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AAWCCHave You Heard?
We've formed our own Southern Idaho Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).

What is AAWCC?
It is the national organization that is guided in all of its endeavors by a firm commitment to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community colleges. AAWCC values and promotes women in leadership, equity and economic independent, and serve at all levels.
Women began to be the majority among undergraduate students since the 1980s, but only made up about 10% of the college presidents. Fast forward 30 years, women still make up the vast majority of undergraduate students, however only 26% of college presidents are women. Here at CSI, those demographics are ringing a similar tune.

Our chapter has created four committees as we move forward to increase the representation of women in leadership roles; educate, cooperate, elevate, and celebrate.

Stop by our next meeting, February 9,  at 2 pm in Hepworth 195, or visit our website:   http://www.csi.edu/aawcc/.


Samra Culum, Chapter President at sculum@csi.edu ext. 6223
Larisa Alexander, President-Elect lalexander@csi.edu ext. 6880
PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
Welcome to the Spring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge. We have 23 jackets left and you have until April 29, to win one. We have revamped the checklist. Read...Set...Start taking selfies

Click here for the new checklist.

This week the CSI Sustainability Council reveals the 2015 totals for recycled shredded paper (Tore up) and congratulates the winner who's guess was the closest. The 2015 total for recycled shredded paper is 46,070 pounds! That is over 23 tons that were diverted from the landfill.

Congratulations to Ann Keane for having the closest guess.

Next week the Sustainability Council will reveal the 2015 total for recycled household batteries. Send your guess to rsmith@csi.edu before 5 PM on Friday. The closest guess will win their choice of an energy saving LED bulb or a t-shirt.

If you are interested in participating in the Sustainability Council join us this Tuesday at 1 PM in Shields 201.

B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6817  

ReadCamus Reads: Our Campus-Wide Book Club is Back
CSI "Campus Reads" is a campus-wide book club that meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm in Hepworth 176. Those meeting dates will be January 28, February 25, and April 28. Anyone and everyone is invited!
LueLinda Egbert, Ph.D.
Ed. Specialist, SPED
Professor of Education
legbert@csi.edu  | 208-732-6890   

CookiesIt's Girl Scout Cookie Time! 
If you need Girl Scout cookies, it's time to 

Scouts Selling on Campus:
  • Zhangshui Atwood: 208-410-5011
  • KayZin Cresswell: 208-404-1603 
You can order and pay now-Jan. 29 to get in on the initial order and then it is hit and miss with what we might have until mid-March. The cookies will arrive the end of February- the first  week of March and will be delivered to pre-sale orders at that time. 

If you're interested in adding your Girl Scout's name to this list click here to send in your information.

$4.00 per box. 

Thank you for the support!

CSI Events
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.  

Jan 22 - Feb 5 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
Today 6:00 PM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
Tomorrow 6 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
College of Southern Idaho Jerome Center
Fri 8:30 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
Sat 7 AM
Twin Falls
Sat 7:15 AM · 2 guests
Sun Valley
Sat 6 PM · 99 guests
Twin Falls
Sun 1 PM · 36 guests
Twin Falls
Fri 8:30 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
Sat 7:30 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our Facebook page. O r, 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: 
"What are the 5-10 most important things students need/want to know about your institution...AND what are the answers?"

Wednesday at noon  in the Hepworth 176 with Tiffany Seeley-Case.

Thursday at 1 o'clock in the Hepworth 176 with Evin Fox.

Friday morning at 8 o'clock in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown. 

*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24; 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 30.
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
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
ForkliftDo You Know Someone Who Could Benefit from a Forklift General Knowledge and Safety Course?

Katrina Oksten
Workforce Development Specialist
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208-732-6310

VoxThis Week's CSI Fine Arts Performance
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

AdmissionsAbriendo Caminos - A CSI Recruiting Event
Help the Admissions Office recruit students! Abriendo Caminos is a CSI recruiting event for high school  Juniors and Seniors with diverse backgrounds from around the Magic Valley. At this event they will have the opportunity to gather information and explore multiple resources available to help them through their entire college process. Please encourage any high school junior or senior that you might know to RSVP for this event at: www.csi.edu/admissions/abriendocaminos.

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

ShowShowing This February at the Faulkner Planetarium 

Six  programs will be featured in February at the Faulkner Planetarium on the College of Southern Idaho campus.

The newest program, 'Edge of Darkness,' can be seen at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and also at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Until sometime in February, the Faulkner is still the only planetarium in the world showing this new program that was designed by the Evans and Sutherland Company in Salt Lake City and voiced by actress Hayley Atwell. This program takes viewers to solar system locations never seen before a trio of 2015 missions that culminated with a flyby of Pluto by the New Horizon spacecraft. Each showing of Edge of Darkness will be followed by the latest images from New Horizon as well as a live sky tour on the planetarium's 50-foot dome.

Other programs will include 'Perfect Little Planet,' a show that appeals to younger viewers, at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; 'The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale' at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays is designed for family viewing; 'Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Tale' at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays is one of the newest IMAX programs by National Geographic, visualizing what ancient ocean life was like; 'Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West, another National Geographic production which is narrated by Jeff Bridges, shows at 8 p.m. Saturdays. The rock music entertainment program 'Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon' will show at 8 p.m. Fridays.

