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Staff to Have Access to Professional Development Resources

Through a new Boise State partnership with Academic Impressions, every employee can take advantage higher-ed specific online professional development opportunities in a variety of subject areas including leadership development, time management and organizational productivity, and content related to specific functions. Employees may register for webcasts, digital recordings, and review articles. Webinars and webcasts can be hosted as a team or individually.

All staff members will have access to ALL of the topic areas listed below. Those in bold may be of particular interest to Campus Operations staff.

Leadership
BO = Business Office (Facilities, Finance & Budgeting, HR/Compliance, Info Tech, Planning & Effectiveness)
SA = Student Affairs (some)
AA = Academic Affairs (some)
ADV = Advancement (and Alumni)
EM = Enrollment Management

Follow these instructions to get started:

  1. Set up a free account on the Academic Impressions website using your boisestate.edu email address
  2. Click Training at the top of the web page.
  3. On the new page, hover over the Training link at the top.
  4. Select “See all” in the bottom left column.
  5. Under “Memberships” (left hand side) check the box next to “Included with My Membership”
  6. All training materials – conferences, webcasts, digital recordings, and articles will now be displayed. You can refine your search by “Topics” selecting options on the left.

If you need assistance, reach out to Beth Rotach at beth@academicimpressions.com

Campus Operations February 2018 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2018

Important Division News: HR Contacts and P-Card Info

HUMAN RESOURCE UPDATES

The Campus Operations Division would like to highlight its dedicated Human Resource contacts: Angie Zirschky, the Campus Operations Business Partner, who specializes in employee relations and Kristal Cilley, Talent Acquisition Specialist, who helps to attract, recruit and hire the best talent available to the team.

In addition, Dani Dunstan, Director of Campus Operations, provides coordinator between the division and Human Resource Services. When working on reclassifications, reorganizations or employee relations, please include her in your correspondence.

Katie Thomas, Campus Operations’ Instructional Designer, focuses on strengths-based management and development. Please contact her for team coaching, management support, and employee development.

P-CARD INFO

Updates are being made to the p-card posting process. In order to stay up to date, p-card users are now required to sign-off on all purchases on a weekly basis. All p-cards must be reconciled in Works (all expenses signed off) by Friday of each week.


A Letter from Leadership

NICOLE NIMMONS (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAMPUS SERVICES)

Nicole NimmonsI have been blessed with the opportunity to make Boise State my work home for over 13 years as a leader in very different capacities. I believe my passion for Boise State shines through in my excitement to lead change to improve our student’s experience. I am inspired to lead by those around me.  I get a new sense of spirit when I see others lead in a positive way. I am always very impressed with our employees’ abilities to demonstrate leadership and lead with their strengths when under pressure in executing a project or responding to an emergency.

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” – Robin S. Sharma

Here are a few key goals of Campus Services I’d like to share:

  • Improve the student experience by matching our services to our student wants and needs
  • Provide the lowest cost textbooks to our students
  • Provide quality meal plans that meet the needs of students, staff, and faculty


Employee Spotlight: Steve Fowler

Steve FowlerSteve Fowler has been a member of the Boise State family for six and a half years and is currently working in the Facilities Operations and Maintenance HVAC department. Steve recently completed a 4-year apprenticeship program for HVAC, taking the plunge to go back to school at the age of sixty. And after a lot of dedication, hard work, and long hours, Steve has recently completed his certification and is now a Licensed Journeyman HVAC Technician. He is grateful to the university for making this opportunity available for him, and loves being a part of the campus atmosphere and interacting with students, staff, and faculty. Steve is a dedicated Bronco, and always has a kind word and smile to share with anyone he meets.

Steve’s other passions include his grandchildren, gardening, bee-keeping, and spending time at his cabin in the mountains.


