The public is invited to attend a discussion of JCC’s tobacco-free policy during special sessions in Jamestown, Dunkirk, and Olean.

Sessions will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. on September 3 in the boardroom at the North County Center in Dunkirk, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. on September 4 in the Carnahan Theatre on the Jamestown Campus, and from 11 a.m.-noon in the boardroom on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

JCC alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark as the Jamestown Jammers take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on August 31 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.   

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the game begins at 4:05 p.m. Diethrick Park is located at 484 Falconer St. in Jamestown.

Bleacher tickets are available to JCC alumni free of charge. Each alumnus is limited to a maximum of six tickets.

Brook Trout painting by Alberto Rey

Alberto Rey (b. 1960)
Biological Regionalism: Brown Trout II, Catskills, United States
oils on plaster, 20 by 33 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Final auditions for JCC’s production of Les Miserables will be held August 27 and 28.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. Those auditioning must prepare a song that will demonstrate vocal range and acting ability. The song does not need to be from the show, but it should be memorized and show emotion and finesse. The best singers will be invited back for final auditions in August to vie for the lead roles.

Maria M. Kindberg has been appointed dean of arts, humanities, and health sciences at JCC.

Sessions will be held August 21 and 22 at JCC for incoming students who have not already participated in advisement and registration for fall semester classes. JCC’s fall semester begins August 25.

Students named to JCC's spring 2014 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, and included:                    

Albany: Carl Stone

Nelson J. Garifi Jr., a long-time member of JCC’s administrative staff, will begin the academic year as JCC’s executive director of academic innovation.

According to Marilyn A. Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, Garifi’s new position will allow JCC to expand on its tradition of innovation, building on emerging opportunities for new programs and services while preserving its commitment to academic excellence.

Several students have been added to the full- and part-time dean’s lists for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Students must earn at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study to be named to the dean’s list.

Added to the spring 2014 dean’s list were:

Bemus Point: Kendall Wright

Falconer: Aimee Olson

Gerry: Willis Anderson

Dunkirk: Austin Harrington

JCC recently honored 51 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2014 students of the year in the College Connections program.

In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity, and dedication.