Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dance Department hosts free dance film night

The ACC Dance Department is hosting a free dance film night at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in the Rio Grande Campus dance studio, Room 130. Dance faculty Julie Nathanieslz will guide the discussion based … Continue reading

Gain insight about student veterans at Feb. 27 symposium

Faculty and staff are invited to learn how they can support students who have served in the military at the Veterans Symposium Friday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Highland Campus. See the … Continue reading

ACC's new ACCelerator exposes students to new technology

Dell: ACC’s new ACCelerator exposes students to new technology

ACC presents 'The Wiz' at Mainstage Theater

The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Drama Department presents “The Wiz” February 19-March 1 at Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater, 1212 Rio Grande. Austin’s own Rebekkah Bryant stars in this classic musical retelling of The … Continue reading

ACC Foundation appoints new board members

The Austin Community College (ACC) Foundation has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors. The 30 member Board is made up of volunteer business and community leaders who oversee the non-profit. Members serve … Continue reading

T-STEM scholarships still available

Scholarships are still available to Austin Community College students pursuing degrees or certificates in any of dozens of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. Students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours in an eligible … Continue reading

ACC gets millions for Highland wet labs

Austin Business Journal: ACC gets millions for Highland wet labs

ACC receives $4.9 billion for biotech wet lab

KVUE: ACC receives $4.9 billion for biotech wet lab

$4.9M state grant funds ACC ‘wet lab’

KXAN: $4.9M state grant funds ACC ‘wet lab’

ACC to build $4.9 million biotech lab on Highland campus

Community Impact: ACC to build $4.9 million biotech lab on Highland campus

Un laboratorio húmedo de biotechnologí­a está llegando a Austin

El Mundo:Â Un laboratorio húmedo de biotechnologí­a está llegando a Austin

ACC adds more classes to spring schedule to meet student demand

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is responding to growing demand for short semester options by adding to the hundreds of 12- and eight-week classes on the spring schedule. “Some students have found it more … Continue reading

State awards ACC $4.9M for biotech research wet lab

The state of Texas has awarded Austin Community College $4.9 million to develop a highly specialized biotechnology research lab known as a wet lab to address a critical shortage of research space in the region. … Continue reading

Veterans Resource Center at Highland now open

Austin Community College’s Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland Campus is now open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. The center offers the college’s 2,200 military and veteran students a central, one-stop location for obtaining essential … Continue reading

ACC ofrece recursos sobre la educación superior con un enfoque latino en la próxima Feria Para Aprender

Austin Community College es una de varias empresas del área y organizaciones que trabajarán juntos como una comunidad para promover el éxito académico y universitario, proporcionando recursos a familias y estudiantes latinos en la próxima … Continue reading

Explore ACC college programs at Feria Para Aprender

Spanish-speaking families can learn more about Austin Community College at the ninth annual Feria Para Aprender on Saturday, February 21, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Highland Mall (6001 Airport Blvd.). Admission is … Continue reading

ACC board selects nine of 13 Bond Oversight Advisory Committee members

Community Impact: ACC board selects nine of 13 Bond Oversight Advisory Committee members

Students Rally in Support of Community Colleges

Time Warner Cable News: Students Rally in Support of Community Colleges

Community college students advocate for tuition affordability

The Daily Texan: Community college students advocate for tuition affordability

Community College Day hosted at Texas State Capitol

Fox: Community College Day hosted at Texas State Capitol

Virginia Fraire la nueva Vice Presidenta de Servicios Estudiantiles de ACC

Austin Community College ha nombrado a la Dra. Virginia Fraire como la Vicepresidenta de Servicios Estudiantiles. La Dra. Fraire dirigirá una organización diversa de profesionales que apoyan a los estudiantes desde la inscripción hasta la … Continue reading

January Riverbats Bravo recipients go above and beyond

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January. 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

ACC offers free help for students seeking financial aid

The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) financial aid offices will host FAFSA completion events in February, March, and April to help students who are seeking financial assistance. Staff will be available to answer questions and … Continue reading

Danish students come to ACC to study business and culture

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is hosting 51 students from Denmark for a two-week entrepreneurship program. The students are in class Monday through Friday, studying business marketing, entrepreneurship, public speaking, and Texas history and … Continue reading

ACC board approves bond oversight committee

The Austin Community College Board of Trustees has approved a citizen advisory committee to oversee projects included in the $386 million bond referendum approved by district voters last November. At their January 20 regular meeting, … Continue reading

Virginia Fraire named Student Services vice president

Austin Community College has named Dr. Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., as vice president of student services. Dr. Fraire will lead a diverse organization of professionals who support students from enrollment through graduation. Division offices include Admissions … Continue reading

Teaching award recipients help students discover their path to success

Austin Community College recently announced the recipients of its 2015 Teaching Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes faculty members whose knowledge, innovation, and teaching philosophy set them apart. This year’s recipients are Dr. Patty Collier, … 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. Sharing expertise Math Professor Anne Vance joined panelists discussing innovation in … Continue reading

Bluetooth, Ear Buds still Legal under Hands-Free Ordinance

Time Warner Cable News: Bluetooth, Ear Buds still Legal under Hands-Free Ordinance

Emergency Preparedness Week begins on ACC campuses

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester … Continue reading

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