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Staff Senate Newsletter • Jan. 16, 2020

January meeting cancelled

The Staff Senate January meeting is cancelled. We will continue our monthly meetings in February. Please see below for information on our upcoming meeting.

2020 Equity & Diversity Conference Keynote Speaker, Bakari SellersWhile I Breathe, I Hope screening

We wanted to let you know about a 2020 Equity & Diversity Conference related opportunity coming up at the end of the month. In preparation for welcoming the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity’s keynote speaker Bakari Sellers, we will be screening the documentary: While I Breathe, I Hope.

Bakari Sellers became the youngest state attorney at 23 years old, working in the lower house of the South Carolina State Legislature. He left to run for political office, and the documentary While I Breathe, I Hope, which is South Carolina’s state motto, follows Bakari Sellers on his bid for Lieutenant Governor. The screening is presented by Diversity & Inclusion and two student organizations, Mixed Greens and Professional Women’s Council.

Screening will be held January 30, 2020, 6-8 pm, Union Senate Room. Free and open to all students and UNT employees. Light refreshments will be provided.

See attached flyer.

UNT Equity & Diversity Career Fair Flyer - Feb. 20, 2-5pm in University UnionEquity and Diversity Conference Career Fair

Opportunity for UNT students and alumni

Continuing UNT’s efforts to strengthen relationships between students and employers, the 20th Equity and Diversity Conference on Thursday, February 20 will include a career fair featuring employers with proven diversity, equity and inclusion infrastructures. Interested employers will be asked questions related to efforts such as employee resource groups (ERGs) and other identity-based programming, councils and scorecards, and disability accommodations. Equity and Diversity Conference sponsors will receive prime placement, and sponsorships are available for this unique branding opportunity. The Equity and Diversity Career Fair is for students and alumni who are seeking internship or full-time opportunities at companies with a robust diversity and inclusion training, infrastructure, and metrics.


  • Registration is required and can be accessed here.
  • Over 30 employers will be at the UNT Union Ballroom 333 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
  • Business attire is required.
  • Bring several copies of your resume - more than you think you’ll need!

Call the Career Center at 940-565-2105 if you have any additional questions.


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UNT faculty & staff can now add "Declining Balance" to their ID card.

Just put $100 on your ID card and use it like a debit card at Dining Services retail restaurants & dining halls.

Click here to put money on your ID card.

You are invited: come to a meeting!

Staff Senate meets once a month. The next meeting is Feb. 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the University Union, Room 332.

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. Please come and see what we are doing and get involved!

Be sure to check the website for meeting agendas and minutes

Contact Us!

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