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p20The P20 Educators Conference is Under Way


Please welcome all 600+ of our P20 Educators Conference members to campus. They will be located in the Fine Arts, Taylor, and Shields building for most of today and tomorrow. They will also be enjoying a show at the Herrett Center and some activities with our Outdoor Recreation Program down at the Snake River.

Jon Lord
Department Chair
jlord@csi.edu | 208-736-6484


The College of Southern Idaho's Medical Assisting program is accepting applications for the 201 6/201 7 school year. Applications are due Aug. 1 to the HSHS office of the program director Kara Mahannah. The fall semester begins Aug. 22.
 
Certified Medical Assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the doctor's office and often explaining the physician's instructions. They assist with clerical duties, insurance billing and coding, minor in-office procedures, and other administrative and clinical tasks. People with good communication skills and a caring manner are well suited for a career in medical assisting.
 
Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2020 as the health services industry expands because of technological advances in medicine, and a growing and aging population, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
For more information, please log into the program web site:  http://hshs.csi.edu/medical_assistant/or contact Kara Mahannah by phone at 732-6728. Students may also contact CSI Health Science and Human Services advisor Rene Rambur at 732-6730 or rrambur@csi.edu.

Kara Mahannah LPN, RMA
Medical Assistant Program Director
kmahannah@csi.edu | 208-732-6728   



TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT.KSVT) Kids in the magic valley are getting some coding experience this summer thanks to a program at CSI. 

The Zero Robotics Camp started on July 5th and runs for about a month. The camp splits middle school aged kids into five teams of about five and they will spend the summer learning mostly coding skills, but some science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, skills as well.


RD Van Noy
Assistant Professor, Information Technology
rvannoy@csi.edu | 208-732-6309


         

Look into the eyes of the faces in a display of photos at the College of Southern Idaho's Meyerhoeffer building and you'll see struggle, perseverance, hardship, and understanding. You may also see a depth of experience that most Americans will never know. 

The Refugee Portrait Project consists of 25 black and white portraits of local men and women who have made Twin Falls their home after fleeing the turmoil in their home countries. The photos were taken by Ken Bingham, a 23-year professor of English at CSI, who reflects upon the words of art historian Erwin Panofsky; 'On the one hand, portraiture seeks to bring out whatever it is in which the sitter differs from the rest of humanity. On the other hand, it seeks to bring out whatever the sitter has in common with the rest of humanity and what remains in him regardless of place and time.' 

"Their presence in our community reflects more than the calamitous circumstances that brought them here: it allies them with those who were already here as they integrate into and enrich local life," said Bingham in his artist's statement. "It also demonstrates that fear of appearances, of mere external differences, cannot withstand the combined sense of shared humanity and compassion that some people willingly extend to those in need." 

The display is available to the public and will be up until late September. 

Ken Bingham
Professor, English
kbingham@csi.edu | 208-732-6804 



CSI Events
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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
JUL 5
Jul 5 - Jul 18 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 6
Jul 6 - Jul 16
Twin Falls
 
JUL 12
Jul 12 - Jul 13 · 3 friends are going
Twin Falls
JUL 13
Tomorrow 1 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
JUL 13
Tomorrow 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 13
This event was canceled.
 
JUL 14
Jul 14 - Jul 16
Twin Falls
JUL 15
Jul 15 - Jul 17 · by College of Southern Idaho
Payette
 
JUL 17
Jul 17 - Jul 29 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
JUL 18
Jul 18 - Jul 22
Twin Falls
JUL 20
Wed 1 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
JUL 20
Wed 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 23
Sat 8 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
JUL 23
Sat 8 AM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
JUL 23
Sat 10 PM · 5 friends are interested
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our  Facebook . 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
 
 
PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Week

Herrett Center for Arts and Science          College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round open 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 May 2016
 
 
Day
Time
Event
Tuesday, July 12th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cell, Cell, Cell.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
 
Wednesday, July 13th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Observatory: Free solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure .
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors w/Live Sky Tour.
 
Thursday, July 14th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cell, Cell, Cell.
 
