Friday, December 14, 2012

LBCC Centers Offer AARP Driver Safety Program

The AARP Driver Safety program will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers in January.

The program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion of this class may also qualify you for reduced auto insurance premiums.

This two-day class will meet at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St, Monday, Jan. 7 and Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 3:50 p.m., and at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Cost for the class is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members, collected at the first class.

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.

Lebanon Center Garden Classes

Winter gardening classes will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, starting Jan. 9.

The class Year-Round Gardening Winter will help you learn techniques for starting seedlings, early disease detection and protection of your winter vegetables. This three-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 9 at the center. Tuition is $39 plus a $2 fee.

The free Winter Gardening Series offers a different topic each week and is taught by OSU-trained master gardeners. This eight-week series meets at the center on Thursdays from Noon to 12:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 10.

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

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.

LBCC New Years Fitness Classes

Is your New Years resolution to add more exercise to your life? Take a fitness class through Linn-Benton Community College and keep your resolution.

LBCC has a variety of exercise classes in Lebanon, Scio, Sweet Home and Brownsville each term.  Choose from Line Dance, All Body Conditioning, Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones and Balance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Strength and Balance, Easy Cardio Fitness, Hip Hop Hustle, PIYO Strength, Rock'n to the Core, Step Boot Camp, T'ai Chi, 20-20-10 Fitness Mix, Yoga, Zumba, Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning.

Classes start the week of Jan. 7. For a complete description and start dates, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon Lunch & Learn Series

“New Year, New Trends” is the theme of the free Lunch and Learn series held at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street, beginning Jan. 7.

Topics include new technology, living a gluten-free life, television trends, diabetes education, fitness for older adults, diet and nutrition, adult safety and information about the new medical school.

The series will be held on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 7. For a complete list of topics and dates, visit the LBCC Lebanon Center or the Lebanon Senior Center.

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.

Life Stories Classes Offered Through Community Ed

Learn how to tell your story in the “Life Stories” class offered through LBCC Community Education winter term.

Recall and recount family history in your own narrative style. Additional information about publishing is provided.

Class will meet at the Albany Senior Center on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.  beginning Jan. 8; at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.  beginning Jan. 9; and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.  beginning Jan. 10.

Cost for this 10-week class is $69 plus a $3 fee. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to 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 Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Learn Something New this New Year

LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers offers a variety of classes to help you enrich your New Year.

Learn something new in community education classes including healthy gluten-free living, Medicare A, B, C & D, Computers-First Step, Computers-Second Step, Photoshop Elements I and II, Wilderness Survival and Safety, or AARP Driver Safety Program.

Learn about Concomly-King of the Chinook, or attend the Boomers in Transition workshop or the Lunch & Learn Series with topics on new technology, diabetes education, adult fitness and nutrition, safety and more.

Discover the artist in you in Watercolor Foundations, Calligraphy, Clay-Open Studio, Knitting Crocheting Workshop, Life Stories class, or learn gardening tips from the Winter Gardening Series or the Year Round Gardening Winter class.

Classes start Jan. 7. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to 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 Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Centers Offer Free FAFSA Sessions

LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers will offer free sessions for students and parents interested in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn about financial aid, including what is covered, and get help filling out the FAFSA online.

The free sessions will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m, and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m.

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.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

