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In October of 1965...

Site Survey Approved for College
A member of the College of Southern Idaho Board of Trustees Tuesday night put into motion a resolution to hiring two out-of-state men who, along with a third to be chosen by them, will review and recommend campus site selections to the Board of Trustees. The resolution was adopted following a lengthy discussion prompted by a move by Thomas Mahan, ex-officio board member from Jerome County, for reconsideration of trustee action two weeks ago-the appointment of an area college site committee.
Mahan also requested the board return to the concept of hiring qualified outside people in recommend a site.
William D. (Bill) Wisemann, Hansen, trustee and chairman of the area site committee, said the board had "never indicated the employment of outside help had been abandoned."
Main purpose of his committee be reiterated, is to gather information which would be used by such a group of people, not to make a definite site selection.
Wiseman, who made the motion to hire the outside help after three other similar motions died for lack of a second, was backed up on his proposal by James Shields, Buhl, and Robert Blastock Jr. Filer, chairman of the trustees, John Coleman and Eldon Evans, both Twin Falls, voted against the proposal, Coleman stated later he voted negatively because he felt the proposal was "bowing to the wishes" of high-pressure groups which should have no influence on board action. Evans, explaining his negative vote, said no felt the proposal excluded in-state qualified people.
Prior to adoption of the resolution Buhl and Jerome delegations voiced their opinions on site selection. John Hepworth, Buhl, said he felt people in his area did not favor any particular site, but was "fearful in premature selection of one by a local group would create much adverse feeling."
He also said people in his area are of the opinion more consideration should be given to broadening the college's tax base and was hopeful the trustees would not bend to "pressure which they have obviously been put to."
Wiseman said the group present at Tuesday night's meeting was "the highest pressure group the board has contended with to date."
Mahan stated "a site selected by an impartial out-of-state team would be compatible to most people in in the Jerome area" and Jerome residents would, in his opinion, continue to support of the college.
Both Jerome and Buhl delegations were emphatic in the opinion the college would lose much support if a site were selected only by area people.

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PACE 50-for-50
We currently have over  1,226  selfies documented for the  PACE 50-for-50 Challenge and 14 winners!  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  Completed
RD Vannoy
Kyle Brown
Dan Guthrie
Jud Harmon
Ella Johnson
Janet Milligan
Crystal Ayers
Elaine Bryant
Jennifer Zimmers
Ed Ditlefsen
Jon Lord
Carrie Nutsch
Tonja Bowcut
Michele McFarlane
The Next Top 10 Competitors
# of Items Completed
Clark Draney
Randy Simonson
Cindy Harding
Chance Munns
Laird Stone
Jamie Bridges
Heather Barnes
LueLinda Egbert
Heidi Campbell
Andie Dayley

  • Attend the Volunteer Fair this Wednesday
  • Attend the Fairy Superhero Day this Saturday
  • Buy something from the Spooktacular Sale at the Herrett Center this week or next.
  • Buy a raffle ticket for the Welding Fundraiser (they are selling meat)
  • Attend the PACE General Meeting tomorrow.
  • Attend a PACE Training Week session
  • Take your child to the CSI Child's Early Learning Lab for Date Night this Friday (RSVP in advance is mandatory)
  • Attend Black Violin in the Fine Arts Building
  • Go to Tell-Tale Heart in the Fine Arts Building
Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299

Spooktacular Sale 

Tuesday, October 20-Saturday, October 31

20% off items over $5.00, (some exclusions apply, including Meade products)
Come "treat" yourself at the Herrett Center gift shop during our annual Halloween sale! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping by browsing our great selection of educational toys, books, pottery, and one-of-a-kind décor items. We also have an assortment of affordable handmade jewelry as well as hand-turned wood gifts by Nick Peterson.

Our hours are Tues. and Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wed. and Thurs. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  We are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Come in and see us!
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator

Miles50 Miles in 50 Days
Today is your last day to enter miles! 

Make sure to use the  "50 Days for 50 Miles" project form to enter your final miles.  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. 

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

BrownBrown Bag
This Week's Topic: " Creating a Classroom (or workplace?) of Laughter."   (http://ow.ly/TAUEv)
Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Café with Tiffany Seeley-Case.
Thursday at 1 o'clock  in the Hepworth building room 176 with Shane Brown (Evin will be out of town).
Friday morning at 8 o'clock  in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown. 
*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert 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'.
Click here to join the CSI Best Practices Facebook group. 
Click here to sign the Civility Pledge.
Evin Fox, Ph.D.
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

