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A pathway to small business ownership and success now passes through JCC. Both the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York have granted approval for JCC to offer a new 30-credit hour certificate in entrepreneurship.

The College Connections program at JCC hosted its annual professional development event recently for over 130 high school teachers from among 40 high schools and BOCES centers.

Rick Walters, retired Jamestown Public School teacher, JCC adjunct faculty member, and long-time College Connections instructor, delivered the keynote address during which he challenged the audience to examine the current goals and outcomes of public education.

“Milk,” the 2008 film about Harvey Milk and his struggles as an American gay activist, will be shown at 7 p.m. on December 3 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The film showing, sponsored by JCC's Interweave (Gay-Straight Alliance) and college programming committee, is free and open to the public. The theatre is located in Hultquist Library.

JCC's music ensembles will present two distinctly different concerts during the week of December 6. The concerts, which begin at 7 p.m., are held in Scharmann Theatre.

Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to performances.

JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, jazz ensemble big band, and concert band perform on December 7.

Out in the Silence, a documentary about fairness and equality in rural America, will be shown in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus on November 5.

The film is free and open to the public. A meet and greet session with Out in the Silence filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer begins at 6:30 p.m. The film begins at 7.

The documentary examines the actions of residents of Oil City, PA confronting homophobia and the limitations of religion, tradition and the status quo.

The JCC Alumni Association's “Mystery at the Big Italian Wedding” on January 28 and 29 has sold out. Ticket reservations are no longer being taken.

“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to this year's mystery,” said Elizabeth Booth, JCC's director of alumni affairs.

 

A new partnership between JCC and a Swedish-based organization operating 17 independent schools is expected to bring nearly 200 international visitors to the Jamestown area this summer. 

According to Grant Umberger, director of continuing education for JCC's Jamestown Campus, the college has been collaborating with Internationella Engelski Skolan (IES) to create a comprehensive two-week program allowing visiting students between the ages of 12 and 18 to be immersed in the English language, American culture, nature, sports, and diverse interactive hands-on educational activities.

Celtic rock performed by Scythian will be featured during the opening reception for “Dan Reidy and Nathan Naetzker: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy” on February 5 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The artists will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. Scythian performs at 7 and a reception, featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, begins at 8:30.

The JCC Theater & Culture Club will present the ensemble sketch comedy “Feiffer's People” by American author and humorist Jules Feiffer at 7 p.m. on February 18 and 19 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

Admission for the inaugural student production is $3 for general admission and $2 for students. Tickets will be available at the door.

JCC student Sara Kuhn will serve as stage manager and Anna Bush, JCC's employment development specialist and club advisor, will direct.

Rehearsals are under way for the JCC Uncommoners' production of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The cast includes JCC students Michael Correy, Tyler Drew, Maeghan Farnham, Maxton Honeychurch, Maddie Schlick, and Amanda Wickmark. Also in the cast are Sonia Angeli, Kristina Benson, Lars Benson, Ian Bishop, Ashley Carnes, Noah Goodling, Raleigh Hawk, Don Hill, Pete Larson, Michael Magnuson, Nicole Pattison, Thomas Smith, and Matt Warren.                                            

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