IN THE LOOP | May 2, 2022

calendar items

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

May 2

IR staff meeting/collaboration day

May 6

UVU Commencement and Convocations

May 13

UBUG conference at Utah State University

May 16

Collaboration day: sub-department meetings and RapidMiner collaboration during lunch

May 16-18

Summer University

May 17-19

Tableau conference - virtual (free)

May 30

UVU Staff Holiday - Memorial Day

June 6-9

AIR conference in Phoenix, AZ (no staff meeting on June 6)

June 13

Collaboration day: IR staff meeting, Confluence Knowledge Base training, and Power BI collaboration during lunch break

June 20

UVU Staff Holiday - Juneteenth

June 27

Collaboration day:  sub-department meetings and Tableau collaboration/reporting from conference attendees during lunch break


As a follow‐up to recentUtah House Bill 238that was passed during the 2022 legislative session, UVU will begin celebrating Juneteenth National Freedom Day as an additional official campus holiday starting this calendar year.

While Juneteenth is commemorated on June 19 each year, the holiday will be celebrated as the 3rd Monday in June, meaning the university will celebrate it this year on Monday, June 20, 2022. This will be a new campus closure day, and a new paid holiday for full-time staff, as recognized within the staff holiday calendars approved by President’s Council. Visit the PACE Events webpageto view the staff holiday calendars.

need to know

IR Strategic Planning Mega Meeting

Thank you for attending our Strategic Planning Mega Meeting last Thursday! We will be doing more work with roadmaps and poop scooping in the coming months.

We will also be planning our annual IR social for mid to late June. Be thinking of fun things to do together! Email ideas to Tim, Geoff, Todd, or Leisa.

information items


If you have any UVU swag that you would like to donate, Douglas is looking for things to put in a care package for a relative who will be a UVU student this fall. If you have a shirt to donate, this person can wear a Medium or Large. Please bring donations to Leisa.

Unlock your benefits (FT staff)

The 2022-2023 Benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, April 18, 2022, and will continue through Friday, May 6, 2022. A special grace period from Saturday, May 7, 2022, through Friday, May 13, 2022, will be held to give employees additional time. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefit elections that will be in effect from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

To complete your enrollment, visitOnline Enrollment.

Be sure to watch for all university communications sent through HRMatters, UVAnnounce, and PACE, as well as information mailed to your home.

2022 summer university

The schedule for Summer University (Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18) is now live on UVU's website and you can register at

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.

Everyone who attends this conference will be reporting on what they learned at our noon lunch meeting for the June 27 collaboration day.

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff


New COVID-19 "Steady State" Protocol


COVID-19 vaccines will be available at UVU, including the second booster shot for those who meet thecriteria, until May 5 or until supplies run out. While the state is no longer providing vaccines, they will still be available through healthcare providers.


The last day of testing in UVU’s current clinic is May 5. After that, students, faculty, and staff can obtain free at-home testing kits from the Human Resources Office, Student Health Services, or Campus Connection. The testing kits will be available through summer semester. UVU will not track the results of the at-home test kits or provide contact tracing. Current contact tracing will also end on May 5.

We are pleased that the key metrics are moving in the right direction. Vaccines are widely available, treatments are more accessible, and testing can now be done at home. If you are sick, stay home, get tested for COVID-19, and please do not return to campus until you are 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 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'sPardon Our Dust siteor themap of constructionaround the SC building.

events and parking alerts

Food Service Hours of Operation

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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) None None None
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


Dad joke from dx half-time

This Dad joke was featured in the Dx Half-Time meeting last Wednesday (April 27). It may not be especially funny, but I thought finding words that were similiar to the familiar 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' was very clever.

Dad joke


Benjamin 4h stock show

Leisa's daughter Annie showed a ewe lamb (named Black-Eyed Susan) at the Benjamin 4H Stock Show on Saturday and was the Reserve Champion (2nd place) in the Market Lamb category. She will be showing this ewe lamb and a whether (castrated male sheep named Bouncing Bob) at the Utah State Junior Livestock Show this week.

Annie showing Black-Eyed Susan     Annie with belt buckleAnnie's market lamb ewe    Reserve Champion belt buckle

Construction photos

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