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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 Monday evening with a drive-in movie. Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with golf, a fun-run, virtual breakout sessions, and other fun activities. We will conclude Wednesday afternoon with our key note speaker and lunch in the Lockhart Arena.

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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Lyn Christian

Keynote Speaker

Lyn Christian

Lyn Christian is a visual thinker, a connector-of-dots, the channel who hands you the very words you need when you need to hear them. She challenges her clients to escape mediocrity and be more strong, focused and true.

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. 

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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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Schedule

Monday, May 17th

Movie Night

7:30pm – 10:00pm Drive-in Movie (Parking lot L-8)
Movie: The Incredibles
1 small popcorn and candy provided per vehicle

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Tuesday, May 18th

Morning

7:30am UCCU/UVU Employee Golf Tournament at Talon’s Cove ($20.00)
8:00am – 9:00am Fun Run – Hal Wing Track
Virtual Activites Time for virtual live session: Microsoft
Virtual Break out sessions: link to be provided

 

Afternoon

1:00pm Activities – Virtual Bingo
TBA Scavenger Hunts: Virtual

Wednesday, May 19th

Morning

9:00am – 12:00 Service projects
9:00am – 12:00 Breakout Sessions - Virtual

 

Lunch

12:00pm Lunch and Keynote – Jill Chappell-Adly, Lockhart Arena

 

 

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Summer University 2021 

Presentations

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Keynote Speaker

Jill Chappell Adly

Jill Chappell Adly is a seasoned communications and public affairs specialist, providing strategic advice, crisis and issues management for well-known leaders, media outlets and executives facing complex issues. She helps prepare individuals for high-stakes media interviews.

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