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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
 

     
 
 
The U-pick garden at the College of Southern Idaho is overflowing with raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and melons. 
 
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
 

       
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES: 

October 1, new student application for fall 2017 will open. 

CSI Admissions
admissions@csi.edu | 208-732-6221
 

        
 
 
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


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


        
 
 
Book ordering season is upon us once again. Our textbook requisition website is now ready for you to place your 2017 Spring book orders. Please review the attached instructions for placing textbook requisitions online. Please note that:
  • The deadline for Spring 2017 Book Orders is Friday, October 14
  • Book Buyback for the Spring Semester will be May 8-11, 2017
  • Unless otherwise instructed by your department chair, please submit requisitions for your sections only. The most current course information can be found by logging in to MyCSI, clicking the Faculty tab and using the Course Schedule link found under the More Reports heading to the right of the screen
  • After November 14, please visit bookstore.csi.edu to verify that textbook information is listed accurately for your students to purchase
In order for our campus to be in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, textbook information must be available to students by the first day of registration, November 14 . Therefore, it is critical that I receive your text requisitions on or before the due dates listed above,to allow adequate time for processing. Submitting requisitions in a timely fashion will also help us to avoid backorders, allow time for the packaging and printing of custom materials and to process an accurate buyback list. A complete buyback list will ensure that your students get the maximum possible dollar amount for the books they wish to sell to the Bookstore.
 
I would like to thank you all in advance for your attention in this matter and for your continued efforts to keep me informed of added sections, increased class limits, class cancellations and the like.
 
C.R. Call
Textbook Manager
ccall@csi.edu |  208-732-6556


Silo
The College of Southern Idaho 's Literary Journal - Silo
 
It is my pleasure to announce the 2016 edition of the College of Southern Idaho's literary journal,
Silo, recently published and available at http://www.csi.edu/silo/. This issue includes visual art from CSI students with selected poetry, short fiction, essays and creative non-fiction from regional writers and students. Please refer your family, friends, and associates to this edition, as word of mouth is always the best way to increase exposure. Happy reading!
 
 
Kory Lloyd
Assistant Professor of English
klloyd@csi.edu |  208-732-6811


Gallery
New Art Exhibit in the Jean B. King Gallery
 
There is a new art exhibit in the Jean B. King Gallery featuring the works of Colorado-based artist, Elizabeth Morisette. 

The show is titled  Good Penmanship , with the exhibition consisting of fabric-based pieces created in the form of uppercase and lowercase letters. 

Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to "sign in" using their best penmanship at a student desk in the center of the gallery. 

Ms. Morisette's work explores the artistic side of everyday items and incorporates materials found readily "at hand." 

The show runs through November 26th. The exhibit can be viewed any time during normal Herrett Center hours. For more information visit herrett.csi.edu or call 208-732-6655.
 
Admission to the gallery is always free.  
 
Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu |  208-732-6668


CSI Events
Facebook
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 21
Sep 21 - Oct 5 · by College of Southern Idaho
SEP 21
Sep 21 - Oct 5 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
SEP 21
Sep 21 - Oct 4 · by College of Southern Idaho
SEP 21
Sep 21 - Oct 5 · by College of Southern Idaho
 
SEP 27
Today 5 PM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
SEP 30
Fri 9 AM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
SEP 30
Sep 30 - Oct 13 · by College of Southern Idaho
SEP 30
Sep 30 - Oct 1 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
OCT 3
Oct 3 - Oct 7 · by College of Southern Idaho
OCT 3
Oct 3 - Oct 16 · by College of Southern Idaho
Jerome
 
OCT 4
Tue 5 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
OCT 5
Wed 5 PM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
 
OCT 5
Oct 5 - Oct 8 · Jeanie Cullip is going
Twin Falls
OCT 6
Oct 6 - Oct 7 · 2 friends are going
Twin Falls
 
OCT 6
Thu 5:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
OCT 7
Oct 7 - Oct 10 · 4 guests
Twin Falls
 
OCT 8
Sat 1:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls

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 and October 2016
 
 
Day
Time
Event
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.
 
Saturday, October 1st 
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, October 4th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.

One of the most popular fulldome shows at the Faulkner Planetarium will soon be leaving the schedule for good and we are giving the public one last month of opportunities to experience it on the 50-foot dome. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure was one of the original shows to open in the newly outfitted fulldome theater back in November of 2013 and it was the first ever IMAX large format film to run in the theater. The National Geographic production has proved to be very popular with audiences over the past three years, both as a public program and a program for school field trips. As the end of the three-year performance license approaches we'd like to invite audiences back to experience this amazing show one more time before it disappears from our catalog of available programs.
 
Eighty million years ago, the American Midwest lay beneath a great inland sea, where colossal creatures ruled the waves. From giraffe-necked Styxosaurus and sea birds with teeth, to Tylosaurus, the bus-sized T-Rex of the ocean, these wondrous beasts defy imagination. Following the life of a Dolly, a female dolichorhynchops, you'll she here struggles to survive in a treacherous realm of super predators, brought to life in fulldome. Watch in awe as the prehistoric seas come to life before your very eyes.
 
