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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In September of 1965...
The College of Southern Idaho opened its doors to students for the first time Wednesday morning. Figures indicated that 640 students were enrolled and about 240 of them were in one of the ten vocational programs. 

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PACE 50-for-50

Listed below is your updated competition for the PACE 50-for-50 Challenge

Challenge Participants
# of Items  C ompleted
Doug on a Stick (Real participant, fake identity)
Kyle Brown
Dan Guthrie
Elaine Bryant
Ella Johnson
Crystal Ayers
Jud Harmon
Janet Milligan
Cindy Harding
Heather Barnes
Clark Draney


  • Beautify your campus by picking up litter
  • Attend a Herrett Forum (next one is Wednesday, September 16)
  • Be a Golden Eagle Forensics Judge (Friday, September 25 or 26) 
  • Another great option already on your list is to donate to the Early Childhood Education Program. They are looking for donations for the Center and Lab Schools. Specific items that are needed include:
    • Clothing: Used boys & girls clothing in sizes 3T-5T: socks, underwear, pants, shorts, shirts, and shoes, etc.
    • Craft supplies: buttons, string, stickers, ribbon, craft sticks, glitter, pom-poms, etc.
    • Other items: paper, colored pencils, envelopes, glue, Kleenex, wet-wipes, used toys, dress-up clothes, thing a ma jigs, etc. 
    • Contact Jennifer Patterson at jpatterson@csi.edu or 208-732-6645 for questions.

Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

Kimberlee LaPray,   klapray@csi.edu   | 208-732-6299

ArtCSI Arts Council

The CSI Arts Council is looking for anyone interested in all types of performing arts to become part of their group. They meet every Thursday in the Room 137 (Green Room) of the Fine Arts building at 10 am. This group has the ability to work with other clubs and organizations within the Fine Arts to make students lives easier by offering scholarships and much more. To join show up at any meeting. 


Daniel Gardner 

Student CSI Arts Council Rep


JudgesJudges Needed
For the past 18 years, the CSI Golden Eagle Forensics team has offered a tournament on CSI's campus. We do this as a service to the Northwest Forensics Conference. It takes a mountain of people to create a smooth and effectively run tournament. Our team has been supported so well by the CSI community each year. This year we are once again looking for judges to evaluate speech and debate rounds. If you have a couple of hours, or the whole day, please consider judging for us on Sept. 25   and 26 . Please see the schedule below for specific times. Please contact me if you are able to judge as soon as possible. (By the way, although volunteering your time is GREATLY appreciated, I am able to pay $10 per round. So, this could be a way to get a few extra bucks in your pocket too!)
Friday, September 25, 2015 
                1:00-2:00             Registration 
                2:00                     Extemp Draw 
                2:15-3:30             Round 1A  
                3:30                     Extemp Draw 
                3:45- 5:15            Round 2A  
                5:15                     Extemp. Draw 
                5:30-6:45             Round 3A 
                6:45-8:15             Debate Round 1
                8:15-9:30             Debate Round 2                     

Saturday, September 26, 2015  
                8:00-9:15             Round 1 B 
                9:15-10:30           Round 2 B  
               10:30-12:00          Round 3 B 
               12:00-1:00            Lunch  
               1:00-2:30              Round 3 Debate 
                2:30-4:00             Round 4 Debate 
                4:00                     Extemp Draw Finals
                4:15-5:30             IE Finals 
                5:30-7:00             Debate Finals 
                TBA                     Awards                  
Beth Hewes
Director of Forensics/ Professor of Communication
bhewes@csi.edu |  208-732-6776

Celebration50-Year Celebration
Thank you Zack Bartlett for this beautiful video! Make sure to leave comments on this video for Zack!
Thank you Zack Bartlett for this beautiful video of CSI's 50-Year Community Party!

Make sure to leave comments on this video for Zack because he did such an amazing job!

