IN THE LOOP | May 23, 2022

calendar items

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

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


Juneteenth will be celebrated as the 3rd Monday in June. This will be a new campus closure day, and a new paid holiday for full-time staff. Visit the PACE Events webpageto view the staff holiday calendars.

need to know

Half-time survey

There is a Half-Time Survey in Teams (OIT – Public team, Half-Time channel. The channel may be Hidden, but you can still get to it by clicking on the hidden channels). Please take this survey, especially if you don’t regularly tune in for the Half-Time meetingeach week. The survey is in Qualtrics at this link:

half-time survey

BYU/UVU IR collaboration day

This Thursday (May 26) we will be going to BYU to meet their Research & Assessment team. If you'd like to carpool, meet in the reception area at 9:30 am. If you'd like to drive/bike by yourself or take public transit, we'll meet up at the Art Museum (best place to park) and walk over together. We hope to have more details as the time gets closer and will pass along that information. (Or you can ask Leisa if you have questions.)

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.

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff


UVU moves from Pandemic to Endemic

As part of Utah’s transition to a Steady State response, some COVID-19 services have transitioned to traditional healthcare systems, and 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; you can find answers to questions on the CDC website or by contacting your healthcare provider. Vaccinations are also available through the Utah County Health Department and traditional providers.

repeating events

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.


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


parking alerts

The UCCU will be hosting these events this week:

May 23-27 - High school graduations and UHSAA Baseball Tournament

Please be advised that traffic and parking will be congested.



blood moon

Tim took these cool pictures of last week's blood moon.

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Construction photos

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