LBCC Posts Fall Term Honor Roll Students


The following students at Linn-Benton Community College, listed by hometown, earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during fall term, September to December 2012. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Adair Village, OR
Richard A. Brown, Grady J. Byrd, Maurissa Ann L. Keller
Albany, OR
Shannon A. Affolter, John M. Albright, Richard L. Aldridge, Christina M. Allen, Zoe M. Alley, William S. Allison, Dustin L. Almendarez, Sandra Alvarez, Ian B. Amen, Meagan R. Anderson, Kristen L. Andrews, Bradley C. Andrews-Gardner, Austin L. Arrambide, Susanna M. Aston, Ariel Avery, Christina M. Avery, Meghan L. Badeau, David Baker, Kevin J. Bakken, Jason L. Becker, Jewell I. Begin, Paul E. Benshoof, Zachary M. Bickford, Susan A. Billings, Melissa A. Bledsoe, Bradley A. Blumenstein, Miah S. Boeder, Ronald L. Borst, Jennifer L. Boss, Amy S. Boyd, Brandi R. Brazil, Lisa I. Bringetto, Devon W. Brown, John O. Brown, Christopher N. Bryant, Jacob D. Bullock, Kathleen A. Burke, Angel C. Byerley, Carl C. Callow, Steven L. Camfield, Travis T. Chambers, Jenell M. Childress, Albert D. Christy, Stephen R. Chronicle, Lindsay N. Ciochon, David E. Clark, Nicholas M. Clayton, Dakota R. Coffey, Richard J. Crumal, Jacob Darcey, Daniel L. Darrow, Dacoda R. Davis, Edouard C. Delater, Patricia A. Dennis, Michael W. DeOlus, Melissa M. Dodd, Sara M. Dodd, Jeffrey D. Doe, Jessica D. Easdale, Delores L. Ebert, Mickey L. Feavel, David F. Forcier, Cammie D. Freitag, Eric French, Jessie Galusha, Nick J. Gambardella, April M. Gasperino, Manuel Gastelum, Joshua C. Gatchet, Robert L. Gately, Christy R. Geary, Mary Ellen Genstler, Jeanette Gowder, Deanna Grant, Heather S. Grebner, Travis A. Grenz, Tabatha A. Grove-Dow, Diana I. Guitron, Drew E. Halvorson, Jenessa A. Hamby, Rick C. Hammel, Anthony D. Hammer, Heidi A. Hansell, Justin R. Hansen, Diana R. Harmon, Cynthia M. Harper, Stephen B. Haskett, Heidi H. Hasselman, Chase R. Hayden, Kristin I. Hayes, Vera K. Hayes, Derek J. Hibbs, Jaime D. Hoefer, Rebecca A. Houchin, Michael D. Houston, Amanda K. Howard, Amanda A. Howle, Steven K. Hudgins, April D. Huffman, Jazmyn R. Huffman, Crystal G. Hummel, Michael L. Humphrey, Monica R. Huster, Heather D. Hutchman, Sarah L. Jay, Eugene C. Jeannette, Wesley A. Jobes, Becky L. Johnson, Jason R. Jones, Christopher M. Joseph, Erina Kariya, Brodrick D. Katzenberger, Jodi F. Kenagy, Kiana R. Kenagy, Nicole A. Kilgore, Casey S. King, Jeremiah J. Kitto, Jason Klindtworth, Michelle L. Kobold, Laura Kramer, Jsoenne A. Krueger, Sarah E. Kruse, Trisha L. Lafferty, Linda A. Lambert, Hannah O. Langager, Christopher R. Launer, Tamra A. Law, Jeffery D. Lehn, Stephanie M. Lemmon, Justin W. Lile, Santos Lima, Gerardo Linarez, Matt Lindekugel, Kelly E. Lippert, Jason E. Luckenbach, Mary K. Macdonald, Tricia Maloney, Jordanne M. Marggi, Robert J. Martinez, Lindsey A. Mason, Kyle Mcconnell, Miranda McConnell, Regen M. McCutcheon, Amanda M. McDonald, Lindsey Mcguire, Ali A. McMenamin, Christina M. Medina, William H. Merryman, Daniel D. Miller, Michael R. Miller, Cassandra M. Mills, Karissa M. Mobley, Jolyn S. Mollahan, Trace S. Moorhead, Jennifer C. Morris, Kaitlyn N. Oare, Carissa M. Olah, Lindsey M. Ormesher, Danica L. Ostlund, Christina L. Pack, Lois L. Pappas, Darlene E. Paramo, Chelsea R. Paschke, Mark J. Pearce, Kenneth W. Perine, Nicole M. Petermen, Brian S. Peterson, Julia S. Peterson, Mike A. Peterson, Mitchell V. Prunk, James F. Purpura, Bethanie D. Quiel, Christopher P. Ramage, Amber E. Rambousek, Harry M. Rankin, Shelley R. Reece, Ryan C. Rensmeyer, Joshua H. Reynolds, Carl B. Rhodes, Daniel Richards, Karen K. Robertson, Eric B. Rohde, Kaitlyn Roofener, Cassandra L. Roten, Crystal D. Royer, Briggs M. Rybolt, Nadine Sandbo, Paul-Michael O. Santana, Sabrina M. Schellenger, Haylee M. Schleef, Victoria E. Schroeder, Lacey R. Schulte, Jensyn Short, Sarah M. Shye, Deborah L. Smith, Anthony D. Strader, Trudy L. Strawn, Michael R. Summers, Holly J. Swanson, Marvin L. Taylor, Barbara L. Thompson, Ashley Thorburn, Frazier K. Thurman, Emily J. Traylor, Michelle R. Turpin, Rachel R. VanDyke, Chelcee L. Villanueva, Joyanna A. Virtue, Paul A. Virtue, Shari A. Virtue, Micah Von Schimmelmann, Steve Vredenburg, Lisa A. Walker, Po Wei Wang, David Ward, Karen L. Warren, Robert B. Warren, Christopher J. Warriner, Carolyn L. Weigel, Kevin D. Westfall, Benjamin L. Wilkinson, Kimberly Willaman, Mark S. Wulk, Jessica L. Zahlmann, Inna Hubenya
Alsea, OR
Jessie R. Barnhouse, Retta M. Johnson, Cody J. Matthews, Mason D. Sims, Pearl J. Stephens
Anchorage, AK
Rebecca E. Lehe
Applegate, OR
Quinlan D. Small
Arlington, WA
Cody D. Blount
Ashland, OR
Jennifer E. Combs
Aumsville, OR
Joseph W. Hause
Baker City, OR
Sierra R. Cunningham, Kelsie A. White
Banks, OR
Morgan M. Birr
Bay City, OR
Camella Neimann
Beaver, OR
Caitlin D. Measor
Beaverton, OR
Matthew Fricke
Bellingham, WA
Anne K. Wassan
Bend, OR
Carl Hinchman, Andi J. Porro
Blodgett, OR
Marlon C. Casal, Joseph A. Ring
Boardman, OR
Kayla L. Nelson
