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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that the CSI Board of Trustees recently approved an updated Strategic Plan for 2018-2022? It's full of lots of data about the college. Go to this link to take a look!
(Source: Source: CSI Institutional Effectiveness)

"Did You Know?" brought to you by the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

KindergartenEnrollment is Open for the CSI Kindergarten Lab

Enrollment is open for the CSI Kindergarten Lab

The College of Southern Idaho Kindergarten Lab is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children 5-6 years of age. Teaching practices include: inquiry/project based learning, development of executive function skills, and the development of problem-solving skills. The content of the curriculum covers Literacy, Math, Science, Engineering, Technology, Creative Arts, Social development, and Physical development. We teach with the belief that learning is inherently interesting to children, and that they are naturally curious. We work to strengthen a love of learning. With teacher support and guidance children will develop projects to guide their learning. They will do in-depth study in a project which includes a goal they are working toward. This approach gives children a purpose in learning and is very motivating. The skills and knowledge they learn are then readily applied to multiple settings. The curriculum meets Common Core Standards.

Why CSI Kindergarten Lab?
  • The curriculum includes literacy, math, science, engineering, technology, creative arts, social development, and physical development.
  • We are an inquiry/project-based school. We take on units of study based on student interest and complete projects to show what we have learned.
  • We have a low student to teacher ratio, which means children receive daily individualized instruction.
  • We follow best practices in Early Childhood Education. As part of the College of Southern Idaho, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the latest research in our field and implementing best practices in the classroom.
  • The curriculum meets the Common Core Standards for kindergarten.
  • We believe in fostering a love for learning in children and assisting them in developing their natural curiosity and desire to learn.
  • The CSI Kindergarten Lab is a full-day or half-day program. It works as a stand-alone program or as enrichment to other kindergarten programs.
Jennifer Patterson 
ECE Child Care Labs Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208.732.6645

StudentRetentionSpring 2018 BLOG - Strategies to Retain and Engage Students
S pring 2018 BLOG - Strategies to Retain and Engage Students
P.S. You might need to sign in to Office 365 with your CSI account to access these articles.

Janea Triplett-Newell
Instructional Designer
jnewell@csi.edu  | 208.732.6324

SustainabilitySustainability Council

The following sustainability quotes came from goodreads.com
I have shared what these thoughts bring to mind for me.
Now, what are your own thoughts in regards to sustainable living?
We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I'm not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out. ~ 

Paul Newman: " Consume less; share better."  
  • I think of drinking straws. Paper straws can actually biodegrade back in the soil. Not so with plastic straws.
Hervé Kempf: " Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard."
  • I think of cooperatives and farming when reading this. Not everyone in the county needs a hay bailer when one can do the job nicely for all.
Paul McCartney: " The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
  • America has certainly turned into a "throw-away society.
Anonymous: " When we use these words and we talk about plants having a strategy to do this or wanting this or desiring this, we're being metaphorical obviously. I mean, plants do not have consciousness. But, this is a fault of our own vocabulary. We don't have a very good vocabulary to describe what others species do to us, because we think we're the only species that really does anything."
  • Trees are some of the best completely natural things there in in helping to keep the air healthy.
Michael Pollan: " Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know: the earth does not belong to man - man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood that unites one's family. All things are connected."
  • We need to remember that all creatures are good for something - whether we like to face the fact or not.
Chief Seattle, Suquamish Chief
  • I believe as the Native Americans do. We do not own the land we live on. It is left for others. Therefore, we had better do it justice.
Anne Keane
Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu | 208.732.6530
MenusCSI Desert and Taylor Cafe Menus
CSI Desert Cafe Menu (click here for the full menu)

The Desert Cafe serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They have an entree, salad, sandwich, soup and desert option both days. They also have cheeseburgers and fries.

Michael A. Johnson
Culinary Instructor
mjohnson@csi.edu   | 208-732-6381  

CSI Taylor Cafe Menu (click here for the full menu)

Please note that there are consistent options every day such as Deli (made to order), Cheeseburger, Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, French Fried Potatoes, Pizza, Soup (which varies on flavor), and Salad Bar. 

