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Staff Senate Newsletter • March 12, 2021


Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies Presents: Faculty Works and Publications. Join us as our faculty introduce their recent publications and contributions to Latinx and Mexican-American studies! Monday, March 15, 2021, 7 - 9 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting ID 830 6790 7809. Contact us at LMAS@unt.eduLMAS Faculty Book Night

On March 15 at 7 p.m., the Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies faculty will present their recent publications and explore such works' potential and contributions to the scholarly world and beyond. These studies greatly expand and create new understandings in Latinx and Mexican-American studies. Please make plans to attend and witness this much-awaited presentation of our faculty's efforts. Join the virtual event via Zoom!




Hand with blue glove holding a vial with "COVID 19 Coronavirus Vaccine" labelCOVID-19 Testing

Discovery Park will have free COVID-19 testing available near the cafeteria entrance for the UNT community on March 18 and 24 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Sign up via the blue Navica app on your phone. Contact UNT Student Health and Wellness Center for more info.


Assortment of leafy greens, peppers, carrots, nuts, raspberries and tomatoesNutrition Expert

You’ll find a familiar name in ERS’ March wellness programming for National Nutrition Month. Brian McFarlin, Associate Dean in the College of Education, is presenting a webinar as an expert in the field of nutrition to employees across the state: Listen to Your Gut! Building a Healthy Microbiome (aka Gut Health) and Immune System, on March 24 at 10 a.m.


Emerald Eagle Scholars Program

The Emerald Eagle Scholars Program is seeking nominations from staff and faculty for the EESP Member of the Year. The award is given to a student who is involved not only with the EESP office but also with extracurricular activities, honor societies and volunteer work. The nomination form closes on March 26.

Reality Education for Drivers

Do you have children in the 16 to 25 years old range? Medical City Denton is offering a free traffic safety injury prevention program on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Community service hours are available for taking the training and some learners may be able to receive a discount on their car insurance (to be determined by your insurance company). Email or call 940-384-3294 to sign up for the program!

Diversity & Inclusion Training Dates – Academic Affairs

Diversity & Inclusion has new training dates for Academic Affairs employees to help fulfill their diversity and inclusion training requirement. Learn more about Faculty Success’ Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness Program and sign up on UNT Bridge.

Bias Awareness and Perceptions: 

  • April 19, noon – 3 p.m.
  • April 30, 9 a.m. – noon

Microaggressions and Inclusive Language:

  • March 12, noon – 3 p.m.
  • March 25 & April 7, 9 a.m. – noon
  • April 13, 1 – 4 p.m.

Latinx Student Experience Facilitator Applications Available. Facilitator Applications open on March 1, 2021 at 8 a.m. and close March 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.Latinx Student Experience

Become a part of UNT history and apply to be a facilitator for the first-ever Latinx Student Experience! For more information on this weekend leadership retreat & how to be a facilitator, visit the website or contact Marcos Villarreal. Applications close on March 22 at 11:59 p.m.




Hands holding clear glass hexagon award with green Brand Ambassador engravingBrand Ambassador Award

Nominations are being accepted for the UNT Brand Ambassador of the Month Award, presented to faculty and staff who demonstrate four or more of the following UNT brand attributes: creative, imaginative, artistic, original, dedicated, persevering, industrious, resilient, supportive, friendly, compassionate and inclusive. The attributes embody our brand promise of being a caring and creative community that empowers our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Just send an email to with information about why you are nominating the individual.

Get Fit Texas

It's always a good time to kick up your fitness, and Human Resources can help. Through Get Fit Texas and its new events calendar featuring live virtual workout sessions from barre to yoga to Zumba, picking up the pace doesn't get more convenient than this. All you have to do is register at the Get Fit Texas link above and get moving. Of course, don't forget about the excellent virtual workout sessions through the UNT Rec Center and available on the In the Green website.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting will be held on April 13, 2021, at 3 p.m. 

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

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