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EnterpriseWebEnterprise Web Initiative

1. Identity Management - Complete
2. Public Website - In Process
3. Employee Intranet - In Process
4. Student Portal - In Process

Student Success Operational Maturity
  • Branding/Recruitment Content
  • Modern Student Applications
    (Admissions, Financial Aid, Graduation)
  • Student Progress Tracking
  • Enhanced Orientation & Registration
  • Department Websites
  • Business Workflows
  • Team Workspaces
  • Dashboards
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Scalable Design for Future Needs

September 2017- Begin Content Curation with pilot group
October 2017- Begin Content Curation campus wide

Schedule Kick-off meetings per department
Explain process * Define roles * Create a target timeline

Nancy Newland
IT Service Owner
nnewland@csi.edu | 208.732.6238

MillionCSI Receives $1.6 Million Gift to Help Students in Agriculture-Related Courses
College of Southern Idaho students who are seeking an agriculture-related degree, including a few who may not have even been born yet, have a new friend. Bob Dickenson has donated $1.6 million to the CSI Foundation with the stipulation that it all be used for financial assistance to students pursuing agriculture degrees. It's one of the largest gifts the college has ever received.

Debra Wilson, CSI Foundation Executive Director, says Dickenson was impressed with CSI's ag program when she met him in 2012. He began making major gifts to the Foundation at that time, instructing CSI to award all of the funds to students currently enrolled in ag programs. As his partnership and friendship with the college grew over the next five years, he chose to establish a trust that would continue to benefit students at CSI after his death. What makes this gift unusual, said Wilson, is that Mr. Dickenson wants the entire amount, plus interest, to be distributed to students. Many donors choose to provide endowments, which means the Foundation is allowed to use only the interest earned and not the original gift itself.

"Bob said he didn't want a building named for him or any other honor," said Wilson. "He just wanted his money to go to students for the next 20 years. Including anticipated interest over the life of the donation, the Dickenson gift will provide a total of approximately $2.5 million, or more through scholarship disbursements of $128-thousand per year to ag degree-seeking students."

CSI's Ag Department Chair, Barry Pate, is working with the Foundation to create long-standing strategies to recruit and help ag students over the next 20 years. "We have never had an opportunity like this. We would like to set up some competitive scholarship opportunities that are tied to students' financial needs as well as to student leadership training and other activities," said Pate.

Dickenson died in 2016. He and and his wife, Ellie, were longtime ranchers from the Reno, Nevada area. In addition to the gift to CSI, the Bob and Ellie Dickenson Trust also provides a similar amount to the University of Nevada, Reno, for graduate-level agriculture degrees.

The College of Southern Idaho was founded as a comprehensive community college with a strong connection to the community's agriculture base, said CSI instructional dean and former ag department chair Terry Patterson. "It seem fitting that this very generous gift target students seeking agriculture education pathways. Mr. Dickenson obviously recognized the quality of our Agriculture Department and trusted the CSI Foundation to further help student with his gift,"

Students who are considering pursuing higher education in any of the agriculture programs offered at CSI are invited to contact Barry Pate at 208-732-6415 or at bpate@csi.edu

Deb Wilson
Executive Director, CSI Foundation
dwilson@csi.edu | 208.732.6245
MaintenanceProper Process for Non-Emergency Maintenance Requests
Our maintenance guys have been rather busy this last summer with A/C dysfunctions, power outages, and various unexpected events. There have been a bevy of calls and emails directly to our maintenance guys and there has been some work that has been delayed due to the muddled communication. For future reference, on incidents involving non-emergency maintenance, please fill out a work order. While our maintenance guys are sometimes around to answer phones in the office, they are always able to check their work orders. So if you have a room that is too hot/cold, a leaky drinking fountain, a light bulb that is out in your office, or any other non-emergency situation, fill out a work order.
To report an issue:
  • Go to the faculty and staff tab
  • Select forms
  • Scroll down to maintenance work order
  • Fill out your log-in credentials
  • Please be specific with your issue.
  • The submittal password is password (If you are having trouble, contact Eli Jensen ext.6603)
For emergency situations, call the maintenance direct line 208-732-6600.
Eli Jensen
Administrative Assistant, Maintenance
ejensen@csi.edu | 208.732.6603
EarlyEarly Learning Center Openings

We still have openings for 2-year olds!


