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Campus Operations Financial Services Department is Formed

Boise 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 the university’s mission and best serve the students.

All business managers and accounting staff within the division have physically relocated to begin working together as this new department, lead by Brenda Robinson. The team is housed in the Student Union Building on the second floor alongside Campus Services staff. Individuals in the Financial Services department include:

  • Brenda Robinson – Director, Business Operations
  • Ami O’Gorman – Business Manager, Public Safety
  • Nan Selland – Business Manager, Campus Planning and Facilities
  • Sherry Zeng – Senior Accountant, Chief Operating Office
  • Gary Matta – Accountant, Chief Operating Office
  • Dianna Slade – Financial Technician, Campus Planning and Facilities
  • Sharla Davison – Accounts Payable Supervisor, Student Union
  • Victoria Wood – Accounts Receivable, Bookstore
  • Mila Malevich – Financial Support Technician, Campus Services
  • Sean Bischel – Student, Financial Assistant
  • Katie Davison – Student, Financial Assistant
  • Katie Drake – Student, Financial Assistant
  • Jennica Kerner – Student, Financial Assistant
  • Kamal Rizal – Student, Financial Assistant
  • Ismael Sandoval – Student, Financial Assistant
  • Jinjun Su – Student, Financial Assistant

Campus Operations Division Newsletter – November 2016

Campus Operations Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2016


Alumni and Friends Center

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER OPENS DOORS

Boise State opened the new Alumni and Friends Center as part of the university’s homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening was held, immediately following the homecoming parade. The public was welcomed to tour the building following the ceremony.

The new 44,000-square-foot, $14.5 million center is located directly across from Albertsons Stadium at 1173 University Drive. It will serve as a gathering space for many groups of alumni and university friends for years to come.

READ MORE – ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER >


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Ric Smith

Ric Smith Video ThumbnailRic Smith has been a part of the Boise State family as a Senior Landscape Technician for two years. Smith, who loves working outdoors, focuses on ensuring the beauty and maintenance of the landscaping at the Yanke Center. Recently his work was in high demand and much appreciated with the Yanke Center hosting Shakespere’s First Folio.

Outside of work, but still enjoying nature, Smith spends his time riding motorcycles, biking, skiing, and camping.

WATCH VIDEO SPOTLIGHT -RIC SMITH >


SOLAR CHARGING STATION READY FOR USE

solar charging station

A new solar charging station located outside the Albertsons Library is now ready for use. The complimentary station provides 120-volt and USB outlets to charge devices and computers via solar power.

READ MORE – SOLAR CHARGING >


CAMPUS OPS JOINS IN HOMECOMING FUN

Homecoming 2016 - Destruction zone displayThe 2016 Homecoming Parade was an inaugural showing for the Campus Operations Division float. The Campus Operations Division had a strong showing in the 2016 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest with multiple offices participating with creative decorations. In addition, the 2016 The fun and festivities of the week were exciting and representative of the great team work the division has. Thank you to all who participated!

SEE PHOTOS – HOMECOMING >


Broncos partner with witco

Witco PartnershipIn 2014, Boise State hired the first of many clients represented by Witco Inc., a nonprofit founded to help people with disabilities located in Caldwell. WitCo offers many services, including residential housing, children’s programs and community integration for people with disabilities.

READ MORE – WITCO >


NOMINATE FOR 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: Ric Smith, Sr. Landscape Technician

Attention to Detail: Mark Raya, Sr. Maintenance Craftsman

NOMINATE TODAY >


LANDSCAPE SERVICES SOLICITS FEEDBACK

Floral BBoise State University’s landscape services have worked to provide convenient maintenance schedules throughout the school year, keeping in mind impact to students, faculty and staff, classroom and lecture times and campus traffic and congestion.

PROVIDE FEEDBACK >


BROWN BAG LUNCH: EMAIL MANAGEMENT

Brown Bag LunchThe final Brown Bag Lunch session of the 2016 calendar year will take place Nov. 2 in Pioneer Hall, room 102. The topic will be “Email Managment” with campus expert Erin Taylor leading the session. Join the session and bring your lunch to learn more about this topic.

