ACC Faculty and Staff

New Skills to Share: Jewelry Professor Returns from Toolbox Initiative

Posted on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:56pm

With a drum, jewelry, and a new outlook in hand, Jewelry Department chair and professor James Lynn returns from West Africa with knowledge to share with his students. Lynn spent more than a week in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the Toolbox Initiative,...

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Tuition payment deadline postponed due to technical issues

Posted on Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:37pm

Austin Community College has extended its December 12 spring 2019 tuition deadline to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, due to reports of payment system technical issues. No students will be dropped from classes for non-payment during this time. The...

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ACC hosts Establishing Shots fall showcase, 12/12

Posted on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:00pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and the community to ‘Establishing Shots’ Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr.) for a special screening of student video projects. Radio-...

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New zero-cost textbook program saves ACC students more than $2.1 million

Posted on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College students are saving millions of dollars in textbooks costs through new course and degree options known as Z-degrees and zero textbook cost (ZTC) classes. The courses use zero-cost learning materials called open educational...

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Blackboard down Dec. 20-21

Posted on Thu, 12/06/2018 - 8:50am

Austin Community College’s Blackboard environment will be unavailable from 8 a.m. Thursday, December 20, until 5 p.m. Friday, December 21. During this time, users will not be able to access the system. The downtime is necessary to install major...

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Travis County Brown Santa Program 2018

ACC delivers more than 4,300 books to Brown Santa Program

Posted on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) delivered more than 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program Wednesday, December 5. Sponsored by the ACC Student Government Association, the book drive benefits children...

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ACC celebrates more than 3,100 students at fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). When: Friday, December 14Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River...

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Student Services Tutoring

Transforming Student Services to positively impact student lives

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 2:04pm

Since the implementation of guided pathways in 2016, ACC Student Services has expanded its programs and resources to help students succeed from application to graduation, transfer, and successful entry into the workforce. Over the course of three...

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Trustee Dr. Barbara Mink reads to children on R.B. the Riverbats 8th birthday.

R.B. the Riverbat turns 8; celebrates with students and Trustee

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:56pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrated Riverbats Day on Wednesday, November 14, to commemorate the 8th birthday of the college’s beloved mascot, R.B. the Riverbat. In honor of Riverbats Day, and to promote access to higher education, the...

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ACC Star

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

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:48pm

Teresa Garza, M.Ed, RT(R)(MR), Associate Professor, Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology, received her Master of Arts in Education with a major in Technology from Texas State University on August 10, 2018. She was honored with induction into the...

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Boots & Bats Gala Cermaic Boot Art Display

Month-in-Review: November 2018

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:25pm

San Marcos Goodnight Center closing after spring semester: The San Marcos Goodnight Center will close following the spring 2019 semester at the request of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD). The school district owns the...

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Riverbats Bravo Award

Congratulations October Bravo award recipients

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:14pm

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

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ACC Board swears in re-elected Trustees Mink & Nitsch

Posted on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 7:04pm

Board of Trustees-scr (1).jpg The Austin Community College District (ACC) swore in two trustees during the board’s general meeting Monday, December 3. The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos held the honor of swearing in...

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Portfolio Show

Visual Communication Department hosts Fall 2018 Student Portfolio Show

Posted on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:58am

Austin Community College invites students, employees, and the community to the Visual Communication Department’s Fall 2018 Student Portfolio Showcase 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.)....

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ACC hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition

Posted on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:46am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 2018/2019 Juried Art Exhibition featuring more than 50 works of art from ACC students including sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting. A reception will be...

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Celebrate the Holidays: ACC celebrates different cultures with La Chorale De Noël

Posted on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 1:23pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, their families, and the community to The Foreign Language Department’s annual French holiday celebration La Chorale De Noël, Sunday December 2 at 4 p.m. at the Northridge Campus Auditorium building...

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Oh What Fun! ACC Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

"Oh What Fun" - Tickets on sale now for employee holiday party

Posted on Tue, 11/27/2018 - 9:53am

Share the holiday spirit with friends and colleagues at this year’s ACC faculty and staff holiday party Friday, December 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Zilker Ballroom (208 Barton Springs Rd.). Tickets are $10 each (limit two per employee) and may...

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Still time to buy from ACC Boots & Bats art auction

Posted on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:38am

Austin Community College invites you to bid on one-of-a-kind artwork to support student scholarships. More than 25 pieces from the Boots & Bats Gala live auction are still available and now open for the community to bid on. Works include...

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ACC collects children's books for Brown Santa Program

Posted on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 8:35am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for its annual “I Can Read!” children’s book drive benefiting the Travis County Sheriff’s Office’s Brown Santa Program for families in need. “It’s important to remember that everyone is not as...

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ACC Trustees approve election results and order Place 8 runoff

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 2:03pm

Austin Community College’s Board of Trustees approved results of the November 6 general election and called for a runoff for Place 8 during a special meeting Monday, November 19. According to the official election results, incumbent trustees Dr....

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ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 26. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223-7999 in...