Strengths Corner: Achiever

AchieverFor our inaugural strengths corner segment, we will focus on the Achiever talent! Those who have Achiever in their top 5 strengths profile have a great deal of stamina and like the steam engine of a ship, work tirelessly to ensure things get accomplished.

Achievers love completing tasks and are often individuals who set the pace for production, If you manage an achiever, know that they need the freedom to work at their own pace to feel successful. Like an individual competing in a race, they are driven by reaching the finish line and feel great satisfaction in checking tasks off their to-do lists.

Achievers in Ops: How do you use your achiever talent to be successful?

  • If there is ever a project that I am having a hard time getting started on, I can count on my achiever trait to give me a little spark to start on the project and usually the drive to complete it.” – Emma Ballantyne, SUB Event Services
  • “My “Achiever” strength always gives me a goal to reach for and complete a project or a task so that I have that sense of accomplishment.” – Hope Hernandez, Department of Public Safety Transit Team
  • “My “Achiever” strength gives me the energy to positively overcome difficult obstacles and persevere to reach set goals with a feeling of accomplishment.” – Kelly Royster, FOAM Custodial Operations

Who are the “achievers” on your team?

This segment is a monthly highlight of a strength from Clifton’s’ StrengthsFinder. To learn more about the program or the strength highlighted in this month’s segment contact Katie Thomas for an individual Finder discussion.

WATCH THE ACHIEVER VIDEO


Sustainable Art and Creations Needed for Exhibition

Let’s celebrate Earth Day on the Boise State campus and inspire others to think sustainably. Submit your innovative creation to be included in the exhibition, People, Planet, Solutions, a showcase of works of all genres and media focusing on the theme of environmental sustainability. Apply before March 23, 2018.

Boise State’s Department of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability, in partnership with the University Art Curator and the Office of Research and Economic Development, seeks to exhibit innovative creators whose original creations speak to the theme of environmental sustainability. The exhibition entitled People, Planet, Solutions will present a cohesive body of works that relate to the theme of environmental sustainability as made evident through the subjects represented or through the materials used. Works showing a clear design aesthetic will be prioritized. This call is open to both students and community members.

Works can include, but are not limited to:

Robotics; Augmented/Virtual Reality; Video Performance/Installation; Textiles, puppets, and kites; Large-scale art; Shelters; Unusual tools and machines; Found Art; 2D and 3D Visual Arts

All genres, styles, and media will be considered. All work must be presentation ready. Submitted entries may be previously-created works, but must be the original work of the individual/group applying.

APPLY TODAY FOR THE EXHIBITION


Boise River Cafe Updates Atmosphere and Offerings

Boise River Cafe updatedThe all-you-care-to-eat Boise River Café (BRC) has been completely transformed – along with brand new furniture and interior design, select dining options have been upgraded to better serve the ever-changing preferences of campus diners.

The BRC now features new flooring, tables and chairs, ‘B’ branded high-top community bars and over-sized community booths, which can accommodate 12 people comfortably. The changes have made the BRC a place to study, hang out, relax, have group meetings and of course, eat. Food is still the main priority and this is evident with the changes made by food service director Justin Lord and campus chefs Nathan, Jeremy, and Roland.

MORE ON BRC UPGRADES


Grey Route

Boise State Shuttle Adds Grey Route

A new, updated Boise State grey shuttle route will begin Jan. 22 and is intended to provide faster and easier access from campus to the downtown area. The route will run 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the 2018 spring semester.

MORE ABOUT GREY ROUTE


Public Safety Now Handles All Electronic Access

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Boise State’s Department of Public Safety has updated the process of electronic access requests. A newly formed integrated security technologies group within the department now is handling all electronic access requests, such as adding/removing badge access levels, setting office and exterior door open and close times, and any other electronic access functions.

MORE ABOUT ELECTRONIC ACCESS


Sandoval Part of COBE’s High Finance Experience

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COBE Student Ismael Sandoval of Campus Operations’ Finance Services was one of 12 to travel to New York City to experience high finance.

