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W-2 Security Incident Website

High School Seniors and CSI Student Mentors Are Needed for STEM Days

Work Study Positions Are Still Available for Students

If You Are A New Employee or Need to Updated Your Picture Drop In 

Toothfairy Smile Drive Collects Oral Care Products for Children

Governor Otter Urges CSI Employees to Nominate Someone for the 2017 Idaho Medal of Achievement

Compete Now in the Student Rec. Center Member Competition

Mini Grants and Professional Development Grants

Trees to Be Removed in Preparation for Downtown Redesign

Membership Announced for Higher Ed, Workforce Development Task Forces

Events at the Herrett Center This Week

CSI Brown Bag Events This Week

Help Students Engage in CSI's Homecoming Week

Community Education at the Twin Falls Campus

Community Education Classes at the CSI North Side Center

CSI Arts on Tour Presents Bria Skonberg

Free Legal Clinics for Students

A Piano Celebration!

TedX Twin Falls "The Future is Human"

Oral Cancer Screenings Conducted by CSI's Dental Hygiene Program

Curt Menefee Speaks to CSI Students

CSI Theater Department Presents Julius Caesar

CSI Stage Door Series Presents Dear Elizabeth

2017 Career Fair Hosted By the Idaho Student Nurses Association

Helpful Learning Assistance Workshops for Your Students

Magic Valley Symphony Concert

Cross-Country Ski Weekend in Yellowstone

Dental Hygiene Students Hold Free Sealant Clinic

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Salt Lake City for CSI Students

Free ISU GRE & GMAT Class and Dinner for CSI Faculty and Staff

Medical Assisting Students Offer Blood Pressure Checks Through February 

The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time

Now in Our Library: There is No Good Card for This

Take Charge: Drive Your Own Bus

Employee Assistance Program Information


W2W-2 Security Incident Website
The College of Southern Idaho experienced a security incident involving the personal information of its current and former employees. We are providing a website as a resource to inform those who are affected and to call your attention to steps you can take to help protect yourselves. We sincerely regret any concern this may cause you.
For additional information about this incident, please view the Frequently Asked Questions. For steps you can take to help protect yourself from identity theft and credit fraud, please review " What Do I Need To Do" below. If you have additional questions, please contact CSI's Director of Human Resources, Eric Nielson, at 208-732-6267 or   enielson@csi.edu  between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain time, Monday through Friday.

W2 Incident Website: http://www.csi.edu/IDProtect/

Eric Nielson
Human Resources Director
enielson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6267  

STEMHigh School Seniors and CSI Student Mentors Are Needed for STEM Days

If you know a high school senior who is coming to CSI in a STEM field please share this information with them. They can find more information about this event at:  

Mentors are also needed for STEM Days! If you have a CSI student interested in being a mentor for these days please share the following links with them. Applications are due February 17, 2017!

Heidi Campbell
Associate Dean for STEM Studies 
hcampbell@csi.edu | 208-732-6429

WorkStudyWork Study Positions Are Still Available for Students
If you have a student looking for a part-time job or some extra money there are still work-study positions available for those who qualify!
  • 10 hours a week
  • $8.00 per hour
  • Flexible hours
Open positions are posted at:  http://www.csi.edu/financialAid/workstudy_jobs.asp

Lisa Baker
CSI Financial Aid Advisor
lbaker@csi.edu  | 208-732-6285

HeadshotsIf You Are a New Employee or Need to Update Your Picture Drop In
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 12:30 and 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 . Just drop in, no appointments are necessary.

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

DentalToothfairy Smile Drive Collects Oral Care Products for Children
Designed to raise awareness of the importance of oral health and collect oral care products for at-risk children, the America's ToothFairy Smile Drive is being held nationwide this February during National Children's Dental Health Month. CSI HOSA Future Health Professionals will lead campaign activities in Twin Falls and surrounding areas .
Local community members are invited to visit the CSI Health Science and Human Services Building located at 397 North College Road during the month of February to drop off donated oral care products or come to the CSI Women's & Men's Basketball game on Saturday February 18th where members will be accepting donations and also holding a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going toward the purchase of dental supplies.Donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and rinse will be delivered to local children and youth in need.
Community members donating to the Smile Drive are encouraged to share their experience by snapping a photo and using the hashtag #SmileDrive on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
For more information about the Smile Drive and how community members can participate, contact HOSA advisor Tonja Bowcut at tbowcut@csi.edu or 732-6708.
"We are so grateful that caring individuals and volunteer groups across the country are helping ensure children receive the oral care products they need through the America's ToothFairy Smile Drive," said Fern Ingber, America's ToothFairy President and CEO. "The participation of CSI HOSA will help promote healthy smiles for local children while providing youth the tools they need to prevent the pain and embarrassment associated with tooth decay."
About America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation ®
America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of one of the most prevalent chronic childhood illnesses: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and improving quality of life for underserved children. Through the #MySmileMatters Youth Movement, collaborative partnerships with a diverse array of national service organizations, growing network of non-profit clinical partners, dedicated professional and student volunteers, and suite of high-impact community education and service programs, America's ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children. For more information, visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org .

