Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LBCC Fall 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 fall term, September to December 2011. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Adair Village, OR
Richard A. Brown, Kristen M. Wilson

Albany, OR
John M. Albright, Christina M. Allen, Nicole S. Allen, Richard A. Allison, Breanna L. Anderson, Daniel L. Anderson, Jorden C. Anderson, Maria A. Anderson, Christina M. Avery, Roy R. Babb, Travis H. Bakke, Josh I. Baley, Rocky Barker, Emma Barry, John F. Beecroft, Trudi L. Bennett, Megan A. Bernards, Noelle E. Bertsch, Jared S. Bilyeu, Matthew N. Bledsoe, Bradley A. Blumenstein, Jacob Bonnesen, Jessica L. Bonnett, Jennifer L. Boss, Brandi R. Brazil, Brandon M. Breiner, Christopher M. Brown, Katie M. Bryan, Delilah M. Buenaventura, Kathleen A. Burke, Karina A. Burns, Kristyn A. Burroughs, Danniel R. Butler, Amber R. Buys, Angela B. Cail, Marjorie M. Caldwell, Jourdan L. Calkins, Miranda R. Campbell, Desiree N. Carr, Marie T. Caswell, Travis T. Chambers, Matthew Chatham, Albert D. Christy, Stephen R. Chronicle, David E. Clark, Charlotte J. Clarke, Marcella M. Correia, Rachael M. Cox, Richard D. Cox, Katelyn R. Cribbs, Russell E. Dahl, Christopher A. Davidson, Neil R. Davidson, Peter M. de Carteret, Antonio Deavila, Larissa J. Delgado, Patricia A. Dennis, Vanessa M. Diehl, Melissa M. Dodd, Justin D. Dow, Mariah M. Dowless, Mary A. Draper, Candice M. Duarte, Cara M. Duncan, Alan J. Duran, Scott E. Duvaul, Evelyn C. Dyott, Delores L. Ebert, William J. Ekberg, Molly C. Encarnacion, Pauline D. Evans, Dawn M. Favela, Kelsey A. Fery, Maurice D. Foward, Teresa L. Fuentes, Adam Gaal, Elizabeth H. Gaal, Donald E. Gann, Manuel Gastelum, Jamie K. Gayler, Christy R. Geary, Mackenzie G. Goff, ChunLiu Gong, Morgan K. Gordon, Jennifer L. Govier, Jessica L. Graham, Heather S. Grebner, Frank C. Grimm, Tabatha A. Grove-Dow, Sean Hamling, Nathanael P. Hanes, Rachel A. Hanke, Justin R. Hansen, Cynthia M. Harper, Mindi D. Hartzell-Jones, Kristal G. Hatton Nease, Chase R. Hayden, Kristin I. Hayes, Katherine A. Hazel, Chris S. Henricks, Brian M. Herfurth, Amanda C. Hernandez, Ana L. Hernandez, Jacob J. Hernandez, Linda L. Herron, Garrett B. Hibner, Cerah D. Hill, Kyle E. Holland, Jakob D. Honn, Christopher W. Horton, Amanda A. Howle, April D. Huffman, Crystal G. Hummel, Heather D. Hutchman, Zane R. Hylton, Brian W. Jackson, Daniella M. Jaimes, Kelsey A. Jarrett, Elisabeth Jones, Jared G. Jones, Julie L. Jones, Chelsea N. Jurica, Brodrick D. Katzenberger, Alex C. Kemmer, Karryn Kimball, Julie F. Kirby, Molly R. Kline, Meghan J. Kyllo, Alex W. Lancaster, Robert Lane, Hannah O. Langager, Scott I. Lawley, Samantha N. Lee, Jeffery D. Lehn, Anita L. Lengacher, Santos Lima, Matt Lindekugel, Serena J. Lodes, Jason E. Luckenbach, Sarah Luebke, Alex D. Lytle, Mary K. Macdonald, Nicholas Macnab, Gretchen M. Manning, Treza N. Marcon, Eric L. Markham, Jenifer L. Martinez, Cherie L. May, Nicole K. Mayer, Rachel M. McBee, Vicki E. McBroome, Angela K. Mccarty, Jason M. McCrory, Regen M. McCutcheon, Amanda M. McDonald, Rochelle E. McGie, Tayla A. McGinnis, Christopher R. McKaig, Ashley N. McMahon, Bianca L. Meadows, Christina M. Medina, Jessica L. Melton, Shannon R. Messina, Tim Meyer, Cassandra M. Mills, Natasha R. Mills, Randie K. Monson, Jackie R. Montague, Patricia A. Morehouse, Aasya A. Moussaoui, Jerral R. Murphy Jr, David E. Narvaez, Tabitha L. Neely, Shelby A. Nichols, Cory L. Nimz, Riley J. Nix, Pamela J. Norem, Arielle C. Nunez, Ivan T. Ortiz, Danica L. Ostlund, Jared W. Oviatt, Elnora Palmtag, Joshua M. Parish, Chelsea R. Paschke, Amber D. Pelroy, Kenneth W. Perine, Brian S. Peterson, Chandler Pollard, Molly A. Pope, Eliza M. Pratt, Antonio Puppo, Jared D. Quinn, Robert K. Rains Jr, Phillip J. Rakowski, James L. Reeser, Ryan C. Rensmeyer, Jennifer L. Resvaloso, Elisha R. Rieke, Joshua S. Riley, Karen K. Robertson, Jefferson R. Robinson, Eric B. Rohde, Lapreal J. Rose, Nicholas D. Ross, Rita M. Ross, Nathan C. Roth, Crystal D. Royer, Sarah J. Rudzik, Rebecca N. Russell, Jacquelen S. Sanders, Brian M. Sather, Josh R. Schaumburg, Stephanie K. Slater, James G. Smith, Jazie B. Smith, David A. Sprague, Jonathan D. Stoner, Christiana E. Straw, Holly J. Swanson, Cody E. Taylor, Kevin E. Terwilliger, Erin R. Tibbals, Kenneth A. Tibbles, Sarah J. Tierce, Andrea R. Townsend, Tran M. Truong-Krummel, Michelle R. Turpin, Rachel R. VanDyke, Chelcee L. Villanueva, Ashley Wade, David Ward, Robert B. Warren, Christopher J. Warriner, Kaila D. Waymack, David W. Weatherholt, Amber J. Weber, Psyche B. White, Kelly J. Whitney-Babcock, Jason E. Wickliff, Jason L. Wilkerson, Kalyn M. Wilson, Daniel L. Winings, Alex D. Wise, Mark S. Wulk, Melissa Wyatt, Brian C. Wyse, Kacie R. York, Marshall D. Young

Alsea, OR
Jessie R. Barnhouse, Retta M. Johnson, Cody J. Matthews, Shanon M. Rice, Pearl J. Stephens

Amity, OR
Nathan P. Stoller

Ashland, OR
Grace A. Franckowiak, Joshua I. Franckowiak

Astoria, OR
Andrew D. Gustafson, Taylor W. Landwehr

Baker City, OR
Kelsie A. White

Beaverton, OR
Nader N. Saad

Bend, OR
Kristen L. Christensen, Steve C. Copley, Grant T. Garcia, Kristin D. Kelso, Susan R. McPeake, Emily K. Perry, Grant M. Scavinsky

Bishop, CA
Cody L. Klein

Blodgett, OR
Chelsea Ham, Jennifer A. Neuman, Joseph A. Ring

Boardman, OR
Kayla L. Nelson

Boise, ID
Bradley R. Thompson

Brownsville, OR
Christopher L. Aston, Kyle S. Humphrey, Michelle R. Jennings, Elizabeth I. Konstantin, Bryce J. Kropf, Brandon S. Leopard, Katie J. Lopes, Brandon L. McManus, Daphne R. Simmons

Brush Prairie, WA
April E. Pritchard

Burns, OR
Jamie R. Higle, Jennifer E. Higle, Carl W. Neumann, Kaci L. Nonnenmacher

