News https://www.austincc.edu/news/feed en A Message from the President: June 2, 2020 https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/06/message-president-june-2-2020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>To: Faculty, Staff and Students<br />From: Richard M. Rhodes <br />Date: June 2, 2020 <br /><br /><strong>Subject:</strong> A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT</p> <hr /><p>Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,</p> <p>This week, we begin classes for the summer 2020 semester amid a global pandemic and a growing national crisis. I usually send a welcome message at this point of the semester, but our reality demands something different. What is happening in our communities and across the nation cannot go unnoticed.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:36:17 +0000 jessicavess 46728 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/06/message-president-june-2-2020#comments What your colleagues are doing: Music Professor Virginia Volpe https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/what-your-colleagues-are-doing-music-professor-virginia-volpe <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div><span>ACC Music Professor Virginia Volpe created a virtual performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with the ACC Choir. Students were responsible for mixing individual recordings to make one master track. Listen to it <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-WISAw-8LtJBNGKkBFWZStZo1SybtAqn/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /></span></div> <div> </div> <div> </div></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2020 19:27:17 +0000 victoria.garza 46716 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/what-your-colleagues-are-doing-music-professor-virginia-volpe#comments Earning As: April/May 2020 https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/earning-aprilmay-2020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.</em></p> <p><strong>Rosa Carrasco</strong>, ACC Engineering professor, was featured in the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) newsletter. She shares the most rewarding part of her job and a memorable teaching experience. Read her profile <a href="https://www.nisod.org/2020/03/10/nisodprofiles-rosa-carrasco/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2020 16:54:50 +0000 victoria.garza 46715 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/earning-aprilmay-2020#comments Congratulations April 2020 Bravo Award Recipients https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/congratulations-april-2020-bravo-award-recipients <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April 2020. The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC.</p> <p><strong>Cypress Creek</strong><br />Linda Haywood</p> <p><strong>Eastview</strong><br />Darrell Merriweather<br />Jessica Oest<br />Lucia Ponce</p> <p><strong>Highland Business Center</strong><br />Haydeana Gaviria</p></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2020 16:48:55 +0000 victoria.garza 46714 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/congratulations-april-2020-bravo-award-recipients#comments Fashion Incubator and Fashion Design students create graduation stoles for ACC faculty, staff https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/fashion-incubator-and-fashion-design-students-create-graduation-stoles-acc-faculty <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff who earn a new credential from another institution will soon have a special Riverbat stole to wear at graduation.</p> <p>The idea originated during a meeting between all the employee associations and the President's Cabinet.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2020 16:46:18 +0000 victoria.garza 46713 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/fashion-incubator-and-fashion-design-students-create-graduation-stoles-acc-faculty#comments Summer registration seeing positive trends https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/summer-registration-seeing-positive-trends <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>After a vigorous start, summer registration numbers have steadied but continue to show positive trends despite the COVID-19 outbreak.</p> <p>About 13,800 students enrolled on the first day of registration, which grew to nearly 18,700 students in the first week.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2020 16:40:25 +0000 victoria.garza 46712 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/summer-registration-seeing-positive-trends#comments ACC Frontline Heroes: Facilities Support staff https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/acc-frontline-heroes-facilities-support-staff <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>While Austin Community College (ACC) students and the majority of faculty and staff have been working remotely since Friday, March 13, the facilities support team has remained on campus assisting with the college's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2020 16:32:08 +0000 victoria.garza 46711 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/acc-frontline-heroes-facilities-support-staff#comments Taking hands-on learning online: Professional Nursing https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/taking-hands-learning-online-professional-nursing <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img src="https://www.austincc.edu/sites/default/files/articles/images/Nursing%20Virtual%20Triage%20Simulation.jpg" alt="Screenshot from ACC's Professional Nursing virtual triage simulation" title="Screenshot from ACC's Professional Nursing virtual triage simulation" class="rb-caption" data-delta="1" data-fid="37137" data-media-element="1" width="1398" height="800" /></p></div></div></div> Thu, 28 May 2020 22:14:17 +0000 victoria.garza 46703 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/taking-hands-learning-online-professional-nursing#comments Save big on college at ACC with generous financial support programs https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/save-big-college-acc-generous-financial-support-programs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr">Austin Community College (ACC) works to connect students with financial support to help them stay on track toward their college and career goals. Extra support, in addition to continued resources, is available during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.</p> <p dir="ltr">Below is a list of financial support opportunities available to ACC students.</p> <hr /><p dir="ltr"> </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Scholarships</strong></p></div></div></div> Wed, 27 May 2020 21:06:18 +0000 sydney.pruitt 46640 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/save-big-college-acc-generous-financial-support-programs#comments ACC closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/acc-closed-monday-may-25-observance-memorial-day <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr">Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. Staff will resume remote operations 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.</p> <p dir="ltr">Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend. The college’s pass/no pass grading option remains in effect for summer. Students may view the <a href="http://www6.austincc.edu/schedule/">summer course schedule</a> online. Classes start Monday, June 1. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 22 May 2020 20:18:45 +0000 sydney.pruitt 46649 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/05/acc-closed-monday-may-25-observance-memorial-day#comments