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The United States Department of Education has notified the College of Southern Idaho that it has been selected to receive funding under the Title III "Strengthening Institutions Program" for the first budget period to begin Oct. 1. The purpose of the federally funded program is to help institutions of higher education become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions. 
 
Developed through the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Title III, SIP project is a collaborative community and institution-wide effort to meet the specific educational needs of Southern Idaho. Funding includes $444,786 for the first of five scheduled project years. Total funding for the five year project is scheduled at $2,212,042.
 
Project activities and expenses are specifically targeted to the following objectives:
  • Fortify dual credit enrollment and advising systems
  • Increase services targeted to regional Hispanic Population
  • Improve programs and systems for "non-traditional" students
  • Strengthen technology and communication access and structures across five campus locations. 
CSI President Jeff Fox said, "Title III grant applications are highly competitive, and CSI is fortunate to have this opportunity. We will use the funds provided by the grant to pursue objectives to strengthen the College of Southern Idaho."
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208-732-6775


 
 
 


The CSI Jerome Center, located at 104 West Main Street in Jerome, now has a full-service testing center at its location.  Placement tests, tests for CSI courses, and tests for other colleges and universities can be proctored at the center.
 
Testing is done by appointment only.  Appointments may be made by calling 208-324-5101 or 208-732-6464, or by emailing jerometesting@csi.edu.
 
For more information about the Jerome Testing Center please watch their latest video: https://youtu.be/awC_qC5erbE

Elaine Bryant
Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu | 208-934-8678


   
 
 
The Fall 2016 Dual Credit  admission deadline is 9/16/2016.  New students, those who have never taken a CSI dual credit course before, must apply for admission online to the CSI Dual Credit Program by 9/16/2016. Students will not be granted admission after 9/16/2016.

 

The Fall 2016 Dual Credit registration deadline is 9/23/2016.

 

Kelly Wilson

Admissions Coordinator
kwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6284


     
 
 
POWER Engineers is leading a major redesign of the College of Southern Idaho's website to support both students' progress toward reaching their educational goals and the college's operations.
 
The college, located in Twin Falls, Idaho, awarded POWER a contract to create a new, secure website that will be easier for visitors to navigate, understand and search for needed information. The website also will enable greater collaboration with social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
 
"POWER appreciates CSI's vision to give students, faculty, staff and the public a streamlined experience that encourages them to explore resources on the website and to work together," said Matt Cox, Geospatial Consulting project manager for POWER. "We are pleased that our services will help provide the college a richer platform for future development of its content."
The refreshed csi.edu website will feature a responsive design, adapting its display for the best viewing on different digital devices.
 
Among the new features, students will have the ability to register for upcoming courses, view their class schedules, track their progress toward graduation or certification as well as pay for tuition and related fees. Students also will get alerts for submitting financial aid and scholarship applications, completing course evaluations, scheduling advisory health check-ups, and other time-sensitive events.
 
The new site will feature improvements on the faculty and staff pages. CSI instructors will be able to view data to analyze student activities and see trends. They also will have an improved ability to search for employee information such as policies, benefits and campus resources.
The website redesign is expected to take about eight to ten months to complete.
 
About POWER Engineers
POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage, facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering, architectural, and program management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 2,100 employees and more than 45 offices throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.powereng.com.

Kevin Mark
Chief Technology Officer
kmark@csi.edu | 208-732-6295


     
 
 
CSI Employees, take a look at the CSI Online Directory to make sure we are using the correct picture for your profile. If we aren't, please e-mail CSI Service Desk at helpdesk@csi.edu with an attachment of the picture you'd like to use. 

If you no longer have your newer photos or need to see them again, please e-mail Doug Maughan at dmaughan@csi.edu . Please include which year/semester your photo was taken, that will help. He'll make sure you get them via email. 

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


   
 
 
Fall 2016  Certificate of Residency forms must be submitted to your county by  12/1/2016. Students are encouraged to submit their Certificate of Residency Form to their county at the time of registration and should mark both fall and spring enrollment on the form.

 

Kelly Wilson
Admissions Coordinator
kwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6284


LACTell Your Students About the L.A.C.
The Learning Assistance Center offers support for CSI Students in a variety of ways.

± Friendly Free Peer Tutoring for specific class content such as math or writing
± New learning approaches to test preparation, avoiding procrastination and more
± Group study areas
± 30 open computers and laptop plug-in stations

How can you find us? Check out this video https://youtu.be/JyKVzBy0DbQ Call with any questions (732-6685) or check out our website http://www.csi.edu/ip/adc/lap/ .

Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 208-732-6685


ELCThe Early Learning Center Has Two Openings for Fall Semester


The Early Learning Center Has 2 Openings for Fall Semester
 
12 mo-2 years (Infant/Toddler)-1 opening
3-5 years (Preschool Room)-1 opening
Information about the Center
HOURS:  6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
*Staff/Faculty/Community can pick up children as late as 5:15 p.m.
Fall, Spring, Summer semesters, and all year care is available.
 
Fees
Non-Refundable Registration fee $75.00 per semester, per child
Infants/Toddlers (Rooms 1 & 2) -$525.00 per month
Preschool (Rooms 3 & 4) - $450.00 per month
  • Faculty/Staff & Community Members- pay an additional $25.00 per month
  • Part-time fee is $100 less per month
  • Part-time blocks run from 7:00-12:00 or 12:00-5:00, choose one block for part-time care
The center provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Within the program's daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, explore, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences.
Jennifer Patterson
Early Learning Center Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208-732-6645

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 6
Sep 6 - Sep 9 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
SEP 6
Sep 6 - Sep 19 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
SEP 10
Sat 4 PM · Jeanie Cullip is going
Twin Falls
SEP 10
Sat 7 PM · 1 guest
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
SEP 15
Thu 3 PM
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 August & September 2016
 
 
Day
Time
Event
 
Wednesday, September 7th
7:30 pm
Astronomy Talk: The Great American Eclipse, T-Minus One Year.
 
