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Campus Operations Division Newsletter – September 2016

Campus Operations Newsletter

2016 Employee of the Year honorees

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Boise State University’s Campus Operations Division awarded its first round of Employees of the Year honors at the annual division-wide meeting, August 4. Awards were presented in three categories, to individuals who personified one of the division’s three goals: Empathy for the Customer, Attention to Detail, and Imputed Quality.

Although there are only three awards, four team members were recognized as Employees of the Year due to a tie in one category. Byron Stone, a Storekeeper in our Facilities Operations and Maintenance department, and Tana Monroe, the Associate Director of Public Safety were co-winners of the Empathy for the Customer award. Swing shift custodial lead worker, Ler Lah Pe garnered the Attention to Detail honor, while CJ McCrory, a Building Facilities Coordinator in the Student Union earned the Imputed Quality award.

The award winners each excelled in one of these three categories and demonstrated characteristics and qualities in their work throughout the year.  Congratulations to our award winners and nominees!

Each winner was awarded with a certificate of excellence and gift card to the Bronco Shop. Additionally each received a divisional trophy created by division employee, Aubri Kelly, in the Boise State MakerLab on the 3D Printer.

Nominations for the 2017 Employee of the Year Awards will be accepted throughout the 2016-17 school year, and will be awarded at our 2017 division-wide meeting.

Michelle Franks

Michelle Franks has been a Boise State employee for a little over five years, most recently serving as an Administrative Assistant II for the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics. Michelle is a dedicated and driven employee who is excited by the camaraderie between Boise State employees, students and the community.

In addition to working on campus, Michelle is taking courses to pursue a second bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences.

Outside of campus, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, caring for her animals, hiking, camping, skiing and reading. She is excited for the start of Bronco football season, especially the Boise State University vs. Washington State University game as her fiancé’s family are all Washington State University alumni. Go Broncos!

Bronco Zone lunches return Sept. 7-8

Bronco ZoneBoise State University Faculty and Staff are invited to attend Bronco Zone lunches 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday in the Stueckle Sky Center. The Bronco Zone offers a unique dining experience with views of The Blue and Albertsons Stadium.



JON UDA REturns to Department of Public Safety

Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety has announced Jon Uda as the Deputy Associate Director responsible for the security and event management program. This program includes the management of campus security, daily and event security, parking enforcement, and emergency management.

Uda, a 1975 graduate of Boise State, began his career at his alma mater in late 2008, serving as Executive Director of Campus Security and Police Services. He returns after two years away from campus. During his time as executive director, he built a model 21st-century security department for the university.


Upcoming STUDENT UNION Gallery ExHibits

BOSCO’s Opening Doors: A Glimpse into the Artist’s Mind III

  • Art Exhibition Sept. 12 – October 28
  • Artist Reception Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Boise Open Studios (BOSCO) is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public. Members help fulfill this mission by participating in Boise’s art community as teachers, contributors to public art collections, and through their open studio tours. Join us in the Student Union as members of BOSCO present their work in the organization’s annual exhibition.

Scotty Perkins America’s Wilderness BeautyScotty Perkins

  • Pop-Up Art Exhibition Sept. 26 – Oct. 23
  • Pop-Up Artist Reception Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Student Union Pop-Up Gallery: adjacent to the Trueblood Room, 2nd floor

Landscape photographer Scotty Perkins presents the heart stopping natural beauty of America’s wilderness lands, from the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to the winter splendor of the Rocky Mountains, first light on New England’s unique shoreline to the canyons of Arizona. In this photographic exhibition, Perkins seeks to instill in viewers the desire to explore, protect, and conserve these landscapes now and for future generations.


New Bronco Shuttles, Routes better serve campus

Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety has added a third shuttle route, six new shuttles, and a new shuttle tracker to the campus for the 2016-17 year.

A Grey route has been added to give students living west of Capitol Boulevard better access to campus. To better connect the students with the three routes, a new shuttle tracker has been implemented with availability to add the live shuttle as a resource in the myBoiseState mobile app and a desktop version. To better support the extra route, as well as increased ridership, Public Safety has added six new shuttles to its fleet.


