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TransportationActive Transportation Week is Coming
Sarah Harris
Lab Manager, Biology
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813

SIEDOSIEDO Accepts Award for "12 Cool Things" Campaign
The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its "12 Cool Things" project, in the Special Purpose Print Promotion category from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was accepted by Jeff McCurdy, SIEDO Executive Board Treasurer and city of Rupert Financial Officer, during the IEDC Annual Conference, held Sept. 17 - 20, in Toronto, Ontario.
"It was an honor to receive this award among our national and international peers and to showcase the creative ways we are communicating Southern Idaho's message nationally and across the globe," said McCurdy. 
The "12 Cool Things" project was created in part to attract new talent to the region to fill the expanding job market. A new edition is released quarterly to give residents and visitors a fresh set of fun experiences no matter the season. Zip-lining over the canyon, soaking in natural hot pools, exploring the Oregon Trail, and sampling delicious regional food are just a few of the "cool things" you will find in Southern Idaho.

"We're proud to live in a region that offers so many career and recreational opportunities that make Southern Idaho a great place to live, work and play," said Connie Stopher, SIEDO Executive Director. "We hope residents and tourists turn to the '12 Cool Things' project as their guide to Southern Idaho."
"On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization," said Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair. "Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community, but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use as a benchmark."
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  To learn more about SIEDO and/or the Southern Idaho region, please visit us online at southernidaho.org .
Ervina Covcic
Administrative Assistant, SIEDO
ervinac@southernidaho.org | 208.732.6459 EXT: 6990

AcademicIntegrityAcademic Integrity Spotlight
We want to see academic integrity in our classrooms, but unfortunately, we often focus on this important issue only after an academic integrity violation has occurred. The "Giving Voices to Values" curriculum focuses on encouraging students to think about their values and how they will act on them before they find themselves in a situation where those values may be challenged. This is a great resource for those who want to encourage integrity and not just discourage dishonesty. 
More information about this curriculum can be found at http://www.darden.virginia.edu/ibis/initiatives/giving-voice-to-values/.

The curriculum itself can be found at
Christie Waters
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
cwaters@csi.edu |  208.732.6807
CSI Academic Integrity Committee

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

RaspberriesEnd of the Season Special at the Breckenridge Farm
Dawn Wendland
Student Services Specailist
dwendland@csi.edu | 208.732.6401

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

DellStudent Offer from Dell About to End
*Offer valid 05/02/2017-09/29/17 7:00AM ET on select systems found at dell.com/studentoffer. Coupon valid with select other offers, but not with other coupons. One per customer. One time use only. Valid for U.S. Dell Member Purchase Program/Dell University new purchases only. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors. Not valid for resellers and/or online auctions. Offers shown for consumer purchases only. Intel, the Intel Logo, Intel Inside, Intel Core, and Core Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
*Rewards are issued to your online Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards Account (available via your HYPERLINK "http://dell.com/" Dell.com My Account) typically within 30 business days after your order's ship date; Rewards expire in 90 days (except where prohibited by law). "Current rewards balance" amount may not reflect the most recent transactions occurring within the past 30 business days. Up to 6% rewards only on Dell Preferred Account purchases. Up to 3% reward on all other purchases. Bose products only eligible for up to 3% rewards. Total rewards earned may not exceed $2,000 within a 3 month period. Outlet purchases do not qualify for rewards. Expedited Delivery not available on certain TVs, monitors, batteries and adapters. Other exceptions apply. Not valid for resellers and/or online auctions. See http://dell.com/rewardsfaq" Dell.com Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors. (c) 2017 Dell Inc. 212880

Danika Casas
Marketing Support Specialist, Dell | Dell University
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
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.
Tues, Oct. 3
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.  
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
Fri, Oct. 6  
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.
Sat, Oct. 7
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Astronaut, Wall of China and a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
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.
Tues, Oct. 10
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Colorism: Discrimination amongst People of Color.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Ooky Spooky Light Show.