LibrarySpringLibrary Hours for Spring Break
Library Hours for Spring Break
*Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 2.

March 24 (Sat.): 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 25 (Sun.): Closed
March 26 (Mon.) - March 30 (Fri.): 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 31 (Sat.): Closed
April 1 (Sun.): Closed 

Please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Sandy Wapinski
Library Public Services Manager
swapinski@csi.edu | 208.732.6502

TestingTesting Center Hours for Spring Break
Testing Center Schedule

The Campus Testing Center will have reduced hours this Saturday, March 17,  to accommodate Praxis Testing. The center will close at  NOON  instead of 1 pm. No tests will be given out after  11:00 am
Additionally, the Campus Testing Center and the Burley Testing Center will have reduced hours during Spring Break:

Main Campus Center Schedule
Mon-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Burley Center Schedule
Monday-Friday: 10:00 am. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Valerie Ward
Testing Center Coordinator
vward@csi.edu | 208.732.6569

CELCommunity Engaged Learning Workshops 

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208.732.6223

AccreditationMid-Cycle Peer Evaluation Visit
The College of Southern Idaho will be hosting an evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities April 9-10, 2018, as part of a Mid-Cycle Peer-Evaluation. In preparation for that visit, the college was asked to prepare two self-study reports:
  • The first report is a Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation. This report examines institutional assessment practices at the both the macro and micro levels, particularly in conjunction with the assessment of student learning.
  • The second report is an Ad-Hoc Report which responds to a recommendation the college received at the conclusion of our last seven year evaluation cycle. That recommendation is tied to assessment of student learning at the program level.
Both reports have been submitted to NWCCU and to the evaluators. The reports are available here:   https://quondam.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/accreditation/ (See the spring 2018 reports after you scroll down a bit).
Thanks to everyone who had a hand in the creation of the reports. More importantly, thanks to all of you for the work you do every day to bring life to the activities describe in the reports and for the positive impact that work has on our students and our community.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be sharing more information about the actual visit as it get closer.

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775

GenEdNew Options for General Education Requirements 

Tiffany Seeley-Case
Dept. Chair/Professor
tseeley@csi.edu | 208.732.6779

SenateElectionsEncourage Students to Vote
Encourage your students to vote! 
Polls close at 12:00 p.m., March 16. 
Student can vote at: vote.csi.edu.

MedicalRaffleMedical Assistant Raffle Fundraiser
Watch your CSI e-mail for more information. The raffle begins Monday, March 5, and the drawing will be held Friday, March 23.

Kara Mahannah
Medical Assistant Program Director
kmahannah@csi.edu | 208.732.6728

CookbooksNAfME Cookbook Sale - Don't Miss Out
The NAfME Chapter at CSI (National Association for Music Education) would like to let everyone know that we still have the NAfME cookbooks on sale. These are spiral-bound so they lie flat, and contain nearly 100 pages of great recipes for snacks, quick meals, main meals, desserts - you name it. They are now available from any NAfME member or from the NAfME office in Fine Arts Room 163 (open most weekday afternoons). The price has been reduced to $12.00 plus 6% ID sales tax. Don't miss out!

Gene Conley
NAfME Collegiate Chapter Advisor
gconley@csi.edu | 208.732.6762

ELCFundraiserHelp the Early Learning Center Raise Funds
CSI Early Learning Center Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser to support the Early Learning Center at the College of Southern Idaho.

Here's how to help: Just come in to the Chipotle at 687 Blue Lakes Blvd. North in Twin Falls on Tuesday, April 3rd, anytime between 4 PM till 8 PM.


That's it! By doing so, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to CSI Early Learning Center! Thanks Chipotle!

For more information about this fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Patterson, Learning Center & Lab School Coordinator, CSI Early Learning Center at 208-732-6645 or jpatterson@csi.edu .

SodexoTell Us What You Think About Campus Dining

Click here to take the survey.

