Winter Weather Response Thank You
Campus Operations employees have put in countless hours since the snow began falling in mid-December, working to keep the campus clear and safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
In particular, Boise State’s Landscape, Facilities, Public Safety, and Campus Services teams, as well as those in the Emergency Operations Center have had an integral role in keeping up with the record snowfall and storms. They have dedicated more than 40,000 hours to snow related issues, including many evening, weekend and holiday hours.
It is estimated that 35,000 cubic feet of snow has been removed from parking lots and walkways across our 180-acre campus. Not only have they removed snow, but have also prepared for, and dealt with, flooding, traffic flow changes, transit options, dining options and timely communications regarding these events.
Their timely and remarkable efforts made it possible for campus to open on the first day of semester – a true feat! Their hard work really shows their dedication to Boise State University. Please be sure to thank these division team members as you see them across campus.
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: LARRY STOLWORTHY
Larry Stolworthy has been Boise State University’s fleet manager for two year and has been a campus community member for 30 years. Larry helps manage and maintain all fleet vehicles on campus. He enjoys working alongside the growth of campus and is excited by the opportunities and challenges our growth brings. Larry also enjoys growth in others, appreciating the opportunity he has to help others realize and strive toward their dreams and goals.
Outside of work, Larry enjoys fishing, shooting and gardening.
CAMPUS OPS EMPLOYEES HOST SUCCESSFUL SANTA EVENT
The inaugural Santa visit event was a big success, thanks especially to a fantastic Santa (Joe Waters) and Buddy the Elf (Chris Wright) who created a magical event for all attendees.
Seventy-eight children signed up to visit with Santa, welcomed by hot chocolate and cookies, coloring, and holiday movies. The children were split into six time slots to assure plenty of quality time with Santa during the one-hour visits. Santa welcomed them with a song, story and an opportunity for each child to sit with him and tell him what they wished for.
A special thanks also goes out to Ryan Blaine, Kenny Ford, and Event Services for coordinating a smooth event.
SUB FINE ARTS Hosts “National Mythstory”
National Mythstory, by Bryan Anthony Moore (January 9 – February 19, 2017)
Moore explores his research of rewritten Texas history textbooks through illustrations, paintings, and sculptures, to present us with modern-day illuminations that clarify historically misinterpreted texts. Using “aging” techniques to make his compositions read as if they are Revolutionary War artifacts, he provokes us to question distorted narratives presented as fact.
Dutch bros returns to campus
Dutch Bros will return to campus Wednesday, January 18 in a new location. The Dutch Bros truck will move near the greenhouses located between the Education Building and Interactive Learning Center. The truck will return to campus for the remainder of the semester and will be open 8 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday.
Join the Education Advisory Board Facilities Forum
Boise State University has a subscription to the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Facilities Forum available to any staff member or faculty member at the University. The EAB Facilities Forum identifies best practices, industry trends and innovative solutions to facilities issues through extensive research and data collection. The University’s membership includes access to numerous articles, studies, white papers, reports, data compilations, implementation tool, webconferences and to a dedicated adviser.
To obtain a username and password, register at www.eab.com.
Metal REcycling COMES FULL CIRCLE
The Boise State School of Nursing honored the John William Jackson Fund (JWJF) as a special donor at its 2016 fall convocation.
The JWJF is a philanthropic fund supported largley by scrap metal recycling. Boise State is a large supporter to the fund, while also receiving a large percentage of the fund’s scholarship money in return.
Boise State’s Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability team is heavily involved in the partnership with the JWJF and encourages all employees to contribute any metal to the recycling containers located at the FOAM building.
Contact Jane Bartlett for more information.
BUSTER’S SEMIANNUAL SALE
JAN. 16 – Feb. 4
It’s time for the Buster’s Semiannual Sale again! The sale will run in all Bronco Shop locations from January 16 – February 4 and is a great time to get deals on closeout products. Buster’s Semiannual Sale is a progressive discount sale – with discounts beginning at 25-percent off and lowering to 75-percent off at the end of the three week sale.
Boise State Bronco Shop
Boise State Bronco Shop
NOMINATE DIVISION EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
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:
Empathy for the Customer: Joe Waters, Plumber Foreman
Attention to Detail:
Saul Meza, Building Facility Specialist
Steve Stover, Carpenter
Jacy Jones, Public Safety Record Systems and Admin. Support Manager
SIGN UP FOR COFFEE WITH KEVIN
A 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.
NOW ACCEPTING: EMPLOYEE DESIGN INITIATIVE IDEAS
Each year Boise State University’s Campus Operations division champions the Employee Design Initiative, a friendly competition designed to positively enhance campus by funding outstanding ideas submitted by division employees. The Campus Operations’ Employee Design Initiative began in 2014 and has added outstanding improvements over the past years. Submissions for the fourth-annual campaign are now open and due by Friday, February 3, 2017.
Occupational Safety Newsletter
Each month the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability team put together an “Occupational Safety Newsletter” for the campus to read.
CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG
Chase 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:
- Employee Spotlight: Larry Stolworthy
- Boise State Alumni and Friends Center Complete
- Cycle Learning Center Helps Boise Bicycle Project
- Book Buyback
- Regalia and Commencement Items
IMPORTANT DATES and Events TO REMEMBER
The following are important dates and events to remember for the upcoming months:
- January 16 – Campus Closed – Martin Luther King Day
- February 20 – Campus Closed – Presidents’ Day
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:
- January 30 – ONE Boise State
- January 18 – Occupational Safety Training, 2-3 p.m., Pioneer Hall, 102
- January 25 – Trello! Personal Productivity and Project Management – 10-11 a.m.
- February 8 – Trello! Personal Productivity and Project Management – 10-11 a.m.
- February 13 – ONE Boise State
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.
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 email@example.com.