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

GovernorGovernor Otter Urges CSI Employees to Nominate Someone for the 2017 Idaho Medal of Achievement
The office of Idaho Governor 'Butch' Otter urges CSI employees to consider nominating someone for the 2017 Idaho Medal of Achievement. The Idaho Medal of Achievement recognizes citizens who demonstrate exceptional, meritorious, and inspirational service to the people of Idaho. It is intended for those who go above and beyond what is expected of them as citizens of Idaho. Honorees receive a 99.9-percent solid silver medallion as a tribute to their civic virtue.

Nominations for the 2017 award, which will be presented in January 2018, will be accepted until March 31, 2017. All nominations will be considered by the four-member Idaho Medal of Achievement Commission. Submissions can be emailed to IMOA@gov.idaho.gov. You can also submit your nomination online at https://gov.idaho.gov/achievement.html.

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

ComptetitionCompete Now in the Student Rec. Center Member Competition
Did you know the CSI Student Rec. Center holds a competition for those who attend the gym? Here are the January winners:

NOW OPEN AT 7:00 AM ON SUNDAYS - starting Feb. 12th we will be opening at 7:00 a.m.!
WEDNESDAY FITNESS CHALLENGE- Twice a day on each Wednesday at 1-2 pm and
5:30-6:30 pm We have the CSI Athletic Fitness Trainer, Travis Bunker, performing weekly testing on:

-Bench Press
-Back Squat
-One Mile Run
-Vertical Jump
-Body Fat
-And More!

On anyone interested on tracking their improvements for prizes and just for fun. You can do only one of the above items or all of them - you choose.

Contact Travis Bunker at; tbunker@csi.edu or 208-732-6478. FREE for CSI Students and $10 for all others.  See attached flyer.
INTEREST IN YOUTH FITNESS CLASS(S) -We have many students at CSI and Rec. Center members with younger kids. We would like your input so we can offer family opportunities in healthy exercise classes.  Please let me know if your family would be interested in:
1. Classes for kids (so you can go do a workout while they do their class).
2. Classes for the whole family at the same time.
We need to know:
1. How old are your family members?
2. What time(s) of the day would you be interested in these classes?
Again, we are working on developing a place in the building to drop off children while you work out, but that will most likely not occur until the Fall of 2017. In the mean time if there is enough interest we would like to start these classes so young families have healthy indoor opportunities every week.
SRC MEMBER COMPETITION - JANUARY WINNERS! Congratulations to our January CSI Student Rec. Center Attendance Champions. If you are fist place please contact me about your highly coveted 1st place only T-Shirt!

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

FoundationMini Grants and Professional Development Grants
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the spring round for Mini Grants and for Professional Development Grants.  Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award.  The due date for these grants is Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and proposals are to be submitted on the CSI Common Grant Application Form .

  • Mini Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success. 
  • Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.
Additional information available at:
  • Application Process:
Submit a hard copy of your application signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP and an electronic copy (in word format) via email attachment to dmckinstry@csi.edu
If you have further questions, please give us a call at X6244.

