Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LBCC Will Be Closed on August 21, 2017

LBCC will close on Monday, August 21. The decision to close came after review and discussion of the latest information on potential traffic impacts of the total solar eclipse and the effects on operations at LBCC of being open.

The August 21 closure will not affect the LBCC Eclipse Festival on August 20 and 21. We have 375 people camping on Aug. 20, plus an all-day science fair with entertainment that evening by the band Up Rising fire dancer Jodie Smalley. We'll be providing campers breakfast on Monday morning of the eclipse, and a couple of presentations are planned post eclipse to give people something to do until traffic (hopefully) quiets down.

The Sunday eclipse festival is free with your student ID.

Remember to view the eclipse only with approved glasses. Looking directly at the sun without approved eye protection at any time other than the one minute, 52 second totality can permanently damage your eyesight.  Here is a link to a list of approved viewing glasses:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Volunteer Facilitators Needed for Healthcare Group Sessions

Volunteers are needed to facilitate small group training sessions for students in varied healthcare and medical fields. 

Experience in healthcare or healthcare education needed. A free information session and mandatory facilitator training will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC, CompNW Medical School and Oregon State University will work together in small, interdisciplinary group sessions, including students in the fields of pharmacy, medical assisting, nursing, and physician training.

Volunteer facilitators will help students work through real-life experiences during each session, which is designed to help students communicate and work together across their varied medical disciplines.

Sessions will be held at LBCC’s Albany campus from October through April for approximately 15 hour’s total volunteer time, one and half-hour per session.

For more information or to register the information training session, contact Aleta Fortier at 541-917-4923 or email

Monday, August 7, 2017

Healthcare Occupations Center Grand Opening set for Aug. 16

A grand opening for Linn-Benton Community College’s new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon will be held Wednesday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann and Dr. Larry Mullins with Samaritan Health Services will speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 10 a.m., with an open house taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center is located at 250 N. 5th St. in Lebanon, adjacent to COMP-NW Medical School.

The state-of-the-art 42,000 square foot facility brings LBCC healthcare programs into one learning space, providing greater opportunity for collaboration between programs and sharing of resources.

LBCC’s Diagnostic Imaging program was the first to move in June, with classes already in session. The remainder of healthcare programs are moving in over the summer with a fall term start.

LBCC healthcare programs include diagnostic imaging, nursing, nursing assistant, medical assistant, coding and reimbursement specialist, dental assistant, polysomnographic technician, phlebotomy, pharmacy technician and occupational therapy assistant. 

Construction was made possible through $8 million in bond funds approved by voters in 2014, and $8 million in state matching funds.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Post-electric Play “Mr. Burns” at Tripp Theater Aug. 25-27, Sept. 1-2

The post-electric play “Mr. Burns” is coming to Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center August 25-27 and September 1-2.

Set at a time after the apocalypse, Anne Washburn's thought-provoking dark comedy starts with the animated sitcom “The Simpsons,” as a group of survivors sit around a campfire and try to recall the TV show’s "Cape Feare" episode.

Years later, those survivors become one of many wandering theater troupes keeping civilization alive by performing classic TV episodes. As society rebuilds, do our pop culture memories become the new mythology, the new religion? Considering “The Simpsons,” is that such a bad thing?

Directed by Pat Kight, "Mr. Burns" runs August 25, 26 and Sept. 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance August 27 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $14 general admission, $10 students/seniors. Purchase online at

For more information, contact the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center at 541-917-4531.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LBCC Small Business Development Center & Community Ed Departments move

Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center and Community Education departments have moved to a new location on the college’s Albany campus.

The departments are now located on the first floor of Willamette Hall, room WH-120, directly across from the Campus Store (formerly the Bookstore).

The move brings LBCC Extended Learning programs into one location. This includes Customized Training and Professional Development, which were already located in Willamette Hall.

For more information, contact the LBCC Extended Learning at 541-917-4840.

Class: Making Dollars & Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers

The class “Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers” will be held by the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting September 20.

Learn how to better understand and manage your small business financial results. Class provides practical, real-world training in the essential financial scorecards to help you understand your numbers to achieve your goals, objectives and bottom-line results.

Learn how to focus quickly on the numbers that matter to avoid problems, recognize opportunities that affect profitability, use basic scorecards to measure results, save money and increase your confidence working with figures to gain perspective in planning.

One-on-one advising included. A free orientation will be held Wednesday, September 13 at 1 p.m. at the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-210, Albany.

The five-week class will meet every other Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning September 20. Cost is $199. Discounts may be available. First 10 people to sign up by August 15 receive a $25 discount.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website

Thursday, July 20, 2017

LBCC Eclipse Festival Aug. 20-21, Details!

A Solar Eclipse Festival “Totality Inspired” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College August 20 and 21 and includes a variety of activities and overnight camping.

Festival starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 with family friendly activities and more than 20 educational booths including water rocketry, slime making, barrel imploding, bed-of-nails demo, solar observation booth, pin hole camera construction, exploding bucket, burning salts, thin film chromatography, fire breathing, start gazing, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more.

Physics demonstrations start at 4 p.m. in the college theater and include ROV and high altitude balloon demonstrations, the life and death of stars, variable stars and eclipse science and history.

Albany rock band “Up Rising” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the college courtyard. Food, non-alcoholic drinks and eclipse memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Festival admission is $5 at the door for non-campers. Free admission for children under 18 and current LBCC students.

Campsites are available at $100 per site for up to four and include Sunday evening activities, Monday morning breakfast and eclipse viewing with glasses. Seven people maximum per site, with a $25 fee for each additional camper over four.

Camping space is limited. More information and campsite reservation links online at