Boise River Cafe first thursday, Appreciation days

The Boise River Cafe will continue its First Thursday events beginning September 8 featuring a South American theme. The theme will be divided into countries including a Colombian station, Argentinian station, Brazilian station, and Chilean station.

BRC First Thursday events will occur on the first Thursday of each month, featuring various themed meals throughout the school year. The Boise River Cafe lunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, followed by dinner from 4 to 9 p.m.

Additionally, a new Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day will occur each Friday with a reduced lunch rate of $8.50 per person (with faculty/staff ID).


Boise State trio attend Cascadia Rising exercise

Cascadia RisingRob Littrell, JoAnn Gilpin and Kathleen Tuck participated in the Cascadia Rising Exercise (CR16) in June. The Functional Exercise was eight years in the making and was intended to test the local, state, tribal and federal government’s ability to jointly respond to a Cascadia Subduction Zone 9.0M earthquake and tsunami. In addition to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Health and Welfare exercise participants included nine northern Idaho counties and many emergency and security officials from the region.

Campus adds food trucks, new dining options this fall

Food TruckDining Services is introducing new dining options for the 2016-2017 school year with a variety of new vendors. One of the most noticeable is the addition of food trucks on campus. Local food trucks will be parked 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and rotate between three locations: Brady Street, Clearwater Suites and Micron Engineering. Cash and credit cards are accepted at each location.

Additionally, a Ben and Jerry’s mobile location will be stationed from 1 to 3 p.m. on campus each Wednesday, weather permitting.


Event Services Delivers Expanded Services

The Student Union began delivery of expanded services to the university community effective July 1, in the areas of event planning and management, reservations, rentals, and operations. University Event Services, formerly Conference Services, now supports events in the Student Union, Stueckle Sky Center, outdoor event spaces, and coming later this fall: the Alumni and Friends Center and Christ Chapel.


Boise state adapts new incident reporting system

Boise State University is now using a new incident reporting system which is maintained through Dakota Proactivity Suite. This software allows the campus community to report online any issues, property damage or loss, an auto accident, environmental accident, workers compensation incident or any general incident or accident.


Color schemes, game day shirts and #BroncoFanFRIDAY

color scheme t-shirtAs the Boise State University campus preps for kick-off of the 2016 football season, fans are reminded of the official color schemes and coordinating t-shirt designs for the six home football games.

The much anticipated season opener on Sept. 10 against Washington State University will feature a tri-color scheme as well a celebration of 30 years on The Blue.

As you wear your blue and orange each week, be sure to take a photo and post it using the hashtag #BroncoFanFriday to participate in the weekly celebration of being a Bronco!



Boise State’s Campus Operations Division Employee of the Year awards will be given out each year at the divisional meeting. Nominations are open year-round for the three awards aligned with our division goals: 1) Empathy for the Customer, 2) Attention to Detail, and 3) Imputed Quality.

This month’s newest nominees include:

  •  Phil Dixon (Distribution Center) – Empathy for the Customer
  •  Jentry Walsh (Event Services) – Empathy for the Customer


EMPLOYEES in action

SCOTT STULTZ – Campus Energy Engineer

Science and Aerospace scholarsScott Stultz recently spent time with the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars at its 2016 Summer Academy. There he showcased his field expertise and knowledge providing an educational and influential experience for a group of Idaho youth.

ColletteKYLENE COLLETTE – Interior Designer

Kylene Collette was recently featured by the Western Idaho Fair as a “Competitor Spotlight” for her artwork entries in this year’s fair, August 19-28.

Competitor Spotlight: Kylene Collette >

Creation of the university seal

The finishing touches of the Boise State Alumni and Friends Center are being put in place as it readies to open in the next month. One final touch is particularly special, a cast of the University Seal which will be placed in the outdoor plaza adjacent to the new building.

The seal was created by Boise State Professor of Practice and Artist in Residence, Ben Victor, and cast by the University Sculpture Department. Additionally, John Woodbury assisted with carpentry on the project.



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.



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



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:

ONE Boise State

  • September 7 – Brown Bag Lunch: Productivity in Trello
  • September 12 – ONE BOISE STATE
  • September 26 – ONE BOISE STATE
  • October 5 – Brown Bag Lunch: Tools for Effective Meetings and Google Resources



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