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Staff Senate Newsletter • March 26, 2021

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNT is accepting proposals for its Summer 2021 Virtual Semester. The program offers non-credit courses to adults age 50+ in the North Texas region. Summer courses will take place on Zoom on weekdays in June and July. OLLI at UNT hopes that members of our community will consider proposing a course prior to their proposal deadline on Monday, April 5. The proposal form is available at the OLLI website, where staff can also find more details about the proposal process.

Office of Disability Access

The Office of Disability Access is offering training for faculty and staff on best practices in ensuring accessibility for d/Deaf students. Please register in advance at the link provided. If you are interested, but unavailable for the dates listed, contact Randy Johnson.
Spring 2021 – d/Deaf Connect Faculty/Staff training dates/links

Being Different: Turning Childhood Disabilities into Adult Gifts Presented by John Elder Robison

Join the Neurodiversity Professional Network for a presentation by John Elder Robison who will describe how the differences of autism and ADHD, considered disabilities as children, can confer powerful competitive advantages upon us as adults. Through poignant examples from his own life, Robison show traits that limited him as a child actually facilitated some of his greatest accomplishments as an adult. He shares a new way to look at disability, difference, and giftedness, and offers a different paradigm for educators, parents, and neuro-diverse people. Anyone who is personally affected by autism, Asperger’s, or ADHD will find this talk illuminating and inspiring. Register for the John Elder Robison presentation!

Cesar Chavez Day of Action

This year in collaboration with the Office of Outreach, the Center for Leadership and Service, and other UNT organizations, will be hosting the inaugural Cesar Chavez Day of Action virtually on Wednesday, March 31st from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. In addition to the day of activities they will also be hosting a supply drive benefiting the non-profit Angry Tias and Abuelas.

Virtual Drag Show

Join us on Thursday, April 1st for the annual UNT Drag Show! This year we will be streaming the show via Zoom, featuring student performers and a Celebrity Drag Q&A. Follow the Pride Alliance and UPC for info as it comes out.

Talkspace Online Therapy

Talkspace is the most convenient, affordable, and confidential online therapy platform you can access anywhere, anytime. Join over 1 million Talkspace users and find the mental health treatment plan that's right for you. Connect to a licensed therapist by text, voice or video today. UNT System Employees get $100 off with offer code: PERKSPOT. Take advantage of this deal today!

Ethics and Standards of Conduct Training

The deadline for our mandatory Ethics and Standards of Conduct training is getting closer. All UNT faculty, staff and students are required to complete it by April 2. Access the training through UNT Bridge. If you have questions or difficulty accessing it, visit the Navigating UNT Bridge site or reach out to the training team.

Staff Success

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 will be held on April 13, 2021, at 3 p.m. 

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

Contact Us!

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