Brownsville, OR
Kazzie L. Cox, Jessica R. Ealy, Efren L. Gerstman, Elizabeth M. Hurley, Ariyon Kawai, Seth D. Slater
Burns, OR
Jamie R. Higle, Jennifer E. Higle
Camano Island, WA
Tylynn H. Arnett
Carlton, OR
Nicole R. Sitton
Cheshire, OR
Nikki L. Marker
Corvallis, OR
Cary T. Adams, Timothy J. Adams, Griffin N. Alberti, Stephen J. Allen, Monica Alvarez-Rivera, Amanda Anderson, Brooke L. Arbogast, Steven Barrett, Sean E. Bassinger, Travis N. Bazanele, Amanda D. Bazurto, Cheurisya D. Beaver, John R. Betich, Halley L. Bettelyoun, Sharon A. Betterton, Annie M. Blackshear, Victoria J. Blake, Robin P. Bonine, Sarah J. Booth, Heather M. Boright, Krysty L. Brooks, Amber E. Brown, Eugenia A. Bruntlett, Joshua A. Burlock, Terra L. Champney, Francis B. Clark, Katie A. Clennan, Serenity E. Collier, Natawsha G. Compton, Diana A. Cone, Donnalyn L. Cox, Emily A. Crocker, Claire M. Denning, Sherri M. Doll, Andrew Donaldson, Andrew S. Downey, Aaron T. Ellich, Matthew C. Elton, Joshua Enas, Matthew Enas, John N. Etzel, Tyler M. Fisher, Thomas A. Fleming, William S. Gardner, Christina L. Gibson, Bethany Gilbert, Savannah J. Gleaves, Dana C. Gonzales, Devon A. Goode, Cameron Graeber, Eric L. Gregory, Aaron J. Groves, David A. Hallock, Joshua T. Hanson, Shane P. Hanson, Alisha Haskett, Lisa M. Henderson, Gwendolyn A. Hill, Amanda J. Hinman, Wilbur S. Hinman V, Sean J. Hodge, Brooke D. Hostetler, Britney M. Hughey, Nicole M. Hunt, Jeremy R. Hunter, Kathleen R. Hyatt, Matthew W. Johnson, Meagan E. Johnson, Dustin Julian, Brittany A. Kelly, Michael J. Kelly, Bayann Khalid-Gouda, Iqbal A. Khurram, Rebecca I. Kinkley, Payne J. Kruskamp, Andrew D. Laffie, Evan J. Landry, Kristin N. Laursen, Raymond G. Lehman, James R. Lexau Jr, Abrianna M. Lochner, James A. Lodge, Heather L. Lueck, Anthony Lusardi, John D. Mandich, Kerenza A. Martin, Hannah M. McAllister, Taryn McAllister, David J. McCormick, Ikaika A. McKeague-McFadden, Jason M. McLaren, Michelle C. Miller, Ariel L. Minne, Leng T. Molvi, Emily S. Montero, Kristal L. Morvay, James A. Moursund, Grace M. Murphy, Jerika M. Mutschler, Jamie L. Neil, Kyle C. Neumann, Jacob T. Nickel, David B. Nicol, Patricia L. Nobles, Angie M. Opoien, Kaili R. Oyster, Katelyn S. Paglia, Marcea Palmer, Tyler R. Palmer, Hayden H. Peterson, Madeleine G. Peterson, Dawn K. Price, Adam C. Puckette, Rosemary L. Purkerson, Lacy M. Qualls, Ramzi Rebeiz, Brian A. Rhinefrank, Jennifer A. Richey, Mitchell R. Ridge, Jonathan A. Rigor, Krystal L. Roberts, Gordon J. Roth, Nicholas Ruedig, Angelina Ruiz, Dominic J. Schlundt, Colby J. Schwindt, Sean Shimer, Sara G. Smith, Scott R. Snelling, Samuel T. Stephenson, Michelle J. Strachan, Joseph D. Sullivan, Luke M. Thomasser, Jeffrey R. Thomson, Timothy F. Thornton, Sarah A. Trevisiol, Martin R. Ulrich, Brandon M. Urey, Jessica B. Urey, Alicia J. Vidana, Carrissa M. Vinson, Jessica A. Vorse, Paul C. Weaver, Stacey D. Whittemore, Amy L. Wise, Taylor J. Wright, Caitlin N. Yacas, Elizabeth M. Yamada, Emily M. Yoder
Cottage Grove, OR
Brett Muth
Crawfordsville, OR
Jody D. Smith
Dalian, China
Shuo Xu
Damascus, OR
Brad Bourgeois
Davia, CA
Kristiani M. Sangervasi
Deadwood, OR
Derrold C. Burnett Jr
Seoul, Korea
Jaeeun Sohng
Elmira, OR
Drew M. Lay, Emma L. Scalise
Eugene, OR
Lindsay M. Anderson, Robert Brackett, Madeline Kiplinger, Jared Seals, Kelly Solberg
Falls City, OR
Guy J. Cassidy, Stephen Gibbel
Fenwick Island, DE
Eric N. Lehm
Florence, OR
Elisabeth Jones, Stacie M. Voogd
Fort Collins, CO
Brian A. Kloster
Foster, OR
Tina M. Lovik, Arienne A. Morgan
Gleneden Beach, OR
Jill R. Brunelle
Grand Ronde, OR
Diana R. Ledbetter
Grants Pass, OR
Nicholas S. Houx, Kaitlyn R. Lopez
Gresham, OR
Emily C. Kozlowski
Halsey, OR
Myla J. Crowl, Rio Espinosa, Tammy L. Maher, Cherine R. Province
Harrisburg, OR
Aaron Duncan, Michelle D. Mize, Daniel H. Perry, Bobbi K. Souza
Hillsboro, OR
Michelle L. Bromagem, William M. Johnston
Homer, AK
Jillian E. Temple
Idaho Falls, ID
Clark J. Mckitrick
Imlay, NV
Matthew S. Park
Independence, OR
Ronald T. Dove, Brennan McMorries
Ione, OR
Alex Rietmann
Jefferson, OR
Dylan J. Farley, Frank L. Hersha Jr, Nathaniel J. Larson, Tamara A. Melton, Joshua C. Mutch
Junction City, OR
Sterling R. Biggar Jr, Heidi M. Haggard, Peter A. Helms, Forrest X. Logsdon, Danielle R. Phillips, Ashley S. Schweigert, Samantha L. Shipley, Holly J. Weaver
Junction City, OR
Mandy L. Rucker
Keizer, OR
Lani M. Atkinson, James F. Bowman, Tiffany Powers, Spencer Rice
Kimberly, ID
Kaylee R. Albright
Lake Oswego, OR
Abigail I. Cowden, Logan M. Henry, Andrew Hercher, Azahra Keith, Deanna L. Ulrich
Lebanon, OR
