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The Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold an ArtParty for the opening of Barbara Proud's “First Comes Love: Radical Spirits, Civil Rights, and the Sexual Evolution” exhibition on June 15.

The gallery will open at 6 p.m. Ms. Proud will discuss her work during an artist's talk at 6:30. Zili Misik, an all-female Afro-Caribbean band from Boston, performs at 7:15, followed by a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and wine and beer tasting.

New transfer articulation agreements between JCC and Medaille College provide for online completion of degrees in health information administration and homeland security.

A festival featuring Native American themes and performances by renowned Native Americans Gary Farmer and Kevin Locke will be featured during JCC's Native American Film Festival in March.

The festival, which features events on March 10 and 11 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus and on March 18 at the Fredonia Opera House, is sponsored by JCC's Faculty Student Association and College Program Committee.

Additional information on the festival can be obtained by calling Shannon Bessette, 716.338.1223.

K. David Harrison, a linguist and activist for the documentation and preservation of endangered languages, will be present during the screening of the Sundance Film Festival documentary, “The Linguists,” on March 8 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, is free and open to the public. Program sponsors are the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Arts and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association.

JCC will hold an Adult Learner Information Night at 6 p.m. on March 9 on the Jamestown Campus. Visitors are encouraged to check in at the admissions office, located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center.

 The sixth annual Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Beaty-Warren Middle School, Fillmore Central School, Fredonia Middle School, Friendship Central School, Otto-Eldred Central School, Ripley Central School, Sherman Central School, and Southwestern Central School, will be held Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Spectators are welcome to attend the matches, which will be conducted in Lenna Theatre in Hultquist Library.

The students have spoken, and, according to the 2010 Student Opinion Survey administered by the State University of New York (SUNY), JCC earned top grades.

Parents of high school students who are taking courses through JCC's College Connections program are invited to a public forum to learn more about the program.

The forums will be held at JCC locations from 7 to 8 p.m. Sessions are set for February 7 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, February 10 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and February 17 at the Jamestown Campus. Reservations are not required.

Maria Kindberg, College Connections coordinator, will provide details on courses available to qualified students through the program at area high schools.

JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals during April in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The programs are free and open to the public.

The student recital begins at 7 p.m. on April 21. Scheduled to perform are Ethan Hennard and David Nicastro, guitar; Caitlin Kopher, Jessica McCoy, Mary Kay Rambuski, and Allyson Willoughby, sopranos; Megan Shay, viola; and Josh Wilmot, tenor.

The Jayhawk women's basketball team won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region 3 title in a 64-53 win over Genesee Community College on February 28.

The JCC women's team now heads to Westchester Community College for a district title game against Monroe College on March 6. The winner of the game will play in the national tournament March 17-20 in Peoria, IL.

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