JCC’s associate degree programs in computer science and information technology are now part of Open SUNY+, an enhanced tier of the State University of New York’s online learning initiative.

While all of JCC’s online programs as well as those offered by other SUNY colleges and universities are part of Open SUNY, those powered by “Open SUNY+” feature additional support services for students and faculty.

The Veterans Book Project, an art collaboration by Monica Haller, opens in the Weeks Gallery at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on October 27.

The exhibition is supported by the JCC Foundation and through a grant from New York Council for the Humanities.

Haller will discuss the exhibition during a reception from 6-8 p.m. on November 5. The exhibition closes on December 11. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mary Frances “Francie” Potter, Olean General Hospital, Napoleon Engineering Services, and the YMCA of the Twin Tiers will be honored during the JCC Foundation’s annual recognition event on October 22 at the Bartlett Country Club in Olean.

Storyteller Paul Leone will present Autumn Appeal: Stories of the Season from 3-4:30 p.m. on October 30 in Hultquist Library on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The program, sponsored by JCC’s college program committee, is free and open to the public. Additional details on the program can be obtained by calling 716.338.1126.

Featuring folk tales and literary works that reflect autumn and the approach of winter, the program will also include stories from books Leone has authored.

JCC has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a resource for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the U.S. that are doing the most to ensure the success of American military service members, veterans, and spouses as students.

Vox Lumine (Voices of Light), a vocal ensemble of emerging artists, will present a free concert at 1:15 p.m. on October 30 in Cutco Theater on JCCs Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

A reception will follow the performance. To reserve a ticket, call the JCC Campus Store, 376.7514.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 38th annual College & Career Night on Tuesday, October 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk will host an Adult Learner Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on October 29.

The event is designed for adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies. Those planning to attend are asked to register by calling 716.363.6500.

The open house will include an information fair as well as presentations about financial aid and admissions. Student services personnel from the admissions and financial aid offices and the Counseling and Career Development Center will be available to meet with prospective students.

The F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust, administered by Key Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.The grant will be used support the purchase of a wood lectern for a room used frequently by students, faculty, and the public.

Previous grants to JCC by the Manley Trust provided the Cattaraugus County Campus with a wireless local area network, security technology in the Library and Liberal Arts Center, upgraded classroom technology in the campus library, and new classroom technology in the Training and Conference Center.

Les Miserables posterThe cast of JCC’s production of Les Miserables will include Giovanna Accordino, Amie Adams, Joel Allport-Cohoon, Emma Jane Anderson, Mike Burns, Victoria Campbell, Melissa Carr, Cait Clark, Scott Costantini, Julie Drake Cotter, Sabrina Cotto, Derek DeVlieger, Emma Foley, Jim Foley, Jonah Foley, Destiny Gates, Mike Giambelluca, Gabe Grey, Don Hill, Daman Holland, Alexis Hughan, Vanessa Kavenagh,