LEARN ABOUT SANDOVAL’S EXPERIENCE


Sign up for Coffee and Company

Boise State coffee mugSame 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.

SIGN UP FOR COFFEE AND COMPANY TODAY


Nominate Division Employee of the Year, New Student Category Added

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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.

A new student-employee category has been added beginning in the Spring 2018 semester.

This month’s nominees include:

Imputed Quality – Gabe Bishop

NOMINATE AN EMPLOYEE TODAY


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

Campus Operations January 2018 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter
JANUARY 2018


2017 Santa Visit a Success!

Santa 2017Santa Claus visited families from the Campus Operations Division and the Alumni and Friends Center, Sunday, December 10 in the Alumni and Friends Center living room. Santa, who was played by recently retired Joe Waters, was accompanied by Buddy the Elf, who was played by Chris Wright, a former manager in Facilities Operations and Maintenance. Both returned to campus just for the special event (thank you!). Santa’s visit was his second annual to the AFC living room, where he recited “The Night Before Christmas”, sang songs and learned of wishes from each of the nearly 75 children who attended.

Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to those who helped make this event happen!

(photos courtesy of Tana Monroe/Josh Lohff)


A letter from Leadership: Alicia Estey (Associate Vice President, Campus Operations)

Alicia EsteyWelcome back! I hope that you all enjoyed a restful break and were able to spend time celebrating the season with friends and family.

As we begin 2018, I find myself reflecting on some of our recent accomplishments and looking forward to new opportunities in the coming year. Last fall we successfully completed the Honors College, Sawtooth Hall and SouthFork Market. We broke ground on the Center for Fine Arts and the new CPF building, and in a couple of months, will begin construction of the Micron Center for Materials Science. We celebrated record enrollment numbers as more than 24,000 students chose Boise State to pursue their degrees and enrich their lives. In addition, 38 Campus Operations employees earned their degrees from Boise State. Congratulations, colleagues!

This year, many changes are in store for Boise State. We are in the process of searching for a new university president and will soon begin a search for a new provost. While I understand change can be stressful, it is more important than ever that we maintain our commitment to our division’s core values of imputed quality, attention to detail, and empathy for the customer. We have a welcoming, thriving environment for our students to learn, and we are certain to attract a dynamic presidential candidate thanks your dedication to building and supporting our university. It is an honor to be able to work alongside you and your teams, and I look forward to engaging with each one of you in the months to come.

Happy new year and thanks for all that you do!


Employee Spotlight: Karen Lovelund

Karen LovelundKaren Lovelund joined the Campus Operations Division in July 2017 as the General Maintenance Manager in the Facilities Operations and Maintenance department. Prior to Boise State University, Karen was a Facilities District Manager overseeing colleges, universities and private schools throughout the United States, providing strategic operational and engineering leadership to drive technical and organizational excellence for campus facilities operations.

Karen is a graduate of Drexel University’s construction management program and St. Joseph’s University’s Comely Institute labor relations program. Karen also served an HVAC/R service apprenticeship with one of the country’s most prestigious apprenticeship programs, Steamfitter’s Local 420. She has pursued industry-specific education in electrical and plumbing disciplines. Her work experience includes hands-on skills as a certified HVAC mechanic, project manager and designing and implementing HVAC systems, including the associated maintenance programs for one of the world’s premier HVAC companies: York International.

In addition to her technical capabilities, Karen was the director of engineering for a national real estate investment company. Her responsibilities included performing site inspections for the due diligence process, including creating capital and operating budgets for acquired properties. Her background also includes property and facility management, asset management and construction management.

Karen is originally from Philadelphia (she makes an excellent Philly cheesesteak) and moved to Boise in 2004 and then was transferred around the country with her previous employer. She returned to Boise in 2016 and captured her dream job at Boise State University. She enjoys riding her motorcycle and is hoping to take up golfing. She lives with her dog, Bella, in Meridian.


