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Turn Around Don't Drown Winter Safety Tips

Consider Effective Teachers/Leaders on Campus for P20 Proposals

Herrett Center Science Camp-In - Volunteers Needed

Work Study Positions Are Still Available for Students

Dual Credit Spring Registration Deadline Extended 

First Friday Forum Video Link

Faculty/Staff Photos Thursday, March 2

PACE Spring General Meeting

Mini Grants and Professional Development Grants

CSI Foundation Child Care Scholarship Spring 2017

Upcoming Herrett Center Observatory Events

Gooding Community Education Classes

This Week's Herrett Center Planetarium Schedule

Brown Bag

Interview With Great Companies at a Virtual Career Fair

Twin Falls Community Education Classes

Encourage Our High School Seniors to Join Us for Scholars Day

Black History & Women's History Film Series

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Salt Lake City

CSI Student Rec. Encourages You to Try a Tri

A Piano Celebration Concert: Bill Anschell

Free GRE & GMAT Class and Dinner

41st Annual CSI Intercollegiate Rodeo

Primitive Skills Activities at the Herrett Center

2017 Horse Management Seminar "Horse Care: Basics and Beyond III"

Anderson Cooper and Hoda Kotb Speak to CSI Students

Upcoming Classes for Mortgage Banking

March Herrett Forum "Oasis in the Desert"

Encourage High School Juniors and Seniors to Attend Eagle Wednesday

8th Annual CSI Safety and Business Fest of the Great Northwest

Book Club - The Warmth of Other Suns

High Blood Pressure Dangers: Hypertension's Effects on Your Body

A Message from the CSI Sustainability Council

7 Tips to Make Your Next Cup of Coffee More Sustainable

Spring 2017 Wellness Calendar

Employee Assistance Program

Fundamentals of Management and Communication Training is March 22

TurnAroundTurn Around Don't Drown Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety tips: Avoid flooded areas. Cold temperatures pose a safety concern if people are stranded along the river without help. Hypothermia can set in quickly if persons or pets become submerged in the cold water. Turn around, don`t drown if encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Elizabeth Duncan
Public Affairs Officer
Idaho Office of Emergency Management
eduncan@imd.idaho.gov | 208-258-6595

P20Consider Effective Teachers/Leaders On Campus for P20 Proposals
Consider those you work with and their effectiveness as teachers/leaders and ask them to consider submitting a proposal for the P20 Conference ( www.csi.edu/p20 ). 

If selected they get the entire conference free, and it is a great opportunity to list on your resume!
We are hoping to get another 20 to 30 presenters for the July 11-12 th conference, here on CSI's campus!

Jon Lord
Education Department Chair
 jlord@csi.edu | 208-732-6484

ScienceCampHerrett Center Science Camp-In - Volunteers Needed
Do you need service hours or teaching experience? Do you enjoy science and spending time at the Herrett Center? Volunteer to help out at this year's Science Camp-In overnight event on April 7, and 8 ,  at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science. There are many ways to help and lots of shifts to cover (staying overnight is not necessary, but it's super fun). If you'd like a registration form, please email Laura at LBrowarny@csi.edu

Laura Browarny
Herrett Center Education Coordinator
lbrowarny@csi.edu | 208-732-6664

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

DCDual Credit Spring Registration Deadline Extended
The CSI Dual Credit Program has seen tremendous growth this semester, and appreciates your proactive efforts with students in meeting today's registration deadline.  Due to CSI Internet connectivity outages experienced recently, which may have impacted students' ability to register during the deadline time frame window, the College has extended the Dual Credit spring registration deadline through  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time Please be advised that the last day to drop from the course will also be Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 
Please contact the Dual Credit program at (208) 933-2320 or via email llimas@csi.edu should you have questions or need additional assistance with the matter. Thank you for your continued partnership with CSI.

Karrie Hornbacher
Dual Credit Coordinator
khornbacher@csi.edu | 208-732-6276

FridayForumFirst Friday Forum Video Link
Here is the link to the February 3 rd First Friday Forum:
This video will be available online until the March 3, 2017.  First Friday Forum is posted. Hope to see you at the March 3 rd First Friday Forum at 1:00 PM in Shields 115.  If you have any questions for administration, please send them to me by Wednesday, March 1.

Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant, President's Office
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208-732-6201

PhotosFaculty/Staff Photos Thursday, March 2
Just a reminder that I'll have the photo gear set up in the Canyon studio starting at 10 a.m. this Thursday. If you'd like a new CSI photo, just stop by on your way over to the Herrett Center.
(I'll leave for the Herrett Center at 11:25 and will be back after the meeting in case you want to stop by after the PACE luncheon.)

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

PACEPACE Spring General Meeting


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

ChildCareCSI Foundation Child Care Scholarship Spring 2017
CSI Foundation Child Care Scholarship


Do you have a student who could benefit from a child care scholarship while they attend college?

Scholarship Due Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Turn in completed applications to the CSI Financial Aid/Scholarship Office
*Note: Applicant must be a College of Southern Idaho Student, with a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  One application per family accepted.

Childcare Scholarship Application: 

Sarah Danielson
Scholarship Coordinator
sdanielson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6226

ObservatoryUpcoming Herrett Center Observatory Events
Telescope Tuesday Tuesday, February 28th, 7:15 to 9:00 PM
With the return of Daylight Saving Time fast approaching, February 28 th is the final Telescope Tuesday viewing session of the season at the Centennial Observatory.  Venus, the brilliant "Evening Star" is coming nearer each day (and thus, growing larger in telescopes) while its crescent (now only 17% illuminated) steadily narrows.  This viewing session will be your last opportunity to see it in the big 24" telescope before it sinks into the sun's glare, ending its evening visibility for 2017.  Other targets will be a thin, (8%) crescent moon showing dramatic, long shadows cast from its mountains and craters, Mars, Uranus, and Comet 45P, which will soon be fading and too dim to view.
The observatory opens at 7:15 PM, and closes at 9:00 PM.  Admission is $1.50 per person, but kids 6 and under get in free, as does anyone who purchases a ticket for the 7:00 PM showing of "Secret Lives of Stars" in the Faulkner Planetarium.  Be sure to dress for outside, nighttime temperatures, and arrive at the very start of the evening if you wish to see the targets setting in the west (the moon, only visible until 7:32; and Venus, only visible until 7:56).  Viewing is strictly weather permitting.

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

Community Education Classes 

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

From 1917 to 1919 the world went to war against  one of the deadliest enemies it has ever faced. An enemy so efficient in its ability to kill, it would take months from the time it killed its first victim until scientists were even able to identify it. This enemy killed indiscriminately, but it was especially efficient at killing the healthiest of the world's younger adults. No nation could defeat it, and it remains undefeated to this day. During its murderous rampage, this enemy killed an estimated 50 million people. Because this enemy could not be seen or heard, most learned of its existence as it tore through towns, villages and cities, leaving a trail of death and despair behind. At the time, news reporters called it the Great Spanish Flu. Where this flu actually started is a debate among scientists, but the damage it caused is undebatable and reverberates to this day. As with cities and small towns across the globe, Gooding County did not escape this enemy unscathed. Join us and hear how the people of Gooding County rallied, as they have from the time of the first settlers, to assist the survivors and keep their towns and their county moving forward.

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 in 2013 published Without Compromise, the history of the Idaho State Police, in celebration of its 75 th anniversary.

Day: Tuesday
Date: March 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: North Side Center
Cost: Free Admission
Speaker: Kelly Kast
Safe & Effective Web Browsing
Learn effective ways to find what you are looking for in the vast universe that is the world wide web. In this class you'll practice techniques to search for exactly the results you need and filter out those you don't. In addition, you'll learn basic internet safety practices necessary in today's online world.

Days: Wednesday
Dates: Mar. 29 to Apr. 19
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: IESDB Computer Lab
Cost: $49
Instructor: Randy Bow

Students can learn more about these and other classes at  http://offcampus.csi.edu/northSide/index.asp , by going to the CSI North Side Center, or by calling ( 208) 934-8678 . Class size is limited so early registration is suggested. 
Elaine Bryant
North Side and Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu | 208-934-8678

PlanetariumThis Week's Herrett Center Planetarium Schedule 

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
Tuesday, February 28th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session.
Friday, March 3rd 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Saturday, March 4th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Tuesday, March 7th
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Reptile program.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.

