CSI Home      50 Year Page      Athletics      Fine Arts      Herrett Center      Calendar   
b 50 Years Ago at CSI
In June of 1965...
Federal funds for loans to needy students at the College of Southern Idaho have been approved, Dr. James L. Taylor, President of the Junior College announced. The U.S. Commissioner of Education, Department of Health, Education & Welfare, said in his approval message that the National Defense Student Loan Program, and Educational Opportunity Grants would be available.

Make sure to send us your fun fact, picture, newspaper article, or  50th Anniversary idea to share in eNotes! 

Click here to send us your information.
  The G.U.E.S.T
...Imagine coming to CSI and every employee you came in contact with made you feel like a special guest that had been welcomed into his or her home...Faculty, Staff, Administration---we can all benefit from revisiting our customer service skills. Starting April 27, the PACE Committee will be presenting customer service sessions in a program they have titled The GUEST . Enthusiastic presenters such as Amy Christopherson, Rosemary Fornshell, Colin Randolph, and Dianne Jolovich will lead small groups through this two hour fun and engaging program. Refreshments will even be served.

Participation in this program will help strengthen CSI as a whole and is highly encouraged! You only need to sign up for one session as they all cover the same information.  Although sessions will run weekly through fall, faculty are encouraged to sign up for a session before summer break. Please watch for session times via campus wide e-mail and eNotes. 


  • Tues, 6/9 from 2-4 pm in Taylor

Please RSVP to Charmaine 
West at cwest@csi.edu.
d Canvas BBQ

The Best Practices/Brown Bag committee is cooking up a good time.

Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Location: Canyon Room 123

Bring a couple of $$ for the BBQ, and a side dish to share if you want. We will spend the day "workshopping" our classes on Canvas. If you are a beginner, a new learner, or somewhat of an expert, please join us. You can work all day by yourself, or join in a group to learn more about and build your Canvas platform for your classes.

You can come for part of it, or the whole day. I will have my cell phone with me, so call me if you have any questions. My number is 208-410-0145.

Evin Fox

Professor, Early Childhood Education

efox@csi.edu | 208-410-0145

e Just Dance 2015


Judy Heatwole, MTD

Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269

f Effective 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.
g 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 too late to start classes in the fall. For more information visit their website by clicking here.

h Outdoor Program Upcoming Events


Event: Sunset Paddle

Date:  June 10-July 15
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm


Cost: $5 Full-time students, $10 part-time students plus faculty/staff, $15 community members


Want to spend the evening watching the sun set over the water? Join us as we explore along the Snake River and watch the sunset over the canyon! All gear included! 

For more information about this trip click here. Or, you can visit their website by clicking here
i 6th Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day

The public is invited to attend the sixth annual Magic Valley Refugee Day at the College of Southern Idaho soccer field on Falls Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19.

Coordinated by the CSI Refugee Center, the event features music, singing and dancing from the various ethnic populations that have relocated to southern Idaho for many years. The groups will have displays, information about their home countries, and samples of their foods. The annual event is also a way to recognize and celebrate the Twin Falls community for its support and help in relocating families throughout the year.


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

j How Long Can you Freeze Everything, In One Chart
The Huffington Post | By Suzy Strutner

Who knew you could freeze non-citrus fruits for a year?
Other foods can last for months longer than you might think, proving yet again that our freezers have more leftover-storing power than we realized. You can also freeze vegetables, juice, steak, margarine, spices, lobster, whole chickens and turkeys, muffins, pork roast and beef roast for an entire 12 months, in many cases.
Bookmark this game-changing chart from FreezerLabels.net for a guide to how long freezer foods will keep.

Go to this site to view and print a handy chart for recommended storage times.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
k Men's Health Fair on Campus-Moved to June 25 in SUB


Calling all men - and the women who love them. Wear BLUE in support of Men's Health Month and join us from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in the SUB Fireside Room for a HEALTH FAIR for men. Come hungry, lunch is on us! We will have lots of information, a machine that detects facial skin cancer, blood pressure checks, FUN activities and MORE!


Learn more about men's health online at www.menshealthmonth.org.


Want the 411 on men's health? Try http://menshealthnetwork.org/azmenshealth.

l 10 Tips for Men's Health


St. Luke's Healthy U Program

1.   Talk with your doctor about screening options based on your age and family history. Men tend to make half as many preventative health care visits. Screening can save your life!

2.   Think before engaging in high-risk activities. Men are more likely to drink excessively and have higher rates of alcohol-related   injuries. Things that go fast - like cars, gravity and bullets - don't mix with alcohol. 


3.   Don't be ashamed to ask for help. Depression can be a major threat for men of all ages, and men have higher rates of suicide. Talking with a close friend or a counselor about how you're feeling can help tremendously

4.   Check your blood pressure every six months to keep kidney disease, heart attacks, and strokes at bay. High blood pressure is more common in younger men. If it's pushing 140/90, see a doctor.

5.   Protect yourself from the sun! Men have the highest annual exposure to UV. Forty-eight percent of men report using a regular method of sun protection in contrast to 68 percent of women. Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen (SPF of 30+), slap on a wide-brimmed hat and wear sunglasses to avoid skin cancer.

6.   Don't spend time with, or let your loved ones be around, people who smoke. Men are more likely to be smokers. If you smoke, come up with a plan to quit and stick to it.

7.   Get Active! Find an activity you enjoy that gets your heart rate up. Being physically active on a regular basis will help you get more done and make you feel better.

8. Take a break from work and make time to socialize, connect with friends or loved ones.      

9.   Relax. Find positive ways to keep stress in check, such as exercise, a hot shower, or reading. Relaxation will help you feel better, minimize anxiety, frustration and anger.

10. Reverse the trend. On average men die five to six years earlier than women. Take responsibility for your health and show those around you that you care! 

Note: We are testing a new layout and design for eNotes. Send us 
your   thoughts while we build and strengthen your employee newsletter! 
Would   you like to see something else in eNotes? What do you like or dislike 
about   eNotes? We want to make this document something you look forward 
to   reading each week and your feedback will help tremendously! Please 
send   your information to eNotes@csi.edu.
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+  View our videos on YouTube  View on Instagram