Friday, July 15th 
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure .
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors w/Live Sky Tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Astronaut w/Live Sky Tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
 
Saturday, July 16th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cell, Cell, Cell.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Astronaut w/Live Sky Tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
 
Tuesday, July 19th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cell, Cell, Cell.
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
 

The Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium. Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, the theater seats 144 guests under a fifty-foot dome. The theater serves the public with a regular schedule of public show times and school groups via reservations. Admission prices for public programs are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), $4 for children (2-17), and children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge. The Herrett Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays with public hours of 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays; and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays. For information on show times and tickets, visit http://herrett.csi.edu . For more information or to view the trailer, visit the film website, www.asteroidfilm.com

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

NursingIntegrated Nursing Assistant Program For ESL Students


Kathy Muscat
Program Improvement Coordinator
kmuscat@csi.edu | 208-732-6546


KidsSummer Workshops for Kids at the Herrett Center
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is launching a series of nine fun, low cost, summer workshops for kids as young as six years old. All sessions will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

July 20: Fossil Casts. Many of the fossils seen in museums are not originals. The originals are often too fragile to be on display, so museums create casts of the fossils that look just like the real thing. In this workshop, you will have the chance to create your own fossil cast of an object from the Herrett Center collection. Ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must have a parent present. $10 per participant.

July 27: Textile Printing. In the rainforests of Peru, the Shipibo and Conibo people create beautiful designs that they paint all over everything that they wear. In this workshop, you will use printmaking techniques to create your own printed fabric using based on the artwork of the Shipibo and Conibo people. Learn about Peruvian cultures and about printmaking. Ages 8 and up. $15 per participant.

August 3: Telescopes. Ever since the telescope was invented in the 1600s, people have used it to gaze at the stars. In this workshop, you will get to build your own working telescope to take home with you. Join us after the workshop to look through the Herrett Center's giant telescope in the Centennial Observatory. Ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must have a parent present. $15 per participant.

August 10: Metalworking. From central Mexico throughout South America, native people used gold and other precious metals to create jewelry, masks, and other decorative and ritual objects. In this workshop, you will get to test out an ancient metalworking technique called repousse (re-poo-say) to create your own metal artwork. Ages 8 and up. $15 per participant.

August 17: Hoop and Dart Game. Try your hand at this classic Native American game using traditional materials to construct a set of prehistoric lawn darts. Students will build a set of corncob darts and a willow hoop, then learn the rules of this fun pastime on the Herrett Center front lawn. Ages 8 and up. $10 per participant.

Spaces will be limited in each workshop to ensure a fun experience for all participants. Payment must be received at the time of registration. Adults may not sign up without a child. For information, call 208-732-6655 or drop by the Herrett Center at the College of Southern Idaho.

Laura Browarny
Herrett Center Education Coordinator
lbrowarny@csi.edu | 208-732-6664


ORCSummer Trips With the CSI Outdoor Recreation Program


Mountain Bike Monday: Monday, July 18 * 5:30 PM at Indian Springs * Join us at Indian Springs for an evening mountain bike ride! We'll meet at Indian Springs South of Kimberly) at 5:30 pm and hit the trails for an hour or so! Bring your own bike, or use one of our awesome Felt bikes! Indian Springs is a great intermediate ride but beginners are welcome!

We have limited gear, so you need to sign up early! YOU MUST EMAIL JOHNTWISS@CSI.EDU BY 12 PM EACH MONDAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!!

Must be 16 and older.

COST: 
FREE to CSI FT Students
$5 CSI PT Students (Under 7 credits)
$10 CSI Staff / Faculty
$15 Community
**FREE BYOB** (Free if you bring your own bike).
 
FISHER CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE: Saturday, July 23 *  8 AM ( Departure Time) * Join us on a day trip to Sun Valley to mountain bike a fan-favorite trail in Southern Idaho! This trip will consist of 3-4 hours of obstacles, climbing and downhill descents, so experience is required! Intermediate riders & up recommended but not limited to!

Transportation and gear are provided! We have limited gear, so you need to sign up early! YOU MUST CALL 732-6470 to reserve your spot!

This trip is a steal deal -- includes transportation and all mountain biking gear provided! Pack a lunch and bring a backpack to ride with!

