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October Timesheet Due Date

CSI Foundation Grants Announcement

Well Deserved Thank You's

PACE Halloween Haunted House

Midterms Have Begun, Look For Students Who Have Test Anxiety

Let Your Students Know About the Test Prep Workshop

CSI Spring 2017 Book Order

PACE 2016 Employee of the Year Nominations Are Being Accepted

Shoe Collection Drive for the Twin Falls Animal Shelter
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

CSI Welding Organization Meat Raffle

CSI Events

Events at the Herrett Center This Week

 Brown Bag Events This Week

Outdoor Recreation Activities for October

Assess Student Learning

CSI Jerome: Community Education Classes This Fall

Magic Valley Chorale Auditions

CSI Agriculture Day For High School Juniors and Seniors

CSI Integrity Week

Leigh Anne Tuohy Speaks to CSI Students

Herrett Forum: "INL Overview" by Dr. Mark Peters

Arts on Tour: A Tribute to Paw Paw

Abriendo Caminos - For High School Juniors and Seniors

Stage Door Series Presents "Piano Passport: A Musical Journey"

11th Annual Great Pumpkin Race 2016

Creepy Crawly Day at the Herrett Center

Change Your Biometric Screening Numbers, Get a Rebate

Get Your Flu Shots on Campus

Valic Rep, Guy Ferguson, Here to Show New Online Capabilities Oct. 18th

October 21 - CSI Unite Against Bullying Day

11th Annual Magic Valley Health Fair

Schedule Your Mammogram During October

October = Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We Heard You: Spring Wellbeing Survey Outcomes

Discounted Steelhead and BSU Tickets on Health Matters Happenings Site

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers
           
 
 
Timesheets are due 10/13/16. 
   
Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208-732-6270


           
 
 
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the fall round for Mini Grants and for Professional Development Grants. Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award. The due date for these grants is Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and proposals are to be submitted on the CSI Common Grant Application Form.

Mini Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success.
Additional information available at: http://www.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/grants/miniGrants.asp

Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national c onferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.
Additional information available at:
http://www.csi.edu/institutionalEffectiveness/grants/professional-development.asp

Application Process: - Submit a hard copy of your application signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP and an electronic copy (in word format) via email attachment to dmckinstry@csi.edu

If you have further questions, please give us a call at X6244

Debbie Wilson
CSI Fondation Executive Director
dwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6245


             
 
 
Congratulations to the Cooperate Committee of the AAWCC Southern Idaho Chapter for a successful "Conversations with Women in Politics" event last week. We appreciate all the hard work that was put into a wonderful professional development opportunity for our faculty, staff, students, and community.

Amy Christopherson
Mini-Cassia Director
achristopherson@csi.edu | 208-648-1400



Thank you to everyone who participated in the Gilbert's Pantry Pay it Forward initiative! We met and exceeded our goal. 


Shonna Parsons
Executive Administrative Assistant
sparsons@csi.edu | 208-732-6281

   

             
 
 
Hello Everyone, and Happy Halloween!

As part of the PACE Training Committee it was brought up that we plan one fun activity each month, along with a training, and a pay it forward event.

I mentioned to the team that each year on Halloween night my family puts on a small haunted house,  out of our home completely free of charge, we do appreciate any donations. We hand out full size candy bars to anyone that  visits our home on Halloween night: trick-or treaters, co-workers, friends, family, and anyone who just happens to come by can get a fun little scare and a treat. If it is just adults going through we don't hold back on the scares, but if we see small kids we take it easy and just allow them to go through and see the decorations. It is very fun. The team thought it would be fun to inform you all of the event as part of a fun activity for this month. I hope that you all will come check out our home and have a little fun, bring your families, and let the scares begin.  

Jenn Zaccone MS, LPC, NCC
Student Counseling Services
jzaccone@csi.edu | 208-732-6684


             
 
 
Midterms Have Begun!
 
NOW  is the perfect time to spot signs of Test Anxiety  in students!

Look for Students Who---
  • Study sufficiently for exams  &
  • Do well on homework  &
  • Score much lower than they should on tests  
We can fix that!



