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WebCSI Enterprise Web Initiative Progress Update
Achieved This Reporting Period
Planned for Next Reporting Period
  • Setup federation with Office365
  • Website integration design for Student Portal
  • Define website content requirements for sub-committees (Academics, Current Students, Future Students, Community and Operations)
  • Evaluate CMS solutions
  • Define website design/layout directions with website steering committee
  •  Identify Content Management System for Website development and maintenance
  • Begin website development
  • Design Intranet infrastructure
  • Implement forms and workflow capabilities (Nintex)
  • Federate with Nintex
  • Federate with Jenzabar SIS
  • Begin Intranet implementation/configuration

Nancy Newland
IT Service Owner
nnewland@csi.edu | 208-732-6238

StudentNewsCSI Introduces New Student Newsletter

Please help us spread the word to students...

The Eagle Informs is a student newsletter created to connect and inform every CSI student about current events and important dates happening on and off campus. The newsletter goes out every other Wednesday and is the main source of information for student activities. The next edition will be sent our on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  

The most efficient way for students to receive the newsletter is by having their Eaglemail account as an app on their smartphone. Here are the instructions for that: http://myhelpdesk.csi.edu/POP3settings.asp

If you have information that you would like to share with CSI students via the student newsletter, please e-mail it to studentnews@csi.edu

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberlee LaPray in the Public Information Office.

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299

LetterheadNew CSI letterhead is Now Available for Printing and Downloading
Here's how to get it:
 
Option 1: Pre-printed generic CSI letterhead. Letterhead preprint can be purchased from the CSI bookstore. Contact Jayme Ketterling at jketterling@csi.edu. This letterhead is printed on a special stock selected by the President's Office. If your document is more than one page, you can also order blank letterhead stock from the bookstore.
 
Option 2: Department letterhead on pre-print. If you would like pre-printed letterhead with your department contact information included, you may also order this through the bookstore (Jayme Ketterling, jketterling@csi.edu). The bookstore will coordinate with the copy center to get your department information added and printed, then invoice it back to your department.
 
Option 3: Digital letterhead. A digital file of the generic CSI letterhead is available for download at https://mycsi.csi.edu/ICS/Employee_Info/Handouts.jnz (employee login required). This is a Word document set up as a template that you can add your own text to. If you would like a digital letterhead document that includes your department information in the header, contact Erin Giesler at the Copy Center (egiesler@csi.edu) and she will create your custom document.
 
If you wish to print a digital letterhead document for mailing or handing out, it should be printed in color on the special blank letterhead stock available for purchase from the bookstore.
 
What about envelopes? If you need envelopes to match your letterhead, these may also be ordered through the bookstore (Jayme Ketterling, jketterling@csi.edu). These can be ordered with generic CSI information or with your department information.
 
If you would like to learn more about CSI letterhead or other CSI materials that have recently been updated with the new logo, check out the CSI Visual Identity Guide at http://www.csi.edu/publicinformationoffice/visual-identity-guide.asp.
 
Erin Giesler
Graphic Design Specialist
egiesler@csi.edu | 208-732-6320

CTEStudent Represents CSI at the CTE Student Day at the Legislature
CSI CTE student MaKenzie Tiegs is in the Paramedic Program and represented CSI at the CTE Student Day at the Legislature. MaKenzie was asked to speak at one of the House Committees in the morning and also addressed the entire group at the luncheon and did a fantastic job! 

Thank you, MaKenzie for representing CSI!

Terry Patterson
Instructional Dean
tpatterson@csi.edu | 208-732-66402



RecycleCSI Sustainability Council Shares Recycling Information
Hello! I am Joseph Lemoine from the Sustainability Council. I work full time in the maintenance section of the college and handle all the recycling for the college. Welcome to the new year. We hope to continue useful information about us and what we do for the college. I want to start by pointing out that the Sustainability Council has a link on the main CSI web page for easy access to information on what we do and things we are currently working on as well as past accomplishments ( http://sustainability.csi.edu/happenings.asp). This past year, the College of Southern Idaho has been able to recycle and keep out of our landfills 79,600 pounds or 39.80 tons. We are waiting for the rest of the numbers from December to get the final tally for the year.  Records for recycling numbers are sketchy prior to 2009, but since 2009, we have recycled over 272 tons!
 
We also try and repurpose boxes for employees that need them, collect aluminum cans for the ATIC, collect 2-liter plastic bottles for STEM experiments for visiting students, pick up used/depleted batteries for a secondary recycling project, and collect food scraps for delivery to the CSI Farm for use in composting. If you would like to become a part of this amazing, Earth-conscious endeavor, visit our webpage or come to one of our meetings. We meet the second Tuesday of every month, in Room 201 of the Shields building, at 1:00 pm

See you there!