What to Wear: Wear clothes appropriate for the weather & what you'd be comfortable wearing on a bike! Study gym shoes or biking shoes recommended.

What to Bring: A backpack for snacks, extra layers, or to carry your personal items; WATER, Chapstick, LUNCH THAT CAN BE EATEN ON THE TRAIL, and anything you might need for the ride!

COST:
$10 CSI Students (7+ credits)
$30 CSI Staff & Fac
$93 Community Member (-$15 BYOG)
 
CALL 732-6470 to reserve your spot today!
   


Redfish Kayaking Weekend: Friday, July 29-31 *  We're heading to the lake for the last adventure of the summer! We'll head to Redfish Friday afternoon and spend the evening paddling to our campsite, setting up camp, and getting to know one another around the campfire. On Saturday, we'll paddle to a hiking location and spend the day exploring, fishing, and hiking. On Sunday, we'll make our way back to the vans and we'll load up, heading back to CSI to finish out our adventure.

COST:
$20 full-time CSI Students
$100 CSI Staff & Faculty
$225 Community Members

There is limited space for this trip, so you must register in advance! Registration closes July 26th at 12pm. Sorry, no refunds. You can register in person at the ORC Rental Desk or via phone at 732-6475 (over the phone registrations will require a credit / debit card). 

Must be 16 years or older. 

For more information, contact Christa at 732-6697!

Your registration Includes: Transportation for the entire trip, one meal, and all your kayaking and camping gear. 

You are responsible for: any clothing you will need, food for Saturday & Sunday, money for snacks, any additional purchases along the way!

**There will be a pre-trip meeting required for this adventure! The pre-trip meeting will be July 25th, at 5:30PM at the ORC**

THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TRIP. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE KAYAKING EXPERIENCE OR HAVE HEALTH ISSUES, THIS TRIP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOU.

There is LIMITED space in your kayaks, so the bare minimum packing is NECESSARY. A packing list will be provided at the pre-trip meeting.

Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor and Challenge Programs
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697




Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223




The College of Southern Idaho Outdoor Recreation Program will sponsor a night time 5K run/walk the evening of Saturday, July 23 called the Neon Night Owl 5K. Participants are encouraged to get creative with their own glow sticks and neon color clothing for the black light on the route.

Event organizer Christa Gessaman says this will be a self-timed 5K (3.1 miles), perfect for all ages of experienced runners or first-time participants. The registration fee is $25 per person. Families can sign up four people for $20 each, plus $20 for each additional family member. Kids under 5 will be free of charge but will not receive an event T-shirt.
 
Those who register by July 15 will receive their event T-shirt before the race, along with glow sticks and Outdoor Recreation swag. Each runner must provide his or her own headlamp or flashlight. Inexpensive flashlights will be sold at the registration table the evening of the race for those who don't bring their own.
 
Online registration can be done at: 

Participants can sign up the evening of the event beginning at 9 p.m. at the CSI campus circle near the Taylor building. The race for walkers will begin at 9:30 p.m. and the runners will begin at 10 p.m. For more information, please call Gessaman at 732-6697.
 
Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor & Challenge Programs
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697


The Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho offers crash courses in caveman living again this summer and fall. Herrett Exhibits Manager Joey Heck will teach atlatls and building fire. 

Atlatls - Spear Chuckin' 101 - is a five-day class that runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 25 - 29. In this class, you will learn the history of the throwing device called an atlatl and gather local materials from which you can build your own. At the end of the course, participants will compete in a throwing competition. The fee for all five classes is $50. 



The one-day class 'Fire!' will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Participants will use native materials and household objects to construct a bow drill and fire spindle to ignite your tinder bundle. A fire-making competition will be held at the end of the class. The cost is $15. 






Class sizes are limited in order to assure that everyone can see, hear, and get personal instruction as needed. Participants need to be at least 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration can be done any time ahead of the classes online at Herrett.csi.edu or by calling 732-6655.  

Joey Heck 
Exhibits/Collections Manager Herrett Center 
jheck@csi.edu | 208-732-6668



 
Click here for a printable registration form.

Clark Rasmussen
Assistant Athletic Director
crasmussen@csi.edu | 208-732-6482


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