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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In November of 1965...

The Twin Falls Civic Auditorium Committee, which had been raising money for a venue in which to hold plays, concerts, and other cultural events, proposed the site for the Fine Arts Auditorium to the College of Southern Idaho Board of Trustees.

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ThanksgivingOffice Closures this Week for Thanksgiving


Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant to the President
kdeahl@csi.edu  | 208-732-6201

PACEPACE 50-for-50 Challenge

If you haven't even started sending in your selfies to win a jacket... IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
We have a total of 50 jackets to give away and so far we only have 27 winners. 

We currently have over 1,614 selfies documented for the PACE 50-for-50 Challenge!  Don't forget to   e-mail your entries to Tamara Harmon in order for them to count.  Your competition is listed below:
Challenge Winners So Far
# of Items Completed
RD Van Noy
Kyle Brown
Dan Guthrie
Jud Harmon
Ella Johnson
Janet Milligan
Crystal Ayers
Elaine Bryant
Jennifer Zimmers
Ed Ditlefsen
Jon Lord
Carrie Nutsch
Tonja Bowcut
Michele McFarlane
Chance Munns
Erin Nunnelley
Nikcole Zamarripa
Jentri King
Laird Stone
Polly Hulsey
Randy Simonson
Clark Draney
Heather Barnes
Maritza Vega
Cindy Harding
LueLinda Egbert
Jamie Bridges
Next Top Competitors
# of Items Completed
Heidi Campbell
Chris Anderson
Gail Schull
Andie Dayley
Kara Mahannah
Evin Fox
Judy Hansen


  • Help a family member or friend enroll in a CSI class.
  • Attend the CSI Turkey Trot
  • Go to the CSI Symphonic Band Concert
  • Register for the Free Pre-Diabetes class
  • Give Blood at the Holiday Hero Blood Drive, Dec. 2, in the Fine Arts Building
Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu  | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

LACThe Final Countdown - CSI Learning Assistance Center
Do you have a few students who need a plan to help them work through these last final weeks? Or do they need a little extra help to prepare for finals? Send them to the Learning Assistance Center.

Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 208-732-6685

CostcoCostco Special Shopping Event

Faculty and Staff of Southern Idaho Educators are invited to a SPECIAL SHOPPING EVENT! This is your one day shopping pass to shop at Costco even if you aren't a member! There will be extra rewards for signing up for a membership on this day, in person, at the store. Make sure to take your employee ID card with you to get in.

Saturday, December 5, from 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Gloria Wilson
Twin Falls Marketing
w145mkt04@costco.com  | 208-736-1550  x299

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.  


Herrett Center for Arts & Science in  Twin Falls, Idaho
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If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI click here . Or, 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

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
No Brown Bag This Week

I am thankful for all of you in my life. 
Note:  December's Wednesday Brown Bag will be held in the Desert CafĂ© on 12/2.
To receive text messages about Brown Bag events , text @8d63b7 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @8d63b7'.
Take the civility pledge at:   http://www.civilitypledge.org
Visit our CSI Best Practices Facebook group to join the conversation.

HerrettHoliday Events at the Herrett Center

For more information about the CSI Herrett Center Planetarium, Museum, or Observatory please visit:  http://herrett.csi.edu/ .

The Star of Bethlehem transports audiences to ancient Palestine in search of clues from the writings of the times and what we know of the people inhabiting the region in an effort to discern whether any naturally occurring events in the sky might explain the mystery of the Christmas star. Just what did the wise men see that started them on their journey to find the baby Jesus?
Let It Snow! will infuse audiences with the holiday spirit through classic Christmas songs like Let It Snow by Frank Sinatra, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry, Winter Wonderland by Annie Lennox, Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry, and Jingle Bell Rock by Brenda Lee, to name a few. Accompanied by holiday visuals on the planetarium dome you just can't help but catch the holiday spirit!
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale is a modern day fable of a family of storytellers that travel from village to village telling tales. They arrive in one village on the longest night of the year to tell their tales. Alas, the villagers do not have much to share with their visitors prompting the young daughter to go on a simple quest. On the quest she meets a mysterious old woman with answers to her questions. The story relates the concept that winter is a time for the Earth to rest so that rebirth may come in spring.
In addition to the holiday shows, Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West, Back to the Moon for Good and Led Zeppelin will also be on the schedule for the Thanksgiving weekend.

