IN THE LOOP | March 14, 2022

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

March 14

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

March 17

St. Patrick's Day

March 20

First day of spring

March 21

Sub-department meetings/collaboration day and IR potluck lunch

March 31

Early Bird registration ends for AIR

April 6

Dx All Hands meeting

May 13

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

June 6-9

AIR conference in Phoenix, AZ

need to know

Conflict happens - April PACE        UVU PACE iconimage of Russell Gaede "The Conflict Guy"         Development Forum   

Russell C. Gaede, PsyD is The Relationship Guy and a sought after professional speaker. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and two graduate certificates in Conflict Resolution. As a member of the National Speakers Association with over 15 years of experience both nationally and internationally, Dr. Russ is hired by organizations and individuals to help improve what really matters – relationships, personally and professionally.

He went from failing out of High School to becoming a college professor with a Doctorate in Psychology and a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution. As a kid, he was in leg braces and had a difficult time running - he has since become an avid cyclist and distance runner who has biked and run thousands of miles and now participates in triathlons, including Ironman events.

Having struggled with severe speech impediments and a diagnoses of Tourette Syndrome, Dr. Russ now makes his living as a speaker, consultant and coach.

Dr. Russ is the author of multiple books and has been featured on various TV and radio programs. Dr. Russ shares funny and inspiring stories that will teach you the principles to resolve conflict.

Register through Qualtrics. This event will be held in-person in FL 428 (Lakeview Room) AND virtually (Teams) on April 14 at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided for those attending in-person.

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2022 AIR conference

Early Bird registration for the 2022 AIR conference ends on March 31. If you are interested in attending this in-person conference, please talk to your supervisor. It will be June 6-9 in Phoenix, Arizona. Please make sure you get the registration fee paid before the end of March.

Microsoft teams voice    MS Teams icon

Learning resources are available here to help you during the Teams Voice migration. Look through the training videos and quick reference guides to address your questions!

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

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.

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 (March 14-18):

Monday, March 14

Kolache Krave, Fatty Tuna, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa

Tuesday, March 15

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Company

Wednesday, March 16

Kolache Krave, Good Grindz, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa

Thursday, March 17

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Company

Friday, March 18

Corndog Company

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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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construction photos

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