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Staff Senate Newsletter • May 8, 2020

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UNT Staff Senate elections are open! If your division has an open seat, you've received an email that includes your personal ballot.

Voting will take place from Wednesday, May 6 - Friday, May 15. 

Support your fellow staff members and vote today!!

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Message to our Recent Graduates

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Congratulations, UNT Spring 2020 Graduates!

While we wish we could celebrate you in person this weekend, know that we are celebrating with you in spirit. You have endured through remarkably challenging times, and despite the many hardships, you prevailed! Your matriculation is a byproduct of your tenacity, grit, and dedication, and is a prime example of the UNT way.

Best wishes for your continued journey, whether that be here at UNT or elsewhere. Go forth knowing that you have accomplished a mighty feat, honed your Zoom skills, and are set up to persevere in an unknown world. Now, take a deep breath, let your shoulders relax, and – in the wise words of Michael Jordan – “make it happen!”

Featured Staff Senate Spotlight

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Amy Ferman

Associate Director for Employer Development, Career Center

Read more HERE!






Unlikely Allies in the Academy Interest Meeting

May 20, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Diversity & Inclusion is accepting participants for the third cohort of the Unlikely Allies dialogue series! This multi-module series’ goal is to cultivate and develop community among and between racial and ethnic groups at UNT.

Email for Zoom link or recording. To ensure effective participation, attendance is required at this interest meeting or viewing of the recording. Registration is open to UNT faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender identity.

Please contact Diversity & Inclusion ( and/or 940-565-3724) if you need an accommodation to fully participate in an event because of a disability. For voice call access, dial 1-800-RELAYTX (735-2989). Please make the request ASAP to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Staff Senate AHA

The Staff Development Committee of Staff Senate coordinates the AHA (At Home Academy) learning sessions. If you were unable to join some of the recent past presentations, feel free to check out the Staff Development Committee's page to access recordings and documents from some of the past presentations. 

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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

Are you #MeanGreenReady for severe weather?

Sign up for emergency notifications – If you are working from home, check with your local city or county to sign up for local alerts. Whether you're on or off campus, always keep your Eagle Alert information up-to-date at

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

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting will be held via Zoom at 3 p.m. on May 12, 2020. 

Register in advance for this meeting HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For meeting agendas, minutes, and recordings click HERE.

Contact Us!

If you have an article, announcement or suggestion relating to this newsletter, contact Lisa Cuevas or to have it included.