Maurisa M. Aitkin, Jennifer M. Badeau, Austin J. Bates, Jessica J. Blankenship, Christina A. Boyer, Zac H. Boyer, Anthony F. Breshears, Deanna S. Bushman, Timothy T. Claphan, Deanne R. Clinton Prock, Derek R. Cole, Michael R. Collins, Mary Jane G. Conner, Elia J. DeJesus, Arien G. Dodge, Nathan E. Durham, Craig S. Ensey, Sarah C. Franklin, Oliver N. Freepons, Morgan K. Frields, Jordan G. Fritz, Alyssa D. Gerig, Ricky A. Gerig, Roxanne E. Goodwin, Gabrielle D. Gordon, Haley F. Grove, Ginger A. Harter, Alex R. Hibbert, Stanley M. Hicks Jr, Joseph W. Hill, Sarah D. Hilton, Nathan J. Hook, Steven L. Hubbs, Heather M. Hyder, Alanna R. Jacobsen, Sonya F. James, Danielle R. Johnson, Brandi L. Jones, Henry W. Jones, Abraham Kahnamooian, Hope C. Keaton, Jennifer L. Kessel, Brandy Knapp, Samantha J. Lawrence, Elizabeth H. Livengood, Michael A. Lofton, Zachary T. Lorain, Geremy T. Madsen, Jennifer J. Martin, Travis J. Martin, Janet E. McDaniel, James A. McDougal, Edward J. McGehee, Jerry R. McMillin, Jessica A. Meek, Drew J. Miebach, Andrew Morrill, James R. Morris, Megan N. Moseley, Whitley F. Nelson, Joseph Nowak, Robert T. Offutt, Brian Oxford, Adam T. Passmore, Ryan T. Penner, Hayley J. Posadas, Lyubov Y. Prokopovych, Helen F. Provence, Nadezhda L. Purkhalo, Kyle W. Rankin, Amber L. Remington, Jesse R. Roos, Randy L. Rowan, Lauren A. Ryan, Kelsie M. Shanks, Irene Shipley, Amanda L. Smith, Mica L. Smith, Benjamin A. Stieren, Krystle A. Streight, Ethan D. Stroup, Jason W. Taylor, Corbin E. Tolen, Steven M. Tritt, Paul S. Turner, Isaac Villarreal, Tabitha D. Voisine, Kenneth N. Walrod, April D. Wheeler, Lester H. Wiebe, Dana B. Wikner, Christie L. Willis, Jennifer L. Wilson, Alison L. Wood, Jennifer Wood, Sydney M. Woolf, Telia F. Zeiszler
Lynnwood, WA
John D. Hammer
Madras, OR
Heaven Le A. Roberts
Makawao, HI
Denny G. Rowe III
Mapleton, OR
Peggy K. Pruett
Mays Landing, NJ
Jordan L. Hollenbeck
McMinnville, OR
Matthew Chatham, Rebecca L. Higgins, Breanna Hixson, Bernard S. King
Medford, OR
Austin J. Griffin
Milton-Freewater, OR
Tim J. Elliott
Milwaukie, OR
Laura Fogg, Brielle M. Tippman
Molalla, OR
Jensen C. Price
Monmouth, OR
Jessica D. Addison, Todd D. Caudill, Nancy E. Collins, Benjamin E. Petersen, Joshua L. Robertson
Monroe, OR
Levon N. Atwood, Ariel R. DeLia, Jose I. Garcia, Ismael Hernandez, Charlene M. Knaggs, Joseph C. Lee, Jessica P. Miller, Elizabeth R. Mottner, Payne A. Olson
Myrtle Creek, OR
Brandon Trimnell
Newberg, OR
Neftali D. Pizano
Newport, OR
Cody R. Hayner, Scott W. Johnston, Keira Q. Newell
Olympia, WA
Janelle S. Young
Oregon City, OR
Cortley A. Williams
Otis, OR
Devin G. Grabenhorst
Oxford, NJ
David B. Baker
Pendleton, OR
Shayne Wagner, Lois I. Ward, Jacob M. Watkins
Philomath, OR
Marcus Annis, Devon A. Boone, Nicole R. Brown, Richard A. Cutrell, Jessica L. Eastman, Kiera L. Eller, Katarina E. Gray, Christopher D. Green, Erik B. Halverson, Austin R. Hart, Eva L. Hellesto, Garrett B. Hoffman, Ryan J. Houck, Joceline A. Howard, Alyssa K. Leslie, Benjamin A. Leslie, Alyssa L. Mahr, Amanda L. Meade, Alex J. Merrill, Nicole A. Patterson, Jeffrey J. Pierce, Brody R. Pompe, Alex K. Pond, Angela M. Purviance, Natalie A. Rohlfs, Brett O. Shannon, Scott R. Shelton, Lisa M. Shroyer, Janette S. Staten, Alita R. Stauber, Amy A. Stone, Paul Van Wagoner, Sam Williamson
Phoenix, OR
Jonathan Taylor
Ponce, PR
Luis Marquez Loza
Port Townsend, WA
Jessica L. Smedley
Portland, OR
Micah S. Sauter
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Kiersten M. Kreusser
Redding, CA
Kevin W. DeLeon
Redmond, OR
Caitlin M. Holley, Jason E. Kandle, Christine M. Kribs, Jake M. Piercey
Reedsport, OR
Cody A. Wicks
Richland, WA
Kyle S. Conley
Roseburg, OR
Jonathan K. Rambousek
Salem, OR
Maria F. Aguinaga, Amber Beck, Nathan A. Degerstedt, Zachary R. Haupt, Dwayne C. Jenks, Raymon Odom, Amanda J. Paglia, Jordan L. Sandau, Teri L. Snodderly, Lindsay Verboort
Salt Lake City, UT
Mitchell R. Nelson
Sandy, OR
James T. Oxford
Scio, OR
Lola S. Childress, Ryan M. Gescher, Bethany L. Henry, Logan L. Justice, Jacob R. Minten, Jennifer N. Minten, Ashley N. Moore, Katie M. Rood, Seth A. Stackhouse, Sadie L. Tempel
Shang Yu, China
Gan Zhang
Shedd, OR
Deanna K. Boyd, Hannah B. Carpenter, Elle E. Coon, Tiffani L. Day, Rachel Gerber
Silverton, OR
Rick E. Flory, Shelley L. Flory, Gibson L. Kuenzi
Sinajana, Guam
Baltazar A. Hattori
Springfield, OR
Angelina M. Fritz, Jessica M. Hawes, Darline N. Pham, Theresa J. Riedel, Katelyn R. Whitehead
Sublimity, OR
Amy R. Ballard, Lindsey Russell
Sweet Home, OR
Nerissa L. Broeder, Elya Christman, Ellen J. Coulter, Pamela B. Dobbins, Melissa L. Duran, Kristen D. Forum, Shawn Goble, Zachery T. Greene, Charly J. Hemphill, Rachel A. Jackson, Darin E. Kleiven, Darien N. Lopez, Joshua W. Lowe, Shenea L. Matthews, Hillary B. McCartin, Scott N. McKee, Clifton E. Newens, Tiffany J. Scott, Carissa E. Swanson, LaVeva L. Tackett, Katie R. Ufford, Dustin C. Vian, Brittany L. Villines, Edith M. Wilcox, Jill M. Wilson, Kris A. Wright Jr, Andrea J. Yoder
Tangent, OR
Clarissa A. Hoff, Eileen C. Kane, Joshua N. Sargeant
Tigard, OR
Trevor M. Nix
Toledo , OR
Allyson J. Teroy
Triangle, VA
Amanda R. Alvarez
Turner, OR
Angela M. Pence
Turner, OR
Nicolaas Kamlade
Union, OR
Austin C. Woodward
Vancouver, WA
Brandon S. Farley
Veneta, OR
Ivy Rose F. Gabica, Jeffrey J. Stoppel
Vernonia, OR
Lindsay Shaw
Waldport, OR
Lois E. Sirianni, Robert S. Voss
West Linn, OR
Cody B. Palmer
Westlake, OR
Walker J. Warrick
Woodinville, WA
Alexa Phillips

