Students in JCC's occupational therapy assistant degree program participated in a recent campaign to increase awareness of health issues related to heavy and improperly worn backpacks.
As part of National School Backpack Awareness Day, Sara Elifritz, Ashley Johnson, Stephanie McConnell, and Jammy Noyes visited a seventh grade health class at George Washington Middle School in Jamestown to educate younger students and their teachers about safe backpack use.
JCC has successfully won a fourth bid to host the National Junior College Athletic Association men's Division 3 golf championships at Chautauqua Golf Club for another three years.
Students taking the new biotechnology courses at JCC will be imaging three-dimensional pictures of DNA and proteins on computers.
They will be learning how to make protein mutants in animal cells in culture.
They'll extract DNA from their own cheek cells for a representation of themselves more accurate than any photograph: their own absolutely unique DNA fingerprint.
A total of 410 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College.
The students named to the list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.
JCC's production of Peter Pan opens November 7 in Scharmann Theatre.
Peter Pan is directed by Robert Schlick, with technical direction by Steven Gustafson and choreography by Nicole TenEyck. The rehearsal pianist is Carol Svensen-Smith and Anne Eklund is vocal coach. Mary Anne Harp will conduct the orchestra.
Pete Earley, author of Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness, a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, will discuss his book during a presentation at 7 p.m. on October 17 in the Carnahan Center Theatre on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus.
Several individuals joined JCC's faculty at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses this fall, including:
Katy-Jan Bobseine, a criminal justice instructor on the Jamestown Campus, earned a bachelor's degree at Mercyhurst College and a master's degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a former terrorism analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Sarah Bray, who holds a bachelor's degree from Alfred University and a master's degree from St. Bonaventure University, is an entrepreneurship instructor on the Cattaraugus County Campus.
Jeanne L. Johnston of Olean has been named interim dean of JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
In making his selection, JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque praised Ms. Johnston's academic leadership along with her strong involvement in the Olean community. Currently serving as assistant dean of business and social sciences, Ms. Johnston will continue those duties as well as daily oversight of the campus in Olean.
The first biennial Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) Members Show will open on September 6 on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
Featuring diverse and unique works from 33 regional member artists, the show features an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on September 6 with music by Jacinta Whitcome and refreshments.