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K. David Harrison, a linguist and activist for the documentation and preservation of endangered languages, will be present during the screening of the Sundance Film Festival documentary, “The Linguists,” on March 8 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, is free and open to the public. Program sponsors are the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Arts and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association.

JCC will hold an Adult Learner Information Night at 6 p.m. on March 9 on the Jamestown Campus. Visitors are encouraged to check in at the admissions office, located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center.

Parents of high school students who are taking courses through JCC's College Connections program are invited to a public forum to learn more about the program.

The forums will be held at JCC locations from 7 to 8 p.m. Sessions are set for February 7 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, February 10 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and February 17 at the Jamestown Campus. Reservations are not required.

Maria Kindberg, College Connections coordinator, will provide details on courses available to qualified students through the program at area high schools.

High school juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101, a special event sponsored at JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Cattaraugus County Campus on May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The program begins with a session that encourages parents and students to work together in finding the “right fit” when exploring college options.

Reservations for the program can be made by registering at www.sunyjcc.edu/college101 or by calling 800.388.8557.
 

JCC's board of trustees has authorized college officials to move forward with a proposed new Associate in Applied Science degree in early childhood education.

The proposal, which has already been reviewed by the college's faculty, now moves on to both SUNY and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.

According to Mary Kay Szwejbka, associate professor and director of teacher education, the proposed degree is intended as a career-oriented option for students seeking employment in an entry level early care and education setting.

A recent issue of the renowned journal Science featured a profile of Jacqueline Crisman, associate professor of biotechnology at JCC.

The profile was included in an examination of the challenges and opportunities for community college faculty engaged in scientific research. Dr. Crisman, as well as two others who are coordinating undergraduate research programs for students at two-year schools, were interviewed.

The Community Reads Project concludes activities around its book selection, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, in April.

Students named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study. Named to the list were:

An original Marilyn Monroe screenprint by Andy Warhol has been donated to JCC's Weeks Gallery by Ken and Lois Strickler.

The donation was made in honor of retired JCC English professor Robert Hagstrom, one of the primary forces for creating a gallery space at JCC. Mrs. Strickler, a fellow student of Warhol's at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, worked with Hagstrom to establish a gallery for fine arts.

Sharise Peacock of Cuba has begun serving her term as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees, a post to which she was elected during the spring.

Ms. Peacock is the daughter of Sheila Hartle-Peacock of Cuba and Larry Peacock of Wellsville. A graduate of Cuba-Rushford Central School, Ms. Peacock is majoring in fine arts at JCC. She has been a member of the residence hall council, sustainability committee, and Phi Theta Kappa.

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