IN THE LOOP | December 13, 2021

calendar items

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

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 7-11, 2022

Power BI Summit (virtual)

May 13, 2022

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

need to know

IR Holiday party

Thanks to everyone for coming to our IR Holiday party this morning. You can see pictures of the white elephant gifts here.

New snow day policy

To see the updated Snow Day Policy, check your email from December 7. You should have received a message from [email protected] with the title 'New Snow Day Policy' that explains two different scenarios and how messaging will be sent out.

New Associate vice president of University Relations

Steve Anderson has been appointed as the new Associate Vice President of University Relations. In this new role, Steve will have responsibility for government, community, and strategic relations.

In his nine years as a UVU employee, he has worked as an out-of-state recruiter in prospective student services, director of community and government relations, and senior director of strategic relations. In each of these roles, he has positively enhanced the university’s outreach, partnerships, and reputation.

information items

2021 PACE Holiday Social - Dec. 14

2021 PACE Holiday Social flyer

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).

Power BI Summit March 7-11, 2022

If you are interested in attending the Power BI Summit in March 2022, let your supervisor know. It is $99 per person and is entirely virtual.

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

Parking lot closure on January 12

Please note that due to the Scott C. Keller Building Opening event on Wednesday, January 12th, the following parking lots will be closed to faculty, staff, and students:

  • Pay admission lot in front of the Scott C. Keller Building
  • Pay admission lot in L1
  • Majority of M26

Please plan your parking accordingly. Thank you!

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.

No Food Trucks will be on campus from December 13 through January 10.

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) Closed Closed Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) 8:00 am-3:00 pm Closed Closed
CupBop (FL)
11:00 am-2:00 pm 11:00 am-2:00 pm Closed
Food Trucks (FL) Closed Closed Closed


Jeff Johnson leaving UVU

Jeff Johnson will be leaving UVU in January to take on the role of Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He and Linda Makin will be working out details of the transition over the next couple of weeks, and he expects his final working day at UVU will be sometime in mid-January.

construction photos

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