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FAFinancial Aid for College Season Has Arrived Early
The financial aid for college season has arrived earlier than ever. Future and current college students are able to begin filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Oct. 1. This is a permanent change from the former application opening date in January. The College of Southern Idaho urges students who are considering taking classes next fall to apply soon.
Applying for and receiving federal financial assistance for college takes preparation. The reason many students don't receive their assistance in time to make their tuition and book payments is that they don't plan far enough ahead. The application generally takes about 30 minutes online as long as applicants are prepared with all the necessary information. Families will now be able to fill out the FAFSA using tax information from 2015. It also means families will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool found at www.fafsa.gov to fill in relevant tax information, which will simplify the process.
Students are also urged to seek possible scholarships at scholarships.csi.edu. Please contact CSI Admissions with questions at 208-732-6221 or at admissions@csi.edu.
CSI Admissions
admissions@csi.edu   |  208-732-6221

For all of you social media savvy people...CSI is now on SNAPCHAT! You can add us by username (csieagles) or you can scan this code:

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

It's National Tutor Appreciation Week
Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu |  208-732-6685


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

Let Your Students Know About the Test Prep Workshop

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

Dear Staff and Faculty,

On Friday October 7 th at 1:30 pm in Taylor 247 the CSI Education department is hosting Dr. Richard Wagoner and Dr. Mark Neill from the Graduate School of Education at ISU. They would like to speak with anyone interested in continuing their Education and Leadership Development through their new Community College Leadership degree offerings. Dr. Richard Wagoner recently came to ISU (this fall!) from UCLA where he spent close to 8 years researching community college leadership development. Dr. Mark Neill is the Assistant Dean  of the College of Education and the Chair of the Graduate School of Education.  Please come by, learn about their programs, ask questions and meet some amazing professors who are working to change the face of higher education leadership in Idaho! 

All are welcome! We will close the doors at 2:30 to allow them to return home!


Jonathan Lord
Department Chair, Education
jlord@csi.edu | 208-732-6797


As the NASA ORBIT STEM grant wraps up, we are converting all unused funds into ten $3,000 scholarships for STEM students. Successful applicants will receive $1,500 for Fall 2016 (disbursed in Nov.) and $1,500 for Spring 2017 (disbursed in Jan.). Please personally encourage your students to apply at:  https://spacegrant.net/apps/?pk=ids3
Deadline for Student Applications: Monday, Oct. 10
Deadline for Recommendations: Friday, Oct. 14 

Please let your students know that recommenders aren't able to submit anything until the student has completed his or her portion. A student can point a recommender to the sample recommendation form, however, to allow for preparation prior to submission.

Eligibility: Full-time student at an Idaho Community College for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017; studying STEM (broadly defined); US citizen.
These scholarships have overwhelmingly gone to CSI students in all previous rounds, for which you deserve a huge thank you!  It's worth your students' time to complete an application. I'll be hosting workshops to answer any questions and help students navigate the process on the following dates:
Wed. Sept. 21, at 1:00 p.m. in Shields 101
Tues. Oct. 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Shields 101
Wed. Oct. 5, at 10:00 a.m. in Shields 101
Heidi A. Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for STEM Studies
hcampbell@csi.edu |  208-732-6429

Dig Pink: 
Get Your Loved One's Name on a Game Jersey Soon

Each year, tens of thousands of volleyball players, coaches and families across the country join together to participate in The Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® Rally in an effort to bring more awareness and funding to breast cancer. CSI Volleyball is excited to announce their partnership with The Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® Rally during their game on Monday, October 24, 2016. Our goal is to raise $5,000. 

With a $50 donation, you can have your loved ones' name who has battled with breast cancer added (see example to the left) to the customized game jerseys the CSI Volleyball team will wear Monday, October 24, 2016. Following the match the game jerseys will be auctioned off. All proceeds will be donated to The Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® Rally.
Thank you for helping us give hope to patients and their families!
The deadline to get your loved ones' name on the jerseys is Friday, October 7, 2016.

Payment Options
Print this form  to mail in with your check made payable to the  "CSI Foundation" 
*Note: Write "  Dig Pink  " in the memo section on your check.
Credit Card:
Donations can be made over the phone by calling Tamara Harmon   in the CSI Foundation at:   732-6249  .

Donations by credit card can be made online at:   www.csi.edu/foundation
*Note: Click the red "Send Online" button then under "Please credit my gift to" click "Other" and type in Dig Pink.

