Monthly Archives: April 2017

Culinary and Pastry Arts students win at national competition

Austin Community College culinary and pastry arts students competed at the 13th annual That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show and Competition in Round Rock in February. The competition gave students an opportunity to showcase … Continue reading

ACC hosts leader from Pakistan women’s college

A college administrator from Pakistan’s Punjab province recently visited Austin Community College to explore ideas for expanding workforce education to women in her country. Rubina Sarwar, principal of the Government College for Women in Gujranwala … Continue reading

Summer community programs at Austin Community College

Summer is just around the corner and Austin Community College (ACC) has a few options grade school and potential students can consider. Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy Juniors and seniors in high school interested in pursuing … Continue reading

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ACC to break ground on Hays first responder facilities

  Construction is set to begin on a new first responder center at Austin Community College’s Hays Campus that will prepare students for critical jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services. The college will … Continue reading

ACC Employee Wellness Program earns city recognition

The Austin Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council has named Austin Community College a Certified Partner in recognition of ACC’s Employee Wellness Program. MHFC Certified Partners, which include some Austin’s best-known employers, must offer initiatives addressing … Continue reading

ACC pairs popular core courses for veterans learning community

Austin Community College this fall is creating a new learning community for military veterans by pairing two core curriculum courses and offering them back-to-back. The courses, Introduction to Public Speaking (SPCH 1315-017) and Effective Learning: … Continue reading

Sonography student receives first ACC Alumni Network scholarship

Kathy Farmer watches the monitor in front of her intensely as grainy black and white images come into focus. “I hope to help save lives,” she says. “It is very challenging but rewarding.” As a … Continue reading

New Round Rock Campus parking lot opens

A new 301-space parking lot is now open on the north side of ACC’s Round Rock Campus (north of parking lot K). The additional spaces will ease parking congestion during the construction of a new … Continue reading

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March Bravo award recipients model excellence

ACC congratulates the March 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

Apr. 21 Faculty Forum examines learning outcomes, job skills

Full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to learn how to align student learning outcomes with occupational competencies at ACC’s April Faculty Forum 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 21, at the Holiday Inn Midtown (6000 … Continue reading

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Explore success strategies for Latinx students at Apr. 20 forum

ACC faculty, staff, and students are invited to share thoughts about the Latinx education experience at a forum 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 20, at Eastview Campus. Following opening remarks by ACC President/CEO Dr. … Continue reading

ACC and Concordia University Texas launch co-enrollment program

Austin Community College and Concordia University Texas have launched a co-enrollment partnership starting fall 2017 to offer career-technical students a flexible, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree at ACC. The program, called “Concordia Connect 3+1,” … Continue reading

Colegio Comunitario de Austin realiza un foro sobre el porte de armas en sus sedes educativas

KAKW: Durante el primero de tres foros sobre el uso de armas en la institución, el ACC destacó que busca adaptar reglas similares a las de la Universidad de Texas a fin de cumplir con … Continue reading

ACC partners with Concordia University Texas to offer bachelor’s degrees

KXAN: ACC Partners with Concordia University Texas to offer bachelor’s degrees ACC partners with Concordia University Texas to offer bachelor’s degrees By Alyssa Goard |  Published: April 12, 2017 AUSTIN (KXAN) — A program to offer community … Continue reading

Austin Community College becomes one of 20 schools accepted to national innovation board

Community Impact: Austin Community College becomes one of 20 schools accepted to national innovation board  Austin Community College becomes one of 20 schools accepted to national innovation board: Faculty, staff now have free access to online resource … Continue reading

ACC Welding Technology students place in state competition and art shows

Two ACC welding students will compete at the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky after placing in the state competition last month. Bret Sunvision and Robert Feller placed first … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus carry forums

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of forums in April to discuss the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (the campus carry law) and get input from college students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

Take part in health and wellness fair April 26

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a college health and wellness fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Multipurpose Room 8500 and courtyard at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). More than … Continue reading

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Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, and accolades

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Making an impact in education Dr. Charles Cook, provost and executive vice president … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 17-22

Updated with new events! Austin Community College celebrates the 47th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 17. See below for dates and times of Earth Week traditions and … Continue reading

Faculty: Apply for Summer Institute by April 24

Faculty who want to incorporate dynamic and interactive educational strategies into their instruction are invited to apply to Project ACC’s Summer Institute on Engaged & Active Teaching. The weeklong institute is June 5-9 at the … Continue reading

ACC students apply now for NASA scholars program in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in an opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers may apply now for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Applications are accepted through Tuesday, May 2. … Continue reading

Austin Community College honored for innovation

Highlights ACC President and CEO Richard Rhodes now serves on the League for Innovation in the Community College. A lab with more than 600 computers at the Highland campus impressed officials of the league. For … Continue reading

From the Student Services VP: New student coaching initiative, program update sessions

I want to update you on some important developments in Student Services and invite you to attend the upcoming academic and workforce information sessions where you will learn about recent developments in these programs. Student … Continue reading

HR Connection: Financial Wellness Fair, compensation study, & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Take part in the Financial Wellness Fair April 25 Whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement, or you have a lot of money in … Continue reading

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ACC y la Universidad de Concordia lanzan nuevo acuerdo

Austin Community College (ACC) y Concordia University Texas anuncian un nuevo acuerdo para proveerle a los estudiantes un camino innovador hacia una licenciatura de cuatro anos adquirida en ACC por solo un cuarto del precio … Continue reading

ACC selected for influential League for Innovation board

Austin Community College has been selected to join the Board of Directors of the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international consortium dedicated to enhancing community colleges for their students and communities. The … Continue reading

Riverbat Ambassadors connect new and future students to college life

Austin Community College is introducing its first Riverbat Ambassadors, a team of students dedicated to helping current and prospective members of the ACC community start strong and make the most of their college experience. The … Continue reading

ACC organiza el 11º Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invita a las familias a participar en el undécimo festival anual Día de la Familia, el sábado 29 de abril, de 11 a.m. a 2 p.m. en Riverside Campus (1020 Grove … Continue reading

Tutor conference shares insights for student success

More than 350 ACC faculty, tutors, Learning Lab managers, administrators, and guests explored strategies for helping students excel in and out of the classroom at the annual Tutor Conference held March 24 at the Eastview … Continue reading

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