Monday, December 27, 2010

SSH Gallery Features Eugene Photographer Susie Morrill

Portraits of farmers, families and colorful individuals by Eugene photographer Susie Morrill are on exhibit at LBCC’s South Santiam Gallery Jan. 3 through Jan. 28.

A public reception and gallery talk by the artist will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 13 at the gallery, located on the Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

“Portraits in Place” features 20 of Morrill’s black-and-white prints of “ordinary Oregonians” who work and live in the southern Willamette Valley. Morrill’s approach to portraiture is direct and engaging, showing us fathers and sons, homeless families, ranchers with their dogs, and other characters she has met in her nearly three decades in photography.

Morrill’s style is often described as “environmental portraiture,” in which the settings where she places her sitters offer the viewer more information about the subject than they would glean from a traditional studio portrait.

Morrill is a long-time member of the PhotoZone Gallery in Eugene and chairperson of the Photography at Oregon Committee, which sponsors exhibits, workshops and lectures by photographers of national stature in the Eugene area. She also teaches photography part-time at Lane Community College, and raises horses and Labrador retrievers on her farm outside Veneta, Oregon.

LBCC’s South Santiam Hall Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Community Education Class on Nutrition for the New Year

Discover a new, healthier you in the class Nutrition for the New Year offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education starting in January.

Learn the fundamentals of proper nutrition and healthy eating in this hands-on course that will not only focus on easy meal planning and low fat cooking, but will also touch upon serious health issues such as obesity and diabetes.

This four-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. starting Jan. 13 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 with a $15 lab fee.

Seniors age 62 and over receive a 25 percent tuition reduction. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Community Education Theater Class for Teachers

Learn how to develop classroom presence and enthusiasm for teaching the art of theater in the class The Teacher as Instructor/Performer (CRN 37707) offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

Discover how to present a more visual and auditory experience to make the material come alive for your students. Instructor Rod Davidson has 25 years of professional acting experience in film, television and theatre. Learn the dynamic connection between acting on stage in front of an audience and teaching in a classroom.

This six-week class will meet on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. starting Jan. 6 at Memorial Middle School, 1050 Queen Ave SW, Albany.

Cost for this non-credit class is $45. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Fall Term Honor Roll

Contact: LBCC College Advancement, 541-917-4410

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during fall term, September to December 2010. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Adair Village, OR
Nathan T. Knight, Carla K. Nolen, Jonathan J. Vedamuthu

Alameda, CA
Toby M. Gay

Albany, OR
Joshua W. Aerni, Juliana Agon, Breanna M. Agosto, Theresa A. Aguilar, Christina M. Allen, William J. Allen Jr, Isaac J. Ambruso, Jordanne M. Amerling, Daniel L. Anderson, Eric C. Anderson, Kellie D. Anderson, Troy A. Anderson, Kristilyn H. Arnold, Diana L. Austin, Christina M. Avery, Christine M. Ayers, Delmer P. Ayers, Alicia M. Baca, Meghan L. Badeau, Douglas R. Bailey, Eleojo S. Baley, Maria L. Ballard, Archell M. Banta, Skyler S. Banta, Cheryl Y. Barber, Peggy J. Barr, Mary L. Berg, Halie R. Bethards, Janey M. Bevill, Matthew N. Bledsoe, Andrew S. Blymiller, Jacob Bonnesen, Diane L. Bovard, Michael Bovard, Hannah E. Bowder, Lauren A. Boyd, Maria I. Brambila Ortega, Jonah C. Brooks, Christopher M. Brown, Joe E. Brown, Christopher N. Bryant, Duste M. Buchheit, Katherine D. Budlong, Kristyn A. Burroughs, Danniel R. Butler, Angela B. Cail, Rachel M. Carleton, Ariel L. Carlson, Desiree N. Carr, Clayton L. Caswell, Michelle N. Chagnon, Brandon M. Clegg, Ashley M. Collins, Gena M. Conner, Marshall A. Cook, Marcella M. Correia, Amber M. Cox, Paul L. Crosswhite, William M. Crunk, Samantha R. Culley, Daniel C. Cuneo, Rachel L. Darmetko, Neil R. Davidson, Rebecca R. Davidson, Anthony J. Day, Peter M. de Carteret, Linn E. Decker, Dawn M. Dennis, Danielle K. Dickason, Kyle S. Dickason, Melissa D. Dickson, Andrew A. Dill, William J. Dodge, Stephanie A. Dooley, Amanda M. Douglass, Virginia M. Drummond, Scott E. Duvaul, William J. Ekberg, Angela R. Eller, Chantel J. Fairbanks, Joseph P. Fielding, Michael A. Fisher, Kristen N. Ford, Timothy L. Frakes, Evan French, Ashley C. Fujihira, Mary L. Gaslin, Jamie K. Gayler, Cheyenne A. Gerig, Jason M. Gielish, Owen J. Gluck, Mackenzie G. Goff, Darrell L. Gregg, Frank C. Grimm, John L. Hadden, Ronald M. Haggard, Charling Hambley, David W. Hamilton, Glenda M. Hamilton, Kayla S. Haney, Rachel A. Hanke, Cristopher P. Hanna, Taylor R. Hanslovan, Chad M. Hanten, Ryan D. Harp, Kristin I. Hayes, Sarah M. Hays, Joel C. Helms, Daniel T. Hill, Katie L. Hill, Lester D. Hill, Melissa L. Hite, Breanne N. Hodges, Ashley M. Hoflich, Laurie A. Holm, Jakob D. Honn, Christina M. Horne, Billy J. Hoskins, David E. Hull, Erin M. Hull, Zane R. Hylton, Kelsey A. Jarrett, Roberta J. Jensen, Jessica L. Jernigan-Keyser, Alyssa L. Johnson, Scott N. Jondahl, Julie L. Jones, Erin M. Jorgensen, Kimberly A. Julian, Chad D. Ker, Daniel T. Ketcham, Jessica A. King, Julie F. Kirby, Jakob S. Kloewer, Andrea M. Kroese, Taylor R. Kummer, Alan S. Kwan, Trisha L. Lafferty, Geminastiti Lake, Benjamin M. Landreth, Sana L. Larsen, Katelyn E. Lashley, Jeff Lattymer, Ralph Z. Leatherman, Mark B. Lehnert, Denise M. Littrell, Serena J. Lodes, Jim A. Long, Terry J. Long, Janelle J. Lopez, Nancy J. Luebben, Mindy L. Mainord, Dustin A. Manifesto, Estelle V. Manifesto, Clay G. Manning, Chad B. Marshall, Timothy C. Martin, John A. Martinez, Marty L. Martinez, Kelley O. Marvin, Rachel M. McBee, Whitney R. McCool, Ryan McCormick, Rochelle E. McGie, Kristin K. Mcglenister, Forrest McKeown, Michael S. McMillan, Andrew J. Mcmurtrey, Tammy L. McSpaden, Bianca L. Meadows, Johnathon J. Melin, Larry D. Menor, Tim Meyer, Alexa A. Miller, Jeff G. Miller, Kelli G. Miller, Nicholas A. Mills, Hannah J. Mode, Nathan L. Mohorovich, Jackie R. Montague, Ruben Moreno, Colin A. Morris, Daniel K. Mullay, Ashlyn K. Neperud, Christina M. Niskanen, Dale A. Nixon, Anjana P. Nonis, Pamela J. Norem, Patrick W. O'Malley, ReBecca L. Ogbin, Melody A. Ohling, Allen L. Palmer, Lora E. Palmer, Andrew P. Pappas, Joshua M. Parish, Jessica L. Pearcy, Jace T. Pedersen, Amber D. Pelroy, Wesley I. Peterson, Janie L. Powell, Christine A. Presson, Zachary B. Price, Amanda L. Rackham, Chris L. Reding, James D. Reed, Megan L. Reinhart, Patrick W. Reining, Todd L. Ridlon, Jason T. Riley, Jefferson R. Robinson, Melissa M. Roe, Mathew A. Rogers, Mona Rose, Stacee M. Roskelley, Kay M. Roth, Nathan C. Roth, Amber L. Rowland, Jason A. Rush, Alex W. Russell, Rebecca N. Russell, Thomas C. Ryan, Josh R. Schaumburg, Nicholas S. Schnedar, Luke A. Schnee-Schrempp, Holly A. Schumacher, Brett B. Sebree, Crystal R. Sevak, Trevor Sheffield, Autumn J. Short, Luppela N. Sifuentez, Jazie B. Smith, Jeremy M. Smith, Morgan S. Smith, Nicholas D. Smith, Rachel M. Smith, Rachel L. Smith, Melissa Spaulding-Ross, Samuel T. Stephenson, Eugene T. Stone Jr, Jonathan D. Stoner, Allison M. Strader, Christiana E. Straw, Christopher M. Sullivan, Chung-Hui Sun, Angela L. Surbaugh, Isaac J. Swanson, Kelly J. Sweet, Spyros D. Syrmis, Christine A. Talbert-Barclay, Kyllie A. Tarango, Amber Taylor, Laurie D. Thompson, William G. Todd, Mariah M. Tolman, Amy M. Trower, Tran M. Truong-Krummel, Melekoula Usle, Bruce E. Vigil, Jaimy L. Volk, Ashley Wade, Gregory D. Wakefield, Andrea M. Wallace, Anne C. Walton, Sean M. Walton, David Ward, Christopher J. Warriner, Travis S. Watters, Fredrick R. Whitman, Austin R. Williams, Tasha E. Williams, Kalyn M. Wilson, Kelsey A. Wilson, Joran E. Winter, Jonathan H. Wobig, Jennifer J. Wood, David C. Wright, Marshall D. Young, Amanda D. Yutzie

