Multimedia communication and its impact on photojournalism will be presented by award-winning photographer Will Yurman at 7 p.m. on October 27 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.

The Weber Knapp Company has endowed an engineering scholarship at JCC that will provide two years of full New York state resident tuition for eligible students majoring in engineering while at JCC.

Applicants must meet the requirements of JCC's Unified Student Assistance (USA) Scholarship program. USA eligible students are first time, full-time students from JCC's service area who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class with a Regents diploma. USA scholars also must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average while at JCC.

JCC will offer the Young Writers' Studio, a one-week course for aspiring young writers, June 24-30.

The one-credit program is designed to give students who have completed 11th grade English the opportunity to hone their writing skills and earn college credit. The course is open to students who will graduate in June 2012 or 2013.

Program costs are $824 for New York state residents and $955 for non-residents and include tuition, fees, accommodations in JCC's residence halls, meals, materials, daily transportation, and gate passes for lectures.

Nearly 800 high school sophomores from throughout Cattaraugus, Allegany, Potter, and McKean counties explored the future by participating in the annual Career Horizons event held December 2 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus. 

Designed to stimulate college and career preparation, the annual event is sponsored by JCC, the Cattaraugus County Counselors Association, and Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board/Workforce New York.

Graduates of JCC's nursing program now have an opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through the Communiversity at JCC in partnership with Alfred State College.

The agreement was reviewed recently by Kathleen F. Sellers, Ph.D., RN, professor and chair of Alfred State College's nursing department, and Dawn T. Columbare, DNP, RN, CNE, professor and director of JCC's nursing education program.

The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus women's soccer team finished the season with an overall record of 18-3.

The team claimed the Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) and Region 3B championships (the first for any sport in the JCC Jaguars athletic department), and finished sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament.

JCC will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school seniors and their families, from 10 a.m. to noon on November 19 in Olean and from 2 to 4 p.m. on November 20 in Jamestown.

The program provides college-bound students with an opportunity to learn more about the JCC's programs and services.

Visitors can explore degree and certificate programs, learn about student services, and get information about transferability of JCC credits.

Special features include a financial presentation and a session for undecided students.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting for the new Science Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus at 12:45 p.m. on November 20.

The $12 million building houses JCC's biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and geology programs. The college has attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification with advanced commissioning.

The public is invited to attend or participate in Culturefest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 16 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored by JCC's campus life program, will feature a global village of various cultural items, dance demonstrations, a djembekan drumming performance, and a language booth.

Individuals who would like to participate in the event should contact campus life director Kim Irland at or 716.338.1004.

The effects of the Ice Age on the Chautauqua-Allegheny region will be examined in the inaugural seminar of the Celebration of Science speakers series at JCC's Jamestown Campus on November 18 and 19.