ACC in the News

As tensions rise in the Middle East it can be tough for veterans at home

Posted on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 8:48am

CBS Austin: As tensions rise in the Middle East it can be tough for veterans at home by Brittany Ford U.S. troops remain on high alert after Iran's recent attack on U.S military bases in Iraq. "The iconic photos of men and women lined up getting...

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As DACA decision looms, Texas college students worry about their future

Posted on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 3:12pm

Austin American-Statesman: As DACA decision looms, Texas college students worry about their future By Lara Korte View story at statesman.com here   Martha Paz left Mexico with her family when she was 3 months old. For most of her life, Paz lived in...

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The Make It Movement Wants You to Learn a Trade and Love What You Do

Posted on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 8:31am

The Austin Chronicle: The Make It Movement Wants You to Learn a Trade and Love What You Do By Brant Bingamon   I used to sit in my daddy's pickup and throw trash on the highway because he said it kept people employed." Roy Spence is beginning his...

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Ballet Afrique Presents Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker

Posted on Fri, 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. First time the...

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Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership

Posted on Fri, 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...

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American Welding Society warns of future welder shortage

Posted on Thu, 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...

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Community weighs in on future of ACC Pinnacle campus

Posted on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:08am

KXAN News: Community weighs in on future of ACC Pinnacle campus   by: Kate Winkle Posted: Dec 2, 2019  AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Community College is hosting two community conversations to gather input about what its Pinnacle Campus in southwest...

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At Austin Community College, students and shelter pets grow together

Posted on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 8:03am

 Austin American-Statesman: At Austin Community College, students and shelter pets grow together   By Lara Korte ELGIN — When Tootsie Pop came to Austin Community College a few weeks ago, she was a bit of a “hot mess.” “You couldn’t walk her on a...

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Amid Truck Driving Shortage, More Women Join Industry

Posted on Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:28am

Spectrum News: Amid Truck Driving Shortage, More Women Join Industry BY REENA DIAMANTE AUSTIN PUBLISHED 9:58 PM CT NOV. 18, 2019 SAN MARCOS, Texas — Industry insiders predict the truck driver shortage in the United States will more than double in...

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Texas Gen Z, Millennial Voters Could Play Critical Role in 2020

Posted on Tue, 11/19/2019 - 9:38am

Spectrum News: Texas Gen Z, Millennial Voters Could Play Critical Role in 2020 By Kathryn Gisi AustinPUBLISHED 6:42 PM CT Nov. 18, 2019   AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has one of the youngest populations in the country, and despite typically dire...

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Austin braces for 2020 Supreme Court DACA decision

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 4:28pm

  Austin American-Statesman: Austin braces for 2020 Supreme Court DACA decision By : Nancy Flores Armando Sánchez hopes his Plan B never happens. When the 20-year-old talks about it with his parents, he begins to tremble. Sánchez, who is among more...

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State of Texas: Democrats suing state over ban on mobile voting locations

Posted on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 8:00am

State of Texas: Democrats suing state over ban on mobile voting locations By: Steffi Lee AUSTIN (KXAN) — Last session lawmakers passed House Bill 1888 that bans mobile polling locations. Supporters of the bill said it will make it easier for some...

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Studio 512 cooks up support for student scholarships through Boots & Bats Gala

Posted on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:54am

Studio 512 cooks up support for student scholarships through Boots & Bats Gala Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the second annual Boots & Bats Gala Saturday, November 2, to support student scholarships.  Date: Saturday, November 2 Time:...

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The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It.

Posted on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:05am

New York Times: The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It. By Michael Wines Oct. 24, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET AUSTIN, Texas — At Austin Community College, civics is an unwritten part of the curriculum — so much so that for years the...

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Panel Discusses Mental Health Within Hispanic Community

Posted on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:03pm

Spectrum News: Panel Discusses Mental Health Within Hispanic Community BY CARLOS GARCIA AUSTIN PUBLISHED 6:34 AM CT OCT. 17, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas -- For many, being Hispanic or Latinx today isn’t easy. Austin Community College panel addresses mental...

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For This Campus, Choosing Textbooks Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated

Posted on Mon, 10/14/2019 - 3:28pm

For This Campus, Choosing Textbooks Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated By Lindsay Ellis OCTOBER 13, 2019  PREMIUM  Regina Seanez, a sophomore at Austin Community College, uses both traditional textbooks and e-textbooks as part of her coursework. She...

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Class Act: Pathways to Technology

Posted on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 8:03am

Fox 7 Austin: Class Act: Pathways to Technology By Rebecca Thomas AUSTIN, Texas - Seven Austin Independent School District schools have teamed up Austin Community College so seniors can graduate with no only a diploma but also a free associate's...

