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Welcome to the Spring Semester Everyone

If You're Missing E-mails This Could Be Why
Missing emails? Watch this short video about managing junk mail in Microsoft Outlook.

Join Jess Stratton for a short walk-through of how to handle junk mail and rules, part of Office 365: Learn Outlook
Kevin Mark
Chief Technology Officer
kmark@csi.edu   | 208-732-6295

CSI PACE Reps Thank Everyone For A Successful Holiday Luncheon
The CSI PACE Reps would like to thank everyone for their 
participation in the annual CSI PACE Holiday Luncheon!
Sodexo served the most delicious lunch for 270 people! 
CSI Departments gave about 50 gifts.
PACE Reps have shown their willingness to help and go an extra mile for CSI colleagues.
We collected $30.40 in change and about 15 boxes of canned food for Gilbert's Pantry.
PACE Building Reps and I personally THANK YOU all for making this happen! We are looking forward 2017!

Professional and Classified Employees

A Thank You From the CSI Sustainability Council
The CSI Sustainability Council would like to thank you all for your help with our Shoe Drive last semester.  The final count was 2300 pairs of shoes that did not enter the landfill, but instead provided small business owners in Third W orld countries with a way to make a living. It also yielded $975 for the Twin Falls Animal Shelter. It truly was a win-win-win!
Janice Simpkin
Professor of Biology
jsimpkin@csi.edu | 208-732-6840   

RefugeeBlanket Drive For The CSI Refugee Program
NEEDED: Clean blankets in good condition.

Tanner Schroedter of Twin Falls High School is holding a blanket drive for the CSI Refugee Center for his senior project. Donations will be from open from  January 13, 2017, to January 31, 2017 . Please donate clean blankets in good condition at the designated drop-off areas.

Designated Drop-off areas:
  • Twin Falls High School-front foyer
  • Twin Falls High School-gym entrance
  • CSI-outside Testing Center (Second floor of the Meyerhoffer Bldg.)
  • LDS church on Orchard Drive-next to Relief Society Rm.
For more information, contact Tanner Schroedter  (208) 410-7846 or tanschro@hotmail.com.

JoAnn Schroedter
Test Proctor
jschroedter@csi.edu | 208-732-6532

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 January 2017
Tuesday, January 17th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
Wednesday, January 18th
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Over the Rainbow: The GLBT Experience in the Magic Valley by Brandon Tesch.
Friday, January 20th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
Saturday, January 21st 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.

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

Centennial Observatory

Tuesday, January 24 th , 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Telescope Tuesday -Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, 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

Herrett Center Museum

BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Events This Week

Hi everyone, welcome back to school. Have you heard how much fun we have at these gatherings? Do you want to be a part of this? We would love to have you join us. Our Brown Bag schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, 1/18/17, Hepworth 176, Noon, with Tiffany Seeley-Case & Jan Carpenter
Thursday, 1/19/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 with Evin Fox
Friday, 1/20/17, 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
RecFree Drop-In Fitness Classes for CSI Rec. Center Members
All classes are FREE with a CSI Student Rec. Center Membership or $3.00 without a membership.  

Classes start the week of January 16.

MONDAYS 6:00-6:50 AM CIRCUIT & H.I.I.T with Christina Fennell room 236
MONDAYS 9:00-9:50 AM YOGA with Tiffany Eckles in room 231A
MONDAYS 5:00-6:00 PM SPINNING with Joseph Lemoine spinning room
TUESDAYS 5:00-5:50 AM SPINNING with Rebecca Kuykendall in spinning room (starts Jan. 24)
TUESDAYS 6:00-6:50 AM SPINNING with Jaime Tique in spinning room
TUESDAYS 10:00-10:50 AM CARDI+WEIGHTS with Melissa Whitchurch room 233
TUESDAYS 11:00-11:30 AM HIIT SPINNING with Tiffany Eckles in spinning room
TUESDAYS 12:00-12:50 PM BARRE CONNECT with Tiffany Eckles in room 231A
TUESDAYS 4:00-4:50 PM POUND (Cardio Jam) w/Robin Smith in Rec. Court 258
TUESDAYS 6:10 -7:00 PM REFIT with Erica Rogers in room 236
TUESDAYS 7:10-8:00 PM SOCIAL DANCE CLASS with Tony Silva room 236
WEDNESDAYS 6:00-6:50 AM Wacky Wednesdays with Christina Fennell room 236
WEDNESDAY 12:00-12:50 PM SPINNING with Rebecca Kuykendall in spinning room (starts Jan. 25)
WEDNESDAYS 5:00-6:00 PM SPINNING with Joseph Lemoine spinning room
THURSDAYS 6:00-6:50 AM SPINNING with Jaime Tique in spinning room
THURSDAYS 10:00-10:50 AM CARDI+WEIGHTS with Melissa Whitchurch room 233
THURSDAYS 11:00-11:30 AM HIIT SPINNING with Tiffany Eckles in spinning room
THURSDAYS 12:00-12:50 PM  BIKE-N-BARRE! With Tiffany Eckles in spinning room
THURSDAYS 2:00-2:50 PM RESTORATIVE YOGA with Tiffany Eckles in room 231A
THURSDAYS 4:00-4:50 PM ZUMBA &/or ZUMBA TONING w/Robin Smith in Rec. Court 258
THURSDAYS 6:10-7:00 PM REFIT with Erica Rogers in room 236
Thank you again for your membership support that helps create added benefits to our CSI students. Also a big THANK YOU to the $500 donor who gave through the CSI Foundation to benefit the Student Rec. Center!