Alsea, OR
Chris J. Doig, Retta M. Johnson, Debbi L. Mahoney, Jackson B. Stout

Anamosa, IA
Lee D. Nauman

Astoria, OR
Mason J. Brause

Athena, OR
Samantha R. Minor

Atlanta, GA
Benjamin W. Davis

Auburn, CA
Jennifer S. Lambert

Aumsville, OR
Rebekah N. Sapp

Aurora, OR
Alyse Armstrong, Daniel L. Wilson

Baker, OR
Micah D. Huyett

Beaverton, OR
Vincent Coble, Travis P. Cutler, Anne McElhinny

Bend, OR
Ryan P. Barrett, Kristen L. Christensen, Susan R. McPeake, Carol D. Nichols, Kelly Sammons, Bryant T. Secl, Lauranna M. Stoeckel

Blodgett, OR
Jessika Simpson

Brookings, OR
Ronald A. Hunt

Brooks, OR
Lane D. Martin

Brownsville, OR
Brennen D. Forrest, Kyle S. Humphrey, Michelle R. Jennings, Joshua L. Maynard, Brandon L. McManus, Violet D. Presley, Elaine M. Pyle, Jay E. Warthen, Martin L. Whipple

Burlington, WA
Manda K. Catterlin

Burns, OR
Jamie R. Higle

Calimesa, CA
Chelsey N. Burian

Canby, OR
Dustin McCormick

Clackamas, OR
Kayla M. Linscott, Jason W. Marshall

Coos Bay, OR
Chloe Danielson

Corvallis, OR
Grace E. Adams, Roger W. Aho, Mohammed Al-Jaishi, Lani J. Armstrong, Wendy B. Arnold, Kip Asato, Rachelle L. Ash, Daniel G. Baldwin-Garcia, Adam L. Ball, Delores E. Barclay, Patrick R. Barrar, David W. Bash, Amanda D. Bazurto, Meredith W. Bell, Ryan E. Bettencourt, Amy K. Beyer, Susan A. Billings, Grant C. Blake, Suzanne E. Bonnen, Carmen M. Braaten, Corina J. Brown, Elisa C. Brown, Heather M. Broyles, Timothy W. Burns, Dan A. Butler, Elio O. Caceres Herrera, Kelli S. Charlton, Vicki J. Ciciriello, Adrian A. Clark, James M. Clark, Maryann O. Conrad, Jerre C. Cover, Gunnar W. Cox, Joseph L. Crawford, Richard G. Creaser, Ashley A. Culver, Jason Cummings, Michael P. Dexter, Gina M. Durando, Adam J. Elvebak, Thomas N. Emery, Cherrae L. Evans, Anthony J. Farley, Christopher M. Faytinger, James A. Fidler, Laurie Fletcher, James L. Fortune, Elizabeth A. Foster, Luke B. Fowler, Vladimir B. Fox-Cisco, Isidor R. Franklin, Ann B. Gaidos-Morgan, Reynaldo Galvan, Christina L. Gibson, Robert A. Gibson, Alex B. Goodwin, Aaron J. Groves, Frederick J. Gutbrod, Okjin Ha, Cherie A. Haataja, Aleen T. Haddad, Jacob C. Hamar, Heidi L. Hammond, Nicholas A. Hargreaves, Katherine L. Harris, Shaun E. Hascall, Andrew T. Hastings, John F. Hayes, Anthony K. Haylett, Erik S. Hellesto, Brittany Henne, Tara N. Hess, George A. Hopper, Brynna A. Huber-Kinney, David L. Hubert, Elizabeth M. Huddleston, Brandon M. Huff, Traci J. Hunter, Andrew D. Isaacs, Alan C. Jacobson, Hetti G. Jayanthi, Cesar R. Jensen, Grace Jo, Margaret A. Johnson, Timothy P. Johnson, Robert J. Kaser, Andrew N. Kassavetis, Justin L. Kau, James Kemp, Neil A. Killion, Eric M. Knight, Christe M. Koch, Margaret H. Koch, Kwabena Kondo, Mindy A. Krieg, Hassan A. Lashari, Marilyn P. Letoria, Cameron A. Luttrell, Melodie M. Machovina, Karen J. MacLeod, Laura K. Magedanz, Jason A. Martin, Larre F. Martin, Shadow Martin, Kacie D. Melton, Rachel V. Metz, Timothy C. Moss, Adam L. Muir, Michael T. Mulrooney, Shelly L. Murray, Nathan S. Murrow, Loren R. Nash, Conner S. Neal, Martin L. Nealeigh, Jacob C. Neiss, Jesse L. Newhouse, Constance J. Nguyen, Duke T. Nguyen, Matt S. Nunnelley, Logan L. Patterson, Daniel N. Peck, Marie Pedro, William T. Phelps, Jessica J. Planalp, Stephanie S. Pratt, Dawn K. Price, Marc W. Ranzoni, Michael Raynor, Trudy L. Rector, Craig Reichelt, Daniel L. Reichert, Daniel J. Reynolds, Stephen C. Riley, Shannon M. Robinson, Vanessa Robinson, Eric B. Rohde, Joanna I. Rosinska, Holly M. Roush, Valerie G. Roy, Glenn R. Ruby, David M. Ruiz, Anthony P. Rumpca, Jesse B. Rzonca, Gabriela Scottaline, Francis R. Shala, Sharon D. Sielschott, Keith M. Smee, Amanda L. Smith, Kathryn C. Smith, David S. Snyder, Laura A. Soto, Darci J. Spangler, Kevin L. Steinberger, Michelle E. Stephenson, Annastazia Stoffell, Peggy S. Straube, Brian Swain, Daniel E. Tarver, Cody E. Taylor, Valerie J. Taylor, Melody M. Thompson, Kyle Thrall, Darren L. Tindell, Lynda K. Treadway, Helen B. Vanderzanden, Luan S. Vick, Jesus Vidrio, Natali Vidrio, Lamngeun Virasak, Katrina E. Voll, Tran K. VoVu, Amanda R. Wallace, Chad J. Washington, Michael J. Weaver, Mary F. Weiss, Emily A. Weitzel, Travis Wheeler, Leah R. White, Hilary L. Williams, Kendall G. Willing, Gesina M. Winter, Peter R. Woekel, Richard D. Wolfe, Michelle Young, Joshua A. Yundt, Abigail R. Zanotti

Cottage Grove, OR
Rebekah A. Mcclean, Dorian B. Perkey, Jesse W. Westbrook

Crawfordsville, OR
James J. Rotenberger

Crescent City, CA
Krista S. Bates

Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
James R. Anderson

Dallas, OR
Kelsey Bridges, Isaac J. Buhler, Dena P. Crawford, Eric M. Noll, Jeffrey M. Swale, April L. Whitney

Dayton, OR
Ryan R. Hubbard, Joshua B. May

Denver, CO
Andrew J. Lam

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rayeed M. Ibtesam

Eagle Point, OR
Brendan M. Kelley

Echo, OR
Weston Longhorn

Eugene, OR
Tawni Armstrong, Lynda L. Bertram, Paige E. Bornstein, Westley M. Cunningham Jr, Randy K. Eichner, Jennifer N. Jones, Ronald D. Offet, David E. Powell, Will E. Sutherland, Benjamin Williams

Everett, WA
Nathanael DeWilde

Florence, OR
Felicia R. Severy, Sunshine C. Sofra

Forest Grove, OR
Beatrice C. Kemp

Foster, OR
Sidney A. Marks, Brandon J. Weist

Gaston, OR
Mary P. Mulholland

Glide, OR
Jennifer E. Johnson

Gold Beach, OR
Tana H. Miller

Grand Ronde, OR
Jacob C. Glover, Brandon Lee

Granite Bay, CA
Daniel V. Ambrosi

Grants Pass, OR
Samantha A. Arteaga

Halsey, OR
Briana R. Conrad, Patrick D. Fitzmorris, Kyle W. Gilbert, Jonathan A. Sackett, Jaquee C. Thompson

