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Spring break

ACC closed for spring break 3/18 - 3/24

Posted on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:05am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 25. Graduation applications are still being accepted. Students may apply at austincc.edu/...

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ACC celebrates different cultures with International Festival 2019

Posted on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:13pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and their families to celebrate culture, art, religion, business, and language from across the globe at the second annual International Festival 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at ACC Highland,...

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March Progress Report: Framing and MEP continues at ACC Highland and Rio Grande campuses

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:34pm

At ACC Highland Phase 2, construction teams continue work on framing, steel erection, and the exterior shell. Exterior window installation also continues, along with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.  12-18-2018 aerial HLC2 (1)....

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Riverbats Bravo Award

Congratulations February Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:26pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin...

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Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:20pm

Feb 23 | Health Science Open House: Austin Community College (ACC)hosted its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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ACC congratulates 2019 Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:16pm

AllWinners2.jpg Austin Community College (ACC) congratulates the recipients of the following annual awards recognizing excellence in teaching and leadership. “These faculty, staff, and administrators are outstanding...

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More than 2,200 join ACC at first SXSW showcase

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Texas leaders joined together at The Promiseland Project Presents: The Skill-Up Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) to dispel negative stigmas around skilled careers, elevate the value of a two-year education,...

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ACC hosts second annual Boots & Bats Gala 11/2

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:57pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host its second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships on Saturday, November 2, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). “We’re excited to bring back this...

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Earning A's: Faculty and Staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:52pm

Out of six nominees, Austin Community College (ACC) was selected as DivInc’s Champion of Change Program of the Year for ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center planning work. The awards were held Friday, March 1, at Austin...

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Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines climate change in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 1:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global climate change as part of the college's 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview...

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ACC joins local & state leaders to tackle workforce gaps at SXSW

Posted on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) partners with local and state leaders to examine the importance of higher education in closing workforce gaps with a two-day SXSW festival Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The Promiseland Project Presents: The...

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ACC discusses the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:27am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts panel discussions to examine new ways of supporting student success through the college's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The events will be held Friday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to...

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Nicole Maines

ACC hosts Supergirl actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines

Posted on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:26am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to a conversation with actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the ACC Highland Campus, Building 1000 Social Staircase (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). Maines, 21, stars as...

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March 2019 Building Bridges

ACC panel discusses equity-minded instructional practices

Posted on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:55pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on curriculum changes to engage underserved populations from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at 1709 E. 12th Street. The panel will share equity-minded instructional practices and provide...

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Anita Walker Brewer Howard

Anita Brewer Howard: Austin & ACC Lose a Legend

Posted on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:29pm

Austin icon, Anita Walker Brewer Howard, is remembered as a trailblazer. One of the first female reporters at the Austin American-Statesman and Austin Community College’s first public information officer, Howard inspired hope and success. She...

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ACC celebrates saving textbook costs with Open Education Week

Posted on Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8, by highlighting the millions of dollars students have saved by taking Z-Degree classes. Z-Degree classes use zero-cost learning materials and open education resources (OER...

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Eleni Kapasaki, Fairway 5K, Physical Therapist Assistant

Single Mother of 5 strides forward with help from Fairway 5K scholarship

Posted on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 2:19pm

In the midst of her second year, Eleni Kapasaki found herself needing a little extra boost. As a student in  ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, she was balancing school, work, and family. “I’m raising five girls, and I want them to...

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Amplify Mariah

Support student scholarships during Amplify Austin 2019

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:13pm

Help raise $5,000 for student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from 6 p.m. Thursday, February 28, through 6 p.m. Friday, March 1. ACC's Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin to raise support...

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Clarence Watson

ACC talks Black History Month: Clarence Watson

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:52am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Clarence Watson, an ACC Social Work student and student liason. He...

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ACC hosts 5th annual Fairway 5k supporting student scholarships

Posted on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:41am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). ...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Marcus McQuirter

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:30pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Marcus McQuirter, the chair of ACC’s Drama Department. He received...

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Message from the Equity in Faculty Hiring Committee

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:44pm

The Austin metropolitan area is vibrant and complex. Our student body reflects this diversity and to ensure that we meet their needs, Austin Community College (ACC) has committed to efforts that foster equity-mindedness across the institution. These...

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ACC selects site for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:02pm

Austin Community College (ACC) selected a site at its Rio Grande Campus to serve as the college's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The multiyear initiative is designed to educate and examine the effects of racism,...

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:37am

Austin Community College (ACC) continues to move forward on phase 2 of the Highland Mall redevelopment and the renovation of Rio Grande Campus. Both projects are part of the capital improvement projects approved by district voters in the November...

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

ACC spring food drive helps tackle student hunger

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:11am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a spring food drive in February to support on-campus food banks for students. "Food insecurity is an issue many of our students face," says Dr. Virginia Fraire, ACC vice president of student affairs. "When...

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Congratulations January Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:28am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress...

