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Following the latest campus shooting at UCLA last week we would like to raise awareness and remind everyone on campus about our Lock Blok devices. Please remember to keep all doors on campus locked at all times and use the lock blok devices in order to close your doors quickly in an emergency situation. 

For more information about the rising concern of being able to lock doors at community colleges and universities please click here.



If you would like extra training or have any questions about our lock bloks please contact CSI Security at 208-732-6605. 
 
Jim Munn
Director of Public Safety
jmunn@csi.edu | 208-732-6860


E mployers, teachers, and others  say we need to develop critical thinking skills in our students (and many studies back this up as to the high demand in the workforce for effective critical thinking skills) and, as luck would have it, we teach a class in this very thing! Who knew? How lucky is that? 

COMM 209 is a MWF, face-to-face class that happens from 9:00-9:50 am in the Hepworth building (and is taught by Tiffany Seeley-Case)

Course Description and Goals:

Critical Thinking and Argumentation 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.

This course has four broad goals:
  1. To help students become more analytical and critical as a consumer of the discourse of others.
  2. To teach students to recognize flawed reasoning and equip students with strategies for dealing with flawed reasoning.
  3. To help students become more adept and more ethical in constructively advancing and defending views in both public and personal settings.
  4. To help students become more understanding and tolerant of those with whom they disagree.
COMM 209 is a required course for communication majors, but can benefit everyone! In particular, we recommend COMM 209 to pre-law, political science and criminal justice majors as well as to English majors with an emphasis in persuasion and/or persuasive writing. Further, majors in all of the sciences can greatly benefit from critical reasoning skills.

Beyond that, though, here are a couple of resources indicating the vital need for all majors to have a basis in critical thinking:

Critical thinking is an essential skill necessary to be a member of a democratic society. Further, critical thinking isn't a natural skill...it's an acquired one that benefits from specific training such as that offered in COMM 209! So, we would love to have people in all majors consider adding COMM 209 as elective credit in their course load.

Tiffany Seeley-Case
Professor of Communication
tseeley@csi.edu | 208-732-6779


Free tutoring for students starts June 6, 2016 in the Learning Assistance Center. Room 202. 


Kat Powell
Learning Center Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 208-732-6685


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
JUN 6
Jun 6 - Jun 9
Twin Falls
JUN 8
Jun 8 - Jun 9 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
JUN 8
Tomorrow 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUN 10
Fri 8:45 AM
Twin Falls
 
JUN 11
Sat 9:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
JUN 13
Jun 13 - Jun 17 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUN 13
Jun 13 - Jun 16
Twin Falls
 
JUN 13
Jun 13 - Jun 16 · Shared to CSI Society *College of Southern Idaho*
Twin Falls
JUN 14
Tue 8:45 AM
Twin Falls
 
JUN 14
Tue 6 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUN 15
Wed 1 PM · Tamara Harmon is going
Twin Falls
 
JUN 15
Wed 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
JUN 17
Fri 6 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
JUN 18
Sat 8:45 AM
Twin Falls
JUN 18
Sat 9 AM · 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 Month

 
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
Tuesday, June 7th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
 
Wednesday, June 8th
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Observatory: Free solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
 
Day
Time
Event
 
Thursday, June 9th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
 
Friday, June 10th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
 
Saturday, June 11th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
9:30 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE Star Party.
 
Tuesday, June 14th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Primitive Skills: Beginning Flintknapping.*
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
 
Wednesday, June 15th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Explore Herrett Workshop: Paper Airplanes.**
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Observatory: Free solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
 
Thursday, June 16th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
 
Friday, June 17th 
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Primitive Skills: Beginning Flintknapping.*
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
 
Saturday, June 18th 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Primitive Skills: Beginning Flintknapping.*
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
 
Tuesday, June 21st
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
 
Wednesday, June 22nd
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Explore Herrett Workshop: Coiled Pottery.**
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Observatory: Free solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
 
Thursday, June 23rd
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
 
Friday, June 24th 
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
 
Saturday, June 25th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
 
Tuesday, June 28th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness w/Pluto update.
 
Wednesday, June 29th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Explore Herrett Workshop: Hoop Drums.**
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Observatory: Free solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun w/Live Sky Tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth w/Live Sky Tour.
 
Thursday, June 30th
10:30 am
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery.
 

*One class with three sessions, preregistration required.
**Workshops for kids ages 6+ or 8+, fees apply and preregistration required.

The Faulkner Planetarium has expanded its schedule of shows from now until Labor Day. Effective immediately, there are 22 showings a week. Starting Tuesday, June 14, that will increase to 26 opportunities to take in a show each week.

The summer public show schedule times through June 11th are as follows:

Tuesdays: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 7 and 8 p.m.

