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Please be advised that the Business Office has changed the Travel Voucher from. The new form is available online and includes updated directions and a detailed example. Please destroy the old Travel Voucher forms.  Changes to the Travel Voucher form are as follows:

  • 5210-is for mileage and transportation expenses such as airfare, taxi, rental cars, baggage, tolls, parking etc. only.
  • 5208-is for Per Diem only.
  • 5209-is for Lodging only.
Please use the purpose/description column to list/itemize your expenses and the dollar amounts that belong in each individual column.

Please note that only expenses incurred within travel status belong on this form. Any incidental expenses incurred while traveling such as the purchase of supplies or food, including grocery/restaurant that is not per diem will need to be put on the Request for Payment form. If you have any questions concerning these changes or need help filling out the form, please contact Judi Winkle or Wendy Fischer in Accounts Payable or Kristy Carpenter in the Business Office.
 
Kristy Carpenter
Chief Financial Officer
kcarpenter@csi.edu | 208-732-6209


 
The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) introduced a new student organization housed in the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Department called MechTech. CSI MechTech's first order of business: be the first college in the world to fund, design, engineer and build a functioning BattleMech (think giant fighting robot). The organization's goal is to build exciting projects to involve students from different departments around campus and encourage high school students in the region to pursue STEM education opportunities at CSI.
 
"We're excited for the opportunities this project will provide students from different departments across our campus," said Kory Lloyd, one of five faculty advisors for the new organization. "Imagine engineering students working side by side with business, machining, and marketing students. We have students in Diesel Tech and Manufacturing Technology working together to build something they can all get excited about."
 
BattleMechs have been popularized in recent movies and video games, but have been in popular culture since the 1970s. A quick online search reveals these giant robots starring in cartoons, anime and fiction. Lloyd continues, "I got started with battle mechs in the 80's with a popular computer game called MechWarrior. I've been hooked on them ever since. I grew up around and worked a lot with heavy equipment, so when I came to CSI, I saw an opportunity to build something incredible. Between the many departments in our Trade & Industry programs, I realized we have the facilities and people with the expertise to help students build a big project like this."
 
Lloyd and four other faculty members, Andy Cluff, Levi Perkins, Jim Kellis, and Ben Hamlett, were awarded a Presidential Innovation Circle Grant to provide the extra time needed to help students tackle a project of this size. And how big is it? Students are basing their design on a large excavator. Imagine a track-based robot with working legs and arms reaching to a height of 18-20 feet. The Mech will be piloted by two operators in a cockpit who will have access to armaments like a giant water gun and air cannon. Organization member, Mike Wiersma, explains, "I can't think of many things cooler than piloting an actual Mech that I was able to help build."
 
CSI MechTech plans to take the Mech to local high schools and show students what the potential is for taking math, science and tech classes. Lloyd explains, "These students know what Mechs are, and we think they will be thrilled to see one in real life. We hope they will be impressed enough to consider pursuing a career that would give them the skills needed to build something like it."
 
The new student organization is divided into four teams, each led by a faculty advisor: engineering and design, machining and fabrication, engine and power systems, and business management. Student members are seeking sponsors from regional companies interested in promoting trade and industry-type careers. They are also in need of scrap metal, hydraulics and old equipment. 
 
For additional information or for donations, please contact Kory Lloyd at CSI: klloyd@csi.edu or 208-732-6811. The organization also has a Facebook page called CSI MechTech that will keep the community and interested parties updated on the project's progress. See www.Facebook.com/CSIMechTech.  



Kory Lloyd
Assistant Professor, English
klloyd@csi.edu | 208-732-6811



The U-pick garden at the College of Southern Idaho has extended its picking hours to three days a week. The garden features raspberries and limited quantities of beans, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, tomatoes, small eggpplant, and cucumbers. Visitors are welcome to pick early raspberries from 8 a.m. to noon or 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The U-pick garden is located on CSI's Breckenridge Endowment Farm on North College Road.

The CSI Ag Department will provide containers for picking but visitors should bring their own containers for taking berries home. The raspberries are $3.50 per pound. Other raspberry varieties will be ready in coming weeks. Vegetables can be picked for 75-cents a pound.

Picking appointments are not necessary. For more information, please call 732-6401.

Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401


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.


 

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


Arts on Tour, the premiere performing artist series in southern Idaho, announces their 2016-2017 season lineup, which includes Under the Streetlamp, A Tribute to my Paw Paw - Dr. Ralph Stanley, Los Angeles Cello Quartet, The Peking Acrobats, The Bria Skonberg Quartet, Carlos Nunez, and Ole. 
You can learn more about the series and watch or listen to the artists at www.csi.edu/artsontour. Full season subscriptions for the series will go on sale August 2. Full season subscriptions offer a direct cash savings of 20% over buying tickets for individual events and other subscriber benefits, including priority premium seating and performance night discounts at Elevation 387. 
Subscription prices, which include tickets for all seven Arts on Tour programs, are $145 for adults, $60 for children, or $123 for seniors. Tickets or a season brochure can be obtained by calling 732-6288. 
Click here for more information about the Arts on Tour tickets.

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


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 17
Jul 17 - Jul 29 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
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
NEXT WEEK
AUG 3
Wed 1 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
AUG 3
Wed 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
AUG 5
Aug 5 - Aug 7 · by College of Southern Idaho
Almo

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 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.
 
Wednesday, July 27th
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 28th
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 29th 
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 30th 
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.
 

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

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 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

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


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


Please join us in this two-day workshop to explore the craft of deliberate teaching and what it is to be a professional.

You get:
a college credit, a book, breakfast, snacks, lunch, and lots of networking. We will have a guest panel, explore multiple learning pathways, develop new instructional strategies, and culminate the two days with a Socratic Seminar. Whether this is your first time, or you are joining us again, classified or certified, staff or faculty, there will be new experiences for everyone. 

Contact Sandy Bosteder (  sbosteder@csi.edu  or 732-6850) if you would like to attend. 

Date: August 11 and 12.
  
Days:  Thursday and Friday

Time: 9 am - 4 pm each day
  
Location:   Hepworth Building, Room 190

Evin Fox 
Professor, Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education 
efox@csi.edu | 208-736-6484




Kathy MacMillan
TFSD Education Foundation Board Member 
kwmac@cableone.net | 208-420-7535


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



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


Come and support one of our own CSI employees at The Establishment, a XrossWay presentation. Tony Wilson, CSI's Software Analyst, and his wife Lorrie will be in this murder mystery dinner theater. There will also be cocktails and a silent auction that beings at 6 pm. Dinner and the entertainment will follow.


 
Tony Wilson
Software Analyst
twilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6246


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