IN THE LOOP | January 3, 2022

calendar items

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

January 10

First day of classes for Spring 2022

March 7-11

Power BI Summit (virtual)

May 13

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

need to know

Notes from today's staff meeting

Here are links to the items that were discussed in this morning's staff meeting:

Change in carnegie classification

The basic classification for Utah Valley University has been updated to Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

UVU performance management and 2022 review process

UVU Performance Management & 2022 Review

The UVU Performance Management System has undergone two changes that will help create a healthy performance development culture. See the email from HRMatters on December 22 for more information.

information items

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.

Power BI Summit March 7-11

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. If your supervisor approves your attendance, schedule a time to use Leisa's ProCard to pay for the conference registration.

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.

There are no Food Trucks this week (January 3-7).

Follow on Instagram: UVUDining           and Facebook: UVUDining Services

Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Starbucks (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Scoops (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Scoops (CB) 7:30 am–5:00 pm 7:30 am–4:00 pm Closed
Taco Bell (RL) 8:00 am–5:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Mom Fulton's Cafe (FL) 8:00 am–5:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Jamba Juice (RL) Closed Closed Closed
Subway (RL) Closed Closed Closed
Wendy's (SL) Closed Closed Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) Closed Closed Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) Closed 9:00 am-1:00 pm Closed
CupBop (FL)
Closed Closed Closed
Food Trucks (FL) Closed Closed Closed


winter break highlights

Did you do something new, amazing, silly, unexpected, or fun over Winter Break? Email your pictures, stories, or news to Leisa for the next In the Loop.

Jeff Johnson farewell

As many of you are aware, after spending over 13 years at Utah Valley University, Jeff Johnson (Director of University Planning and Effectiveness) has accepted a new role of Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. You are invited to an open house Friday, January 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in HF 203.

Come and visit with Jeff for a few minutes and wish him well in his new adventure. Also, a Kudo Board has been set up for co-workers to write Jeff a note. We appreciate all that Jeff has done to move the mission of UVU forward and hope you will join us to thank him for his work and friendship.

construction photos

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