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Congratulations to the CSI HOSA Future Health Professions students who recently attended the International Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN. Eight students attended and competed in various events they had previously qualified for by placing at the state competition. Six students placed in the top ten with Alec Ingram (practical nursing) placing first in Extemporaneous Writing and Jordyn Giltner (dental assisting) placing second in Dental Terminology.

Tonja Bowcut, CDA
Program Director-Dental Assisting
tbowcut@csi.edu | 208-732-6708   


PERSI is warning its members and their families to be on the lookout for scam artists claiming to represent PERSI.

The scammers contacted the spouse of a recently deceased retiree, claiming that the deceased spouse had missed payments on a life insurance policy. They told the surviving spouse that, in order to receive the insurance policy payout, she needed to load a large amount of money onto several "pre-paid" debit cards and drop the cards into the mail. Fortunately, the call unexpectedly disconnected, and the spouse immediately contacted PERSI before the perpetrators could make things worse. It is unclear exactly how the scammers are choosing their targets, or if there are additional victims. PERSI wants its members and their families to be aware of this scam, and to take whatever steps necessary to stay protected from this or other scams.
 
Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • PERSI will NEVER initiate a call to you on the telephone asking for money, personal identification numbers, or account numbers. Never give personal information or money to anyone unless you are absolutely certain you know who they really are.
  • If someone does call you directly, claiming to represent PERSI, hang up and call the PERSI Answer Center immediately at 1-800-451-8228 or 208-334-3365.
  • If you suspect someone is intercepting your mail, report it to your postal carrier. Know when the mail is delivered and alert your postal carrier if you've noticed any strange behavior around your mailbox. 
  • Ask if he or she knows of any problems in your area, and inquire about a more secure set-up if he or she voices concern.

Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208-732-6270   




The College of Southern Idaho invites river rafter enthusiasts with at least basic experience to learn how to become a whitewater rafting guide during a three-day course on the Payette River in July.
 
Whitewater expert Shawn Willsey will teach Intermediate Whitewater Rafting (HREC 199B C03) July 15 - 17 on various sections of central Idaho's Payette River. Basic rafting experience is required. Individuals will be placed in situations they are comfortable with to build skills and challenges designed to test their abilities. Participants will learn safety skills, how to read water, how to run a paddle crew and navigate a raft in various river conditions.
 
The class will camp for two nights near Garden Valley, Idaho. The course earns one credit, which costs $120. An additional course fee of $100 covers all transportation, campsite, food, and equipment for the class. For more information, please contact Willsey at 732-6421 or at swillsey@csi.edu.

Shawn Willsey
Professor, Geology
swillsey@csi.edu | 208-732-6421


Congratulations to the CSI Dental Hygiene program for being named as the 2016 Idaho CTE Exemplary Postsecondary Program by the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education. This is an amazing award for a successful selection as an outstanding and truly exemplary program. We would like to thank all of the CSI Dental Hygiene students and staff for working so hard to achieve such great standards! 

Terry Patterson
Instructional Dean
tpatterson@csi.edu | 208-732-6402


The College of Southern Idaho's Surgical Services program has spaces left in its two-year program that prepares students for operating room careers. Many students don't realize that hospital and surgery center operating rooms across the country are staffed with men and women who are not necessarily doctors or nurses. These essential professionals are surgical technicians who have two-year degrees, the ones offered by the College of Southern Idaho's Surgical Services program.   
 
Surgical technologists are responsible for preparing the operating room, attending to patients, sterilizing equipment, and assisting as needed during surgical procedures. They assist directly with the operation as a scrubbed, sterile member of the perioperative surgical team. Students who complete the Surgical Technology program can also go on to CSI's Surgical First Assistant program.
 
If you are interested in learning more about a surgical career, please make an appointment with CSI Health Sciences advisor, Rene Rambur, at 737-6730. For more information on CSI's Surgical Services Program, you may also contact Janet Milligan at 732-6706 or jmilligan@csi.edu. You can also log in to the program website at:  www.hshs.csi.edu/surgical_services.asp

Janet Milligan
Professor, Surgical
jmilligan@csi.edu | 208-732-6706


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 5
Today 1 PM
Twin Falls
 
JUL 6
Jul 6 - Jul 16
Twin Falls
JUL 6
Jul 6 - Jul 7 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
JUL 6
Tomorrow 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 6
Tomorrow 6 PM · Wendy Fischer is going
Meet at Centennial Park
 
JUL 8
Fri 8 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
JUL 8
Jul 8 - Jul 10
Twin Falls
 
JUL 9
Sat 11 AM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUL 9
Sat 9:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
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
 
 
 
Wednesday, July 6th
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 7th
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 8th 
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 9th 
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.
9:30 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE Star Party.
 
