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 Update Your Employee Picture Tomorrow - Oct. 18

Advising is Required Prior to Spring Registration 

We Have a New Videographer on Campus

Lewis-Clark State College Will Be On Campus This Week

PACE General Meeting Invite

CSI Basketball Posters

CSI Foundation Grants Announcement

PACE Halloween Haunted House

PACE 2016 Employee of the Year Nominations Are Being Accepted

Shoe Collection Drive for the Twin Falls Animal Shelter

Breckenridge Farm Wins Honorable Mention in Landscape Design Contest

CSI Events

Events at the Herrett Center This Week

Brown Bag Events This Week

Outdoor Recreation Activities for October

CSI Integrity Week

Assess Student Learning

Leigh Anne Tuohy Speaks to CSI Students

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

Free Legal Clinics for Students

CSI Pumpkin Festival Hosted by Program Board

Piano Master Classes

Arts on Tour: A Tribute to my Paw Paw

Superhero & Fairy Day Charity Event

Abriendo Caminos - For Juniors and Seniors in High School

CSI Dance Students Present "Thriller"

Dia De Los Muertos - CSI Day of the Dead

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

Annual Great Pumpkin Race & Kid's Carnival

Order Print Copies of the CSI Employee Telephone Directory Now

CSI Know Your Numbers Mid-Terms

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

Guys: Encourage the Women in Your Life to Get Their Mammograms

October = Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers
If you are a new employee make sure to come over to the Canyon Building to get a current headshot of yourself. We will use this picture on the website directory and you will receive a copy to use as you need. All employees are welcome to come over to update their photo as well.  

Staff photos will be taken in the Canyon TV Studio between 2 and 3 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 18. Just drop in, no appointments are necessary.

Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262


Michele McFarlane
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208-732-6304

We have a new Videographer on campus and he's ready for your projects! Kade Stirling is a CSI graduate who earned an associate's degree and technical certificate in digital media. You may recognize him as the intern who worked closely with our last videographer, Zack Bartlett.  Kade is a very creative young man who is enthusiastic about creating film and he's very excited to be working at CSI. 

Here's how his internship works. If you have a project or questions, first contact Kim LaPray in the Public Information Office. She will schedule Kade for a meeting to discuss your ideas and then she will book Kade for your shoot. 

Kade can discuss scripts with you or help you create a brand new idea for your program, event, or message. The initial meeting to discuss your idea doesn't cost a thing. After that, Kade works for $25 an hour and usually can complete a video for no more than $350 depending on the length of the video and difficulty of editing. 

After the video has been shot Kade will edit it and get a YouTube link to you. We can also create a DropBox folder with your file so you can download and keep the file. After the video is approved Kim will send you an invoice and you'll be free to use your video wherever you'd like.  

Here is Kade's first completed project for CSI Athletics to give you an example of his work:

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


Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) will be in the Student Union Building on Wednesday, October 19th from 10:00 am -1:00 pm.  Representatives from different disciplines will be on the campus to help you with questions you may have about LCSC and the transfer process.   As a reminder, CSI is a preferred community college with LCSC and with that comes increased scholarship opportunities, streamlined transfer processes and specialized advising.  Should you have any questions or if you would like any assistance please email Brock Astle at jbastle@lcsc.edu. Please note that nursing advising staff will be available in the Health Science Building at this time as well. 

Ryan Bigelow
Student Advisor
rbigelow@csi.edu | 208-732-6680


Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation Administrative Assistant 
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

Our basketball staff would like to send you a poster of our 2016-2017 season schedule.  If you would like a poster please email aaronanderson@csi.edu and a basketball staff member will deliver one to you.

Thank you!!

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

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.

Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national c onferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.

Additional information available at:
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 Foundation Executive Director
dwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6245

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


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 and at the animal shelter. You can also c ontact Jan Simpkin at 732-6840 or jsimpkin@csi.edu for more information.
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 .

  • We must collect 2,500 pairs, which will yield $1000 for the shelter.
  • This is a fundraiser for the shelter (not for the Council). It also keeps shoes out of the landfill and provides shoes for people in developing countries who need them. We consider it a win-win-win.
Donations will be accepted through October 31.

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


1311 ButterfieldRoad, Suite 310, Downers Grove, IL 60515-5625
P: (630) 963-0770    EM: aas@aas-ngb.org

I am pleased to announce that our AAS display garden at the Breckenridge farm has been awarded, for the second year in a row, an honorable mention award (this year for best theme execution) from the All America Selections design competition with this year's theme, "Pollinators".

Click here to read the press release for details about this landscape design contest. The Breckenridge Endowment Farm pictures can be found here .

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

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.

