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SurgTechStudentsCSI Surgical Technology Students Participate in Global Community Service
Fourth semester Surgical Technology students have been fundraising in order to pay for their travel to Las Vegas so they could participate in some global community service. Last week the group teamed up with "Clean the World Foundation" to make and package soap to be distributed to communities around the world who are in need. The soap they made will go to Texas and Florida and around the world to where people need it, but can't afford it. 

The process includes students taking small pieces of soap left in hotels and sterilizing it, grinding it, and then making it into new bars. After the soap is completed it is distributed. This is an awesome opportunity for Surgical Technology students who will eventually be making a living by scrubbing their hands/arms with surgical soap for surgery. The CSI Surgical Technology program would like to thank everyone who participated in their fundraisers to make this opportunity possible.

Janet Milligan
Professor, Surgical Technology
jmilligan@csi.edu | 208.732.6706

CesarAwardCesar Perez Receives Martha A. Torrez Humanitarian Award

The Idaho State Capitol kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15. Governor Otter declared Hispanic Heritage Month in Idaho to be September 15 through October 15. At the kick-off, awards were handed out to community leaders and media. Cesar Perez from the College of Southern Idaho was awarded the Martha A. Torrez Humanitarian Award for all of his work in the community. 

Way to go, Cesar! We are very proud of you!

Juan Saldana
Community Resource Development Specialist
juan.saldana@icha.idaho.gov | 208.332.1691

DentalHygieneCSI Dental Hygiene Student Fundraiser
Cindy Harding
Director of Dental Hygiene
charding@csi.edu | 208.732.6722

PicturesEmployee or Campus Pictures
Please be advised that Doug Maughan is working part time doing campus-related photographs. If your club, student group or event needs pictures, please make an appointment. Doug will still be at extension 6262 and will still have his CSI email address,  dmaughan@csi.edu. Doug will also continue to do staff photos, both in the Canyon building studio on certain days and outdoors, weather permitting. 

The next Canyon building studio photo shoot will be on Tuesday, October 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. This is an open studio opportunity so no appointment is necessary. Just drop by during the open times and get your picture taken. Your picture can be used on the CSI Website Directory, your Outlook account, and even on your LinkedIn profile. 

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu  | 208.732.6262

MenteeLet Your Students Know About the New CSI Mentor Program

Welcome to fall semester. By now, you've started to figure out what your semester will look like. For some of your students college is new and exciting, for others this is their last year here and they're wondering about the options they have moving forward. The Alumni Association has started an alumni mentor program. Life is all about making connections and sharing passions. The Alumni Mentor Program is used to connect current students at CSI to an alumni with common interests. This is a great way for your students to get insight on their major, classes, and future career in their field.

If you know of a student who might be interested have them fill out this form and email it to rabbott@csi.edu, or drop it off in Taylor 119. 

Raylene Abbott
Alumni Relations Coordinator
rabbott@csi.edu | 208.732.6574

ThousandSpringsFestivalVolunteers Needed for 25th Annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts
We are seeking volunteers for the 25th Annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council which is held at the Thousand Springs Park in Hagerman. The Festival will be held Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017. This is a great opportunity to volunteer for a community service project! We need people for a variety of positions both Saturday and Sunday. Shifts are usually from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Some shifts will vary depending on the station.
You will be able to have free admission to the festival and enjoy the artist booths, food and music!
If you are interested in  volunteering, please email either Mary Kay Martin at marykaym@cableone.net, (208) 731-3373 or Suzanne McCampbell at smccampbell@ooa.csi.edu, (205) 612-3433.
Thank you so much for volunteering your time!

Suzanne McCampbell
Director, Office on Aging
smccampbell@ooa.csi.edu | 208.736.2122
PlanetariumHerrett Center Planetarium and Observatory Schedule 

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
Wed, Sept. 20
7:30 pm
Observatory: Astronomy Talk: Introducing Sagittarius, the Centaur Archer.
Fri, Sept. 22 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Wall of China and live sky tour.
Sat, Sept. 23
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts and Sunny Bunnies on the Moon.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Wall of China and live sky tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
Tues, Sept. 26
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
Fri, Sept. 29 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Wall of China and live sky tour.
Sat, Sept. 30
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts and Sunny Bunnies on the Moon.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Wall of China and live sky tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.

