To commemorate Arbor Day and the college's designation as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC will hold a special tree planting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on April 30.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held north of the Jamestown Campus tennis court parking lot along Curtis Street.
The event includes the planting of Black Tupelo, Pioneer Elm, and Gingko trees and the presentation of the Tree Campus USA plaque to JCC officials. Sargent Cherry, Hackberry, Pink Spire crabapple, and red oak trees will also be planted on the Jamestown Campus this year.
Area families who are willing to treat international students attending JCC to a meal or shopping excursion are sought for the upcoming academic year.
Community International Friendship Program (CIFP), a program linking JCC's international students with community members and community resources, provides area residents a chance to learn about international cultures through students from different countries.
The JCC choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 11. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 13.
Both concerts will be performed in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.
Poet Linda Gregg will hold a reading of her work at 7 p.m. on April 28 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.
The free event, which will be held in room 308 of the Library and Liberal Arts Center, is co-sponsored by JCC and the Olean Public Library with funding from the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Migrant community culture will be examined in a special presentation by award-winning photojournalist and author Gary Harwood at 7 p.m. on March 29 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.
The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.
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.