SIGN UP HERE >


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 >


BRONCO ZONE LUNCH

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

MAKE A RESERVATION >


TOUCHDOWN MONDAYS

Touchdown Mondays at the Bronco ShopVisit the Bronco Shop each Monday after a home football game to receive 5% off (up to 25%) for each Bronco touchdown that week.


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Freshii 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:

  • November 2 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue (Speakers: Tim Dunnagan/Ken Peterson)
  • November 3 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 3 – First Thursday – Boise River Cafe (Cuban Theme)
  • November 5 – Campus Ops Football Tailgate, 6 p.m. (Maintenance Shop – North Side)
  • November 6 – Daylight Savings Time End (Set clocks back one hour)
  • November 7 – Election Day
  • November 9 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 10 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 11 – Veterans Day (Campus Open)
  • November 15 – Premium Lunch (Thanksgiving Meal) – Boise River Cafe
  • November 16 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 17 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue
  • November 18 – Campus Ops Football Tailgate, 5 p.m. (Maintenance Shop – North Side)
  • November 24 – Thanksgiving (Campus Closed)
  • November 25 – Day After Thanksgiving (Campus Closed)
  • November 29 – Boise River Cafe – Themed Dinner – Taqueria
  • November 30 – Bronco Zone: Lunch Above the Blue

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:

  • November 2 – Brown Bag Lunch – Email Management (11:45 a.m.-1p.m.)
  • November 7 – ONE Boise State

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


 

Campus Operations Participates in 2016 Homecoming

The Campus Operations Division had a strong showing in the 2016 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest with multiple offices participating with creative decorations. In addition, the 2016 Homecoming Parade was an inaugural showing for the Campus Operations Division float. The fun and festivities of the week were exciting and representative of the great team work the division has. Thank you to all who participated!

Idaho state capital building lit blue and orange, homecoming, photo Patrick SweeneyBoise State decorated work space
Boise State decorations in SUBBoise State scarecrowDeconstruction zone

Boise State decorated table
Decorating floatGo Team Campus Ops Float

Campus Ops float

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Charging Station Up and Running

Solar Charging StationA new solar charging station located outside the Albertsons Library is now ready for use, adding to the numerous sustainable initiatives at Boise State University. The complimentary station provides 15 receptacles for campus-goers to charge phones, devices and computers via solar power. The station’s concept is the work of Barb Beagles and Trent Reagan and was completed as a Campus Operations’ Employee Design Initiative.

The station includes four, 160-watt solar panels on the roof, batteries for power storage, two digital video screens for promotional messaging, six swing-away seats, and repurposed wood to create table tops at two heights. The wood table tops were originally support beams in the former Applied Technology Building and were recovered before it was demolished. The retrofitting of a former kiosk into the solar charging station has been a cross-campus effort.

The station, which includes 120-volt outlets and USB ports, has solar panels capable of producing 640 watts of electricity. That electricity is stored in the station’s batteries, which provide 390 amp hours to the outlets and users.

The video boards provide opportunity for digital messaging similar to what is used in the Student Union Building. For more information on how to utilize the digital signage promotional services visit sub.boisestate.edu/info-desk/ or visit the SUB Info Desk in person.

Solar Charging StationThe Campus Operations Employee Design Initiative began in 2013 and encourages division employees to submit design concepts that would enhance the Boise State campus. Submissions were narrowed from nine to the winner. Designs were evaluated based on three division goals: empathy for students, attention to detail and the demonstration of imputed quality, while also meeting budget, timeframe and project impact realities.

All faculty, staff, students, alumni and campus visitors are invited to visit and use the solar charging station.

Campus Partners with Local Nonprofit to Hire New Employees

In 2014, Boise State hired the first of many clients represented by Witco Inc., a nonprofit founded to help people with disabilities. Located in Caldwell, WitCo offers many services, including residential housing, children’s programs and community integration for people with disabilities.

One aspect of their integration model is offering vocational services – in other words, assisting clients to find work with regional employers, and providing on-site support as they develop their work and life skills. Boise State University became one of those partners, taking on a single client to assist with the cleaning of tables in the Albertsons Library.