Debbie Woodland

VetTeethImproving Veterans Oral Health

Brooke Wilkins
CSI Dental Hygiene Student

CommunityEdTeachersCommunity Ed Instructors Wanted


Share a skill or knowledge with others by teaching a Community Education class. We're currently recruiting instructors for our SUMMER and FALL Sessions.

CSI Community ED has served as the magic Valley's choice for lifelong learning. From Science Camps, Dance Camps, Gardening, Business and Finance, Arts and Crafts for adults and kids, Health/Fitness, and everything else in between.

It's easy to be considered for teaching a Community ED class.

For more information contact Anna Dovenmuehler. 

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732.6464

MassageWilliam's Chiropractic Returns for Friday Massage Series
One of the massage therapists that offered her divine massage skills at the November CSI Employee Health Fair is returning. Starting on Friday, March 23, Rebecca from William's Chiropractic will spend three consecutive Fridays on campus giving 15-minute chair massages to our employees. This service is free of charge and available to all employees and our spouses.

An online interactive Google sheet has been created by William's to start taking your appointments. There are three sheets (tabs at the bottom) with these days/times/places open:

March 23 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Evergreen C-92 (the form Region IV office area)
March 30 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in HR TAB 210 employee conference room
April 6 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in HEP 131 classroom

Please schedule only once to allow for maximum participation. If these days fill and we need additional dates, we will negotiate that with William's.

Remember to record this "live better" activity on your Spring Active Lifestyle Challenge journal!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

VitalLooking for Inspiration at Work?
According to a study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition: Inspiration at work can increase the formation of creative ideas, both during the walk and immediately after. Walking outside is particularly beneficial.

How do you measure exercise intensity? The conversation test is an easy way. If you notice your heart and breathing rate is faster but you can still carry on a conversation. You're probably exercising at a moderate rate. If you're unable to easily talk, then you're exercising vigorously.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions This Week

Click here to follow the Facebook discussion!  

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

Everyone is welcome whether you are a professor or not. We need the voices of all people who work on campus from faculty to staff to administrators. EVERYONE's voice is important. Our goal is to explore making CSI a great place for our students.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Taylor 233 (aka, the Fish Bowl) 
*Students are welcome

These sessions are going on hiatus. We encourage everyone to continue these awesome conversations in small learning communities or by joining one of the many other Brown Bags that happen during the week.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Hepworth 176 

"Open Forum"
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Taylor 233 

Bring your breakfast, lunch, or snack, if you want.  Any questions or feedback can be directed to Evin Fox (X6872/ efox@csi.edu ).
Refugee2017 Refugee Documentary "Human Flow" 

Jenny Reese
CSI Refugee Program

SanjaySanjay's Home - A Cultural Presentation About Pakistan

Friday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. in Shields Building, Room 117, join us for a cultural presentation about Pakistan. Presented by Sanjay Kumar, CSI student and cultural ambassador of Pakistan.

During this presentation, Kumar will cover the following topics about Pakistan:
-Provinces and languages
-Fun facts
-Historical places
-Natural beauty
-Cultural songs and dance

Anita Tatge
International & GEAR UP Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6383

PlanetariumHerrett Center Activities
Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours. *
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mar. 16
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Led Zeppelin
Mar. 17
1:30 pm
Planetarium: Earth, Moon & Sun; Wall of China*
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
3:30 pm
Planetarium: Black Holes*
4:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Titans of the Ice Age
Mar. 20
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Earth, Moon & Sun; Wall of China*
Mar. 21
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Titans of the Ice Age
Mar. 22
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk.
Mar. 23  
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Titans of the Ice Age
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Led Zeppelin
Mar. 24
1:30 pm
Planetarium: Earth, Moon & Sun; Wall of China*
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
3:30 pm
Planetarium: Black Holes*
4:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
8:00 pm
Planetarium: Titans of the Ice Age
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Observatory: Earth Hour telescope viewing session
Note: This event is weather permitting.
Mar. 27
1:30 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Dinosaurs at Dusk
3:30 pm
Planetarium: We Are Stars, Wall of China*
7:00 pm
Planetarium: Earth, Moon & Sun; Wall of China*
*Shows include a live sky tour.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Date Opponent Location Time Team
Mar. 19-24 NJCAA National Tournament Hutchinson, KS TBA Men & Women