Friday, September 9th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Led Zeppelin.
 
Saturday, September 10th 
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.
8:30 pm to midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party weather permitting.
 
Tuesday, September 13th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.

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

Brown Bag Events This Week
 
BrownBag
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50. Hepworth 176. Host: Tiffany Seeley-Case. Bring your lunch.

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: Inquiry/Grouping Strategies.
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
~Evin, Jan, Janea, Shane, and Tiffany
  The Brown Bag Committee

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

Week 1: September 5-September 9
Cash kickoff Accepting donations to assist directly with restoration and relief efforts.

Week 2: September 12-September 16  
Toiletry Truckload Help by donating toiletry products of all types from toilet paper and tooth paste to feminine hygiene products.

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.

Note: You can also contribute cash to this fundraiser by donating to the CSI Foundation. Simply go to the CSI Foundation website at www.csi.edu/foundation. Scroll down to the large red buttons 'Send by Mail' or 'Send Online.' Important! Be sure you specify that you want your donation applied to the CSI EMS Louisiana Relief Fund. All goods and materials listed will be accepted throughout the event.

SPONSORED BY: CSI EMS PROGRAM                                                                                   

For more information please visit the Health Sciences building at the north side of the CSI main campus in Twin Falls during the month of September.

Gabe Gutierrez


      
 
 
DROP-IN FITNESS CLASS 
Free with a membership;  $3 without

We will start adding Drop-In Fitness classes in the next few weeks. Starting on Tuesday mornings September 6, at 6:00 a.m. we will debut 'REFIT REVOLUTION in room 236 and again on Thursday evenings from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. Refit is a fitness program designed to engage the whole person Body + Mind + Soul. This cardio class is designed for all ages and fitness levels. The music and moves are carefully selected to maintain a positive, family-friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit refitrev.com.

OUTDOOR REC. ACTIVITIES
Be sure to pick-up an Outdoor Rec. Adventure brochure from our front desk. Unbelievable prices on awesome ADVENTURES!  

John Twiss
CSI Student Recreation Center Director
johntwiss@csi.edu |  208-732-6470


Mascot Scholarship Opportunity for Students Mascot
If you know of a student looking for a scholarship opportunity let them know about this!


Julie Wright-Leggett
Instructor, Fine Arts 
jwright@csi.edu | 208-732-6472
 

Piano Master Classes and Del Parkinson in Concert Del
The College of Southern Idaho Music Department will host monthly Piano Master Classes open to teachers and students. Attendance at the Master class is free and open to the public. Students and/or teachers may register to perform for the Master Teacher by contacting Sue Miller at smiller@csi.edu.

There will be a $7.00 registration fee for performers.
Performers must have memorized music to perform.

Del Parkinson, Sept. 16, 3-5p
Dr. Svetlana Maddox, Oct. 21, 3-5p
Mark Neiwirth, Nov. 11, 3-5p

First Show In The Line Up - Del Parkinson

The College of Southern Idaho Music Department will present pianist Del Parkinson in recital at 7:30 p.m. on September 16, in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $6/students and are available at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office. 
 
Del Parkinson will perform a program entitled "Once Upon a Time." The program demonstrates the narrative power of music in selections by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Bernstein, and Gershwin. The program will blend narration with live performance. The performer will describe the story behind each piece before playing it on the piano. "Music can express that which words cannot.  Music will paint pictures, spin a yarn, and convey emotions," Parkinson said. "Each masterwork on this program tells a tale!" 
 
Del Parkinson began studying piano at age five in his hometown of Blackfoot, Idaho. He now holds a doctor of music degree from Indiana University and a postgraduate diploma from The Juilliard School. He was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays grant for graduate study in London. He was coordinator of piano instruction at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he taught for eight years, and is now professor of piano at Boise State University, where he joined the faculty in 1985. 
 
His London debut recital was on the American Bicentennial Series, and his New York debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall was sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He has performed with the Guadalajara Symphony, the Indiana University Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Utah Symphony, and the Boise Philharmonic. He is featured on four compact disc recordings: The American Piano Quartet and The American Piano Duo's Mendelssohn Two-Piano Concerto, Rachmaninoff Duo Piano Works, and Celebrating Gershwin. He is the recipient of the Boise State University foundation scholar award for creative activity, the Boise mayor's award for artistic excellence, the Morrison Center honor medallion, the Idaho Commission on the Arts career fellowship award, and the Idaho governor's award for excellence in the arts. He has recorded seven CDs and is recognized on the international roster of Steinway artists.   
 
For more information contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6288
 
Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288
 

Health Occupation Day - For High School Juniors and Seniors
HealthOcc
Help the CSI Admissions Office by spreading the word about Health Occupation Day. This event is for Juniors and Seniors who are in high school and are interested in a Health Occupation. 

 

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
 



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 destination and your CSI telephone extension number.  That's your Ship ID for the duration of the cruise. Your Captain will gather that information. Find destinations on the Cruise website.
  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 onboard!
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


On Friday, September 9, the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program and Office of Student Affairs will sponsor information and events in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day , which actually lands on a Saturday this year.  This is the first of several wellness events this school year to be shared between employees and students. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. 
 
Please check the wellness site for information on the signs and symptoms and about getting help for yourself or someone you know and love.  
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


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