Canby, OR
Kristine E. Kadwell

Cheshire, OR
Robert Jackson

Cloverdale, OR
Ashley E. Caspell

Corvallis, OR
Raed Abdelli, Griffin N. Alberti, Kirsten R. Allen, Brooke L. Arbogast, Richard P. Armstrong, Wendy B. Arnold, Maisa S. Athamneh, Peter E. Baglien, Joshua P. Baker, Andrew D. Barnes, Sean E. Bassinger, Karen E. Bauer, Amanda D. Bazurto, Anastasiya V. Berst, Sharon A. Betterton, Lisa R. Binning, Laura A. Blackwell, Bradly C. Bodon, Bill Brady, Jenny C. Breed, Krysty L. Brooks, Evan C. Brown, Shelley A. Brown, Jacob A. Bullis, Christa C. Burrow, Stephanie C. Butler, Pamela J. Callina, Carissa J. Carambot, Michelle K. Carr, Michael S. Carter, Nathan A. Christopher, Desmond Clark, James M. Clark, Michael P. Cochran, Margo E. Collins, Maryann O. Conrad, Tiera N. Coolbaugh, Emily A. Crocker, Ashley A. Culver, Marilyn L. Davis, Alexander H. Deardurff, Kimberly A. Demaray, Katrina B. DiFonzo, Michelle F. Dixon, Sherri M. Doll, Christopher R. Duncan, Alex J. Dyer, Steven J. Eide, Cherrae L. Evans, Kevin R. Fisher, Thomas A. Fleming, Elizabeth A. Foster, Julia H. Friton, Linkun Fu, Kevin Gainer, Richard L. Gentry, Christina L. Gibson, Christopher K. Gibson, Jed Gleasman, Joshua G. Gonzales, Devon A. Goode, Ashley Grucza, Marc I. Haerling, Daniel J. Held, Esther R. Hewlett, Breanna Hixson, Nathan A. Hlobeczy, Sean J. Hodge, Taylor M. Hoffman, David L. Hubert, Brandon M. Huff, Holly R. Hunter, Jeremy R. Hunter, Kathleen R. Hyatt, Daniel R. Jackson, Alan C. Jacobson, Madelynn Joyner, Ashley D. Kaser, Bayann Khalid-Gouda, Jennifer L. Kidd, Joshua Koch, Hassan A. Lashari, Karlean D. Lawson, Marilyn P. Letoria, Teagan R. Lochner, Marcus Lopez, Denise L. Lucason, Travis R. Martin, Benjamin L. Mcalister, Nick K. McCallum, Iris D. McCanless, Jason M. McLaren, Keegan J. McPartlin, Leilani L. Mehringer, Kathleen M. Menard, Scott A. Mikowski, Adain P. Millehrer, Cale A. Miller, Garrett M. Miller, Zachary M. Mortenson, Kristal L. Morvay, Grace M. Murphy, Jacob M. Musick, Jessica L. Nash, Jenny L. Naylor, Constance J. Nguyen, Jacob T. Nickel, Patricia L. Nobles, Kristin E. Osborne, Katelyn S. Paglia, Marcea Palmer, Timothy Palmer, Joy Pariante, Gina M. Pasquini, Logan L. Patterson, Nick A. Pederson, Kelly M. Raboin, Michael Raynor, Laura E. Read, Kendra N. Reboa, Jennifer R. Regele, Derek L. Renz, Clifford A. Reyes Sr, Brian A. Rhinefrank, Jennifer A. Richey, Jonathan A. Rigor, Fabiola B. Rio Paz, Joanna I. Rosinska, Joshua Ryman, Marni L. Schear, Jordan G. Schultz, Colby J. Schwindt, Gabriela Scottaline, Douglas K. Seidlitz, Francis R. Shala, Brady G. Shields, Michael L. Skarda, Nathan A. Slocombe, Kenneth W. Steuck, Jillian E. Temple, Gerald O. Thomas, Jennifer L. Thomsen, Nicholas J. Tyrrell, Brandon M. Urey, Traig Van Dyke, Lamngeun Virasak, Jessica Vorse, Allison A. Walkingshaw, Amanda R. Wallace, Michael J. Weaver, Lee Weddle, Cara R. White, Dorothy C. White, Kendall G. Willing, Ciera N. Wilson, Gesina M. Winter, Colin E. Woekel, Frances B. Woodcock, Julie M. Woodman, Timothy G. Worl, Mario A. Yanez

Cottage Grove, OR
Dorian B. Perkey, Jensyn Short

Crabtree, OR
Suzanne E. Moore

Crawfordsville, OR
James J. Rotenberger

Dalkeith Midlothian, UK
James R. Anderson

Dallas, OR
Eric M. Noll

Dayton, OR
Khouri Arnold, Ryan R. Hubbard, Cody L. Lamont

Depoe Bay, OR
Samuel D. Fuller

Eddyville, OR
Stormi A. Carver, Shelly L. Dockins

Elmira, OR
Emma L. Scalise

Eugene, OR
Stephanie L. Dixon, Kaman A. Poole, David E. Powell, Amber L. Pruitt, Jessie Tarter, Katelyn R. Whitehead, Jamie A. Wilson

Everett, WA
Nathanael DeWilde

Falls City, OR
Stephen Gibbel

Forest Grove, OR
Beatrice C. Kemp

Gaston, OR
Mary P. Mulholland

Gold Beach, OR
Crystal L. Bonotto, Carly M. Butterfield

Gold beach, OR
Shanea M. Wallace

Grants Pass, OR
Joseph A. Jiron

Halsey, OR
Cameron J. Fehr, Jodi J. Martin, Julia R. Tow

Harrisburg, OR
Gregory P. Bootes, Aaron Duncan, Anna Johnson, Jillian M. Knight, Angelique R. Lewis, Aundrea K. Merckling, Michelle Pannier, Benjamin D. Smucker

Honolulu, HI
Keenan Seguancia

Hood River, OR
Robbi S. Graham

Hubbard, OR
Amanda Lee, Aaron Schildmeyer

Independence, OR
Shelley J. Platt

Jefferson, OR
Charlene M. Burgess, Melissa A. Grizzel, Jeffrey E. Honeywell, Elizabeth E. Hugulet, Makenna A. Kackley, Nathaniel J. Larson, Christopher B. Martin, Edris M. ONeil, Benito Rodriguez Jr, Leslie M. Rund, Daniel A. Sandoval, Taylor E. Skyles, Daniel L. Smith, Kathryn A. Wall

Junction City, OR
Michael Beaser, David M. Calvert, Brandi N. Ceniga, Michael L. Dager, Kalina Hentze, Holly M. Hine, Michael P. Rank, Ashley S. Schweigert, Kathleen C. Todd

Keizer, OR
Marvin L. Taylor

Kooskia, ID
Morgan G. Williams

La Pine, OR
Allen J. Bromley

Lagrande, OR
Lindsey D. Willson

Lake Oswego, OR
Abigail I. Cowden, Rebecca Holguin

Lebanon, OR
Holly R. Baker, Maurisa M. Bates, Kari L. Bevard, Jessica J. Blankenship, Matthew R. Blanshan, Justin M. Boecker, Delana A. Bond, Haley M. Bounds, Eric L. Bowser, Christina A. Boyer, Zac H. Boyer, Forrest R. Burke, Claudia C. Cabuto, Sean B. Cady, Justin T. Carr, Michael G. Casteen, John W. Clark IV, Deanne R. Clinton Prock, Derek R. Cole, Jason P. Collins, Mary Jane G. Conner, Jessica D. Cruse, Kassandra L. Danhauer, Angela L. Davis, Elia J. DeJesus, Arien G. Dodge, Tinna Dove, Barrett J. Dowding, Terry L. Edwards, Emma C. Feeley, Melody N. Ferzacca, Jesse R. Feyerherm, Sarah C. Franklin, Tammy M. Freeland, Nichole M. Friday, Whitley F. Garber, Daniel J. Garlock, Megan M. Going, Darren M. Gradwohl, Carron L. Gutierrez, Jennifer L. Harrison, Tyler L. Henry, Sarah D. Hilton, Mitchell D. Hoesing, Teisha Holloway, Jesse C. Hughes, Kimberly K. Jenks, Angela M. Kau, Hardip Kaur, Hope C. Keaton, David D. Kincaid, Wes M. Kinyoun, Hailey A. Kleint, Kory L. Kleint, Ruth Krueger, Christopher R. Launer, Elizabeth H. Livengood, Jennifer J. Maloney, Jennifer J. Martin, Ashley E. Maxwell, Janet E. McDaniel, Justin M. McKinney, Emily G. Meader, Mario R. Mesa, William D. Miller, Kenneth C. Mulkey, Benjamin M. OGrady, Tia M. Parker, Ross Penner, Leah N. Platt, Jeremy P. Pressel, Mahealani M. Pressel, Kyle W. Rankin, Rebekah R. Rappe, Shyanna L. Ridinger, Carey R. Rowan, Krista Ruck, Lauren A. Ryan, Christopher D. Seamons, Brenda S. Searles, Brandon K. Shakman, Hannah F. Silverman, Michelle A. Smail, Bernay M. Smith, Jacob L. Stevens, Alicia R. Stewart, Nathan R. Stipek, Corbin E. Tolen, Patricia M. Vorderstrasse, McKenzie N. Walker, Nancy C. Weger, Kenneth V. Wilson, Alan K. Wise, Katherine R. Wise, Jenny L. Zurcher

