COVID-19 Update

April 9, 2020

The College of Music is sharing this Song for Health with the campus community during this difficult time.

According to Natalie Mannix, D.M.A., associate professor of trombone, musicians around the world are using the hashtag #musicdoesntstop to connect the world through music in support of health care and public service workers at the frontlines. It was started by trombonist Martin Schippers. Steven Verhelst composed the piece the UNT trombone studio recorded free of charge for this purpose. The movement has expanded to include all musicians.


The Division of Digital Strategy and Innovation is excited to announce the launch of the new Coursera for UNT program. All students, faculty and staff members with an @unt.edu email have access to non-credit courses for FREE!

In addition, you also have free access to more than 3,800 offerings from our partnering peer institutions – some of the best in the world – and our colleagues at Coursera. The non-UNT courses are available through September 2020. This provides faculty with immediate access to supplemental (and accessible!) content as they search for high quality online resources for their UNT course.


Going above and beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 response

Sophilia McTyre, assistant director of TRIO Talent Search, commends Daniel Griffith from AITS for the many years he has supported UNT’s TRIO programs. During these changing times, Danny has worked tirelessly to serve and exceed TRIO’s program needs. Not only did he meet with everyone on an individual basis to ensure that their home office technology needs were met, but he also assisted staff in customizing their many devices to meet their specific needs. During the many phone calls and sessions, he provided stellar service and always maintained a positive attitude. McTyre says, “I know my fellow team members would more than agree that Danny deserves recognition for being our Tech Hero.”

If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, please share their information with untpresident@unt.edu so we can give them a shoutout.


Don’t forget that healthalerts.unt.edu is updated frequently with new information about how we are working together through this global health crisis.


Graphic illustrating Scrappy showing people to stand 6 feet apart from one another