IN THE LOOP | September 19, 2022

calendar items

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

September 19

Collaboration day: sub-department meetings and Data Summit Mythbusters review/rehearse

September 21

Talk with Tuminez 11:30-12:30 in KB 101

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

October 31

IR Halloween potluck lunch at 12:00 pm

November 8-9 (AND 10?)

Fall 2022 UVU Data Summit

November 24-25

UVU Staff Holiday: Thanksgiving Break

December 23 to January 2

UVU Staff Holiday: Winter Break

need to know

last day to submit questions for Talk with Tuminez

If you would like to submit a question for President Tuminez to answer at the Talk with Tuminez this Wednesday, please submit your question here by noon today.

Cyberattacks on UVU

UVU is experiencing a cyberattack by a group of determined hackers. As a result, UVU is seeing a large increase in attacks on end users.

To combat this large attack, we have increased security measures for users of Microsoft Authenticator. The Microsoft Authenticator app will now prompt you for a two-digit numeric code when you log in using a password.

To simplify your login and increase your account security further, we recommend all users switch to passwordless authentication (see Once passwordless authentication is set up, be sure to use it on all of your devices. Please avoid using text and phone calls for authentication, as the attackers have successfully tricked users into giving them the text code.

Attacks may come in the form of phishing, password guessing, and trick phone calls or texts.

As always, if you encounter something suspicious in your email, do not click on any links. Instead, hit the "Report Message" button in Microsoft Outlook.

UVU staff holidays in December and January

UVU will be closed from December 23 to January 2. The TIMS system will recognize these campus closure dates as paid leave days for full-time employees. Part-time staff employees may work additional hours during the first few weeks of December to make up for work time that would be missed due to the campus holiday closure later that month--up to 123 hours in the month of December and with supervisor approval.

information items

MS Learn

If you would like training on MS Azure, please use MS Learn.

2022 hr supervisor review

You can access the 2022 Supervisor reviews in the UVU Perform system.

*If you are working remotely, you will need to be logged into the VPN client to access UVU Perform.

UVU Data migration - training

If you would like to watch the recording of the virtual training on migrating documents from Box to OneDrive or SharePoint, go here:

fall 2022 RMAIR conference

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.

Register here

Conference dates are October 17-22, 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:

  • If you are athigh risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
  • Stayup to datewith COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get testedif you have symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged but no longer required to attend UVU. Vaccination and boosters protect against severe disease even with BA.5. Vaccinations are available through the Utah County Health Department and traditional providers.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please avoid coming to campus. We want to keep our campus community healthy.
  • Free COVID-19 at-home test kits are 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.

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.


We are in contact with the Utah County Health Department as a part of the monitoring process. There are few cases in Utah County, and no cases reported at UVU. Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, which can be transmitted person-to-person through:

  • Direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids
  • Respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling, or sex
  • Touching items (such as clothing or linens) that previously touched the infectious rash or body fluids

Please refer to the emergency management webpagefor more details about monkeypox and UVU’s response.

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.


parking alerts

There will be an event at The Noorda Center next Tuesday, September 20, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm that is expected to bring in more than 700 people. Event parking will be in lots M23 and M29. These lots will be designated for non-UVU community members on the morning of the 20th.

Faculty, staff, and students who usually park in M23 and M29 are encouraged to ride UTA or park in L9 or L10 until 12:30 pm when the event is over. Anyone who is on campus that morning should be prepared for heavy traffic and possible parking congestion in other lots.


Food Service Hours of Operation for Fall 2022

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Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Arby's (SC) Closed Closed Closed
Aubergine Kitchen (SC) 11:00 am–5:00 pm 11:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Chick-Fil-A (SC) 8:00 am–8:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Costa Vida (SC) 10:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
CupBop (FL)
10:00 am–6:00 pm 10:00 am–6:00 pm Closed
Fish Bone (CB) 10:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Jamba Juice (RL) 7:00 am-7:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Kolache Krave (SC) 7:00 am-3:00 pm 7:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Mom Fulton's Cafe (FL) 7:00 am–8:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Panda Express (SC) 9:30 am–6:00 pm 9:30 am–6:00 pm Closed
Papa Johns (SC) 9:30 am–5:00 pm 9:30 am–3:00 pm Closed
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
Sodalicious (KB) 8:00 am-5:00 pm 8:00 am-5:00 pm Closed
Starbucks (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Subway (RL) 7:00 am-9:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Taco Bell (RL) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–3:00 pm 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Trades Cafe (GT) 8:00 am–3:00 pm 8:00 am–2:00 pm Closed
Wendy's (SL) 8:00 am–8:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm Closed


Lightning storm in Provo

John took these cool pictures of the lightning storm in Provo last Thursday.

  • Provo lightning storm
  • Provo lightning storm 2
  • Provo lightning storm 3

Todd's vacation in alsaka

A few weeks ago, Todd and his wife went to Alaska to celebrate his birthday. Check out some highlights of his vacation.

  • Todd and Natalie in Alaska
  • Todd & Natalie with a big fish
  • Todd's big fish in Alaska
  • line of fish in Alaska

Construction photos

No new construction pictures this week.