Happy Valley, OR
Ellen K. Oakley

Harrisburg, OR
Patrick M. Anderson, Renea J. Anderson, Mason L. Britton, Crystal L. Falk, Kaley Ferrill, Deborah L. Hemmerich, Anna Johnson, Josh D. Johnstone, Angelique R. Lewis, Christine J. Meyers, Danae C. ReGester, Cary J. Rieke, Randy K. Rieke, Tyler A. Smith, Benjamin D. Smucker, Justin D. Smucker, Bobbi K. Souza

Hermiston, OR
Bianca D. Nunez

Homer, AK
Jillian E. Temple

Hood River, OR
Nathan D. Dethman, Mylisa A. Ervin

Independence, OR
Seth B. Baker, Drew DeForest, Samuel J. Henshaw, Jon R. Schrader

Jacksonville, OR
Lacy K. Wood

Jakarta, Indonesia
Nadia Daniella

Jefferson, OR
Kate E. Brown, Vanessa M. Davis, Ricardo M. Gonzalez, Erik Howley, Daniel W. Morgan, Joshua C. Mutch, Derek N. Potter, Stephanie E. Sherman, Taylor E. Skyles

John Day, OR
Russell D. Bentley

Junction City, OR
Haley M. Bever, Michael L. Dager, Kalina Hentze, Jonathan Lane, Cole L. Newman, Micheal L. Thompson

Keizer, OR
Nicole M. Arreola, Barbara E. Barajas, Sean S. Curry

Klamath Falls, OR
Sara Amos

La Center, WA
Kelsey B. Dunkle

La Pine, OR
Angela R. Sommer

Lafayette, OR
Kevin R. Smith

Lake Oswego, OR
Brittany A. Paquette, Olivia Simpson

Lakeview, OR
Melissa N. Callaghan

Lebanon, OR
John P. Alekseyenko, Alyssa D. Archer, Chadd M. Armstrong, David B. Aro, Jennifer M. Badeau, Terry L. Barton, Ronda L. Bennett, Jordan D. Bergstrom, Carey R. Blackburn, Matthew R. Blanshan, Jason L. Bond, Jean-Luc P. Bourgeois, Todd S. Brady, Jacob D. Braught, Martin Brubaker, Floyd L. Brunker, Peter S. Burleson, Steven J. Cartwright, Lori M. Chambers, Jeanie Cox, Ben R. Cramlet, Shanda F. Cummings, Paul F. Darnell, Elia J. DeJesus, Shauna J. Detweiler, Arien G. Dodge, Tinna Dove, Kaire L. Downin, Douglas P. Durrett, Steve J. Duty, Darlene G. Earll, Terry L. Edwards, Bryan D. Ellis, Jeff A. Fantus, Melody N. Ferzacca, Sione T. Filimoehala, Trevor Fillis, Eric R. Fleming, Jason A. Foster, Carol A. Fowler, Brendon D. Froemke, Coury J. Gagne, Brian T. Gerow, Bryan G. Gibson, Ryan N. Glenn, Zane M. Gosda, Jessica M. Griffith, Rachel M. Guenther, Carron L. Gutierrez, Darci S. Hagemeister, Ginger A. Harter, Brian J. Haskins, Alyssa K. Hatai, Tyler L. Henry, Margaret E. Herrling, Dusty D. Holler, Jesse C. Hughes, Lacey M. Jarrell, Dale L. Jones, Wesley D. Julsrud, Sundeep Kaur, Sara E. Kimball, Kory L. Kleint, Kyle L. Knox, Raymond H. Knuth, Ruth Krueger, Michael P. Kruesi, Dan L. Lane, Christopher R. Launer, Chantal G. Lawler, Savanna L. Lindberg, RuLyn Loveall, Sarah J. Madison, Michael Mahoney, Serafin A. Mansilla-Blas, Patricia M. Mansilla-Orihuela, Jennifer J. Martin, Megan E. McKinley, Joseph C. Miner, David H. Myers, Michael C. Nendel, Stephanie A. Nervino, Siobhan A. OCealliagh, Elizabeth A. Olsen, Barry A. Payton, Matt R. Perry, Leah N. Platt, Robert J. Poorman, Bradley T. Pozder, Rebekah R. Rappe, Jaime L. Richards, Anthony Q. Rieke, Elisha R. Rieke, Jody Robinson, Tyler L. Robinson, Brian J. Rose, Summer D. Rose, Katherine A. Ross, Krista Ruck, Lacey R. Schulte, Christopher D. Seamons, Brenda S. Searles, Jenessa J. Sheets, Melissa J. Short, Michelle A. Smail, Bret M. Smith, Elizabeth M. Smith, Brittany L. Snyder, Keith R. Steele II, Tyler J. Stock, Dennis L. Stoneman, Terry A. Tiessen, Terri R. VanCleave, Johannes E. Vielbig, XuanXuan Z. Villeneuve, Jennifer N. Walker, Edith A. Walsh-Shanks, Shawna M. Warner, Nancy C. Weger, Leah M. Wilkinson, Bret R. Williams, Lena V. Yakovleva, Flint E. Yoder

Lynden, WA
Trent Van Dyken

Maple Valley, WA
Amber Matter

Mapleton, OR
McKenzie R. Mumpower

Marcola, OR
Loren S. Farque

McMinnville, OR
Travis K. Vincent, Isaac L. Wooten

Medford, OR
Sierra L. Land

Metolius, OR
Brandon Frazier

Milwaukie, OR
Jonathan T. Elliott, Jessica F. Till

Mitchell, OR
Kade M. Welty

Monmouth, OR
Dawn M. Boyd-Twenge, Kate M. Fitzgerald, Brenna S. Heide, Nicholas S. Hill, Elaine D. Horton

Monroe, OR
Amy L. Cejas, Sarah M. Ellard, Michael C. Groth, Terri R. Reid, Theresa J. Unquera

Nagano, Japan
Nao Hayashi

Newport, OR
Jason M. Barth, Scott W. Johnston, Frank W. Nettleship, Justin S. Peterson

North Plains, OR
Blake Pieren

Oakland, OR
Joshua G. Louch, Jessica L. Space

Olympia, WA
Brandon M. Clarno

Oregon City, OR
Alannah J. Castro, Ashley M. Harelson, Aubrey J. Urdahl

Palmdale, CA
Megan L. Rivas

Pendleton, OR
Michael R. Bosworth, Dennis Sauer

Philomath, OR
Halee M. Baker, William E. Barlow, Christopher N. Bartch, Christopher A. Boriss, Elehna M. Brewer, Elizabeth M. Coskey, Shantel M. Demaris, Kirah N. Doerr, Adrian J. Ferbrache, Jonathon C. Flanery, Rick D. Gammon, Edward C. Harrington, Eva L. Hellesto, Jenaye L. Johnson, Tyler K. Joyner, Theresa D. Kalell, John P. Kruskamp, Shalah R. Leckie, David A. Lee, Ethan L. Logsdon, Walker A. Maddalozzo, Alyssa L. Mahr, Gustavo D. Martinez, Abigail L. Penner, Brian M. Ramey, David R. Seale, Kecia M. Speck, Jenifer L. Stuart, Joshua D. Tollette, William D. Vreeland, Katie E. Weitzel, Michael R. Wilson, Heather A. Womack

Pleasant Hill, CA
Jeffrey Boatwright, Anna L. Kievning, Sean A. Ortiz

Portland, OR
Kristina M. Crivello, Julianna Evola, Rachel Heller, Thath J. Kim, Ashley K. McMurry, Christopher L. Meinke, Erik S. Nelson

Redding, CA
Lydia J. McDemos

Redmond, OR
Kenneth R. Horton, Catlyn A. Petersen

Reedsport, OR
Barbara K. Porter

Richmond, Canada
Anderson Ofiyai

Riddle, OR
Colton J. Hanson

Roseburg, OR
Richard D. Goins

Saint Helens, OR
Kailey R. Sound

Saint Paul, OR
Kimberly Ernst

Salem, OR
Travis A. Banning, Jamie L. Becker, Nicole Buckman, Camella Butts, Michelle N. Carter, Sean C. Dawson, Joy K. Durham, Joseph Fennimore, Michelle K. Lane, David L. Megrath, Maria A. Nelson, Abraham Renteria, Austin N. Stinson, Nicole Vickery

Scio, OR
Robert M. Barrett, Jordan E. Beckstead, Ashli N. Bertsch, Byron F. Bose, Nina E. Brenner, Lola S. Childress, Matthew H. Good, Kathleen M. Loe, Katie L. Stackhouse, McKenzie R. Stephenson, Cody C. White

Seaside, OR
Serena R. Jaklich

Shedd, OR
Morgan W. Gregory, William T. Leemaster, Jodi J. Martin, Arielle L. Strickland

