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CSICommercialHave You Seen Our New CSI Commercial?
Check out our new CSI commercial! Please feel free to share it with friends and family to encourage those students who need to come back and finish. The link to share this video is: https://youtu.be/WJNyr8HXWl8 

IEDid You Know?

Did you know that, of the students who began attending CSI in the fall of 2010, 61% have completed a certificate or degree, transferred to another college, or are still enrolled at CSI? 

"Did You Know?" brought to you by the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

MediaPrefsLearn How to Market and Communicate With Students
Have you ever wondered what method is most effective when it comes to communicating with or marketing to your students? Have them take the CSI Media Preferences Survey to find out! This survey will close November 19, 2017, and we will share what we find out. Also, your students will be entered to win a $150 Amazon gift card for completing the survey.

Have your students go to: www.mediaprefs.com/72 and use the password: 72917 to take the survey! 
Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Officer
klapray@csi.edu | 208.732.6299

TestingTesting Center Closures for November
Upcoming Campus Testing Center Closures:
  • Friday, November 10 - Saturday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)
  • 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 -Saturday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)
Upcoming Burley Testing Center Closures:
  • Friday, November 10 (Veteran's Day)
  • 1:00 pm on November 22 - Saturday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) 
Valerie Ward
Testing Center Coordinator
vward@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

GilbertsPantryGilbert's Pantry Is In Need of Donations
Rosa Lopez
Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
rlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6289

AdvisingWeeksEncourage Your Students to Get Advised During Advising Weeks

With registration for the spring semester opening on November 13, now is the time to encourage your students to meet with their assigned advisor. Students who started at CSI in the Fall of 2016 and from that point forward need to meet with their advisor before they can register for classes. That is why the Advising Center and the Office of Instruction and Academic Affairs is sponsoring Advising Weeks. During the weeks of October 30 - November 6, students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with their assigned advisor. Students can contact the Advising Center to make an appointment with a Focus Area Advisor or to find out who their assigned advisor is.

Advising Weeks Information

Dates: Mon., Oct. 30 - Thurs., Nov. 9 (campus closed on the 10, for Veterans Day)

Extended Hours: The Advising Center will be open until 7 p.m. on the following nights:
  • Wed., Nov. 1
  • Thurs., Nov. 2
  • Tues., Nov. 7
  • Wed., Nov. 8
Advising Table Description: The Advising Center will set up an information table at different locations on campus. Students will be able to make an appointment with their Focus Area Advisor and get contact information for their major advisor. The table will be staffed by an advisor and a student worker. Departments have the option to coordinate with the Advising Center to have major advisors available during these times to advise students. 

Advising Table Schedule:
  • Mon., Oct. 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Shields Building (Room 110 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    • English Department
    • Biology Department
  • Tues., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hepworth Building (Room 180 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    • Education Department
    • Business Department
  • Wed., Nov. 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Evergreen Building
    • Agriculture Department
  • Thurs., Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Canyon Building
    • T&I Department
  • Thurs., Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fine Art Building
ADVISING FAIR -  Fri., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Student Union Building
    • HSHS
    • Education Department
    • T&I Department
    • Communication
    • English Department
    • Biology Department
    • Financial Aid
    • Business Office
    • Career Center
    • Fine Arts
Major Advisors : We'll encourage major advisors to open advising blocks so students can schedule appointments. Majors with a large number of students will be encouraged to divide the students between their faculty advisors.
Scott Lindquist
Student Advisor
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6252

EOY2017 PACE Employee of the Year Nominations are Being Accepted

Click here to nominate:  http://pace.csi.edu/nomination_eoy.asp
Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6401

WeldingAnnual CSI Welding Organization Fundraiser
Annual CSI Welding Organization Fundraiser
*Benefits Welding Student Organization's Club & Community Activities*

Would you like to stock your freezer this winter with $700 combination of Beef, Pork & Chicken?
Here's your chance!

