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Campus Ops Supports Earth Week with Events

Earth Week imageBoise State’s Campus Operations Division will celebrate Earth Week with various events throughout the week of April 17-22, 2017.

The Cycle Learning Center is offering tune-up specials all week of 20-percent off, helping to get people back on their bikes with the spring weather rolling in.

Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) will partner with the Division of Research in hosting speakers and events, April 20, on the SUB Patio (Simplot Ballroom if inclement weather).

EHSS will also join Trademark Licensing and Enforcement and the Sustainability Club in offering a Coca Cola sustainability promotion, April 20 in the Student Union between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The promotion will include Coke giveaways, games and more.

Dining services will promote $1 refills and reusable cups throughout Earth Week, while also featuring local vendors for lunch on April 17 and 21 in the Boise River Cafe. In addition, free Earth Day food sampling will be available April 17 (12-2 p.m.), April 19 (5:30-7 p.m.) and April 21 (5:30-7 p.m.) in the atrium just outside of the Boise River Cafe.

Participate in the Dining Services Survey

Welcome!

You are invited and highly encouraged to participate in a short survey about the future of Boise State Dining Services. Your input will help to plan and improve dining options available to the campus community.  As an incentive for completing the survey, you will be entered to win a prize from the Bronco Shop! You can win: one of two longboards from SIBBZ valued at $275.00 each, one of three Hydro Flasks, or one of three Bronco Shop End of Semester Survival Kits valued at $80.00 each.  A total of six prizes will be offered.

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The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete; responses are due by April 5, 2017. This survey is being conducted by an independent consultant working on behalf of Dining Services and the information gathered is solely for Dining Services’ internal use.  Your identity will remain confidential and will not be linked to your responses.  Your responses will not be used for any other purposes.  Prize winners will be notified by email after the survey closes.

To participate click on the link: http://baseline.campuslabs.com/envstrategies/boisestateuniversity

Thank you in advance for your time and input!

 

Participate 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. This year, Commuteride is honoring the top-100 businesses, changing the way Boise State will be entered in the competition. In years past, separate departments would compete individually, but this year Boise State will compete as one organization. To register for May in Motion visit www.sharetherideidaho.com/Public/Home

In addition, Commuteride created this specific Rideshare platform for Boise State. “Share the Ride Boise State” was added to my.boisestate.edu in 2016. The easy to navigate site offers information to how many calories participants are burning, the CO2 emissions being saved and assist in finding carpool or commuter partners.

For those who wish to keep spreadsheets or their efforts, contact Christine Boyles at christineboyles@boisestate.edu.

New Boise State 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. Bronco Shop City Center will be open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.

The current Bronco Shop BODO location will close at the end of May. In an effort to clear product, the store will offer progressive discounts, including “Buster’s Moving Sale” – a final week sale of 90-percent off the lowest price.

In addition to the BODO location, the Bronco Shop’s Meridian location will close mid-May, however, no sales will be involved with its closure.

Alicia Estey Named Associate Vice President for Campus Operations

Alicia Estey, Compliance, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla GroverAlicia 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.

Since 2013, Estey has served the university by overseeing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, managing agency audits, and supervising investigations of discrimination-based complaints in the position of executive director of Institutional Compliance and Ethics.

She joined Boise State in 2007 as the special assistant to Stacy Pearson. Thereafter she served in various roles in Finance and Administration including policy analyst, regulatory compliance officer and director of tax.

Before her time at Boise State, Estey worked in the tax department at the J.R. Simplot Company.

Estey will begin her new role effective immediately; a search for a new executive director of Institutional Compliance and Ethics is now underway.

Beagles, Arnette Named Permanent Directors

Barbara 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. She is responsible for all grounds, custodial, and building maintenance to include, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and general overall functionality of campus.

Beagles moved to FOM after serving as the director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) for three years and EHSS manager for two years.

Beagles has more than 20 years experience in the field of environmental health, safety, and sustainability. Prior to Boise State she served as the manager of the Environmental Health and Safety department at Weyerhaeuser. She has also served in EHS roles for Idaho-based Micron Display and Ash Grove Cement Company.

Beagles holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and secondary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Suzy Arnette has also moved from an interim role to become the director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS). She is responsible for occupational and lab safety compliance, monitoring and complying with environmental quality regulations, managing hazardous waste disposal, developing emergency preparedness and response procedures, and conducting workplace ergonomic, safety and indoor air quality assessments and training. She joined Boise State as the lab safety and design manager in 2012.

