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JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 35th annual College & Career Night on Tuesday, October 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Representatives from nearly 60 colleges and 80 career areas are expected to attend the event.

Multimedia communication and its impact on photojournalism will be presented by award-winning photographer Will Yurman at 7 p.m. on October 27 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

The Weber Knapp Company has endowed an engineering scholarship at JCC that will provide two years of full New York state resident tuition for eligible students majoring in engineering while at JCC.

Applicants must meet the requirements of JCC's Unified Student Assistance (USA) Scholarship program. USA eligible students are first time, full-time students from JCC's service area who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class with a Regents diploma. USA scholars also must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average while at JCC.

Noted astronomer and author Ray Jayawardhana will discuss the remarkable breakthroughs that have ushered in an extraordinary age of exploration during a presentation on October 27 at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Cutco Theater. Jointly sponsored by the JCC Faculty Student Association, Olean Public Library, and Challenger Learning Center, the program is especially recommended for individuals, including families with children, who have an interest in the universe.

JCC's board of trustees has authorized college officials to move forward with a proposed new Associate in Applied Science degree in early childhood education.

The proposal, which has already been reviewed by the college's faculty, now moves on to both SUNY and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.

According to Mary Kay Szwejbka, associate professor and director of teacher education, the proposed degree is intended as a career-oriented option for students seeking employment in an entry level early care and education setting.

The effects of the Ice Age on the Chautauqua-Allegheny region will be examined in the inaugural seminar of the Celebration of Science speakers series at JCC's Jamestown Campus on November 18 and 19.

The public is invited to attend or participate in Culturefest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 16 at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored by JCC's campus life program, will feature a global village of various cultural items, dance demonstrations, a djembekan drumming performance, and a language booth.

Individuals who would like to participate in the event should contact campus life director Kim Irland at kimberlyirland@mail.sunyjcc.edu or 716.338.1004.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting for the new Science Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus at 12:45 p.m. on November 20.

The $12 million building houses JCC's biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and geology programs. The college has attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification with advanced commissioning.

JCC will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school seniors and their families, from 10 a.m. to noon on November 19 in Olean and from 2 to 4 p.m. on November 20 in Jamestown.

The program provides college-bound students with an opportunity to learn more about the JCC's programs and services.

Visitors can explore degree and certificate programs, learn about student services, and get information about transferability of JCC credits.

Special features include a financial presentation and a session for undecided students.

The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus women's soccer team finished the season with an overall record of 18-3.

The team claimed the Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) and Region 3B championships (the first for any sport in the JCC Jaguars athletic department), and finished sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament.

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