ACC in the News

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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Voters in sprawling ACC district to choose Place 8 trustee

Posted on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:57pm

  Austin-American Statesman: Voters in sprawling ACC district to choose Place 8 trustee   By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz  Posted Nov 30, 2018 at 1:26 PMUpdated Nov 30, 2018 at 7:01 PM Voters in parts of six Central Texas counties will decide in a runoff Dec...

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NASA Program Takes Texas State Student To Langley Research Center

Posted on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 2:57pm

San Marcos Corridor News: NASA Program Takes Texas State Student To Langley Research Center   "The whole experience was pretty life changing,” Maku said. “It was just really nice to be able to get an inside look on the types of things that go on at...

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ACC San Gabriel welcomes its first students

Posted on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 2:18pm

Community Impact: ACC San Gabriel welcomes its first students By Abby Bora   |  7:43 am Nov. 21, 2018 CST  Less than two months into its first fall semester, Austin Community College’s San Gabriel campus had 893 students, according to ACC data....

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There's a cybersecurity worker shortage. This program aims to help

Posted on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:33pm

KXAN: There's a cybersecurity worker shortage. This program aims to help     by: Steffi Lee Posted: Nov 14, 2018  AUSTIN (KXAN) — Joshua Wilson was always drawn to learning about cybersecurity.  “I had a friend back in Washington D.C. and I would...

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Turning Malls into a College: Transforming malls into campuses and schoolhouses into malls

Posted on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:21am

University Business Magazine: Turning Malls into a College: Transforming malls into campuses and schoolhouses into malls James Martin and James E. Samels October 5, 2018 The 1983 comedy Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd tells the...

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Austin Chamber Seeks Hiring Input From Business Owners

Posted on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:25am

Patch.com: Austin Chamber Seeks Hiring Input From Business Owners   By Tony Cantu Nov 8, 2018 AUSTIN, TEXAS — Business owners: The Greater Austin Chamber wants to hear from you with a survey aimed at identifying key challenges faced in identifying,...

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PfISD Voters reject ACC annexation

Posted on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:03pm

Community Impact: PfISD Voters reject ACC annexation Kevin Pakenham, spokesperson for Pflugerville Residents for Responsible Taxation, a group that led efforts opposing Pflugerville ISD’s annexation into the Austin Community College district said he...

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Runoff election set for ACC board of trustees seat; two incumbents win re-election

Posted on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:57pm

Community Impact: Runoff election set for ACC board of trustees seat; two incumbents win re-election   Stephanie Gharakanian, special counsel for the Workers Defense Project, and Sarah Mills, director of Public Policy and Government Relations at the...

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Boil Water Notice Provides Learning Opportunity for Culinary Students

Posted on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 7:00pm

Spectrum News: Boil Water Notice Provides Learning Opportunity for Culinary Students October 25, 2018  AUSTIN, Texas — Austin's boil water notice has posed significant challenges for people in the city, and as well as local restaurants. For culinary...

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ACC golf fundraiser to benefit students

Posted on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:18pm

Austin American Statesman: ACC golf fundraiser to benefit students Austin Community College will host its 13th annual Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. Friday to benefit the college’s Student Emergency Fund, which helps students who are facing crisis cover...

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Beto O'Rourke appears at ACC, to appear at UT-Austin as part of college campus tour

Posted on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 5:04pm

KVUE News: Beto O'Rourke appears at ACC, to appear at UT-Austin as part of college campus tour AUSTIN — U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) announced his "Fight for our Future" campus tour. First stop? Austin Community College. O'Rourke...

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Austin Community College District gets $2 million grant in support of Army Futures Command

Posted on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:04pm

KVUE News: Austin Community College District gets $2 million grant in support of Army Futures Command   AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott on Monday announced a $2 million grant to the Austin Community College District to help build facilities supporting...

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Phase 2 of ACC Round Rock campus opens

Posted on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:05pm

KXAN: Phase 2 of ACC Round Rock campus opens   ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Austin Community College's second stage of expansion at its Round Rock campus is officially ready for students. ACC is hosting a grand opening of the space at 4400 College...

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Texas GOP looks to ride out ‘blue wave,’ with help from straight-ticket voters

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:00pm

Houston Chronicle: Texas GOP looks to ride out 'blue wave,' with help from straight-ticket voters   Andrea Zelinski Sep. 25, 2018 AUSTIN — Texas Republicans scoff at Democratic predictions of a blue wave and brag that GOP dominance in state...

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Facebook partnering with Austin Community College to create new certificate program

Posted on Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:55pm

KVUE News: Facebook partnering with Austin Community College to create new certificate program Shawna Reding September 24, 2018   AUSTIN — Austin Community College is teaming up with Facebook to create a new certificate program, a statement...

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ACC hosts 11th annual Díez y Seis event for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 6:04pm

KXAN News: ACC hosts 11th annual Díez y Seis event for Hispanic Heritage Month By: Matthew Prendergast Sep 17, 2018 10:43 PM CDT AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Community College celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with their 11th annual Díez y Seis event...

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Business leaders need to know: How are we training workers for this demanding economy?

Posted on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:04pm

Austin Business Journal: Business leaders need to know: How are we training workers for this demanding economy?   By Kimberly Reeves The shift in how Austin-based hospital operator Ascension Seton thought about workforce development came with the...

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Debate on Pflugerville annexation into ACC heats up

Posted on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:04pm

Austin-American Statesman: Debate on Pflugerville annexation into ACC heats up By: Mike Parker, Austin Community Newspapers Staff Despite being months away from Election Day, a robust discussion is already underway on whether the Pflugerville area...

