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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.

Dolecki art pieceJCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 22.

The reception, featuring the talent of Cale Hawkins, a long-time student in the Infinity Performing Arts Program, is free and open to the public.

The reception and exhibition are sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and Falconer Printing & Design.

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to Jamestown Community College's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2010.

Participants can submit one packet of three unpublished original poems by the July 1 deadline. Initial judging will be conducted by JCC faculty with finalists' poems sent to a published poet for selection of winners.

Bryon Hurt will present his documentary, “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” at 4 p.m. on April 16 in Murphy Auditorium at St. Bonaventure University to open Olean's Diversity Weekend. Diversity Weekend is co-sponsored by A Call to Men of Olean, the program committee at Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County Campus, and St. Bonaventure University.

This year's programs will focus on how men can demonstrate their respect to women in meaningful ways. All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

Poet Linda Gregg will hold a reading of her work at 7 p.m. on April 28 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The free event, which will be held in room 308 of the Library and Liberal Arts Center, is co-sponsored by JCC and the Olean Public Library with funding from the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Migrant community culture will be examined in a special presentation by award-winning photojournalist and author Gary Harwood at 7 p.m. on March 29 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

JCC will host a healthcare job and education fair from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Healthcare employers and representatives of four-year colleges have been invited to attend the event to provide information on job opportunities in the healthcare field.

Visitors to the job fair should several copies of their resume and should dress appropriately since they will meet with potential employers.

Students named to the fall 2009 part-time student dean's list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work.

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.

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