CanvasFaculty/Staff Canvas Training
The LMS Transition Committee invites all faculty and staff to Canvas training. You'll recall, no doubt, that CSI will transition from our existing LMS to Canvas this coming spring and summer.
PLEASE RECALL - Blackboard will be turned off at the end of the Summer 2016 semester. ALL Blackboard courses must be transitioned to Canvas before the start of Fall 2016. Faculty are encouraged to begin using Canvas as much as possible for their Spring 2016 courses.
We recommend that instructors new to Canvas attend the Canvas Orientation first.
Canvas Orientation - Learn the Basics: A guided introduction to Canvas
    • Monday 10/19 @ 10 am - 12 pm
    • Tuesday 10/20 @ 2 pm - 4 pm
Canvas Walk-in Workshops - Build your Canvas Course with Confidence
    • Wednesday 10/21 @ 10 am - 12 pm
    • Thursday 10/22 @ 2 pm - 4 pm
    • Tuesday 11/10 @ 2 pm - 4 pm
    • Friday 11/13 @ 4 pm - 6 pm
    • Monday 11/16 @ 10 am - 12 pm
    • Wednesday 11/18 @ 10 am - 12 pm
All sessions are scheduled in Library 101.  Space is first-come first-served.
Canvas Orientation - Learn the Basics - Canvas is the new LMS that is replacing Blackboard. This hands-on training session provides a general overview of program features, dynamic tools, and functionality that allow you to build and maintain engaging online courses. You will learn the basics of how to structure your course using pages and modules, how to transfer content from your existing Blackboard course, or build the course from scratch.
Canvas Walk-in Workshop - Build you Canvas Course with Confidence - During this walk-in workshop, you can work on building your course in Canvas and take advantage of one-on-one assistance from IT staff and faculty that are already using Canvas. We recommend you attend the Canvas Orientation first. Please bring or have online access to all the instructional materials needed for your course (syllabus, files, assignments, etc.).
PLEASE RECALL - Blackboard will be turned off at the end of the Summer 2016 semester. ALL Blackboard courses must be transitioned to Canvas before the start of Fall 2016. Faculty are encouraged to begin using Canvas as much as possible for their Spring 2016 courses.
LMS Transition Committee
Izabella Bagdasarova
Instructional Technology Specialist
ibagdasa@csi.edu |  208-732-6879

DentalCongrats to Dental Hygiene
The 2015 Dental Hygiene Conference was a wonderful experience and success!
Students and CSI Faculty attended workshops and lectures at the State Dental Hygiene conference event.

Students competed in the research and presentation of Table Clinics. The students spend many hours developing and researching current topics of interest in the dental profession. They develop brochures and then communicate their findings in a speech presentation to professionals. They are judged on the presentation, professionalism and topic.  

Rochelle Hamilton and Tiffany Taylor received scholarship awards worth $1000 each for their academic achievements.
1st place - Smiles for Seniors  Kendra Nielsen and Alexis Crawford

3rd Place - Intraoral Camera 
Stephanie Hansen and Tiffany Taylor
2nd Place - White Spot: Friend or Foe?  
Brittany Heinz and Rochelle Hamilton

Other Outstanding presentations - Blame the Bite! 
Hailee Bonawitz and Chayla Pedersen
Other Outstanding presentations-Healthy Mouths from the Inside Out!
Michelle Rudd and Angela Bixler

We are so proud of all their hard work and participation!!
After the stressful presentations the students enjoyed a fun ball and masquerade event!  
Thanks College of Southern Idaho for the support of our program!
Cindy Harding RDH MS                                   
Director of Dental Hygiene
charding@csi.edu | 208-732-6722
FacebookFacebook 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

Black Violin

Black Violin

Check out the story on Black Violin featured on the NPR this morning 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 Oct. 20. 
CSI faculty/Staff can get two tickets for $19 each or $7 for your kids.

CSI Volleyball 

Come support the CSI Lady Golden Eagles in their matches this week. Schedule below:
  • Friday, October 23, at 7:00 pm vs. College of Southern Nevada
  • Saturday, October 24, at 1:00 pm vs. Snow College
Note: CSI Employees get a $1 pass for themselves, their significant other, and all children ages 7 and up that are living at home. These passes are good for all CSI Athletic region games. Tournaments and rodeos are excluded.

Fairy/Superhero Day

Tiffany Eckles
Challenge Course
VolunteerVolunteer Fair

Samra Culum
Student Affiars
sculum@csi.edu | 6223

CalendarWellbeing Calendar of Events
Please click on the links below to view the details about all these great upcoming activities:
Oct 20 - Know the 10 Signs (of Alzheimer's disease) EAP online seminar -- See instructions at this link to register
Oct 21 - National Unite against Bullying, Wear Orange with Student Senate
Oct 23 - Stress Less class with the CSI Employee Wellbeing Team starts at 11 a.m. in TAB 258
Oct 25 - Positively Pink public breast cancer event at St. Luke's
Oct 31 - Great Pumpkin 5K walk/run, FREE to employee and 1/2 price to one buddy includes t-shirts and chili feed by CSI Culinary Arts Students
* See the flier with all the details
* Register for the Great Pumpkin
Judy Heatwole
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

SeminarKnow the signs of Alzheimer's seminar
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.

To Register Click Here, then follow these directions:
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, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269

UniteUnite against bullying Oct 21

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

StressStress Less Wellbeing Class starts Friday
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu |  208-732-6269

PinkPositively Pink public breast cancer event
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu |  208-732-6269

PumpkinRegister now for Great Pumpkin Race

The College of Southern Idaho's Physical Education Department will sponsor its tenth annual Great Pumpkin Race and Youth Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 31. The 5K Run/Walk is open to all ages. It will involve walking or running on flat terrain, on both paved and fitness trail surfaces around the campus. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for runners and walkers with separate divisions for men and women. Registration for this event will begin at 9 a.m. on race day or you may register on www.bluecirclesports.com prior to race day.
The Youth Challenge consisting of timed one-, half-, and quarter-mile races begins at 10 a.m. The adult 5K walk/run will start at 10:15 a.m. The entry fees are $25 for adults and $10 for youth participants.
Both events will stage near the CSI Desert Building. The CSI Culinary Arts Department will provide free chili and corn bread to all participants and their families following the races.
CSI student clubs are also holding a free Halloween carnival for kids in the community right after the races from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CSI Student Recreation Center. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy trick or treating and games.
The nearby CSI Corn Maze on North College Road will also be open at the time of the event will be also be serving chili, hot dogs, coffee, and hot chocolate.
For more information, to register in person, or if you have a group of four or more, contact Jaime Tigue at 732-6479 or at jtigue@csi.edu
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu |  208-732-6269
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