Lebanon Center Knitting/Crocheting Workshop

A Knitting/Crocheting Workshop will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, beginning Jan. 8.

Practice and improve your knitting and crocheting skills in this 10-week class, which meets Tuesdays from 9 to 10:50 a.m. Cost is $69 plus a $3 fee.

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

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.

LBCC Small Business Management Program

The Small Business Management Program will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College for entrepreneurs who have been in business for at least one year and want to increase revenues and efficiencies.

The course combines one-on-one business coaching, classroom sessions and peer networking to help your business be more successful. Course topics include strategy and goals, marketing basics and action plans, managing human potential, financial optimization, selling strategies, and operation and systems control.

This nine-month class will meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 9 in the LBCC Calapooia Center building, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cost for the course is $695 and includes one-on-one coaching, market research and more. For more information or to register, call the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.



Lebanon Center Photoshop Elements II

Learn how to edit and show your digital photographs in Photoshop Elements classes offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. 

Learn the basics in Photoshop Elements I, held at the Lebanon Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 10. Cost for this five-week class is $54 plus a $3 fee.

Go beyond the basics in Photoshop Elements II, and learn about layers, touch-up, restoring, special effects, slide shows and more. Class will meet at the Lebanon Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Feb. 14. Cost for this five-week class is $54 plus a $3 Fee.

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

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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sweet Home Center iPad Class


Learn to customize your iPad layout and use its many tools in an introductory class held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center.

This one-day iPad class will meet at the Sweet Home Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 3:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $29 plus a $2 fee.

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

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.


Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

Legacy Ballet will perform the classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets: $12 general admission. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the theater Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.  

For special needs and accommodations, contact the 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.









Monday, December 10, 2012

Albany Community Education Winter Classes

LBCC’s Albany Community Education offers a variety of classes including language, photography, health and fitness, and craft classes each term.

"Intro to Hebrew Language & Culture" meets on Thursdays for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 10 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Cost for this class is $76.50 plus $5 Fee.

"Enhance Your Digital SLR Camera" meets on Wednesdays for five weeks beginning Feb. 20 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $54 plus $3 Fee.

"Spanish for Seniors" meets on Mondays for nine weeks beginning Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $63 plus $3 Fee.

"Healthy Gluten Free Living 101" meets on Mondays for three weeks beginning Jan. 7 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus $25 Fee.

"Crewel & Brazilian Embroidery" meets on Tuesdays for four weeks beginning Jan. 8 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus $12 Fee.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees. For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/schedule or call the LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers: Beginning Computer Classes


LBCC is offering a beginning computer classes at its Lebanon Center and Sweet Home Centers beginning January 9.

Learn the basics in the class Computers-1st Step, held at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Jan. 9, and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Jan. 17. Cost for this four-week class is $45 plus a $3 fee.

If you already know the basics, but need a bit more instruction, Computers-2nd Step will be held at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Feb. 6, and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Feb. 14. Cost for this four-week class is $45 plus a $3 fee.

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

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.


New Advanced Transportation Technology Center

LBCC automotive students Nicholas Waymack, Misty Davis,
automotive instructor Bryan Schiedler, Randy Camp (in
CoEnergy truck), and automotive student Jamie Gayler.
Future site of ATTC in Lebanon.
Fueling the Future – Driving Innovation

When it comes to fueling our cars, how much we spend at the pump can drive us to seek better, cheaper ways to get to our destinations.

Those cheaper, cleaner alternatives aren’t on the horizon –they are already here. Hybrid electric/gas motors, full-on electric motors, biofuels, propane, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells are being developed and improved upon as viable alternatives to gasoline.

The new fuels bring new technology, and the need for people to service the fuel systems. LBCC is positioning itself to provide highly skilled technicians to work on the automobiles and heavy equipment of our future with a new Advanced Transportation Technology Center.

The Advanced Transportation Technology Center (ATTC) will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in the Willamette Valley, becoming the only major training facility for alternative fuels between Seattle and San Francisco.

With $4.3 million raised – including a $2 million private donation, $1.4 million from the Lebanon Urban Renewal District, $800,000 from state lottery funds and $100,000 from the Lebanon Industrial Council – the project is underway. LBCC finalized the purchase of an 11-acre site that includes a 35,000-square-foot industrial building in Lebanon to house the ATTC. Total cost for the center is estimated at $6.3 million.

For automotive student Nicholas Waymack, learning about the new fuel systems is exciting. “It’s mind-blowing! That we can power an engine using propane and compressed natural gas, and that they use less natural resources and are better for the environment is really something,” he said.

Randy Camp, general manger of CoEnergy Propane in Corvallis, puts it this way: “You can’t buy a car that runs on alternative fuels like propane if there is no place to take the car to be serviced. What we are missing locally are the people who can repair and maintain these vehicles, along with the places to fuel them. The ATTC will help fill that void.”

Propane is the third-most used fuel in the world, and is a less-polluting alternative in today’s market, says Camp. CoEnergy’s propane-powered truck is featured on the front cover.

“We have the technology to run vehicles on propane,” said Camp. “But it’s kind of like the chicken or the egg scenario. We can sell the vehicles, but we also need places that can service them."

LBCC automotive students are learning the new systems from the inside out. “We are working with the newest technology,” said automotive student Jamie Gayler. “This is where our cars are going, and we need to learn how to fix those cars.”

The main catalyst behind the ATTC has been LBCC Automotive Technology instructor Bryan Schiedler. He sees the many possibilities for the center to have a positive economic impact on local communities.

The center will be ready for students beginning fall term 2013, and Schiedler would like to see partnerships develop that will set the Valley up to become a hybrid vehicle and electric car battery research and development site.

