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Did you know that CSI students are slightly less likely than students at peer institutions to report having at least one instructor learn their name or to have learned the name of at least one other student in most of their classes during the first few weeks of school?
(Source: Common Sense )

"Did You Know?" brought to you by the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

AddDropInstructions for Granting Registration with Instructor Permission
Now that the semester has begun, please remember for a student to add a course they must have instructor permission. A student receives instructor permission by taking an add/drop form to the instructor for a signature. The student will then take the signed form to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

For online courses, students may email faculty requesting to be added to the course. This email should come from the student's CSI email account (student_name@csi.edu) and should include their student ID number as well as the full section code. Faculty can grant permission by forwarding the student's email to Records@csi.edu with approval to join the course. Please do not email the Office of the Registrar without including the student's original request.
Michele McFarlane
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208.732.6304

TutoringThe Student Success Center Has Updated Tutoring Services
The Student Success Center has updated tutoring services for the spring semester. To see tutoring schedules and other Learning Assistance services, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact John Hughes.
John Hughes
Student Success Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549

PACEPACE Employee of the Year Award Recipients

Congratulations to Dave Horalek and Amy Barker. They were announced as the PACE Employees of the Year during the spring 2018 State of the College.  The PACE Employee of the Year Award was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding performance by classified and professional employees of the College of Southern Idaho. The individuals who receive this award have exemplified exceptional levels of work performance and displayed high regard toward their fellow employees, their job responsibilities and the College of Southern Idaho.

PACE Committee

Office365CSI "Office 365" Tips and Tricks
As of January 1, 2018, all CSI students have been given a new @CSI.EDU email address that comes with a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 and all the features that it offers. Here are some of the things you will need to know as you get started using your new, online Office 365 Suite. 

If you don't know your new student username and email address: 

➢ Navigate to https://www.csi.edu 
➢ Fill out the form and click the "FIND MY ACCOUNT" button. 

Here is what you will need to know to log in to most CSI web systems: 

➢ Student Example: Jane Student 
o New Username Example: jstudent@csi.edu 
o Password: Existing students - No change; New students - default. 
➢ Navigate to the following sites and "Log in" or "Sign in" 
o Office 365: https://www.office.com 
➢ Account Security: At your first log in, you will be prompted to choose your account retrieval method(s). These include getting a text, getting an email or setting security questions if you forget your password in the future. Please choose at least one option before finishing. 

After logging onto any Office 365 website you will see a bar at the top of the screen with your name to the Right. It will look like this:

If you click on the Waffle Menu, you will be shown the Office 365 applications you have access to online. These are available on any computer where you login online; no install necessary.

Eric Ness
Service Desk, Team Leader
eness@csi.edu | 208.732.6361

CSICalendarsOrder a CSI Calendar Today

Erin Giesler
Graphic Design Specialist
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320

CELCommunity Engaged Learning Workshops 

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208.732.6223

DeadlinesImportant Registration Deadlines are Coming Up
Registration and TLA deadlines are this week! The deadlines are as follows:

· Registering with instructor permissions for spring 2018 courses: Fri,  Jan. 19, 2018, by 5 PM     MTN.
· P ay/Set up a TLA for spring 2018 courses: Fri, Jan. 19, 2018, by 5 PM MTN.
Michele McFarlane
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208.732.6304

EagleSquadAsk the CSI Eagle Squad for Tech Help
The Eagle Squad will be in the Taylor Building this week to help students with tech questions. An Equal Squad help desk will also be set up in the Library soon!

Eric Ness
Service Desk Team Leader
eness@csi.edu | 208.732.6361

StudentParkingStudent Parking Only
For student safety the parking lot between the Eagle Hall Dormitory and the Maintenance Building is now reserved for student parking only.  

Jim Munn
Director of Public Safety
jmunn@csi.edu | 208.732.6860
EmployeePicsCSI Employee Photos
The CSI Public Information Office has embarked on an ongoing project to update our photo files that show our facilities, classrooms, labs, and activities. Some of the photos in our current archive have become better at showing CSI's history than everyday life! Our new CSI website will always be hungry for updated visuals of campus, plus our printed and online marketing materials always need new photos. Naturally, we want these photos to positively show interaction and engagement, active instruction, and lab work where applicable. 

Lucky for us, Doug Maughan still works part time as CSI's photographer and he would be happy to swing by your area for a scheduled photo shoot. Doug will be sure to get permission and signed releases from any students who happen to be photographed recognizably in these new shots. If you're interested in having your students or area photographed, please arrange a time with Doug by emailing him at  dmaughan@csi.edu .

