IN THE LOOP | November 15, 2021

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(For a full list of all UVU Staff holidays, see the PACE calendar)

November 24-26 (Wednesday through friday)

Thanksgiving Break (UVU staff holiday)

December 2-3

Campus Store Staff Holiday Sale

December 6

Staff meeting and collaboration day

December 13

IR Holiday Social (breakfast and white elephant gift exchange) and collaboration day

December 14

PACE Holiday Social (open house and gift pick-up)

December 20

Sub-department meetings on Teams (this is not a collaboration day)

December 24 through January 1

UVU Staff Holiday Break (campus closed)

May 13, 2022

UBUG conference (Utah Banner Users Group) at Utah State University

need to know

IR Holiday Social

December 13 will be our in-person IR Holiday Social. We will be having breakfast and a white elephant gift exchange. The limit for the gift is $10 (although it can certainly be less than that); the more outrageous the gift, the better. (No live animals or extremely large/heavy things that cannot fit in a car.)

This will be our second collaboration day in December, so the sub-department meetings the following week (December 20) have been changed to Teams meetings (although you are still welcome to come to campus that day if you would like).

Greenbucks for UVU staff

In addition to receiving a bonus day off on Wednesday, November 24, President Tuminez also announced employees will be given $80 in GreenBucks. The deposit will be made to myUVU accounts on Tuesday, November 16. Those who wish to donate the gift instead needed to have emailed Payroll at [email protected] by Monday, November 8.

Community education offer

Registration for Winter courses is open! UVU Community Education offers a $10 discount for every class that a UVU staff member signs up for. The online catalog can be found at The promo code for the staff to use at checkout is UVUSTAFF.

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Stephen Whyte leaving uvu

Stephen Whyte has accepted a new position at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and his last day at UVU will be December 3. He was also recently elected as a Representative in the Utah House of Representatives.

Policy 441 (3.8.1)

"Messages shall not be retained beyond one term. Users who feel the need to retain copies of messages beyond that point need to archive them, save them, or print them and retain them in that form."

Campus Store Staff Holiday Sale

The annual staff holiday sale at the new Campus Store will be held on December 2. Shop from 2:00-6:00 pm for 30% off. Santa will arrive at 4:00 pm and stay for the festivities until 6:00 pm. The sale continues the next day with a 25% discount.

Full-Time staff need to use leave by December 23

Full-time employees will lose all personal leave and any vacation hours over 240 on December 31. There are 3 paid holidays in November for Thanksgiving and 6 paid holidays in December for Christmas/New Year's, so be sure to figure that into your time off--plus the leave you will be accruing in the next few paychecks before the end of 2021.

Part-time staff can make up holiday hours

Part-time staff may work more hours before and/or after holidays with supervisor approval as long as the Payroll time policies are followed (not more than 39 hours per week AND less than 120 hours in November and 112 hours in December).

Orem fitness center employee discount pass

See this flyer for information on discounted Orem Fitness Center passes for UVU employees.

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff

board game lunch

On Wednesdays, the conference room will be open from 12:00-1:00 pm for everyone who wants to play board games on their lunch break.

wolverine sightings

Want to say thanks to someone for a job well done? Send a Wolverine Sighting!

pace wants to hear from you!

Did you know that PACE has an anonymous suggestion box for comments, suggestions, or concerns for the PACE board at If you would like a personal response, please include your name.

student center construction

The Sorensen Student Center is undergoing the first phase of its rebuild. The food court, UVU Campus Store, UVU Utah Community Credit Union, and Center for Social Impact will remain open during construction. See UVU's Pardon Our Dust site or the map of construction around the SC building.

events and parking alerts

Food Service Hours of Operation for Fall 2021

Food trucks will be provided Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fulton Library.*

*Note: Due to the weather, some food trucks may reschedule without notice. For updates on hours and Food Truck announcements, see their Facebook (UVU Dining Services) and Instagram (UVUDining) pages.

There is currently no information on Food Trucks for November 15-19.

Fall 2021 Food Court Schedule        Follow on Instagram: UVUDining and Facebook: UVUDining Services

Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Taco Bell (RL) 8:00 am–8:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Mom Fulton's Cafe (FL) 7:00 am–8:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Jamba Juice (RL) 7:00 am–7:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Subway (RL) 8:00 am–8:00 pm 9:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Wendy's (SL) 8:00 am–3:00 pm 8:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm Closed
Roll Up Crepes (CS) 8:30 am-4:00 pm 8:30 am-12:00 pm Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) 8:00 am-3:00 pm 8:00 am-2:00 pm Closed
CupBop (FL)
11:00 am-2:00 pm 11:00 am-2:00 pm Closed
Food Trucks (FL) 11:00 am-2:00 pm 11:00 am-2:00 pm Closed


IR Student Research Assistant position opening

We are looking to hire a student research assistant in IR. This position will be a combination of Amy and Becca's previous positions (reasearch assistant + help with social media). Spread the word if you know anyone who would like to apply. The link to the UV Job Board posting is here. The listing will close tonight (Nov. 15) at midnight.

construction photos

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