October 8, 2021

World Mental Health Day Conference

Join us for the 2nd Annual World Mental Health Day Conference today, October 8th. Programs will be offered from 9:30a-3:30p with both in-person options on the Denton main campus and virtually throughout the day. 

Make sure to check-out Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sherry Benton, who will highlight the international dilemma presented by inadequate mental health resources. Visit website for more info.

All staff who attend the conference are eligible for a complimentary 5-consecutive day free facility usage with Recreational Sports. If you are interested in participating in this offer, please contact Senator Wendy Comfort, Associate Director of Fitness and Memberships, at Wendy.Comfort@unt.edu.

Staff Appreciation Awards

Staff Appreciation Award nominations are now open! Nominate your outstanding colleagues and employees for an award so the whole UNT community can learn about their tremendous work over the past year. There are eight distinct awards available to recognize staff excellence in spirit, inclusion, customer service, and several other attributes of our amazing staff. Learn more about the nomination process and specific criteria for each award—available in Spanish and English—at president.unt.edu/staff-appreciation-awards. The nomination window closes November 1, 2021.

UNT merit guidelines now online

Supervisor guidelines for staff merit can be found online here. Supervisors should also receive a note from Human Resources with the deadlines for merit submission since this must be done in October in order to meet the November 1 effective date. Staff will see merit increases in their December paycheck.

UNT Pharmacy now offering limited delivery service

The UNT Pharmacy is excited to expand the services available to UNT faculty and staff with free delivery to on-campus offices. Starting October 8, faculty and staff can send fill prescriptions at the UNT Pharmacy, and then request a delivery by calling the pharmacy staff at (940) 565-2790. Employees can pre-pay for their prescription or pay by credit card at the time of delivery. Delivery is currently limited to the Denton campus and Athletic Complex at this time. More information is available on the UNT Pharmacy website at https://bit.ly/UNTpharmacy.

Homecoming 2021

As Homecoming 2021 rounds the corner, we want to take this time to inform you on ways you and your department can get involved in this year’s Homecoming! This year’s theme is Keep UNT Groovy- 70’s theme! We cannot wait to see all the creative ideas! Homecoming opportunities to get involved include: volunteering, tabling and just participating in Homecoming spirit! To find a full list of involvement opportunities, please visit the Homecoming Departments website

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is our recognized day of service celebrated by the UNT community each Fall. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and student organizations are all welcome to participate. In the Center for Leadership and Service we strive to inspire students to make a difference, not just one day, but every day! 

Registration is open to all students, student groups/organizations, faculty, staff and alumni!

Registration is open now through October 22nd at 5 pm CST.

For questions, please email leadandserve@unt.edu

UNT We Mean Green Fund

The UNT We Mean Green Fund welcomes students and employees to submit a sustainability project proposal by the October 25, 2021 deadline for a chance to receive project funding and lead a campus sustainability initiative they are passionate about bringing to UNT! Up to $100,000 total will be granted to various new projects that will launch next semester! Previous examples of student-led We Mean Green Fund projects include the UNT Community Garden, Pollinative Prairie, and Scrappy’s Storm Drain Murals. Project eligibility criteria and submission details can be found at the websites below. For questions, email WeMeanGreenFund@unt.edu.

Did you know October is Campus Sustainability Month? Visit our homepage below to find details about our upcoming sustainability events like Community Garden BioBlitz (10/11), World Food Day (10/15), Mean Green Fix & Wear Clothes Mending Pop-Up Repair Workshop (10/22), Foregoing Food Waste (11/5), Community Garden Workdays, and more!

Helpful links:

Follow the UNT We Mean Green Fund on social media: @untWMGF (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Fall 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Training

Diversity & Inclusion has scheduled both in-person and online training for individual employees to grow their diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge. These open enrollment trainings facilitated by our experienced staff throughout September and October cover topics like Bias Awareness and Perceptions, Microaggressions and Inclusive Language, and Interrupting Microaggressions. Learn more and register through UNT Bridge at https://idea.unt.edu/open-enrollment-trainings.

Growth Mindset and Resilience 

With an eagle eye on building a growth mindset culture as part of our strategic plan, UNT HR Organizational Development & Engagement, in partnership with the Division of Planning, is offering a live, internally led, webinar for faculty and staff: “Cultivating a Growth Mindset” at 2:30 p.m. October 13. Participants will explore their own mindsets and how to reframe responses to failure in an effort to create resilience messaging that inspires success both for themselves and for our students! To learn more about our growth mindset initiatives and resources, please contact Stacey.Polk@unt.edu.

2022 Equity and Diversity Conference Call for Proposals

Workshop proposal submissions are now open for the virtual 2022 Equity and Diversity Conference presented by Fidelity Investments. With tracks in academic and corporate and covering topics such as equitable practices and social responsibility, we want to hear how you shine a light on
change: https://edc.unt.edu/workshops