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The Community Reads Project at JCCs Cattaraugus County Campus has chosen Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich as its next reading selection. 

The Community Reads Project is part of the “one book, one community” movement that has spread across the U.S. from Seattle where it originated.

Community Reads is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Program Committee and Faculty Student Association. All events are free and open to the public. Paperback copies of Love Medicine are available for $5 in JCC's campus store.

Celtic rock performed by Scythian will be featured during the opening reception for “Dan Reidy and Nathan Naetzker: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy” on February 5 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The artists will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. Scythian performs at 7 and a reception, featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, begins at 8:30.

Students who were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2010 included:

Students who achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average, equal to a B or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study are named to the JCC deans' list. Fall 2010 deans' list students are:

Rehearsals are under way for the JCC Uncommoners' production of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The cast includes JCC students Michael Correy, Tyler Drew, Maeghan Farnham, Maxton Honeychurch, Maddie Schlick, and Amanda Wickmark. Also in the cast are Sonia Angeli, Kristina Benson, Lars Benson, Ian Bishop, Ashley Carnes, Noah Goodling, Raleigh Hawk, Don Hill, Pete Larson, Michael Magnuson, Nicole Pattison, Thomas Smith, and Matt Warren.                                            

The Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold an ArtParty for the opening of Barbara Proud's “First Comes Love: Radical Spirits, Civil Rights, and the Sexual Evolution” exhibition on June 15.

The gallery will open at 6 p.m. Ms. Proud will discuss her work during an artist's talk at 6:30. Zili Misik, an all-female Afro-Caribbean band from Boston, performs at 7:15, followed by a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and wine and beer tasting.

New transfer articulation agreements between JCC and Medaille College provide for online completion of degrees in health information administration and homeland security.

A festival featuring Native American themes and performances by renowned Native Americans Gary Farmer and Kevin Locke will be featured during JCC's Native American Film Festival in March.

The festival, which features events on March 10 and 11 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus and on March 18 at the Fredonia Opera House, is sponsored by JCC's Faculty Student Association and College Program Committee.

Additional information on the festival can be obtained by calling Shannon Bessette, 716.338.1223.

K. David Harrison, a linguist and activist for the documentation and preservation of endangered languages, will be present during the screening of the Sundance Film Festival documentary, “The Linguists,” on March 8 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, is free and open to the public. Program sponsors are the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Arts and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association.

JCC will hold an Adult Learner Information Night at 6 p.m. on March 9 on the Jamestown Campus. Visitors are encouraged to check in at the admissions office, located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center.

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