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Campus Operations Division Newsletter – November 2016

Campus Operations Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2016


Alumni and Friends Center

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER OPENS DOORS

Boise State opened the new Alumni and Friends Center as part of the university’s homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening was held, immediately following the homecoming parade. The public was welcomed to tour the building following the ceremony.

The new 44,000-square-foot, $14.5 million center is located directly across from Albertsons Stadium at 1173 University Drive. It will serve as a gathering space for many groups of alumni and university friends for years to come.

READ MORE – ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER >


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Ric Smith

Ric Smith Video ThumbnailRic Smith has been a part of the Boise State family as a Senior Landscape Technician for two years. Smith, who loves working outdoors, focuses on ensuring the beauty and maintenance of the landscaping at the Yanke Center. Recently his work was in high demand and much appreciated with the Yanke Center hosting Shakespere’s First Folio.

Outside of work, but still enjoying nature, Smith spends his time riding motorcycles, biking, skiing, and camping.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT -RIC SMITH >


SOLAR CHARGING STATION READY FOR USE

Capital Homecoming (square image)

A new solar charging station located outside the Albertsons Library is now ready for use. The complimentary station provides 120-volt and USB outlets to charge devices and computers via solar power.

READ MORE – SOLAR CHARGING >


CAMPUS OPS JOINS IN HOMECOMING FUN

Homecoming 2016The 2016 Homecoming Parade was an inaugural showing for the Campus Operations Division float. The Campus Operations Division had a strong showing in the 2016 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest with multiple offices participating with creative decorations. In addition, the 2016 The fun and festivities of the week were exciting and representative of the great team work the division has. Thank you to all who participated!

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Broncos partner with witco

Witco PartnershipIn 2014, Boise State hired the first of many clients represented by Witco Inc., a nonprofit founded to help people with disabilities located in Caldwell. WitCo offers many services, including residential housing, children’s programs and community integration for people with disabilities.

READ MORE – WITCO >


NOMINATE FOR DIVISION EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

B TrophyBoise 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:
Attention to Detail: Ric Smith, Sr. Landscape Technician

Attention to Detail: Mark Raya, Sr. Maintenance Craftsman

NOMINATE TODAY >


LANDSCAPE SERVICES SOLICITS FEEDBACK

Floral BBoise State University’s landscape services have worked to provide convenient maintenance schedules throughout the school year, keeping in mind impact to students, faculty and staff, classroom and lecture times and campus traffic and congestion.

PROVIDE FEEDBACK >


BROWN BAG LUNCH: EMAIL MANAGEMENT

Brown Bag LunchThe final Brown Bag Lunch session of the 2016 calendar year will take place Nov. 2 in Pioneer Hall, room 102. The topic will be “Email Managment” with campus expert Erin Taylor leading the session. Join the session and bring your lunch to learn more about this topic.

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COFFEE WITH KEVIN

Boise State coffee mugA monthly opportunity is available for division members to meet and converse with Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer. The first Friday each month, he will host 15-minute visits with individuals or teams of up to five people.

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BRONCO ZONE LUNCH

Bronco ZoneBronco Zone Lunches are open each Wednesday and Thursday during the fall semester. Enjoy a delicious $10 buffet lunch above The Blue.

MAKE A RESERVATION >


TOUCHDOWN MONDAYS

Touchdown Mondays at the Bronco ShopVisit the Bronco Shop each Monday after a home football game to receive 5% off (up to 25%) for each Bronco touchdown that week.


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Freshii Video ThumbnailChase Duckworth, a Communications – Media Productions major, has joined the Campus Operations Team as a video blogger. His mission is to tell the Campus Operations’ story from the perspective of a student to the students. Here are some of his most recent videos:

VIEW MORE VIDEOS >


IMPORTANT DATES and Events TO REMEMBER

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

  • November 2 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue (Speakers: Tim Dunnagan/Ken Peterson)
  • November 3 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 3 – First Thursday – Boise River Cafe (Cuban Theme)
  • November 5 – Campus Ops Football Tailgate, 6 p.m. (Maintenance Shop – North Side)
  • November 6 – Daylight Savings Time End (Set clocks back one hour)
  • November 7 – Election Day
  • November 9 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 10 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 11 – Veterans Day (Campus Open)
  • November 15 – Premium Lunch (Thanksgiving Meal) – Boise River Cafe
  • November 16 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 17 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 18 – Campus Ops Football Tailgate, 5 p.m. (Maintenance Shop – North Side)
  • November 24 – Thanksgiving (Campus Closed)
  • November 25 – Day After Thanksgiving (Campus Closed)
  • November 29 – Boise River Cafe – Themed Dinner – Taqueria
  • November 30 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


MONTHLY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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:

  • November 2 – Brown Bag Lunch – Email Management (11:45 a.m.-1p.m.)
  • November 7 – ONE Boise State

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS INFORMATION

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

STAY CONNECTED

Web: operations.boisestate.edu   |  Division Newsletters
Twitter: @BoiseStateOps  |  Instagram: @BoiseStateCampusOps  |  YouTube: BoiseStateCampusOps

STAY INVOLVED

Coffee with Kevin  |  Nominate an Employee of the Year 
Division Events  |  Training Opportunities  |  Comments/Suggestions

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. Contact Michelle Railsback at michellerailsback@boisestate.edu.


OUR MISSION

Boise State Campus Operations Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students while providing a quality campus experience.

A division focused on the future, Campus Operations’ mission is to provide a constructive, memorable and safe environment where students can pursue their educational goals.

Campus Operations oversees the campus, its grounds, facilities and operations, and strives toward constant improvement and attention to detail to create an exceptional atmosphere for its students. Additionally, we are entrusted with building an institution of higher learning, while helping students reach their futures.


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