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W-2 Security Incident Website

Enterprise Web Initiative Update

When Exiting CSI on Falls Please Be Careful

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

Don't Forget We Live in a Desert

Congratulations to Scholarship Winners Tasha Azbill and Kyle Loveless

Toothfairy Smile Drive Collects Oral Care Products for Children

Unique Information About our CSI Student Rec. Center

Mini Grants and Professional Development Grants

Way to Go Chris Anderson, Braden Hall, and Jeffrey Royalty

SIEDO Announces Connie Stopher as New Executive Director

Events at the Herrett Center This Week

CSI Brown Bag Events This Week

Community Education at the Twin Falls Campus

Help Students Engage in CSI's Homecoming Week

Herrett Center Valentine's Day Gift Shop Sale

Community Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Save the Date for the Next FAFSA Completion Night

Have You Ever Wanted to Try a Triathlon?

Train as You Fight, Fight as You Train

Let Your Students Know How To Jump Start Their Future

Eagle Wednesday - A Day for High School Seniors

CSI Arts on Tour Presents Bria Skonberg

A Piano Celebration!

TedX Twin Falls "The Future is Human"

Oral Cancer Screenings Conducted by CSI's Dental Hygiene Program

2017 Career Fair Hosted By the Idaho Student Nurses Association

Cross-Country Ski Weekend in Yellowstone

Medical Assisting Students Offer Blood Pressure Checks Through February 

15 Things You Better Know About Your Blood Pressure

Vitality Magazine - Good News About Health, Happiness, and Productivity

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

Flu Season Peak Begins Now - Is Widespread in 36 States


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  

WebEnterprise Web Initiative Update

Enterprise Web Initiative


  1. Identity Management -  On Schedule
  2. Public Website - On Schedule
  3. Internal Website - On Schedule
  4. Student Portal - Pre-Planning


Student Success
Operational Maturity
  • Branding/Recruitment Content
  • Modern Student Applications (Admissions, Financial Aid, Graduation)
  • Student Progress Tracking
  • Enhanced Orientation & Registration
  • Department Websites
  • Business Workflows
  • Team Workspaces
  • Dashboards
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Scalable Design for Future Needs
March 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm in Shields 116
April 7, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2, 2017
Nancy Newland
IT Service Owner
nnewland@csi.edu | 208-732-6238


ExitWhen Exiting CSI on Falls Please Be Careful
Please be careful when exiting CSI on Falls. The two left turn lanes have been narrowed to one lane due to potholes and rough road conditions. The left side of the two turn lanes is open. 
Also, please be aware of, and avoid, any flooding areas on or around campus! 

Mevlida Teffer
CSI Security
mteffer@csi.edu | 208-732-6605

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

SustainabilityDon't Forget We Live In a Desert
It has been wet outside and our reservoirs are beginning to fill up. But, don't forget we still live in a desert and should do what we can to conserve water. Follow this link to an EPA informational website on how you can help conserve water and save money:  https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/simple_steps.html
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 .

Matt Reynolds
Assistant Professor, Sociology
mreynolds@csi.edu  | 208-732-6861

FishCongratulations to Scholarship Winners Tasha Azbill and Kyle Loveless 
Two College of Southern Idaho Aquaculture students, Tasha Azbill of Prineville, Oregon and Kyle Loveless of Buhl, Idaho received $750 scholarships from the Magic Valley Fly Fisher's Club recently. The club has provided an annual scholarship to CSI aquaculture students for numerous yearswith recipients being chosen for their academic standing, hard work, and future plans to contribute to fisheries.

Matt Wilson
Fish Hatchery Manager
mwilson@csi.edu  | 208-733-3972


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  

RecUnique Information About our CSI Student Rec. Center
This is a new concept for us so please be understanding as we try to balance the needs of CSI Student members and those with younger kids looking for an indoor facility to experience the joy of movement! Family hours are meant to provide an opportunity for younger humans to come into the Student Rec.  Center with their parent(s) and experience the joy of movement through play. Remember all kids age 11 and younger need to be accompanied by a parent at all times. This family time is free for all CSI students and their children, for all others, the cost is $1.00 per child and normal rates for parents.

The CSI Student Rec. Center track can be used anytime the facility is open. You m ust use good judgment when track has heavy traffic of adult bodies, this may pose a safety risk with younger kids.

Monday-Thursdays: 5:00-8:00 am & 9:00-10:00 am
Fridays: 5:00-10:30 am and 5:00-7:00 pm
Saturdays: 6:00 am-12:00 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

*Please check each week for availability as there will be times these spaces will be unavailable due to CSI Student special events such as our Indoor Challenge Course, Homecoming Dances, etc. We will send out an email each week letting members know.


