Monthly Archives: December 2013

ACC Faculty & Staff Earn John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards

Multiple ACC faculty and staff earned John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards in 2013, which celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff nationwide. Kathleen Christensen, Vice President, Student Support & Success … Continue reading

Parking at Pinnacle? Available Spaces Temporarily Reduced

ACC has agreed to allow Austin’s Capital Metro to relocate its Oak Hill Park & Ride hub to parking lot G at the Pinnacle Campus on weekdays through July 31. While available parking at the … Continue reading

Free ACC Program Helps Adults Start College

Enrollment is under way for Austin Community College’s Transitions program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 3. Transitions helps high school graduates and GED earners develop and reinforce skills … Continue reading

ACC’s College Connection Earns National Recognition

An Austin Community College program that helps high school seniors navigate the college application process is being recognized for its successful track record in addressing a common community college challenge. ACC’s College Connection is one … Continue reading

ACC’s College Connection Earns National Recognition

ACC’s College Connection Program has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Legacy Award to be given at the annual Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) in January. The Legacy Award recognizes community … Continue reading

College Offices Closed Dec. 21 – Jan. 1; Online Registration Available

Austin Community College offices close for winter break at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. They will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. During winter break, current and former students can view the spring course … Continue reading

Performers, Volunteers Needed for “Living History Books” Program

Performers and volunteers are needed for the annual Living History Books program celebrating Women’s History Month. The event will be Thursday, March 6, with performances from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. … Continue reading

ACC Salutes Fall 2013 Graduates

Kenneth Reeves always wanted to go to college. But between working as a machinist and carpenter, and serving in the Coast Guard, there was little time for school. Now that he has earned his degree … Continue reading

ACC Students Collect Books for Brown Santa

Austin American-Statesman – ACC Students Collect Books for Brown Santa (subscription required)

ACC Offers Java Program Training for In-Demand IT Jobs

KXAN – ACC Offers Java Program Training for In-Demand IT Jobs

New Master Plan Sets Forth a Vision for Academic Priorities

ACC recently unveiled its new Academic Master Plan, a far-reaching and adaptable list of programs and initiatives for ensuring the college fulfills its mission of student success while remaining aligned with community needs. “Our Strategic … Continue reading

ACC Students, Police Present 2,500 Books to Brown Santa Program

Austin Community College’s Silver Star Children’s Literacy Project and ACC District police have collected nearly 2,500 books for the Travis County Sherriff’s Office Brown Santa program. Students will present the books to Sheriff Greg Hamilton … Continue reading

2013 Year in Review

It was an eventful 2013 for the Austin Community College District. Following are some of the highlights that contributed to a year of milestones and new beginnings. Celebrating Graduates More than 1,300 students graduated from … Continue reading

Plan to Attend Commencement Dec. 12; Faculty/Staff Shuttle Offered

ACC will host its 42nd Commencement ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The event honors summer and fall graduates of ACC’s college-credit programs and students who … Continue reading

Connect with APTE at Campus Chats

The Association of Professional-Technical Employees (APTE) is continuing its campus visits. All professional-technical employees are invited to stop by, learn about APTE plans, and share ideas. See the schedule of visits below. View the APTE … Continue reading

November Bravo Award Recipients Go Above and Beyond

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November. 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

RTF Department Hosts Student Screening Showcase Dec. 13

The Radio-Television-Film Department invites students, employees, and the community to the RTF Student Showcase Screening on Friday, Dec. 13. The free event begins at 6 p.m. at the Northridge Campus Lecture Hall (11928 Stonehollow Drive, … Continue reading

Entry-Level Java Training Aims to Fill Thousands of Jobs

Check out the KXAN story on the program Austin Community College and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce are recruiting individuals for a new Java development training program to help meet a growing need for … Continue reading

Jump-Start Your Year at Spring Development Day January 10

Faculty and staff are invited to reconnect and recharge at ACC’s annual Spring Development Day Friday, Jan. 10. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Highland Business Center. Planned sessions include: Academic … Continue reading

Cheer on ACC Basketball Players Against Australian Teams Dec. 12

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars will face off against players from the Land Down Under on Thursday, Dec. 12. ACC Student Life will host the exhibition basketball game between fall 2013 intramural participants and two traveling … Continue reading

Jazz Ensemble Hosts “Cowboy Christmas” Benefit Concert for Austin Flood Relief

The Austin Community College Jazz Ensemble is teaming with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert and vocalist Stacy Seals to present “Cowboy Christmas,” benefiting Austin flood relief efforts. The show is set for Thursday, Dec. 12, from … Continue reading

ACC Employees Contribute Almost $68,000 to Charitable Campaign

The ACC community contributed $67,967.53 to this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign. The October campaign collected donations for several local and national charities, including the Capital Area Food Bank, the American Red Cross of Central … Continue reading

IT Update: Windows XP Support Discontinued

Beginning April 8, Microsoft will no longer provide ongoing support for the Windows XP operating system. All ACC workstations currently running Windows XP must be replaced. Windows XP is the predecessor to Windows 7, which … Continue reading

ACC Student Presents Research Project at National Science Conference

Student Jessica Leos recently presented a research project she worked on at ACC at the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Fall Student Colloquium in Philadelphia. Leos’ project was on loquat, a plant that her mother … Continue reading

Le French Club Hosts Holiday Celebration Dec. 8

ACC’s Le French Club invites students, employees, and the community to Une Chorale de Noí«l, its annual holiday celebration. The free event will take place Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Northridge … Continue reading

Austin American-Statesman – Registration Open for ACC Hays Campus

Austin American-Statesman – Registration Open for ACC Hays Campus (subscription required)

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