An information night will be held at JCC's North County Center on Bennett Rd. in Dunkirk from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 5.
Academic programs, credit and non-credit programs, financial aid and transfer opportunities, and student services will be outlined during the program. A tour of the center's facilities will be conducted.
Additional information on the program can be obtained by calling the JCC North County Center, 716.363.6500.
High school juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101, a special event sponsored at JCC's Jamestown Campus on May 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Cattaraugus County Campus on May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The program begins with a session that encourages parents and students to work together in finding the “right fit” when exploring college options.
Reservations for the program can be made by registering at www.sunyjcc.edu/college101  or by calling 800.388.8557.
JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 10. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 12.
Both concerts will be performed in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.
Forests will be the focus of JCC's Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Campus.
The event, sponsored annually by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.
A pathway to small business ownership and success now passes through JCC. Both the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York have granted approval for JCC to offer a new 30-credit hour certificate in entrepreneurship .
JCC is offering two College Credit at Chautauqua courses this summer.
Each one-credit course, which reflects a particular morning lecture theme at Chautauqua Institution, is offered at a discounted rate of $100 for New York state residents and $200 for non-residents. A $100 lab fee, which covers the cost of the weeklong morning Chautauqua gate and parking passes, is also charged.
Works by 15 JCC students were honored with awards during the opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.
The exhibition, on display through May 7, features 99 works selected from 223 submissions by 62 students, including drawings, two- and three-dimensional designs, paintings, ceramics, photography, digital art, and multimedia works.
The show was judged by Robert Booth, State University of New York at Fredonia Distinguished Teaching Professor, and chair of the department of visual art and new media.
A submission by JCC sophomore Jill Mahon was one of nearly 100 scholarly posters represented in a showcase of undergraduate research done at SUNY colleges.
Ms. Mahon participated in the first Summer Undergraduate Research Institute at JCC in 2009, where she began studies to understand how cancer cells in bone marrow can be affected by chemotherapeutic agents.
Brian W. Mallory, vice president of beverage sales and corporate human resources at PepsiCo, will deliver the 2010 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 21 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 22.
The May 21 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.
To commemorate Arbor Day and the college's designation as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC will hold a special tree planting ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on April 30.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held north of the Jamestown Campus tennis court parking lot along Curtis Street.
The event includes the planting of Black Tupelo, Pioneer Elm, and Gingko trees and the presentation of the Tree Campus USA plaque to JCC officials. Sargent Cherry, Hackberry, Pink Spire crabapple, and red oak trees will also be planted on the Jamestown Campus this year.