VIRTUAL BREAKOUT SESSION LINKS BELOW

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 Ragan Theater.

UPDATE:
Due to construction outages, the Keynote location has been changed from Lockheart Arena to the Ragan Theater.

Keynote Live Feed 

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.

Read his full Bio! 

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. 

Read his full Bio! 

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.

Read her full Bio! 

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.

Read her full Bio! 

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

UVU parking lot movie map

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
9:00am Virtual Live: The Road Map to Retirement – Announcing Updates to the UVU Retirement Plans (Zoom)
Virtual Activites Time for virtual live session: Microsoft Webinar
Prerecorded: Breakout Sessions - Virtual

 

Afternoon

1:00pm Activities – Virtual Bingo: Contact Trevor Carter for details.
TBA Virtual Scavenger Hunts: Contact Trevor Carter for details.

Wednesday, May 19th

Morning

9:00am – 12:00 Service projects: Contact Amber Hendrickson for details.
9:00am – 12:00 Prerecorded: Breakout Sessions - Virtual
10:00am Time for virtual live session: Microsoft Learning Consultants

 

Lunch

12:00pm Lunch and Keynote – Jill Chappell-Adly, Ragan Theater & Livestream
FREE boxed lunches can be picked up in the RL Concourse, SC Ballroom Commons, or the LC 4th floor atrium

 

Summer U T-Shirts:

Pick up a Summer University t-shirt at the UVU Campus Store in Center Stage with your employee UVID card. Pick up starts on Friday May 14. T-shirts will be available to pick up throughout conference.

Meal Voucher:

Pick up a Meal Voucher, good through June 30, 2021, to be used at any campus dining location. Visit Human Resources (Hall of Flags building). Must have UVID.

 

 

PDF document illustration

Download the schedule!

Summer University 2021 

Presentations

 
Jill Chappell Adly headshot

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.

Join us in the Ragan Theater Wednesday, May 19th at 12:00. Available online and in-person.

Read full bio! 

Keynote Live Feed 


 
Microsoft Training

Microsoft Trainings:

Sharpen your skills. Webinars held on Teams.

Summer U 2021 Teams Channel 

Quick Tip Videos and Resources 

Teams 101 Webinar 



 
Retirement training image
Meeting ID: 966 6073 9005   Passcode: 921191

The Roadmap to Retirement:

Announcing updates to the Utah Valley University Retirement Plans. You don’t want to miss this informative session available to you.

  • Overview of the UVU Retirement Investment Committee and their role and responsibility to faculty and staff.
  • Summary of the upcoming updates to TIAA & Fidelity investment options.
  • Plan fee discussion including increased plan fee transparency and levelization to all plan participants.
  • Lastly, we will discuss best practices in building your own investment portfolio.

Presenters: Kirk Welch, CFP®, ChFC®, AIF®, PPC® and Zac Huish, M.S., CFP®, MPAS®, APMA®, CRPS®, HUB International Investment Services, Inc.

When: Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am

Join Via Zoom 


  

Breakout Sessions:

Cassie Bingham

Create Equity Plans That Work

Cassie Bingham

Alison Randall

Motivation & Overcoming Resistance

Alison Randall

Douglas Gardner

How to Talk to Students About Careers

Douglas Gardner

Tim Smith

Learning to Learn

Tim Smith

David Loper

Get Familiar With Bitcoin

David Loper

Danielle Dinkleman

If Diets Don't Work, What Does?

Danielle Dinkleman

Annie Smith, Rachel Riter, and Katherine Paterson

Rediscover Your Love of Reading

Annie Smith, Rachel Riter, & Katherine Paterson

County Library App: Google Play | Apple Store
Podcasts: All the Books | Overdue

Alison Jensen, Cameron Evans, and  Samantha Morgan-Start

UVU Fit Wellness Program

Alison Jensen, Cameron Evans,
& Samantha Morgan-Start


  

Reliant Behavioral Health Webinars:

It’s Not Selfish, It’s Self-Care

Jumpstart to a Healthier You

Exercise Your Health

Emotional First Aid

What Stress & Diet have in Common

Finding Harmony: Being a Parent and a Professional

Video link: Master Your Mind

Master Your Mind: Emotional & Physical Health Connection

Title of the talk

John Presenter Person

Title of the talk

John Presenter Person

Title of the talk

John Presenter Person

Proudly Sponsored By

UVU Bookstore

UCCU

UVU Human Resources