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In October 1965...

Students voted to name the student newspaper the CSI Horizon.

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PACEPACE 50-for-50

We currently have   over 1, 143  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  C ompleted
RD Vannoy
Kyle Brown
Dan Guthrie
Jud Harmon
Ella Johnson
Janet Milligan
Crystal Ayers
Elaine Bryant
Jennifer Zimmers
Ed Ditlefsen
The Next Top 10 Competitors
# of Items Completed
Jon Lord
Carrie Nutsch
Tonja Bowcut
Chance Munns
Cindy Harding
Clark Draney
Randy Simonson
Jamie Bridges
Heather Barnes
LueLinda Egbert

  • The Umpqua College Candlelight Vigil 
  • Participate in Active Transportation Week
  • Office of the Registrar Open House

Some of the items on this list have already passed, just try to be as creative as you can to back date  your picture. Use a sign in sheet, any e-mail documents with the events title on it, etc.

Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu  | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

Miles5050 Miles in 50 Days
This is the last week to record your miles! 

We are nearing the end of the "50 Miles in 50 Days" challenge. Have you been documenting your miles on the  "50 Days for 50 Miles" project form?  Your distance will be added to that covered by your colleagues and will help us reach our daily goal! You are able to back track your miles if you haven't done so. 

If you're looking for different routes on campus that equal a mile we have a list of building maps on the CSI Wellness website. You can find them by clicking here.

Jaime Tiguejtigue@csi.edu | 208-732-6479  
Liz Knighteknight@csi.edu | 208-732-6258 

MentorNear-Peer Mentors


The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) believes college-student peers can offer some of the same 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 (9) students as part of our Near-Peer Program who have graduated from the following high schools:
  • Twin Falls High School
  • Canyon Ridge High School
  • Filer High School
  • Kimberly High School
  • Buhl High School
  • Gooding High School
  • Jerome High School
  • Wood River High School
  • Burley High School
  • Minico High School
  • Develop leadership, organizational, time management, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Serve as the "face" of CSI and your former high school.
  • Work with an assigned group of high school students (mentees).
  • Work closely with CSI Transitional Coordinators.
  • Meet, interact, and network with other students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Be part of a creative team environment.
  • Scholarship: $500 per semester (fall & spring), $100 gas card allocation, and $100 peer activity meal allowance.
  • Academic excellence - students must have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Must maintain an enrollment and complete a minimum of 12 CSI credits
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be a positive, productive team member
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Willingness to serve and represent The College of Southern Idaho
  • High school graduate from the schools listed on the first page
Please send this application to any student who might be interested:  http://ow.ly/Tmgaf. They need to fill out the application and e-mail it to TJ Bingham at tbingham@csi.edu or drop it off in person to CSI Hepworth Building Room 149. Applications are due by Friday, October 30, 2015.  

TJ Bingham
Transition Coordinator
tbingham@csi.edu | 208-732-6875
BrownBagBrown Bag
This Week's Topic: "Evaluations, an Opportunity for Growth."
Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Café with Tiffany Seeley-Case.
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 (Tiffany & Evin will fill in for Shane this week). 
*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates:  9/23, 9/30,  10/14, 10/21, 10/28,  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.
CSI Best Practices has a Facebook page. If you would like to join the conversation, search CSI Best Practices and request to join the group.
Evin Fox, Ph.D.
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

EmployeeEmployee of the Year

2015 Pace Employee of the Year

Nominations for the 2015 PACE Employee of the Year Award will be accepted from October 1, 2015 through October 15, 2015.
This award was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding performance by classified and professional employees of the College of Southern Idaho. The 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.
This is your opportunity to recognize a fellow employee who has made a difference.  
Read full details about the nomination procedures and make nominations at: http://pace.csi.edu/nomination_eoy.asp 

If you have any questions, please call Donanna McKinstry at 208-732-6244.
Nominations are Due by 10/15/15

Facebook 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'd 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

American Classics 

Reading Selections and Program Dates
201 4th Ave. E.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Phone: 208-733-2964

The Twin Falls Public Library is hosting an American Classics series. Upcoming selections include:
  • Final Harvest, Emily Dickinson on Oct. 14.
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston on Oct. 28.
  • Walden, Henry David Thoreau on Nov. 18.
Chris Vaage
ISU Twin Falls
vaagechri@isu.edu | 208-736-2101

FineArtsCSI Fine Arts

Robyn Wells and Jennifer Call-Dunn will present a Violin-Piano Recital at 7:30 in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall 119. 
They will perform Pastorale for Violin and Piano by Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata for Piano and Violin, No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Violin, No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, (Kreutzer), and Caprice Viennois, Op. 2 by Fritz Kreisler. 