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.

The Faulkner Planetarium at the College of Southern Idaho will premiere a new program 'Asteroid: Mission Extreme' on July 5. This is the latest digital fulldome adventure from National Geographic Studios and Sky-Skan, featuring narration by actress Sigourney Weaver. The show takes audiences on an epic journey to explore what it would take for astronauts to harness asteroids and facilitate exploration into deep space.

National Geographic's highest quality video resolution and state-of-the-art computer graphics hurtle the viewer through space on an extraordinary adventure with astronauts to discover the possibilities of using asteroids as stepping stones to connect with other worlds. Based on real science, the film presents the fascinating idea of asteroids as "way stations" to facilitate manned space travel and also explores various ways to prevent asteroids from hitting the Earth.
The Faulkner Planetarium has two other programs in its lineup that were produced by National Geographic - 'Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West' and 'Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.' This latest addition, however, differs in one important aspect.

"The first two films we received were made for flat screens in IMAX theaters and were 'warped' by the studio to run on planetarium domes," said Faulkner manager Rick Greenawald. "Asteroid is a true full dome production, meaning that it was produced as a hemispheric movie that can run only on a full dome planetarium system. This, along with the absolute highest quality production values by National Geographic, will give audiences a truly enjoyable experience."

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
 

BackpackBackpack the White Clouds July 8-10


Spend the weekend exploring one of Idaho's newest wilderness areas, and enjoy learning more about backpacking in a beautiful setting.  This trip is rated beginner to intermediate and you must be able to carry 40 lbs for up to 8 miles a day. All gear for this trip is included plus transportation. There will be a MANDATORY Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, July 5th at 7 pm.  We'll go over the itinerary, fill out forms, and hand out gear! Plus, give tips on packing & food ideas for the weekend!

This trip would retail at over $200 for the weekend, so this is a steal of a deal! Sign up today!

$15 CSI Students (7+ Credits) / $70 CSI Staff & Fac / $180 Community 

Call 732-6475 to register -- sorry, no refunds!

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


BloodSummer Hero Blood Drive July 6


WHO: Everyone is encouraged to donate                        
WHAT:  Summer Hero Blood Drive
WHERE: CSI SUB
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6, from 9 am to 3 PM
WHY: To help those in need and to get pizza and t-shirts!
 
SCHEDULE ONLINE: www.redcrossblood.org
ENTER SPONSOR CODE: CSIEagles
OR CALL DEBI 208-484-0138 FOR APPOINTMENT
 
FACTS ABOUT BLOOD DONATIONS:
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S
  • In Idaho, 250 pints are needed each day for those in need.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • More than 1.68 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
Debi Mahler
Red Cross of America
debi.mahler@redcross.org | 208-484-0138


MilitaryMagic Valley Armed Forces Family Day

Sonya Nowland
HRCI Contractor Family Assistant Specialist


p20P20 Educators Conference is NEXT WEEK 


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


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 13: Nature Walk. Take a walk on the wild side while exploring native plants just minutes from the Herrett Center. Join us for a short nature hike around the CSI campus, stopping to identify native plants and explore their prehistoric uses by indigenous peoples. Everyone will discover tool-making resources, edible plants, and general plant identification techniques. After the hike, return to the Herrett Center for an activity. Ages 8 and up. $5 per participant.

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


DanceCSI/IDAA Summer Dance Workshop  
Dance Camp Tuition increases on July 1, register now!

The CSI Fine Arts Center is taking registrations for the annual CSI/IDAA Summer Dance Workshop for intermediate and advance students who want a fun and challenging dance experience with LA caliber instructors. Tuition is $80 for the junior day camp, $250 for the one week camp, or $365 for the two week camp. Room and board packages are also available. The camp is held in late July on the CSI campus in Twin Falls.