Since 2014, the partnership between the university and WitCo has flourished. Campus Operations’ custodial team now employs eight of WitCo’s clients in a variety of roles.

• Mike Wimmer was the first WitCo member to join Boise State. Wimmer currently works checking restrooms in the engineering buildings alongside his job coach and is very proud to work for Boise State – in fact, his favorite thing to do with his paychecks is buy tickets to Bronco games.

• Jeff Grala works in the Interactive Learning Center, where he stocks restrooms and helps keep the tables in the dining area clean. He is a major sports fan and can tell you about any team in any league.

• Bill Holznagel works in the Norco building three days a week. He also has a part-time job at McDonalds, but he really loves how appreciated he feels for the work he does on campus. When he isn’t working, Holznagel enjoys going on outings with his family as well as his friends at the developmental center.

• Alex Weiss has worked in the Lincoln Garage for one year, where he keeps garage stairs clean and safe. Weiss loves to travel, especially to comic book conventions, and is an expert of Marvel and DC comics.

• David James works each afternoon in Albertsons Library, helping to keep tables clean, especially in the 3rd and 4th floor quiet study areas, so that they’re always comfortable for students. Prior to working for the university, James worked in WitCo’s vocational center, but he is excited to have his first community job.

• Jake Basick-Gillespie works in the Brady Parking Garage. Basick-Gillespie loves to play video games and ride dirt bikes with his family, and eventually he would like to get a job at the campus bike shop; he even went through an apprenticeship at the Boise Bike Project to become a certified bike mechanic.

• Erik Jensen joined the Boise State team in March. He and his coach can be found in the MBEB building, where Jensen is responsible for cleaning windows. He enjoys painting and art in general, as well as movie trivia.

• Mike DeChristofaro joins Boise State this month, working to keep the new Alumni and Friends Center clean. DeChristofaro is new to the Boise area and is excited to work at a place with so many people.

In addition, WitCo recently placed one of their clients with Transportation and Parking Services. To learn more about WitCo and the services they provide, visit the WitCo website.

Mike Sumpter Named Director of Campus Strategic Development

Mike Sumpter has been named director of campus strategic development for Boise State University. Sumpter’s role will support the university and its mission to build and maintain public-private partnerships with community and regional partners. He will play a key leadership role in the planning, development, implementation and coordination of campus development functions for the university. In addition, he will work closely with university real estate services in assessing campus development opportunities.

No stranger to Boise State, Sumpter has been a member of the campus community in various roles since 2006. Most recently he served as the associate vice president for Campus Planning and Facilities since 2014. Prior to that, he held the title of director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance for three years. He began his career as a Bronco in the Athletics Department, where he served as the associate athletic director for facilities and operations.

During his tenure at Boise State, Sumpter has been responsible for facility operations and maintenance throughout the entire campus. His knowledge of facilities, as well as his ability to work with outside partners, make him an outstanding choice for this position.

Before joining the Boise State community, Sumpter worked in the athletics and event venue facilities and operations industry for both higher education and private industry.

A search to fill the position of associate vice president for Campus Planning and Facilities will begin as soon as possible.

View story in the campus UPDATE

Campus Operations October 2016 Newsletter

Campus Operations Newsletter
OCTOBER 2016


CPF Recent Projects

Campus operations UNVEILS Multiple major projects

Boise State’s Campus Operations Division has had its hand in multiple major projects across campus in recent months.

CITY CENTER PLAZA/COMPUTER SCIENCE

One of the largest projects to be completed was the new Computer Science location at City Center Plaza in downtown Boise (top two photos pictured). The department occupies the second and third floors of the newly constructed City Center Plaza located at 777 West Main Street. The space contains classrooms, computer labs, conference rooms, team rooms, student research workstations, offices, study space and a visualization center.

The new location offers primer opportunities for Boise State students to connect with the tech world located in downtown Boise.

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CENTER

The 40,000 square foot Alumni and Friends Center (pictured bottom, right) is set to open in the coming weeks with a dedication of the building taking place on October 15 following the Homecoming Parade. The new center features a large ballroom, conference room, living room, showcase and office spaces, all focused on welcoming Boise State Alumni and Friends.

