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The Bar-room Buzzards will be joined by trombonist Peter Pepke during JazzFest on April 11 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

Admission to the 7:30 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $5, general public, $3, area students and senior citizens, and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased through JCC’s box office, 716.338.1187, or online at

The performance is sponsored by the college program committee of JCC’s FSA and the arts, humanities, and health sciences division.

Students named to JCC's fall 2013 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 include:                     

Allegany Erin Arsenault, Deanna Broughton, Jason Everett, Ronald Higley, Oliver Nagel, Tara Plath, Elizabeth Rodgers, Gabriella Ross, Joy Sawaya, Krystal Thompson

Almond Kelly Levert

Andover Grace Dowd

Angelica Megan Baker, Brandon Ellsessor

Arcade Amy Atkinson

Jamestown Campus

Seventy-nine students at JCC’s Jamestown Campus were inducted into the Alpha Kappa Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, on February 22.

Mark Schultz, principal at Pioneer High School and a 1996 alumnus of JCC, was the guest speaker for the ceremony, which was attended by about 275 friends and family members of the inductees.      

Biotechnology students who are members of JCC’s DNA Club will host a research expo featuring student presentations from noon to 5 p.m. on February 28.

The event, which will be held in the Science Center on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, includes a soup and salad fundraiser from noon to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will defray expenses for DNA Club members attending the American Association of Immunologists conference in Pittsburgh in May.

Student presenters will be sophomore Maria Sena and recent JCC graduate Gabriel Hrysenko. Their presentations will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The JCC Uncommoners will perform Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark in March.

The drama, directed by Robert Schlick with technical direction by Steven Gustafson and lighting design by Scott Barton, will be presented in Scharmann Theatre, on the Jamestown Campus, at 8 p.m. on March 7, 8, 14, and 15 and at 2 p.m. on March 9.

McSpacey Investigates, a digital video exploring Banned Books Week at JCC’s Hultquist Library, earned a gold Education Digital Marketing Award from the Higher Education Marketing Report.

The video, written and produced by Isaac McQuistion, JCC’s web content manager, was filmed by Vincent Gerace in 2012 while he was a student at JCC. Gerace will graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in film in May 2014.

Performer Dave Ruch will present “Occupational & Work Songs” at noon on March 5 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC’s campus program committee.

Ruch sings and plays music for all ages on an intriguing assortment of instruments including mandolin, banjo, guitar, jaw harp, bones, and spoons. His concerts are characterized by a warm rapport with the audience, excellent musicianship, historical tidbits, and humor.

Students from JCC and other American and European colleges participated in a simulated European council summit during the annual State University of New York Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium in January.

Participants examined EU and NATO relations, the integration of Turkey into the EU, Ukraine’s economy, and ways to strengthen the European economy.

The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Center for Global Affairs.

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)