JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus program committee has planned several events during April.
Bill Meiers will begin a three-day visit on April 4 as part of the semester-long Community Reads program. The program has promoted the reading of Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and celebrated Native American cultures.
Daniel A. Powers, vice president of worldwide sales and business development for Amazon.com, will deliver the 2011 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 20 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 21.
The May 20 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.
JCC will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated film Gasland on April 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. Co-sponsors of the event are JCC's sustainability committee and Earth Awareness Club, UB Green, the Niagara-Buffalo League of Women Voters, and the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County.
JCC graduates can take advantage of an agreement which guarantees acceptance into the bachelor's degree program in sport and exercise science at Gannon University.
After taking designated JCC coursework as part of their associate's degree, students will be able to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters at Gannon.
JCC and Gannon also updated their articulation agreements for Gannon's associate and bachelor's degree programs in respiratory care and master's degree program in occupational therapy.
Three JCC students met with state legislators in early March to garner support for the college as the State Assembly and Senate work through the 2011-12 state budget process.
Freshman Sharise Peacock and sophomores Robert Reed and Molly Woodfield, accompanied by JCC president Gregory T. DeCinque and vice president and dean of administration John Garfoot, travelled to Albany to meet with Assemblymen Joseph Giglio and Andy Goodell and Senator Cathy Young, legislative representatives for JCC service area.
Sustainability: Benefits & Best Practices, a conference spotlighting initiatives and measures that can be implemented throughout the area, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 7 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.
Sustainable practices that are relevant for local business, industry, municipalities, non-profits, small business, educational institutions, and manufacturing will be outlined throughout the program.
“Seeking Sustainability: A Culture of Community, Compassion, Connection, and Choice” was the theme of the spring semester college-wide faculty development program held recently on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
Mike Jabot, professor of science education at the SUNY Fredonia, and Sherri A. Mason, associate professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, delivered the keynote address, “Why Educate for Sustainability?”
Auditions for the JCC Uncommoners' spring drama, The Glass Menagerie, will be held at 7 p.m. on January 30 and 31 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.
Performances will be held March 16-18 and 22-24.
A copy of the script is available at the front desk of JCC's Hultquist Library. For additional information, call theatre director Bob Schlick at 716.338.1153.
Entries are being accepted for the 19th annual JCC Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament that will be held at Bartlett Country Club in Olean on May 25. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The tournament is sponsored by the JCC Foundation and the Cattaraugus County Campus Athletic Department. All proceeds benefit the Cattaraugus County Campus athletics program.
For more information, contact Ben Lindquist at 716.376.7529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.