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 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.

Computer forensics will be the focus of a Communiversity lecture at JCC at noon and 5 p.m. on February 23.

The lectures, which had been originally scheduled for February 2, will be presented at noon and 5 p.m. in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre in Hultquist Library on the Jamestown Campus. The noon lecture will be available in the Allied Health and Sciences Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus via interactive television. The presentations are free and open to the public.

The JCC Uncommoners' production of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream opens March 11.

Performances are set for 8 p.m. on March 11, 12, 18, and 19 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.  A matinee performance will be given on March 13 at 2 p.m.         

As part of the Rising Star Series at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus, the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers will perform at 7 p.m. on March 10 in the Cutco Theater.

 

The free performance will include a blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Celtic music.

The concert is sponsored by Cutco Foundation and the JCC Faculty Student Association. For more information, call 716.376.7586.

 

The JCC Uncommoners will perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee during November.

The comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. on November 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

JCC graduates can take advantage of an agreement which guarantees acceptance into the bachelor's degree program in sport and exercise science at Gannon University.

After taking designated JCC coursework as part of their associate's degree, students will be able to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters at Gannon.

JCC and Gannon also updated their articulation agreements for Gannon's associate and bachelor's degree programs in respiratory care and master's degree program in occupational therapy.

 

Three JCC students met with state legislators in early March to garner support for the college as the State Assembly and Senate work through the 2011-12 state budget process.

Freshman Sharise Peacock and sophomores Robert Reed and Molly Woodfield, accompanied by JCC president Gregory T. DeCinque and vice president and dean of administration John Garfoot, travelled to Albany to meet with Assemblymen Joseph Giglio and Andy Goodell and Senator Cathy Young, legislative representatives for JCC service area.

Sustainability: Benefits & Best Practices, a conference spotlighting initiatives and measures that can be implemented throughout the area, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 7 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Sustainable practices that are relevant for local business, industry, municipalities, non-profits, small business, educational institutions, and manufacturing will be outlined throughout the program.

“Seeking Sustainability: A Culture of Community, Compassion, Connection, and Choice” was the theme of the spring semester college-wide faculty development program held recently on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Mike Jabot, professor of science education at the SUNY Fredonia, and Sherri A. Mason, associate professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, delivered the keynote address, “Why Educate for Sustainability?”

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