Department of public safety unveiled
As of July 1, 2016, Boise State University is excited to announce the creation of the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety is a merging of Campus Security and Police Services, Transportation and Parking Services, and Emergency Management and Continuity Planning.
This department will become a leader in Idaho for campus safety and security, as well as contribute to a positive and safe environment for the campus community to study, work and visit.
SAVE THE DATE FOR ANNUAL DIVISION-WIDE MEETING
Please mark your calendars for the Boise State Campus Operations’ annual division-wide meeting. A day meeting has been scheduled from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, while a night and evening meeting will be held from 10:30-11:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4. Both meetings will be held in the SUB Simplot Ballroom.
All Campus Operations Division employees are required to attend.
CONGRATS TO DIVISION EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Congratulations to the following individuals for being nominated for one of the three 2016 Campus Operations Division Employee of the Year Awards. Winners of each category will be announced at the August 4 division-wide meeting.
Empathy for the Customer: Kathleen Anderson, Alicia Estey, Joel Hilty-Jones, Tana Monroe, Richard Smith, Alyn Stanton, Byron Stone, Katie Thomas and John Woodbury.
Attention to Detail: Emilio Amaro, Barb Beagles, Ryan Blaine, Kenneth Ford, Joel Herron, Susan MacTaggart, Lerlah Pe, Steve Ritter and Ramona Tullis.
Imputed Quality: Suzy Arnette, Cory Butler, Eric Christiansen, Scott Cook, Gabe Finkelstein, C.J. McCrory, Abdirahim Osman, Roger Pritiken, Richard Smith, Alyn Stanton, Larry Stolworthy, Katie Thomas, Doug Watson and Ann Wozniak.
**Nominations are now open for the 2016-2017 school year. Nominations can be submitted at anytime between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Nominators are not limited to one nomination.**
Boise State Earns May In Motion Platinum Level Honors
Boise State University was named a 2016 May in Motion Smart Transportation Champion, achieving the highest level of Platinum.
May in Motion is a yearly event sponsored by Ada County Highway District (ACHD) Commuteride, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and ValleyRide recognizing dedication to sustainable transportation.
Boise State’s participation included 379 employees who totaled 3724 alternative transportation modes throughout the month of May.
Boise State is now a part of an elite group of diverse organizations leading the community in smart commuting options.
As the 2016-17 school year approaches road construction near campus is at its peak, impacting three sides of the Boise State Campus. Updates to each project are available below:
As the construction of the new Broadway Bridge enters its final phases, traffic along Broadway Avenue and University Drive will be impacted for the weekends of July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25 and July 29-August 1.
Impacts include restricted lanes 24/7 throughout each weekend, some signals will be turned off, flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone, and the Greenbelt will be temporarily moved.
Through late July, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be paving Broadway Avenue between Front Street and Myrtle Street. Traffic patterns will change during the weekends.
Each weekend will include a different phase of the detour with the Broadway Avenue and University Drive intersection seeing impact July 8-11. Following weekends will impact Broadway Avenue mostly north of the bridge.
Sections of Beacon Street on the south boundary of the Boise State campus will be under construction in order for Boise City Public Works to install new sewer lines. The project is anticipated to last June 20-July 30. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Beacon Street with sections reduced from two lanes to one as needed. In addition, short-term closures will occur on side streets between Lincoln Avenue and Denver Avenue as construction moves west to east.
Royal Boulevard Extension
Ada County Highway District is wrapping up work to extend Royal Boulevard from 9th Street to Capitol Boulevard. The work will include an extension of the roadway, including bike lanes and sidewalks. Additionally, a traffic signal will be installed at the Royal/9th and Royal/Capitol intersections to assist pedestrians and cyclist across the busy roadway.
This project will improve access into and out of the Lusk Street area for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as, improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and crossing.