On August 21,  of this year, the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in 38 years will cut across the country from the northwest to the southeast. In the process, the path of totality will pass through central Idaho, a few hours' drive from the Magic Valley. This celestial event is one that people will not want to miss. Given clear weather, a total solar eclipse is a true celestial wonder and, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To help prepare Idahoans for this rare spectacle the Faulkner Planetarium is pleased to announce the opening of a new show on March 3 ,  that will provide audiences with the knowledge required to make plans to witness what is being called "The Great American Eclipse."

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed, produced by the Adventure Science Center's Sudekum Planetarium in Nashville, TN, explores the history of solar eclipses, including how various cultures interpreted them, and the science of solar eclipses. Discover the alignments of the Sun, Moon and Earth that give rise to both solar and lunar eclipses. Explore why eclipses do not occur every month. Learn proper solar eclipse viewing techniques so that you can enjoy the unique experience while protecting your eyes from harm. Listen to an Italian man's moving account of his first total solar eclipse, in 2001, as the midday sky went dark in Zambia, Africa.
At the conclusion of the movie, the audience is treated to a live presentation, produced in-house at the Faulkner Planetarium, detailing the local circumstances of the total solar eclipse. Where will the path of totality cut across Idaho? Where are the best locations in the Gem State to view the eclipse? Which viewing methods are safe, and which aren't? These questions and others are answered in this live interactive presentation. It is time to start planning for where you will be on August 21, 2017. Get prepared by taking in this limited-time show; August 21 ,  will be here before you know it.

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

For more information, and to watch a trailer for Eclipse: The Sun Revealed, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu.  Information may also be obtained by calling the museum at (208) 732-6655.

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

BrownBagBrown Bag 

Wednesday, 3/1/17, Desert Cafe, 12:00 pm, with Tiffany and Jan

Thursday, 3/2/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 pm with Evin Fox 
Friday, 3/3 /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
Interview with Great Companies at a Virtual Career Fair 
If students would like to attend this virtual career fair at a 
CSI computer  on campus Canyon 119 is reserved from 1-4 pm.

Merry Olson
Career Services Coordinator
molson@csi.edu | 208-732-6306

Twin Falls Community Education Classes 

Introduction to Glass Pendants 
Beginning and returning students are welcome. Torch, Tools and  safety gear are provided.  You will learn the fundamentals of Torchworking with borosilicate  glass - melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch while  exploring the artistic possibilities of this molten glass media and  shaping into glass pendants for art, jewelry, or even gifts.

Days: Wednesday
Dates:  March 1 and 8 with project pick up on March 15
Time:  6-8:30 pm
Location: Scott's Center, 496 Madrona
Cost: $50 + $40 (paid to instructor)
Instructor:  Cody Thornton

Financial Strategies for Retirement 
Americans will work more than 90,000 hours earning a living and building a nest egg, yet many will spend less than ten hours preparing for a successful retirement. This class is designed to help you prepare for your retirement years, providing you with valuable information on how to get the most from your investments, social security, and retirement plans.

Dates:  Wednesdays, March 1-15 (Section C01) or Thursdays, March 2 - 16 (Section C02) 
Time:  6:30 to 9 p.m. 
Location: Fine Arts 87 Course Code: XFIN 005 C01 and C02
Cost: $49 includes one guest at no charge 
Instructor:  Scott Jamison 

Hatha Yoga
The promise of yoga postures includes balance, strength, flexibility, and the ability to calm the mind. This class is intended for people of any age who are new to yoga or have had yoga in the past but want to refresh the basics.Students are encouraged to come with an empty stomach, loose clothing, bare feet, and the desire to learn something new.  Students may bring their own yoga mat, or one will be provided.  
Days: Mondays
Dates: March 6 - April 17
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Gym 231A
Cost: $49
Instructor: Morgan Jeno

Tai Chi
Whether your primary interest is in getting well, staying well, or learning a beautiful art, you will find Tai Chi rewarding. Beginning long ago as a form of self-defense based on observation of nature, tai chi has become a premier discipline for cultivating energy. In this class, we will begin to learn basic Tai Chi movement and principles as well as Tai Chi short form. Returning students may advance from their present level. Great new warm-ups for everyone! Participants who need to remain seated while learning and practicing tai chi are welcome.  