Logsden, OR
Scott T. Burr

Lovell, WY
Michael Fico

Lynden, WA
Curtis J. Wertman

Mapleton, OR
Peggy K. Pruett

Maxwell, CA
Kylie D. Troughton

McMinnville, OR
Rebecca L. Higgins, Colby Stellflug

Medford, OR
Austin J. Griffin, Amanda S. Pruden

Milwaulkie, OR
Eliot D. Kurfman

Monmouth, OR
Joshua L. Robertson, Jessica D. Addison

Monroe, OR
Natasha K. Attebery, Levon N. Atwood, Judith C. Evans, Michael C. Groth, Amanda G. Hinkle, Charlene M. Knaggs, Sadie Mccord, Brandy J. Rainey, Terri R. Reid, Suzanne M. Starr, Den A. Ward

Moro, OR
Brandon J. Hughes, Taylor E. Olsen, Dylan G. Wood

Mount Hood Parkdale, OR
David W. Phillips

Naselle, WA
Kyle M. Matthews

Newberg, OR
Neftali D. Pizano, Dayl Twenge

Newport, OR
Scott W. Johnston, Amanda Stewart

Nyssa, OR
Esteban Ayala, Shaylin M. Hysell

Oregon City, OR
Brady D. Fischer, Gerald R. Hosler III

Pendleton, OR
Jace A. McGrath, Dennis Sauer, Margaret E. Stewart

Philomath, OR
Julio L. Alvarado, Marcus Annis, Mary E. Brannon, Andrew Bumstead, Cameron S. Carpenter, Helen N. Coskey, Maggie A. Crook, Tammy L. Ditgen, Adam L. Elias, Michael W. Finn, Kyle D. Fisher, Jonathon C. Flanery, Mary S. Forson, Kiah M. Gourley, Christopher D. Green, Samuel P. Grimm, Gretchen C. Groesbeck, Karen O. Guthrie, Edward C. Harrington, Trevor A. Henthorne, Elise J. Hermes, Kierstin E. Howard, Dorothy M. Hoyt, Ryan T. Johnson, Kathy L. Kohler, Shalah R. Leckie, Benjamin A. Leslie, Chelsie L. Mason, Chastity L. Mawdsley, Vicki S. Neuman, NIcole A. Patterson, Ian D. Pettengill, Brett O. Shannon, Andrew H. Skaar, Merrill R. Sommers, Janette S. Staten, Alita R. Stauber, Charles J. Stouder, Joshua D. Tollette, Jack O. Vaughn, Lauren A. Waite, Joann J. Wiser, Gary D. Yoder

Portland, OR
Uyen K. Nguyen, Kevin E. Novinger

Redmond, OR
Wilbur S. Hinman V, Jason E. Kandle, Kassidy K. Pratt, Devon J. Prescott

Reedsport, OR
Dawn M. Moore

Roseburg, OR
Jonathan K. Rambousek

Salem, OR
Sarah A. Chapman, Hailey R. Dalke, Shane H. Freeman, Austin L. Hamilton, Zachary R. Haupt, Kris W. Horner, Amanda J. Jacob, Brenton A. Keddy, Brent J. Lenahan, Ginna R. Lorusso Perez, Laura N. Maxwell, Kristina M. Mccolly, David L. Megrath, Stevie F. Missin, Andre L. Vauthier

Scio, OR
Aron D. Beugli, Byron F. Bose, Lola S. Childress, Sara A. Curr, Austin J. Goins, Cody W. Servis, McKenzie R. Stephenson, Sadie L. Tempel, Jeffrey Vian

Scotts Mills, OR
Anthony J. Schonbachler

Seattle, WA
Carly L. Waddell

Shedd, OR
Julie A. Hawkins, Wendi M. Owens, Arielle L. Strickland, Harrison J. Winter

Sherwood, OR
Dana L. Pace, Brittany L. Tabert

Silverton, OR
Connie Bonner, Gibson L. Kuenzi, Erin A. Zurbrugg

Springfield, OR
Nicole E. Cogburn, Tosha D. Edwards, Jessica M. Hawes, Amy M. Lakey, Genevieve L. Martinusen, Kayla J. Stewart

Stayton, OR
Samantha M. Hendricks

Stayton, OR
Kelsey M. Tessier, Sarah E. Toney

Sublimity, OR
Amy R. Ballard, Lindsey Russell

Sutherlin, OR
Jordan M. Trowbridge

Sweet Home, OR
Lisa R. Anthony, Chelsea M. Baker, Tammy D. Batten, Shaun L. Bickford, Dayla R. Cherry, Elya Christman, Tanna R. Clark, Jesse C. Clayton, Angela C. Clegg, Charles T. Corey Jr, Jason R. Dearborn, Brigitte J. Fagan, Marta J. Francisco, Heidi J. Hegge, Charly J. Hemphill, Rachel A. Jackson, Derek L. Jaques, Jennifer L. Joslin, Darien N. Lopez, Keenan Martin, Shenea L. Matthews, Scott N. McKee, Michael E. McQueary, Victoria Miller, Terra L. Nelson, Michaella Parks, Danyelle N. Petermen, Sandy C. Reynolds, James D. Robinson, Robert E. Ross, Mallory R. Surplus, Ronald Turner, Katie R. Ufford, Jill M. Wilson, Taylor Wilson

Tangent, OR
Jeff N. Graham, Sean M. Pierce

The Dalles, OR
Patricia Coles

Tigard, OR
Tobin J. Howie

Tillamook, OR
Melissa L. Collett

Toledo, OR
Nicole R. Brown, Charis E. Martin, Donald R. Wagner, Payten K. Wisniewski, Jessica Thompson

Tualatin, OR
Jacob M. Chamseddine

Turner, OR
Lacey E. Smith, Katie Spenner, Nicolaas Kamlade

Union, OR
Austin C. Woodward

Vancouver, WA
Joseph J. Vance

Waldport, OR
Rachell L. Day, Robert S. Voss, Matthew T. Walton

West Linn, OR
Matthew C. Wolf

West Richland, WA
Lamar F. Bowser

Westlake, OR
Walker J. Warrick

White City, OR
Walter E. Boyko

Winchester, OR
Nathan Raymond

Woodburn, OR
Matthew J. Hagenauer, Brian Iverson

Yreka, CA
Zachary Salvestro

Lebanon Center Offers Dance Classes

Learn how to belly dance or line dance through the LBCC Lebanon Center this winter term.

The class “Belly Dance" covers basic moves of this ancient dance form in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This eight-week class meets on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 12 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost for this class is $39 plus a $2 fee.

"Line Dancing" 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 to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., or from 6 to 7:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 at the First Baptist Church, 211 E. Vine, Lebanon.

Cost for this class is $48 plus a $3 fee. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. This reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.

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.

Polysomnographic Technology Free Information Sessions

Free information sessions for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College.

Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. One in four adults are diagnosed with sleep disorders each year, resulting in trained sleep technologists needed for this growing field.

LBCC’s newly accredited Polysomnographic Technologist program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum. Students will learn how to administer, score and interpret a variety of sleep disorders and their treatments.

The first information session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Additional sessions will be held Feb. 8 and Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory before applying for the program. The program starts June 25 and runs through March 22, 2013. Cost for the program is $8,000. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

LBCC Lebanon & Sweet Home Centers Life Stories Class

Write your family history in the class "Life Stories" held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term.

Learn how to 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 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, or on Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost for the class is $69 plus a $3 fee.

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. Reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.

LBCC Sweet Home Center Free Gardening in the Pacific NW Series

A free eight-week "Gardening in the Pacific Northwest” brown bag series will meet at the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 12.

