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Sasha Almanza 
Student Financial Aid Advisor
Taylor, Matrix ext. 6227
Kendal Nield
Advanced Opportunities Dual Credit Coordinator
Taylor 258, ext. 6876

Anita Tatge
Benefits Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208-732-6206


 
 
 
Please be aware of the following dates and deadlines for students:
  • Dual Credit Fall Registration Deadline: September 23, 2016 
  • New Student Applications for Fall 2017 Opened: September 15. 

CSI Admissions Office

admissions@csi.edu | 208-732-6221



   
 
 
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
 

        
 
 
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


          
 
 
Another semester of Over 60 and Getting Fit classes is under way at ten southern Idaho locations. Participants can sign up on the first day they attend the program, which is free of charge to everyone 60 years and older. CSI has sponsored the Over 60 program each fall and spring semester for more than 30 years. It has become a model for other senior fitness programs across the nation. The classes meet at the following locations and times:  
 
9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the CSI Gym.
 
9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Jerome Rec Center on South Lincoln in Jerome.
 
9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at CSI Blaine County Center in Hailey.
 
8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Elementary School in Filer.
 
10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the 7 th Street Gym in Buhl.
 
9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Civic Center at 710 F Street in Rupert.
 
9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the old Shoshone High School Gym in Shoshone
 
11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the CSI Mini Cassia Center at 1600 Parke Ave. in Burley.
 
9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Gooding Rec Center.
 
9 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at Hagerman High School.
 
For more information, please call instructor Shelly Wright at 208-732-6483 or the CSI Physical Education office at 208-732-6475.

Shelly Wright
Professor of Merit, Health, Recreation, and Fitness
swright@csi.edu | 208-732-6483


WorkStudySeveral Work Study Positions are Available for Students 

The federal Work-study Program has many open positions available for students. Please refer them to the financial aid website for more information.


Lisa Baker
CSI Financial Aid Advisor
lbaker@csi.edu  | 208-732-6285


Pink
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
 
Check:
 
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  .
Online:

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


      
 
 
If you are needing a new professional headshot come to the Canyon Studio on Thursday, September 22, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262



CSI Events
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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.

THIS WEEK
SEP 6
Sep 6 - Sep 19 by College of Southern Idaho
SEP 19
SEP 20
Tomorrow 5:30 PM 2 guests
SEP 21
Wed 9 AM 2 guests
SEP 21
SEP 22
Thu 7:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
SEP 24
Sat 8 AM 3 guests
SEP 24
Sat 10 AM 68 guests
NEXT WEEK
SEP 27
Tue 5 PM 1 guest
SEP 30
Sep 30 - Oct 1 by College of Southern Idaho

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.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Public Event Schedule for September 2016
 
 
Day
Time
Event
 
Tuesday, September 20th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
Wednesday, September 21st
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Liminal - The Refugee Experience.
 
Friday, September 23rd 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
 
Saturday, September 24th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Perfect Little Planet.
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.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters.
 
Tuesday, September 27th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
Friday, September 30th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
 

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu |   208-732-6659
 

Brown Bag Events This Week
 
BrownBag
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50. Desert Cafe (note location change). Host: Tiffany Seeley-Case. 

Thursday, 1:00-1:50. Hepworth 176. 
Host: Evin Fox or Jan Carpenter.  Bring your lunch.

Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 am. 
Host: Shane Brown. TAB/TLC.
 
Topic: "Troubleshoot the Semester"...has anything come up so far in your classes (Canvas, face-to-face, etc.) that either needs some solution brainstorming OR needs celebrating?
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

ORCJoin the ORC in Their September Activities 


Hike

Hike & Yoga in the South Hills * September 24 * 8 am - 1 pm
Spend the morning getting your zen on with the CSI ORC! We'll hike with our mats to a destination along the way, then spend an hour doing sun salutations and morning stretches. We'll finish the loop and head back to our cars after our yoga session. This trip includes transportation and yoga mats if needed. Meet at the CSI ORC. All gear provided. CSI Students (7+ Credits) are $5, CSI Staff & Faculty are $20 and Community Members are $30.

Bike

Mountain Bike Monday * September 19, and 26 * 5:30 pm
Spend the evening riding one of the local single tracks close to CSI. All gear provided. Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 pm each Monday. CSI Students (7+ Credits) are $5, CSI Staff & Faculty are $15 and Community Members are $20 (FREE BYOG).

Road Rides * September 20 * 5:30 pm
Spend the evening learning basic road bike rules and handling while in a protected setting on CSI's campus. All gear provided. Register with jtwiss@csi.edu  by 12 pm Monday, September 19. Free to CSI Students (7+ Credits), CSI Staff & Faculty are $10 and Community Members are $15 (FREE BYOG). 

