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Residents of the Salamanca and Irving areas can choose from a variety of spring semester credit courses to be offered by JCC. All offerings are evening courses.

 

JCC's choir, concert band, and jazz and rock ensembles will showcase a variety of music styles during upcoming winter concerts in Scharmann Theatre. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716/338-1187, or at the theatre door prior to performances.

JCC students now have additional opportunities to pursue a bachelor's degree without leaving the area, through a new agreement between JCC and Excelsior College, a world leader in distance education.

The agreement provides JCC students and alumni with opportunities for streamlined credit transfer as they seek to earn four-year degrees and enhance their career opportunities. Students who transfer to Excelsior from JCC also will qualify for reduced tuition and fees at Excelsior.

Action taken at the June meeting of JCC's board of trustees could enlarge JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and pave the way for new academic offerings.

 

The board authorized college officials to purchase and renovate the Knights of Columbus facility on Hamilton Street in Olean, adjacent to the campus. The acquisition is dependent on the availability of funds and approval from SUNY.

 

Representatives of JCC and Cheju Halla College, South Korea recently signed a letter of intent setting the stage for cross-enrollments between the two colleges.

Sung-Hun Kim, vice president of Halla College, Sung-Jong Moon, professor of tourism and director of Halla's Language Education Center, and Michael J. Milne, assistant professor of English and special advisor for Halla's Center for International Affairs, visited JCC earlier this month to tour the campus and review JCC's program offerings and admissions procedures.

JCC and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities will sponsor a poetry reading by Gerry Crinnin and Jae Newman at 7 p.m. on November 18 in the Sarita Weeks Reception Hall on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“This is only a test.”

That was part of a communication broadcast via e-mail, voice mail, and text messaging to JCC students, faculty, and staff earlier this month as the college tested NY-Alert, a safety notification system. According to Susan Bronstein, director of human resources and campus-wide safety, the test was a success.

JCC recently entered into several transfer articulation agreements with D'Youville College in Buffalo.

The agreements are designed for JCC students who plan to transfer to D'Youville for a bachelor's degree in business management or exercise and sports studies, or for a  bachelor's degree and a master's degree in international business.

Professional storyteller Karima Amin will be featured during a community-wide observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19 on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Mystery at the Bingo Hall, the JCC Alumni Association's 21st original, interactive mystery, is set for 7 p.m. on January 30 and 31 in JCC's Carnahan Center.

Admission, which includes hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served throughout the evening, is $20 per person for the general public and $17.50 for members of the alumni association or JCC's Faculty Student Association. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the alumni office at 716.338.1056.

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