Topics include "Multiplying Plants for Free with Divisions & Seeds" with Brenda Winslow; "All about Herbs!" with Carol Small; "Tough, Water-Wise Plants that Thrive in the Shade" with Kathy Clark; "Change Up Your Landscape with a Pond" with Joel Shonnard; "Gardening 101" with Steve Naberhuis; "Xeriscaping: Conserving Water Through Creative Landscaping" with Paul Westerberg; "Things to do This Winter to Reduce Pest & Disease Problems in your Garden" with Richard Little; and "The Dirt on Composting" with Michael Resseguie.

This brown bag series will meet Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 1. For more information, contact the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Photoshop Elements Classes

Learn how to edit and save your digital photos using Photoshop Elements software through classes at LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers during winter term.

Learn photo-editing basics with Photoshop Elements I, including how to resize, save and print your images and ready them for email or the web. Go beyond the basics in Photoshop Elements II and III and learn how to touch-up and enhance your photos, how to use layers, create slide shows and use the histogram and edit from the RAW format.

These five-week, non-credit classes will begin Jan. 10 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center starting with Photoshop Elements I. Cost for each class is $54 with a $3 lab fee. Photoshop Elements II will be offered at the Lebanon Center beginning Jan. 12, and at the Sweet Home Center beginning Feb. 21, and Photoshop Elements III will begin Feb. 16 at the Lebanon Center.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.

For more information, 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.

Monday, December 19, 2011

LBCC Lebanon Center Knitting/Crocheting Class

A 10-week "Knitting/Crocheting Workshop" will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Practice and improve your knitting and crocheting skills working on your own project. Learn about techniques such as knitted lace, fair-isle ski sweater, Intarsia and fisherman sweater with cables and textures. Designed for beginning or accomplished knitters and crocheters.

Class will meet on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. beginning Jan. 10. Cost for this non-credit class is $69 plus a $3 lab fee.

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 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Adults age 62 and above receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Fitness Classes

A variety of dance, exercise and fitness classes are being offered through the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers starting Jan. 9.

Classes offered winter term include Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones and Balance™, Belly Dance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Strength and Balance, Cross Training, Easy Cardio Fitness, Line Dance, Pilates, Rock'n to the Core, Stability Ball Exercise, Step Boot Camp, T'ai Chi, Turbo Kick®, Weight Training, Yoga, Zumba® and Zumba Gold®.

Classes will be held in Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio and Brownsville. For detailed information 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. Reduction does not apply to material or lab fees.

Friday, December 16, 2011

LBCC Exercise Classes Offered in Scio

The class "Body Toning and Aerobics" will be offered in Scio at the ZCBJ Hall at 38704 S. Main St. beginning Jan. 9.

This class is designed to tone and strengthen all major muscle groups, incorporating aerobic activity for cardio fitness. Exercise bands, step platforms and light weights will be utilized to add resistance to the workout.

Class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. Cost for this non-credit class is $63 plus a $3 fee. The class will also be offered as a three-day per week class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. beginning Jan. 9. Cost for the three-day class is $81 plus a $5 fee.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801. Seniors 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Presents "FAFSA: The Key to Financial Aid"

Learn how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for college in one of two free classes offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

Designed for students and parents, the class will include a discussion on what financial aid is and what it will cover. The second half of the class will be spent filling out the FAFSA online. Contact the center for a list of information you will need.

Choose to attend the class at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Monday, Jan. 30 from 6–7:20 p.m., or at the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 3:30–4:50 p.m.

For more information, contact the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Lebanon Center Free Brown Bag History Presentations

Free brown bag history presentations will be given on Mondays beginning Jan. 9 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street.

The first presentation will be "Pioneers of Lebanon Oregon," highlighting some of the early pioneers of Lebanon including the Ralstons, Settles, Kuhns and others who traveled down the Santiam Wagon Road, planted their roots and made their impact on the history of this area.

Additional presentations will be held on Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6. For more information, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers: Computer Classes

Are you a novice computer user who would like to learn basic computer skills? LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers are offering two beginning computer classes this winter term.

"Computers-First Step" is a perfect class for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. The class is designed to go at an easy pace and includes identifying and using the various parts of the computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard and introduces Windows 7 and a brief introduction to email and Internet.

This four-week, non-credit class will be offered at the Lebanon Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 6 to 8:50 p.m., and at the Sweet Home Center beginning Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost for the class is $45 plus a $3 lab fee. No prior computer experience is required.

The class "Computers-Second Step" will build on the skills learned in the first step class including additional features of Windows 7, the Internet and email. Learn how to copy information between programs, organize files, create folders and learn some easy computer maintenance tips.

This four-week, non-credit class will be offered at the Lebanon Center beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. and the Sweet Home Center beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost for the class is $45 plus a $3 lab fee. Must have taken "Computers-First Step" or have equivalent computer experience.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.

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

Monday, December 12, 2011

LBCC Offers Real Estate Pre-License Exam Course

A Real Estate Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting January 11.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Brokers License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way for you to qualify to take the state exam. The local real estate market is beginning to turn around. Now is the time to position yourself for the up-turn.

This 11-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 11 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have on-line capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost for this non-credit course is $695. For more information or to register, contact Barbie DuBois at 541-917-4927 or by email at barbie.dubois@linnbenton.edu.

Friday, December 9, 2011

LBCC Announces Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Linn-Benton Community College announced Friday that it selected Dale Stowell as the next executive director to lead the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement, succeeding Marlene Propst who retired last June.

In his position, Stowell will work with faculty, staff and students in promoting the college and serve as the college public information officer. He also will lead the college Foundation in fundraising efforts.

Stowell comes to LBCC from Tacoma Community College, where he has served as the director of marketing, communication and outreach since 2007. Previous to TCC, Stowell served as director of college relations at Pierce College from 1998 to 2007, and as assistant director from 1994 to 1998.

In addition, Stowell was employed as a regional physician communication manager with Franciscan Health System, and as a publications and media relations manager for St. Joseph Medical Center, both in Washington State. Stowell also worked for several years as an editor and reporter for the Woodburn Independent newspaper and as a reporter for the Lebanon Express.

Stowell was raised in Philomath and attended LBCC where he studied journalism. He went on to Portland State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in English.

Stowell will start in his new position at the college on January 10. His starting salary will be $105,000 a year.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

LBCC Lebanon and 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 LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this winter term.

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 can help you to be ready to fill job requirements or help prepare you for college.

A free two-day orientation will be held at the centers on Jan. 9 and 10 and on Feb. 6 and 7. You must attend both days of the orientation in order to register for the classes.

The Lebanon Center morning orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. The evening orientation is from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. The Sweet Home Center morning orientation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. The evening orientation is held from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

It is recommended that you attend the orientation based on your time preference for attending classes. Once you have attended the free orientation, the cost to attend the GED class is $30. Scholarships are available.

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

LBCC Offers Small Business Introduction Course

Thinking about starting your own business? Plan to attend the class MicroBusiness Explore and Commit offered by Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center.

This eight-week course will help you determine if you have a viable business. Learn about how money flows in a small business, how much money you will need to launch your business, typical business risks and regulations and straightforward record keeping practices. The course also explores competition your business may face and how to best reach customers.

To learn more about the program, attend one of two orientation sessions held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center building, room CC-213, or on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis, room BC-107.

The class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 through March 20 at Corvallis High School. Cost for the course is $349. Partial scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4974.

LBCC Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Art Classes

A variety of art classes are being offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this winter term.

Explore the wonderful and vibrant world of watercolor from the ground up in the class "Watercolor Foundations" beginning Jan. 11 at the Lebanon Center. Designed for beginners and seasoned artists alike, learn about the materials, techniques and tricks needed to help you paint successfully. This eight-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for the class is $69 plus a $3 lab fee.

A five-week version of the "Watercolor Foundations" class also will be offered at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus a $2 lab fee.

Learn all about using the special inks, pens and paper for writing in a Calligraphy class at the Sweet Home Center. This 10-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 1 to 3:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 10. Cost is $76.50 plus a $5 lab fee.

A "Clay-Open Studio" class will be offered at the Sweet Home Center beginning Jan. 10. Increase your skills and comfort with clay as you create a self-inspired project using the potter's wheel or hand-building techniques. Firing and glazes included. This 10-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $84 plus a $5 lab fee.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/schedule, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Adults age 62 and above receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Create the Perfect Schedule with New Student Scheduler Tool

There is a new tool to help students plan their LBCC course schedules inside WebRunner. It's called Student Scheduler and it helps students, staff, and faculty save time looking for courses by allowing a student to enter the courses they need and the times that they cannot take classes and gives them all of the options that are available.

