News & Events

2014-2015 Events

Ethics in Government
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 | PDF flier
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Attendees 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


NOTE: Students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Ginger Bennett at 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

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…


Questions? Please contact Maxine Kaplan, or 512.223.7050.

Those needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, can contact Interpreter Services at 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 | 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:

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 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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