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First ACC IMPACT Lab company develops sensing drone for severe weather

Posted on 02/21/2022 - 5:49pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes the first company to its manufacturing incubator, the ACC IMPACT Lab.  Zpryme LLC is a research, media, and events agency focused on energy. Date: Tuesday, February 22 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where...

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ACC Experts: What to know about filing your taxes

Posted on 02/18/2022 - 2:20pm

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to impact day-to-day life. With new tax laws and stimulus checks, ACC Experts share what you need to know when it comes to preparing your taxes this year.  How has the pandemic affected your 2021 tax...

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Happening Now: ACC student competing at New York Fashion Week

Posted on 02/10/2022 - 3:06pm

Local fashion designer and ACC student Lisa Husberg is in New York competing against six other designers at the inaugural SohoMuse & Runway 7 Runway Muse show. Husberg is a member of the ACC Fashion Incubator’s designer-in-residence program...

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ACC offers two new scholarships for Certified Information System Security Professional

Posted on 02/10/2022 - 1:24pm

Applications are now open for two new scholarships for students who want to start a career in cybersecurity.  The new Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) scholarship, offered in partnership with (ISC)² Chapters, will help...

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ACC offers free COVID-19 testing for everyone

Posted on 02/08/2022 - 1:25pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) offers FREE COVID-19 testing at select campuses districtwide for students, employees, and the community. No appointment is required, and walk-ins are welcome. Testing schedule: Tues. Feb. 8, 9 am - 4 pm      

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Vote Now for the 10th Annual Eco Bag Contest

Posted on 02/08/2022 - 12:31pm

It is time to cast your vote for your favorite design on the 10th annual Eco Bag Contest. Austin Community College District (ACC) students submitted more than 30 designs, and 16 have moved forward to the final round.  You have until Friday, February...

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Getting the best value for a college degree: Transfer Tips from ACC to a University

Posted on 02/07/2022 - 9:12am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of workshops for Transfer Week Monday, February 7, to Friday, February 11. The events offer students an opportunity to connect with universities and ACC's transfer team to learn more about what...

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ACC closed Thursday & Friday, Feb. 3-4, due to winter weather conditions

Posted on 02/02/2022 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is monitoring winter weather conditions. Regional forecasts predict freezing temperatures and precipitation beginning 2/2 and continuing through 2/4. 

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ACC Student Government Association meets with U.S. Representative Doggett and Mayor Adler

Posted on 02/02/2022 - 9:45am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students hosted U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett and Austin Mayor Steve Adler in a special Zoom discussion, Monday, January 31.  The event, hosted by ACC’s Student Government Association (SGA) provided an...

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ACC’s first student elected to the Board of Trustees resigns for full-time position

Posted on 02/01/2022 - 5:11pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing for a transition in its board leadership with the departure of Trustee Nicole Eversmann.

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ACC kicks off a series of events to honor Black History Month

Posted on 01/31/2022 - 11:39am

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture, society, and community. Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes students, employees, and the community to...

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For second straight year, ACC named Best Place for Working Parents

Posted on 01/26/2022 - 12:58pm

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is designated the Best Place for Working Parents. Based on a series of questions, the college was recognized for its family-friendly policies, employee resources, and programs...

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ACC Experts: Staying financially strong during inflation

Posted on 01/26/2022 - 10:07am

Inflation is rising above its highest rate since 1982, according to the Consumer Price Index. ACC experts share what’s happening and steps you can take to stay financially stable. Written by: Karen Serna, Student Money Management Office Director No...

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ACC and Austin PBS host Ready, Set, Learn!

Posted on 01/24/2022 - 3:50pm

Finding the balance between work, school, and kids can be overwhelming. Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Austin PBS to help students with young children at home find the right balance and have fun while they’re at it. Join us...

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Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Week 2022: It Takes Everyone!

Posted on 01/14/2022 - 3:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and community partners for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Week 2022, Monday, January 17 through Friday, January 21. The events include workshops, film...

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ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted on 01/14/2022 - 8:41am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center will host a virtual remembrance event in honor of...

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ACC Expanding Career Scholars: Get up to $5,000 for tuition & fees

Posted on 01/12/2022 - 4:34pm

Applications for fall 2022 open January 15 — Selected students get money to pay for college plus personalized support services The push to make college free for everyone continues to grow, and Austin Community College District (ACC) is doing more...

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ACC Board of Trustees January 10 Recap

Posted on 01/12/2022 - 12:04pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, January 10, to hear college updates, discuss legislative priorities, appoint members to the college’s Regional Advisory Committees (RAC), and...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2022 federal legislative priorities

Posted on 01/10/2022 - 5:38pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees endorses the National Legislative Summit (NLS) Community College Federal Legislative Priorities for 2022. ACC’s Congressional delegation will attend the ACCT/AACC National Legislative...

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ACC announces new health and safety measures for Spring 2022

Posted on 01/07/2022 - 9:45am

Due to the recent spread of COVID-19 in Central Texas, Austin Community College (ACC) announces temporary changes to scale back the number of individuals on all campuses and increase safety protocols. 

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