Mar. 16 Colorado Northwestern CC Twin Falls, ID 1:00 pm
Mar. 16 Colorado Northwestern CC Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm
Mar. 17 Colorado Northwestern CC Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm
Mar. 17 Colorado Northwestern CC Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm
Mar. 23 USU Eastern  Price, UT 1:00 pm
Mar. 23 USU Eastern Price, UT 3:00 pm
Mar. 24 USU Eastern Price, UT 12:00 pm
Mar. 24 USU Eastern Price, UT 2:00 pm
Mar. 26 Idaho State Club Team Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm
Mar. 26 Idaho State Club Team Twin Falls, ID 4:00 pm


Date Opponent Location Time
Mar. 16 Colorado Northwestern CC Rangely, CO 1:00 pm
Mar. 16 Colorado Northwestern CC Rangely, CO 3:00 pm
Mar. 17 Colorado Northwestern CC Rangely, CO 12:00 pm
Mar. 17 Colorado Northwestern CC Rangely, CO 2:00 pm
Mar. 23 USU Eastern Twin Falls, ID 1:00 pm
Mar. 23 USU Eastern Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm
Mar. 24 USU Eastern Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm
Mar. 24 USU Eastern Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm

Date Opponent Location Time
Mar. 16 BSU/College of Idaho  Twin Falls, ID 6:00 pm
Mar. 17 University of Utah Spring Scrimmages Salt Lake City, UT TBA

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493

TrebelleTrioEnjoy an Evening of Russian Music Presented by the Trebelle Trio 
"A Russian Romance with music by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Borodin"

Join us for a delightful evening of Russian music presented by "Trebelle". Trebelle is a combination of the Italian words "tre" (three) and "belle" (the plural form of the word, beauty). Every year, Trebelle performs popular and hidden gems in the piano trio repertoire. Trebelle members are violinist and Twin Falls native--Jennifer Dunn, cellist Heidi Nagel, and pianist Robyn Wells. 

Jennifer Dunn began violin lessons with her mother, Judy Call. She received her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music  History from the University of Utah, and teacher certification from the College of Idaho. Heidi Nagel received her undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. She obtained her Master of Music degree in cello performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with cellist Parry Karp of the Pro Arte String Quartet. Robyn Wells received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Pacific Lutheran. For the last 33 years, Robyn has been very active as a private teacher and has been adjunct piano faculty at the College of Idaho since 2003. 

Trebelle will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Borodin.

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208-732-6769

ParentCollegeParent College - Spring Learning Conference
Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultural Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu  | 208-732-6312

SafetyFestSafety & Business Fest of the Great Northwest

Stefanie Hauff
Workforce Development Specialist
shauff@csi.edu | 208-732-6310

JeromeComEdJerome Community Education Class Schedule

Dog Agility Training - XHOB 004 C50

Get into the action! Agility is an exciting sport where dog and handler navigate their way through a series of obstacles competing for time and accuracy. This 5-week introductory class will introduce dogs and handlers to the rules of AKC agility competition. You and your dog will get on the course, learning how to navigate all the obstacles from jumps and tunnels to contact obstacles. Agility is suitable for any breed of dog that would love to get out and get active with its owner in a fun and challenging learning environment. Dogs should know basic commands of sit, down, and stay.

Days: Monday                                  
Dates: Mar 26 - Apr 23
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.                               
Location: Jerome County Fairgrounds-Beef Barn
Cost: $55                                         
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Click here for registration information or call 208.324.5101. 

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator 
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

AlternativeSpringBreakAlternative Spring Break Option for 2018

Click here for the Alternative Spring Break Application. 

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223

AOTArts on Tour Presents "Catapult"
There are still tickets left for the next performance of the Arts on Tour season "Catapult", which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for students high school & under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company... What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam Battlestein (choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America's Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the hit show. Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won't believe your eyes as you watch these incredible performers become a mountain, a full-sized elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You will never figure out how they do it, and you won't know what they will make next - you will be surprised and delighted again and again. Audiences of all ages love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear.

