IN THE LOOP | December 6, 2021

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

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

Staff meeting links

Here are links to some of the presentations from this morning's staff meeting:

UVU Brandon D. Fugal Gateway Building Officially Open

On Wednesday December 1, 2021, UVU celebrated the opening of the Brandon D. Fugal Gateway Building. The completion of the Brandon D. Fugal Gateway Building marks a new beginning for UVU. As UVU strives to provide more and better opportunities for students and the greater community, we are excited to celebrate Brandon Fugal's gift and honor him with this naming opportunity.

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IR Holiday Social

Monday, 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 - Dec. 14

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Here are theFood Trucks for this week (December 6-10):

Monday, December 6

Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Tuesday, December 7

El Taco Rapido, Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Wednesday, December 8

El Taco Rapido, Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Thursday, December 9

Kolache Krave

Friday, December 10

NO TRUCKS - Reading Day


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


new student research assistant

Jolie Martin is our new Student Research Assistant. She will be helping us with research projects (like Becca did) and also helping with our digital signage and social media accounts (like Amy did). Here is a little introduction from her:

I am currently studying Psychology and Constitutional Studies here at the university. When I am not at school or work, I like to spend my free time skiing and watching movies with my family. I am also an avid reader, so please send book suggestions my way! I am very excited to start working here at IR and am looking forward to meeting all of you.

construction photos

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