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Campus Operations Division Newsletter – August 2017

Campus Operations Newsletter

AUGUST 2017


2017 Campus Operations Employees of the Year

2017 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.

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.


BRONCO WELCOME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

With the fall semester quickly approaching, preparations are underway to greet new and returning students. The Bronco Welcome committee seeks your help to create a welcoming atmosphere by volunteering during Bronco Welcome festivities.

Staff and faculty volunteers are needed throughout the first week of the semester. August 18 is an “all hands on deck” day for the university, with many volunteers needed.

Campus Operations supervisors should make every effort to ensure staff has the ability to volunteer during their regular shifts, if they wish to.

AUGUST 18 VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION – This includes:

  • NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN will begin on the morning of August 18. Volunteers will meet and greet students and families and deliver belongings to student rooms. This serves as a great opportunity to meet new students and their families as well as showcase what it means to be part of the Bronco community.
  • CONVOCATION serves as the official academic welcome to the University for new students. Taking place at 3:00 pm on August 18 in the Taco Bell Arena, volunteers will greet students and families and help them find their seats.
  • B ON THE BLUE is an annual photograph of new students and their families inside Albertsons Stadium immediately following Convocation on August 18. While on the blue turf, volunteers will direct people into the formation of the Boise State “B.”

BRONCO WELCOME INFORMATION TABLE REGISTRATION – August 21, 22, 23

Volunteers are also needed throughout the following week at Bronco Welcome Information Tables:

  • Information Tables will be stationed at four locations around campus on August 21, 22, and 23. We are looking for friendly volunteers to staff tables and answer questions from students about navigating the campus.

Specific volunteer questions can be directed to America Yorita-Carrion (americayoritacarrion@boisestate.edu) or Brian McDermott (brianmcdermott@boisestate.edu).

If you are interested in attending, please request approval from your supervisor.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: TRICIA SENGER

Tricia Senger and FamilyTricia Senger is the newest member of the Campus Operations Financial Services team, serving as the Finance Manager for Facilities Operations and Maintenance.

Tricia, a Certified Public Accountant, joins Boise State after serving as the director of finance for St. Luke’s Elmore Medical Center for 16 years. She also has a background as an accountant, tax preparer, bookkeeper, cash auditor and inventory controller.

She earned her bachelor of science in accounting from Minot State University (North Dakota), as well as a master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Tricia and her husband Dean, who is retired from the Air Force, have two grown children, Tyler (22) and Tia (20). Both will be attending Boise State this fall. Along with spending time with her family, she enjoys time with her dogs and cat, camping or reading. (The photo shows Tricia, bottom right, along with her family).


 

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 TODAY – COFFEE AND COMPANY >


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.

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 >


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 months:

  • August 16 – President Kustra’s State of the University Address and President’s Picnic
  • August 18 – Convocation and move-in
  • August 21 – Classes begin – Classes delayed until 1:30 p.m.
  • September 4 – Labor Day (Campus Closed)

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 Division Newsletter – July 2017

Campus Operations Newsletter

JULY 2017


Texie Montoya Earns Idaho’s outstanding young lawyer award

Texie Montoya

Boise State University Campus Operations’ Texie Montoya, Associate Special Counsel, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar.  The award is given to an Idaho attorney younger than 37 or in the first five years of practice, to recognize the attorney’s commitment to the legal profession through a contribution of time and resources benefitting Idaho lawyers and the public. The award will be presented at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting July 13.

Montoya’s work as Associate Special Counsel involves advising campus clients which include the Department of Public Safety, the Athletics Department, and University Advancement.  She has worked at Boise State since 2012.

