Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LBCC Valley Writers Series Hosts Author Jed Wyman

The Valley Writers Series at Linn-Benton Community College will host a reading by Corvallis author and LBCC composition instructor Jed Wyman on Wednesday, May 11 at Noon in the Calapooia Center building, Cascade View room CC-203, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Wyman will be reading from a recent collection of short stories. He attended Bard College in New York and the University of Montana in Missoula, where he earned his MA in history. In 2009, Wyman received his MFA in Creative Writing from OSU and is currently a composition instructor at LBCC.

Prior to teaching at LBCC, he taught for two summers in Kenya. Wyman has also spent nine summers working on a trail crew in Sequoia National Park where he lived in a little green tent and rode a big red horse named Tabasco. His favorite authors include John Steinbeck, Jerzy Kosinski, Graham Greene, Tobias Wolff, Russell Banks, and Charles Bukowski.

The Valley Writers Series is sponsored by the LBCC English Department and exists to connect beginning writers with professional writers and to stimulate creative writing among area students, to enhance literary awareness in our community, and to encourage Oregon writers.

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LBCC Benton Center Homemade Baby Food Class

Discover the why, when and what of making baby food at home in the class Oh Baby! Homemade Baby Food offered through the LBCC Benton Center in May.

Whether a new parent or expecting, find out how homemade baby food is economical, better for baby, and easy to make. Learn when to introduce which foods at what age and get hands-on practice preparing baby's food.

The important aspects of food safety and nutrition will also be covered. Instructor is an OSU nutrition major graduate and a new mom. This non-credit class will meet on two Wednesdays, May 4 and May 11, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. at Corvallis High School, room H-3.

Cost is $39 with a $10 lab fee. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Benton Center Photoshop Elements III Class

Learn what it takes to improve your photos in the class Photoshop Elements III offered through the LBCC Benton Center in May.

Delve deeper into the many functions of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, and learn how editing pictures in the RAW format can improve your photos. Get hands-on experience using the histogram and levels settings. Explore advanced techniques with layers, removing noise, sharpening, obtaining matching color prints, and creating beautiful panoramic photos, photo-montages, and fancy watermarks to identify your photos.

This four-week class meets on Tuesdays starting May 10 from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-206. Cost for this non-credit class is $45 with a $3 lab fee.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Benton Center Photography Class

Learn how to create exciting travel images in the Travel Photography class offered through the LBCC Benton Center in May.

Whether close to home or far abroad, learn how to use photography to capture memories, tell a story, and express a sense of place. Class will explore the basics of exposure, lighting, and composition, identify what equipment is practical for travel and how to pack and carry and discuss cultural, legal and security issues involved in international travel.

This three-day class will meet on Friday, May 6, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 9 to 11:50 a.m., and Friday, May 20 from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-206.

Cost for this non-credit class is $39 with a $2 lab fee. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Offers Wildland Firefighting Training

Wildland Firefighting Training will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College on May 6, 7 and 8, and May 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd., SW.

Taught by a lead instructor certified by the National Wildfire Suppression Association, this course is designed to provide entry-level firefighter skills including one day of field training.

Learn what it takes to assist in the suppression of wildfires, the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfires, how to communicate on the fire-line and how to use the Incident Command System.

Course curriculum meets or exceeds the National Wildfire Coordinating Group 310-1 requirements. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, in good physical condition and must have two forms of government-issued identification. Class size is limited, so register early.

Cost for this non-credit course is $275 and includes all materials. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923 or visit the web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/firefighter.

LBCC Offers Fire Safety Refresher Course

A fire line safety refresher course designed for wildland firefighters and forest service workers holding Incident Command System qualifications requiring fire-training certification will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College on Sunday, May 8.

The RT130 Fire Safety Refresher trains participants to recognize and mitigate risk, maintain safe and effective practices, and to reduce accidents and near misses. Students will practice deploying new generation fire shelters.

Class will meet on Sunday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $65.

