An article on the Southern Tier Advanced Manufacturing Center (STAMI) has been published in a recent issue of The Catalyst, journal of the National Council for Continuing Education & Training.

The article, “Cooperation Leads to Meeting Employment Needs,” was written by Jesse Gugino, director, and Michael Marvin, project manager of JCC's Center for Continuing Education, and details STAMI's efforts to address the shortage of skilled individuals available to meet the needs of regional manufacturers and the lack of machining instruction in area schools.

Natalie Burns of Falconer Central School took first place in JCC's 20th annual high school mathematics contest for juniors and seniors recently.

Other top scorers included Joey Campion of Jamestown High School, second; Richa Gupta of Jamestown High School, third; and Patrick Hoover of Youngsville High School, fourth. Each received a JCC Campus Store gift certificate.

Works by eight members of JCC's art faculty are featured in the Homegrown Excellence II exhibition that opens October 3.

The Homegrown Excellence exhibition showcases over 42 artworks, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, prints, and new media/digital works by Gary Deckard, Debra Eck, Peter Goergen, Theresa Heinz, Mark Kirsch, Marilyn Martin, Heather Miller, and Yu Kanazawa.

“Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie” will be presented by actress Susan Marie Frontczak at 7 p.m. on September 20 and September 21 at JCC's Cattaraugus County and Jamestown campuses.

The September 20 performance will be held in the Cutco Theater in Olean and on September 21 in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The performances are free and open to the public. Program sponsors are JCC's college program committee and Faculty Student Association and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

Ellicottville Central School won the Meeting of the Minds academic quiz bowl competition held recently at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The tournament, now in its sixth year, is open to academically talented high school students from southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. A student from the winning team receives a JCC scholarship.

Three JCC faculty members were promoted with the start of the 2011-12 academic year:

Theresa Baginski and Amber Kautzman were promoted to associate professor. Sarah Kelley was promoted to assistant professor.

Ms. Kelley joined JCC's faculty in 2006 as a reading instructor on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. She earned an associate's degree at JCC, a bachelor's degree at Keuka College, and a master's degree at Mansfield University.

JCC is hoping area residents will participate in an Arbor Day Foundation campaign.

By casting a vote for JCC at, JCC will be in a position to win $2,500 in trees. Individuals should register as “tree planters” at the website, which is maintained by the Arbor Day Foundation. The contest ends November 5.

The JCC Uncommoners' production of The Who's Tommy will premiere at 8 p.m. on November 4 on JCC's Scharman Theatre stage.

The musical will also be performed at 8 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 14.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 34th annual College/Career Night on October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Representatives from nearly 60 colleges and 80 career areas will be available to speak with interested students, parents, and other community residents during the event.

Ticket purchases for events held in JCC's Scharmann Theatre have become more convenient with a new online ticket system.

Presale tickets can be purchased online through JCC's box office from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Online tickets for general admission can be purchased up to four hours before the start of an event.


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