News & Events

2017-2018

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Palmer Events Center | Map & Directions
5:30-9:00pm | PDF event flier

ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today’s politically-charged climate.

Students, please click HERE to register.

If you’d like to volunteer to be a Facilitator, click HERE.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations sign up here at least 48 hours  in advance: http://bit.ly/ACCInterpret

This event is free and open to the public. There will be free food and free parking, so come early!

Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu


Constitution Signing Day
Monday, September 18, 2017
ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 | Map & Directions
6:00-9:00pm | PDF event flier

ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today’s politically-charged climate.

Students, please click HERE to register.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations sign up here at least 48 hours in advance: http://bit.ly/ACCInterpret

This event is free and open to the public. There will be free food and free parking, so come early!

Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu


Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Riverside Campus |  Map & Directions

Noon – 1 p.m.

Learn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto and Mariachi Estrella.

This event is free and open to the public.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations sign up here at least 48 hours in advance: http://bit.ly/ACCInterpret

Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu

 


2016-2017

Attend the 2017 CPPPS Annual Fundraiser

featuring local and international advertising legend Roy Spence

May 5, 2017 | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 
VIP Reception 11:30 am | Lunch 12 pm – 1 pm

Roy Spence’s passion is entrepreneurship, which he refers to as “the miracle of America.” He deeply believes that when America is at her best it does not matter what your last name or zip code is. If you can Dream it, you can Build it.

He is a member of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, was named “Adman of the Century” by Texas Monthly magazine, is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, a member of The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, and a Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation board member.

Roy would love it if you followed him on Twitter and on LinkedIn

For sponsorship levels and to purchase tickets, click here.

For ACC student, faculty, and staff tickets, click here.

Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu.


Ethics in Government with Mayor Shirley Franklin

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Eastview Campus, Room 8500
Eastview Campus, Room 8500 | Map & Directions
5:30 pm-9:00 pm | PDF event flier
Free food! | Free parking!

KEYNOTE by Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin

Franklin was Mayor of Atlanta from 2002 to 2010 and is a former Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. TIME Magazine named her one of the five best big-city mayors in America in 2005. That same year, she received the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

After her address, students will debate real ethics issues involving modern governmental situations.

This event is free and open to the public. Students, please click HERE to register.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should fill out the online Interpreter Request Form at least 72 hours in advance.

Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu.


Texas Independence Day, A Multicultural Celebration!
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:30-8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500
FREE FOOD – FREE PARKING  |  Event flier

ACC students, faculty, and staff will enjoy music, traditional food, and be able to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Texas Independence Day, and the role that many peoples played. REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/5rhD8h6MmT4ndo7x1

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 512-223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance. Questions? Please call 512-223-7050 or email keisha.gray@austincc.edu


Check out our new CPPPS Video page!

Two new videos have been posted.


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ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Palmer Events Center | Map & Directions
5:30-9:00pm | PDF event flier

ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today’s politically-charged climate.

This event is free and open to the public.

Students, please click HERE to register, or go to our Facebook event page.

If you’d like to volunteer to be a Facilitator, click HERE.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should fill out online form at   at least 72 hours in advance.

Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu

CPPPS FY17 Diez y SeisDiez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Riverside Campus |  Map & Directions

Noon – 1 p.m. | PDF event flier

Learn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and Mariachi Estrella.

This event is free and open to the public.

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 512-223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance.Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu

ConstitutionSigningDay2016Constitution Signing Celebration
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Eastview Campus, Room 8500  | Map & Directions
Noon-1:00pm |  PDF flier

A talk by Arizona State University Associate Professor Richard Herrera titled: “The Electoral College and Pathways to the Presidency in 2016.”

