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Staff Senate Newsletter • Nov. 13, 2020

Skype for Business is Transitioning to Microsoft TeamsPicture of Microsoft Teams logo in communication web

In preparation for UNT World's transition to Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business is scheduled for migration Nov. 12-15. If you have sent out Skype for Business appointments, they will be converted to Microsoft Teams appointments. Weekly Teams 101 virtual workshops are offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays and recorded for later viewing. If you have questions, contact your local service desk, call the UNT System Service Desk at 940-565-HELP or email ithelp@untsystem.edu.

If possible, Larry Mendez, chief technology officer, UNT System, recommends using the Microsoft Team application on your computer for the best experience. Download Teams for a personal device

Please also note that you need to recreate your voicemail and any forwarding or delegation settings you may have had in Skype for Business.

Fall 2020 Bias Awareness and Microagressions and Inclusive Language DatesDiversity & Inclusion Open Enrollment Training

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion added more open enrollment training for all UNT Denton employees for November and December. The available sessions are for Bias Awareness and Perceptions and Microaggressions and Inclusive Language. Learn more about these offerings and register now on UNT Bridge through the website.




Person celebrating outside in the winterStrategies for Coping with Holiday Stress

Holidays during the best of times can be challenging and stressful. For many of us, 2020 has been a turbulent year where we have faced extensive additional challenges and shifts in how we respond and relate personally and professionally. Thoughts of the upcoming holidays may trigger even more stress or even grief as we acknowledge this holiday season may be nothing like what we have experienced in the past.  This session on Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. – noon will acknowledge these challenges as well as provide practical strategies and resources for coping with the upcoming holidays. Register now!


UNT Black Professional Network LogoBlack Professional Network Meeting

The next Black Professional Network Meeting will be held on Nov. 19 from 11:30-1 p.m. Join BPN on Zoom for updates, announcements and fellowship.

Fitness for Free: Join in November and Your Enrollment Fee is Waived

The Well on Target Fitness Program is available to all HealthSelect participants and their covered dependents, ages 16 and older. The enhanced Fitness Program features flexible membership options and access to more than 11,500 participating gyms, all with no contract. During the month of November, employees can join using promo code FallFit2020 to waive the one-time $19 enrollment fee. Learn more about the program's options that fit your budget and lifestyle.

Campus SmilesCampus Smiles

Campus Smiles has been providing dental care on the UNT Campus since February 2015. Their affordable, high-quality, and convenient dental care is available to UNT students, faculty, and staff.

Fall 2020 Campus Safety & Security Seminar

Couldn’t make the Fall 2020 Campus Safety & Security Seminar? You can now view the recording on the UNT Emergency Management & Safety Services YouTube Channel.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting will be held on Dec 8, 2020, at 3 p.m

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

Contact Us!

If you have an article, announcement or suggestion relating to this newsletter, email staffsenate@unt.edu to have it included.