The Arts on Tour will conclude its 2017-2018 season on April 10 with Piano Chameleons.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

MusicFestRegistration Now Open for CSI Music Fest
The College of Southern Idaho is now accepting registrations for this summer's Music Fest, which runs June 11 - 15, 2018 at the CSI Fine Arts Center. Registrations will be accepted through May 1.

Music Fest, a music day camp for students age 12 to 18, is an opportunity for students to participate in many areas of music and interact with a faculty of professional music educators from all over the state who are chosen for their expertise in their field and work with youth. Students choose a major and spend significant time each day in classes related to their major. Available majors include strings, vocal, musical theater, percussion, organ, and piano. In addition to work in their major, all students participate in the camp choir and have three elective periods to choose from. There are a wide variety of elective classes to choose from, such as drumming circle, small ensembles, musical theater, girls' choir, and many more. On the last evening of the camp, all students perform in the Music Fest concert.

CSI Music Fest is exceptionally affordable. Tuition is $195 for early bird tuition prior to March 15 or $225 after March 15. This fee covers all program costs for the students, including instructional materials. Housing is available for those students wishing to homestay with Twin Falls students and their families. Other optional items such as photos, lunches, and private lessons are also available for an additional cost. All students must be registered by May 1. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, go to www.csi.edu/musicfest 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
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

AdvisingWeeksEncourage Your Students to Engage in Advising Weeks 

Fall 2018 course registration opens on April 16! NOW is the time to schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. CSI Students can contact the Advising Center at Advising@csi.edu or 208-732-6250, to make an appointment with a Focus Area advisor or to find out who your assigned major advisor is. You can find the CSI Advising Center inside the Taylor Building Matrix (first floor, next to the Office of the Registrar and Financial Aid). You will be encouraged to make your advising appointment during CSI's Advising Weeks, which are April 2, through April 11.

Students are also encouraged to swing by the CSI Advising Fair on Friday, April 6th. Stop by anytime between 10 AM till 1 PM in the Student Union Building (SUB). The CSI Advising Center and other CSI offices will be giving out pertinent information about fall registration! There are additional events happening during CSI Advising Weeks, check out the details below.

The Advising Center will be open from 8 AM till 7 PM on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, April 4
  • Thursday, April 5
  • Tuesday, April 10
  • Wednesday, April 11
The CSI Advising Center will have information tables set up on the following dates and locations:
  • Monday, April 2nd: 10 AM - 1 PM (Shields Building, Room 109)
  • Tuesday, April 3rd: 10 AM - 1 PM (Hepworth Building, Room 108)
  • Wednesday, April 4th: 10 AM - 1 PM (Evergreen Building)
  • Thursday, April 5th: 10 AM - 1 PM (Canyon Building)
  • Thursday, April 5th: 10 AM - 1 PM (Fine Arts Building)
CSI Advising Center
advising@csi.edu | 208-732-6250

CyanotypesFrom Sun Prints to Cyanotypes

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
  blustig@csi.edu | 208.732.6756

Diabetes1Diabetes Education Class at St. Luke's
NWeLearn2018 NWeLearn Conference Call for Proposals
Cal l for proposals is now open!
NWeLearn Conference 2018  provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and instructional designers to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations, and ideas in integrating technology in learning. We invite you to share at this year's conference alongside our Keynote Speaker, Alison Indrunas, in Boise, ID!
Possible topics for presentation include:
  • Collaboration of faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Best practices in eLearning
  • Student engagement and retention
  • Emerging trends in eLearning
  • Accessibility & Universal Design
To submit a proposal, use this Submission FormSubmission deadline is March 30, 2018.
Notifications regarding proposal acceptance will be emailed by mid-May, 2018.
If you have any questions about the proposal process, please send us a message to info@nwelearn.org.
For more information, please check the Proposals page on the NWeLearn website.
Thanks for submitting session proposals. We couldn't do this without you!