Deb Wilson
CSI Foundation Executive Director
dwilson@csi.edu   | 208-732-6245

TreesTrees to be Removed in Preparation for Downtown Redesign
Almost a year after the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency launched an ambitious effort with downtown business owners and stakeholders to redesign Main Avenue, the agency will soon begin preparing the five-block stretch of Downtown Twin Falls for reconstruction. With weather permitting, contractors with the agency will begin working on Friday, Feb. 17 through Monday, Feb. 20 to remove 163 trees that will be replaced with species more suitable for urban landscaping.
The existing trees were planted in the 1970s and have developed root systems that are buckling sidewalks. Damage to the sidewalks has increased concerns about pedestrian safety and obstructing access for individuals requiring wheelchairs or walkers.
"If we had a choice of keeping the trees and retaining safe accessibility to downtown, we would certainly have elected to keep the existing trees," said Dan Brizee, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency. "But unfortunately when they were planted about 40 years ago, it was understood that they would eventually grow out of their footprint. We plan to replace them with a variety of trees that are full of color and are sustainable in urban areas."
The new trees planned for Main Avenue include Parkway Maples, Tulip Trees, Newport Plum, and Chanticleer Pear, which are widely used in urban landscaping for their heartiness, vivid colors, and root bulbs that do not damage sidewalks. Despite their names, the trees bear little or no fruit, which will help keep the new sidewalks clean.
The removal of trees and landscaping will help prepare the area for Main Avenue reconstruction, which will being in April and continue through fall of 2017. The five-block reconstruction project will replace and upgrade deteriorating infrastructure, while also redesigning streets, sidewalks, and landscaping to be more conducive to current and future redevelopment.
The agency would like to express its appreciation to downtown businesses that will remain open during tree removal. Although contractors are asking the public to be aware of areas that are closed for the removal of landscaping, both contractors and the agency are encouraging the public to continue to visit downtown and support the businesses.
The public is asked to not park vehicles on Main Avenue between Idaho Street and Fairfield Street beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 through 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Contractors will close vehicle access on a block-by-block basis, but pedestrian access will remain open for the duration of the project. Visitors are asked to use parking lots on Second Avenue East and Second Avenue West.
 A permit to remove the trees was approved by the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department, with a request that the agency make the trees available to artists who may be interested in repurposing the trees. The agency is asking any local artists or craftsmen who are interested in repurposing the trees to contact Nathan Murray, Executive Director of the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency, at 208-735-7240.
Please remember the following:
  • Do not park vehicles on Main Avenue from 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 through 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20
  • All businesses and pedestrian access will remain open during the project
  • After removal of the trees, three-foot stumps will remain to prevent tripping hazards on hidden root bulbs
  • The agency will replace existing trees with new trees that are more sustainable in urban environment
Jaime Tigue
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Professor
jtigue@csi.edu   | 208-732-6479

TaskForceMembership Announced for Higher Ed, Workforce Development Task Forces
C.L. "Butch" Otter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :                                                                                      CONTACT:  Jon Hanian
February 1, 2017                                                                                                                         (208) 334-2100
(BOISE) - Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced the full membership rolls today for two new task forces created to study and recommend how best to address Idaho's "K-through-Career" education and job training needs beyond high school.
The Governor's 36-member Higher Education Task Force and 17-member Workforce Development Task Force both have scheduled organizational meetings in Boise on Friday, February 10
th to begin their work. They are patterned on the Governor's successful Task Force for Improving Education, which submitted 20 recommendations for K-12 public school reforms. The State now is in the third year of a five-year plan for implementing those recommendations targeting teacher pay, preparation and professional development, local school accountability, post-secondary counseling, classroom technology and student performance.
"I'm excited to see such great willingness to participate in this important process. These citizens are eager to help identify and advance the most effective ways for Idaho to aggressively pursue our goals of educating and preparing more Idahoans for productive careers while addressing the growing employer demand for skilled workers," Governor Otter said. "Individuals and organizations from throughout Idaho are joining in this effort to improve how we plan, fund and implement public policies that work for the people we serve."
The Higher Education Task Force, led by co-chairs Linda Clark of the State Board of Education and Bob Lokken of Boise-based WhiteCloud Analytics, includes all members of the State Board of Education, including Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra. It also includes the presidents of Boise State University, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, the College of Southern Idaho, the College of Western Idaho, North Idaho College and Eastern Idaho Technical College.
State Senator Bob Nonini of Coeur d'Alene, Abby Lee of Fruitland and Janie Ward-Engelking of Boise; and Representatives Ryan Kerby of New Plymouth, Ilana Rubel of Boise and Wendy Horman of Idaho Falls also serve on the Higher Education Task Force. They will be joined by BSU student Josh Scholer, CWI student Matt Hauser, and CSI trustee Laird Stone of Twin Falls. The business community is represented by Skip Oppenheimer of Idaho Business for Education, bankers Mike Mooney and Park Price, David Pate of St. Luke's Health System, Kurt Liebich of Boise-based RedBuilt, Steve Meyer of Boise's Parkwood Business Properties, and Ray Stark of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.
They are joined by BSU instructor and former legislator Wendy Jaquet of Ketchum, retired ISU vice president Bessie Katsilometes, and the Governor's education adviser, Marilyn Whitney.
The Governor's employer-driven Workforce Development Task Force is led by co-chairs Brian Whitlock of the Idaho Hospital Association and State Board of Education member David Hill. Its membership includes Bob Boeh of Idaho Forest Group representing natural resources employers, Trent Clark of Monsanto representing agribusiness, Scott Corsetti of Chobani representing food processing, Craig Graf of Meridian-based Micro 100 representing advanced manufacturing, Jeremy Grimm of Sandpoint-based Kochava and Steinar Hjelle of Micron Technology representing high-tech, Tom Harris of Western States Cat in Meridian and Bob Von Lintig of Western Construction in Boise representing the construction industry, Tim Komberec of Empire Airlines in Coeur d'Alene representing aeronautics, and Lonnie Krawl of Idaho Power representing the energy sector.
Task Force members representing workforce training and career-technical education include Staci Low of the West Ada School District, Marie Price of North Idaho College, and Scott Rasmussen of Idaho State University. The Legislature will be represented by Senator Michelle Stennett of Ketchum and Representative Rick Youngblood of Nampa. Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds, Division of Career-Technical Education administrator Dwight Johnson and Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk will facilitate the Task Force's work and serve as non-voting advisory members.
The full membership lists for both task forces can be found here.  