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

LibraryGreetings from the CSI Library
We want to wish everyone a great semester full of new opportunities.
Just in case you are having trouble finding the Library webpage, here is the URL to take you directly to the Library's resources:  https://csi.ent.sirsi.net
Also, during this transition phase, the links from our library catalog to our EBooks are not working.  The EBooks are still available, but you will need to search for them a little differently.  I have attached a document to this email which provides tips and tricks to connect to our EBooks.
Please let us know if you need any help accessing the many informational resources that we have available.  The Library is located in the Meyerhoeffer Building and our phone number is 208-732-6500 - we are here to help everyone have a successful semester.

Teri Fattig
Library Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501

KylieCSI Employee Influences Science Talent Search Scholar

Congratulations to Kylie Hansen, a Twin Falls high school senior for her scientific accomplishments! Kylie and her younger brother  did a research project in the CSI Centennial Observatory that swept the competition in the first-ever Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair last spring, which qualified them as one of the teams representing Idaho at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. 

Recently, Kylie entered the Regeneron Science Talent Search and  was named as one of the top 300 Scholars in the 2018 competition. Kylie Hansen mentioned CSI Production Specialist & Observatory Coordinator, Chris Anderson, in her application as the "one person who has been most influential in the development of my scientific career." 

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, previously sponsored by Westinghouse and Intel, is the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. A listing of all 300 Scholars  can be found here. More than 1800 students entered the competition this year.  From among this elite group of students that were named Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars for 2018, 40 finalists will be selected to attend the Regeneron Science Talent Institute from March 8 - 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C., to compete for $1.8M in additional awards, including the top award of $250,000. 

Kylie has been accepted to both MIT and Caltech for next fall due to her accomplishments.

Chris Anderson
Production Specialist & Observatory Coordinator
CSI Herrett Center
canderson@csi.edu | 208-732-6663
InstructionalDesignStudent Retention Tips and Articles
Spring 2018 BLOG - Strategies to Retain and Engage Students
P.S. You might need to sign in to Office 365 with your CSI account to access these articles.

Janea Triplett-Newell
Instructional Designer
jnewell@csi.edu  | 208.732.6324
CanvasCanvas Training Schedule for Students This Week
This week, CSI students can attend any of scheduled Canvas Orientation sessions listed below. No registration is required. All sessions will take place at The CSI Library, room 101. Each session will cover the same information, so students can choose and attend the session that fits his schedule. 
During the session, students will learn how to navigate through the Canvas interface, retrieve and download course information and instructions, post to Discussion Board, submit assignments, communicate with faculty and other students using Canvas features, and check the grades and faculty feedback. We will also look into additional features if they are used by the instructors in the courses taken by the attendees, such as Chat, GoogleDocs, Conferences, Wiki pages, etc. 

Canvas Orientation Sessions for Students

Thursday, 1/18/18
4 pm - 5 pm
Friday, 1/19/18
10 am - 11 am
Friday, 1/19/18
3 pm - 4 pm

Izabella Bagdasarova
Instructional Technology Specialist
ibagdasa@csi.edu | 208.732.6879

HelpNeed to Talk to Someone? Try the CSI Employee Assistance Program
The CSI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE and completely confidential benefit for our employees and families that need to talk about life and work issues with a trained professional counselor or advisor.  Two different providers are available and will respond to your phone calls 24/7.  Find contact information the Human Resources Benefits site at  http://hr.csi.edu/benefits/insurance.asp#eap
You may also contact anyone in the HR office to ask about these services, get more information, or let us know of any difficulties in connecting with a provider.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

OuchHave a Workplace "Ouch?" Try a Free Ergonomic Assessment
Your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program is committed to everyone having a pain-free workplace!  That's why we offer FREE ergonomic assessments provided by the Center for Physical Rehabilitation (CPR) to employees experiencing pain, numbness, or other general discomfort at your desk or other type of work situation. 
Your first step is to share your issue with your supervisor to let them know of the problem and start a discussion about changes that could improve your situation.  If you agree to continue with an assessment, either one of you may contact your Wellbeing Coordinator by email to  jheatwole@csi.edu  with your best contact information and we will have CPR schedule an appointment with you directly.  Once you have met with a member of their team, please share your results with your supervisor to discuss next steps.  Usually easy changes can effect a quick and helpful remedy. 
Any other costs will be incurred by your department.  The Wellbeing Program does not pay for modifications or equipment.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

RATRAT Players Present "The Diary of Anne Frank"

The Rat Players, Inc. proudly present The Diary of Anne Frank dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett directed by Tony Mannen.

