IN THE LOOP | February 14, 2022

calendar items

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

February 21

President's Day - UVU Staff Holiday

February 28

Sub-department meetings - collaboration day

March 7-11

Power BI Summit (virtual)

March 14

Staff meeting & collaboration day (moved from March 7 due to the Power BI conference)

March 21

Sub-department meetings/collaboration day

May 13

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

need to know

Talk with Tuminez recording

If you missed Wednesday's Talk with Tuminez or want to watch it again, you can find the recording here.

information items

Performance Management Trainings and New Staff Competencies

Beginning February 2022, UVU will be offering multiple virtual and in-person classes on new performance development processes.

The classes will introduce new staff competencies that will take effect July 2022 with proficiency evaluations beginning March 2023. A link to the new competencies will be coming soon.

We encourage all UVU staff to register for a class at UVULearn.

HR Annual Compliance Trainings

All employees are required to complete these  training courses at least once each year: Title IX and Sexual Harassment, UVU FERPA Training, Workplace Conduct, Conflict of Interest, and UVU Cybersecurity Training. The deadline to complete these five courses is Monday, February 28, 2022

Summer University Call for Proposals

The Summer University Planning Committee is seeking presentation proposals for Summer University on May 16-18, 2022. For more information, see the Summer University website.

If you are interested in presenting, submit your proposal HERE by Friday, March 11, 2022. If you have questions, contact R.J. Willing.

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff


We are pleased to announce that in continued collaboration and cooperation with the Utah Department of Health and the CDC,free COVID-19 testingwill be expanded to family and friends at UVU starting January 28. The tests provided at this location will be administered by TrueNorth and offered free of charge by the Utah Department of Health. Only PCR tests are available through this service. Results will be available within 24-36 hours.

Students and employees may also utilize the State testing. If you test positive, please complete the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form. It will allow us to assist you and take the necessary actions to protect others within our campus community.

Freerapid testswill continue to be available at UVU for students and employees. Due to a short supply of this type of test, we ask that only those exposed to the virus or experiencing signs of COVID-19 utilize this resource.

Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available to students, employees, and those in their immediate families. We encourage vaccination as the best way to protect you and the community at large.

Please take advantage of these services. We also ask that you continue to follow health and safety guidelines. Stay home if you are sick and stay well!

Dx Half-time

Every Wednesday at 11:45 is the Dx Half-Time meeting.  You can access the meeting in the OIT - Public Team (in Microsoft Teams) in the Half-Time channel (Hidden channel). This meeting is only 15 minutes long, and everyone in Dx is invited.

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

Food trucks will be provided Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 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 this week (February 14-18):

Monday, February 14

Kolache Krave

Tuesday, February 15

Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Wednesday, February 16

Kolache Krave, Good Grindz

Thursday, February 17

Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa, Fatty Tuna

Friday, February 18

Chimi Salsa, Good Grindz, Fatty Tuna

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–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) 9:00 am–8:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Wendy's (SL) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Sodalicious (KB) 8:00 am-5:00 pm 8:00 am-5:00 pm Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) 8:00 am–3:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm Closed
CupBop (FL)
11:00 am–3:00 pm 11:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Food Trucks (FL) 11:00 am–3:00 pm 11:00 am–3:00 pm Closed


New Store/Reopening Location Estimated Completion  
SC Construction Student Center June 2022
Chick-Fil-A Student Center Summer 2022
Panda Express Student Center Summer 2022
E.A.T.S. Student Center Summer 2022

Chick-Fil-A ad


John's new baby

After severe labor complications and a transfusion, John's wife Genevieve had a baby boy last Monday (February 7). Ronan had some breathing issues that have put him in the NICU. If you don't see John around, he is out on parental leave.*

IR department - spotlight for Thank you thursday (February 10)

The IR department was highlighted in last week's (February 10) Thank You Thursday. Great job, everyone!

picture of IR's Summer University presentation in 2017

construction photos

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