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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that between Transfer Enrollment, CTE Enrollment, Non-Credit Workforce Training, and Adult Basic Education, CSI served more than 20,000 students in 2016-17?
(Source: CSI Internal Report; some students may be duplicated across categories )

"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

EagleInformsLooking For a Way to Reach Your Students?

Encourage your students to watch their e-mail every other Friday for our digital CSI student newsletter. It is titled "The Eagle Informs". Important deadlines, events, and campus happenings will be included. If you are interested in submitting information for the student newsletter please send what you have to Kimberlee LaPray at klapray@csi.edu. The first newsletter when out Friday, January 19, 2018.
Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

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

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

EmployeePicsCSI Employee Photos
Doug Maughan will be offering an employee photo session from  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Canyon Building Studio.

You will receive a digital copy of your photo to use as you please and it will be put on the website directory. There is no need for an appointment, walk-in's are welcome.

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

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

AlumniHelp Your Students Find a CSI Alumni Mentor

Welcome to spring semester. By now, students have started to figure out what their semester will look like. For some of them college is new and exciting, for others this is their last year here and they're wondering about the options they have moving forward.  The Alumni Association has started an alumni mentor program. Life is all about making connections and sharing passions. The Alumni Mentor Program is used to connect current students at CSI to an alumni with common interests. Once a student has a match they will receive information about their alum. This is a great way to get insight on their major, classes, and future career in their field. If you know of a student who might be interested have them fill out this application:  https://quondam.csi.edu/alumni/mentor.asp . The deadline for students to apply is January 31.  

Reylene Abbott
Alumni Relations Coordinator
rabbott@csi.edu  | 208.732.6574

DropInNew Drop-In Fitness Membership at the CSI Student Rec. Center

The CSI Student Recreation Center is now offering a fitness pass for drop-in classes only! That means 40 fitness classes a week for ONLY $10 per month! If you want to utilize any of the weight rooms or fitness equipment in the cardio hall, loft, or track, then you have the option to purchase a full membership and only pay the remaining balance. The drop-in class membership will begin on January 22, so if dancing to music, doing HIIT workouts with a group, or spinning under a blacklight is more your jam than treadmills and free weights, then check out this incredible deal! 

Purchase your drop-in class membership at the CSI Student Recreation Center front desk or call 208.732.6470 for more information! 

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

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. 23 
6:45-9 pm 
Observatory:  Telescope Tuesday 
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 / live 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. 30 
7-9 pm 
Art Reception:  Heritage Habitats
7:00 pm 
Planetarium Show:  Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.  
Jan. 31 
4:30-7:30 am  
Observatory:  Total Lunar Eclipse  viewing session (weather permitting). 

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.

Wednesday, January 31st, 4:30 to 7:30 AM
Total lunar eclipse - The full moon will begin to enter Earth's penumbral (partial) shadow at 3:51 AM, but won't begin to darken noticeably until around 4:30 AM, when the observatory opens for public viewing. First contact with the umbral (full) shadow occurs at 4:48 AM, and totality (with the moon full inside the umbra) begins at 5:52 AM. Greatest eclipse is at 6:31 AM, minutes after the moon will have dropped too low for the Herrett 24" telescope to track (at 6:25 AM), so viewing will continue with small telescopes on the stargazers' deck. The moon begins to emerge from the umbra at 7:08 AM, and sets still partially eclipsed at 7:58 AM. (The observatory will close at 7:30 AM, around the time the moon will have disappeared into the trees to the NW.)

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

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions This Week

Topic This Week: To Be Decided

12:00 - 1:00  p.m.
Hepworth 176  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Hepworth 176 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Taylor 233 

Click here to follow the Facebook discussion!  

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Date Opponent Location Time Team
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
Feb. 1 Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Women
Feb. 1 Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 7:30 pm Men
Feb. 3 USU Eastern Price, UT 3:00 pm Women
Feb. 3 USU Eastern Price, UT 5:00 pm Men


Date Opponent Location Time
Feb. 2-3 Mountain State Games Pocatello, 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
Feb. 1 PIMA CC Yuma, AZ 1:00 pm
Feb. 1 Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ 3:30 pm
Feb. 2 Yavapai College Yuma, AZ 1:00 pm
Feb. 2 Central Arizona College Yuma, AZ 3:30 pm
Feb. 2 Phoenix College Yuma, AZ 6:00 pm
Feb. 3  South Mountain CC Yuma, AZ 10:00 am
Feb. 3 Glendale CC Yuma, AZ 12:30 pm


Feb. 1 Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV 1:00 pm
Feb. 2 Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV 12:00 pm
Feb. 2 Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV 2:00 pm
Feb. 3  Scottsdale CC Las Vegas, NV 12:00 pm

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

SBDCQuickBooks for Your Business 
Class Title: QuickBooks for Your Business
Dates:  February 1, 6, 8, 13, and 15, 2018
Time:   6:00-9:00 PM
Location:  CSI Main Campus Evergreen C93
Fee: $200

Class Description:  QuickBooks Pro 2016 Beginning through Intermediate Combo Course for Business. This course takes you from setting up a company to the details of payroll using QuickBooks Pro 2016. Learn how to use the program, then how to make it the most valuable tool in your business toolkit. The course will be 5 sessions long.

Jordan Gentry
Training Coordinator/Office Admin
Idaho Small Business Development Center
 jgentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6455

CommEdJeromeJerome Community Education Class Schedule

Explosion Box Album - XART 039 C50
An  Explosion Box Album  is a mini album that can also double as a gift box. On the outside, it looks like an ordinary box, but once you lift the lid it reveals multiple layers that can each be decorated the way you want them, with plenty of room left for a surprise gift to be hidden inside. Come and use your imagination and creativity to design your own box. Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Day: Thursday                                             
Date:  Feb 1
Time:  6 - 8 p.m.                                            
Location:  Jerome Center
Fee:  $25 (plus $20 supply fee paid to instructor at class)
Instructor: Diane Gause
Beginning Meditation - XMSC 033 C50
Learn the art and benefits of meditation through mindful breathing and visualization. Calm your mind and relax your body. Begin living with more ease and joy and reduce your daily stress.

Day:  Tuesday
Dates:  Feb 6 - 27
Time:  6 - 8 p.m.
Location:  Jerome Center 
Fee: $48 (plus optional CD purchase ($5) paid to instructor at class)    
Instructor: Sandra Bernsen

Or call (208) 324-5101

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

BrainTraumatic Brain Injury Group
Hosted by: 
Michael Howell

Assisted by: 
Debra Wilson - Executive Director, CSI Foundation
Scott Lindquist - Student Disability Services Coordinator
Bill Ebener - Department Chair/Instructor, Biology
Jason Ostrowski - Dean of students
Shelly Wright - Professor, Active Aging Director

January 9, 2018 
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018

For more information call Amy Barker at (208) 732-6800.

*Please be respectful of others and do not bring children or pets and please turn your cell phone off.  Thank you.             

** The College of Southern Idaho is Handicap Accessible. 

Michael Howell
Traumatic Brain Injury Group Host

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

IOEMIdaho Office of Emergency Management Survey
The Idaho Office of Emergency Management is updating the State's Hazard Mitigation plan! Follow the link below to a survey that will help them determine areas of importance to Idahoans in all 44 counties and Tribes: 


Kelsey Brown
Mitigation Planner, IOEM
kbrown@imd.idaho.gov | 208.258.6552

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