“LBCC has the students, equipment and now the space, to provide an environment for learning about and developing the newest automotive technology,” said Schiedler.

The center will offer 3,000-square-feet of flex space, providing an opportunity for shared learning in research and development with local industry, something that Schiedler is working to make happen not only to engage his students, but to engage the local economy.

“Our center will have cutting edge equipment, such as a EV/hybrid dynamometer,” said Schiedler. “This can provide a perfect opportunity for industry to develop new battery and alternative fuel technologies right here.”

Along with the vehicle technology, Schiedler would like to see the college be an integral part of the development of infrastructure to support fueling these vehicles, such as creating alternative fueling stations for trucks that transport goods up and down the I-5 corridor.

When the auto and diesel programs move from their current homes on the Albany campus, the project will also create room to expand programs in welding, machine tool technology and mechatronics, said Schiedler.

Story and photo: Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist, LBCC College Advancement 
ATTC building photo: Alexis Schiedler

Art Student Creates Conceptual Drawings for Larger-Than-Life Scenes in "The Nutcracker"

Jessica Purkerson stands next to one of her conceptual
watercolor designs for "The Nutcracker."
Enormous candies and cupcakes. Giant snow-covered trees against a midnight sky. Life-sized fireplaces and chilly windows. These are just a few of the scenes created by LBCC art student Jessica Purkerson for Legacy Ballet’s upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker."


Purkerson created the scenes after a request from theater manager Leslie Hammond. She had also helped create the large paper cutout masks used in last spring's children's play. This time, the challenge for Purkerson was to create scenes that would transfer well to a large backdrop.

Purkerson was awestruck to see her conceptual 11-by-22 inch watercolors turned into 22-by-44 foot backdrops for the show.

“It was so cool to see my paintings hanging from the ceiling,” Purkerson said of her watercolors, which hang in waiting in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall.

Amy Larink, a scenic artist based in Chicago, spent the month of November transferring Purkerson’s conceptual designs into four large backdrops and two sets of nutcracker legs. The first backdrop for the ballet is Clara’s house, with a fireplace and large windows encrusted with snow.

Purkerson used a technique of sprinkling salt on the wet watercolor, which brings out the moisture and some of the color to leave a textured look.

“It was amazing to see that Amy was able to incorporate that look into the finished backdrops,” said Purkerson. “I’m really excited for the performance, to see how everything comes together.”

Performance dates for “The Nutcracker” are Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center.  Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the theater Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

Read more about Purkerson and Larink’s work in the Democrat Herald story by Heather Crabtree:
http://democratherald.com/news/local/setting-the-scene/article_8fd1e508-3e93-11e2-b9e0-001a4bcf887a.html

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers - GED/Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education classes will be held at LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term to help you improve your skills in reading, writing or math, or prepare for your GED.

Free orientations will be held at the Lebanon Center Jan. 7 and 8 from 9 to 11:50 a.m., or 6 to 8:50 p.m., and the Sweet Home Center Jan. 7 and 8 from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m., or from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Orientation is mandatory before registering for classes.

There is a $30 enrollment fee due at registration. Classes will be held at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, and the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St.

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Driver Education Classes Winter Term

Several Driver Education classes are being offered winter term through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

The 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. First class session starts January 7.

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. 

Free Tax Preparation Course for AARP Volunteers

Become a volunteer for AARP’s tax assistant program by taking the free Tax Preparation class offered through Linn-Benton Community College.

Learn to assist seniors and limited income taxpayers in tax preparation, including information on federal and state income tax law. Attendees are expected to volunteer a minimum of four hours per week for the 10 weeks of tax season.

Two class sessions will be offered, with the first starting Jan. 7 and the second starting Jan. 14. Each session will meet for one week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-203, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

For more information or to register, email aunger@centurytel.net or contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Albany Community Education Offers Variety of Fitness Classes

LBCC Albany Community Education will offer a variety of fitness classes in Albany beginning January 7.

Choose from Early Morning Fitness; Better Bones & Balance; Tai Chi Chuan; Cardio Dance Workout; Hatha Yoga; Cardio Core Conditioning; Pilates Combo and more. There is something for every level of fitness. 

Registration begins December 10. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or see the Physical Ed/Human Performance section of the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/schedule.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Art Classes Start January

Looking for some artistic self-expression opportunities? LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Center will offer a variety of art classes starting in January.

"Watercolor Foundations" will be offered at both centers. The Lebanon Center class meets on Tuesdays for eight weeks beginning Jan. 8 from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $69 plus $3 Fee.

This Sweet Home Center class will meet on Thursdays for five weeks beginning Jan. 10 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus $2 Fee.

"Calligraphy" class will be offered at the Sweet Home Center. This ten-week class meets on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 from 1 to 3:20 p.m. Cost is $76.50 plus a $5 fee.

"Clay-Open Studio" class will be offered at the Sweet Home Center. This ten-week class meets on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $84 plus a $5 Fee. There will be additional fees for materials payable in class.

Registration begins December 10. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to 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 Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Legacy Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

Legacy Ballet will perform the classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Set to become an annual tradition in Albany, Legacy Ballet brings the magic of “The Nutcracker” to Linn and Benton counties for its first full-length production, in partnership with LBCC’s Russell Tripp theater.

Legacy’s performance will feature adult and children dancers from the community. Established in Albany in 2008, the dance company offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap dance for ages three through adult.

Tickets are $12 general admission. Purchase online for no fee at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets. Tickets are also available at the theater Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 

LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center strives to bring cultural enrichment to the mid Willamette Valley. For rental information, visit the web site at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the 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.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale

LBCC's Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center's ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Shop local for your holiday pottery gifts and help support the LBCC ceramics studio. Ceramics faculty, students and instructional assistants offer raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces for sale including vessels, vases, decorative items, usable tableware and small sculptures.

Partial proceeds support the purchase of ceramic studio equipment. For more information, contact Lin Olson at 541-757-8944. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Professional Development Class Getting Things Done When You’re Not in Charge

The professional development class “Getting Things Done When You’re Not in Charge” will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Fireside room, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Explore what it takes for individuals to get things done, whether you are in charge or not. Topics include networking, quid pro quo, using your reflected glory and learning from where you are.