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

HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "Over the Rainbow: The LGBTQ Experience in the Magic Valley"
In his Herrett Forum lecture "Over the Rainbow," Brandon will share his experiences of growing up queer in the Magic Valley and discuss how he uses his art to explore the depths of LGBTQ repression with generous offerings of love and laughter to guide his audience to become blossoming souls of acceptance.

Brandon Scott Tesch is a Twin Falls hairdresser, performance artist, and a leading light in the local LGBTQ community. A native of the Magic Valley, Brandon experienced first-hand the stigma and prejudice of growing up gay in rural America. Mastering the art of styling hair and cultivating a loyal and loving clientele have been his professional focus over the last 17 years. Brandon also has a passion for the performing arts. When Brandon was 15, he discovered his alter ego, Ursula, a superhero version of himself that he uses to address the social stigmas and conflicts confronting the LGBTQ community. Last year, Brandon/Ursula created and performed Snake Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, a CSl Fine Arts Stage Door series production documenting Brandon's gender bending realization that his gender identity lies  "somewhere over the rainbow" -somewhere in the middle of the male-female gender spectrum. Brandon has also produced two benefit shows for Magic Valley Pride, delivered a spectacular performance in The Vagina Monologues, and contributed a presentation for Tedx Twin Falls.

Teri Fatig
Herrett Center Director
tfatig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501

StageDoorStage Door Series Presents "Inside Earth, Wind, and Fire"
January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Inside Earth, Wind, and Fire" on January 19. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.

Join Inspirata Dance Project for another "inside" peek into their 2017 production "Earth, Wind, and Fire: Immersive Environments." For this multi-disciplinary production, Inspirata will be collaborating with a variety of artists, including the pottery of Bill and Sheryl West, the percussion of Scott Farkas, the visual art of Mike Youngman, the choreography of Kiah Carpenter, the poetry of Shane Brown and Camille Barigar, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to get a look at the creative process.

Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students and are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Seating is limited to 100 people.

The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed, the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved.

For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6788.

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

Community Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Survival Spanish-Beginning
Enjoy Learning Spanish in a comfortable and relaxed environment. There is no grammar, very little writing, and no tests! You will have fun learning common phrases by conversing with each other. This is the perfect course if you are a beginner or need a refresher course.

Days: Thursday                  
Dates: Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
Time: 6-8 p.m.                   
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $99               
Instructor: Lupe Corbin
For more information or to register visit  http://communityed.csi.edu o r call (208) 324-5101.

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464

Community Education Classes at the Twin Falls Campus
The CSI Community Education Center is offering many classes starting next week. Here are a couple that might interest you:
  • Hatha Yoga from 5-7 p.m. on Monday nights in Gym 231 A  
  • Mindfulness and Meditation from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights in Taylor 276 
  • Ham Radio License from 7-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights in Shields 106 
  • The Perfect Path to Healing: Mind, Body, Soul, and Spirit from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday nights or from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturdays in Taylor 248
  • Torchwork Art Glass from 6-8:30 p.m. in Scott's Center (496 Madrona St. in Twin Falls)
  • Woodworking from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights in Canyon 133 
  • Metal Art from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday nights in Desert 105 
  • Pottery from 6:30-9 p.m. on Thursday nights in Art Lab 113 
  • Reiki Level One: Training & Attunement from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sat, Feb. 4, in Shields 107

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


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Boxing40th Annual CSI Cowboy + Cowgirl Boxing Smoker
The College of Southern Idaho Rodeo Team's 40 th annual Cowboy and Cowgirl Boxing Smoker is scheduled for Saturday night, Jan. 28 at CSI's Eldon Evans Expo Center.

CSI Rodeo Coach Steve Birnie says CSI Rodeo Team members will be matched with local fighters and athletes from several other programs. Anyone who would like to box in the Smoker is invited to contact CSI Rodeo Coach Steve Birnie at 208-732-6620. Fighters will be matched up according to height, weight, and experience levels and both men and women are encouraged to sign up to participate.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the matches begin at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 for ringside, $15 for reserved floor seats or the mezzanine, $13 for reserved bleacher seats, and $10 for general admission. Tickets sold at the door will cost $2 more per section. All proceeds support the CSI Rodeo Team.

