Friday, May 28, 2010

LBCC 2010-2011 Catalog Available on Scribd


The 2010-2011 LBCC Catalog is now available on the online document website Scribd at http://www.scribd.com/full/32129526?access_key=key-kzttspzp5eeib2mpnry. Advantages to posting the catalog there include having the ability to view the document in a number of ways such as scrolling through pages like a PDF file or flipping pages like a book. In addition, the full text of the catalog may be searched.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ROV Team Video from Paulina Lake

In the summer of 2009, nearly 50 young adults ages 14-21 from across rural Oregon had the opportunity to participate as members of an exploration and discovery research team.

LBCC Physical Sciences department partnered with the Oregon Workforce Alliance (OWA) to establish and deploy the Oregon Underwater and Volcanic Exploration Team. See the video below from OWA.



The team consisted of six youth per week for five weeks, along with a group of undergraduate students and two-year college instructors. They spent part of July and August 2009 engineering and building an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The ROV did deep water diving and exploration of a currently not-understood volcanic feature 70 meters under the surface of Paulina Lake, while the groups on shore operated and maintained the vehicle and analyzed data, videos and samples and documented the research excursion.

The project served to expose young people to the world of science, engineering and math in a way that is hands-on and intriguing and introduce them to the idea of pursuing a technical field for a career. LBCC provided a wide variety of resources for the project including physical science instructor Greg Mulder. Mulder and his team of undergraduates spent nearly six weeks at Paulina, and hope to do so again this year.

Other partners in the project included Clatsop Community College, Central Oregon Community College, Community Services Consortium, Linn Benton Lincoln Workforce Investment Board, and The Job Council.

LBCC Library to Host Rosemary Bennett Book Signing

May 17, 2010
Contact: Rosemary Bennett, bennetr@linnbenton.edu

Retired LBCC counselor Rosemary Bennett will hold a book signing for her new book titled The History of Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the LBCC Library, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Bennett began her career at LBCC in 1971, just fours years after the college opened, serving as secretary to the director of the Learning Resource Center. In 1975, she moved to the counseling center where she worked as an instructional assistant and later as a counselor for 32 years.

In the fall of 2007, LBCC celebrated its fortieth anniversary, having served some 600,000 students. Bennett tells the story of how early supporters of the college, including local retired realtor Russell Tripp, met the challenge of starting the institution, including the opposition they faced and the support they found in unusual places.

Bennett’s book will be available for purchase at the book signing and through the LBCC Foundation. The book also is available for purchase online at Xlibris, Amazon, Borders, and Barnes and Noble, or through the LBCC Bookstore.

LBCC Valley Writers Series Hosts Ted Cox

May 18, 2010
Contact: Lucette Wood, 541-917-4620

The Valley Writers Series at Linn-Benton Community College will host a reading by Oregon author Ted Cox on Wednesday, May 26 at noon in the LBCC Forum, F-115, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cox will present his newest work, Murray Loop, an absorbing five-generation story of a family who in desperation leave Scotland in 1841 seeking a better life on the American continent.

Cox’s book profiles the conflict between the Territorial Act of 1848, which acknowledged Indian possession of land, and the Donation Land Act of 1850, which opened the land to settlement by whites.

A native of Eugene, Oregon, Cox graduated from Oregon State University in 1975 with a master’s in education. From 1969 to 1973, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and Central America. During 1975 and 1976 he taught at LBCC. Since 1977, Cox has owned and operated the Old World Deli in downtown Corvallis. His other writing includes the book The Toledo Incident of 1925.

Professor of sociology at Oregon State University, Richard Mitchell Jr. writes of Murray Loop: “The people that came before us, Europeans by and large, were men and women that knew how to pass down their identities, their sense of purpose of who they were. Today for the most part, we don’t have this kind of family memories recorded that help make the connection between the environment and ourselves. Murray Loop is so lasting, so meaningful and so precious for all of us. This book shares with us a way of life that is fast receding. This is an unembellished, straightforward story based on oral interviews, diaries and family artifacts.”

Valley Writers Series is free and open to the public. For questions about this event or suggestions for future events, contact Jane White at whitej@linnbenton.edu or Lucette Wood at woodl@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC NSH Gallery Juried Art Student Exhibit

May 5, 2010
Contact: NSH Gallery, 541-917-4237

Fourteen students received awards at Linn-Benton Community College’s annual Juried Art Student Exhibit at a reception held Wednesday, May 5 in the college’s North Santiam Hall Gallery.

Naoko Machida of Corvallis was awarded Best of Show for her cut-paper work “Ugly Duckling” by juror Miriam Alexis Jordan, executive assistant for the University of Oregon Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Machida also received the Corvallis Fall Festival Fine Arts Showcase Award for her oil painting “Peony.”