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

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 February 2017
Tuesday, February 14th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
Wednesday, February 15th
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: For Lincoln and Liberty Too: Songs from a House Divided by William Rossiter.
Friday, February 17th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Saturday, February 18th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Tuesday, February 21st
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Reptile program.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.

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

Centennial Observatory

Tuesday, February 14 th , 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Telescope Tuesday - Venus, Mars, Uranus, deep-sky targets.  Admission: $1.50, ages 6 and under free, free to all with paid planetarium admission. 
Tuesday, February 28 th , 7:15 to 9:00 PM
Telescope Tuesday - Waxing crescent (7%) moon, Venus, Mars, Uranus (all setting early), deep-sky targets.  Admission: $1.50, ages 6 and under free, free to all with paid planetarium admission.

Chris Anderson
Production Specialist & Observatory Coordinator
canderson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6663  

BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Events This Week

Topic:  Using questioning techniques to increase student engagement. Check out this website: http://rightquestion.org/. Bring your own questions and ideas. 

Wednesday, 2/15/17, Desert Cafe, 12:00 pm, with Tiffany and Jan

Thursday, 2/16/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 pm with Evin Fox 
Friday, 2/17/17, TAB 211, 8:00 am with Shane Brown

We are continuing the format that we used last semester where we gather together over a meal, snack, or drinks, and discuss in an informal setting, our professional lives at the College of Southern Idaho, making our students' Academic experiences rich and engaging. Please come and be a part of this learning community. If there is a topic you would like to discuss, please contact one of us.

Shane Brown, Jan Carpenter, Evin Fox, Tiffany Seeley-Case
 Help Students Engage in CSI's Homecoming Week
Help your students engage in Homecoming Week at CSI! Students will host fun events next week February 13-18. Watch eNotes for the daily activities. 

Katelynn Baumert 
CSI Student Senator

Community Education Classes at the CSI Twin Falls Campus
Conversational Spanish 
Wed * Feb 15 - May 10 * 6 to 8 p.m. Shields 105 * Instructor: Anna Trelles Fee: $120 Enjoy learning some basic Spanish in a comfortable and relaxed environment. In this class, there will be no grammar, very little writing, and no tests! Instead, you'll have fun learning common phrases by conversing with each other. This is the PERFECT course if you are a beginner or needing a refresher course, wanting to converse with Spanish-speaking friends or colleagues, or want to be able to get around and have basic conversations for travel to Spanish-speaking countries. You'll learn basic conversational Spanish and be able to talk about yourselves, others, and your interests. In addition, you'll learn a little about the Hispanic culture. This class can be tailored to the wants of the individual class.

