IN THE LOOP | August 22, 2022

calendar items

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

August 22

First day of UVU's Fall semester

August 31

Tim's goodbye at the Dx Half-Time meeting

September 1

Tim's farewell reception in SC 213c

September 2

Tim's last day at UVU

September 5

UVU Staff Holiday: Labor Day

September 12

Collaboration day: staff meeting

September 19

Collaboration day: sub-department meetings

October 13-15

UVU STUDENT Fall Break (staff do not get any days off for this holiday/event)

October 17-22

RMAIR 2022 conference in Texas

need to know

Dx AVP candidate presentations

Everyone is welcome to come to the campus presentations for the two Dx AVP candidates. They will both be held in KB 101a.

Nathan Gerber - 10:30-11:30 am on August 24

Sam Gederborg - 10:30-11:30 am on August 26

information items

Comprehensive Study of All UVU Staff positions

In the next few weeks, the Gallagher project team will begin selecting staff from various job categories to participate in the study. Participants will be asked general and specific questions regarding their job, which will provide Gallagher insight into the work they do and how they do it. We encourage all staff employees who are contacted to participate, to ensure the success of the consulting engagement.

The goal of the project is to implement a new position classification system and salary structure that will be easy to understand and administer. We anticipate the effective date to be July 1, 2023.

For more information, see the email from HRMatters sent on August 19, or call the HR Front Desk at x8207.

UCCU reopening celebration (UVU branch in the SC)

The UCCU branch at UVU will be celebrating its reopening (remodel) from August 29 to September 1.

One of the many new features to the renovated branch is an innovative Video Teller Machine — an ATM-like piece of technology that connects members, via video chat, with real tellers stationed at our headquarters. Come by and try the new machine through the end of August and get a free water bottle!

Additionally, as UVU employees, and in conjunction with UVU Human Resources, you have unique access to exclusive UCCU offers, including:

  • $50 for opening a spending/checking account
  • $50 for setting up direct deposit
  • $50 for getting a UVU credit card
  • 1% cash back on an auto loan balance transfer
  • $500 off of mortgage closing costs

Extra Noorda discount for any tickets this season

To show employee appreciation for all UVU faculty and staff, and to welcome everyone back to school, The Noorda would like to extend an extra discount to the campus community on THURSDAY, SEP 1 ONLY.

All UVU faculty and staff ALWAYS automatically get 20% off the general public price for tickets to The Noorda Series events. On SEP 1 you get an extra 5% off your already discounted tickets to every show of the season!

This is the same discount offered to early bird season ticket holders who purchased tickets to three or more events before May 2. You get the early bird pricing late, and for one show OR for all of them!

That’s 25% off to see:

  • Internet sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Juke Box
  • Broadway superstar Patti LuPone
  • Legendary American dance troupe Ailey II
  • And many, many more!

This is just our way of saying thank you for all you do on campus. To take advantage of this extra discount, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to university tickets using your email.
  2. After logging in, select the “Noorda Series Event” category on the left-hand side.
  3. Select which show you’d like to attend.
  4. Select “Faculty/Staff” as your ticket type.
  5. Select the number of seats you’d like (up to two per show) and click on the “Select Seats” button.
  6. Select seats from available sections and select “Continue to Checkout.”
  7. Enter the coupon code EARLYBIRDLATE and click “Apply.”
  8. Select “Checkout” to complete your order.

Feel free to repeat this process with as many events as you’d like. Remember, this coupon code for 25% off the regular ticket price is only valid on Thursday, Sep 1. You automatically always get 20% off the general public price when you log in with your UVU email and select “Faculty/Staff” tickets.

Please reach out to The Blair Family Box Office with any questions at [email protected].

UVU parking permit renewal

Please take a minute to renew your parking permit for Fall 2022. Full-time staff can renew once each year (for Fall and Spring); part-time staff need to renew each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). To renew your permit, go to UVU's Parking Services website and click on 'Obtain a Parking Permit.' This will take you to the Parking Portal where you will need to login and authenticate. Follow the prompts to add or view the vehicle(s) registered to you and confirm your (free) permit purchase.

fall 2022 RMAIR conference

If you're interested in presenting at the conference, check out the Call for Presentation Proposals page.

The preliminary program can be found on the Preliminary Program page.

To reserve your hotel, check out the Hotel Registration page or call 806-776-7000. Room rates are $135 per night. The conference hotel is the Overton Hotel and Conference Center at 2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX 79401.

Register here

Conference dates are October 17-22, 2022.

UVU Data migration

The migration from Box is planned to start in August 2022 and end by December 2022.


COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff

According to the CDC, Utah County is at a low level of COVID transmission. Community levels are determined by tracking hospitalizations, wastewater, and reported testing results. They are provided as a guide for your decisions on prevention steps.

Continued recommendations include:

Test kits are available on campus in the following locations: Student Health Services (SHS), Human Resources (HR), and Campus Connection. We resupply frequently.

We no longer track COVID-19 cases on campus or provide vaccination, but vaccines are available through your healthcare provider, a variety of pharmacies, and the Utah County Health Department.

The most helpful action we can take is to avoid others if we are ill. If you are not feeling well, please get tested and avoid contact with others.

repeating events

Dx Half-time

Every Wednesday at 11:45 is the Dx Half-Time meeting.  You can access the meeting in the Dx Community Team (in Microsoft Teams) in the Half-Time 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.

Internal audit - ethicspoint

EthicsPoint is a system that provides individuals the ability to anonymously report concerns. Reports can be made online at or by phone at 877-228-5401.


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
Chik-Fil-A (SC) 9:00 am–3:00 pm 9:00 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 Summer 2022
Chick-Fil-A Student Center NOW OPEN
Panda Express Student Center Summer 2022
E.A.T.S. Student Center Summer 2022



1st day of school k-12

Last week was the first day of school for most K-12 schools in Utah. Here are some pictures of IR staff's children. Do you know who belongs to whom? Do you know names and grades? Look at the pictures and take your best guess. Look for the answers in next week's Spotlight section.

    • Gavin - 7th grade
    • Annie - 9th grade
    • Suzie - 10th grade
    • Haze - 1st grade
    • Taft - 4th grade
    • Jaxon - 6th grade
    • Kennedy - 9th grade
    • Harper kids
    • Teagan & Travon
    • Anya (3rd), Davian (4th), Marcus (6th)
    • Luca - Kindergarten
    • Sam - Senior

Construction photos

This week pictures are from the newly remodeled Food Court area upstairs.

  • food court 1
  • food court 2
  • food court 3