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Campus Operations November 2017 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter


Campus Operations Homecoming Float a Big Success

Campus Ops Homecoming Float
For the second straight year, Campus Operations built a float representing the division that was produced by various members of the division. This year’s theme was focused on the B Plaza and recreated the plaza with recycled materials – to highlight the division’s sustainability efforts. The B was created out of a recycled piece of foam, while the flowers were made from used plastic cups collected at a Boise State tailgate earlier this season.

The float was a huge success thanks to the work of quite a few team members, including Kylene Collette, Whitney Youngstrom, Fonda Portales, Denise Bowlin, Wendy Dillon, Kat Davis, Katie Thomas, Larry Stolworthy, Cory Butler, Cody Thornton, Colton Sharp, Don Whitehead, Tom Perry, Karen Lovelund, Christine Savary, Alicia Estey, Fonda Portales, Aubri Kelly, Olivia Lettenberger, Bryan Jones, Ernest Rivera, Wade Hubsmith, Griff Allen, Bill Stipe, and Michelle Railsback.

Another Parade Opportunity:
For those wishing to join in additional parade opportunities, the university is looking for representatives to participate in the Boise Holiday Parade, alongside the Boise State calliope. The parade is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 18. If you wish to participate, contact Dave Meredith.

Save the Date for the Bronco Shop Faculty andStaff Appreciation Night

Bronco Shop Save the Date
A campus favorite, the Bronco Shop Faculty and Staff Appreciation night is set for Friday, December 1, 4-7 p.m. Employees are invited to visit and receive a 40-percent discount on all merchandise, excluding textbooks, technology and regalia. The opportunity is available to all employees and at all Bronco Shop locations.


Kathleen Simko Headshot

Kathleen Simko joined the Campus Operations Division as the Quality Assurance Coordinator in October 2017. Formerly the Dean of Extended Learning at Treasure Valley Community College, she also has prior experience working for affordable housing and community and economic development nonprofit organizations. Kathleen is excited to be returning to higher education.

As the Quality Assurance Coordinator, Kathleen will work to ensure services across campus are delivered to and for students and other customers in a first-class, user-centric manner. The program will work to support programs that have the opportunity to improve while recognizing top performers and sharing best practices.

Kathleen earned a bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Eastern Oregon University and her masters of Business Administration from Boise State University. Having previously served as an elected official in two cities, she also served nine years on the Idaho Public Transportation Advisory Council, has an extensive history in Rotary International, and is a graduate of Leadership Boise.

Campus OPs Employees recognized at Annual Luncheon

Forty-five Campus Operations Division Employees were honored Monday, October 30 for their outstanding work and years of service to the university. The luncheon was held in the Student Union Building’s Jordan Ballroom.

A list of Campus Operations honorees is below. A full list of campus honorees is available online.


5 Year Honorees:
Suzy Arnette, Brett Bogardus, Cory Butler, Rita Carr, Scott Cook, Dan Cornwall, David Davenport, Steven Fowler, David Grimes, Timothy Kelly, John McDonald, Texie Montoya, Ami O’Gorman, Reg Pope, Stephen Ritter, Luis Sanchez, Steven Stover, Christopher Testa, Kimberly Tucker, Michael Vasquez, Chris Wait, Doug Watson, Michael Wheeler, Don Whitehead, Victoria Wood

10 Year Honorees:
James Anselment, Mishka Chorny, Phil Dixon, Joseph Hunt, Janie McAndrew, Saul Meza, Josh Nehring, David Niemeyer, Michelle Railsback, Robert Seal, Nan Selland, Craig Walters

15 Year Honorees:
C.J. McCrory

20 Year Honorees:
Todd Andrus, Steven Neville, Joe Smiga

30 Year Honorees:
Russ Segovia, Larry Stolworthy

35 Year Honorees:
Kathleen Anderson

Participate in Sustainability Events

Community Garden
Join in sustainability events on campus:

“Put the Garden to Bed”
Sustainability Garden clean up
1416 Juanita Street
Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.

Tailgate Recycling
Meet at the Sustainability table at the south side of the Varsity Center.
Saturday, Nov. 18
5:30-10:30 pm


Tuition Fee Waiver Deadline Approaching

Tuition Fee Waiver Graphic

If you or someone in your household is planning to use the Tuition Fee Waiver, avoid the $50 late fee by completing the waiver by December 15, 2017. The form is now available for submission online via the Human Resources Tuition Fee Waiver Benefit page.

Register for Crucial Conversations

Eternal Wind
Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that will give you the tools you need to step up to life’s most difficult and important conversations, say what’s on your mind, and achieve the positive resolutions you want.

Courses are scheduled on two consecutive days (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch) and are held on the Boise State main campus.  Course facilitation is provided free of charge, however, there is a fee of $250 to cover the cost of materials.


Bronco Shop Featured in News

Bronco Shop on KTVBBronco Shop on KTVB group

The Bronco Shop was invited to participate in a KTVB morning segment. Sierra Holder took the lead in this event and arranged all the student models. The event has brought great attention and praise to the Bronco Shop!

Dine at Bronco Zone each week

Bronco Zone table

The Bronco Zone, Boise State’s exclusive, weekly pop-up restaurant, is taking place this fall and features the talents of executive chef Nathan Child. Bronco Zone is open Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-December with a new and improved menu. Bronco Zone is open to all faculty, staff, alumni and their guests.


Sign Up for a Visit with Santa

Santa Graphic

Santa Claus will be visiting Boise State University’s campus on Sunday, December 10. He will be hosting 30-40 minute group visits to include Christmas stories, carols and a chance for each child to tell Santa an item on their wish list. The event also provides a great photo opportunity for parents/guardians – be sure to bring your camera.

Complimentary admission, parking, and refreshments will be provided.


Sign Up For Coffee And Company

Boise State coffee mug

Same monthly opportunity, new name! This event is available for division members to meet and converse with Campus Operations division leaders, including Kevin Satterlee or Alicia Estey. The first Friday each month, 15-minute visits with individuals or teams of up to five people will be hosted by one of our leaders.


Nominate Division Employees Of The Year

Floral B

Boise State’s Campus Operations Division Employee of the Year awards will be given out each year at the division-wide 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 nominees include:

Than Than Win – Attention to Detail


Occupational Safety Newsletter

Occupational Safety Newsletter
Each month the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability team puts together an Occupational Safety Newsletter for the campus to read.

READ MORE – Occupational Safety Newsletter

Promotion and Job Opportunities

Are you looking for opportunities or do you know someone we could add to our team? The following are open positions within the Campus Operations division.


Important Dates To Remember

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

  • November 23-24 – Campus Closed (Thanksgiving break)
  • November 30 – 3-5 p.m. – Winter Gathering
  • November 30 – 5:30 p.m. – Holiday Tree Lighting
  • December 1 – 4-7 p.m. – Bronco Shop Hosts Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event
  • December 10 – Annual Campus Operations Santa Event (registration required)
  • December 11-15 – Finals Week
  • December 16 – Commencement
  • December 25-29 – Campus Closed (Winter break)
  • January 1, 2018 – Campus Closed (New Year’s Day)


Monthly Training and Workshops

Boise State’s Campus Operations Division is continually offering training opportunities to provide continued education, required training, and development for its employees. The following are training sessions offered in the upcoming month hosted by Campus Operations and campus partners:



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