Call NOW before your student bombs even more tests!
732.6260
--Ask About Our FREE Test Anxiety Course-  

Carol Vanhoozer
Counselor
cvanhoozer@csi.edu | 208-732-6260


Test 
Let Your Students Know About the Test Prep Workshop
 
 

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


        
 
 
Book ordering season is upon us once again. Our textbook requisition website is now ready for you to place your 2017 Spring book orders. Please review the attached instructions for placing textbook requisitions online. Please note that:
  • The deadline for Spring 2017 Book Orders is Friday, October 14
  • Book Buyback for the Spring Semester will be May 8-11, 2017
  • Unless otherwise instructed by your department chair, please submit requisitions for your sections only. The most current course information can be found by logging in to MyCSI, clicking the Faculty tab and using the Course Schedule link found under the More Reports heading to the right of the screen
  • After November 14, please visit bookstore.csi.edu to verify that textbook information is listed accurately for your students to purchase
In order for our campus to be in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, textbook information must be available to students by the first day of registration, November 14 . Therefore, it is critical that I receive your text requisitions on or before the due dates listed above,to allow adequate time for processing. Submitting requisitions in a timely fashion will also help us to avoid backorders, allow time for the packaging and printing of custom materials and to process an accurate buyback list. A complete buyback list will ensure that your students get the maximum possible dollar amount for the books they wish to sell to the Bookstore.
 
I would like to thank you all in advance for your attention in this matter and for your continued efforts to keep me informed of added sections, increased class limits, class cancellations and the like.
 
C.R. Call
Textbook Manager
ccall@csi.edu |  208-732-6556


         
 
 

2016 Pace Employee of the Year
 
Nominations are being accepted October 3-17 for the 2016 PACE Employee of the Year Award.

This award was established to recognize outstanding performance by classified and professional employees of the College of Southern Idaho. Individuals who receive it have exemplified exceptional levels of work performance and displayed high regard toward their fellow employees, their job responsibilities, and the College of Southern Idaho. One professional and one classified employee will be selected for this award.

The initial nomination form and the full list of requirements for the follow up process are available at: http://pace.csi.edu/nomination_eoy.asp

  Pace Employee of the Year Committee,
Dawn x6401 or Donanna x6244
 

        
 
 
Help the  Twin Falls Animal Shelter  and CSI Sustainability Council  raise funds for dogs and cats by donating your gently worn, used or new shoes!
 
Drop off bins are located in every building on campus  or contact Jan Simpkin at 732-6840 or jsimpkin@csi.edu.
 
Ask friends, family, neighbors, & co-workers to donate too!
 
Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors. Micro-enterprises are small businesses in developing nations. They are typically operated by one person or family and friends, depending on size .


Donations will be accepted through October 31.

Jan Simpkin
Professor, Biology
jsimpkin@csi.edu | 208-732-6840


       
 
 
Hello Students and Faculty,
 
I hope your fall semester is going well. I am the CSI faculty representative for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. This  scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, for students entering their junior or senior year. These students need to have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  Many college majors are eligible for this scholarship. Eligibility specifications and application information can be found at the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program webpage. 
 
The application deadline is December 9, 2016 . This is the date your materials need to be submitted to me.  The January deadline on the Barry Goldwater webpage applies to me, not you as the applicant.
 
1)  If you are a student interested in applying, now is the time to get started. The application process is somewhat extensive.

a. There is a pre-application form to fill out.

b. There is an application form to fill out after your pre-application has been approved.

c. Past and current college transcripts need to be collected.

d. Proof of US citizenship, or a Letter of Intent to become a US citizen, needs to be provided.

e. A two page essay needs to be written.

f. Three online recommendation letters need to be written; at least two of which need to come from       faculty members.

 
2)  If you are a faculty member who has been asked to write an online recommendation letter, please do so. The student's application will not be processed by the national board without these letters.
 
If you are interested in applying, please feel free to contact me.  My office is Shields 206F on the Twin Falls campus.
 
Good luck!  ;-)
 
Nolan Rice
Professor of Merit, Mathematics
nrice@csi.edu |  208-732-6819


         
 
 


Students in the College of Southern Idaho's welding program are selling chances to win $700 worth of beef, pork, and chicken.
 
The prize package includes a variety of steaks, ground beef, stew meat, chuck roast and ground chuck, pork chops and steak, baby back and spare ribs, ham, sausage and bacon, and chicken thighs, drumsticks, and breasts - all professionally cut and wrapped for freezing.
 
Tickets are 10 dollars each or three tickets for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn on Nov. 9. To buy tickets, please contact instructor Clay Wilkie at 732-6372 or cwilkie@csi.edu or Desert building student services specialist Lauri Logan at 732-6300 or llogan@csi.edu.
 
Lauri Logan
Student Services Specialist
llogan@csi.edu |  208-732-6300


CSI Events
Facebook
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.

