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Be Still My Heart by Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Earning A's: February 2019

Posted on 02/20/2019 - 4:27pm

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

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ACC hosts three panelists for Women in IT Spring Speaker Series

Posted on 02/19/2019 - 3:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its Women in IT Spring Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).  “The lack of women...

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ACC health sciences students discuss legislative issues with lawmakers

Posted on 02/18/2019 - 11:48am

Austin Community College (ACC) students and faculty join hundreds of healthcare advocates from across the state for Occupational Therapy Day at the Texas Capitol. The group will gather 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, to raise awareness of issues...

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ACC study reveals record levels of straight-ticket voting

Posted on 02/15/2019 - 1:46pm

Straight-ticket voting reached a record level of 67.49 percent of ballots cast for the U.S. Senate candidates during the November 2018 general election, a more than six percentage point (pp) increase compared to the 2014 election.

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

Donate now to the ACC Food Drive

Posted on 02/15/2019 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting donations for its spring food drive during the month of February. Donations benefit the ACC Food Pantry Program.

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ACC hosts Admiral McRaven & Ambassador Crocker for “Preventing Conflict”

Posted on 02/13/2019 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts retired Admiral William McRaven and Ambassador Ryan Crocker for “Preventing Conflict: The Role of Diplomacy and Development in Reducing Insecurity,” a conversation about lessons learned from the frontlines of...

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ACC Spring 2019 Short Semester Registration is Open

Posted on 02/12/2019 - 5:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) current and prospective students can still sign up for courses they need with short semester classes. The college offers more than 600 short semester courses. Classes are offered online and on campus on days, evenings...

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ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on 02/11/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000 (3101 Webberville Rd.) for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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Austin group working to detect, prevent infestation of zebra mussels

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

KVUE News: Austin group working to detect, prevent infestation of zebra mussels    

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ACC student's tenacity makes medical school dreams a reality

Posted on 02/07/2019 - 5:00pm

Sammy Tran is packing his bags and stethoscope for medical school. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for. I thought I would be stuck for the rest of my life doing a job that wasn’t meaningful to me, but now I’m following my dreams. I can put my...

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RN-to-BSN Program hosts site review for accreditation

Posted on 02/07/2019 - 11:55am

The ACC RN-to-BSN Nursing Program will host a site review for accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000,...

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Student tax credit form, 1098-T, now available online

Posted on 02/06/2019 - 11:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) students may qualify for an educational tax credit on their federal income tax return. Retrieve your 1098-T form now to find out. The information on Form 1098-T may be used to determine if a student is eligible to...

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ACC faculty and staff can register for low-cost pet exams

Posted on 02/06/2019 - 11:15am

Austin Community College (ACC) Veterinary Technology Department hosts a series of veterinary clinics for faculty and staff. “Students will get hands on experience with actual clients,” says Sara Ervin, veterinary technology clinical coordinator. “We...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Mervin J. Jones

Posted on 02/06/2019 - 10:32am

Meet Mervin J. Jones, Student Affairs dean.

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ACC Paints New Picture: Adrienne Hodge Featured at Art Gallery

Posted on 02/05/2019 - 3:56pm

More than a dozen pieces of art cover the walls at Collections on the Block. The Downtown Austin art gallery invites visitors to see paintings by Adrienne Hodge and explore new worlds.  “I am a big fan of space and astronomy. It is just something...

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Chef Susan Notter pastry workshop paticipants

ACC hosts world-renowned pastry chef

Posted on 02/04/2019 - 1:49pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosted professional pastry chefs from across Texas for a special one-day workshop learning the art of edible works with prominent pastry chef Susan Notter.  

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week February 4 - 9

Posted on 02/02/2019 - 1:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week February 4 - 9.

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Can Austin lead bioscience industry to collaborative, open future?

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

KXAN Austin: Can Austin lead bioscience industry to collaborative, open future?

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ACC talks Black History Month: Rosalind Cunningham

Posted on 02/01/2019 - 3:58pm

Meet Rosalind (Roz) Cunningham, a completion counselor at Eastview Campus.

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ACC President's Podcast

President's Podcast: Student Affairs at ACC

Posted on 02/01/2019 - 12:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) President/CEO, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, hosts a conversation on the evolution of student support services at ACC. With guests — Dr. Virginia Fraire, Dr. Guillermo 'Willie' Martinez, and Dr. Ruth Reinhart — Dr. Rhodes...

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