The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that JCC is a 2009 Tree Campus USA college for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
JCC is the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college. JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center are included in the designation.
Bard College and Cornell University were the other New York state schools named to the Tree Campus USA list.
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.
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.
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Participants can submit one packet of three unpublished original poems by the July 1 deadline.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.
JCC, in collaboration with the ReHabilitation Center, the Department of Labor, the Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board, and WMX0/ MIX101.5, will present an Employment & Service Fair 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
Linda Q. Thede will present “The Electronic Health Record and Nursing: Why, What, and How” at 7 p.m. on May 5 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's nursing department, the JCC Alumni Association, and the JCC college program committee. For additional information about the presentation, contact Elizabeth Booth, 716.338.1056.
During her presentation, Dr. Thede will discuss the need for an electronic health record and the role nurses can have in planning the record.
The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 7 and 8 for The Who's Tommy. Auditions are held in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
Performances will be held November 4-6, 12-13, and 19-20 at 8 p.m. and on November 14 at 2 p.m.
JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 26-August 13 at the Jamestown Campus.
The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.
JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals during April in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The programs are free and open to the public.
The student recital begins at 7 p.m. on April 21. Scheduled to perform are Ethan Hennard and David Nicastro, guitar; Caitlin Kopher, Jessica McCoy, Mary Kay Rambuski, and Allyson Willoughby, sopranos; Megan Shay, viola; and Josh Wilmot, tenor.
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.