Sheridan, OR
Mary A. Gordon

Sherwood, OR
Dana L. Pace

Springfield, OR
Whitney J. Hughes, Leah M. Nohrenberg, Vince D. Quesada, Kayla J. Stewart

Stayton, OR
Jess R. Basl, William R. Overton

Sublimity, OR
Erik E. Fisher

Sumner, WA
Hailee K. Wright

Sweet Home, OR
David A. Armendariz, Lucinda K. Armendariz, Tammy D. Batten, Danette S. Baxter, Amber M. Becker, Shaun L. Bickford, John T. Bradshaw, Angela C. Clegg, Robert C. Davis, Rex L. Dunn, Brigitte J. Fagan, Stacey R. Fisher, Julie D. Frazier, Mark D. Frederick, Kayla R. Froman, Audelio M. Garcia, Justen M. Glynn, George E. Goodwin, Sue D. Gray, Matthew R. Grove, Mitchell L. Grove, Jordan S. Hagle, Heidi J. Hegge, Claire J. Henthorne, Dale S. Keene, Kristi M. Larson, Matthew T. Lewelling, Jessica M. Martin, Timothy M. May, Victoria Miller, Traci C. Porter, Carl W. Ross, Christopher A. Ross, Robert E. Ross, Melissa D. Sellers, Joy C. Stokes, Desire L. Tenbusch, Page A. Thomas, Delinah J. Tollison, Amanda M. Tyree, Jowayne L. Villines, Celena H. Westfall, Kathy S. Wilson

Tangent, OR
Jim E. Bailey, James W. Bates III, Mindi D. Hartzell-Jones, Megan E. Herrold, Andrew R. Huffine, Jeffrey D. Myers, Sean M. Pierce, Michael P. Rowton

The Dalles, OR
Patricia Coles, Allison Miles

Toledo, OR
Claudia J. Whalen

Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
Tho Quang

Tualatin, OR
Joanna G. Dixon

Turner, OR
Jordan M. Largent, Lacey E. Smith

Vancouver, WA
Rachel G. Unger

Veneta, OR
Lindsey Alsup, Jessica F. Beu, Dakota J. Bryant

Vernonia, OR
Alexander Lende

Waldport, OR
Matthew T. Walton

Walla Walla, WA
Lauren E. Pond

West Linn, OR
Melissa Pope

White City, OR
Walter E. Boyko

Winnemucca, NV
Katrina A. Henigin

Yachats, OR
Andrew Weron

Yreka, CA
Zachary Salvestro

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lebanon & Sweet Home Centers Life Stories Class

Learn how to write your family history in the class Your Own Life Stories held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term.

Your life stories and those of your family members are treasures that need to be preserved as carefully as photos. Learn how t recall and recount family history in your own narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue. Tips on publishing will enable you to submit articles and stories to magazines as fact or fiction.

This 10-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 5 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, or on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC
Sweet Home Center. Cost for the class is $69.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Lebanon Center Dance Classes

The LBCC Lebanon Center has several opportunities for dance expression and exercise this winter term.

Learn the ancient and beautiful art of Belly Dance. This course covers basic moves in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The eight-week class meets on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 6 at the Park Street Building in Lebanon. Cost for this class is $39.

Learn the basic of ballet in the class Beginning Ballet. This class is for the adult who has never taken ballet before or for those with some experience who want an entry-level review. This eight-week class meets on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the Cascade Center for Performing Arts in Lebanon. Cost for this class is $39.

Take the class Line Dancing and learn why it isn’t just country/western anymore. Learn to line dance to a variety of music including country/western, 50's music and Latin. No partner needed. This nine-week class meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center, or from 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the First Baptist church in Lebanon. Cost for this class is $48.

Learn to perform basic dance steps in the class Ballroom Dance. This beginning class covers variations of the Night Club Two Step, Waltz and West Coast Swing. This 10-week class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost for this class is $84.

For detailed information about these classes or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Free Veterinary Assistant Orientation

A free Veterinary Assistant Program orientation will be held at Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a Veterinary Assistant.

Orientation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, second floor room CC-212, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. No need to preregister to attend. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 16-week LBCC Veterinary Assistant Program starts Feb. 14, 2011 and runs through June 3, 2011. Skill areas covered in the training include an introduction to hospital management, business procedures and job preparation skills. The program will also cover basic education and experience in commonly used medical and surgical techniques as well as an understanding of common disease states.

Cost for the program is $3,650. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms. For more information, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 917-4923.

Lebanon Center Art Classes

The LBCC Lebanon Center is offering several classes for the artist in you this winter term.

The eight-week Oil Painting Workshop class, for beginning or intermediate students, will cover basic painting techniques including perspective and color mixing. Class will meet on Thursdays beginning Jan. 6, from 1 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost for this class is $72.

The class Beginning Watercolor, for beginners and intermediate painters, will help you learn the mediums of water, paper, pigment and brushes. Class will meet on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 3 at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost for this eight-week class is $57.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Computer Application Classes

LBCC is offering a class for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction.

The class Computers–First Step is designed to go at an easy pace and includes identifying the various parts of the computer, how to turn it on and off, and how to use the mouse and keyboard. This class also introduces working with Windows 7 and a brief introduction to e-mail and the Internet.

The four-week class will meet in Lebanon on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:50 pm., and in Sweet Home on Thursdays beginning Jan. 13 from 6 p.m to 8:50 pm. Cost for this class is $45.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25% reduction in tuition.

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Dance, Exercise & Fitness Classes

A variety of dance, exercise and fitness classes are being offered through the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers starting Jan. 3.

Classes offered winter term include: Cardio fitness, Pilates, Zumba, Better Bones & Balance, Yoga, Strength Training, Tai Chi, Aquatic Fitness, Boot Camp, Weight Training, Stability Ball Exercise, and Max Core. Classes will be held in Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio and Brownsville.

For detailed information about these classes or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Sweet Home Center Art Classes

The LBCC Sweet Home Center is offering several classes for the artist in you this winter term.

Learn the writing techniques of calligraphy and the use of different inks, pens and paper by taking a Calligraphy class. A variety of other arts will be incorporated. This 10-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the Sweet Home Center. Cost for this class is $76.50.

For a hands-on form of artistic expression, take the Wheel Throwing Pottery class. This beginning class focuses on the fundamentals of throwing clay on the potter's wheel. Emphasis will be on creating basic functional shapes out of clay, firing and glazing made objects. This 10-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the Sweet Home Center. Cost for this class is $84.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis or call the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

LBCC Partners with English Language Cultural Institute

The English Language Cultural Institute is partnering with Linn-Benton Community College to bring international students to the Albany campus.

ELCI’s English as a second language program prepares international students for college-level academic work. The institute, headquartered in Monmouth, recruits students from around the globe to participate.

ELCI purchased a modular building with five classrooms, which is scheduled to be installed on campus in February. LBCC and ELCI will jointly pay the cost to bring in the building utilities.

As part of a 10-year contract, ELCI will pay the college $50 per student for each four-week session, and $300 per month rental fee to house the program on campus, said LBCC Vice President of Finance and Operation Jim Huckestein. The fees will help LBCC recoup its initial investment to bring the program in, added Huckestein.

Roger Shinkle, director of ELCI, chose to locate on the LBCC campus for several reasons. “As an international learning institute, on-campus support services are key to our students,” said Shinkle. “LBCC’s Learning Center is a great example of the kind of student support we are looking for. LBCC also offers excellent transfer opportunities for our students when they are finished.”

Shinkle expects the institute to open March 1, with 30 to 40 students attending classes. He has seen a lot of interest from students in Korea, China, Japan and Thailand, and feels these students will bring diverse viewpoints and culture to the LBCC campus.

“One benefit to LBCC of having the institute on campus is it will help develop the college’s international student program,” said Bruce Clemetsen, acting vice president of LBCC Student Services.

International students currently make up approximately one percent of the total student population at the college. LBCC would like to see that number grow to three percent or more.

As students in the ELCI program reach a proficient level of English and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, they will then qualify to enroll in classes at LBCC.

LBCC Lebanon & Sweet Home Centers: ABE/GED Basic Skills Class

Classes to help you earn your Adult Basic Education/General Education Diploma (GED) will be offered at Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers starting in January.

These classes can help you prepare to pass your GED test and help you to improve your skills in reading, writing or math. Improved skills will help you be ready to fill job requirements or help you prepare for college.

A free two-day orientation will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center and the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. Choose to attend the morning session from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. or the evening session from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. at either location. Please attend the orientation that best meets your schedule for attending class. Additional orientations will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

The orientation is free. Cost to attend the GED class is $30. Scholarships are available.

The Lebanon Center is located at 44 Industrial Way in the same building as the Employment Division and DHS. The Sweet Home Center is located at 1661 Long Street, right next to the high school.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon Center Intro to Digital Photography Class

Learn about digital photography in the class Intro to Digital Photography offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center winter term.