Clark Rasmussen
Assistant Athletic Director
crasmussen@csi.edu    208-732-6482

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

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


If your students are in need of glasses send them over to Children's Clear Vision for their CSI student discount! 

Aubrey Nielsen
Children's Clear Vision

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.

Sep 21 - Oct 5 by College of Southern Idaho
Sep 21 - Oct 4 by College of Southern Idaho
Sep 21 - Oct 5 by College of Southern Idaho
Sep 21 - Oct 5 by College of Southern Idaho
Sep 30 - Oct 13 by College of Southern Idaho
Oct 3 - Oct 7 by College of Southern Idaho
Oct 3 - Oct 16 by College of Southern Idaho
Tomorrow 5 PM by College of Southern Idaho
Wed 5 PM 2 guests
Thu 5 PM by College of Southern Idaho
144 Main Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301-6231, United States
Thu 5:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Oct 7 - Oct 10
Sat 1:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
OCT 12
Oct 12 - Oct 15 by College of Southern Idaho
OCT 15
Sat 7:30 AM by CSI Outdoor Recreation

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.
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
Tuesday, October 4th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Friday, October 7th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
Saturday, October 8th 
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.
7:30 pm to midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party, weather permitting.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand.
Tuesday, October 11th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium

Brown Bag Events This Week
Wednesday, 12-12:50 pm. Hepworth 176. Host: Tiffany Seeley-Case. 

Thursday, 1-1:50 pm. Hepworth 176. 
Host: Evin Fox or Jan Carpenter.  Bring your lunch.

Friday, 8-9:00 am.  TAB/TLC.
Host: Shane Brown. 
Topic: How do we teach content foundation and mastery?
We look forward to seeing you there.
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

14th Annual CSI Corn Maze

The 14 th annual CSI Corn Maze begins a full month of operation Friday, Sept. 30. It will be open six nights a week through Saturday, Oct. 29. Students in the College of Southern Idaho's Horticulture Club oversee the entire project that begins with spring planting and continues through cultivation, creation and management of the maze, and eventually selling the corn. The 11-acre field is located next to CSI's Health Science building on North College Road. The maze will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. each Monday through Saturday night and closed on Sunday evenings.
Horticulture program instructor and club advisor Chance Munns says Idaho Central Credit Union is partnering with the club this year and will have its money machine at the maze on certain weekend evenings. Visitors can expect a warming fire at the maze entrance each evening along with burgers, hot dogs, hot chocolate, soda, candy, chips, and other treats for sale.
General admission is $3 per person. Children age five and under will be admitted free of charge. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pathways are six feet wide and can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and other assistive devices though terrain is a little bumpy. Schools and other groups are welcome to reserve daytime visits on Fridays by contacting Munns at 732-6431 or at cmunns@csi.edu.
The CSI Corn Maze is a multi-student organization fundraiser. Money raised goes to Turkeys to Fight Hunger, Toys for Tots, Home Hospice, Adopted Christmas Families, and Safe House for Kids. Funds also help defray the cost for CSI students to attend conferences.
All who visit the maze after dark are encouraged to bring their own flashlights and dress for the weather.
Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431

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

Active Transportation Week
Whether you usually drive to work, or already commute more sustainably, the  Active Transportation Week Challenge is for you!  We challenge you to think  ACTIVELY this fall when considering how you get to campus. Ride your bike, walk, run, roller-blade, or skateboard!

During this one-week challenge, compete as an individual and/or as part of a group (CSI Department or Student Club). Participants will have a chance to win many fabulous prizes. Some prizes are based on achievement (most participants, most miles, most days), and others are randomly selected, so anyone can win!!

Enjoy free coffee, yogurt, granola bar, and fresh fruit each morning. The check-in kiosk at the CSI bus stop, will be open from 7:30 until noon each day.

