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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In July of 1965...

A college calendar was adopted. The college formally opened its doors September 1. A trimester model of operation included a summer session 
with one eight week, and two four week sessions. 

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CCongrats HOSA Students
During 2014-2015 we started the first Post-Secondary HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) organization in Idaho. 
Students competed in a state competition in Utah during the spring semester and brought home several awards. We were able to send two of those students to nationals and last week Sue Jones accompanied them to the competition in Anaheim, California.  I am pleased to report both students came back with hardware. Hailie Davis, a medical assisting student, received first place in Medical Assisting and Tanisha Bartlett, a practical nursing student, received third place in Job Seeking Skills.

Congratulations to these outstanding students! 

Tonja Bowcut
Professor, Dental Assisting
tbowcut@csi.edu | 208-732-6708
D4th of July Weekend


Sawtooth National Forest
2647 Kimberly Road East

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Contact: Julie Thomas, Public Affairs Officer

"Know Before You Go" This 4th of July Weekend!

Twin Falls, Idaho (June 22, 2015) - If you plan to visit national forest areas during the Independence Day holiday (July 4th) weekend, "Know before you go," suggests Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor Kit Mullen. What's important to know? Read on!

Fireworks are Prohibited on all national forests year-round. Even if it's "green," please practice good sense by using caution with fire and smoking at all times, in all places. Drown, stir and check your campfire for heat with your bare hand. ALL fires must be DEAD OUT before leaving the site.

Responsible Motorized Use. Please stay on designated routes and obtain the appropriate travel maps before you go. On the Sawtooth National Forest visitors should carry the FREE Motorized Vehicle Use Maps, available at Forest Service Offices throughout South Central Idaho. No mud bogging is allowed anywhere on National Forest System lands. Idaho traffic laws apply to all motor vehicles including off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and motorcycles of all types.

Be Careful with Fire. While the Forest looks green, fire danger is an important concern. Fires can start very quickly and burn in vegetation that may seem green but is drying out at an alarming rate. There are no fire restrictions at this time. Please when leaving your campsite for the day or when leaving for home, "make sure your campfire is cold to the touch".

Recreation Information. Due to late snowpack, construction or flood damage, some recreation sites may not be open during the 4th of July holiday weekend. If you have a concern about your favorite site, call the Sawtooth National Forest at 208-737-3200 for information.


Camping. Camp sites are open with full services. For good measure be prepared to carry out your trash and bring additional water. Designated campsites have a daily limit so make sure you know how long you can stay in a designated area.

Keep it Clean to Avoid Bear Encounters! Bears often develop a strong liking for human and pet foods. Store food in hard-sided vehicles or bear-proof containers; keep sleeping areas, tents and sleeping bags free from food and food odors; and wash up, change clothes and remove all scented articles nearby before going to bed. Wild bears avoid people, but bears conditioned to human food can be aggressive and may be euthanized if problems occur.

For additional information about the Sawtooth National Forest call 208-737-3200 or visit the Sawtooth National Forest website at: www.fs.usda.gov/sawtooth and like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service-Sawtooth-National-Forest/986556001373037.


"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer" 

EGet Your Raspberries


We still have raspberries! Come pick some of the Early Red Variety for $3.50/lb. at the Breckenridge Farm. We will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm and weekday mornings by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call Dawn Wendland at extension 6401. 


Please bring your own drinking water and something to bring your berries home in. 


Dawn Wendland

Student Services Specialist

dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401

FThank You Students
Students at the College of Southern Idaho recently gathered together to brainstorm how they could contribute to the CSI 50 Year Celebration. They wanted to do something special that would benefit campus as a whole, but also leave a lasting mark. Multiple wonderful ideas were brought to the table and eventually the group agreed on a single idea. You may have already noticed what they came up with. We would like to thank these students for the wonderful light pole banners that they have created and implemented here on campus!

Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant 
Office of the President
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208-732-6201
YYHost Family Needed

The International Student Services office is currently seeking a host family for the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking to place a 20 year old female from Germany. She comes from a small village called Bavaria and enjoys sports, music, spending time with family and is a non-smoker. If you are interested please contact Dr. Michele McFarlane at mmcfarlane@csi.edu.


Michele McFarlane
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208-732-6304
GOutdoor Program Upcoming Event

Event: Hike & Yoga

Date:  July 11, 2015

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Ketchum  


Cost: $10 Students, $15 Faculty/Staff, and $20 Community Members


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. All gear + transportation included! 

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


Event:  Mountain Bike Trip
Date:  July 11, 2015
Time:  8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  Hailey

Cost:  $20 FT Students,  $25 PT Students and CSI Staff/Faculty, and  $35 Community Member

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 why 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 8th!

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!

John Twiss
Rec. Center Director
johntwiss@csi.edu | 208-732-6470 
HDutch Oven Break

Wednesday, July 1

2:30 p.m.

Taylor SUB


Join Christa Gessaman for a sample of Dutch oven cooking. Learn how it's done and enjoy a tasty sample of the results.  Take a break and bring a friend!


Judy Heatwole

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

July Planetarium Schedule

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

Hero Blood Drive

We need your help!


SUMMER HERO BLOOD DRIVE @ CSI                      


Location: Student Union Building

Day: Thursday

Date: July 9, 2015   

Time: 10 am-3:30 pm 


Schedule online www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code CSIEagles            

or call Debi  208-484-0138 for an appointment.


Debi Mahler
American Red Cross
debi.mahler@redcross.org | 208-484-0138

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