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Campus Operations Division Newsletter – June 2016

Campus Operations Newsletter
JUNE 2016

DIVISION EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS OPEN

Boise State Campus Operations Division will be awarding three Employees of the Year honors for the first time at the division-wide meeting on August 4, 2016. These awards will be given out once per year based on nominations from employees within the division. Each of the three awards are aligned with our division goals:

  1. Empathy for the customer,
  2. Attention to detail, and
  3. Imputed quality.

Award winners will have excelled in one of these three categories and demonstrated these characteristics and qualities in their work throughout the year.

Nomination criteria includes: individual winners only (no team nominations), no self-nominations, nominee must be an employee of Boise State for more than six months. Nominators are not limited to one nomination.

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS THROUGH JUNE 30 >


Save the date

SAVE THE DATE FOR ANNUAL DIVISION-WIDE MEETING

Please mark your calendars for the Boise State Campus Operations’ annual division-wide meeting. Meeting times have been set for employees working during the day, night and swing shifts. More information will follow as the meeting date approaches.


John DaurerCongratulations, John Daurer!

Congratulations to John Daurer on his new position as the Visualization and Initiatives Planner in Capital Planning and Space Management. This position evolved as emphasis and demand for in-house preliminary planning, modeling and rendering capabilities has increased.

John began his career at Boise State in 2010 in Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) before joining the Capital Planning and Space Management (CPSM) team full-time as a Project Coordinator.  He soon began adding 3D architectural visualization to the CPF toolkit.  The demand for this service has increased greatly and it has been invaluable in allowing decision-makers the ability to visualize proposed and planned projects.  John now spends the majority of his time modeling concepts and initiatives and preparing presentation materials.  With the assistance of GPS survey data, these models and renderings are becoming more true-to-life every day.


Kristina Whitaker

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Kristina Whitaker

Job Title: Parking Specialist
Department: Transportation and Parking Services

Kristina Whitaker has served as the Parking Specialist for Transportation and Parking Services for two years. She is most often housed in the Administration East Plaza Lot parking booth and greets visitors with a smile. Kristina is a team player and wants to do all she can to make Boise State great!

Outside of work, Kristina most enjoys spending time with her daughter. She also enjoys writing, reading (her favorite book is The Giving Tree), watching Hulu or anything created by Joss Whedon. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching life-saving skills as a CPR instructor at Young Hearts Education.


SUB ART GALLERY

The Student Union Exhibition Series presents the 37th annual Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Membership exhibition, May 31 – June 26.

This juried exhibition showcases a glimpse at the breadth of styles the medium can achieve and highlights watercolor artists throughout Idaho. This year’s juror is Canadian painter, teacher, author, and member of the American Watercolor Society Jean Pederson.

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.


Congratulations Campus Operations Graduates

The Boise State Campus Operations Division would like to congratulate nine spring graduates from the Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) department. These graduates join 18 other division graduates this commencement season. TPS Graduates include:

  • Barbara Supan (Social Work)
  • Heston Overman (Policial Science)
  • Nicholas Warnecke (Secondary Education – Social Studies, English)
  • Michelle Founier (Communications – Media Production)
  • Alexandra Velardes (Visual Arts – Drawing and Painting)
  • Lee Hoffman (Psychology)
  • Josh Espinoza (Health Sciences)
  • Taylor Todd (Sociology and Psychology)
  • Fred Swanstrum (Communication and Political Science)

Night custodians cleaning the B

OUT AND ABOUT

Night custodians (left to right) Richard Eborn, Craig Walters, Perry Colton and Jake Thibodeau clean and polish the “B”, May 31, 2016.


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.

REGISTER HERE >


DIVISION-WIDE EMPLOYEE SURVEY WINNERS

Thank you to all who took the time to complete the Campus Operations Survey!  Your feedback will be very beneficial in focusing training efforts and improving the student and employee experience.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the drawing for the $25 Bronco Shop gift cards:

Brian Jones, Custodian in Facilities Operations and Maintenance

Joe Waters, Plumber in Facilities Operations and Maintenance


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:

  • June 6 — ONE Boise State
  • June 20 — ONE Boise State
  • July 18 – ONE Boise State
  • August 1 – ONE Boise State

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >


Important dates to remember

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

  • June 30 – End of Fiscal Year 2016
  • July 4 – University Closed – Independence Day

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


Hannah NewhouseWatch HANNAH NEWHOUSE REPORTS

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:

Idea submissions for short 30-90 second videos are always welcome. Please email michellerailsback@boisestate.edu with ideas.

CAMPUS OPERATIONS YOUTUBE CHANNEL >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS COMMUNICATIONS

Boise State Campus Operations is increasing communication efforts by offering online, email and social media as outlets for new events and more.

The operations.boisestate.edu website has been improved and updated with new content and will continue to serve as a valuable website for division news, events and more. Subscription to division news via email is available in the left column menu. This feature allows you to receive news as it is posted to the division website.

In addition, the Campus Operations newsletter is intended to reach division staff once per month and will include stories and events about the division.

Campus Operations also has three social media outlets, including Twitter (@BoiseStateOps), Instagram (@BoiseStateCampusOps), and YouTube (BoiseStateCampusOps).

Story ideas, photos and videos may be submitted to Michelle Railsback for inclusion on the website, in the newsletter and on social media at any time.

Finally, the Campus Operations Division has a “Comments/Suggestions” email box where comments or suggestions can be submitted anonymously to the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.


VIEW CAMPUS OPERATIONS NEWSLETTERS

An archive of all division newsletters is available online. View all past and present Campus Operations newsletters at operations.boisestate.edu/division-newsletters/


Have questions, comments, or suggestions for newsletter topics?

Contact Michelle Railsback at michellerailsback@boisestate.edu.


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