May 1, 2020

Choose to Move: Physical Activity Challenge

May 3 - May 30

Join Rec Sports for 4 weeks as we "Choose to Move" our bodies for at least 30 minutes every day!  

This program will include:

  • Daily physical activity recommendations and tracking
  • Weekly motivation and updates via email
  • Snack Stretches: every Monday at 1:30 p.m. Learn a little about healthy snacking at home while we take a quick 15-minute afternoon stretch break together
  • Well Talk Wednesdays: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Each week will focus on a new topic to help keep you and your family healthy and active while working from home
  • Family Fun Fridays: 10 to 10:30 a.m. A quick 30-minute activity session that can be done with the whole family

Today, Friday, May 1, our Fitness Director Wendy Comfort will offer a sneak peek of the program and how to track your activity! Zoom sessions will be available at 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Links to her preview classes and how to register for the Choose to Move challenge for free can all be found HERE.

Focus on yourself. Learn and try something new. Accept the challenge and Choose to Move.

President Smatresk will be hosting a virtual Town Hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, in order to share campus updates and answer questions.

You can watch and submit questions during the Town Hall by clicking here Monday. The president will share information about what to expect as the university works toward bringing us back together on campus, as well as talk about what is working well right now and what faculty, staff and students need help with to keep us moving forward.

If you want to submit a question in advance of the Town Hall, please email

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

Jimmy Morris, Lead HVAC Technician, submitted this story:

I would like to bring to your attention my supervisor, Raylon Dukes. Ever since the sent-home order was put into place, he has been coming to campus and still doing his daily duties instead of working from home, covering every issue that popped up in the field. He has kept us updated as well as the student workers who are still here and checks on those that have chosen to go home abroad. Raylon is very caring and giving. He would give you the shirt off his back. He always makes sure everyone around him is always ok, by keeping us supplied with masks and sanitizer. He is definitely the backbone of this department. I am proud to be his lead. He has taught me so much. He is a great mentor to us all. He is the T in TEAM. He is not one for praise, so he would credit us for the success we share here in Auxiliary HVAC, but it is because of his heart and caring for his people that we succeed.

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

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

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