This event is free and open to the public.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or (512) 223-6155 at least 48 hours in advance.  Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu

2015-2016 Events

Ethics in GovernmentEthics in Government
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500
FREE FOOD – FREE PARKING  |  Event flierGUEST SPEAKER: Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin• Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values at UT LBJ School of Public Affairs
• Atlanta’s first female Mayor, serving from 2002 to 2010
• Named one of the 5 best big-city mayors in America in 2005 by TIME magazine
• Received the Profile in Courage Award in 2005, issued by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
• Named one of the Women To Watch by Newsweek in the 2007 Women & Power issue
• Appointed to Department of Homeland Security special task force in 2009REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/Mo9DPJi7IxACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or (512) 223-6155 at least 48 hours in advance. Questions? Please call 512-223-7050 or email keisha.gray@austincc.eduTexas Independence Day, 2016Texas Independence Day, A Multicultural Celebration!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30-8:30 pm
ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500
FREE FOOD – FREE PARKING  |  Event flierACC students, faculty, and staff will enjoy music, traditional food, and be able to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Texas Independence Day, and the role that many peoples played…REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/eGhZntSrT6Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 512-223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance. Questions? Please call 512-223-7050 or email keisha.gray@austincc.eduConstitution Debate Day CelebrationACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Palmer Events Center | Map & Directions
6:00-8:00pm | PDF event flier
ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today’s politically-charged climate.This event is free and open to the public, including free food and parking!
Register Here: https://goo.gl/TZlrMYThose needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 512-223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance.Questions? Please call 512-223-7050 or email keisha.gray@austincc.eduDiez y Seis de SeptiembreDiez y Seis de Septiembre
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
ACC Riverside Campus | Map & Directions
Noon – 1 p.m. | PDF event flier
Austin Community College and the Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos invite you to celebrate el Diez y Seis de Septiembre at our Riverside Campus. Featuring guest speaker: Texas Secretary of State, Carlos Casco.Learn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and Mariachi Estrella.This free event is open to the public. Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 512-223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance.For more information, please call 512-223-7050 or email keisha.gray@austincc.eduPresented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the Latino/Latin American Studies Center, the Office of Student Success, and ACC’s Student Life.

2014-2015 Events

Ethics in Government
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 | PDF flier
5:30-8:00 p.m.
FREE FOOD • FREE PARKINGAttendees will debate real ethical issues involving modern governmental situations.GUEST SPEAKER: Former Atlanta Mayor, Shirley Franklin

  • Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values at UT LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Atlanta’s first female Mayor, serving from 2002 to 2010
  • Named one of the 5 best big-city mayors in America in 2005 by TIME magazine
  • Received the Profile in Courage Award in 2005, issued by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Named one of the Women To Watch by Newsweek in the 2007 Women & Power issue
  • Appointed to Department of Homeland Security special task force in 2009

REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/fxokVq

NOTE: Students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Ginger Bennett at virginia.bennett@austincc.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Texas Independence Day, A Multicultural Celebration!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30-8:30 pm
ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 | PDF event flier
FREE FOOD – FREE PARKING

ACC students, faculty, and staff will enjoy music, traditional food, and be able to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Texas Independence Day, and the role that many peoples played…

REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/g1IkZ4

Questions? Please contact Maxine Kaplan, or 512.223.7050.

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance.

Veteran’s Day Celebration
November 11th, from 6:00-8:00pm; dinner will be served beginning at 5:30pm.
Eastview Campus, Room 8500

ACC student veterans gather together with other veterans and members of the ACC community from faculty, staff, and administration to 1) honor veterans in the community of Austin and the surrounding area, and student veterans at ACC, 2) encourage and inspire student veterans at ACC to continue in their pursuit of higher education, and 3) provide a great networking opportunity for veterans and students at ACC.

RSVP at http://goo.gl/ziAIH4 | Event flier (PDF)

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX (map)

ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), its Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, their Center for Student Political Studies Group, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today’s politically-charged climate.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-host of the program is the City of Austin, with honorary Chairman Councilmember Mike Martinez; co-sponsored by The American Board of Trial Advocates.

Register Here: http://goo.gl/v5cNO

Celebrate Diez y Seis de Septiembre at ACC
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Noon–1 p.m.
ACC Riverside Campus | Event flier

The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos and ACC invite you to celebrate de Septiembre 2014earn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment* from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and Boca Abajo.
*Subject to change

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or 223-6155, at least 48 hours in advance.

Free and open to the public

Presented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the Latino/Latin American Studies Center, and the Center for Student Political Studies club.

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