Days:  Tuesday
Dates:  March 7-April 18
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Location: Gym 236
Cost: $79
Instructor: Janice Willoughby

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

ScholarsDayEncourage Our High School Seniors to Join Us for Scholars Day

The purpose of this event is to congratulate and recognize the outstanding honor students throughout the Magic Valley and provide information about admissions, scholarships, CSI honors program, Phi Theta Kappa, mock classrooms, and campus tour.

Who can come?  High School Seniors in the Magic Valley Area

Minimum GPA:  3.5

How can I sign up? Click here  or call 208-732-6221 or email admissions@csi.edu

How much does it cost?  FREE!

Will lunch be provided? YES!

How many people can come? Space is limited to the first 50 people who RSVP & Qualify. 
We will let you know via email if you qualify for the day.

Will Scholarships be available? Yes! Scholarships will be awarded to participants based on their application and essay.

What do I do with the scholarship application? Application will be downloaded during the online registration process. Submit completed scholarship application and all necessary material 1 week before event by mail or email.

Attn: Heather Barnes
College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue Twin Falls, ID 83301

For more information about this event click here!

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

HistoryFilmsBlack History & Women's History Film Series
Please see text description below and do not go off of the poster dates.***

Black History & Women's History Month
Film Series

The College of Southern Idaho Diversity Council will celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month with significant films that will be shown, free of charge, for three weeks.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, the film will be 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.' This feature-length documentary explores the significance of the Black Panther Party and its cultural and political awakening for African Americans.

'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 9. Best known for her autobiography 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, and a prolific poet and writer. The film documents her upbringing in the Depression-era South, her work with Malcolm X, and her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton.

The series will wrap up with 'Makers: Women Who Make America' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 16, which documents the sweeping social revolution in American history as women strive for their full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.

All films are free of charge and open to the public. Each will be shown in the CSI Student Union building.

Peri Gardner
Diversity Council Advisor
pgardner@csi.edu | 208-732-6867

SpringBreakAlternative Spring Break Trip to Salt Lake City

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

TriCSI Student Rec. Encourages You to Try a Tri 
CSI Student Recreation
Try a Tri (or3) Winter/Spring Indoor Series
Sign-up with John Twiss, 732-6470 or  jtwiss@csi.edu. Space is limited so sign-up early!
$5.00 for CSI Students, $10 for All Others

Race #2 - March 3 & 4

Swim 400 yards:   Friday morning at City Pool, 6:00 am 1st heat begins, 2nd heat starts at 6:20 am, 3 rd heat starts at 6:40 am etc.

Bike - 24 minutes:   Saturday morning in spinning room of CSI Student Rec. Center Saturday morning 8:00 am 1 st heat begins, 8:30 am 2 nd heat starts, 3 rd heat starts at 9:00 am etc. Participants must keep your heart rate over 65% of max entire 24 minutes.

Run - 1.5 mile:   Immediately after the 24 minute bike ride - either on the indoor track CSI Rec. Center or outside on campus if snow is clear.

Race #3 - March 24 & 25

Swim 600 yards:   Friday morning at City Pool, 6:00 am 1st heat begins, 2nd heat starts at 6:30 am, 3 rd heat starts at 7:00 am etc.

Bike - 36 minutes:   Saturday morning in spinning room of CSI Student Rec. Center Saturday morning 8:00 am 1 st heat begins, 8:40 am 2 nd heat starts, 3 rd heat starts at 9:20 am etc. Participants must keep your heart rate over 65% of max entire 36 minutes.

Run - 2.25 mile:   Immediately after the 36 minute bike ride - either on the indoor track CSI Rec. Center or outside on campus if snow is clear.