THIS WEEK
SEP 30
Sep 30 - Oct 13 · by College of Southern Idaho
OCT 1
Oct 1 - Oct 14 · Jeanie Cullip is going
Twin Falls
 
OCT 3
Oct 3 - Oct 16 · by College of Southern Idaho
Jerome
OCT 6
Oct 6 - Oct 19 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
OCT 7
Oct 7 - Oct 10 · 5 guests
Twin Falls
OCT 12
Oct 12 - Oct 15 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
OCT 15
Sat 7:30 AM · by CSI Outdoor Recreation
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
OCT 17
Mon 5:30 PM · 3 guests
Twin Falls
OCT 20
Thu 3 PM
Twin Falls
 
OCT 22
Sat 8 AM · RD Van Noy is going
Twin Falls
OCT 22
Sat 8 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our  Facebook . O r, 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 open hours.*
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Public Event Schedule for October 2016
 
 
Day
Time
Event
Tuesday, October 11th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
Friday, October 14th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
 
Saturday, October 15th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
 
Tuesday, October 18th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu208-732-6659
 

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

Thursday, 1-1:50 pm. Hepworth 176. 
Host: Evin Fox/Jan Carpenter. Feel free to b ring your lunch.

Friday, 8-9:00 am.  TAB/TLC.
Host: Shane Brown. 
 
Topic: Ken Bingham will teach us some tips on using videos with/in Canvas.
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

Outdoor Recreation Activities for October
ORC

 
CLIMB

City of Rocks Climbing Clinic * October 15 * 7:30am- 5:30pm * Spend the day climbing and learning techniques for granite climbs at the City of Rocks National Reserve. We'll cover basic skills including gear, belay- ing, communication, and rock climbing techniques * Bring a sack lunch * CSI Students (7+ Credits) $8 / CSI Staff & Fac $40 / Community $94 (-$15 for BYOG) * Call 732-6475 to register
 
HIKE
 
Weekend MOAB ADVENTURE! * October 7-10 * Join us on this fast-paced, scenic hiking adventure in Southern Utah! We'll spend three days exploring several hidden hikes in Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches NP ! Get ready to explore! * This trip includes transportation, park entrance fees, and gear! Food not provided. * Pre-trip Mandatory meeting is Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00PM at the ORC. Attendance to this pre-trip meeting is required in order to go on this trip. * COST: $25 CSI Full-time Students * CSI Staff / Faculty $100 * Community $200 * SPACE  IS LIMITED, SORRY NO REFUNDS

BIKE

Mountain Bike Monday * 17 & 24 * 5:30pm * Spend the evening riding one of the local single tracks close to CSI *  All Gear Provided * Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12pm each Monday * $5 CSI Students (7+ credits) *  $15 CSI Staff/Fac * $20 Community (-$15 BYOG)
Fisher Creek * Oct 22 * SAM-5PM * Join us for one of the 'must do' rides of Idaho! The first half of the ride has some paved and dirt jeep trails with the last half all singletrack * All riders need previous experience riding mountain bikes with strong balance and handling skills as well as the physical ability to ride at moderate to strenuous levels for 2 to 4 hours * LIMITED SPACE * $10 CSI Students (7+ credits) * $35 CSI Staff/Fac * $95 Community (-$15 BYOG) * Call 732- 6470 to register.
 
MYSTERY VAN TOUR

October 22 * Every tour is a hidden adventure! We'll reveal each ad- venture destination once we arrive - till then, just hop in the van! We'll tell you what time to meet, what clothes to wear, and what to bring - then leave the rest up tours!  All gear will be provided + transportation! * Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $15 Staff & Fac * Call 732-6475 to register

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697


Assess Student Learning
Assess
Mark your calendars. Every 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Tuesday let's meet to assess student learning. Each month has a theme.
 
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.
  • October - Analyzing and summarizing your assessment data (Oct. 18th, and 25th)
  • November - Using assessment data to modify an instructional practice (Nov. 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th)
Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday 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


JeromeCommEdCSI Jerome: Community Education Classes This Fall
CSI Jerome Center
104 W Main St., Jerome, ID
Fall 2016 Community Education Courses

Dog Obedience
Monday & Wednesday, October 3-26
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm     
Jerome Co. Fairgrounds, Messersmith Bldg.

Discover the many benefits and joys of training with your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with; they respond well to household routines and have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. You and your dog will learn the 10 Steps from the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program, designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.  Instructor: Brittany Trainer. Fee: $65
   
Self Defense for Women
Saturday, November 5                   
9 am - noon
Jerome Co. Fairgrounds, Messersmith Bldg.

