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JCC received backing from Assemblyman Joseph Giglio to fund a one-time safety project by granting JCC an $8,000 2009-2010 member item to purchase and install six automated external defibrillators (AED) at its Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. An AED was placed in each of the six buildings on campus.

Five JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier this month at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Aubrey Richir from JCC's Jamestown Campus and Melissa Graves, Mariah Wild, Amber Cheladyn, and Chad Austin from the Cattaraugus County Campus were accompanied by JCC faculty members Gregory Rabb and Martha Zenns. The JCC students represented Sweden and Latvia.

JCC's course on the EU simulation is taught via interactive television technology between the Jamestown and Olean campuses.

JCC's Jamestown Campus recently hosted a regional workshop for the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT).

NAPBIRT, the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair, sponsors regional workshops throughout the country but the JCC event was the first for this area.

“The regional workshop is a great resource for people who want to share and better their craft,” said Bill Eckstrom, an adjunct music faculty member at JCC and workshop presenter.

Students in JCC's World Politics course participated in a live interactive interview with John Park, international expert on Korea and Korean relations at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC in early February.

The students will play the roles of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea in an online simulation during March and April with students from various colleges throughout the U.S.

Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Cassadaga Valley, Fredonia, Maple Grove, Persell Middle School, Ripley, Sherman, Southwestern, and Washington Middle School will be held March 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Spectators are welcome to attend the matches which will be conducted in Scharmann Theatre in the Arts and Sciences Center.

The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that JCC is a 2009 Tree Campus USA college for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

JCC is the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college. JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center are included in the designation.

Bard College and Cornell University were the other New York state schools named to the Tree Campus USA list.

JCC will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day during Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored annually by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Dolecki art pieceJCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 22.

The reception, featuring the talent of Cale Hawkins, a long-time student in the Infinity Performing Arts Program, is free and open to the public.

The reception and exhibition are sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and Falconer Printing & Design.

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to Jamestown Community College's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2010.

Participants can submit one packet of three unpublished original poems by the July 1 deadline. Initial judging will be conducted by JCC faculty with finalists' poems sent to a published poet for selection of winners.

Bryon Hurt will present his documentary, “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” at 4 p.m. on April 16 in Murphy Auditorium at St. Bonaventure University to open Olean's Diversity Weekend. Diversity Weekend is co-sponsored by A Call to Men of Olean, the program committee at Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County Campus, and St. Bonaventure University.

This year's programs will focus on how men can demonstrate their respect to women in meaningful ways. All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

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