2020 Staff Appreciation Month Events Presented by DATCU

Service Awards Ceremony and Reception

3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, University Union Ballroom, Room 314

UNT will recognize more than 400 employees who reached a milestone anniversary between 5 and 50 years of service with the university in calendar year 2019. Join us to celebrate this year’s honorees, followed by a reception featuring light hors d’oeuvres.

Ice Cream Social

2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Union Corner Store and Discovery Park Grill - Park Place Market

Staff members are invited to join us for a come-and-go style ice cream social! Enjoy UNT’s own homemade Scrappy’s Ice Cream in your favorite flavors, including classic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, and lemon ice non-dairy dessert.

Staff Appreciation Breakfast

9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 19, University Union Jade Ballroom, Room 333, and Discovery Park, Engineering Dean's Conference Room

Join us for a come-and-go-style breakfast! Mingle with your coworkers and enjoy a breakfast taco, coffee and water. Two types of breakfast tacos will be served: potato, egg & cheese and bacon, egg & cheese.

Wellness Week

Monday-Friday, March 23-27, various locations

Practicing self-care is important to achieving work-life balance and an overall healthy well-being. Join us for a week of self-care, mental health awareness and learning activities, hosted by DATCU and the Counseling and Testing Center! Participation requires registration by following the UNT Bridge instructions below.

Support and Services Building Tour

11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, SSB

Enjoy a fun-filled tour of the newly renovated Support and Services Building! The tour will showcase the building’s new and renovated spaces. Registration is required through UNT Bridge at unt.bridgeapp.com.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Coliseum & Discovery Park

Join us for the cornerstone event of Staff Appreciation Month! Staff receiving the following awards will be honored: Steve Miller Outstanding Employee, Rising Star, UNT Spirit, Customer Service, Student Success, Creating UNiTy, and Excellence in Leadership. Door prizes await – bring business cards to enter drawings. The luncheon also will be served at Discovery Park and Frisco, and livestreaming of the event will be available. Beef and chicken fajitas, grilled vegetables, Mexican salad, cilantro rice, seasoned beans, chips and salsa will be served.

Learning Sessions

Various dates throughout March

Staff members can learn plenty of new skills and hobbies throughout Staff Appreciation Month. Registering is easy! Sign up for any of the sessions using UNT Bridge:

  • Step 1: Login to unt.bridgeapp.com.
  • Step 2: Select the “Training Calendar” and find the course you would like to attend on the calendar or by searching the course title.
  • Step 3: Click the “Register” button to register for the desired session(s).

UNT Staff Senate Resource Hunt

Join in the fun and have a chance to win prizes from Monday, March 2, through Thursday, April 2. Check the Staff Senate web page for more information.

Thank a Staff Member

One of the most effective ways to express appreciation is saying “thank you.” Show your gratitude and acknowledge an outstanding colleague through the “Thank a Staff Member” program. Take a moment to fill out a simple form and submit it to Human Resources by Friday, March 6. Responses will be collected and sent to the staff member before the Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Excerpts from those forms also will be displayed during the luncheon April 2.

Discovery Park and UNT at Frisco Events

Events will be held at Discovery Park and the New College at Frisco throughout the month. Details will be shared through the departments located at both locations.

Department-Level Celebrations

Departments are encouraged to hold appreciation events for staff during the month of March. There are many ways to provide meaningful recognition for staff members and their contributions to the university community. Need ideas for recognition activities? Access helpful hints and put recognition on the R.I.S.E. in each department!

Dining Discount

All Dining Halls throughout March

Enjoy March Madness Meals! Dining Services is offering $4.75 meals for staff and faculty for the entire month of March. The offer is valid at all dining halls at all meal times. The price does not include tax, and UNT faculty or staff identification is required.