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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.

The public is invited to attend a discussion of JCC’s tobacco-free policy during special sessions in Jamestown, Dunkirk, and Olean.

Sessions will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. on September 3 in the boardroom at the North County Center in Dunkirk, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. on September 4 in the Carnahan Theatre on the Jamestown Campus, and from 11 a.m.-noon in the boardroom on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark as the Jamestown Jammers take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on August 31 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.   

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the game begins at 4:05 p.m. Diethrick Park is located at 484 Falconer St. in Jamestown.

Bleacher tickets are available to JCC alumni free of charge. Each alumnus is limited to a maximum of six tickets.

Brook Trout painting by Alberto Rey

Alberto Rey (b. 1960)
Biological Regionalism: Brown Trout II, Catskills, United States
oils on plaster, 20 by 33 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Final auditions for JCC’s production of Les Miserables will be held August 27 and 28.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. Those auditioning must prepare a song that will demonstrate vocal range and acting ability. The song does not need to be from the show, but it should be memorized and show emotion and finesse. The best singers will be invited back for final auditions in August to vie for the lead roles.

Maria M. Kindberg has been appointed dean of arts, humanities, and health sciences at JCC.

Sessions will be held August 21 and 22 at JCC for incoming students who have not already participated in advisement and registration for fall semester classes. JCC’s fall semester begins August 25.

Students named to JCC's spring 2014 part-time student dean’s list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, and included:                    

Albany: Carl Stone

Nelson J. Garifi Jr., a long-time member of JCC’s administrative staff, will begin the academic year as JCC’s executive director of academic innovation.

According to Marilyn A. Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, Garifi’s new position will allow JCC to expand on its tradition of innovation, building on emerging opportunities for new programs and services while preserving its commitment to academic excellence.

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