See them here on Friday, October 16, 2015.

There is a suggested donation of $10. 

To read more about this recital click here.


Check out the story on Black Violin featured on the NPR about stereotypes in music. The duo, classically trained string musicians, combine elements of classical and hip hop, including a DJ, into their live shows.

See them here for Arts on Tour on October 20.

CSI faculty/Staff can get two tickets for $19 each or $7 for your kids.

To read the full NPR article click here

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

CSI Corn Maze
THE CSI Corn Maze is Open all Month!

Days: Open 7 days a week
Times: 5-10 pm
Cost: $3 per person (5 & Under are FREE)

This Saturday, October 17, is 

Chance Munns
Horticulture Instructor
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431

EthicsGlobal Ethics Day

The College of Southern Idaho will join some 50 other colleges, universities, and associations worldwide in observing Global Ethics Day on Thursday, Oct. 15 with two events - a panel discussion in the Student Union Building and a screening of the movie 'A Fragile Trust' about the Jayson Blair plagiarism incident that rocked the New York Times ten years ago.

Organizers of the CSI event have assembled a panel that will discuss ethics in politics, medicine, business law, journalism, and academia. This discussion will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the SUB's Northside Taylor Cafeteria. That evening from 7 to 9 p.m., the movie will be shown in the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Samantha Grant, who won several awards for her screenplay of the movie. Both events are free and open to the public.

'A Fragile Trust,' Grant's debut film, tells the story of Jayson Blair who fabricated dozens of stories that were published in the New York Times before his deception was discovered in 2003. Interestingly, the movie stars Blair himself, detailing a near soap-opera style tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, and the power struggles at the New York Times. The movie provides a springboard for discussion of plagiarism at a much broader level and how widespread lying and exaggerations have weakened the fragile trust of society.

Both events are sponsored by CSI's Academic Integrity Committee.

Megan Jacobson
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
mjacobson@csi.edu | 208-732-6246
HerrettHerrett Center Events

Dr. Bieter uses six stories to explain the formation and legacy of the western identity in America. Originating in the Owyhee Mountains of southwestern Idaho, Bieter exposes the conflict that arises over land disputes such as nineteenth century competing mining claims, "the last American Indian massacre: and the cattle-sheep wars. In the 20th century, Bieter traces how the power of the western identity continues to impact our lives through the saga of Claude Dallas, the Taylor Creek bombing range conflict and the continuing debate over the Owyhee Canyonlands.

John Bieter graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Social Science and a concentration in Economics. He completed his Masters degree at Boise State University and his thesis was published as An Enduring Legacy: A History of the Basques in Idaho. His next book, Showdown in the Big Quiet: Land, Myth and Government in the American West, just came out in April of 2015. John earned his doctoral degree from Boston College where he focused his research and teaching interests on Immigration and Ethnicity, the American West, and American Catholicism. Currently, John serves as professor in the College of Arts and Sciences as Co-Director of the Basque Studies Center. 

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center for Arts and Science
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501


For more information about the Herrett Center's Planetarium shows, the museum, or Herrett Forum Lectures click here

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

PumpkinGreat Pumpkin 5K
The Great Pumpkin (5K Walk/Run) is Coming, Charlie Brown!

The 10th Annual Great Pumpkin family fun walk/run is coming on Halloween day this year, Saturday, October 31. This has become a CSI tradition as we encourage our coworkers and their families to come out for a super fun event. 
Enjoy a youth challenge and free entry to the CSI Corn Maze. Adults may participate in a 5K walk/run with prizes awarded for men and women by age group. A FREE chili feed with awesome corn bread prepared by the Culinary Arts Program in the Desert Building and then the student sponsored Carnival and Trick-or-Treat takes place in the Student Rec Center. Here is the breakdown of festivities throughout the day:
10:00-10:15 am Kids One Mile Run
10:00-12:00 pm Kids get in free with coupon to the CSI Corn Maze
10:15-12:15 pm 5K Walk/Run
11:00 am Student sponsored Carnival and Trick-or-Treat in the Student Rec Center
Best of all, the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program will again sponsor employees and one buddy gets in for half price! So, get the details and register online with the links provided below. 
Jaime Tigue
Professor, Physical Education