Students must have completed S-130 and S-190 training. Tender Operators need no prior training. Please refer to the June 2009 Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide for positions that require the annual Fireline Safety Refresher at www.nwcg.gov/pms/docs/pms310-1.

Class size is limited. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce at 541-917-4923 or visit the web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/firefighter.

Monday, April 25, 2011

LBCC Annual Juried Art Student Exhibit in NSH

Sixty works by 42 student artists are on view at the annual Juried Art Student Exhibit in the North Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd.

A reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium. Juror Beverly Soasey of the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene will be on hand to confer over $2,000 in cash prizes from donors and gift certificates from area merchants.

The exhibit was open to students who have taken art classes at the college during the 2010-11 academic year. The media on exhibit include paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylic; drawings in pencil, ink, and pastel; photography; glass; ceramics and mixed-media sculpture.

The exhibit runs through June 3. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LBCC Earth Day Sustainability Fair a Success

LBCC's first Earth Day Sustainability Fair, held Friday, April 22, was a great success, according to fair-goers and participants.

Faculty came out to showcase some of their program efforts including Denis Green, Mechatronics; John Alvin, Heavy Equipment; Bryan Schiedler, Automotive; and
Scott Anselm, Culinary Arts.

LBCC Food Services manager Todd Ketterman displayed campus efforts on composting food waste; Julie Jackson with Allied Waste educated folks on recycling; the Green Team from First United Methodist Church handed out their Albany Reuse Directory; and the LBCC student Green Club and LBCC Sustainability Committee talked about what the campus is doing around sustainability.

Check out the articles and videos online at the Democrat Herald and Gazette Times sites:

http://www.democratherald.com/news/local/education/article_c0adc9fe-6d74-11e0-9934-001cc4c03286.html

http://www.democratherald.com/news/local/education/article_c0adc9fe-6d74-11e0-9934-001cc4c03286.html?mode=video

http://grahamkislingbury.mvourtown.com/2011/04/22/earth-day-confessions/

http://www.gazettetimes.com/search/?l=50&sd=desc&s=start_time&f=html&q=LBCC+Earth+Day

Thanks to all who made this day a great success! Looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

LBCC Earth Day, OSU Climatologist Presentation

Daniel Brown, a climatologist with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University, will give a talk on Understanding Climate Change as part of LBCC’s Earth Day Sustainability Fair held this Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Brown’s presentation will be from Noon to 1 p.m. in LBCC’s Madrone Hall, room MH-113. His talk will cover the fundamentals of global climate, challenges the Pacific Northwest will face in a warming world, and small things we can all do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

During the Earth Day event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., LBCC faculty will give demonstrations from college programs on solar energy, light bulb efficiency, alternative fuel technology, a water pump system that uses no external energy. LBCC’s recently donated electric car also will be on display.

The LBCC Sustainability Committee and the student Green Club will have tables showcasing campus sustainability work, with tours of the organic garden and newly-installed green roof. The Green Club will hold a free drawing for a “green stuff” bag filled with sustainable products.

Allied Waste of Albany will be on hand to answer recycling questions, and the Green Team at First United Methodist Church in Albany will be give out a Reuse Directory they have designed.

LBCC’s Earth Day is free and open to the public and sponsored by the LBCC student Green Club and the LBCC Sustainability Committee.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Digital Photography/Camera Classes

LBCC's Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers will offer two digital photography classes this spring term.

Make the most of the features and settings of your digital SLR camera in the class Your Digital SLR Camera offered at the Sweet Home Center. Gain a better understanding of exposure, auto and manual focus, depth of field, choice of lens, camera maintenance, accessories and more.

This five-week class includes a photo shoot to apply what you have learned. Students will work with Adobe Photoshop Elements to make the photos even better. Students must have taken the Intro to Digital Photography class.

This five-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning May 3 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost for the class is $54 plus a $3 fee.

