IN THE LOOP | February 22, 2022

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

February 28

Sub-department meetings - collaboration day

March 7-11

Power BI Summit (virtual)

March 11

UVU Holiday - Staff Spring Break

March 14

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

March 21

Sub-department meetings/collaboration day

April 6

Dx All Hands meeting

May 13

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

need to know

Microsoft teams voice     MS Teams icon

What is happening?

  • We want to make it easier for you to stay connected no matter where you are working.
  • Powered by Microsoft Teams, our phone system is moving to the cloud!

When is this happening?

  • This update is happening on a department-by-department basis.
  • All users in your department will be enabled with Microsoft Teams calling on March 2nd.

What should I expect?

  • If an employee has a UVU phone number, this number will be migrated to Microsoft Teams. This number will give them the capability to make and receive external calls through Microsoft Teams.
  • All users will have access to a dial-by-name directory that is built into Microsoft Teams.
  • CLICK HERE to access the training and self-paced learning resources available to support you through this transition.

What do I need to do?

  • Start preparing for the transition today by accessing training videos and quick reference guides here.
  • Please encourage your colleagues to review all available learning materials to prepare for the upcoming migration.

If you experience any issues or have additional questions about Teams, please reach out to the UVU Service Desk.

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PACE Professional Development - February 24 (Thursday)

The PACE Professional Development Committee presents: A Professional Pick-Me-Up!

Occasionally, we all need a little motivation or a "pick-me-up" to feel more energetic in our careers.

Join us Thursday, February 24, at 2:00 pm on Microsoft Teams for an afternoon professional pick-me-up with the PACE professional development committee and feel yourself inspired.

Topics will include:

  • RESUME REFRESH: Tips for refreshing your resume.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA REVIEW: How to review and analyze your social media professional presence.
  • SKILL SET REVIVE: Find learning opportunities to revive your skill set and add to your professional strengths.

The first 50 participants signed up and in attendance will receive a voucher for a little afternoon pick-me-up. We know our hard-working Wolverine staff members can always use a little pick-me-up!

Register through Qualtrics by February 22. Teams link to follow.

UHESA Professional Development - March 2 at noon

Did you know that as part of PACE you are also part of a state organization representing staff interests across the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)? If not, now you do! UHESA (Utah Higher Education Staff Association) is delighted to bring you the first-ever UHESA Professional Development Workshop.

Work / Life Balance

An honest conversation about creating a life with “balance” in our (almost) post-pandemic world. Real examples, practical strategies, and finding what fits you in this age and stage.

About Our Presenter

Dr. Tara Ivie is the Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence at Utah Valley University. Her professional history includes work in the tech and hospitality industries, civilian employment for the U.S. military, and more than 16 years in higher education. Tara has been trying to find and keep balance in her own life for more than 20 years amidst the changing needs of her jobs, education, family, community, and well-being.

Mark your calendars for this free professional development opportunity!

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Via Zoom; pre-register to get the link!

Register for the UHESA Professional Development Event

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


Free COVID-19 testingwill be expanded to family and friends at UVU starting January 28. The tests will be free of charge from the Utah Department of Health. Only PCR tests are available. 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.

Freerapid testswill continue to be available at UVU for students and employees. Due to short supplies, 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 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 21-25):

Monday, February 21

No food trucks scheduled - President's Day

Tuesday, February 22

Chimi Salsa

Wednesday, February 23

No food trucks scheduled

Thursday, February 24

Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa

Friday, February 25

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


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update on John

John's son Ronan has been released from the NICU and is at home on oxygen.  Mom and baby are doing pretty well considering all they have gone through. John also just moved into a new home over the weekend. Best wishes, John!

Data Analytics certificate

Mark earned his Certificate of Proficiency - Data Analytics and Decision Making last fall through the Woodbury School of Business. (This is different from the Certificate of Proficiency - Data Analytics he earned through the College of Engineering and Technology in 2019.) Congratulations, Mark!

UBUG Registration open

The Utah Banner Users Group (UBUG) conference website is live and registration is now open. UBUG will be hosted at Utah State University on May 13, 2022, in the Eccles Conference Center. Conference information including links to registration, schedule/track details, and local accommodations can be found at:

Talk to your supervisor if you are interested in attending and/or presenting. At this time, we are not allowing overnight stays (hotel); it will be a one-day trip out and back to Logan. (You will get reimbursed for mileage.)

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