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Plan for retirement at workshops, Oct. 20-24

Plan for retirement at workshops, Oct. 20-24
It’s never too late to start planning for the future. ACC’s Human Resources Department is sponsoring information sessions focusing on saving for retirement (coinciding with National Save for Retirement Week) each day from Monday, October 20 to Friday, October. 24. See specific topics and locations...

‘Monochrome’ highlights juried works; reception Oct. 16

‘Monochrome’ highlights juried works; reception Oct. 16
The Austin Community College Art Department will host a reception for the student art exhibition “Monochrome” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 16, in the ACC Rio Grande Campus Kramer Gallery, 1218 West Ave. The exhibition, which runs through November 6, features juried artwork highlighting student...

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, & accolades

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, & accolades
This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Library Association leader nominee Julie Todaro, dean of library services, is one of two candidates for the 2016-17 presidency of the American...

Board of Trustees briefs

Board of Trustees briefs
The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees reviewed expansion plans for Highland Campus and evaluated future construction requirements during its regular meeting Monday, October 6, at the Highland Business Center. Rackspace academic benefits Trustees evaluated the academic benefits the...

Momentum builds for RN-to-BSN program

Momentum builds for RN-to-BSN program
In response to workforce needs and an ongoing nursing shortage, Austin Community College hopes to begin offering the increasingly essential bachelor’s degree credential to the college’s associate degree nursing graduates by 2017. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is recommending state...

Large-scale emergency exercise planned for Round Rock Campus Nov. 7

Large-scale emergency exercise planned for Round Rock Campus Nov. 7
Austin Community College will join first responders, medical personnel, and emergency management agencies from the region and the state to participate in a mock disaster exercise Friday, November 7, at the Round Rock Campus. Coordinated by members of the Capital Area Council of Governments, the full-scale...

Teaching, leadership award nominations accepted now

Teaching, leadership award nominations accepted now
Nominations for three prestigious annual teaching and leadership awards are being accepted in October and November. ACC Teaching Excellence award Nomination deadline: Friday, November 14. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate full-time or adjunct faculty members for the Teaching Excellence...

Highland retailers offer discounts to students, employees

Highland retailers offer discounts to students, employees
ACC’s Highland Campus may be a new hub of learning, but many mall merchants and restaurants are operating and offering discounts to ACC students and employees. Among the offers: a 15 percent discount at the Sweet Factory, a 10 percent discount at Excellence Salon & Barber, and discounts at a number of...

Congrats to September Bravo award recipients

Congrats to September Bravo award recipients
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. Visit the Riverbats Bravo awards webpage to learn...

Bond information sessions continue through Oct. 10

Bond information sessions continue through Oct. 10
Faculty, staff, and students have a few more opportunities to learn about the upcoming ACC bond and property tax cap election in campus information sessions. The following campuses and Highland Business Center will host sessions between now and October 10. See the table below for details. Cypress...

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