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Get to know IPF: Jill Tuley 

She loves to bike, kayak, stand-up paddle board, hike and run – and she's completed multiple marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2014.

Planting the seeds of success for remote learners 

IPF Landscape Services’ crews don’t just maintain the beautiful grounds on MSU’s campus, they also routinely give of their time and resources to help educate the next generation of landscape professionals. 

The Focus - October 2020

The October 2020 issue of The Focus e-newsletter from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.

IPF hiring and onboarding gets a RAPID reboot 

The IPF Process Improvement Team, in collaboration with IPF Human Resources, has employed a new process improvement methodology, known as RAPID, to make the job of hiring and onboarding new full-time employees easier and more consistent. 

Get to know your IPF crews: Campus Events Office 

With much of fall instruction being done online and many students, staff and faculty working remotely, the campus is certainly quieter than it has been since its inception. But behind that tranquil façade there is still a myriad of activity going on, and helping coordinate much of that activity is the IPF Campus Events Office.

IPF craftspeople recreate historic Auditorium doors

Since its opening in 1940, the MSU Auditorium and Fairchild Theater has welcomed dignitaries, actors, musical groups and hundreds of thousands of audience members. However, 80 years of wear, tear and unforgiving weather have taken their toll on the facility's historic doors, and replacement has become necessary.

Get to know IPF: Tom Silsby

You can’t miss the beautiful new Water Treatment Plant and storage tower on south campus. The tower alone rises 14 stories above the ground and holds two-million gallons of water. But you might have missed the man behind its operation. He may not be a magician, but Tom Silsby, Water Works supervisor, is certainly in charge of some impressive magic happening behind the scenes at the plant. 

MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center switches to online sales, limits recyclables accepted

The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center (SSRC) has introduced changes to its services for the fall in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, decreasing the number of recyclables patrons can drop off and moving its entire surplus inventory online.

The Focus - September 2020

The September 2020 issue of The Focus e-newsletter from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.

Get to know IPF: Mark Rokita

Combine softball, chickens, criminal justice, hiking, kayaking, coaching, books, philosophy, law, carpentry and the Yankees and what do you get? Mark Rokita - renaissance man and 10-year veteran of IPF who has worked his way from student employee to Set Up Crew operations supervisor, with a whole lot of experiences in between.