Oct 6 - Oct 19 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
OCT 17
Today 5:30 PM · 3 guests
Twin Falls
OCT 20
Thu 3 PM
Twin Falls
OCT 22
Sat 8 AM · 2 friends are going
Twin Falls
OCT 22
Sat 8 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
OCT 27
Thu 4:30 PM · Cynthia Jones is going
Twin Falls
OCT 29
Sat 9 AM · 1 guest
Twin Falls

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 open 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 October 2016

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium

Brown Bag Events This Week
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: Using "failure" in our classes. How do we remain open to changes in paradigm?
We look forward to seeing you there.
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

Outdoor Recreation Activities for October


Mountain Bike Monday * 17 & 24 * 5:30 pm * Spend the evening riding one of the local single tracks close to CSI *  All Gear Provided * Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 pm each Monday * $5 CSI Students (7+ credits) *  $15 CSI Staff/Fac * $20 Community (-$15 BYOG)

Fisher Creek * Oct 22 * 5 AM-5 PM * 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 single track * 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.

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

IntegrityCSI Integrity Week

October 17-19 the College of Southern Idaho will be celebrating its first annual Integrity Week! Integrity is a central value of a CSI education and we're proud to promote and celebrate it this week. There are many activities planned to demonstrate the application of principles of integrity in all aspects of our lives. 

There will be a banner with our integrity pledge on it available for all members of the CSI community to sign throughout the week. It will be traveling around campus to make it easier for everyone to access. Monday (17th) and Friday (19th) it will be in the SUB, Tuesday in HSHS, Wednesday in the Evergreen Atrium, Thursday (weather permitting) outside between Shields and Hepworth. Come show your support and dedication to acting with integrity by signing the banner. 

We'll focus on Integrity in the Professions on Wednesday October 19th, from 1:30-3:30 in Fine Arts 119. A panel of local professionals will discuss how issues of integrity come up in their jobs. Panelists include: Dr. Reese-pediatrician and CARES examiner, Nathan Brown -magicvalley.com journalist, Brenda Larson CSI Ethics professor.
Earn That Job!  3-day series with Tom Bandolin from CSI Career Services
Resume Writing - Using Resume Building Software  Monday 10/17 at 9 AM in Evergreen C93 and 3 PM in Evergreen A23.

Resume Editing - Bring a draft resume and information about the job or program you're applying to.            Tuesday 10/18 9 AM Evergreen C93, 3 PM Evergreen A23.

Interviewing - Interview success tips and mock interviews.  Wednesday 10/18 at 9 AM and 3 PM in Shields 10.
Find it and Use it Right: Fair Use and Database Searching - Steve Poppino - CSI Library
Find out how much of a book, video, or other resource you're legally allowed to use. What is Creative Commons Licensing? How do you find quality resources with good information? 
Students: Monday 10/17 10 AM Evergreen A15, Tuesday 10/18 10 AM Shields 105
Faculty: Wednesday 10/19 10 AM Evergreen A15 and Thursday 10/20 1 PM Shields 105
Dealing with Test Anxiety - Jenn Zaccone - CSI Counseling Services
Don't let Test Anxiety get in the way of your success or tempt you to cheat!  This workshop will teach you how to address and manage your anxiety so that your test scores reflect what you know. 
Monday 10/17 11:00 AM HSHS 239, Thursday 10/20 11:00 AM Shields 210,
Thursday 10/20 2:00 PM Meyerhoffer 233 
Wear the White Hat: Bystander Intervention - Jenn Zaccone - CSI Counseling Services
Learn how to step in and make a difference when you see something wrong.  Help to prevent sexual assault and other types of abuse.  Wednesday 10/19 11:00 Hepworth 131 and Friday 10/21 Noon, Shields 204
Interacting with the Police - Brent Wright -  Twin Falls PD
Visit the Law Enforcement Program's Simulator room for this 2 hour workshop to help you to learn how to interact with the police with integrity during traffic stops and other common interactions with the police including reporting a crime as a victim. T hursday 10/20 9:00 - 11:00 AM  in Canyon 132, Friday 10/21 9:00 - 11:00 AM  in Canyon 132
Leave No Trace Principles - Mike Young - CSI Outdoor Recreation
Learn how to hike, camp, and interact with nature while saving its beauty unchanged for those who come after you.  Tuesday 10/18 11:00 and 1:00 in the Outdoor Rec Building (near Washington St, outside circle drive).
Taking the Road Best Traveled - John Harding - The Learning Assistance Center
Take the road best traveled by using the 5P's to Success- Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.  Learn what to do before, during, and after a test to get the best results. T uesday 10/18 at 11:00 am in room GRM 218 and Thursday 10/20 at Noon in room GRM 218 (above the Library).

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

Assess Student Learning
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

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  

LegalFree Legal Clinics for Students
To assist students in addressing legal problems and issues, the College of Southern Idaho provides a free legal clinic. Once per month, local attorneys are available to assist students in obtaining proper resources, preparing pro se documents, and by explaining legal rights and processes.  

Appointments will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in half hour increments. If you are interested in further information or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (732-6224). 

Once you have set your appointment, complete and return the interview questionnaire to Student Activities at least one day prior to your scheduled appointment (FAX 736-4705 or e-mail  rlopez@csi.edu  ).

