Monthly Archives: March 2017

Global Issues Speaker Series: April Events

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts two events in April as part of its spring global issues speakers series. The first event, a global creative media panel session, is Wednesday, April 12, from 5 to 7 … Continue reading

Deadline extended for fall Physical Therapist Assistant applications

Students applying to Austin Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program for fall have until May 18 to submit applications. Applicants who are taking prerequisite courses this spring may be considered for fall admission. They must … Continue reading

April forums address campus carry policies

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff can learn about the state’s campus carry law and provide input on new policies regulating concealed guns on campuses at three forums in April. ACC’s Campus Carry Implementation … Continue reading

ACC hosts open tennis tournament

Austin Community College hosts an open tennis tournament from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Riverside Campus tennis courts. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, the tournament will feature all-day, singles … Continue reading

Lend a hand for Operation Riverbats March 30-April 2

Austin Community College students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to take part in Operation Riverbats Mini Service Week, Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2. Coordinated by ACC’s Student Life Office, Operation Riverbats service … Continue reading

ACC hosts Gospel Extravaganza celebration

Austin Community College hosts the 17th Annual Gospel Extravaganza, featuring Central Texas gospel artists and performers from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd). “The Black Students … Continue reading

ACC named national ‘Voter Friendly Campus’

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a “Voter Friendly Campus” for its efforts to break down barriers and empower students with information and tools to participate in the political process. The initiative, led … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on global environmental issues and solutions

Austin Community College will present a discussion on global environmental issues and solutions at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Rio Grande Campus, Auditorium, Room 201 (1212 Rio Grande). Presented by ACC’s National Society … Continue reading

ACC hosts recruiting day for new Texas A&M Engineering Academy

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students and the community to meet with advisors from ACC and Texas A&M University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to … Continue reading

New Surgical Technology application guidelines for fall 2017

Austin Community College’s Surgical Technology Program has opened fall 2017 admissions to include students completing prerequisite courses this summer. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply now and will be accepted to the program on the condition … Continue reading

ACC closes for spring break March 13

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 13. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 20.

Enter Eco Bag art contest for chance to win an e-reader

It’s time to submit designs for the annual Austin Community College Eco Bag contest held each year in association with Earth Week. Students are invited to submit original artwork with an earth and/or sustainability theme … Continue reading

ACC acoge feria de empleos de la primavera y evento de exploración de carreras

El Austin Community College (ACC) invita a los graduados, estudiantes y otros buscadores de trabajo a una feria de empleos y un evento de exploración de carreras el 7 de abril de 1:30 a 4:30 … Continue reading

April 7 workshop offers strategies for winning NSF grants

Individuals and organizations wanting to improve their chances of obtaining grants through the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program are invited to a free workshop Friday, April 7, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

ACC hosts spring job fair and career exploration event

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 7, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Airport Blvd.). “This … Continue reading

ACC students share voices at state capitol

Two groups of Austin Community College students recently converged on the Texas Capitol to advocate on behalf of their peers and their future career fields. “These are great opportunities for our students’ voices to be … Continue reading

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Congrats to February award recipients

ACC congratulates the February recipients of the Riverbats Bravo award. 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 student films debut at SXSW

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Radio-Television-Film (RTF) Department hosts ACC Sneak Peeks, a community screening of student films during the SXSW Film Festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Austin Convention Center’s … Continue reading

Third annual Fairway 5K raises funds for student scholarships

Damp and chilly weather didn’t prevent Austin Community College students, employees, and friends from coming out to raise money for student scholarships at the third annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk March … Continue reading

ACC shares insight with college leaders from Pakistan

Leaders from two Pakistan colleges visited Austin Community College in February and March to explore ideas for advancing the community college concept in their country. Dr. Muhammad Ijaz Butt and Syed Muhammad Baqir Jafary spent … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence award recipients bring personal touch to the classroom

In their combined seven decades in the classroom, Dr. Robert Blodgett, professor of geology, and Mario Aguilar, professor of paralegal, management, and real estate, have taught thousands of students. Still, developing a relationship with each … Continue reading

Student Achievement award nominations due March 31

It’s not too late to nominate a deserving student for the spring 2017 Presidential Student Achievement award. Presented at commencement, the Presidential Student Achievement award is the most prestigious student award given by ACC. The … Continue reading

HR Connection: New employment application, ‘Growing Resilient,’ Mammo Mixers, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. New ACC employment application available March 21 The HR Office together with the Information Technology Department is launching a new online employment application called e-Apply. e-Apply … Continue reading

exterior of Cypress Creek Campus covered walkway with students passing by.

Task force hosts forums on Campus Carry policies

Austin Community College’s Campus Carry Implementation Task Force is hosting a series of forums about the state’s Campus Carry law (Texas Senate Bill 11), which becomes effective for two-year colleges on August 1. The forums … Continue reading

ACC kicks off new construction at Round Rock Campus

Almost eight years to the day after Austin Community College broke ground on a campus to serve the rapidly growing Round Rock area, college and community leaders gathered to celebrate the next phase of development. … Continue reading

ACC awarded national grant to train retail workforce

Area retail workers can now advance their careers by completing a career-boosting industry certificate at Austin Community College, due to a $2.9 million grant from the League of Innovation for Community Colleges. The award, part … Continue reading

Inaugural Summit explores challenges, solutions for advancing success equity

More than 350 Austin Community College faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and education partners gathered at the college’s Eastview Campus February 3 to explore strategies for advancing opportunity and success equity for all population groups. … Continue reading

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