READ MORE – TEXIE MONTOYA >


Campus Operations Finance Office Fully Assembled

Over the last six months, Boise State’s Campus Operations Division has worked together to create a Financial Services department which supports the division by providing coordinated, consistent and streamlined accounting processes across all departments. This new team supports the production of accurate, timely, relevant and holistic financial information that is needed to ensure the best strategic decisions are made to further the university’s mission and best serve students.
Completing their full team in June, the Campus Operations Financial Services team is led by Brenda Robinson, former division-level business manager, and business or financial managers from Campus Operations departments, as well as, a handful of new team members to support the increased functions of the new team.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Helen Davis

Helen Davis SpotlightHelen Davis is the space planning analyst in the department of Capital Planning and Space Management. She helps plan, evaluate, and recommend how spaces are managed on campus.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys sewing, quilting, gardening and traveling. She enjoys travel so much she actually lived in Australia for three years.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT – HELEN DAVIS >


Exterior Sign Prototypes placed on campus

Exterior Signage

Boise State University is in the beginning stages of implementing an updated standard for exterior signs. The sign suite will consist of multiple types of signs, including building monuments, directories, wayfinding, pedestrian, bicycling and more.

To begin the process of implementation, the first two prototype signs were recently placed on campus at the Simplot/Micron Advising and Success Hub (SMASH) and at the Chaffee Hall Housing Offices.

The signs have a more modern look than the current exterior signs, while also reflecting current building finishes which have a brushed metal appearance. In addition, the signs have inset details highlighted in orange and will have the capability of being lit with LED lights.

Implementation of a full signage suite throughout campus will be done in phases over the next few years after the approval of the prototypes.


Campus Ops Save the Date 2017

ANNUAL DIVISION-WIDE MEETING SET FOR AUGUST 2

Please mark your calendars for the annual Boise State Campus Operations’ division-wide meeting. Meeting times have been set for 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, to accommodate employees working during the day, night and swing shifts.

Both sessions will be approximately one-hour long and held in the Student Union Special Events Center (SPEC).


Fall Semester will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 due to Eclipse

Solar EclipseBoise State University’s fall 2017 classes will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, so students, faculty and staff can enjoy a rare opportunity: To see a near-complete solar eclipse from the heart of campus.

Though the “path of totality” is farther north in Idaho, the eclipse will be nearly complete in Boise.

The university will throw an Eclipse Watching Party on the quad that day, starting at 10 a.m. — faculty, staff, students and any families still in town from move-in weekend are encouraged to attend.

READ MORE – ECLIPSE  >


Bronco Shop at City Center now open

B with BalloonThe Boise State Bronco Shop opened its most recent store, the Bronco Shop at City Center.

The space ties in with the City Center Computer Science location on the first floor of the Clearwater Building and is prominently located at 777 W. Main Street, Suite 1160. The store can be easily accessed with the use of the Boise State Shuttle Orange Line.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Visit www.broncoshop.com for all store locations and hours.


University event services moves to one bill

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Boise State University Event Services has unveiled a one-bill invoice service for all events and catering on campus. This new service simplifies processes, removing multiple invoices and improving billing and payments, and placing all event service charges on a single bill.

The new service began as a soft launch on March 27 and has since been fully implemented as a one-bill system for all events booked through University Event Services.

READ MORE – ONE BILL >


Annual Division Survey – Thank you!

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Thank you to those who participated in the annual division survey. Your responses will help in the continual improvement of our workplace environment and division-level communication. The data gathered will be used to improve our employee and student experience.

The two respondents randomly selected to receive a $25 Bronco Shop gift card were Jeremy Shaw and Wells Carbaugh. Congratulations!


Meredith earns prestigious CAPP Certification

Boise State ShuttlesBoise State’s Dave Meredith, Assistant Director for Transportation in the Department of Public Safety, recently passed a demanding certification examination awarding him a national Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) certification. The exam is administered through the International Parking Institute (IPI) and the University of Virginia.

READ MORE – CAPP CERTIFICATION >


REGISTER FOR SHARED LEADERSHIP

Shared Leadership

Ten Campus Operations employees were recognized this spring for completing their Shared Leadership First Year.

Those employees include:
Gerald Adamson, Drew Alexander, Christine Boyles, Kylene Collette, Dani Dunstan, Joel Hilty-Jones, Michal Jarolimek, Dianne Loeffen, Tana Monroe and Robert Seal.

Those wanting more information or to register for the 2017-18 Shared Leadership season can do so by August 16.

