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Spanish in Guatemala: Explore and Volunteer, a four-credit course that provides participants the opportunity to receive instruction in Spanish and perform career-related volunteer work in Antigua, will be offered May 29 through June 12.

The cost of the trip, which includes housing, meals, and roundtrip airfare to Guatemala City, is $2,500. The first deposit is due March 15. To register for the course, or to obtain additional details, contact JCC faculty members Theresa Baginski, 716.338.1159, or Andrea Turton, 716.376.7550.

The Bonnie Loch Fiddlers, under the direction of Sue Tillotson, will perform at 7 p.m. on March 10 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Cutco Foundation, Olean Medical Group, and the JCC Faculty Student Association.

A total of 152 students earned degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2009. Three students earned highest honors, 35 earned high honors, and 23 earned honors.

Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Social Science - Nancy Gallets of Jamestown; Associate in Science (A.S.)-Business: Business Administration - Krista Hurley of Fredonia; and Certificate-Computer-Aided Design and Numerical Control - Beau Kibbey of Warren.

Ninety-seven students at JCC's Jamestown Campus were inducted into the Alpha Kappa Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, on February 27.

Robert B. Anderson, a JCC alumnus from the class of 1990 and principal of Gowanda High School, was the guest speaker.

A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.

JCC has updated transfer articulation agreements with D'Youville College, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

The agreements, which facilitate the transfer of JCC graduates into bachelor's degree programs, are among many which JCC has with numerous four-year institutions.

 

 

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.

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 26-August 13 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

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.

Films featuring Native American themes and performances by renowned Native Americans Joanne Shenandoah, Doug George Kanentiio, and John Trudell will be featured during the Native American Film Festival at JCC April 29-May 1.

Admission to a performance by Trudell and the band Bad Dog on May 1 is $5. All other events in the festival are free. Although the April 29 film will be shown in Fredonia, other festival films and events are held on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

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.

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