We’re Marching into Spring.

Happy March!  The groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year. Hooray! Spring is near. The smell of fresh flowers will soon fill the air, leaves will populate the trees again, and there will be a return of activity and animals that were once dormant.  There’s an awakening all around us as we transition seasons. Nature seems to have an inherent cadence and list of actions to perform. What lessons can we learn from nature and how can we apply them to transitioning and meeting-filled seasons in our work and personal lives? Is it as simple as making a list or developing an action plan? How do you transition seamlessly between meetings and maintain productivity? What hacks do you have? Share them in the comments to fuel us to continue marching forward to finish out the first quarter strong!

Daylight Savings Time

Oh, the magic of Daylight Savings Time! In exchange for one hour less of sleep, we are gifted more daylight during the spring and summer. Daylight Savings Time begins on March 10th at 2 a.m. Most smart devices will automatically change for us, but you’ll need to adjust your bedside, desk, and/or wall clocks.

Did you know?

March is National Nutrition Month. It is a month set aside to bring awareness to our food choices as it’s often connected to wellness and also highlights our level of physical activity. National Nutrition Month promotes nutritional knowledge and the benefits of a balanced lifestyle. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your healthy lifestyle, here are 15 ideas from Cozymeal.com.

  1. Take a cooking class.
  2. Try a colorful plate challenge.
  3. Drink water every day.
  4. Plan a picnic.
  5. Watch a food documentary.
  6. Pack your lunches.
  7. Taste unfamiliar foods.
  8. Join a walking club like the one offered through our Healthy Lifestyle Center.
  9. Meal prep healthy snacks.
  10. Start Meatless Mondays.
  11. Start a garden.
  12. Meet with your dietitian or nutritionist.
  13. Take your vitamins.
  14. Practice mindful eating.
  15. Volunteer at a food bank.

For detailed information, please visit the link above. If you’d like tips on stretching your fruits and vegetables budget and other resources, click here.

Thank You

The Gallup Q12 Engagement Survey closes today! The overall Division of Business Affairs participation rate is 55%. Thank you to all who have participated! We could not make improvements and enhance the employee experience without your feedback. Once the survey has closed, results will be shared with management to share with your unit.

What’s New?

Geothermal Plant Tour

Join Jim Lowe, Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management, on Thursday, March 21st at 12 p.m. for a 45-minute tour of our nationally recognized geothermal plant. Be sure to wear comfy shoes! The tour is open to 20 people and will be scheduled on a quarterly basis. To secure your spot for the first tour, please email Kcwebb@bsu.edu. Not familiar with the geothermal plant at all? Check out this article.


Business Affairs now has a Facebook company page. Be sure to adjust your privacy settings based on your personal preferences. The Facebook company page will mirror our LinkedIn company page and is another platform to connect and spotlight you as well as keep you informed. You can access our Facebook page at the following link, Facebook – Business Affairs.

Quote of the month

If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn. – Bernie S. Siegel


Questions & Feedback

Do you have quotes, recommended books, recipes, photos from departmental festivities, an exciting life event you’d like to share, or just want to provide feedback? Send your contributions or comments to Kcwebb@bsu.edu. If you’d like to be recognized for your birthday or workiversary, please complete the Business Affairs recognition form here. We’d love to celebrate you!