Prior to Boise State, Arnette spent six years at the University of Virginia holding the positions of assistant director/chemical safety officer and environmental compliance technician.  Her work at both Boise State and UVA has included the implementation of chemical and laboratory safety programs for researchers and chemical users, development and delivery of chemical training for laboratories, housing and facilities, and completion of lab safety audits.

Arnette holds a Ph.D. in combinatorial chemistry from the University of Virginia and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Berry College.

Campus Operations Division Newsletter – January 2017

Campus Operations NewsletterJANUARY 2017


Snow removal

Winter Weather Response Thank You

Campus Operations employees have put in countless hours since the snow began falling in mid-December, working to keep the campus clear and safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

In particular, Boise State’s Landscape, Facilities, Public Safety, and Campus Services teams, as well as those in the Emergency Operations Center have had an integral role in keeping up with the record snowfall and storms. They have dedicated more than 40,000 hours to snow related issues, including many evening, weekend and holiday hours.

It is estimated that 35,000 cubic feet of snow has been removed from parking lots and walkways across our 180-acre campus. Not only have they removed snow, but have also prepared for, and dealt with, flooding, traffic flow changes, transit options, dining options and timely communications regarding these events.

Their timely and remarkable efforts made it possible for campus to open on the first day of semester – a true feat! Their hard work really shows their dedication to Boise State University. Please be sure to thank these division team members as you see them across campus.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: LARRY STOLWORTHY

Larry Stolworthy

Larry Stolworthy has been Boise State University’s fleet manager for two year and has been a campus community member for 30 years. Larry helps manage and maintain all fleet vehicles on campus. He enjoys working alongside the growth of campus and is excited by the opportunities and challenges our growth brings. Larry also enjoys growth in others, appreciating the opportunity he has to help others realize and strive toward their dreams and goals.

Outside of work, Larry enjoys fishing, shooting and gardening.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT – LARRY STOLWORTHY >


CAMPUS OPS EMPLOYEES HOST SUCCESSFUL SANTA EVENT

Buddy and Santa

The inaugural  Santa visit event was a big success, thanks especially to a fantastic Santa (Joe Waters) and Buddy the Elf (Chris Wright) who created a magical event for all attendees.

Seventy-eight children signed up to visit with Santa, welcomed by hot chocolate and cookies, coloring, and holiday movies. The children were split into six time slots to assure plenty of quality time with Santa during the one-hour visits. Santa welcomed them with a song, story and an opportunity for each child to sit with him and tell him what they wished for.

A special thanks also goes out to Ryan Blaine, Kenny Ford, and Event Services for coordinating a smooth event.


SUB Art Exhibit Jan. 2017

SUB FINE ARTS Hosts “National Mythstory”

National Mythstory, by Bryan Anthony Moore (January 9 – February 19, 2017)

Moore explores his research of rewritten Texas history textbooks through illustrations, paintings, and sculptures, to present us with modern-day illuminations that clarify historically misinterpreted texts. Using “aging” techniques to make his compositions read as if they are Revolutionary War artifacts, he provokes us to question distorted narratives presented as fact.

READ MORE – SUB FINE ARTS >

Dutch Bros Truck

Dutch bros returns to campus

Dutch Bros will return to campus Wednesday, January 18 in a new location. The Dutch Bros truck will move near the greenhouses located between the Education Building and Interactive Learning Center. The truck will return to campus for the remainder of the semester and will be open 8 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday.

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Join the Education Advisory Board Facilities Forum

Boise State University has a subscription to the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Facilities Forum available to any staff member or faculty member at the University. The EAB Facilities Forum identifies best practices, industry trends and innovative solutions to facilities issues through extensive research and data collection. The University’s membership includes access to numerous articles, studies, white papers, reports, data compilations, implementation tool, webconferences and to a dedicated adviser.

To obtain a username and password, register at www.eab.com.


John William Jackson Fund

Metal REcycling COMES FULL CIRCLE

The Boise State School of Nursing honored the John William Jackson Fund (JWJF) as a special donor at its 2016 fall convocation.

The JWJF is a philanthropic fund supported largley by scrap metal recycling. Boise State is a large supporter to the fund, while also receiving a large percentage of the fund’s scholarship money in return.

Boise State’s Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability team is heavily involved in the partnership with the JWJF and encourages all employees to contribute any metal to the recycling containers located at the FOAM building.

