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CSI Enterprise Web Initiative Update
Enterprise Web Initiative
What's our progress?
Nancy Newland, IT Service Owner,  NNewland@csi.edu , 208-732-6238

Last week was an exciting week for the Enterprise Web Initiative!

Four sub-committees:  Future Students, Current Students, Operations, and Community met for a kick-off meeting to brainstorm action-oriented "Call to action" phrases for the new web page. The follow-up meeting is  December 2 nd.

Nancy Newland
IT Service Owner
nnewland@csi.edu | 208-732-6238

Now is a great time to make sure we have your correct contact information! Soon it will be time to start mailing important tax information out and you we want to make sure it goes to the right address. If you have changes to your contact information please complete the form at the link below or send us an email with any changes to your contact information.

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208-732-6206

CSI Truck & Ag Diesel Technology Clubs Annual Potato Sale
Pre-Order potatoes now for your Holiday Dinner!
(When ordering, please provide: name, extension and building)
These locally grown spuds are cleaned and sorted  70ct. 50 lbs for $20
To order your box(es), contact Dustin Holt or Justin Parreira at extension 6371,    OR Rodney Higgins or Jason Lewis at extension 6370

Email is welcome, too:

They will deliver them on campus, or you can stop by the Desert Building to pick them up.

Lauri Logan
Student Services Specialist
Trade & Industry
llogan@csi.edu | 208-732-6300

PACE Holiday Announcements
Click on the link below and then select each of the 5 links  in diagonal text to RSVP for the luncheon & for info on all the activities:


Welcome Eastern Idaho Students to Campus
Please help us welcome Eastern Idaho students to campus on Friday, December 2 . Eastern Idaho Day is an opportunity for seniors around the Eastern Idaho area to visit the campus, get information on admission requirements, scholarships, financial aid, housing, major programs, and student involvement. Students get to experience college life at CSI by eating with students, catching a Herrett show, and attending a CSI basketball game!

Gail Schull
Admissions Coordinator
gschull@csi.edu | 208-732-6232

December Pay It Forward Initiative 
  Pay It Forward/Fun Activity                         Monthly Opportunity                        December 2016

Please join P.A.C.E. for our December pay it forward and fun stuff session on December 7, beginning at 4 pm in the Taylor building, room 247. We will be making these fun snowmen pictured below and they will be donated to Heritage retirement home here in Twin Falls. We will provide the socks and materials for you to come in and make a donated snowman. If you would like, you can also bring in your own socks to make a personal snow man to take home with you. You may use all of our other materials for your personal snowman. We look forward to all of you joining us for this super fun holiday activity.


Herrett Center Gift Shop Holiday Sale

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

South Central Public Health District is pleased to announce the opening of a behavioral health community crisis center.

Twin Falls, ID -South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is pleased to announce the opening of the Crisis Center of South Central Idaho (CCSCI).

The crisis center is a voluntary outpatient facility operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year and provides evaluation, intervention, and referral for individuals experiencing a crisis due to a behavioral health condition.
By Idaho code, the facility may not provide services to a client for more than twenty-three (23) hours and fifty-nine (59) minutes in a single episode of care.

The crisis center is located at 570 Shoup Avenue in Twin Falls. The crisis center will serve the eight county region of south central Idaho. The crisis center's professional behavioral health staff will provide medical assessments, de-escalate crisis, stabilize clients, develop treatment plans, and put clients on the path to recovery.

According to Rene LeBlanc, District Health Director for SCPHD, "the legislature recognized that law enforcement and hospital emergency rooms have become the default providers of crisis intervention to Idaho citizens with behavioral health disorders. As a result, vital resources are being expended by agencies that are not equipped to provide an appropriate level of behavioral health services."
The crisis center is accepting clients. No appointment is necessary. No one will be refused service because of race, color, religion or inability to pay. Individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis may walk in or call 866-737-1128. Law enforcement and other partners may also drop off individuals who wish to voluntarily access services.

Over the next few weeks, SCPHD will be meeting with local law enforcement, medical providers, and other partners to develop referral and drop-off protocols. Jeff Pierson, spokesperson for the health district said, "Our goal is to meet with key partners by the middle of December. We still have a lot of work to do, but our partners understand the purpose and value of this project - it's not a hard sell."

This will be the third crisis center to open in Idaho. A fourth center will open soon in the Boise area. Funding for the centers comes from House Bill 579. Championed by local legislators, HB 579 was signed into law by Governor Butch Otter on March 28, 2016.