The Lebanon Center is offering the class Digital Photo Composition and Creativity. Expand your knowledge of digital photography and understand how to use lighting, composition and creativity to take and publish professional looking photographs. Students will use advanced photo editing skills on the computer. Students must have basic computer skills.

This five-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning May 5 at the Lebanon Center. Cost for the class is $54 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. Adults age 62 and above receive 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

Friday, April 15, 2011

LBCC Welding Fabrication Team Wins First at Oregon Skills USA

Linn-Benton Community College’s Welding Fabrication team took first place at the Oregon Skills USA competition held in Milwaukie last week.

Team members include Tim Burns, Matt Perry, Andrew Gustafson, Morgan Gordon, Coury Gagne, and Jeff Robinson. The team also had first- and second-place winners in the welding competitions, with Gordon in MIG welding and Gagne in TIG welding taking first places, and Robinson taking second in the general welding competition.

Each team had to design and draft a project, then submit their drawings to the Skills USA technical committee. Finished projects were checked against the team’s drawings for accuracy.

The LBCC Welding Fabrication team is now eligible to compete in the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City in June.

The fabrication team will be fundraising to help offset the cost of the trip to Kansas City. If you would like to make a donation to the team’s trip, contact LBCC welding faculty Fred Stuewe at 541-917-4581.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

LBCC Valley Writers Series Hosts Author Rick Borsten

The Valley Writers Series at Linn-Benton Community College will host a reading by Corvallis author Rick Borsten on Thursday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in North Santiam Hall, room NSH-207, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Borsten’s first novel, The Great Equalizer, was a National Endowment for the Arts New American Writing selection and a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in 1987. The Chicago Sun Times called the novel “Daring and imaginative, fast-paced and moving…a tender and loving story, and a ringing reaffirmation of life.”

Borsten is also the author of the novel Rainbow Rhapsody as well as other works of fiction and poetry. He has lived in Corvallis for more than thirty years.

The Valley Writers Series is sponsored by the LBCC English Department and exists to connect beginning writers with professional writers and to stimulate creative writing among area students, to enhance literary awareness in our community, and to encourage Oregon writers.

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

Earth Day Sustainability Fair April 22

Plan to attend the first Earth Day Sustainability Fair at Linn-Benton Community College on Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college courtyard in front of White Oak Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Faculty and students will give demonstrations from college programs on solar energy, light bulb efficiency, alternative fuel technology, a water pump system that uses no external energy, and much more. LBCC’s recently donated electric car also will be on display.

LBCC physics faculty Greg Mulder will give a climate change lecture and demonstration in Madrone Hall from 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. The LBCC Sustainability Committee and several student clubs will have tables showcasing campus sustainability work, with tours of the organic garden and newly-installed green roof.

Allied Waste will be on hand to answer recycling questions, and the Green Team at First United Methodist Church in Albany will be give out a Reuse Directory they have designed.

Earth Day is free and open to the public and sponsored by the LBCC student Green Club and the LBCC Sustainability Committee.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LBCC Hosts Gary Ruppert Farewell Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for a farewell benefit concert to be held for retiring Linn-Benton Community College Dean of Instruction Gary Ruppert on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Ruppert, an accomplished pianist, will perform his favorite jazz and classical piano pieces including works by Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans and others. His wife, Karen, a vocalist, will also participate in the program. An hor d'oeuvres reception is included in the ticket price, with a no-host, cash wine bar following the concert.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit the LBCC Special Events Fund. The concert is Ruppert’s way of saying thank you for 35 years in the local music scene and service to the college.

Ruppert, an Albany resident, began work at the college in 1974 as a music faculty member. In 1998, Ruppert was promoted to director of the college Arts and Communications Division, and in 2009 he was promoted to dean of instruction. Ruppert also was honored with the LBCC Distinguished Staff Award in 2009.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, by phone at through the theater box office at 541-917-4531, or at the door beginning two hours prior to performance.

