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View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus
Join Austin Community College’s final star party of the semester Friday, April 4 – your chance to stargaze from the Round Rock Campus observation deck. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with shows in the Austin Planetarium’s Discovery Dome, a digital mobile planetarium, as well as...

Memory of Mylena Chavez Lives On in Art Study Abroad Scholarship

Memory of Mylena Chavez Lives On in Art Study Abroad Scholarship
Update: The deadline to apply for this scholarship, along with all summer 2014 study abroad programs, is March 31. Mylena Kate Chavez, 24, was a vibrant Austin Community College student and art lover before her death last year. To honor her life, the ACC Art Department and International Programs have...

ACC Partners with Area School Districts to Launch New Early College High Schools

ACC Partners with Area School Districts to Launch New Early College High Schools
The Austin Community College District announces partnerships with Elgin and Bastrop school districts to offer Early College High School programs that provide hundreds of students the opportunity to earn a two-year college degree while in high school. The Texas Education Agency earlier this month approved ACC...

Don’t Wait for Tax Returns to Submit FAFSA for Fall

Don’t Wait for Tax Returns to Submit FAFSA for Fall
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted as soon as possible and before the March 15, 2014, priority deadline to avoid any delay in financial aid opportunities. You should not wait until you file your federal income tax return to submit the FAFSA. Instead, the FastWeb...

You’re Invited: Celebrate Hays Campus at Jan. 16 Dedication

You’re Invited: Celebrate Hays Campus at Jan. 16 Dedication
Austin Community College invites students, employees, and the community to the grand opening and dedication of its new Hays Campus Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will be among the special guests and community leaders on hand to celebrate the college’s 10th...

Entry-Level Java Training Aims to Fill Thousands of Jobs

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 computer programmers. According to the Chamber, the Austin area had more than 7,600...

ACC Monitoring Weather; Campuses on Normal Schedule

ACC Monitoring Weather; Campuses on Normal Schedule
All ACC campuses and centers will operate on a normal schedule Monday, Nov. 25. The college will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates on the ACC website and via Facebook and Twitter if conditions change. Students and employees are encouraged to be particularly cautious in the early morning, as...

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 up since the groundbreaking last year,...

ACC Partners with Danish College to Expand International Opportunities

ACC Partners with Danish College to Expand International Opportunities
Austin Community College is partnering with Aarhus Business College in Denmark to expand international learning opportunities for ACC students and faculty. The colleges will sign an agreement reflecting the partnership Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. at Highland Business Center (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Room...

Support Your Community and Send a Card to Someone in Need, Nov. 19-20

Support Your Community and Send a Card to Someone in Need, Nov. 19-20
A few kind words go a long way. Join fellow Riverbats and create a greeting card for a person in need Nov. 19 and 20. In support of Meals on Wheels and More’s efforts to bring food and support to the elderly and other homebound residents, the SidusLink Project will host card-making tables at several ACC...

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