“Mafioso,” a poem by Mark Gillespie of Westfield, received the grand prize in JCC's 2008-10 Four-County Poetry Competition.
An untitled sestina by Jason Zevenbergen of Fredonia earned first runner-up honors. Marilyn Ferree of Ripley was named second runner-up for “Steam Scents” and Ryan DeCinque of Jamestown received honorable mention for “Yield; A Sign.”
Finalists included Carol Capitano of Dunkirk, Marie Dunnewold of Clymer, Lisa Halas of Dunkirk, and Rory Pollaro of Jamestown.
JCC's production of Peter Pan opens November 7 in Scharmann Theatre.
Peter Pan is directed by Robert Schlick, with technical direction by Steven Gustafson and choreography by Nicole TenEyck. The rehearsal pianist is Carol Svensen-Smith and Anne Eklund is vocal coach. Mary Anne Harp will conduct the orchestra.
Pete Earley, author of Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness, a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, will discuss his book during a presentation at 7 p.m. on October 17 in the Carnahan Center Theatre on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus.
Several individuals joined JCC's faculty at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses this fall, including:
Katy-Jan Bobseine, a criminal justice instructor on the Jamestown Campus, earned a bachelor's degree at Mercyhurst College and a master's degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a former terrorism analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Sarah Bray, who holds a bachelor's degree from Alfred University and a master's degree from St. Bonaventure University, is an entrepreneurship instructor on the Cattaraugus County Campus.
Jeanne L. Johnston of Olean has been named interim dean of JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
In making his selection, JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque praised Ms. Johnston's academic leadership along with her strong involvement in the Olean community. Currently serving as assistant dean of business and social sciences, Ms. Johnston will continue those duties as well as daily oversight of the campus in Olean.
The first biennial Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) Members Show will open on September 6 on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
Featuring diverse and unique works from 33 regional member artists, the show features an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on September 6 with music by Jacinta Whitcome and refreshments.
JCC has launched an enhanced website to help local employers find qualified jobseekers.
Employers can submit jobs at www.sunyjcc.edu/postjob for posting on JCC's website within one business day. Full-time, part-time, permanent, seasonal, and temporary positions will be accepted. The jobs pages of the website average 10,000 hits a month by students, alumni, and community members.
Renewing a partnership from the 1980s, JCC is again offering students the opportunity to spend the spring semester at Sodra Vatterbygdens Folkhogskola (SVF), a private higher education institution in Jonkoping, Sweden.
James D. Colby and Robert Phillips are recipients of the 2008 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.
They were among 228 faculty, librarians, and professional service employees within the SUNY system honored with a certificate and cast bronze medallion. The awards are announced after a SUNY advisory committee reviews nominations from faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the 64-campus system.