Planetarium manager Rick Greenawald says of Sea Monsters, "This show made a statement to the residents of south central Idaho that the Faulkner Planetarium was now more than just a theater for astronomy. Audiences were amazed by how realistic the imagery was as they were transported back in time and plunged headlong into the Cretaceous seas. Over the past few years, as the show returned to our active schedule, audiences have continued to come and enjoy this epic adventure. The show has also been a very popular choice of teachers coming to the Herrett Center with their classes for field trips. Given the popularity, we wanted to give audiences one last month to experience the movie again. With the performance license soon to expire we felt that October would be the perfect month to increase the number of weekly showings for the public. After all, October is the month of Halloween and monsters are a staple of Halloween, even if we might not typically think of sea monsters as being associated with the holiday."
 
During the month of October Sea Monsters will play twice weekly, Fridays at 8:00 PM and Saturdays at 2:30 PM. Then, come Saturday, October 29th, the sea monsters will swim for the final time on the Faulkner Planetarium's dome.
 
The Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho's largest planetarium. Movies and shows come to life on its dome thanks to the Evans and Sutherland Digistar 5 fulldome video system. Thousands of people each year enjoy the programs offered by the Faulkner.
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 are admitted free.
The Faulkner Planetarium is located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID. For more information, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu or call (208) 732-6655.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu208-732-6659
 

Brown Bag Events This Week
 
BrownBag
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50. Desert Cafe. 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: What does it mean to "cover" a curriculum?
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

ORCJoin the ORC in Their September Activities 



Bike

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.

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


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 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.


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
 

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

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
 

Active Transportation Week
Active
Whether you usually drive to work, or already commute more sustainably, the  Active Transportation Week Challenge is for you!  We challenge you to think  ACTIVELY this fall when considering how you get to campus. Ride your bike, walk, run, roller-blade, or skateboard!

During this one-week challenge, compete as an individual and/or as part of a group (CSI Department or Student Club). Participants will have a chance to win many fabulous prizes. Some prizes are based on achievement (most participants, most miles, most days), and others are randomly selected, so anyone can win!!

Enjoy free coffee, yogurt, granola bar, and fresh fruit each morning. The check-in kiosk at the CSI bus stop, will be open from 7:30 until noon each day.

Sponsored by the CSI Sustainability Council and the CSI Outdoor Program



 
Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464
 

DolvettDolvett Quince Speaks to CSI Students
Dolvett Quince is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the CSI chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on  October 4 , at 5:00 PM in the  Fine Arts Building, and is free to all CSI students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by Chapman University in Orange, Calif. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast.
 
Dolvett Quince is a veteran health and fitness expert and one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser.  In 2004, he opened his first Body Sculptor Fitness Studio in Atlanta and has built it into the city's premiere health and fitness center. His business attracts such clients as former Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox and world pop sensation Justin Bieber.  Quince will be discussing his experiences conquering childhood challenges, sharing the power of positive thinking to improve overall wellness and offering coaching on implementing health and fitness changes in our own lives.
 
This is the first installment of the 2016-2017 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by the Society. The Society's Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 520 college campuses each month during the academic year, is designed to support The National Society of Leadership and Success's overall mission of Building Leaders Who Make a Better World.
 
About The National Society of Leadership and Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation's best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 520 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 640,000 members. For more information, please visit www.societyleadership.org . Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS, and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theNSLS.  

Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu  | 208-732-6229
 

ItalianThe 14th Annual Italian Buffet - A Student Fundraiser


Students in the College of Southern Idaho's Culinary Arts program will host their 14 th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Café.
 
The event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve a buffet for the general public. The evening's menu includes: sweet and sour Sicilian braised chicken, mild Italian sausage with meatballs, eight-layer lasagna with Bolognese sauce, spaghetti, penne Alfredo, ravioli, and an assortment of salads, breads, and desserts.
              
Tickets are $16 for adults and $8.50 for children, ages 5 - 12. Children under five can eat free. Space is limited in the Desert Café so it's advised that patrons buy their tickets in advance by calling Lauri Logan in the CSI Trade and Industry office at 732-6300.

Dianne Jolovich, MTD
Associate Professor
djolovich@csi.edu  | 208-732-6407
 

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
 

Crucible
CSI Theater Department Presents "The Crucible" 
Tickets are now available for the CSI Theater Department's 2016-2017 season, featuring  The Crucible, Jacob Marley, Julius Caesar, and
Antigonick. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Tickets for each play are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students. Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.
 