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Finding ways to keep working students in college

Posted on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 3:28pm

Community College Daily: Finding ways to keep working students in college BY DAILY STAFF Working part-time or full-time is a reality for most community college students, but some colleges are using various initiatives to ease working students’...

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Here's what it takes to be ACC’s mascot

Posted on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 3:23pm

Austin American-Statesman: Here's what it takes to be ACC’s mascot By Lara Korte It’s a Friday morning and Michael Tobias has chosen to spend his day off from classes in a furry, purple sweatsuit. Tobias, a criminal justice major at Austin Community...

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Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China

Posted on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 1:18pm

KXAN News: Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China by: Kate Winkle, Yoojin Cho AUSTIN (KXAN) — The newest generation of Apple’s Mac Pro computer will be made in Austin, the company announced Monday. The company didn’t specify when the...

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Panel discusses cultural appropriation vs appreciation

Posted on Mon, 09/23/2019 - 9:37am

Spectrum News: Panel discusses cultural appropriation vs appreciation BY CHELSEY TRAHAN  AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin Community College hosted a panel discussion on cultural appropriation versus appreciation Thursday. The panel was a recreation of a...

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YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus

Posted on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 3:28pm

Community Impact: YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus By Jack Flagler    The former Dillard’s store in the Highland Mall will soon become an Austin Community College building that will house public television station KLRU, ACC’...

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Updates to Texas digital privacy laws take effect

Posted on Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:07am

KXAN News: Updates to Texas digital privacy laws take effect   By: Wes Rapaport AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Updated rules have taken effect for Texas businesses to follow in situations when customer information is compromised. House Bill 4390 requires...

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4-month plumbing and HVAC trade certification courses offered in Round Rock

Posted on Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:02am

KVUE News: 4-month plumbing and HVAC trade certification courses offered in Round Rock   By: Leslie Adami, Heather Yi AUSTIN, Texas — The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce has made it a bit easier for you to receive a certification and an increase in...

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Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college

Posted on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 4:03pm

Austin American-Statesman: Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college By Lara Korte lkorte@statesman.com LOCKHART — Tears and cheers filled the gymnasium Saturday at the Lockhart Correctional Facility as more than 100 family...

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ACC pushing to help Austinites earn more than just a minimum wage

Posted on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:28pm

KXAN News: ACC pushing to help Austinites earn more than just a minimum wage By: Yoojin Cho AUSTIN (KXAN) — When you walk into a class that’s part of Austin Community College’s Career ACCelerator program, Director David Borden says you’ll find...

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Austin Community College board proposes fiscal year 2019-20 tax rate

Posted on Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:38am

Community Impact: Austin Community College board proposes fiscal year 2019-20 tax rate By Emma Freer and Jack Flagler   | 8:17 pm Aug. 5, 2019 CDT    The Austin Community College board of trustees approved proposing a not-to-exceed property tax...

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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Austin-area, college works to fill need for skilled workers

Posted on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 2:38pm

Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Austin-area, college works to fill need for skilled workers By: Candy Rodriguez AUSTIN (KXAN) — Manufacturing is a growing industry in Central Texas and the Austin Chamber of Commerce expects jobs to grow by 12% in...

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Austin student turns disability into opportunity for future generations

Posted on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:41pm

CBS Austin: Austin student turns disability into opportunity for future generations By: Allison Miller View story here: CBS Austin: Austin student turns disability into opportunity for future generations Austin Community College student, Alex...

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Austin Community College gets upgrade ahead of deal

Posted on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:51am

Bond Buyer: Austin Community College gets upgrade ahead of deal By: Richard Williamson   Austin Community College District's spendable cash and investments have nearly doubled since fiscal 2014, a factor in Moody’s Investors Service upgrade of the...

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ACC and St. Edward's teams up to make it easier for students to get degrees

Posted on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 8:48am

KLBJ AM: ACC and St. Edward's teams up to make it easier for students to get degrees Austin Community College (ACC) and St. Edward’s University launched a new partnership Wednesday, July 10, to streamline transfer opportunities for ACC students...

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Austin Community College 2019-2020 budget includes 3% employee raise

Posted on Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:48am

KXAN: Austin Community College 2019-2020 budget includes 3% employee raise Austin Community College 2019-2020 budget includes 3% employee raise AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Community College $406 million budget for the 2019-2020 year includes a three-...

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ACC budget includes 3% raise for staff but keeps tuition steady

Posted on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:28am

Austin American-Statesman: ACC budget includes 3% raise for staff but keeps tuition steady ACC budget includes 3% raise for staff but keeps tuition steady Austin Community College trustees this week approved a $406 million budget for the 2019-20...

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RTX Austin expected to draw thousands of gamers for annual convention, schools plug-in

Posted on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 8:28am

KXAN: RTX Austin expected to draw thousands of gamers for annual convention, schools plug-in By: Candy Rodriguez   RTX Austin expected to draw thousands of gamers for annual convention, schools plug-in AUSTIN (KXAN) — The gaming industry has come a...

