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Campus Operations October 2017 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter

October 2017

Southfork Market Dedication Ceremony, October 24

SouthFork Market

Boise State’s newest dining option, SouthFork Market will be a part of the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall dedication ceremony, October 24, to celebrate the recent opening of the building. A soft-launch of SouthFork Market will begin October 16, giving the campus community an opportunity to taste offerings before the dedication.

Open to all students, faculty, staff and campus guests, SouthFork Market will offer fresh food concepts, serving as an a-la-carte experience where items can be selected from any of the four food concept stations.

The food concepts include a soup, salad, and specialty sandwich station; a Mongolian BBQ station; a grill station including hamburgers and salmon; and finally a home-style chef specialty station. In addition to the stations, vegan and gluten-sensitive meals will be available at SouthFork.

SouthFork Market was named after the South Fork Boise River, a name submitted by student Heather Campbell.

SouthFork Market is open seven days per week and hours include:

Breakfast: 7-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dinner: 4-10 p.m.

Menus and More Info

Facilities, Central Receiving Building Construction Launches

Boise State began site mobilization last week for the upcoming construction of the new Facilities and Central Receiving building. Once complete, the building will house administration from Facilities Operations and Maintenance (FOM) as well as Central Receiving (CR). The new facility will be located on the southwest corner of Belmont Drive and Euclid Avenue.

The project is an 8,500-square foot prefabricated steel building with metal siding, allowing for high ceilings and flexible interior layouts – ideal for warehouse/receiving space. In addition, offices and workspaces will flow more efficiently with the receiving portions of the building. Most of the structure and exterior finishes are currently being prepared off-site, making for a quick on-site assembly once ready.

The space will offer a larger, more efficient space for all occupants, while also including better delivery docks and easier access from Euclid Avenue for Central Receiving.

The project is expected to reach substantial completion in early February, with final completion in early March. FOM and CR will relocate to the new facility from their current space at 1455 University Drive, which will be a portion of the site footprint for the new Micron Center for Materials Research.

Employee Spotlight: Kat Davis

Kat Davis

Kat Davis joins the Boise State community as the new Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Compliance Specialist with Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability. Kat is a native of Boise, returning after attaining two bachelors degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography, as well as a certificate in Public Health from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduation, Kat spent some time working with the Boulder (CO) government at the city and county levels where she found a passion for community engagement and assisted businesses with waste reduction and diversion, as well as other sustainability services.

In addition to her work, Kat is an artist who is always looking for ways to connect creativity to her work. She enjoys painting, hiking, games and playing the bass guitar. She recently moved back to Boise to be near family and reconnect with a place she’s always called home. She looks forward to driving Boise State to become a leader in sustainability and offering her skills to give back to the community.

Open house at City Center Bronco Shop

City Center Bronco ShopThe newly-opened Bronco Shop at City Center in Boise will host an open house event 5-8 p.m., Thursday, October 5. Bronco fans are invited to join in the event hosted in conjunction with downtown Boise’s First Thursday. The open house will provide the Bronco Shop an opportunity to showcase their support of student scholarships and educational goals at Boise State.

READ MORE: Bronco Shop Open House

Division Participation Opportunities

Tailgate Recycling

Opportunities to participate and be involved in division activities are just around the corner. Feel free to join in all or some of the activities below:


Contact Kat Davis to participate in any or all events.

Homecoming Float:

Join in the fun of planning, building, decorating and walking alongside the division homecoming float, Nov. 4. Participate in one or all stages! Contact Michelle Railsback for more info.

Boise State Adopts New Interior Sign Designs

Standard ADA sign

Boise State University has made great efforts in recent years to develop design standards that can be applied throughout the campus. These standards will ensure all spaces are accessible to everyone, easy to navigate and reflect a consistent and welcoming university experience while also supporting the Campus Operations division commitment to quality.

This includes a new suite of interior signs and guidelines.

READ MORE: Interior Sign Designs

Participate in Ridetober Commute Event

Bike closeup

Boise State has over 1,700 students and employees currently using the RideShare Platform to plan commutes. During the month of October, commuters are encouraged to participate in the Ridetober program for the chance to win great prizes.

READ MORE – Ridetober

Dine at Bronco Zone Each Week

Bronco Zone table

The Bronco Zone, Boise State’s exclusive, weekly pop-up restaurant, returns this fall featuring the talents of executive chef Nathan Child. Bronco Zone will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester with a new and improved menu. Bronco Zone is open to all faculty, staff, alumni and their guests.

READ MORE: Bronco Zone

Bronco Shop, Bookstore Merge

Photo of Bronco Shop Bleed Blue Shirt

The Boise State Bronco Shop and Boise State Bookstore have long been synonymous, operating within the same space in the Student Union, but using separate names. A continuous shift towards digital resources in the textbook industry has triggered a need for change on the Boise State campus. The bookstore has been absorbed and will now simply be a portion of the Bronco Shop.

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 BBoise 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 NewsletterEach 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:

  • October 13 – Campus Metal Recycling (contact Kat Davis for more info)
  • October 14 – Campus Clean-Up Day (contact Kat Davis for more info)
  • October 16 – SouthFork Market Soft Opening
  • October 19-21 – Parent and Family Weekend
  • October 24 – Honors College, Sawtooth Hall, SouthFork Market Dedication Ceremony (10 a.m.)
  • October 30-November 4 – Homecoming Week (Nov. 4 is Homecoming parade and game)


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:



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