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JCC will hold its spring open house from 5-6:30 p.m. on March 21 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, from 10 a.m.-noon on March 24 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and from 1-4 p.m. on April 15 at the Jamestown Campus.

The event is open to prospective students and community members. Campus tours are conducted as well.

Visitors will learn about:

Project 22, a documentary about two combat-wounded veterans on a 6,500-mile cross-country mission to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among veterans, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on March 19.

 
The film, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Theo Collins, a JCC alumnus who produced the documentary, will conduct a question and answer session after the film.

Entries and sponsorships are being accepted for the 26th annual JCC Classic Golf Tournament at Bartlett Country Club on May 23. 

Registration begins at 11am with a shotgun start at noon.

The tournament is sponsored by the JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and the college’s athletic department and Cattaraugus County Campus. All proceeds benefit JCC’s athletic and intramural programs and the Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association.

Acclaimed conservation photographer and filmmaker Chris Linder will present “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” at 7 p.m. on March 21 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

The event, free and open to the public, features images Linder has taken of what he calls “the most inaccessible and hauntingly beautiful places” on Earth.

Linder, a visual storyteller whose specialty is documenting research in the Arctic and Antarctic, uses photography to educate and inspire people about science and conservation.

New members were inducted into JCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, has chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.

JCC’s production of Speech and Debate has been postponed until mid-April.

The play, originally scheduled for the Scharmann Theatre stage in March, will now be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 15.

Adam Owens will direct the production, which focuses on three high school students who unravel a scandal involving their teacher.

Speech and Debate contains sexual references. Audience discretion is advised.

Renowned acoustic folk music trio Eloise & Co. will perform on JCC's Jamestown Campus on March 18 and 19.

Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion), Becky Tracy (fiddle, octave fiddle, and vocals), and Rachel Bell (accordion, piano, and vocals) will present concerts at 7 p.m. on March 18 in Scharmann Theatre and at noon on March 19 in the Student Union.

They will also conduct folk music workshops at 9 and 11 a.m. on March 19 in JCC’s Community Services Center theatre.

All events are free and open to the public.

A total of 165 students were awarded degrees or certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2017.

The highest honors designation represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a 3.25 to 3.49 GPA.

Allegany: Rebecca Clayson (A.S.-Individual Studies), Timothy Pincoski (Certificate-Welding Technology High Honors), Krystal Thompson (A.S.-Business-Business Administration)

Arcade: Cassandra Sanders (A.A.S.-Welding Technology)

Tapped, a 2009 documentary spotlighting the impact of bottled water on ocean pollution, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on March 14.

 
The film screening, free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre.

Tapped is one of the films featured in the Our Planet, Our Choice film series sponsored by JCC’s sustainability committee and the Earth Awareness Club.

Single Parents Reaching Education to Employment (SPREE), an initiative made possible through the Empire State Poverty Initiative (ESPRI) and the WNY Women’s Foundation, is under way at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

SPREE, a program based on the WNY Women’s Foundation’s MOMs: From Education to Employment® model, assists students who are single parents by helping them develop skills and credentials that can lead to family sustaining employment or transfer to a four-year school.

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