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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.

JCC ranked third in a list of workforce development programs published in a recent issue of Buffalo Business First.

The annual ranking, based on the number of programs offered by area colleges and universities and the number of participants in those programs, listed 21 western New York institutions.

A total of 5,337 individuals from 71 regional public and private organizations in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania participated in 398 contract training programs offered by JCC's Center for Continuing Education during the 2009-10 academic year.

Native American actor Gary Farmer, who participated in JCC's Native American Film Festival in March, will conduct a playwriting and theatre seminar at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. June 6-10.

The seminar, open to anyone 16 years of age or older, will help participants to write and act in a short play, and will offer instruction in improvisation and acting techniques. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m. at Infinity, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown.

Daniel Powers, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's 35th commencement at the Cattaraugus County Campus on May 20 and 61st commencement at the Jamestown Campus on May 21.

The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 625 spring 2011 graduates, 199 December 2010 graduates, and 63 summer 2010 graduates.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus program committee will sponsor several events as part of Olean's Cultural Diversity Weekend.

The Seneca Youth Dancers will perform at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 in JCC's Cutco Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the Magnano Reception Room, adjacent to the theater, after the performance.

JCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 21 in the gallery.

The reception, featuring music by Amanda Barton and Charity Nuse, is free and open to the public. An awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Reception Hall, during which artistic excellence awards will be presented.

JCC will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated film Gasland on April 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. Co-sponsors of the event are JCC's sustainability committee and Earth Awareness Club, UB Green, the Niagara-Buffalo League of Women Voters, and the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County. 

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.

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