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The Community Reads Project at JCCs Cattaraugus County Campus has chosen Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich as its next reading selection. 

The Community Reads Project is part of the “one book, one community” movement that has spread across the U.S. from Seattle where it originated.

Community Reads is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Program Committee and Faculty Student Association. All events are free and open to the public. Paperback copies of Love Medicine are available for $5 in JCC's campus store.

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.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions for their spring production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, at 7:30 p.m. on November 22 and 23 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.

Auditions are open to members of the community as well as all JCC students. Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute monologue and expect to do “cold” readings from the script.

JCC's Faculty Student Association and college program committee will sponsor a performance by mezzo soprano and hometown artist Dawn Pierce at 2 p.m. on July 10 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

JCC, with help from CashCourse®, an online resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE), is taking a proactive approach to improving its students' financial well-being.

More than 550 colleges and universities across the U.S. are using CashCourse, a free, unbiased, and noncommercial financial education solution for students and recent graduates.

For the 12th straight year, JCC will host the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 men's golf championship at Chautauqua Golf Club June 6-10.

Practice rounds will be held on Monday with competition rounds scheduled Tuesday through Friday. Tee times are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. Team and individual score sheets will be posted. Several of the competitors are All-American and region medalists.

Tickets are available for JCC's March 29 bowling fundraiser to benefit a week of student community service.

Fountain Bowl in Jamestown is partnering with JCC to offer a special bowling rate from 5-10 p.m. on March 29. For $15, bowlers will get two games, shoe rental, and food specials. Proceeds will benefit JCC's Alternative Spring Break program. For tickets, contact Jessica Kubiak or Kim Irland at 716.338.1000.

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