Gravel Grinders * September 27 * 5:00 pm
We're hitting the gravel roads of Idaho and exploring hidden areas by gravel bikes! All gear provided. Beginners to advanced riders welcome. Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 pm on Monday, September 26. CSI Students (7+ Credits) are $5, CSI Staff & Faculty are $20 and Community Members are $35.

Paddle

Sunset Paddle on the Snake * September 28 * 5:30-8 pm
Explore the Snake River Canyon and Pillar Falls via kayak! No experience necessary! All gear provided. Meet at Centennial Park. Space is limited and there are no refunds. Call 208-732-6475 to register. CSI Students are $5, CSI Staff & Faculty are $15 and Community Members are $25.

Sunset SUP * September 21 * 5:30-7:30 pm
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! Space is limited and there are no refunds. CSI Students are $5, CSI Faculty & Staff are $15 and Community Members are $25.

Christa Gessaman
Challenge Course & ORC Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu  | 208-732-6285


AssessAssess Student Learning
Mark your calendars. Every 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Tuesday let's meet to assess student learning. Each month has a theme.
 
Show up once a month or more if your schedule permits. We'll take one of your actual fall 2016 outcomes and design an assessment to collect student learning data. We'll implement a technique to analyze and summarize the data. And we'll use your findings to make a plan to modify an instructional practice.
  • September - Writing an assessment to collect student learning data (Sept. 20th, and 27th)
  • October - Analyzing and summarizing your assessment data (Oct. 11th, 18th, and 25th)
  • November - Using assessment data to modify an instructional practice (Nov. 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th)
Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:50 p.m., Meyerhoeffer 125
 
If you're interested, let me know.
 
Janea Triplett-Newell
Instructional Design
jnewell@csi.edu | 208-732-6324


UPickAdditional Hours at the CSI U-Pick Garden
The U-pick garden at the College of Southern Idaho is overflowing with raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and melons. Picking hours will be extended starting Monday, Sept. 19 to accommodate more people who want to pick their own produce.
 
Visitors are welcome to pick from 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, corresponding with the weekly Twin Falls Farmers Market which is adjacent to the U-Pick garden.
 
The CSI Ag Department will provide containers for picking but visitors should bring their own containers for taking berries home. The berries at $3.50 per pound and all vegetables can be picked for 75-cents a pound. The U-pick garden is located on CSI's Breckenridge Endowment Farm on North College Road.
 
Picking appointments are not necessary. For more information, please call 732-6401.

Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specialist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208-732-6401


EMSSeeking Donations for the Louisiana EMS Relief Fundraiser
LOUISIANA EMS RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Students in the Emergency Medical Services program at the College of Southern Idaho want to show their support for the victims of the recent storm damage and flooding in Louisiana. They're holding a fundraiser and supply drive throughout the month of September.
 
Week 3: September 19-September 23
Blanket blowout:  Donate fresh clean blankets to help with a clean sleeping materials and temporary living conditions.  New blankets only please.

Week 4: September 26-september 30
Food drive finale: Rounding off our month of support with a canned food drive. Any and all types of canned goods would be helpful.
 
All donated goods can be brought to the lobby of the CSI Health Science building on North College Road where collection will take place.
 
Cash donations are also being accepted through the CSI Foundation. Donors are encouraged to go to the CSI Foundation's home page at www.csi.edu/foundation and scroll to the two large red buttons that read 'Send By Mail' and 'Send Online.' Step by step instructions for either form of donation can be found at each link. It is important for cash donors to stipulate that they would like their gift to go to the CSI EMS Louisiana Relief Fund.
 
For more information, please contact organizer Gabriel Gutierrez at gabegutierrez92@gmail.com.


RedCrossMake an Appointment NOW for this Week's Blood Drive


75 SPOTS STILL OPEN FOR THE HERO BLOOD DRIVE!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21   
WHERE: NEW LOCATION -  SUB: Second Floor           
TIME: 9 AM-3 PM  


  *receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips Haircuts!  

Schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org  and e nter sponsor code  CSIEagles
Or, call Debi at 208-484-0138 for an appointment.


HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "Liminal - The Refugee Experience"
Liyah Babayan, a well-known Twin Falls business owner and Twin Falls School Board member, will be the speaker at the Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Her topic is 'Liminal - The Refugee Experience.
 
When she was a young girl, Babayan and her family fled ethnic violence in Armenia following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Eventually, her family was re-settled in Twin Falls through the CSI Refugee Center. Today, she advocates for refugees and all victims of political and military turmoil. In 1998, she began writing her book 'Liminal, A Refugee Memoir,' which is being edited prior to publishing. In her book, she looks back on the chaos and violence of her childhood and sheds light on the 'zero generation' refugee immigrant experience in America.
 
