JCC’s biotechnology students are being lauded for their critical reasoning abilities.
A critical thinking assessment (CAT) test, administered through the Center for Assessment & Improvement of Learning at Tennessee Tech University and supported by the National Science Foundation, was used to measure critical reasoning in JCC’s biotechnology program after completion of a year-long research experience to assess the impact of undergraduate research on student learning.
Sophomores in JCC’s occupational therapy assistant program contributed recently to the development of a “comfort room” at the Chautauqua County Mental Health Association facility using a sensory integration approach.
Individuals who use MHA services may suffer from mental illness and chemical addiction caused by traumatization. Those suffering from simple and complex traumas often have difficulty regulating their emotions effectively, which may diminish their ability to manage their daily lives. Sensory integration helps patients learn to regulate their nervous system.
JCC alumni are invited to enjoy a day of winter sports at Peek’n Peak Resort on February 16.
Alumni Ski Day allows JCC alumni and their family and friends to take advantage of discounted lift tickets, rental packages, and instructional lessons. JCC alumni can purchase all-day lift tickets for as little as $36 for adults and $30 for children ages 6 to 11. Ski rental is $22 for adults and $19 for children ages 6 to 11, while snowboard rental costs $27 for adults and $23 for children ages 6 to 11.
The Decho Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on January 29 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. The concert is sponsored by JCC’s music program and the college program committee.
Enrollment is still open for two JCC travel-related courses.
Participants must be registered and have paid $1450 on or before February 20 for enrollment in The World Through Spain, a three-credit course that features travel abroad May 23-June 7. The $2577 total trip cost includes air and train fare, insurance, meals, lodging, classes, and tours.
JCC’s Endangered Earth film series resumes February 26 with a screening of “Climate Refugees: The Human Face of Climate Change.”
The series, sponsored by JCC’s sustainability program, is free and open to the public. Films begin at 7 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre and feature a guided post-screening discussion.
Peter Lombardi will discuss his book, Jamestown, New York: A Guide to the City and Its Urban Landscape, at 6:30 p.m. on January 28 at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.
The event, open to the public, will be held in the cyber café in the Hamilton Collegiate Center.
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 on Saturday, February 7, at Falconer Central School.
Participants are asked to arrive between 9 and 11 a.m. and should use the E. Main St. entrance to the school.
The event is a collaborative public service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.
Auditions for JCC’s production of All My Sons will be held January 20 and 21.
The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. The cast includes five males, four females, and a young boy.
All My Sons opens March 6 with additional performances March 7-8 and 13-14.
Winner of the Drama Critics Award for Best New American Play in 1947, All My Sons introduced Arthur Miller as a leading voice in American theater.