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 The sixth annual Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Beaty-Warren Middle School, Fillmore Central School, Fredonia Middle School, Friendship Central School, Otto-Eldred Central School, Ripley Central School, Sherman Central School, and Southwestern Central School, will be held Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Spectators are welcome to attend the matches, which will be conducted in Lenna Theatre in Hultquist Library.

The students have spoken, and, according to the 2010 Student Opinion Survey administered by the State University of New York (SUNY), JCC earned top grades.

Computer forensics will be the focus of a Communiversity lecture at JCC at noon and 5 p.m. on February 23.

The lectures, which had been originally scheduled for February 2, will be presented at noon and 5 p.m. in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre in Hultquist Library on the Jamestown Campus. The noon lecture will be available in the Allied Health and Sciences Center on the Cattaraugus County Campus via interactive television. The presentations are free and open to the public.

The JCC Theater & Culture Club will present the ensemble sketch comedy “Feiffer's People” by American author and humorist Jules Feiffer at 7 p.m. on February 18 and 19 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

Admission for the inaugural student production is $3 for general admission and $2 for students. Tickets will be available at the door.

JCC student Sara Kuhn will serve as stage manager and Anna Bush, JCC's employment development specialist and club advisor, will direct.

A new partnership between JCC and a Swedish-based organization operating 17 independent schools is expected to bring nearly 200 international visitors to the Jamestown area this summer. 

According to Grant Umberger, director of continuing education for JCC's Jamestown Campus, the college has been collaborating with Internationella Engelski Skolan (IES) to create a comprehensive two-week program allowing visiting students between the ages of 12 and 18 to be immersed in the English language, American culture, nature, sports, and diverse interactive hands-on educational activities.

The community service performed by student athletes at JCC's Jamestown Campus has earned the college the distinction of being the first recipient of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III 2011 Community Service Award.

NJCAA Region III features 32 institutions in New York state and Pennsylvania.

JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark with the Jamestown Jammers on September 2 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.

 

The Jammers will take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers during the game. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Free bleacher tickets are available to JCC alumni free of charge. Each alumnus is limited to a maximum of six tickets. The event is sponsored, in part, by the JCC Alumni Association.

JCC has received what President Gregory T. DeCinque described as "an outstanding report" including numerous commendations from the commission charged with overseeing the quality of its instructional programs and operation.

"Educational accreditation is a quality assurance process by which colleges and universities are evaluated every ten years by an external body to determine if specified standards are being met," Dr. DeCinque explained. JCC's accrediting body is the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

JCC has won a fifth consecutive bid to host the National Junior College Athletic Association men's Division 3 golf championships at Chautauqua Golf Club for another three years.

JCC has sponsored the 72-hole tournament with the JCC Faculty Student Association at Chautauqua since 2000.

The 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III men's golf championship, held in early June at the Chautauqua Golf Club, was highlighted by the induction of Greg Fish into the NJCAA Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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