Staff Senate Newsletter • June 4, 2021
2021-2023 Staff Senate Elections
Congratulations to the New and Continuing Members of the Staff Senate for the ’21-’23 term! These senators will begin their service on September 1.
- Reginald Johnson, Athletics
- Jamie Brand, Enrollment
- James Jackson, Institutional Equity and Diversity
- Amy Ferman, Student Affairs
New and Returning Senators:
- Mary Howard, Advancement
- Alic'a Oliver, Athletics
- Latrice Owens Moore, Enrollment
- Kathy Neira, Finance & Administration
- Karen Ishee, Finance & Administration
- John Bellon, Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs
- Mariana Caldera, Student Affairs
- Wendy Comfort, Student Affairs
- Megan Cunningham, Student Affairs
- Heather Noel, UBSC
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the election—your voice is our mission!
Denton Community Bazaar
Enjoy a day of local art, vendors, and food with the Rubber Gloves Community Bazaar (411 E. Sycamore St. Denton, TX, 76205) on June 5 from noon to 6 p.m. Support local, take home some cool stuff, and enjoy live DJ sets all day.
Dan’s Summer Market
Don't miss the Dan's Summer Market at Dan's Silverleaf (103 Industrial St. Denton, TX, 76201) on June 5 from 3 – 8:00 p.m. You'll find local artists, makers, and food!
Grab some chalk, spark your creativity and express your pride! Join Pridenton on June 12 to create a whimsical and colorful pride path along the streets of Denton.
Starting at 8 a.m., Pridenton will meet outside of Oak St. Drafthouse (308 E Oak St. Denton, TX, 76201) and begin making a chalk pathway with positive messages and magical drawings to show our community how much love and pride we have!
All levels of artists are desired so don't be shy about your skills.
Sidewalk chalk provided. Make sure you bring some water!
Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity Rebranding Survey
The Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity needs your help determining a new name! Their identity is in part dependent on those they serve, which is why your voice is important. Influence the division's identity by responding to the short Qualtrics survey by June 15.
d/Deaf Connect Faculty/Staff Training
The Office of Disability Access offers trainings regarding working with our d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in the UNT community. Register for one of the dates below!
- June 10 from 3 – 5 p.m.
- June 16 from 10 a.m. to noon
- June 24 from 3 – 5 p.m.
- June 29 from 1 – 3 p.m.
- July 6 from 1 – 3 p.m.
- July 21 from 10 a.m. to noon
- August 3 from 1 – 3 p.m.
ERS Summer Enrollment
ERS summer enrollment for making changes to your benefit elections will take place June 28 – July 10 for UNT employees and July 5 – 17 for UNT System employees. This includes changes to health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as short- and long-term disability coverage and TexFlex accounts. Make sure your contact information, including your address, is up to date.
Staff Senate Spotlight
Instructional Design Consultant, DSI-CLEAR
We Mean Green Fund Unveils Student-Painted Storm Drain Murals
Through the Scrappy's Storm Drain Artscapes Competition hosted by the We Mean Green Fund, three student artists added pops of color to campus with messages of protecting water health. View the murals and find out why storm drains are the backdrop for these murals.
Spring 2021 Staff Appreciation/Recognition Events
UNT HR and Staff Senate would like your opinion on the Spring 2021 Staff Appreciation/Recognition Events in March.
Please take this quick survey that will be provided to HR on what can be improved or used for next year!
Staff Success Stories Winner
Congratulations to Vince Fisher, Marketing Specialist, who is this month’s first Staff Success Stories award winner! We appreciate all you do, Vince! Check out the UNT Staff Success website to learn more about this amazing UNT staffer!
Do you know of a fellow staff member who embodies the caring, creative and resilient spirit that makes the UNT community so amazing? Nominate your colleague for recognition on the Staff Success website!
Join Us at Our Next Meeting!
Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting is June 8, 2021, at 3 p.m.
For meeting agendas, minutes and recordings, please visit the Agendas and Minutes page.
If you have an article, announcement, or suggestion relating to this newsletter, email Staff Senate to have it included.