "Insight: A Look at Operatic Tradition" from 6 - 7 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall.  Join Serena Jenkins Clark, CSI Director of Choral Activities and Voice, as she presents a pre-recital talk to delight, expand, and prepare your musical palate for Marie-Josee Lord's Arts on Tour program Jambalaya. This lecture will be free of charge.
Tickets are $16/adults or $10/students high school and under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288
Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include Kahulanui Hawaiian Swing Band on April 1 and The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute on April 15 .     
Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, online at www.csi.edu/artsontour, or by calling 732-6288.
For more information on this or other Arts on Tour programs, including season subscription and mini subscription information, call 732-6288.

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

fitnessFREE Drop-In Fitness Classes at the CSI Student Rec. Center
Starting January 25th the CSI Student Rec. Center is offering 6 more drop-in classes for a total of 9 per week!  All classes are FREE until Feb. 15 then they are FREE if you have a Rec. Center Membership or $3.00 without a membership. Class descriptions are listed below the schedule.
Drop-In Fitness Class Schedule

MONDAYS  6:00 -6:50 a.m. Circuit Training with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236
MONDAYS 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. H.I.I.T. Spinning with Tiffany Eckles spinning room
TUESDAYS  4:00 - 4:50 p.m.  BARRE with Kay Parker in room 304
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 -6:50 a.m. H.I.I.T. with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236
WEDNESDAYS 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. Zumba Toning Class with Teresa Christensen room
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. Circuit Training with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236
THURSDAYS 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. H.I.I.T. Spinning with Tiffany Eckles in the spinning room
THURSDAYS 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.  BARRE with Kay Parker in room 304
Drop-In Fitness Class Definitions
CIRCUIT TRAINING & H.I.I.T.  (High Intensity Interval Training) with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236 on Monday and Wednesday mornings 6:00 -
6:50 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.  Team instructors Bear Bangs and Christina Fennell are ready to help you accomplish your Goals and give you the tools to succeed.  Classes will have different levels of exercises so that every skill level will be successful.
H.I.I.T.  (High Intensity Interval Training) SPINNING with Tiffany Eckles in the spinning room Mondays and Thursdays 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  All you need is 30 minutes, of short intense spinning bursts that will give you similar if not better results in less time. Come try it, don't be late, and beginner's please talk to instructor before class! Be ready to WORK!!
BARRE with Kay Parker Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:50 room 304.
Try the #1 top rated fitness class!  Fastest way women are changing their bodies.  BARRE works you in all the right places with low impact on muscles.  GREAT FAT BURN!
ZUMBA TONING on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. with Teresa Christensen in room 236.  Perfect for those who want to have fun while putting extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define their muscles!
Thanks for choosing the CSI Student Rec. Center!
John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director
johntwiss@csi.edu | 208-732-6470

ShowThis February at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science

Admission to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science is always free. Admission to the Faulkner Planetarium is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors age 60+ and $4 children ages 2 thru 17, children under the age of 2 are admitted free. For more information, please contact the Herrett Center at 208-732-6655 or on the web at www.csi.edu/herrett .

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

BloodNational Red Cross Puts Out Appeal for Blood Donors


Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Taylor Building (SUB)    
RSVP TODAY: Online or call Debi at 208-484-0138

*Note: All donors will receive a cool t-shirt!

Debi Mahler
Red Cross of America
debi.mahler@redcross.org |  208-484-0138

GalleryOpening Reception for Artist Richard Menzies on Passing Through
We have an upcoming art exhibit in the Jean B. King Gallery featuring the work of Utah artist/photojournalist Richard Menzies. The show is titled  Passing Through, and it consists of black and white photographic images of Western landscapes, unique people, and the blue-collar lifestyle. 

The show opens Tuesday, February 2 , and runs through March 26. The exhibit can be viewed any time during normal Herrett Center hours. For more information visit herrett.csi.edu or call 208-732-6655.
There will be an opening reception for the artist from 7 - 9 pm on Tuesday, February 2 . Mr. Menzies will be in attendance.
Admission to the gallery is always free.

Joey Heck
Exhibits Manager, Herrett Center for Arts and Science
jheck@csi.edu |  208-732-6668

CoachesCoaches & Dietitians on Campus 2016 Schedule
Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
You must call Ty at 814-9181 to schedule with a coach or dietitian.

February 2: HSHS 140
March 1: GRM 223
April: None
May 3: HEP 176
June: None
July 12: TAB 248
August: None
September 6: Desert 104A
October 4: - HEP 176
November 1: Evergreen A31
December 6: Shields 110
This schedule is also available on the Wellbeing Calendar online. 

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

redJoin us for WEAR RED FOR WOMEN Day this FRIDAY
Friday is National Wear Red Day , so please join this movement on campus to recognize and support better heart health for women by wearing your RED.
Why?  Ten years ago, the American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. And it took more women's lives than all forms of cancer combined. So we created Go Red For Women, a network of women dedicated to education, support, and research. Since then, we've educated millions of women on the dangers of heart disease, and made major changes in health care. Over these first ten years, we've tracked the progress for millions of women involved, and the improvements within the healthcare industry. Here are ten encouraging accomplishments that make all of those involved very proud.
Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women annually. Learn more about the   movement to end heart disease online. 

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

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