READ MORE AND REGISTER – SHARED LEADERSHIP >


SIGN UP FOR COFFEE WITH KEVIN

Boise State coffee mug

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.

SIGN UP TODAY >


NOMINATE DIVISION EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

B Trophy

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 nominees were:

Imputed Quality: Dunya Wojcik

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 >


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 months:

  • July 4 – Campus Closed – Independence Day
  • August 2 – Division-Wide Annual Meeting (SPEC)
  • August 18 – Convocation
  • August 21 – Classes begin – Classes delayed until 1 p.m.

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


MONTHLY TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS

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:

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOPS >
FREE MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEOS

VIEW MORE CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEOS >


 

Texie Montoya Earns Idaho’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Boise State University Campus Operations’ Texie Montoya, Associate Special Counsel, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar.  The award is given to an Idaho attorney younger than 37 or in the first five years of practice, to recognize the attorney’s commitment to the legal profession through a contribution of time and resources benefitting Idaho lawyers and the public. The award will be presented at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting July 13.

Montoya’s work as Associate Special Counsel involves advising campus clients which include the Department of Public Safety, the Athletics Department, and University Advancement.  She has worked at Boise State since 2012.

Prior to joining Boise State, she clerked for the Honorable Stephen M. Brown at the Washington State Court of Appeals – Division III in Spokane, Washington.

Montoya received her bachelor’s degree from Boise State, where she served as Student Body Vice President and delivered the commencement address with her twin sister in 2006.  She earned her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, where she served as President of the Student Bar Association.

Montoya is a member of the Board of Directors of Go Lead Idaho, a non-partisan non-profit whose mission is to motivate women to lead and demonstrate why it matters. She volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, South Boise Little League, and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Montoya also volunteers to judge high school mock trial and constitutional argument competitions through Attorneys for Civic Education. She is a member of the community service committee of Idaho Women Lawyers, serves as the chair of the Government and Public Sector Lawyers section of the Idaho State Bar, and is a member of the executive committee of the Young Lawyers section.

Texie grew up in Boise and married a Borah High School classmate in July 2016. Texie enjoys traveling, running, and baking.

More information on the Idaho State Bar’s annual meeting can be found at isb.idaho.gov/member-services/annual-meeting/

 

Dave Meredith Earns Prestigious CAPP Certification

Boise State’s Dave Meredith, Assistant Director for Transportation in the Department of Public Safety, recently passed a demanding certification examination awarding him a national Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) certification. The exam is administered through the International Parking Institute (IPI) and the University of Virginia.

CAPP is respected worldwide as the leading credential in parking. CAPPs represent the best of the industry, providing service, demonstrating competence as they advance the parking profession, and leading with innovation, professionalism, and expertise. CAPP designation is meant to assure stakeholders (employers, regulators, consumers, and the public) that the credentialed parking professional has demonstrated an established level of knowledge in the field.

More information on CAPP certifications can be found at parking.org/professional-development/capp-program/

Campus Operations Division Newsletter – June 2017

Campus Operations NewsletterJUNE 2017


Concept art for Fine Arts Building

 

Construction on Center for fine arts gets under way

Boise State University has begun construction on the new Center for Fine Arts, a $42 million project on the west end of campus along Capitol Boulevard.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 2 and construction fencing was placed May 15 to begin the two-year project.

CENTER FOR FINE ARTS >

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: GABE BISHOP

Gabe BishopAfter a regional search, Gabe Bishop recently joined the Campus Operations’ team as the manager of the Landscape Services Department. Prior to Boise State, Bishop was the Landscape Manager at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, a campus which US News and World Report identified as the most beautiful campus.

Gabe has a BS from Cal Poly in Environmental Horticulture and a Masters Certificate from the University of California in Sustainability.

WATCH SPOTLIGHT >


CONGRATS, CAMPUS OPS GRADS!

Buster GraduatingThe May 2017 Spring Commencement marked Boise State’s 100th commencement ceremony, as well as the first on The Blue. Congratulations to the Campus Operations employees who graduated!