The summer public show schedule times starting June 14 are as follows:

Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 7 and 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 7 and 8 p.m.

Two new shows are coming up this summer; Asteroid: Mission Extreme and Cell, Cell, Cell. Both of these shows are slated to open during the month of July. With up to ten different titles offered each week, there's something for everyone at Idaho's largest and most technologically advanced planetarium.

Admission prices to planetarium shows are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students, including CSI students with a valid student ID; children under age 2 are admitted free. To see the current show schedule and get more information log onto the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu or call (208) 732-6655. The website also contains trailers for most of the programs offered in the Faulkner Planetarium.

The Faulkner Planetarium is located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID.

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

Dear CSI Faculty, Staff, and Administration,

Pandora Handley, Dawn Wendland, and I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2016 NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, and would like to share some of the highlights from the conference with the CSI campus. We really liked this conference--it was specific to community colleges, but not constrained by discipline or job titles. Please bring your lunch and join us on Wednesday, June 8, from 12:30 - 2:00 in Taylor 248 for a lively discussion on the latest ideas, pedagogy, and initiatives in community colleges.

Thanks,

Heidi Campbell
Associate Dean of STEM
 hcampbell@csi.edu | 208-732-6429


STEMDiscover Science Workshops - Application Deadline Extended


For more information about the Discover Science Workshops and the application form click here. All applications are due by Friday, June 10, at 5:00 pm. 

Heidi Campbell
Associate Dean of STEM
hcampbell@csi.edu | 208-732-6429


MusicCSI Music Fest 2016


Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Specialist Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288


HerrettCrash Courses in Caveman Living Taught At the Herrett Center
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho offers crash courses in caveman living again this summer and fall. Herrett Exhibits Manager Joey Heck will teach three classes - flintknapping, atlatls, and building fire.

Beginning Flintknapping is a three-session class that runs 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Friday, June 17, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Participants will assemble their own knapping tool kits and create a number of flaked obsidian tools. The workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of stone tools and knapper safety. The $50 course fee includes class materials and pizza.

Atlatls - Spear Chuckin' 101 - is a five-day class that runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 25 - 29. In this class, you will learn the history of the throwing device called an atlatl and gather local materials from which you can build your own. At the end of the course, participants will compete in a throwing competition. The fee for all five classes is $50.


The one-day class 'Fire!' will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Participants will use native materials and household objects to construct a bow drill and fire spindle to ignite your tinder bundle. A fire-making competition will be held at the end of the class. The cost is $15.







Class sizes are limited in order to assure that everyone can see, hear, and get personal instruction as needed. Participants need to be at least 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration can be done any time ahead of the classes online at Herrett.csi.edu or by calling 732-6655.

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager Herrett Center 
jheck@csi.edu | 208-732-6668


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.

June 15: Paper Planes. Ever wonder what keeps airplanes in the sky? This is a workshop about flight. Everyone will learn the basic science behind flying, and then have a chance to build their own paper airplane. We will finish the workshop with a paper plane fly-off to see which designs are the best flyers! Ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must have a parent present. $5 per participant.

June 22: Coiled Pottery. Many different American Indian cultures created beautiful clay pottery. The technique that was widely used in North and South America is called coiling. In this workshop, you will make your own coiled clay pot using air-dry clay. The technique is easy to learn, and everyone will leave with a completed pot that will dry overnight. Ages 6 and up. Children under 8 must have a parent present. $10 per participant.

June 29: Hoop Drums. For the many Native cultures that call the Great Plains their homeland, the hoop was a very important symbol of the circle of life. In this workshop, you will have the chance to create one of the most musical examples of the hoop in Great Plains cultures: the drum! Learn about other important symbols as you build and decorate your own hoop drum. Ages 8 and up. $10 per participant.

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


Refugee7th Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day
It's Refugee Day  again, folks!! CSI Refugee Program would like to invite the public to attend. The 7th Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day will be held at the College of Southern Idaho soccer field on Falls Avenue at 6 pm of Friday, June 17.

Our Refugees will be presenting  ethnic food, music, song and dance from the various countries that now call Twin Falls home. There will be  displays and information about their countries of origin.  This annual event is a way for our newest residents to thank the Twin Falls community for all their support and help in relocating displaced people.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Those who attend are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for enjoying an evening on the lawn. For more information, contact the CSI Refugee Program at 736-2166.

Come out and experience the World in your own back yard!



Tara McFarland
Social Services Specialist, CSI Refugee Center
tmcfarland@csi.edu | 208-732-6668


RefugeeProjectThe Refugee Portrait Project - A New Display at CSI


Look into the eyes of the faces in a new display of photos at the College of Southern Idaho's Meyerhoeffer building and you'll see struggle, perseverance, hardship, and understanding. You may also see a depth of experience that most Americans will never know.

