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"jolly Hydra"

November 21, 2019 - March 8, 2020

'queer abstraction' exhibition

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Leave preconceived notions of body, sex, gender and love behind.

Community, Arts & Performances

Promotional image of Eboni Fondren

7:00 PM, January 19, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude — Eboni Fondren

Polsky Theatre

Eboni is backed by piano, bass and drums, singing favorites from the American Songbook and familiar jazz standards.

Arts & Performances

Howard Rains and Tricia Spencer performing on a guitar and a fiddle.

January 29, 2020

Celebrate Kansas Day with Old-Time Music by Spencer & Rains

CoLab, Polsky Theatre

Arts & Performances, Campus Life, Community

Photo montage of famous world cities.

January 30, 2020 - January 31, 2020

Study Abroad Information Sessions

CoLab

Explore the world, earn college credit, experience new cultures.

Campus Life

Cartoon-like hands hold red hearts.

February 3, 2020 - February 4, 2020

Volunteer Fair

Tables outside COM 201

Find your passion. Make a difference.

Campus Life, Community

Patrick Lafferty holding a book.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM, February 5, 2020

Great Books Mini-Lecture Series: 'Fahrenheit 451'

CoLab

Paper burns at 451 degrees Fahrenheit. The desire for deeper connections to our world burns hotter.

Campus Life

Stylized poster of a tree.

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Ming Lee and the Magic Tree

Bodker Black Box Theatre

Fine hats do not make a fine head!

Arts & Performances

The culinary team at JCCC was named ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020.

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, February 7, 2020

5th Annual High School Culinary Competition

Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy

High school culinary teams will compete for scholarships and the title of “Best in Show.”

Community, Campus Life

Promotional photo of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe.

8:00 PM, February 7, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Anderson and Roe, piano duo

Polsky Theatre

Steinway artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Bobby McFerrin

7:00 PM, February 9, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5

Yardley Hall

Bobby McFerrin's calling has always been to connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music.

Arts & Performances

Image of an ancient stone carving.

February 11, 2020 - February 13, 2020

College Scholars: Ruth Heflin

Hudson Auditorium and CoLab

Ruth Heflin, Adjunct Professor of English, asks, “What did the ancients really think about sex? And how do we know what they thought?”

Community, Conferences & Lectures, Campus Life

Promotional photo of Mrs. Krishnan blowing up a balloon.

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Mrs. Krishnan's Party

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave.

As the guest list grows, so does the chaos. Join us at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center for this interactive performance.

Arts & Performances

Theater poster for An American in Paris

February 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: An American in Paris

Yardley Hall

This Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical recreates the streets of mid-century Paris against the backdrop of the lush Gershwin score.

Arts & Performances

A brick relief mural of musicians.

February 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020

Recital Series - Spring 2020

Carlsen Center

Noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, Feb. 17-April 7, 2020 | Free Admission | Limited reserved parking is available for all Jazz Series performances.

Arts & Performances, Community

Group of young women students chatting on campus

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, February 17, 2020

Junior/Senior Day

Regnier Center 101 A and D and Hudson Auditorium

High school juniors and seniors, get ready for an in-depth Cavalier experience!

Campus Life, Community

Photo of a performance of The Choir of Man

8:00 PM, February 21, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: The Choir of Man

Yardley Hall

In this concert show set in an Irish pub, nine multi-talented blokes sing everything from pub tunes to folk to Broadway to classic rock.

Arts & Performances

Kansas Service and Civic Engagement Conference logo

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, February 22, 2020

Kansas Service and Civic Engagement Conference

Regnier Center

Area college students share how to impact their communities and learn to enact change at this regional conference. Register by Jan. 31.

Conferences & Lectures, Campus Life

Promotional image of a string quartet playing with a jazz quartet.

7:00 PM, February 23, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude — Sax & Violins

Polsky Theatre

A traditional string quartet plus a jazz foursome will perform Ellington, Monk, the Beatles and more.

Arts & Performances

Dining table set for a formal dinner with china, wine glasses, silver

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, February 26, 2020

First Impressions Workshop

Capitol Federal Conference Center, RC 101C&D

Enjoy a fine dining experience while learning proper business and dining etiquette. Take away confidence and make a positive first impression.