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

LBCC Offers International Cooking Classes

Explore the world through its cuisines in one of several international cooking classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education this spring.

Classes will cover Italy, France, Mexico, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Asia. Take one class or sign up for all. Each one-day class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. in the LBCC Commons kitchen, second floor Calapooia Center.

International Cooking Italy (CRN 46995) will be held April 20; International Cooking France (CRN 46996) will be held April 27; International Cooking Mexico (CRN 46998) will be held May 11; International Cooking Russia and Eastern Europe (CRN 47001) will be held June 1; and International Cooking Asia (CRN 47494) will be held June 8.

Cost for each non-credit class is $29 with a $12 lab fee. Pre-registration is required. Seniors age 62 and over receive a 25 percent tuition reduction. Discount does not apply to lab fees. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC CWOSE Middle- & High-School Science Fair Results

Awards were recently announced for the Central Western Oregon Science Expo (CWOSE) held at Linn-Benton Community College in March.

CWOSE is a regional fair affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the North West Science Exposition. The fair hosted 87 high school students and 90 middle school students from Linn, Benton, Lane, Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Tillamook and Lincoln counties to compete in science and engineering categories.

The students produced 147 exhibits, with 50 judges on-hand to score the projects. Participants won a combined total of $56,000 in scholarships to Oregon Universities, along with acknowledgment of excellent achievement from several organizations. Two students also won an all-expense paid trip to participate at the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Los Angeles, California in May.

Middle School Awards

Outstanding Project in an Atmospheric Science Exhibit
sponsored by American Meteorological Society
Lorien Deyo-Rivera, Karen LaGesse, Emily Midyette; Lighthouse School

Army Outstanding Middle School Project
sponsored by Army Research Office, U.S. Army
Austin Bitz, Memorial Middle School
Brian Cebra, Zion Lutheran School
Max Richcreek, Lighthouse School

Naval Excellence in Science and Engineering Award
sponsored by Office of Naval Research, US Navy and Marine Corps
Dakoda Ribera, Memorial Middle School
Joshua Pauls, Zion Lutheran School

U.S. Air Force Outstanding Project
sponsored by U.S. Air Force
Jens Mortensen, Yamhill Carlton School District

Broadcom Nominations
Emily Wiest, Memorial Middle School
Lorien Deyo-Rivera, Lighthouse School
Karen LaGesse, Lighthouse School
Emily Midyette, Lighthouse School
Sara Rockow, Leslie Middle School
Liberty Greenlund, Yamhill Carlton School District
Taylor Johnson, Memorial Middle School

High School Awards and Scholarships

Outstanding Project in an Atmospheric Science Exhibit
sponsored by American Meteorological Society
Lipi Gupta, Crescent Valley High School

Outstanding Geoscience Project
sponsored by Association Of Women Geoscientists
Victoria Callaway, Tillamook High School

NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet
sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Kyla Martichuski, Andy Siemens; West Salem High School

Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Environmental Health
sponsored by Oregon Environmental Health Association
Benjamin Arvey, Hannah Marvin, Tristan Stickle; Crescent Valley High School

Sustainable Development Award
sponsored by Ricoh Corporation
Joseph Meyer, Tillamook High School

U.S. Regional Stockholm Junior Water Prize
sponsored by Water Environment Federation
Allison Lind, Renee Engleson, Carrie Huang; Crescent Valley High School

Outstanding Project in Materials Science
sponsored by ASM International Foundation
Bryce Johnson, Crescent Valley High School

Intel Excellence in Computer Science
sponsored by Intel Corporation
Vighnesh Shiv, Catlin Gabel School

Mu Alpha Theta Award
sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta
Vighnesh Shiv, Catlin Gabel School

Innovative Engineering Award
sponsored by National Society of Professional Engineers
Rohan Jhunjhunwala, Catlin Gabel School

Outstanding Project by an 11th Grade Student
sponsored by Yale University Science and Engineering Association
Bryce Johnson, Crescent Valley High School

