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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...

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...

ACC recognizes Veterans Day with multiple events

ACC recognizes Veterans Day with multiple events
The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host Veterans Day events at multiple campuses Tuesday, November 11, to honor area veterans. ACC Elgin Campus (1501 West US Highway 290) Noon to 2 p.m. Elgin Campus and RRC Student Services will host a MIA/POW flag raising at the Amphitheater. The event will...

Flu shots offered on campuses Nov. 11-19

Flu shots offered on campuses Nov. 11-19
ACC students and employees can obtain a flu vaccine at various campuses between November 11-19. Walgreens will offer flu shots to students, faculty, and staff for $26. Payment may be by cash or check; receipts for insurance reimbursement will be provided. Dates and times are listed below. Signing up in...

Your voice, your vote: Election Day information

Your voice, your vote: Election Day information
Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day. In addition to several state, city, and county contests, voters will elect members to ACC’s Board of Trustees and decide three measures involving the college: two bond propositions and a proposal to raise the cap on the college’s maintenance and operations tax...

Workshops, events highlight Distance Learning Week Nov. 10-14

Workshops, events highlight Distance Learning Week Nov. 10-14
Austin Community College will highlight distance learning opportunities for students and best practices for instructors during National Distance Learning Week, November 10-14. The week will feature dozens of contests, workshops, webinars, and special events for faculty and students, concluding with a fair...

Campus webpages now feature location-specific course schedule

Campus webpages now feature location-specific course schedule
Students visiting ACC campus webpages can now browse upcoming course offerings by location. The section for location-based course listings was added in response to faculty and staff requests to promote their specific campus offerings. You can find the new section on the top right side of each campus home...

Take note: Mock emergency exercise at Round Rock Campus Nov. 7

Take note: Mock emergency exercise at Round Rock Campus Nov. 7
ACC’s Round Rock Campus will be the site of large-scale mock disaster exercise Friday, November 7. The exercise involves staging realistic emergency scenarios to give local and area first responders, emergency management personnel, and medical personnel a chance to practice integrated responses. ACC also...

Fall commencement features IT expert & CEO

Fall commencement features IT expert & CEO
Austin Community College will host its fall commencement ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Featured speaker is Victor Hwang, CEO and co-founder of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that mentors and builds startup companies and designs ecosystems to...

MATD 0421 students excel in inaugural class

MATD 0421 students excel in inaugural class
Halfway through its inaugural semester, ACC’s new developmental math class (MATD 0421) is delivering promising results. Of the 750 students enrolled in the class, 94 percent scored 90 percent or higher on basic arithmetic, compared with 6.4 percent in the first week, according to preliminary data.  More...

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