Past Life Research 
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 15-22, 6 to 9 p.m., Shields 107, Instructor: Sandy March Fee: $49 Many cultures believe we are souls having a physical experience in this time and place. These experiences can span centuries. Ever wonder who you were in a past life? Do you obsess over a certain time in history? Why are you drawn to certain locations, countries or areas in the US? Have you ever just met someone yet feel like you have known them forever? Chances are you feel drawn to those things because you had a past life experience. This class will teach students on the proficient use of using a pendulum and charts to discover who you were in past lives. It's meant to be a fun class. Week One: students will learn more about those feelings described above and how to use a pendulum proficiently. Students may bring a pendulum, or one will be provided for class use only. Week Two: students will learn how to incorporate charts with the pendulum and how to make inquiries using them and other tools. Students that are interested in continuing their practice can purchase an optional Past Life Research Kit which will include laminated charts, instructions and crystal pendulum for a small fee.

Students can register or learn more about these and other classes at csi.edu/communityed , by going to the CSI Community Education Center, or by calling (208) 732-6442. Class size is limited so early registration is suggested. 

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

Community Education Classes at the CSI North Side Center

Spring 2017 North Side Center Community Education Courses

Quilting Basics
If you have never quilted before and would like to learn the basics of a pieced tied quilt, this is the class for you. Instructor Kay Lynn Cheney will guide you in the construction of a doll quilt. The skills you learn will see you through your first quilt project from start to finish: quick piecing, continuous sewing, borders, and the envelope method of finishing with topstitching. Machines and all supplies will be provided.  Bonus: Participants in this class may take the "T-Shirt Quilt Construction-Demo" class for free!

Day: Monday
Date: Feb. 20
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Cost: $24
Location: Gooding County Extension Office
Instructor: Kay Lynn Cheney
Quilt Binding Techniques
You've put your quilt layers together, but how do you finish the edges? Learn methods to bind the outside edges of a quilt through hands-on experience. You'll experiment with the three grains of fabric (straight, crosswise, and bias) and complete take-home samples. Machines and all supplies will be provided. Bonus: Participants in this class may take the "T-Shirt Quilt Construction-Demo" class for free!

Day: Monday 
Date: Feb. 20
Time: 1-4 p.m. 
Cost: $18
Location: Gooding County Extension Office
Instructor: Kay Lynn Cheney
T-Shirt Quilt Construction-Demo
If you are considering making a T-shirt quilt, this class is a must!  Experienced instructor Kay Lynn Cheney will demonstrate techniques of cutting blocks from T-shirts and show you how to avoid the common pitfalls of puckered and stretched knit T-shirt fabric. She'll also provide tips on sewing your blocks and the best products to use in the construction process. Bonus: Take "Quilting Basics" or "Quilt Binding Techniques" and take this class for free!

Day: Monday                                      
Date: Feb. 20
Time: 6-7 p.m.                                            
Cost: $5
Location: Gooding County Extension Office
Instructor: Kay Lynn Cheney
Basic Wine Appreciation
Learning to taste wine is no different than learning to really appreciate music or art in that the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make. The time and effort invested in palate training is very rewarding-and a whole lot of fun!  Marguerite Janes, the owner of the Thousand Springs Winery Bed and Breakfast, will introduce you to the basics of wine appreciation, the art of using your senses to sample and experience different types of wines. Light snacks will be served. Must be age 21 or older.  ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:  MONDAY FEB. 13.

Day: Tuesday                                     
Date: Feb. 21
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.                                 
Cost: $39
Location:Thousand Springs Winery, Hagerman
Instructor: Marguerite Janes
7 p.m. Tuesday, February 21    
Free Admission

It should come as no surprise that Southern Idaho is a geologic treasure trove. Etched in its rugged mountains, stark lava fields, and cascading rivers is  the evidence of amazing geologic events. The scenic and variable landscape of southern Idaho records tales of cataclysmic floods, massive volcanic outbursts, huge glaciers, meteorite impacts, and ancient sequoia forests, as well as housing some of the oldest and youngest rocks of the western U.S. Join CSI geology professor and author, Shawn Willsey, as he unveils many of these stories from his new book,

Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho, a comprehensive guide to 23 fascinating geologic sites within the southern half of the Gem State.  

Shawn Willsey is a geology professor at CSI, a licensed professional geologist, and also teaches whitewater rafting and rock climbing courses. Born in Arizona as an Air Force brat, Shawn lived all over the western U.S. during his childhood. He earned a B.S. degree in geology from Weber State University and a M.S. degree in geology from Northern Arizona University. Shawn has traveled and led geologic field trips through CSI and other institutions to a variety of locations such as Scotland, Iceland, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and throughout the western U.S. He is married with three kids and has lived in Twin Falls since 2004.  
Creative Photography Exploration
After a brief overview of camera functions, instructor Alfred Hagen of ASH Photography will guide you in exploring the art of landscape, journalistic, and macro photography.