  • Lisa Barry (Environmental Studies)
  • Aaron Bartz (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Alex Belisle (Masters in Political Science)
  • Trace Blackstone (Environmental Studies)
  • Crystal Blanchard (Communication)
  • Eric Christiansen (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Nicolas Cota (Civil Engineering)
  • Chase Duckworth (Communication)
  • Steven Fowler (HVAC Journeyman)
  • Susan Fullmer (Associate of Science)
  • Cory Gervais (History Secondary Education)
  • Lindsay Harwood (BBA General Business)
  • Sarah Hastings (Sociology)
  • Connor Jungkuntz (Construction Management)
  • Nathaniel King (Psychology)
  • Abby La Chance-Cunningham (BBA Accountancy)
  • Jesse Lang
  • Andrew Mason (Graphic Design)
  • Amanda McClain
  • Taylor Red Elk
  • Jesse Rupe (Computer Science)
  • Prabesh Subedi (Electrical Engineering)
  • Christopher Sutherlin (Multidisciplinary Studies)
  • Alexandra Taylor (Elementary Education)
  • Whitney Thorton (Elementary Education)
  • Gabrielle Winston (Communication)
  • Tristan Youngstrom (Health Science)

Campus Ops Save the Date 2017

ANNUAL DIVISION-WIDE MEETING SET FOR AUGUST 2

Please mark your calendars for the annual Boise State Campus Operations’ division-wide meeting. Meeting times have been set for 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, to accommodate employees working during the day, night and swing shifts.

Both sessions will be approximately one-hour long and held in the Student Union Special Events Center (SPEC).


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Annual Division Survey

In the interest of continual improvement in positive workplace environment and communication, please complete the short, five-minute Campus Operations Employee Survey by Friday, June 16. All data gathered will be anonymous and will be used to improve our employee and student experience.

Two respondents will be selected to receive a $25 Bronco Shop gift card.

READ MORE – ANNUAL DIVISION SURVEY >

Buster's Semi-Annual Sale generic ad

Bronco Shop Semi-Annual Sale, June 5-23

It’s time for the Bronco Shop’s Semi-Annual sale! Visit the Bronco Shop, June 5-23, and receive great deals on close-out products. This is a three-week progressive discount sale – meaning that as the sale goes on, the prices get lower. Save an additional 25-75 percent off. This sale is available at all Bronco Shop locations, in-stores only, while supplies last. Visit www.broncoshop.com for store locations and hours.

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Register for Crucial Conversations

Boise State University’s Campus Operations division offers the Crucial Conversations training program, which provides employees with the tools to manage difficult and important conversations, communicate thoughts and achieve positive results. The two-day program developed by VitalSmarts and is facilitated by certified Crucial Conversations instructor Ms. Tana Monroe, Director of Department of Public Safety.

READ MORE – CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS >


Boise State coffee mug

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.

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 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 nominees were:

Empathy for the Customer: Kathleen Anderson, Larry Stolworthy, Kristina Whitaker

Imputed Quality: Tyler Zachariasen

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 >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Chase DuckworthChase Duckworth, a Communications – Media Productions graduate, completed his final semester with the Campus Operations team as a video blogger. See some of his final videos which tell the Campus Operations’ story from the perspective of a student to the students:

VIEW MORE VIDEOS >


PROMOTION AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 and Events TO REMEMBER

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

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


MONTHLY TRAINING, Workshop, Speaker Opportunities

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 >
BROWN BAG SPEAKER SERIES FROM THE CENTER FOR IDAHO HISTORY AND POLITICS >


 

Campus Operations Division Newsletter – April 2017

Campus Operations Newsletter

APRIL 2017


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Boise State Welcomes Chef Nathan Child

Chef Nathan ChildBoise State University Dining Services has hired a new executive chef, Nathan Child, to add flavor and flair to the campus dining experience. Child has the opportunity to add his own signature style to Boise State’s catering, Boise River Café and athletics meal planning, as well as influence some retail dining options across campus. Child draws culinary inspiration from exotic food cultures and bold flavors from around the world. He also partners with local farmers, producers and other food artisans to capitalize on southern Idaho flavors.

