A four-part “Endangered Earth” film series, sponsored by JCC's office of sustainability, begins September 4. Free and open to the public, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus. A guided discussion will be conducted at the conclusion of each film.

The series is held in conjunction with JCC's college program committee and Earth Awareness Club. For additional information, contact is JCC's office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.

JCC celebrated National Student Employment Week by honoring several student employees during a recent luncheon. The students were nominated for their reliability, quality and quantity of work, initiative, professional attitude, interpersonal skills, and unique contributions to the department in which they worked.

Several student athletes at JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their achievements.

Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized at regional and national levels.

JCC's engineering science and technology degree programs will benefit substantially from the addition of two key pieces of testing equipment.

A universal tester and a fluid power testing system, obtained through a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant, enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of material/fluid properties and replace equipment that was prone to frequent repairs.

Students named to the spring 2012 part-time student dean's list at JCC earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, include:                           

High school students from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties completed a recent three-day, residential College Access Academy on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Made possible through a College Access Challenge Grant administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation, the academy was designed to encourage continued success in high school and develop readiness for success in college and beyond.

Keith Martin has been named JCC's new athletic director.

Under a revised program structure, Martin will have oversight of athletic programming on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Ben Lindquist will serve as the assistant director of JCC athletics and will also assume responsibilities on both campuses. Bill Burk, former athletic director on the Jamestown Campus, will now provide full-time leadership for JCC's Total Fitness program in Jamestown.

JCC's board of trustees has authorized college officials to move forward with a proposed new credit certificate program in industrial maintenance technology. The proposal, which has already been reviewed by the college's faculty, now moves on to both the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department for the next stages of approval.

According to Michael Weaver, JCC's director of engineering science and technology, the certificate will help support the needs of local industries for trained personnel.

Several faculty appointments and promotions, effective with the start of the 2012-13 academic year, were announced recently:

New faculty    
Amanda Bartels, a mathematics instructor on the Cattaraugus County Campus, earned a master's degree in education at SUNY Albany. She is a former adjunct instructor at Niagara County Community College, Erie Community College, and Niagara University.

Students named to the JCC dean's list for the spring 2012 semester earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 12 or more semester hours of study.


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