* Rib Eye, Petit, Cube, Top Sirloin & New York Steak
* Ground Beef
* XL Stew Meat
* Chuck Roast
* Ground Chuck 1#

* Bone-in & Boneless Pork Chops
* Pork Steak
* Baby Back & Spare Ribs
* Ham, Sausage Links & Bacon
* Wieners

* Twin Bag
* Jumbo Drums & Thighs
* Boneless, Skinless Breasts
* Chicken Tenderloins

Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $20
Drawing Date: Friday, November 3rd
CONTACT: Clay Wilkie cwilkie@csi.edu or 732-6372

Clay Wilkie
Welding Instructor
cwilkie@csi.edu | 208.732.6372
FitnessHere's Your Chance to Try a New Fitness Class for Free

Have you ever wanted to try out a CSI activity class before committing to it? Well, here's your chance! CSI students and CSI Recreation Center members will be able to drop-in to any class listed below for FREE from November 6 - 11, 2017. Check out multiple classes to see what might work best for you. Please contact Jaime Tigue at jtigue@csi.edu for more information about this opportunity. 

6:00-6:50 am
Joe Lemoine
8:00-8:50 am
*Cardio & Weight Training 
Christa Gessaman
9:00-9:50 am
Carmen Gerrard
10:00-10:50 am
Restorati ve Yoga
Kim DePew
10:00-10:50 am
Power Pump
Melissa Whitchurch
*Spin HIIT
Tiffany Eckles
12:00-12:50 pm
Teresa Christensen
2:00-3:40 pm
Yoga & Pilates
Tasha Bradshaw
2:00-2:50 pm
Stretch & Strength
Kat Powell
4:00-4:50 pm
Kay Parker
5:10-6:00 pm
Kay Parker
5:10-6:00 pm
Cross Training
Kat Powell
5:10-6:00 pm
Yoga & Pilates
Morgan Jeno
5:10-6:00 pm
Bryan Matsuoka
5:10-6:30 pm
Women's Self Defense
Jesse Clark
7:00 -7:50 pm
Tu or Th
Jesse Clark

Cardio and Weight Training:
This class is for students with beginning to intermediate fitness levels. Students participate in weight training and cardiovascular activities to improve strength and cardiovascular endurance.
This fitness based class uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet as well as other disciplines such as Yoga and Pilates.  Students use the barre as a prop to assist with balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training combined with high repetitions of small range of motion movements.  The use of light weights and mat/core work will be incorporated into the course.

ReFit combines several elements of fitness into one power-packed hour. While the focus is structured around cardiodance movements, toning and flexibility, strength training and stretching are also incorporated into the Refit workout.
Spin HIIT:
This course is intermediate Spinning class, also known as Spinning H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training. This class is made up of a short period of high intensity activity bursts followed by a short period of low intensity recovery movement. All done on the Spinning bike with in thirty-five minutes followed by stretching. Spinning is a full-body, low impact, aerobic exercise that can help strengthen the heart, lower blood pressure, boost energy, burn off excess fat, tone legs and stomach, reduce stress and tension, and boost peak performance. 

Jaime Tigue
Professor, Physical Education
jtigue@csi.edu | 208.732.6479
EmployeePicsCSI Employee Photos
Why might you need your photo taken?
  • All new employees need to have their photos taken
  • Updates for old photos
  • Updates for bad quality or low resolution photos
  • Because you look or feel better than you did in your last photo
The next Faculty/Staff photo shoot will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Canyon building studio.

After the photo shoot you will receive a copy of your new photo that you are welcome to use as you please. The Public Information Office will put your new photo on the CSI website. Free service to all CSI and CSI auxiliary agency employees. No appointment necessary.

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

PlanetariumHerrett Center Activities

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round 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
Oct. 31
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
9:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
10:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
Nov. 3
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
Nov. 4
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Violent Universe and a live sky tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
Nov. 7
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
Nov. 8
7:00 pm
Movie: Legacy In Stone: Discovering Ancient Flintknapping in Idaho.
Nov. 10
CSI closed in observance of Veterans Day holiday.
Nov. 11
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dream To Fly.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Violent Universe and a live sky tour.
6:30 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.

The Ooky Spooky Light Show is only $3 per person on Halloween! 