READ MORE – NATHAN CHILD >     WATCH SPOTLIGHT VIDEO >

ATTEND CHEF’S COMPLIMENTARY EMPLOYEE TASTING EVENT (APRIL 27) >


BOISE STATE IS FINALIST FOR OPERATION HAT TRICK AWARD

Operation Hat Trick

Efforts by Trademark Licensing, Bronco Shop and Veteran Services, qualifies Boise State as a finalist for the Operation Hat Trick Excellence in Service Award. The award recognizes a collegiate institution’s efforts to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through sales of co-branded merchandise, where a portion of proceeds is donated to charities which assist in the rehabilitation of veterans.

READ MORE – OPERATION HAT TRICK >


Orange shuttle line will run through summer

Orange shuttle line

To support Boise State’s expansion into downtown, the Department of Public Safety will run one free shuttle on the orange downtown route during the summer. This is a new service for summer students, faculty and staff.

READ MORE – ORANGE SHUTTLE >


Public Safety’s Mason second in annual appathon

Bronco Appathon

Andrew Mason, an employee in the Department of Public Safety, and his team placed second in the 2017 Bronco Appathon, while also snagging awards for “Best Design” and “Best in Novice”.

READ MORE – ANDREW MASON >


Congrats, Don Whitehead!

Don Whitehead

Don Whitehead of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance was nominated for the David S. Taylor Service to Students Award at this year’s Student Involvement Campus Awards Ceremony. The David S. Taylor Service to Students award highlights those who have provided exemplary service to students throughout the year.

READ MORE – DON WHITEHEAD >


University Day

Participate in University Day and Arbor Day

Boise State’s annual University Day will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 26. Participate in sprucing up the campus prior to commencement. Check in at the SUB Patio and in the Quad and get a free t-shirt!

The campus Arbor Day celebration will take place 10 a.m., Friday, April 28, in the Quad. Volunteers are welcome to help in planting a tree.

READ MORE – UNIVERSITY AND ARBOR DAY >


Risk Management and Insurance adds Two to Staff

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Boise State’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) office is a small, three-person operation with a big job. Led by Kip McBean, ARM Risk Manager, the RMI office serves the university by protecting assets from the consequences of loss posed by threats from all natural and manmade hazards. In addition, they serve as a resource to provide a safe, disaster-resistant university for the entire campus.

READ MORE – RISK MANAGEMENT >


HONORS COLLEGE DINING HALL NAMING CONTEST

Operation Hat TrickSubmit an entry to name the new dining space located in the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall. Submissions for the contest run through April 28, 2017. The new space will enhance the quality of food service on campus with a focus on fresh food concepts and expanded hours.

READ MORE – HONORS COLLEGE >


CYCLE LEARNING CENTER OFFERS FREE BIKE DEMOS

Bikes on CampusThe Cycle Learning Center is offering free demo rides on all types of rental bikes in conjunction with BroncoFit week, April 24-29, and May in Motion. Everyone is welcome to stop by the shop and take a bike out for a ride in order to try something new or different.

READ MORE – CYCLE LEARNING CENTER >


SIGN UP FOR COFFEE WITH KEVIN

Boise State coffee mug

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.

SIGN UP TODAY >


NOMINATE 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.

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 >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Chase DuckworthChase 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. Check out recent Campus Operations’ happenings:

VIEW MORE VIDEOS >


PROMOTION AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 and Events TO REMEMBER

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

  • April 26 – University Day (10 a.m.-2 p.m., SUB Patio and Quad)
  • April 28 – Arbor Day Tree Planting (10 a.m., Quad)
  • May 1-5 – Finals Week
  • May 2 – Fine Arts Groundbreaking Ceremony (10 a.m., Towers Parking Lot)
  • May 6 – Commencement

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


Monthly Training, Workshop, Speaker Opportunities

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 >
BROWN BAG SPEAKER SERIES FROM THE CENTER FOR IDAHO HISTORY AND POLITICS >


 

Campus Operations Division Newsletter – March 2017

Campus Operations Newsletter

March 2017


Alicia EsteyAlicia Estey Named Associate Vice President for campus operations

Alicia Estey has been named associate vice president for Campus Operations at Boise State University. Estey will serve the division by providing oversight of all Campus Operations departments, while directly managing Campus Planning and Facilities and Institutional Compliance and Ethics.