This common sense approach to self-defense teaches you how to be aware of your surroundings and not look like a victim. Learn to avoid trouble when in unfamiliar areas such as parking structures and buildings and how to listen to your "sixth sense." You'll also learn techniques to use if you find yourself in a self-defense situation, including using pressure points and leverage, striking and blocking, escaping from holds, using personal items as weapons, and more. Instructor Gary Phelps has over 40 years as a self-defense instructor and martial arts sensei.  Instructor: Gary Phelps. Fee: $25.
   
Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu o r (208) 324-5101.
 
Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464
 

Chorale Magic Valley Chorale Auditions
The Magic Valley Chorale will audition vocal soloists for the Christmas production of Bach's 'Magnificat in D' that will be performed at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 17.
 
All experienced soloists, whether members of the chorale or not, are encouraged to audition between 6 and 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the Fine Arts Auditorium. Director Carson Wong would like all interested singers to apply by midnight Wednesday, Oct. 12. The audition is for sopranos I and II, altos, tenors, and baritones.
 
For more information about auditioning, please contact Wong at 208-324-4794 or at cwong@csi.edu.

Carson Wong
Magic Valley Chorale Director
 

AgDay CSI Agriculture Day for High School Juniors and Seniors


Encourage any and all Junior or Senior High School students interested in Agriculture to attend CSI's Ag Day! Students must RSVP at: 


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

IntegrityCSI Integrity Week
 
 
Megan Jacobson
Chemistry Associate Professor
mjacobson@csi.edu | 208-732-6426  
 

LeighLeigh Anne Tuohy Speaks to CSI Students
Leigh Anne Tuohy is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the CSI chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on October 18th at 5:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by New Jersey City University in Jersey City, N.J. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast.
 
Leigh Anne Tuohy was made famous in Michael Lewis' best-selling novel The Blind Side. The book was later made into a blockbuster movie, with Sandra Bullock portraying Tuohy, and the film became the top-grossing opening weekend sports movie in history. Today, Mrs. Tuohy is a renowned speaker having appeared on CNN, Katie, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, 20/20, The Today Show, Dr. Drew, Sean Hannity, Huffington Post Live, and Huckabee. She has also been a contributing writer offering advice through personal stories of determination and charitable giving and delivered lectures to diverse audiences from religious to corporate groups.  Tuohy will be sharing personal observations from The Blind Side, specifically speaking to finding value and recognizing the full potential of individuals in our communities.
 
This is the second installment of the 2016-2017 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by the Society. The Society's Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 520 college campuses each month during the academic year, is designed to support The National Society of Leadership and Success's overall mission of Building Leaders Who Make a Better World.
 
About The National Society of Leadership and Success  The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation's best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 520 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 640,000 members. For more information, please visit www.societyleadership.org . Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS, and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theNSLS. 
 
Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6229  
 

HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "INL Overview" by Dr. Mark Peters
Dr. Mark Peters, Lab Director at the Idaho National Laboratory, will be the speaker at the Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. He will discuss the future direction of the INL in meeting its vision to change our energy future and secure critical infrastructure. Peters' presentation will address a range of program innovation areas including advanced nuclear energy, cybersecurity, and strategic partnerships to focus on grand challenges in energy, climate, and national security.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event is free and open to everyone. The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.
 
Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501  
 

PawPaw
Arts on Tour: A Tribute to my Paw Paw
Tickets are available for the second performance of the Arts on Tour Season "A Tribute to my Paw Paw, Dr. Ralph Stanley", which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $10 for students high school and under and under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

When bluegrass legends come to mind there is one star that shines above them all... the legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley. Dr. Ralph was originally booked to play for the Arts on Tour series with his grandson Nathan Stanley, but sadly, Dr. Ralph Stanley died on June 23. Although he was devastated by the passing, Nathan vowed the music would go on and will be performing with his band and featured vocalist and friend/collaborator of Ralph Stanley, Jim Lauderdale, on October 20. "A Tribute to my Paw Paw, Dr. Ralph Stanley" features the music that made Dr. Ralph a legend and earned him Grammy awards, including such hits as Man of Constant Sorrow, Oh Death, Pretty Polly, Rank Stranger, Angel Band and many more. Not to be missed, "A Tribute to my Paw Paw" will be a special evening of beloved bluegrass and stories of the late, great Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Nathan Edmond Stanley was born into a music royalty bloodline and family Legacy. As the grandson of the Bluegrass music icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan made his music debut at the young age of two on stage with his Grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, playing the spoons for the Clinch Mountain Boys. He later graduated to playing the mandolin, and in 2007 became the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for the Clinch Mountain Boys, who are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the music industry. Stanley has eight solo albums to his credit, recording with artists such as Brad Paisley, George Jones, Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless and many more. His voice is filled with conviction and emotion, with traces of old ghosts from days gone by.

