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Paul A. Benke was honored as JCC's first president emeritus during the JCC Foundation's annual recognition event in October. JCC's board of trustees issued a resolution in September 2012 naming Benke as president emeritus in recognition of his numerous contributions and the leadership he provided during his tenure as JCC's fifth president from 1981 to 1991.

JCC's 2013-2014 budget was approved at today's meeting of the college's board of trustees. The new budget, which totals $34,551,293, is 1.6% larger than the college's original 2012-2013 spending plan. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, 2013.

 

“Given the continued economic uncertainty in our state, country, and throughout the world, this was yet another challenging budget to build,” said Dr. DeCinque. “The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,422 per full-time equivalent (FTE) student.

 

Through a major gift to the JCC Foundation, John E. Anderson has established the John and Judy Anderson Unified Student Assistance Scholarship Endowment at JCC.

“The fund allows me to honor the memory of my late wife, Judy, in a way that will benefit deserving students at JCC for many years to come,” said Anderson.

 

Four books have been chosen as the next selections in the Community Reads Project at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus. Each book will be featured in an informal discussion from noon to 1 p.m. in room 124 of JCC's College Center. The discussions are free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Sarah Ruden, a visiting scholar at Wesleyan University, will read original poetry and excerpts from her translation of The Aeneid at noon and 6:30 p.m. on February 27 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's campus program committee and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities. Refreshments will be served.

Auditions will be held on January 23 and 24 for JCC's production of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia. The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, will consist of actors doing cold readings from the script. Any previously prepared monologues will also be considered. The cast consists of a middle-aged couple, a young female, and one other person who plays multiple male and female roles.

The show will be directed by Robert Schlick with technical direction by Steven Gustafson. Performances are set for 8 p.m. on March 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 and 2 p.m. on March 10.

College Goal New York, a 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 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 9, at Falconer Central School.

The event is a service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.

PLEASE NOTE: Closure of JCC on January 22 due to inclement weather has prompted rescheduling of "Reflections on Resistance" to Wednesday, February 6. Although the "Art As Activism" presentation originally scheduled for January 23 will not be held, the documentary, "Rebuilding Hope," will still be shown at 7 p.m. on January 24.

 

Acquisitions and the Jamestown Nexus, an exhibition of original works by Andy Warhol, opens in February in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The exhibition includes selections from 51 gelatin silver prints and 103 Polaroid photos produced by Warhol. The items were given to the Weeks Gallery as a grant from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

JCC is collaborating with area organizations to provide archaeological experiences for students this summer.

One- and two-credit hour internships are available through Archaeology at the Fenton History Center, which begins May 20 and concludes August 15. Under the direction of a team from the University of Buffalo, students will perform historical archaeology. Written records and documents, in conjunction with archaeology on the site, will be used to reconstruct a more complete history of that part of Jamestown. Hours for the internship are flexible.

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