The Refugee Portrait Project consists of 25 black and white portraits of local men and women who have made Twin Falls their home after fleeing the turmoil in their home countries. The photos were taken by Ken Bingham, a 23-year professor of English at CSI, who reflects upon the words of art historian Erwin Panofsky; 'On the one hand, portraiture seeks to bring out whatever it is in which the sitter differs from the rest of humanity. On the other hand, it seeks to bring out whatever the sitter has in common with the rest of humanity and what remains in him regardless of place and time.'

"Their presence in our community reflects more than the calamitous circumstances that brought them here: it allies them with those who were already here as they integrate into and enrich local life," said Bingham in his artist's statement. "It also demonstrates that fear of appearances, of mere external differences, cannot withstand the combined sense of shared humanity and compassion that some people willingly extend to those in need."

The display will be available to the public, at no charge, beginning Monday, June 20. Bingham will be available for an artist's meet and greet from 2 to 5 p.m. that day at the Meyerhoeffer building. The display will be up until late September.

Ken Bingham
Professor, English
kbingham@csi.edu | 208-732-6804 
 

JazzCSI Jazz Camp - June 27 Through July 1
The College of Southern Idaho is now taking registrations for CSI Jazz Camp, which will run June 27 - July 1, 2016 at the CSI Fine Arts Center. Jazz Camp is for students 13 and up, including adults who want to learn how to play jazz or increase their skills.

CSI Jazz Camp features a faculty of jazz professionals and educators from around the country providing instruction in all aspects of jazz performance. Instruction is specialized for all common jazz instruments - saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums. The faculty has also developed experiences and educational opportunities for students who perform on clarinets, flutes, cellos, tubas and a host of other instruments. The faculty will meet each student where they are skills-wise and construct a positive and supportive experience that is guaranteed to improve the student's ability on their instrument, their knowledge of jazz repertoire, and their comfort in improvising.

Students at the camp will be in direct contact with the performance faculty for six hours each day and will receive instruction in a number of different settings. They will work with their peers in chamber jazz combos, learn the intricacies of technique on their instrument during daily sectionals, and get the opportunity to work with faculty in a big band setting.

Students' love and knowledge of the jazz medium will grow each day during jazz theory and listening lab classes. In jazz theory, students will learn the building blocks of jazz music, which will increase their comfort in improvising communicating through the universal language of music with any musician they encounter in their lifetime. In the listening lab, students will be exposed to the masters of jazz. They will listen to some of the great recordings in jazz history, and study jazz history.

The faculty lineup this year includes Jeremy Wohletz, Scott Prebys, Michael Frew, and Scott Farkas.
Jeremy Wohletz currently serves as Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Dickinson State University, where he teaches the music theory sequence, music history sequence, woodwind pedagogy, music technology, and all woodwind lessons and woodwind chamber groups. He enjoys a diverse musical life as both a performer and educator. As a performer, he is a large advocate for new music, both performing and commissioning new compositions. One of these commissions was recently chosen to premiere at the 2014 International Clarinet Association convention, involving solo clarinet with electronics. Another piece was commissioned and premiered at the 2012 ICA convention by his guitar and clarinet duo, Pararo.

Scott Prebys is a multi-instrumental percussionist with numerous performances in the jazz, classical, pop and ethnic-music genres. He recently completed a highly-successful career in higher education (37 years) and is a 2009 recipient of the North Dakota Governor's Award for the Arts in Education. As a director/performer, he has made two appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, recorded for the Sea Breeze label, and has served as a clinician in twenty states and four Canadian provinces. Scott continues to serve on the faculty of the Kansas City Jazz Alliance workshops (12 years) and has directed all-state jazz ensembles in Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, and British Columbia. He recently composed and recorded the score for "The Enchanted Highway" (film) and has performed with numerous artists in the jazz and pop fields. His performance groups have consistently received high ratings in festival competition.

Michael Frew is an adjunct instructor of guitar at the College of Southern Idaho where he coaches jazz combos and teaches class guitar and private lessons. He received his undergraduate degree from Utah State University where he studied with Corey Christiansen. Michael is featured on jazz vocalist Liz Wooley's debut CD, A Little Bit Romantic" and has performed in jazz ensembles for Carnival Cruises.

Scott Farkas has been the director of the CSI jazz camp since its creation in 2013. He has been studying and performing music for over 20 years. Originally from New York, Scott holds Bachelor's degrees in music performance and composition from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and a Master's degree in percussion performance from the University of Akron. He has performed music in countless settings across the country and has been a full time member of the faculty at the College of Southern Idaho since 2012 as the director of percussion studies and of the CSI pep band. He has performed frequently around the Magic Valley with members of the local jazz community. He values music education very highly and seeks to always provide the highest caliber experience to students from many and varied walks of life. He has taught community education classes in African Drumming, college performance courses, private lessons, and has worked as a specialist in many local school districts including Kimberly, Buhl, Jerome, Filer, Minico, Declo, and Hansen. He draws on all of these varied experiences to create a positive student centered experience for every participant of the CSI jazz camp each and every year.