Joseph Lemoine
Recycling
jlemoine@csi.edu | 208-732-6600


FishAquaculture Students Have Good Chance of Finding Jobs in Magic Valley
By  | 
 
Picture Credit: KMVT
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT)  Class for an aquaculture student can be hours of working outside, in a hatchery. For a lot of students that's a draw to going into it.
At least that was for Justin Ashley, who is in the College of Southern Idaho's aquaculture program.
"I like being outdoors, I like fishing, I really didn't want to be in school at first then I found out we have a fish program down here," he said.
Ashley didn't know much about the field before he started taking classes last fall. His high school, Filer High School, like many others in the Magic Valley didn't have an aquaculture program.
"If my high school had it I would have probably taken every class they had for it," Ashley said.
So if Ashley was still in high school he probably would have been jealous of Murtaugh High School, who received a $10,000 grant last week to start an aquaculture program.
Instructors at CSI think that adding programs like that to schools in the area would be a good idea.

Matt Wilson
Fish Hatchery Manager
mwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-3972


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

RobotsVolunteer Opportunity For This Weekend
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity here is a great one. There will be a Robotics Tournament at CSI this Saturday, January 28, and they need some help. Listed below are links that describe the volunteer job descriptions and a brief overview for anyone who does volunteer. All CSI Faculty, Staff, and Students are encouraged to volunteer. 
Evin Fox
Professor of Merit, Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

DualCreditDual Credit Changes Higher Ed Landscape
TWIN FALLS (Times-News) - Instead of sports or music, Miranda Packham took more academic classes at Kimberly High School. By the time she graduated in 2012, she had a year's worth of college credits under her belt.

How did she pull it off? Dual-credit classes allowed her to earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

Within three years after graduation, Packham earned an associate degree from the College of Southern Idaho and a bachelor's degree from Idaho State University's Twin Falls program. Now she's in her second year as a Kimberly Elementary School second-grade teacher.

Stories like hers are becoming more common.

More south-central Idaho teens are getting a jump-start on college as the state offers more money to help students cover the cost.

The purpose is to boost Idaho's college-going rate - which hovers around 50 percent - and lower the financial burden for students. Plus, educators say, students who take dual-credit classes are more likely to continue in college and earn better grades.

Across Idaho, about 15,000 students took dual-credit classes in 2015 - up nearly 200 percent from 2008, according to the Idaho Board of Education.

CSI has seen a similar trend.



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.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
Public Event Schedule for January 2017
Day
Time
Event

 
Friday, January 27th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
 
Saturday, January 28th 
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.
 
Tuesday, January 31st
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
 

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  
 

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 , 1/25/17, Hepworth 176, Noon, with Tiffany Seeley-Case & Jan Carpenter
 
Thursday, 1/26/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 with Evin Fox, Clay Wilkie will demonstrate how to use outcomes and rubrics for our classes.
 
Friday, 1/27/17, 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
HathaYoga
Community Education Classes at the CSI 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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Secular
A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God
The CSI Secular Student Alliance and Diversity Council present
A BETTER LIFE: AN EXPLORATION OF JOY & MEANING IN A WORLD WITHOUT GOD 
(with a presentation by Filmmaker Christopher Johnson)

January 25 at 7:00 pm in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall

There is no God. Now what? If this is the only life we have, how does that affect how we lives our lives, how we treat each other, and cope with death. As a follow-up to one of Kickstarter's most successful publishing projects, photographer and filmmaker Chris Johnson introduces us to some of the many voices from his book. In this fascinating documentary - learn the stories behind the book in interviews with some of our greatest thinkers. Join Chris as he explores issues of joy & meaning and travels around the globe meeting people from all walks of life and backgrounds who challenge the false stereotypes of atheists as immoral and evil. From Daniel Dennett and A.C. Grayling, to Julia Sweeney and Robert Llewellyn -learn the various ways many atheists have left religion to a better life filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder!  The event is free and open to the public.  

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


Justin
CSI Piano Celebration Presents Justin Nielsen, Jazz Pianist

The College of Southern Idaho music department continues the year-long celebration of its new concert grand piano with a schedule of five performances this spring semester, each featuring an accomplished guest artist.
    
The series kicks off on Friday, Jan. 27 with jazz pianist Justin Nielsen, a composer, recording artist, and teacher from Boise. Nielsen, who has performed with many great musicians, will perform a mix of jazz standards, reinterpreted popular songs, and his own compositions.
               
Each artist will conduct a master class for CSI students between 3 and 5 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall. Students who wish to perform during the master class need to coordinate with instructor Sue Miller at smiller@csi.edu or 208-732-6769. There is a $10 fee for performers. The master classes are free and open to the public. Each artist will then present their own performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission to the evening concerts is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students. A season pass for five concerts can be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office for $40 for adults, $32 for seniors, or $24 for students

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208-732-6769


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:

COST: 
$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


Moulson16th Annual Dinner and Wine Tasting Benefit


Friends and family of the late James Moulson, a Jerome Sheriff's Deputy who was killed in the line of duty in 2001, will host the 16th annual Dinner and Wine Tasting benefit in his honor Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Rock Creek Restaurant in Twin Falls.

