IN THE LOOP | March 21, 2022

calendar items

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

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 - in-person & virtual; lunch at 11:30 am and Half-Time meeting at 11:45

May 13

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

May 17-19

Tableau conference - virtual (free) and in-person ($1,900) in Las Vegas

June 6-9

AIR conference in Phoenix, AZ

need to know

2022 Dx All Hands Meetings

Dx All Hands meetings will be held on Wednesdays and include an in-person "Half-Time" in addition to the All Hands agenda items. Final meeting locations are tentative but will be updated as meeting dates approach. 2022 All Hands meetings are scheduled for April 6, June 8, October 5, and December 7. Each meeting will begin with a buffet lunch starting at 11:30 am, Half-Time will commence at 11:45 am, and following at 12:00 pm the All Hands meeting with agenda items affecting all Dx employees. We'll stream and record each meeting using the Half-Time meeting link (included in the calendar invitations) for those who are unable to attend, and the recording will be available for two weeks afterward. We hope everyone who is able to will attend in person.

We encourage you to set up Teams notifications for the "Digital Transformation Organization" team "General" channel and check it regularly for Dx updates and up-to-date info on All Hands meetings.


The All Hands meeting on April 6 will include an update on the renovation and move to the new Dx building, the announcement of Dx Excellence Award recipients, and other topics.

New login page for uvu websites

Digital Transformation is simplifying UVU's authentication processes, making it easier and faster to log in and access the systems and data you need.

After these changes are implemented on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, you'll need to sign in using your regular UVU email (e.g., [email protected] or [email protected]) and your myUVU password instead of your UVID and password.

As a result, you'll receive fewer requests for multi-factor authentication (MFA), which means you won't be required to enter your username and password as frequently.

This change will allow you to:

  • Log into most UVU applications using the same username and password (e.g., myUVU, Canvas, Wolverine Track, MS Teams, MS Outlook, etc.)
  • Be authenticated across other UVU web pages automatically and securely
  • Reduce the number of times you'll need to type in your password or use MFA during the day

This change will occur automatically. You won't need to update settings on any of your devices. If you encounter any issues after this change, please contact the Service Desk.

2022 Tableau conference

The 2022 Tableau conference will be held on May 17-19. It will be in a hybrid format this year with the in-person conference in Las Vegas for $1,900 and virtually for free. If you are interested in attending in either format, talk to your supervisor.

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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.

Conflict happens - April PACE Development Forum

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.

PACE April forum flyer

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 21-25):

Monday, March 21

El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Co.

Tuesday, March 22

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Co.

Wednesday, March 23

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Co.

Thursday, March 24

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Co.

Friday, March 25

Chimi Salsa, Corndog Co.

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



Jolie got an engagement ring over Spring Break. She and her fiance Cameron will be getting married in Hawaii in June.

picture of Jolie & Cameron (engagement)Jolie's engagement ring


Leisa's son Gavin had a great day Saturday at the Utah State Gymnastics competition. He placed 1st in four events (rings, parallel bars, high bar, and pommel horse) and 3rd in the other two events (floor and vault). He not only had the top score in his age division (11+), he also had the highest total score (63 points) of any boy competing that day--including those who competed in the Idaho State championship (the gym/venue was hosting both states' events concurrently). His gym (All American Gymnastics) was the 1st place team.

Gavin gymnastics state champion

Gavin gymnastics state champion

Gavin's 2022 gymnastics posterGavin's top score at state gymnastics

construction photos

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