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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In November of 1965...
The CSI Senate opened a ballot for students to select a mascot from four options. Their options were:

Golden Eagle:
Gold, Purple, and white.

Black, red, and white.

Black, green, and gold.

Tan, purple, and white.

We kept the gold and lost the royal purple. Are you glad? What would you have voted on if given the choice today?

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DLow Enrollment-HELP!

We have multiple classes across campus struggling with low enrollment. Help spread the word through advising, word-of-mouth, and sign up for a few classes yourself. 

COMM 209: Critical Thinking and Argumentation 

Course Description:  Everyone says (employers, teachers, etc) we need to develop critical thinking skills in our students (many studies back this up as to the high demand in the workforce for effective critical thinking). This course 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. is a required course for communication majors, but can benefit everyone!  In particular, we recommend COMM 209 to pre-law and criminal justice majors as well as to English majors with an emphasis in persuasion and/or persuasive writing.  Mon/Wed/Fri, 9-9:50 am, Hepworth, Tiffany Seeley-Case


ALLH 202 C01: Introduction to Allied Health
Course Description: This is a fun, interactive class that is a must for all students that are interested in a health care career! This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the health care system and an introduction to the roles of various members of the health team. Current trends in health care delivery are discussed. Selected moral, ethical, and legal medical dilemmas are included. No prerequisites required.  Thursdays, 12-1:50 pm, HSHS 154, Rita Ruhter


HACT 138 C03: Zumba

Course Description:  This Latin-inspired fitness class is designed for all levels of fitness. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and core training are combined to tone to sculpt the body. Students will learn choreography using such steps as the meringue, mambo, cha cha, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and more. No dancing experience is necessary. M on/Wed, 9-9:50 am, PHYE 231A, Robin Smith


HLTH S099 C01: Zumba Gold Toning 
Course Description: This Latin-inspired fitness class is designed for all levels of fitness in individuals who are 60 years and older. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and core training are combined to tone and sculpt the body. Students will learn choreography using such steps as the meringue, mambo, cha cha, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and more. No dancing experience is necessary. 
Tues, 11-11:50 am,  AND   Fri, 10-10:50 am, PHYE 236, Robin Smith


HACT 134 C01: Cross Training

Course Description: the workout class for everyone! Cross training is a dynamic workout which includes a variety of activities such as kickboxing, bench stepping, circuits, weights, HIIT, and more. This work out is for the beginner and regularly exerciser alike. Each day will bring a different work out which will challenge all your muscles and get your breathing hard, yet you will still be able to move the next day! So if you like all sorts of work outs, thrive on variety, you don't have to pick just one activity! This class is for you.  Mon/Wed, 5:10-6 pm, PHYE 236, Kat Powell


To register for any of these courses click here now.

CVolunteers are Needed

Volunteers are needed for the CSI Refugee Center's  summer school program  that runs the first two weeks of August.  Click here to sign up  to donate time and/or items.  

Erika Willsey
EStar Party



Robert Mayer

Associate Professor

rmayer@csi.edu | 732-6806

FFly Like an Eagle

Sign your team up now! Click here for the registration form. 

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

The CSI Food Processing Technology department is having a Food Fest! Make sure to tell your friends and family. This event is open to the public and focused on teaching people about our Food Processing Technology program. 



Melyssa Perez

Industrial Liaison

mperez@csi.edu | 732-6329

HJerome Center Activities

ABE Readiness Classes

Date: Classes begin August 10, 2015

If COMPASS scores indicate that a student needs 0-level classes (020, 099, 015, 025, etc.) they have some options! ABE College Readiness Classes will prepare students for English 101, Math 108, and Math 123. No tuition or registration fees are required. Study materials are provided at no cost to the students. There is an emphasis on the Reading/Writing connection. They have day and evening classes. And, 8-week terms help students progress quickly!

For class information in Jerome call 208-324-5101. For more information call 732-6534 or visit room 201 of the Meyerhoeffer building on the main CSI campus in Twin Falls.  

