Staff Senate Newsletter Masthead

Staff Senate Newsletter • April 30, 2021


Denton County Election Day Voting

For those of you who are registered to vote in Denton County, Election Day voting will take place on May 1 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. City of Denton residents may only vote at their assigned precinct. Check out the list of Election Day voting locations.

Staff Senate Nominations Close Monday

Candidates are still being accepted for the General Elections in the following administrative units:

  • Advancement
  • Athletics
  • Enrollment
  • Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Finance & Administration
  • Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
  • Student Affairs
  • UBSC
  • Research & Innovation

Nominate yourself or colleagues who you feel would improve communication and engagement across campus and represent your unit’s interests well!

Visit to learn more and access the nomination form. Nominations will close on May 3.

Black and white megaphone on green background. We want your feedback. What did you think of staff appreciation month? Take our survey to let us know how we did! Spring 2021 Staff Appreciation/Recognition Events Survey

We want to hear from YOU!

UNT HR and Staff Senate would like your opinion on the Spring 2021 Staff Appreciation/Recognition Events last month.

Please take this quick survey that will be provided to HR on what can be improved or used for next year!


2021 We Care We Count Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign. Picture of multiple UNT graduates with green caps and gowns, making talons with their hands and wearing face masksWe Care We Count Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign

This year’s We Care We Count campaign is coming to a close, but it’s not too late to make a difference! Your gift of any size will help Advancement support students and create positive change at UNT.

Give now online or download the payroll deduction form (PDF) and email it to

As a show of gratitude, each gift you make during the campaign will earn you a chance to win prizes donated by area partners, and making a gift of $10 or more will qualify you to receive a limited-edition face mask.

Take COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

As the spring semester winds down, the UNT community is busily planning summer and fall experiences for the students. Faculty and staff also are encouraged to participate in the vaccination planning survey distributed by the Division of Student Affairs. Information gathered in this survey will help UNT officials plan for Fall 2021. President Smatresk also urges our campus community to stay safe this summer by getting vaccinated, continuing to wear your masks and following important public health guidelines.

Picture of COVID-19 vaccine in clear vial with label being held by a medical professional wearing a blue gloveNew COVID-19 Testing Hours

COVID testing hours and locations have been updated, with the Curative site in the Gateway Center closing after this Friday. Beginning May 1, the free testing for faculty, staff and students through Curative, Inc. is available from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday in the University Union, Room 381. Sign up at To get tested through WellHealth, register at by searching for Denton or Frisco on the map and following the “Book Now" links. Include the group code "UNT," which allows positive test results to be sent directly to UNT's COVID response team. The free testing is offered from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays, except holidays. For testing at the Student Health and Wellness Center, students can find the latest availability at the center’s website.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting is May 11, 2021, at 3 p.m.

For meeting agendas, minutes and recordings, please visit the Agendas and Minutes page.

Contact Us!

If you have an article, announcement, or suggestion relating to this newsletter, email Staff Senate to have it included.