CSI Home      50 Year Page      Athletics      Fine Arts      Herrett Center      Calendar   
Did you miss a newsletter? You can catch up by going to the eNotes Archives.
Fifty50 Years Ago at CSI
In February of 1966...

The owners of the Beach property, located north of the present LDS Temple, did not want to sell their property. They probably would have sold it for a higher price, but it made the Kimes site-the present campus location-much more reasonably priced.

Make sure to send us your fun fact, picture, newspaper article, or   50th Anniversary idea to share in eNotes! 

Click here  to send us your information.

ScamCaution to Students and Families About A Recent Phone Scam
College of Southern Idaho Public Safety Director Jim Munn cautions students and their families following reports of several suspicious calls from someone claiming to be a collector for delinquent student loans.
Munn says the latest report came from the mother of a CSI student who said the caller threatened to fine and send her daughter to jail if the loan was not re-paid. Using the number provided by the mother, Munn called it back. He said from the reaction of the man who answered, he is certain it was not from a legitimate collection agency.
An internet search shows that the phone number is associated with a long-running series of multiple phone scams across the country with callers claiming to be IRS agents, student loan collection agencies and even law enforcement.
Munn says it's important to insist on getting the identity of any caller and the business claiming to make such claims and never to give personal or financial information to someone over the phone unless you have initiated the call to a person or business you know. 

Jim Munn
Public Safety Director
jmunn@csi.edu | 208-732-6338

PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
You have until April 29, to win one of the 20 jackets that are left. Ready...Set...Start taking selfies! 

Click here for the new checklist.

Congratulations to Magan Hodge 
for completing the challenge and winning her jacket.

Current Competitors:
Chris Anderson
Katrina Oksten
Devin Jenks
Heidi Campbell
Angela Chapin
Jodie Bridges
Evin Fox
Kelly Wilson
Andie Dayley
Melissa Earl
Kara Mahannah
Judy Hansen
Kelli Bolta
Ben Hamlett
Larisa Alexander
Pam Luper
Amy Christopherson
Ann Keane

Please add attending the Eat Right, Move with Might, Future Bright! event to your checklist. This class is held every Friday, at 2 pm from February 12-March 18. You can also add getting your blood pressure checked on campus.

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

Is it time to update your professional head shot for the CSI Directory or something else? Doug Maughan will be taking staff photos in the old Canyon Building TV studio from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1. If you would like a new or updated photo, just show up during that time. No appointment is necessary.
Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262

You may have seen the recent stories in the local media about the $255 million impact that CSI had on the Region IV economy during the 2013-2014 academic year. If you'd like to delve deeper into the study you can do so at the link listed below. You will find a two-page Fact Sheet, an eight-page Executive Summary, and a copy of the full study. Check them out and learn more about the many ways CSI positively impacts the Magic Valley and beyond!

Survey Results:  ow.ly/YtWQN
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness

NursingSite Review for Continuing Accreditation of Associate Degree Nursing
The College of Southern Idaho wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Health Science and Human Services building, room 150. The HSHS building is located at 397 No. College Road in Twin Falls. 

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org. All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 23, 2016.

Martha Scott
HSHS, Office Manager
 mscott@csi.edu | 208-732-6700

WorkstudyCorrection on Last Day for Work Study Students to Work

With the work-study budget being cut we are making every effort to make the funds stretch to the end of the semester. It has been decided that the  last day students can work for the 2016 spring semester will be May 6

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

RAVEHow To Update Your RAVE Preferences Or To Be Added To The Alert List
Steps to Update Your RAVE Preferences:

2. Login in using your @csi.edu (or @eaglemail.csi.edu) e-mail address and use the password you created or click "Forgot your password?" to retrieve it. If you don't have one of the above listed e-mail addresses use your personal e-mail address to login.

3. Once logged in please add your personal preferences and delete your CSI phone line if it's listed.

To be added to the RAVE alert system e-mail Kimberlee LaPray with the following information:

Subject Line: RAVE

In the body of the e-mail include, 
1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Landline Phone Number (not a CSI line)
4. Mobile Phone Number 
5. E-mail Address
Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

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.  

