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

It was announced by the College president that a basketball team was being planned for the College of Southern Idaho.

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RecHonoring Veteran's at the Student Rec. Center
The CSI Student Recreation Center will be  OPEN this Wednesday, November 11, during Veteran's Day. All Veterans may use the facility for free on this day !
John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director
jtwiss@csi.edu  | 208-732-6470

TCMeet Our New Transition Coordinators
T.J. Bingman
Polly Hulsey
Fernando Valdez
Crystal Padron

Our new Transition Coordinators are excited to be working with 13 high schools in the Magic Valley to help students make informed decisions about their educational and career plan aspirations, and prepare for success in post-secondary education. Crystal Padron, Fernando Valdez, Polly Hulsey, and T.J. Bingman primarily reside in the high schools they serve, which promotes contact with students on a regular basis in order to "Go On" to college!  The Transition Coordinator program is a partnership between CSI and high school personnel to identify the service needs of students and respective schools. 
These services include, but are not limited to:

* Career exploration assistance

* Resume building

* Researching colleges and universities

* FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and scholarship assistance

* College application assistance

* State of Idaho Advanced Opportunities

* Facilitating college visitations

* Parental outreach

* Creating and maintaining college engagement

Please contact us if you have any questions about the program.
Cesar Perez
Associate Dean of Extended Studies
cperez@csi.edu  | 208-732-6280

PACEPACE 50-for-50 Challenge

We currently have over  1,565  selfies documented for the  PACE 50-for-50 Challenge and 21 winners! We are almost halfway. Only 29 more jackets are left to win!   Don't forget to   e-mail your entries to Tamara Harmon in order for them to count. 

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
Next Top Competitors
# of Items Completed
Cindy Harding
Clark Draney
Jaime Bridges
LueLinda Egbert
Heather Barnes
Heidi Campbell
Chris Anderson
Andie Dayley
Gail Schull
Kara Mahannah

  • Send a student to the Career Center for information
  • Help a student sign up to be a Near-Peer Mentor
  • Attend the Workplace Safety-Domino Affect presentation
  • Go watch Monk in Motion
  • Attend a Brown Bag Workshop
  • Participate in Telescope Tuesday
  • Send a picture of students learning in your program to klapray@csi.edu for Instagram use
Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu  | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

CareerShare Our Resources With Students

Do you have a student who is worried about money for the holidays? Make sure to refer them to our  EagleJobs Board or to our Career Center in the Taylor Building. There are many great opportunities for them at this resource. 
Merry Olson
College Readiness Facilitator
molson@csi.edu | 208-732-6306

ISUISU On-line MBA Advising
The Director of the ISU on-line MBA program, Heidi Wadsworth, will be available for advising in Hepworth 144 on Thursday, November 19, from 9 am-3 pm. Please contact Margaret Seipel to schedule a 30- minute appointment.
Margaret Seipel
Administrative Assistant II, ISU-TF
seipmarg@isu.edu  | 208-933-2300

PeerEncourage Students to Become Near-Peer Mentors

CSI believes college-student peers can offer benefits to high school students as mentors. Peers can offer important information and advice, provide encouragement, function as a positive role model, are easier to approach than adult mentors, act as a sounding board, and provide a helping hand in "going on" to college. 

CSI is currently looking for nine students as part of our Near-Peer Program. Do you have a student in mind? Please share this information with them!  The deadline to apply for a Near-Peer Mentorship position has been extended to November 23,  AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! 

Student Mentor Application:  http://ow.ly/Ucnlm 

T.J. Bingman
Transition Coordinator
tbingman@csi.edu  | 208-732-6875

PTEPTE Advocates are Looking to Shake Stereotypes
Professional Technical Education advocates are looking to shake PTE stereotypes. Are you up to date with how students are benefiting from Professional Technical Education and careers? 

Caty Solace
Communication Manager
Idaho Division of PTE
caty.solace@pte.idaho.gov  | 208-429-5515

DonationsWatch for Donation Boxes to Help CSI's Student Council
CSI's Student Senate group is encouraging  everyone in the community to donate items such as canned food, hygiene products, etc. to their Safe Harbor donation boxes located at Signature Fitness and the old Gold's Gym. More locations will become available throughout this event, please watch eNotes for updates. 

Students are encouraged  to sign up to help at the Soup Kitchen at St. Edward's and the PB&J event with Sodexo.

Serenity Marez 
Student Senate, PR

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.  

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

SkiThe 46th Annual CSI Ski Swap is Coming Up

The CSI International Business Club would like to invite you to the 46th Annual CSI Ski Swap hosted by their club and the CSI Outdoor Recreation program. For more information visit the CSI Outdoor Recreation Facebook page

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor and Challenge Program Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu  | 208-732-6697

BrownBrown Bag

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

This Week's Topic: 
Wednesday at noon  
No Brown Bag this day since it's VETERAN'S DAY . Next week we will be in the Cafe.
Thursday at 1 o'clock  in the Hepworth building room 176 with Evin Fox. 
Friday morning at 8 o'clock  in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown. 
*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert CafĂ© on these dates: 11/18, and 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.
SafetyWorkplace Safety-Domino Effect

A nationally recognized speaker will be at CSI! This presentation will enable each participant to discover for themselves a new perspective regarding their personal approach to safety. In turn, that will translate to a renewed identity within the safety culture at the plant they work for and within the company they represent. 

