Monthly Archives: September 2010

Constitution Day: Schoolhouse Rock-style


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JCCC Enrollment Booms as Economy Busts

Posted Sept. 16 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

Fall enrollment sets another record at JCCC

As of the 20th day of the fall 2010 semester, 20,869 students are enrolled at Johnson County Community College, an increase of 2.3 percent from the total of 20,401 on the 20th day in fall 2009. The number of credit hours in which students are enrolled is 176,458, an increase of 1.8 percent from the fall 2009 total of 173,267. These are the highest enrollment figures the college has ever recorded.

Terry A. Calaway, JCCC president, attributes the increase in credit class enrollment to the troubled economy, the difference in the cost of tuition between JCCC and four-year universities, and the quality of JCCC’s educational offerings.

“We continue to see displaced workers in our classes as well as high school graduates who are saving money on their first two years of college,” Calaway said. “Students know that taking classes at JCCC will help them reach their goals.”

JCCC Fall 2009 Enrollment Numbers

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BRAVO TV’s ‘Artist’ at JCCC

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College continues its popular program,

Third Thursday · Visiting Artists’ Presentations, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the museum’s Hudson Auditorium with guest artists Mike Sinclair and Peregrine Honig, and moderators Mary Wessel (JCCC adjunct associate professor, photography) and Allison Smith (associate professor and chair, art history).

The program is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

Peregrine Honig often works on an intimate scale in a wide range of media. Her work explores feminine identity, concepts of beauty, and childlike fantasy through her figurative drawings, watercolors, sculpture and photography. Honig is originally from San Francisco and moved to Kansas City for study at Kansas City Art Institute. She received a Charlotte Street Foundation award in 2000, and the same year had a solo exhibition at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle. She recently participated in the Bravo reality TV show “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” and was awarded first runner-up. The JCCC collection includes Honig’s watercolor Dark Beauty, 2005, as well as her limited edition publication Widow.

via Third Thursday · Visiting Artists’ Presentations.

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Philanthropist Polsky Passes

From the Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series

From the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

Longtime JCCC supporter Norman Polsky dies

Norman Polsky, a longtime supporter of Johnson County Community College, died Thursday, Sept. 2.

Services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 9400 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo.

The Polsky Theatre was named for Norman and his wife, Elaine, for their generosity in supporting programs and students at Johnson County Community College. These include the Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series, the Harris-Polsky Endowment for interior design scholarships, the Nerman Museum, the hospitality management program, Students in Free Enterprise and the Regnier Center for Technology and Business, among others.

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Palin Endorses JCCC Japan Festival

Japan Festival promo

From the Johns0n County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

Volunteers needed for 2010 Japan Festival on Oct. 2

Volunteers are needed for the 2010 Japan Festival hosted by JCCC from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

Help is needed with various activities on that day, including assisting with information booths, workshops, exhibits, volunteer check-in, and set up and tear down.

Volunteers who work a four-hour shift receive free admission to the festival.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carolyn Kadel at

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JCCC hosts Brownback, Bush

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will join Kansas Republican candidate for Governor Sam Brownback Thursday for a stop in Overland Park.Bush and Brownback will hold an invitation-only meeting with educators at the Johnson County Community College early Thursday morning. There will be a news conference after that.

via Jeb Bush to Campaign With Brownback in KC Thursday « 20 Pounds Of Headlines.

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