23 FEB
Tomorrow 10 AM
Twin Falls
23 FEB
Tomorrow 7:15 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
24 FEB
Wed 8 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
24 FEB
Wed 2 PM
Twin Falls
26 FEB
Fri 1 PM
Twin Falls
26 FEB
Feb 26 - Feb 27 · 2 guests
Twin Falls
27 FEB
Sat 6 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
03 MAR
Thu 9 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
03 MAR
Thu 7 PM
Twin Falls

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

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

This Week's Topic: 
"Do Less to Do More: Time management." How do you structure your class and work week to maximize time? Also, how do instructors divide their online classes up into specific days that they work on them?

Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Cafe with Tiffany Seeley-Case.

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: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30.
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.
ChampionshipCSI To Host the Region XVIII Championship Basketball Games
CSI is hosting the Men's and Women's Region XVIII Championship Tournament! Make sure to go out and support them during these important games. Find each team's bracket listed under their team picture below.


Ginger Nukaya
Athletic Administrative Assistant
gnukaya@csi.edu | 208-732-6486

SoupWe RELAY Think You Need Some Soup

Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

CampRegister Now For Herrett Center Science Camp
The Herrett Center at the College of Southern Idaho will hold its 18 th annual Science Camp-In overnight event the evening of April first. This program is designed for students in third, fourth, and fifth grades who are interested in learning about science in a fun, engaging environment.
Participants are invited to the museum for an evening of science workshops, a planetarium show, an observatory sky viewing session, and other fun activities. Science Camp-In is designed to show students a variety of science applications and to demonstrate the many fields of science that they could study at CSI in the future.

Each participant will have an opportunity to select two workshops from a list of exciting options led by CSI faculty and students. Some of the possibilities include dissecting owl pellets with Biology professors Jan Simpkin and Randy Smith or going on a mock archaeological dig with CSI's Anthropology Club.
The evening will culminate with a 'camp in' in the museum's Rick Allen Room where participants will enjoy pizza from Twin Falls' Pizza Pie Café, watch a movie on the big screen, and sleep in their sleeping bags. All activities will be thoroughly supervised. The students will wake up early for more fun in the morning before being picked up by parents.

The program begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 1 and children will be picked up at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 2. The cost is $50 per child. Space is limited and usually goes quickly. To sign up, please go to  herrett.csi.edu and download the registration form or stop by the front desk of the Herrett Center for Arts and Science. For more information, please contact the Herrett Center Education Coordinator, Laura Browarny at 208-732-6664 or at lbrowarny@csi.edu.
Laura Browarny
Coordinator of Education
lbrowarny@csi.edu | 208-732-6664

TestLearning Assistance Workshops for Students
We have multiple workshops in the Learning Assistance Center this week. Please encourage your students to take advantage while they can. 

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

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming North Side Center Lectures 

The CSI North Side Center 2016 Lecture Series includes great topics such as Hooks, Harpoons, and Hunting Fish, Gooding College, and Tecumseh. Although the first lecture has passed, you still have time to make it to the other two on the current schedule.

Gooding College Description
From 1917 to 1938, Gooding, Idaho was home to an excellent college of higher education. Gooding College was started by the Methodist Episcopal Church and was considered one of the finest in Idaho. IN this presentation, learn about the fascinating history of the college including its patriotic role in the community during World War I, its tribulations during the Spanish Flu Pandemic, and perhaps most importantly, its role in shaping the City of Gooding and surrounding communities. The college folded in 1938 and the buildings were given to the state to be used as a tuberculosis hospital. What remains of the college is now privately owned. During its heyday, Gooding College had a voice respected by the community it served and the students it taught.

Kelly Kast was born and raised in Gooding County and has spent many years researching and writing about the intriguing history of south-central Idaho. Kelly was a staff writer for the Gooding County Leader for seven years and its editor for three years. She has published many history articles with Idaho Magazine. Kelly currently works for the Idaho State Police and recently published Without Compromise, the history of the Idaho State Police, in celebration of its 75th anniversary.

Tecumseh Description
Tecumseh is the Shawnee warrior described by some as the best looking and most intelligent man in America or Europe. He was possibly the most feared warrior of the Indian Wars. He was the primary reason the United States and Canada are two different countries today. He prophesied major geological and astronomical events to the minute, months and years before they occured.

Rod Howard is a retired District Forest Ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. He has circled the earth and has spoken on various topics in several lands, including Hyde Park in London. Besides being a District Ranger, he was also on State and National level Fire Fighting Overhead teams for 22 years. He has fought fire in all western states and Alaska, even north of the Arctic Circle. He was also the Incident Commander of the Utah Inter-Agency Fire Team. 

