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VPCSI Administration Hosts Employee Breakfast

Thanks to the CSI Administration for a wonderful breakfast! It was greatly appreciated! 
 
Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299


The Sustainability Council wishes everyone a great first week of the Spring 2016 semester. As we begin the new year the Sustainability Council will be informing you of the past year's recycling success to which you contribute on a daily basis. The next few editions of enotes will feature recycling totals for 2015. Let's start with the plastic bag totals. During 2015 CSI sent 1,010 pounds of plastic film and bags to NOVOLEX for recycling. It is our understanding that most of this material will be made into new bags at the Jerome plant. The cumulative total since April 2014 is 1441 pounds. The best thing to do is to avoid using plastic bags in the first place by using reusable bags to transport your goods. Remember that plastic film packaging (film around toilet paper, paper towels) is recyclable. Thank you for keeping this material out of the landfills and out of our waterways. 
 
Next week the Sustainability Council will reveal the Tore Up (paper shredding company) paper recycling totals. Want to win a t-shirt or an LED light bulb? Send in your guess in pounds to rsmith@csi.edu for the 2015 total by Jan 21 at 5 PM. The person with the closest guess will win their choice of shirt or LED bulb. 
 
B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6817
 

FoundationFrom the CSI Foundation

It's time again to start our Annual Internal Campaign in which we ask CSI employees to give to the Foundation. It is our sincere hope that in the coming school year we can give away over $2 million in scholarships. We need your help to accomplish that.
 
You can send in a one-time contribution or you can start a monthly payroll deduction. Click here for the online form. Once you have done that you can fill it out and email it to Tamara Harmon at tharmon@csi.edu; A simple process that will have a huge impact on our students and programs.
 
Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation Office
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249   
 
 

PACEPACE Employees of the Year

CivilityCSI Civility Pledge


Soon the Knight of Civility will be searching out those who have pledged and present them with an item designating them as a member of the Knight of Civility's Corp of Good Citizens.   If you have not gone online and taken the Civility Pledge, please do so. It takes less than five minutes to go on and mark 10 boxes. Here is the link:   www.CivilityPledge.org Join us by going online now. 

Sir Knight will be seeing you soon.
The CSI Civility Project
 
Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.
-Albert Einstein

John R.. Brannen, MS, RN
Assistant Professor PN Program
jbrannen@csi.edu | 208-732-6717
Enrollment
Low Enrollment Classes
ENGL 101: English Comp
Jim Irons has openings in English 101 for students looking to fulfill their core requirements:  Eng 101 C13 TR 9:30-11; Eng 101 C14 TR 2:00-3:20; and Eng 101 C15 TR 11-12:20.  Students who meet the appropriate placement score are welcome, and Jim also encourages those students who have always disliked or feared English to take his English Composition 1 classes.

ENGL 258: Survey of Western World Literature 
Interested in what writers in other countries thought about the world around them? Need Humanities credits? English 258, Survey of Western World Literature, will explore the literature of France, Germany, Russia, as well as the rest of Europe, Latin America, and Africa from the late 1600s to today. There's no need to know a foreign language, but you do need to have completed English 102. For more information, contact Robert Mayer at 732-6806.

(Class Time: TR, 11-12:20 p.m.)

ENGL 293 Creative Writing Nonfiction
Do you have a great story you've been thinking about writing? Do you want to write a memoir but don't know how to get started? Could you be the next Joel Stein or Annie Dillard? Anyone interested in writing nonfiction, including memoirs, personal essays, and humor, is invited to enroll in English 293 Creative Writing Nonfiction. Besides studying and practicing nonfiction writing, students will be introduced to the basics of submitting their writing for publication. This online, three-credit class will run from Jan. 19 to May 6, 2016. Professor Judy Grigg Hansen, former features writer for the Idaho Statesman and Idaho correspondent for Time Magazine, will teach the class. If you have questions about the class, please email Hansen at jhansen@csi.edu or call 208-732-6581.

ART 103: Photography Appreciation
ART 150: Beginning Digital Photography
ART 204: Studio Photography
ART 251: Darkroom Photography
ART 252: Intermediate Darkroom Photography
ART 253: Digital Photography
If you are interested in photography classes all of the above are available this spring semester with Ben Lustig. 

PORT 101: Portuguese
Portuguese 101 is a 4 credit hybrid class that meets twice a week. There is no textbook required; the course uses an online video-based approach called Semántica. CSI students get 1 year of access to the site (which we use in PORT 101 and 102) for only $75! The course satisfies a gen-ed humanities requirement, and is a great fit for Spanish speakers wishing to learn another language, although previous experience with Spanish is not required. This class also utilizes Brazilian music and film to help students gain an understanding of the rich culture of Brazil while learning the language. Please contact Adam Crofts at 208-420-8487 with any questions. 

CABW 009: Woodworking Evening Class
For those who have always wanted to build something with their own hands, yet lack the knowledge or equipment, to those of you that just want to get away for a while and tinker around, look no further. Come sign up and learn the basics of woodworking while creating your own masterpiece. You'll learn new skills and be the envy of all your friends. Learn from one of the best woodworkers in our area, Mr. Ken Triplett, as he guides you on your journey.

