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JCC celebrated National Student Employment Week by honoring several student employees during a recent luncheon. The students were nominated for their reliability, quality and quantity of work, initiative, professional attitude, interpersonal skills, and unique contributions to the department in which they worked.

A four-part “Endangered Earth” film series, sponsored by JCC's office of sustainability, begins September 4. Free and open to the public, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. A guided discussion will be 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 is JCC's office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.

Interweave, the gay/straight alliance student club on JCC's Jamestown Campus, will celebrate LGBTIQQA History Month with films on October 17 and 25. The events, free and open to the public, are cosponsored by the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

Online courses in several academic disciplines will be taught through JCC and the SUNY Learning Network this summer. Course listings, which include starting dates, can be accessed at www.sunyjcc.edu through the JCC's summer 2013 master schedule.

Final auditions will be held on August 30 and 31 for JCC's production of Legally Blonde: The Musical beginning at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Performances will be held in November.

Anyone age 16 and up is welcome to audition. Those auditioning should memorize a song and bring sheet music for the accompanist. They should also wear loose-fitting clothing and be prepared to learn some dance moves. 

Scholarships and awards were presented during ceremonies held at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses recently. Recipients, noted by their hometowns, included: 
Jamestown Campus
Ashville Kahl Counts, Sophomore Physics Award; Sandra Sundlov, Denise Joy Scholarship
Bemus Point Madeline Apperson, AAUW Transfer Award; Jordan Farnham, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship; Natalie Marsh, AAUW Transfer Award, Roger C. Seager Presidential Scholarship

JCC was one of the featured colleges at the State University of New York's Western New York Regional Showcase in Buffalo on May 1.

The event, which spotlighted notable programs and initiatives among 10 SUNY institutions in the region, culminated the series of showcases that began last fall as part of SUNY's strategic plan. Presentations were based on “Six Big Ideas,” or strategic themes, identified through SUNY's strategic planning process. 

JCC celebrated academic research and creative activity among faculty and students during Scholars Day. The event was held in early May on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Students who plan to transfer from JCC to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) can now count among their ESF degree choices a new Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental & Natural Resources Conservation and a new Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Management.

Keith Martin has been named JCC's new athletic director.

Under a revised program structure, Martin will have oversight of athletic programming on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Ben Lindquist will serve as the assistant director of JCC athletics and will also assume responsibilities on both campuses. Bill Burk, former athletic director on the Jamestown Campus, will now provide full-time leadership for JCC's Total Fitness program in Jamestown.

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