JSCC Graduation Set for May 5

Jackson, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College will hold its 39th commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Oman Arena in Jackson. The guest speaker is Dr. Nancy Zambito, superintendent of Jackson-Madison County Schools.

Graduates will have a mandatory rehearsal at 9 a.m. at the arena. The graduate lineup prior to the ceremony will begin at 1:20 p.m.

Other graduation activities include the Nursing Department’s pinning ceremony on Friday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in the JSCC gymnasium. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program also will recognize its graduates at a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. the same night in Ayers Auditorium.

For more information, call Lisa Kincaid at 425-2634.

Spring Play, I Hate Hamlet, Scheduled for May

I HATE HAMLET

May 3, 4, 5 7pm at the Jackson State Theatre (Connected to the Gym)
Tickets: $5 student/$7 general

The Story:
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he HATES Hamlet! When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he may fail as Hamlet in Central Park.

JSCC’s Radiography Program to Hold Information Sessions

Jackson, Tenn. — The Radiography Program at Jackson State Community College will offer an informational meeting for those interested in a rewarding career in medical imaging on Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the Nelms Classroom Building room C1E3 at the college’s main campus in Jackson.

The JSCC Radiography program is a two year, Associate of Applied Science Degree program and graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination to become Registered Technologists in Radiography.

Radiographers (also known as radiologic technologists or x-ray technologists) work with patients and x-ray equipment to produce medical images of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in diagnosis of disease or injury.

Meetings also will be held at Jackson State’??s Savannah campus at 5 p.m. on April 16; at Jackson State’s Lexington campus at Noon on April 23; and at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City in the North Tower Conference Room at 6 p.m. on April 23.

The application deadline for admission to the Fall 2007 Radiography class is June 1. For more information call 425-2612 or go online to www.jscc.edu/allied/rad.htm.

Jackson State Community College hosts Donkey Basketball to Benefit American Cancer Society

Jackson, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College will host a night of donkey basketball on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the JSCC gymnasium. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Concessions, including grilled hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for sale by the Jackson State student clubs.

Each donkey basketball team will have four players on the backs of live donkeys playing basketball for a total of eight minutes per game. The pre-game events are Musical Donkeys and a Popcorn Race.

Madison County Mayor Jerry Gist will give a welcome followed by a performance by JSCC Innovation. Participants and special guests at this year’s event include: JSCC President Dr. Bruce Blanding, JSCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Gary Brummer, JSCC Dean of Professional and Technical Studies Mr. Barry Jennison, State Representative Jimmy Eldridge, Senator Lowe Finney, West Tennessee Healthcare’??s Vicky Lake, Jody Parrish and Re-max Realtors, Froggy 104 FM, Freed Hardeman University’??s SGA and JSCC’??s SGA.

The event will also feature a rock climbing wall and many other games and activities for the children.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door and can be purchased at the Jackson State business services office. T-shirts are available at the business office for $10.00. A t-shirt/ticket combo can be purchased at JSCC for only $12.00.

For more information contact Patty Easley at Jackson State at 424-3520 x392 or 1-800-355-JSCC x392.

JSCC Invites Students and Community to National Alcohol Screening Day April 5

Jackson, TN- Jackson State Community College will participate in the Ninth Annual National Alcohol Screening Day on April 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Activities will include free alcohol and depression screenings, free mocktails and sangria, and fatal vision goggles driving course. There also will be an opportunity for students to make their own music videos.

The event is sponsored by Jackson State’??s Student Activities, Health Services, Student Government Association, and the Spanish Club.

For more information contact Lisa Kincaid at (731) 425-2634 or e-mail lkincaid@jscc.edu.

Jackson State Offers Community Express Loan Workshop April 16

Jackson, TN- A free Community Express Loan Workshop will be held on April 16 at 10 a.m. at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce located at 197 Auditorium Street in Jackson. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center of Jackson State Community College.

Participants will learn how to apply for a Small Business Administration Community Express Loan through Superior Financial Group. The Community Express Loan program is available to full-time and part-time businesses. These loans are payable over ten years. Loan amounts are from $5,000 to $25,000, and no collateral or financial statements are required. All partners, principals or co-owners of the business must apply together. Those with a criminal history or anyone who has defaulted on a government loan including student loans are not eligible. Non-profit businesses are not eligible.

The workshop is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. For more information call Charles Roth at 731-424-5389 or e-mail croth@jscc.edu.

This program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the State of Tennessee. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.