Admission to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science is always free. Admission to the Faulkner Planetarium is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors age 60+ and $4 children ages 2 thru 17, children under the age of 2 are admitted free. For more information, please contact the Herrett Center at 208-732-6655 or on the web at www.csi.edu/herrett .

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

SkiThis Week with Outdoor Recreation
Nordic Nights: 
Tuesday, January 26,
 6-8 pm 

Meet at Magic Mountain Parking Lot north end. Spend the evening exploring the South Hills by headlight and get a low-impact workout! No experience necessary - we'll teach you how to Nordic ski! 

Gear Included! 

CSI FT Students: $10 
CSI PT Student & Staff & Faculty  $15
Community $20 ($5/BYOG)  

Sign up with Ann at 732-6475! We'll need your shoe size (measure with thick socks), your height, and your experience level!


Snowshoeing: Craters of the Moon
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 7 am

We'll arrive at COTM and spend the day exploring the "moonscape" and see incredible features guided by our adventure staff! We'll even eat lunch there -- in the snow!

Trip Includes: 
Transportation, snowshoeing gear, and guided hike.

What to Wear: 
We will be hiking in deep snow, so wear warm clothes (in layers!), jeans and sweat pants NOT recommended. Recommend nylon, ski, or water resistant pants or gaiters. Wear warm, sturdy boots fit for the snow. Gym shoes NOT recommended. Sunglasses, sun screen, and gloves HIGHLY recommended.

What to Bring:
SACK LUNCH, A ba ckpack for snacks, extra layers, or to carry your personal items; WATER, Chapstick, and anything you might need for the day! A camera is also recommended, as we will stop to rest occasionally, and will always stop for a photo op!

$15 CSI Students
$35 Staff / Faculty / Community

Register for this activity online at:  https://www.csi.edu/forms/community/registration/index.asp. For questions or information regarding this trip, please contact Ashley Schultz at 732-6441.


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 by calling 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

TelescopeTelescope Tuesday at the Centennial Observatory
The Centennial Observatory will be open for telescope viewing on Tuesday night, January 26 , from 6:45 to 9:00 PM, weather permitting. Prime targets will include star clusters, a few galaxies, and nebulae, including the Great Orion Nebula (above).

Admission is $1.50 for ages 7 and up (free for 6 and under), or free with paid admission to the 7:00 PM showing of "Edge of Darkness" in the Faulkner Planetarium.

Visitors are reminded to dress for outside nighttime temperatures since we don't heat the dome to preserve the best views without heat turbulence.

Chris Anderson
Coordinator  Centennial Observatory
Herrett Center for Arts & Science
canderson@csi.edu |  208-732-6663

BloodNational Red Cross Puts Out Appeal for Blood Donors

Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Taylor Building (SUB)    
RSVP TODAY: Online or call Debi at 208-484-0138

*Note: All donors will receive a cool t-shirt!

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

MoulsonThis Weekend: The James Moulson Memorial Dinner & Wine Tasting 
Bob Moulson
Computing/Network Analyst
bmoulson@csi.edu  |  208-732-6464

WellnessWellbeing Program Cosponsors Financial Strategies Course
The Employee Wellbeing Program is committed to offer ongoing education and resources for our employees and their families' financial security. The following course is being offered at half price to CSI employees in partnership with our Community Education Program. 
This course has been offered previously and the instructor and materials have received very high marks. Contact Diane at the Community Education office if you are interested.
Financial Strategies for Retirement

Instructor: Scott Jamison  
Fee:  $49 includes  one  guest at no charge

Days: Wednesday Evenings 
Dates: February 10th - 24th 
Time:   6:30 to 9 pm
  Fine Arts #87     
Days: Thursday Evenings     
Dates: February 11th-25th   
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm     
Location:  Fine Arts #87   
Americans will work more than 90,000 hours earning a living and building a nest egg; yet many will spend less than ten hours preparing for a successful retirement. This class is designed to help you prepare for your retirement years, providing you with valuable information on how to get the most from your investments, social security, and retirement plans.  
To register, call Diane Gause at ext 6442.

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

ChallengeSpring Active Lifestyle Challenge Starts Feb 8
Captains are coming forward now, so it's time to connect and commit to a team for our Spring 2016 Active Lifestyle Challenge.  Find all the details, a roster of last year's teams (to be updated for this year), and an Activity Log online. 
I have listed the captains below that have offered to lead our challenge so far. Please let your captain know you're on the team! 

If you don't see your department represented, feel free to volunteer or find another team you'd like to join. 

Ansina Durham
Camie Howard
Candace Boesiger
Ciera Garechana
Naysa Shepherd
Jayme Ketterling
Jennifer Zimmers
Jennifer Patterson
Kate Alton
Sharon Whitchurch
Ann Rolfes
Magan Hodge
Lauri Logan
Carol Vanhoozer
Bill Ebener
Kelli Bolta
Stacy Madsen
Rae Jean Larsen
Larisa Alexander

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

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