Contact Jane Bartlett for more information.

Semiannual Sale

BUSTER’S SEMIANNUAL SALE

JAN. 16 – Feb. 4

It’s time for the Buster’s Semiannual Sale again! The sale will run in all Bronco Shop locations from January 16 – February 4 and is a great time to get deals on closeout products. Buster’s Semiannual Sale is a progressive discount sale – with discounts beginning at 25-percent off and lowering to 75-percent off at the end of the three week sale.

Facebook Boise State Bronco Shop
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Twitter @BSUBroncoShop

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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 newest nominees include:
Empathy for the Customer: Joe Waters, Plumber Foreman

Attention to Detail:
Saul Meza, Building Facility Specialist

Imputed Quality:
Steve Stover, Carpenter

Imputed Quality:
Jacy Jones, Public Safety Record Systems and Admin. Support Manager

NOMINATE TODAY >


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 FOR COFFEE WITH KEVIN

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NOW ACCEPTING: EMPLOYEE DESIGN INITIATIVE IDEAS

Each year Boise State University’s Campus Operations division champions the Employee Design Initiative, a friendly competition designed to positively enhance campus by funding outstanding ideas submitted by division employees. The Campus Operations’ Employee Design Initiative began in 2014 and has added outstanding improvements over the past years. Submissions for the fourth-annual campaign are now open and due by Friday, February 3, 2017.

READ MORE – EMPLOYEE DESIGN INITIATIVE

Occupational Safety Newsletter

Occupational Safety Newsletter

Each month the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability team put 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:

  • January 16 – Campus Closed – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 20 – Campus Closed – Presidents’ Day

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


MONTHLY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • January 30 – ONE Boise State
  • January 18 – Occupational Safety Training, 2-3 p.m., Pioneer Hall, 102
  • January 25 – Trello! Personal Productivity and Project Management – 10-11 a.m.
  • February 8 – Trello! Personal Productivity and Project Management – 10-11 a.m.
  • February 13 – ONE Boise State

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES >


 

Fonda Portales is New University Art Curator

Fonda Portales, university art curator and collections manager. Photo by Allison Corona

Fonda Portales, university art curator and collections manager. Photo by Allison Corona

When you think of public art and Boise State University, what first comes to mind? Is it Nobuyo Okuda’s Eternal Wind sculpture near the Quad or the 12-foot-tall stainless steel “B” standing in front of the Administration Building? Is the “B” considered public art or is it just clever branding?

These are questions worth a lively discussion with Fonda Portales, Boise State’s new university art curator and collections manager. Portales was hired by the university this fall to fill the new position to make public art more available and inviting to everyone on campus. She notes that most of the university’s permanent collection is already hanging in structures around campus – offices, hallway spaces, places where it is accessible to faculty and students. Her challenge is helping students, faculty and staff engage with it. To this end, she will work with the University Arts Advisory Committee to create a visual arts master plan for the campus.

“My goal is to create visual art experiences that get students participating with a diverse array of arts, styles, techniques and materials,” Portales said. “Ultimately, my role is to connect students and community members to the campus experience, through the arts.”

Working under the umbrella of Campus Operations, Portales will be responsible for curating the World Museum in the new Fine Arts Building, the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, as well as its sister gallery, Trueblood, a pop-up exhibition space in the Student Union Building. “I’ll be curating those spaces as well as locating spaces for temporary and permanent installations of public art,” she explained. In addition, she will manage the university’s permanent art collection – most of which has been generously donated or gifted by patrons – and build the collection through new acquisitions, place pieces on loan and as facilitate their preservation and conservation.

Portales explained that one way to engage students is to let them know what’s on campus and where things are. She potentially will arrange art tours on campus and work with faculty members who are getting their students excited about public art.

“I think it’s also important to choose pieces that can create spaces people can participate with, like Transference,” she said, referring to Boise State’s newest sculpture. “They become part of that interior space of the art piece. I think that’s exciting and cool and that’s one of the best parts of public art – you’re more aware of yourself, of your environment, and if the artwork is also interesting and challenging, and technically and stylistically significant, it’s a whole world you’re interacting with all of the sudden.”

Transference is a new sculpture by Leslie Dixon and Ken McCall that has been installed next to the Environmental Research Building. It is part of a collaboration between the City of Boise and Boise State.

