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JCC and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities will sponsor a poetry reading by Gerry Crinnin and Jae Newman at 7 p.m. on November 18 in the Sarita Weeks Reception Hall on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“This is only a test.”

That was part of a communication broadcast via e-mail, voice mail, and text messaging to JCC students, faculty, and staff earlier this month as the college tested NY-Alert, a safety notification system. According to Susan Bronstein, director of human resources and campus-wide safety, the test was a success.

Mystery at the Bingo Hall, the JCC Alumni Association's 21st original, interactive mystery, is set for 7 p.m. on January 30 and 31 in JCC's Carnahan Center.

Admission, which includes hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served throughout the evening, is $20 per person for the general public and $17.50 for members of the alumni association or JCC's Faculty Student Association. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the alumni office at 716.338.1056.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will host a special information night highlighting credit degree and certificate programs in business from 6 to 7 p.m. on August 6 in College Center. Academic offerings, financial aid, transfer of credits, internships, and student services will be outlined during the event.

 

Business program offerings at the Cattaraugus County Campus include accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, medical office technology, and office technology.

Fall semester classes begin August 26.

The Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair (TRSEF) will conduct the Family Science Adventure in the Carnahan Center at JCC's Jamestown Campus from 1-4 p.m. on January 24.

The program, supported by a Chautauqua Region Community Foundation grant, is free and open to youth grades 5-12 and their families. Participants will complete “mini-projects” as they learn all they need to launch their own science and engineering projects.

Area residents are invited to share comments during a public forum to be held as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) reviews the Associate in Applied Science degree program in nursing at JCC for continuing accreditation.

“Comments are welcome from the healthcare community, students, alumni, and the public at-large,” said Dawn Columbare, JCC's director of nursing education. “This is part of the NLNAC's ongoing effort to make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents.”

An evening of jazz will be featured in the next Rising Star Series program when  composer, pianist, and Olean native Jacob Pleakis performs with singer Abby Payne at 7 p.m. on February 13.

The concert, free and open to the public, will be held in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Rising Star Series is presented by the Cutco Corporation, Olean Medical Group, and JCC's Faculty Student Association.

The following students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2008. A total of 136 students earned degrees and certificates. Two students earned highest honors, 22 earned high honors, and 19 earned honors.

Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Individual Studies - Lucy Evans of Fredonia and Associate in Science (A.S.)-Individual Studies - Cara Fickling of Sherman.

 

The high energy talents of Zili Misik will be showcased at 1 p.m. on February 8 in the Cutco Theater at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The concert, co-sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Olean Cultural Dialog Group, is free and open to the public. For more information call 376-7590 or 376-7586.

Basic vegetable and flower gardening, fruit growing, and pruning techniques will be featured in a non-credit gardening series conducted by Adrienne Ploss at JCC's Jamestown Campus, beginning February 4.

The series meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 4-March 4, and from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, April 25 and May 2. Participants can register for single sessions or for all five. A discount applies for those who register for all five sessions. To register, call JCC, 338-1005.

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