Strengths Corner

StrengthsFinderOver the past year, the Campus Operations division has been adopting an employee-development tool currently used by more than 17 million individuals worldwide; the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment. This tool focuses on identifying and investing in natural talents to increase productivity, teamwork, engagement, and happiness at work.

Katie Thomas, Instructional Designer and Facilitator for Campus Operations, became a Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder coach this past February and hit the ground running in leading implementation of the program across the division and campus-wide. Numerous division employees have participated in StrengthsFinder workshops with Katie already, and all who wish to will ultimately have the opportunity to participate in as this program rolls-out division-wide. In addition, she will be continually adding training, information, outreach and working with departments to integrate strengths and talents into current department practices.

Beginning in the February division newsletter, a new segment will highlight particular strengths and showcase how Campus Operations employees are using them for success in their roles.

Those interested in learning more about StrengthsFinder, or in participating in one-on-one strengths coaching or team training, may contact Katie at katiethomas1@boisestate.edu

Katie’s top 5 strengths: Achiever, Developer, Learner, Responsibility, Relator


Work Perks: Campus Rec Center

rec centerBeginning January 2018, the Work Perks section of the Campus Operations Newsletter will highlight various “perks” and best kept “secrets” available to Boise State staff. With many resolving to increase fitness during the New Year, the Campus Recreation Center seemed like a natural fit for the first Work Perks highlight!

The Campus Rec Center offers many services to staff, including discounted memberships, fitness classes, personal training, access to the aquatics center and its classes, the Outdoor Rental Center, climbing gym and Cycle Learning Center. Staff can access many of these services whether they are Campus Rec member or not. Many services cater to all on campus, like the Outdoor Rental Center which offers member and non-member rates at competitive prices. Heading for a weekend of snowshoeing, skiing or snowboarding? Check the ORC for rates and equipment! This allows those on campus to utilize these on-campus services as a first-choice, rather than leaving campus for the same service.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPUS REC CENTER


Participate in Supervisory Academy Training

Hosted by the State of Idaho Department of Human Resources (DHR), Supervisory Academy is a free management training series for all levels of supervisors, as well as a development opportunity for those thinking of pursuing roles in supervisory positions. After piloting the training with 25 Campus Operations supervisors, it is now open to all campus participants and will be offered three times per year: fall, spring and summer. Upcoming spring and summer session dates are below. Registration will be available soon on the HRS Learning and Development Website.

Attendees must attend all three sessions in a series (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Pioneer Hall 102

  • Spring series: Feb. 23, March 9, March 23
  • Summer series: June 15, June 29, July 13


Sign up for Coffee and Company

Sign up for Coffee and CompanySame 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.

SIGN UP TODAY


Nominate Division Employee 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:

  • Empathy for the Customer – Saul Meza
  • Attention to Detail – Christopher Testa
  • Imputed Quality – Steve Stover, Abby La Chance-Cunningham

NOMINATE AN EMPLOYEE TODAY


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 

Campus Operations December 2017 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter


December 2017


Happy Holidays – thanks for all you do!

Happy Holidays! Thank you for a wonderful 2017 and we look forward to an exciting 2018!


CAMPUS OPS, Calliope Represent Boise state in the City of Boise Holiday Parade

Holiday Parade

Thanks to Dave Meredith and Wade Hubsmith for assembling a team including students from the Boise State Dance Marathon who represented Boise State in the City of Boise Holiday Parade in November. They entered the parade along with the treasured Boise State Calliope which played music the entire route.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Michael Jimenez

Mike JimenezMichael Jimenez approaches his one-year anniversary working with at Boise State University, serving as a Senior Security Officer in the Department of Public Safety. Michael enjoys Boise State’s commitment to excellence, empathy for students, faculty and staff, and family and community atmosphere. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, hunting, fishing, camping, riding ATVs and snowmobiles and coaching sports.