Ages 11 & Younger
-Must be accompanied by parent or guardian at all times and only during 'Family Hours'.

Ages 12 - 15
-Can use the Track and Basketball court anytime as long as they use appropriate behavior and shoes.
-Not allowed to use weights/cardio equipment unless in a Drop-in Fitness Class with instructor permission.

Ages 16-17
-Can use the Track and Basketball court anytime, without an adult, with appropriate behavior and shoes.
-Can use weights and cardio equipment AFTER they have met with the CSI Rec.  Director or a CSI Personal Trainer to determine appropriate knowledge of safe, proper techniques.

*Remember everyone under the age of 18 must have a current liability waiver on file signed by a parent or legal guardian. No exceptions. Liability waivers are good for 12 months.

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

AndersonWay to Go Chris Anderson, Braden Hall, and Jeffrey Royalty
A paper recently published in "Astronomy and Astrophysics," one of the world's leading journals of astronomical research, utilized and credited an observation performed at CSI's Centennial Observatory by two high school students (Braden Hall and Jeffrey Royalty) and CSI Centennial Observatory Coordinator, Chris Anderson, on August 23,  2015: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.01996.pdf
The observation was a measurement of the diameter of asteroid (107) Camilla via stellar occultation (i.e. timing how long the moving asteroid blocked out (occulted) the star's light). It was one of several occultation observations made that night by observers in various locations, and helped to establish the asteroid's shape and size, which the paper's authors used (along with other types of observations) to determine Camilla's average density (1.31+/-0.10 g/cm 3 , 31% denser than water, which is typical for a C-type (carbonaceous) asteroid).
The diagram showing CSI's group contribution appears on page 48 (Fig. A.72). The chord (diameter measurement) is the second red line from the bottom in that figure. The credit appears in Table A.1, p. 27, under the heading (107) Camilla 2015-08-23, as "C. Anderson et al, Twin Falls, ID." 

Todd Schwarz
Executive Vice President / Chief Academic Officer
tschwarz@csi.edu   | 208-732-6325

ConnieSIEDO Announces Connie Stopher as New Executive Director
Connie Stopher has served as executive director of the South Coast Development Council in Coos Bay, Oregon since 2014.  She was responsible for launching their Business Retention and Expansion program, leading an expansion of the organization's regional presence, and assisting with numerous business start-ups, expansions, and relocations, that has added hundreds of new jobs throughout the region. She has also served as an economic development specialist for Bannock Development Corporation and human resource workforce training instructor at Idaho State University (ISU).  She earned a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor of arts in political science from ISU. 

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
Friday, February 10th 
5:45 - 7:00 pm
Observatory: Penumbral lunar eclipse viewing (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Saturday, February 11th 
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 - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Tuesday, February 14th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.

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

Centennial Observatory

Friday, February 10 th , 5:45 to 7:00 PM
Penumbral lunar eclipse - The full moon will rise just after 6:00 PM, deep in the earth's partial (penumbral) shadow, showing a distinct dimming of its upper left limb. For the next hour it will slowly return to normal as it slips back out of shadow.  Since the moon will be too low for the 24" telescope to target, small telescopes will be set up on the observatory's second-floor Stargazers' Deck to view the moonrise and the end of the eclipse, while the 24" will aim at Venus and Mars.
Saturday, February 11th, 7:00 PM to midnight
Monthly free star party -Waning gibbous (99%) moon, Venus, Mars, Uranus, double stars.  Free admission.
Tuesday, February 14th, 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. 

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

BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Events This Week

Topic:  What is new in the teaching world? What have you learned from a conference or class you've attended, or an article you've read? Come and share.

Thursday, 2/9/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 pm with Evin Fox 
Friday, 2/10/17, 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
Community Education Classes at the CSI Twin Falls Campus
BOOK FOLDED ART  Dates: February 9 (Section C01) or April 13 (Section C02) Days: Thursday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Tina Standlee Fee: $20 + $10 for materials (paid to instructor) Location: Taylor 276 Course Code: XART 017 C01 and C02 Have you seen the newest craft in town? Come learn to do Folded Book Art - it's fun and easy! Custom-made folded book sculptures are made from carefully folding the pages of recycled books to create different designs. From hearts to letters, words, symbols and objects...anything is possible! In this class, you will learn how to fold a word or picture into a book to give as a gift or to display in your office or home. The instructor will supply the book and pattern for this class.  