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Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students

Posted on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 6:08pm

Austin American-Statesman: Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students The Austin Community College District and Apple have partnered to create a new coding program that provides ongoing...

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Apple teams with 30 Austin teachers to code app prototypes and solve community challenges

Posted on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:18pm

KXAN News: Apple teams with 30 Austin teachers to code app prototypes and solve community challenges Apple teams with 30 Austin teachers to code app prototypes and solve community challenges AUSTIN (KXAN) — Apple aims to develop educators at its...

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Better coaching, bigger gains

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:29am

Community College Daily: BY ELLIE ASHFORD JUNE 12, 2019     A student coaching initiative at Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas, launched in conjunction with the implementation of guided pathways, has led to solid gains in student success. An...

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Austin group working to detect, prevent infestation of zebra mussels

Posted on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:02pm

KVUE News: Austin group working to detect, prevent infestation of zebra mussels     Author: Pattrik Perez Published: 10:08 PM CST February 8, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — As the unusual odor in some of Austin's water supply begins to subside, a group...

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Can Austin lead bioscience industry to collaborative, open future?

Posted on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 4:57pm

KXAN Austin: Can Austin lead bioscience industry to collaborative, open future? by:  Chris Davis Posted: Feb 01, 2019 / 06:13 AM CST  AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Organizers of a life sciences hackathon this weekend hope the collaborative spirit of Austin's...

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Austin Community College starts drop-in childcare pilot program

Posted on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:05pm

KVUE News: Austin Community College starts drop-in childcare pilot program   Author: Rebeca Trejo Published: 6:33 PM CST January 29, 2019   AUSTIN, Texas — Raising kids is expensive. Going to school while doing that is even more difficult.  ...

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ACC students lobby lawmakers for more funding, dual credit classes

Posted on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:57am

KXAN News: ACC students lobby lawmakers for more funding, dual credit classes by:  Chris Davis Posted: Jan 30, 2019 / 06:16 AM CST  AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Students and leaders from the Austin Community College District head to the Capitol Wednesday to...

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Recent DC face-off casts shadow on long-scheduled Austin event aimed at racial healing

Posted on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 1:56pm

CBS Austin: Recent DC face-off casts shadow on long-scheduled Austin event aimed at racial healing What happens when young white Catholics, Black Israelites and Native Americans all show up at the same place at the same? Washington is still trying...

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Austin Community College board approves new programs in fashion design, technical theater

Posted on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:27am

Community Impact: Austin Community College board approves new programs in fashion design, technical theater By Jack Flagler Students at Austin Community College will be able to pursue associate degrees in fashion design and technical theater after...

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ACC offers extended deadline for FAFSA

Posted on Tue, 01/08/2019 - 6:30pm

CBS Austin: ACC offers extended deadline for FAFSA Austin Community College is extending the deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program. Aid programs funded by the State of Texas have a priority deadline of January 15...

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ACC police allow officers to grow beards for cancer research

Posted on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm

KXAN News: ACC police allow officers to grow beards for cancer research   By: Chris Davis Posted: Jan 04, 2019 06:06 AM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Dozens of officers in the Austin Community College district will shave Friday for the first time in two...

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ACC Teaches Without Textbooks

Posted on Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:00am

Austin Chronicle: ACC Teaches Without Textbooks BY AUSTIN SANDERS, FRI., DEC. 21, 2018 As enrollment for the spring semester at Austin Community College gets underway, the school is encouraging students to consider signing up for "Z-classes," which...

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ACC could add to its partnership with Apple after announcement of new campus

Posted on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:31pm

CBS Austin News: ACC could add to its partnership with Apple after announcement of new campus by Adam Hammons Austin Community College said it could add to its partnership program with Apple after Thursday’s announcement of a new campus in Austin....

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ACC's Public Safety Training Center to offer drone training

Posted on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:18pm

KXAN News: ACC's Public Safety Training Center to offer drone training Steffi Lee   AUSTIN (KXAN) — As more police and fire departments turn to drones as a resource for responding to emergency scenarios, Austin Community College’s Public Safety...

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ACC donates over 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to Brown Santa Program

Posted on Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:00pm

KXAN News: ACC donates over 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to Brown Santa Program By: Susana Blandon Posted: Dec 05, 2018 05:09 PM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) — Student organizations from Austin Community College donated more than 4,300 books, games, and...

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Austin Community College asks state Legislature to provide option to end trustee runoff elections

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 9:57am

Community Impact: Austin Community College asks state Legislature to provide option to end trustee runoff elections By Jack Flagler   | 7:38 pm Dec. 3, 2018 CST On Dec. 11 voters across six counties will decide between candidates Stephanie...

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