SUB ART GALLERY Presents John Taye
The Student Union Exhibition Series presents John Taye: Recent Paintings and Sculpture, July 11-September 4, 2016 in the Student Union Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Boise State Professor Emeritus of Art, John Taye, presents his most recent work, which draws on classical traditions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His artwork explores the subtle harmonies of color found in the human figure, the natural forms of still life, and the rural Idaho landscape, juxtaposing the three to create calm, reflective beauty. “ ‘Beauty’ is a word not often used in contemporary art discussions,” says Taye, “social and political content is often deemed more important. As a classical artist, however, I think there is still value in exploring the world around us.”
The Student Union Exhibition Series is a program featuring 12 months of original exhibitions by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community artists in traditional and pop-up gallery environments. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Learn more at finearts.boisestate.edu and check out sub.boisestate.edu for daily visiting hours.
Bookstore supports sun valley writer’s conference
The Boise State University Bookstore is proud to partner for the third year with the Sun Valley Writer’s Conference as the official book retailer for the event, held July 12-15 in Sun Valley, Idaho. All profits made by the Boise State Bookstore will be returned to the Boise State scholarship fund.
For four days each summer at the Sun Valley Resort, some of the country’s – and the world’s – best writers and thinkers, including fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, playwrights, poets and filmmakers, discuss their work and the world at the Sun Valley Writer’s Conference. The event’s past presenters have included 31 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 National Book Award winners, and five winners of the elite Mann Booker Prize. Together, writers and readers freely exchange ideas, concerns, hopes and aspirations.
The conference also has ties to Boise State’s Reader’s Corner with President Kustra recently hosting radio interviews with conference speakers.
2017 Fiscal year to include extra pay period
As a reminder to all Boise State employees working 12 months throughout the year, the 2017 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) will include 27 pay periods, rather than the normal 26 pay periods due to the calendar year and when pay dates occur.
Employees will work, and be paid for, one extra pay period, in addition to the annual salary listed on their contracts.
Employees working less than 12 months will have their annual salary spread over 27 pay periods instead of the normal 26 pay periods.
Questions regarding pay should be directed to Human Resource Services at (208) 426-1616.
Coffee with Kevin
The Campus Operations Division will be hosting a monthly opportunity for division members to meet and have a conversation with Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer.
Kevin will host 15-minute visits the first Friday of every month and will be meeting with individuals or teams of up to five people to discuss ideas, challenges and other topics. Coffee and tea will be provided for each visit.
Open registration is available for these events. Once registered, you will be contacted to coordinate a specific time to meet with Kevin.
STAFF IN ACTION
Kylene Collette recently spent a week in Chicago attending North America’s most important design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. NeoCon is the trade show to attend in the industry, focusing on being at the forefront of changing commercial design and business trends. This is the 48th year, with more than 50,000 professionals, 500 companies and 100 continuing education seminars that support the workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public spaces and government sectors. As a University, we hit all of of those sectors and then some. We are looking forward to seeing the latest trends and how we may start rolling those out across campus.
As we grow our in-house ADA expertise, Doug Simpson recently attended the National ADA symposium in Denver. The conference, held annually for the past 20 years, has earned the reputation as the most comprehensive training event available on the ADA and disability regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies and best practices. Doug gained additional insight on accessibility and how to address barrier removal across campus.
Ann Wozniak will head to Dallas at the end of July to attend a working session on designing spaces and the environment that promote healthier campuses. Designing4Health is partnering with the Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation and HKS Architects on a research grant awarded from the American Institute of Architects. Their research project, “Point-of-Decision Design to Support Healthy Behaviors on College Campuses,” aims to develop design guidance that will influence healthy behavior decisions for college students.
A Boise State Update Bronco Snapshot was recently written about Kip McBean, Risk and Insurance Manager.
Monthly division trainings
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:
- July 18 – ONE Boise State
- August 1 – ONE Boise State
- August 15 – ONE Boise State
- August 29 – ONE Boise State
Important dates to remember
The following are important dates and events to remember for the upcoming months:
- August 4 – Annual Division-Wide Meeting (SUB Simplot Ballroom)
- August 19 – Convocation
- August 22 – Classes Begin
- September 5 – Labor Day (Campus Closed)