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Acclaimed conservation photographer and filmmaker Chris Linder will present “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” at 7 p.m. on March 21 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

The event, free and open to the public, features images Linder has taken of what he calls “the most inaccessible and hauntingly beautiful places” on Earth.

Linder, a visual storyteller whose specialty is documenting research in the Arctic and Antarctic, uses photography to educate and inspire people about science and conservation.

New members were inducted into JCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, has chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.

JCC’s production of Speech and Debate has been postponed until mid-April.

The play, originally scheduled for the Scharmann Theatre stage in March, will now be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 15.

Adam Owens will direct the production, which focuses on three high school students who unravel a scandal involving their teacher.

Speech and Debate contains sexual references. Audience discretion is advised.

Renowned acoustic folk music trio Eloise & Co. will perform on JCC's Jamestown Campus on March 18 and 19.

Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion), Becky Tracy (fiddle, octave fiddle, and vocals), and Rachel Bell (accordion, piano, and vocals) will present concerts at 7 p.m. on March 18 in Scharmann Theatre and at noon on March 19 in the Student Union.

They will also conduct folk music workshops at 9 and 11 a.m. on March 19 in JCC’s Community Services Center theatre.

All events are free and open to the public.

A total of 165 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2017.

The highest honors designation represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.

Allegany: Rebecca Clayson (A.S.-Individual Studies), Timothy Pincoski (Certificate-Welding Technology High Honors), Krystal Thompson (A.S.-Business-Business Administration)

Arcade: Cassandra Sanders (A.A.S.-Welding Technology)

Tapped, a 2009 documentary spotlighting the impact of bottled water on ocean pollution, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on March 14.

 
The film screening, free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre.

Tapped is one of the films featured in the Our Planet, Our Choice film series sponsored by JCC’s sustainability committee and the Earth Awareness Club.

Single Parents Reaching Education to Employment (SPREE), an initiative made possible through the Empire State Poverty Initiative (ESPRI) and the WNY Women’s Foundation, is under way at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

SPREE, a program based on the WNY Women’s Foundation’s MOMs: From Education to Employment® model, assists students who are single parents by helping them develop skills and credentials that can lead to family sustaining employment or transfer to a four-year school.

The cast of JCC’s production of Speech and Debate will include JCC students and community members.

The play, featuring LeighAnn Shaffer, Skyler Dunlap, Tristón Vera, Anjelika Yudakova, and Eli Shrecengost-Asher, will be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 12.

Dunlap, Shrecengost-Asher, and Yudakova are JCC students. Shaffer appeared in JCC’s production of Hairspray and Vera is a student at Falconer Central School.

Full-time students named to JCC's dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester, earning at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits, included:

Allegany: Rebecca Clayson, Adriona Crisafulli, HaiLee Gennings, Jeffry Ruso, Jacob Struble 

Angola: Stephen Evanock

Students who were named to the fall 2017 part-time student dean’s list at JCC earning at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, included:    

Allegany: Kristine Graham, Nathan Hoffman, Lynn Leonard, Timothy Pincoski, Cayla Thomas

Andover: Cherie Whitesell 

Ashville: Jonathan Anderson, Tammy Fardink 

Avoca: Carlie VanOrder 

Bear Lake, PA: Benjamin Perkins 

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