6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
*Staff/Faculty/Community can pick up children as late as 5:15

Fall, Spring, Summer semesters, and all year care available


Non-Refundable Registration fee $75.00 per semester, per child
Infants/Toddlers (Rooms 1 & 2) -$550.00 per month
Preschool (Rooms 3 & 4) - $475.00 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
Learning Center & Lab School Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 208.732.6645
WorkStudyDo You Have a Student Looking for a Work Study Position?
The Advising Center is looking for one more eligible work study who has a flexible schedule and can be available to work 12 hours per week. The pay is $9.00 per hour. Please send interested students to the Advising Center front desk for an application. 

Other work study job postings can be found at:  https://www.csi.edu/financialAid/workstudy_jobs.asp

Chelsea Bickers
Office Specialist
cbickers@csi.edu | 208.732.6250 

MenteeLet Your Students Know About the New CSI Mentor Program

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

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

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

RecycleCSI Has Multiple Recycle Options
We have many opportunities to recycle on the College of Southern Idaho campus. By recycling we reduce our carbon footprint and the waste that goes into our landfills. You can recycle paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, tin cans, and numerous types of plastics. The CSI Welding Department recycles used steel to reduce program costs. As the chief recycling collector for the College of Southern Idaho I have had the opportunity to give second life to many products on campus. Our STEM program has used aluminum cans and 2-liter bottles  in experiments and I have used cardboard boxes for moving and storage.  

If you have any questions about recycling feel free to contact me (jlemoine@csi.edu) or any of the Sustainability Council members.  Let's continue to work together to keep our carbon footprint low and our campus beautiful!
Joseph Lemoine
Recycling Member of the Sustainability Council
jlemoine@csi.edu  |  208.732.6600

FoundationHelp the CSI Foundation Prepare Their Annual Report
The CSI Foundation is preparing our Annual Report to send out to the community. We have decided to make the centerfold a photographic representation of "CSI in a day." To do that WE NEED YOUR HELP.

On Wednesday September 13, 2017 we are asking all CSI Employees and Students to take a picture of what they are doing at some point during the day. (Action shots are the most exciting.) After you take your picture please email it to me at tharmon@csi.edu. You can also upload your pictures on any social media platform using #CSIFound.

Please mark your calendars and plan on sharing a moment (or two) with us on Wednesday September 13.

Tamara Harmon
Administrative Assistant, CSI Foundation
tharmon@csi.edu | 208.732.6249

SummerBridgeCSI Summer Bridge to Success Program
We had another successful summer with the Bridge to Success Program. If you haven't heard this an intensive ten-week summer program that provides first time, degree-seeking students a head start in their transition to CSI. The program introduces students to the academic expectations of CSI, specifically for degrees that require challenging first-semester coursework in math. Moreover, the program develops 21st century skills that are essential in the classroom and in the workplace, promotes community engaged learning, familiarizes students to valuable campus resources to increase student success, and fosters social and academic relationships with peers, faculty, and staff. For more information visit: http://www.csi.edu/bridgetosuccess/ .

John Hughes
Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549 
PlanetariumHerrett Center Planetarium and Observatory Schedule 

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours. *
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sept 8 
7 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes and live sky tour.
Sept 9
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 and live sky tour.
7 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
8:45-12 am
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party (weather permitting).
Sept 12
7-9 pm
Art Reception: LaVar Steel - Highlights from the Permanent Collection.
7 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: A Perspective on the World's Huddled Masses 
Sept 15 
7 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8 pm
Planetarium Show: Black Holes and live sky tour.
Sept 16
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 and live sky tour.
7 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
8 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
Sept 19
6 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.

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

Observatory Activities 

Saturday, September 9 , 8:45 PM to midnight
Monthly free star party - Saturn, Neptune, deep-sky targets, waning gibbous (82%) moon (rises late).  Free admission.
Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Astronomy talk "Introducing Sagittarius, the Centaur Archer" - The history, mythology, and interesting celestial targets in this summer zodiac constellation.  Admission: Adults $2.50, students $1.50, children 6 and under free.  Telescope viewing will follow the talk until 10:30 PM.  Admission: $1.50 or free with talk or paid planetarium show admission.

