December 2019

Ballet Afrique Presents Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker

Posted on 12/20/2019 - 2:31pm

Spectrum News: Ballet Afrique Presents Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker AUSTIN, Texas – Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance Company will present Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker to a sold-out crowd at the McCallum Arts Center Friday. Continue Reading

ACC closes for winter break December 20 - January 1

Posted on 12/18/2019 - 11:11am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Friday, December 20. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 2. Continue Reading

ACC Registered Nursing program selected as one of the best in Texas

Posted on 12/17/2019 - 11:18am

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program is recognized as one of the best Registered Nursing (RN) programs in Texas by — a leading online source for nursing education and career information. The site analyzed 134... Continue Reading

ACC Board of Trustees December 2 Recap

Posted on 12/17/2019 - 9:45am

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, December 2, to hear college updates, discuss a new degree, and vote on a contract for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider to... Continue Reading

Parking at ACC is going digital

Posted on 12/17/2019 - 9:32am

Hangtags could be a thing of the past at Austin Community College (ACC) as the college looks to revamp its parking system to make on-campus parking throughout the district easier, safer, and more convenient. "Parking is becoming increasingly... Continue Reading

A Message from Student Affairs: Supplemental Instruction Study Sessions Target Student Success

Posted on 12/17/2019 - 9:01am

Recent research shows that students who regularly attend ACC SI sessions can average up to a full letter grade higher than their classmates. The difference in the passing rate for students attending SI in the spring 2019 (16 week) was an average... Continue Reading

ACC Board selects new ERP provider

Posted on 12/17/2019 - 8:46am

The process to replace Austin Community College District's Colleague software continues to move forward. At its December 2 regular meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve contract negotiations with Workday, Inc. to implement and provide... Continue Reading

Regional Advisory Committees share initial report

Posted on 12/17/2019 - 8:36am

Austin Community College's Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) completed their initial analyses of ACC's north, central, and south regions and presented the first annual report to the ACC Board of Trustees during the November 18 work session. Continue Reading

ACC hears from the community about the future of Pinnacle

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 10:12pm

Austin Community College held two Community Conversations in southwest Austin in December to provide updates on the college's Districtwide Campus Master Plan (DCMP) and let the community weigh in on the future of its 58-acre Pinnacle Campus. Dozens... Continue Reading

Commencement celebrates highest number of fall 2019 graduates

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 9:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrated a record number of graduates at fall commencement Friday, December 13. The ceremony recognized 3,278 students who completed ACC's associate degree, certificate, or high school equivalency programs for the... Continue Reading

Earning As: December 2019

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 9:42pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Continue Reading

Congratulations November Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 9:31pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Eastview... Continue Reading

Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: December 2019

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 3:43pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Two large cranes are on site erecting the last structural steel members to frame out the rooftop penthouse and place the curved tube steel framing for the new atrium... Continue Reading

RB turns 9!

Month-in-Review: December 2019

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 3:19pm

ACC celebrates 9th annual Riverbat DayACC students, staff, and faculty were encouraged to #GoPurple on November 20 to show their pride on Riverbat Day. Additionally, ACC's official mascot R.B. visited multiple ACC campuses to celebrate nine years of... Continue Reading

Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership

Posted on 12/13/2019 - 2:58pm

Association of American Colleges & Universities: Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership   Since 2010, the Latino student population at Austin Community College (ACC) has increased by 13 percentage points, from 25... Continue Reading

American Welding Society warns of future welder shortage

Posted on 12/12/2019 - 4:47pm

  KVUE News: American Welding Society warns of future welder shortage   The group gets its data from Economic Modeling Specialists International and says the industry is predicting a shortage of more than 375,000 welders by 2023. Author: Luis de Leon Continue Reading

ACC welcomes 3,200 students for fall commencement 12/13

Posted on 12/12/2019 - 12:26pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record-high graduation numbers at its fall commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 3,200 students are invited to participate. When:... Continue Reading

Professors inspire ACC graduate Sarah A. to new destinations

Posted on 12/10/2019 - 11:33am

Just months after graduating from ACC, Sarah Alanis is taking her degree the distance. This December, she wraps up her first semester toward a bachelor’s degree in Italy.  “I’m studying at John Cabot University in Rome, focusing on international... Continue Reading

ACC hosts Australia for 9th annual Basketball All-Stars Exhibition Games

Posted on 12/10/2019 - 8:36am

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Tuesday, December 10. Continue Reading