While in a new position, Portales is no newcomer to campus. For the past eight years, she taught upper and lower-division art history courses in the art department. Portales holds a Masters of Arts in Art History from California State University, Los Angeles, with a specialty in Pre-Columbian art, and while in graduate school had the opportunity to manage an on-site museum at the archaeological project to uncover Urkesh in Mozan, a small village outside of Al-Qamishli, Syria. Before moving to Boise, she also worked at the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles, where she fell in love with arts administration.

“I just love Boise State and the art department here,” she said. “If I had been asked to create the perfect position for myself, this would have been it. I wanted to invest in student experiences around art.”

 

Originally published in the Boise State UPDATE

Campus Operations Division December 2016 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter
DECEMBER 2016


Transference Wide

Transference is installed

A new art piece, Transference, was installed on campus in November. The commissioned monumental steel and Plexiglas sculpture celebrates sustainable, geothermal energy use on campus and in the city. Created by Ken McCall and Leslie Dixon, Transference includes hues of blue and orange to represent the hot and cold of geothermal. Interestingly, the sculpture has been installed in the south courtyard of the Environmental Research Building (University Drive and Euclid Avenue) just feet away from the geothermal line that supports campus.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Chris Siepert

SiepertChris Siepert is the Laboratory Safety Technician working for the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability department for over two years. He is housed in the Engineering Building near the laboratories he supervises. Chris has spent nine years on campus and really enjoys interacting with students – he learns as much from them as they do from him!

Outside of work, Chris enjoys the outdoors, including camping, hunting and fishing. Fittingly, his favorite book/movie is My Side of the Mountain. Two fun facts about Chris: he can cross stitch and is an excellent balloon artist.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT – CRIS SIEPERT >


CONGRATULATIONS CAMPUS OPERATIONS GRADUATES!

Buster Graduating Vertical

Winter Commencement is approaching and 15 Campus Operations’ employees will be graduating. Congratulations to:

  • Akarm Al Alsheikh (Health Information Management)
  • Dani Dunstan (Masters in Public Administration)
  • Adrienne Garlick (Nursing/Psychology)
  • Alexzandra Gidding (Entrepreneurship Management)
  • Devin Guy (Construction Management)
  • Anthony Henderson (Psychology)
  • Jocelyn Morgan (Anthropology)
  • Jill Roban (Criminal Justice)
  • Joseph Sales (Criminal Justice)
  • Ismael Sandoval (Accountancy)
  • Gaurav Sheoran (Masters in Engineering)
    Sarah Stoffer (History)
  • Jinjun Su, Catherine Tippets (Biology)
  • Ramona Tullis (Criminal Justice)

Fair labor standards act injunction halts changes

B with BalloonThe Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal law that determines whether employees are eligible or ineligible for overtime pay, based on a specific annual salary threshold. This federal law was recently updated so that positions with salaries under $47,476, and meeting certain position requirements, would be eligible to receive over-time compensation. This law change was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, however, on November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction halting the FLSA changes from taking effect.

Employees who were designated as overtime ineligible but earning less than $47,476 per year, were notified they would become overtime eligible. However, due to this injunction and because of state law and State Board of Education policy, these employees are to remain overtime ineligible until this legal matter is resolved. These employees will receive an email with new contract addendum moving them back to the overtime ineligible status. Employees will receive instructions to sign the addendums and return them to their supervisors by December 5.

Employees whose salaries were increased to meet the new salary threshold and remain overtime exempt (not eligible for overtime) will still receive their salary increase.

Human Resources is inviting employees and supervisors to informational meetings to address questions about this communication 2-3:30 p.m., Friday, December 2 in the SUB, Hatch A Ballroom. All Campus Operations FLSA affected employees and their managers are asked to attend.


BOISE STATE ACHIEVES “GOLD” DESIGNATION FOR BIKE FRIENDLINESS

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The League of American Bicyclists has awarded Boise State a gold designation as a Bicycle Friendly University, making the university one of only 18 gold campuses in the country, and among only five in the Northwest. To celebrate, the Cycle Learning Center (CLC) will serve free cake at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, as well as offer 20 percent off on accessory items and tune ups all day Friday.

READ MORE – BIKE FRIENDLY >


DIVISION FORMS FINANCIAL SERVICES TEAM

SUB BBoise State’s Campus Operations Division has formed a new department, Campus Operations Financial Services, in order to centralize financial efforts across the division. The centralization of these efforts will provide accurate, timely, relevant and holistic financial information that will enable strategic decisions to further university’s mission and best serve the students.

