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Alan Friedman will present “Catching Sunlight,” an exploration of the technical and aesthetic challenges of photographing the sun, at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center Theater on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's Celebrating Science speakers series and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

Explore JCC, a March 3 open house on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, will provide high school students and others an opportunity to learn more about JCC's programs.

From 10 a.m. until noon, visitors can explore academic programs and student services during a college fair and learn more about JCC during guided campus tours.

A session for undecided students, which meets from 11 to 11:30, outlines options for career and personal success. JCC representatives will outline financial aid opportunities during a session at 11:30 a.m.

Students named to the spring 2012 part-time student dean's list at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, include:                           

Mary Owusu, an educator from Ghana, will present “Imagining Africa” at noon on March 5 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, sponsored by JCC's international outreach office, is free and open to the public.

Ms. Owusu is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Baldwin-Wallace College in the political science and history departments. She served previously as a Cadbury Fellow at the University of Birmingham in England and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.

Students named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 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 and included:

Celtic rock performed by Scythian will be featured during the opening reception for the “Material/Ethereal Constructs” exhibition on February 4 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The exhibition includes works by Judith Olson Gregory and Dianne Baker. The gallery will open at 6:15 p.m. with an artists' talk beginning at 6:30. Scythian performs at 7, and is followed at 8:15 with music by Bill Ward and Amanda Barton during a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and wine and beer tasting.

Slam poet Gayle Danley will present “Slam It! Powerful Poems to Tell My Story” during the annual community-wide observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 6 p.m. on January 16 on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

The event, coordinated by representatives of JCC, the Jamestown YWCA, and Ebony Task Force, also includes recognition of winning entries in art, dramatic presentation, public service announcement, speech, poem, and essay contests organized by the Jamestown YWCA.

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 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.

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.