Sponsored by the CSI Sustainability Council and the CSI Outdoor Program

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

DolvettDolvett Quince Speaks to CSI Students
Dolvett Quince 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 4 , at 5:00 PM in the  Fine Arts Building, and is free to all CSI students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by Chapman University in Orange, Calif. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast.
Dolvett Quince is a veteran health and fitness expert and one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser.  In 2004, he opened his first Body Sculptor Fitness Studio in Atlanta and has built it into the city's premiere health and fitness center. His business attracts such clients as former Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox and world pop sensation Justin Bieber.  Quince will be discussing his experiences conquering childhood challenges, sharing the power of positive thinking to improve overall wellness and offering coaching on implementing health and fitness changes in our own lives.
This is the first 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

ItalianThe 14th Annual Italian Buffet - A Student Fundraiser

Students in the College of Southern Idaho's Culinary Arts program will host their 14 th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Café.
The event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve a buffet for the general public. The evening's menu includes: sweet and sour Sicilian braised chicken, mild Italian sausage with meatballs, eight-layer lasagna with Bolognese sauce, spaghetti, penne Alfredo, ravioli, and an assortment of salads, breads, and desserts.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $8.50 for children, ages 5 - 12. Children under five can eat free. Space is limited in the Desert Café so it's advised that patrons buy their tickets in advance by calling Lauri Logan in the CSI Trade and Industry office at 732-6300.

Dianne Jolovich, MTD
Associate Professor
djolovich@csi.edu  | 208-732-6407

"Women in American Society" Presented By CSI Social Science & Humanities Symposium

The College of Southern Idaho's Department of Social Sciences will host its annual symposium, this year entitled "Women and American Society," October 6-7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the CSI Herrett Center in Twin Falls. The symposium is open to the public and offers optional in-service credit to K-12 teachers.

Supported in part by Phi Theta Kappa, the CSI Diversity Council, and the Idaho Humanities Council, the conference will examine the history and transformation of women in American culture and politics. Sessions will focus on Women's History, Women in Politics, Hispanic Women, Twenty-First  Century Challenges, and Women in Modern Culture.

The planning committee has created a powerful program with an impressive list of speakers from a wide variety of disciplines. Featured speakers include Idaho State University historian and Provost Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, LCSC historian Dr. Amy Canfield, constitutional scholar Dr. David Adler, political scientist Dr. Caroline Heldman, and many others.

Thursday evening, in partnership with AAWCC, attendees may participate in a special evening dinner session "A Conversation with Women and Politics."

Registration for the two-day conference is $65, which includes lunch both days. To register, visit www.csi.edu/sshs . For more information, contact Russ Tremayne at (208) 732-6885 (or rtremayne@csi.edu ), or Matt Reynolds at (208) 732-6861 ( mreynolds@csi.edu ).   

Russ Tremayne
Associate Professor, History
rtremayne@csi.edu | 208-732-6885

CSI Theater Department Presents "The Crucible" 
Tickets are now available for the CSI Theater Department's 2016-2017 season, featuring  The Crucible, Jacob Marley, Julius Caesar, and
Antigonick. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Tickets for each play are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.
The season kicks off with a special joint production of The Crucible with Twin Falls High School's Bruin High Players on October 5 - 8 and 12 - 15. The Crucible, an American classic and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953, recounts the events surrounding the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts during the 17th Century. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft, initiating a flurry of accusations, public trials, and hangings in the small Puritan community. Arthur Miller wrote the play as a vehicle to publicly confront McCarthyism and the trials held by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities, which led to the black-listing of numerous American artists in the 1950s. Join CSI Theater Department, in collaboration with Twin Falls High School Bruin Players as they bring this exciting and fast-paced tale to the CSI stage. There has never been a more relevant time in our society to engage in a discussion of Miller's themes. 
The second production, Jacob Marley, runs November 30 - December 3 and December 7 - 10. Marley was dead to begin with...Why was Marley allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path?...Why was Marley so concerned about Scrooge?...We know what happened to Scrooge, but what of Marley? These questions and many more are answered in this new script written from the perspective of the ghost burdened by chains, cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.
Julius Caesar will run February 22 - 25 and March 1 - 4. Treachery, intrigue and political motivations are all facets of this classic tale of the ultimate betrayal. In Shakespeare's political tragedy, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. Fearing that he will corrupt the freedom of the State, other members of the government plot to have him killed. In a tumultuous world where politics are vicious, Julius Caesar resonates powerfully with today's audiences.
Antigonick rounds out the season April 26 - 29 and May 3 - 6. Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson. Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. It's one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? The CSI Theater, Dance, and Visual Arts Department join creative forces to bring Carson's biting and thrilling translation of Antigone to life in a production that casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family. 
For more information or for tickets, call 732-6288.

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

Jazz Combos Perform First Thursday Jazz

Jazz combos from the College of Southern Idaho, along with guest artists, are scheduled to perform First Thursday Jazz at Twin Beans Coffee located at 144 Main Ave. E. in Twin Falls.
The sessions, which are free and open to the public with no cover charge, are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1.
CSI Jazz Studies director and professional jazz musician Brent Jensen says each session will be highlighted by acclaimed jazz artists including Jamie Findlay, David Gluck, and Jonathan Armstrong. Those artists will come to Twin Falls to teach master classes to CSI students prior to the evening coffee house performances.