This beginning, hands-on class will help you learn how to use the features on a digital camera and take great pictures. Tips on buying a digital camera will be covered and graphic formats will be discussed including sizing, cropping and editing photos.

Learn how to prepare photos for e-mail, website and printing and how to use a scanner to get those old photos on the computer. Basic computer skills recommended.

This five-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 pm. beginning Jan. 6 at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost for the class is $54.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Sweet Home Center Adobe Photoshop Elements Class

LBCC’s Sweet Home Center is offering a hands-on Photoshop Elements class for editing digital photographs.

Learn how to correct exposure, contrast and color problems. Also learn how to remove from and/or add to a photo; resize, print and save images; and prepare images for email and the Web. Discover how to organize and back-up all your treasured photos with confidence. Computer experience is recommended.

This five-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 pm. beginning Jan. 4 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost for this class is $54. Photoshop Elements II class will be offered beginning Feb. 8.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Child and Parent Class in Sweet Home

Linn-Benton Community College is offering the class Live and Learn with Your Toddler and Two Year Olds in Sweet Home winter term.

Enjoy new songs, games and activities with your child, learn how to support your child's development and meet other parents and children in your community. Class will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. beginning Jan. 5 at the United Methodist Church in Sweet Home. Cost for this 10-week class is $25.

Financial support for the fee is available. Classes are open enrollment. Join anytime. For more information, contact LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901 or LBCC Family Connections at 1-800-845-1363.

Child and Parent Programs in Lebanon

Linn-Benton Community College is offering two programs for families and their young children in Lebanon this winter.

Live and Learn with Your Baby, for parents of infants to beginning walkers, will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 at Samaritan Community Hospital. Cost for this 10-week class is $10.

Live and Learn with Your Toddler and Two Year Old, an active participation class for parents of 1- to 3-year-olds, will meet on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. beginning Jan. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church. Cost for this 10-week class is $25.

Financial support for the fee is available. Classes are open enrollment. Join anytime. For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899.

Preschool Cooperative Openings in Philomath

Linn-Benton Community College's Parent Cooperative Preschool in Philomath has openings for winter term.

Preschool classes will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting Jan. 3. The program incorporates parents as an active part of their child's learning. Parent involvement includes working in the classroom and joining the teacher to plan activities for the children.

Financial assistance is available. LBCC's preschool cooperative was previously located in Clemens Elementary, and has moved to a modular located at Philomath Middle School due to the remodeling in the school district.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899.

Driver Education Classes Winter Term

Several Driver Education classes are being offered winter term through Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus, at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis and at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

The 10-week Drivers Ed course includes mandatory 30 hours classroom instruction, three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. Registration packets are available at all centers one week prior to registration or online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/albany-community-ed/driver-education. Check the winter schedule for dates and times, or check the online schedule at www.sis.linnbenton.edu.

Classes start January 3. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund. Cost for the course is $220 for 17 and under, $250 for adults 18 and over. For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

LBCC Offers Hiring Right the First Time Workshop

The workshop “Hiring Right the First Time” will be offered through Business and Employer Services at Linn-Benton Community College on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, Fireside Room, Calapooia Center room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to select the best individual for your organization using a logical, easy-to-follow system. This workshop will take you through the process of planning and conducting effective interviews and how best to evaluate candidates.

Cost for this four-hour workshop is $79. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Driver Education Classes For Winter Term

Several Driver Education classes are being offered winter term through Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus, at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis and at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

The 10-week Drivers Ed course includes mandatory 30 hours classroom instruction, three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. Registration packets are available at all centers one week prior to registration or online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/albany-community-ed/driver-education. Check the winter schedule for dates and times, or check the online schedule at www.sis.linnbenton.edu.

Classes start January 3. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund. Cost for the course is $220 for 17 and under, $250 for adults 18 and over. For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

40th Annual Children's Winter Festival Dec. 11

Celebrating 40 years, the annual LBCC Children’s Winter Festival will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Calapooia Center building, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany.

The festival is free to all Linn and Benton County children ages 12 and under. An optional donation of two cans of food will be accepted to benefit the Linn-Benton Lunch Box program.

There will be different ethnic rooms featuring crafts such as construction of Chinese masks, Kwanza bead necklaces, dreidel making, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, balloon artists, a magician, a frame-making room where children can make their own picture frame, and a room for making their own gingerbread house. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact LBCC Student Life and Leadership at 541-917-4457. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LBCC Choir CD Release “Music is My Refuge”


The choir program at Linn-Benton Community College recently released its first music CD entitled "Music is My Refuge."

The CD features the LBCC Re-Choired Element, Concert Choir and Blue Light Special's award winning performances, including the American Prize in Choral Performance under the direction of conductor and LBCC music faculty James Reddan.

“Music is My Refuge” CD is available for purchase for $15 through the theater box office ticket line at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets. Online CD orders will have an additional charge for postage. The CD is also available for purchase at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531.

Texas Hold Em’ Tournament and Fund Raiser

Join in for a game of Texas Hold Em’, a fund-raiser to benefit the Linn-Benton Community College Democracy Club student trip to Egypt next spring.

The tournament will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in the LBCC Commons cafeteria, 2nd floor of the Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Entry fee is $15 per person payable at the door.

A silent auction will be held during the tournament, with handmade glass ornaments on auction. All proceeds will benefit the student’s trip costs.

Tournament prizes include gift certificates for tanning, tattoos, and to Gamestop, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, and Air Thai.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets, e-mail Robert Harrison at harrisr@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4571.

Monday, November 22, 2010

LBCC Benton Center Pottery Sale

The LBCC Benton Center Pottery Sale will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Benton Center Ceramics Studio located at the Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Buy your holiday pottery gifts and help support the ceramics studio. Ceramics faculty, students and instructional assistants from LBCC will showcase their work and offer raku, high fire, salt fire, and wood fire pieces for sale. Selection includes vessels and vases, a wide variety of decorative items, useable tableware, small sculptures and more.

A portion of all sales is used to purchase wheels, kilns and other ceramic studio equipment. For more information, contact Lin Olson at 541-757-8944

LBCC Board Approves Tuition Increase

Oregon’s November revenue forecast offered little relief to Linn-Benton Community College’s $2.6 million shortfall in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

The current year shortfall is a direct result of a reduction in state support from the originally appropriated $450.5 million to the current $416 million in support for Oregon’s 17 community colleges.

“I, along with many others, had hoped that the $60 million increase in the recent forecast might provide us with some relief from this current year’s fiscal challenges,” stated LBCC President Greg Hamann. “But this increase amounts to less than one-half of one percent of total state revenue, so we do not anticipate any increase in state funding for LBCC.”

The LBCC Board of Education approved a tuition increase of $7 per credit hour beginning winter term 2011 at its Wednesday, Nov. 19 meeting. The board has directed the college to make reductions in personnel costs and operations in addition to increasing tuition.

“This tuition increase is the student’s share of the effort to close the funding gap,” said President Greg Hamann. Forty percent of the gap will be covered by the tuition increase, while 60 percent will be addressed through the college’s projected general fund ending balance and reductions in personnel costs through concessions, compensation and/or personnel reductions, Hamann added.

In-state students – defined as those from Oregon and bordering states of Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California – will pay $84 per credit in tuition and fees up from $77 fall term.

As a result of this increase, tuition will now cover 50 percent of the cost of the student’s education, up from 31 percent three years ago.

“It is a sad statement that lower- and middle-income students have to pay 50 percent of their education while state support continues to decline,” noted LBCC board member Penny York.

Students were included in the process at a series of public forums held prior to Wednesday’s board meeting to gather input on the recommended increase.

Registration for winter term begins Dec. 6, with classes starting on Jan. 3, 2011.

Friday, November 19, 2010

ESOL Program Offers Medical Terminology Classes for Non-Native Speakers of English

The ESOL department at Linn-Benton Community College is offering Medical Terminology Classes for non-native speakers of English starting winter term.

Introduction to Medical Terminology 1 (ENL130) is a two-credit class that introduces the word-building skills and pronunciation needed to understand and use basic medical terminology. Students need to have intermediate to advanced English proficiency.

Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. on the Albany campus starting Jan. 4.

The class Introduction to Medical Terminology 2 (ENL131) will be offered spring term and will help develop word-building skills to describe the different body systems. Students who pass both these classes are eligible to enter directly into Medical Terminology and Body Systems 2 (MO5.631) through the LBCC Medical Assistant Program.

In addition, the ESOL department is also offering credit courses in reading, writing, grammar, college lectures and note taking, presentations, pronunciation and iBTOEFL preparation. All of these courses will help prepare non-native English speakers to reach their career goals.

For more information, contact LBCC ESOL at 541-917-4694 or visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/esol.