EAPOctober EAP Seminar
October EAP Online Seminar: Information Overload
One of our two Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Business Psychology Associates, offers monthly online seminars with timely and very informative topics intended to be of interest to all our employees. 
These programs are presented by experts and offer helpful and practical solutions to real life issues. We have offered these live in a Lunch and Learn format in the past but find most people prefer to view these at their own desks or as archived programs at a later time.  The instructions below will help you find and register for this month's program.
October - Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Learn to identify the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease through this Webinar presented by the National Alzheimer's Association.  Review the differences between age-related memory lapses and the signs of dementia.
Instructions for EAP Webinars: Go to http://www.bpahealth.com. Click on Members (in green), under Benefits go to General or Personal login, select General Login and put College of Southern Idaho and then the toll-free number of: 8007260003 to sign in.
  • Select Work/Life Benefits and click on Access BPA Resource Connection.
  • Scroll down the next page (the EAP newsletter) and find Online Seminars in the right column.
  • Click on the seminar you are seeking or view archived seminars below that.
  • Register for the session time of your choice.
  • View or print the slides and notes offered in PDF format if you like.



Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269
CancerBreast Cancer Awareness
10 Facts About Breast Cancer for October Awareness Month
September 30, 2014 | by Nicole White
Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers, and the pastel sea of color that marks October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect.
More than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors live in the U.S. They are survivors of the second most-common cancer in women, behind skin cancer, and survival rates continue to climb due to better treatments and increased screening that finds cancers when they are most treatable.
Another reason credited for the increased survival rates: Awareness. With women more knowledgeable about warning signs, the importance of self-exams, treatment options and second opinions, they are better prepared than ever before to confront a breast cancer diagnosis - something an estimated one in eight women will do in her lifetime.
But breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. So, in the spirit of heightening awareness - and screening, we offer one fact about breast cancer for every day in October:
  1. The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Though breast cancer does occur in men, the disease is 100 times more common in women than in men and women are at 200 times the risk of developing the disease compared to risk in men.
  2. Most breast cancer - about 85 percent - occurs in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
  3.  About 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be traced to specific, inherited gene mutations, such as theBRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.
  4. Men can also get breast cancer. About 2,150 are diagnosed annually - or about 1 in 1,000 men.
  5.  A woman born today has about a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute.
  6. The American Cancer Society estimates about 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer live in the U.S.
  7. While much progress has been made in breast cancer treatment and research, more work remains: Breast cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. Overall, cancer deaths are the second most-common cause of death for U.S. women, after heart disease.
  8.  Another top risk factor for breast cancer: Simply getting older - 79 percent of new cases and 88 percent of deaths occurred in women age 50 and older, according to the American Cancer Society. Just fewer than 11,000 invasive cases occurred in women younger than 40, and just under 49,000 in women under 50. In women ages 50 to 64, invasive breast cancer was even more prevalent with more than 84,000 cases. Women over age 65 accounted for more than 99,000 cases last year.
  9.  According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for 29 percent of newly diagnosed cancers.
  10. In the 1970s, breast cancer lifetime risk was one in 11 - compared to today's one in eight. The good news is part of the reason is due to longer life expectancy and more detection through screening. Other factors include menopausal hormone use, changes in reproductive patterns and the increased prevalence of obesity.
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

FluShotsFlu Shots
Flu Shots on Campus on Thursday HEP 2 - 4 p.m.
To: Current employees and adult family members (18 and over) covered by CSI SelectHealth insurance:
Please mark your calendar for flu shots on October 15.  You don't need an appointment but you DO NEED to bring your insurance ID card.  You will be asked to sign in and confirm your ID number and the costs will be billed directly to SelectHealth for you. Because Occupational Health will administer the shots and they are licensed to service children under 18, we can only include adults covered by insurance.
We have already had a confirmed case of the flu in the Magic Valley, so get your shots and get them early!
Thursday Oct 15, 2 - 4 p.m. flu shots in HEP 176
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

MVMagic Valley Health Fair

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

SmokingSmoking Classes
Freedom from Smoking Classes start October 20
South Central Public Health District is partnering with St. Luke's Magic Valley and St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute to offer Freedom From Smoking® classes to help you become tobacco-free. Freedom From Smoking® classes are specifically designed to help those who wish to get rid of their tobacco addiction and take back control of their health.
The adult tobacco cessation program is offered free of charge as a public health community service. Freedom From Smoking® classes will be held every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning October 20, in the Elm Room of St. Luke's Magic Valley located at 801 Pole Line Road West in Twin Falls.   
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease today in the United States. According to the CDC, every year more than 440,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Meanwhile, around 8.6 million people are living with serious illness as a result of smoking and/or use of smokeless tobacco.
 For further information about tobacco cessation classes, please visit phd5.idaho.gov. To register, contact Kristiana Berriochoa at 737-5988. 

Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

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