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

PianoA Piano Celebration Concert: Bill Anschell

Jazz Piano workshop-Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3-5 pm
Concert-Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:30 pm CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
Bill Anschell   is a  jazz   pianist, composer, and humorist from Seattle, Washington. He has recorded five CDs as a leader, and performed or recorded with a host of other top jazz players including  Lionel Hampton Nnenna Freelon Tierney Sutton Russell Malone Richard Davis Russell Gunn Ron Carter , and many other greats. His original compositions and piano work are prominently featured on Freelon's  Grammy Award -nominated recording Shaking Free ( Concord Records ) and her  CBS recordings   Heritage   and Listen. His own CDs have received extensive national airplay and critical acclaim. His compositions have appeared in film and television, including "The West Wing" and "The Wire".
Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208-732-6769

ISUGREFree GRE & GMAT Class and Dinner

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  

Rodeo41st Annual CSI Intercollegiate Rodeo

This CSI College Rodeo will be the 6th, out of 10, rodeos in the season. Contestants will be competing for points for Regional Championships and a chance to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).
The CSI Men's Rodeo Team is currently leading the standings in the Rocky Mountain Region and the CSI Women's Rodeo Team is currently sitting in second place.  

For current, up to date, standings you can follow this link:  

Steve Birnie
Head Rodeo Coach
sbirnie@csi.edu | 208-732-6620

PrimitiveSkillsPrimitive Skills Activities at the Herrett Center
Interested in primitive living, outdoor survival, or even just camping and hiking? The Herrett Center for Arts and Science invites you to get in touch with your inner caveman or cavewoman is this spring's 
Primitive Skills for Modern Man classes:

Fish Traps and Weirs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11 will show how the Shoshone, Bannock, and other indigenous people living along the Snake River and its tributaries harvested salmon and other anadromous fish. Participants will handle actual fish traps and weir designs, learn to identify native resources, and build their own willow fish traps based on local archaeological finds. The cost is $25 per person.

Please register early as classes generally fill to capacity. Each workshop is for ages 12 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. For more information, please visit herrett.csi.edu
or call 732-6655 to register.

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

HorseCare2017 Horse Management Seminar "Horse Care: Basics & Beyond III"
On Saturday March 11 th , the College of Southern Idaho Veterinary Technology Club and the Magic Valley Pony Club will host Horse Care: Basics and Beyond III . Our third annual horse management seminar will provide information on all aspects of horse care. The event will be 9:00 am-3:30 pm in the CSI Evergreen Building and lunch is included.

Come learn about such topics as equine nutrition, first aid techniques, equine anatomy, equine conformation, and rider fitness. This event is open to all horse enthusiasts over the age of 10 and different tracts will be available depending on participant experience.

The seminar fee is $45 and pre-registration by March 4 th is required. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the CSI Vet Tech Club and MVPC. For more information or to register, please visit www.IntermountainRegionPC.org  or contact Julia Rietdorf at (310) 720-1010 or jrietdorf@csi.edu .

Julia Rietdorf
Adjunct Instructor
jrietdorf@csi.edu | 310-720-1010 

NSLSAnderson Cooper and Hoda Kotb Speak to CSI Students
Anderson Cooper Speaks to CSI Students

Anderson Cooper is participating in a broadcast event produced in partnership with The National Society of Leadership and Success and NASPA. The event will be on
March 12, at 5:00 PM in  Taylor 277, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live from NASPA in San Antonio, TX. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which may be answered live during the broadcast.
Anderson Cooper is an acclaimed author, award-winning journalist and current anchor of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°.  Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has worked in more than 40 countries, moderated several presidential debates and covered nearly all major news events around the world.  Cooper helped lead CNN's Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and DuPont Award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. Additionally, he has been awarded nine Emmy Awards, including two for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and an Edward R. Murrow award.
This is a special 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.
Hoda Kotb Speaks to CSI Students

Hoda Kotb is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the CSI chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on March 14, at 5:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by New Jersey City University in Jersey City, N.J. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast.
Hoda Kotb is a reporter, activist, author and Emmy Award-winning co-host of NBC's Today Show.  Kotb has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories across all NBC News platforms as well as numerous human-interest stories.  Kotb is a breast cancer survivor and has been a part of several initiatives to raise awareness about the disease.  Kotb will be sharing lessons learned in her personal and professional experiences, emphasizing the importance of loyalty, perseverance through rejection and being open to finding the people who can change your life.
This is the sixth 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.  
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Their work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories. Visit naspa.org for more information.