President For A Day Contest

Vice President Bruce Clemetsen and the college are inviting an LBCC student to become College President for a day! Swap places with President Greg Hamann; he will attend your classes while you run the college! Applications Due by Friday, December 10.

To apply, submit the following:
  • A copy of your detailed Winter Term 2011 course schedule
  • Your name, telephone numbers and e-mail address
  • A 100-word or less essay that responds to this question: “What would you do for the college in one day if you were LBCC President?”
Turn documents, stapled together, to the “President For A Day” drop box in the Student Life & Leadership office on the first floor of the Student Union by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010.

You must be available on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 to swap places with the LBCC President. You will also be asked to attend an LBCC Board of Education meeting that evening and to submit a brief written report on what you accomplished and learned.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tyler Spevacek Named Winner of Rename SIS Contest with Entry of 'Webrunner'

The winning entry for the Rename SIS contest is "Webrunner," submitted by LBCC student Tyler Spevacek. Tyler won an Apple iPod for his entry, which was chosen from more than 500 entries from students, staff and faculty.

Tyler is an exercise science major. He currently serves as president of the LBCC Associated Student Government. Congratulations, Tyler, and thanks to all who entered!

Choir Concert “The Heavens Are Telling”

The Linn-Benton Community College choirs will perform “The Heavens Are Telling” on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC music instructor James Reddan will conduct the performances of the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, Women’s Choir, Blue Light Special, and the Sirens. Diana Hancock will accompany on piano. Jason Caffarella will conduct the LBCC Men’s Ensemble.

The concert will feature 21 pieces of music performed by over 170 voices from LBCC's award winning choirs. Selections will include Eric Whitacre's "Sleep", Brian Schmidt's "Lux Aeterna", Franz Joseph Haydn’s "The Heaven's Are Telling" from the Creation, Randall Thompson's "Choose Something Like A Star", Darmon Meader's "We Three Kings," and much, much more. There will be everything from the lively to the ethereal with almost every choral genre featured.

A special kick-off release of the choir’s first music CD will take place at the concert. Entitled "Music is My Refuge," the CD features the LBCC Re-Choired Element, Concert Choir and Blue Light Special's award winning performances, including the American Prize in Choral Performance under the direction of conductor James Reddan.

The CD will be available for purchase for $15 during the concert and online through the theater box office ticket line at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets. Online CD orders will have an additional charge for postage.

Performance tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased for no fee online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box office business hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

LBCC Winter Term Application Deadline

New credit students intending to apply for admission to start winter term at Linn-Benton Community College should submit their applications by Friday, December 3. Applications received after that date will be processed for spring term.

Students must be fully admitted to register for 12 or more credits, receive priority registration in future terms, or to be eligible to receive Financial Aid. Students can still take up to 11 credits and take non-credit courses without being admitted to LBCC.

For more information, visit the LBCC web site at www.linnbenton.edu or contact the LBCC Admissions Office at 541-917-4811.

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Presents Marquette Gumbo

The LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase presents Marquette Gumbo on Friday, Nov. 19 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the center student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Southern-rooted Marquette Gumbo, known for their lively Corvallis Farmers Market riffs, will fill the Benton Center with their style of musical genius. Sid Beam and Joe Casprowiak, musical brothers for more than 40 years, comprise the musical base for Marquette Gumbo. Often joined by other local artists, Sid and Joe make music that embodies the creativity and upbeat spirit of the popular music from the Great Depression era.

The Acoustic Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Monday, November 15, 2010

How has LBCC Touched Your Life?

Had your car fixed lately? Or dental work done? Or maybe a check-up at the doctor’s office? Looked for an accountant? Hired someone to landscape your yard? Dropped your children at preschool? Called someone to fix your computer?

Even if you have never taken a class at LBCC, the college is deeply embedded in your community in many ways. Maybe it’s a family tradition to bring your children or grandchildren to the annual Children’s Winter Festival, now celebrating its 40th year. Maybe your child attended LBCC, or your neighbor, friend or co-worker. Maybe you’ve attended a music performance or play at the college, or a job fair.

Ask your mechanic, dental or medical assistant, accountant, local chef, preschool instructor, childcare provider, veterinarian assistant, or nurse . . . and you’ll find many will have one thing
in common: LBCC.

LBCC is in your life, helping you and your family everyday. Below are a few former students, at work in your communities. You may even know a few!

Medical Assistant: Katrina Wasson
Mid Valley Medical Group, Samaritan Health Services, Lebanon

“The medical assistant program gave me the confidence I needed to begin my career, with lots of support from my instructors and college staff. Looking back on my last year of studies, including my clinical classes and externship, I know this paved the way for a smooth transition into Samaritan Health Services. I had the chance to show the skills and work ethic that I learned, and the positive reputation of previous LBCC program graduates helped solidify my job opportunities.”

Accounting Technician: Laura Dalton
OSU Administrative Business Center, Corvallis

“After working in a temporary job for a number of years, I wanted to do something different with my life. I had multiple learning disabilities, but LBCC helped me identify them and learn how to deal with them. Because the instructors were so accessible and the class sizes were small, I was able to do well in the subjects that I struggled in. During my last year, I was named Outstanding Accounting Tech Student of the Year. With my accounting degree from LBCC, and my experience working at OSU, I qualify for continuing education through my job. I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree in accounting. I came back to LBCC for my prerequisite classes because I feel comfortable there. I feel connected, and I know where to find help when I need it.”

Automotive Technicians:
Pete Sabatino, Kevin Rooper, and Greg Adams, University Honda, Corvallis

Pete Sabatino
“I came to University Honda through LBCC’s internship program. LBCC is really a cool place. Earlier in my life, I had earned two associate degrees from LBCC. When I decided to go a different direction in my career, I turned to LBCC again to train to be a mechanic. I always had an interest in cars, and LBCC’s auto tech program turned out to be a good choice for me.”



Kevin Rooper
“I was hired on at University Honda while still in school at LBCC. I always loved taking things apart to see how they worked. LBCC has a great auto mechanic training program. While in the program, I took first place in the Oregon Skills USA competition for auto technician. I went on to place 15th in the national competition.”



Greg Adams
“I was in my second year at LBCC when I was hired at University Honda. The auto tech program at LBCC’s is really good. I went in knowing very little about cars, and came out with a really good overview of how cars work and how to fix them.”



Dental Assistant: Krystle Miller
Harris Family Dentistry, Albany

“LBCC counselors helped me find a career that I am passionate about by helping me match my interests and skills to a career path. The Dental Assistant program helped me to achieve my goal of becoming a dental assistant. After finishing the program, my instructor even helped me find a job, which was great!”

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Call for Auditions for Annual Children’s Play

Auditions for the 36th annual Linn-Benton Community College Children’s Play Nick Tickle, Fairytale Detective will be held on Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Auditions will be held at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. on both days in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Scripts will be available for viewing in the theater box office starting Nov. 5.

Directed by LBCC theater director Dan Stone, the play is a comedy by author Steph DeFerie about fairytale detective Nick Tickle who gets caught-up in trying to save the future of fairytales. As story props come up missing, Granny can’t tell her fairytales and calls on Nick, and some cleaver audience participation, to find the “Mysterious Figure” and to help solve the case.

Performance dates for local schools are Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 8 and going through March 3. Public performances are Feb 20 and 26 at 3 p.m. There will be 16 performances in all.

For more information, contact LBCC theater faculty and director Dan Stone at 541-917-4566 or via email at dan.stone@linnbenton.edu.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marlene Propst Named Communicator of the Year

Marlene Propst, College Advancement director and Foundation executive director at Linn-Benton Community College, received the Communicator of the Year award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations at its District 7 conference held Oct. 21-22.

Propst has worked at LBCC for 34 years, serving in her current position for the past seven. She also served four years as the director of Marketing and Publications and 23 years in the Career and Counseling Center in various positions including director.

The annual award honors a two-year college marketing professional who has demonstrated special leadership or ability in college communications. The award is given for each of NCMPR's seven districts. LBCC is in District 7, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory.

As director of College Advancement, Propst has achieved a broad consistency in image and marketing efforts, expanding marketing of the college from the traditional print medium to areas such as movie theater slides, bus ads and online advertising. Under her leadership, LBCC’s College Advancement office has won numerous Medallion Awards from the state and regional chapters of NCMPR, and she was instrumental in the development of a TV commercial that won a Paragon Award from NCMPR.

Propst, an Albany resident, has a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor of science in business administration personnel and industrial relations, both from Oregon State University, and an associate of arts from LBCC.

LBCC Performing Arts Musical Blood Brothers

LBCC’s Performing Arts Department will present the musical “Blood Brothers” starting Friday, Nov.12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Set in Britain, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers tells the story of fraternal twins who are separated at birth. One brother is raised in a family of great privilege, and the other is raised in poverty. Even with their different socio-economic backgrounds, the two boys end up becoming best friends until a misunderstanding leads to a tragic ending.

