IN THE LOOP | May 9, 2022

calendar items

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

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 26

BYU/UVU IR Collaboration Day and lunch

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


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

BYU/UVU IR collaboration day

On Thursday, May 26, our IR office will be going to BYU to meet the members of their IR office to learn what they do and to tell them what we do. It will be for a few hours in the morning, ending with a lunch (that they will provide). Watch your email for more details and for the menu selection.

IR social in june

We are planning our annual IR social for June. Email ideas for fun activities and lunch places to Tim, Geoff, Todd, or Leisa.

PACE elections

Online voting for PACE candidates is now open and will close next Wednesday, May 18. You can review the candidates and vote through Qualtrics. Please take a few minutes to vote for the people who will represent us for the next two years; there are a few people from Dx running for positions.

information items

Go passwordless

UVU is implementing a new Passwordless authenticaion option for faculty, staff, and students. Rather than typing a long, complex, hard-to-remember password and using DUO, you can approve a login from your phone. No password is needed. See for details.


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 for summer 2022

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Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Starbucks (SC) 8:00 am–6:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Scoops (SC) 8:00 am–6:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Scoops (CB) 9:00 am–4:00 pm 9:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Taco Bell (RL) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Mom Fulton's Cafe (FL) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–2:00 pm Closed
Jamba Juice (RL) Closed Closed Closed
Subway (RL) Closed Closed Closed
Wendy's (SL) 8:00 am–3:00 pm 8:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) Closed Closed Closed
Sodalicious (KB) 10:00 am-2:00 pm 10:00 am-2:00 pm Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) Closed Closed Closed
CupBop (FL)
Closed Closed 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


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Jolie's wedding reception

Jolie's wedding reception will be on Saturday, June 18, in Bountiful. Everyone is invited to come.

Jolie's wedding reception invitationJolie's wedding reception picture


hello from michael

For those of you who remember Michael Dover (a previous IR employee who retired a few years ago), he says hello. Here is what he emailed me:

Just to let you know, I've moved to Billings, Montanta. Hope everyone is doing ok. Communicated with Robert a few weeks ago. Tell everyone 'hi!'

Construction photos

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