Outstanding Use of the International System of Units
sponsored by U.S. Metric Association
Victoria Callaway, Tillamook High School

Outstanding Research in Psychology
sponsored by American Psychological Association
Shawn Meacham, West Salem High School

Army Awards for Scientific and Engineering Excellence
sponsored by Army Research Office, U.S. Army
Laurel Field, Sasha Bogdanovic, Crescent Valley High School
Savannah Tobin, West Salem High School
Kushal Agarwal, Crescent Valley High School
Elinor Manoogian-O'Dell, Crescent Valley High School

Army Outstanding High School Project
sponsored by Army Research Office, U.S. Army
Savannah Tobin, West Salem High School

Naval Excellence in Science and Engineering Award
sponsored by Office of Naval Research, US Navy and Marine Corps
Cameron Cruscial, Paige Zagar; West Salem High School

U.S. Air Force Outstanding Project
sponsored by U.S. Air Force
Aida Behmard, West Salem High School
Damian Kulp, Crescent Valley High School
Janki Patel, Jin Kwon, Crescent Valley High School

GENIUS OLYMPIAD
Joseph Meyer, Tillamook High School
Kyla Martichuski, Andy Siemens, West Salem High School

OSU College of Engineering Scholarship
sponsored by Oregon State University
Bryce Johnson, Crescent Valley High School

OSU General Scholarship
sponsored by Oregon State University
Joseph Meyer, Tillamook High Schoo

University of Oregon Scholarships
sponsored by University of Oregon
Shawn Meacham, West Salem High School
Savannah Tobin, West Salem High School

Regional ISEF Finalists
Joseph Meyer, Tillamook High School
Heidi Wade, Crescent Valley High School

Thursday, April 7, 2011

LBCC Offers Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician Certification Preparation Course

LBCC will offer a Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification Preparation course through Business and Employer Services at Linn-Benton Community College at the Albany Campus, Willamette Hall, room WH-120, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany, Oregon.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, May 11 through Wednesday, July 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be two additional clinical dates to be determined and no clinical make-up permitted for successful completion of the course. The registration and course fee of $300 deadline is Wednesday, April 20, for this course being offered during Spring Term. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 students with paid tuition. The college reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum enrollment of 13 students is not met.

This 56-hour course prepares students to take the National Certification Exam for Sterile Processing and Distribution Technicians. By the end of the course, students will be ready to begin an orientation program in a hospital or central service department (CSD) as a technician responsible for processing and sterilizing equipment and supplies used in surgery, emergency, labor and delivery, and other patient care units.

Additional expenses include the cost of books, Criminal Background Check Report cost of $60, Immunization/Medical Screening Record Review cost of $20, Medical Screening (cost varies), and an LBCC-approved Drug Screening cost of $45 by the deadline of April 27. Registrations are being accepted now by contacting LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Wilderness Survival Class

A Wilderness Survival and Safety class will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this spring.

This one-day class will introduce you to the skills that may save your life in an outdoor emergency. Topics covered include mental and physical preparation, starting a fire, creating a shelter, signaling and items you should always carry in the outdoors. This class is designed for anyone that works, plays or travels through the wilderness of Western Oregon.

Class will meet at the Sweet Home Center on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. in room SHC-101. The Lebanon Center class will meet on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. in room LC-153. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 plus a $2 lab 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 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.

Sweet Home Center Geocaching Class

The LBCC Sweet Home Center is the offering an Intro to Geocaching class this spring.

This class will introduce you to the exciting world of Global Positioning System (GPS) and geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices.

Topics include basic handheld GPS usage, geocaching terminology and etiquette and a field session where you will find some local caches. Bring your handheld GPS and a spirit of adventure.

Class will meet on Thursday, April 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. at the Sweet Home Center, room SHC-101. The field session will be on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to11:50 a.m. The instructor will have additional information about the location of the field session.

