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Campus Operations Division March 2016 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter

MARCH 2016


Honors College

Jane Bartlett, Boise State’s occupational safety and regulated waste officer in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability, has been named an officer of the John William Jackson Fund (JWJF). Bartlett will aid the fund’s scrap metal recycling and coordinating efforts with various donor locations.

Since its inception in 2000, the fund has granted over $600,000 to Idaho organizations that provide scholarships to deserving students, introduce children to music and opera, supply musical instruments to Idaho schools, and assist in funding outdoor sporting opportunities for Idaho youth.

One-hundred percent of donations reach grant recipients.

Boise State has partnered with the JWJF’s innovative fundraising program which recycles scrap metal to benefit students and the environment. The Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (iYERP) — in which Boise State University participates — has generated over $350,000 of the fund’s revenue.

Pacific Steel and Recycling provides scrap metal containers, transports them to their scrap yard, and keeps an account of each recycling partner’s contribution.

Doug Simpson

Employee spotlight: Doug Simpson

Job Title: Project Manager — Architectural and Engineering Services

Doug Simpson joined the Architectural and Engineering Services group as a project manager in January 2016. He is excited to be a part of the large growth that the Boise State campus has seen and will be experiencing in the near future.

Outside of work, Doug enjoys any outdoor activity, particularly camping, fishing and golf. Additionally, he is a fan of all things Harry Potter.

Glass Map

EHSS relocates glass recycling bin

Boise State’s Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) team recently relocated the campus glass recycling container. It now sits in the parking lot to the west of the Sellway Suites building, and at the northeast corner of the Fine Arts Building. It was moved in coordination with the City of Boise Curb-It program to improve location reliability and to minimize localized impacts from foot and vehicle traffic.

All campus faculty, staff and students are encouraged to utilize this glass recycling bin. It is recommended that vehicle traffic enter Capitol Village via the Earle Street traffic signal, followed by a left turn to access the bin.


Rapid response team receives high praise

The Boise State Facilities, Operations and Maintenance (FOAM) Rapid Response Team has received kudos from the campus community for their quick and exceptional service. The Rapid Response Team was created in the summer of 2014 to handle smaller, shorter time-frame projects and repair requests that FO&M receives on a daily basis. This allows these small requests to be completed quickly rather than waiting in a queue of larger projects.

After initial positive feedback, the Rapid Response Team began to track feedback by providing a customer survey beginning in October 2014. This survey rated the team on timeliness of response, quality of work performed, overall satisfaction, and technician knowledge, friendliness and helpfulness.

Since the launch of the customer survey the Rapid Response team has received 1,001 five-star ratings (on a scale of 1 = low to 5 = high) out of the 1,027 responses. Additionally, the team has earned numerous positive comments in the surveys.

This response from the campus community reflects the hard work and dedication of the Rapid Response team and its program.

Boise State hosts CTAI conference and expo

Boise State University played host to the 2016 Community Transportation Association of Idaho (CTAI) Conference and Expo, February 22-24 in the Student Union Building. The conference theme was “Idaho Transportation Moving Forward” and included speakers, presentations, workshops, trainings, exhibits and more. The theme focused on ways to modernize transportation networks in Idaho.

Additionally, Boise State’s Acting Executive Director for Campus Services and Executive Director of Transportation and Parking Services, Nicole Nimmons, was elected President of the CTAI during the three-day event.

Conference special guests included Carolyn Jeskey, Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Director of Community Engagement and Richard Krochalis, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Regional Administrator – Region 10 (Seattle, WA). Rob Lynch (Fargo, ND), DoubleMap (Indiana), RouteMatch (Atlanta, GA), SICOG (Pocatello, ID) and local Treasure Valley representatives were additional speakers at the conference.

Dozens of vendors participated from all around North America, including places like Washington, D.C., Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington, Georgia, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.

CTAI is continually working to promote greater transportation and mobility options for all of Idaho, which mirrors the efforts of Boise State’s Transportation and Parking Services efforts on campus.

Aramark, catering services supports dance marathon

Boise State students participated in the Boise State Dance Marathon on Feb 27, 2016 raising money for the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network. Students danced for 17 hours and shattered their goal of $80,000, raising $114,425.89. This amount nearly doubles their $66,000 efforts from 2015 and makes Boise State’s Dance Marathon the largest on the West Coast.

Aramark and catering services played a large role in the dance marathon success, sponsoring the event with food and beverages for the dancers. This included snacks and treats throughout the evening and night, as well as, hot tea and coffee. Breakfast options were offered for early morning dancers including fruit and hashbrowns.

Aubri KellyAubri Kelly promoted

Aubri Kelly was recently promoted to administrative assistant II for the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Special Counsel. She serves as the primary contact for groups seeking to reach office staff and carries out a variety of supportive duties for Campus Operations.

Aubri has been a part of the office since February 2014 and has been a member of the division since 2012 when she began as a work study student in Facilities, Operations and Maintenance.

Aubri is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with an emphasis in sustainability and biology.

Congratulations on your promotion, Aubri!


How to acquire giveaways, promotional products, or signage for bronco day

Boise State’s Bronco Day will take place, Saturday, April 9, 2016. Bronco Day is an event held in conjunction with football’s Spring Game, where prospective students visit the campus, learn about Boise State and end the day enjoying a football game at Albertsons Stadium.

The opportunity to promote your department with new and returning students and their families is incredibly important. The Office of Trademark Licensing and Enforcement is able to assist you in representing your department or organization in a relevant and meaningful way, while maintaining the nationally recognized Boise State brand.

We have several licensees who specialize in promotional products. Custom items may take 4-6 weeks to manufacture, and our office is ready to help you find the perfect items for your prospective students to take with them after their visit.

Contact Trademark Licensing directly via email, or telephone (208) 426-4063 and check out the Trademark Licensing website

Select items will be available at the Bronco Shop in the Student Union; including B logo lapel pins, branded pens and other stationery products, at significantly discounted prices for promotional use by campus departments. Contact Nicole Gouvea for more details: or (208) 426-4362.

Contact Boise State Printing and Graphics for stickers, postcards, handbills, flyers, and posters (up to 12” x 18”), and more. Printing and Graphics provides full service graphic design, from concept to product. Contact them at (208) 426-1269 or

Contact the Boise State Sign Shop for event signs, large posters or banners, name tags, or other large format projects. The Sign Shop has specific Bronco Day banners and sign templates available. Contact them at (208) 426-3588 or


Boise State bookstore updates

The Boise State Bookstore would like to welcome Wendy Dillon as the newest member of the team. Wendy fills a new visual merchandiser position and will improve the look and feel of the Bookstore and its merchandise. Additionally, the Bookstore has some updates and announcements to share:

  • A new Boise State alumni collection has been created with new pieces arriving daily.
  • Stop by and pick up a piece of the newest craze — Adult Coloring Books!
  • The Bookstore is now open until 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday to support students with late classes.


Monthly Division Training

Boise State’s Campus Operations Division is continually offering training opportunities to provide continued education, required trainings and development for its employees. The following are trainings offered in the upcoming month:

  • March 9 — Leadership 101 — Session VI: Managing Your Brand
  • March 14 — ONE Boise State
  • March 28 — ONE Boise State


Important dates to remember

The following are important dates and events to remember for the upcoming months:



Hannah Newhouse in racecar image

Boise State sophomore Hannah Newhouse has created video blogs showcasing events, projects and daily work within the Boise State Campus Operations Division.

Throughout the school year Hannah will continue to plan, film, edit and produce short videos about projects in the Campus Operations Division.

Check out her most recent videos:



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