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Renowned music ensemble Tropicante will perform a variety of Latin dance music during a concert from 8-10 p.m. on February 8 in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC’s campus life and residence life programs, college programming committee, and the Weeks Gallery. Additional support is provided through the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Jamestown Community College Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Auditions will be held January 18 and 19 for JCC's production of Speech and Debate.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members.

Adam Owens will direct the production, which focuses on three high school students in Salem, Oregon who unravel a sex scandal involving their teacher.

The JCC Alumni Association will present “Mystery at a Funeral” as its 30th annual interactive mystery program on January 26 and 27.

The program begins at 7 p.m. both nights in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. During the event, teams of attendees will interview a cast of suspects and piece together clues to solve the mystery.

Admission for the event is $25 per person for the general public and $23 per person for JCC Alumni Association and JCC Faculty Student Association members. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are covered in the admission cost.

JCC has been awarded a five-year, $2,250,000 Liberty Partnerships Program Grant from the New York State Education Department.

The grant will provide services through which students can master core skills that prepare them for college and careers after high school graduation. LPP was developed to reduce the number of New York state middle and high school students who are at risk for dropping out of school.

SUNY Fredonia and JCC have announced a partnership designed to give prospective students a seamless pipeline from JCC to Fredonia, with opportunities for unique academic support from JCC and vibrant student life and research opportunities at Fredonia.

A SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant is supporting the launch of a new course at JCC and providing diverse opportunities for the college to advance the study of geographic information systems (GIS).

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, a one-credit course, will be offered from 6:30-9:15 p.m. on Mondays, January 22 to February 26 on the Jamestown Campus. To register for the course, call 716.338.1018.

The JCC Foundation honored Randall J. Sweeney and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation during its annual recognition event in November.

Sweeney was the recipient of the foundation’s John D. Hamilton Award, which was established in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a past president and trustee emeritus of JCC.

Articulation agreements between JCC and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania will provide new opportunities for transfer students.

JCC graduates who hold associate’s degrees in business administration and accounting and who have met grade point and course requirements can transfer up to the equivalent of 90 semester hours to EU’s bachelor’s degree program in business administration.

JCC’s music ensembles will perform seasonal concerts on December 12 and 14. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre.

Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 338.1187, at the theatre door, or online at campusstore.sunyjcc.edu.

JCC’s choir, directed by Julie Costantini, and concert band, under the direction of Ralph Rasmusson and Richard Lundquist, performs on December12.

JCC has been approved to offer Associate in Science and certificate programs degrees in addictions counseling on the Jamestown Campus.

The programs were reviewed and approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department.

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