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Copies of JCC's fall 2008 master schedule of credit course offerings are now available online.

A new Jamestown Community College certificate program that will support the region's manufacturing base has been approved by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York.
The 30-credit hour machine tool technology certificate will be offered on JCC's Jamestown Campus with core machine tool courses taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI).

Acoustic guitarist Mark Kroos will perform on September 13 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. Kroos will conduct a 4 p.m. workshop on extended guitar techniques as well as an 8 p.m. concert. Both events, sponsored by the JCC campus program committee, are free and open to the public.

Students in JCC's occupational therapy assistant degree program participated in a recent campaign to increase awareness of health issues related to heavy and improperly worn backpacks.

As part of National School Backpack Awareness Day, Sara Elifritz, Ashley Johnson, Stephanie McConnell, and Jammy Noyes visited a seventh grade health class at George Washington Middle School in Jamestown to educate younger students and their teachers about safe backpack use.

Students taking the new biotechnology courses at JCC will be imaging three-dimensional pictures of DNA and proteins on computers.
They will be learning how to make protein mutants in animal cells in culture.

They'll extract DNA from their own cheek cells for a representation of themselves more accurate than any photograph: their own absolutely unique DNA fingerprint.

A total of 410 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College.
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.

Kurtis A. Fletcher, a 1984 JCC alumnus, delivered the keynote address at JCC's commencement exercises in May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.
The ceremonies honored, collegewide, 488 spring 2008 graduates, 159 December 2007 graduates, and 40 summer 2007 graduates.

    JCC welcomed 7.4% more full-time students this fall over last fall. A total of 2,476 students are enrolled on a full-time basis, carrying course loads of 12 or more credit hours per semester. Overall college enrollment stands at a headcount of 3,718 full- and part-time students.

    Of those individuals, 991 are first-time, full-time students, representing a 17.8% increase in new full-time students over this year's budgeted number and 22.5% over last year's actual number of new full-time students.

“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.

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