Monthly Archives: June 2017

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ACC closes Tuesday in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week summer … Continue reading

ACC ofrece sesiones de información para programas de inglés

Austin Community College (ACC) organiza una serie de sesiones de información gratuitas sobre los programas de inglés de la universidad. “ACC ofrece a los hablantes no nativos de inglés una serie de opciones para el … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English a number of options for language training,” says Dr. Shannon Bailey, ESOL … Continue reading

Math Department pilots fast-track developmental class options

The Math Program is introducing two pilot projects this fall aimed at helping developmental math students reach their goals sooner. Algebra Express – Includes 3 transferable college credits Recommended for students needing elementary or intermediate … Continue reading

Honors astronomy course explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life

The Honors Program is offering students a chance to explore the prospect of alien life and earn laboratory science credit this fall in a special astronomy course taught by Dr. Michael Endl, a research scientist … Continue reading

ACC to begin developing RN-to-BSN degree program

Austin Community College (ACC) is beginning its work to develop curriculum for a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 into law Monday, June 12, authorizing ACC and other … Continue reading

ACC adopts campus carry policy

Austin Community College has adopted new rules for implementing the state’s campus carry law, which goes into effect for community colleges August 1. The comprehensive policy, based on recommendations by the college’s Campus Carry Task … Continue reading

ACC hosts music and recording workshops for high school students

High school students can learn about the recording industry and get hands-on experience in audio and sound production at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24-28 … Continue reading

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ACC celebrates Mujeres Emprendedoras graduation

Leadership program teaches women business skills to build earning potential Austin Community College will host the second annual graduation ceremony for Mujeres Emprendedoras, a women’s entrepreneurship and leadership program, noon Saturday, July 1, at the … Continue reading

Welding professor helps students forge successful careers

How does a musician with aspirations of a career in the symphony end up an award-winning welding professor? According to Dr. Warren Donworth, Austin Community College professor of welding, it’s not that much of a … Continue reading

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Congrats to May Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. … Continue reading

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ACC examines Arab Spring and its long shadow

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on the emergence of the Arab Spring and its impact on democracy development and human rights in countries from Tunisia to Syria. The presentation, part of the … Continue reading

ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Answering the state’s nursing crisis

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses a solution to the state’s nursing crisis in a President’s Podcast featuring guests Megan Snay, a May graduate of ACC’s nursing program, and Greg Hartman, chief of external … Continue reading

From the Provost: Faculty explore learning strategies at institute

Forty-three faculty just spent a week exploring ideas for incorporating engaged-learning strategies into their teaching at an institute designed and led by our “Project Active and Collaborative Communities” (Project ACC) faculty fellows. Daily plenary and … Continue reading

Rio Grande Building 1000

Rio Grande: El edificio cierra antes de la demolición

Austin Community College (ACC) da a conocer a la comunidad que el edificio 1000 del Campus Rio Grande ha cerrado, y la facultad y el personal se están trasladando a otros campus durante el verano. … Continue reading

Bond projects update: Foundation work, framing continues; San Gabriel tops out; Rio Grande prepares for demolition

Work is progressing rapidly on bond-funded capital improvement projects at several campuses. Read summaries below and stay-up-to-date on each project through the ACC Bond Construction Projects website. San Gabriel: Framework completed Construction crews, architects, and … Continue reading

Leadership Academy fellows celebrate year of discovery

See below for information about applying for the 2017-18 academy class. Members of the 2016-17 ACC Leadership Academy celebrated a year of learning and growth at a graduation ceremony May 26 at Eastview Campus. President/CEO … Continue reading

ACC San Gabriel Campus marks construction milestone

Construction crews, architects, and engineers working to bring Austin Community College’s San Gabriel Campus to life joined college and community leaders for a topping-out celebration June 7 at the campus site in Leander. Guests commemorated … Continue reading

HR Connection: Benefits enrollment, PEP, Supervisor Certificate Program & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Benefits enrollment is July 9 – July 22 It’s time to begin planning for annual benefits enrollment. Around July 1, employees will receive a Personal Benefits … Continue reading

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. Celebrating 30 of years of service to PTK ACC’s Phi Theta Kappa alumni … Continue reading

ACC Leander location on track to welcome students next summer

KXAN: ACC Leander location on track to welcome students next summer ACC Leander location on track to welcome students next summer Sofia Grimsgard Published: June 7, 2017 LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) – Austin Community College’s new 100-acre … Continue reading

ACC San Gabriel Campus Tops Out

Commercial Property Executive: ACC San Gabriel Campus Tops Out ACC San Gabriel Campus Tops Out by Anca Gagiuc Austin Community College is celebrating the topping out of its latest campus, a 100-acre project in Leander. … Continue reading

Austin Community College ‘tops out’ construction on new campus in Leander

CBS Austin: Austin Community College ‘tops out’ construction on new campus in Leander Austin Community College ‘tops out’ construction on new campus in Leander by CBS Austin Wednesday, June 7th 2017 Construction crews in Leander “topped … Continue reading

ACC faculty to attend Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar

Three ACC faculty will explore global issues and learn strategies for advancing global education at the Global Citizenship Alliance (GCA) Seminar in Potsdam, Germany in July. Jill Bosche, adjunct assistant professor of English; Michelle Crabtree, … Continue reading

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