This was created as a senior project by one student at Chico State University. He created such an impressive product, Chico State became his company's first client.

Here is a quick tutorial that shows how to use this great new tool:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Benton Center Annual Potters Sale & Show

The LBCC Benton Center annual Potters Sale and Show will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Benton Center Ceramics Studio, 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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LBCC 41st Annual Children’s Winter Festival

The 41st annual LBCC Children’s Winter Festival will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Commons cafeteria, second floor of the Calapooia Center, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany.

The festival is free to children ages 12 and under. An optional donation of new or gently used winter clothing for all ages will be accepted to benefit the people of Linn and Benton counties.

Children can participate in activities featuring everything from cookie decorating to pictures with Santa. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact LBCC Student Life and Leadership at 541-917-4459. 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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

LBCC Performing Arts Play “A Christmas Carol”

LBCC’s Performing Arts Department will present “A Christmas Carol” starting Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

A contemporary take on the classic Charles Dickens tale, the play is set in America where Ebenezer Scrooge, a successful businesswoman, has built her money-making empire.

Adapted by John Mortimer and directed by LBCC theater director Dan Stone, the play features puppetry, mask performance, original music and dance. For a behind-the-scenes peak of the puppetry work, check out the link on the college home page at www.linnbenton.edu.

Performance dates are Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. The Dec. 4 performance is ASL interpreted and is also a benefit performance for the Performing Arts Foundation Scholarships.

Meet the cast for an Opening Night social in the lobby after the play on Friday, Dec. 2. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students (with student ID) and seniors age 60 and over, and $5 for those under 18 accompanied by an adult.

Purchase your tickets online for no fee in connection with Box Office Avenue, by phone at 541-917-4531, or at the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office two hours prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa or Discover cards are accepted.

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 15, 2011

Stefan Seiter Aims to Make Agriculture Program a National Leader

What does it take to become a sustainable farmer? How do we grow biofuels for a sustainable future? And just what do these two things really mean?

Ask agriculture instructor Stefan Seiter. In his eighth year of instruction at the college, Seiter is working to teach students all they need to know about sustainability in agriculture, and he’s doing it in a big way.

Last year, Seiter began a nine-month professional leave of absence that would take him to some of the most innovative ecological farming education programs in the world, bringing back the best of the best ideas from college and intensive training programs across the United States, Germany, England, Denmark and Costa Rica.

His goal: To gather as many ideas as possible about teaching sustainable agriculture and ecological practices, and to integrate those ideas into a long-term vision for LBCC’s programs to help make the college a national leader in the field.

With those ideas in hand, Seiter is developing a new sustainable food systems option for LBCC’s agriculture and horticulture programs, possibly in combination with an intensive small-farms training program.

“The University of California, Santa Cruz has the closest training program in the Pacific Northwest,” said Seiter. “Currently, students who to participate in a sustainable farming program in a college setting may have to travel as far away as North Carolina.”

The success of the “buy local” food movement creates new challenges as well, and Seiter points out that farmers and agriculture workers need to develop a variety of skills to reach out to customers and be successful. Courses on how to market farm products, how to start a Community Supported Agriculture business, or CSA, and how to set up and operate a farmers market stand are a must.

“Small farmers need entrepreneurial skills to help them run their business,” said Seiter. “My hope is to develop a Farm to Table type of program that incorporates the many skills students will need to be successful.”

Besides helping students to become good entrepreneurs, Seiter learned that other institutions are teaching various practical skills such as how to run a tractor and tractor-drawn implements, or how to do small repairs on the farm, and even how to construct small farm buildings.

“These skills have a real world value for our students,” said Seiter. “I would like to see our program go beyond production and soils and really focus on how our food system works as a whole, including how to connect with customers and the community these farmers serve.”

Along with those skills, Seiter would like to include courses that teach students and growers how to add value to the food they produce, such as basic food processing and preservation. Not only does this knowledge provide additional avenues for selling the farm products, but it also provides training in marketing and sales.

“These are skills that agriculture students and small scale sustainable farmers need to develop, but which we have not taught in our programs so far,” said Seiter. “Although only about 10 percent of the students in many agriculture training programs become full-time farmers, most stay connected to the food system in their careers through jobs in agricultural production support and food and farming education, as well as food processing, distribution and marketing.”

For more information on LBCC’s agriculture and horticulture programs, contact Stefan Seiter, faculty and program advisor, agricultural sciences, at 541-917-4765 or at Stefan.seiter@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Volleyball Coach Named NWAACC Coach of the Year

The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges named Jayme Frazier, Linn-Benton Community College head women’s volleyball coach, the 2011 Volleyball Coach of the Year for the Southern Region.

Frazier is in her 18th season as coach, with the team in the running for the NWAACC conference championship this year. Frazier also teaches Health and Human Performance at the college.

In addition, the following players were selected for the Southern Region All-Stars team: Sophomore’s Hannah Bell, Julianna Evola, Mona Goudarzian and Lacy Wood. Honorable mentions went to freshman players Whitney Hightower and Lindsay Verboort.

The LBCC team begins its quest for the NWAACC volleyball championship this Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. when they play Lower Columbia College at Mt. Hood Community College.

Friday, October 28, 2011

LBCC Hosts 32nd Annual Bob Ross Open Invitational Nature Photography Show

The 32nd Annual Bob Ross Open Invitational Nature Photography Show will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This is a free, non-juried show and is open to anyone to attend, weather you are showing photographs or just want to see what others are doing in the field.

This year’s theme is “My Passion in Nature.” Nature for this purpose is defined as plants, animals, landscapes, rocks, clouds, water or anything else that one finds in nature and that lacks any evidence of humans. No architecture, vehicles, hot air balloons or backpackers, ect.

Nature photographers from throughout the Willamette Valley gather each year on this occasion to celebrate nature and share their experiences, techniques, favorite places and things to see.

Please limit your photographs to no more than 20 digital images. Send your images one week prior to the show to Bob Ross at rosspix@comcast.net, or send by disk to Bob Ross, Biology Department, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321.

No major manipulation of the photos is allowed. A slight adjustment to brightness, contrast or balance is acceptable.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bob Ross at 541-928-3711 or email at rosspix@comcast.net.

SSH Gallery Show “Mutual Appreciation” Opens Nov. 1

The art show “Mutual Appreciation” will open Nov. 1 at Linn-Benton Community College’s South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The show features paintings, drawings and printmaking works from eight Oregon State University students and recent graduates, three of which are former LBCC art students. Artists include Nick Campbell, Max Krueger, Angela Lasky, Amanda Sause, Gabrielle Snider, Ira Strubhar, Christy Turner and Vesper White.

A public reception is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the gallery. The show is guest-curated by former LBCC art major Gabrielle Snider, who is also a participant in the show.

The show runs through Dec. 2. South Santiam Hall Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LBCC Offers Crew Resource Management Class

The Linn-Benton Fire Training Council will present the class “Crew Resource Management” through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus.

Taught by Paul LeSage, this class focuses on interpersonal communication, leadership and decision making to improve situational awareness on the fire ground and during other stressful events. Participants will gain perspective on where communication breakdown occurs and learn how to maintain “common ground” in team communications.

The class is designed for supervisors, fire and EMS team leaders, company officers, chief officers, EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, law enforcement or team members working in a high-stress, high reliability environment.

Class will be held in the LBCC Forum building, room F-113, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany. Cost for the course is $25 per person.

For more information or to register, contact Estelle Henderson at estelle.henderson@linnbenton.edu.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

LBCC Performing Arts Presents “ScareWaves: Halloween Radio Show”

LBCC Performing Arts will present the Halloween treat “ScareWaves: Halloween Radio Show” on Friday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Presented in the classic 1940’s radio drama style, the show will cover the classic horror stories of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein.

Tickets are $5, or pay what you can, at the door. This family-friendly event includes activities for kids, including games and a costume contest, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Can’t make it to the show? Listen to the live broadcast online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/scarewaves. The show will also be re-broadcast on Halloween night at 10 p.m. on OSU radio, KBVR 88.7 FM.

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

Professional Development Class "Civil Rights in the Workplace"

The professional development class “It’s the Law: Civil Rights in the Workplace” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LBCC Albany campus.

Learn about basic employment law, how to follow the law and where to look for additional resources. Explore how to deal with diversity, develop awareness and understanding to foster a climate of respect, and create effective disciplinary practices.