In September, the SCPHD signed a contract with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to open and operate the crisis center.

SCPHD is responsible for the operation of the center. SCPHD has sub-contracted with ProActive Advantage LLC to provide staffing and facilities. Frank Knight, owner of ProActive Advantage said, "Standing up this facility has been challenging, but my staff wanted to be open for the holidays. They worked hard and made it happen. I am very appreciative."

Click here to view the brochure: http://www.csi.edu/events/Crisis-Center-Brochure.pdf

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jeff Pierson 
The Crisis Center of South Central Idaho
570 Shoup Avenue West
Twin Falls ID 83301

I am helping my P.E.O. Chapter CI raise money for educational scholarships for women, and your help would be appreciated. It's so easy and won't cost you an extra penny.

If you shop at Barnes and Noble bookstore in Twin Falls on Saturday, December 3, just tell the check-out clerk that you want to support the Book Fair. 

If you are shopping Barnes and Noble online  any time from December 3 to December 9, please enter the code 12048823.

Either in store or online, a portion of your sales (not from gift cards) will go to support educational scholarships for women. You will gain great gifts - and our gratitude - and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping women improve their lives through education. Thanks!

Betty Slifer
CSI Retiree

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.

Dec 1 - Dec 3 1 guest
Thu 5 PM by College of Southern Idaho
144 Main Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301-6231, United States
DEC 10
Sat 1 PM by College of Southern Idaho
If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our  Facebook . 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
PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Week

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
Public Event Schedule for November and December 2016
Tuesday, November 29th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Friday, December 2nd 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
Saturday, December 3rd 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
Tuesday, December 6th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Two galleries inside the Herrett Center for Arts and Science will debut new exhibits from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The first-ever session of the Herrett Teens after-school program is wrapping up, and the Teens would like to share their final project with the Twin Falls community. The Teens have curated their own exhibition in part of the Herrett's Roy and Verna Marie Raymond Gallery featuring art and artifacts that they selected from the permanent collection, the education collection, and their own personal collections. They even created the labels, some of which are bi-lingual featuring Chinese and English text. This program was made possible by donations from the Idaho Humanities Council.

The Herrett Center would also invites guests to celebrate the grand opening of Tatanka Maka, an exhibition featuring the material culture of the Native people of the Great Basin and Great Plains. This exhibition showcases many objects that are new to the museum's collection as well as some old favorites.

Featured objects include two eagle feather headdresses, amazing examples of beadwork, and beautifully crafted pipes from the Great Plains. The show also incorporates some artifacts that illustrate cross-cultural connections between the Great Basin and Plains and other Native tribes in North America. Tatanka Maka: Material Culture of the Buffalo Nation was made possible by generous donations from Dr. Jack Stephens, James L. Sliger, Bill Studebaker, and Norval Scott, who donated many of the amazing artifacts in the show.

The Herrett Center is always free to enjoy. Light refreshments will be served during Friday's exhibit opening.

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

Brown Bag Events This Week
Wednesday, 12-12:50 p.m.
Desert Cafe
Host: Tiffany Seeley-Case

Thursday, 1-150 p.m.
Hepworth 176
Host: Evin Fox or Jan Carpenter.
Feel free to bring your lunch.

Friday, 8-9 a.m.
TAB 210 (TLC)
Host: Shane Brown
Topics: TBA

We look forward to seeing you there. Or, join the discussion on Facebook: Csibestpractices.com
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

Assess Using Assessment Data to Modify an Instructional Practice
Mark your calendars. Every 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Tuesday let's meet to assess student learning. 
Show up once a month or more if your schedule permits. We'll take one of your actual fall 2016 outcomes and design an assessment to collect student learning data. We'll implement a technique to analyze and summarize the data. And we'll use your findings to make a plan to modify an instructional practice.
  • November - Using assessment data to modify an instructional practice (Nov. 29th)
From 1:00 - 1:50 p.m., Meyerhoeffer 125
If you're interested, let me know.
Janea Triplett-Newell
Instructional Design
jnewell@csi.edu | 208-732-6324

Toys CSI Athletics is Collecting Toys for Tots Through December 3

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

RedCross American Red Cross Blood Drive

Who: All Employees and Students


Where: *NEW LOCATION -SUB *second floor! 


