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NWCCU has approved our Year One Report and our response to Recommendation One (planning).  Essentially this means that they have approved our new strategic plan and our new planning process as we begin our next seven year accreditation cycle. This approval comes directly from the hard work that was done over the last year to establish our new strategic plan. Thank you everyone for your efforts in this process!

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208-732-6775


 
College of Southern Idaho Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Todd Schwarz has been appointed to the Idaho Workforce Development Council.
 
The council was created in 1996 to provide strategic direction and oversight of Idaho's workforce development system. Members represent business, workers, education, state and local government, and community-based organizations.
 
According to council bylaws, the group's primary role is to advise the governor and the State Board of Education on strategies designed to produce high quality workforce investment services for Idaho's businesses, job seekers, and students.
 
One of the key accomplishments of the council was the creation of the Idaho Works Career Center System, which gives Idaho businesses, students, and job seekers an improved system of matching workers with jobs and expanding coordination among state and local workforce partners. The council has also directed implementation of Idaho's School to Work effort, the Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund, Idaho's work-related welfare reform initiatives, and implementation of the Workforce Investment Act.
 
Schwarz's term runs until Sept. 1, 2017.

Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262


StudentCSI Seeking Host Families For German Exchange Students

Hello! CSI is looking for families in the Twin Falls community who would be interested in hosting international students from Germany for the 2016-2017 school year. The students will be arriving mid-August 2016 and staying until the end of June 2017. The students are part of the US - Germany CBYX (Congress-Bundestag Exchange Program) and will attend CSI in the fall and work in the local community. These students are eager to share their culture, learn American culture, and make new friendships! 

Keith Quatraro
International Student Coordinator and DSO
kquatraro@csi.edu | 208-732-6383 


We still need help filling multiple courses this fall semester! Help your fellow faculty by suggesting some of the following: 

GNED 101:

 

For more information about GNED classes contact Clark Draney acdraney@csi.edu or 208-732-6810.  

COMM 209: 

This is a MWF, face-to-face class that happens from 9:00-9:50 am in the Hepworth building (and is taught by Tiffany Seeley-Case) 

E mployers, teachers, and others  say we need to develop critical thinking skills in our students (and many studies back this up as to the high demand in the workforce for effective critical thinking skills) and, as luck would have it, we teach a class in this very thing! Who knew? How lucky is that? Course Description and Goals:

Critical Thinking and Argumentation is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of critical thinking, reasoning, informal logic, and argumentation, and to help students apply those principles in both their personal and public communication. 

This course has four broad goals: 
  1. To help students become more analytical and critical as a consumer of the discourse of others.
  2. To teach students to recognize flawed reasoning and equip students with strategies for dealing with flawed reasoning.
  3. To help students become more adept and more ethical in constructively advancing and defending views in both public and personal settings.
  4. To help students become more understanding and tolerant of those with whom they disagree.
COMM 209 is a required course for communication majors, but can benefit everyone! In particular, we recommend COMM 209 to pre-law, political science and criminal justice majors as well as to English majors with an emphasis in persuasion and/or persuasive writing. Further, majors in all of the sciences can greatly benefit from critical reasoning skills. 

For more information about COMM 209 contact Tiffany Seeley-Case  at tseeley@csi.edu or  208-732-6779.

ART 103-251:



For more information about Art courses contact Ben Lustig at blustig@csi.edu or 208-732-6756.


Participants came from Blaine County, Cassia County and Twin Falls.
The students used math, physics and engineering to construct and launch water rockets, hovercraft races and lessons in newton's first law of gravity.
The guest speaker of field was retired NASA astronaut Steven Swanson who discusses the importance of math and science in his industry.
"This is what engineering and science are about right, and it can actually be fun. The things we do with it are fantastic," said Steven Swanson, retired NASA astronaut.
Assistant Professor, Information Technology
rvannoy@csi.edu | 208-732-6309



CSI Events
Facebook
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 17
Jul 17 - Jul 29 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
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 · 6 guests
Twin Falls
JUL 23
Sat 10 PM · 5 friends are interested
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
JUL 25
Jul 25 - Jul 29 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 27
Wed 1 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
JUL 27
Wed 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 27
Wed 6:30 PM · by CSI Outdoor Recreation
Meet at Centennial Park
 
JUL 29
Jul 29 - Aug 28 · Angela Egbert Ursenbach is going
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
 
 
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.
 
Wednesday, July 20th
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 21st
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 22nd 
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 23rd 
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 26th
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.

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


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


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



 
Click here for a printable registration form.

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


These recipes are made to thrill busy families everywhere!  You can make them ahead and freeze them for later.  The pictures alone are worth a look at this site.  It's a great way to save  garden-fresh vegetables now or mix up some leftovers for a new main course.
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269



With summer comes fresh fruit and veggies and farmer's markets with all their goods.  Here's a helpful list of local fairs from our friend Susie Beem from SC Public Health, one of our CSI Wellbeing Advisory Team members. 
 
 
 
 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


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