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Nov. 3 & 4 Region 18 Tournament Winner of SWAC TBA

Men and Women's Cross Country and Distance Track

Nov. 11
NJCAA Division I National Championships
Fort Dodge, IA


Date Opponent Location Time Team
Nov. 1  Miles City CC Miles City, MT 5 pm Women
Nov. 1 Miles CC Miles City, MT 1 pm Men
Nov. 3 Williston State College Williston, ND 5 pm Women
Nov. 3 Williston State College Williston, ND 7 pm Men
Nov. 4 Western Nebraska CC Williston, ND 11 am Women
Nov. 4 Western Nebraska CC Williston, ND 1 pm Men
Nov. 10 Mesa CC Mesa, AZ 6 pm Women
Nov. 10 Casper College VS Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Men
Nov. 10 Western Nebraska CC Twin Falls, ID 7:30 pm Men
Nov. 11 Cochise College Mesa, AZ 12 pm Women
Nov. 11 Western Nebraska VS Salt Lake CC Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Men
Nov. 11 Casper College Twin Falls, ID 7:30 pm Men
Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493

CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls

Hatha Yoga
Date: Oct. 30 - Dec. 4
Days: Mondays
Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Fee: $49
Location: Gym 231A
Instructor: Morgan Jeno

Glass Blowing - Solid Glass Pendants
Dates:  Nov. 1 - 8 
Days:  Wednesdays
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $20 + $40 supply fee paid to instructor.
Location:  496 Madrona
Instructor:  Cody Thornton 

Glass Blowing - Open Studio
Dates: Nov. 2 - Dec. 14
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $40 + $80 supply fee paid to instructor.
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Cody Thornton
Arm Knitted Scarves with 
Jenny Wren
Date: November 3 and 6
Days: Friday and Monday
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $20 + $10 supply fee paid to instructor.
Location: Taylor 276
Instructor: Jenny Heffner

Reiki Level Three: Training & Attunement
Dates: Nov. 4
Days: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $379
Location: Shields 107
Instructor: Sandy March

Christmas Craft Night 
Dates: Nov. 7
Days: Tuesday
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $20 + $25 supply fee paid to instructor.
Location: Taylor 276
Instructor: Tina Standlee
Beaded Ladder Wrap Bracelets
Dates: Nov. 7 and 9
Days: Tues. and Thurs.
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $25 + $20 supply fee paid to instructor.
Location: Taylor 247
Instructor: Diane Gause

Intro to Glass Blowing/Torchworking
Dates: Nov. 7 - Dec. 12
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 + $100 supply fee paid to instructor.
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Cody Thornton
For more information about any of the above mentioned classes visit: 

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

PACEPumpkinPACE Haunted House


BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions This Week

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

Topic This Week: How do teachers teach without grades continued.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176  
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Fish Bowl next to Student Services (Taylor Building

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
HSHS 154

Click here to follow the Facebook discussion!  
DiaDia De Los Muertos Celebration

Students in the College of Southern Idaho's Diversity Council invite the community to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in the CSI Student Union.

Typically celebrated in Mexico and Central American regions, Day of the Dead is marked by family gatherings, meals, and prayers for friends and family members who have died as they take their spiritual journeys.

The CSI event will feature posole - hominy soup, pan de muertos - sweet bread, champurrado - a thick hot chocolate, and other treats. There will be a DJ and activities like decorating sugar skulls and face-painting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge.

Perri Gardner
Instructor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu | 208.732.6867

SBDCUpcoming Small Business Development Center Courses

Nov. 1 Evergreen C77

Developing aGood Capability Statement  8:30-10 AM 
Marketing to the Federal Government 10-11:30 AM
Nov. 8 Evergreen C77
Identity Theft and Scams 12-1
Social Media Marketing 1-2
Nov. 14 Taylor Building 276
The Square and The Triangle Leadership Training 6:30-8:30
Nov. 15 Taylor Building 276
The Square and The Triangle Leadership Training 12-2
Nov. 16 Evergreen C93
Start-Up Seminar
Nov.  17 Evergreen C93
Doing Business With the Government
Nov. 20 Taylor 276
Small Business Insurance Workshop
Dec. 1 - Dec. 2 Taylor 276
Franklin Covey Leadership Training
12/5- 12/19
Quickbooks for Your Business
Please contact Jordan at the Idaho SBDC at CSI at (208) 732-6455 with any questions.  Or, go online to IdahoSBDC.org to register.

Jordan Gentry
Training Coordinator/Office Admin
Small Business Development Center
jgentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6455

RadTechDayCSI Rad Tech Career Awareness Day

Please help spread the word to any interested students about this Rad Tech Career Awareness Day. 