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

Upcoming Classes for Mortgage Banking

Merry Olson
Career Services Coordinator
molson@csi.edu | 208-732-6306

HerrettForumMarch Herrett Forum "Oasis in the Desert"

South central Idaho's heaviest traffic today may be on Blue Lakes Boulevard or Interstate 84, but turn back the clock 152 years and the busiest place in the valley was the Rock Creek Station and Stricker home site south of Hansen.

Curtis Johnson, whose great-aunt Gladys Stricker lived there as a child, will discuss the history of Magic Valley's oldest settlement at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 15 in his Herrett Forum address 'Oasis in the Desert.' The Rock Creek site was an important stop along the huge 19 th Century westward migration. Many of the pioneers continued toward Oregon or California and a few put roots down here in the Idaho Territory. Johnson is the past president of Friends of Stricker, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists the Idaho State Historical Society in preserving and restoring the Stricker site.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30. It is free and open to everyone.

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. 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
Director of Library & Herrett Center
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501

EagleWednesdayEncourage High School Juniors and Seniors to Attend Eagle Wednesday

Eagle Wednesday is an opportunity for Seniors around the Magic Valley to visit the campus and create a unique customized schedule that meet your specific needs; sessions will vary from general admissions requirement, financial aid/scholarships, student activities, student recreation center, student housing, honors program, student disabilities, college athletics, and major advising.

Visit the link below to RSVP Now: 

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

SafetyFest8th Annual CSI Safety and Business Fest of the Great Northwest
Hundreds of business owners and exhibitors are expected to participate in the eighth annual Safety and Business Fest of the Great Northwest that will be held at the College of Southern Idaho Health Science building March 20 - 22. Those who would like to participate in one or multiple sessions are encouraged to reserve their place soon.

The event is hosted by the College of Southern Idaho Workforce Training Center, Idaho Small Business Development Center, Region IV Development Association, Southern Idaho Manufacturing Safety and Health Association, Idaho Department of Transportation, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Event sponsors include K&T Steel, Commercial Creamery, Snake River Chapter of SHRM, Glanbia Nutritionals, Chobani, Falls Brand, Clif Bar Baking Company, Lamb Weston, Idaho Milk Products and Tessenerlo Group. The event includes a trade show and nearly 40 classes on topics aimed at reducing hazards that can cause injuries, illness or fatalities. Over the years, it has become southern Idaho's key event for safety and business training and networking.

All events and classes are free of charge but registration is required. To register online, go to http://safetyfest.csi.edu. For questions, please contact CSI Continuing Education Director Stacy Madsen at 732-6290 or at smadsen@csi.edu. For information on being an exhibitor, please contact Sonya Haines at safetyfest@csi.edu.

Stacy Madsen
Director of Continuing Education
smadsen@csi.edu | 208-732-6290

BookClubBook Club - The Warmth of Other Suns
Please come and participate in the CSI Book Club; it will be held on March 30th in Hepworth 150 at 1:00 p.m.
March's book is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.
Information about the Book Club: one book is chosen each semester and we only meet once in the fall and once in the spring, so the time commitment is negligible. Please consider being part of our group!!!

