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Staff Senate Newsletter • Nov. 20, 2020


Jazz Trombone Day LogoSecond Annual Jazz Trombone Day

The 2020 BAC/UNT will be a virtual event, in order to comply with University policies this semester. This event is 100% free and open to the public to attend! If you’d like to be a part of the event and interact with the guest artists on Zoom, please register for the event here. If you’d just like to watch, bookmark the UNT JTBN Day Website, where the stream will be live on Nov. 21!


'Much Ado About Nothing' by William Shakespeare and directed by Sarah Rutan. Tickets are free and the showing will be via Zoom from November 19 through November 22UNT Theatre Presents Free Virtual Performances of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will be performed by UNT Theater on Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The other performances are on Nov. 21 and  Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Sarah Rutan, an adjunct faculty member of theatre, the production will be performed virtually by Department of Dance and Theatre students via Zoom. Be sure to purchase your tickets prior to the event!

“We are setting this production in the zany world of the early 1970s with the television shows and characters that inhabited that time. Sit back for two hours of love gone right, gone wrong and all the mayhem these lively and colorful characters create,” Rutan said.

Maintain Don't Gain from November 16 through January 10. Details and registration at my.recsports.unt.edu

Maintain Don’t Gain

Join the UNT Rec Center for this eight-week challenge to maintain (and not gain) weight over the break! The holidays can be hectic, but this free challenge is VERY simple – just report your initial weight before Thanksgiving through the link provided and then again after the New Year. They’ll provide the motivation with weekly emails that include tips for adopting or maintaining healthy behaviors, healthy holiday recipes, stress management tools, and physical activity suggestions. Register by Nov. 22 to be eligible for the challenge prizes!


Printing and Distribution Solutions Inventory Sale

Printing and Distribution Solutions' in-person-only inventory clearance sale> continues at the University Services Building, Room 127, through Nov. 25. You can get up to 90 percent off UNT-branded items like T-shirts, dress shirts, polo-style shirts, USB drives, masks and coffee mugs. Drop by with your debit or credit card (and your mask) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for this socially distanced sale. Call 940-565-2005 if you have questions.

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Thanksgiving in Denton

Several local restaurants in Denton are offering dine-in and takeout options for Thanksgiving. The website will be updated as more information becomes available!



Thanksgiving & Winter Break Hours

The Rec Center hours for Thanksgiving and Winter Break are now out and available on the website. The Rec Center looks forward to seeing you soon! A PDF of the Thanksgiving and Winter Break hours is also available.

Picture of green UNT face maskUNT Masks

If you've started checking off your gift lists for this year, remember it won't be a 2020 holiday without a mask to unwrap. UNT Printing and Distribution Solutions still has UNT-branded masks available for purchase by individuals and departments for $4.50 (plus tax for individual purchases) at Eagle Images in the University Services Building, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily. You can reach them at 940-565-2083 if you have any questions.



Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Holidays and Observances

November is the start of the fall and holiday season, which means it’s time to turn our minds toward gratitude, reflection and also having some fun. Take a peek at the new Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Holidays and Observances to learn more about various holidays celebrated by our many cultures, heritages and belief systems. This is a richly diverse nation with so much to celebrate together, and especially during difficult times like these. Read more for a little history lesson on holidays and celebrations.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting will be held on Dec. 8, 2020, from 3-3:30 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.