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.