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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.

The Jazz Associates will perform during Jazz Night on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the JCC program committee and JCC Alumni Association of the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Jazz Associates will perform standards from the 1940s to the present. The group consists of Ken Crane on trombone, Moses Howden on drums, Jan Rhody, piano and vocals, Les Sabina playing saxophone, and Tim Sullivan on bass.

Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

JCC, in collaboration with the ReHabilitation Center, the Department of Labor, the Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board, and WMX0/ MIX101.5, will present an Employment & Service Fair 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Linda Q. Thede will present “The Electronic Health Record and Nursing: Why, What, and How” at 7 p.m. on May 5 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's nursing department, the JCC Alumni Association, and the JCC college program committee. For additional information about the presentation, contact Elizabeth Booth, 716.338.1056.

During her presentation, Dr. Thede will discuss the need for an electronic health record and the role nurses can have in planning the record.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 7 and 8 for The Who's Tommy. Auditions are held in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Performances will be held November 4-6, 12-13, and 19-20 at 8 p.m. and on November 14 at 2 p.m.

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 26-August 13 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

Brian W. Mallory, vice president of beverage sales and corporate human resources at PepsiCo, will deliver the 2010 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 21 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 22.

The May 21 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

A submission by JCC sophomore Jill Mahon was one of nearly 100 scholarly posters represented in a showcase of undergraduate research done at SUNY colleges.

Ms. Mahon participated in the first Summer Undergraduate Research Institute at JCC in 2009, where she began studies to understand how cancer cells in bone marrow can be affected by chemotherapeutic agents.

The John R. Oishei Foundation, located in Buffalo, has awarded JCC a $71,000 grant to help the college purchase an array of high technology equipment for its biotechnology degree program.

“JCC is excited about this gift from the Oishei Foundation, which will enhance our efforts to engage more local young people in pursuing biotechnology careers,” said Jean Schrader, assistant dean of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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