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Nearly 100 area high school students explored entrepreneurship in a recent half-day program titled “Be the Boss!” at JCC.

Tom Filsinger, whose entrepreneurial endeavors include Filsinger Games and Dark Menace Productions, delivered the keynote presentation as he discussed turning your passions into business success. Jamestown area entrepreneur Gary Lynn discussed the importance and value of sharing business success with your community. Students also heard Adam Mook of Erie-based Logistics Plus discuss finding global opportunities for your business.

JCC is one of 11 colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by University Business magazine's ‘Models of Efficiency' program.

JCC identified a solution to transition faculty contract processing from a paper-based system to a streamlined electronic system. The college's existing system called for special contracts with faculty who taught extra courses.

JCC rolled out the new system in phases beginning in summer 2010 with the whole system converted to the paperless system by January of this year.

Forests will be the focus of JCC's Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the 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.

Renowned musician Bobby Militello will perform with the Dave Golando Big Band during JCC's annual Jazz Fest on April 23 in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

Admission to the 8 p.m. concert is $5, general public; $3, senior citizens and area students; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets are available in the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to the concert.

Ticket holders are invited to an open rehearsal, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Entries are being accepted for the 19th annual JCC Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament that will be held at Bartlett Country Club in Olean on May 25. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The tournament is sponsored by the JCC Foundation and the Cattaraugus County Campus Athletic Department. All proceeds benefit the Cattaraugus County Campus athletics program.

For more information, contact Ben Lindquist at 716.376.7529 or benlindquist@mail.sunyjcc.edu.
 

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus program committee has planned several events during April.

Bill Meiers will begin a three-day visit on April 4 as part of the semester-long Community Reads program. The program has promoted the reading of Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and celebrated Native American cultures.

Daniel A. Powers, vice president of worldwide sales and business development for Amazon.com, will deliver the 2011 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 20 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 21.

The May 20 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated film Gasland on April 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. Co-sponsors of the event are JCC's sustainability committee and Earth Awareness Club, UB Green, the Niagara-Buffalo League of Women Voters, and the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County. 

JCC graduates can take advantage of an agreement which guarantees acceptance into the bachelor's degree program in sport and exercise science at Gannon University.

After taking designated JCC coursework as part of their associate's degree, students will be able to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters at Gannon.

JCC and Gannon also updated their articulation agreements for Gannon's associate and bachelor's degree programs in respiratory care and master's degree program in occupational therapy.

 

JCC recently entered into a transfer articulation agreement with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to assist students who plan to transfer to various bachelor's degree programs.

The programs include biology education, chemistry education, English education, environmental education, mathematics education, and social studies education for grades 7-12, and business, computer, and information technology education for grades K-12.

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