The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 7 and 8 for The Who's Tommy. Auditions are held in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
Performances will be held November 4-6, 12-13, and 19-20 at 8 p.m. and on November 14 at 2 p.m.
JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 26-August 13 at the Jamestown Campus.
The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.
JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals during April in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The programs are free and open to the public.
The student recital begins at 7 p.m. on April 21. Scheduled to perform are Ethan Hennard and David Nicastro, guitar; Caitlin Kopher, Jessica McCoy, Mary Kay Rambuski, and Allyson Willoughby, sopranos; Megan Shay, viola; and Josh Wilmot, tenor.
JCC has updated transfer articulation agreements with D'Youville College, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
The agreements, which facilitate the transfer of JCC graduates into bachelor's degree programs, are among many which JCC has with numerous four-year institutions.
Ninety-seven students at JCC's Jamestown Campus were inducted into the Alpha Kappa Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, on February 27.
Robert B. Anderson, a JCC alumnus from the class of 1990 and principal of Gowanda High School, was the guest speaker.
A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.
A total of 152 students earned degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2009. Three students earned highest honors, 35 earned high honors, and 23 earned honors.
Students graduating with highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, included: Associate in Arts (A.A.)-Social Science - Nancy Gallets of Jamestown; Associate in Science (A.S.)-Business: Business Administration - Krista Hurley of Fredonia; and Certificate-Computer-Aided Design and Numerical Control - Beau Kibbey of Warren.
JCC received backing from Assemblyman Joseph Giglio to fund a one-time safety project by granting JCC an $8,000 2009-2010 member item to purchase and install six automated external defibrillators (AED) at its Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. An AED was placed in each of the six buildings on campus.
Five JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier this month at the University of Limerick in Ireland.
Aubrey Richir from JCC's Jamestown Campus and Melissa Graves, Mariah Wild, Amber Cheladyn, and Chad Austin from the Cattaraugus County Campus were accompanied by JCC faculty members Gregory Rabb and Martha Zenns. The JCC students represented Sweden and Latvia.
JCC's course on the EU simulation is taught via interactive television technology between the Jamestown and Olean campuses.
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.