LYLE SMITH STATUE

In honor of his 100th birthday, a statue of legendary Boise State football coach and athletic director Lyle Smith was placed outside the Allen Nobel Hall of Fame on Sept. 9 (pictured bottom, center). The statue was created by artist in residence Benjamin Victor and installed by Campus Planning and Facilities. A recent news story from the Idaho Statesman highlights the statue and Coach Smith.

SIMPLOT MICRON ADVISING AND SUCCESS HUB (SMASH)

The Simplot Micron Advising and Success Hub (pictured bottom, left) was unveiled late this summer, combining advising and academic support departments in one convenient location. Remodels of the space, as well as applications of new design standards, offer an outstanding location for the center of student success.

BROADWAY BRIDGE

The Broadway Bridge remodel was a project led by the Idaho Transportation Department, however many Boise State employees played major roles in its successful completion. The Broadway Bridge Replacement Project offers better roadway and Greenbelt access to the Boise State campus, while also featuring updated sidewalks and spaces on the east edge of campus. A recent news story on Channel 7 highlights the opening ceremony of the bridge.


GET INVOLVED

HOMECOMING PARADE

The Boise State Campus Operations Division will have a float in the Homecoming Parade this year. Division employees are invited to participate in walking the parade route alongside the float in the parade to throw candy.

The parade will be held Saturday, October 15. The time has yet to be determined as it is based on the kick-off time for the football game (TBD).

To make sure proper and timely information is sent to all volunteers, a sign-up sheet has been created.

BROWN BAG LUNCH

Boise State’s Campus Operations Division works to provide its employees continued education, opportunities to be involved and training.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series provides an opportunity for development and education on employee-suggested topics. The upcoming Brown Bag Lunch will be held 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., October 5 and will cover the topic of “Tools for Effective Meetings and the Use of Google Resources”. The bring-your-own-lunch session will be held in Pioneer Hall, room 102 and is open to all employees. Additional sessions will be scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is appreciated.

FOOTBALL GAME TAILGATES

Boise State’s Facilities Operations and Maintenance team is hosting BBQ tailgates open to all division employees before each of the home football games. The BBQ is located on the north side of the Maintenance Shop (1356 University Drive) and begins two hours prior to kick-off.

Hotdogs, hamburgers and limited drinks will be provided. It is asked that attendees bring a dish to share. Please RSVP to Barb Beagles (BarbaraBeagles@boisestate.edu) to ensure the proper number of hotdogs and hamburgers are available.

Tailgate times: Saturday, October 15 (6 to 8 p.m.), Thursday, Oct. 20 (6 to 8 p.m.), Friday, Nov. 4 (6 to 8 p.m.), Friday, Nov. 18 (5 to 7 p.m.)


Fonda Portales

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: FONDA PORTALES

Fonda Portales is a brand new member to the Campus Operations Division taking on the newly created position of University Art Curator and Collections Manager. She will curate Student Union gallery spaces, supervise the maintenance and protection of existing University-owned artworks, and collaborate with students, colleagues, and community members to commission new public art on campus.

Fonda is an art historian specializing in Mesoamerican cultures and has been Adjunct Faculty at Boise State for the past eight years. She is especially passionate about making the visual arts accessible to diverse audiences and cultivating interdisciplinary relationships between the visual arts and other innovative fields.

Outside of work, she craves traveling–Syria and Mexico are her two favorite countries to visit. When at home, she may be found making mixed media books, deejaying her life through mix tapes, watching the films of her favorite directors, Wim Wenders and Peter Wier, or rereading her favorite book, The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt–a novel about a female artist who dupes the art world.


DIVISION EMPLOYEES TO BE RECOGNIZED AT YEARLY LUNCH

Twenty-six Campus Operations Division Employees will be honored Monday, October 17 for their outstanding work and years of service to the university. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom.

All employees are invited to celebrate this year’s honorees. Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person and includes a sandwich of your choice, chips, pickles, salad, cookies and beverages. Registration is required.