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

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

OutdoorRecCSI Outdoor Recreation Activities

Road Bike Rides: Every Monday/Wednesday * 12 pm @ the ORC 
FREE to CSI Students (7+ credits), Staff, and Faculty / $2 Community * Get your cardio on!
Mountain Bike WednesdaysEvery Wednesday (Auger Falls Starting Sept 20) * 5:30 pm On Campus Spend  the evening riding and learning basic bike skills with the ORC * All Gear Provided * Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 pm each Wednesday to find out the ride's location* FREE to CSI Students (7+ credits) * $2 CSI Staff/Faculty * $11 Community (FREE if you BYOG)
Sun Valley Hike: September 9 * 8 am-5 pm                                                                                              Hike  into one of the hidden lakes near Sun Valley! No experience needed, just good footwear! This trip includes transportation * Meet at CSI ORC * $10 CSI Student (7+ credits) * $30 CSI Staff/Faculty * $41 Community * Call 732-6475 to register
Sunset SUP: September 7 * 5:30-7:00 pm 
Grab your friends for an evening on the Snake practicing some SUP yoga, paddling to the bridge, and enjoying the beautiful weather of Southern Idaho! No experience necessary! * Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $16 Staff/Faculty / $26 Community * Call 732-6475 to register

Intro to Climbing at Auger Falls: September 12 * 5-8 pm 
Learn to rock climb at the local crag with the CSI ORC! * All gear + instruction provided * $5 CSI Students (7+ Credits) * $16 CSI Staff/Faculty * $22 Community * Call 732-6475 to register - limited space!
Sunset Paddle * September 14 * 5:30-7:30PM *  Explore the Snake River Canyon via kayak! See cool features of our local recreational river * Limited Space * No Refunds * All gear is included in this trip, and no experience is necessary! * Cost: $5 CSI Students (7+ credits) * $16 CSI Staff/Faculty * $26 Community (must be 16 and older) * Call 732-6475 to register

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697

PlanetNinePlanet Nine Opens at the Faulkner Planetarium
Ask someone how many planets there are in the Solar System and-depending on their age-they'll likely answer either eight or nine. While most adults grew up in a world with nine planets, since 2006 schoolchildren have learned that Pluto is too small and different to qualify for the planet club. Pluto's reclassification came on the heels of astronomer Mike Brown's 2005 discovery of Eris, a similar icy dwarf beyond Neptune that forced astronomers to carefully consider what is-and isn't-a planet. With over 1000 Kuiper Belt objects sharing Pluto's and Eris's orbital realm, their planetary status vanished in the wake of astronomical discovery. Pluto and Eris were labeled dwarf planets, and Mike Brown became known as the "Pluto Killer." Now, Brown could be ready to rewrite the textbooks again.

Planet Nine, the latest show debuting in the Faulkner Planetarium, examines the possibility that a large, yet-undiscovered planet orbits at the icy fringes of the Solar System. Brown and his collaborator, Konstantin Batygin, theorize that the gravity of an unseen, Neptune-sized world, whose orbit spans tens of millennia, may explain the puzzling motions of Pluto's most distant Kuiper Belt cousins. What is their evidence?  Does it really point to the possible existence of a ninth planet? How soon might Planet Nine be found? Planet Nine details Brown's search for a needle in a very big haystack, with only scant clues hinting at where to look, and offers a glimpse of the challenges and strategies of modern astronomical research.

Planet Nine, a production of America's first planetarium, Chicago's Adler Planetarium, features narration by Mike Brown detailing the search for a dim, dark, and distant world beyond Neptune.

Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, the Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho's largest, serving the public for nearly 22 years by proudly bringing some of the world's finest planetarium shows to south central Idaho audiences.

Planetarium admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for students, including CSI students with a valid student ID. Children under age 2 are admitted free.

Planet Nine opens September 5 th with showings on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM, and Saturdays at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM throughout September. The show will remain on the public schedule when show times change October 1 st.

For more information, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu or call (208) 732-6655.
Rick Greenawald
Planetarium Manager
rgreenawald@csi.edu  | 208.732.6697

BrownBagFall Semester Brown Bag Sessions 

Brown Bags this Semester 

Topic: Please see campus e-mail for this week's topic.