CSI Jazz Camp tuition is $275. Tuition will cover all program costs, including tshirts, but students are encouraged to bring their own instruments if possible. Because this is a day camp, the fee does not include meals or housing.
For more information or to obtain a registration form, go to www.csi.edu/jazzcamp or stop by the CSI Fine Arts Center. You can also call Camille Barigar at 732-6288 or e-mail cbarigar@csi.edu.

Camille Barigar 
CSI Fines Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288 
 

RoboticsMiddle School Students Needed for Zero Robotics Summer Program
The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is an innovative and inspiring program for middle school students that is truly out of this world! The five-week STEM curriculum introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience programming SPHERES (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams' SPHERES compete aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Middle school participants will get to see the SPHERES operate in space via a live feed from the ISS while NASA astronauts provide real-time commentary.

Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is provided through a partnership between the MIT Space Systems Lab, the Innovation Learning Center, and Aurora Flight Sciences. The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is sponsored by NASA, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and the Northrup Grumman Foundation. Zero Robotics seeks to inspire our next generation of great minds by allowing them unprecedented access to space at the middle school level. By making the benefits and resources of the International Space Station tangible to students, Zero Robotics hopes to cultivate an appreciation of science, technology, engineering and math through healthy, immersive, collaborative competition.
The dates of the Zero Robotics Program will be Monday through Friday July 5th - August 5th from 1-4 pm.
The cost for participants is FREE!

Mentors may be eligible for CEUs, elective credits, scholarship funds, or a small stipend. Mentors should be familiar with C++ or Scratch programming languages - but all training will be provided. Examples of mentors might include teachers, pre-service educators, or college students pursuing a STEM-related degree. Students and Mentors can register online at http://communityed.csi.edu or by calling CSI Community Education at (208)732-6442.

Middle School Kids Course Code: YKID 010 C10
Mentors Course Code: YKID 010 C11

Ashley Schultz
CSI Community Education
aschultz@csi.edu | 208-732-6441


p20The P20 Educators Conference - All Faculty/Staff/Students Register Now 


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


DanceRegistration Now Open For CSI/IDAA Summer Dance Workshop 
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


WorkshopTwo-Day Workshop to Explore Deliberate Teaching 
Please join us in this two-day workshop to explore the craft of deliberate teaching and what it is to be a professional.

You get:
a college credit, a book, breakfast, snacks, lunch, and lots of networking. We will have a guest panel, explore multiple learning pathways, develop new instructional strategies, and culminate the two days with a Socratic Seminar. Whether this is your first time, or you are joining us again, classified or certified, staff or faculty, there will be new experiences for everyone.

Contact Sandy Bosteder ( sbosteder@csi.edu or 732-6850) if you would like to attend.

Date: August 11 and 12.
Days: Thursday and Friday
Time: 9 am - 4 pm each day
Location:  Hepworth Building, Room 190

Evin Fox
Professor, Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education
efox@csi.edu | 208-736-6484


MSATry This Medical Savings Account Calculator
American Health Value has recently released a fantastic new tool called the  Idaho MSA Savings Calculator , and we're sending emails out to let people know about it because it's something that can really help Idahoans save money on their healthcare costs!
 
This online calculator is completely free for anybody to use, and it allows you to put in your own dollar figures you currently spend each year for several areas of the family healthcare budget, like:
 
· Health Insurance and/or Medicare Premiums (Monthly)
· Dental Expenses (Yearly)
· Vision Expenses (Yearly)
· Hospital or Medical Bills (Yearly)
· Prescription Expenses (Monthly)
· Alternative Care Expenses (Yearly)
· Even Medical Supplies like Band-Aids, knee braces or ice packs!
 
As you enter the dollar amounts for each category you'll see the calculator show you in real-time both exactly what you spend each year, in addition to how much you'll be saving simply by paying these costs out of an Idaho Medical Savings Account.
 
Taking a couple minutes to use this calculator could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on you and your family's medical expenses this year!
 
Give the calculator a test drive  and see how much money you and your family can immediately start saving!
 


If you have any questions about the calculator or the Idaho Medical Savings Account, please contact Adam Berry and he would be more than happy to help.
 
Adam's Contact Information:
 
Phone: (208) 3331-0676 Ext. 117
 
Thank you for your time today, and have a wonderful afternoon. 
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


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