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ACC San Gabriel welcomes its first students

Posted on 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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Still time to buy from ACC Boots & Bats art auction

Posted on 11/21/2018 - 11:38am

Austin Community College invites you to bid on one-of-a-kind artwork to support student scholarships. More than 25 pieces from the Boots & Bats Gala live auction are still available and now open for the community to bid on. Works include...

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ACC collects children's books for Brown Santa Program

Posted on 11/20/2018 - 8:35am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for its annual “I Can Read!” children’s book drive benefiting the Travis County Sheriff’s Office’s Brown Santa Program for families in need. “It’s important to remember that everyone is not as...

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ACC Trustees approve election results and order Place 8 runoff

Posted on 11/19/2018 - 2:03pm

Austin Community College’s Board of Trustees approved results of the November 6 general election and called for a runoff for Place 8 during a special meeting Monday, November 19. According to the official election results, incumbent trustees Dr....

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ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on 11/19/2018 - 10:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 26. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223-7999 in...

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ACC student soars in NASA's scholar program

Posted on 11/15/2018 - 11:10am

If you spoke to Austin Community College student Laura Colten last year, her story would sound a lot different. "I am a mother of three. I was skeptical about starting over and going back to school,” says Colten. “Would I have enough time? Will my...

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

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

KXAN: There's a cybersecurity worker shortage. This program aims to help     by: Steffi Lee Posted: Nov 14, 2018 

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

Posted on 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

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Austin Chamber Seeks Hiring Input From Business Owners

Posted on 11/14/2018 - 9:25am 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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Share your expertise: Submit a workshop proposal for annual Learning Lab Conference by 12/7

Posted on 11/13/2018 - 11:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty and staff to share their expertise or research for the annual Learning Lab Tutoring Conference. Tutoring and Beyond: Paving the Way for Student Persistence will be held Friday, February 22, at Eastview...

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ACC searches for performers for National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on 11/13/2018 - 10:33am

Austin Community College (ACC) calls for participants in observance of the National Day of Racial Healing. Falling in line with this year’s theme “What’s Your Story?”, applications from faculty, staff, and community members are being accepted to...

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Helping Hand: ACC Jewelry Department Chair joins Toolbox Initiative

Posted on 11/12/2018 - 12:19pm

“I had this dream of going to West Africa, sitting down in a jeweler’s workshop, and watching these people do the amazing things they do; even with simple tools.” ACC Professor James Lynn  Armed with suitcases filled with pliers, saws, hand tools,...

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PfISD Voters reject ACC annexation

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

Community Impact: PfISD Voters reject ACC annexation

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

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

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

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Boil Water Notice Provides Learning Opportunity for Culinary Students

Posted on 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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F1 racer Lewis Hamilton celebrating his 2015 win at COTA with trophy in hand and confetti falling around him

Follow the Journey: ACC professor & students capture official COTA photos for F1

Posted on 10/18/2018 - 4:41pm

Since the first checkered flag waved at Formula 1 (F1) in Austin, Austin Community College (ACC) adjunct professor of photography Keith Rizzo has been there to capture every moment. On Sunday, October 21, the grandstands and grass seats at Circuit...

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Save the date for the 2018 ACC Employee Holiday Party

Posted on 10/18/2018 - 11:50am

Celebrate the holiday spirit with colleagues at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel  (208 Barton Springs Rd.). Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online through ACC MarketPlace beginning November...

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A Message From IT: Websites

Posted on 10/17/2018 - 11:58am

Websites at Austin Community College (ACC) are developed using several content management systems (CMS). The nature of the content of the website may determine the CMS where the website should be constructed. These include Google Sites, WordPress,...

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IT server racks

A Message From IT: Maintenance Schedule

Posted on 10/17/2018 - 11:10am

Austin Community College’s IT Infrastructure Services will perform required maintenance in the Service Center data center 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 21. This work will cause outages for Blackboard, Web, telephone, ERP, and other systems...

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