READ MORE – ALICIA ESTEY >


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Elise Alford-Claffey

Elise Alford-Claffey youtube videoElise Alford-Claffey enters her fourth year as Associate Director for the Boise State University Student Union team. She provides leadership, supervision, direction, and coordination to University Event Services and Audio Visual Production Services and supports art administration and management for the Student Union. Prior to joining the Student Union, Elise supported Boise State orientation and family outreach as a Coordinator with New Student Programs from 2010 to 2014.
Outside of work, Elise enjoys kayaking, photography, the arts, cooking, travel, wine, and cycling. Her favorite movie is Jurrasic Park.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT – ELISE ALFORD-CLAFFEY >


Get ready for Bronco Day – April 8

Bronco DayAbout 2,500 prospective students and their families are expected to visit Boise State for Bronco Day. The biggest campus open house of the year is set for April 8.

READ MORE – BRONCO DAY >

Want to get involved with Bronco Day?

Campus Planning and Facilities is planning to host a campus history display in the Student Union. The team is looking for display volunteers.

SIGN UP HERE – BRONCO DAY >


NEW Bronco Shop set to open in May

Bronco Shop SignBoise State University will be opening a new Bronco Shop location, near the new Computer Science space in the Clearwater Building downtown. The new 2,900-square foot City Center store is slated to open in late May. In addition to Bronco Shop product, the space will host a small lounge/charging station to serve the Boise State Computer Science students in the building.

READ MORE – BRONCO SHOP >


May in MotionParticipate in may in motion

Ada County Highway District’s Commuteride May in Motion campaign kicked-off March 14 and will run through the first week of June.

May in Motion (MiM) is a chance for Boise State employees to team together and receive public recognition for a level of achievement and commitment to smarter commuting.

READ MORE – MAY IN MOTION >


SIGN UP FOR 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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NOMINATE 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: Sherry Zeng, Financial Manager

Imputed Quality: Emma Ballantyne (Event Coordinator), Theresa Burris (Custodian), Than Than Win (Custodian)

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 >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Chase DuckworthChase 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 – VIDEO BLOG >


PROMOTION AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 and Events TO REMEMBER

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

  • April 8 – Bronco Day
  • April 17-22 – Earth Week
  • April 28 – Classes End
  • May 1-5 – Finals Week
  • May 6 – Commencement

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


Monthly Training, Workshop, Speaker 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 training sessions offered in the upcoming month:

  • March 13 – ONE Boise State
  • March 27 – ONE Boise State
  • April 5 – Trello! Personal Productivity and Project Management – 10-11 a.m.
  • April 10 – ONE Boise State
  • April 12 – Forklift Operator/Safety Training, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pioneer Hall, 102
  • April 24 – ONE Boise State

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOPS >
FREE MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS >
BROWN BAG SPEAKER SERIES FROM THE CENTER FOR IDAHO HISTORY AND POLITICS >


 

Campus Operations Newsletter – February 2017

Campus Operations NewsletterFEBRUARY 2017


Custodial Team - Niemeyer award

Niemeyer Garners Award in inaugural process improvement symposium

(pictured left to right: Richard Eborn, David Niemeyer, Butch Hansen)

Dave Niemeyer was named the winner of the Incremental Innovation award at the inaugural campus-wide Process Improvement Symposium, held in the Student Union, January 26.

Niemeyer was one of seven award winners at the symposium and was nominated for innovative solutions that saved the University time and money related to chalkboard cleaning and time, labor and materials for refinishing tile floors.

In addition, Campus Operations had two other nominees, including Brenda Robinson, who was nominated for innovations in finance reporting, as well as the Student Union for revamping the entire student hiring lifecycle to attract and retain student employees.

