Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety has announced Jon Uda as the Deputy Associate Director responsible for the security and event management program. This program includes the management of campus security, daily and event security, parking enforcement, and emergency management.
Uda, a 1975 graduate of Boise State, began his career at his alma mater in late 2008, serving as Executive Director of Campus Security and Police Services returns after two years away from campus. During his time as executive director, he built a model 21st-century security department for the university.
Using his extensive connections and experience in law enforcement, including a 25-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Jon established essential working relationships with key departments, agencies and personnel both on-campus and in the community.
He led the effort to create a Boise Police Department substation on campus to improve response time, security and safety on campus. He worked with partners to connect the university to FUSION, Idaho’s Criminal Intelligence Center, which coordinates communications between all security, police, federal and sheriffs’ offices in the state. And he brought the university into the circle of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, the nation’s front line against terrorist threats.
Under his watch, the university’s game day and stadium security was transformed through a broad array of partnerships, establishing the standards now implemented for all major university events. He improved the department through an increase in staff, establishing an appropriate long-term location the department and increasing the professionalism of the department through the addition of experienced professionals and enhanced officer training.
As the Boise State University campus preps for kick-off of the 2016 football season, fans are reminded of the official color schemes and coordinating t-shirt designs for the six home football games.
The much anticipated season opener on Sept. 10 against Washington State University will feature a tri-color scheme as well a celebration of 30 years on The Blue. The annual Blue Out will come on Oct. 20 against Brigham Young University and the Black Out against San Jose State University on Nov. 4.
The Oct. 1 match-up with Utah State will feature a blue and orange alternating scheme with a pink student section and coordinating “Buck Cancer” shirt, while the 2016 homecoming game on Oct. 15 is slated to be an Orange Out and 10 year celebration of the first Fiesta Bowl win.
Fan favorites is planned for the regular season finale against UNLV, Nov. 18. Wear your favorite Bronco gear, regardless of color.
Boise State University’s Campus Operations Division awarded its first round of Employees of the Year honors at the annual division-wide meeting, August 4. 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 due to a tie in one category. Byron Stone, a Storekeeper in our Facilities Operations and Maintenance department, and Tana Monroe, the Associate Director of Public Safety were co-winners of the Empathy for the Customer award. Swing shift custodial lead worker, Ler Lah Pe garnered the Attention to Detail honor, while CJ McCrory, a Building Facilities Coordinator in the Student Union earned the Imputed Quality award.
The award winners each excelled in one of these three categories and demonstrated characteristics and qualities in their work throughout the year. Congratulations to our award winners and nominees!
Each winner was awarded with a certificate of excellence and a Bronco Shop gift card. Additionally each received a divisional trophy created by division employee, Aubri Kelly, in the Boise State MakerLab on the 3D Printer.
Nominations for the 2017 Employee of the Year Awards will be accepted throughout the 2016-17 school year, and will be awarded at our 2017 division-wide meeting.
The Department of Public Safety has added a third shuttle route, six new shuttles and a new shuttle tracker to the campus for the 2016-17 school year.
In addition to the shuttle’s traditional Blue and Orange routes, a Grey route has been added to give students living west of Capitol Boulevard better access to campus. The route travels from Bronco Circle to Lusk Street with service from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Blue route continues clockwise around the campus as it always has, while the Orange route connects the Boise State campus with downtown Boise, including a stop at the City Center Plaza, new home of Boise State’s computer science department. The Blue route is in service from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays. After 4:30 p.m. the Blue route takes over the Grey route stops west of Capitol Boulevard twice an hour. The Orange route is in service from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To better connect students with the three routes, a new shuttle tracker with live shuttle updates has been added as a resource in the myBoiseState mobile app and also is available for desktop by following this link.
The new tracker offers a real time look at each of the shuttles on route, including arrival times and stop locations.
Finally, to support the additional route as well as increased ridership over the past year, the Department of Public Safety has added six new shuttles to its fleet. This provides the opportunity to have more shuttles in service at any given time, as well as adjust and add new routes when needed.
The new shuttles feature more seating (21 seats), easier access and dual charging ports for passengers to charge devices while en route to their destination. The new shuttles arrived just before the start of the semester and will soon be wrapped in a blue and orange color scheme much like the original campus shuttles.
For more information about the Boise State shuttles, the shuttle tracker and shuttle stops, visit shuttle.boisestate.edu.
Boise State University faculty and staff are invited to attend Bronco Zone lunches from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday in the Stueckle Sky Center beginning Sept. 7. The Bronco Zone offers a unique dining experience with views of The Blue and Albertsons Stadium.
The Bronco Zone features a preset buffet menu including light dessert that varies each week. The cost is $10 per person. Preview the weekly menus and reserve a spot ahead of your visit.