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

CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls
Mindfulness & Meditation
Dates:  Sept. 26-Nov. 14 
Days:  Tuesdays
Time:  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $99 
Location:  Gym 236
Instructor:  Robin Lopez, LCSW
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

Reiki Level Two: Training & Attunement
Dates:  October 7
Days:  Saturday
Time: 1 0 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee:  $299
Location:  Shields 107
Instructor:  Sandy March
Basic Astrology for the Curious
Date: October 7
Day: Saturday
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fee: $50
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Morgan Jeno

Researching & Clearing Negative Energies
Dates: OCtober 11-18
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $49
Location: Shields 106
Instructor: Sandy March
For more information about any of the above mentioned classes visit: 

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

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Oct. 6 Steve T Reeder Memorial Logan, UT


Opponent Location
Sept. 29 & 30 Utah State University  Logan, UT
Oct. 6 Utah Valley University Rodeo Spanish Fork, UT


Sept. 29 Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 7 pm
Oct. 6 Colorado Northwestern Rangely, CO 7 pm
Oct. 7 USU Eastern Price, UT 3 pm


Sept. 26 Scout Day Twin Falls, ID 1 pm
Sept. 30 College of Idaho  Twin Falls, ID 1 pm
Oct. 7 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 12 pm


Sept. 30 College of Idaho Twin Falls, ID TBA
Oct. 1 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID TBA
Oct. 6 College of Idaho Caldwell, ID TBA
Oct. 8 Utah State and Utah Valley Logan, UT TBA

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

OutdoorRecCSI Outdoor Recreation Activities

Mountain Bike Wednesdays * Every Wednesday * 5:30 pm @ Auger Falls
Spend the evening riding and learning basic bike skills with the ORC. All gear is provided. Register with  jtwiss@csi.edu  by 12 p.m. each Wednesday to find out the ride's location. This event is FREE for CSI students taking 7+ credits, $2 for CSI Faculty/Staff and $11 for community members. The event is free for everyone who brings their own gear.

Road Bike RidesEvery Monday/Wednesday * 12 pm @ the ORC
This event is FREE for CSI Students taking 7+ credits and CSI Faculty/Staff. Community members are $2. Get your cardio on!

Climb at Dierke's Lake * October 3 * 5-8 pm
Learn to rock climb at the local crag with the CSI ORC! All gear plus instruction is provided. CSI students taking 7+ credits are $5, CSI Faculty/Staff are $16, and community members are $22.  Call 732-6475 to register. Space is limited!

Southern Utah Weekend Adventure * October 6-9 
Join the ORC on a scenic camping adventure in Southern Utah around St. George and Zion National Park!  We'll spend three days camping, biking and hiking in the beautiful area. Get ready to explore! * Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., October 3, at the ORC building. Attendance to this pre-trip meeting is required in order to go on this trip. CSI full time students are $55, CSI Faculty/Staff are $160, and community members are $213. Space is limited and there are no refunds.
Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

BrownBagBrown Bag Sessions This Week

~The CSI Brown Bag Committee~

Topic This Week: Are My Lessons Boring?

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!  
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
JeromeCommEdCSI Community Education - Jerome 

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

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 Student 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
OokyThe Ooky Spooky Light Show at the Planetarium

