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TrusteeZonesCSI College District Board of Trustee Zoning Proposals
Even before it's signed by the governor, The College of Southern Idaho is complying with a new state law that will require all three of the state's community colleges to divide their respective taxing districts into five zones of nearly equal population. Jeff Cooper, who teaches Geographic Information Systems at CSI, has designed two maps of the CSI district for the public and members of the CSI Board of Trustees to 
consider. Each proposal divides the two-county district in a different way.
House Bill 512 requires that each of Idaho's three community colleges divide its taxing district into five 
zones with a trustee elected from each zone. The intent of the law is to guarantee representation from 
each county of the college district. The law stipulates that each of the five zones be 'as nearly equal in population as practicable.'  
Population figures for the two maps have been drawn from the 2010 census, which showed the combined population of Twin Falls and Jerome counties to be approximately 100-thousand, meaning that each zone must be as close as possible to 20-thousand people. The law also states that where a college district consists of more than one county and each has a sufficient population to warrant at least one zone, then 
at least one zone shall be wholly within the boundaries of each county. Because the 2010 census gave Jerome County well over 20-thousand people, each proposed zoning map allows Jerome County to elect 
at least one, or possibly two representatives to the CSI board. Currently, all five CSI board members live
in Twin Falls County.
Provisions within the new law will allow current board members to finish their terms. The terms of trustees Thad Scholes, Jan Mittleider, and Laird Stone expire later this year, meaning they can seek re-election in November only if they reside within the zone they would represent. Trustees Karl Kleinkopf and Bob 
Keegan don't face re-election until November 2018, meaning the same rules would apply to them at that time. Cooper designed each map not knowing where any of CSI's current board members live.
The governor is expected to sign the bill that has been passed by the Idaho House and Senate, after 
which each community college board must submit its zoning plan to the State Board of Education, which 
will consider them at its April meeting and decide by July 1 of this year.
Large-scale maps of the two zoning options are on display in the Taylor building on the CSI campus in 
Twin Falls as well as at the CSI Jerome Center at 104 West Main Street in Jerome. Comment cards and 
a drop box can be found near each set of maps to allow for handwritten feedback. Each map can also be found online at  www.csi.edu/TrusteeZones where viewers are also encouraged to submit comments. Feedback can also be mailed to Office of the President, College of Southern Idaho, P.O. Box 1238, Twin Falls, Idaho, 83303-1238. All comments must be received by Monday, April 4 in order for the CSI board 
to consider the feedback later that same week at a special board meeting at which they will decide on 
which plan to submit to the State Board of Education.  

*Note: Go to www.csi.edu/trusteezones to see a larger version of these two proposals.

Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262

ScamBe Aware of the Latest Invoice Spam/Scareware Alert
We have been noticing an increased level of spam attacks on our CSI e-mail recently. Information Technology Services is aware and looking into a solution so you don't receive these e-mails.

Some emails have been questionable in content but a majority of them refer to invoices and are asking for them to be paid.

Be careful to look for legitimate invoices, but be cautious of the ones coming in look something like this that have instructions to pay via a website or phone number:

Please do not take any action on these other than to delete the email or block the sender.
To block the sender on any email, you can select it out of the list of emails, right click the email, and Choose Junk à Block Sender.

Eric J. Ness, M.A.
IT Service Desk, Team Leader
eness@csi.edu  | 208-732-6361

P20If You Have a Special Best Practices Method Share It
The P20 Educator Conference is still looking for presentation propsoals. If you are intersted in presenting a topic to help with best practices for other area educators please submit your proposal at www.csi.edu/p20

Jon Lord
Education Department Chair
jlord@csi.edu | 208-732-6229

TestSpring Break Testing Center Schedules

Valerie Ward
Testing Center Coordinator
vward@csi.edu | 208-732-6569

PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
You have until April 29, to win one of the 15 jackets that are left. Ready...Set...Selfie! 

Click here for the new checklist.

Congratulations to Evin Fox, Angela Chapin, and Kelly Wilson for winning their jackets! 

Current Competitors:
Chris Anderson
Devin Jenks
Kelli Bolta
Heidi Campbell
Jodie Bridges
Melissa Earl
Andie Dayley
Kara Mahannah
Judy Hansen
Ben Hamlett
Amy Christopherson

*Note: Please add participating in Easter activities on campus and watching or attending the Women's Basketball game at Nationals to your checklist.

Tamara  Harmon
PACE Executive
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208-732-6656

The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the spring round for Mini Grants and for Professional Development Grants. Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award. This spring, the due date for these grants has been extended to Wednesday, April 13, 2016, and proposals are to be submitted on the newly revised CSI Common Grant Application Form.

