IN THE LOOP | May 16, 2022

calendar items

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

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 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

summer university this week

Summer University is this week--starting today (Monday, May 16) and going through Wednesday (May 18). The schedule is on UVU's website at It is too late to register for the live sessions, but you can view selected sessions online.

PACE voting ends wednesday

Online voting for PACE candidates will close this Wednesday, May 18. 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. You can review the candidates and vote through Qualtrics

information items

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.

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.

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


UVU moves from Pandemic to Endemic

Utah has moved from a pandemic phase of COVID-19 to an endemic phase, meaning the virus is now manageable with vaccines, medications, and treatments. While we continue to encourage vaccines as the best way to prevent serious illness, we no longer require COVID-19 vaccination to attend UVU.

As part of Utah’s transition to a Steady State response, some COVID-19 services have transitioned to traditional healthcare systems. Consequently, as a state-provided benefit, UVU’s vaccine and testing clinic are now closed.

Home test kits are still available at Student Health Services, Human Resources, and Campus Connection. These are distribution-only sites, and there will not be anyone available to answer COVID-related questions. You can find answers on the CDC website or by contacting your healthcare provider. Vaccinations are also available through the Utah County Health Department and traditional providers.

Self-reporting and the tracking of COVID-19 cases have also concluded at Utah Valley University, and it is no longer necessary for employees to complete the “Return to Work” form after contracting the virus. We do ask those who are ill to continue to follow health protocols and stay home until well.

The novel coronaviruses are clearly here to stay, and we will continue to work with our national, state, and local health partners to monitor for any changes that could potentially negatively impact our UVU community. We are confident that the lessons we have learned during the past two years, under variable conditions, will allow us to react quickly if necessary.

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


Chick-Fil-A ad


Water cooler Joke-a-thon

Did you notice that the IR Teams group has a new channel? If you post a joke (clean/workplace appropriate) in the Water Cooler chat, you will get an $8 food voucher. You can post it any time this work week (May 16 through May 20) to get the food voucher, but feel free to post at other times or with other content.

Construction photos

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