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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In June of 1965...
The new dean for the Junior College was elected. Dean Don L. Keith was in charge of the academic program of the College. He acted as a link between the students and the administration. Dean Keith also coordinated and guided the course of student affairs at the College. Under the capable leadership of Dean Keith, the academic division met the education needs of the students.

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C Raspberry Sale
We will begin selling raspberry's this Wednesday the 17th and Friday the 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. This is the earliest opening we have had for raspberries. There is only one row ready and they are red. Berries will sell for the same price as last year, $3.50 per pound. Pickers will have to bring their own containers to take them home; however, we will provide buckets to pick into. Just show up to pick, no appointments necessary.

James A Wilson

Associate Professor Agriculture

jwilson@csi.edu | x6403

D Industrial Maintenance

Another one-year session of Industrial Maintenance technology will begin at the College of Southern Idaho on Monday, June 15. Industrial Maintenance is a broad-based program, the certification for which satisfies the entry requirements for many jobs in all types of processing, manufacturing and mining industries. Classes will run 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for one year.


Students will receive foundational skills in blueprint reading, problem-solving, rigging, vibration analysis, installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, basic welding, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mechanical drives, OSHA safety and CPR, industrial tools and equipment, electronics, repair and fabrication, shaft alignment, and preventive maintenance.


The cost for the course is $1,000 per session - summer, fall, and spring. Fees can be paid per session. The course textbook is $300.


CSI Workforce Development Director Brandi Turnipseed says students looking for scholarships to help pay for tuition and fees should apply before June 10. Scholarships are also being offered by Newmont Mining in Elko, Nevada, one of the world's largest mining companies. Entry-level employees at Newmont with Industrial Maintenance certification earn $26 per hour, plus benefits.


For more information, please contact Brandi Turnipseed, CSI Director of Workforce Development, at 732-6378 or at bturnipseed@csi.edu.


E 50 Year Website

Make sure to check out the new CSI 50 year website at  http://www.csi.edu/50years/. It is now up and running! Encourage everyone to fill out the alumni form and share their CSI experiences with us. If you have any suggestions as what you would like to see on this page, let us know. There are many pictures, information about our presidents, and also a timeline of the first two years of the College's existence. 
e Send Students to S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R. is a 3-hour program that is recommended for all students who are new to college 
and are seeking a degree or certificate, or taking general studies classes. All recent high 
school graduates are encouraged to attend S.O.A.R., even if you took college classes while 
in high school. S.O.A.R. is designed to introduce students to the essential tools for success 
at the College of Southern Idaho, they will also  meet with an advisor and register for classes  during S.O.A.R. They should plan to attend  after registration has opened . New session dates and times will be added monthly.

Students will receive a confirmation email with a location map and additional instructions once they have registered for a session. If you have a student interested in attending a S.O.A.R session please have them visit www.csi.edu/soar.

The Next Sessions will run July 8th & 9th from 1:30-4:30 pm and August 5th & 6th from 1:30-4:30 pm. 

Heather Barnes
Admissions Coordinator
hbarnes@csi.edu | x6230
F ISU MBA Advising Available

Heidi Wadsworth will be available for advising regarding the on-line ISU MBA Program on June 16th from  9 am-5 pm in Hepworth 144. Please call 736-2101, CSI 2300 or email seipmarg@isu.edu to schedule an appointment. There will also be an informational presentation in the evening from 6-9 in Taylor 276. It is not to late to start classes in the fall. For more information visit their website by clicking here.


Margaret Seipel

Administrative Assistant, ISU

seipmarg@isu.edu | 208-933-2300

G This Week's Summer Fun


Please join Joey Heck for another great spear chucking event this week on Thursday afternoon. We may not see any volcanos or crashed UFOs, but we will try to hit something!

The exact time and place will be announced that morning. Grab your walking shoes and head out for food, fun and friends. Be prepared to give it a try. You might surprise yourself!


Judy Heatwole, MTD

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator 

jheatwole@csi.edu | x6269

Float the Payette


Join the ORC on an overnight adventure to the Payette River! We'll spend the night Friday camping near the put-in spot on the river, swapping stories and enjoying a delicious homemade Dutch Oven Meal, and spend most of Saturday on the river, doing two runs and enjoying the sun, water, and surrounding sights!

Rafting the Main Payette is a hometown favorite! This three-hour getaway has playful rapids, splashy whitewater and time for swimming, relaxing and floating. A perfect trip for first-time rafters, families, groups, locals and visitors! We'll run the river twice and enjoy lunch in between!

Friday, June 26th & Saturday, June 27th

$50 full-time CSI Students
$55 part-time CSI Students
$70 CSI Staff & Faculty
$85 Community Members

There is limited space for this trip, so you must register in advance! Registration closes June 20th. Sorry, no refunds. You can register in person at the ORC Rental Desk or via phone at 732-6697 (over the phone registrations will require a credit / debit card).

Must be 16 years or older.

Christa Gessaman

Challenge Course Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu  | x6697
H Kids Who Read Beat Summer Slide

Judy Heatwole, MTD

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

jheatwole@csi.edu | x6269


During summer, low-income students regress by more than two months in reading achievement while their middle-class peers make slight gains. It's a concept called Summer Learning Loss.  According to the Idaho Department of Education, 63 percent of low-income first graders were reading at grade level in the spring of 2013. When they returned in the fall as second graders, only 41 percent were reading at grade level.  A large-scale study of elementary students revealed that reading four to five books over the summer potentially can prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall. (SOURCE: Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk)

How You Can Help

Your donations of new or gently used books can help! Simply drop off children's book at one of our book drop-off locations (listed below). We will make sure your books get into the hands of local kids who really need them!

I USDA's Food App, Summer Sunlight and Swimming


USDA's Food App

If you're like most people, you've bought groceries only to have to toss the spoiled remainder before you or your family had a chance to eat it. Throwing out spoiled or expired food is frustrating and wasteful, but tracking when each food goes bad can be difficult. Well, now there's an app for that!

Click here to read more on the new USDA Food App.

The Health Benefits of Sunlight Exposure

Most people are familiar with the risks of unprotected sun exposure, such as sunburn, wrinkles, freckles, eye damage and skin cancer.

However, although overexposure to the sun is bad for your health, getting enough exposure to sunlight is necessary and beneficial. Adequate time in the sun gives you several benefits: 

* A boost in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your appetite, sleep, memory & mood.
* Support of your circadian rhythm, which leads to better sleep-sunlight "turns off" melatonin production each morning, which is the hormone that makes you feel drowsy as it gets darker at night

Click here for more on the benefits of sunlight exposure.

Swimming for Exercise

Swimming is often a summertime favorite for children, but it's also a great form of exercise for individuals of all ages. What sets swimming apart from other workouts?

* It's low impact, which is ideal for anyone with overworked or injured joints.
* It's a form of resistance training that strengthens muscles all over your body, especially core.


Click here to read more on swimming.


Judy Heatwole, MTD

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

jheatwole@csi.edu | x6269

N Online Lunch & Learn for Men's Health

Presented by Gabe Rudow, St. Luke's Health Coordinator


Wednesday, June 17, from noon - 12:30 p.m.


Online via Lync or St. Luke's Magic Valley Oak Rm. 1


Register to get the online site at healthyu1@slhs.org

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
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