Brent Jensen
Assistant Professor, Music 
bjensen@csi.edu  | 208-732-6668

Crash Courses in Caveman Living at the Herrett Center
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho offers a crash course in caveman living again this fall. Herrett Exhibits Manager, Joey Heck, will teach building fire.

The one-day class 'Fire!' will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Participants will use native materials and household objects to construct a bow drill and fire spindle to ignite your tinder bundle. A fire-making competition will be held at the end of the class. The cost is $15.

Class size is limited in order to assure that everyone can see, hear, and get personal instruction as needed. Participants need to be at least 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration can be done any time ahead of the classes online at Herrett.csi.edu or by calling 732-6655.

Joey Heck
Exhibits Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208-732-6668

MVSymphony Magic Valley Symphony 2016-2017 Season "By Request"
This year the Magic Valley Symphony is presenting favorites requested by their fans!  All concerts will be performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the College of Southern Idaho. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Hear the winners of our Youth Soloist Competition, guest artists harpist Sarah Close and jazz pianist Sarah Wagoner. At the request of one adult and two young fans, the Symphony adds Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some Copland, and Matesky's Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

Tickets: adult $10/senior $8/student $6 available at the CSI Box Office, five Twin Falls retail stores,
and at the door.

More information can be found at  www.mvsymphony.org.

Paula Sinclair

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  

HealthCoachSt. Luke's Coaches on Campus TOMORROW 
Tu esday, October   4 - HEP 176 from 11:30 - 1 p.m.
Appointments required: Email Tyler at stevenst@slhs.org or call 814-9181
The college has formed a partnership with St. Luke's and Select Health to provide health and wellness resources and benefits to you and your family. These resources include free wellness screenings, coaching, classes and special events.
Access to personal health coaches and dietitians from St. Luke's is one of our newest benefits through this partnership. These experts are available to see you through health, fitness and nutritional goals you have set for yourself. Visits are FREE and all information is strictly confidential. 

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

We are feeling a little like a sinking cruise ship at this point and we've barely set sail!  I am being flooded with questions and with good reason.  We've changed challenges and it's always confusing, but this time especially so.  Please accept my apology and take a look at some common questions and answers below with the hope that the one you're concerned about is listed.  Here we go!
  1. Everyone turns your TOTAL POINTS into your captains and captains turn in ONLY total points for each team member to Judy as soon as you have all those numbers after each week is completed. 
  2. CONFIRMATION: each Wellness Activity is worth 5 points. That was the original intent, but was misreported to you at one point.  Don't worry about last week.  Calculate those activities as 5 points starting this week if you didn't before.  If you perform them each day, they could add up to 5 x 7 = 35 points.
  3. Each activity at the bottom of the Wellness Activities sheet is worth 50 points if performed each day per week. You may perform more than one of those activities and each is worth 50 points if performed all week.  
  4. Your activity tracker steps are NOT worth one point each, as some have thought (hoped). As the Personal Log Sheet indicates, each MINUTE of activity equals one MILE.
  5. If you commonly do another activity like housekeeping or mowing or such that doesn't seem like an "exercise' but does add activity to your day, please feel free to count it.
HAVE FUN!  Keep it simple.  This isn't an exact science and nothing is set in stone.  We are trying to follow practices we've set in the past for our challenges, so just keep doing what we've done before and you'll be good!  A balance of activity and wellness practices is what we are trying to achieve. 

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

We plan to join the Student Rec Center and Sustainability Council by recognizing Active Transportation Week with DOUBLE POINTS if you bike, walk, or otherwise activity transport yourself to work this week.  For EACH MINUTE you are active in your transportation to work or classes, you will earn 2 MILES instead of one. 

The SRC is also encouraging employees that may live a distance from campus to consider driving and parking a mile or two from campus and then walking or riding into campus so you can participate in Active Transportation Week. 

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


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

Here is a great professional development opportunity for all Faculty, Staff, and Students! Conversations with Women in Politics will be held Thursday, October 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Turf Club in Twin Falls. For anyone who would like to join, tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance by calling Tamara Harmon at 208-732- 6249.

Katrina Oksten
Workforce Development Specialist
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208-732-6310

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