12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176 or Desert Cafe 
Note: Watch eNotes for updates
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Hepworth 176 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
TAB 211 (Taylor Building)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
HSHS 154
JeromeCommEdCSI Community Education - Jerome 

Enhanced Concealed Weapons Class
Date:  Sept. 9
Days:  Saturday
Time:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Jerome Center/Jerome Gun Range
Cost:  $100
Instructor:  Buz Chapman with Sgt. Kurt Thorpe

Beginning Dog Obedience
Date: Sept. 11 - Oct. 9
Days: Monday
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: J erome County Fairgrounds - Beef Barn
Cost: $55
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Advanced Dog Agility
Date:  Sept. 11 - Oct. 9
Days:  Mondays
Time:  7 - 8 p.m.
Location:  Jerome County Fairgrounds - Beef Barn
Cost:  $55
Instructor:  Brittany Triner
Registration Information at: http://communityed.csi.edu o r (208) 324-5101.

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

CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls
Kombucha Brewing Workshop 
Dates:  Sept 6
Days:  Wednesday
Time:  6 - 8 p.m.
Fee:  $50       
Location:  Desert 114
Instructor:  Kirsten Clancy

Glass Blowing - Solid Glass Pendants
Dates: Sept 6 - 20 
Days:  Wednesdays
Time:  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $20 + $40 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location:  496 Madrona
Instructor:  Cody Thornton  
Ballroom Dance 
Dates:  Sept 6 - 27
Days:  Wednesdays
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Fee:  $50 or $90 for a couple
Location:  Gym 304
Instructor:  Leroy and Deborah Silver     
Dog Obedience 
Dates:  Sept 6 - 25
Days:  Mon & Wed            
Time:  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee:  $65
Location:  Back Expo Center Lawn
Instructor:  Donna Stalley    
Glass Blowing - Open Studio 
Dates:  Sept 7 - Oct 26
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $40 + $80 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location:  496 Madrona
Instructor:  Cody Thornton

Understanding Photography: The Art of Painting with Light
Dates: Sept 7 - 21
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $60
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Drew Nash
DIY Woodworking Projects: Custom Plaques with Antique Finishing 
Dates:  Sept 7 - Oct 12
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  6 - 8:30 p.m. 
Fee:  $80 + $22 supply fee paid to the instructor
Location:  Canyon 133
Instructor:  Jessica Larsen   
Nature and Forest Therapy (AKA forest Bathing) 
Dates:  Sept 9
Days:  Saturday
Time:  10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee:  $30
Location:  Rock Creek Park
Instructor:  Sandra Bosteder   
Reiki Level One: Training & Attunement 
Dates:  Sept 9
Days:  Saturday                    
Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee:  $199
Location:  Shields 107
Instructor:  Sandy March  
Hatha Yoga
Dates:  Sept 11 - Oct 23
Days:  Mondays
Time:  6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 
Fee:  $49
Location:  Gym 231A
Instructor:  Morgan Jeno   
Intro to Welding & Metal Art
Dates:  Sept 13 - Dec 6
Days:  Wednesdays
Time:  6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $199
Location:  Desert 105
Instructor:  Jenn Crowdson

Private Pilot / Drone Aviation Ground School
Dates: Sept 13 - Nov 23
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $199
Location: Precision Aviation
Instructor: Mark Doerr & Buccambuso
Ham Radio License Class
Dates:  Sept 14 - Oct 26
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  7 - 9:30 p.m.  
Fee:  $49 + $40 for materials (pay instructor on first day)
Location:  Shields 107
Instructor:  Stephen Hagerty
Studio Pottery
Dates:  Sept 14 - Dec 7
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  6:30 - 8:50 p.m.
Fee:  $120 + $20 per 20 lb bag of clay (pay instructor)
Location:  Art Lab 113
Instructor:  Sheryl West   
Bike Commuting in Twin
Dates:  Sept 15 and 16
Days:  Friday and Saturday
Time:  6 - 8 p.m. Friday and
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday 
Instructor:  Sarah Harris   
Fee:  $40 + $20 for Smart Cycling Manual, light, and tire repair kit
Location:  Shields 201 and about town
Metal Stamping
Dates:  Sept 18
Days:  Monday
Time:  6 - 8 p.m. 
Fee:  $25 + $10 for materials (paid to instructor)
Location:  Taylor 276
Instructor:  Jenny Hefner    
Intro to Improv
Dates:  Sept 19 - Nov 7
Days:  Tuesdays
Time:  6 - 9 p.m.
Fee:  $90
Location:  Fine Arts 119
Instructor:  Steve Kaminski and Katie Neff
For more information about any of the above mentioned classes visit: 

