Monthly Archives: October 2013

Redesigned Website Strikes a Positive Chord: Launch Planned for Nov. 11

ACC’s redesigned website drew a positive response from more than 90 percent of the almost 400 students, faculty, and staff who previewed the site and offered feedback. The new design and navigational structure will replace … Continue reading

Questions About College? ACC 1-on-1 Has Answers

Austin Community College is opening its ACC 1-on-1 hotline to help prospective students get started on college. The program runs Oct. 14 through Nov. 8. Individuals can get rapid assistance from an advisor – even … Continue reading

Faculty, Staff: Remind Students About Spring Scholarships

Faculty and staff are encouraged to remind students that spring scholarships are available through the ACC Foundation. Areas include: Veterans enrolled in the Game Development Institute Single mothers enrolled in an applied science program International … Continue reading

Apply Now for Spring Scholarships

Want a scholarship for the spring semester? Now is the time to apply. Continue reading

ACC Plays Important Role in Educating Hispanic Youth

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Plays Important Role in Educating Hispanic Youth (Read article; subscription required)

Families Enjoy Science Activities at ACC Star Party

Round Rock Leader – Families Enjoy Science Activities at ACC Star Party

Oct. 15 Workshops Address Support for Student Veterans

Limited space is still available for ACC’s first Veteran’s Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Because of the high level of interest in the event, the college is considering repeating the workshops in November. The daylong … Continue reading

Choir Hosts Concert Oct. 13

The ACC Choir invites the college and community to its concert Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m. It will be held at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church (7050 Village Center Dr., off Far West Boulevard). … Continue reading

Jazz Ensemble Teams with Special Guests for October Performances

The ACC Jazz Ensemble is teaming up with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert and vocalist Stacy Seals for a series of performances in October, all open to the public. The ensemble and its special guests will … Continue reading

View the Night Sky at Round Rock Campus Star Party, Oct. 11

Austin Community College is hosting its first star party of the semester Friday, Oct. 11 – giving the college and community an opportunity to view the wonders of the sky from the Round Rock Campus … Continue reading

Riverbats Bravo Award Recipients Model Excellence

ACC congratulates the following recipients of the September 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. … Continue reading

Culinary Arts Program Restaurants Open to College, Community

Austin American-Statesman – Culinary Arts Program Restaurants Open to College, Community (subscription required)

Student-Run Restaurants Now Open at Eastview Campus

Austin Community College culinary arts students are putting their training to work in on-campus restaurants open to the college and community. Lunch café Le Bistrette operates Wednesdays through Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 … Continue reading

Adult Education Prepares Students for Changing GED

Taking the GED? Changes are coming – so Austin Community College Adult Education encourages students who are currently testing to complete the GED now. The current version of the General Educational Development (GED) exam will … Continue reading

Spring Registration Open to Current, Former Students

Spring registration is under way for current and former students. The spring session begins Monday, Jan. 13. Continue reading

ACC Volunteers Help Make Over Home of Oldest WWII Veteran

ACC employees and students joined with other volunteers to help make over the East Austin home of the oldest World War II veteran. Continue reading

Upcoming Workshops Address ADA Requirements, Student Discrimination Complaints

Faculty and staff are invited to attend two upcoming workshops about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and changes to college procedures for handling student discrimination complaints. The first workshop will be 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, … Continue reading

IT Update: Beware of Email Phishing, Spam

Just a reminder: No one at ACC will ever ask employees for their username and password, especially not in an email. If you question the legitimacy of an email you receive, contact the ACC Help … Continue reading

Students, Employees Help Renovate Home for WWII Vet

KVUE – Students, Employees Help Renovate Home for WWII Vet (see video)

ACC Volunteers Help Make Over World War II Veteran's Home

KXAN – ACC Volunteers Help Make Over World War II Veteran’s Home (see video)

ACC Volunteers Participate in Home Repair for 107-Year-Old Vet

FOX 7 – ACC Volunteers Participate in Home Repair for 107-Year-Old Vet (see video)

Student Life Hosts Health Fairs for Students, Employees Oct. 8-9

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Student Life’s Health Fairs, taking place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Elgin, Northridge, and Rio Grande campuses, and on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at … Continue reading

ACC Culinary's Cafe Bistrette Open for Lunch

Austin Chronicle – ACC Culinary’s Cafe Bistrette Open for Lunch

ACC Students Earn “Greenest” Award in Doghouse Design Contest

Students from ACC’s American Society of Engineering Education chapter showed of their skills at Barkitecture 2013 – an event that brings together designers and builders to create custom dog houses for charity. Barkitecture took place … Continue reading

ACC 1-on-1 Begins Oct. 14

ACC 1-on-1 is back to help students prepare and register for spring classes with quick assistance and answers from Monday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 8. Enrollment management, advising, and marketing departments are teaming up … Continue reading

Austin American-Statesman- ACC Puts Down Roots with Sustainable Farm Program

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Puts Down Roots with Sustainable Farm Program (read article; subscription required)

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