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JCC will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day during Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored annually by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Dolecki art pieceJCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 22.

The reception, featuring the talent of Cale Hawkins, a long-time student in the Infinity Performing Arts Program, is free and open to the public.

The reception and exhibition are sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and Falconer Printing & Design.

Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Cassadaga Valley, Fredonia, Maple Grove, Persell Middle School, Ripley, Sherman, Southwestern, and Washington Middle School will be held March 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Spectators are welcome to attend the matches which will be conducted in Scharmann Theatre in the Arts and Sciences Center.

Students in JCC's World Politics course participated in a live interactive interview with John Park, international expert on Korea and Korean relations at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC in early February.

The students will play the roles of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea in an online simulation during March and April with students from various colleges throughout the U.S.

JCC's Jamestown Campus recently hosted a regional workshop for the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT).

NAPBIRT, the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair, sponsors regional workshops throughout the country but the JCC event was the first for this area.

“The regional workshop is a great resource for people who want to share and better their craft,” said Bill Eckstrom, an adjunct music faculty member at JCC and workshop presenter.

The JCCAlumni Association's “Mystery at the Clown Convention” on January 29 and 30 has sold out. Ticket reservations are no longer being taken.
 

“Architectural Observations: Paintings by Hope Zaccagni” will be displayed in the Center Gallery on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean February 12 through May 7. The gallery is located on the second floor of College Center.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 12. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition is sponsored by JCC and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.

“Architectural Observations” is a gathering of five small series of paintings of buildings, spaces, and places.

The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus women's soccer team earned the National Silver Team Ethics/Sportsmanship Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for the 2009 season.

For the second year in a row, the Jaguars have won the award which recognizes fair play and sporting behavior. The silver award is given to teams that accumulate no red ejection cards and a maximum of five yellow caution cards throughout the season.

Jaguars head coach Ryan Deppa accepted the award recently at the annual NSCAA convention in Philadelphia.

The Community Reads Project, sponsored by JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and the Olean Public Library, launches activities around its 2009-10 book selection, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, in February.

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. 

For more information on Community Reads Project activities, contact Mary Jermann at JCC, 716.376.7594.

JCC has signed transfer articulation agreements with D'Youville College and Hartwick College.

The agreement with D'Youville facilitates transfer into D'Youville's exercise and sports studies degree program. It guarantees acceptance and junior standing with the transfer of 56 or more credit hours for JCC students who graduate with an appropriate associate's degree and a minimum JCC cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

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