MICHAEL JIMENEZ INTERVIEW


Congratulations Campus Operations Graduates!

Buster Graduating Vertical Winter Commencement is approaching and 11 Campus Operations employees will be graduating. Congratulations to:

  • Amy Arenovski, Bronco Shop (BBA)
  • Brandy Blush, Bronco Shop (Sociology)
  • Cole Ishihara, Student Union (History)
  • Cory Butler, Public Safety (Applied Science – Bridge to Career Certificate, Leadership and HR Certificate)
  • David Schimmel, Student Union (Entrepreneurship Management – BBA)
  • Gil Perez, Public Safety (Computer Science)
  • Jacob Wood, Risk Management and Insurance (General Business – BBA)
  • Justin Cappello, Student Union (Communication – Media Production)
  • Kyle Wimpenny, Student Union (Communication)
  • Rahim Osman, Public Safety (Accounting)
  • Tyler Zacharisen, Student Union (Communication – Journalism)


Bronco shop looking for temporary, seasonal student employees

Bronco Shop SignThe Bronco Shop is looking for student employees to assist during the holiday break, as well as to support rush January 2-15, 2018. Employees will assist with general Bronco Shop operations, as well as events around the start of the semester, including textbook purchases and online orders.

Any student or employee acquaintance who would like to apply may do so by visiting the Boise State BroncoJobs page or by filling out an application in the main Bronco Shop store located inside the Boise State Student Union building.


What’s the Difference between Central Receiving and Bronco Express?

Boise State University’s Central Receiving is the campus incoming delivery point for all ground packages, air letters and overnight deliveries from UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Airborne Express. In addition, most inbound truck shipments and all items purchased on Boise State purchase orders filter through Central Receiving. The CR team delivers nearly 40,000 packages to the campus each year.

Those expecting deliveries on campus are encouraged to follow the “Tips for Efficient Package Delivery” and are reminded that personal packages should not be shipped through Central Receiving as it is considered a misuse of state funds. CR delivers Monday through Friday on all days that the campus is open.
Personal packages can be shipped off-campus from the Bronco Express in the Student Union via US Postal Service, UPS and FedEx. The Bronco Express, which serves much like an outgoing campus post office, is open Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Package shipping/delivery to Bronco Express is not available.

View more information about Central Receiving here.



Buster On A Shelf

BUSTER ON A SHELF IS DECEMBER 11-23

The Bronco Shop will run its annual Buster on a Shelf promotion, December 11-23, offering exciting holiday specials and gift ideas.

Buster on a Shelf will feature one of Buster’s favorite holiday gift ideas each day. The promotion will take place at all Bronco Shop locations with a new item featured each day. Be sure to follow the Bronco Shop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for each daily feature.

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WINTER HEATING REQUESTS DUE DECEMBER 14

Boise State University will close its campus other than essential functions during the winter break, Dec. 23-Jan. 1, 2018. During that time period, facilities will lower the heat in most buildings, setting thermostats to capture energy savings.

To support the university’s sustainability initiatives, any employee who wishes to request heat in a building over break must submit a service request to facilities by close of business on Dec. 14.

SUBMIT A REQUEST TO HEAT YOUR BUILDING

CLC Holiday Sale

Cycle Learning Center Sale through December 14

The Cycle Learning Center is offering 25 percent off on bikes, accessories and tune-ups Dec. 4-14. Stop by and pick up gifts and stocking stuffers for yourself or the entire family.

READ MORE – Cycle Learning Center Holiday Sale




Boise State coffee mug
SIGN UP FOR COFFEE AND COMPANY

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.

SIGN UP TODAY

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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 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:

Michael Jimenez – Imputed Quality

NOMINATE TODAY

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.

