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A reception will be held on January 27 for Earthworks, an exhibition of works by Stephanie McMahon, in the Center Gallery at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The reception, from 6-8 p.m., is free and open to the public. The exhibition is a collaboration between JCC and the Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts and is on display through March 9.

Auditions will be held January 18 and 19 for JCC’s production of Paragon Springs in March.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members.

Rehearsals will be held from 7-10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Performances are set for March 3-5 and 10-11.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting celebrating the expansion of the Manufacturing Technology Institute at JCC’s Jamestown Campus at noon on January 23.

The building features specialized space for welding, CAD/CNC, engineering science, industrial equipment technology, mechanical technology, and machine tool technology programs through credit and non-credit courses.

JCC officials are considering the potential impact of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to make college tuition-free for middle class families at all two- and four-year State University of New York and City University of New York colleges.

Foundation Drawing, an exhibition that celebrates drawing as a foundation skill in visual arts, will be displayed in the Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery from February 6 to March 15.

The exhibition presents work by Melissa Cooke of Minneapolis, MN, Hollis Hammonds of Austin, TX, and Joan Linder of Buffalo, innovative artists who use drawing as their primary means of expression.

JCC has received what Marilyn Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, describes as “an outstanding report” from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the organization charged with overseeing the quality of JCC’s instructional programs and operation.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded JCC a grant of $92,000 to further the college’s comprehensive globalization efforts.

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) grant represents the first year of an anticipated two-year commitment that will provide funds for faculty and curriculum development and expand study abroad opportunities available to JCC students.

Film, television, and Broadway actor Ron Orbach will teach The Acting Diagnostic as a one-credit course during JCC’s Winterim session.

The course is open to JCC students and community members. To register, call JCC, 716.338.1018.

Classes meet from 3-5 p.m. on December 9 and from 3-5:30 p.m. on January 4, 6, 9, 11, and 13. Final performances will be presented at 6 p.m. on January 13.

JCC has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a resource for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to American colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and their success in the classroom and after graduation.

JCC’s music ensembles will perform seasonal concerts on December 6 and 8. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in 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, at the theatre door, or online at campusstore.sunyjcc.edu.

JCC’s choir, concert band, and vocal and jazz ensembles perform on December 6.

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