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ACC to offer drop-in child care for those juggling school and parenthood

Posted on Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:03pm

KXAN News: ACC to offer drop-in child care for those juggling school and parenthood   By: Yoojin Cho Sep 11, 2018 AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Community College is now moving forward with its plan to build a drop-in child care center at its Highland...

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Continuing Education Courses to be offered at LHHS

Posted on Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:04am

THE INDEPENDENT, LIBERTY HILL: Continuing Education Courses to be offered at LHHS AUGUST 20, 2018 By Rachel Madison Continuing education courses in both HVAC and plumbing will be offered to area adults through Austin Community College at Liberty...

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State-of-the-art law enforcement training center opens at ACC Hays

Posted on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:44pm

KXAN News: State-of-the-art law enforcement training center opens at ACC Hays By: Alyssa Goard Aug 16, 2018 KYLE, Texas (KXAN) -- This fall Austin Community College's Hays campus will have a new addition: the Public Safety Training Center. The...

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Pflugerville voters to decide in November whether to join ACC district

Posted on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:04pm

Austin-American Statesman: Pflugerville voters to decide in November whether to join ACC district By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff Thursday, August 16, 2018 Voters in the Pflugerville school district will decide in November whether...

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Fall brings new classes to ACC Hays campus

Posted on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:24pm

Hays Free Press: Fall brings new classes to ACC Hays campus BY CYNDY BARTON ON AUGUST 1, 2018 Retired Texas Ranger GW Hildebrand gets a twinkle in his eye when he talks about Austin Community College’s new Hays Criminal Justice and Emergency...

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ACC, Verizon partnership brings technology to Elgin

Posted on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:34pm

Elgin Courier: ACC, Verizon partnership brings technology to Elgin   Tuesday, July 31, 2018  By: Julianne Hodges For many rural students with an interest in technology, hands-on experience and access to equipment can be nearly impossible to come by...

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Capital Metro changes service agreements with Austin Community College, University of Texas

Posted on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 7:54pm

Community Impact: Capital Metro changes service agreements with Austin Community College, University of Texas By Amy Denney  July 30, 2018 Longstanding agreements with two higher education institutions in Austin were renewed Monday by the Capital...

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What investigators are looking for in deadly apartment fire

Posted on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:35pm

KXAN News: What investigators are looking for in deadly apartment fire   by:  Phil Prazan   Alyssa Goard Posted: Jul 23, 2018 SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Determining the cause and origin of a deadly fire that ripped through a San Marcos apartment...

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CapMetro leaders to discuss free rides for ACC students, staff

Posted on Sat, 07/28/2018 - 7:34pm

Spectrum News: CapMetro leaders to discuss free rides for ACC students, staff   By Spectrum News Staff  | July 28, 2018  AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin Community College students and staff could soon be able to ride CapMetro for free. The plan would allow...

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Job openings grow as Austin area battles skills gap

Posted on Thu, 07/26/2018 - 1:04pm

Austin-American Statesman: Job openings grow as Austin area battles skills gap By Bob Sechler - American-Statesman Staff The latest sign of the surging economy in the Austin metro area is, literally, a sign — “Help Wanted.” Postings for local job...

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Austin Community College grant to fund job training

Posted on Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:30pm

Austin-American Statesman: Austin Community College grant to fund job training   By Staff - American-Statesman staff Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The Austin Community College District will provide specialized job training through a $312,000 Skills and...

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State Rep. Celia Israel: Annexing Pflugerville into ACC has value

Posted on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:27am

Austin-American Statesman: State Rep. Celia Israel: Annexing Pflugerville into ACC has value July 16, 2018 By Celia Israel, State Representative An election issue is shaping up that will directly benefit Pflugerville: joining the Austin Community...

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Army Futures Command impact bigger than just 500 planned jobs

Posted on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:34am

KXAN News: Army Futures Command impact bigger than just 500 planned jobs   By: Yoojin Cho Jul 13, 2018 AUSTIN (KXAN) — It's now official. The United States Army is bringing its Futures Command to Austin. They'll be setting up shop downtown at the...

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Moody's assigns Aa1 to Austin Community College District, TX's Series 2018 Limited Tax Bonds; Outlook Stable

Posted on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:57pm

Business Insider: Moody's assigns Aa1 to Austin Community College District, TX's Series 2018 Limited Tax Bonds; Outlook Stable 10 Jul 2018 New York, July 10, 2018 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned an Aa1 rating to Austin Community College...

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Texas Tech partners with Austin Community College

Posted on Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:04pm

KJTV: Texas Tech partners with Austin Community College LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech partners with Austin Community College to make it easier for students to transfer. This agreement also launches the "Tech Teach Across Texas" partnership between...

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ACC will launch bachelor’s degree program for registered nurses in fall

Posted on Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:34am

Austin-American Statesman: ACC will launch bachelor’s degree program for registered nurses in fall By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The program is designed for people who have already earned a nursing...

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ACC celebrates renovated, revitalized African American Cultural Center

Posted on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:34pm

Austin-American Statesman: ACC celebrates renovated, revitalized African American Cultural Center By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff Monday, June 18, 2018 The renovated African American Cultural Center can now display artifacts...

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Health professions programs expanding on ACC, Texas State Round Rock campuses

Posted on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:35pm

Community Impact: Health professions programs expanding on ACC, Texas State Round Rock campuses By Kirby Killough   | 8:32 am June 16, 2018   | Updated 5:01 pm June 18, 2018 Located in Round Rock’s higher education district off of University...

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Buffalo Soldiers program share tales at Austin Community College Juneteenth celebration

Posted on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:34pm

Austin-American Statesman: Buffalo Soldiers program share tales at Austin Community College Juneteenth celebration Juneteenth is a U.S. holiday honoring African-American heritage, which commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in...

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