VIEW ALL OPEN POSITIONS AT BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

Important Dates to Remember

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

  • December 11-15 – Finals Week
  • December 11-23 – Buster on a Shelf at the Bronco Shop
  • December 15 – Tuition Fee Waiver Due Date
  • December 16 – Commencement
  • December 16 – Las Vegas Bowl – Boise State vs. Oregon
  • December 22 –
  • December 25-29 – Campus Closed (Winter break)
  • January 1, 2018 – Campus Closed (New Year’s Day)

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS

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:

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOPS >
FREE MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS >
CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


 

Campus Operations November 2017 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2017


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.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: KATHLEEN SIMKO

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.

CAMPUS OPERATIONS

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

SUSTAINABILITY FACEBOOK PAGE


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.

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS REGISTRATION

Bronco Shop Featured in News

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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.

REGISTER FOR BRONCO ZONE


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 SANTA


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.

SIGN UP TODAY

Nominate Division Employees Of The Year

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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

NOMINATE TODAY

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.

VIEW ALL OPEN POSITIONS AT BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

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)

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


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:

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOPS >
FREE MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS >
CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT >

 

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:

Sustainability:

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.

SIGN UP TODAY


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

NOMINATE TODAY


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.

VIEW ALL OPEN POSITIONS AT BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY >


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)

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


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:

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOPS >
FREE MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS >
CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT >


 

Campus Operations September 2017 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter

September 2017


Honors College and Sawtooth Hall Opens for 2017-18

Honors College as of August 2017

Boise State University welcomed 630 students to the brand new Honors College and Sawtooth Hall buildings over the past two weeks. The 236,000-square-foot space houses the Honors College, its 295 residents, faculty, classrooms, community space and offices. In addition, Sawtooth Hall is home to 335 first-year students and offers unique gathering spaces, including living rooms, kitchens and study areas.

The spaces have been creatively designed and spotlight Boise State’s blue and orange colors throughout – blue highlighting the Honors College side and orange representing the Sawtooth Hall side.

The dining portion of the building is anticipated to be complete October 2017 and will feature the new SouthFork Market dining area and a convenience store.

Each unit of Campus Operations has had a hand in developing, conceptualizing and completing this building.


Bronco Shop Debuts Touchdown Mondays

Photo of Bronco Shop Bleed Blue ShirtThe Boise State Bronco Shop is upgrading this year’s football promotion. Gear Up Monday will take the place of Touchdown Monday, offering 25 percent off full-price Bronco Shop merchandise each Monday before a home game.

No need to count the number of touchdowns anymore. Gear Up Monday will be much simpler for fans to follow — the discount is always 25 percent off every home game Monday.

READ MORE: Bronco Shop Touchdown Mondays


Employee Spotlight: Tom Beitia

Tom Beitia headshotBoise State University welcomes Tom Beitia as the new director of university sponsorships. Beitia holds two undergraduate degrees and a masters of business administration degree from Boise State. During his education, he served as a graduate assistant in the economics department.

In his new role, Beitia will build and maintain a university-wide sponsorship program aimed at building partnerships, which will bring more services to students and departments and increase revenue to the university.

READ MORE: Director of University Sponsorships


Bronco Zone Begins Sept. 6-7

Bronco Zone tableThe 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 an upgraded menu.

READ MORE: Bronco Zone Dining Begins


One Stop Shop Now Available

Floral BBoise State’s University Event Services has been working with Campus Operations and campus partners over the past few months to simplify event coordination and billing processes for its customers, creating its one-stop shop business model. The finishing touch to this new service is the addition of catering orders.

READ MORE: One Stop Shop


Department Relocations for Fall 2017

Administration BuildingBoise State University’s campus and buildings are continually changing and transforming to best serve the students, faculty and staff on campus. Departments and offices are moved or redesigned to allow for better use of space, more room for expanding groups, or the need to repurpose space for timely initiatives.

View a full list of completed and upcoming relocations


New Dining Options Welcomed

StarbucksBoise State Dining Services has added new dining experiences and opportunities to campus beginning in fall 2017.

