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

Posted on 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.

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

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

KXAN News: Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China by: Kate Winkle, Yoojin Cho

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Panel discusses cultural appropriation vs appreciation

Posted on 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.

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ACC awarded $250,000 to build apprenticeships in high-demand programs

Posted on 09/21/2019 - 4:26pm

ACC partners with more than a half-dozen employers to expand IT, healthcare & manufacturing tracks The Austin Community College District (ACC) will expand apprenticeship and other earn-and-learn positions for students through a $250,000 grant...

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ACC and IBM partner to launch new apprenticeship program in Central Texas

Posted on 09/20/2019 - 4:43pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and longtime IT partner, IBM, announce a new apprenticeship program in Central Texas for students seeking careers in IT. The program, funded by a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant, aims to train 350...

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Trustees approve 2019-20 tax rate

Posted on 09/20/2019 - 8:14am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted the 2019-20 tax rate during a September 16 special meeting. The approved tax rate of $0.1049 (10.49 cents) is among the lowest of community colleges statewide. It includes $0.09...

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ACC awarded national grant to help launch new manufacturing incubator

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 12:51pm

Austin Community College (ACC) announces a third incubator at ACC Highland to build the manufacturing industry in Central Texas. Date: Wednesday, September 25Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.Location: ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000, 6101 Highland Campus Dr.

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ACC President's Podcast

President's Podcast: Implementing Guided Pathways for Student Success

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 11:53am

In 2016, the Austin Community College District (ACC) began its work to implement Guided Pathways at the college to provide a clear, easy to follow road map to on-time completion so students can achieve their academic and career goals. ACC President/...

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Meet the 2019-2020 Full-Time Faculty Senate President

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 11:15am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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

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

Community Impact: YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus By Jack Flagler   

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda, El Centro founder, retires

Posted on 09/18/2019 - 10:21am

As a child, Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda couldn't envision a future in higher education because he didn't see people like himself going to college.

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ACC working to replace ERP and SIS systems, inventory records

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 3:09pm

Enterprise Resource Planning and Student Information System ProjectACC is currently engaged in an effort to replace its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Student Information System. The college is moving to a centralized content management...

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Month-in-Review: August 2019

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 2:33pm

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Congratulations August Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 1:07pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for August 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek...

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Earning As: September 2019

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 1:04pm

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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Meet the 2019-2020 Classified Association President

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

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines global hunger in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 9:01am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion on the rise in global hunger rates as part of the college's fall 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, September 25, from 5 to 7...

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New scholarship for Elgin veteran students

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 8:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) veteran students now have an opportunity to earn additional financial assistance for college with the new Bastrop County Veterans Educational Scholarship.

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September Bond Projects Update

Posted on 09/12/2019 - 8:36am

Construction crews at Highland Phase 2 and Rio Grande campuses have been hard at work this summer to make progress on the sites. Highland Campus Phase 2 constructionBy: Pamela Collier, ACC Highland Phase 2 Project Manager

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