Babayan owns Ooh La La!, a women's boutique in downtown Twin Falls. She is serving her second year on the Twin Falls School Board and was named by the Idaho Business Review as one of Idaho's 50 Women of the Year in 2015.  She is also the Idaho Chair of the Armenian National Committee of America. 

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


Rat"August: Osage County" Auditions
AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY AUDITIONS
September 20 and 21 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

The Random Acts of Theatre Players announce Open Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize Winning play "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts directed by Shane Brown. We will be casting for all roles - 6 men and 7 women with age ranges from 14 to 70. Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 20, and Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the CSI Fine Arts Center.  The audition should consist of a prepared monologue 1-3 minutes long. Cost to audition is $1.00 and may be paid at the audition. 

August: Osage County is a roller coaster of emotions within the Weston Family. Drug addiction, alcoholism, abuse, racism and more swirl in a pot of discontent, acidic humor and fear. This black comedy is shocking, but introspective at the same time. Buzz about the show includes, from The New York Times: "...I'd bet the farm that no family has ever been as unhappy in as many ways - and to such sensationally entertaining effect - as the Westons of "August: Osage County." 

Actors will be expected to commit to a rehearsal schedule leading up to 6 performances: January 12, 13, 14, 2017 and January 19, 20, and 21, 2017. The rehearsal schedule will be made available at the time of auditions. Questions may be email to  ratplayers@gmail.com.

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

CSI Stage Door Series: Guitar + One
Guitar
The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Guitar + One" on September 22. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and will be available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Season tickets are also available, which includes admittance to all eight Stage Door productions for $70 adults or $35 for students. 
 
Don't miss the kick-off to the Stage Door Series with a night of exciting duets with guitarist Michael J. Frew in collaboration with a variety of instrumentalists, vocalists, and machines. Come experience the versatility of the world's most popular and beloved instrument, the guitar, with pieces that range from the Renaissance to this very moment. The evening will include a live performance of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, accompanied by new original recordings and a special early incarnation of CSI Guitar Ensemble.  
 
Michael Frew is an adjunct instructor of guitar at the College of Southern Idaho where he coaches jazz combos and teaches class guitar and private lessons. He received his undergraduate degree from Utah State University where he studied with Corey Christiansen. Michael is featured on jazz vocalist Liz Wooley's debut CD, "A Little Bit Romantic" and has performed in jazz ensembles for Carnival Cruises and all over the Northwest.
 
The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed,  the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. Follow up productions include Piano Passport: A Musical Journey, Persistence of Memory, Something Special - The Legacy of R.J. Baxter and the Ineffable Power of Radio, Inside Earth, Wine, and Fire, Dear Elizabeth, Soiled Doves, and The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies.

For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6788.

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

JeromeCommEdCSI Jerome: Community Education Classes This Fall
CSI Jerome Center
104 W Main St., Jerome, ID
Fall 2016 Community Education Courses
 

 
Bubble Art for Kids - 
There are still a few seats left for this class. Reserve yours now!
Saturday, September 24               
1 pm - 3:30 pm                                                                     
Jerome Center

Welcome to the wonderful world of bubble art! You will enjoy the magic of colored bubbles, learn to make your own bubble soap, and then get the chance to create a beautiful bubble painting. You will also learn to make your own bubble wand from sticks.  Instructor: Stacie Rambo. Fee: $10 + $5 for supplies paid to instructor.
 
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
 

BookClubCSI Book Club - The Boys in the Boat
We will meet two times per year on the fifth Thursdays of the month. This year it will be September 29 ,  and March 30, in Hepworth 150 at 1:00 p.m.
 
September's book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

For those who are interested, the first three people who email me, Tracey Meyerhoeffer at  tmeyerhoeffer@csi.edu , to participate will receive a free book.
 
Tracey Meyerhoeffer
Coordinator of Education Assistant Program
tmeyerhoeffer@csi.edu | 208-732-6874







14th Annual CSI Corn Maze
CornMaze
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


Snake River Association for the Education of Young Children's Fall Conference
SnakeRiver
The Snake River Association for the Education of Young Children's Fall Conference will be held Friday, September 30, from 7:00-8:30 pm and Saturday, October 1 ,  from 8:30 am-4:00 pm, in the Rick Allen room, located in the Herrett Center. Friday night is a FREE event and is open to the community.
 
