The Weeks Gallery will hold its next ArtParty on February 7 to celebrate the opening of the American Spirit: Freedom, Growth, Grace, and Power exhibition.
The exhibition, featuring artwork by Stephen Marc, Vaughn Sills, and Dave Jordano and music by Zili Misik, celebrates Black History Month. Tickets for the ArtParty can be obtained through JCC's box office, 716.338.1187. Admission is $10 for the general public, $8 for area students and senior citizens, and $6 for JCC Faculty Student Association members.
JCC's GEAR UP program, Chautauqua Striders, and Monday Smiles will present a Boundless Possibilities workshop by Chappale Linn Burton from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on February 3 for adults who work with youth.
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.
JCC recently entered into several transfer articulation agreements with D'Youville College in Buffalo.
The agreements are designed for JCC students who plan to transfer to D'Youville for a bachelor's degree in business management or exercise and sports studies, or for a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in international business.
JCC, the Cattaraugus County Counselors' Association, and the Cattaraugus County Onestop Career Center will sponsor the third annual Career Horizons 2008 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. on November 21 in College Center at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.
JCC welcomed 7.4% more full-time students this fall over last fall. A total of 2,476 students are enrolled on a full-time basis, carrying course loads of 12 or more credit hours per semester. Overall college enrollment stands at a headcount of 3,718 full- and part-time students.
Of those individuals, 991 are first-time, full-time students, representing a 17.8% increase in new full-time students over this year's budgeted number and 22.5% over last year's actual number of new full-time students.
JCC has successfully won a fourth bid to host the National Junior College Athletic Association men's Division 3 golf championships at Chautauqua Golf Club for another three years.
Kids' College at JCC's Cattaraugus County and Jamestown campuses and North County Center in Dunkirk will once again provide stimulating and fun educational opportunities for youth this summer.
Morning, afternoon, and full day camp options are available for youth ages 8-12 in the Jamestown Campus (July 28-August 1 and August 4-8) and North County Center programs (July 7-11 and July 14-18).
The Cattaraugus County Campus program, open to ages 8-14, features individual courses in the morning and afternoon on weekdays July 7-August 21.
CareerPath, JCC's web-based career exploration program, has received "Innovation of the Year" status from the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Created in 1968, the league is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. Each year the league honors outstanding innovations which represent capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the league was founded.
Prospective students interested in on-campus housing can tour a model suite in the new Jamestown Campus Hillside Suites.