CABW 101: Intro to Woodworking
For those who have always wanted to build something with their own hands, yet lack the knowledge or equipment. Always had an interest in woodworking but where not sure about it, look no further? Come sign up and learn the basics of woodworking while creating your own masterpiece. You'll learn new skills and be the envy of all your friends. You will have a great in-site into the Woodworking program by taking the class. Learn from one of the best woodworkers in our area, Professor Ken Triplett, as he guides you on your journey.


CookiesDo You Have a Girl Scout Selling Cookies? 
It's Cookie Time! Send Us Your Info...

We know how much everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies! Well, it's that time of year again to purchase a box or two. Some of you may know who sells these little pieces of deliciousness, but some of you may not. If you have a Girl Scout selling cookies, let us know so we can list their name and/or contact information in eNotes to drum up some business.

Click Here to send us your Girl Scout's name and/or contact information. 

DCDual Credit Night Offers A Chance To Win A Scholarship



CSI Events
Facebook
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.  

THIS WEEK
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JAN
Jan 6 - Jan 19 · 4 guests
Twin Falls
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22
Twin Falls
 
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22
Twin Falls
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22
Twin Falls
 
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22
Twin Falls
19
JAN
Jan 19 - Jan 22
Twin Falls
 
20
JAN
Tomorrow 10:30 AM
Twin Falls
20
JAN
Tomorrow 7:30 PM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
 
21
JAN
Thu 7:30 PM · Hosted by CSI
Twin Falls
22
JAN
Jan 22 - Feb 5
Twin Falls
 
22
JAN
Fri 6 PM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
22
JAN
Fri 7:30 PM · Hosted by CSI
Twin Falls
 
23
JAN
Sat 4 PM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
25
JAN
Mon 6:00 PM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
26
JAN
Tue 6 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
College of Southern Idaho Jerome Center
 
29
JAN
Fri 8:30 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
30
JAN
Sat 7 AM
Twin Falls
 
30
JAN
Sat 7:15 AM · 1 guest
Sun Valley
30
JAN
Sat 6 PM · 60 guests
Twin Falls
 
31
JAN
Sun 1 PM · 26 guests
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI  click here . Or, 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

This Week's Topic: 

We are not meeting this week; we will start next week. In the meantime, please sign up to join our Facebook page and sign up to receive text messages using the links below:
 
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.

Evin Fox
Professor
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
Moonlight
Moonlight Skiing at Magic Mountain - A Community Event
Skiers, our moonlight ski is planned for this coming Saturday night. We will assemble at the Magic Mountain lodge beginning at 6 pm. Skis and equipment are available. We are not planning a regular dinner as in past years, but Dan will make cobbler with Dutch ovens. You can bring a dinner for yourself and warm it at the lodge, or possibly bring a soup; this can be a shared experience. We do need to collect $8/person for our joint use of the lodge and for the cobbler.
 
We do need reservations for use of the lodge and for the cobbler by Wednesday evening, or Thursday at 5 pm at the latest.  Please contact Valdon Hancock to RSVP. We don't need reservations for those that wish to join us at 7 pm to ski with the group.
 
We will plan to leave to ski at about 7 pm. There will be one beginner's group, going into the nearby campground, and a more advanced group for those wishing to go further. We do keep track of everyone, so no one is lost.
 
Valdon Hancock
High Desert Nordic Association
208-420-9042


DiscSpring Disc Golf Class
 
Jump into, (or improve your skills), in one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Instruction will be provided by both amateur and professional players from across the Magic Valley area (special thanks to the Southern Idaho Chuckers and DGDC - Disc Golf Distribution Center).

HACT-199B (Disc Golf) is an 8-week course developed to improve fundamental Disc Golf skills and encourage life long physical activity.

Enroll online at MyCSI  or call 208-732-6221 before March 11!
 
Matthew English
Grant Writer
208-732-6248


HealthcareHow To Be A Great Patient: The Importance of Co-Producing Your Own Healthcare
Dr. Miles' talk will be about the evolving role of patients in our current healthcare system. What does patient centered care really mean? What five things can we do to improve our interactions with doctors, nurses and other providers to assure better outcomes and make our care safer, more satisfying and less expensive? How do we become great patients?
 
Teri Fattig, MLIS, Ed.D
Director of Library & Herrett Center
LIIS Department Chair
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501


VoxCSI Fine Arts This Week

Vox Animae
January 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and will be available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu . Season tickets are also available, which includes admittance to all eight Stage Door productions for $70 adults or $35 for students. 
 
The human voice. Each of us enters the word in possession of this one musical instrument. Its soothing sounds carry us from cradle to grave, celebrating or mourning the many moments along the way. This Stage Door offering explores both the ethereal nature of the unaccompanied solo voice and the unique collaboration of voice and guitar. Join CSI Music Faculty Serena Jenkins Clark and Michael Frew as they take us on a journey from cradle to grave, with glimpses of the agony and ecstasy experienced as the journey unfolds. Music to be performed includes Bach, Gounod, Rachmaninoff, Villa-Lobos, and more. 
 