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

TurkeyTurkey Trot Hosted by the CSI Triathlon Club

The CSI Triathlon Club's annual Turkey Trot 5K fun run  /walk will begin at 9 a.m. Thanksgivin   morning, Nov. 26, at the CSI Expo Center parking lot. This is a family-friendly, non-timed event for all ages. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 per person or $60 for a family of four. Each person who registers will get an event T-shirt. All participants are invited to sail over the finish line on the zip line at the CSI Challenge Course. Proceeds from the event will help fund spring semester travel and activities by the Triathlon Club members.
Participants are encouraged to show up in costume if they would like. The Triathlon club will place frozen turkeys along the race route. Any participant who can carry one to the finish line is welcome to keep it. For more information, contact CSI Triathlon Club advisor Scott Rogers at 732-6488 or at  srogers@csi.edu . 
Scott Rogers
Assistant Professor Health, Recreation, & Fitness
srogers@csi.edu  | 208-732-6431

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events - Congratulations to Our Volleyball Team


CASPER, Wyo. - The College of Southern Idaho will be hanging another NJCAA National Championship banner in the CSI Gymnasium soon thanks in large part to an amazing comeback in the NJCAA National Championship match Saturday against Western Nebraska. The Golden Eagles trailed two games to one and 17-9 in game four before forging an unbelievable comeback, leading to a 25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-9 victory and their 11th National Championship. Read more...

Come support our CSI Men and Women's Basketball teams in their games this holiday weekend. Schedule below: 
  • Women:  Friday, November 27, vs. Miles CC at 5:00 pm
  • Men: Friday, November 27 , vs. Treasure Valley CC at 7:00 pm
  • Women:  Saturday, November 28, vs. Arizona Western at 5:00 pm
  • Men: Saturday, November 28, vs. Arizona Western at 7:00 pm
CSI Employees get a $1 pass for themselves, their significant other, and all children ages 7 and up that are living at home. These passes are good for all CSI Athletic region games. Tournaments and rodeos are excluded.

Ginger Nukaya
Athletic Administrative Assistant
gnukaya@csi.edu  | 208-732-6486

DropDrop-In Fitness Classes - Drop in Any Time
DROP IN SPINNINGMondays, Nov. 16th - Dec. 14th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Come late, leave early but just come spin with Instructor Joseph Lemoine.  FREE (must be 16 years or more)  If we have a good enough attendance we will open up Wednesdays as well.

CSI SWIMS:  Thursdays Nov. 12th - Dec. 17th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Y/City Pool 756 Locust St. N We will offer several different events from working on swimming stroke refinement to kayaking, to battleship games.  Come join us!  FREE to all CSI Students and Employees!!! Only $3 for community members.

WEIGHT LOSS CLASS:  Wednesdays, Nov. 25th - Dec. 16th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
$20 for Full-time CSI Students, $30 for CSI Employees and Student Rec.  Center Members and $40 for community members. The weight loss class is structured for body fat reduction. This class structure is the same as the bodybuilding class (see below) except is designed for burning fat and losing weight.

BODYBUILDING CLASS: Mondays, Nov. 23rd - Dec. 13th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
$20 for Full-time CSI Students, $30 for CSI Employees and Student Rec. Center Members and $40 for community members. The bodybuilding class is structured to educate students and the community on the science of building muscle. Each class is an hour long and includes a 15 minute tutorial and 45 minutes of working out. Weekly workouts go over specific techniques of shocking the muscle not only to build strength, but more specifically to create muscle hypotrophy (muscle mass). Nutrition will also be discussed. Everyone will be tracked for progress as the class continues month by month with before and after pictures, weigh ins, body fat % measurements.
John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director
johntwiss@csi.edu  | 208-732-6470

BandCSI Symphonic Band Concert
December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium 

This concert, entitled A Merry, Scary(?) Christmas, offers a celebration of both Halloween and Christmas, classic concert band selections, and a Spanish-flavored march.  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of CSI, the program will open with a Spanish-style march, El Aguila de Oro (The Golden Eagle) by Jack Bullock. Settings of two chorale preludes by Johannes Brahms will follow, including Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming and O God, Though Holy God. The band will then offer a very different chorale prelude, this the Chorale Prelude: So Pure the Star, by the 20th-century American composer Vincent Persichetti. The first half will close with a classic of the band literature, Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite.  The second half of the concert will open with some delightful music that recalls Halloween, the Galloping Ghosts Rag, by William Ryden. More in keeping with the upcoming holiday season, the band will then offer William Rhoads' quiet A Nativity Carol. Music by the English composer Frederick Delius, his Marche Caprice, will then follow. The programs continues with William Bolcom's Song, then concludes with music by composer Danny Elfman from the 1993 Tim Burton movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are appreciated. For more information, please contact Dr. Halsell at 208-732-6767 or ghalsell@csi.edu.

Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

PartySave the Date for the Annual Employee Holiday Party

Ciera Garechana
HR Specialist
cgarechana@csi.edu | 208-732-6271

Pre-DiabetesFREE Pre-Diabetes Class & More
NEW!  Get Registered Today

St. Luke's Magic Valley Diabetes Education is offering a free one hour education class for adults with pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or impaired glucose tolerance. See  flyer  for more information.

746 North College Road, Ste A
Wednesday, December 2nd
5:00-6:00 pm
Kyli Gough, RD, LD
Wellness Coordinator, St. Luke's

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

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