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JCC is participating in the pilot release of the new campus-based leadership development program created by the Institute for Community College Development (ICCD) at Cornell University.

JCC will host a healthcare job and education fair from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Healthcare employers and representatives of four-year colleges have been invited to attend the event to provide information on job opportunities in the healthcare field.

Visitors to the job fair should several copies of their resume and should dress appropriately since they will meet with potential employers.

Artwork created by three JCC students will be included in the spring State University of New York Student Art Exhibition.

A self-portrait in graphite by Sarah Modica, a self-portrait in airbrush by Baca Potts, and a dry pastel by Caitlin Ross were submitted to the juried show. The works will be on display in the main concourse of SUNY Plaza in Albany through May 28.

Other works by Ms. Ross which were included in the fall 2009 SUNY exhibition were selected for the Best of SUNY exhibition which will be held at the State Museum this summer.

Of Mice and Men opens March 12 on the Scharmann Theatre stage.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on March 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 and at 2 p.m. on March 14. Ticket prices are: general admission, $7, senior citizens and area students, $6, and FSA members, $5. Tickets can be obtained by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door.

The production contains some content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Dana Shelters has been named coach of the women's softball team at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The Jayhawks will open their season on March 25 at Westmoreland College.

“Coach Shelters brings continuity to our women's athletics program with his experience coaching our soccer team,” said Bill Burk, JCC athletics director. “He has a lot of experience coaching women and the sport of softball, and understands what it means to be successful at the intercollegiate level.”

Shelters is also coach of the JCC women's soccer team, a post he has held since 2007.
 

A total of 503 students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2009 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. The students named to the list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

Spanish in Guatemala: Explore and Volunteer, a four-credit course that provides participants the opportunity to receive instruction in Spanish and perform career-related volunteer work in Antigua, will be offered May 29 through June 12.

The cost of the trip, which includes housing, meals, and roundtrip airfare to Guatemala City, is $2,500. The first deposit is due March 15. To register for the course, or to obtain additional details, contact JCC faculty members Theresa Baginski, 716.338.1159, or Andrea Turton, 716.376.7550.

Music by area groups Babik and Zamira will be featured during the opening reception for “Live, Laugh, and Die: Unraveling Contemporary Culture and Media,” an exhibition of works by Colette Copeland, on January 30 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Copeland will present an artist's talk at 6:30 p.m. The reception begins at 7, featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, and music by Zamira. Babik performs at 8:15.

JCC is the "Top Performing Public Two-Year College" in New York according to a recent report published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation's leading publication of news and information about colleges and universities.

Titled "College Completion: Who Graduates from College, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters," the report is a microsite created from research supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hilary Corna, author of One White Face, will present “Create Your Own Opportunity and Embrace Your Potential: I Dare You” at noon on October 17 in the Carnahan Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

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