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Staff Senate Newsletter • April 24, 2021

Staff Senate Elections

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Check your inbox! The Staff Senate call for nominations went out last week, and your division may have an open seat.

We have extended the deadline to submit the nomination form to Wednesday, April 29. Support your colleagues today by nominating yourself or someone else

Supervisor approval forms will be accepted through Tuesday, May 5. Please remind your supervisor to submit your form as soon as possible.

Like Facebook @UNTStaffSenate and follow Twitter @UNTStaffSenate to stay up to date with Staff Senate.

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President Smatresk Town Hall

President Smatresk will be hosting a virtual Town Hall from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, in order to share campus updates and answer questions. Additional information regarding how to access the event will be announced later, including how to submit questions live that day. In the meantime, please email to submit questions in advance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

  • To stay up to date on UNT's response to COVID-19, see
  • For information related to staff, go HERE.

Featured Staff Senate Spotlight

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Devin Axtman

Student Services Coordinator, Office of Disability Access

Read more HERE!






ERS Wellness Webinar Archives

Listen to the ERS recorded webinar on 10 Ways to maintain your health (and spirit!) while working from home to learn about some challenges for teleworkers and some specific strategies to address them. 

For more webinars see the ERS full events calendar. Here are a few webinars that are coming up:

  • Maximizing Grocery Store Trips & Managing Intake in a New Environment
  • HealthSelect Benefit Highlight: What is Real Appeal?
  • Nutrition in a Nutshell with the BCBSTX Wellness Team

Texas DPS Fitness and Wellness Webinars

The Texas Department of Public Safety also provides resources on wellness. Webinars from the Fitness Wellness Unit provide current fitness and wellness industry information. To see available webinars, visit the TxDPS Webinar Archives HERE.

Going Above & Beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 response

We've been reading many great stories about people going above and beyond during this unusual and challenging time. If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, please share their information with so we can give them a shoutout.

Are you #MeanGreenReady for severe weather?

Learn what to do and what resources are available - Visit UNT Emergency Management and NWS Weather Safety for more information about severe weather and the tools available to you. Visit KnoWhat2Do to make an emergency plan for home.

Follow UNT Emergency Management (@MeanGreenReady) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the most up-to-date preparedness information for UNT.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. Please check back for details on our next meeting. 

For meeting agendas, minutes, and our April 14 meeting recording, click HERE.

Contact Us!

If you have an article, announcement or suggestion relating to this newsletter, contact Lisa Cuevas or to have it included.