* Mini Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success.  Additional information available at: http://www.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/grants/miniGrants.asp

* Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.  Additional information available at:
* Application Process - s ubmit a hard copy of your application signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP and an electronic copy (in word format) via email attachment to dmckinstry@csi.edu

If you have further questions, please give us a call at X6244

Debbie Wilson
Executive Director
SBDCGood News From the Small Business Development Center

Mary Burgess
ISBDC Administrator
mburgess@csi.edu    | 208-732-6450

KindergartenCalling all Parents with Kindergarten Aged Students, Enroll Now
The College of Southern Idaho Kindergarten Lab is now enrolling for the 2016/2017 school year.  The curriculum includes: Literacy, Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, Critical Thinking, Creative Arts, and Social and Physical Development. The curriculum meets the Common Core Standards for kindergarten.  There is a focus on inquiry and project-based learning. Students take on units of study based on their interests, and complete projects to show what they have learned.
There is a low student to teacher ratio, which means children receive daily individualized instruction.  We believe in fostering a love for learning and assist children in developing their natural curiosity and desire to learn.
The CSI Kindergarten Lab is a half day program. It works as a stand-alone program or as enrichment with other kindergarten programs.
For more information about this program please see the information sheets linked below:
Jennifer Patterson
Early Childhood Education Learning Center and Lab School Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

ISUHelp a Good Cause and Buy a Hanging Flower Basket for Mother's Day
It's time for the annual  PEO  Hanging Flower Basket Sale.  Kathy Stover, CSI retiree, moved to Boise and passed her duties onto Alice Anderson, CSI retiree and  PEO  member.
P.E.O., 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. 
Many of the members are educators, but women from nearly every profession and walk of life all over the world belong.
There are at least five different PEO chapters in Twin Falls and several more around the Magic Valley area.
Twin Falls local Chapter D of P.E.O, sponsors this annual flower sale and donates all of the profits from the sales to these higher education projects. We appreciate your support in our annual fundraiser! Thank you!
Baskets are $24.00 each (22.64 + 1.36 tax)  The baskets are huge and they last all summer long!
Baskets varieties this year include:
Geraniums in Red, Pink, Mother Nature's coloring whim with Coral, Burgundy,   White or Yellow & 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 if you are interested.  Ann has to have the order sheet and payments turned into Alice on Tues., April 5th.
They make great Mother's Day Gifts
Baskets will be available for pickup Friday, May 6 ,  between 4:00-6:00 pm 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
ADC Office Specialist 
akeane@csi.edu | 208-732-6530
CSI Events
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. 

MAR 19
Mar 19 - Mar 21 · 3 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
MAR 21
Mar 21 - Mar 23 · 2 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
MAR 22
Mar 22 - Mar 26 · 3 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
MAR 22
Tomorrow 5 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID, United States
MAR 27
Sun 9 AM · 100 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
MAR 31
Thu 7:30 PM · 12 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States
Apr 1 - Apr 2 · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID, United States
Fri 7:30 PM · 1 guest
Twin Falls, ID, United States
Fri 8 PM · 15 guests
Twin Falls, ID, United States

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our Facebook page . 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
BrownBrown Bag This Week
This Week's Topic: 

No Brown Bag this week due to Spring Break vacation!

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

PlanetariumSpringFaulkner Planetarium Spring Break Schedule 

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

RecStudent Rec. Center Spring Break Schedule
The CSI Student Rec. Center in now open even later on the weekends!  We are open until 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. 
Spring Rec. Center Hours:
Mondays - Fridays:  5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Spring Outdoor Rec. Activities
The weather is getting warmer and we will have a list out soon of Outdoor Rec. activities sponsored by the Student Rec. Center including:  Cycling, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking.  Also, special trips such as the Spring Break trip to MOAB!  Look for details later this week or check us out on Facebook .
AND...We will be open normal hours during Spring Break which is March 21-27!
Thanks for choosing the CSI Student Rec. Center!
John Twiss                                                         
Student Recreation Center Director                                        
johntwiss@csi.edu | 208-732-6470                                             

CaucusCaucus Night 2016 Held on March 22

The Caucus is a meeting of voters in our county to select Idaho's choice for the Democratic Presidential Nominee.  

It's a lively event with people speaking on behalf of their candidate and actual debate and discussion amongst friends and neighbors before the final vote is held.  At caucus you also get to select the delegates who will go on to represent your candidate at the State Convention in Boise June 16-19.
Idaho's Caucus is a very open process. If you will be eligible to vote in the November 8th elections, then you ARE eligible to caucus! That means you don't have to be registered yet, or even 18 years old yet, as long as you will be by the general election. You do have to attend in person (no absentee or proxy voting) and live in the county you're caucusing in. (You can't vote in the Caucus if you are voting in the nominating process of any other political party.)
To join the Caucus, visit www.idahodems.org/caucus  in order to reserve your seat. Reserving a seat online isn't mandatory, just a very good idea! Then you show up EARLY on caucus day (like 6pm) because there will probably be lines. There will actually be lots of instructions at the caucus, so the main thing is to listen carefully and enjoy the process.
Doors open at 5 pm.  Doors lock at 7 pm. All participants must be inside before 7pm in order to vote.