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

Five Years of Service

  • Bookstore: Corey Laurence
  • Chief Operating Office: Katie Thomas
  • Event Services: Jentry Walsh
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance: Barb Beagles, Arsino Hoxha, Marvin Lyons, Skip McMillan, Trent Reagan, Kelly Royster, Kris Van Pelt
  • Public Safety: Frank Harper, Rob Littrell, Samuel Patterson

10 Years of Service

  • Campus Planning and Facilities: Michael Sumpter
  • Chief Operating Office: Sunny Wallace
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance:Jose Aguilar, Mark Raya, Greg Stanley
  • Institutional Compliance and Ethics: Alicia Estey

15 Years of Service

  • Chief Operating Office: Kevin Satterlee
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance: Roy Miller, Bryce Rathbun

20 Years of Service

  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance: Chris Bjugstad, John Woodbury

25 Years of Service

  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance: Claude Sheffield, Orie Shreve

BOISE STATE PREPS FOR FLSA CHANGES

The 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, will be eligible to receive over-time compensation.

Employees affected by this change will maintain their Professional full-time status, but in the future will be asked to track their hours worked. Any hours worked per week in excess of 40 will be awarded as either compensatory (comp) time or overtime at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour worked. In addition, required by State Board Policy, all affected employees will accrue vacation at the Classified accrual rate.

The deadline to comply with this regulation is December 1, 2016. That date falls in the middle of a Boise State University pay cycle, making the campus compliance date November 20, 2016 to coincide with the pay period.

Each Campus Operations’ department will have a set comp time and overtime policy based on how work is conducted within each unit. Campus Operations leadership is working with Human Resource Services to evaluate and review all affected employees to ensure each position is properly evaluated. Affected employees will be notified in person, accompanied by written communication, of their change in status in early November.

The university will conduct informational sessions for employees and conduct training for managers and supervisors in October and November. In addition, time and labor entry and approval for employees and supervisors will be provided.

If you have questions or concerns regarding FLSA changes for yourself, your staff or colleagues, please reach out to Dani Dunstan at danidunstan@boisestate.edu or (208) 426-1233.


ONE BOISE STATE TURNS ONE

ONE Boise State

The Campus Operations Division’s onboarding program, ONE Boise State, reached its one-year anniversary this past month. The program has hosted 29 sessions, beginning on August 3, 2015 and has had 300 employees in attendance.

ONE Boise State has continually improved and grown throughout the year thanks to the feedback provided by participants (the average rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars). Without the participation of each of the employees the program would not be a success.

Congratulations to the following departments for completing attendance of all non-student employees in this year:

  • Architecture and Engineering Services
  • Department of Public Safety – Security
  • Campus Services
  • Campus Planning and Facilities
  • Capital Planning and Space Management
  • Chief Operating Office
  • Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance – Administration
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance – Custodial (92 attendees!)
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance – HVAC
  • Trademark Licensing and Enforcement

Those departments not listed are nearly complete. As a reminder, when new employees arrive on campus, their first day should be a ONE Boise State session (register with link below).

As the program continues it will be merged with the ONE Boise State sessions run by Human Resources to provide this opportunity to all new employees on campus. In addition, a student-employee ONE Boise State is currently in development, as well as onboarding resources at the departmental level.

REGISTER FOR ONE BOISE STATE >


DINING OPPORTUNITIES IN OCTOBER

Boise State Dining Services offers a variety of food choices and events throughout the month. One of the newest food choices is Freshii, located in the Education Building. Freshii, along with Moe’s Southwest Grille, a P.O.D. Express in the Library, and a variety of rotating food trucks are the newest dining options on campus.

FOOD TRUCKS SCHEDULE

  • Monday (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.): Dutch Bros. Coffee (Clearwater Suites)
  • Tuesday (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Awesome Burger (Brady Street), Mad Mac (Clearwater Suites), Kanak Attack (Engineering)
  • Wednesday: Dutch Bros. Coffee (Clearwater Suites: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and Ben & Jerry’s (Quad: 1 p.m.)
  • Thursday (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Awesome Burger (Brady Street), Mad Mac (Clearwater Suites), Bowled Over (Engineering)

BRONCO ZONE

The Bronco Zone – Lunch Above the Blue is offered each Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This special opportunity is available to faculty, staff, Recognition Society Members, alumni, BAA members, emeriti and Varsity B members and guests of each of these parties. The Bronco Zone is a $10 lunch buffet with free parking. View menus and make a reservation today.

