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Did you know that CSI had 8,509 students enrolled in the spring of 2018? That was a 6.3% increase over the spring of 2017.
(Source: CSI PSR - 1 Spring Snapshot Report  

"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
jaimetigueJaime Tigue Earns Person of the Year Award

Congratulations to Jaime Tigue, CSI Physcial Education Professor. Tigue received the Person of the Year award from the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce for her work on the Canyon Rim Trail completion in 2017.

This exciting award is earned when indiviuals in our community work hard on specific projects to help better our lives in the Magic Valley. Tigue focused her efforts on connecting the Canyon Rim Trail for walkers, runners, and bikers alike. She passionately helped raise over $600,000 after founding the Magic Valley Trails Enchancement Committee. The funds helped pay for pavement to connect the Canyon Rim Trail making it a total of seven miles long. Because of her drive to make this happen, our community is able to enjoy this long trail along the canyon .

Please help me thank Jaime for her hard work and dedication in our community and to CSI.

EarlyBirdEarly-Bird Registration for the P20 Conference is Now Open
Early-bird registration is now open for the P20 Conference. There is a limited amount of space, so sign up now at:  www.csi.edu/p20.

Jonathan Lord
Associate Dean of Early College 
jlord@csi.edu | 208.732.6280

luncheon18CSI Employee Luncheon 

FSCC is accepting the following items for Gilbert's Pantry at the event
Can Openers
Laundry Soap
Dish Soap

School Supplies:
Notes Books
succsocialSucculent Social

When:  Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:   HR TAB 210 Conference Room
What's Provided: Hens and chicks succulents, potting soil along with planting & care instructions.

Bring Your Own Container (BYOC) and a co-worker for an end of Spring semester planting party. No RSVP required. This is an all-day event allowing participants to come and go during breaks or at lunch time.

Succulent Social is brought to you by HR/Wellness and the Faculty Staff Connections Committee.

Judy Heatwole
Wellness/Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

FoodProcessingFood Northwest Offers Food Processing Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 - 2019 School Year

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Education & Research Institute will award 10 scholarships at $1,000 each for students attending accredited colleges, universities, community colleges, trade or technical schools in Idaho, Oregon or Washington.


Open to all Food Northwest food processor members' full-time or full-time seasonal employees and their families.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student entering or attending a 4-year accredited college or university, or a student entering or attending a 2-year accredited community college, accredited trade school or technical school.

Applicants must be focusing on an academic discipline and career plan that supports the food processing industry. Examples include, but are not limited to agricultural sciences, food science and technology, nutrition and dietary science, production, operations management, engineering, horticulture, agriculture and resources economics, business management, accounting, environmental sciences, industrial systems, operator, process technician, control technician, electrician, electronic technician, maintenance, mechanic, refrigeration, sanitation

How to Apply

Submit a completed and signed scholarship application by May 31, 2018, including the following:
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited institution. Visit the Registrar's office for this form. Some schools may have web-based verification that can be printed.
  • Official transcript obtained from your college or school. High school seniors submit an official high school transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation signed within last 12 months by a non-family member.
Submit application materials to michaelaa@foodnw.org. You can also e-mail this address with any questions you might have.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

The Board of Directors of the Northwest Food Processors Education and Research Institute will select the scholarship recipients based on the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated direction and commitment to a career in the food processing industry, e.g., internship or work experience in food processing or related fields (35%)
  • Leadership and involvement in related extra-curricular activities and programs (25%)
  • Grade point average. Minimum 2.5 GPA (20%)
  • Financial need 20%
Selection Process

1. Education & Research Institute (ERI) staff will review the applications and score each applicant against the objective selection criteria.
2. The ERI Scholarship Task Force will meet with staff and review, discuss and select candidates to recommend to the ERI Board for scholarship awards.
3. The ERI Board will make a final decision on scholarship awards. Applicants will be notified of their status by July 31, 2018.

Michaela Adams
Food Northwest
michaelaa@foodnw.org | 1.360.600.5898

ArtClassesFall and Summer 2018 Photography Courses Available

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


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OutdoorRecNEW! Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program

Mike Young
Program Manager for Outdoor Rec. Leadership
myoung@csi.edu | 208.732.6340

VitalityMagazineVitality Magazine: 6 Health Screenings to Help Women Prevent Disease

Our latest issue of Vitality is here, and with it another treasure trove of good advice. For women, these tests are all vital to preventing disease. 

Did you know you CAN CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE? Many people think it's something you just live with. Not so. Changes in lifestyle and medications (that are one of the very cheapest and most effective of the pharmaceuticals) can prevent heart disease and stroke. There are many places, such as Fred Meyers and Walmart, where you can quickly and easily monitor your blood pressure and check to see if your numbers show you are at risk. Talk to your physician if you have any concerns.