READ MORE – FINANCIAL SERVICES TEAM >


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 Campus Operations’ Employee Design Initiative began in 2014 and has added outstanding improvements over the past years. Submissions for the fourth-annual campaign are now open and due by Friday, February 3, 2017.

READ MORE – EMPLOYEE DESIGN INITIATIVE >


FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION

Bronco Shop Faculty and Staff Night

Visit the Bronco Shop this Friday, December 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. to participate in the Bronco Shop’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation night. All regular-priced Bronco Shop merchandise, gifts and novelty will be 40% off. Also, take advantage of the payroll deduct discount in Bronco Tec!


BRONCO SHOP’S: BUSTER ON A SHELF PROMO

Buster On A Shelf

Starting December 8, Buster will debut his favorite holiday gift ideas each day leading up to Christmas (excluding Sundays) with special deals. Make sure to follow the Bronco Shop to see what the deal of the day is.

Facebook logo Boise State Bronco Shop Instagram logo Boise State Bronco  Shop twitter logo @BSUBroncoShop


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 divisional meeting. Nominations are open year-round for the three awards aligned with our division goals: 1) Empathy for the Customer, 2) Attention to Detail, and 3) Imputed Quality.

This month’s newest nominees include:
Empathy for the Customer: Larry Stolworthy, Fleet Manager

Empathy for the Customer: Craig Walters, Maintenance Craftsman

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 >


BRONCO ZONE LUNCH

Bronco Zone

Bronco Zone Lunches are open each Wednesday and Thursday during the fall semester. Enjoy a delicious $10 buffet lunch above The Blue.

MAKE A RESERVATION >


Occupational Safety Newsletter

Occupational Safety Newsletter

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

READ MORE – OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY >


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Video ThumbnailChase 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:

  • December 1 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • December 1 – First Thursday – Boise River Cafe (“Dinner at Grandma’s” Theme)
  • December 1 – Holiday Tree Lighting (Quad, 6 p.m.)
  • December 2 – Faculty Staff Appreciation Lunch – $8.50 (Boise River Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • December 2 – Bronco Shop Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, 5 – 7 p.m. (40% off)
  • December 3 – Santa Claus Visits (registration required)
  • December 5 – Winter Gathering (Simplot Ballroom, 3 – 5 p.m.)
  • December 7 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • December 8 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • December 9 – Faculty Staff Appreciation Lunch – $8.50 (Boise River Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • December 12-16 – Finals Week
  • December 14 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • December 15 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue (Final Day)
  • December 16 – Faculty Staff Appreciation Lunch – $8.50 (Boise River Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • December 17 – Commencement
  • December 23 – Campus Closed – Christmas Eve (observed)
  • December 26-30 – Campus Closed – Winter Break
  • January 2 – Campus Closed – New Year’s Day (observed)

VIEW CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDARS >


MONTHLY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • December 5 – ONE Boise State
  • December 19 – ONE Boise State
  • December 21 – Occupational Safety Training, 2-3 p.m., Pioneer Hall, 102

DIVISION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
OIT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >
HUMAN RESOURCES WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES >


 

Boise State Achieves ‘Gold’ Designation for Bike Friendliness

The League of American Bicyclists has awarded Boise State a gold designation as a Bicycle Friendly University, making the university one of only 18 gold campuses in the country, and among only five in the Northwest. To celebrate, the Cycle Learning Center (CLC) will serve free cake at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, as well as offer 20 percent off on accessory items and tune ups all day Friday.

Boise State previously was ranked “silver” by the League of American Bicyclists, but thanks to campus improvements – such as the contra-flow bike lane on Cesar Chavez Drive, installing multiple air-fill stations around campus and free classes offered at the CLC — such as Mountain Bike Mondays and a monthly bike repair class – this year the campus earned gold.

“We’ve focused on the five areas of education, engineering, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation as guidelines for improvements,” explained Gabe Finkelstein, coordinator for the CLC.

According to the League of American Bicyclists, there are now 164 bicycle friendly universities in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

“In its fifth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University program’s momentum continue to grow and reach even more campuses across the country,” said Bill Nesper, programs director for the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard and being innovative in making bicycling a safe, convenient and enjoyable option for students, staff and visitors alike.”

Originally published in Campus UPDATE