March 14, 2022

Staff Appreciation Month

Staff Senate is hosting Drop in for a Treat this week at the following locations below. Staff can swing by for snacks, sweets, and drinks to enjoy in the office or take home.

  • Union 382 on 3/18 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Discovery Park A140 on 3/18 from 12 - 2 p.m.

Mindfulness 101

Staff Senate Presents: Mindfulness 101 in Union 382 – Wednesday, March 16th 11-11:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m.
Take a break to recharge while learning some simple but powerful breathing techniques and building your own zen garden to bring back to the office or home. Registration is required on Bridge for these sessions:

Learning Sessions Sponsored by DATCU

This week's sessions offer an array of learning sessions which UNT staff can register via UNT Bridge.

  • March 15 - Build-A-Game Workshop (sponsored by Staff Senate)
  • March 16 - Simple Easy Cards Fast and on a Budget
  • March 16 - Guided Painting: UNT Starry Nights
  • March 17 - Giftwrap Like a Pro! 
  • March 18 - Healthier You!
  • March 18 - Jack be Nimble, Jack be quick, Come and Make a Candle Stick
  • March 21 - Budgeting 101
  • March 22 - Toastmasters: Taking Public Speaking to the Next Level

Full schedule of sessions for the month of March can be found here.

Pohl Rec Center Memberships

During the month of March, sign up for a seven-day FREE Trial at the Pohl Recreation Center!  Log in to our UNT Rec Sports Member Portal, select FACULTY STAFF FREE WEEK, choose the date you would like for your seven (consecutive) day free trial to begin, and enter the promo code SAM7DAY before checking out to bring the price down to $0.00. The promo code will be available to use from March 1 – March 31.

The Big Event

The BIG Event is a nationally recognized day of service celebrated by the UNT community. Each spring, volunteers contribute over 10,000 hours of service in over 7 cities in Denton County. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and student organizations are all welcome to participate.

The Big Event is Saturday, April 9th, 2022, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Volunteering takes place from 9am-12pm and a post event will follow with food, music and activities! Volunteers will meet at the Library Mall for registration, breakfast, t-shirts and a kick-off celebration then leave to volunteer throughout the UNT and broader community. After volunteering, come back to join us at the block party in the library mall to celebrate your hard work 12:30pm to 2pm!

To register as an individual or organization:
Deadline to register : March 28th, 2022 at 12pm NOON

Please email Kaitlin Burg or visit to learn more!

Safety Coordinator Training

The Safety Coordinator Program exists to help ensure that there are people in every campus building who know what actions to take during an emergency and who can assist those around them. Safety Coordinators are full-time faculty or staff who have received training to assist their fellow building occupants during an emergency. You can learn more about the program at Ready to be a Safety Coordinator? Our next training will be held March 16th from 1-2:30 p.m. at the BLB, Room 075.

Reminder: Recovery Ally Training

The RISE Center will be hosting a Recovery Ally Training on March 24th from 12-2 p.m. This is open to all students, staff, and faculty interested in learning more about how to better support someone in recovery from a mental health or substance use concern. Space is limited and lunch will be provided. The link below is to register.

We Care We Count Kickoff Breakfast

Help University Advancement kick off their annual faculty and staff giving campaign at a free come-and-go breakfast, complete with Willy Wonka-style fun, food and foolishness! Donation opportunities and WCWC T-shirt pickup will be available. Save the date for Wednesday, April 6 from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Jade Ballroom, University Union 333.

UNT Space Survey active through April 15

The annual Space Survey gives UNT an accurate account of how classrooms, research areas and building spaces are used. UNT is required by state and federal law to maintain and report this information, as it helps secure federal research reimbursements and is used in determining state funding. Each department has a designee who must fill out the space survey by April 15. More information and resources are available on the Space Planning and Management website

Construction Update

The Chestnut St/North TX Blvd intersection is expected to be fully closed Wednesday (3/16) through Friday (3/18) for installation of a manhole. Crews anticipate to open the intersection at the end of the day on Friday.
Work to rebuild Discovery Park's perimeter road has commenced. Access to the north parking lots will be closed. Road will open on Monday, 3/21. Access to lots 91 & 92 on the south side of Discovery Park will remain open.