IN THE LOOP | March 28, 2022

calendar items

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

March 15 - May 15

Annual FT staff performance evaluations

March 31

Early Bird registration ends for AIR

April 20

Talk with Tuminez - legislative updates

April 20

Dx All Hands meeting - in-person & virtual; lunch at 11:30 am and Half-Time meeting at 11:45 (watch for details/updates)

May 6

UVU Commencement and Convocations

May 13

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

May 16-18

Summer University

May 17-19

Tableau conference - virtual (free)

May 30

Memorial Day - UVU Staff Holiday

June 6-9

AIR conference in Phoenix, AZ

need to know

2022 staff performance evaluations

The UVU annual staff performance evaluations will run from March 15 through May 15 (for FT employees). Please login to the UVU Perform system to enter your portion of the evaluation before your meeting with your supervisor in April. Existing 1-on-1 appointments have been updated to staff performance evaluations. Even through part-time employees do not go through the same formal process as full-time employees, they will still meet with their supervisors for an informal performance review. We would like our department to have all evaluations (staff sections) completed by April 20 to give first and second level supervisors time to complete their portions and have everything formalized in the system before the May 15 deadline. Talk to your supervisor if you have any questions about this process.

information items

CET (College of Engineering & Technology) Dean Finalists

  • Kurt Paterson, Ph.D.    March 28, 2022, 1:15-2:30 pm, CS 404
  • Joseph Rencis, Ph.D.    March 29, 2022, 9:00-10:15 am, SC 206c
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Ph.D.   March 30, 2022, 1:15-2:30 pm, CS 404
  • Kelly Flanagan, Ph.D.    March 31, 2022, 10:00-11:15 am, CS 404
  • Venu Dasigi, Ph.D           April 1, 2022, 1:15-2:30 pm, CS 404

Use this link to view the finalists' CVs.

2022 Dx All Hands Meetings

Dx All Hands meetings  are scheduled for April 20, June 8, October 5, and December 7. They will begin with a buffet lunch at 11:30, Half-Time will start at 11:45, and at 12:00 pm will be the All Hands meeting. The Half-Time Teams meeting link will be used to stream and record the meeting for those who are unable to attend. We hope everyone who is able to will attend in person.


This meeting 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

After 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.

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 with an in-person and virtual option. If you are interested in attending, talk to your supervisor. Leadership would like employees to utilize the virtual (free) option.

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

The training sessions 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 28 - April 1):

Monday, March 28

Kolache Krave, Chimi Salsa, Corndog Co.

Tuesday, March 29

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

Wednesday, March 30

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Fatty Tuna, Good Grindz

Thursday, March 31

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

Friday, April 1

Chimi Salsa

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


ARchery tournament

Leisa's daughter Suzie took 3rd place in her high school's Archery tournament on Friday.

Suzie at Archery tournament             Suzie at Archery tournament (2)

Suzie at Archery tournament (3)

construction photos

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