Monthly Archives: March 2014

Boost Your Skills with ACC's Free Online Workshops

Need some help reducing stress, taking notes, or writing a good thesis? Explore ACC’s free online workshops and sharpen up those study skills. Continue reading

Inside Higher Ed – Predicting Success

Inside Higher Ed – Predicting Success

HR Connection: Dependent Eligibility Audit; Retirees Recognized

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) has contracted with Aon Hewitt to perform a dependent eligibility audit for all dependents added to employees’ coverage since 2011. The audit is scheduled for April; the exact … Continue reading

Employers Gather to Learn About Accelerated Programmer Training

Austin Community College and the Austin Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an open house on March 25 to inform businesses and employers about how ACC’s Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program is filling the region’s need for … Continue reading

Learn about Website Redesign Phase II and Take a Short Survey

ACC’s website redesign project remains ongoing, and is now focused on webpages and sites for administrative offices and academic departments. ACC launched the new site last fall with redesigned “top-level,” public-facing webpages. Navigational structure and … Continue reading

Business Partners Sought for Accelerated Programmer Training

Employer Open House to Showcase Program To Address IT Worker Shortage AUSTIN, Texas (March 19, 2014) – Austin Community College and the Austin Chamber of Commerce are hosting an open house for employers to learn … Continue reading

KTBC-TV – Authorities Issue Safety Alert After Recent Carjackings

KTBC-TV – Authorities Issue Safety Alert After Recent Carjackings

Austin American-Statesman – Officials: ACC Student Carjacked Near Riverside campus

Austin American-Statesman – Officials: ACC Student Carjacked Near Riverside campus

KXAN-TV – Austin Police Look for Carjacking Suspects

KXAN-TV – Austin Police Look for Carjacking Suspects

Austin American-Statesman – After 40 years, Linda Young Still Fights for Women’s Equity

Austin American-Statesman – After 40 years, Linda Young Still Fights for Women’s Equity

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus

Join Austin Community College’s final star party of the semester Friday, April 4 – your chance to stargaze from the Round Rock Campus observation deck. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with shows … Continue reading

Campus Dean Who’s Who: Find Out Who Serves Your Campus

Several ACC campuses have new Student Services (campus) deans, or have deans who have transferred from other campuses. Campus deans oversee student services programs for their campus and work with faculty and staff to promote … Continue reading

Celebrate Outstanding Faculty, Staff at April 3 Dinner

Faculty, staff, students, and guests are invited to honor the recipients of several annual teaching and leadership awards at a dinner and reception Thursday, April 3, at the Hyatt Regency Austin (208 Barton Springs Rd.). … Continue reading

Crime Alert: Carjacking March 7, 2014

At approximately 8:20 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, an ACC student was carjacked while parked on Grove Street in front of the Riverside Campus. Two men brandishing a handgun tapped on the window and told … Continue reading

Veterans Invited to Open House at ACC’s Electronics & Advanced Technology Department

Event Provides Information on college credit for military training 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 28Â | ACC Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd., Building S Veterans with electronics training are invited to attend the College Credit for … Continue reading

KTBC-TV – Third SXSW Crash Victim Dies

KTBC-TV – Third SXSW Crash Victim Dies

Austin American-Statesman – When It Comes to Property Tax, Tell the Whole Truth

Austin American-Statesman – When It Comes to Property Tax, Tell the Whole Truth

Austin American-Statesman – IT, Higher Ed Leaders Aim to Bridge Awareness Gap

Austin American-Statesman – IT, Higher Ed Leaders Aim to Bridge Awareness Gap

ACC Closes for Spring Break March 10-16

Austin Community College closes for spring break Monday through Sunday, March 10-16. Offices will reopen 8 a.m. Monday, March 17.

IT Update: Share Ideas at Datatel Users Group Conference

Faculty and staff using Ellucian (Datatel) applications: Mark your calendar for the Southern Regional Datatel Users Group 2014 conference, June 9-10 in Dallas. The conference gives colleges and universities a chance to share ideas and … Continue reading

Bravo Award Recipients Go the Extra Mile

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients model outstanding service, excellent performance, and servant leadership. They are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given … Continue reading

E³ Alliance Names ACC “Architect of Change”

E3 Alliance has named Austin Community College a 2014 “Architect of Change” for its commitment to expanding access to higher education and creating innovative programs to improve student outcomes. The recognition honors individuals or organizations … Continue reading

Win a Riverbat Plushie and More in ACC's First-Ever Instagram Contest

How are you recharging Riverbats-style on spring break? Answer this question with an Instagram video or photo and you could win a prize package including a limited edition R.B. plushie, Tropical Smoothie and ACC Bookstore … Continue reading

‘From Bunker to Brilliance:’ ACC Highland Campus Progresses Toward August Opening

Austin Community College recently pulled back the curtain on the renovations that are transforming the former Highland mall into a state-of-the-art learning facility. The college marked the building’s “dry-in,” an important construction milestone that signals … Continue reading

Connect with Local Leaders at Women in Politics Event

The community is invited to learn from local political figures at the second annual Women in Politics symposium Thursday, March 20, 6 – 8:15 p.m., at ACC’s Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd., Rm. 8500). “It’s … Continue reading

Earning A's: Faculty and Staff Activities, Accomplishments, & Accolades

This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Psychology Professor Dr. Shirin Khosropour is the first community college faculty … Continue reading

11 a.m. Tuesday Start Confirmed; Storm Warning Ending

We are continuing to coordinate weather-related information with the regional Emergency Operations Centers and with officials from the city, county, area universities, school districts, and numerous other agencies. Below is the most updated information available … Continue reading

ACC Delays Opening to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4

We are continuing to coordinate weather-related information with the regional Emergency Operations Centers and with officials from the city, county, area universities, school districts, and numerous other agencies. Below is the most updated information available … Continue reading

Submit Artwork for Second Annual Eco Bag Contest, Win an E-Reader

Bust out your artistic skills to help promote sustainability and Earth Day at ACC and you could win an e-reader. The ACC Sustainability Office and ACC’s Art Department invite all students to participate in the … Continue reading

ACC Campuses, Centers Close at 8 p.m. Monday, March 3

Cold weather is returning to Central Texas and the Hill Country! I am sending this message to let you know that ACC is monitoring continuously the weather and road conditions throughout the ACC Service Area. … Continue reading

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