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Registration is under way for late starting fall semester courses:

Cattaraugus County Campus: Criminal Justice and Substance Abusers, Gangs and Criminal Justice, Introduction to the World Wide Web, Introduction to Electronic Word Processing, Athletes & Academic Achievement, and General Psychology.

 An instructional basketball shooting clinic for area youth will be held on October JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The clinic is open to boys and girls ages eight to 17 and will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex. The registration fee is $25. Participants should pack a lunch or plan to purchase pizza and a drink at JCC.

The program will be conducted by JCC head men’s basketball coach Michael Cordovano and assistant coach Matt Cummings with assistance from members of JCC’s men’s basketball team.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will sponsor a Holiday Marketplace & Handmade Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 15 in JCC’s College Center, 260 North Union St., Olean. Proceeds from the event will benefit JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association scholarship fund.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at JCC has received a $96,986 grant to enhance assistance to individuals and businesses in northern Chautauqua County. The one-year grant, awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be used to provide expanded outreach to business owners and entrepreneurs through the SBDC office at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association will conduct a scholarship dodgeball tournament on October 17 in the event room at Good Times of Olean. Proceeds from the event benefit JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association scholarship fund.

JCC’s Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 13.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Student Union and participants can also choose among 20-minute sessions on internships, financial aid, JCC’s honors program, transferability of JCC credits, and options for undecided students. Guided campus tours are offered also.

Forty-six students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in August 2014. Eight students earned high honors (3.50-3.99 GPA) and five students earned honors (3.25-3.49 GPA).

Graduates included:

The May 2014 graduates of the nursing program on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean achieved a 100% on their first attempt to pass the national licensure exam to become registered nurses.

Each of the 29 students completed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing over the summer. The exam measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry level nurse.

JCC is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African counties, as well as advisories from the New York State Department of Health.

Currently, the CDC states that this outbreak does not pose a significant threat to the United States.

JCC's Endangered Earth film series begins another year on September 11.

The series, sponsored by JCC’s sustainability program, is free and open to the public. The films begin at 7 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre and feature a guided post-screening discussion. For additional information, contact the JCC’s office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.

“The Wisdom to Survive,” which will be shown on September 11, examines reactions to climate change among leaders in science, economics, and spirituality.