Tracey Meyerhoeffer
Coordinator of Education Assistant Program
tmeyerhoeffer@isu.edu  | 208-7326874

BloodPressureHigh Blood Pressure Dangers: Hypertension's Effects On Your Body

The CSI Wellbeing Committee would like to sincerely thank the students and instructors Kara Mahannah and Paula Hart from the Medical Assisting Program for providing campus-wide blood pressure checks during Heart Health Month. We would like to encourage all our employees and students to take notice of your blood pressure and seek medical advice if you notice or know that your pressure runs or tests high during screenings. Additionally, we would like to impress upon you and your family members the importance of self-care and proper medicine usage when hypertension is diagnosed by your medical provider.     
According to the Mayo Clinic, High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Left uncontrolled, you may wind up with a disability, a poor quality of life or even a fatal heart attack. Roughly half the people with untreated hypertension die of heart disease related to poor blood flow (ischemic heart disease) and another third die of stroke.
Treatment and lifestyle changes can help control your high blood pressure to reduce your risk of life-threatening complications. Complications could include:
  • Damage to your arteries
  • Damage to your heart
  • Damage to your kidneys
  • Damage to your eyes
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Medical emergency requiring immediate treatment and possible hospitalization
  Kara Mahannah, LPN RMA, has offered that she will gladly check your blood pressure now and into the future in her classroom at HSHS 180 and/or her office at HSHS 133 during regular hours. Our St. Luke's coaching staff is also available to help you reach your healthy heart goals. Feel free to contact a coach by calling Tyler Stevenson at 814-9181 or by email to stevenst@slhs.org

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

SustainabilityA Message from the CSI Sustainability Council
Spring is not too far around the corner, wishful thinking on my part, and for some of us that is the green light for spring cleaning! Don't forget to please donate any of your gently used belongings, that you no longer have a need for, to local charities and organizations. CSI Refugee Center, Valley House, Idaho Youth Ranch, Salvation Army and Deseret Industries are just a few I came up with. Anything you can't donate, double check to see if it can be recycled before you toss it in the trash http://www.mvrecycling.net/.   Re use, Re purpose, Re cycle.
This message is brought to you by the CSI Sustainability Council. We are faculty, staff, administrators, and students who have come together to promote sustainable practices on campus and community-wide. You are invited to join us. Contact Jan Simpkin  jsimpkin@csi.edu  or Randy Smith  rsmith@csi.edu  for the next meeting time. Sustainability Council meets the second Tuesday of the month during the school year at 1 PM in Shields 201. Please join us .
The mission of the College of Southern Idaho is to provide quality educational, social, cultural, economic, and workforce development opportunities that meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve.

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

Nikcole K. Zamarripa
Advanced Opportunities Dual Credit Coordinator
nzamarripa@csi.edu  | 208-732-6875

SavingsCup7 Tips to Make Your Next Cup of Coffee More Sustainable

Who doesn't like to start off their day with a steaming hot, freshly brewed cup of coffee? Drinking coffee while
getting ready, driving to work or having breakfast is a part of many people's daily routine all over the world.
On average, Americans consume more than three cups of coffee per day - which makes us the biggest coffee consumer in the world. We spend a whopping 40 billion dollars on coffee each year.
How can coffee lovers help push the industry toward more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable practices? If you love quality coffee, but you don't know how that money is being spent, you should be asking questions. Did you know that you can help the environment by making the right choices when it comes to your favorite drink?
  1. Buy organic
  2. Look for shade grown and bird-friendly
  3. Buy fair trade
  4. Bring a reusable mug (Eagle's Nest 40% discount)
  5. Make your own home brew
  6. Recycle coffee grounds
  7. Support local brewers and coffee shops

