Mark Majeski Named Athletic Director

Mark Majeski Mark Majeski has been named athletic director of the Linn-Benton Community College Athletic department.  Majeski is replacing Randy Falk, who retired June 30 after serving 26 years as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director.  Majeski begins his duties July 16. Majeski brings 20 years of experience working in collegiate athletics, with 16 years as athletic director, serving at Willamette University from 2000 to 2011, and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also served as head women’s basketball coach at while at UC Santa Cruz, and was head softball coach for Menlo College. Majeski is founder of Majeski Athletic Consulting, which helps colleges and universities leverage athletics to support institutional missions and goals. He is an active member in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and serves on the Advisory Board for University of Washington Intercollegia

LBCC Parenting Education receives $50k OPEC Grant

Linn-Benton Community College Parenting Education Department has received a $50,000 renewal grant from the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC). The grant is part of a is part of a multi-year initiative supporting expansion of high-quality parenting education programs and a more coordinated parenting education system statewide. The collaborative, which started in 2010, is comprised of the Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation and Oregon State University. LBCC was among the first six programs to participate in the initiative, which has grown to 15 programs. This will be the ninth year LBCC has participated, bringing the total funds awarded to $590,000. LBCC’s project, the Parenting Success Network, supports parenting education classes throughout Linn and Benton counties, and includes numerous public awareness activities and efforts to build collaborative partnerships. Grant funds will be used to support classes,

Dr. Larry Mullins Named LBCC Distinguished Citizen

Dr. Larry Mullins Dr. Larry Mullins of Samaritan Health Services has been named as Distinguished Citizen by Linn-Benton Community College. As CEO of Samaritan from 1992 until 2017, Dr. Mullins was a major contributor to shaping the outstanding healthcare programs at LBCC, and helping to build the health care system in our area that employs many LBCC graduates. Dr. Mullins has been instrumental in providing financial resources and expertise to help develop LBCC health care programs. His vision to create a comprehensive healthcare campus in Lebanon included helping to arrange the purchase of land so the LBCC could design and build its new Healthcare Occupations Center. Dr. Mullins also contributed to the success of LBCC students by providing clinical sites in the Samaritan Health System for health care students to learn. At his encouragement, Samaritan personnel are involved in LBCC events such as the CTE signing day, and provide stethoscopes to students who sign up for one of LBCC’s

Strength and Balance for Seniors starts June 29, Lebanon

The exercise class Strength and Balance for Seniors will be held through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon starting June 29. The class focuses on the exercise portion of the program called A Matter of Balance, developed and used by Oregon Health Sciences University’s ThinkFirst Oregon Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program. Learn chair exercises and standing exercises to find ways to reduce fall risk factors while working to increase leg strength, balance and flexibility. Explore strategies for moving through your day in a thoughtful and safe way. This nine-week class meets Fridays from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. starting June 29 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. Cost is $49. For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at , email  or call LBCC Community Education at  541-917-4840 .

Dynamic, Meditative Qi Gong classes start June 29, Benton Center

Two different Qi Gong-style classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 29. Qi Gong uses energy flow to strengthen the entire body and calm the mind. Dynamic Qi Gong helps students to develop their outer magnetic energy, drawing the energy inward simply using slow, specific movements through the Five Elements and focused breath. No previous experience needed. This eight-week class meets Fridays from 2 to 2:50 p.m. starting June 29 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $69. Meditative Qi Gong is a companion class to Dynamic Qi Gong. Students learn the meditative practices of the Five Element System while delving deeper into its theory and applications. In addition to the tonifying and planetary meditations, Five Element personality types will be explored and a practical set of daily Longevity Exercises will be included. No previous experience needed. This eight-week class meets Fridays from 3 to 3:40 p.m. starting June 29 at the LBCC Benton Cen

Body and Breath Yoga starts June 30, Lebanon

The class Body and Breath Yoga will be held through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon starting June 30. Class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Students learn techniques to open and lengthen the body while noticing and focusing on the breath to strengthen and calm while moving with intention and exploring each pose. Poses are designed to help support you as you develop balance, coordination and flexibility, and release tension and tightness in the body. Props and modifications will be available. This nine-week class meets Saturdays from 10:45 to 11:35 starting June 30 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. Cost is $49. For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at , email or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.