Additional considerations aging women would include Hepatitis C testing for baby boomers, osteoporosis screening, and a shingles vaccination - especially now that a new vaccine, Shingrix, that is over 90% effective is now available. Even if you had the Zostavax previously, SelectHealth will fully cover the new vaccination for those 50 and over.

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

LifeHealthConnect with a Life/Health Coach

Before you leave for the summer: options have changed, use these contacts going forward.

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for you and your family members as a resource for life and health counseling and coaching. Assess your needs, set personal goals, receive support, referrals and resources as needed to help you be successful.


The EAP is designed to address a wide range of topics including personal, work, relationship, legal, and financial issues. EAP counselors have offices that are located within a reasonable distance from where you work. We can also accommodate the needs of dependents when they are away from home. Use the BPA Health provider search, or contact BPA Health at 800-726-0003 to find a counselor that can help address your individual needs.


Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH) (866) 750-1327
Business Psychology Associates (BPA) (800) 726-0003

Up to 4 visits, per issue, with each company with pre-approval.

BPA contact and 24-hour crisis hotline
(800-726-0003) M - Th: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MST) Crisis counselors are available 24/7. Smoking cessation, weight management, addiction, personal and life issues, personal, work, relationship, and legal and financial services available.

BPA Website to log in use:
College of Southern Idaho for your Organization's NameÂ
800-726-0003 for the Plan's Toll-free Number

RBH 24-hour Crisis hotline (866) 750-1327 for personal and life issues as well as legal, financial, parenting, adult & elder-care services.

MyRBH Website use LifeMap for the Access Code.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
HerrettHelpThe Herrett Center Needs Your Help
At the Herrett Center we are dedicated to providing the best educational and cultural experience possible to our community. In an ongoing effort of continuous improvement, we are embarking on a Museum Assessment Program sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums. As part of this assessment we need to know about your experiences and your suggestions for improvement. We would like to know what elements of the Herrett Center are important to you and how well we are fulfilling your needs. To accomplish this, we would appreciate your assistance in filling out the online survey linked below. The survey will be open from May 4th to 18th and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Be assured that all answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidentiality.

Click here  to get started on the survey.

Your response will make a difference. Thank you for your help and your valued patronage.

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
SpringBlogSpring Blog 2018 - Strategies to retain and Engage Students
Small Changes in Teaching

p.s. You might need to sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

Janea Triplett-Newell
Instructional Designer
jnewell@csi.edu  | 208.732.6324
TelecommunicationsTelecommunication Operator Position Open
Do you know of a student looking for a job? Encourage them to apply!

Jerry Fattig
Multimedia Services Analyst
jfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6368
BookBuyBacksBook Buy Backs

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552

upickU-Pick Breckenridge Endowment Farm
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

For May shows at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here

For special events happening at the Herrett Center  click here

For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

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

HerrettForumHerrett Forum:  "Idaho Wilderness Considered"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


May 10 Region 18 Tournament
Winner of USUE & CNCC will play CSI
Twin Falls, ID 12:00 pm


Date Opponent Location Time
May 9 Region 18 Tournament
Winner of USUE & CSN will play CSI
Twin Falls, ID 2:30 pm

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

MothersdayMother's Day Sale

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501

TESTINGHOURSTesting Center Summer Hours
The CSI Testing Center will be changing to summer hours on May 14, 2018.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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

PrehistoricPrehistoric Bows of the Great Basin

Join local bow maker, Rusty Bowman, as he talks about the regional architecture of prehistoric bows used in the Great Basin and California regions. With time for questions and answers, the varying technologies and materials used will be showcased by a number of Rusty's museum-quality replicas. See and feel the same materials used prehistorically as they are transformed from the natural world to a sophisticated weapon and functional piece of art.

This free lecture is part of the Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation activities calendar and is scheduled for Monday, May 14th, at 6:00 p.m., in the Frost/Eccles Learning Lab and Library at the Herrett Center. Seating for this event is limited.

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668

mammothsTracking Mammoths Across the Snake River Plain

Dr. Charles Speer, Curator of Anthropology at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, will discuss how new methods of performing isotopic analysis on mammoth tusks can allow us to track the movement of mammoths 15,000-20,000 years ago on the Snake River Plain. This information can help us determine migratory patterns of not only mammoths but also other species that participated in these migrations. These migrations may have been a focus point for the earliest peoples entering the New World through hunting and scavenging.

This free lecture is part of the Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation activities calendar and is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd, at 7:30pm, in the Rick Allen Room at the Herrett Center.

