Updates from Johnson County Community College: Upcoming events

Spring semester is underway at Johnson County Community College and warmer weather isn’t the only thing we’re looking forward to! Our calendar is buzzing with must-see forums, performances and events. The best part? Our friends and neighbors are encouraged to attend!

Athletics

Baseball season is in full swing and the Cavaliers currently hold the No. 13 spot in the NJCAA national ranking. Catch the JCCC Baseball team in action at their two-game series on Thursday, March 5, at noon and 3 p.m. in the new outdoor sports complex.

The JCCC Softball team is preparing to batter-up for the new season. They’ve earned the No. 7 ranking in the NJCAA D-II Preseason Poll. The Lady Cavaliers kick off their season this Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m.

Presidential Search

Four finalists have been selected by JCCC’s Presidential Search Committee. Each candidate will be on campus this week for several forum and town hall sessions.

The Committee will host one candidate per day starting today, Monday, March 2 through Thursday, March 5. Each candidate will participate in separate assemblies each for individual JCCC stakeholder groups, including a Community Town Hall Open Forum. Each Community Town Hall Open Forum will be from 3 to 4:20 p.m. in Yardley Hall and is open to all Johnson County community members.

Community town hall attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on each candidate to the JCCC Board of Trustees through an online survey. View the presidential search webpage to stay up to date on the process.

Nontraditional Student Event

Are you a potential student seeking flexible options to balance life, work, home and school? Attend our Nontraditional Student Event on March 3 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. to revisit your educational goals or embark on a new career. You’ll be in good company – nontraditional students make up 33% of our student body!

Celebrate saxophonist Dexter Gordon with free events on campus

Celebrating Dexter Gordon

In honor of the late and great saxophonist Dexter Gordon, we’re hosting a number of commemorative events March 5 – 12, including a showing of the 1986 film Round Midnight and a talk by Gordon’s widow. All events are free and open to the public.

To wrap up the celebration, Kansas City native Deborah Brown will hold a concert on March 13 at 8 p.m. in Polsky Theatre. This “singer’s singer” will mesmerize audiences with the musical compositions of Dexter Gordon and the standard compositions of his day. Tickets are required for this performance.

Hospitality Day Open House

On March 27, our world-class culinary professionals will host a series of 50-minute classes at the Hospitality Day Open House. Class topics include nutrition trends, modern kitchen cooking styles, mouth-watering BBQ techniques and restaurant layout practice. All classes are designed to give you a glimpse into the dynamic culinary and hospitality industry. RSVP is requested. Contact Robert Sobieraj by email or at 913-469-8500, ext. 3169 for more info.

Don’t Miss Out!

We constantly bring new and diverse programming to campus. Visit our events calendar and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date.