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ACC Board of Trustees September 9 Recap

Posted on 09/11/2019 - 11:44am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019. Notable topics discussed include an update on the search for a director of ACC's Truth, Racial Healing &...

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ACC honors Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis Celebration

Posted on 09/10/2019 - 12:17pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 12th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served in the...

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ACC students, faculty, and staff practice best actions in an emergency

Posted on 09/09/2019 - 2:28pm

Austin Community College (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week September 9 through 13.  Emergency Preparedness Week is designated for the third week of every...

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Updates to Texas digital privacy laws take effect

Posted on 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.

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ACC and Facebook partner to launch new digital marketing series

Posted on 09/04/2019 - 4:07pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Facebook announce a new partnership to fuel the growing entrepreneurial industry in Austin. New Digital Marketing courses at ACC prepare students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing digital marketing...

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

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

KVUE News: 4-month plumbing and HVAC trade certification courses offered in Round Rock   By: Leslie Adami, Heather Yi

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Posted on 09/03/2019 - 2:55pm

The Austin Community College District will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.6 percent. Individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or...

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ACC closed in observance of Labor Day

Posted on 08/30/2019 - 9:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 2. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. Student support offices on campus also will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1....

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ACC’s zero-cost textbook program named finalist for Texas Star Award

Posted on 08/29/2019 - 4:57pm

The Austin Community College Z-Degree Program is recognized as one of the top performing college programs in Texas; named a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Star Award program...

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Back to School Shopping: ACC grad prepares for her first day as a 4th grade teacher

Posted on 08/29/2019 - 4:15pm

Megan Whites is setting up her classroom for the first time.  “A lot of my scholars don’t come in on the first day with the supplies they need. So, I’m definitely going to stack up on those supplies.”  One of Austin ISD’s newest 4th grade teachers...

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Suiting up: Daniel Tully splits time between fighting fires and selling homes

Posted on 08/28/2019 - 11:45am

Sirens scream overhead as Daniel Tully tugs on his boots and grabs his helmet. He always envisioned a career serving his community.  “I never know what my day will be. One call could be to a pool, the next could be in a field, fighting a grass fire...

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ACC Study: Ending straight-ticket voting will lead to fatigue

Posted on 08/28/2019 - 8:43am

An analysis from the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) indicates ending straight-ticket voting will lead to voter fatigue and “roll-off” in voting, especially among minorities and older voters.

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Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college

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

Austin American-Statesman: Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college By Lara Korte lkorte@statesman.com

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2019 Boots & Bats Gala summer update

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 2:52pm

Planning continues for the second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships. Invitations are going out this month.

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ACC Board of Trustees August 5 recap

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 2:41pm

Austin Community College District's Board of Trustees approved a proposed property tax rate, reviewed the college's financial report, and met the new president elects for employee associations during its regular August meeting. Proposed Property Tax...

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

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

KXAN News: ACC pushing to help Austinites earn more than just a minimum wage By: Yoojin Cho

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ACC expands no-cost textbook options for students through new national partnership

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 10:46am

ACC students have saved more than $3.5 million through open educational resources over the past year  Austin Community College (ACC) is one of ten colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the 2019-2020 OpenStax Institutional...

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ACCTV gets a reboot

Posted on 08/21/2019 - 3:52pm

ACCTV, under the Office of Communications & Marketing, is now part of ACC Highland. The station finalized its move from Pinnacle Campus in late July.

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ACC examines urgent workforce needs in new Workforce Development Report

Posted on 08/21/2019 - 2:30pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Chamber of Commerce released the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation highlighting ACC’s efforts to build the workforce in the region’s most in-demand...

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