READ MORE – DAVE MIEMEYER >


SPOTLIGHT: Quality Assurance Program and Alex Belisle

Alex Belisle

Boise State’s Campus Operations has launched a Quality Assurance Program that will work with all service units on campus and provide a service review process. This process will empower campus units to provide the highest level of customer service possible for Boise State students and other campus customers. The program will work with units to review services, provide recommendations, and recognize outstanding service delivery.

The Quality Assurance Program is run by Alex Belisle, who was hired as the Quality Assurance Coordinator in December 2016. He began his career at Boise State as a student in July 2014 working in University Advancement to develop, launch, and sustain PonyUp—the University’s crowdfunding portal. Alex graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s in Political Science, International Relations and was honored as one of the university’s 2016 Top Ten graduates. Upon graduation, Alex continued his role with PonyUp while serving as a graduate assistant in the College of Innovation + Design (CID). At CID, he collaborated on marketing and recruitment to grow the College’s programs. In his new position, Alex will continue to work closely with University Advancement and the College of Innovation + Design, while launching the new Quality Assurance Program.

Alex is passionate about giving back to Boise State and empowering future students to tackle world challenges. As the Quality Assurance Coordinator, Alex 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.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT – ALEX BELISLE >


Department of Public Safety Finalizes Merger Details

Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) became official on July 1, 2016, after the former Campus Security and Police Services and Transportation and Parking departments joined into one cohesive unit.

With the merger came some adjustments in structure, including the establishment of two distinct units within DPS, led by executive director John Kaplan. The department now houses the units of Security, Police and Event Operations, headed by Tana Monroe, as well as Transportation, Parking and Safety Systems, led by Sam Patterson.

The Security, Police and Event Operations unit will carry over most duties from the former Campus Security and Police Services department, while also adding in the parking enforcement functions, as well as student traffic and event specialists who help maintain secure parking lots throughout the campus. In addition, Emergency Management and Clery Compliance is now a part of this unit.

The Transportation, Parking and Safety Systems unit will continue most functions from the former Transportation and Parking Service teams in addition to the safety systems, which includes access control to campus buildings, upgraded security camera system project, panic alarms, fire alarms, intrusion alarms and integrated technology.

The merger of such a large department also requires some shifting of space. DPS Administration will come together in Capitol Village #3, the Emergency Operations Center has moved to what was formerly known as “The Kitchen”, and event parking, transportation services and shuttle operations will move to Culinary Arts. DPS Operations and Police Substation will remain at Capitol Village #6, while the Transit Center will remain in the Student Union and the Cycle Learning Center will remain in the Lincoln Garage.

The department has also merged its web presence, using the new website publicsafety.boisestate.edu. Social media accounts include Facebook (@BoiseStateDepartmentofPublicSafety) and Twitter (@BSUPublicSafety).


Boise State shuttle builds solid ridership

Boise State ShuttlesThe Boise State Shuttle has been continually building a solid ridership of students, faculty, staff and visitors on and off campus, and the numbers from the past months reflect this growth. The shuttle program has grown very popular, especially in poor weather months, thanks to well-planned routes and the shuttle tracker.

Monthly Number of Riders
(3 combined routes):

  • November – 11,462
  • December – 17,575
  • January – 24,022

SHUTTLE TRACKER >


Dining Services to celebrate Pi Day on March 14

Pi DayIn honor of Pi Day, on March 14, Dining Services will be celebrating with a pie theme. The Boise River Cafe will be serving quiche for breakfast, pot pies for lunch and dinner, as well as dessert pies. In addition, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Quad, free slices of pie will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Happy Pi Day!


INFO ON BRONCO DAY PROMO PRODUCTS

Promotional ProductBronco Day is coming up on Saturday, April 8, and the opportunity to promote your department with new and returning students and their families is incredibly important. The Office of Trademark Licensing and Enforcement is here to assist you in representing your department or organization in a relevant and meaningful way, while maintaining the nationally recognized Boise State brand.