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Community College Day students with Kirk Watson

Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:15am

Now Open! | Child Watch Drop-In Center: Austin Community College students can receive drop-in care for their children ages 3 to 12 as part of a program offered by the YMCA of Austin at the ACC Highland Campus. Learn more > Jan. 18 | January...

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Be Still My Heart by Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Earning A's: February 2019

Posted on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:27pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Be Still, My Heart, choreographed by Kathy Dunn Hamrick, adjunct faculty of dance,...

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ACC hosts three panelists for Women in IT Spring Speaker Series

Posted on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its Women in IT Spring Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).  “The lack of women...

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ACC health sciences students discuss legislative issues with lawmakers

Posted on Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:48am

Austin Community College (ACC) students and faculty join hundreds of healthcare advocates from across the state for Occupational Therapy Day at the Texas Capitol. The group will gather 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, to raise awareness of issues...

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Chantae Recasner

ACC talks Black History Month: Chantae Recasner

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:50pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Dr. Chantae Recasner, Faculty and Instructional Development dean....

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ACC study reveals record levels of straight-ticket voting

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:46pm

Straight-ticket voting reached a record level of 67.49 percent of ballots cast for the U.S. Senate candidates during the November 2018 general election, a more than six percentage point (pp) increase compared to the 2014 election. These findings...

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

Donate now to the ACC Food Drive

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting donations for its spring food drive during the month of February. Donations benefit the ACC Food Pantry Program. Sponsored by Student Life, the program provides canned foods and other non-perishable goods...

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ACC hosts Admiral McRaven & Ambassador Crocker for “Preventing Conflict”

Posted on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts retired Admiral William McRaven and Ambassador Ryan Crocker for “Preventing Conflict: The Role of Diplomacy and Development in Reducing Insecurity,” a conversation about lessons learned from the frontlines of...

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ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000 (3101 Webberville Rd.) for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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RN-to-BSN Program hosts site review for accreditation

Posted on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:55am

The ACC RN-to-BSN Nursing Program will host a site review for accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000,...

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Student tax credit form, 1098-T, now available online

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) students may qualify for an educational tax credit on their federal income tax return. Retrieve your 1098-T form now to find out. The information on Form 1098-T may be used to determine if a student is eligible to...

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ACC faculty and staff can register for low-cost pet exams

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:15am

Austin Community College (ACC) Veterinary Technology Department hosts a series of veterinary clinics for faculty and staff. “Students will get hands on experience with actual clients,” says Sara Ervin, veterinary technology clinical coordinator. “We...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Mervin J. Jones

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:32am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Mervin J. Jones, Student Affairs dean. He has gone from serving our...

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ACC Paints New Picture: Adrienne Hodge Featured at Art Gallery

Posted on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:56pm

More than a dozen pieces of art cover the walls at Collections on the Block. The Downtown Austin art gallery invites visitors to see paintings by Adrienne Hodge and explore new worlds.  “I am a big fan of space and astronomy. It is just something...

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Chef Susan Notter pastry workshop paticipants

ACC hosts world-renowned pastry chef

Posted on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 1:49pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosted professional pastry chefs from across Texas for a special one-day workshop learning the art of edible works with prominent pastry chef Susan Notter.   Chef Notter’s professional accomplishments include winning...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week February 4 - 9

Posted on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 1:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week February 4 - 9. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Rosalind Cunningham

Posted on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 3:58pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Rosalind (Roz) Cunningham, a completion counselor at Eastview Campus....

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ACC students push for change at Community College Day

Posted on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:57pm

Austin Community College (ACC) students joined hundreds of their peers for Community College Day at the State Capitol Wednesday, January 30, to push for change this legislative session. Students participated in a rally on the South Steps with...

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ACC commemorates National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:28pm

Austin Community College (ACC) commemorated National Day of Racial Healing Tuesday, January 22, with a series of events encouraging the community to explore culture and equity through the arts. "It's important to recognize what we share and what...

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Vote Now! ACC student nominated for two Austin Music Awards

Posted on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:01pm

It’s not unusual to grow up with dreams of becoming an astronaut, actor, or even president. For one dual-credit Austin Community College student, those childhood dreams are her reality. Madi Meeks is nominated for two Austin Music Awards from the...

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1.21.19 MLK Jr. Day

ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:47pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will close Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 22.  Tuesday also is the start of the college’s spring semester. Registration for spring courses...

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Congratulations December Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:58pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for December 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress...

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ACC Highland redevelopment update

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:51pm

1-10-2019 large opening HLC2.jpg Renovation work continues on ACC Highland Phase 2. Demolition of the southeast portion of the building is complete, and construction on the college’s drama and dance departments and...

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ACC course is nationally certified

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:37pm

Austin Community College (ACC) received its first nationally certified Quality Matters (QM) course, demonstrating the college’s ongoing commitment to quality online and hybrid learning. The Philosophy 1301 course, taught by Associate Professor of...

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