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Fifty50 Years Ago at CSI
In February of 1966...

After the Kimes property was selected the Trustees needed to quickly choose a campus planner to oversee the campus design and provide architectural plans. On March 10, the trustees decided to interview applicants on March 19, and choose soon thereafter to complete the plans before the July 1, deadline for federal grants. On March 22, the paper announced that Cushing Terrill Associates of Billings, Montana, had been selected to plan the campus.

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FoxA Word with Jeff Fox in the Idaho Business Review
A word with Jeff Fox, president of the College of Southern Idaho
By Anne Wallace - Posted: February 15, 2016

Jeff Fox is the president of College of Southern Idaho, a 50-year-old community college in Twin Falls with a spring headcount of 6,300 students.  Fox, who grew up in the Sacramento, Calif., area, remembers visiting his grandparents in Twin Falls and seeing the college created in the mid-1960s. His grandfather, a commodities broker, was a part of the citizens' group that identified a location for the school and helped secure taxing district approval for it. He's the fourth CSI president in its five decades.

Fox earned a bachelor's and master's in English from Cal State Sacramento and became an English teacher, spent several years teaching in Japan, and joined CSI in 1987 as an associate professor of English. He later became chairman of the English department, and became president of the college in 2004. He completed a doctorate in education leadership from the University of Idaho in 2008.
He spent some time talking with Idaho Business Review about the community college model of education. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Continue reading this Idaho Business Review article to see how President Fox answered the following questions:
  • What kind of student were you?
  • Why would community college be different from a four-year institution?
  • What do business leaders ask from CSI?
  • Is CSI doing that?
  • How do you do that?
  • Have you ever considered expanding CSI to be a four-year college that offers a bachelor's degree?
  • Who are you talking to about this?
  • What can business do to improve the workforce?
Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262

SodexoSodexo Wants to Know What You Are Thinking

By sharing your thoughts, we will gain valuable insight to help improve your overall campus experience. Click below to start the survey and for your chance to WIN!

CLICK HERE to take the survey, it is only open until March 9 !

We appreciate your time and thank you for your assistance!

Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6229

PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
You have until April 29, to win one of the 19 jackets that are left. Ready...Set...Start taking selfies! 

Click here for the new checklist.

Congratulations to Katrina Oksten for winning her jacket! 

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

*Note: Please add attending the Vagina Monologues and buying soup for the Relay for Life fundraiser to your checklist. 

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

The CSI Dental Program's Recycling Bins for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, etc. are now in place in the following locations:
  • SUB: first floor on top of the plastic bag recycling container just outside the Eagle's Nest as you turn towards the bookstore
  • Gym: on top of a plastic bag recycling container along the wall after entering at the main entrance
  • Shields: outside room 111 on a bench
  • Meyerhoeffer: second floor on the top of a plastic bag recycling bin just down the hall from the testing center
  • Dorms: Front desk
If you would like a bin (Small box) in your building please contact Tonja Bowcut ( tbowcut@csi.edu) or Randy Smith ( rsmith@csi.edu)
Please help the Dental Program reach their goal of recycling enough items to earn a bench made out of recycled materials.
Did you know...that you can recycle your dead pens and whiteboard markers at CSI? Look for a box in your building. If you need a box, contact Jan Simpkin ( jsimpkin@csi.edu)
Did you know ...that you can recycle your Clif bar wrappers and other wrappers made of the same material at CSI? Clif Bar has a bin to deposit these wrappers in the Gym. Find it. Use it.

Did you know...that CSI's 7 th Annual Sustainability Fair will take place Friday, April 22, 2016, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SUB? If you know an exhibitor that would like to highlight a component of Sustainability about their business or organization at the fair, please have them contact Randy Smith ( rsmith@csi.edu ) or Jan Simpkin ( jsimpkin@csi.edu ).  
B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology Department

KindergartenCalling all Parents with Kindergarten Aged Students, Enroll Now

The College of Southern Idaho Kindergarten Lab is now enrolling for the 2016/2017 school year.  The curriculum includes: Literacy, Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, Critical Thinking, Creative Arts, and Social and Physical Development. The curriculum meets the Common Core Standards for kindergarten.  There is a focus on inquiry and project-based learning. Students take on units of study based on their interests, and complete projects to show what they have learned.
There is a low student to teacher ratio, which means children receive daily individualized instruction.  We believe in fostering a love for learning and assist children in developing their natural curiosity and desire to learn.
The CSI Kindergarten Lab is a half day program. It works as a stand-alone program or as enrichment with other kindergarten programs.

