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Parents of high school students who are taking courses through JCC's College Connections program are invited to a public forum to learn more about the program.

The forums will be held at JCC locations from 7 to 8 p.m. Sessions are set for February 7 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, February 10 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and February 17 at the Jamestown Campus. Reservations are not required.

Maria Kindberg, College Connections coordinator, will provide details on courses available to qualified students through the program at area high schools.

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 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, at Falconer Central School. Although the event is labeled College Goal Sunday, the date of the event is definitely Saturday.

The Community Reads Project at JCCs Cattaraugus County Campus has chosen Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich as its next reading selection. 

The Community Reads Project is part of the “one book, one community” movement that has spread across the U.S. from Seattle where it originated.

Community Reads is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus Program Committee and Faculty Student Association. All events are free and open to the public. Paperback copies of Love Medicine are available for $5 in JCC's campus store.

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.

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.

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.

 

The Jamestown Community College Alumni Association honored several “Alumni Nurses of Distinction” at a recent dinner.

The annual recognition honors nursing graduates who have distinguished themselves as healthcare providers. Each honoree was nominated by his or her employer.

The program also featured guest speakers and JCC nursing faculty members Deborah Johnston BS, RN, Kathy Taydus, DNP, RN, and Kelly Whitver, MS, RN who outlined a maternity simulation immersion project.

Ntare Ali Gault and the Njozi Ensemble will perform during the annual community-wide observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 6 p.m. on January 17 on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

A pre-program performance by Steel Pan Alley, an ensemble of the Infinity Performing Arts Program, will begin at 5:45. The ensemble, under the instruction of Howie Feldman, will also perform with members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church youth choir during the program.

Advisement and registration for individuals who plan to enroll for the spring semester at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on January13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Advisement and registration at the Cattaraugus County Campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14.

Spring semester courses begin January 18. Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.338.1065 on the Jamestown Campus and 716.338.7520 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.

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