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RoadBe Aware of the North College Road Closure

A portion of North College Road between the Expo Center and the Health Science and Human Services building will be closed until about March 15 for road construction. If you regularly use North College Road and you come from the direction of Washington Street, you will still be able to access the entrance to the Herrett Center and HSHS building. However, North College Road will be closed to westbound traffic at Fillmore street. Traffic will be allowed to access the Expo parking lot but all Expo visitors will need to exit back onto North College. You will not be allowed to drive south on Frontier Road toward the Child Care Center or Boys and Girls Club. Frontier Road will be opened all the way to the Expo Center only for large events . In the meantime, if you want to access Frontier Road to the Boys and Girls Club or Child Care Center, you must do so only from Falls Avenue. The closures will remain in effect until construction crews install a new bridge over the Perrine Coulee and create an intersection for North College and the Cheney Road bypass. When North College Road re-opens in mid-March, work will continue to extend Cheney Road to Washington Street. That portion of the project is expected to be finished this summer.
Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262

Inservice2016 Spring In-service Schedule
If you haven't seen the Spring In-service 2016 schedule you can view it now  online .

CanvasCanvas Training Sessions During In-service 
All sessions are scheduled in Library 101.
PLEASE NOTE - Blackboard will be turned off at the end of the Summer 2016 semester. ALL Blackboard courses must be transitioned to Canvas before the start of Fall 2016. Faculty are encouraged to begin using Canvas as much as possible for their Spring 2016 courses.
It is suggested to come to on e of the Orientation sessions first. This will make the course building process more efficient.

1. "Canvas Orientation - Learn the Basics" - Canvas is the new LMS that is replacing Blackboard. This hands-on training session provides a general overview of program features, dynamic tools, and functionality that allow you to build and maintain engaging online courses. You will learn the basics of how to structure your course using pages and modules, how to transfer content from your existing Blackboard course, or build the course from scratch." 

    • Tuesday, Jan 12, 10 am-noon

2. "Canvas Walk-in Workshop - Build you Canvas Course with Confidence" - During this walk-in workshop, you can work on building your course in Canvas and take advantage of one-on-one assistance from IT staff and faculty that are already using Canvas. We recommend you attend the Canvas Orientation first. Please bring or have online access to all the instructional materials needed for your course (syllabus, files, assignments, etc.). "

    • Tuesday, Jan 12, 2 pm - 4 pm
    • Thursday, Jan 14, 2 pm - 4 pm

3. To better accommodate Adjunct Faculty's needs, we've also scheduled an evening Canvas training session. This session will have an orientation component as well as hands-on opportunities. 

    • Wednesday, Jan 13, 6 pm - 9 pm
Instructors, who are teaching Spring 2016 courses, can access the CSI Canvas site at: csi.instructure.com   (no www.) All Spring 2016 courses have been created along with a Sandbox course for each faculty. At this point, courses are blank. Instructors have to populate the courses with the content.
Those of you, who are planning to work on their courses during the break, can use the online help resources listed below:

1. a link to Faculty Guide at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131

2. a link to Video Guide: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3891#jive_content_id_Instructors

3. courses examples by subject: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3486

If you have any questions, please email them to Izabella Bagdasarova at ibagdasa@csi.edu.
Faculty who can't make it to workshops or need additional help, can schedule one-to-one session starting from Jan 4. Please email Izabella at ibagdasa@csi.edu to schedule the meeting.
LMS Transition Committee and CSI Instructional Designer Janea Triplett-Newell
Izabella Bagdasarova
Instructional Technology Specialist
ibagdasa@csi.edu  |  208-732-6879

ChildEvening Childcare Scholarships are Available

The Early Learning Center will be offering evening care scholarships for the upcoming Spring Semester. This scholarship is made possible through the support of the Albertson Foundation. Below, you'll find a flyer and an application. Please encourage students to apply. Students do NOT have to be taking a night class to qualify for the award. The scholarship is meant to support students. Students may spend this time going to class, studying, working, etc...
Days of Operation:   Monday-Thursday
Hours of Operation:  5:30-10:00 pm
Serving Children:  2.5 through 6 years of age
Cost:   No cost with scholarship award
Semester Begins: January 19, 2016 ( Enroll Now)
Semester Ends:  May 12, 2016

Please help spread the word.
Thank you,
Jennifer Patterson
Early Childhood Education
Learning Center and Lab School Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu  |  208-732-6645

LegalNew Legal Clinic Dates for Students, Spread the Word
Student legal clinics will now be offered once a month. Below are the new dates. Please advise students accordingly. This service is only available to students, but we need faculty and staff help in spreading the word about this resource. Students are able to view the up dates on the web at:  http://www.csi.edu/currentStudents_/legal-clinic/.
February 11, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
March 10, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
April 14, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
May 12, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rosa  L√≥pez
Office Specialist
rlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6289

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.

