Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Procedure for Obtaining Meningitis Vaccine Exemption

Texas law requires many incoming college students to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or to provide an exemption request declining the vaccine. There is a new procedure for obtaining an exemption for reasons of conscience. … Continue reading

State Charitable Campaign Kicks Off Oct.1

Each year, ACC employees contribute thousands of dollars to help others in need. Learn how you can help. Continue reading

ACC Offers Sneak Peek of New Website

Austin Community College is redesigning its website, with a focus on making it easier for students to navigate and use. A sneak peek of the new site will be available Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Continue reading

ACC Professors Discuss Trip to India to Develop New Program, Blogging about Experiences

ACC sociology professors Rennison Lalgee and Sam Echevarria-Cruz recently spent three weeks in Tamil Nadu, India, to develop a sociology course on social problems in India and an associated study abroad program. Throughout the trip, … Continue reading

Hospitality Students Test Knowledge Against Industry Professionals

Students from ACC’s Travel & Tourism and Hospitality, Meeting & Event Planning programs tested their knowledge against industry professionals in a battle of “Are you smarter than a hospitality student?” during a Hospitality Sales and … Continue reading

Annual Faculty Art Exhibit Begins Oct. 11

ACC faculty will showcase their work at the annual Faculty Art Exhibit Oct. 11 to Nov. 2 at the Pump Project Art Gallery (702 Shady Ln.). The show is free and open to the public. … Continue reading

HR Connection: Professional Development Hours

Faculty and staff professional development hours will be rolled over Oct.1. Any hours completed for fiscal year 2013 should be entered into the Workshop & Event Registration website before then. Any hours entered after Oct. … Continue reading

Student Loan Interest Rates Announced

The U.S. Department of Education has announced interest rates for federal student loans issued for the 2013-2014 academic year. Continue reading

Teaching Awards Move to Fall

ACC is now accepting nominations for two annual teaching awards previously given in the spring semester. ACC Teaching Excellence Award Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate full-time or adjunct faculty members for the … Continue reading

Watch as Art is Created at ACC

Austin American-Statesman – Watch as Art is Created at ACC

ACC/UT PACE Program Takes Off

The Daily Texan – ACC/UT PACE Program Takes Off

ACC Working Toward 2014 Bond Election

Community Impact – ACC Working Toward 2014 Bond Election

Students Show Off “Barkitecture” Skills Sept. 28

Students from ACC’s American Society of Engineering Education chapter will show off their skills at Barkitecture 2013 – an event that brings together designers and builders to create custom dog houses for charity. Barkitecture will … Continue reading

Arts and Humanities Fall Season Under Way

ACC Arts and Humanities invites you to explore the theme “Dreams and Destinations” through the fall 2013 season — including drama, dance, film, and arts events.

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Community College Leadership Info Session Planned for Oct. 16

ACC administrators and faculty are invited to an information session about the Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) offered by National American University at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Highland Business Center Rm. 201. NAU’s … Continue reading

Tee Up for Annual Golf Scramble Oct. 18 to Benefit Students

It’s that time of year again: ACC’s eighth annual Golf Scramble will be Friday, Oct. 18, at Riverside Golf Course, 1020 Grove Blvd., Austin. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shotgun start. … Continue reading

KVUE – Major Progress at ACC Highland

KVUE – Major Progress at ACC Highland (Read the web story)

ACC Offers New Way for Students in Medical Fields to Learn

KLBJ 590 AM – ACC Offers New Way for Students in Medical Fields to Learn (Listen to the audio)

Students Discuss Syria Action, Other Topics at Constitution Debate

Austin American-Statesman – Students Discuss Syria Action, Other Topics at Constitution Debate (ACC reference visible only with subscription)

Amado Peña Holds Artist-in-Residence Events at ACC, Sept. 26-30

Renowned Southwest artist Amado Peña is holding artist-in-residence events at Austin Community College Sept. 26-30. Continue reading

College to Strengthen Health Sciences Training Through Grant

Austin American-Statesman – College to Strengthen Health Sciences Training Through Grant (ACC reference visible only with subscription)

ACC Hosts University Transfer Fair

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Hosts University Transfer Fair

ACC, Capital IDEA Partner to Accelerate Entry to Healthcare Careers

Austin Community College and Capital IDEA are partnering to help more students succeed in health sciences and accelerate their entry into the healthcare workforce. Through a $2 million Department of Labor grant for the college’s … Continue reading

ACC Hosts University Transfer Fair Sept. 25

Austin Community College will host a university transfer fair featuring more than 40 universities – with representatives available to discuss the transfer process, academic goals, and scholarship opportunities. The event is Wednesday, Sept. 25, from … Continue reading

ACC Prepares Students for New GED Exam

KUT – ACC Prepares Students for New GED Exam

Texas Tribune Festival Offers Political Program, Free Student Admission

The Texas Tribune Festival, Sept. 27-29 at UT-Austin, is bigger and better in 2013, and ACC students can apply to attend free. More than 150 speakers, 45 interactive events, and plenty of networking opportunities make … Continue reading

Students Tackle Tough Issues at ACC’s Annual Constitution Debate, Sept. 24

ACC students will tackle tough issues during the college’s annual Constitution Debate Day Celebration. Continue reading

ACC Developing Programs to Accelerate Entry to Workforce

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Developing Programs to Accelerate Entry to Workforce

ACC Board Expresses Intent for Nov. 2014 Bond Election

Community Impact – ACC Board Expresses Intent for Nov. 2014 Bond Election

Happy Anniversary ACC! Celebrating 40 Years of Connecting People to Careers

More than 2,000 people came to ACC Highland to help the college commemorate its past and celebrate its future. See photos from the high-energy event. Continue reading

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