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Donate to APTE food drive by Sept. 10

  Help group collect 555 items for Hays County Food Bank Austin Community College’s Association of Professional and Technical Employees is collecting donations for the Hays County Food Bank through Thursday, September 10. The group … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Week: Information for faculty and staff

Emergency Preparedness Week is Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11, on all Austin Community College campuses. ACC designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness Week to test emergency systems and inform … Continue reading

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Kudos to August Bravo award recipients

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for August. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Week begins at ACC

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, September 11. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester … Continue reading

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ACC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Diez y Seis event

Austin Community College (ACC) will host its eighth annual Diez y Seis event with special guest speaker, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Wednesday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus … Continue reading

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ACC closed for Labor Day; Student Services offices closed Sat., Sun.

Austin Community College is closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. In addition, Student Services offices at all campuses will be closed Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6. Classes will meet Saturday … Continue reading

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ACC partners with Adobe to provide students free software access

The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Business, Government and Technical Communications Department is partnering with Adobe Systems, Inc., to provide students free access to the industry-leading toolkit Adobe Technical Communication Suite, which includes FrameMaker, Camtasia, … Continue reading

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Program update: Technical Theater; Sustainable Production Management

The Austin Community College Drama Department’s Technical Theater and Sustainable Production Management certificates, which were expected to be offered beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, currently are not available. The college is working with the … Continue reading

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ACC awarded $1M state grant to train healthcare workers

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will provide specialized job training for St. David’s HealthCare through a $1 million grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission. The training will help hundreds of healthcare workers upgrade … Continue reading

ACC instructional leadership: Current deans and department chairs

Some Austin Community College departments are starting the new academic year with new or recently appointed leaders. Following is a list of deans and department chairs effective September 1. Deans and interim deans Department chairs

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ACC hosts abstract exhibition of late artist Neal Adams

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host an exhibit honoring abstract expressionist Neal Adams from August 24 through October 16 in the Rio Grande Campus Kramer Gallery, Building 3000 (1218 West Ave.). A reception for … Continue reading

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Riverbats Excellence recipients exemplify commitment to service

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale-building, and integrity. In addition to four hours of paid … Continue reading

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CAD student’s bold vision launches promising career

The tech industry drew in Andrew Sanderson from England to Austin. “This is where success is made,” says Sanderson. “I worked across Western Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East, but no other place had quite … Continue reading

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ACC to offer new LEED certification courses in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) is offering a series of new courses in fall to address growing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) construction demands. “Energy efficient, green building is growing rapidly in Central Austin. … Continue reading

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ACC photography students receive top honors

Austin Community College (ACC) photography students received nine awards at the 2015 Texas Professional Photographers Summer Conference last month in Conroe. Students competed alongside state and regional professional and masters of photography. Of the 29 … Continue reading

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Help us share our expertise: Vote ACC in SXSWedu PanelPicker

We know our Austin Community College faculty and staff have valuable knowledge to share. Now you can help them share it at the annual SXSWedu conference next March. Through the SXSWedu PanelPicker, prospective presenters submit … Continue reading

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ACC invites the community to a Highland Mall memorabilia sale

Remnants of Highland Mall available for purchase, including store fixtures and mall strollers. The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to collect a piece of Highland Mall memorabilia at a surplus sale from … Continue reading

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Congrats to July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the July recipients of the Riverbats Bravo award. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients will be eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. … Continue reading

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Change ahead: What’s new for 2015-16

A new academic year typically means new activities and processes at Austin Community College. Following are some of the planned and ongoing initiatives happening this year. New and expanded academic pathways and programs Competency-based programs … Continue reading

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Student enrollment, success rates increase in competency-based classes

As Austin Community College expands its competency-based learning options for students, enrollment and success rates in the highly flexible courses continue to grow. “The students love the competency-based, hands-on approach to learning, especially the older … Continue reading

HR Connection: TexFlex account deadlines, retirement plan contributions, retirees, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department.   Don’t lose your money! Deadlines approaching for Texflex PY 2015 funds If you have a TexFlex spending account, you will forfeit the following account funds when … Continue reading

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ACC begins transition to new online tools for students

Austin Community College advisors and counselors can now try out the new online tools ACC students will begin using this fall to manage their college experience. ACC is replacing the WebAdvisor tool with next-generation online … Continue reading

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From the Provost: Discovering pride points

August 1 marked my first year as ACC’s provost. It’s certainly true that time flies! The past 12 months have been a nonstop flurry of meetings, traveling, observing, and listening. One of the best parts … Continue reading

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VisCom student designs 2015 Eco Bag; buy one now

Austin Community College student Denny Kim won the 2015 Eco Bag Art contest, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Art Department. Faculty, staff, and students selected Kim’s design during Earth Week in April. … Continue reading

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Time to buy parking permits, Green Passes

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2015-16 academic year are available for purchase online. Permit fees are unchanged: Students and hourly staff: $15 Adjunct faculty: $20 Staff, Classified: $30 Staff, Prof-Tech: $35 Full-time faculty: … Continue reading

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ACC hosts information session for free veterans training program

Austin Community College (ACC) will host an information session about the college’s Veterans Training Program from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Riverside Campus, Building G, Room 8100 (1020 Grove Blvd.). … Continue reading

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Voter registrar training offered Sept. 25

Would you like to support our country’s democratic process by helping people register to vote? Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to attend voter registrar training Friday, September 25, from 10:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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IT update: Upgrading to MS Windows 10

Take note: Austin Community College employees should not upgrade college-owned computers to Microsoft Windows 10 until further notice. The college’s Information Technology Department is testing the new operating system for compatibility and will provide more … Continue reading

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ACC’s Business and Assessment Testing Centers expand services

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Business and Assessment Testing Center will expand services in the fall with new college-credit and workforce certifications exams. Offered within the Highland and Round Rock Campuses, the centers provide testing for … Continue reading

ACC selects members of Futures Institute

Twenty-four faculty, staff, and students have been selected to participate in a new group that will examine ways to restructure college programs and services to better support students’ on-time degree or certificate completion. The Futures … Continue reading

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