Class will be held at LBCC in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center building room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany.

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

LBCC Holds OIT Informational Session

Oregon Institute of Technology will hold an informational session at Linn-Benton Community College on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center building room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC and OIT have established a Dual Enrollment agreement, which allows students to become concurrently enrolled at each institution. Students who intend on obtaining a bachelor’s degree at OIT can maximize credit transfer and gain access to resources including financial aid, advising and student services at both institutions.

OIT faculty will provide program information and answer questions on admissions, financial aid and program requirements. Located in Klamath Falls, OIT offers many online BA and BS programs, and has branches in Portland, La Grande and Seattle.

Programs represented include civil engineering, environmental science, mechanical engineering/technology, manufacturing engineering/technology, medical imaging (includes diagnostic imaging, sonography, echocardiography, nuclear medicine, and vascular technology), dental hygiene, biology/health science/pre-health professions, and IT/operations management.

OIT accepts CTE and transfer credits for LBCC students. For more information, contact Pasty Chester, LBCC Degree Partnership Program, at patsy.chester@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Music Department Presents Faculty Recital Series

The LBCC Music Department will present the first in a series of recitals featuring LBCC music faculty and guest artists on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in South Santiam Hall, room SSH-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The recital, titled “Fall for French,” features music faculty Diane Hawkins on piano and flute, tenors Jason Caffarella and James Reddan, and soprano Patty Gerig performing works by Faure, Martini, Poulenc, Hahn, Hotteterre, and Honnegger.

Tickets are $2 at the door. All proceeds benefit the LBCC Music Department to support future guest artists and provide student scholarships.

The Faculty Recital Series will feature one recital each term, with performances to be held in SSH-213. The winter term recital, Flute and Harp Dreams, will be held in February 2012, with the date to be determined. The spring term recital, American Pops and Everything In Between, will be held on May 10, 2012.

For more information, contact LBCC music faculty James Reddan at 541-917-4550. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC 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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

LBCC Culinary Arts Fall Banquet

The annual Fall Banquet at Linn-Benton Community College will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Commons cafeteria, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Presented by LBCC Culinary Arts students, the theme is “A Taste of Fall” for the annual prime rib dinner banquet, which includes fresh greens with cranberry-walnut garnish and bleu cheese dressing, sweet potato scallops with caramelized onion, broccolini with bacon and Parmesan, and a dessert of chocolate-hazelnut torte.

Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance through the LBCC Culinary Arts Department located in the Calapooia Center, room CC-214, or by phone at 541-917-4385. The banquet is open seating.

All proceeds support the LBCC Culinary Arts program. For more information, contact LBCC Culinary Arts at 541-917-4385.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features “Oldfield Road”

“Oldfield Road” will be the first guest of the year for the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Oldfield Road performs songs from many genres including Appalachian, country, gospel and pop folk. They are best described as roots music with a modern sound that reflects a real dialogue between voice and instruments.

A vocalist first, Sue Queisser looks for great melody lines and lyrics that tell a story. She and her partner, Andrew, build their arrangement on top of that using guitar, bass and mandolin, with a singer/songwriter sound.

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

Oregon Freeze Dry Donates $50k to Mechatronics Program

Linn-Benton Community College’s Mechatronics Industrial Maintenance Technician Program will receive a $50,000 boost from local food processor Oregon Freeze Dry through a recent donation by the company.

Jim Merryman, Oregon Freeze Dry Chief Operations Officer, recently announced the donation, which will be used- to purchase equipment for the college program.

“By LBCC teaming up with industry, they have taken the lead in helping their students become potential employees with jobs skills necessary to ‘hit the ground running’ in many industries in our area,” said Merryman. “Since LBCC has been a great partner in this effort and they have proven they can educate students to meet our needs, we are pleased to help in the donations necessary for the continual upgrade to the Mechatronics program.”

According to Merryman, students who have the willingness, capacity and behavioral aptitude to work in a manufacturing environment are desperately needed locally and throughout Oregon.

“Our employment requirements have been changing in recent years, requiring more technical expertise on our production lines and other equipment,” said Merryman. “Now, a combination of mechanical and electronic skills is required to successfully set up and run a production line. We want to help our community by providing skilled jobs and by participating in the education and continued development of individuals, including our employees.”

Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc., a world leader in freeze drying technology, is probably best known in the Pacific Northwest for its Mountain House brand of freeze dried backpacking foods.

With 32,000 square feet of freeze-drying surface, the company’s Albany plant has a multitude of processing equipment. LBCC’s two-year associate of applied science degree program is helping to meet the need for skilled technicians by providing training in troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing of equipment such as those used by Oregon Freeze Dry and other industries.

The company’s donation will help the LBCC program to purchase industry grade, integrated equipment designed for classroom training use.

“We need real world equipment for training,” says Dave Mack, LBCC Mechatronics instructor. “This is important to us because we want our students to see, touch, work on and troubleshoot on real world, industrial grade equipment.”

The equipment, along with supporting training materials, will pull together the technological principles covered in the Mechatronics program, including mechanical, electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, drive systems, bearings, valves, process control, automation, programmable controllers (PLCs), sensors, actuators, robotics, supervisor and data aquisiton (SCADA), says Mack.

“The training equipment can be configured in a variety of ways, from simple to complex, giving rise to the principles of equipment construction, commissioning and troubleshooting, and provides a link between first- and second-year program curriculum,” said Mack. “Such equipment comes with technical documentation, which serves as an additional teaching tool for our students as they learn to read and interpret the documentation in order to use the equipment.”

Oregon Freeze Dry joins a number of other industry partners who have donated to the college Mechatronics program including Viper Northwest, Pacific Power, Concept Systems, ENTEK Manufacturing, Siemans, Damien Schmidt, Suzion Wind Energy Corporation, Target Distribution Center, the Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation and several private donations.

Monday, October 10, 2011

LBCC Pharmacy Technician Information Session

LBCC is offering two free Pharmacy Technician Program pre-application information sessions for those interested in training to work as a Pharmacy Technician.

The first information session will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, conference rooms B/C. The second session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the same hospital conference room.

No need to register to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 17-week Pharmacy Technician Program will be offered starting February 6, 2012 through June 8, 2012. Skill areas covered in the training include customer service, pharmacy math, pharmacy laws and rules, pharmaceutical vocabulary, prescriptions, billing, insurance, industry software, pharmacology and on the job training.

Cost for the program is $4,000, which includes all books and supplies. 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, & Workforce division at 541-917-4923.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

LBCC Sweet Home Center Holds College Quest 101 Seminar

Are you a high school student or the parent or guardian of a high school student that's wondering about being prepared for college? College Quest 101 will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. to help you get started.

This seminar provides insight into preparing for college and earning college credits while still in high school, along with financing a college education and researching the entrance requirements for the college of your choice. Learn how to search for scholarships and loans and when to apply for financial aid.

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

LBCC Benton Center Siebler Collection Dedication

The LBCC Benton Center will unveil a collection of ceramic works donated by Bill and Jane Siebler on Friday, Oct. 21 at the center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis.

The Siebler Collection is a compilation of representative ceramic art from some the genre's most celebrated contemporary artists, which the Siebler’s have generously donated from their extensive collection to LBCC and the Benton Center.

The collection, which includes pieces by Paul Soldner, Frank Boyden, Christine Federighi, David Shaner, Lillian Pitt and others, will be on display in the Benton Center Student Lounge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with introductions and a dedication and ribbon cutting by LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann beginning at 6 p.m. Oregon potter Wally Schwab will present a free slide lecture on ceramics following the dedication at 7 p.m. in room BC-204.

For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Contributed photo by Bill Siebler

LBCC Benton Center Ceramics Lecture and Workshop

The LBCC Benton Center will hold a ceramics lecture and workshop with Oregon potter Wally Schwab on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at the center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Schwab has set the standard for wheel skills and brushwork decoration. Since earning his masters in fine art from Alfred University forty years ago, he has been the nucleus of many ceramics programs and offers an international apprenticeship through his studio.

Join Schwab as he shares his work during a Friday evening slide lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Benton Center, room BC-204. The lecture is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Schwab will demonstrate his techniques for brushwork decoration in a daylong workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the Benton Center ceramic studio, room BC-140. Cost for the workshop is $35.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC

Monday, October 3, 2011

LBCC Benton Center Offers New Class Living and Learning With Your Wobbler

The LBCC Benton Center is offering a new class for parents and their babies ages approximately nine months to 15 months.

