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The well-received “Endangered Earth” film series, sponsored by JCC’s office of sustainability, resumes February 12.

Free and open to the public, the films begin at 7 p.m. A guided discussion is conducted at the conclusion of each film.

The series is held in conjunction with JCC’s college program committee and Earth Awareness Club. For additional information, contact the JCC’s office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.

A total of 188 students earned degrees and certificates from JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2013. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50-3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25-3.49 GPA.

Ashville: Kaitlyn Elderkin (A.S. Individual Studies-Honors), Bethany VanOcker (A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science-High Honors), Greg Yuchnitz (A.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science)

Belfast: Casey Brundage (A.A.S. Business-Accounting)

Students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.

Allegany: Alexa Gross, Molly Hastings, Chloe Houston, Krystal Laird, Jessica Martin, Travis Radomski

Angola: Cashel Gallivan

Arcade: Nicholas Glasner

JCC's Weeks Gallery will host a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on January 31 to open the Printmaking: Art, Process, Community exhibition. The event is free and open to the public.

JCC alumni are invited to enjoy a day of winter sports at Peek’n Peak Resort on February 17.

JCC alumni and their family and friends can take advantage of discounts on lift tickets, rental packages, and instructional lessons. Children ages five and younger ski free with a ticketed adult.

Alumni who participate in Ski Day also enjoy use of a private club room for the day where refreshments will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

College Goal New York, a program that helps students from first generation and low-income families complete their electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 1, at Falconer Central School.

Participants should use the E. Main St. entrance to the school.

The event is a collaborative public service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.

Tom DeWolf, a descendant of one of the richest slave trading families in the U.S., and Sharon Morgan, whose ancestors were slaves, will present a special “Two People, One Journey” residency at JCC’s Jamestown Campus February 10-12. All events are free and open to the public.

The College Connections program at JCC recently sponsored a cultural symposium for Spanish language students from the Bemus Point, Chautauqua Lake, Clymer, Frewsburg, Olean, Panama, Pine Valley, and Randolph school districts.

The symposium, which coincided with International Education Week, included educational sessions, lunch, and a performance by the Infinity program’s Steel Pan Alley. Over 150 students and their teachers were encouraged to celebrate the cultural diversity that exists in their own backyards.

In cooperation with area high school guidance counselors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, JCC will host a free Fund Your Future college financial aid information programs at 6:30 p.m. on January 29 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Area high school senior students and their families are encouraged to attend the session, which will be held in the Carnahan Theater, located in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center. Parking is available in the James Avenue parking lot.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Wait Until Dark at 7 p.m. on  January 16 and 17 in the Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The cast will include six adult males and one adult female as well as a young girl between ages nine and 12.

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