Bismarck State College
About BSC Academics Athletics Campus Connection Campus Life Continuing Education, Training & Innovation Employment Energy Online Campus
Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff Home Print
BSC Home  >>  Faculty & Staff  >>  FYI Campus Newsletter


JANUARY 17, 2013

Two ways to get your FYI news

The CORE Portal will change the way we communicate with each other internally. By early next year internal information will no longer be posted on our public website. We will eliminate the monthly FYIs and inbox-busting, all-campus mass emails. Instead you'll find the timely, relevant information you need every day on the CORE Portal in an easily searchable format.

While easing in, College Relations will place the FYI articles on the CORE Portal and in the Faculty and Staff area of the website. To access the CORE Portal, go to core.bismarckstate.edu, or click on Employee Log-in at the top of the home page and sign in using your NDUS credentials. To read FYI in the tradition format, go to bismarckstate.edu/staff/fyi/

We hope you enjoy this edition of the FYI Campus Newsletter. Please share your news and stories by contacting Vicki Voskuil.

CORE Portal update

As planned, the CORE Portal, our internal, SharePoint-based website, continues to roll out across campus. The past several months have been building months as the team works with key campus areas to onboard and leverage the benefits of the CORE Portal. According to Jennifer Klesalek, systems administrator, activity will continue to ramp up as the team works with departments across campus to bring their sites online.
  • BSC Now: In addition to FYI stories, this news and events section includes updated events and more.
  • Student Affairs: The CORE Portal team is working with Student Affairs to audit and map all the departments within Student Affairs.
  • Report Center: A data model is in the final stages of development and testing. The model will allow for ad hoc report creation.
  • Projects: The Projects site helps organize some of the larger cross-campus projects including Student Lifecycle.
  • Committees: TACC is actively using the Committees section to manage minutes and other activities. Three other committees soon will be managing their work and communication through this section of the CORE Portal.
  • Forms and Policies: Another area currently in development, Forms and Policies, will be the central location for internal policies, forms and information currently hosted on our website.
  • Training: CORE Portal training is being completely revamped to be more relevant to BSC and our needs. Training information will be coming soon to all employees.
If you have questions or would like to get your project or committee on the CORE Portal, contact Jennifer Klesalek.

Lyle Warner
          Lyle Warner
Lyle Warner receives state award

Lyle Warner, economics lecturer and retired associate professor of agriculture, technology and natural resources, was selected state Agriculturist of the Year by the North Dakota State University Saddle and Sirloin Club. He will be recognized Feb. 8 at a banquet in his honor in Fargo during the university's 87th Little International Livestock Show. The designation comes with his induction into the Agriculturist of the Year Hall of Fame at NDSU's Sheperd Arena.

Warner was nominated for his contributions to agriculture over many years as a teacher, sheep producer, livestock judge, leader in the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers, and for helping youth throughout the state with their livestock enterprises. Warner also sponsored awards for sheep showmanship through his WW Sheep ranch near Baldwin, N.D.

"Every year our club chooses one individual who makes an impact on North Dakota agriculture industry," said Sarah Schaaf, award chair of the Little International Livestock Show. "It's a very prestigious award that has national recognition."

The NDSU Saddle and Sirloin Club is a youth organization whose mission is to spread agriculture awareness through outreach to young people. The club hosts the Little International Livestock Show, where students from Fargo's three colleges show beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep and horses and compete in public speaking and a ham curing contest.

75 Year Celebration committees

Are you interested in serving on one of the 75 Year Celebration committees?  If so, you are invited to attend a committee organizational meeting on Feb. 6 at noon in the Prairie Room, BSC Student Union.
This meeting will be to organize committees for the BSC 75 Year Celebration Day, Aug. 23, 2014. There are opportunities to serve on the Day Event subcommittee, Evening Event subcommittee and the All School Alumni Reunion committee. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. If you are interested but unable to attend this meeting, contact Rita Nodland or call 224-5692 for more information.  

Campus map updated

The campus map has been updated to include the new Robert A. Kuntz Physical Plant. View the new map.

New employee hired

Michael Hardy
         Michael Hardy      
Michael Hardy, graphics designer and developer, worked at Image Printing as a graphic designer for 2 years. He did loss prevention at Best Buy and was a member of the Geek Squad computer service team. Hardy graduated from BSC in 2006 with AA and AAS degrees in criminal justice. He obtained a BS in criminal justice from Minot State University through BSC's collaborative program. In 2010, Hardy returned to BSC to earn an AAS from the Graphic Design and Communications program. A native of Beach, N.D., Hardy enjoys river activities and  winter snowboarding. He and his wife, Kayla, share their home with dog Atticus and cat Olivar.

Recycling on campus

If you would like to recycle your office phone book, deposit it in the bin outside Jean Rolandelli's office, Jack Science Center 201E.

Your home phonebooks can be recycled in the newspaper compartment of any recycling trailer in Bismarck. Remember BSC has recycling for aluminum, steel and tin cans, plastic, newspapers and cardboard just west of the Armory.

Reminder about ordering and shipping

When ordering items that will be shipped for delivery, use the Robert A. Kuntz Physical Plant Building address:
             Your Name
             Bismarck State College
             1613 Edwards Avenue
             Bismarck ND 58501

Improve your skills with Business Partners

Business Partners classes are free to BSC employees! Registration is easy for any courses being offered during the 2012-2013 calendar year.  Questions? Email bsc.training@bismarckstate.edu, or call 701-224-2487.

Employee professional development news

Scott Helphrey, instructional technologist/designer, attended the Pearson Product Advisory board meeting in Denver Dec. 3-4.

Carmel Miller, associate professor of ATNR, attended the CHS Inc. New Leader Forum and the annual meeting in Minneapolis Dec. 4-6.

Mary Sennert, advisor, NECE, went to Fort Leonard Wood U.S. Army base, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to meet with Prime Power School graduates Dec. 11.

Connect: Social Life TwitterFacebookYouTubeRSSiTunesMerit
Accessibility   |   Campus Security   |   Copyright Act   |   Disclaimer   |   NDUS   |   Privacy Policy
Bismarck State College, P.O. Box 5587, 1500 Edwards Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58506     701-224-5400  ::   800-445-5073