Elaine Bryant
North Side & Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu | 208-732-6461

ArtsThis Week in the Fine Arts Center

February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of CSI with our CSI family, and presenting the premier performance of a new orchestral work by Dr. George Halsell; Serena and Katie Clark, duo sopranos, the premier performance of James Romig's Small Infinities, featuring Scott Farkas, glockenspiel, and a special CSI Music Department jazz ensemble and Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait narrated by Doug Maughan. 

Tickets: $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $6/students. Tickets available at Kurt's Pharmacy, CSI Box Office, Dunkley Music, Sav-Mor Drug, and at the door. 

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

MonologuesThe Vagina Monologues - Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence
Perri Gardner
Instructor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu | 208-732-6867

ReadCampus Reads Will Meet This Thursday
Anyone and everyone is invited to Campus Reads! This is a campus-wide book club that meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Hepworth 176 Conference Room. The two books they are currently meeting about are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact LueLinda Egbert.

by Steven Pressfield
Kindle eBook 


Kindle Edition


Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kindle eBook

LueLinda Egbert
Professor of Education
legbert@csi.edu  | 208-732-6890

HealthyHealthy Families Wellbeing Course Continues This Friday
Please join us on Friday at 2 p.m. in HEP 176 where we will focus on:
  • "Fill your Cart" grocery shopping ideas
  • How to fill your pantry
  • Label reading tips
  • Crockpot meatless taco dish on potatoes (or pita chips) to sample! 
Last Friday's class: Angela, Nina, our instructor Jaime Tigue, Judy, Pamela, Marita & Kelli!

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

Grocery10 Best Grocery Apps
This is a resource offered at last week's Wellbeing class for healthy families.
  1.  Our Groceries is a great way to keep lists synchronized among all of the devices you have. Your husband can even add to the list and it will update on your phone. So in this case your whole family can help keep things on track.
  2. With Out of Milk you can organize the categories of your grocery list simply. Use the typing feature or just speak your shopping list additions into your phone. Share your list or send your list to anyone close to you and they can to it as well.
  3. Organize your list items by aisle and sale options through Grocery Pal and you can create as many lists as you want while also redeeming your best coupons.
  4. Get all of your local sales ads and best deal notifications with the Weekly Sales Ad App where it brings up the name of the store in an icon and all you have to do is search within that store for the deals you are looking for. Super easy and awesome if you are working your list on a budget.
  5. The Coupon Mart is a great go-to if you are a coupon gal. The app gives you access to over 15 popular coupon resources and there is no need for endless searching!
  6. If you are a regular coupon user then this app called Scissors is the best coupon organizer. You add your coupons and you can even set reminders o you know when they expire to get the most use. This really helps with organizing the shopping list and even meal planning.
  7. Trying to tighten up on your budget and spending on groceries? Then use Price Compare to calculate the price of items and their size with previous purchases to make sure you are optimizing your spending.
  8. If you are looking for a general way to keep track of your grocery shopping and other to-do lists then use Wunderlist. It is great for sharing among families and keeping track of grocery lists as well as other family tasks.
  9. If you buy a lot of produce and ever wonder if you are picking the best then use Pick Me Fruits to make sure you are. This app gives shoppers tips on buying fruits seasonally and how to check and store them for maximized freshness.
  10. Pepperplate is an amazing app for moms who meal plan or like to share recipes. The app allows you to store and import your favorite recipes, share your ideas with friends and family, and also set up your grocery list according to your planned meals.
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

CDCCDC: Increased Flu Activity Coming - Not too late for Shots!
The CDC tells us that flue activity often peaks in February and can last into May.  Maps of recent activity show for the week of February 13, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness increased from 2.4% to 3.1%.
The good news is that this year's flu vaccinations are proving to be very effective and it's not too late to get one.  It can take up to two weeks for the vaccinations to become fully effective, so you will want to see your provider soon.  Remember that flu vaccinations are FREE to benefited employees and that you can drop by your pharmacy for this service. 

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

Note:  We want to make this document something you look forward 
to  reading each week and your feedback will help tremendously! 
Please  send  your information to eNotes@csi.edu.
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+  View our videos on YouTube  View on Instagram
Nondiscrimination Statement:  It is the policy of the College of Southern Idaho to comply with all federal, state and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Executive Orders 12898 (Environmental Justice) and 13166 (Limited English Proficiency).  College of Southern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. The college does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, protected veteran status, limited English proficiency, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Gainful Employment information can be found at: http://www.csi.edu/ge/list.aspx.