Reservations are advised as seating is limited. Reservations must be made by 9 a.m. the day of service and can be made online or by calling (208) 426-1677. A new online prepay option is now available to simplify the dining experience.
In addition to Boise State faculty and staff, the additional groups are invited to attend Bronco Zone lunches:
- Alumni Association
- Boise State faculty and staff emeriti
- Bronco Athletic Association
- President’s Club
- Varsity B
- Bronco Sports Properties sponsors
Bronco Zone is held on the third floor of the Stueckle Sky Center in Albertsons Stadium and can be accessed through the north elevator tower on the west side of the stadium. Complimentary Bronco Zone parking is available in the west stadium lot with a parking code or with the use of a purchased East Reserve permit.
Boise State University’s Dining Services has provided exciting new dining opportunities for the 2016-17 school year with new vendors.
Additionally, Einstein Bros. Bagels expanded its space in the Interactive Learning Center to better serve customers, while a new Freshii location is slated to open late September in the Education Building.
The final addition for the school year will come in January 2017 with the installation of a second campus Starbucks that will reside in the Student Union.
One of the most noticeable dining enhancements on campus is the addition of food trucks in three locations across campus. Local food trucks will rotate each Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., between the three locations: Brady Street, Clearwater Suites and Micron Engineering. Cash and credit cards are accepted at each location.
Additionally, a Ben & Jerry’s mobile location will be stationed in the Quad each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. as the weather permits.
BOISE RIVER CAFE DINING EVENTS
Boise State Dining Services will continue First Thursday events with a themed food day on the first Thursday of each month in the Boise River Cafe (BRC).
Launching this year, each Friday will mark Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at the BRC offering a reduced lunch rate of $8.50 per person (with faculty/staff ID).
EATERIES ON THE GO
For the second year, Dining Services is offering Tapingo, an app that allows you to order food from campus eateries on the go.
Tapingo lets you browse menus, customize your order and pay in a snap. It will also tell you when your food is ready. Just look for the “Express Pickup” sign and say goodbye to waiting in line.
Tapingo is available for Apple and Android products. It can be used at Boise State’s Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Grille Works, Subway, Moxie Java, Panda Express, Papa John’s and Starbucks.
All general Boise State dining information can be found at boisestate.campusdish.com.
Boise State University is now using a new incident reporting system which is maintained through Dakota Proactivity Suite. This software allows the campus community to report online any issues, property damage or loss, an auto accident, environmental accident, workers compensation incident or any general incident or accident.
Once a report is filled out, either by an identified person or anonymously, it is sent to Boise State Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability and Boise State Risk Management. These two groups will respond to the report accordingly. In addition, Risk Management will utilize the system to file required workers compensation incidents or state insurance claims electronically.
To access the new incident reporting system, visit the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability webpage or go directly to the DakotaSoft Boise State University Incident Reporting System.
Due to a mechanical issue in the Interactive Learning Center, Boise State University Dining Services will temporarily close retail dining locations to include Grille Works, Panda Express, Einstein’s and Papa John’s for the remainder of the day. It is anticipated that the mechanical issue will be remedied by the end of today, August 23, with these locations reopening tomorrow morning, August 24.
Meal exchanges will still be available at the following locations:
- C-Store – Interactive Learning Center
- Subway – Student Union
- C-Store – Student Union
- P.O.D. Express – Albertsons Library
- P.O.D. – Chaffee Hall
- J.R. Simplot Cafe – Micron Business and Economics Building
Additional dining locations include:
- Chick-Fil-A – Student Union
- Moe’s Southwest Grill – Student Union
- Boise River Cafe – Student Union
- Awesome Burger food truck – between the Math Building and Interactive Learning Center
Email notifications will be sent to all meal plan holders once Grille Works, Panda Express Einstein’s, and Papa John’s have re-opened.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will work to re-open dining locations in the Interactive Learning Center as soon as possible.
Boise State University’s dining services will feature new retail locations beginning the fall semester at three locations on campus.
The Student Union Building Food Court will unveil Moe’s Southwest Grill on August 22 as an additional eatery to the existing Subway, Chick-fil-A, P.O.D. Market and Moxie Java. Moe’s offers a fast-casual restaurant experience serving good, fresh, southwestern food, including its well-known burritos. Additionally, the SUB Food Court will introduce a new Starbucks location in January 2017.
In an effort to expand dining options across campus, the former Subway located in the Education Building will be transformed into Freshii which offers fresh and nutritious meal choices including custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and fresh-pressed juices. Freshii is slated to open in late September.
Finally, a new dining location will appear on the Boise State campus with the addition of a P.O.D. Market at the Albertsons Library. Set to open August 20, this will be the third grab-and-go style P.O.D. location on campus offering snacks, salads, beverages and other essentials.