The workshop provides intensive training to students ages 12 and up who have had a minimum of two consecutive years of dance. Students choose their schedule and take five to seven hours of class per day in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and modern techniques, plus musical theatre, world dance, choreography, pilates, silks, ballet band, and more. The camp features an impressive guest faculty of professional dancers and dance instructors from all over the country who bring a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential. At the end of the day, all the hard work is offset with fun and exciting downtime activities such as game night, movies, a canyon excursion, swimming parties, a fashion show, an ice cream social, a pizza and autograph party, barbecues, a carnival, a pampering night, and an end of camp recital for family and friends.
There is also a junior camp designed to introduce younger students ages 9 through 11 to the concept of an intensive workshop taught by the regular camp faculty in a wide-range of classes over the weekend. Well-chaperoned dormitory housing and meals are available for all ages.

Students have a choice between the one- and two-week workshops. The one-week workshop takes place July 17 - 22. The two-week workshop takes place July 17 - 29. Junior Camp, available for students aged 9 through 11 regardless of dance experience, runs July 25. There are a small number of need-based scholarships available.
Students can obtain a registration form and more information at the CSI Fine Arts Center, by going online to www.csi.edu/dancecamp, or by calling 732-6288.

Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-736-6288




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




Light up the night with us at NEON Nightowl 5K, an event designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Runners and walkers are welcome to join in for an evening filled with glow sticks, black lights & great music! The NEON Nightowl 5K proudly donates a portion of event proceeds to the MaVTEC Trail Expansion product, and directly benefits the CSI Outdoor Recreation Center.

Join us for 3.1 miles of black light, music, and neon. Our start and finish lines are positively glowing -- a perfect photo opportunity for you and your team!

This event is self timed, making it ideal for both experienced runners and first-time participants. We welcome walkers and runners of all ages and athletic abilities.

YOU ARE THE COLOR CANVAS, SO TAG YOUR FRIENDS AND GET CREATIVE! WEAR YOUR OWN GLOWSTICK / NEON COLOR MASTERPIECES TO THIS RACE & GET READY TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! (HEADLAMPS ARE REQUIRED FOR RACERS!)

FEES & REGISTRATION:

$25: Pre-order registration by July 15th 
Race-Day Registration Available (T-shirt will be ordered post-race)

Register online at http://recreation.csi.edu/outdoors/challengepay.asp or pick up a paper form at the CSI Student Rec Center!

Early Packet Pick-up will be available on Friday, July 22, from 5-8pm at the CSI Student Rec Center.

Race Day Registration: July 23, begins at 9 PM at the Taylor Building Circle.

9:30PM: Walkers & Family Start begins
10:00PM: Race Start Begins

For more information or registration questions, call 732-6697 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1027343194028551/
 
Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor & Challenge Programs
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697


GenerationMind Tools: Getting Along with Multi-Gens in the Workplace
Avoiding Conflict and Creating Opportunity
 
Mind Tools is one of those great, accessible career skills sites worth bookmarking and checking often.  You can also subscribe to their newsletters.  This month's topic is of interest to everyone!  Enjoy!
 
In days gone by, it was common for just two age groups to be represented in the workplace. There were long-serving, "dyed-in-the-wool" old-timers and ambitious newcomers.
Times have changed, and now you could find yourself working with as many as five generations. Broadly speaking, each one has its own set of preferences, styles, perspectives, and experiences.

Multi-generational workplaces can host as many as five generations. Having people who were born between the 1920s and the 1990s work together creates the potential for creativity and innovation, but also for conflict and misunderstanding.
You can avoid these pitfalls and thrive through:
  • Staying respectful, flexible and understanding.
  • Avoiding stereotypes.
  • Being open to learning from others, and helping them to learn from you.
  • Adapting your communication style.
  • Focusing on similarities between individuals, rather than on generational differences.
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


RecreationNew "Recreation and Fitness" Page on CSI Employee Wellbeing Website
You asked for it, you got it! 
 
We continue to work toward satisfying your requests on the wellbeing survey tool launched at the end of the last semester.  Lots of good things are already in the works!  An improved partnership with the Student Rec Center now meets two of those requests. 
 
First, regular ongoing half-time employees and their families will receive the same free membership access starting Fall Semester to the center and Outdoor Program that full-time employees have enjoyed.  We will also always continue to include our part-time employees in Wellbeing Program events and activities.  Please know that you've always been welcome!
 
Second, for those seeking classes and activities beyond the entry-level open-access kinds of programs offered by Wellbeing, we have created a page on our wellbeing website to communicate and link to all the great courses and events available through the Rec Department, Student Rec Center and Outdoor Program.  Anything available either free or at a reduced fee can be found there.  Please take a look at http://wellness.csi.edu/recreation.asp.
 
For the summer, as Bill Studebaker would have said, "Get out and stay out." Enjoy!
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


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