This year we are pleased to present Angela Hanscom. Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook- an internationally recognized program in the United States and New Zealand. She is the author of the nonfiction book, Balanced & Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children.   Angela holds a master's degree in occupational therapy and an undergraduate degree in kinesiology (the study of movement). She has been a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and featured on the NPR education blog, Johnson & Johnson TEDx talks, The Huffington Post, ChicagoNow, Times of India, Jerusalem Post, Children & Nature Network, and MindShift.
 
Participants will learn about the developmental changes that are taking place in children. Participants will learn the underlying reasons why more and more children are presenting with sensory, motor, and social issues as well as a decline in creativity and imaginative play abilities. Participants will learn ways to foster healthy sensory and motor development, creativity, and independence with outdoor play in all environmental settings.
 
This conference is intended for parents, educators, and anyone who works with children. You can visit http://www.timbernook.com/ for additional information about the author and her book.
 
For questions or to register for the conference please contact Jamie Bridges at 208-732-6857 or jbridges@csi.edu  or see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sraeyc.


Jamie Bridges
Toddler Lab Facilitator
jbridges@csi.edu | 208-732-6857
 

WomeninAmerica
"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
 


While everyone is still registering with a CSI Cruise to Wellness Captain for our fall activity challenge, we have listed below the details about our Cruise Itinerary. Remember that your Team Captain is your first contact when you have a question.  Your Captain will also help you report your activity and wellness points on a weekly basis.  
  1. DESTINATION & ID: To help us move your ship around the Caribbean on the Map in the Student Rec Center we will need to know your CSI telephone extension number. That's your Ship ID for the duration of the cruise. Your Captain will gather that information.
  2. LOG EXERCISE: Starting the week of September 26, every time you exercise you earn one (1) mile per minute. For example, if you walk 20 minutes, you earn 20 miles. Note your activity each week on the Personal Log Sheet provided on the Cruise website.
  3. ADD WELLNESS POINTS: Taking a cruise includes more than just exercise. Living well means good behaviors and healthy choices that are also rewarded on this journey. You may also note those points on the same Log Sheet. Find a list of wellness activities also on the Cruise site.
  4. REPORT TO THE CAPTAIN: Turn in your Personal Log Sheet at the end of each week to your Captain. Your final sheet after the eight-week challenge is due the week after Thanksgiving. Don't be late! 
  5. EARN CHANCES TO WIN: Your final total will determine the number of chances you have earned in the drawing. For 1500 miles you earn 1 entry, 2500 miles earns 3 entries and 3500 miles earns 6 entries. Extra bonus points may be earned by attending sponsored CSI walk/race events and more.
  6. CHART YOUR SHIP: Monitor your progress on the Caribbean Map in the Student Rec Center. Your ship will follow the Cruise course and contain your personal ID (phone extension) to help you find it. We will celebrate the end of the Cruise with a party and drawing for the Caribbean Cruise for Two!
We'll see you on board!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269




PAY IT FORWARD

Gilbert's Pantry
What is Gilbert's Pantry?

As some of you may have heard by now, there is a new initiative by our CSI Student Services to help our hungry students. Gilbert's Pantry is opening this Fall.

CSI Student Services is seeking help from our CSI community for non-perishable donations. The PACE Training Committee has recruited individuals to accept donations in different buildings across campus. See list below.

Also, as you work with your students and you hear of those who are in need of food, please send them to Gilbert's Pantry. They make that contact within the Office of Student Affairs. Assistance is provided to students who have a current CSI ID. The process of receiving food is confidential.

This is a great Pay it Forward opportunity. Let's show our students that CSI employees support them in their educational endeavors and we are here to help. If you have specific questions, please contact Rosa, x6289 or via email, rlopez@csi.edu

While there may be no comprehensive nationwide surveys of student hunger, experts have said there is evidence that hunger among college students is rising and may be much higher than the national average for all age groups. Sometimes it is a choice between whether to buy a book for a class or put food on the table for their family. Full-time students don't generally qualify for other assistance unless they are sole support of at least one child.  Bahrampour, Tara. "More college students battle hunger as education and living costs rise." Washington Post, 9 April 2014. 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS for NON PERISHABLE food items...
Amy Barker, Shields - Sandra Bosteder, Hepworth - Lauri Logan, Desert - Katrina Oksten, ATIC - Kindy Combe, Herrett Center - Naysa Sheperd, Evergreen - Rae Jean Larsen, HSHS - Rosette Alberdi, Meyerhoeffer - Ansina Durham, Meyerhoeffer - Tina Standlee, Taylor/Student Union - Pat Weber, Taylor/Student Union - Pam Luper, Taylor/Sutdent Union - John Bottinger, Physical Plant

Please Join Us for our September Pay it Forward Opportunity...the goal has been set for 350 items.
 
Shonna Parsons
Executive Administrative Assistant
sparsons@csi.edu | 208-732-6281


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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