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

Observatory Activities 

Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Astronomy talk "Introducing Sagittarius, the Centaur Archer" - The history, mythology, and interesting celestial targets in this summer zodiac constellation.  Admission: Adults $2.50, students $1.50, children 6 and under free.  Telescope viewing will follow the talk until 10:30 PM.  Admission: $1.50 or free with talk or paid planetarium show admission.

Chris Anderson
Centennial Observatory Coordinator
canderson@csi.edu | 208.732.6663

CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls
Conversational Spanish  
Dates:  Sept. 20 - Dec
Days:  Wednesdays   
Time:  6 - 8 p.m.
Fee:  $120 
Location:  Shields 108
Instructor: Anna Trelles 

Past Life Research  
Dates:  Sept. 20-27
Days:  Wednesdays            
Time:  6 to 9 p.m.
Fee:  $49 
Location:  Shields 106
Instructor:  Sandy March
Book Folded Art
Date:  Sept. 21
Day:  Thursday
Time:  6 - 8 p.m.
Fee:  $20 + $10 for materials (paid to instructor)
Location:  Taylor 277 
Instructor:  Tina Standlee    
Mindfulness and Meditation
Dates:  Sept. 26-Nov. 14 
Days:  Tuesdays
Time:  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $99 
Location:  Gym 236
Instructor:  Robin Lopez, LCSW
Very Beginning Birdwatching
Dates: Sept. 29 & 30
Days: Friday and Saturday
Time: 6 - 8 p.m. on Fri &
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sat
Instructor: Sarah Harris
Fee: $60
Location: Shields 201 & South Hills

Glass Blowing - Vessels
Dates: Oct. 4-18
Days:  Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 + $40 supplies (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

OutdoorRecCSI Outdoor Recreation Activities

Mountain Bike Wednesdays Every Wednesday Starting August 30 (Auger Falls Starting Sept 20)   * 5:30pm On Campus *  Spend the evening riding and learning basic bike skills with the ORC * All Gear Provided * Register with  jtwiss@csi.edu  by 12pm each Wednesday & to find out the ride's location* FREE to CSI Students (7+ credits) * $2 CSI Staff/Fac * $11 Community (FREE BYOG)

Road Bike Rides Every Monday / Wednesday * 12pm @ the ORC *  FREE to CSI Students (7+ credits) / CSI Staff/Fac  / $2 Community * Get your cardio on!

Sunset SUP * September 21 * 5:30-7:00PM * Grab your friends for an evening on the Snake practicing some SUP yoga, paddling to the bridge, and enjoying the beautiful weather of Southern Idaho! No experience necessary! * Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $16 Staff & Fac / $26 Community * Call 732-6475 to register
MYSTERY VAN * September 23 * Every tour is a hidden adventure! We'll reveal each adventure 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 to us! All gear will be provided + transportation! * Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $18 Staff & Fac  / $26 Community * Call 732-6475 to register

Climb at Dierke's Lake * October 3 * 5-8pm * Learn to rock climb at the local crag with the CSI ORC! * All gear + instruction provided * $5 CSI Students (7+ Credits) * $16 CSI Staff / Faculty * $22 Community * Call 732-6475 to register - limited space!
Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions This Week

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

Topic This Week: So, if teachers aren't the "Sage on the Stage," then what are they?

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!  
DelParkinsonDel Parkinson in "That's Amore!"
September 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Del Parkinson will perform a program entitled "That's Amore!" The concert celebrates the universal topic of love. This most fundamental human emotion will be depicted in selections by Liszt, Gershwin, and Bernstein. The program will blend narration with live performance. After discussing the significance of each piece, Dr. Parkinson will perform these masterworks. "Love has fascinated, motivated, and dazzled human beings for centuries," Parkinson said. "These pieces aspire to express the inexpressible!" Parkinson is professor of piano at Boise State University. He has recorded seven CDs and is recognized on the international roster of Steinway artists. Tickets: $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors, $6 Students. Tickets available at the CSI Box Office.  

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
DateNightCSI's Early Childhood Learning Center Hosts 'Date Night' Fundraiser

The CSI Early Childhood Program is sponsoring a "Date Night". This is a time for parents to leave their children in a fun and active environment as they take some time for themselves. All proceeds go to support the Early Childhood Education Program. 

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017     
Time: 5:00-9:00pm
Location: Preschool Lab - 246 Falls Avenue
Price: $20.00 per child for the four hours
RSVP: Patty McFarling ( pmcfarling@csi.edu) or by phone (732-6884)
Who: Children 2-10

Payment must be made in advance to fully reserve your child's spot.

