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

On Dec. 5, 6, and 7, 1965, the CSI site selection team surveyed at least eight potential sites for the college, three of which appear on this map, and interviewed interested groups of people. The Beach Site is near where the Twin Falls LDS temple has been built. The BLM Site is still BLM land north of the canyon. The farm ground labeled Kimes Site is where CSI was eventually built.

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Christmas Sale at the Herrett Center Store
Join us on November 27-December 24 to purchase gifts...

AVOID THE CROWDS!  Everything you need for Christmas can be found at the Herrett Center store, located right here on campus! We have lots of affordable stocking-stuffers and unique gift items for adults & children alike. Come and check out our new arrivals! 
Store Hours
Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturdays 1:00 - 9:00 pm  
Closed on Sundays & Mondays
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu  | 208-732-6656

KudosKudos to Ben and Janna Hamlett
Instructor, Food Science/Quality Assurance
I just wanted to let everyone know how appreciative I am of Janna and Ben Hamlett. We had our second  Pride of the Magic Valley: How It's Made field trip to Davisco Foods on Saturday.  It was a great time - it went so smoothly  because of Janna and Ben.
Both of them incorporate industry tours into their programs, so both are very familiar with how to organize a first-rate field trip. I am so grateful for their willingness to forfeit part of a Saturday each month to help lead these excursions with community education.
On our tour to Davisco we had an older fellow who got to see where his son works (something that he might otherwise have not have been able to do because of Davisco's strict visitor policy); Carleen Herring got to see the "manufacturing excellence designation" in action and 
Associate Professor, Automation & Controls
she had complimentary things to say, and that getting to ask questions helped her on a pro ject she was working on this morning. The HR  Director of another leading manufacturer in the area 
got to discuss safety and  automation plus talk about hiring trends with Janna on the bus, a student with an engineering background got to exchange business cards with the lead engineer, and another student 
got face-time with the plant manager. When I approached Janna about 
the idea for the series, and  we were "noodling" ideas, these were the types of interactions we  hoped for.
I want to express my gratitude for having great course offerings in the community education schedule, and getting to partner with Janna and 
Ben to highlight the importance of technical programs on campus. 
Thank you,
Ashley Schultz
Community Ed Course Developer
aschultz@csi.edu | 208-732-6441

BasketsHoliday Luncheon Gift Baskets

Kindy Combe
Herrett Center Events & Academic Coordinator
kcombe@csi.edu  | 208-732-6657

GrinchBe a Grinch, Starve the Landfill
Be a Grinch, starve the landfill!  The CSI Sustainability Council and Sodexo will help you meet this goal. 

Dec. 1-Dec. 18  bring your own mug/cup and save  40% off coffee and fountain drinks from SODEXO service centers. 

You  WIN by saving money, the custodial staff  WINS by having to haul fewer disposable cups to the dumpsters, the landfill  LOSES by less solid waste being fed to it.  

This is a  WIN WIN LOSE proposition. Any questions? 
B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology 
rsmith@csi.edu 208-732-6817

ChristmasBring Your Christmas Spirit to Work Next Week

Kara Mahannah
Medical Assitant Program Director
kmahannah@csi.edu | 208-732-6728

CTE Congratulations to Our CTE Programs!
Zack Bartlett, the CSI student who shot and produced the terrific 50-year celebration video, has earned another honor. Surgical Technology Instructor Janet Milligan came up with a concept for a 30-second video in a nationwide public service announcement contest. However, she needed a videographer to shoot and edit the project for her. Zack did the videography and editing and Janet's video won second place among the 100 entries nationwide. 

The CSI CTE programs that were in the video include, Wind Energy, Diesel Mechanics, Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting, Environmental Technology, Hospitality Management, and Culinary Arts.  

Janet Milligan and her students proudly accepted the $250 prize for the students. On top of the prize money their video will be used nationally as a PSA in February which is national CTE month.

Janet Milligan
Professor, Surgical
jmilligan@csi.edu | 208-732-6706

PicturesFaculty/Staff Pictures
Doug will be taking some faculty/staff photos from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, in the old TV studio of the Canyon Building. If you would like your photo taken or updated, feel free to drop by during that hour.
Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262

HistoryA History of the College of Southern Idaho
If you're looking for a Christmas gift Jim Gentry's "A History of The College of Southern Idaho: Meeting Needs and Creating Opportunities" would be a great option!

This book is currently being sold in the CSI Bookstore and the CSI Herrett Center for $19.95 plus tax. 

Watch eNotes for updates about future purchasing options. 

Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant, President's Office
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208-732-6201

TestingChanges in Campus Testing Center Hours
To all Students, Faculty, and Staff,

To accommodate some new testing the Campus Testing Center will be changing the testing hours for Saturdays beginning January 4, 2016.  Currently we are open 12:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturdays starting January 4, 2016 these hours will change to 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
Testing Center Hours starting January 4, 2016
Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our current hours will remain in effect until Dec 22 .  We will close at 1 pm on Dec 23 ,  and will remain closed until January 4,  when the new hours begin.
If you have any questions on the new schedule please feel free to contact me.

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

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.

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

BrownBrown Bag

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

This Week's Topic: 
Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Café with Tiffany Seeley-Case.
Thursday at 1 o'clock  we are holding a Canvas workshop in Canyon 124A. Come ready to work on your class(es), and to help one another.
Friday morning at 8 o'clock  in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown. 
*Note:  The last Wednesday Brown Bag will be held in the Desert Café 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.
PartyAnnual Employee Holiday Party

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

ArtsFine Arts Events
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.
December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall 
Information TBA. Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.
CSI Theater Department presents
December 2 - 5 and 9 - 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater
This beloved Christmas classic follows George Bailey as his guardian angel Clarence shows him all the lives he touched and how his community would be very different if he hadn't been born. Every well-known character comes to life, from the evil Mr. Potter to little Zuzu and the delightfully bumbling Uncle Billy. Share this with your family and make some Christmas memories of your own. Tickets:  $8/adults, $6/seniors or students and free for CSI students.   
December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium 
Enhance your holiday season with a timeless classic - the Nutcracker Ballet, an annual tradition for families around the world. With its imaginative story line, colorful sets, dazzling costumes and magical dancing, Tchaikovsky''s Nutcracker is a Christmas treat not to be missed! The Eugene Ballet offers up this colorful confection complete with Sugar Plum Fairies, magical mice, toys that come to life and more. Follow the dancers as they shed the confines of the theater and bring "The Nutcracker" to life in Twin Falls. This performance also features the talents of 50 local children in such clever disguises as Baby Mice, Angels, and Flowers. Fans of this holiday favorite will enjoy this magnificent show. Tickets are $16 for students and children and $23 for adults and can be obtained at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.
December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium 
The Swing Band is pleased to announce their Christmas concert with seasonal tunes! The band will feature vocalists Emilee Gomske, Megan Greenman and Tiara Broderick. In addition to the numbers played by the full big band, the concert will also feature the Snake River Ramblers, the  new Dixieland ensemble made up of Swing Band members. This promises to be an exciting holiday concert! Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.
December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium 
Information TBA. Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Department Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@isu.edu  | 208-732-6284

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events
Fisher's Tech Invitational

The women's basketball team will play:
  • Tuesday, December 1, at 4:00 pm vs. Treasure Valley 
  • Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 pm vs. Lethbridge
  • Friday, December 4, at 6:00 pm vs. Lake Region
  • Saturday, December 5, at 6:00 pm vs. Chemeketa Community College

The men's basketball team will play: 
  • Thursday, December 3, at 8:00 pm vs. Western Wyoming College
  • Friday, December 4, at 8:00 pm vs. Lethbridge
  • Saturday, December 5, at 8:00 pm vs. Central Florida
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

ComedyDinner and Comedy Show

Nina Holifield
CSI Retiree

ChobaniChobani Yogurt Giveaway

As a way to say "thank you" to the entire community of Twin Falls for another incredible year, Chobani is hosting a yogurt giveaway 
on Saturday, Dec. 5.

They're giving an entire case of free yogurt to anyone who stops by their truck in the south parking lot of the CSI Fine Arts Building  from 9-11 am . Employee volunteers will be thanking the community and handing out thousands of cases of Chobani Greek yogurt - while supplies last.

Alyson Outen
alyson.outen@chobani.com | 208-761-9690

HerrettHerrett Forum - Shall We Dance?

Del Parkinson will perform a program entitled "Shall We Dance?" The music represents numerous nationalities and genres, ranging from graceful ballroom dance to untamed gypsy dance and even a spirited cowboy hoedown. 

The program will blend narration with live performance. The performer will introduce the origin of each piece before playing it on the piano.

Del Parkinson is Professor of Piano at Boise State University, where he joined the faculty in 1985. Prior to 1985, he taught at BYU-Idaho. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Juilliard School. he was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays grant for graduate study in London, England. He has performed in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He is the recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Join us! Admission is free of charge.

ForestForest Service Application Workshop
Spread the word to your students! 

WeldingCSI Welding Club Auction

The CSI Welding Club Auction is scheduled for December 12, at noon in the Rick Allen room at the CSI Herrett Center.

There will be over 50 items for sale including sun flowers, benches, fire pits, picnic tables,saw blades with images , numerous wall art items, custom welding hoods, horse shoe crosses, and tool carts.

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

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