The season kicks off with a special joint production of The Crucible with Twin Falls High School's Bruin High Players on October 5 - 8 and 12 - 15. The Crucible, an American classic and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953, recounts the events surrounding the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts during the 17th Century. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft, initiating a flurry of accusations, public trials, and hangings in the small Puritan community. Arthur Miller wrote the play as a vehicle to publicly confront McCarthyism and the trials held by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities, which led to the black-listing of numerous American artists in the 1950s. Join CSI Theater Department, in collaboration with Twin Falls High School Bruin Players as they bring this exciting and fast-paced tale to the CSI stage. There has never been a more relevant time in our society to engage in a discussion of Miller's themes. 
 
The second production, Jacob Marley, runs November 30 - December 3 and December 7 - 10. Marley was dead to begin with...Why was Marley allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path?...Why was Marley so concerned about Scrooge?...We know what happened to Scrooge, but what of Marley? These questions and many more are answered in this new script written from the perspective of the ghost burdened by chains, cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.
 
Julius Caesar will run February 22 - 25 and March 1 - 4. Treachery, intrigue and political motivations are all facets of this classic tale of the ultimate betrayal. In Shakespeare's political tragedy, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. Fearing that he will corrupt the freedom of the State, other members of the government plot to have him killed. In a tumultuous world where politics are vicious, Julius Caesar resonates powerfully with today's audiences.
 
Antigonick rounds out the season April 26 - 29 and May 3 - 6. Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson. Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. It's one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? The CSI Theater, Dance, and Visual Arts Department join creative forces to bring Carson's biting and thrilling translation of Antigone to life in a production that casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family. 
 
For more information or for tickets, call 732-6288.

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

Caveman
Crash Courses in Caveman Living at the Herrett Center
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho offers a crash course in caveman living again this fall. Herrett Exhibits Manager, Joey Heck, will teach building fire.

The one-day class 'Fire!' will be 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Participants will use native materials and household objects to construct a bow drill and fire spindle to ignite your tinder bundle. A fire-making competition will be held at the end of the class. The cost is $15.

Class size is limited in order to assure that everyone can see, hear, and get personal instruction as needed. Participants need to be at least 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration can be done any time ahead of the classes online at Herrett.csi.edu or by calling 732-6655.

Joey Heck
Exhibits Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208-732-6668
 

MVSymphony Magic Valley Symphony 2016-2017 Season "By Request"
This year the Magic Valley Symphony is presenting favorites requested by their fans!  All concerts will be performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the College of Southern Idaho. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
 
Hear the winners of our Youth Soloist Competition, guest artists harpist Sarah Close and jazz pianist Sarah Wagoner. At the request of one adult and two young fans, the Symphony adds Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some Copland, and Matesky's Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

Tickets: adult $10/senior $8/student $6 available at the CSI Box Office, five Twin Falls retail stores,
and at the door.

More information can be found at  www.mvsymphony.org.

Paula Sinclair
 

DirectoriesOrder Print Copies of CSI Employee Telephone Directory Now 
Note: DO NOT contact the HR office for these directories.
 
The 2016-17 CSI Employee Telephone Directory is now available in print to be ordered from the COPY CENTER. You do not NEED to have this directory in hard copy if you are good at looking this information up online. Many of us still like the hard copy as a quick reference, however.  The cost is a minimal $2.60 each and must be billed to your department.
 
Please complete this form online to place your order. Check with your supervisor or administrative assistant for assistance with billing numbers if needed. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


1. Join a team by contacting a Captain or offering to captain a team of your own!  Please also give your CSI telephone extension to your Captain to identify your ship.

2. Every time you exercise (walk, group fitness, jogging, lift weights, ride a bike, etc.), you earn one (1) mile per minute. For example, if you walk for 20 minutes, you complete 20 miles on your cruise trip.

3. If a wellness activity is performed, you also enter the activity and the associated earned points (1 point each) on the same entry form. Activities at the bottom of the Wellness Activities sheet count for 50 points per week if performed all seven days. Additional bonus points may be earned by participating in CSI-sponsored activities such as walk/run races along the way.

4 . Once you complete a weekly log sheet return it to your team Captain to be recorded. 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.

5. Monitor your progress on the Map in the Student Rec Center as your cruise ship moves through the Caribbean. Finish a cruise and receive entries into the grand prize drawing for a free cruise for two to the Caribbean. You need not be present to win.

6. Attend the end of cruise Luau to see if you win the cruise! Participants need not be present to win cruise for two.

Receive Rewards and Prizes

The Wellbeing Team met and has approved a travel voucher in the amount of $1200  to the lucky winner of the employee drawing. A Cruise Planner's certificate offers a lot of flexibility because it's like a credit you can use where you want. If our winner has cruised before you might have loyalty status built up with a particular cruise line and can chose to sail with them. You may also use the certificate towards the total cost of a full package that includes airfare, transfers, cruise fare,  excursions, and more.  This is a taxable benefit, so do check with our payroll office about the possible tax consequences should you win this prize.

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.

There is now a donation drop off at the CSI Jerome Center! 

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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