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Staff Senate Newsletter • May 1, 2020

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The Staff Senate call for nominations have already gone out, but we are still waiting on some supervisor approval forms. Please get them in soon.

Supervisor approval forms will be accepted through Tuesday, May 5. Please remind your supervisor to submit your form as soon as possible. Thank you!

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Academic Affairs Town Hall - May 1

There will be an Academic Affairs Town Hall meeting Friday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by President Smatresk, Provost Jennifer Cowley, and Mark McLellan and will focus on the reopening plan as it relates to academics and research. All academic faculty and staff are invited to participate.

The Zoom Webinar ID is 9742662040 and the meeting password is 999095. Faculty and staff can submit questions in advance to: who will pull these together to ensure they address as many of these as they can.

President Smatresk Town Hall - May 4

President Smatresk will be hosting a virtual Town Hall via Microsoft Teams from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 4. The president will share information about what to expect as the university works toward bringing us back together on campus, as well as talk about what is working well right now and what faculty, staff and students need help with to keep us moving forward.

UNT faculty and staff may submit questions to in advance of the town hall.

You can watch and submit questions during the Town Hall by clicking here Monday.

AHA: At Home Academy - Stand up, Sit less and Move MoreStaff Senate AHA!

Join Staff Senate for the At Home Academy or AHA where we continue to offer learning and training for staff that we previously provided through our on-campus Lunch and Learn sessions.

On Monday May 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. we will offer the "Stand Up, Sit Less & Move More" presentation. No matter what your work from home set up looks like, join us to explore practical ways to "Stand Up, Sit Less & Move More" throughout your work day! Presenter: Wendy Comfort Senior Assistant Director, Fitness & Memberships Pohl Recreation Center.

Register via UNT Bridge HERE.

Choose to Move

Join Rec Sports for 4 weeks during May as we "Choose to Move" our bodies for at least 30 minutes every day!  

This program will include:

  • Daily physical activity recommendations and tracking
  • Weekly motivation and updates via email 
  • and more!

For program details and ​to register for the Choose to Move challenge, go HERE.

Picture of Staff Senator Monique ScalesFeatured Staff Senate Spotlight

Monique Scales

Assistant Registrar, Office of the Registrar

Read more HERE!





Going Above & Beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 response

We've been reading many great stories about people going above and beyond during this unusual and challenging time. If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, please share their information with so we can give them a shoutout.

Are you #MeanGreenReady for severe weather?

Know where to go – Working from home? Where would you shelter if there were a tornado? The best sheltering areas are windowless rooms without exterior walls. If you’re on-campus, find the designated shelter space for your building here.

Follow UNT Emergency Management (@MeanGreenReady) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the most up-to-date preparedness information for UNT.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

  • To stay up to date on UNT's response to COVID-19, see
  • For information related to staff, go HERE.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. Please check back for details on our next meeting. 

For meeting agendas, minutes, and recordings click HERE.

Contact Us!

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