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The College of Southern Idaho Foundation, Inc. and The Associated Students of CSI proudly salute the Outstanding Faculty of the College of Southern Idaho.  This year's recipients are:

Outstanding Academic Faculty - Kory Lloyd

Kory Lloyd, Assistant Professor of English, Languages, and Philosophy, has been teaching full-time at CSI for the past six years.  He is humble and conscientious of his work and is helpful and kind to the individuals he works with.
 
Kory is passionate about making the content of his classes applicable to any student in any major, not just English.  He truly cares if his students succeed at CSI and in life.  He feels the course content he teaches is important, but the individual mentor relationship he seeks to establish, is where the real learning takes place.  It is extremely important that his students feel comfortable in the classroom and he encourages them to get to know each other and he makes it a point to get to know his students on a one-to-one basis.  He believes if students feel comfortable, they will find it easier to learn and easier to come to him with problems and difficulties they may be experiencing. 
 
Kory is committed to his students, his peers, CSI, and the community.  This summer, he will serve on a department committee that will streamline the process that gives instructors feedback for the outcomes of their English courses; he recently gave a presentation titled, "Creatively Navigating the Death of Creativity" at an English teachers' conference in Hailey; he helped pioneer Canvas, the new learning management system for CSI students; he is the managing editor of Silo, the CSI literary journal that he helped re-establish; he is the CSI liaison with the CSI Eagle robotics team and worked with CSI and local high school students to help design and build a 140 pound competition robot; and he helped form the student CSI MechTech organization which, thanks to receiving the President's Innovative Circle Grant, is building a giant fighting robot.  Kory isn't involved in these activities for the recognition or awards, but for the satisfaction they provide as he helps others.
 
Here is what a student wrote: "Professor Lloyd's class was always interesting and he was always willing to work with his students to give them the help they needed.  He made sure we knew his door was always open if we needed help, whether it be now or in the future.  He let his students know he cared and was invested in their success."  

Outstanding Professional-Technical Faculty - Jeffrey Cooper

Jeffrey Cooper is the CSI instructor of Soil, Environmental Technology and Water Resource.  Student Success is at the core of his teaching philosophy.  If a student fails, he takes it personally.  As an educator, he feels he is in a unique position to motivate, engage, and compel individuals to learn and grow.  This is what drives him and keeps him engaged to perform at his best.  He views every day as a new opportunity to help his students achieve what they set out to do.

Jeff believes that in order for a student to succeed, they must gain confidence in the classroom.  He assists those who appear to lack confidence construct a foundation that will change the way they perceive themselves.  He tutors his students outside the program discipline and encourages them to take advantage of his open door policy. 
 
Jeff is on a continuous, life-long, pursuit to find the best methods to transfer knowledge and attends conferences and takes courses in order to stay up-to-date.  He feels as ideas, concepts, and technology changes, the need to be current is critical.
 
In addition to Jeff's full-time load at CSI, Jeff works with kindergarten through twelfth grade students in several southern Idaho school districts.  He has taught in individual classrooms, STEM workshops, the Science "Camp-In" at the Herrett Center, Ag Days, 4H & FFA Demonstrations, as well as the TSA State Conference at CSI.  On top of serving a great purpose in the community, Jeff feels these activities are incredibly fun!
 
Jeff has also provided instruction to true lifelong learners.  Many have retired from their professional life.  Recently, he had the opportunity to assist in discussing the local geology with seniors from across the nation.  He said "their excitement and enthusiasm to learn what was being taught was refreshing and inspiring."
 
Here are comments from Jeff's students: "Jeff Cooper is one of the kindest people I have ever met.  As a professor, he wants students to succeed and will do anything to see them do well in class."  "Jeff has been very supportive on any decision I have made and has always encouraged me to always go above and beyond what I think I am capable of!"

Cyndie Woods
Assistant Director, CSI Foundation
cwoods@csi.edu  | 208-732-6395




Please join us in Congratulating our incoming PACE Executive Members:

Joe Lemoine and Nikcole Zamarripa for Classified Employees and Carol Vanhoozer and Keith Quatraro for Professional Employees

We all appreciate your willingness to serve the College, our employees and work on PACE initiatives.

Thank you,

The PACE Executive Committee

Did you miss the First Friday Forum on May 6? 

Click here if you'd like to catch up on what was discussed.
 
Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant, Office of the President
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208-732-6201


The College of Southern Idaho has launched a new program this summer for first-time college students who are interested in pursuing careers in biology or health science. The 'Bridge to Success' summer program introduces students to their academic expectations, provides their first seven credits of coursework, and even provides lunch each day for just $125.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays June 6 to July 29. Students will receive an orientation and will be enrolled in their first college-level math and general education classes. The program also includes textbooks, tutoring, community engagement, leadership training, academic advising, daily lunches, and a graduation ceremony and dinner for the students and their families. There is also an opportunity to earn a scholarship for fall semester classes.

The total value of the program is $1,600 but the program is being offered to first-time, degree-seeking students for just $125.

"This program will help the student develop essential skills for the classroom and the workplace and also makes valuable campus resources available while at the same time fostering social and academic relationships," said John Hughes, CSI's Associate Dean of Student Success.

Students who are interested in applying or learning more should contact the CSI Admissions Office right away at 732-6221.

 
John Hughes
Associate Dean of Student Success
jhughes@csi.edu | 208-732-6549

GNEDNEW! GNED Classes on Campus
We have new courses on campus...check them out! 




Clark Draney
Professor of English, Department Chair
cdraney@csi.edu | 208-732-6810  


GrantPioneering Grant Applications ($5,000-$10,000) - Due Wed., June 1, 2016
The President of the College makes these funds available to support development and innovation at CSI. The purpose of the Pioneering Grants is to support the CSI Strategic Plan and promote farsighted, innovative, or visionary projects. CSI faculty and staff are eligible to apply. Applicants must show how the proposed project will contribute to student learning, development, and success. Projects involving inter- and intra-departmental collaboration among faculty and/or staff are encouraged. Pioneering Grants are NOT meant to pay for ongoing operational costs or for projects that should be built into the regular departmental budgets through the annual UDP process. Pioneering Grants can be used for equipment. Pioneering Grants do not pay salaries or honoraria for the applicant. Travel expenses are limited to 15% of the total request. Food is generally not an allowable expense, except for travel-related per diem.

* Complete and submit your application (CSI Common Grant Application Form) to the Office of Grants     
  Development (Taylor #120) by Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 
* Applications must be signed by your Department Chair, Dean, and Vice President (all 3).
* Applications can be delivered to or e-mailed (scanned with the signatures) to dmckinstry@csi.edu.
* Applications will be reviewed and awards announced during the week of Fall In-Service 

If you have further questions, please give us a call at x6244.

Donanna McKinstry
Administrative Assistant
dmckinstry@csi.edu  | 208-732-6244


HumanitiesRecommend ENGL 257: Western World Lit To Students Looking for a Humanities Credit
Do you have a student looking for a Humanities credit? Recommend English 257: Western World Literature to them. This course taught by Jan Carpenter and is a study of literary masterpieces of the Western World, from the ancient world through the 17th Century.  Students will analyze literary works through discussion and writing.



Jan Carpenter
Professor, English
jcarpenter@csi.edu | 208-732-6851  


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. 

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, May 17th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 20th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
Saturday, May 21st
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
Tuesday, May 24th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 27th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.

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

WeldingWelding Fundamentals 30-Hour Course
Course: Welding Fundamentals
Date: May 24-June 3, 2016 (2 Weeks)
Days: Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Time: 5-10 pm
Location: CSI Desert Building, Room 105
Cost: $375
Instructor: Jonathan Hardesty
Course Code: WELD S004 C03

Course Description: This 30-hrs course covers safety, general lab safety rules, thermal cutting, blueprint reading, welding theory and welding practice (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW). You will learn how to identify and utilize hand tools, power tools and equipment. !!!HANDS ON experience!!! Open welding lab to improve your welding skills.

For more information about this course  or to enroll, please call the CSI Workforce Development office at 732-6310 or e-mail them at workforce@csi.edu.
  
Katrina Oksten
Workforce Development Specialist
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208-736-6310
OutdoorGet Outdoors with the CSI ORC
 

Paddle
Sunset Paddle on the Snake * May 18, 5:30-8 pm * Explore the Snake River Canyon and Pillar Falls via kayak! No experience necessary! All Gear Provided * Meet at Centennial Park * $5 CSI Students / $15 Staff & Faculty / $20 Community Members * Limited Space  * No Refunds

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


AthleticsSummer Time Athletic Camps for Kids
It's summer time and you know what that means....SUMMER CAMPS EVERYWHERE! 

