Monthly Archives: May 2014

ACC brinda honor a veteranos y lleva a cabo feria de recursos

Discurso de apertura por el Almirante William McRaven, comandante de la incursión en el recinto de Osama bin Laden AUSTIN, Texas (12 de Mayo, 2014)- Austin Community College invita a los veteranos del Centro de … Continue reading

2nd Annual Eco Bag Art Contest winners and Earth Week 2014 recap

The ACC Office of Sustainability thanks all who participated in Earth Week 2014 events April 21-25 on campuses, social media, and the web. Congratulations to student Lorena Mercer on winning the 2nd Annual Eco Bag … Continue reading

Gamers grow up into developers with ACC's Game Development Institute

Community College Daily – Gamers grow up into developers with ACC’s Game Development Institute

Veterans appreciation and open house May 16; Admiral McRaven to speak

Austin Community College invites veterans, active-duty military, and members of the community to a presentation by Admiral William McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, on Friday, May 16. Admiral McRaven was responsible for … Continue reading

ACC partners with Hispanic Chamber to build leaders

Austin American-Statesman – ACC partners with Hispanic Chamber to build leaders (subscription required)

ACC student overcomes challenges to reach graduation

KXAN – ACC student overcomes challenges to reach graduation (view video)

ACC graduates increase nearly 60 Percent in five years

Austin Community College is honoring the achievements of more than 1,500 students at spring commencement. That’s in addition to more than 1,000 who marked their graduation in December 2013. The number of graduates has increased … Continue reading

Course adds and drops: Proposed end of late registration

ACC is expected to decide in June whether to eliminate late registration. Previously only first-time-in-college students were prohibited from registering after the first class day. Under the proposed change, registered students still could add classes … Continue reading

Be part of something exciting; Highland Campus opens for fall classes

Students enrolling at Austin Community College this fall have a new option for classes: the Highland Campus, opening Aug. 25 at 6001 Airport Boulevard. Highland Campus will be one of ACC’s largest locations, with capacity … Continue reading

President Johnson’s daughter speaks at ACC luncheon

Community Impact – President Johnson’s daughter speaks at ACC luncheon

ACC Foundation recognizes top students in math contest

The Austin Community College Foundation is honoring the team that represented ACC in a math competition – and came in first in the Southwest region. The Student Math League, sponsored by the American Mathematical Association … Continue reading

Required seminar proposed for first-time-in-college students

ACC is considering a new rule that would require all students attending college for the first time to enroll in a 15-hour seminar on college survival skills beginning spring 2015. Students would not earn credit … Continue reading

ACC busca ayuda de la comunidad para venta de garaje anual

Austin Community College se prepara para su venta de garaje anual en la cual se recaudarán fondos para el beneficio de programas del grupo “Hombres de Color” que provee becas a estudiantes de la minorí­a. … Continue reading

Enjoy live performances and demos at Spring Dance Informance, May 8

The ACC Dance Department invites you to attend the Spring Dance Informance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at Rio Grande Campus Room 130. The Spring Dance Informance features dances created by level I … Continue reading

ACC prepares for spring commencement

Austin American-Statesman – ACC prepares for spring commencement (subscription required)

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. Nathan Brown, adjunct associate professor of creative writing, is in his … Continue reading

ACC Presents SSI Progress at Achieving the Dream Site Visit

ACC faculty and administrators presented updates on the array of programs the college has launched as part of its Student Success Initiative (SSI) during a recent visit by the college’s Achieving the Dream data coach. … Continue reading

Participants Sought for June 14 "Destination: ACC @ Highland"

The college is seeking departments, divisions, and individuals to participate in “Destination: ACC @ Highland,” a college fair scheduled for Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at ACC Highland. It is designed … Continue reading

Riverbat Takes College Connection to Kids

R.B. the Riverbat and leaders from Austin Community College and the Austin Police Department recently dropped by Oak Springs Elementary to kick off the school’s annual field day with a spirited version of the “R.B. … Continue reading

FacStaff Change Guide: New Policies and Programs Coming this Fall

Changes to several college policies, processes, and programs will impact students and employees beginning in fall. Â Some changes are in process. Updates will be provided through faculty/staff announcements on the ACC Faculty & Staff … Continue reading

First Year Seminar Q&A

Austin Community College is considering implementing a mandatory first year seminar for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students beginning spring 2015. The first year seminar (FYSE) planning committee (see a list of members below) has provided answers to … Continue reading

“El Centro” Reconoce a sus Primeros Graduados con Becas

AUSTIN, Texas (5 de Mayo, 2014) – El Centro, Oficina de Asuntos Latino-Americanos de Austin Community College, con gran orgullo anuncia la graduación de su primer grupo de graduados con becas. Once estudiantes Hispanos/Latinos han … Continue reading

“El Centro” Recognizes First Scholarship Graduates

AUSTIN, Texas (May 5, 2014) – El Centro, Austin Community College’s Latino/Latin American Studies Center, is proud to announce the graduation of its first group of scholarship graduates. Eleven Hispanic scholars have completed two years … Continue reading

Austin Community College CPPPS holds fundraiser

Austin American-Statesman – Austin Community College CPPPS holds fundraiser (subscription required)

Young ACC student makes mark in fashion world

FOX 7 – Young ACC student makes mark in fashion world (view video)

New ACC campaign aims to increase college participation

KEYE – New ACC campaign aims to increase college participation

ACC mascot swoops into elementary school

KVUE – ACC mascot swoops into elementary school (view video)

ACC Partners with APD on Push to Increase College Participation

KLBJ 590 AM – ACC Partners with APD on Push to Increase College Participation

HR Connection: PEP, Financial Planning Fair, Tuition Reimbursement, and More

The 2014 Performance Excellence Program (PEP) reviews for non-faculty employees is scheduled for May 5 – Aug. 1. The online PEP system goes live Monday, May 5. Employees and supervisors should begin the evaluation process … Continue reading

More Basic Math Students Get Access to MATD 0332

Students will have even more options to enroll in the groundbreaking course Basic Math Skills with Collaborative Learning (MATD 0332) with classes now offered at additional campuses. MATD 0332 was developed as part of Math … Continue reading

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