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Tickets are available for JCC's March 29 bowling fundraiser to benefit a week of student community service.

Fountain Bowl in Jamestown is partnering with JCC to offer a special bowling rate from 5-10 p.m. on March 29. For $15, bowlers will get two games, shoe rental, and food specials. Proceeds will benefit JCC's Alternative Spring Break program. For tickets, contact Jessica Kubiak or Kim Irland at 716.338.1000.

JCC ranked third in a list of workforce development programs published in a recent issue of Buffalo Business First.

The annual ranking, based on the number of programs offered by area colleges and universities and the number of participants in those programs, listed 21 western New York institutions.

A total of 5,337 individuals from 71 regional public and private organizations in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania participated in 398 contract training programs offered by JCC's Center for Continuing Education during the 2009-10 academic year.

Native American actor Gary Farmer, who participated in JCC's Native American Film Festival in March, will conduct a playwriting and theatre seminar at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. June 6-10.

The seminar, open to anyone 16 years of age or older, will help participants to write and act in a short play, and will offer instruction in improvisation and acting techniques. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m. at Infinity, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown.

JCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 21 in the gallery.

The reception, featuring music by Amanda Barton and Charity Nuse, is free and open to the public. An awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Reception Hall, during which artistic excellence awards will be presented.

The JCC Alumni Association on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses will present the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement ceremonies in May. The award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in service to their communities.

Cattaraugus County Campus
Dominic P. Rogers will be honored during the Cattaraugus County Campus commencement on May 20.

Sustainability: Benefits & Best Practices, a conference spotlighting initiatives and measures that can be implemented throughout the area, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 7 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Sustainable practices that are relevant for local business, industry, municipalities, non-profits, small business, educational institutions, and manufacturing will be outlined throughout the program.

“Seeking Sustainability: A Culture of Community, Compassion, Connection, and Choice” was the theme of the spring semester college-wide faculty development program held recently on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Mike Jabot, professor of science education at the SUNY Fredonia, and Sherri A. Mason, associate professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, delivered the keynote address, “Why Educate for Sustainability?”

Auditions for the JCC Uncommoners' spring drama, The Glass Menagerie, will be held at 7 p.m. on January 30 and 31 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.

Performances will be held March 16-18 and 22-24.

A copy of the script is available at the front desk of JCC's Hultquist Library. For additional information, call theatre director Bob Schlick at 716.338.1153.

Ninety students at JCC's Jamestown Campus and 30 students at the Cattaraugus County Campus were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, recently.
 
A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.
 
Darren M. Williams, associate professor of physics/astronomy at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and a 1990 JCC graduate, was the guest speaker for the Jamestown Campus ceremony.

Students named to the fall 2010 part-time student dean's list at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the dean's list are:    
            

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