April 16, 2020

For departments sending personnel to the University Services Building (USB) to pick up mail, please be aware that the building will be closed from 2 to 5 p.m. today (April 16) and tomorrow (April 17) due to construction.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity has partnered with the UNT System to provide all UNT World employees multiple online opportunities to explore diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Employees can engage with selected webinars from LinkedIn Learning, UNT Bridge, and Diversity and Inclusion's new “Tele Talks” offerings and receive credit for participation upon completion of reflection questions. In addition to employee professional development, these resources serve as curricular enhancements for class discussions, syllabi, or other instructional tools.

The virtual resources serve as primers for Diversity and Inclusion's in-person, interactive learning and development sessions, which will resume as soon as possible. To request services from UNT's diversity and inclusion staff to facilitate classroom or other unit discussions using these resources, or an in-person training from their training inventory, visit https://edo.unt.edu/list-available-trainings or email diversity.inclusion@unt.edu.

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

Dave Meder, assistant professor of jazz piano, applauds administrative assistant Christopher Walker, for his tireless work helping faculty in the Jazz Studies department provide the highest-quality online instruction possible.

Walker collected data on the equipment needs of faculty and students, purchased microphones and other audio equipment for faculty, and then personally delivered them to their homes — wearing gloves and staying six feet away, of course. More importantly, he has personally distributed electric keyboards and other instruments to students who are now unable to use the school facilities. “In addition to helping faculty transition seamlessly to online teaching, he has gone above and beyond in ensuring that our students are not responsible for purchasing their own expensive musical equipment in these hard times,” Meder says. “Thank you, Christopher.”

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.

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