Perri Gardner
Instructor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu  | 208-732-6867  

AthleticsCSI Athletics this Week
Our Women's Basketball Team took 5th place at Nationals! 
Make sure to congratulate them when you see them. Click here to read more.  

3/25/2016 1 p.m. College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho H 1 p.m.
3/25/2016 3 p.m. College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho H 3 p.m.
3/26/2016 12 p.m. College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho H 12 p.m.
3/26/2016 2 p.m. College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho H 2 p.m.

3/25/2016 2 p.m. MST College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. A 2 p.m. MST
3/25/2016 4 p.m. MST College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. A 4 p.m. MST
3/26/2016 1 p.m. MST College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. A 1 p.m. MST
3/26/2016 3 p.m. MST College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. A 3 p.m. MST

For more information about CSI Athletics visit athletics.csi.edu.

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208-732-6493

OutdoorUpcoming CSI Outdoor Recreation Activities

HREC 149: Dutch Oven Cooking 
Starts Monday, March 29at 4:30 pm 

Always wanted to take a class where your grade comes from socializing and eating good food? Then Dutch Oven Cooking is for you! This course is designed for students with little or no Dutch oven cooking experience, this class introduces the basic skills required to cook with Dutch ovens. Working in small groups, students will learn to cook in Dutch ovens by preparing entrees, breads, vegetables, and desserts during class. Other topics will include cleaning and caring for Dutch ovens and the history of Dutch oven cooking. This course may be repeated once.

Contact Christa at 732-6697 for more information!

HREC 244: Intro to Mountain Biking 
Starts Tuesday, March 30, at 2 pm 

This course is a well-rounded introduction to Mountain Biking, including an explanation of techniques, equipment, and safety considerations. It is the goal of this course to give students the basic skills and knowledge to safely enjoy and further explore the sport of Mountain Biking on their own. The student furnishes or uses CSI Mt. Bikes and equipment and pays an additional fee for the class. Topics include riding techniques, clothing, equipment, safety and bike maintenance. This course may be repeated once. 

Contact John Twiss at 732-6470 for more information!

Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor & Challenge Programs
cgessaman@csi.edu   |  208-732-6697

GeneralMeetingSave the Date for the PACE Spring General Meeting - March 31
Please save the date and join us for the PACE Spring General Meeting: "Be the Change"! 

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 2-3:30 pm
Location: Taylor 276/277

Agenda Topics
  • Tamara Harmon: Introduce Jeff Harmon as the New PACE Advisor
  • Tamara Harmon: Vote for New Bylaws
  • Jeff Fox: Legislative Updates  
  • Ansina Durham: New Performance Advancement Opportunities for Staff

Thanks to Culver's for donating the frozen custard for this event! 

Other PACE News: The CSI Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) will be showing the movie "The Hunting Ground" on April 1, from 2-5 pm in Shields 115. They encourage EVERYONE on campus (faculty, staff, students, etc.) to attend.  

Executive Group

FilharmonicBrought To You By Program Board "The Filharmonic"

DateDate Night - Only 40 Spots Available

The CSI Early Childhood Program is sponsoring a " Date Night." This is a time for parents to leave their children in a fun and active environment as they take some time for themselves. All proceeds go to support the Early Childhood Education Student Club.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 5:30-9:30 pm
Location: Preschool Lab - 246 Falls Avenue
Price: $15.00 per child for the four hours
RSVP: Kelsey Skinner (kelseyskinner@csi.edu) or by phone (732-6884)
Who: Children 2-10 

Payments must be made in advance to fully reserve your child's spot. Payment must be sent to:

Kelsey Skinner
College of Southern Idaho
PO BOX 1238 
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE!

Children will be supervised by ECE Preschool Lab Teachers who are trained in CPR/First Aid and p izza, ice cream, and activities will be provided.  Get your reservation and payment in early!! We only have space for 40 children.
Kelsey W. Skinner 
CSI ECE Lab Facilitator
  kelseyskinner@csi.edu | 208-732-6884

BallYou're Invited to the CSI Black and Gold Ball "Opening Doors to Success"
The CSI Foundation would like to invite all CSI employees to the Black & Gold Ball.  See invitation below. You can RSVP by replying to this email to reserve your spot today.
Tamara Harmon 
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant 
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249
SmokingThis Week Only: Spring Break Employee Lounge
If you missed out on last week's Adult Coloring session hosted by the Employee Wellbeing group you'll have another opportunity during this week's fun Spring Break activities for staff! All activities will be located in the Student Lounge next door to the Bookstore in the Taylor Building

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

NurseTwo Nurse Lines Now Available Through St. Luke's and SelectHealth
Post this information at home where you can find it quickly. Now effective, these two hotlines for medical information:
St. Luke's Nurse Line 24/7 free advise at 844-265-7648
SelectHealth Nurse Line free urgent or ongoing needs at 800-442-5305
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

DiabetesAmerican Diabetes Association Alert Day is March 22
Risk factors include: age, gender, blood pressure, activity, and weight.  Take this simple TEST online and talk to your health care professional or one of our Coaches on Campus to learn how to lower your risk NOW. 

