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Celtic rock performed by Scythian will be featured during the opening reception for “Dan Reidy and Nathan Naetzker: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy” on February 5 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The artists will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. Scythian performs at 7 and a reception, featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, begins at 8:30.

A new partnership between JCC and a Swedish-based organization operating 17 independent schools is expected to bring nearly 200 international visitors to the Jamestown area this summer. 

According to Grant Umberger, director of continuing education for JCC's Jamestown Campus, the college has been collaborating with Internationella Engelski Skolan (IES) to create a comprehensive two-week program allowing visiting students between the ages of 12 and 18 to be immersed in the English language, American culture, nature, sports, and diverse interactive hands-on educational activities.

The JCC Alumni Association's “Mystery at the Big Italian Wedding” on January 28 and 29 has sold out. Ticket reservations are no longer being taken.

“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to this year's mystery,” said Elizabeth Booth, JCC's director of alumni affairs.

 

The Jamestown Community College Alumni Association honored several “Alumni Nurses of Distinction” at a recent dinner.

The annual recognition honors nursing graduates who have distinguished themselves as healthcare providers. Each honoree was nominated by his or her employer.

The program also featured guest speakers and JCC nursing faculty members Deborah Johnston BS, RN, Kathy Taydus, DNP, RN, and Kelly Whitver, MS, RN who outlined a maternity simulation immersion project.

Ntare Ali Gault and the Njozi Ensemble will perform during the annual community-wide observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 6 p.m. on January 17 on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

A pre-program performance by Steel Pan Alley, an ensemble of the Infinity Performing Arts Program, will begin at 5:45. The ensemble, under the instruction of Howie Feldman, will also perform with members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church youth choir during the program.

Advisement and registration for individuals who plan to enroll for the spring semester at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on January13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Advisement and registration at the Cattaraugus County Campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Spring semester courses begin January 18. Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.338.1065 on the Jamestown Campus and 716.338.7520 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Cummins Foundation has given $50,000 over a three-year period toward the purchase of educational equipment for JCC's new science center.

The Cummins gift will provide several compound and dissecting microscopes, as well as a global warming and greenhouse effect lab kit, for the science center. The 26,762 square foot facility, which is scheduled for completion in January 2011 on the Jamestown Campus, will house JCC's biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and geology programs.

JCC faculty members Gregory Rabb and Karen Weyant received the 2011 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Rabb received the award for excellence in teaching while Ms. Weyant was honored for excellence in scholarship and creative activities.

Faculty, librarians, and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor's Award were honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

Daniel Powers, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's 35th commencement at the Cattaraugus County Campus on May 20 and 61st commencement at the Jamestown Campus on May 21.

The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 625 spring 2011 graduates, 199 December 2010 graduates, and 63 summer 2010 graduates.

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