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JCC's choir, concert band, and jazz and rock ensembles will showcase a variety of music styles during upcoming winter concerts in Scharmann Theatre. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716/338-1187, or at the theatre door prior to performances.

JCC students now have additional opportunities to pursue a bachelor's degree without leaving the area, through a new agreement between JCC and Excelsior College, a world leader in distance education.

The agreement provides JCC students and alumni with opportunities for streamlined credit transfer as they seek to earn four-year degrees and enhance their career opportunities. Students who transfer to Excelsior from JCC also will qualify for reduced tuition and fees at Excelsior.

Action taken at the June meeting of JCC's board of trustees could enlarge JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and pave the way for new academic offerings.

 

The board authorized college officials to purchase and renovate the Knights of Columbus facility on Hamilton Street in Olean, adjacent to the campus. The acquisition is dependent on the availability of funds and approval from SUNY.

 

Representatives of JCC and Cheju Halla College, South Korea recently signed a letter of intent setting the stage for cross-enrollments between the two colleges.

Sung-Hun Kim, vice president of Halla College, Sung-Jong Moon, professor of tourism and director of Halla's Language Education Center, and Michael J. Milne, assistant professor of English and special advisor for Halla's Center for International Affairs, visited JCC earlier this month to tour the campus and review JCC's program offerings and admissions procedures.

JCC and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities will sponsor a poetry reading by Gerry Crinnin and Jae Newman at 7 p.m. on November 18 in the Sarita Weeks Reception Hall on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean will host a special information night highlighting credit degree and certificate programs in business from 6 to 7 p.m. on August 6 in College Center. Academic offerings, financial aid, transfer of credits, internships, and student services will be outlined during the event.

 

Business program offerings at the Cattaraugus County Campus include accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, medical office technology, and office technology.

Fall semester classes begin August 26.

The Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair (TRSEF) will conduct the Family Science Adventure in the Carnahan Center at JCC's Jamestown Campus from 1-4 p.m. on January 24.

The program, supported by a Chautauqua Region Community Foundation grant, is free and open to youth grades 5-12 and their families. Participants will complete “mini-projects” as they learn all they need to launch their own science and engineering projects.

 

JCC's GEAR UP program, Chautauqua Striders, and Monday Smiles will present a Boundless Possibilities workshop by Chappale Linn Burton from 10:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. on February 3 for adults who work with youth.

JCC's Jamestown Campus and Cattaraugus County Campus alumni associations invite community residents to submit nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes JCC alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

To receive a nomination form, individuals are asked to call the alumni office at 716/338-1056. All nominations are due April 1.

Area residents are invited to share comments during a public forum to be held as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) reviews the Associate in Applied Science degree program in nursing at JCC for continuing accreditation.

“Comments are welcome from the healthcare community, students, alumni, and the public at-large,” said Dawn Columbare, JCC's director of nursing education. “This is part of the NLNAC's ongoing effort to make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents.”

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