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JCC students and faculty are celebrating April as Occupational Therapy Month with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 27 in the OTA lab in the Arts & Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

JCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree for students wishing to become occupational therapy assistants as well as an Associate in Science degree for students who wish to transfer to continue their studies and become occupational therapists. JCC maintains articulation agreements with several colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of credits.

A tree planting in recognition of JCC's effort to earn the Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 22.

The event, held in conjunction with Earthfest, JCC's annual Earth Day celebration, is being coordinated by the college's sustainability committee and will include a proclamation by JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque. The public is invited to attend.

JCC's Cattaraugus County will welcome the Eastman Chamber Music Society as the next event in the Rising Star Series on April 26.

 

The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. in Cutco Theater. For more information call 376-7590 or 376-7586. The Rising Star series is sponsored by Cutco Foundation, Olean Medical Group and the JCC Faculty Student Association.

 

Founded in 2000, the ECMS is comprised of some of the finest graduate student instrumentalists at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.

 

The Center for Continuing Education at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will offer a new credit-free course, Your Company and Ecology…an Environmental Start, on April 28.

The session, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., examines what an Olean company is doing to promote ecology. Practical tips on initiating a green campaign and how ecology can easily fit into a business plan will be provided.

The course instructor is Pam Bailey, Going Green coordinator for CUTCO Cutlery Corporation and marketing coordinator for Vector Marketing Corporation.

The Community Reads Project and the campus program committee at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus are sponsoring two events on March 19 related to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, the book selected for this year's study.

The events will be held in the Magnano Reception Room, adjacent to Cutco Theater at JCC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 716.376.7594. 

Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Cassadaga Valley, Falconer, Fredonia,  Persell Middle School, Ripley, Sherman, Silver Creek, and Southwestern, will be held March 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The Antique Appraisal Fair & Marketplace, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) and the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

An expert appraisal team, led by Greg Carter, owner of United Auctions and Antiques, will offer information on jewelry, coins, watches, furniture, paintings and prints, china, books, quilts, glassware and pottery, vintage clothing and more.

The People's Law series, featuring important legal topics presented by area attorneys, will be offered at JCC's Jamestown Campus during March and April. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m.

Tuition for the entire non-credit series is $45, or $10 per session. To register, call JCC's Center for Continuing Education, 716/338-1005. The series is sponsored by JCC, the Robert H. Jackson Center Inn of Court, and the Jamestown Bar Association.

Spotlight on Chautauqua, a non-credit series that explores the rich history of Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution, begins March 10 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Tuition for the entire series is $16, or $7 per session. To register, call JCC's Center for Continuing Education, 338-1005.

The series, which meets from 7-8 p.m. on March 10 and 24 and April 7, will be conducted by Chautauqua Institution archivist Jonathan Schmitz.

A total of 404 students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. The students earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

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