October is just around the corner and with it comes all kinds of Halloween hijinks. This year the Faulkner Planetarium gets back in on the fun with a new program offering up Halloween-themed light show. The
Ooky Spooky Light Show debuts Tuesday, October 3
rd and runs throughout the month culminating in a special evening of Halloween showings.
After a four-year hiatus, Halloween programming returns to the theater with this program produced by Flint, Michigan's Longway Planetarium. The Ooky Spooky Light Show offers up family fun for all ages. The playlist of songs include: This is Halloween, I Put a Spell On You, Somebody's Watching Me, Night on Bald Mountain, Ghostbusters, Superstition, Bad Moon Rising, Spirit in the Sky, Monster Mash and Thriller. While your ears feast on these tunes, your eyes will feast on the choreographed visuals filling the planetarium's 50-foot dome. Wrapped in sound and light you will catch the spirit of the season in no time.
The Ooky Spooky Light Show runs on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, Fridays at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM and Saturdays at 2:30, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM starting October 3rd and running through October 28th. A special slate of Halloween Day showings will be announced as the holiday approaches.
Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID, the Faulkner Planetarium is the largest planetarium in the state. It has served the public for 22 years and is proud to bring some of the finest fulldome planetarium shows in the world to audiences of south central Idaho.
Admission prices to planetarium shows are $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 student, including CSI students with a valid student ID; children under age 2 admitted free.
For more information, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu or call (208) 732-6655.
Rick Greenawald 
Planetarium Manager, Herrett Center
rgreenawald@csi.edu |  208.732.6659
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

RefugeRefuge in America Presented by Social Science and Humanities Symposium
Matt Reynolds
Associate Professor of Sociology
mreynolds@csi.edu | 208.732.6861

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
AlzheimersAlzheimer's Association Raises Funds with Community Walk October 14
Note: This event is close to the heart of CSI employee Cari Eskridge.  Please consider leading or joining a team!
We are so excited to announce that the Alzheimer's Association has opened an office in Twin Falls to serve the South Central Idaho! We are excited to call the College of Southern Idaho our partner in community awareness! For years CSI has opened its campus to support our cause by hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please let me share a little bit about the Alzheimer's Association: we provide care and support to those affected by the disease and those who are caregivers, we advocate and we accelerate research. The Alzheimer's Association also provides on demand educational seminars, support groups, clinical trial pairing and our 1-800 number provides 24 hour answers to your questions and offers resources in your community. When would you like us to present to your company or family?
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, we have mobilized thousands of people in your community to join the fight against Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Our walk in your community is October 14, 2017 at the College of Southern Idaho. Let's make this year's walk the most amazing ever! Register for the Walk at www.alz.org/walk, click on Twin Falls. There is no cost to register. Our hope is that our amazing community will raise $200.00 (or more) per person and elevate awareness in South Central Idaho and allow continued programming. Can't wait to see you at CSI on October 14, 2017!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

RoadSustainability Council Active Transportation Week is October 2-6
As we get ready for Active Transportation Week at CSI, please note these helpful rules about Idaho's unique rules for bike riders on our streets. A recent report by KTVB also addresses confusion about Idaho's Stop Law for bicyclists noted in the rules below.  

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

HelpNeed to Talk to Someone? Try the CSI Employee Assistance Program
The CSI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE and completely confidential benefit for our employees and families that need to talk about life and work issues with a trained professional counselor or advisor.  Two different providers are available and will respond to your phone calls 24/7.  Find contact information the Human Resources Benefits site at http://hr.csi.edu/benefits/insurance.asp#eap
You may also contact anyone in the HR office to ask about these services, get more information, or let us know of any difficulties in connecting with a provider. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

OuchHave a Workplace "Outch?" Try a Free Ergonomic Assessment
Your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program is committed to everyone having a pain-free workplace!  That's why we offer FREE ergonomic assessments provided by the Center for Physical Rehabilitation (CPR) to employees experiencing pain, numbness, or other general discomfort at your desk or other type of work situation. 
Your first step is to share your issue with your supervisor to let them know of the problem and start a discussion about changes that could improve your situation.  If you agree to continue with an assessment, either one of you may contact your Wellbeing Coordinator by email to jheatwole@csi.edu with your best contact information and we will have CPR schedule an appointment with you directly.  Once you have met with a member of their team, please share your results with your supervisor to discuss next steps.  Usually easy changes can effect a quick and helpful remedy. 
Any other costs will be incurred by your department.  The Wellbeing Program does not pay for modifications or equipment. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

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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