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Free Legal Clinics Schedule

Thursday, October 20, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Thursday, December 15, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 20, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Thursday, May 18, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rosa Lopez
Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs
rlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6289

CSI Pumpkin Festival Hosted by Program Board

Jasmine Lopez
Program Board Advisor
jlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6229  

Piano Master Classes
Master Classes

The College of Southern Idaho Music Department will host monthly Piano Master Classes open to teachers and students. Attendance at the Master class is free and open to the public.

Students and/or teachers may register to perform for the Master Teacher by contacting Sue Miller at smiller@csi.edu.

There will be a $7.00 registration fee for performers. Performers must have memorized music to perform.

The next two classes will be:
  • Dr. Svetlana Maddox, Oct. 21, 3-5p
  • Mark Neiwirth, Nov. 11, 3-5p

Dr. Svetlana Maddox is a classical concert pianist. Winner of the First Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York City and the recipient of the Grand Prizes in Princeton Music Festivals, Svetlana had the honor to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2009, 2012, and 2013. Svetlana's concerts across the US resulted in numerous articles, interviews, and concert reviews that appeared in magazines and newspapers in New York, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho. Svetlana is one of the featured Artists in the Stars of Steinway series in 2014-2015; she performed a Duo-Piano recital with

Dr. Mark Hansen in September 2014. In summer 2014 Dr. Svetlana Maddox went on an international concert tour performing at Merkin Concert Hall on Broadway in New York City; giving a solo recital at the National Organ Hall in Chisinau,  Moldova, and giving a Lecture-Recital and a  Master class at the famous Franz Liszt University of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

Svetlana earned her Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona. She also holds two Masters Degrees in Piano  Performance from The Gnesins Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia and from Boise State  University. Dr. Maddox combines her active  performance career with teaching at the
College of Western Idaho.
Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

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  

Superhero & Fairy Day Charity Event

Kids from age 4 to 10 have yet another excuse to get into costume this season for Superhero and Fairy Day at the College of Southern Idaho's Ropes Challenge Course from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

Course attractions will give parents of the young costumed participants some memorable photo opportunities as they soar on the Flying Squirrel and the Zip Line or show off their superhero skills on the climbing wall. Other activities will include face painting, balloons, photos, and crafts.

All kids must have an adult chaperone and a signed waiver to participate. Admission is $10 per child or a donation of a new pillow or blanket for foster children with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates.
The CSI Ropes Challenge Course is located just east of Frontier Field Road between the CSI Expo Center and Child Care Center.
Scott Rogers
Assistant Professor, Physical Education
srogers@csi.edu | 208-732-6488  

Abriendo Caminos - For Juniors and Seniors in High School

Thriller CSI Dance Students Present "Thriller"
College of Southern Idaho dance students will present their annual stage production of Thriller at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.

Instructor Julie Wright-Leggett says the students have been studying dance legend Bob Fosse, said to be the inspiration for Michael Jackson's choreography of his milestone Thriller video. The students have also made their own zombie outfits.

Wright-Leggett says the show will begin with CSI's other dance students as they perform jazz and contemporary routines. Thriller will be followed with Halloween candy for all the kids at the show as well as a chance to take pictures with the performers. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free of charge.

Julie Wright-Leggett
Instructor, Fine Arts
jwright@csi.edu | 208-732-6472

Dead Dia De Los Muertos - CSI Day of the Dead

Korbin Ludwig
Diversity Council Student President

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  

GreatPumpkinAnnual Great Pumpkin Race & Kid's Carnival
The Great Pumpkin Race  is a hugely popular event with our employees, buddies and family members that is offered at a greatly reduced rate thanks to the Wellbeing Committee. You wouldn't know it's actually a CSI-sponsored (thank you, Jaime Tigue) community event for all the CSI FOLKS out there. So come and join the fun! Walk or run, bring a buddy and any and all family members and enjoy a fabulous chili lunch catered by the CSI Culinary Arts students (and their amazing instructors) afterwards. 
Here's how it works: Information flier

How to register as a CSI employee: Registration Form

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

Note: DO NOT contact the HR office for these directories.
The 2016/17 CSI Employee Telephone Directory is now available in print to be ordered from the COPY CENTER. You do not NEED to have this directory in hard copy if you are good at looking this information up online. Many of us still like the hard copy as a quick reference, however. The cost is a minimal $2.60 each and must be billed to your department.
Place your order by completing this form:  https://www.csi.edu/forms/hr/directoryOrder/index.asp?

Check with your supervisor or administrative assistant for assistance with billing numbers if needed.

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

Note: Biometric screening mid-terms are ONLY for those that didn't meet all the standards for BMI, glucose, blood pressure, tobacco use, etc., previously but who may have improved numbers since April. Forms and screening measures are all provided. (See my previous email for details.) 

You may also ask your doctor to affirm that you are meeting goals that you have mutually established for consideration toward a rebate. Click here for that form.  Then, you don't have to attend a screening on campus. This form is good from August 1, through the end of October only. 

Two opportunities to earn rebates on your biometric screening from last April:

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

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  
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

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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