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SSH Gallery Features Eugene Photographer Susie Morrill

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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 chairpers…

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 Bov…

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…

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 informati…

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 …

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…

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 S…

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.

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.

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.

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 1‑800‑7…