For more information about this program please see the information sheets linked below:

Jennifer Patterson
Early Childhood Education Learning Center and Lab School Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

ISUAn ISU College of Business Adviser Will Be On Campus
An adviser from ISU's College of Business will be available for advising in Hepworth 144 from 10:30 through 3:30 on the first Wednesday of each month during the spring semester. An appointment is not necessary but if a specific time is requested please call our office at 2300 or 736-2101 to set a specific time.
Maggi Seipel
ISU Twin Falls
seipmarg@isu.edu | 208-933-2300

LegalFree Legal Clinic for Students March 10

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

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

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

Below is the schedule for available appointments the spring:

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

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

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

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.  

03 MAR
Thu 9 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
03 MAR
Thu 11 AM · 6 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
03 MAR
Thu 7 PM
Twin Falls, ID, United States
08 MAR
Tue 2 PM
Twin Falls, ID, United States
08 MAR
Tue 7 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Gooding, ID, United States
10 MAR
Thu 3 PM
Twin Falls, ID, United States
12 MAR
Sat 9 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls, ID, United States
12 MAR
Sat 7:45 PM
Twin Falls, ID, United States

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: 
"How do we grade?"

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

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

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

*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates: 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 Women Win the Region XVIII Championship
CONGRATULATIONS to Randy Rogers and our CSI Women's Basketball team  for being the Region XVIII Champions! 


Other Athletics News:

This week will be your first chance to see the 18th-ranked College of Southern Idaho Softball team.
The Golden Eagles will host Treasure Valley at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a doubleheader (game time moved 
up 1/2 hour to allow for daylight)

On Friday, March 4, CSI opens its SWAC schedule, hosting Western Nevada for doubleheaders starting at 
1 p.m. on Friday and Noon on Saturday.

The CSI Baseball team also opens its SWAC schedule, traveling to Carson City, Nev. to take on Western Nevada Friday at 2 p.m. MST and Saturday at 1 p.m. MST.

For those waiting to hear when the CSI Women will play at the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas Seeding will not be announced until March 7th. Until then we will not have details such as day and time of game or what motel we are assigned.

And, mark your calendars for the 40th Annual CSI Intercollegiate Rodeo March 11-12, at the Eldon Evans Expo Center. 8 p.m. each night.

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208-732-6493

RecreationCheck Out the Different Fitness Options at the CSI Student Rec. Center
The CSI Student Rec. Center in now open even later on the weekends!  We are open until 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. 
Spring Rec. Center Hours:
Mondays - Fridays:  5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Spring Outdoor Rec. Activities
The weather is getting warmer and we will have a list out soon of Outdoor Rec. activities sponsored by the Student Rec. Center including:  Cycling, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking.  Also, special trips such as the Spring Break trip to MOAB!  Look for details later this week or check us out on Facebook .
Drop-In Fitness Classes
(FREE with your Rec. Center membership.)
MONDAYS 6:00 -6:50 a.m. Circuit Training with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236
MONDAYS 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. H.I.I.T. Spinning with Tiffany Eckles spinning room
TUESDAYS 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. BARRE with Kay Parker in room 304
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 -6:50 a.m. H.I.I.T. with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236
WEDNESDAYS 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. Zumba Toning Class with Teresa Christensen room  236
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. Circuit Training with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236
THURSDAYS 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. H.I.I.T. Spinning with Tiffany Eckles spinning room
THURSDAYS 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. BARRE with Kay Parker in room 304
CIRCUIT TRAINING & H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) with Bear Bangs & Christina Fennell room 236 on Monday and Wednesday mornings 6:00 -  6:50 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. Team instructors Bear Bangs and Christina Fennell are ready to help you accomplish your Goals and give you the tools to succeed. Classes will have different levels of exercises so that every skill level will be successful.
H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) SPINNING with Tiffany Eckles in the spinning room Mondays and Thursdays 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. All you need is  30 minutes, of short intense spinning bursts that will give you similar if not better results in less time. Come try it, don't be late, and beginner's please talk to instructor before class! Be ready to WORK!!
BARRE with Kay Parker Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:50 room 304. Try the #1 top rated fitness class! Fastest way women are changing their bodies. BARRE works you in all the right places with low impact on muscles.  GREAT FAT BURN!
ZUMBA TONING on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. with Teresa Christensen in room 236. Perfect for those who want to have fun while putting extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define their muscles!
Thanks for choosing the CSI Student Rec. Center!
John Twiss                                                         
Student Recreation Center Director                                        
johntwiss@csi.edu | 208-732-6470                                             