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

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events

Come support the CSI Lady Golden Eagles in their games this weekend. Schedule below: 
  • Thursday, January 7, vs. Salt Lake Community College at 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 9, vs. Snow College at 3:00 pm

Come support our CSI Men's Basketball team in their games this weekend. Schedule below: 
  • Thursday, January 7, vs. Salt Lake Community College at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 9, vs. Snow College at 5:00 pm 
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

ORCOutdoor Recreation Events this Month
Sunrise Snowshoe
January 9, from 7:30-10 am
Explore the South Hills as the sun rises over the mountains! Trip includes gear, guided hike, and warm beverages at the end! 

CSI FT Students: $8  
CSI PT Students: $15
CSI Staff/Faculty: $20 
Community Members $25

Nordic Nights
January 12 & 26, from 6-8 pm
Meet at Magic Mountain Parking Lot. Spend the evening exploring the South Hills by headlight and get a low-impact workout! No experience necessary! Gear Included! 

CSI FT Students: $10  
CSI PT Student/Staff/Faculty $15 
Community Members $20 ($5/Bring your own gear)

Hike & Hot Springs Winter Camping Trip
January 15-16
Spend the weekend winter camping with the ORC and visiting backcountry hot springs! Trip includes transportation, gear, food, and guided snowshoe hikes! Pre-trip meeting will be held January 14, at 7 pm. 

CSI FT Students: $40  
CSI PT Students: $55
CSI Staff/Faculty: $80 
Community Members $100

Snowshoe at Craters of the Moon with Community Education
January 30, from 7 am-4:30 pm
Enjoy a guided hike at one of Idaho's greatest hidden treasures! Trip includes transportation, gear, and guided hike. Cost: $35 per person. Register online at communityed.csi.edu .


Tubing at Magic Mountain
January 23 from 4-6 pm
Grab a group of friends and spend the day tubing down the mountain! Trip includes mountain pass and transportation for additional fee. 

CSI FT Students: $8
CSI PT Students: $10

Christa Gessaman
CSI Outdoor Programs & Challenge Course Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697

FaulknerThis Month at the Faulkner Planetarium

For more information about the Faulkner Planetarium or to see the show schedule visit them online

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

AbriendoAbriendo Caminos: Encourage Juniors and Seniors to Attend
Abriendo Caminos is an event day for Junior and Senior High School students with diverse backgrounds from around the Magic Valley. They will have the opportunity to gather information and explore multiple resources available to help them through their entire college process. 

Space is limited to the first 100 people who RSVP so encourage any high school juniors or seniors you might know to RSVP today!

Heather Barnes
Admissions Coordinator
hbarnes@csi.edu  | 208-732-6230

RATThe Random Acts of Theatre Players Present: Deathtrap 

The Random Acts of Theatre Players present the comedy/thriller "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin. January 14, 15, and 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm and a matinee performance on January 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm in the CSI Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CSI Box Office during regular business hours or online at www.ratplayers.com .

This week only show your CSI ID and you can get up to 4 tickets for $8 a piece (discount tickets can only be purchased in person, not online).
This show, directed by Tony Mannen, features the talents of CR Call from the CSI Bookstore and Tamara Harmon from the CSI Foundation. Tickets make great gifts too. Happy holidays from the RAT Players!

Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

DualDual Credit Night

High School students attending the event will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of four, $195 scholarships! This award is equivalent to a 3 credit, dual credit class. Students must be present to win the award.

Karrie Hornbacher
Coordinator for Accelerated Learning
khornbacher@csi.edu | 208-732-6276

BowlsYou're Invited: 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

OilsNow in the CSI Library: Contemporary Guide to Essential Oils
A book recommended by our presenters at the 12 Sprays of Christmas wellbeing event is now in the CSI Library. Find Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essentials Oils by Aroma Tools may now be checked out. Enjoy!

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

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