Time: 9 AM-3 PM          

How: Schedule online www.redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code  CSIEagles or call Debi 208-484-0138 
for an appointment.
Debi Mahler
Red Cross
debi.mahler@redcross.org | 208-484-0138

EagleWednesday High School Juniors and Seniors are Invited to Eagle Wednesday

Eagle Wednesday is an opportunity for Seniors around the Magic Valley to visit the campus and create a unique customized schedule that meet your specific needs; sessions will vary from general admissions requirement, financial aid/scholarships, student activities, student recreation center, student housing, honors program, student disabilities, college athletics, and major advising.

Visit the link below to RSVP Now: 

CSI Admissions
admissions@csi.edu  | 208-732-6221

CSI's Art Department Holds Annual Magic Mud Art Sale
Magic Mud Art Sale, the College of Southern Idaho Art Department's annual fundraiser, is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1 - 3 at the CSI Student Union Building's Eagle's Nest.
The event brings the works of student and professional potters together for a holiday show and sale. According to CSI Art instructor Bill West, approximately 20 pottery and photography students will be involved in this year's show and sale. The event typically includes ceramics, photography, and other artworks.
Ceramic artists will be showing and selling lots of decorative and functional items including platters, bowls, vases, casserole dishes, cups, teapots, and unique objects.
The show will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale, helps to fund CSI art Club events.

Bill West
Assistant Professor, Art
bwest@csi.edu | 208-732-6753

Jazz The CSI Jazz Ensemble Will Present Its Fall Concert - December 2
The CSI Jazz Ensemble will present its fall concert on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm in the Fine Arts auditorium. The group will perform a variety of contemporary big band music featuring compositions by jazz icons Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk. Also featured on the program will be CSI music major Emilee Gomske singing arrangements of the Great American Songbook classics "Blue Moon" and "Angel Eyes". Additionally, the band will play several selections from the library of the U.S. Army Field Band's "Jazz Ambassadors" big band, a group that visited CSI last year while on tour.

This performance will be presented in the format of the CSI Stage Door events which places the audience on stage with the musicians. Seating will be limited, so it is advised you arrive early to secure a spot.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the CSI Jazz Program are gladly accepted at the door. For more information on this and other jazz events at CSI, contact Brent Jensen at 208-420-7066 or bjensen@csi.edu.

For more information, contact Camille Barigar at 732-6288.

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

CSI  Annual Welding Auction
The annual Welding Auction will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room. CSI Welding instructor Clay Wilkie says his welders will be joined by students from several Magic Valley high schools, including Twin Falls, Filer, and others. This is part of an ongoing effort to include the welding programs from all southern Idaho high schools.

Items for sale include free-standing and wall-mounted art, garden benches, fire pits, decorated saw blades and many other decorative and functional items. Wilkie expects between 40 and 50 items for sale. The doors of the Herrett Center will open at noon on Dec. 3 and the auction begins at 1 p.m.

Examples of the Pieces for Sale:

Clay Wilkie
Instructor, Welding
cwilkie@csi.edu | 208-732-6372

Theater CSI Theater Department Presents 'Jacob Marley'
Tickets are now available for the second performance of the CSI Theater Department's 2016-2017 Season, Jacob Marley. This show, directed by Laine Steel, will run Wednesdays through Saturdays, November 30 - December 3 and December 7 - 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for seniors or students. CSI students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.

Jacob Marley, directed by Laine Steel, fills in the blanks of Marley and Scrooge's relationship. Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol begins with the line: "Marley was dead to begin with. . . ." But why was Marley allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path?... Why was Marley so concerned about Scrooge?... We know what happened to Scrooge, but what of Marley? These questions and many more are answered in this new script written from the perspective of the ghost "burdened by chains, cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel."

The large cast includes: Kai Gyllenskog as Jacob Marley; Davis Craney as Ebenezer Scrooge; Cindy Simonson as the Narrator and the Benevolent Spirit; Alice Ariel as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Tyler Jones as the Ghost of Christmas Present; Derek Montes as the Ghost of Christmas Future. The production features The Marley Family, The Cratchit Family, and a host of familiar and new characters played by: Blake Dmochowski; Abinadi Hancock; Suleyma Alamillo; Baylee Young; Alexis Ulrich; Keegan Jones; Steve Hauskins; Luis Delgado; Roberto Flores; Hayden Mann; Curtis Hopfenbeck; Cloe Hewes; Riah Hewes; Billye Hewes; Morgan Vaughn; and Madeline Brackus. Assistant to the director is Shannon Werle. Technical Director is Shane Brown and Lighting Director is Jud Harmon.