ShooterLast Active Shooter Training  for this Semester
Don't miss the final active shooter training this semester. It will be the same presentation as the in-service opportunity. 
Event Information

Who: All Faculty, Staff, and Students
What: Active Shooter training with Captain Matt Hicks of the TFPD, plus RAVE Alert info.
Where: Evergreen Building, Room A5
When: Thursday, March 3rd, from 11:00 to Noon
Why:  This is a great opportunity to prepare and to ask questions     

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

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

AdmissionsUpcoming Admission's Events
Encourage any and all high school students to attend our upcoming Admissions Events listed below (there are GPA requirements for Scholars Day):

Scholars Day is CSI's opportunity to congratulate and recognize the outstanding honor students throughout the Magic Valley who have a 3.5 GPA or higher. We will use this day to provide information about admissions, scholarships, CSI honors program, Phi Theta Kappa, mock classrooms, and give students a campus tour. 

Students wishing to attend Health, Recreation & Fitness Day should be prepared to be active and participate in lots of fun activities that the Health, Recreation & Fitness department has prepared for you. In addition to these activities, college reps from BSU, ISU, U of I, and CSI will have booths set up in the gymnasium lobby.
Heather Barnes
Admissions Coordinator
hbarnes@csi.edu  |  208-732-6230

CSI's Vet Tech Club and the Magic Valley Pony Club are Hosting a One-Day Horse Care Seminar

The College of Southern Idaho Veterinary Technology Club and the Magic Valley Pony Club will host a one-day seminar on all aspects of horse care from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12 in CSI's Evergreen building called 'Horse Care: Basics and Beyond II.'
Sessions on equine nutrition, bandaging and first aid techniques, annual care recommendations, equine massage, and rider fitness will be covered. The seminar is open to all horse enthusiasts over the age of 10. Sessions will be recommended based on participant experience.
The fee is $40 and pre-registration is required by March 4. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the two clubs. For more information or to register, please visit www.IntermountainRegionPC.org or contact Julia Rietdorf at 310-720-1010 or at jrietdorf@csi.edu.

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

PlanetariumFaulkner Planetarium Show Schedule March 1-19

For more information about the Herrett Center please visit them online

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

DiscGet a College Credit While Playing Disc Golf

Matthew English
Grant Writer
menglish@csi.edu | 208-732-6248

ChallengeChallenge Teams: Half Way Incentives for Successes to Date
We have a wonderful incentive to keep up the great work for those that have succeeded in noting activity and nutrition successes at the three-week mark! Show or share your progress to date to your TEAM CAPTAIN and that person will report to the Wellbeing Team for you.

Incentives are now on the way! We will get them to you through your team captain. Congrats on all the activity you have added to your life. Your heart will thank you for it!

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
HeartHeart Health Month Blood Pressure Checks on Campus
Thursday 12:30-1:30 pm in the GYM   OR   Friday 9:30-11:00 a.m. in HSHS 182
According to Mayo Clinic, If your blood pressure is normal, maintaining or adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent or delay the onset of high blood pressure or other health problems. If your blood pressure isn't normal, a healthy lifestyle - oftentimes along with medication - can help bring it under control and reduce your risk of life-threatening complications.
Find Kara Mahannah and the Medical Assisting Students prepared to take and document your blood pressure this week in the Shields and HEP buildings.  Then follow them around campus to check your pressure throughout the month.  Kara and her students are prepared to talk about normal BP levels and to answer any concerns you may have.
Learn more about healthy activity and heart health online at Mayo Clinic
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

AttackAct F.A.S.T. Against Heart Attack or Stroke

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

SmokingFREE Quit Smoking Class Now at St. Luke's

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

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