OutdoorRecCSI Outdoor Recreation Activities

MYSTERY VAN * November 4 * Every tour is a hidden adventure!
We'll reveal each adventure destination once we arrive. Until then, just hop in the van! We'll tell you what time to meet, what clothes to wear, and what to bring. Leave the rest up to us! All gear and transportation will be provided! There is limited space and no refunds for this trip. CSI students are $5, CSI employees are $18, and community members are $26. Please call 208-732-6475 to register.
Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

ComEdJeromeCSI Community Education - Jerome

Holiday Paper Ornaments
Date: Nov. 4 
Day: Saturday 
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Location: Jerome Center
Fee: $20 
Instructor: Cindy Flowers

Party Piñatas
Date: Nov. 8
Day: Wed.
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: El Sombrero Restaurant - Jerome
Fee: $20 supplies included.
Instructor: Rosa Paiz

Find registration information at:  http://communityed.csi.edu  o r you can call (208) 324-5101.

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464
RadRun5K Rad Run & Raffle

Sarah Patterson
CSI Rad Tech Student

RememberRemember to Remember Workshop for Students
Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 208.732.6685

SimonSimon Sinek Speaks to CSI Students
Simon Sinek is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the CSI chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on Tuesday, November 8th at 5:00 p.m. in the Taylor Building rm. 276, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by John Jay College in New York City, N.Y. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast. 

Simon Sinek is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant. A trained ethnographer, Sinek studies leaders and organizational culture. Sinek is fascinated by the leaders and companies that have the capacity to inspire, and has discovered remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate. Sinek is best known for popularizing these ideas in his first Ted Talk, which is the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com. Sinek has had the honor of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress, and with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Disney, JetBlue, MARS, SAP, Pfizer, NBC and with the senior leadership of the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Army and Navy, as well as Special Forces agencies.

This is the fourth installment of the 2017-2018 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by the Society. The Society's Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 580 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 580 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 783,000 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

AOTArts on Tour Presents "The Quebe Sisters"

There are still 100 tickets left for the next performance of the Arts on Tour season "The Quebe Sisters", which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students high school & under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.
When triple-threat fiddle champions Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe blend their voices, their tight three-part harmony is reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters. The trio performs a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz standards, and Texas-style fiddling.  The sisters were ages 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. Within a few years they were winning state and national championships, and soon they were sharing stages with American music legends. Today, after more than a decade of travelling the U.S. and the world, the sisters are a smokin' hot young adult Americana band, pros in a variety of genres, and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters.  Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they've shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, The Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.  "Give them your undivided attention, and if you're not already, you too, will become a fan."
Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include I Love  a Piano (February 16), Kings of Dance (March 17), Catapult (March 28), and Piano Chameleons (April 10).   

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Director
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

Harvest39th Annual CSI Harvest Time Festival

Dianne Jolovich
Professor, Hospitality 
djolovich@csi.edu  | 208.732.6407

EagleViewLectureEagle View Lecture: "Google or Experts: Who Do You Trust?"

Brian Dobbs
Assistant Professor, Honors Director
bdobbs@csi.edu  | 208.732.6266

RefugeeMasksAfrican Animals Mask Making Workshop

Jenny Reese
Volunteer Coordinator, CSI Refugee Center
JReese@refugeecenter.csi.edu  | 208.736.2166

HerrettForumNovember Herrett Forum Hosted by Brian Chaffin and Emerald LaFortune

Teri Fattig
Library & Museum Director
Information Science Department Chair
tfattig@csi.edu  | 208.732.6501

WorkoutShould Your Workout be More Relaxing?
Vitality Magazine, November 2017
This is a great article about getting the most out of your personal time, whether that be through exercise, socializing with friends, or taking a more relaxing break that reduces stress in your day. Vitality Magazine is a publication that is sponsored by the CSI Wellbeing Committee and is circulated to all our departments and off-campus centers each month. Find yours by asking a front-office staff member where copies are kept for sharing within your building. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
RetirementMap Your Retirement Path with CSI Retirement Rep Guy Ferguson
See retirement like never before: analyze your plan and get answers to your questions in real-time with a new, interactive planning tool from VALIC. Retirement Pathfinder lets you build a personalized retirement plan while sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with your financial advisor. Click here to see a list of the live demonstration workshops. Or, click here to register for one of the live workshops.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
DiabetesNovember is American Diabetes Month
The following link has been shared by our St. Luke's Nutritionists through the Diabetes Prevention class at St. Luke's. It's a short YouTube video about diabetes:

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it's not controlled.