Payment must be sent to:

Patty McFarling
College of Southern Idaho
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303


Children will be supervised by ECE Preschool Lab Teachers who are trained in CPR/First Aid.
Pizza, ice cream, and activities will be provided.
Get your reservation and payment in early!! We have spaces for 40 children.

Patty Mcfarling
CSI Toddler Lab Facilitator
JeromeCommEdCSI Community Education - Jerome 

Holiday Greeting Card Embroidery
Date: Sept. 23
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $10 (plus $5 paid to instructor for supplies)
Instructor: Pat Hite

Book Folded Art
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $20 + $10 supply fee (paid to the instructor)
Instructor: Tina Standlee

Date: Oct. 7
Day: Saturday
Time:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $20
Instructor: Cindy Flowers
Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu o r (208) 324-5101.

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Sept. 23 NWAC Preview Lacey, WA


Opponent Location
Sept. 22 & 23 Utah State University  Price, UT
Sept. 29 & 30 Utah State University  Logan, UT


Sept. 22 College of Southern NV Twin Falls, ID 7 pm
Sept. 23 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 3 pm
Sept. 25 Treasure Valley CCC Twin Falls, ID 6 pm
Sept. 29 Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 7 pm


Sept. 24
College of Idaho Caldwell, ID 1 pm
Sept. 26 Scout Day Twin Falls, ID 1 pm
Sept. 30 College of Idaho  Twin Falls, ID 1 pm


Sept. 23 4-Team Round Robin Twin Falls, ID  TBA
Sept. 30 College of Idaho Twin Falls, ID TBA
Oct. 1 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID TBA

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493

LighttheNightLight the Night Leave Cancer in the Dark Run
Katie Hughes
CSI Student
MissAfricaMiss Africa Idaho 2017 Scholarship Pageant

Saturday, September 23 , 2017-GK Folks Foundation in partnership with the College of Southern Idaho Diversity Council (CSI), to host the fourth annual Miss Africa Idaho 2017 Scholarship Pageant. Idaho residents will have the opportunity to experience Africa's diverse culture, traditions and unique lifestyle. Miss Africa Idaho 2017 will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Roper Auditorium at Twin Falls High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For information regarding tickets ($20 for public $15 students and $25 at the door) and to learn more about the event please visit   www.missafricaidaho.org   or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MissAfricaIdaho .

The Miss Africa Idaho Pageant is a cultural event with the aim of promoting the diverse African culture, providing scholarship opportunities for young women of African descent studying in the U.S. and educating the general public about Africa's rich cultural heritage. Through the Miss Africa Idaho Pageant, young African beauties are given the opportunity to share their culture, their pride, their accomplishments and above all, the platform they want to pursue.

"CSI's Diversity Council is thrilled to be involved in bringing such an excellent cultural event to Twin Falls for the fourth year, said Perri Gardner, Faculty-Advisor, CSI Diversity Council. We are honored to be asked to continue our partnership with G.K. Folks Foundation. This event truly offers something unique to our community, and we're excited to invite our friends and the community to attend and experience the amazing, diverse cultures of Africa."  
The Diversity Council of the College of Southern Idaho works together to embrace and promote diverse communities and cultures in our area by learning from each other, implementing projects, and increasing awareness to CSI and the Idaho Community as a whole with a mission of bringing together a global family.

A few of this year's sponsors are Christa's Dress Shoppe and Tuxedo, BLU, CSI Diversity Council, Bleu Salon, Absolutely Flowers, Aveda Institute Twin falls, Make Peace, Peace of Land Band, Salt Lake Express and The Teff Company.

This year, Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Zimbabwe and Sudan will represent the African continent, as they display their rich culture through dance, traditional attire, music, and more.

Winnie Christensen
Miss Africa Idaho Program Director
winnie.christensen@gkfolks.org |  208.226.4260
GetRDoneGet-'R'-Done Free Student Workshop
Help your students avoid procrastination and take control of the way they spend their 168 hours each week by letting them know about the Get-'R'-Done free student workshop!

Date: September 25, 2017
Day: Monday
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: GRM 218 (Located above the Library in the Learning Assistance Center)

Brought to you by the Learning Assistance Center. Click here for more workshop dates. 

Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu |  208.732.6685
OpenHouseCCROpen House for Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

Each year, the last week in September is designated as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week to raise awareness of the importance of adult and family literacy. This year AEFL Week is September 24 to September 30. 

