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Works by 15 JCC students were honored with awards during the opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.

The exhibition, on display through May 7, features 99 works selected from 223 submissions by 62 students, including drawings, two- and three-dimensional designs, paintings, ceramics, photography, digital art, and multimedia works.

The show was judged by Robert Booth, State University of New York at Fredonia Distinguished Teaching Professor, and chair of the department of visual art and new media.

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.

JCC will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day during Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored annually by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Dolecki art pieceJCC's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for its annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 22.

The reception, featuring the talent of Cale Hawkins, a long-time student in the Infinity Performing Arts Program, is free and open to the public.

The reception and exhibition are sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and Falconer Printing & Design.

Residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Warren counties are invited to submit up to three original works to Jamestown Community College's Four-County Poet Competition. Entrants must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2010.

Participants can submit one packet of three unpublished original poems by the July 1 deadline. Initial judging will be conducted by JCC faculty with finalists' poems sent to a published poet for selection of winners.

Students in JCC's World Politics course participated in a live interactive interview with John Park, international expert on Korea and Korean relations at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC in early February.

The students will play the roles of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea in an online simulation during March and April with students from various colleges throughout the U.S.

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.

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