Jordan also bestowed Juror’s Choice Awards to Will Donaldson of Corvallis for his pastel “The Night is Always Darkest Before the Dawn,” and Jawan Venable of Lebanon for his pastel “Untitled.”

Other award winners were:
•Donna Beckstead of Scio, the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Painting and the Art Media Award for best overall body of work.
•Miriam Morrissette of Corvallis, the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Drawing.
•Kusra Kapuler of Corvallis, the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Sculpture.
•Janey Bevill of Albany, the Carol Schaafsma Award of Merit in Photography.
•Timothy Byram of Philomath, the President’s Purchase Award.
•Jessica Bonnett of Corvallis, the Creative Crafts Award.
•Lynda Farmer of Corvallis, the Hester Coucke Award and the Santiam Restaurant Food For Art Award.
•Rick Lorraine of Corvallis and Abigail Lundberg of Lebanon, LBCC Bookstore Freedom of Expression Awards.
•Angela Ritt of Corvallis, the Oregon Camera Award in Photography.
•Jessica Severance of Albany, the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild Award.
•Rinee Merritt of Albany, the Art Faculty Award of Merit.
•Timothy Byram of Philomath, the People’s Choice Award.

More than 60 works by 37 student artists are on view in the exhibit on both floors of the NSH Gallery on LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contributed photos, LBCC College Advancement:

NaokoMichida.jpg: Naoko Machida, right, with University of Oregon Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Assistant Director Miriam Jordan next to Machida’s cut-paper art piece titled “Ugly Duckling.”

TimythyByram.Kuei Mei3.jpg: Timothy Byram won the President’s Purchase Award and the People’s Choice Award with his spray paint on plywood piece titled “Kuei Mei 3.”

LBCC Student Newspaper Wins ONPA Awards

May 13, 2010
Contact: LBCC College Advancement, 541-917-4410

The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College’s student newspaper, landed 15 awards at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Newspaper Contest held May 7 at the college.

The Commuter won three first-place and eight second-place awards. First place awards went to Maya Lazaro for best feature story, Justin Bolger for best editorial, and Maggie O’Reilly for best graphic.

Second place awards went to Maya Lazaro for best feature story; Erik Bender for best sports story; Mason Britton for best cartooning; and Ashley Christie for best review and best house ad. The Commuter staff also won second in the categories of best headline writing, best series, and best design.

Honorable mentions went to Max Brown, Commuter editor, for best news story and best feature photo, Erik Bender for best sports story, and the Commuter staff for best section.

The event included 21 Oregon colleges submitting 640 entries in 21 different categories. Entries in each category were judged in three divisions: four-year college or university daily newspapers, four-year college or university non-daily newspapers, and two- year college non-daily newspapers. The Commuter is a two-year college non-daily newspaper.

ONPA judges awarded a total of 139 awards, including 63 first-place, 61 second-place, and 36 honorable mention awards. A complete list of these awards, including images of the winning entries, can be found on the ONPA web site at www.orenews.com.

Portland based ONPA, founded in 1887, hosts the annual awards for those Oregon colleges that are members of Oregon Collegiate Press.

LBCC Re-Choired Element Semi-finalist for American Prize

May 3, 2010
Contact: James Reddan, 541-917-4550

The Linn-Benton Community College Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir has been chosen as a semi-finalist in choral performance for The American Prize, a series of national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition.

American Prize awards are given to the best recorded performances of music by individuals and ensembles in the United States at the professional, community/amateur, college/university, church and school levels.

LBCC’s Re-Choired Element is one of three college-level choruses chosen from throughout the nation, and the only community college chorus. James Reddan, LBCC choral conductor and music faculty, also was chosen as a semi-finalist for the American Prize in choral conducting. Winners will be announced June.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rosemary Bennett book signing of "The History of Linn-Benton Community College"


Retired LBCC counselor Rosemary Bennett will hold a book signing for her new book titled The History of Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the LBCC Library, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Bennett began her career at LBCC in 1971, just fours years after the college opened, serving as secretary to the director of the Learning Resource Center. In 1975, she moved to the counseling center where she worked as an instructional assistant and later as a counselor for 32 years.

In the fall of 2007, LBCC celebrated its fortieth anniversary, having served some 600,000 students. Bennett tells the story of how early supporters of the college, including local retired realtor Russell Tripp, met the challenge of starting the institution, including the opposition they faced and the support they found in unusual places.

Bennett’s book will be available for purchase at the book signing. Online buying options are available but purchasing the book on-campus through the LBCC Foundation or Bookstore will benefit LBCC Foundation fundraising. Online options include Xlibris, Amazon, Borders, and Barnes and Noble.

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