The challenge we face*:
  • More than 36 million adults in American cannot read or write at the most basic level.
  • More than 60 million lack basic math skills necessary to work a cash register or understand a bus schedule.
  • Every year, one in three young adults drop out of high school.
  • Nearly half the U.S. workforce today, approximately 52 million adults, has only a high school education or less, while 25 million workers aged 18 to 64 lack even a high school diploma or GED.
  • Adults who come from poorly-educated families are 10 times more likely to have low skills.
  • 60 million Americans lack the credentials and skills necessary to succeed in postsecondary education
  • Adults without a high school diploma are more than twice as likely to be living in poverty than high school graduates, and more than three times as likely to be unemployed than adults with college degrees.
  • The costs of low literacy are estimated to be around $225 billion due to loss of tax revenue from unemployment, reduced workforce productivity, and crime. 
  • More than two-thirds of students with low literacy skills in 4th grade end up in jail or on welfare.
  • Low literacy skills are directly linked to inequality, higher rates of unemployment, lower income and poor health.
  • Patients with low literacy skills have a 50 percent increased risk of hospitalization.
The College and Career Readiness/Adult Education program at the College of Southern Idaho offers no-cost, high quality academic classes to alleviate the problems of low literacy in the communities in south central Idaho. 

*Coalition of Adult Basic Education

Jennifer Hall
Director of College & Career Readiness
jhall@csi.edu |  208.732.6567
BloodDriveCSI Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

College of Southern Idaho and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.
Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Drive Details:
Site:  College of Southern Idaho Gym
Address: Falls Avenue, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Room Name: Upper Level Gym
Date: Thr Sep 28, 2017
Time: 9:00: AM - 3:00: PM
Coordinator Name: Jake Reines
Coordinator Phone Number: 2084840138
Click here to make an appointment
Please come donate, urgent need due to all of the natural disasters! We currently have over 100 openings! Schedule online or call Jake @ 208-484-0138. Thank you.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App StoreGoogle Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing and Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu |  208.732.6269
TutorAppreciationCome Celebrate National Tutor Appreciation Week at the LAC
National Tutor Appreciation Week is  October 2-6, 2017.  Come Thank a Tutor and grab a snack in the Learning Assistance Center on  Tuesday, October 3, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu |  208.732.6685
TraumaticBrainGroupCSI Students Starts Traumatic Brain Injury Group on Campus
College of Southern Idaho student Michael Howell announces the development of the 'Traumatic Brain Injury Group'. Howell's objective is to provide informational sessions, speakers, and other local resources to those suffering from traumatic brain injury. Howell noticed a lack of community resources for those who have experienced this type of injury after being in an ATV accident that led to brain injuries of his own. He is looking forward to helping others in the community who are in need.
Individuals of all injury levels are welcome and encouraged to attend the group meetings, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month beginning Oct. 3 in room 276 of CSI's Taylor building. This room is handicap accessible.
For more information, please contact CSI Office Specialist, Amy Barker at 208-732-6800.
Michael Howell
CSI Student
ChicagoTickets Are Available for Chicago, the Musical

Tickets are available for Chicago - the Musical, a co-production of The CSI Community Education Center, The Dilettante Group of the Magic Valley, and Magic Valley Little Theater. Performances will take place Wednesday through Saturday, October 4 - 7, in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Showtimes will be 7:30 nightly with a 2:00 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288. 
Chicago was nominated in 1975 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score and won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

This production, directed by CSI's Shane Brown, features Camille Barigar as Roxie Hart, Johanna Stagge as Velma Kelly, Dusty Blackburn as Billy Flynn, Lori Henson as Matron Mama Morton, and Blake Burton as Amos Hart. The show also features choreography by Keesha Olander, musical direction by Lori Henson, and costume design by James Haycock.

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

ECCConferenceEarly Childhood Education Conference

Early Childhood Education Conference
Formerly known as the SRAEYC Fall Conference

Growing Caring, Inquiring, and Connected Learners
Presenters: Debra Carter and Erin Tanzer

Friday, October 6, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m. (Free Evening Event!!)