Days: Tues., Thurs.           
Date: Feb. 28 to Mar. 16
Time: 6-8 p.m.                  
Location: North Side Center
Cost: $69                 
Instructor: Alfred Hagen
Elaine Bryant
North Side and Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu | 208-934-8678

AOTCSI Arts on Tour Presents Bria Skonberg

The Bria Skonberg Quartet is a powerhouse combination of emerging talent in the New York jazz scene. Award-winning trumpeter/vocalist/ composer Bria Skonberg is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." Bria got her start as a professional big band singer at age sixteen, doubling on trumpet, and has since performed as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China, and Japan. A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Skonberg has been awarded the Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing! Award, DownBeat Magazine Rising Star, The NY Bistro Awards Outstanding Jazz Artist, Hot House Magazine Best Vocal and Best Trumpet, and more. 

Watch and listen to Bria at www.briaskonberg.com.  

Tickets are $25/adults or $10/children. Tickets or a season brochure can be obtained by calling 732-6288.  Tickets can also be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office or online at tickets.csi.edu

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu  | 208-732-6288

LegalFree Legal Clinics for Students

To assist students in addressing legal problems and issues, the College of Southern Idaho provides a free legal clinic. Once per 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. in half hour increments. If you are interested in further information or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (732-6224).    

Once you have set your appointment, complete and return the    interview questionnaire   to Student Activities at least one day prior to your scheduled appointment (FAX 736-4705 or e-mail   rlopez@csi.edu  ). 

Spring 2017 Free Legal Clinics Schedule  

Thursday, February 16, 2017  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

Thursday, March 16, 2017  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

Thursday, April 20, 2017  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   

Thursday, May 18, 2017  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    
Rosa Lopez
Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs
rlopez@csi.edu   | 208-732-6289

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PianoA Piano Celebration! 

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208-732-6769

TedXTedX Twin Falls "The Future is Human"
February 18 at 11 a.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Center
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations).  Our diverse and inspiring group of speakers under the theme of "The Future is Human".  Their ideas will help cast the vision of a better future - a future that is filled with curiosity, innovation, growth, entreprens, artists, community, and, above all, humanity.  

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

OralOral Cancer Screenings Conducted by CSI's Dental Hygiene Program
Students from the College of Southern Idaho's Dental Hygiene program will conduct oral cancer screenings at an afternoon dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Twin Falls Senior Citizens Center on Shoshone Street in Twin Falls.

Event organizer and Dental Hygiene student Shauna Wilson says several students and a dentist will be at the dance to conduct screenings and to promote prevention awareness. The Legacy Band with Tom and Beryl will provide the music and refreshments will be available for sale. CSI students will provide free toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouth rinse in addition to conducting the screenings. They will also hand out brochures that explain what everyone should know about the risks of oral cancer. 

MenefeeCurt Menefee Speaks to CSI Students
Curt Menefee is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the CSI chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on February 7th at 5:00 PM in the on Taylor 277, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by New York Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast. 
Curt Menefee is the host of FOX NFL Sunday and the author of the book Losing Isn't Everything. Menefee's book is a thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit. Menefee approaches both his life and his career from a truly global perspective, attributing career success to three steps: work hard, be passionate and enjoy life. Menefee will be sharing the hidden lessons behind the toughest losses in sports history, his observations on turning failure into success, and the importance of being resilient in the face of adversity. 
This is the fifth installment of the 2016-2017 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by the Society. The Society's Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 550 college campuses each month during the academic year, is designed to support The National Society of Leadership and Success's overall mission of Building Leaders Who Make a Better World. 
About The National Society of Leadership and Success  
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation's best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 550 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 680,000 members. For more information, please visit www.societyleadership.org. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS, and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theNSLS.
Samra Culum
NSLS Advisor and Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223

JuliusCSI Theater Department Presents Julius Caesar
February 22 - 25 and March 1 - 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

Treachery, intrigue and political motivations are all facets of this classic tale of the ultimate betrayal. In Shakespeare's political tragedy, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. Fearing that he will corrupt the freedom of the State, other members of the government plot to have him killed. In a tumultuous world where politics are vicious, Julius Caesar resonates powerfully with today's audiences. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/ high school students and free for CSI students. Tickets available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu.  
Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

ElizabethCSI Stage Door Series Presents Dear Elizabeth
February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

