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JCC's Jamestown Campus recently hosted a regional workshop for the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT).

NAPBIRT, the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair, sponsors regional workshops throughout the country but the JCC event was the first for this area.

“The regional workshop is a great resource for people who want to share and better their craft,” said Bill Eckstrom, an adjunct music faculty member at JCC and workshop presenter.

The women's soccer team at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will conduct a free all-star soccer clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 8 at the polo fields located next to the water treatment plant at 1332 River St., Olean.

The session, open to girls ages six through 12, will allow participants to train with the 2009 JCC Jaguar team and coaching staff. Players are asked to bring a ball, shin guards, and a refreshment.

JCC's Jamestown Campus and Cattaraugus County Campus alumni associations invite community residents to submit nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

To receive a nomination form, individuals are asked to call the alumni office at 716/338-1056. All nominations are due April 1.

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.

Advisement and registration for individuals who plan to enroll for the spring semester at JCC's Jamestown Campus will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on January 8 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 9.

Advisement and registration at the Cattaraugus County Campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 8 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 9.

Spring semester courses begin January 12. Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.338.1065 on the Jamestown Campus and 716.376.7520 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The body's responses to invading organisms will be the focus of a new course in immunology to be offered at JCC during the upcoming spring semester.

The four-credit hour course meets from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning January 12 with labs scheduled on alternating Friday afternoons. While lectures and labs are based on the Jamestown Campus, students at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus can participate in lecture sessions via interactive television.

JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold an Adult Learner Information Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 5. Visitors are encouraged to check in at the admissions office, located in the HamiltonCollegiateCenter.

While students returning to state-operated campuses of the State University of New York  will face tuition increases this January, tuition at JCC remains unchanged.

Although JCC is part of the state's university system, the 14% tuition recently announced by the SUNY board in response to state budget shortfalls doesn't include community colleges.

 

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.

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