One in 10 Americans have diabetes - that's more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. These changes include: eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.

Learn more about Diabetes at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGNPPmkw5Ws.

Shared by Nikcole Zamarripa and Judy Heatwole for the CSI Wellbeing Committee.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
BloodYour Blood Donation Could Save a Baby's Life
Watch your mail for this important message. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
MushroomFaculty Staff Connections Committee Offers Mushroom Foray 

The Faculty Staff Connections committee is pleased to offer a Mushroom Foray facilitated by Don Campanella to CSI employees and their families.   
Employees can contact Ansina Durham at adurham@csi.edu or ext. 6500 for more information.

Ansina Durham
Assistant Public Services Manager
SmartGirlsSmart Girls Conference

Misty Greco
Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley
mgreco@bgcmv.com | 208.736.7011

HRWellnessHR & Wellness Events for November
HR Supervisory Training Events for November

1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 in TAB 248
10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15 in TAB 248
10 a.m. on Friday, November 17 in TAB 247

All CSI supervisors will be invited and encouraged to attend trainings in November on the updated Performance Evaluation format and purpose of ongoing performance communication with our employees. Invitations will be sent by Outlook meeting soon.

The CSI Performance Management System provides ways to bring out the best in employees and allows the College to meet its goals at the same time. The focus is on communication - communication about performance. Performance evaluations develop and motivate employees by ensuring their activities are both linked to their goals and to the Mission of the College of Southern Idaho.

Performance Management is a continuous and ongoing process for supervisors and employees of the College. Performance Evaluation meetings may be conducted and Evaluation forms submitted to the HR Department throughout the year; e.g., on the anniversary of an employee's date of hire, and are due to the HR Department annually.

No Shave November is Back!

Back with the fierce wind and cold air is the 2nd Annual No Shave November! Since I already know you're going to ask: Yes, ladies, you can join! Beards of all sizes, shapes, and colors are welcome throughout the month ending with a contest to celebrate the best among us! Ready, set, go! Now is the time. 

Make the Retirement Pathfinder Work for You

11:30 to 12:30 and again at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, in TAB 248

Join Guy Ferguson from VALIC for real-time answers to your questions about retirement using this interactive retirement income planning tool. It will dynamically build your retirement plan while sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with our financial advisor.

This event is open to you and your spouse and is FREE of charge. Register online at Myvalic.com. You don't have to be a VALIC client to attend. 

Join the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

8 a.m Registration and 9 a.m. Start Time
Thursday, November 23, Expo Center Parking Lot

The Turkey Trot is an annual 5K hosted on the CSI campus on Thanksgiving Day. The cost is $20 per adult or $60 for a family of four (plus $15 for each additional family member). The race will begin Thanksgiving morning from the CSI Expo Center parking lot. If you find a hidden turkey along the course and bring it to the finish line you get to keep it! 

Click here to register. 

C SI Men's and Women's Health Fair is November 30

2:30 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, Fine Arts Lobby

All CSI men and women and your spouses are welcome to a Health Fair just for you! There will be vendors representing and offering health and nutrition, financial fitness, wellness screenings and more!

Door prizes and desserts of all kinds will be offered. See you there!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732-6269

LadiesNightLadies Night 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
PERSI members who are actively at work are eligible to purchase additional term life insurance through NCPERS. Assuring adequate Life Insurance coverage is an important part of financial planning. Click here for the brochure details of the coverage available, and you are encouraged to review carefully, to see if you choose to take advantage of the financial security that this coverage can provide. You may enroll for this affordable coverage only during the annual open enrollment period beginning September 1 and running through November 30, 2017.Simply fill in each section of the the enrollment form, print, sign and date the printed form and return it to Anita Tatge in HR no later than November 30, 2017. Please keep in mind if you do not enroll now, you will not have another opportunity until the next open enrollment.

While considering to enroll in this valuable coverage, be aware that your insurance is automatically effective, with no medical evidence requirements. Coverage for your eligible dependents is also automatically included in your monthly premium at no additional charge.

PERSI members who already have enrolled for this coverage do not have to do anything to continue their participation in the insurance program.

Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

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