Katrina Oksten
Workforce Development Specialist

kaoksten@csi.edu  | 208-732-6310

MonkCSI Stage Door Series Presents "Monk in Motion"
The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Monk in Motion" on November 18. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and will be available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Season tickets are also available, which includes admittance to all eight Stage Door productions for $70 for adults or $35 for students. 

The music of jazz icon Thelonious Monk lends itself quite naturally to the world of modern dance. Monk himself frequently broke into a spontaneous "whirling dervish" on the bandstand inspired by the infectious rhythmic drive of his fellow musicians. For this Stage Door presentation, CSI faculty members Brent Jensen, Scott Farkas and Adam Crofts collaborate with CSI dance instructor Cindy Jones and the Inspirata Dance Project to present an evening of Monk's music ("Epistrophy", "Bemsha Swing", "Misterioso", "Bye-Ya" & "Crepuscule With Nellie") set to modern dance.  "Monk in Motion" is sure to leave you with a new appreciation for the music of this legendary jazz master. 

The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed,  the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. 

For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6288.

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


If you know a high school student interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math, make sure to tell them about STEM Day at CSI. Student who attend the two events can earn a $500 scholarship! 

Kelly Wilson
Admission Coordinator
kwilson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6284

TelescopeTelescope Tuesdays Return
With the days shortening fast and Daylight Saving Time in the rear-view mirror, darkness arrives sooner at each day's end.  But don't curse the darkness, celebrate it!  The Centennial Observatory is open on the 2 nd  and 4th  Tuesday evenings through February for views of our amazing universe.
Our first "Telescope Tuesday" of the 2015-16 season is this week, November 10 th , from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  Prime targets will include the Great Hercules Globular Star Cluster, the Ring Nebula, the "Cub Scout" double star, the Andromeda Galaxy (and its satellite galaxies), and much more on a moonless night.
Admission is only $1.50 (free for children 6 and under), but it's free to all with paid admission to the 7:00 PM showing of "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West" in the Faulkner Planetarium.
Please note that telescope viewing is weather permitting, and that the observatory is not heated to provide the best views, so please dress for outside nighttime temperatures.
Chris Anderson
Centennial Observatory Coordinator
Herrett Center for Arts & Science
canderson@csi.edu  208-732-6663

SwimAdvanced Swimming and Volleyball Intramurals @ the City Pool

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor and Challenge Program Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu  | 208-732-6697

DSLRDSLR: Camera Basics
 DSLR: Camera Basics
 Sat., Nov. 14
 9 am - Noon
 Instructor: Ben Lustig, CSI Photography Professor
 Fee: $59
 Location: Jerome Center
 This class is for people who want to learn  more about the basic capabilities of  their DSLR cameras, including an  introduction to concepts such as: exposure  controls, metering, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Participants  will leave this  class with the skills and conf idence to make the adjustments that will consistently  capture the  perfect shot.

Anna Dovenmuehler
CSI Jerome Center
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464

AthleticsCSI Athletic Events


Come support our CSI Women's Basketball team in their games this weekend. Schedule below: 
  • Friday, November 13, vs. Athleticz Allianz at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 14, vs. Williston at 7:30 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

UnitedLive United - Give, Advocate, Volunteer
Dear Fellow CSI Employees:
Your CSI United Way campaign team invites your new or continued support of United Way. The 2015 CSI campaign is underway. The Office on Aging will be taking the pledges again this year for the CSI campaign. We appeal to each of you to join us and support these efforts. This year's campaign theme is "Live United - Give, Advocate, Volunteer". When we give to United Way, we are investing in our communities. Our money stays local. Working together, we can help make a big difference for our friends and neighbors. As little as $5 a month by every member of the faculty and staff can have a huge impact for countless individuals and families in our area.
Please Click here to watch the video  that  describes some of the assistance that past donations have made and what it has meant to people in our communities. 

Click here to access your United Way Payroll Pledge Card . Fill it out completely and indicate whether you would like to have a payroll deduction or make a one-time donation. Please include your CSI Employee Number for the payroll deductions that runs from December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016 and needs to be renewed annually. This allows us to spread our donations over the year. Please return your pledge or check, either by interoffice mail or by signing, scanning and emailing the form to the Office on Aging by Wednesday, December 2nd.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
Eric Nielson
Human Resources Director
enielson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6267

Stress Less Class Continues this Friday
Our last session continues this week at 11 a.m. on Friday, in TAB 258. Please join us to learn how to manage your time and money as you gain freedom from financial stress. See our  flier with other dates and topics online. 

There will be drawings for prizes, films, and fun activities. Plus, soothing treats and beverages will be provided.   

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

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