The show will be January 18, 19, and 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm and January 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the CSI Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CSI Box Office or online at www.ratplayers.com.
This very special show is being presented during the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation, Administrative Assistant
tharmon@csi.edu | 208.732.6249

PlanetariumHerrett Center Activities
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
Jan. 19 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand!
Jan. 20
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale/ sky tour 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors & Sky Quest.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
Jan. 23
6:45-9 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
Jan. 26 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand!
Jan. 27
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale/ sky tour
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors & Sky Quest.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

Observatory Activities

Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:45 to 9:00 PM
Telescope Tuesday - Waxing crescent (41%) moon, Uranus, Neptune, binary/double stars, star clusters. Admission: $1.50, ages 6 and under free, free to all with paid planetarium admission.

Chris Anderson
Observatory Coordinator, Herrett Center
canderson@csi.edu | 208.732.6663

BYUBYU Living Legends
January 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Celebrating the native cultural heritage of North and South America and the South Pacific, Living Legends presents a vibrant spectacle of energy, music, costume, and dance. As they take the stage, talented performers of native descent capture the rhythms of Polynesia, portray the fascinating legends of Native American people, and dazzle the senses with the energy of Latin America. Both the lavish costumes and the intricate choreography are authentic representations of the showcase cultures. Tickets are $15 General Admission and can be bought at the CSI Box Office, at Desert Books, or online at noteworthytwinfalls.eventbrite.com

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Date Opponent Location Time Team
Jan. 20 USU Eastern  Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm Women
Jan. 20 USU Eastern Twin Falls, ID 5:00 pm Men
Jan. 25 Snow College Ephraim, UT 5:30 pm Women
Jan. 25 Snow College Ephraim, UT 7:30 pm Men
Jan. 27 Colorado Northwestern CC Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm Women
Jan. 27 Colorado Northwestern CC Twin Falls, ID 5:00 pm Men


Date Opponent Location Time
Jan. 20 Bronco Invitational Nampa, ID TBA

Date Opponent Location Time
Jan. 26
PIMA CC Henerson, NV 9 am
Jan. 26 Arizona Western College Henderson, NV 11:30 am
Jan. 26 Eastern Arizona College Henderson, NV 2 pm
Jan. 27 Yavapai College Henderson, NV 9 am
Jan. 27 Central Arizona College Henderson, NV 11:30 am

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493

TFComEdTwin Falls Community Education Class Schedule


Dates: Jan. 22 - Feb. 26
Days:  Mon/Wed
Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Fee: $99
Location: Gym 231A
Instructor: Morgan Jeno 

Dates: Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
Days: Wednesdays              
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $40 (+$60 paid to instructor for supplies)     
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Cody Thornton and Diane Glick   

Dates: Jan. 25 - Mar. 10
Days: Thursdays       
Times: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Fee:  $60 (+$100 paid to instructor for supplies)
Location: 496 Marona
Instructor: Wes Overlin

If you prefer, you can also call 732-6442 to register by phone or come into the Community Education Center in the Fine Arts Building.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment 
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

Avalanche"Know Before You Go" Seminar

"Know Before You Go" Seminar

Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center will be presenting an Avalanche Awareness Workshop for the Southern Idaho Region in partnership with the CSI Outdoor Rec. Center. The target audience is for the winter backcountry traveler, or anyone looking to increase their knowledge of winter travel. Whether you ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, snowboard or nordic ski in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Date: January 25, 2018
Location: Fine Arts Recital Hall
COST:  CSI Students: Free with CSI ID,  CSI Staff/Faculty: $5,  Community: $5
*Pay at the door. Cash or card accepted.*

Door prizes and special giveaways will occur at the event!

This presentation will be held in Fine Arts Recital Hall!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator and Instructor
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

SoiledDovesCSI Stage Door Series Presents "Soiled Doves
"...for the prodigal daughter these is no return. Were she with her wasted form and bleeding feet to drag herself back to home, she, the fallen and the lost, which would be her welcome?"  from The Soiled Dove Plea, Temple Houston, 1899

In 2011, The Nevada Shakespeare Company wrote produced an original play, Voices in the Life, based on interviews and research exploring the history and cultural impact of prostitution and human trafficking  in the state of Nevada. CSI's Shane Brown and Camille Barigar, in collaboration with Cameron Crain, founder of The Nevada Shakespeare Festival, and Norman Stephens, executive producer of the original play, have revitalized the project, and rewritten the script, to explore the same concepts in the Magic Valley. Join us as members of the Twin Falls theater community perform a table reading of the original script Soiled Doves. This script promises to illuminate the lives of the women who have worked in the prostitution industry and been coerced into  dark world of human trafficking, as well as explore the implications for the women themselves, and our rural community as a whole.

