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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In July of 1965...
The College of Southern Idaho rents the old D&W Building on Kimberly Road for its first vocational instruction location.

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50th Anniversary idea so we can share it in eNotes! 

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CCSI 50 Year Website
Thanks for all the hard work Ed Ditlefsen and Chika Daggett have put into our 50 year website. It looks wonderful and is up and running! Please encourage fellow alum to send us their CSI experience! 

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299

To see the website go to:

DSkillsUSA Winner


Congratulations to Leslie Jones who won a silver medal for Restaurant Service at SkillsUSA.


Dianne Jolovich

Associate Professor, Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts

djolovich@csi.edu | 208-732-6407 

ERaspberries and Veggies


Raspberries and a few vegetables are available for sale now at the College of Southern Idaho's

U-pick garden located on CSI's Breckenridge Endowment Farm on North College Road. Families are invited to come to the farm during its open hours and pick the produce themselves.

Red and golden raspberries are now ready for $3.50 per pound. Pickling cucumbers and basil are also available for 75-cents a pound. Purple raspberries and other vegetables will be ready in coming weeks.


Picking appointments are not necessary. The garden is currently staffed from 8 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Buckets will be available on site for picking but customers must bring their own containers to take the produce home. For more information, please call 732-6401. 


Dawn Wendland

Student Services Specialist

dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401

FEffective Teacher Workshop I & II
If you'd like to connect with your colleagues and learn more about teaching, this is the workshop for you!

Date: August 13 & 14
Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Food will be served and you can earn free credit by participating in this workshop. Contact Shonna Parsons at 208-732-6281 or sparsons@csi.edu to reserve your spot.

Your instructors will be: Evin Fox, Tracey Meyerhoeffer, Shane Brown, Tiffany Seeley-Case.

Evin Fox, Ph.D.
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
GOutdoor Program Upcoming Event


July 18 th
: Choose Your Own Adventure: 
Sun Valley Hike N Yoga OR Mountain Bike


Spend the morning getting your zen on with the CSI ORC! We'll hike with our mats to a destination along the way, then spend an hour doing sun salutations and morning stretches. We'll finish the loop and head back to our cars after our yoga session.

This trip includes transportation and yoga mats if needed.


Join us on a day trip to Hailey, Idaho, to mountain bike the famous Harriman Trail! We'll split into two groups based on experience and what type of trail day you want to take, stopping halfway through to eat some lunch!

We have limited gear, so you need to sign up early! YOU MUST EMAIL johntwiss@csi.edu
by July 15th!

This trip is a steal deal -- includes transportation and all mountain biking gear provided! 

What to Wear: Wear clothes appropriate for the weather & what you'd be comfortable wearing on a bike! Sturdy 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!


For more information about this trip  click here. Or, you can visit their website by clicking here

Christa Gessaman
Challenge Course Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697
HSummer Hero Blood Drive
Summer Hero Blood Drive
We need your help!

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: SUB


Schedule an appointment online at: www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code CSIEagles or call Debi Mahler at 208-484-0138.


Debi Mahler

debi.mahler@redcross.org | 208-484-0138

IHank Williams Jr. Tickets

The team at Cactus Petes appreciates the relationship we have with College of Southern Idaho, and we are grateful for the people who make CSI such a positive influence on our community. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer all CSI employees the opportunity to purchase tickets to our Hank Williams Jr. concert at 50% off. The concert will be held Sunday, July 12, at 5 pm at our Outdoor Amphitheater. 

To take advantage of this offer, simply go to this link at Ticketmaster:  http://ow.ly/PfERB
Under "Ticket Type" select Buy One Get One Free Offer. The offer code is:  BOGOHW

Eric Nielson
Director of Human Resources
enielson@csi.edu | 208-732-6267
Youth Triathlon

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
JSummer FUN Continues: Card Games & Root Beer Floats

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Student Union Building


Join team Rogers (Scott) for card games and homemade root beer and ice cream this Thursday as we continue to celebrate summer and some fun social times together.  We will start the games at 2 p.m. and you're free to come and leave as you like.  

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
KState Employee Discount

Bookmark this site on the State of Idaho Happenings page for FUN summer discounts!


What's there? Silverwood Theme Park, Roaring Springs Water Park, Thunder Mountain Line, Disney on Ice-Frozen, AEN Playhouse, Silver Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain, Morrison Center (Arlo Guthrie; Mythbusters), Wahooz Fun Zone/PINZ,Zip Lining...and more!

Judy Heatwole, MTD

Empolyee Wellbeing Coordinator

jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

LHow to Wash Fruits

MSummer BBQ Recipe


Recipe: Summer BBQ Rosemary Balsamic Marinade

Find more healthy marinades online here.


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp garlic, minced

2 tbsp fresh rosemary, the needles separated from the sprigs

1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • Step 1. Add all ingredients to a medium glass bowl or 4-cup glass measure and whisk until blended
  • Step 2. Add your meat (or tofu or veggies) and all of the marinade to a sealable gallon plastic bag. Place in a bowl or dish and refrigerate for up to 24 hours, shaking the bag occasionally to make sure all surfaces of the meat are in contact with the marinade.
  • Step 3. Remove meat from the marinade and season it with salt and pepper, if you like. Grill or broil as desired.

Servings: Makes 3/4 cup (will cover about 1 and 1/2 pounds meat or fish)

Nutritional Information

Calories: 25
Total Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg 
Protein: 0.1g
Total Carbohydrates: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sodium: 3mg 

Recipe from WebMD. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
NHot Stuff from State of Idaho Health Matters
Health Matters


Feeling the Summer Scorch? Take care of yourself. Stop the sizzle, swelter, and sweat!


Summer Scorch?

Poster: Beat the Heat

Know the Signs & Symptoms of heat related illnesses

Prevent Child Heatstroke

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