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 LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LBCC SSH Gallery Exhibit Shows Corvallis Artists

"Place & Time," Frossene King

"Mobil Homes," Andy Myers
“Place,” a multi-media exhibit by Corvallis artists Frossene King and Andy Myers, is on exhibit in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, in Albany, through Dec. 7.

A reception for the artists will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the SSH Gallery on Monday, Nov. 26.

King is an adjunct instructor in digital imaging at LBCC; Myers teaches drawing at LBCC’s Benton Center and at Oregon State University.

King is exhibiting work from two projects that explore how visual qualities, data and associations are essential ingredients in creating meaning in visual communication.

“Meditations and Symbols” is based on the view outside her window over a six-month period, and “Decoding The Life of Lula” is a story of “displacement and discovery” inspired by her grandmother’s experiences as a Greek immigrant to the United States.

Myers is showing work from two drawing and printing projects derived from ideas about place.

“Where-Wolf” is a large installation-style drawing inspired by the story of OR-7, the gray wolf that has traveled across Oregon in search of a mate. “Mobile-Homes” is a series of monotype prints that reference the mobility of life through the whimsical use of rickshaws and wheeled carts.

The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
   
   


Free Class Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

A free professional development class “Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 Northwest Monroe Ave.

Join in for a relevant and entertaining look at the lessons we can all learn from the way Santa runs his workshop, from juggling responsibilities and resources to production and scheduling, and of course, the big delivery all while keeping everyone jolly.

This class is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Monday, November 19, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class Setting Performance Standards

The professional development class “Setting Performance Standards” will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Fireside room, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to set performance standards based on factors such as quality, quantity, time, cost, methods and impact of performance, and discover strategies for overcoming constraints that affect performance.

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 LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

English for Speakers of Other Languages Classes

Linn-Benton Community College will hold classes for non-native speakers of English beginning the week of Jan. 7.

Learn to speak, read, and write English in an encouraging environment. Orientation sessions begin Dec. 3 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis and Dec. 4 at LBCC’s Luckiamute Center, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany campus.

Both day and evening orientation sessions and classes will be offered on both campuses. Students new to the program need to attend two free orientation sessions. 

For times and locations, see the ESOL program flyers located at all LBCC registration desks, or visit the ESOL web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/esol, or call 541-917-4710, or 541- 917-4664 (Spanish), or 541-917-4661 (Russian).
        
ESOL program registration fee is $30. Students can attend more than one class with this one fee, at both campuses.

LBCC also offers credit courses for non-native speakers of English who want to succeed in college level courses and technical education programs. This winter the ESOL department will offer both reading and writing courses on the Albany campus.

To find out more about these classes and how to register, visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/esol or call the LBCC ESOL department at 541-917-4694.

Friday, November 9, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class Creating a Positive Work Environment

The professional development class “Creating a Positive Work Environment” will be held Friday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC Benton Center, room BC-204, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Explore what it takes for individuals and organizational leaders to create and maintain a positive, productive workplace environment, including the 85:15 ratio, ways to assess the health of your workplace, and ideas to overcome workplace negativity.

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 LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Theater Department Presents “Comedy Syndicate” at Eagles Club

"Comedy Syndicate," LBCC Performing Arts students, to
perform improv at the Albany Eagles Club Nov. 17.
The improv sketch comedy ensemble “Comedy Syndicate” will perform Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Eagles Club, 127 NW Broadalbin Street.

Inspired by the popular comedy shows “Who's Line is it Anyway” and Drew Carey's “Improviganza,” the show brings live comedy front and center, as performed by Linn-Benton Community College Performing Arts students.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m., with optional dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ticket price covers the show only.

This show is open to the public: under 21 admitted. Partial proceeds to benefit the LBCC Theater Department. For more information, contact the Eagles Club at 541-926-6622.

photo contributed by LBCC theater department:
LBCC Performing Arts students stage a publicity photo on the tracks in downtown Albany for their upcoming comedy show. Students are, left to right, Mike Winder, Travis Bazanele, Denzel Barrie, Kim Willaman, Nathan Larrabee, Brandon Breiner, Abe Cusick and Emma Barry.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Choir Concert “A World in Harmony” Nov. 29

The Linn-Benton Community College choirs will perform “A World in Harmony” Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Conducted by LBCC director of choral activities, James Reddan, the performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, and the a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Diana Hancock will accompany on piano. 

The concert also features more than 150 musicians in one of the largest collaborations between singers and instrumentalists at LBCC including brass orchestra, percussion, string quartet and piano.

“There is truly something for everybody,” said Reddan. “We certainly hope you will join us in welcoming the seasons and celebration!”



In addition, the LBCC choirs just released their second CD, Ear Candy, which will be available for purchase at the concert, and at the college Bookstore and Gracewinds Music in Corvallis.

The Chamber Choir performed as part of the pre-Olympic festivities in London this summer, including performances at Cadogan Hall, St. Pancras Cathedral, the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The concert will feature many different choral works celebrating different choral traditions including: Porter’s Lux Aeterna; Mendelssohn’s Angels in Seven; Whitacre’s Sleep and Five Hebrew Love Songs; Meader’s We Three Kings; Ganz’s O Clap Your Hands; and Rutter’s Gloria.

The a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including: Rumor Has It; A cappella; Shooting Stars; and Keep Your Head Up

Tickets go on sale Tuesday and are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for those under 18. Purchase for no fee online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or two hours prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 

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 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Mike McLaren

Mike McLaren
Blues musician Mike McLaren will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

A local musician and music instructor, McLaren plays acoustic blues said to take you down the midnight crossroads on the strings of his guitar.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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 sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

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

The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 4 and runs through June 14, 2013.

Skill areas covered 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 $4,500, 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 at 541-917-4923.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Choirs Release New CD, Performance Slated for Nov. 29

The LBCC Music Department released their internationally ranked choir's second CD, “Ear Candy,” a compilation of a cappella music from classical to pop.

Featuring the voices of the Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, men’s a cappella ensemble Blue Light Special, and the women’s a cappella ensemble The Sirens, "Ear Candy" is eclectic collection of works performed by the ensembles from Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Clausen's Prayer; Shank's When David Heard; to Price Tag, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Somebody I Used to Know, Apologize, and more. 

