The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 9.

The GBO, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is the major sponsor for the tournament for the next three years.

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 24-August 14 at the Jamestown Campus.

Begun last year, JCC's 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.

Sustainability is the focus of JCC's annual Earth Day Festival which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Campus.

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

Earthfest will begin with traditional rhythmic drumming provided by Blue Heron Rhythm Experiment. Live music by local acoustic guitarist Matt Maloof will be featured at 11:30.

Students named to JCC's fall 2008 part-time student dean's list earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work.
Allegany Mary Jamison, Victor Kavanagh, Daesil Kwak, Nicole Lippert
Alma Brent Dickerson
Almond Thomas Demetreu
Angola Kimberley Heath, Randy Tricano
Arcade Daniel Wright

A discussion, “Autism and Law Enforcement,” will be presented from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on March 24 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Community Reads Project of JCC, along with the JCC Cattaraugus Campus Program Committee, is sponsoring the event as a tie-in to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, the book selected for this year's study.

A total of 485 students were awarded degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2013. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.

Alfred Station Jaclin Demarte (A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science)

Molly Peacock, poet and creative nonfiction writer, will perform a reading of her works at 7 p.m. on May 4 in room 308 of the Library and Liberal Arts Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the JCC Cattaraugus County campus program committee, the Olean Public Library, and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

The Ladies First Jazz Big Band, an all-female jazz group, will perform during JCC's annual Jazz Fest on April 4 in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored by the JCC's music department and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association, features a pre-concert discussion, “Women in Jazz,” at 7 p.m. and a performance, beginning at 8.

Admission prices are $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, FSA members. Tickets are available in the JCC box office, 716.338.1187.

An evening of jazz will be featured in the next Rising Star Series program when  composer, pianist, and Olean native Jacob Pleakis performs with singer Abby Payne at 7 p.m. on February 13.

The concert, free and open to the public, will be held in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Rising Star Series is presented by the Cutco Corporation, Olean Medical Group, and JCC's Faculty Student Association.

JCC's board of trustees has authorized college officials to move forward with a proposed new Associate in Applied Science degree in early childhood education.

The proposal, which has already been reviewed by the college's faculty, now moves on to both SUNY and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.

According to Mary Kay Szwejbka, associate professor and director of teacher education, the proposed degree is intended as a career-oriented option for students seeking employment in an entry level early care and education setting.


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