IN THE LOOP | November 29, 2021

calendar items

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

December 1

Digital Transformation Update Meeting

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)

March 2022

Power BI Summit (virtual)

May 13, 2022

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

need to know

Digital Transformation Division Update Meeting this Wednesday, December 1

The Dx division is having an update meeting (similiar to a "state of the division/end of the year status meeting") this Wednesday, December 1, at 11:00 am in the Grande Ballroom. An 'upscale buffet' lunch will be served. If you didn't RSVP by last Tuesday (November 23) for in-person, you can still attend virtually.

More information can be found on the UVU Dx - General channel on Teams. There are two posts about this meeting dated November 16 and 17.

Power BI Summit in March 2022

There will be a Power BI Summit in March 2022. It will be held virtually and costs $99 per person. Let your supervisor know if you are interested in attending.

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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, extremely large/heavy things that cannot fit in a car, or anything that would violate Title IX.)

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).

2021 PACE Holiday Social

2021 PACE Holiday Social flyer

UVULearn Course Completion Status

All UVU employees can check the status of their compliance, required, and optional courses by going to UVULearn’s Home Page. On this page you will see the courses that are completed and required, as well as those that need your attention. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

UVUFit Holiday health challenge

The 12 Days of Wellness Challenge will start December 1, 2021, and through January 15, 2022. Participation in the 12 Days of Wellness Challenge will help keep your mind focused and your body in good health into the New Year. To participate, click on the enrollment link or go to the UVUFit webpage in the Employee Benefits Tab of myUVU. Program instructions will be provided via email prior to December 1. Employees covered under one of UVU’s medical plans can receive points towards their UVUFit Tier 2 Employee Wellness Incentive by participating in the 12 Days of Wellness Challenge. For questions, contact Human Resources at (801) 863-8207.

December Healthy Cooking Demonstration - mushrooms

Come learn about the nutrition and molecular gastronomy of cooking with mushrooms! You will learn how to make caramelized mushrooms, umami bomb powder, mushroom rice, and mushroom gravy. This event is free, and dinner is included! Email [email protected] to register.

healthy cooking demonstration - mushrooms

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 vacation and personal 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 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.

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.

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff

board game lunch

On Wednesdays, the conference room will be open from 12:00-1:00 pm for all those who want 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.

Food Trucks for this week (November 29-December 3) are:.

Monday, November 29

El Taco Rapido, Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Tuesday, November 30

El Taco Rapido, Kolache Krave, Jurassic Tacos, Smokin' Roadside Grill

Wednesday, December 1

El Taco Rapido, Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Thursday, December 2

El Taco Rapido, Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Friday, December 3

Fatty Tuna, Chimi Salsa


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


Engagement announcement

Tim's oldest son Joseph got engaged recently.  He and his fiancee (Yana) are looking at getting married on February 22 (02-22-22).

Joseph & Yana engagement photo

Phantom and Ghost

John got a new kitten a few weeks ago (named Phantom). John's one year old cat, Ghost, is spying on him in the background.

Phantom and Ghost

construction photos

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