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

 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

Herrett Center Valentine's Day Gift Shop Sale

Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208-732-6656

Community Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Spring 2017 Jerome Center Community Education Courses

Gentle Chair Yoga
Enjoy the benefits of a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or using it for support in standing poses. While seated on chair you will learn to do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. Apply these techniques for mini yoga breaks at work, a long plane ride, or any other time you need to balance the mind, increase blood flow, and boost your energy. Enjoy a yoga practice that is invigorating, fun, and accessible, but most of all, effective.

Days:  Saturday                       
Date:  Feb. 11
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.            
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $25                     
Instructor: Sandra Bernsen
Anna Dovenmuehler
CSI Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464

FAFSASave the Date for the Next FAFSA Completion Night
Tara Nunnelley
Student Financial Advisor
tnunnelley@csi.edu | 208-732-6231

TriHave You Ever Wanted to Try a Triathlon?
Race #1
February 10 & 11

Swim 200 Yards:  The first heat starts Friday at 6:00 am. The second heat starts at 6:10 am. The third heat starts at 6:20 am. All heats will be located at the Twin Falls City Pool.
Bike 12 Minutes: The first heat starts  Saturday at 8:00 am. The second  heat starts at 8:15 am. The third heat starts at 8:30 am. All heats will be located at  the CSI Student Rec. Center.  Participants must keep their heart rate over 65% of max the entire 12 minutes.
Run 1 Mile:  Immediately after the 12 min. bike ride participants will run on the indoor CSI Student Rec. Center track  (14 laps=1 mile).  

Race #2
March 3 & 4

Swim 400 Yards: The first heat starts Friday at 6:00 am. The second heat starts at 6:20 am. The third heat starts at 6:40 am. All heats will be located at the Twin Falls City Pool.
Bike 24 Minutes:  The first heat starts  Saturday at 8:00 am. The second  heat starts at 8:30 am. The third heat starts at 9:00 am. All heats will be located at  the CSI Student Rec. Center.  Participants must keep their heart rate over 65% of max the entire 24 minutes.
Run 1.5 Mile: Immediately after the 24 min. bike ride participants will run on the indoor CSI Student Rec. Center track  (14 laps =1 mile) . Or, participants may run outside on campus.

Race #3
March 24 & 25

Swim 600 Yards: The first heat starts Friday at 6:00 am. The second heat starts at 6:30 am. The third heat starts at 7:00 am. All heats will be located at the Twin Falls City Pool.
Bike 36 Minutes:  The first heat starts  Saturday at 8:00 am. The second  heat starts at 8:40 am. The third heat starts at 9:20 am. All heats will be located at  the CSI Student Rec. Center.  Participants must keep their heart rate over 65% of max the entire 36 minutes.
Run 2.25 Mile:  Immediately after the 36 min. bike ride participants will run on the indoor CSI Student Rec. Center track  (14 laps =1 mile) . Or, participants may run outside on campus.

Questions or to sign up, contact John Twiss at 732-6470 / jtwiss@csi.edu. $5 for CSI Students, $10 all others

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

VeteranTrain as You Fight, Fight as You Train
Keni Thomas, a veteran of the worst urban combat seen by U.S. troops since World War II, will speak at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. His presentation, 'Train as You Fight, Fight as You Train' is free of charge and open to everyone. The event is sponsored by Kapstone Container Corporation in Twin Falls in partnership with the CSI Workforce Training Center and Southern Idaho Manufacturing Safety and Health Association. 

Thomas was part of an elite special operations squad called Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture Mohammad Farrah Aidid, a criminal warlord in Mogadishu, Somalia. The resulting 18-hour firefight in which Thomas and his fellow soldiers distinguished themselves would later be documented in the highly successful book and movie 'Blackhawk Down.' Nineteen Americans died and 78 were wounded in the battle. 

Thomas's message tells the story of how each person in the team fought to bring each other home and that without their training and leadership, many more lives would have been lost. 'You are only as good as your preparation,' he stresses to his audiences around the country. Thomas now pursues his country music career and is an award-winning artist and songwriter based in Nashville. He now tours regularly to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Katrina Oksten
Apprenticeship Coordinator
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208-732-6310

MiniCheerCSI's Cheer and Dance Mini Camp For Ages 4-12
Youngsters from age 4 to 12 are invited to sign up for the College of Southern Idaho's Cheer and Dance Mini Camp that will be held from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in the CSI Gym.