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

BowlsCSI Wellbeing Partners with Hands On for Empty Bowls Fundraiser

All current and retired, full- and part-time employees are invited by the CSI Wellbeing Program to paint a bowl FREE OF CHARGE for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Hands On in downtown Twin Falls.
This is an opportunity for you and a buddy (spouse, friend, child, parent, coworker) to let your creative juices flow in a fun and interactive activity that raises awareness and funds for our local SC Community Action program to fill food banks and soup kitchens in our area.
You and your buddy may engage at any time the shop is open, up to the 25th of January, and the CSI Wellbeing Program will pay your fees.  Simply register as a CSI employee with status/department noted when you arrive to obtain free bowls for each of you.
See details below and find shop hours and amenities online at http://www.handsonstudio.com/.

Judy Heatwole
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu  | 208.732.6269

Boxing41st Annual CSI Cowboy & Cowgirl Boxing Smoker
Steve Birnie
Head Rodeo Coach
sbirnie@csi.edu | 208.732.6620

EmotionalSupportEmotional Support & Comfort Animals Webinar
The Student Disability Services Office is sponsoring a webinar entitled 'Emotional Support & Comfort Animals: Policy Considerations to Eliminate Confusion & the Potential of a Lawsuit'.  All staff and faculty are invited to the webinar. I was hoping an announcement could be put in the CSI enotes publication.
The webinar will review the legal requirements for emotional support animals and service animals according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and state law. The webinar will also discuss how to develop, implement and effectively enforce policies related to students' rights to have emotional support animals on campus.    
Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Taylor/SUB 247

Scott Lindquist
Student Disability Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu| 208.732.6268

ArtCSI Herrett Center Announces New Art Exhibit
Heritage Habitats by
Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki Vanameyden


According to the artists:

The goal of this work is to engage community and school groups in discussions that address the ties that bind individuals: memory, history, culture, humanity and ancestry. This work also challenges audiences to interact and experience non-traditional materials and art making methods as contemporary artistic practice.

Artist Statement:

Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, Kites, Cairn, Grove, Heartwood and Roots are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers' unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.

Methods for creating these works involve appropriating imagery from our respective family albums then, framing ideas around the experience generated from remembering our past. The images we select are iconic in nature, typical of pictures that exist in all family photo albums. They reference concepts linked to blueprints of identity and help us to find our place in a larger historical picture. We value history and tradition as the staples of human life while acknowledging that representations of realities are altered by elapsed time and convoluted memories. 

The six installations that comprise Heritage Habitats explore collective memories, vernacular photography and the act of pursuing one's history as a universal human experience. Ultimately, the works are a residue of the process of self-discovery and catharsis. They are concerned with aspects of imaging oneself in a genealogical lineage while contemplating basic life stages: birth, infancy, youth, adulthood, old age and ultimately death.

Kites represents a communal conversation on the influence of family history and the life stage of youth. A young girl's dress form is tethered to images of her past with umbilical cord-like lines. Ghostlike images of her ancestors metaphorically hover above on carefree kites. 

Cairn references a burial mound or marker. This installation operates like a box of photographs - piles of images to sift through. Structured like a gravestone it memorializes the passing of life.

Hankies suggests a history of a western world viewpoints and mediated experience through the domestic lens. The photographic images, appropriated from 1920's National Geographic subscription magazines, are symbols of humanity that tie and bond people worldwide. 

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager, CSI Herrett Center
jheck@csi.edu| 208.732.6668

RomanceRomance Under the Stars
Join us at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science 
on Valentine's Day for Romance Under the Stars. 

This experience has options from $80-$120 per couple which includes a catered dinner, a rose, and gift for your sweetheart followed by a special presentation by Rick Greenawald in the Faulkner Planetarium: Romance under the Stars: Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing.

There is one exclusive table available in the planetarium with dining in the dome under a night sky of your choosing, personalized dining music, and special show seating for $250.

You can contact Cari Eskridge at the Herrett Center to reserve your seats.

Cari Eskridge
Events and Academic Coordinator
ceskridge@csi.edu | 208.732.6657

BLMTwin Falls District Fire Management is Hiring

Kelsey Brizendine
Prevention/Fire Information, BLM
kbrizendine@blm.gov | 208.732.7315

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