Locations include Starbucks, Mai Thai and The Patio Cafe at the Student Union Building, grab and go options throughout campus, retail on the quad and the return of food trucks.

READ MORE: New Dining Options


Politics and Policy Brown Bag Lunch Returns

The Center for Idaho History and Politics resumes its popular “Politics and Policy” brown bag lunch series held during the lunch hour in the Student Union Building throughout the semester.

READ MORE: Policy Brown Bag Lunch


Annual Health And Wellness Screenings

Flower and AdminConsider taking 20-30 minutes to check up on your health.

Screenings are provided at no cost if you have verifiable insurance, and participation doesn’t prohibit you from also seeing your primary care provider, as this screening and an annual exam can be covered at no cost within the same year.

READ MORE: Health and Wellness Screenings


Sign Up For Coffee And Company

Boise State coffee mugSame 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.

Sign up for Coffee and Company today.


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:
  • Sondra Becker – Imputed Quality

Nominate an employee today!


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


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.

View all open positions at Boise State University here.


Important Dates To Remember

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

  • September 4 – Labor Day (Campus Closed)
  • September 21 – First Day of Fall

View Campus Events Calendars

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:

Division Training Opportunities
OIT Technology Training
Human Resources Workshops
Free Makerlab Workshops
Center For Professional Development

 

Facilities, Central Receiving Building Construction Launches

New Facilities and Central Receiving Building - RenderingBoise State began site mobilization late September 2017 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.

Department Relocations for Fall 2017

Boise State University’s campus and buildings are continually changing and morphing to best serve the students, faculty and staff on campus. Departments and offices are occasionally moved or redesigned to allow for better use of space, more room for expanding groups, or the need to occupy space for other initiatives.

In addition, the Honors College (HONR) and Sawtooth Hall (SAWTH) have now opened and house over 600 students.  

A full list of completed relocations and upcoming relocations is available below:

Completed Relocations (new location/address):
Completed Relocations (new location/address):

Scheduled Relocations:

  • VP Research Robotics Lab (Culinary Arts, rooms 102 and 105, 1310 UniversityDrive
  • VP Research Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) Lab (Culinary Arts, room 118, 1310 University Drive)
  • VP Research CAES Technical Assistance Program Lab (Culinary Arts, room 101, 1310 University Drive)
  • Dean of Students (Campus School, Suite 120, 2100 University Drive)
  • Master of Fine Arts for Creative Writing and Theatre Arts (expands to Campus School, Suite 130, 2209 University Drive)
  • College of Health Sciences Advising (Norco, Suite 116, 1529 Belmont St.)

For more information regarding space on campus, contact Capital Planning and Space Management at CapitalPlanning@boisestate.edu or by calling (208) 426-5169.

2017 Campus Operations Division Employees of the Year Named

Boise State University’s Campus Operations Division awarded its second-annual Employees of the Year honors at the division-wide meeting, August 2. 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.

2017 Campus Operations Division Employees of the Year

(left to right) Kristina Whitaker, Dunya Wojcik, Ric Smith, Larry Stolworthy

Although there are only three awards, four team members were recognized as Employees of the Year. Kristina Whitaker, a customer service representative, and Larry Stolworthy, fleet manager, representing the Department of Public Safety earned the Empathy for the Customer awards. Ric Smith, senior landscape technician in Facilities Operations and Maintenance, earned the Attention to Detail award, while Dunya Wojcik, event coordinator for University Event Services, was named the Doctrine of Imputed Quality honoree.

The award winners each excelled in one of the three categories and demonstrated these characteristics and qualities in their work throughout the year. Each winner was awarded a plaque, certificate of excellence, and Bronco Bucks to use at various retailers on campus.

Congratulations to our award winners and nominees!

NOMINATIONS for the 2018 Employee of the Year Awards will be accepted throughout the 2017-18 school year and will be awarded at our 2018 division-wide meeting.

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