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

RefugeeRefugee Open Forum
TWIN FALLS * The Times-News has announced the makeup of the panelists at a planned community forum to answer questions about the College of Southern Idaho's refugee program.

The panelists are:
  • Larry Bartlett, director of the U.S. State Department's Office on Refugee Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration 
  • Ken Tota, deputy director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • ZeZe Rwasama, director of the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Programs 
  • Bike Pike, Twin Falls deputy city manager of public safety 
  • Mike Mason, CSI's vice president of finance
  • Dr. Steven Kohtz, with St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center 
  • Wiley Dobbs, superintendent of the Twin Falls School District. 

The program, which has been run by CSI since the early 1980s, has become controversial since news came out this spring that some Syrians will likely be among the refugees who will be resettled here starting in October.

The panelists will introduce themselves, followed by the question-and-answer session, which will be moderated by Times-News editor Matt Christensen. The intent of the forum is to get representatives of agencies that provide services to refugees to answer the community's questions, not to get opinions politicians, policymakers or representatives from pro- or anti-refugee groups on the panel, Christensen said.

The forum will start at 6:30 p.m. at the College of Southern Idaho's Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. People can submit questions at the forum or in advance to Christensen at mchristensen@magicvalley.com.

DelDel Parkinson Concert

Del Parkinson will perform a program entitled "Shall We Dance?". The music represents numerous nationalities and genres, ranging from graceful ballroom dance to untamed gypsy dance and even a spirited cowboy hoedown. The program will blend narration with live performance. The performer will introduce the origin of each piece before playing it on the piano. "The dance selections are delightful," Parkinson said. "They contain memorable melodies and toe-tapping rhythms. This infectious music should inspire everyone to move to the beat!"  Parkinson is professor of piano at Boise State University. He has recorded seven CDs and is recognized on the international roster of Steinway artists.

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

Herrett50-Year Herrett Forum
Six past and present College of Southern Idaho employees and board members, each with a different perspective on CSI's first 50 years, will speak at the first Herrett Forum of the school year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

John Coleman was one of five original CSI board members appointed by the governor in 1965. Charles 'Chuck' Lehrman served as  a CSI board member from 1974 until 2010. Paula Edmonds Hollifield was a Communication professor from 1980 until 2007. Terry Patterson has taught Aquaculture starting in 1977 and is now an Instructional Dean. Monty Arrossa was the Director of Human Resources from 2004 to 2014 and still teaches some classes. And Chris Bragg has been a Communication Professor starting in 1994 and is currently the Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and CSI's Chief Accreditation Officer. These six speakers will reflect on their experiences at CSI and the school's impact on education and the community.

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
Director of Herrett Center
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501

GolfGolf Scramble

College of Southern Idaho's Renewable Energy Club:

We are looking for teams ($70 a person or $140 a team with the purchase of a hole sponsorship) and hole sponsors ($250). The money we receive helps supply safety gear for our technology students and helps to lower the cost of attending seminars to further our understanding of the renewable energy field. With any donations your logo will be put on our sponsor banner. 

For more information and/or questions please feel free to contact Kip Morris at 541-805-5220. Click here for a registration form.

Tancy Sorensen

BrownBrown Bag

We talk about Teaching with Relationship and Rigor . What are the Boundaries needed to do this effectively?
Come to any or all of the events .
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50, Hep 176. Tiffany Seeley-Case
Thursday, 1:00-1:50, Hep 150. Evin Fox
Friday, 8:00-8:50, TAB TLC. Shane Brown
Evin Fox, Ph.D.
efox@csi.edu |  208-732-6872

MudMud Drags


Laura Erickson

Associate Professor, Information Technology

lerickson@csi.edu | 208-732-6308 


Miles50 Miles in 50 Days
Don't forget to document your "50 Miles in 50 Days" achievements. 

Click Here to Log Now

*Note: you may back track and add your miles from previous days.

Jaime Tigue, jtigue@csi.edu | 208-732-6479 
Liz Knight,  eknight@csi.edu | 208-732-6258

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