Staff Council News & Notes

Dining Dollar Discount

UT Dallas Dining Services is offering staff and faculty a 10 percent discount on food purchases at all dining locations across campus starting in the fall. Purchase Dining Dollars online in increments of $20 and the amount will be loaded to your Comet Card, which can be used as a debit card for food purchases. Visit the Dining Services website for more information.

From ABCs to DVDs, McDermott’s Got It

Kristen Palmiere, senior librarian and head of access and delivery services, recently visited the University Staff Council to let us know about the wide array of resources available to staff via the Eugene McDermott Library. Here’s a little recap:

The library’s media collection includes thousands of DVDs and audiobooks, in addition to calculators, digital cameras, and music CDs. Our DVD collection includes award-winning motion pictures and television series, high-quality documentaries and educational films in support of the University of Texas at Dallas curriculum. New titles are usually added to the collection and ready for checkout within two to three weeks of release.

In the library’s audiobook collection, you’ll find sound recordings of classic and modern literature, as well as audio versions of popular novels and nonfiction located in our Leisure Reading section. DVDs can be checked out for seven days at a time, and you can check out most audiobooks for 21 days. Your Comet Card is your library card.
If the collection is missing your favorite DVD or audiobook, let us know! Just describe the item on our Suggest a Title form. We will let you know if we decide to purchase it. 

For more information about Library Media information, please speak with Kristen Palmiere. She can be reached at [email protected] or at (972) 883-2593.

Assist with Student Move-in

Student move-in is right around the corner, and Residential Life would like to invite you to participate! We will be rolling out the GREEN & ORANGE carpet to welcome our students and their families on the following days:

  • Saturday, August 16 — Apartments Phases 1-9 & Residence Hall North
  • Wednesday, August 20 — Residence Hall West & Residence Hall South
  • Thursday, August 21 — Residence Hall Southwest & Residence Hall Northwest



  • How do I sign up? Contact John Carrillo at [email protected]. Please include your availability for the days you wish to help. 
  • People who can help?  Anyone you know, the more the merrier!
  • What should I bring with me? Please just bring yourselves! Water will be provided. We ask that you do not hand out any marketing material for your department. During the move-in process, the students will be getting a lot of different paperwork and we do not want to overwhelm them; we simply want to help them move-in.  If you would like to disseminate marketing materials, John Carrillo will be collecting those materials to include in give-away bags.
  • What will you be doing? Your role at move-in will be to greet residents and their families as they arrive and to assist the residents in bringing their belongings from their car to their suite/apartment. This will require physical labor and is completely voluntary on your part.

Staff Appreciation — Ice Cream Social, August 6

Mark your calendar now! Join us for ice cream sundaes and snow cones at the 3rd Annual Comet Family Reunion and Staff Appreciation ice cream social on Wednesday, August 6, in the Student Union Dining Hall. Check out our Staff Appreciation official flyer for more information.


Last Modified: May 29, 2015