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Elgin, Hays & Rio Grande students to test online advising app

Elgin, Hays & Rio Grande students to test online advising app
Elgin, Hays, and Rio Grande Campus students are invited to test drive a new online advising application available only at their campuses. The application is part of a pilot program exploring ways to bring online advising and tutoring services to Austin Community College. Currently, students must visit a campus if they want to meet with an academic advisor. Because the pilot project is limited, students wishing to use the application should visit the Elgin, Hays, or...Read More

ACC expands smoke-free policy to tobacco, vapor products

ACC expands smoke-free policy to tobacco, vapor products
The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees voted November 17 to expand the college’s smoke-free policy to also prohibit nicotine vapor products and devices (such as electronic cigarettes) and smokeless tobacco products. The policy is effective January 5. “We want to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our students and employees,” says Dr. Mary Hensley, ACC executive vice president of operations. “Research indicates that smokeless...Read More

ACC hosts economics workshop at Round Rock Campus

ACC hosts economics workshop at Round Rock Campus
Austin Community College is hosting an interactive economics workshop for high school teachers at ACC Round Rock Campus, 400 College Park Dr., Rm 3339, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 5. The workshop, led by ACC professor of economics Michael C. Petrowsky and Dr. Steve Cobb from the University of North Texas, features lessons from the new Council for Economic Education (CEE) publication High School Economics, 3rd Edition. The new edition features 28 lessons...Read More

ACC receives sustainability award, grants

ACC receives sustainability award, grants
ACC is one of six recipients of a Sustainability Award from Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The college was honored for its case study, “How to Start a Comprehensive Composting and Recycling Program at a Commuter College.” Winners were announced last month at the AASHE 2014 Conference and Expo, the nation’s largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students. ACC recently added...Read More
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ACC In the News Austin Business Journal – Highland Building to Become World-Class Math Facility

In spring 2013, ACC broke ground on the first phase of redevelopment at Highland Mall – 200,000 square feet of space in the fomer J.C. Penney building. The innovative facility will house the college’s Math Emporium, an open lab that will allow students to progress through developmental math at an individualized pace. Read more about how ACC Highland will become a world-class math facility in the Austin Business Journal.


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Elgin Campus Updates Community Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Elgin Campus
Community Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Elgin Campus See a slideshow of images from the event at the bottom of this posting. In November 2011, stormy skies forced the groundbreaking for the Austin Community College Elgin Campus to move indoors. But it was all sunshine for the celebration marking the campus’s grand...Read More

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Hays Campus Updates ACC Puts Finishing Touches on Hays Campus; Student Registration Open
ACC Puts Finishing Touches on Hays Campus; Student Registration Open Major construction work is complete for the new Austin Community College Hays Campus, set to open in January. It is the first community college campus in Hays County and is expected to enroll nearly 1,000 students in the spring. “Our family has watched the campus go...Read More

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