READ MORE – BRONCO DAY INFO > | WATCH VIDEO – BRONCO DAY >


Beagles, Arnette Named Permanent Directors

B with BalloonBarbara Beagles has been named the director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance (FOM) for Boise State as of January 2016 after spending nine months as an interim for the position. Suzy Arnette has also moved from an interim role to become the director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS).

READ MORE – BEAGLES AND ARNETTE >


REMINDER: Update info in campus directory

Directory Change Request FormThe Boise State Campus Operations division has many moving parts. In some instances, the changes are physical, like office relocations, while others might be title updates, name changes or phone/email changes. As a reminder, each time a change takes place, it is requested you submit a directory change request to keep the campus directory up to date.

Help to keep our campus up to date and well informed.

DIRECTORY CHANGE FORM >


B TrophyNOMINATE 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:

  • Attention to Detail: Roger Pritiken, Building Facility Coordinator
  • Attention to Detail: John Romlien, SUB Maintenance

NOMINATE TODAY >


 

SIGN UP FOR 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.

SIGN UP TODAY – COFFEE WITH KEVIN >


NOW ACCEPTING: EMPLOYEE DESIGN INITIATIVE IDEAS

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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 submission deadline for the fourth-annual campaign has been extended to Friday, March 3, 2017.

READ MORE – EMPLOYEE DESIGN INITIATIVE >


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 >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Chase DuckworthChase 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:

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


MONTHLY TRAINING, Workshop, Speaker 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:

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING  >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOPS > 
FREE MAKERLAB WORKSHOPS >
BROWN BAG SPEAKER SERIES FROM THE CENTER FOR IDAHO HISTORY AND POLITICS >


 

Crucial Conversations Training Scheduled June 28-29

Boise State University’s Campus Operations division offers the Crucial Conversations training program, which provides its employees with the tools to manage difficult and important conversations, communicate thoughts and achieve positive results. The two-day program developed by VitalSmarts and facilitated by certified Crucial Conversations instructor Ms. Tana Monroe, Director of Department of Public Safety, will teach participants to:

  • Prepare for high-impact situations with a six-minute mastery technique
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
  • Keep listening when others blow up or clam up
  • Turn crucial conversations into the action and results wanted

Crucial Conversations is offered three times per year; fall semester, spring semester and summer, which is scheduled for Wed-Thurs, June 28-29, 2017 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break).  The cost of attendance is $250, to cover course materials.

Those interested in participating in this program should speak to their supervisor about incorporating into a training plan or reach out to Katie Thomas (katiethomas1@boisestate.edu) with any questions.

Registration for the upcoming session must be completed no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. After completing registration, you will receive additional details about your specific session, to include on-campus location.

CLICK HERE to register for the June session

 

Boise State’s Risk Management and Insurance Office Adds Two New Employees

Boise State’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) office is a small, three-person operation with a big job. Led by Kip McBean, ARM Risk Manager, the RMI office serves the university by protecting assets from the consequences of loss posed by threats from all natural and manmade hazards. In addition, they serve as a resource to provide a safe, disaster-resistant university for the entire campus.

McBean has been a member of Boise State’s staff for over seven years, backed by 20 years of experience in the insurance industry as a claim manager and insurance broker. He holds a bachelor of science in Finance from Metropolitan State University in Denver.

In addition to McBean, the RMI office boasts two new employees to campus: Kristi Murphy (Assistant Risk Manager) and Jacob Wood (Risk Management and Insurance Representative).

Murphy comes to Boise State after serving as the Risk Management Director at the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. While at the YMCA she also spent time in roles with human resources, risk, and safety. Murphy is an Eastern Washington native and a Bronco alum, earning her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Boise State in 2015.

Wood joined the RMI office in the spring of 2016 as a student employee, moving to a permanent role in RMI Representative a year later. Prior to the RMI office, the San Francisco native spent time in the Campus Recreation Center and Bronco Shop. He is currently finishing his general business degree at Boise State.

Learn more about the Risk Management and Insurance office at rmi.boisestate.edu/