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

NutcrackerNutcracker Auditions
Don't miss the chance for you and your family to see your little dancer live on stage with a professional dance company this Christmas holiday! The College of Southern Idaho will be holding auditions for the annual production of The Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker, which will be performed on December 12 and 13. Children aged five to 18 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will take place in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the CSI Campus on Thursday, September 7. There will be a $5 audition fee. Checks payable to Eugene Ballet. 
The Eugene Ballet requests that all participants arrive at the audition at least 15 minutes prior to the audition time and be ready to dance (dressed and stretched). Late-comers will not be allowed to audition.  Please make sure that children audition for the proper roles. 
Boys and girls are welcome to audition for all parts except "Waltz of the Flowers", which is only open to advanced female students. Girls should wear class uniform, or a solid colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and hair should be secured in a bun. Boys should wear white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes. All students audition in flat technique shoes EXCEPT "Waltz of the Flowers", who audition on pointe.
Rehearsals will fall on Saturdays in October and November. Students must be available for all rehearsals and the performance on November 30. 
Nutcracker audition times are as follows:
4:00     Baby Mice       Ages 5-7         no height requirement  1 yr ballet pref.
4:30     Angels             Ages 7-9         must be under 4'6"       1 yr. ballet min.
5:00     Bon Bons        Ages 9-11        must be under 5'          2 yr. ballet min.
6:15     Party Guests   Ages 11-15      must be under 5'2"      3 yr. ballet min.
8:00     Flowers           Ages 12-18      5'2" and over               3 yr. pointe min.
For more information, please contact Camille Barigar at the College of Southern Idaho at 732-6288.  

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

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Sept. 9 Treasure Valley Chukar Classic Ontario, Ore.


Opponent Location
Sept. 8 & 9 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
Sept. 15 & 16 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID


Sept. 7 Monroe CC Twin Falls, ID 7 pm
Sept. 8 Arizona Western College Twin Falls, ID 2 pm
Sept. 8 Central Florida College Twin Falls, ID 7 pm
Sept. 9 Yavapai College Twin Falls, ID 1 pm
Sept. 9 Hutchinson CC Twin Falls, ID 5 pm


Sept. 8
Nevada Scorpions Twin Falls, ID 6:30 pm
Sept. 9 Nevada Scorpions Twin Falls, ID 11:00 am
Sept. 9 Idaho Cubs (DH) Twin Falls, ID 2:00 pm
Sept. 10
Idaho Cubs (DH)
Twin Falls, ID
12:00 pm


Sept. 9 Adrenaline Twin Falls, ID 8 am
Sept. 9 Firecrackers - 18 Twin Falls, ID  1:15 pm
Sept. 9 Crossfire-DWYER Twin Falls, ID 4:45 pm
Sept. 16 4-Team Round Robin Twin Falls, ID TBA

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

ScamIdaho Scam Jam Alliance, a Fraud Prevention Conference

Shawna Wasko
PI/Contracts Manager, Office on Aging
DualCreditCSI Dual Credit Nights are Coming Up
Students who are interested in getting a head start on college should attend one of the upcoming Dual Credit Nights that are scheduled at various southern Idaho locations. CSI's dual credit team and transition coordinator will be available to assist with students' educational goals.
Dual Credit Nights will be held at the following locations, dates and times:
  • CSI Blaine County Center at 1050 Fox Acres Road #408 in Hailey. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11
  • CSI North Side Center at 202 14th Ave. E. in Gooding. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept.13 
CSI invites all middle school students, high school students, their families and anyone interested in Dual Credit to attend these free events. There will be a Dual Credit general information session and two breakout sessions covering Advanced Opportunity Funding and Dual Credit Advising.
Light snacks will be available and fun giveaways will be offered at this free event. For more information, please contact the CSI Dual Credit Program at 208-933-2320 or at dualcredit@csi.edu