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Share your expertise: Submit a workshop proposal for annual Learning Lab Conference by 12/7

Posted on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty and staff to share their expertise or research for the annual Learning Lab Tutoring Conference. Tutoring and Beyond: Paving the Way for Student Persistence will be held Friday, February 22, at Eastview...

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ACC searches for performers for National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:33am

Austin Community College (ACC) calls for participants in observance of the National Day of Racial Healing. Falling in line with this year’s theme “What’s Your Story?”, applications from faculty, staff, and community members are being accepted to...

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Helping Hand: ACC Jewelry Department Chair joins Toolbox Initiative

Posted on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:19pm

“I had this dream of going to West Africa, sitting down in a jeweler’s workshop, and watching these people do the amazing things they do; even with simple tools.” ACC Professor James Lynn  Armed with suitcases filled with pliers, saws, hand tools,...

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F1 racer Lewis Hamilton celebrating his 2015 win at COTA with trophy in hand and confetti falling around him

Follow the Journey: ACC professor & students capture official COTA photos for F1

Posted on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:41pm

Since the first checkered flag waved at Formula 1 (F1) in Austin, Austin Community College (ACC) adjunct professor of photography Keith Rizzo has been there to capture every moment. On Sunday, October 21, the grandstands and grass seats at Circuit...

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Save the date for the 2018 ACC Employee Holiday Party

Posted on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:50am

Celebrate the holiday spirit with colleagues at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel  (208 Barton Springs Rd.). Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online through ACC MarketPlace beginning November...

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A Message From IT: Websites

Posted on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:58am

Websites at Austin Community College (ACC) are developed using several content management systems (CMS). The nature of the content of the website may determine the CMS where the website should be constructed. These include Google Sites, WordPress,...

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A Message From IT: Maintenance Schedule

Posted on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:10am

Austin Community College’s IT Infrastructure Services will perform required maintenance in the Service Center data center 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 21. This work will cause outages for Blackboard, Web, telephone, ERP, and other systems...

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ACC Highland Veterans Resource Center flag display with military and national flags on flag poles.

ACC hosts a reading & discussion series for veterans & community

Posted on Tue, 10/16/2018 - 1:42pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Veteran’s Voices, a reading and discussion series for veterans and the community. Events will be 4 to 6 p.m. October 25, November 1, and November 8 at the ACC Highland Veterans Resource Center, Building...

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ACC Communication Studies hosts second annual COMMS Week

Posted on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:55pm

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to several communication events as part of the second annual ACC COMMS Week, hosted by the Communications Program. PechaKucha contest A student speech contest will be Tuesday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. at...

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ACC Nursing Program named ‘Best of the Best’

Posted on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:25pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program was named 2018 Best of the Best among area nursing programs by the Austin American-Statesman.   The winners were voted on by the community in an online poll.“This is an incredible recognition from our...

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Riverbats Bravo Award

Congratulations September Bravo award recipients

Posted on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:39pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbat Bravo award recipients for September 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 hosts the 13th annual Golf Scramble

Posted on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:43am

Registration is underway for Austin Community College’s (ACC) 13th annual Golf Scramble Friday, October 12, at Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). The Golf Scramble benefits the college’s Student Emergency Fund, which helps students who are...

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

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:27am

New ACC PD Lieutenant | Clayton Harris was sworn in as lieutenant of the ACC Police Department on August 20. Lt. Harris received his associate degree from ACC before joining the Texas Department of Public Safety. He retired from DPS as a sergeant...

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What faculty and students need to know now

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:23am

With the fall semester moving forward rapidly, students can run into financial roadblocks that affect their academic success. Austin Community College (ACC) has several ways to support students. Additional funding and a new streamlined emergency...

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First Day and Z-Degree Programs help students save big on textbooks

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:23am

ACC is helping students save hundreds of thousands of dollars on textbooks through the college’s First Day and Z-Degree programs, which provide deep discounts and zero-cost digital class materials respectively. In the first two semesters, the First...

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Don’t miss this year’s General Assembly

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:55am

Join your faculty and staff colleagues at General Assembly/Fall Convocation 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 28, at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd.). Online registration is required.Be there. Get inspired. Learn how you are making...

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Bond Update: New Campuses open for fall classes

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:52am

ACC invites faculty and staff to the grand opening celebration of Round Rock Campus Phase 2. The event will be 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26. RSVP online now. The Round Rock celebration follows three other grand openings held this year...

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ACC trustees adopt 2018-19 tax rate

Posted on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted a $0.1048 (10.48 cents) property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, September 10. The $0.004 increase over last year is due to the issuance of the final voter-approved...

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Celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution at Signing Day event, 9/18

Posted on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:26am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the 11th annual Constitution Signing Day event honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Rm. 8500 (3101 Webberville Rd.). Attendees...

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ACC honors employees at service award luncheons

Posted on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:09am

ACC congratulates employees who recently marked service anniversaries with the college. Those who reached the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service will be recognized at a special luncheon with Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis event, 9/17

Posted on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 11th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.).  Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served in the...

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Riverbats Bravo Award

Congratulations August Bravo award recipients

Posted on Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:57am

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

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