Jim Lauderdale is an American country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter. Since 1986, he has released 23 studio albums, including collaborations with artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, and Donna the Buffalo. A "songwriter's songwriter," his songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, notably George Strait, Gary Allan, Elvis Costello, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, and Patty Loveless.
Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include The Los Angeles Cello Quartet (November 17), The Peking Acrobats (February 1), The Bria Skonberg Quartet (February 16), Carlos Núñez (March 30), and Olé (April 26).
 
Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288  
 

Ambriendo
Abriendo Caminos - For Juniors and Seniors in High School
 

StageDoorStage Door Series Presents "Piano Passport: A Musical Journey"
The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Piano Passport: A Musical Journey" on October 28.  The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Ready to travel the world without leaving the Fine Arts Auditorium? Join the Brava Piano Duo - pianists Sue Miller and Allison Bangerter - in a musical journey without having to get your passport renewed. Liszt's energetic Hungarian Rhapsody #2 and Chopin's Polish Rondo for Two Pianos will send you soaring through Europe in a flurry of popular virtuosity, while the Yellow River Piano Concerto will lead you on less familiar paths through Asia. Next--a trip to Bali.  Known as "Paradise on Earth"--traveling to Indonesia might normally take extensive planning, but you can travel there in a heartbeat with Ceremonial Balinese Music by Colin McPhee. CSI's Drama Department will add exotic flair by presenting a traditional shadow play in connection with the music.  Returning home, the Brava Piano Duo is pleased to present an original arrangement of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue filled with familiar jazz sounds.  If you love to travel and you love music, you won't want to miss this concert! 

Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students and are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Seating is limited to 100 people.

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

GreatPumpkin11th Annual Great Pumpkin Race 2016
CSI employees can participate for FREE and get a buddy in for $10. Sign up now on the  Employee Registration form. Please make sure to send all forms and money to Jaime Tigue in the Gym. 

Jaime Tigue
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Professor
jtigue@csi.edu | 208-732-6479  
 

The Herrett Center announces a special afternoon of activities on Halloween weekend. Saturday, Oct. 29 is Creepy Crawly Day in the Rick Allen Room and a chance to see one of the final four showings of Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure in the Faulkner Planetarium.

Creepy Crawly Day offers guests a chance to get up close with all sorts of unique critters like snakes, lizards, spiders, scorpions, and maybe even an alligator. This event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. inside the Herrett Center. The event is designed to help all ages understand that even though reptiles and insects may give us the creeps, they are essential and beneficial in many ways. Admission to Creepy Crawly Day is free of charge.
At the same time, the Faulkner Planetarium will bid farewell to Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. All four of the planetarium's afternoon showings - at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. - will be Sea Monsters. This extremely popular, large format IMAX film has enthralled audiences at various times over the last three years. Customers who come see the show in Halloween costumes will get 50-percent off the price of their ticket that afternoon only.

The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, located on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, is a museum of anthropology, natural history and art. The center also features the Faulkner Planetarium and the Centennial Observatory. Admission to the center's exhibit galleries is free to the public. The Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho's largest planetarium. Regular admission prices to planetarium shows are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students, including CSI students with a valid student ID; children under age 2 are admitted free.

For more information, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu or call (208) 732-6655.
 
Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu  | 208-732-6501


Tuesday, October 18, 7 - 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 19, 2 - 5 p.m.

Two opportunities to earn rebates on your biometric screening from last April:
Participants who DID NOT meet the CSI Health Initiative targets at enrollment or last April's screening can qualify for premium rebates.
Earn half the value of the annual premium reduction by achieving the targets or showing directionally correct progress as described in the reasonable alternatives at mid-year in October.
* You can also qualify for the full value of the premium reduction by hitting the targets or meeting reasonable alternatives by year-end! Please note that these amounts may be pro-rates based on the length of time you are actively enrolled in CSI's benefit plan.
Mid-Term Doctor Verification form 2016 - if you saw your doctor between August 1 and the end of this month and wish to submit your numbers in this manner.  See instructions on the form for submittal directly to St. Luke's. 
 

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


Tuesday, October 18, 7 - 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 19, 2 - 5 p.m.