Dates for October include October 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 26 and 27.

Guest speakers will be featured on:

  • October 5: Cancer Treatment and Prevention Panel (Boise State cancer researchers)
  • October 18: College of Innovation and Design – Vertically Integrated Projects

BOISE RIVER CAFE

The Boise River Cafe offers a special Faculty and Staff price of $8.50 every Friday for lunch.

Additional Events:

  • October 5 – Boise River Cafe: Meet with Campus Dietician Marlee Harris
  • October 6 – Boise River Cafe: First Thursday (Oktoberfest Theme)
  • October 12 – Boise River Cafe: Premium Lunch
  • October 19 – Boise River Cafe: Meet with Campus Dietician Marlee Harris
  • October 21 – Boise River Cafe: October Birthday Celebration (special dessert for October birthdays)
  • October 25 – Boise River Cafe: Themed Dinner of “Country Breakfast”

TOUCHDOWN MONDAY’s AT THE BRONCO SHOP

The Boise State Bronco Shop continues its home game tradition of Touchdown Monday throughout the season. Touchdown Monday offers 5% off merchandise for each touchdown the Broncos make up to 25% off. Touchdown Monday is offered each Monday following a home game.

READ MORE – BRONCO SHOP >


HANNAH NEWHOUSE, BOISE STATE CAR RACING FOR TOYOTA

Hannah Newhouse - Toyota

Hannah Newhouse is hitting the racetrack this year for a new team, the Toyota Racing Development team.

Newhouse will continue to race in her Super Late Model, sporting the Boise State logo on the hood, but this year she’s competing in three races for Toyota, one of the premiere names in racing.


“AMERICA’S WILDERNESS BEAUTY” at SUB Pop-Up Gallery

Scotty Perkins

The Student Union Exhibition Series Presents *America’s Wilderness Beauty” by Scotty Perkins.

Pop-Up Exhibition: September 26 – October 23, Student Union Second Floor – Pop-up Gallery


AUTUMN WORKER SAFETY

Autumn is here. As the long awaited relief from the summer heat arrives, the leaves begin to turn, and the shorter days return, it serves as a reminder to change outdoor work routines and make adjustments to remain safe.

The mercury is dipping, so dress accordingly. Keep in mind daylight will disappear earlier, and be prepared for wet conditions, low visibility, and wind. Weather patterns can change rapidly and without warning and can involve sudden storms and lightning. Watch out for icy patches on pavement, especially in shady areas. Be aware of how weather affects vehicle and pedestrian traffic in work zones. Pay special attention to engineering controls, and equipment that may be more hazardous when wet, such as ladders and lifts. Make sure vehicles are cold weather ready.

If working outside for extended periods, watch for signs of hypothermia in yourself and others, and take warming breaks as needed.

Indoors, be careful of wet floors, and as tempting as it may be, it’s better to address environmental control for the entire office or shop than to rely on space heaters under desks which tax electrical circuits and can be a fire hazard.

Fall is a beautiful and wonderful season of transition.  Let’s all work safely as we move through it, and toward the holidays.


Trent Reagan takes Dierks Bentley fly fishing
REAGAN’s HIDDEN TALENT

Campus Planning and Facilities’ own Trent Reagan recently had an opportunity of a lifetime thanks to his expertise as a fly fisherman. Trent was asked to take Dierks Bentley fly fishing while Bentley was in town for his September 13 concert. Trent obliged and brought along his friend and guide assistant, Treg Gorringe. The trio spent the afternoon on the Boise River fly fishing with one of country’s greatest musicians.

(Pictured left to right: Trent Reagan, Dierks Bentley and Treg Gorringe)


EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

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:

  •  Sondra Becker, Campus Planning and Facilities – Empathy for the Customer

COFFEE WITH KEVIN

The Campus Operations Division will be hosting a monthly opportunity for division members to meet and have a conversation with Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer.