CSI Dual Credit Office
PTKPhi Thetta Kappa Meeting
There will be a PTK membership meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held in Hepworth 182. PTK members and CSI faculty are encouraged to spread the word about the engagement and leadership opportunities available through membership in PTK. For more information contact co-advisors, Luelinda Egbert and Kerry Koontz.     
Luelinda Egbert, PH.D
Professor of Education
legbert@csi.edu | 208.732.6890
Kerry Koontz LMSW
Instructor of Social Work
kkoontz@csi.edu | 208.732.6878
HerrettForumHerrett Forum: A Perspective on the World's Huddled Masses by Jim Jones
War victims, refugees, and orphans made an impact on the life of Jim Jones during his deployment to Vietnam in 1968-69. Those observations became the foundation for many more experiences throughout Jones's life, which recently included being Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. The Herrett Forum welcomes Jones as its first speaker of the new school year season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. His topic is 'A Perspective on the World's Huddled Masses.'

Jones will explain why he believes the United States should keep its doors open to refugees and immigrants and why we have a responsibility to provide refuge to war victims and those who endanger their lives by helping U.S. troops. He argues that it's in our national interest to welcome legal immigrants and to help them become productive citizens.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30. The Herrett Forum is a series of presentations held the second Tuesday of each month September through November and February through May. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.
Teri Fattig
Director, Library/Museum 
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
LavarLaVar Steel Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Several works from one of southern Idaho's best-known artists will be on display for two months at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science.

'LaVar Steel - Highlights From the Permanent Collection' will be displayed in the Herrett Center's Jean B. King Gallery from Sept. 12 through Nov. 25. Steel was one of the first employees hired by CSI's founder, Dr. James Taylor, in 1965. At first, he taught almost all the art classes offered by the new college and eventually went on to chair the art department. Steel retired in 1997 and died in 2016.

"LaVar was a Renaissance Man," said Mike Green, one of Steel's first employees and an eventual art department chair himself. "He did it all, including construction, welding, casting, all types of art, and repairing whatever was broken. He even built CSI's first pottery kilns before we could afford to buy them. I can't think of much LaVar couldn't do."

Steel's artworks include pottery, paintings, and mixed media. He donated dozens of pieces to the Herrett Center over the years. Exhibit Manager Joey Heck says approximately 20 to 25 pieces, some of which are quite large, will be in the display.

A free public reception will be held to kick off the event between 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the Jean B. King Gallery. For more information, please contact the Herrett Center at 208-732-6655 or visit the website at www.csi.edu/herrett.
Herrett Center for Arts and Science
Jean B. King Gallery
www.csi.edu/herrett | 208.732.6655
ConstitutionDayConstitution Day Event at the Turf Club
The College of Southern and several co-sponsoring agencies invite the public to a special presentation at the Turf Club in Twin Falls on Sept. 14 to observe Constitution Day.
The event will be a luncheon followed by speakers, discussion and debate. Featured speakers are Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody, former University of Idaho Interim President and Law Dean Don Burnett, and Constitutional law author and president of the Alturas Institute Dr. David Adler. Their theme will be the role of the judicial branch in our democracy in the context of the current political and social climate.
The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Turf Club and is free of charge and open to everyone. Spaces must be claimed in advance by registering online at http://www.csi.edu/constitutionday/luncheon.asp .
Other sponsors are the Idaho Humanities Council, the Fifth Judicial District Bar Association, and various local businesses.
DiscGolf"Show Me the Money" Disc Golf Tournament

Tina Standlee
AlumnBBQYou're Invited to the CSI Foundation Alumni and Community BBQ

Tamara Harmon
Administrative Assistant, CSI Foundation
DiabetesStop Diabetes Before it Starts
AARP: One-third of adults have prediabetes, but most don't know it.
Note: You or a spouse might be a candidate for the "Y" Diabetes Program 

Who is at risk?