CD’s are $20, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Music Department. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, or at the LBCC Bookstore, Albany campus.

The choirs will perform “A World in Harmony” on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, Albany campus.

Conducted by choir director James Reddan, the performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element, the Women’s Ensemble, and Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Diana Hancock will accompany on piano.

“A World In Harmony” will feature over 150 musicians in one of the largest collaborations between singers and instrumentalists at LBCC including brass orchestra, percussion, string quartet and piano.

“There is truly something for everybody,” said Reddan. “We certainly hope you will join us in welcoming the seasons and celebration!”


The concert will feature many different choral works celebrating different choral traditions including: Porter’s Lux Aeterna; Mendelssohn’s Angels in Seven; Whitacre’s Sleep and Five Hebrew Love Songs; Meader’s We Three Kings; Ganz’s O Clap Your Hands; and Rutter’s Gloria.

The a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including: Rumor Has It; A cappella; Shooting Stars; and Keep Your Head Up

Performance tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for those under 18. Purchase for no fee online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or two hours prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 

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 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, November 5, 2012

LBCC Hosts 33rd Bob Ross Nature Photography Show

The 33rd Annual Bob Ross Open Invitational Nature Photography Show will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Friday, Nov. 9 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 “Interspecies Interactions, or Evidence of Animals.” 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 15 digital images. Send your images to Bob Ross at rosspix@comcast.net. 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.

LBCC Veterinary Assistant Information Sessions

Two free Veterinary Assistant Program information sessions will be held at Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a Veterinary Assistant.

These pre-application sessions will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to Noon, and Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room, CC-212. No preregistration needed to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 16-week LBCC Veterinary Assistant Program starts Jan. 7 and runs through April 26. Skill areas covered include basic education and experience in common disease states, commonly used medical and surgical techniques, and an introduction to hospital management, business procedures and radiation safety.
 
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.

Benton Center Ceramic Lecture & Workshop

Ceramic artist Stephen Mickey will hold a lecture and workshop at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis Nov. 16 & 17.

Mickey, a former Mt. Hood Community College ceramics instructor and creator of the Soulgama wood-fire kiln, will give a free slide show lecture of his work Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. in room BC-244.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Mickey will demonstrate his clay techniques in a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Benton Center ceramics studio, room BC-140. The workshop includes a no-host potluck at noon. Cost for the workshop is $35.

Register for the workshop at www.linnbenton.edu or in person the day of the workshop. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Friday, November 2, 2012

LBCC Hosts Poetry Presentation by former President Rita Cavin

A presentation of original poetry and watercolors by Rita Cavin, former Linn-Benton Community College president will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the college Library Reading Room, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Using poetry and watercolor, Cavin, a Corvallis resident, creates travel journals of the places and people she visits. The program highlights journals she created while in Morocco, India, Baja California, Ireland and Spain. 

Cavin was the sixth president of LBCC, retiring in 2010. Since retiring, she has served on community college boards, and as interim president at Umpqua Community College from November 2010 to May 2011.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin Havenick at 541-917-4574. For disability accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or TDD 1-800-735-2900.

LBCC Holds Free Diabetes Symposium

A free Diabetes Symposium will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Commons cafeteria, second floor of the Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW., Albany.

Diabetes experts will present information on self-management, and a product fair will feature diabetes equipment, services and free healthy snacks.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Sarah Swarts with Samaritan Internal Medicine; Jay Hewitt, an athlete who became the first person with diabetes to qualify for the U.S. National Triathlon team; and Monica Whipple, certified Arthritis Foundation instructor. 

The symposium is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by LBCC Albany Community Education and Samaritan Health Services. Pre-registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

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

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Music Department Releases CD “Ear Candy”

The Linn-Benton Community College Music Department will release their internationally ranked choir's second CD, “Ear Candy,” a compilation of a cappella music from classical to pop.

“Ear Candy” features the voices of the LBCC Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, men’s a cappella ensemble Blue Light Special, and the women’s a cappella ensemble The Sirens. 

The CD features an eclectic collection of works performed by the ensembles from Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Clausen's Prayer; Shank's When David Heard; to Price Tag, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Somebody I Used to Know, Apologize, and more. 

All of the music on “Ear Candy” is a cappella, a wonderful collection of choral and popular music that truly demonstrates the spirit of the choral art and majesty of the voice.

CD’s are $20, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Music Department. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, or at the LBCC Bookstore, Albany campus.

For more information, contact LBCC music faculty James Reddan at 541-917-4550.





Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LBCC Music Department Presents Faculty Recital Series


The LBCC Music Department presents a recital featuring LBCC music faculty Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in South Santiam Hall, room SSH-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The recital “Autumn Splendor,” features music faculty Diane Hawkins on piano and flute, tenors Jason Caffarella and James Reddan, and soprano Patty Gerig performing works celebrating the magnificence of the autumn season.

Tickets are $5 at the door, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the LBCC Music Department to support future guest artists and provide student scholarships.

The Faculty Recital Series will feature one recital fall and spring term, with performances to be held in SSH-213. The spring term recital, “Musical Mayhem,” will be held in May 2013.

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 5419174690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 18007352900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.





Wednesday, October 24, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class HR 101

The professional development class “HR 101” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Designed for supervisors, this workshop will provide training on how to prevent liability in the workplace, including information on employment discrimination laws, preventing a hostile work environment, creating a paper trail for poor performance, and avoiding inappropriate and discriminatory interview questions.

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 LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Benton Center Slide Show on PTC Hike


Alsie and Mary Campbell on the PCT near Crater Lake.









Mary Campbell will hold a free slide show and lecture on her recent Pacific Crest Trail hike Thursday, Nov. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. at the center, room BC-205, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Campbell, a LBCC math instructor, and her eighty-year-old mother-in-law, Alsie Campbell, hiked the Oregon portion of the Pacific Coast Trail this summer as a fundraiser for the Greenbelt Land Trust, which works to protect open spaces in local communities.

Trekking the distance between the California/Oregon border and Bridge of the Gods on the Columbia River, the hike took them approximately two months to complete.

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