IN THE LOOP | December 5, 2022

calendar items

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

December 5

Collaboration day: staff meeting & Dx All Hands quarterly in-person meeting with lunch

December 8

UVU Campus Store Holiday Sale

December 12

Collaboration day: IR Holiday Social

December 14

PACE Holiday Social at the UCCU Center

December 23 to January 2

UVU Staff Holidays/campus closure

January 16

UVU Staff Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 31-February 1

Spring 2023 UVU Data Summit

need to know

betting pool for Dx building move-in date

Since the latest word from Megan Densley is that there is no updated date for the division to move to the new Dx building, we are starting a betting pool to see if we can predict when this will happen.


  1. The date of the bet is for the predicted IR move-in date (not other departments)
  2. The person who is closest to the date without going over wins.
  3. All bets must be made by the end of this week (December 9). (New hires have one week from their start date to add their bets.)

The current bets are (all for 2023):

  • April 1 - Eric
  • May 8 - John
  • June 11 - Jolie
  • July 12 - Evelyn
  • July 17 - Todd
  • August 23 - Douglas
  • September 4 - Cray
  • September 15 - Taylor
  • September 22 - Leisa

information items

UVU campus store holiday sale

Where: UVU Campus Store

When: Thursday, December 9

Sales Event: 2:00-6:00 pm

Santa Visit: 4:00-6:00 pm

Discount information:

  1. 30% off storewide (only on in-store and in-stock purchases)
  2. $50 off all Apple MacBooks (during sales event only)
  3. 20% off Starbucks cups & merchandise (during sales event only)
  4. Payroll deductions are available to UVU staff at the Wolverine Tech Center
  5. UVU Greenbucks are accepted on top of the store discount to get the best deals

2022 PACE Holiday Social

2022 PACE Holiday Social

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:

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff

According to the CDC, Utah County is at a low level of COVID transmission.

  • 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. 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.

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 Fall 2022

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Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Arby's (SC) 9:30 am-8:00 pm 9:30 am-5:00 pm Closed
Aubergine Kitchen (SC) 11:00 am–5:00 pm 11:00 am–3:00 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


greenbucks conversion to cash

Thanks to Mark for sharing this tip!

There is a way to convert the $100 Greenbucks gift we just received into cash, although UVU charges a $5 fee to do so.

The steps are:

  1. Check your Greenbucks balance at: (it just uses your UVID and password). When I checked, I even had some money from a prior year, so I was able to get more than the $100.
  2. Go to:
  3. Choose the option of: GreenBucks Employee Gift Withdrawal.
  4. Fill out the form (you might check your UVID to ensure that your name is the same as it was entered on the card).
  5. It does state that a $5 fee is charged; I requested the full amount, and I assume they will take it out of that when they direct deposit the money.

Construction photos

There are no new construction pictures today.