LBCC theater faculty Dan Stone directs the show, with musical direction by James Reddan, LBCC music faculty, and choreography by Katherine Sanders.

Performances will be November 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. The Sunday matinee showing is ASL interpreted and a benefit for LBCC Performing Arts Foundation Scholarships.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online through Box Office Avenue for no fee at https://secure.boxofficeavenue.com/LinnBenton/

Tickets can also be purchased at the theater box office or by phone at 541-917-4531, or at the door two hours prior to the performance. Please arrive early to purchase tickets, show starts promptly. Box-office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

LBCC Hosts Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors

Linn-Benton Community College will host a pair of actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on Friday, November 12 for two performances from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The actors will hold two one-hour performance workshops. The first workshop will feature characters of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The second workshop will feature scenes from other plays from the 2010 OSF season.

OSF actors David Kelly and Terri McMahon will lead the workshops. Kelly has been with OSF for 20 seasons. A graduate of the University of Delaware, this is Kelly’s fourth tour with the OSF School Visit Program. McMahon has been with OSF for 18 seasons. She received her bachelor of fine arts from the University of Southern California. This is her 12th tour with the program.

At the conclusion of the Festival’s 2009 season, six teams of actors
visited 127 schools and organizations, reaching more than 60,000 students in four states. The 2010 School Visit Program is funded by grants from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, Steven and Karen Tyler, and the Bowmer Society sponsored by Bank of America.

The OSF School Visit Program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Performing and Fine Arts department at 541-917-4537. For disability accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or TDD 1-800-735-2900.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

LBCC Bookstore Shopping Spree!

Two LBCC students, Megan Maynard, a 23-year-old nursing student, and Tara Earp, early education major, were the winners of a 60-second shopping spree. The objective? To grab as much as you could from the bookstore in one minute. The bookstore’s entire inventory, excluding text books and electronics, was up for grabs. Tara turned 25 the day of the shopping spree. Her plan was to grab recreational books and stuff for her three-year-old. Megan had plans to hit the nursing items and clothing. Their items were on different sides of the store. . .and a twist revealed at the last minute meant the two had to work together to get the goods!

Check out the twist and see the ensuing challenge, courtesy of the LBCC Bookstore!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LBCC Hosts OSU Faculty Exhibit in NSH Gallery



Left: Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art “Jungle Gems 2010”, Intaglio
Right: Julie Green, associate professor of art “Hamawari”, Oil on Linen


An exhibit of work by more than a dozen Oregon State University art faculty will be on view at Linn-Benton Community College’s North Santiam Hall Gallery from Oct. 18 to Dec. 1.

An artist reception will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the second-floor atrium of the NSH Gallery.

This is the inaugural exhibit in what will become an annual series of shows at LBCC’s NSH Gallery featuring the art faculty from Oregon’s six state universities.

The OSU show demonstrates a dynamic diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art. Participating in the show are:
•Yuji Hiratsuka, one of the Northwest’s most famous printmakers, whose colorist talent in the rare reduction intaglio process will be on display with three pieces;
•Kay Campbell presents two series of mixed-media screen prints, Strings Attached and Closure.
•Graphic designer Christine Gallagher contributes several pieces that address lettering, design, and conceptual concepts.
•Andrea Marks’ type diptych, Type Specimen, recalls the framed and pinned butterfly collections of the 18th century.
•Nancy Froehlich will show a number of ceramic works that involve typography in their design.
•John Maul’s Genesis series of five encaustic wall sculptures typifies his broad-range experimental use of material—in this case encaustic and foam core, and once again includes the sweet smell of beeswax.
•Andrew Myers’ shows an intimate series of monotype prints.
•Jim Folts demonstrates his mastery of digital photography with a pair of ink-jet photographs.
•Nathan Langner contributes an example of his clean packaging design in a collection of boxes entitled “Drip Brew.”
•Sandy Brooke, Julie Green, Shelley Jordon and Douglas Russell show work in a variety of approaches in oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings.

NSH Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit will be on display on the first and second floors of the gallery. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Rich Bergeman at 541-740-8098.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Discovering the Dutch”

Join filmmaker Sandy Mortimer as she presents the first film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “Discovering the Dutch” on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Take a journey that goes beyond the clich├ęs and gabled houses and into the stories of Dutch history. On this tour of the Netherlands, you will visit nine of the twelve Provinces and discover the little known and fascinating aspects of this culture. From incredible Amsterdam to the North Sea and the borders of Germany and Belgium, the Netherlands is more than tulips and windmills.

Mortimer’s career has ranged from politics to television production to travel films. A former flight attendant for American Airlines, she also served as public speaker and travel consultant for the airline, traveling extensively throughout the United States and the world. Mortimer’s films have been shown on foreign television and are available on videotape in schools and libraries.

Travel at the Tripp is produced by LBCC Performing Arts and AAA Travel Services. Experts from AAA Travel will on hand along with the filmmaker to answer your travel questions, with prizes from AAA given at each show.

SafeHaven Humane Society volunteers will sell coffee, tea and homemade baked goods during intermission at each of this season’s Travel at the Tripp films. Cookies, brownies and muffins along with a variety of pies will be available for purchase. Proceeds support SafeHaven Humane Society, Albany’s non-profit animal shelter, which provides dog and cat adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, and other vital services to the community.

Ticket prices are $8 for each show, $6.50 for students/seniors, or $24 for a season pass to all four films. All films will be shown on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office at 541-917-4531. Online tickets sales available at www.linnbenton.edu/go/film-series. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

“Travel at the Tripp” 2010-11 Calendar:

October 10: Discovering the Dutch, with Sandy Mortimer
January 9: Wine Regions of Australia & New Zealand, with Mary Lee & Sid Nolan
March 6: South by West, with Gray Warriner
April 17: The Silk Road: A Journey through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Turkey, with Marlin Darah

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LBCC Annual Art Faculty Exhibit in SSH Gallery

The annual Art Faculty Exhibit is now on view in the South Santiam Hall and Calapooia Center galleries at Linn-Benton Community College through Oct. 27.

The exhibit includes new paintings by Gary Westford, several colorful oils by Dori Litzer and Analee Fuentes, and ceramic art by Jay Widmer.

Also on exhibit is work by part-time art instructors Cynthia Herron featuring acrylic paintings; Ken Herin featuring mixed-media sculpture; masks by new theater instructor Dan Sone; and photographs by gallery coordinator Rich Bergeman.

A special event in conjunction with the show this year is a Silent Art Auction. Up for auction in the South Santiam Hall Gallery conference room are more than a dozen pieces donated by Westford, Fuentes, Litzer, Widmer and Bergeman. Bids are accepted through the month of October. Auction proceeds help support the LBCC art galleries.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the SSH Gallery at 541-917-4247.

Photo caption: "Land of Sky Blue Waters (Algonquin)," oil on canvas, by LBCC art instructor Gary Westford

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall In-service 2010 photos

Beth Hogeland, Distinguished Staff Award




Rob Lewis, Pastega Faculty Excellence Award


Scottie Hurley, Pastega Classified Excellence Award


Part-time Faculty Recognition


Marsha Ham, Atteberry Award




In-service Committee

Beth Hogeland Named LBCC Distinguished Staff

LBCC awarded Beth Hogeland, dean of Liberal Arts, Social Systems, and Human Performance, with the Distinguished Staff award at fall in service held Sept.14.

Hogeland began work at LBCC in 1990 as part-time faculty in Parenting Education. In 1992, she was hired as full-time faculty. From 2000 to 2001, Beth was temporarily promoted to a part-time position as director of Family Resources, while continuing her faculty job part-time. In 2002, she was promoted to full-time director. In 2003, Beth was again promoted to dean of Family Resources and Education, and in 2009 she was named dean of Liberal Arts, Social Systems, and Human Performance.

Hogeland, a Millersburg resident, was nominated by her peers for her dedication and commitment to LBCC, to staff, to students and to the community. She was lauded as a shepherd and champion of the strengths and abilities of others.

LBCC’s Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC.

Rob Lewis and Scottie Hurley Named Pastega Award Winners

Rob Lewis

Scottie Hurley


LBCC announced the winners of the annual Pastega Awards at its fall in-service held Sept. 14.

The awards are given to honor one faculty and one classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community.

The Pastega Faculty Excellence Award went to LBCC math faculty Rob Lewis. Lewis, a Corvallis resident, has been employed at LBCC since 1992. He recently completed a trip to China, where he served as LBCC’s first faculty ambassador and instructor at Xijing University.

The Pastega Classified Excellence Award went to Scottie Hurley, instructional assistant and part-time culinary faculty in Culinary Arts. Hurley, a Corvallis resident, has been employed at LBCC since 2003.