The biggest risk factors are obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, says Gregg Simonson, director of professional training and consulting at the International Diabetes Center in St. Louis Park, Minn. Genetics is important as well: Even lean folks who have a strong family history of diabetes can get prediabetes. The American Diabetes Association offers a test that assesses your risk. 

Why does prediabetes risk increase around age 45?

The cells of your body require insulin to absorb glucose, which they need in order to function. If you're younger and you suffer from insulin resistance (a condition in which your cells have a harder time absorbing glucose), your more vigorous pancreas can usually compensate for the problem by manufacturing more insulin. But your pancreas becomes less effective with age, explains dietitian Hillary Wright, director for nutrition counseling for the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham, Mass. That could cause more glucose to accumulate in the bloodstream.

What are the obvious symptoms of prediabetes?

There aren't any. And even though roughly 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes, 90 percent of those people don't know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's why you should get screened starting at age 45. If you have major risk factors, such as obesity and family history, you should get tested even sooner. 
"Screen early and screen annually," Simonson says. "If there are no other risk factors, you can probably do it every three years."
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Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
GenderBillie Jean King Talks Gender Equality
AARP Bulletin, September 2017
One quote from this Q&A article with Billie Jean King caught my complete attention: "Girls are taught to be perfect. Boys are taught to be brave-"Stop crying." That's why girls never think they are good enough; it's the message we get from the day we're born. It drives me insane the way we're socialized. The most important thing is to be your authentic self. Meritocracy is important. That's one great thing about sports-it is objective. You either win or lose."
What do you think? Are girls taught to be perfect and boys to be brave? Is sports unique in leveling the playing field between merit and gender?

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
MemorialJoin Us to Honor Those Who Perished on September 11, 2001

Chris Hawley D-ABMDI
Deputy Coroner, Twin Falls County Corner's Office

MethodistUnited Methodist Magic Valley Ministries 2017 Fall Retreat - Voices Against Violence
The United Methodist Magic Valley Ministries 2017 Fall Retreat will feature Voices Against Violence (VAV).  Topics covered in the retreat include domestic violence and the trauma it causes, services provided by Voices Against Violence and volunteer opportunities. Speakers will include Donna Graybill (Executive Director of VAV), Katelyn Schwennen (VAV Counselor), and Jessi Boyer (VAV Volunteer Coordinator). 
The retreat will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Jerome United Methodist Church. Cost will be $10 and lunch will be a provided. To RSVP please contact Pastor Penny Hodges at 208-308-0609 by September 14.    

Scott Lindquist
Student Advisor
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6252

DrivingSt. Luke's Information Session on Elderly Driving Safety

Worried about your elderly loved one driving safely? 
Attend our informational session
 'Am I Safe to Drive?'

Facilitators include: Ammon Birk, DPT and Amber Kennett, LMSW from Heritage Health Services
When: Thursday September 14th
Where: 1219 Cheney Drive West, off Grandview Dr on West Cheney.
Time: 6:30pm, Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by contacting Janet Benefiel, office 208-410-4040 or cell 208-316-0447

Sandra Nuffer
Administration, St. Luke's Magic Valley
HealthCareHealthcare Education Day A Community Success Luncheon

Community Success Luncheon
Sept. 19th

You are invited to join us as we explore the next chapter in  healthcare in the Magic Valley.
Healthcare is personal. Healthcare is local. Healthcare affects all of us in the Magic Valley. The Idaho Small Business Development Center and the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation are thrilled to invite you to a dynamic luncheon to explore the healthcare challenges, visions and services for our patients, employers and employees in the community.
Program Outline:
              Idaho SBDC                                                             Bryan Matsuoka, Region Director     
              Vision for St Luke's                                                  Mike Fenello, Administrator
              St. Luke's Community Health                                  Kyli Gough, Community Health Mgr           
              Patient Financial Navigator Foundation/PFNF        Day Egusquiza, President & Founder           
After presentations end, a round-table discussion will occur with a 'next steps' focus.  
When: 12:00-2:00 pm
Where: Turf Club
Cost: $20
Please RSVP by Sept. 15,  at:  https://business.idahosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=50370015  o r call the ISBDC at 208.732.6459  to ensure your space at this dynamic luncheon.
Bryan Matsuoka
Region Director, Idaho SBDC
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
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