Campus Life, Conferences & Lectures

Promotional poster for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

6:30 PM, February 26, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

Yardley Hall

Presented by The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences.

Arts & Performances

Three older students working together in a classroom

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, March 3, 2020

March Nontraditional Student Event

Location

Join other nontraditional students who want flexible options for balancing life, work, home and school.

Community, Campus Life

Farrell Hoy Jenab holding the book A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM, March 4, 2020

Great Books Mini-Lecture Series: 'A House for Mr. Biswas'

CoLab

A vivid portrait of a man who fights to free himself from the entanglements of family, custom and religion.

Campus Life

Musician Jenny Scheinman and her trio.

8:00 PM, March 6, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Polsky Theatre

A unique and touching glimpse of a bygone vision of America.

Arts & Performances

The band Danu.

8:00 PM, March 7, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Danú — St. Patrick's Celebration

Yardley Hall

Travel on a musical journey to Ireland!

Arts & Performances

A chemist mixes a solution in a laboratory.

7:00 PM, March 11, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Seeds

Polsky Theatre

Life-changing experiments are being conducted in the food we eat.

Arts & Performances

Trumpet player Nate Nall

7:00 PM, March 15, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude: Nate Nall Quintet

Polsky Theatre

Trumpet player Nate Nall studied with saxophonist Bobby Watson. Now he heads his own impressive group.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of San Francisco Quartet

7:30 PM, March 19, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Quartet San Francisco

Polsky Theatre

QSF will explore 'Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond'

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Drum Tao performers

8:00 PM, March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Drum Tao 2020

Yardley Hall

Back by popular demand for two shows! Explosive, large-scale Japanese drumming, precise choreography, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes.

Arts & Performances

Epicenter logo

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, March 23, 2020

Epicenter 2020 – Turning Careers into Callings with Sustainability

Capitol Federal Conference Center

Want to change the world? Check out careers in sustainability at this free conference for high school and college students.

Campus Life, Conferences & Lectures

Three girls share a smile while looking at a cellphone.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, March 25, 2020

Latino Family Night

Welcome Center, SC 101

This event is designed to provide students and their families the chance to learn about opportunities and services available to JCCC’s Latino/a students.

Campus Life, Community

Photo of the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy.

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, March 27, 2020

Hospitality Day Open House

Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy

Free classes – learn from renowned chefs and tour our world-class culinary academy.

Campus Life, Community

Promotional photo of The Reminders

7:00 PM, April 2, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: The Reminders

Polsky Theatre

A remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Piff the Magic Dragon and his dog, Mr. Piffles

8:00 PM, April 3, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Piff the Magic Dragon

Yardley Hall

Call him unique. Call him an icon. Call him completely magical. Whatever you call him, Piff will leave you asking, “How are you going to top a guy in a dragon suit?” – New York Times

Arts & Performances

Students walking outside the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, April 7, 2020

Homeschool Night

Welcome Center - SC 101

See what it is like to attend JCCC while you’re still in a homeschool environment or after you graduate high school.

Campus Life, Community

Promotional photo of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

8:00 PM, April 24, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Yardley Hall

Manly feet go "en pointe" with ballet and modern dance standards. This all-male troupe will delight and amuse.

Arts & Performances

Stylized image of a brain with left hemisphere in blue, right hemisphere in orange. The image is superimposed over a photo of prior symposium presenters.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, May 1, 2020

Fourth Annual Science and Math Poster Symposium

CoLab

The JCCC Science and Math Poster Symposium is an event to showcase student research and projects. Science and math students at JCCC are invited to present their work at the symposium.

Campus Life

Promotional photo of Alonzo King LINES Ballet

8:00 PM, May 9, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Yardley Hall

Choreographer Alonzo King's latest work is 'Figures of Speech.'

Arts & Performances

Three older students working together in a classroom

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, July 7, 2020

July Nontraditional Student Event

Welcome Center - SC 101

Join other nontraditional students who want flexible options for balancing life, work, home and school.

Community, Campus Life