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668

CSISummerCampsCSI Summer Camps
Summer Youth Camp Registration Now Open / Save the Date!

Ages: 6-8
Dates: June 5-6, June 7-8, August 7-8, or August 9-10, 2018
Times: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $50  
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

In Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, younger students will learn new skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding using the LEGO we do 2.0 robotics kits and software. In this camp, students learn the important 21st century skill of programming the intuitive way - by bringing their adorable creations to life. What parents love and the students don't realize is they are also sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations. In Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, children are empowered to ask the right questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their own hands. They'll also learn gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. Class sizes are limited to 10 kids per session.

Ages: 9-14
Dates: June 6-8, 2018
Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $100
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

Design, build, and program a LEGO EV3 Robot that will crush the
competition in a fun, end-of-camp contest. This beginner EV3 Robotics Camp is open to all boys and girls interested in applying science, technology, engineering, and math while learning real-world problem- solving skills and gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. Space is limited to the first 32 registrations.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment                                         
cbarigar@csi.edu  |  208.732.6288

PerformanceTrainingPerformance & Strength Training Summer Camps

Travis Bunker
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Assistant Professor
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478

DanceCampSummer Dance Camp
Applications are now being accepted!

The CSI Fine Arts Center is taking registrations for the annual CSI/Idaho Dance Arts Alliance Summer Dance Camp Intensive for intermediate and advanced students who want a fun and challenging dance experience with LA-caliber instructors. Tuition is $85 for the junior day camp, $285 for the one-week intensive, or $415 for the ten-day intensive. 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. Well-chaperoned dormitory housing and meals are available.

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.

Students have a choice between the one-week and ten-day intensives. The one-week intensive place July 15 - 20. The ten-day workshop takes place July 15 - 25. Junior camp, available for students aged 9 through 11 regardless of dance experience, runs July 21. 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 Bariger
Director, Community Enrichment 
cbariger@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

JoeRunJoseph T. Rasch Scholarship Fun Run

Click here to register now or visit www.visionshomecare.com. This event is sponsored by Hospice Visions, Inc. and Visions Home Health, LLC.

Martha Scott
HSHS Office Manager
mscott@csi.edu | 208.732.6700
 aften18Aften Brook Szymanski - Author of Cheat Code

Aften Brook Szymanski
[Formerly Jones while at CSI] graduated from this great college with an Associates in Arts degree; Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's of Science degree, and the University of Utah with a Master's of Education degree.

She grew up mainly in the Magic Valley. She married a wonderful man while at the UofU, Devan Szyamanski. They have three wonderful children. Their home is in the cold neighboring state of Wyoming in a beautiful lush green valley. She has an incredible talent to put her imaginations into captivating writing.

She will be at Barnes and Noble in Twin Falls, ID May 12 from noon to 4 pm. Please come by, say hello, and pick up her newest book, which takes the reader through a technological sci-fi thriller that will awaken the mind to the incredible power of the computer wizardry, science, and the right to live.

Eric F. Jones
Aften's Father
LifeEnd of Life Conference

Shawna Wasko
PI/Nutrition Contract Manager
CSI Office on Aging
swako@ooa.csi.edu | 208.732.2122
LightsLasersLights and Lasers at Shoshone Falls

Get your tickets now for this unbelievable show! Watch the thundering waters of Shoshone Falls illuminate after dark with the colorful, shimmering power of hundreds of lights and lasers. This spectacular display is synchronized to music and perfect for nature lovers of any age.

Dates: May 17, 18, 19

Time: 9:45 p.m.

VIP viewing platform (limited tickets available): $50
General admission, 12 and older: $12
General admission, 12 and younger: $6
Kids 5 and younger: FREE

A receipt and follow-up email will be sent with additional day of event information, including parking, viewing, vendors, etc (please check your junk folder if you do not see this). On the day of the event, please bring a printed ticket or email version with supporting ID at the bus loading area to receive your wristband(s).

To purchase tickets:  Click Here

Melissa Barry
Executive Director
Southern Idaho Tourism

Hiring18Idaho Department of Labor Hiring Event

Oscar Escobedo
Workforce Consultant Senior
Idaho Department of Labor
escobedo@labor.idaho.gov | 208.736.3007

comics18Comics and Coffee

CJ Rasmusson
Twin Falls Public Library
Circulation Supervisor
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org | 208.733.2964 ext. 101
 host18Host a Student From Russia
We are currently looking for families that would like to open their home for 1 month to a Russian exchange student. The participants arrive July 28th and will move into the dorms on August 18th. This is a chance to shape a young person's world view forever while viewing a new culture in a way never seen before!

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