In 1947 at a dinner party in New York, poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop met and began an artistic partnership that lasted until Lowell's death in 1977. Their lengthy friendship is documented in thirty years of beautiful correspondence, collected in the book Words in Air. Award winning playwright Sarah Ruhl dramatized these letters in the play Dear Elizabeth. This play brings the beauty of friendship, writing, and artistic creation to the audience through the poetic words of Lowell and Bishop, and Ruhl's powerful imagery. We bring this important work to CSI in a staged reading through the collaborative efforts of many artists, including: set design by Will Ledbetter, Development Assistant with Idaho Shakespeare Festival; music design and composition by Brent Jensen, CSI jazz professor; and lighting design by Jud Harmon, CSI Fine Arts Theatrical Technician. The play will be performed by Shane Brown and Camille Barigar.  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.
Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

Career2017 Career Fair Hosted By the Idaho Student Nurses Association

The College of Southern Idaho's chapter of the Idaho Student Nurses Association will hold its 2017 Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the main lobby of CSI's Health Sciences building on North College Road in Twin Falls.

Organizers for the event plan to have training and career information available about registered nursing, licensed practical nursing, dental assisting, EMT and paramedic, radiologic technology, and certified nursing assistant programs at CSI. The event is being designed for students who have an interest in a health science profession as well as for working professionals looking to upgrade their skills or change careers.

Representatives will be available from several area higher education and healthcare facilities, including Idaho State University, Boise State University, Lewis-Clark State College, the Walker Center, Cassia Regional Hospital, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, BRP Health Management, Davita Dialysis Center, and Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center. The event is free and open to everyone. 

Bailey Bartlome
CSI Nursing Student

LACHelpful Learning Assistance Workshops for Your Students

If your students are struggling with procrastination or remembering what they are learning in your class send them to this great workshop in the Learning Assistance Center. 

Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 208-732-6685

SymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Concert
February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Pocatello composer Colin Brien conducts the world premier of his newest work, commissioned by the Symphony, along with Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranquez featuring guitarist Gary Garafano, and the one most requested symphony (hint: think Dvorak). Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $6/students and are available at the CSI Box Office, Kurt's Pharmacy, and at the door. More information at www.mvsymphony.org.

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

ORCCross-Country Ski Weekend in Yellowstone

XC Ski Weekend in Yellowstone * February 24-26 * Experience Yellowstone National Park like never before! Spend the weekend in the oldest National Park exploring hidden sights and wildlife by cross country skis!

This weekend is not for the faint of heart! This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE due to the physical nature of the trip and the weather conditions.
Gear + transportation included! Space is limited -- call 732-6475 to register!

Pre-trip Mandatory meeting is Wednesday Febuary 22, at 7:00PM at the ORC. Attendance to this pre-trip meeting is required in order to go on this trip. * All gear, lodging, and transportation provided.

COST: $25 CSI Full-time Students * CSI Staff / Faculty $118 * Community $235 * SPACE IS LIMITED, SORRY NO REFUNDS

Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation Center
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697

SealantDental Hygiene Students Hold Free Sealant Clinic
Students in the Dental Hygiene program at the College of Southern Idaho will hold a free sealant clinic from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Dental Clinic lab inside CSI's Health Science building on North College Road in Twin Falls.
Dental sealant is a varnish-like substance that is painted onto the teeth that helps prevent cavities. Application is quick, painless, and effective. Students in CSI's Dental Hygiene senior class will place the sealants as members of the junior class assist. All procedures will be done under the observation of local supervising dentists who assist with the program. The cost is $5 per child.
The clinic is open to children from ages 5 to 18 and is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Andie Dayley in the CSI dental lab at 208-732-6751.
Andie Dayley
Dental Clinic Manager
adayley@csi.edu | 208-732-6751

SpringBreakAlternative Spring Break Trip to Salt Lake City for CSI Students

If your students are looking for something fun to do this Spring Break let them know about the Alternative Spring Break trip the Student Affairs Office is hosting this year. Students will need to print off the application below and turn it in to the Office of Student Affairs by March 3, 2017.

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223

ISUFree ISU GRE & GMAT Class and Dinner for CSI Faculty and Staff
All CSI Faculty and Staff are invited to the ISU Free GRE & GMAT Class & Dinner on March 9. 

