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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.

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.

Several JCC students examined the Eurozone crisis with students from the U.S. and Europe during the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held at Exeter University in Great Britain in January.

A JCC Alumni Ski Day is planned at Peek ‘n Peak Resort on February 4 and 20.

The event is open to JCC alumni and their family and friends and features discounted pricing on lift tickets, rental equipment, and learn to ski packages.

To receive a voucher for the discounts, contact JCC's alumni office at 716.338.1056 or www.sunyjcc.edu/alumni.

Voucher requests must be received no later than three days before the event. Vouchers must be presented at the Peek ‘n Peak ticket window to receive the discount.

 

JCC and the Rochester Institute of Technology have signed a transfer agreement for RIT's information technology degree program.

The agreement guarantees acceptance of JCC students who graduate with an Associate of Science in computer science and a minimum grade point average of 2.8 into RIT's program. RIT will accept the transfer of 60 JCC credit hours toward meeting the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

JCC's Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 24.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Student Union.

JCC will host a healthcare career and education fair from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 30 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus. 

Healthcare employers and representatives of four-year colleges have been invited to provide information on healthcare career and educational opportunities. Visitors should bring several copies of their resume and dress appropriately since they will meet with potential employers.

College Goal Sunday, a nationwide 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 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 11, at Falconer Central School.

The event is a service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and is funded through a grant from the Lumina Foundation.

The cast of the JCC Uncommoners' production of The Glass Menagerie has been selected.

The drama will be performed at 8 p.m. on March 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on March 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

A total of 185 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2011.

Edward Carey of Clifton Park earned highest honors, representing a 4.0 grade point average, with an Associate in Science (A.S.)-Computer Science degree.

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