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

begins at 8:30 a.m.
College of Southern Idaho Taylor Building, Room 276 and 277

Patty McFarling
CSI Toddler Lab Facilitator
pmcfarling@csi.edu |  208.732.6884
HorseClinicCSI Equine Program Presents 'Jimmy Anderson Horsemanship Clinic'

The CSI Equine club is putting on a horsemanship clinic this fall that will start at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, at the Expo Center. They are still looking for riders and anyone is welcome to register. Also, all 4-H kids can attend the spectators portion of this event for free. 

CohortCarnivalCOHORTS Carnival in the Corn Replaces CSI Corn Maze This Year

COHORTS Carnival in the Corn will start Saturday, October 7 ,  and run each Saturday in October (14,21,28) from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The carnival will be located behind the community gardens on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm just across from the Eldon Evans Expo Center on North College Road. Admission is $5 for the basic package which includes access to food vendors, entertainment space, straw fort, bounce house, outside board games, carnival games, a petting zoo, obstacle course, and Hort trailer where visitors can plant seeds to take home with them.
For $10, guests can enjoy all that the $5 package has to offer plus other carnival features such as a giant sling shot, and a horse-drawn carriage ride. The carriage ride includes a pumpkin from our patch. This package also includes one raffle ticket entry to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students (COHORTS). 

Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208.732.6431
FitOneJoin St. Luke's Magic Valley Weight Loss Challenge - Win Cash Prize
St. Luke's Magic Valley has joined the Treasure Valley for a healthy Weight Loss Challenge and have invited CSI to join them.  The goal is to encourage you to lose 3% of your total body weight within 180 days and 7% by the final weigh-in in September 2018. Continuous support will be offered in the form of recipes and shopping lists, monthly e-tips, information via Facebook and the Weight Loss Challenge blog, and connections with others like you that are working to improve their health.
Special membership rates for non-CSI folks to our Student Rec Center are available as well as passes for all to the Y in Twin Falls.  There's tons of supportSt. Luke's Cardia Rehab will also host 30-minute activity classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 AND 5:30 p.m. Nutrition classes will be available and weigh-ins will be hosted both at St. Luke's and on campus for students and employees, thanks to Jaime Tigue.  Teams are encouraged, so your CSI Employee Wellbeing Coordinator would be happy to help organize a support team and cheer for your success! Finally, successful participants share in a $25,000 prize!
The Kick-Off begins at a Health Fair on Saturday, October 14,  from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the CSI campus.  Registration includes a weigh-in and payment that is discounted by $10 to regular full- and part-time CSI employees and spouses by contacting your Wellbeing Coordinator by email to jheatwole@csi.edu for a special code. Include full name, title and contact information in the message to get your code.
You can register online NOW to SAVE MONEY!
  1. for $40 - $10 discount (get your code from Judy) online at www.fitoneboise.org by the end of the day on Saturday, September 23
  2. or pay $50 - $1o discount on or before October 21, including the Health Fair on Oct. 14
You enter the code from Judy as a Promo Code when you pay.  Again, see the attached fliers for details of this program.
Your contact at St. Luke's for all your questions is:
Isaac Bush
Wellness Coordinator,  St. Luke's Occupational Health & Well-being
bushi@slhs.org | 208.814.9182 

WeightLoss21 Nutritionists Confess Their Pet Peeves
By Christie Griffin for Eat This, Not That!
From gluten mania to sketchy health foods, a bunch of nutritionists reveal what really bugs them.
Look, no one's perfect. I never have just a little square of chocolate and my "one" glass of wine per day is a very generous pour. But as a relatively healthy eater, there are some things that make my skin crawl-like those viral videos on Facebook of "cooking" and "baking" concoctions that are incredibly gross to me. Replace the oil and eggs with a can of soda when making boxed cake mix? What, was it not chemical-y enough yet?
Now imagine what it must be like for a nutritionist-someone who really ( really ) does know better, has degrees on their walls backing up their expertise, and has dedicated their professional lives to the field of healthy eating. What gets their knickers in a twist? Which phrases are like nails on a chalkboard? We reached out to a couple dozen pros to find out what their pet peeves are-because whatever irks them is obviously going to be something you should think twice about when it comes to your own habits and grocery shopping decisions. Find out the biggest pet peeves of professional nutritionists-and then don't miss the  25 Weight Loss Mantras Nutritionists Swear By !
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

DeltaDentalThe Difference Between Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Maximum

Blog Updates

The Difference Between Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Maximum

By Sara Fossum on Sep 12, 2017 08:00 am
96% of Americans find insurance confusing, which affects preparing for out-of-pocket costs. A common misunderstanding is the difference between deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. So, what's the difference? Your deductible is the amount you'll pay for treatment before your insurance helps cover the costs. In general, your first few treatments of the year will go toward [...]