The class Living and Learning With Your Wobbler is designed for parents of babies that are just beginning to walk. Learn and have fun together through play, music and movement. Meet other parents who may be going through the same exciting and challenging changes and sort through the multitude of parenting theories and ideas.

This ten-week class will meet on Thursdays from Noon to 1:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost for this non-credit class is $20.00. Class is open enrollment. Join anytime.

For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899 or visit online at www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org.

Friday, September 30, 2011

LBCC and Samaritan Hospital Offer Live and Learn With Baby

The class Live and Learn With Your Baby is being offered through a partnership by Linn-Benton Community College and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Live and Learn With Your Baby is for parents of infants to beginning walkers. This 10-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Samaritan Community Hospital in Lebanon. Meet other parents and their babies and learn how to support your child's amazing development.

Cost is $10. This class is open enrollment. Join anytime. For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899 or visit online at www.parentingsucessnetwork.org.

LBCC Offers Baking Basics Class

Learn how to be a better baker in the class Baking Basics offered through LBCC Albany Community Education.

People say that cooking is an art, but baking is a science. Local chef Adrienne Ewanchyna will teach you the many different baking techniques from cookies to breads in this class designed for beginning to intermediate bakers.

This class will meet on two Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 8 in the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-219. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 with a $27 lab fee.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Yellowstone Trails & Tales”

Join filmmaker Sandy Mortimer as she presents the first film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “Yellowstone Trails and Tales” on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Mortimer’s film captures some of the most intimate scenes of otters, coyotes, wolves, bears, moose, fox, mountain sheep and elk in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. 
From the springtime, with the captivating endless play and interaction of the young, through the summer adventures, and into autumn and winter, when life grows harsh, discover how and why the many families of wild creatures in Yellowstone, our first National Park, are motivated entirely by their own instincts.

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 $25 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” 2011-12 Calendar:


October 9: Yellowstone Trails and Tales, with Sandy Mortimer
January 15: Southern Europe: A Journey to Paris, Cannes, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Dubrovinik, and Istanbul, with Marlin Darah
March 11: Bhutan, the Cloud Kingdom, with Tom Sterling
April 15: Burma and Cambodia. . .Lands of Conflict, with Buddy Hatton

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

LBCC Physical Science Department Holds Speaker Series

The Linn-Benton Community College Physical Science Department is offering a brown bag speaker series each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. during fall term in Madrone Hall, room MH-113, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

The talks are free and open to everyone, are non-technical and cover a variety of topics in physics, chemistry, earth science and food and fermentation science. For more information, contact LBCC physical science faculty Deron Carter at 541-917-4745.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Dr. Jennifer Field, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
“Analyzing Drugs in Wastewater: A New Tool for Drug Epidemiology”

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Coquille Rex, Jacob Clarno, Sundeep Kaur, Brady Fry
“LBCC Student Undergraduate Research Experiences: From robots and deep-sea volcanism to mapping faults to modeling phytoplankton”

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Dr. Tom Olsen, Assistant Director, Society of Physics Students
“Careers in Physics and Society of Physics Students”

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Alison Koleszar, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University
“Eruptive History of Mt. Hood, Oregon”

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Dr. Joseph Levy, Geology Department, Portland State University
“Walking to Mars: What Antarctic Permafrost Tells Us About the Climate, Geology, and Habitability of the Red Planet."

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Dr. James Osborne, Department of Food and Fermentation Science, Oregon State University
“The Scientific Art of Rotting Grapes to Perfection: Winemaking and Microbiology”

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Dr. Dudley Chelton, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
“Satellite Oceanography”

LBCC Hosts WOU Art Faculty Exhibit

A wide-ranging exhibit of artwork by a dozen Western Oregon University Art Faculty is on view at Linn-Benton Community College’s North Santiam Hall Galleries through Dec. 2.

This is the second in a series of annual shows at LBCC featuring art faculty from Oregon’s six state universities.

The WOU exhibit demonstrates a dynamic diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art. Participating in the show are:

•Mark Thomas Anderson, oil paintings;
•Paula Booth, acrylics;
•Jen Bracy, graphic illustrations;
•Jodie Garrison, oil paintings;
•Mary Harden, stoneware sculptures;
•Kim Hoffman, intaglio prints;
•JinMan Jo, steel sculptures;
•Rebecca Marsh McCannell, screenprints and intaglio prints;
•Gregory Poulin, oil paintings;
•Diane Tarter, collage;
•Daniel Tankersley, mixed media;
•Rachel Wolfson, oil paintings.

The exhibit will be on display on both floors of North Santiam Hall, which is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Cutline for attached image:
Rebecca Marsh McCannell, professor of art in printmaking, Western Oregon University
“Sacrificial Jeans”
Solarplate Intaglio Print with hand-coloring

LBCC 17th Annual Art Faculty Exhibit Opens


The art faculty at Linn-Benton Community College are opening the 2011-12 fall term with their annual exhibit in the South Santiam Hall and Calapooia Center galleries on LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Featured in the show are several colorful oil paintings by Department Chair Dori Bartholomew Litzer; recent watercolor paintings, photographs and mixed-media by Analee Fuentes; large-scale oil paintings by Gary Westford; and wood-fired ceramics by Jay Widmer from his 2011 Alsea Anagama firing.

Also on view are pastel concept drawings of “A Christmas Story” by performing arts instructor Dan Stone, and platinum photographic prints by gallery coordinator Rich Bergeman.

This is the 17th year for the exhibit, which runs through Oct. 28. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Caption info:
“Onramp,” oil on canvas, by instructor Gary Westford

LBCC and Teatro Milagro Present the Play Duende de Lorca

Duende de Lorca, a bilingual play by Portland-based Teatro Milagro Touring Theater Company, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Duende de Lorca is written by Teatro Milagro artistic director Dañel Malan and directed by Matthew Zrebski. This original, bilingual production provides a culturally enriching evening of entertainment accessible to both the English and Spanish speaking communities.

Duende de Lorca follows the early years of Federico García Lorca, an artist celebrated for his poetry, music and plays. From the opening night of Mariana Pineda, to the printing of Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York, the play follows Lorca’s life as a struggling young artist whose travels through New York and Cuba became a quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance. Share in his triumphs and failures and his relationships with Salvador Dali, Melchor Almagro, Emilio Aladren and others as his journey shapes his life and his art.

Rory Stitt plays the lead role of Federico García Lorca, Ajai Tripathi plays the role of literary critic Melchor Almagro and Daniel Moreno plays the role of the sculptor, Emilio Aladren.

Tickets for Duende de Lorca are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $5 each if booked by Oct. 11 through the theater box office at 541-917-4531. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office in Takena Hall, Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or two hours prior to the performance. You can also purchase online in connection with Box Office Avenue at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, or by phone at 514-917-4531.

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

A free “Journeys” tolerance-teaching workshop will be held prior to the performance at 4 p.m. This workshop celebrates individuality and acceptance of others through an exploration of metaphors and poetry writing, and provides an opportunity to meet and work with some of the performers from Duende de Lorca.

For more information on the workshop, contact the theater box office at 514-917-4531, or contact Leslie Hammond, LBCC theatre manager, at 541-917-4554. Workshop seating is limited. Reservations are suggested. Participants will meet at the theater where the room will be announced.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LBCC Distinguished Staff Award


Linn-Benton Community College awarded Sheri Billetter with the Distinguished Staff award at fall in service held Sept. 13.

Billetter was hired at LBCC in 1996 as a faculty member of the Dental Assisting Program. Sheri served as the Program Chair from 1996 to 1998, and as Department Chair from 1998 through June of 2011. She retired in June of this year.

A Corvallis resident, Billetter was nominated by her peers for her dedication and commitment to LBCC, to students and to the community. She is credited with making the college dental assistant program one of the most successful and respected programs in the Western region.

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.

LBCC Announces Pastega Award Winners


Linn-Benton Community College announced the winners of the annual Pastega Awards at its fall in-service held Sept. 13.

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 physical science faculty member Greg Mulder. A resident of Corvallis, Mulder has been employed at LBCC since 1997.

The Pastega Classified Excellence Award went to Sandy Fichtner, an instructional assistant in the Developmental Studies department. Fichtner, a Corvallis resident, has been employed at LBCC since 1992.

