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Summer University is a three-day professional and personal development conference for full- and part-time staff. It is a mixture of self-improvement, service, and fun events for employees at UVU to show our appreciation for the exceptional care you do every day to support our students. We will kick off the events on Tuesday with service projects both on and off campus, followed by lunch and a keynote speaker. Personal and professional breakout sessions will be Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. The event will wrap up on Thursday with golf, a fun run, and bowling followed by lunch and a closing speaker.

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Call for Proposals

The Summer University Program Planning Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 13th Annual Summer University.
Submission entry deadline is: Friday, April 10

Guest Speakers

Paul Parkin

Keynote Speaker

Paul Parkin

Dr. Paul Parkin is teacher, speaker, and researcher, that focus on connection and happiness. He received a Master's Degree from California State University, Sacramento in Leadership and Instructional communication, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Relational communication. He has given a TEDx Talk on his doctoral dissertation research which focuses on the transformative nature of empathy, and is currently finishing a book about the connection between empathy and happiness. In addition, he has won multiple teaching awards, the most recent being the Faculty Senate Adjunct Award of Excellence at UVU.

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Jill Chappell Adly

Keynote Speaker

Jill Chappell Adly

Jill Chappell Adly joined the Deseret News last summer as the Director of Strategic Outreach and Development to further extend the reach and influence of its groundbreaking in-depth news coverage and commentary. She is also the recipient of The George Foster Peabody and a two-time national Emmy award for investigative reporting and for the 2012 Election Night coverage.

John Moyer

Special Guest Performer

John Moyer

By combining twenty years of award-winning stand-up comedy experience, with a natural quick-wit and improvisational showmanship, John Moyer connects with every audience. His "approachable persona" is genuine. This authenticity drives his passion to deliver an entertainment experience to be remembered. 

Michele Reyes

Keynote Speaker

Michele Reyes

Michele Reyes is a mother, professional photographer, Navajo weaver, nationally-recognized designer and Maskcara makeup artist. Raised in northeastern Arizona, in the heart of the Navajo Nation, Michele developed a strong sense of connection to her Native American heritage and family.

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Ginger Parkinson

Special Session Speaker

Ginger Parkinson

Ginger believes that fairy tales give all of us a change to believe in magic and she loves to share that magic. Her professional workshops focus on understanding how staff can use storytelling to share their experiences, connect with stakeholders, and share the stories of their departments.

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