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Denison results show improvements
In March, faculty and staff took the time to complete the Denison Organizational Culture Survey.  The Denison Survey is designed to assess our values and beliefs that serve as the foundation for our behaviors and make up what we call our culture. Fifty-eight percent of the faculty and staff responded, a 5 percent increase over 2007 results, the last time the survey was given. Overall, faculty and staff gave our mission, which includes vision, goals and objectives, and strategic direction, the highest scores. Consistency with our core values also rated highly with faculty and staff. Overall, the commitment to our mission is strong, but our involvement and adaptability scores, though higher than our scores in 2007, still have room for improvement.  Overall the results define our culture as one that places a high emphasis on a clear vision that is matched by our strategic direction, goals, and objectives as is supported by a clear understanding of our core values.

The Executive Team has discussed the results and is developing plans on how to maintain our strengths and to address the opportunities for improvement.  Additional staff and faculty input will be integrated into action plans later this spring.

Click here to see a comparison of results from 2007 and 2009

Marisa Cisco
Employee Profile

Marisa Cisco

Supervisor, Patient Services
UNT Health Business Office
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HSC Police move
The UNT Health Science Center Police Department is now located at the corner of Montgomery and Mattison streets in the first floor of the former Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas parking garage. The new location puts the Police Department closer to most of the main buildings on campus, and provides more space for their operations and new equipment. HSC Police will continue to provide all of its services, including key distribution and parking services, and will maintain the same hours and phone number at the new location.

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Building A is going up
The crane and many of the steel pieces that will make up the skeleton of Building A are now on site. The crane, which can lift 275 tons, arrived last week and the structural steel, including two of the four trusses that will support the 500-seat auditorium, started arriving earlier this week. Crews are already assembling the steel beams. Assembly of the structural steel is scheduled to take 10 weeks.

For regular updates on Building A, visit the Campus Facility Update Web site.  And, be sure to check out the live video feed of the construction on EAD and PCC webcams. 

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Dr. Bruce McEwen

Health Science Center hosts Neurobiology
of Aging Trainee Symposium

The University of North Texas Health Science Center will host the 7th Annual Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium beginning at 8:30 am on May 1 at the Center for BioHealth, Room 230. Morning trainee presentations will be followed at 12:30 pm by the keynote presentation of Dr. Bruce McEwen, National Academy of Science member and member of the Institute of Medicine, who will address “Stress, Adaptation and Pathophysiology in Aging: Role of Circulating Hormones.” His findings relate to the impact of stress on the brain and sex differences in human brain function, abnormalities such as Alzheimer’s disease, depressive illness, post-traumatic stress disorder and the aging process.

Graduate fellows conducting research on normal and pathological brain aging will present their progress via oral and poster presentations following the keynote address. Contact Meharvan “Sonny” Singh at ext. 5429 for more information.


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Last chance to take Communications Survey
Today is the last day for faculty, staff and student to take the 2009 Communications Survey. Your anonymous responses will help shape the way we communicate news on campus.  To access the survey, click on the link posted in the Campus Announcements section of today’s Daily News.  Thanks to the more than 300 faculty, staff and students who have already taken the survey.



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Consuelo-Torrez Hall
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in the Payroll Office
April 15, 2009

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