Pat Weber
Grants Coordinator
pweber@csi.edu  | 208-732-6688

WellnessCalendarSpring 2017 Wellness Calendar
Not Too Late: Join Spring Active Lifestyle Challenge
Have a walking challenge, they said! 
It'll be fun, they said!
Spring weather is coming, they said!
Well, we had a little winter set-back this week, but there's still time to join and catch up.  While our six-week challenge started this Tuesday, the Activity Log isn't due until April 10 - so you can easily complete six weeks of activity and nutritional goals before then! 
Individuals and buddies are welcome. Family members are encouraged to join; however, incentives and prizes are intended for our employees both full-time and regular part-time. 
Toning bands are being interofficed to you from HR today! Reply to this message with contact information to say you wish to join!
You're Invited: YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12-month program which engages individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Led by a trained lifestyle coach, this program is offered in a supportive, small group setting in which individuals learn practical skills for establishing healthier eating habits and increasing their physical activity. 
Treasure Valley Family YMCA has partnered with St. Luke's in Twin Falls by selecting St. Luke's registered dietitians to go through our training and become nationally-certified lifestyle coaches.  Lifestyle coaches need to have not only the knowledge but also the skills and compassion needed to effectively facilitate program sessions and impact the lives of the participants. 
The 12-month program consists of 26 sessions: 17 which make up the core and 9 which are for maintenance.  Upon completion of the core sessions, the goals are for participants to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.  Studies have shown lifestyle interventions such as the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can significantly reduce the conversion to type 2 diabetes by up to 58% or 71% in individuals 60 and older.
Y membership is not a requirement for participation; however, individuals must have a BMI ≥ 25 and have a blood test-confirmed prediabetes diagnosis, be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes or have a qualifying risk score.
Risk factors addressed by this program include:
  • Having given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (1 point)
  • Having a parent or sibling with diabetes (1 point each)
  • Weighing as much or more than the recommended weight for your height; i.e., BMI over or equal to 25 (5 points)
  • Younger than 65 with little or no physical activity (5 points)
  • Being between 45 - 65 years of age (5 points)
  • Being 65 or over (5 points)
Scoring 9 points or higher qualifies you for this program.
Program fee NO COST; this program is covered at 100% by SelectHealth Insurance for employees, spouses and children 18 and over.
NOW ENROLLING for sessions in Twin Falls!
For more information, contact Kara Federonick at 208-344-5502 ext. 207 or ara.federonick@ymcatvidaho.org
Wear Blue for Colon Health Awareness on Friday, March 3
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.
The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to encourage people to get screened.
Preventive colorectal screenings are a benefit for our insured employees and spouses that is covered 100% by SelectHealth through a preferred provider.  That means NO copay, coinsurance, or deductible.
For more information call SelectHealth Member Services at 800-538-5038. 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

EAPEmployee Assistance Program
Three Benefits of Counseling That You Wouldn't Expect
If you have thought about seeking out help through counseling you've probably done your research. You are aware of the benefits that counseling will provide in coping with stress, depression, and mental illness. You are also aware of the chance for personal growth, as well as the improvement in your well­being that counseling can provide. However, there are lesser known benefits to counseling that might surprise you.
Influencing Friends and Family to Better Their Lives.
Once you have started counseling and have undergone the process for awhile, your whole countenance begins to change. Your family and friends might notice that you are more upbeat, at peace with yourself, mindful and fulfilled. Those that you are close to can recognize the positive changes in you. This can lead them to wonder how counseling can help them improve their own lives.
Increased Compassion and  Empathy.  
Counseling not only offers you a chance to learn about how your past experiences and thought processes affect you, but it usually ends up increasing your ability to understand and see how these things affect other people as well. Instead of rushing to a snap judgment, you may find that counseling leads you to think more in depth about why people act the way they do. This in ­depth exploration allows you to feel empathy for a person's situation. It also makes you more forgiving of slights and mistakes.
Improved Ability to Properly Listen and  Respond.  
Therapists and counselors are some of the best active, engaged listeners out there. They listen intently, making sure that you understand that they are hearing what you say. Spending countless hours with someone who really listens usually ends up rubbing off on you. Once you have gotten a feel for a truly engaged and active listener you are more likely to engage in the same positive listening behavior in your everyday life.

CSI provides services to help people privately resolve problems that may interfere with work, family and life. Up to 4 visits, per issue, with each company, must be pre-approved with each provider used

Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH) 24-hour Crisis hotline (866) 750-1327 for Legal, Financial, Parenting, Adult & Elder-Care Services available. MyRBH Website use LifeMap for the Access Code
Business Psychology Assoc. (BPA) 24-hour Crisis hotline  (800-726-0003) for smoking cessation, weight management, alcohol & drug abuse, legal & financial services available

BPA Website,
 to log in use: College of Southern Idaho for your Organization's Name and 800-726-0003 for the Plan's Toll-free Number
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

CommunicationTrainingFundamentals of Management and Communication Training is March 22
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

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