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Christopher Nowinski will be on hand to discuss “Head Games,” a documentary on concussion-related injuries, at JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 31. The event, free and open to the public, begins with a reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre lobby, followed by the film screening at 8.

 

The legacy inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign for civil rights will be commemorated during “Reflections On Resistance,” a program by documentary filmmaker and author Jen Marlowe at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

LouAnne Johnson, author of the international bestseller Dangerous Minds and the award-winning young adult novel Muchacho, will present two programs at JCC's Jamestown Campus on February 12 and 13. The programs, free and open to the public, are sponsored by JCC's Teacher Education Club and campus life and residence life programs.

Marie T. Carrubba has been appointed to JCC's board of trustees by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Her term will expire in June 2018.

Ms. Carrubba, executive director of the Southwestern Independent Living Center, Inc. since 1984, earned bachelor's and juris doctor degrees at the University of Buffalo. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983.

 

The founders of the 5 Gyres Institute, an organization established to reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans, will present “The Perils of Plastic: Notes From the Ocean” at 7 p.m. on April 16 and noon on April 17 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Admission is free. The program is sponsored by JCC's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics division as part of its Celebration of Science series. For more information, call 716.338.1315.

Seven area high school students competed in a College Connections student speech contest at JCC's Jamestown Campus in early May.

 

The community is invited to join the Do One Thing campaign to raise awareness about environmental sustainability.

 

Pledges of action – from recycling to starting a garden to riding a bike rather than driving a car – have been posted by JCC students and staff and several community members. Tom Meara, JCC's sustainability program coordinator, hopes at least 1000 pledges will be posted by Earth Week, which begins April 22.

A four-part “Endangered Earth” film series, sponsored by JCC's office of sustainability, begins April 9. Free and open to the public, the films are shown at 7 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre. A guided discussion is conducted at the conclusion of each film.

The series is held in conjunction with JCC's college program committee and Earth Awareness Club. For additional information, contact the JCC's office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.

Early auditions will be held on June 17 and 18 for JCC's production of Anything Goes, which will be performed in the fall. The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to students and community members. People trying out should memorize a song to sing and bring the sheet music and should also wear comfortable clothing for learning a dance routine.

The musical will be directed by Robert Schlick with technical direction by Steven Gustafson. Rehearsals begin in September and performances are set for selected dates in November.

A total of 177 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2012. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50-3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25-3.49 GPA. Graduates include:

 

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