A no-host bar with appetizers will begin at noon. Dinner, including salad bar, prime rib, salmon, chicken, baked potato, brown rice, and a dessert bar will be served from 1 until 5 p.m. Free wine tasting will be available throughout the event. Entertainment will be by Brett Reid of Crossfire. Raffle tickets are being sold to win a Glock 9mm pistol. Tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $20.

Proceeds from the event are used to help meet the needs of Magic Valley peace officers as well as for scholarships to the Law Enforcement program at the College of Southern Idaho. Tickets are $35 each and available at Dick's Pharmacy, the Rock Creek, or from Bob Moulson at 208-731-0222.


JiveTwin Falls High School Jive Presents Winter Showcase
Twin Falls High School's show choir,  Jive , is busy preparing for their Winter Showcase, to be presented Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM, with an additional matinee performance Saturday, February 4 at 1 PM. All performances are at Roper auditorium on the TFHS campus. The Winter Showcase features music from Disney, Michael Jackson, Queen, Nightmare Before Christmas, and others. General admission tickets are $7 each and a family ticket is available for $25. The family ticket will admit two adults and all the children in their immediate family to one performance. Tickets may be purchased at Welch Music, The Music Center, from any Jive member, or at the door. On the CSI campus, tickets may be purchased by contacting Serena Clark at X6768 or 
sjenkinsclark@csi.edu . She will deliver to you!
 
Jive  is well-known throughout the Magic Valley for high energy, fun shows, characterized by excellent singing and dancing, colorful costuming, and impressive production elements, including theatrical lighting and special effects.
 
Jive  has been a part of the choral landscape at Twin Falls High School for the past eighteen years. This year's Jive consists of 28 talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The group practices for 8-10 hours each week. Jive is directed by TFHS Choral Director, Joe Casperson, with choreography provided by Ground Control Clogging and Power Tap Studios. Production elements are provided by Midnight Productions.

Serena Jenkins Clark
Assistant Professor of Music
sjenkinsclark@csi.edu  | 208-732-6768


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


Jerome
Community Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Spring 2017 Jerome Center Community Education Courses

Handmade Journal
Don't you just love going through a handmade journal and wishing you could have one, too? Now you can! You will learn fun and creative techniques to get you started on your very own journal. Soon you'll be off and on your way to owning a fabulous book to be treasured! This class will show you how to make a book from beginning to end. The result is a beautiful work of art that you can give as a gift or fill with your own drawings, notes and photos.

Days: Saturday                 
Dates: Feb. 4-18
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Location: Jerome High School Room E260
Cost: $89 (plus $5 paid to instructor for supplies.)              
Instructor: Keith Farnsworth

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
 
Beginning Meditation
Learn the art and benefits of meditation through mindful breathing & visualization. Calm your mind and relax your body. Begin living with more ease and joy and reduce your daily stress.

Days:  Tuesday                       
Dates:  Feb. 7-28
Time: 6-8 p.m.                     
Location: Jerome Center             
Cost: $48 (CD will be available for purchase at the end of class for $5.)                    
Instructor: Sandra Bernsen

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


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
 

BowlsEmpty Bowls Fundraiser
Note: As in past years, the CSI Employee Wellbeing Committee will pay the cost of one bowl per employee and one for a friend or family member to join you in creating a piece of art in the form of a bowl. Just tell the staff that you are an employee of the College when you attend one of these workshops.  Enjoy!
 
Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger.  The basic idea is simple. Participants paint ceramic bowls which are then donated to the SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP's "Empty Bowls Dinner/Fundraising Event" where attendees choose a bowl and are served a simple meal of soup and bread from local restaurants. Guests choose a bowl to use at the event and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, guests give a donation which is in turn goes to help fight hunger right here in The Magic Valley. 
 
So, how can community members get involved? Option 1 is to paint a bowl to donate to the EMPTY BOWLS DINNER (on March 7, 2017). Simply stop in at Hands On and choose a bowl. Bowls range from $8-12. We waive the studio and glazing fees for anyone who paints a bowl to donate to this event.  After the bowl is painted, it gets left with us and we glaze and fire it and get it to the event.
 
We are having 4 COMMUNITY BOWL PAINTING PARTIES over the next month or so (see the attached flyer) where participants pay $10 to paint a bowl and we provide light refreshments. Alternatively, people can come in on their own and paint bowls at any time. We are open 7 days a week so hopefully we can fit into their schedule somehow.  Finally, we are happy to provide a "To-Go" Kit with bowls and paints to offices, churches, schools, etc if there is a preference to paint onsite. 

Robin Dober
Hands On 

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

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