Cost for this class is $39 plus a $2 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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

LB Lunch Box Food Drive

A food drive will be held to benefit the Linn Benton Lunch Box program at Linn-Benton Community College staring April 8 through April 22.

Boxes will be placed at several locations to collect your non-perishable food items. Look for boxes at the LBCC Albany campus, at the LBCC Benton Center, and at the Albany Civic Theater on 1st Street in downtown Albany.

Donations will benefit LBCC students in need. For more information, contact LBCC Student Life and Leadership at 541-917-4457.

LBCC Foundation Teddy Bear Tea and Auction

The 5th annual LBCC Foundation Teddy Bear Tea “ Bears Around the World” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Thursday, April 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the college Commons cafeteria, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Traditional high tea will be served with around the world treats for this fund raising event benefiting the LBCC Education Fund. More than 50 themed baskets filled with items donated by local businesses and community members will be raffled and up for auction.

All ages and genders are welcome. Advance reservations are required by April 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for school-age children. For more information or reservations, contact the LBCC Foundation office at 541-917-4209 or email at Foundation@linnbenton.edu.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Polysomnographic Technology Free Orientation

A free information and orientation session for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at LBCC on Tuesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Polysomnographic Technologists assist sleep physicians to help patients with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Technologists ready the patient for testing, track the patient’s sleep patterns, and write and interpret the results for the physician.

LBCC’s Polysomnographic Technologist program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum. Skill areas covered include the physiology of sleep with an emphasis on sleep disorders and their treatment. The program also covers how to administer, interpret and score a variety of sleep tests.

Attendance at the orientation session is mandatory before applying for the program. Classes start June 20 and run through March 17, 2012. Program applications will be accepted starting March 21. Cost for the program is $7,500.

Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms. For more information, contact LBCC Health Occupations and Workforce Education at 541-917-4923.

The LBCC curriculum has been designated by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as an alternate educational pathway for purposes of establishing Pathway 1 eligibility to sit for the RPSGT exam. The curriculum is not recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for purposes of AASM facility accreditation.

A Pathway 1 designation means that students will need to complete 18 months of paid work experience to be eligible to sit for the Registered Polysomnographic Technician exam. LBCC has applied for accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The program is currently under review by the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education as part of this process.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Benton Center Advanced Directive Planning Class

Learn to talk about end-of-life choices in the class Advance Directive Planning offered at the LBCC Benton Center this spring.

This class will help you better understand the critical health care decisions your loved ones will need to make. Terminology of legal documents and Advance Directive planning will be presented in an easy-to-understand interactive format. Also discussed will be how individual beliefs and ethics play a role in health care decisions.

This one-day class will meet on Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the Benton Center, room BC-105, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. This class was originally scheduled for April 2.

Cost for the class is $39 plus a $2 lab fee. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Travel at the Tripp Film Series “The Silk Road: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Turkey”

Join filmmaker Marlin Darrah as he presents the last film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “The Silk Road: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey” on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the LLBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Few adventures in the world arouse as much curiosity and wonder as the one called "The Silk Road." Magical places as Samarkand, Buhkara, and Khiva, are the stuff of legends. Traders and warriors traveled by camel and on foot along the Silk Road, transporting precious cargo and treasures, and fascinating customs and cultures. Explore St. Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul; the palace and landscapes of Mt. Ararat in Turkey, the open-air markets and museums of Uzbekistan, the Navoi Theater, Crescent Moon Lake and street markets, in China; and the Tien Shan Mountains, Buryan Tower, folk dancing, and horse games in Kyrgyzstan.

Darrah is an award-winning executive director of the Portland, Oregon-based production company, International Film and Video. His 30 years of production experience have taken him to more than 130 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. PBS, History Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, TBN and MTV all have aired Darrah’s international footage or programs.

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

Ticket prices are $8 for each show, $6.50 for students/seniors. 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.

SafeHaven Humane Society volunteers will sell coffee, tea and homemade baked goods during intermission. 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.

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.