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

PERSIOpen Enrollment for NCPERS is Now!
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. The attached brochure details 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 enrollment form (linked below), 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.

Enrollment Links:

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

Zumba'Dancing for Donations' A Make a Wish Foundation Fundraiser
Who Can Participate: EVERYONE
What is the Activity: 'Dancing for Donations' Zumba Class
Where: Gold's Gym
When: Every Saturday in September at 9:30 a.m.
Why: Donations are being accepted for the Make a Wish Foundation. 

When you arrive let the front desk know that you are there for the Make a Wish Zumba Class. If you would like to make a donation you can do so at the front desk when you check in or when you leave. 

Nikcole Zamarripa
Advanced Opportunities Dual Credit Coordinator
nzamarripa@csi.edu |  208.732.6875
MakeAWishWalk2nd Annual Walk for Wishes Fundraiser

I would like to invite everyone to join Make-A-Wish Idaho for the 2 nd Annual Walk for Wishes Twin Falls to be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Twin Falls Visitor's Center at 2015 Nielsen Point Pl. Powered by wish kids and families, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, and friends, Walk For Wishes is a fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. 
Registration is now OPEN! Click HERE to sign up your team and begin to help make dreams come true.  There is no registration fee for this event. However, we ask that each walker raise $100 for Idaho wish kids. Each participant that raises $100 or more will receive a commemorative Walk for Wishes T-shirt!

Make-A-Wish Idaho grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The average cost of a wish is $6,500, yet the impact of a wish is priceless. Your support as a walker, team leader, or sponsor will not only help us grant over 90 wishes this year, it will provide what every child deserves, a moment to just be a child. With a wish, a child has the freedom to dream, laugh, play and be free of a routine of doctors, hospitals, and treatment.
Thank you for your time and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Helene Peterson
Special Event and Development Manager, Make-A-Wish Idaho
FluWhat Are Your Options for Flu Shots?

According to the CDC, "An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community." It is especially important to protect children under six months who are not eligible for the flu vaccine.  
There are many places in our community to get a flu shot that is covered 100% by SelectHealth, but finding the vaccination without copay or administration fee is more limited.  For the most cost-saving options we recommend you visit your pharmacy or, for benefited employees and spouses age 18 and over, you may attend a flu clinic provided by St. Luke's on our Twin Falls Main Campus.
Thursday, October 5, from 3 - 4:30 in HEP 176
Tuesday, October 10, from 8:30 - 10 a.m. in TAB 247
Questions? Please contact jheatwole@csi.edu or call me at 732-6269. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
EmployeeGolfEmployee Golf Scramble
Date : October 7
Time : 9am (sharp) "shotgun" start
Place : Canyon Springs Golf Course
Contact: Ben Lustig ( blustig@csi.edu)...email  only, please!
How it works: RSVP for golf/cart & separate RSVP for "burger bar" lunch by September 26th
This date is set in stone to give Canyon Springs CC enough time to prepare food service and devise tees for the different groups participating, etc. This scramble is first come, first serve....please do not delay!
We can accommodate and pay for 90 players this go-around! And, we're picking up the food to boot (no out-of-pocket costs)! Just the Faculty Staff Connections Committee's way of saying thanks for everything you all do to make CSI such a great educational institution!!
*This accommodation (above) extends to  current CSI employees, so if a person is retired  from CSI or plans on bringing someone from outside of CSI's employment, the greens fee  and cart will  cost  $30 per person , and the burger bar lunch will cost  $8.50 per person .
*We would also like payment(s) for those not currently employed by CSI to be made by S ept 26th to:

College of  Southern Idaho
Attn: Ben Lustig 
PO BOX 1238 
Twin  Falls, Idaho 

Please make checks payable to : CSI Faculty Staff Connections Committee.
If no payment arrives (from those not currently employed by CSI) to Ben Lustig by Sept 26th, this player will forfeit his/her place in the scramble. We will revise the team this person was on in the final week to make the new arrangement work.
What you need to do : For starters, we need you to determine if you're golfing with someone or not. If you are golfing with someone (creating a twosome, foursome, etc.), Ben Lustig needs your name and name(s) of the people you're planning to golf with at this event.
> If your party is less than a foursome, we need to know your skill level between "bad," "good," or "great." This way we can partner you with others (to create a foursome) so that you qualify for the team competition.
> Don't worry if you're not much of a golfer; this scramble is designed to create connections in the CSI Community!
Burger Bar Lunch : burger with fixins', baked beans, potato salad, and a brownie (remember to RSVP separately for burger bar lunch following the scramble)
Prizes : There will be (2) women's closest-to-pin awards, (2) women's longest drive awards, (2) men's closest-to-pin awards, and (2) men's longest drive awards. On top of that, there will be a first, second and third place award for the team competition!
Note: If you need a practice bucket of balls or lessons (before scramble), this should be handled individually through Canyon Springs CC:
(208) 734-7609
This scramble is shaping up to be a fun event, so please RSVP and join us for the good times! 

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
HRBenefitsPERSI Training 
Who should go:  Any employee that wants to learn more about their PERSI membership.

Where it is:  Taylor 276

When is it:  October 12, 2017 (See session details below for detailed times)

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6206

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 by Thursday, October 12, to register since seating is limited. Details are in the flyer below:

Ansina Durham
Assistant Public Services Manager
ShakeOutThe Great Idaho Shake Out
It's that time of the year again for the Great Idaho Shake Out. Information can be found at https://www.shakeout.org/idaho/ and is available to  promote the event throughout your respective areas and organizations. Earthquakes are one of the three main natural disasters here in Idaho (along with fires and floods), and ShakeOut is a great way to engage and protect Idaho's citizens. The recent earthquake swarm in Eastern Idaho is a good reminder that earthquake safety is important, even if we don't encounter them every day.
The drill is simple, educational, and fun. At 10:19 AM on October 19th, participants will stop what they're doing and take cover under their desk or something sturdy. When the "all clear" signal is given, they will resume their activities. There can be education about earthquakes before or after the drill, and the amount of time and energy dedicated to the drill is up to the people conducting it, but it is a great opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness and taking responsibility for your own safety in the event of an emergency.
About 30,000 Idahoans are already registered. Please encourage your organizations to register and spread the word about ShakeOut, https://www.shakeout.org/idaho/register/. Thanks for your time and participation! 

Jackie Frey
Twin Falls County Office of Emergency Management
EmergencyPlanSeptember is Emergency Preparedness Month, Get Informed!
Who: Jackie Frey, Coordinator, TF Emergency Management
What: Personal and family emergency preparedness
When/Where: Monday, Oct. 23 in TAB 248 with two sessions at 11:30 - 12:30 and again from 1 - 2 p.m.
Why: Planning and communication are key to your safety in an emergency or disaster

Our Presenter: Jacqueline Frey is a native of Idaho and has lived in the City of Buhl since birth.  Jackie is married to James (38 years) and has four daughters: Angie, Stephanie, Nicole and Rebecca, two son-in-law's Chris (Angie's husband), Ryan (Stephanie) and three grandchildren Natalie, Noah and Theo.
Jackie has served as the Emergency Services Coordinator for Twin Falls County since April of 1997.  Jackie promotes all areas of emergency management with local agencies, citizens, industry, local government, and school personnel.  Jackie's primary responsibility is to coordinate resources for the first responding agencies during an incident or disaster in the county.  Currently she is accredited in the Professional Development and Applied Practice Series through FEMA and has taken over 130 classes dealing with Emergency Management.
Jackie was awarded the Coordinator of the Year for the State of Idaho in 2001, the Governor's Award for Excellence in Emergency Management in 2001, Twin Falls County Employee of the Year in 2001, Twin Falls County Employee of the month in 2001 and 2008, and the Health Hero Award in 2017. Jackie enjoys reading, camping, toll painting, swimming, and traveling both in the United States and overseas. 
The class will include information on the following:
  • The County Emergency Operations Plan
  • The County All Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • The "Mapping Your Neighborhood Program" - 9 steps to follow immediately after a disaster.
  • The EAS- Emergency Alert Notice 
  • 72 Hour Kit
  • County Evacuation
  • Shelter Support
  • Partners in Preparedness
  • 52 Weeks of Preparedness
Each attendee will receive the following pamphlets: Emergency Supply List, Preparing Your Pet for Emergencies, Preparing Makes Sense, and Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans. Also, included in the packet will be a list of independent study courses through FEMA, 52 Weeks of Emergency Preparedness sheet, an informational website sheet, and the Mapping Your Neighborhood Flip Chart.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
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