Each winner received a $1,000 honorarium and each name will be engraved on the Mario and Alma Pastega Faculty and Staff Excellence plaques in the LBCC College Center Distinguished Staff Gallery.

Mario Pastega, owner of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in Corvallis, started the annual awards through the LBCC Foundation in 2000 as a way to recognize faculty and classified staff for excellence in their work.

LBCC Atteberry Award Winner Named


LBCC has named Marsha Ham as this year’s Pat Atteberry Award winner.

The Atteberry Award is given each year to honor LBCC Professional Technical Advisory Committee members for his or her outstanding contribution to LBCC.

Ham, a Corvallis resident, has served on the LBCC Instructional Assistant Advisory Committee for seven years. She is employed with the Corvallis School District as a human resource specialist.

The LBCC Pat Atteberry Award was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Pat Atteberry, who served as a member of the Vocational Education Committee from 1977 to 1992. To date, more than 400 community and industry leaders serve on 38 advisory committees for more than 60 LBCC professional technical programs.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Editorial from President Greg Hamann

It’s not by accident that Linn-Benton Community College’s middle name is “Community.” Formed by the Linn-Benton community in 1966 and governed by a community-elected Board for all of the 44 years since that time, we at LBCC continue to build on our commitment to serving you; our community.

Not so much a statement of mission as a description of our passion, we continue to believe that our communities are better places to live and to work because of what we do. By providing almost universal access to quality education beyond high school (and even for those who did not complete high school), LBCC creates critical pathways for all of us to benefit from and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the Linn-Benton community of which we all are a part.

We do this in a variety of ways, through a variety of programs, striving always to be responsive to the diverse needs of our community. Here are just a few examples:
• Our partnership programs with area high schools – such as College Now – as well as our partnership with Oregon State University – the Degree Partnership Program – create accessible and affordable pathways for many to pursue a 2-year degree, 4-year degree, and beyond.
• For those who did not complete high school, LBCC has a variety of “re-entry” programs and support services that make it possible for many to get back on track toward the expanded opportunities that post-high school education provides.
• For those looking to develop or enhance their skills for the workplace, LBCC provides and is continually developing career and technical education programs that equip graduates for today’s – and tomorrow’s – jobs. The new Mechatronics and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are two examples of our commitment to making sure we have programs that are current and relevant to the jobs right here in our community.
• And for those who are looking for an education that enriches their life in ways other than – or broader than – their career, LBCC provides a rich array of Personal Enrichment classes that enrich our communities as well, one student at a time.

But, while we at LBCC remain wholly committed to serving the community, this year we are especially challenged in our continued capacity to do so. Reflecting and affirming the critically important role we play in our community, student enrollment at LBCC has increased by 25% in just the past two years, and looks to increase by as much as another 10-15% in this current year. Unfortunately, at the same time that we are experiencing this double-digit increase in demand, the public resources available to us to serve each of our students has decreased by about 33%, leaving us with tough decisions about tuition increases, program reductions, and reductions in student support services. You may hear about these decisions in the months ahead and, when you do, I hope you will know that they are in response to reduced funding and in no way an indication of reduced commitment to you, our community.

We at Linn-Benton Community College are grateful for the role you have given us to play in building better places to live and to work.

Greg Hamann
President, LBCC

Fall Registration Deadlines

New credit students intending to apply for admission to start fall term at Linn-Benton Community College should submit their applications by Friday, September 10. Applications received after that date will be processed for winter term.

Students that wish to be admitted to LBCC must submit an application, take a college placement test, and attend a new student orientation. Students that have applied for admission prior to September 10 must complete the placement test and an online new student orientation before September 24.

Students not able to complete the admission process may still register for up to 11 credits on a part-time basis for fall term. Community education and other credit classes also may be available.

For more information and updates, visit the LBCC web site at www.linnbenton.edu.

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Pagliacci and Carmina Burana

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Pagliacci and Carmina Burana, by Ruggiero Leoncavallo and Carl Orff, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Angela Carlson will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $4.

Performance dates will be Sept. 24, 26, 30 and Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian and Latin with projected English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Oct. 2 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $32 per person per opera. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key Bank–3rd and Ellsworth, Albany–at 4:55 p.m., then to Super 8 Motel—1288 Hawthorne Avenue, near I-5 Market Street exit, Salem–at 5:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the performance.

Tickets to Pagliacci and Carmina Burana must be purchased in advance through the Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802 or toll-free at 866-739-6737 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by visiting Portland Opera website at www.portlandopera.org.

For more information about the Linn-Benton Opera Guild or to make bus reservations, call Betty Miner, Opera Guild coordinator, at 541-757-8949.

Going Into Business Class

Looking to start your own business? Find out what it takes in the course Going Into Business offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

This three-hour course provides basic information to begin planning for your successful business. Cost for the course is $30 and includes a copy of the Oregon Business Guide "How to Start a Business in Oregon."

The first class will meet on Monday, Sept. 13 from noon to 2:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room 121. Additional classes are offered on Oct. 6 and 26, Nov. 8, and Dec. 8 and 14. Check the LBCC website for times and locations.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Summer Term Honor Roll

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during summer term, June to August 2010. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Albany, OR
Eric C. Anderson, Evelyn L. Arjmandi, Jacob D. Backer, Peggy J. Barr, Patrice E. Bledsoe-Wright, Jonah C. Brooks, Angela B. Cail, Robert W. Camp, Gena M. Conner, Clifton E. Eddie, Michael A. Fisher, Tara D. Gaitaud, Michael D. Gibson, Joseph D. Gilpin, Robin L. Grant, Sally D. Hagan, Glenda M. Hamilton, Jeffrey S. Hanson, Erin M. Hull, Wesley A. Jobes, Julie L. Jones, Charles L. Kachel, Teresa E. King, Kimberly M. Lambert, Sana L. Larsen, Brad M. Lindsey, Trisha K. Marshall, Kristin K. Mcglenister, Andrew J. Mcmurtrey, Ruben Moreno, Scott Morris, Jerral R. Murphy Jr, Dale A. Nixon, Amanda L. Rackham, Jason T. Riley, Joshua S. Riley, Mathew A. Rogers, Heather L. Schill, Lisa G. Singleton, Katherine M. Slover, Shawn D. Slover, Eric J. Stoelting, Adam G. Storm, Kyllie A. Tarango, Laurie D. Thompson, Christopher S. Whitlock, Daniel L. Winings, Alicia A. Yoder

Alsea, OR
Chris J. Doig, Leroy E. France

Battleground, WA
Brian M. Rice

Brownsville, OR
Brennen D. Forrest

Corvallis, OR
Stephan Arnst, Daniel G. Baldwin-Garcia, Adam L. Ball, Vicki J. Ciciriello, Jerre C. Cover, Angela C. Dean, James A. Fidler, Robert A. Gibson, Alexander C. Giltner, John E. Holcomb, Alan C. Jacobson, Jennifer M. Kau, James Kemp, Kwabena Kondo, Misty D. Krossman
Corvallis, OR
Johnathan F. Leslie, Jacqueline A. Lewis, Megan S. McCord, Michael J. Mehringer, Michael S. Moynihan, Loren R. Nash, Duy X. Nguyen, Glenn R. Ruby, Amber L. Rush, Sharon D. Sielschott, Kenneth W. Steuck, Joshua A. Yundt

Denver, CO
Andrew J. Lam

Eugene, OR
Mary A. Anderson

Goshen, IN
Dionna L. Hodge

Harrisburg, OR
Gregory P. Bootes, Timothy N. Falk, Randy K. Rieke

Independence, OR
Jon R. Schrader

Jefferson, OR
Vanessa M. Davis

Junction City, OR
Michael L. Dager

Lebanon, OR
Bryan K. Atchison, Delana A. Bond, Brenda C. Bry, Steven J. Cartwright, Misty R. Davis, Timothy C. Downin, Dwight T. Eslick II, Dusty D. Holler, Sarah A. Holler, Tracey M. Holliday, Laurie A. Johnson, Kory L. Kleint, Jason C. Miller, Bruce A. Morford, Alisha A. Port, Anthony Q. Rieke, Brian J. Rose, Shane L. Shelton, Brittney A. Upton

Mount Angel, OR
John C. Fleener

North Bend, OR
Kevin T. Sundbaum

Philomath, OR
Arthur W. Cushman, Jonathon C. Flanery, Brittany A. McDaniel, David R. Seale

Portland, OR
Kristina M. Crivello

Salem, OR
David M. Bush, Joy K. Durham, Jake W. McCarroll

Scio, OR
Byron F. Bose

Springfield, OR
Stacy M. Bredy-Legros

Sweet Home, OR
Tammy D. Batten, George E. Goodwin, Dale S. Keene

Toledo, OR
Tena E. Evans, Charis E. Martin

Veneta, OR
Lindsey Alsup