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.


 
SAAKUMU DANCE TROUPE
January 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium  
The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory. Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Master percussionist Bernard Woma is an extremely dynamic artist and deeply experienced educator.  Bernard has shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, at the Lincoln Center, for international dignitaries and presidents such as U. S. president Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Queen Elizabeth II. He was recently honored as the cultural resource person for President Barack Obama's family when they visited Ghana. The performance of his composition "Gyil Nyog Me Na" in the spring of 2006 at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall is a testimony of his musicianship. Bernard is the Artistic Director of Saakumu Dance Troupe and the founder and director of the Dagara Music and Arts Center in Accra, Ghana. saakumu.com  Tickets are $24/adults or $10/students high school and under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288

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


AthleticsCSI Athletic Events


Come support our CSI Basketball teams this weekend. Schedule below: 
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 vs. USU-Eastern at 5:30 pm - WOMEN
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 vs. USU-Eastern at 7:30 pm - MEN
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016 vs. Colorado Northwestern CC at 3:00 pm - WOMEN
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016 vs. Colorado Northwestern CC at 5:00 pm - MEN
Note:
CSI Employees get a $1 pass for themselves, their significant other, and all children ages 7 and up that are living at home. These passes are good for all CSI Athletic region games. Tournaments and rodeos are excluded.

Ginger Nukaya
Athletic Administrative Assistant
gnukaya@csi.edu  | 208-732-6486


EdgePresentation Change for World Premiere: Edge of Darkness
There has been a change to the presentation of  Edge of Darkness.  The show has been being presented with a live sky tour following the movie portion of the program.  The Pluto Update module is now complete and will start being presented with the show instead of the live sky tour. 

One more piece of information on  EoD . We will continue to be the only theater in the world running  EoD  until February 1 when it will open at a planetarium in Finland. 
 
Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208-732-6659


SpanishLearn Survival Spanish at the CSI Jerome Center
 
We still have openings in our Survival Spanish Class. Please share with your co-workers, family, and friends.

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


SkiSki Sun Valley with CSI
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2015
Time: 7:15am-6pm

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! 

Sign up Ann Rolfes at 732-6475, or contact Christa Gessaman at 732-6697 (or cgessaman@csi.edu) to register / or get more info!

Here's the Low-Down On This Trip

COST:  $30 for FT (12+ credits) Fall 15/Spring 16 CSI  students! (Includes lift ticket + transportation)
$40 PT (4-11 Credits) : Ticket + Transport

$79 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 & load up to leave at 7:15am at the Taylor Building Circle. Will meet up at the bus around 4pm and depart no later than 4:30pm to arrive back at CSI by 6pm (road conditions permitting). 


No Lunch provided, so bring one and a snack or purchase 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
Challenge Course Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu  |  208-732-6697


WellnessWellness Class Coming

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


BowlsThere's Still Time: Paint Pottery for Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Paint bowls FREE at Hands On through February 2nd thanks to CSI Wellness Program.
 
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
 
Hands On is proud to announce this is the seventh year they are participating in the Empty Bowls event. You can get involved by painting a bowl to donate to the dinner. Simply stop in to the Hands On studio and choose a bowl to paint. Bowls range from $8 - $12. The studio and glazing fees will be waived for anyone that paints a bowl to donate. The goal is 300 bowls for this year's event.
 
The Wellness Program is pleased to offer you and a family member the opportunity to create a bowl for this charity event. We will cover the cost to participate with costs for additional family or friends to be incurred by you. Please identify yourself as a CSI employee and your first two bowls are FREE to you. This is a great opportunity to engage your creative side and spend quality time with a significant other or other family member. Just remember, you leave your creation behind to donate to the event.
 
Feel free to drop in to select and paint a bowl now through February 2nd. Times available are:
 
Mon-Sat 10 am-7 pm
Sun 12-5 pm 

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


DiabetesDo You Have Pre-Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Or Impaired Glucose Tolerance?
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


ActiveSpring 2016 Active Lifestyle Challenge Starts Feb. 8
Be active. Have fun.
 
The  President's Active Lifestyle Challenge (PALA+) is a national program that promotes physical activity AND good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for the six-week program to help you maintain or improve your health. Our Challenge begins February 8, and ends just before Spring Break.
A healthy life is an active life. Youth (6-17 years old) need to be active at least 60 minutes a day (or 11,000 steps for girls and 13,000 steps for boys). Adults (18 and older), 30 minutes (or 8,500 steps). So, take a walk with friends, bike ride after dinner, garden, or play a game of basketball at the park. Get your heart pumping and your muscles moving. When you've logged six weeks of physical activity, congratulations. You've started a regular routine for a more active lifestyle.  
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellness Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu  | 208-732-6269


ShinglesSelectHealth Covers Shingles Shots 100% Starting at 59


For more information, visit www.vaccineinformation.org. If you are having trouble reading this flyer please click here
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellness Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu  | 208-732-6269


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