March 8, 2022

Staff Appreciation Month

A big thank you to all UNT staff who visited last week for Drop in for a... Break at Hurley and Discovery Park. The attendance was phenomenal and we’re thrilled to have run through our entire stock!

Drop in Time Change

To better accommodate this fantastic response, we have moved the main campus location from Hurley to the Union to expand our offerings for the Drop in for a…Treat program during Spring Break and the Drop in for a… Smorgasbord program at the end of the month. This location change has necessitated some time changes. You can view this revised schedule on the Staff Senate website and below:

Drop in for a…Treat will be in:

  • Union 382 on 3/18 from 11am-2pm.
  • Discovery Park A140 on 3/18 from 12-2pm
    The 3/17 pick-up for both locations has been cancelled.

Drop in for a…Smorgasbord will be in:

  • Union 382 on 3/31 from 9am-12pm.
  • Discovery Park A140 on 3/31 from 11am-1pm
    The 4/1 pick-up for both locations has been cancelled in support of University Day! Make sure to check-out all the festivities as we celebrate our beloved campus!

Build Your Own Zen Garden

The DIY Zen garden offering last week was a huge hit and we heard how interested our staff is in this fun relaxation activity! In addition to the re-stock at our final Drop in program this month, we have added TWO NEW LEARNING SESSIONS! Participants in either of these sessions, Mindfulness 101, will learn simple breathing techniques and Build Your Own Zen Garden!
Wednesday, 3/16 11:00-11:45am or 1:00-1:45pm in Union 382
Registration is required in Bridge to reserve your space and Zen garden supplies! That registration is expected to go live later this week. If you would like a notification once it is available, please submit your email using this form:
If you cannot make one of these sessions, we will still bring back the supplies on a first-come, first serve basis at the final Drop in program on 3/31.

Learning Sessions Sponsored by DATCU

From serving on Staff Senate to public speaking, UNT staff can register for a variety of sessions offered via UNT Bridge. Login and register today!

  • March 8 - Glitter/Stress Jar and Savor Chocolate Truffles
  • March 9 - Your Voice, Our Mission: Becoming a Staff Senator
  • March 10 - Stretch Break Bliss
  • March 11 - Scam Awareness and Avoidance
  • March 14 - Paint it Out! (sponsored by Staff Senate)
  • March 15 - FMLA Basics

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

2022 Equity & Diversity Career Fair

Help students jumpstart their careers by meeting with employers with proven diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructure at the virtual
2022 Equity & Diversity career fair presented by Comerica Bank and the UNT Career Center on March 21st from 3-5 p.m. Encourage students to sign-up for time slots on Handshake before they run out:

2022 Equity & Diversity Conference Registration Reminder

There are only TWO DAYS left to register for the 2022 Equity & Diversity Conference presented by Fidelity Investments! Join attendees from across the nation to center the effects of historical and present-day oppression on minoritized communities and work toward progress and change.
Collect CEUs or satisfy ABCA credit with your free attendance. Register now at

Recovery Ally Training

The RISE Center will be hosting a Recovery Ally Training on March 24th from 12-2pm. 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.

Community of Respect Workshop for Staff

Based on a nationally recognized program, the Community of Respect Workshop aims to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for UNT’s international community of students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Connecting with individuals from other cultures often begins with gaining a better understanding of our own culture. The Community of Respect Workshop will examine American culture and how it relates to cultures around the world in order to build intercultural competence and awareness. This workshop satisfies ABCA requirements.
Date: April 8, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Marquis Hall 130
Registration: Community of Respect Workshop for Staff

In-CLASS Distinguished Scholars Series - Critical Race Theory Matters

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
(CLASS) will host its In-CLASS Scholar Series: “Critical Race Theory Matters” featuring seven faculty members from CLASS five departments.

The virtual event is free and open to the public.  To join the event:

Transportation Services

If you are holding an event on campus and need parking spaces or transit, please be sure you learn more about hosting an event and fill out the Transportation Services Event Request Form. The form is temporarily a PDF that should be filled out and emailed to On Feb. 23, the previous form experienced an issue so if you had submitted a request for an event between Feb. 23 and March 1, you will need to re-submit this information. The Transportation Services events team is working on a new form, which is expected to be live in April.

Road Work at Discovery Park

During Spring Break from March 12-20, 2022, there will be no access to back parking lots --only Lot 91 and 92 by the College of Engineering entrance. Work is expected to begin this Saturday, March 12th. Transportation Services is allowing anyone who has a parking permit to use Lots 91 and 92 from March 12 to 20. Once the paving is complete, students must continue to park in their designated lots.