Kevin will host 15-minute visits the first Friday of every month and will be meeting with individuals or teams of up to five people to discuss ideas, challenges, and other topics. Coffee and tea will be provided for each visit.

Open registration is available for these events. Once registered, you will be contacted to coordinate a specific time to meet with Kevin.


IMPORTANT DATES/EVENTS TO REMEMBER

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

  • October 1: Boise State Football Tailgate (Maintenance Shop-north side, 2 hours before kick)
  • October 5-6: Bronco Zone
  • October 12-13: Bronco Zone
  • October 15: Homecoming (Join the Campus Operations Parade Float)
  • October 15:  Boise State Football Tailgate (Maintenance Shop-north side, 2 hours before)
  • October 18-19: Bronco Zone
  • October 20:  Boise State Football Tailgate (Maintenance Shop-north side, 2 hours before)
  • October 27-28: Bronco Zone

MONTHLY DIVISION TRAININGS

Center for Professional DevelopmentBoise 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:


CAMPUS OPERATIONS VIDEO BLOG

Chase 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. Here are some of his most recent videos:


 

Central Receiving’s Tips for Efficient Package Delivery ​

Freight CrewBoise State University’s Central Receiving team is committed to delivering department packages in a timely manner. It is important for customers on campus to be aware of expected delivery date information, as well as proper labeling for efficient deliveries to campus departments. As a reminder, Central Receiving is a state-funded resource and should not be misused to transport personal packages.

Expected Delivery Date
When tracking a package, the date shown as delivered means the package has been received by Central Receiving. This does not mean it will be the date of delivery to individual departments. Following are the guidelines of delivery from Central Receiving to individual departments:
Overnight and cold packages will be delivered same day we receive. (Reminder: Central Receiving only receives packages 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, and is closed on all Boise State University holidays/closed dates).
All other packages will be delivered the next business day

Label for Delivery
In order to ensure proper and timely delivery to your department, the following items should be on the label of each package:
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Recipient’s Name
Recipient’s Department
Zip code: 83725 – Mail Stop Number
Failure to include each piece of the information above could result in delayed delivery.

Any mail stop updates should be directed to the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

If an office closure is planned, please contact Central Receiving atcentralreceiving@boisestate.edu with the effected dates including closure dates and date to resume deliveries.

For any questions or concerns, please contact centralreceiving@boisestate.edu.

Campus Operations Division Employees to be Honored at Employee Recognition Luncheon

Twenty-six Campus Operations Division Employees will be honored Monday, October 17 for their outstanding work and years of service to the university. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom.

All employees are invited to celebrate this year’s honorees. Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person and includes a sandwich of your choice, chips, pickles, salad, cookies and beverages. Registration is required.

A list of Campus Operations honorees is below.

A full list of campus honorees is available online.

25 Years of Service

Claude Sheffield, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Orie Shreve, Facilities Operations and Maintenance

20 Years of Service

Chris Bjugstad, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
John Woodbury, Facilities Operations and Maintenance

15 Years of Service

Roy Miller, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Bryce Rathbun, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Office

10 Years of Service

Jose Aguilar, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Alicia Estey, Institutional Compliance and Ethics
Mark Raya, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Greg Stanley, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Michael Sumpter, Campus Planning and Facilities
Sunny Wallace, Chief Operating Office

Five Years of Service

Barb Beagles, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Frank Harper, Public Safety
Arsino Hoxha, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Corey Laurence, Bookstore
Rob Littrell, Public Safety
Marvin Lyons, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Skip McMillan, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Samuel Patterson, Public Safety
Trent Reagan, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Kelly Royster, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Katie Thomas, Chief Operating Office
Kris Van Pelt, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Jentry Walsh, Event Services

Boise State Dining Services, Boise River Cafe Utilize Food Pulper in Sustainability Efforts

Boise State University’s Dining Services strives to be a sustainable entity that provides its students and patrons with top-notch services. Bob Beers explains one such effort with the use of a food pulper in the Boise River Cafe.