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Weekend Meal Delivery for Seniors to Resume Thanks to Donation from St. Luke's and SelectHealth

2023-02-02 - 2023-02-01 - The College of Southern Idaho Office on Aging is excited to announce the resumption of weekend meal service for 175 seniors living in Blaine, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Minidoka, and Twin Fall counties. The resumption of service is thanks to a $32,760 donation from St. Luke’s and SelectHealth in support of the home-delivered meals program. The funds will be used to provide weekend meals for vulnerable seniors living in the Magic Valley.

Herrett Center for Arts and Science Announces the return of the STEAM Camp-In

2023-02-01 - 2023-02-01 - The Herrett Center at the College of Southern Idaho is excited to announce the date of the STEAM Camp-In overnight event. This program is designed for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade who are interested in learning about various STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a fun, engaging environment. Participants are invited to the museum for an evening packed with science workshops, a planetarium show, a trip to the observatory, and many other fun activities.

CSI Board of Trustees Vacancy Application Deadline Approaching

2023-01-11 - The deadline to submit an application for the open seat on the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Board of Trustees is quickly approaching. Applicants for the open position must be qualified electors in the community college district and must reside within the zone of the vacant position.

CSI Board Seeks Applicants for Open Position

2022-12-15 - The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a seat on its Board following the resignation of Trustee Jack Nelsen during the Board’s monthly meeting on Monday, December 12. Nelsen was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in November, where he will fill Seat B in Idaho District 26.

CSI To Host 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

2022-11-28 - The College of Southern Idaho is hosting its Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st. The lighting will occur with a ceremony at the main entrance of the Fine Arts building and the public is invited to attend.

CSI to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Honor University of Idaho Students

2022-11-22 - Students and employees of the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) will hold a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29th to honor the lives of the students who were killed at the University of Idaho on November 13th.

Inaugural Maxine Bell Education Award Winners Announced

2022-11-21 - The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Board of Trustees recently named Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Executive Director Margie Gonzalez and longtime Jerome educator Linda Burton as the inaugural recipients of the Maxine Bell Education Award.

CSI Names New Jerome Center after Former Board Member

2022-11-17 - The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Board of Trustees recognized former Board member LeRoy Craig on Monday night by naming the college’s new location in Jerome in his honor. The 20,000 square foot instruction and training facility, which is to be constructed on the corner of Third and Lincoln in Jerome, will significantly expand CSI’s presence in the community and will officially be known as the LeRoy Craig Jerome Center.

CSI Grant Supports Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships

2022-10-21 - Future College of Southern Idaho (CSI) engineering and computer science students benefit from a $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant recently awarded to Boise State University. Through a partnership with Boise State, CSI will receive just over $150,000 per year for four years, money that will be used to support scholarships for high-achieving students with demonstrated financial need.

CSI Joins State Co-admissions/Co-enrollment Agreement

2022-10-20 - The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) has joined Idaho’s other higher education institutions in an agreement that will make it easier for CSI students who earn an associate degree to move directly into higher-level programs at Idaho four-year institutions.

CSI Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Support College Enrollment and Success

2022-10-11 - CSI has been awarded more than $2.5 million over five years to support getting more students to attend college. As the first federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution in Idaho, CSI will use the funds to partner with the Jerome School District to increase the number of students who pursue post-secondary education.

CSI Receives Federal Grant to Support Childcare for Students

2022-10-05 - The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) has been selected to receive a federal grant of more than $700,000 to help low-income parents attend college.

CSI Foundation Executive Director receives Fellowship

2022-09-06 - The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently announced that College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Foundation Executive Director Erika Allen has been named as a fellow in HACU’s upcoming Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.

College of Southern Idaho Professor receives State Education Recognition

2022-08-29 - The Idaho State Board of Education’s General Education Committee and Capital Educator’s Credit Union have recognized CSI English Professor Kimberly Madsen Dill as this year’s Innovative Educator for Written Communication. Her dedication to education in Idaho has been an inspiration to others and she has received praise from her peers.

Jonathan Lord Earns Endorsement from AACRAO

2022-07-15 - The College of Southern Idaho’s Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment Services, Dr. Jonathan Lord, has earned the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Endorsement from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).

CSI Launches Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Operations Management

2022-05-04 - The College of Southern Idaho is relaunching the only bachelor’s degree in Idaho offered at a community college. The revamped Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Operations Management is designed to allow students and workers in the Magic Valley to attain a bachelor’s degree without having to relocate or take classes solely online, providing them with a local option to gain the knowledge and skills they need to advance in the workforce.

Intermountain Healthcare Donates $30,000 to College of Southern Idaho Foundation

2022-04-15 - The College of Southern Idaho Foundation is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare recently donated $30,000 to the CSI Foundation in support of student scholarships to promote diversity in the healthcare workforce.

Agriculture Students Win National Event

2022-04-13 - Students from the College of Southern Idaho Agriculture Department recently attended the North American College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Collegiate Judging Conference in North Platte, Nebraska along with over 500 college students plus their coaches and instructors. 16 students and two advisors from the CSI Agriculture Club represented Idaho at the event.

CSI Forensics Brings Home Bronze In Both Speech and Debate

2022-04-12 - The CSI Speech and Debate team finished its competitive season earning bronze in both competitive categories at the Phi Rho Pi national tournament.

News Release: CSI Launches New Web Services

2018-01-05 - This week, CSI crossed a major milestone with the launch of a redesigned public website, secure student portal, secure employee portal, and modern Identity Management system. With the launch of these systems, CSI gains instant access to an entire suite of powerful applications via Microsoft Office 365 and other software tools.