Advance tickets are available in advance at the Expo Center, Vickers Western Store in Twin Falls; The Shoe and Tack Shop in Jerome; and EZ Money Auto in Burley. For ticket information, contact the CSI Rodeo office at 732-6619 or 732-6620.
Steve Birnie
Rodeo Head Coach
sbirnie@csi.edu | 208-732-6620

SunValleySki and Board Sun Valley for CSI Students

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 7:15 am-6 pm

SHOUT-OUT to CSI Senate for sponsoring this event! 

Want to shred some snow at the oldest Ski Resort in America?  Join the CSI Outdoor Rec Center (ORC) on their annual Sun Valley Ski trip, open to full and part-time students! We're excited to once again partner with the outstanding staff at Sun Valley, and cannot wait to show our school spirit up in Ketchum! We're also partnering with CSI Student Senate to bring you the lowest-cost lift tickets EVER, so there's no reason why you can't be there!
To register or for more information call Ann Rolfes at 732-6475 or Christa Gessaman at 732-6697 (or cgessaman@csi.edu).
Here's the low-down on this trip:

$30 for FT (7+ credits) Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 CSI  students! (Includes lift ticket + transportation)
$40 Part-time CSI Students
$80 CSI Staff & Faculty

Participants MUST be 18 year or older. For Intermediate and up skiers and snowboarders. (No refunds).

CSI Students on the main campus MUST take the transportation -- NO EXCEPTIONS. CSI Students at an off-campus center can ride on the CSI transportation or arrange alternate transportation.
We'll meet and load up to leave at 7:00 am at the bus stop in front of the Taylor Building. To return w e will meet up at the bus around 4 pm and depart no later than 4:30 pm to arrive back at CSI by 6 pm (road conditions permitting).

No lunch is provided on this trip, so bring one and a snack or purchase these items at the resort.
If you need to rent gear, do so the day before from Elevation or Claude's Sports to save your ski time + moolah on Saturday.

Wear appropriate clothing for ski or snowboarding, including appropriate head gear, gloves & protective eyewear!

Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697

FineArtsFine Arts Day at CSI for Juniors and Seniors in High School

Juniors and Seniors around the Magic Valley will have the opportunity to explore CSI's Fine Arts department in-depth with hands on sessions. Help spread the word to students interested in the following programs so they can register; Dance, Music,Theatre & Art.

Who can come? Juniors & Seniors interested in Fine Arts
When is it? February 3rd, 2017
How can I sign up? Fill out "Register Now" Form
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 100 people who RSVP & Qualify.
Will Scholarships be available? Yes!

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

BasketballCSI Student Recreation Department 3on3 Basketball

Basketball enthusiasts are encouraged to get their three-person teams together for the CSI Rec Center's 3 on 3 tournament Saturday, Feb. 4.

Event organizer Travis Bunker says all proceeds from the tournament will go to the CSI Student Recreation Department. The registration fee prior until Jan. 28 is $20 for CSI students and $25 for community members. A $20 late fee will be charged for registrations after that date. Each team is guaranteed at least four games and a T-shirt. Registrations will be capped at 32 teams.

Teams can begin to sign in and practice at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9:30 and goes until around 3 p.m. in CSI's main and Rec Center gymnasiums. There is no charge to come watch the games. For more information, please contact Bunker at 208-732-6478 or at tbunker@csi.edu.

Travis Bunker
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Instructor
tbunker@csi.edu | 208-732-6478

BloodEMERGENCY American Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to severe Idaho weather over 1,000 units of life giving blood were not collected...please help! 

Emergency Blood Drive 

Location: 2nd Floor of the CSI SUB (Taylor Building)
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm

Schedule an appointment online through www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: CSIEagles.  Or, you can call Debi at 208-484-0138 for an appointment. 

Debi Mahler
American Red Cross
debi.mahler@redcross.org | 208-484-0138

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

FluFlu Proof You Office

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

AARPAARP: How to Talk so your Doctor will Listen

When there's less   doctor-patient dialogue , patients are not only more likely to leave the office frustrated, but they're also at greater risk of being misdiagnosed. Want to make up for the time crunch? Try these strategies to maximize your office visit and talk so your doctor will listen.
Make a human connection
Before you dive into your concerns, break the ice with a greeting or even a joke. "Doctors are people first, and we're much more receptive when a patient begins a conversation with a simple, 'How's your day going?' " explains Katie Neuendorf, M.D., medical director for the Center of Excellence in Health Care Communication at the Cleveland Clinic.
See also 7 Ways to Make the Most of your Doctor Visit at http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2015/doctor-patient-relationship.html

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

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