Click here to see all of the CSI Athletic summer camps for kids. They start this June with basketball!

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


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


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


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


LeaderLeadership Training Coming to Twin Falls in Early August
Find details about this training online at careertrack.com.



Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


SelectHealthUse SelectHealth Member Services/Advocates to Resolve Issues, Find Services
SelectHealth is known for its attention to customer service and they want to hear from you when there is a question or issue you need help with. They are available to help with everything from understanding your benefits to finding the right doctor. 
 
Member services has a "one and done" philosophy with the goal to resolve your issue on the first call. They are available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 800-538-5038. You may also find this number on the back of your insurance card.
 
Member advocates help with behavior or physical health to find the right doctor for your needs and more. Call 800-538-5038 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
The Nurse hotline at 844-265-7648 links you to a St. Luke's registered nurse anytime 24/.7. It's completely FREE and can help you make sense of your symptoms and determine how and where to get the best care. 
 
Find this information on the CSI Wellness site at http://wellness.csi.edu/ and in a PDF printable document linked to that page at http://wellness.csi.edu/SHAdvocates.pdf

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


VisionVSP Vision Care: Should You Be Concerned About Blue Light Exposure

By Jace D  April 19, 2016

By the time the average American child reaches age 17, their eyes will have spent the equivalent of nearly six years looking at digital devices according to findings from a new survey by VSP. With so much screen time in today's world, our eyes are being exposed to an unprecedented amount of high-energy blue light which is emitted from devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs, and even CFL and LED lights. Blue light has caused a huge increase in  digital eye strain  not only in adults, but also children. The blue light coming off our favorite screens is extremely difficult for the human eye to focus, which causes our eyes to work overtime to try and process it which can lead to headaches, tired eyes, and blurry vision.
From the classroom, to the office, and nearly everywhere in between, digital devices are becoming more and more prevalent in our lives. Yet, survey results show that parents are largely unaware of blue light and its impact on vision. So what can you do to reduce exposure to blue light? Explore the infographic below to learn more.
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


IdahoHappenings for Idaho Employees
Roaring Springs opens May 14th!

State of Idaho employees and their families may purchase discounted tickets to Roaring Springs Waterpark, PINZ Bowling Center and Wahooz Family Fun Zone in Meridian. Discount tickets can only be purchased online

Read the flyer for instructions. 

Questions - call 208-884-8842, x3010 or e-mail marketing@roaringsprings.com

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


HandsHands On Offers CSI Tile Coloring Mental Health Fundraiser Evening
Tuesday, May 17, 6 - 9 p.m.
Employees are free, family members are $10 each
Call Hands On to reserve your spot -  208-736-4475
 
Hi all! I am trying to spread the word on a fundraiser we are doing at Hands On for Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
 
Busy parents and harried business people will go to great lengths to find the newest and best relaxation method, but the stress-reducer that is soaring in popularity right now is something that most people haven't done since elementary school - coloring.
 
Producers of coloring books for adults can't seem to print them fast enough. Their popularity is part of a larger movement to unplug from technology and unwind from the anxiety of daily living. The coloring books are successful because they give people the chance to be creative without the intimidation of staring at a blank page, or the pressure of having to learn something new. And it's do-able for those who don't know how to draw or aren't confident in their drawing or creative abilities.
 
Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing power. The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.
 
At Hands On, we've decided to participate in this movement by  creating coloring-book-style ceramic tiles that you can come in to paint. We will be using these tiles as part of a fundraiser.  The tiles will be donated to the new Behavioral Health Crisis Center (which is to be built in Twin Falls) to be installed as a wall mural.
 
It might seem crazy that something as simple as a coloring book could actually be beneficial, but research continually supports this idea. In fact, researchers have known for over 100 years the benefits of coloring on the adult brain and famous psychiatrists throughout history (including Carl Jung) have recommended it to their patients. In fact, coloring therapy is being used experimentally for those with anxiety and stress related disorders. Some people report sleeping better when coloring for even 5 minutes before bedtime.
 
It is important to note that while coloring is a fun activity for many children and adults, it certainly isn't the only creative activity with these benefits. Music, drawing, crafts and even home repairs (if you enjoy them) were found to be meditative and therapeutic. Knitting has also been studied for its ability to lessen depression and anxiety.
 
Robin Dober
Owner, Hands On
robdob18@gmail.com   |   208-736-4475


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