Who can get flu shots at CSI: All benefited employees and your spouses and adult children of 18 and over.
 
If you aren't available on these two days you may always get your flu shots FREE through your local pharmacy.
 
See below for all the details:


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



In an effort to provide you with tools to better prepare to meet your financial and retirement goals, a financial advisor from VALIC will be onsite to address any questions you may have regarding:
 
  • Planning, budgeting and meeting your savings goals
 
  • Managing your investments
 
  • Calculating contributions to meet your retirement needs
 
If you have never met with a VALIC advisor, here is your opportunity to get acquainted and get help planning for a more secure financial future.
 
 
Guy Ferguson  |  Financial Advisor   |  VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.  
 Serving Boise/ Twin Falls areas  |     430 Ryman St.  | Suite 102  | Missoula, MT. 59802 
 Office: 406-329-5500 | 
  Mobile: 208-608-6239  |    Email:  guy.ferguson@valic.com  
 Website: 
www.valic.com     
 
Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208-732-6206


Bullying is behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally, and can happen while at school, in the community, or online. Those bullying often have more social or physical "power," while those targeted have difficulty stopping the behavior. The behavior is often done with intent and typically repeated.

Students often describe bullying as when "someone makes you feel less about who you are as a person."
 
Join the employees and students of CSI in recognizing this day on our main campus, off campus centers and in the classrooms at Head Start.  Watch for more details to follow.
 
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269



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


 

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



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


Last spring we conducted a survey on campus that netted over 200 responses to our questions plus comments and suggestions of your own.  We shared the results of the survey on the Wellbeing Website over the summer.  We also worked on some of the trends we saw with some actions to address them.  We will continue to bring change and updates to our program based on your needs and desires.  Please feel free always to send those our way. 
 
Below are some items we've been able to make movement on.

1.  We have purchased a standing desk that can be loaned on campus for a period of up to two weeks as a trial; that way people can see if they actually like working that way before making a purchase. The tool will be loaned out of the HR office. Contact Judy to let me know you wish to try our new standing desk. 

2.  Ergonomic assessments from last semester have been followed-up on to make sure actions have taken place.  

3.  Part-time employees that are at least ½ time ongoing now have the same access to the Student Rec Center as full-time and will always be included in wellness events. Just check into the SRC for details about your free membership. 

4. We continue to seek privacy at biometric screenings. We have also asked for a form to address employees that are current on wellness screenings with a private physician that confirms they are up-to-date but that does NOT necessarily report screening numbers. If employees are under the care of a doctor, we feel they are already addressing your health conditions and concerns as needed. 

5.   Supervisory training will be offered during the workday in spring semester through the ISBDC and HR office. We will make it available to anyone that may be interested. Mary Marshall former director of Head Start, has already been identified to conduct the class.  

6. For those that ask: a safety director does exist on campus in the form of the Director of the Physical Plant who is responsible for OSHA safety and reporting.
7. We are identifying lactation stations for nursing moms to make sure they exist throughout our campus. This is a project through the HR office.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


Steelheads Hockey and BSU Football Tickets  - state employees have a  discount  to upcoming games.
 
Idaho Steelheads New
State of Idaho employees may purchase discounted tickets to the October 21, 2016 Idaho Steelheads Hockey Home Game. Games are played at CenturyLink Arena in Boise; game time is 7:10 p.m. Each ticket purchased includes a voucher for a free RR Ranch hot dog, a bag of Lay's chips and a small Pepsi product. Purchase your tickets now! Username: STATE Password: EMPLOYEE. Ticket orders must be placed at least 4 hours prior to game date or subject to availability., Questions? Contact Ben by email or at 208.472.2115
 
BSU Football Tickets
State of Idaho employees may purchase discounted tickets the October 15th BSU vs. Colorado State Game, and to the November 18th BSU vs. UNLV Game. Tickets are $25/person. Use the promo code Idaho (not case sensitive) and go online to purchase your tickets now. Questions? Contact Sabrena at BSU at 208-426-2908.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


If you are looking for something to do this summer take a look at these professional development opportunities for teachers: 
THIRTEENTH Annual Boise State Writing Project Open Invitational Summer Institute: 
Boise State University Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute and Fellowship Year But FOR THE SECOND time with a SCIENCE twist: 
Inquiry Institute:  Unit and Lesson Planning for Meeting and Exceeding the Idaho Core
Mathematical Inquiry Institute: 


Evin Fox
Early Childhood and Teacher Education Professor of Merit
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872


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