Chris Vaage
ISU Twin Falls
  vaagchri@isu.edu  | 208-933-2301  

BloodPressureMedical Assisting Students Offer Blood Pressure Checks Throughout February
February is Heart Health Month and with that the students of the Medical Assisting Program, under the direction of their instructor Kara Mahannah, will once again offer blood pressure screenings and information on behalf of the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program. Students, employees, friends, and family are all very welcome to participate. Our students will get screening practice and you'll receive helpful information about taking care of your heart!

Screening times and places are below, with more to come:

Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Maintenance and Security building

Thursday, Feb. 16th from 11:00-12:00 pm in the new entrance area of the Taylor building

Friday, Feb. 17th from 8:00-9:00 am in the Hepworth building by the University outreach offices

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

DiazThe Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time
The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz

I loved her first book  The Body Book and requested that the Library to get it a short time ago. They followed by purchasing Diaz's latest book without asking. I highly recommend both these books for the wealth of research, scientific findings, medical knowledge, history, life experiences, and fun reading that this is through Diaz's voice.

Amazon says: Cameron Diaz follows up her #1   New York Times   bestseller,   The Body Book , with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.
Cameron Diaz wrote   The Body Book   to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she'd learned-and what she wished she'd known twenty years earlier.
Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In   The Longevity Book , she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. Continue reading>>
This is recommended reading for those of us who are aging and seek a guide that covers every facet of that journey. Check it out at our CSI Library.

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

CardNow in our Library: There is No Good Card For This
Do you ever find yourself at a loss for words when something difficult to tragic has happened to a friend or family member? You don't really know what write in the office greeting card to a coworker, so you just add the same commonplace phrase as always. You run into your neighbor and don't know if you should bring that thing up. You're reminded of your friend that you haven't called yet.  Now it's getting uncomfortable. How can you reach out, even if a little late?
Everyone experiences loss and we can do and say things that are helpful and caring. This book is your guide  From things never to say to ways to offer assistance that is really appreciated. Put yourself in their shoes. Learn how to listen, make small gestures, and empathize with heart. This is a book about real life situations and how to offer your best self.
This book has received 5 stars on Amazon, it's incredibly readable, and it is now in our Library for loan.  Check it out today. 

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

BusTake Charge: Drive Your Own Bus
Losing your focus? Feeling like life is happening   to  you? Get back in charge and   "drive your own bus"!   Some tips...
  • Manage your social media time
  • Schedule your email review time
  • Read Setting Healthy Boundaries With the World
  • Cut down on multi-tasking
  • Turn off all your technology at least once a day
  • Schedule down time; take a break to regain some sanity
  • Nagging thoughts? write them down
  • Use stress reduction tools like meditation
  • Manage your fatigue; get quality sleep
  • Fuel your body with   real food   - not junk
  • Use your EAP or other mental health resources
  • Medication bothering you? Talk to your doc about a lower dose or different med
  • Seek help if you just can't cope!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

EAPEmployee Assistance Program Inforamtion
Life is a challenge. 
We provide support to see you through it.

Welcome to the EAP Program 
You have up to 4 sessions per incident per benefit year.

Your EAP (Employee Assistance Program is a benefit provided by your employer to help you successfully address work and personal problems that impact your life.

BPA Health, the administrator of your EAP, connects you to face-to-face counseling professionals, web-based tools and other resources that will help you sort out work, personal or family issues.
  • Personal: Stress, anxiety, depression, grief, drug or alcohol use
  • Relationship: Marriage, separation or divorce, family, parenting, domestic abuse
  • Work: Anger management, job change, co-worker conflicts, ethics
  • Legal & Financial: Wills, budgeting, financial planning, divorce, identity theft protection and recovery

Accessing your EAP is easy, confidential and no cost to you.

Services are provided at no cost to eligible employee and family and are strictly confidential.

To access services call 1-800-726-0003.

Crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




My Work-Life Resources provides support for all of life's challenges


Resources for all life's crossroads

  • Raising a family
  • Preparing a will
  • Pet services
  • Buying or selling a home
  • Creating a budget
  • Finding a day care provider
  • Help with elder care
  • Building your career
  • Making healthy choices
  • Becoming more active

Online Seminars

  • A new topic each month and archived library
  • On demand and easy to access
  • Many topics on health, parenting, finances and career development

Skill Builders e-learning courses

  • On demand visual presentations can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Topics that support all areas of personal improvement such as health, career and time management

Savings Center

  • Discount shopping
  • Up to 25% savings on name brand, practical and luxury items

Accessing BPA Health My Work - Life Resources is easy at BPAHealth.com 

Questions call: 1-800-726-003


Connect. Improve. Achieve

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

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