The $45 fee will cover instruction in tumbling, stunting, dances, and chants as well as an event T-shirt and two tickets to the CSI men's basketball game at 5 p.m. that evening where the class will perform for the crowd. Camp instruction will be provided by CSI dancers, cheerleaders, and their instructors.

Camp registration is due by Feb. 6 and space is limited. For more information, please contact Ginger Nukaya in the CSI Athletic office at 732-6486 or at gnukaya@csi.edu.

Click here for a printable registration form.

Julie Wright-Leggett
Head Dance Coach
jwright@csi.edu | 208-732-6472

BusinessLet Your Students Know How to Jump Start Their Future
Merry Olson
Career Center Coordinator
molson@csi.edu | 208-732-6306

EagleWednesdayEagle Wednesday - A Day for High School Seniors 

Eagle Wednesday is an opportunity for Seniors around the Magic Valley to visit the campus and create a unique customized schedule that will meet their 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.

Who can come? Seniors Around the Magic Valley
When is it? 11/30/2016, 2/15/17, & 3/15/17
How much does it cost? FREE!
Will lunch be provided? YES, Free lunch to all participants.
How can I sign up? Fill out "Register Now" Form.
How many people can attend? Space is limited to the first 100 people.
Can I get a campus tour? Yes, housing and campus tours will be available after
            the event.

admissions@csi.edu | 208-732-6221

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

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. 

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

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

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:

Friday, Feb. 10th from 8-9 am in the Canyon building, near vending machines and copy center

Monday, Feb. 13th from 3-4 pm in the Meyerhoeffer building open area down stairs

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

Hypertension15 Things You Better Know About Your Blood Pressure
We have learned from SelectHealth and St. Luke's that our employee population struggles with hypertension as our number one health issue. For that reason, you will be receiving more information and resources around this very important health risk from your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program.

The newest science on how to keep your numbers at healthy levels
by Peter Jaret, AARP Bulletin
, June 2016

When Raymond R. Townsend, M.D., was in medical school in the 1970s, the   formula for blood pressure   was simple. "Doctors were taught that the normal top blood pressure number was 100 plus a person's age," says Townsend, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "We now know that numbers even close to that high - as you get older - are very dangerous." Research has come a long way, but there's still controversy about optimal levels, the best treatments and even how to measure blood pressure. There's no debate, however, that high blood pressure can lead to  
heart attacks, stroke, vision problems, even dementia . Here are 15 must-know facts about high blood pressure that just might save your life. 

1. Hypertension isn't inevitable - but blood pressure climbs as you age

At age 75, Suzanne Oparil, M.D., still has great blood pressure. "It's mostly the luck of genes," says Oparil, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, whose research has played a key role in hypertension guidelines. Like Oparil, some of us may never develop high blood pressure. But most people see an increase in the upper number, systolic blood pressure, starting around age 40. About 7 percent of Americans ages 18 to 39 have hypertension , defined as blood pressure that is 140/90 or higher. That incidence climbs to 32 percent among those ages 40 to 59, and 65 percent for Americans 60-plus. Part of the reason: Arteries tend to stiffen with age.
2. Even dangerously high blood pressure often has no symptoms
3. The top number is the one to watch when you're over 50
4. Experts don't agree on what the ideal systolic blood pressure should be
5. the optimum blood pressure target is different for different people
6. Healthy lifestyle changes can work as well as a pill
7. Coffee makes blood pressure spike - but don't fret...
8. Breathe deep to bring your number down
9. Keeping an eye on salt becomes more important as we get older
10. Simple hand-grip exercises can help
11. New medicine aren't necessarily better than the older ones
12. For many people, one blood pressure medication isn't enough
13. Over-the-counter medicines may be raising your blood pressure
14. Blood pressure can dip too low
15. Sticking with treatment is crucial

Please find and read the complete   article online>>
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

VitalityVitality Magazine - Good News about Health, Happiness, and Productivity
Here's a great bit of news about your dental health for February - Children's Dental Health Month
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

YMCAYMCA'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 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 qualify 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 kara.federonick@ymcatvidaho.org

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

FluFlu Season Peak Begins Now - Is Widespread in 36 States
CSI Policy states: Wash your hands often, cover your cough, and stay home when flu symptoms strike!

According to the CDC: Flu cases are increasing nationwide, and Idaho is not immune. The most recent update from the Centers for Disease Control says widespread influenza cases were reported in Idaho and 36 other states.

The proportion of people seeing a doctor for flu symptoms has been at or above the national norm for six consecutive weeks so far this season, the CDC said on Jan. 21, the date of its most recent data. Influenza A (H3) viruses are the most common flu strain sickening folks.

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

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