Follow up performances to the CSI Theater Department's 2016-2017 Season include Julius Caesar, which will run February 22 - 25 and March 1 - 4 and Antigonick, which will run April 26 - 29 and May 3 - 6.

For more information or for tickets, call 732-6288.

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

CSI Basketball Will Hold A  Military Appreciation Night 

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

Chobani Chobani Yogurt Giveaway

Alyson Outen
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications,  Chobani
alyson.outen@chobani.com  | 208-761.9690

Symphonic CSI Symphonic Band Presents "Holidays and Heroes"
The College of Southern Idaho Music Department presents a performance by the CSI Symphonic Band on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 PM in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert, entitled  Holidays and Heroes , is both a celebration of the Christmas season and a retrospective remembrance of forgotten heroes and veterans.
The band will honor two groups of veterans who seldom, if ever, receive recognition for their service, by performing the  U.S. Public Health Service March and the official march of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration,  Forward with NOAA . This year also marks the 15 th anniversary of the 911 attacks, so the band will remember both the victims and the heroes of that day by performing Eric Ewazen's
A Hymn for the Lost and the Living.
In honor of the holiday season, the ensemble will perform four Christmas-related selections,  Babes in Toyland , from the Disney movie of the same name,  Christmas in Europe , by Timothy Johnson,  Ave Maria , by the German composer Franz Biebl, and music by Henry Mancini from the soundtrack to the movie,  Carol for Another Christmas .
Also on the program are a Sousa march,  From Maine to Oregon , Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov's
Italian PolkaRitual Fire Dance , by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, and  October , by Eric Whitacre.
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.

George Halsell
Professor, Music
ghalsell@csi.edu  | 208-732-6767

FAFSA The Next FAFSA Night for Students and Parents Will Be Held December 7
Financial aid advisors at the College of Southern Idaho are hosting FAFSA Night at CSI's Health Science building from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

FAFSA stands for Free Assistance for Federal Student Aid. Rules that just went into effect this fall make it possible for students who are making their college plans to apply for federal assistance now instead of having to wait until the new year as used to be the case. College advisors recommend applying early in order to know what assistance is available. This can help with decisions on college applications and choice of majors.
Students and their parents are urged to bring Social Security information, driver's license number, 2015 federal tax return and 2015 W-2, as well as alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen.

Those who attend are also urged to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and obtain their federal student aid ID prior to the event.

Tara Nunnelley
Student Financial Aid Advisor
tnunnelley@csi.edu  | 208-732-6231

Woodworking CSI Christmas Woodworking Auction
Jessica Larsen
T&I Instructor, Instructional Aide
  jlarsen@csi.edu  | 208-732-6342

9 Things to Feel Grateful For In 2016
Men's Health: Believe it or not, good things actually happened this year

By Eric Spitznagel November 24, 2016

You can dwell on everything that was depressing and polarizing in 2016, or you can focus on the good stuff.

For at least one day, we're going to give thanks to the reasons why 2016 was awesome.

You can go back to telling us why we're all doomed next week. But for now, let's eat too much turkey, unbuckle our belts, and remember all the ways that this year helped restore our faith in the human race.

Here are 9 reasons to feel thankful for 2016.


Some of the most awe-inspiring, life-affirming things that happened this year took almost no effort.

Like when Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph visited a middle school, noticed an 11-year-old autistic kid having lunch by himself in the cafeteria, and sat down to eat with him.

Not a big deal. But when we heard about it, who among us didn't want to give this guy a Nobel Peace Prize?

It's possible we've just been hardened by the Internet, where people are sadistic jerks to each other for sport. But when we hear about 200 strangers attending the funeral of a homeless veteran with no family, or a 4-year-old girl befriending a grieving elderly widower, you realize how easy it is to be decent.

Sometimes it's just about showing up.

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

NoShave Men's Health Fair, Lunch Starts at 11:30, Beard Contest at Noon!

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

Cruise to Wellness Luau and Prize Drawing is Dec. 1

will be Thursday, December 1
2:30 p.m. with drawing at 2:45 p.m.
Tentatively set in the TAB/SUB 1st Floor Fireside Room

Luau food and beverage will be included.

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

20th Annual Employee and Family Holiday Party 

Ciera Garechana
Human Resource Generalist
cgarechana@csi.edu | 208-732-6271

Free Weight Loss Seminar Through St. Alphonsus

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

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