50 Year Photo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The CSI 50 Year Photo was taken when students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered together to create a memory. The picture will hang in the CSI Golden Grind Coffee shop on a large canvas and a smaller version will hang in the lobby of the Fine Arts building. Anyone is welcome to stop by and find themselves in the photo. High and low resolution versions have been added to our website for you to view and download. Please only download the high resolution version when needed.

Low resolution (1.5 MB; 1200x800): 

High resolution (23 MB; 5472x3648): 

2015 Western Days Parade

Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

CSI 50-Year Anniversary Float. Students, faculty, and staff participate and show off their school spirit!

Welcome Back Bash

Monday, August 17, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The CSI Foundation is proud to host its 3rd annual Welcome Back Bash. A social gathering for CSI Employees, CSI retirees and their families. The Bash will be held at the Turf Club on Monday August 17, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There is no presentation or set time folks can stop in at any time and enjoy some music, and food. There will be a no-host bar available. Kick off the 2015-2016 school year AND the 50 year Celebration with us at the Welcome Back Bash!

In-Service Week Events

Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Faculty and staff, this fall’s inservice week promises to be special as we consider that CSI’s original faculty members were preparing for the college’s very first school year. At that time, this was still the Kimes farm, which was one of several locations being considered for the future CSI campus. So much has happened these first 50 years. You’ll probably hear a lot about how far we’ve come and what we’ll be doing to celebrate this important event at this year’s inservice. Watch for opportunities to learn more and also to catch some 50-year giveaways that might be coming your way!

50 Miles for 50 Days

Monday, August 31 - Monday, October 19, 2015

CSI faculty and staff are invited to participate in "50 Miles for 50 Days". We want the CSI community to move - walk, run, cycle, climb, etc. - 50 miles every day for 50 days (31 August – 19 October). This activity can take any form convenient to your day and schedule, but it should get you up out of your office chair and moving. Participation is easy! Just keep track of the distance you cover and report it each day via the “50 Days for 50 Miles” project form. Your distance will be added to that covered by your colleagues and will help us reach our daily goal!

50 Year Campus Community Party

Saturday, September 12, 2015
11 am - 3 pm

The 50 Year Campus Community Party will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 11- 3pm. The event will take place on the main campus, on the north side of the Student Union Building. There will be food, live music, activities for kids, and much more.

At 1 p.m., representatives from Twin Falls and Jerome cities and counties will take the stage to do a CSI Day Proclamation followed by the unveiling of a display of 2,000 cupcakes with CSI’s 50-year logo baked and designed by students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program. The cupcakes will be free to everyone while they last.

The whole community is invited to celebrate CSI turning 50.

Herrett Forum

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7:30 pm

The Herrett Forum is a monthly community event, featuring programs on science, archaeology, history, music, art, and other topics of local interest, by lecturers from around the world. All lectures begin at 7:30 pm and are presented in the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room free of charge. September 16ths lecture will feature several guest speakers with personal ties to the College of Southern Idaho, reflecting on their memories of the institution’s first 50 years.

SCCA Community Partnerships in Action Event

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The College of Southern Idaho will be participating in the South Central Community Action 9th Annual Community Partnerships in Action Event at the Twin Falls City Park on September 19th, 2015.  The event is scheduled from 11am to 3pm and the entire event is FREE.  Come bring the family and enjoy the day and get information about services that are available in the Magic Valley.   The SCCA will be honoring the College of Southern Idaho for 50 Years of service to the Magic Valley., and the CSI Baking and Pastry Arts students will be providing specially decorated cakes for the event.

CSI Corn Maze

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 31 , 2015
5 pm - 10 pm

The maze will be open from October 2 to 31 from 5pm to 10pm each night. Different clubs will host each night but every night it will be open. We will again have a warming fire and concessions that vary depending on who’s hosting. The maze this year is designed as a map of twin falls with CSI as the center and campus forming the zero of a giant ‘50’ in the middle. Admission will again be $3/person, children 5 and under are free. We ask that all visitors remain safe by not pulling corn, throwing it, cutting through the rows or smoking while nearby.

The maze was designed, maintained and managed by the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI. I will also be hosting group visits by schedule only on Fridays between 10am and 4pm. Have them call me to schedule groups.

Proceeds go toward buying toys donated to toys for tots, home hospice gifts, families in need of a Christmas, and turkeys to fight hunger. The money is also used to send horticulture students to a Hort Expo in Boise in January. The remainder of the money is used to manage club activities and to promote the student organization and horticulture program. .