The first biennial Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) Members Show will open on September 6 on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
Featuring diverse and unique works from 33 regional member artists, the show features an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on September 6 with music by Jacinta Whitcome and refreshments.

JCC has launched an enhanced website to help local employers find qualified jobseekers.
Employers can submit jobs at for posting on JCC's website within one business day. Full-time, part-time, permanent, seasonal, and temporary positions will be accepted. The jobs pages of the website average 10,000 hits a month by students, alumni, and community members.

Renewing a partnership from the 1980s, JCC is again offering students the opportunity to spend the spring semester at Sodra Vatterbygdens Folkhogskola (SVF), a private higher education institution in Jonkoping, Sweden.

James D. Colby and Robert Phillips are recipients of the 2008 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

They were among 228 faculty, librarians, and professional service employees within the SUNY system honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.

Callback auditions for JCC's fall musical production of Peter Pan will be held at 7 p.m. on August 26 in Scharmann Theatre in the Arts and Sciences Center.

Kurtis A. Fletcher, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's commencement exercises in May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 488 spring 2008 graduates, 159 December 2007 graduates, and 40 summer 2007 graduates.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 37th annual College & Career Night on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 22 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.


The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Representatives from over 100 colleges and career areas are expected to attend the event.


JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 24-August 14 at the Jamestown Campus. The registration deadline is July 17.

Begun last year, JCC's 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 Weeks Gallery will present Weightlessness, an exhibition of photographs by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, from June 8-July 30.

The show features selections from the artist's monograph, Saga: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

Minkkinen is the featured artist for JCC's Global Collection of Photography (GCP) summer exhibition. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 pm., Monday-Thursday.

Individuals who are unemployed or underemployed are encouraged to visit JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 13 to explore the college's certificate and degree programs and learn about admissions procedures and financial aid opportunities.


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