Add this event to your calendar
NWeLearn 2018
October 18 & 19, 2018


Warmest regards,
-Ana Thompson, Chair
-Tim Chase, Chair-elect

Robin Bagent
Assistant Professor, Technical, Business Management/Entrepreneurship
rbagent@csi.edu | 208-732-6392

PandRParks and Recreation Commission Seeks Applicants for Vacancy
The City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Twin Falls City Council Chambers located at 203 Main Avenue East. The commission advises the Twin Falls City Council on park related issues, recreation programming, facility dedications, and serving as the city's Tree Commission.

For more information about the commission, please contact the City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department at 208-736-2266. To apply, please complete the online application here or submit a letter of interest to 136 Maxwell Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301 by 5 p.m. Friday, March 23.

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

SCPHDNominate a "Health Hero"

March 6, 2018

Contact: Yvonne Humphrey, Public Information Officer, (208) 737-5917
South Central Public Health District Calls for "Health Heroes" Nominations
TWIN FALLS - South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is accepting nominations for "Health Heroes." Through this annual event, SCPHD seeks individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote health in the community by working to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the health and environment of southern Idaho citizens from March 2017 through March 2018. This year, there are four nomination categories: youth, adult volunteer, adult professional, and group/organization/business.
The nomination must include a brief description explaining why the nominee deserves the Health Heroes Award. Examples of qualifying activities include, but are not limited to the following:
*  promoting a healthy lifestyle through activities at schools, churches, and places of work
*  activities that help reduce suicides
*  promoting physical activity
*  activities that reduce obesity
*  preparing a community for a disaster
*  decreasing workplace injuries
*  promoting policies that led to healthy outcomes
Nominees must be residents of or do business in Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, or Twin Falls counties. Nominations are due by April 1, 2018. You can nominate your Health Heroes online at   http://phd5.idaho.gov/HealthHero  or pick up the form at any SCPHD office.
Rachael Lowe
South Central Public Health District

PEOAnnual PEO Chapter D Hanging Basket Fundraiser 2018
It's time for the annual  P.E.O.*  Hanging Flower Basket Sale.  Kathy Stover, CSI retiree, moved to Boise and passed her duties onto Alice Anderson, another CSI retiree and   PEO member.
*P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization that celebrates the advancement of women, supports women's higher education through scholarships, grants, awards and loans to help women achieve their highest educational aspirations. The Twin Falls local Chapter D of P.E.O. sponsors this annual flower sale and donates all of the profits from the sale to these higher education projects. P.E.O. Chapter D appreciates your support in our annual fundraiser! Thank you!
There are at least five different PEO chapters in Twin Falls and several more around the Magic Valley area. Many of the members are educators, but women from nearly every profession and walk of life all over the world belong.
Baskets are $25 each (23.58 + 1.42 tax).  The baskets are huge and they last all summer long!
Baskets varieties this year include:  Geraniums in red, pink, or Mother Nature's surprise and mixed annuals in a wide variety of colors.       

Ann Keane is helping PEO out with this project and has order forms up at the SSC reception desk that she can interoffice to you if you are interested. Or you can stop by her desk.
Ann has to have your order sheet and payment turned into Alice on Tues., April 3.
They make great Mother's Day Gifts!
Baskets will be available for pickup Fri., May  1 1 between 12 - 6 p.m. at the  TF Nazarene Church parking lot  (1231 Washington St. N. - across from CSI).
Checks can be made payable to PEO Chapter D.

Ann Keane
Office Specialist, SSC
akeane@csi.edu | 208-732-6530

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BloodDriveAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
The College of Southern Idaho and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: College of Southern Idaho Student Recreation Center
Address: Falls Avenue, Student Recreation Center, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Room Name: Student Recreation Center
Date: Thr Apr 12, 2018
Time: 9:00: AM - 3:00: PM
Coordinator Name: Jake Reines
Coordinator Phone Number: 2084840138
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Please schedule online or Call/text Jake @ 208-484-0138. I AM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE. IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CALL JAKE @ 208-484-0138. Thank you!

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App StoreGoogle Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

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