Each winner received a $1,000 honorarium and their names 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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

LBCC to Provide Training for the Oregon Green Technology Certificate

LBCC is one of 10 Oregon community colleges that will provide training for the Oregon Green Technology Certificate offered through the Oregon Consortium and Oregon Workforce Alliance.

The Oregon Green Technology Certificate is designed to prepare entry-level workers with the foundational skills needed in a variety of industries that are associated with or support green jobs.

Individuals who complete the one-year Green Tech Certificate will learn to be multi-skilled system thinkers and problem solvers. Students will be prepared for a broad array of green occupations across a variety of industries including green energy production; manufacturing, construction, installation, monitoring and repair of equipment for solar, wind, wave and bio-energy; building retro-fitting; process recycling; hazardous materials removal work and others.

Through a combination of on-line instruction, hands-on labs, and, in some areas, fieldwork, students in the program will earn 36-45 credits–depending on the general education and elective courses offered at each college.

The Green Tech Certificate program is a free, federally funded program. Currently no tuition is charged for this course of study. The program is not yet eligible for federal financial aid, so students will need some form of outside financial assistance to cover living expenses.

This certificate is designed to meet the unique needs of rural Oregon, where companies tend to be smaller, many occupations may have only one or two local job openings, and employers need workers who have basic technical skills that can transfer to different kinds of work and work settings as employer requirements and labor market demands shift.

For more information on how you can earn the Oregon Green Technology Certificate at LBCC, contact Sharee Cooper at the Community Services Consortium at 541-758-2633 or visit online at www.tocowa.org.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

LBCC Offers Cyber Security Course

LBCC Business and Employer Services will offer the cyber security course Security 401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style on Fridays beginning Oct. 21 through Dec. 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus.

Maximize your training time and turbo-charge your career in security by learning the full SANS Security Essentials curriculum needed to qualify for the GSEC certification.

In this course you will learn the language and underlying theory of computer security. At the same time you will learn the essential, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills required for effective performance in securing systems and/or organizations.

This course is endorsed by the Committee on National Security Systems. For more information or to register, visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/cyber-security or call LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC 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 2011. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Albany, OR
James M. Bain, Cheryl Y. Barber, Jacob Bonnesen, Danniel R. Butler, Desiree N. Carr, Josh A. Cleveland, Cara M. Coe, Matthew A. Dunston, William J. Ekberg, Joseph D. Gilpin, ChunLiu Gong, Jaime M. Guillen, Nathanael P. Hanes, Lisa A. Hast, Kyle E. Holland, Christopher R. Hunt, Tyson A. Keene, Alex C. Kemmer, Sarah E. Kruse, Dennis M. Lilly, Santos Lima, Nicholas Macnab, Paul A. Makris, Rochelle E. McGie, Christina M. Medina, Lori A. Murphy, Melody A. Ohling, Jace T. Pedersen, Brent Pelkey, Jared D. Quinn, Lacey R. Schulte, Rosalie R. Stalford, Ryan M. Webster, Tasha E. Williams, Melissa Wyatt

Alsea, OR
Danielle C. Schreiber

Brownsville, OR
Michelle R. Jennings

Camano Island, WA
Hillary T. Swenson

Corvallis, OR
Chris Bates, Karen E. Bauer, Harold E. Brantner, Jacquelyn D. Brown, Bryan P. Calidonna, Michelle K. Carr, Adam J. Elvebak, Robert A. Gibson, Aleen T. Haddad, Marc I. Haerling, Breanna Hixson, Sean J. Hodge, Jeremy R. Hunter, Jennifer L. Kidd, Neil A. Killion, Sarah M. Maddox, Leilani L. Mehringer, Gabriel A. Miller, Angie M. Opoien, Jordan G. Schultz, Kevin L. Steinberger, Kenneth W. Steuck, Kevin E. Sylvia

Dallas, OR
Michael P. Rogers, Jeffrey M. Swale

Del Rio, TX
Ruben Moreno

Dorena, OR
Todd R. Brooks

Eugene, OR
Amber L. Pruitt, Katelyn R. Whitehead

Fall River Mills, CA
Lydia J. McDemos

Gleneden Beach, OR
Jill R. Brunelle

Harrisburg, OR
Patrick M. Anderson

Hillsboro, OR
Anthony J. Burke

Hood River, OR
Robbi S. Graham

Jefferson, OR
Daniel W. Morgan, Leslie M. Rund

Lebanon, OR
Shanda F. Cummings, Justin J. Dodge, Mike S. Fouts, Dusty D. Holler, Sarah A. Holler, Gregg J. Horn, Renee D. Howell, Joe M. Kirk, Kory L. Kleint, James W. Myrick, Jeremy P. Pressel, Mahealani M. Pressel, Brian J. Rose, Brandy L. Roth, Michelle A. Smail, Bernay M. Smith, Keith R. Steele II, Dennis L. Stoneman, John A. Taylor

Mapleton, OR
Peggy K. Pruett

McMinnville, OR
Rebecca L. Higgins

Milton-Freewater, OR
Tim J. Elliott

Monroe, OR
Levon N. Atwood

Philomath, OR
Brett O. Shannon, Lauren A. Waite, Cheri L. Williams, Gary D. Yoder

Redmond, OR
Jason E. Kandle, Jake M. Piercey

Salem, OR
Joy K. Durham, Dawna R. Koker, Jordan L. Sandau

Scio, OR
Byron F. Bose

Seaside, OR
Brian Feil

Springfield, OR
Jessica M. Hawes, Ila C. Kasper

Sweet Home, OR
Chelsea M. Baker, Gregory W. Binks, Dale S. Keene, Joel Ranua, Sandy C. Reynolds, Alissa R. Russell, Bethany N. Smith, Tamra J. Szubart

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

LBCC Holds Second Annual Welcome Day Event

“Surfin’ Safari” is the theme of this year’s Welcome Day to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Linn-Benton Community College beginning at 10 a.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center theater located in Takena Hall, Albany campus.

The second annual event is a chance for new and returning students to learn about all the college has to offer this school year.

The festivities begin with a kickoff in the theater featuring LBCC’s award-winning choirs “The Sirens” and “Blue Light Special,” a welcome by LBCC President Greg Hamann and a reading by LBCC Poet Laureate Ruth Krueger.

After the kickoff, more than three-dozen campus groups and community organizations will have displays in the courtyard quad offering ways for students to get involved.

Students are eligible to win prizes, including tuition credits and bookstore gift certificates as well as a chance to win a 60-second shopping spree from the bookstore and a TI-84 graphing calculator valued at approximately $100.

LBCC Welcome Day
events run until 2 p.m. Additional activities include a fashion show in the Commons cafeteria at noon and a campus scavenger hunt where students are invited to tour campus, meet their instructors and staff and get their books and school supplies. Free pizza will be available from the college’s new wood-fired oven.

Sally Moore, LBCC associate dean of Academic Development, Communication Arts and Mathematics, said of last year’s event, “The feedback from Welcome Day 2010 was so overwhelmingly positive, we’ve decided to do it again.”

Moore helped launch last year’s inaugural event with the goal of introducing students to LBCC and getting the school year off to a good start.

“Welcome Day is a perfect opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with LBCC as they start, or continue, on their road to college completion,” said Moore. “It promises to be a day filled with fun, food and festivities.”

Welcome Day, along with efforts such as Destination Graduation, are geared to help students succeed in college as well as making them aware of available resources, whether students are headed directly to the workforce, a two-year degree or transferring to a four-year university.

LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers will host student appreciation activities on the first day of classes on Monday, Sept. 26. The Benton Center has events planned for the first week of classes, especially for Sept. 28-29.

For a list of LBCC Welcome Day activities, see the college’s website at www.linnbenton.edu/go/welcome-day. For more information, contact Rob Priewe, at 541-917-4563 or rob.priewe@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Fall Term Application Deadline

The application deadline for new credit students intending to start fall term at Linn-Benton Community College is Friday, Sept. 9. Applications received after that date will be processed for winter 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 take up to 11 credits and take non-credit courses without being fully 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.

LBCC Veterinary Assistant Information Sessions

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

The session will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, 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 Jan. 9, 2012 and runs through April 27, 2012. 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 $4,000. 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 541-917-4923.

LBCC Offers Driver Education Classes Fall Term

Register now for fall term Driver Education classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

The 10-week course includes Oregon state mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation. Classes will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon. First class session begins Sept. 26.

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.

Cost for the course is $259 for ages 17 and under, $429 for ages 18 and over. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund.

For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes for specific class dates and times.