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

ice9 Surprising Things to Save in Ice Cube Trays
Note: I have made and frozen pesto in freezer trays for years. Once frozen, you can remove them and place in sandwich bags, continue freezing, and use as single servings in your favorite recipes. I also froze fresh garden herbs in olive oil this past winter for the first time. Herbs taste as lovely frozen as they do fresh on your winter veggies, roasts, and others recipes! Check out this site and enjoy!
Here are nine surprising things you can freeze now and defrost as needed. And yes, it just changed your life.
Once again, you bought way too much parsley. Instead of tossing it, or any herb-rosemary, basil, sage-put them in an ice cube tray with olive oil. Then add to roasted potatoes, soups, or wherever your appetite desires.
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

InitiativeSpring Health Initiative Screenings & Incentives are Coming
Our annual biometric health screenings have been scheduled with St. Luke's and will take place both on campus and in our off-campus areas. A day is set for the Burley Center below. Other centers will be contacted by St. Luke's for screening events near them.
Find the schedule of screenings below with an OPTION to participate in a cholesterol test provided by the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program and instructors and students of the Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing Programs. There is a cost of $15 to cover test materials. Receipts will be available. All employees and spouses are welcome to participate. FAST for 9 hours prior to the test.
Please see our CSI Health Initiative Website for all details and forms or contact Judy by email reply or calling 732-6269.
April 2016 Screening Schedule
All CSI and Burley Center screenings are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. See guidelines to register. Please schedule a time through the St. Luke's Website. 

You will need to know
 which date/location you want from the list below before you go to the St. Luke's site.
April 5
7 - 9 a.m.
HEP 180
April 6
7 - 9 a.m.
Shields 104
April 7
7 - 9 a.m.
Evergreen A-24
April 11
3 - 5 p.m.
TAB 247
April 14
7 - 9 a.m.
TAB 248
April 20
Burley Center
April 22
7 - 9 a.m.
HSHS Lobby
April 23
8 - 12 noon
HSHS Lobby
April 28
8 - noon &
1 - 4 p.m.
St. Luke's Occ Health
801 Poleline Rd W

* Cholesterol/glucose finger stick fasting screenings   are being offered these two dates only.
What are the April Health Initiative targets and incentives?
Selected targets are consistent with national guidelines established by the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and the National Quality Forum.

Health Measure

2016 Health Target

Per Month

Per Year
Complete both annual requirements to qualify for ANY premium reductions
Tobacco Use Status
No tobacco use (self-reported)
Blood Pressure
PB less than 140 and 90 mmHg
Blood Sugar
Fasting blood glucose of less than 100 mg/dL. For those with diabetes HgA1c or < than 8.0
*BMI or Waist
BMI of < 35
Men waist < 40
Women < 35
Total Incentive


*Now that we are incentivizing recommended BMI/waist measurements there will be a fall mid-term to re-screen for those that have lost weight and/or inches and the opportunity to earn the incentive back. Continued loss and/or weight management at the next annual screening (April 2017) will be further rewarded. Stay tuned for details.

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
DentalGet Your Dental Benefits ON THE GO
The FREE app "Dental Benefits On The Go" is designed as a convenient, value-add tool for Delta Dental of Idaho members. You can access your ID card, look up benefits, and search for dentists. There's even a handy toothbrush timer to reinforce healthy habits.

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
HealthHealth Initiative Screenings Coming in April
Our screenings with St. Luke's and SelectHealth take place in April and are scheduled now throughout the month. In addition to the flier below, please know that Cholesterol/glucose finger stick fasting screenings are being offered on two dates only by the CSI Wellbeing Program on Thursday, April 14 in TAB 247 and again on Friday, April 22 in the HSHS Lobby at 7 - 9 a.m. each time. 
This service is offered directly by the Wellbeing program with the assistance of HSHS Instructor Kara Mahannah and her Medical Assisting Program students. Instructor Heather Reardon and the Practical Nursing Program students will join to help explain the results. Cost is a minimal $15 payable with cash or check to the CSI Wellness Program. Receipts will be available. All employees and spouses are welcome to participate. FAST for 9 hours prior to the test. The results are for you and your physician and will not be shared with or part of the St. Luke's screening.

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