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Office Specialist

Fun with Art and Music

Date:  August 12-14, 2015
Days:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:  1-3 pm
Instructor:  Stacie Rambo
Fee:  $45 + $5 supply fee

In this class children will get to participate in an exciting series of classes using multiple art mediums, including water color, chalk pastels, and acrylic paints. We will be using Jazz, Bluegrass, and Country music as inspiration for our art work. Class is limited to the first 10 registrations. 

To register call 208-324-5101 or go to  http://communityed.csi.edu/.
IHerrett Center Summer Shows


Here is the August line up for the Herrett Center Faulkner Planetarium. For more information visit the Herrett Center website


Rick Greenawald

Manager, Faulkner Planetarium

rgreenawald@csi.edu | 732-6659

JSavor Southern Idaho

This is your chance to sample the best of Southern Idaho's own locally-sourced food, beer & wines. All served with care and pride by Southern Idaho Chefs! Enjoy creative dishes Idaho beers and wines and spirits, live jazz and a live and silent auction. This event even features one of CSI's very own...Mike Johnson! For more information or to purchase your tickets click here .

Date: Friday, August 21, 2015
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Twin Falls Visitor Center
Cost: $25 per ticket or $40 per couple

Debbie Dane
Southern Idaho Tourism
ddane@csi.edu | 732-5569 
KAerial Silks Dance & Fitness Summer FUN Break


Climb and fly with your friends and colleagues in this introduction to Aerial Dance and Fitness in silks offered by Cindy Jones, Assistant Professor of Dance. Gain spatial and body awareness in a focused and progressive learning environment and have fun while doing it!



Wear fitted clothing that allows for free range of motion (long yoga type pants, bike shorts, short or long sleeve fitted shirts). No jewelry or zippers and please. Wash feet and hands prior to class to remove any lotion or oils.


If you have any questions prior to class please shoot an e-mail to Cindy Jones or 

you can call/text her at 208-316-2463.

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Location: Student Rec. Center
Time: 2:30 pm

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269
MMystery Solved?

Lack of Preventive Dental Exams 
May be the Problem

Since moving to SelectHealth and Delta Dental for our insurance provider the college has been notified we have a higher incidence of usage and costs than is customary for a group our size. We wondered why this might be until more data came to light during a recent discussion with HUB International, our insurance broker.

With aggregate data supplied by Delta Dental to HUB we have learned that 30 percent of our insured employees made no visits to the dentist in our previous budget year (376 total - 150 of them were employees and the balance were spouses and children). This indicates that roughly one third of our covered members aren't getting any annual exams. It is very likely that higher dental costs are the result of a lack of preventive and timely care. HUB reminds us that in order for our members to accrue rollover dollars, we must visit at least once per year for cleaning and exam. Members receive cleaning and exam at no cost every 6 months.

The CSI Employee Wellbeing Program would like to encourage all our insured employees to take full advantage of our preventive dental services! The direct correlation between proper dental care and optimal overall health is highly recognized and documented.

According to Delta Dental, regular preventive care, early diagnosis, and treatment can help you avoid more costly dental problems that may develop or be worsened by lack of basic preventive care. For example, for non-preventive services, your share of the costs progressively climbs as the type of dental procedure becomes more involved. Many dental plans require a 20 percent coinsurance level if you need a cavity filled. More extensive procedures such as a root canal, crown, bridge or periodontal work (to treat gum disease) can require a 50 percent patient coinsurance level. The costs of such procedures can also be high in comparison to more basic services, sometimes costing upwards of $1,200.

Annual maximums (the total cost of care above which a dental program will not pay) are frequently in the range of $1,000 to $1,500 per person. As a result, you can find yourself running out of benefits if you or your family needs extensive dental work. Even under most prepaid dental plans, which advertise lower out-of-pocket costs with no deductible and/or annual maximum, there usually are significant copayments for major services.

Avoid the costs and discomfort of major dental work and advanced dental disease by visiting the dentist for routine checkups and keeping up good daily oral hygiene habits.

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

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