Monday, January 30, 2012

OCCSA Students Hold Town-Hall At State Capitol

Student representatives from the Oregon Community College Student Association will hold a Town Hall-style meeting for Oregon State legislators on Monday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol building, Hearing Room C, 900 Court St. NE, Salem.

A panel of Oregon legislators will discuss topics relating to community college funding and tuition increases in Oregon, including the Oregon Opportunity Grant and the community college support fund.

Representatives from the Education Committee, Ways and Means Committee and the Ways and Means Sub-committee on Education will be there.

Participating representatives include Mark Johnson, House District 52; Michael Dembrow, House District 45; Peter Buckley, House District 5; Richard Devlin, State District 19; Betty Komp, House District 22; and Sherrie Sprenger, House District 17.

A free bus will leave Takena Hall at 4 p.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Car pooling is also available upon request. Contact Ricky in Student Life and Leadership at 541-917-4457.

The public is invited to attend. The discussion also will be video-streamed online at www.leg.state.or.us/listn and click on Hearing Room C.

For more information, contact Eric Noll, OCCSA board chair, at 503-302-0099.

LBCC Hosts Freedom Rider Dr. Robert Singleton


Dr. Robert Singleton, one of the original Civil Rights Freedom Riders, will speak at Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Singleton, an economics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angles, will tell of his experiences with the Freedom Ride, being arrested and jailed and what it meant to him then and now. A question and answer session will follow.

In 1960, Singleton was named president of the NAACP chapter at UCLA. He helped to recruit for, and ultimately participated in, the Freedom Riders movement in the south, where the riders set out to challenge Mississippi and other southern states to comply with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions ruling racial segregation unconstitutional in interstate travel.

On July 30, 1961, Singleton, along with more than 300 Freedom Riders, was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, where the riders were tried, fined and incarcerated at Parchman Penitentiary.

An American Experience documentary film on the Freedom Riders will be shown following Singleton’s presentation in the Forum.

This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center. For more information, contact the center at 541‑917‑4461.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

LBCC Holds College Night Open House

Are you thinking about college or looking to improve your job skills? Plan to attend College Night at Linn-Benton Community College on Monday, Feb. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

A showcase featuring theater, music, physical science and short-term training programs will be presented from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104. Campus tours will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit with faculty advisors to learn about LBCC programs and to explore your career options. Learn about how to finance your college career and how you can earn college credits while still in high school.

Information on LBCC’s degree partnership programs with OSU and OIT will be available. Learn about special admissions programs and meet current LBCC students.

College Night is free and open to the public. Register online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/college-night, or call the LBCC Admissions Office at 541-917-4847. 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 the event.

LBCC Announces Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development

Beth Hogeland has been selected to serve as the next executive vice president of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Linn-Benton Community College, succeeding Carol Schaafsma, who will retire in June.

Hogeland, a Millersburg resident, has served as dean for the Liberal Arts, Social Systems and Human Performance division at the college since 2009. Previous to that position, she served as the dean of LBCC Family Resources and Education from 2002 to 2009, and as a faculty member in Family Resources from 1990 to 2002.

A graduate of Florida State University, Hogeland holds a doctorate degree in human development and family science as well as a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in child development and elementary education. In addition, she earned her master’s degree in counseling from Truman State University.

Hogeland will be responsible for the planning, development, supervision and evaluation of four major instructional divisions and serve as acting president in the president’s absence, among other duties. She will start her new position April 1.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LBCC Free Phlebotomy Information Sessions

Several free Phlebotomy Program information sessions will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a phlebotomist.

Session times and dates offered are Tuesday, Feb.7, from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to Noon, and Wednesday, March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lebanon Community Hospital, conference rooms B/C. You only need to attend one session; no preregistration is required to attend. Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory to register for the program.

The 16-week Phlebotomy Program training starts July 30 and runs through Nov. 16 at the Lebanon Community Hospital Health Careers Training Center and the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Skill areas covered in the training include medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, customer service, medical law and ethics, phlebotomy and job success skills.

Cost for the program is $4,500. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for course prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms. For more information, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Offer Business Tech Classes

Upgrade your office skills or learn new ones in computer and business classes offered through the LBCC Business Technology Labs in the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

These five-week, one-credit classes allow you to progress at your own pace and include Windows & Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals, and Filing. Classes begin February 13.

Lebanon Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:50 a.m. or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. Sweet Home Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

These one-credit classes have an in-state tuition rate of $91 per credit. For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Offer Business Tech Classes

Upgrade your office skills or learn new ones in computer and business classes offered through the LBCC Business Technology Labs in the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

These five-week, one-credit classes allow you to progress at your own pace and include Windows & Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals, and Filing. Classes begin February 13.

Lebanon Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:50 a.m. or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. Sweet Home Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

These one-credit classes have an in-state tuition rate of $91 per credit. For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Monday, January 23, 2012

LBCC 37th Annual Children’s Theater Production of “Wiley and the Hairy Man”

The theater department at Linn-Benton Community College will present its 37th Annual Children’s Theater production of the shadow puppet play Wiley and the Hairy Man at the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Wiley and the Hairy Man
is an American Southern folk tale that originated as an oral tradition amongst African slaves. The play, adapted by by Suzan Zeder and directed by LBCC Theater Director Dan stone, is about a young boy, Wiley, who must go out into the swamp to build a hound house for his dog, but is afraid that the Hairy Man is lurking nearby. Wiley has to learn how to overcome his problems and his fear.

See a behind the scenes "sneak peak" of the play: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcRup_0il10

This production is unlike any other produced at LBCC, with a movie-sized screen that stretches the length of the stage. Using the cultural art form of shadow puppetry, characters come to life in this American tale told from the perspective of the rich culture of the south.

School performances of the play are scheduled to accommodate elementary school students and their teachers, with two shows per day at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the months of February and March.

School performances begin Tuesday, Feb. 7 and run through March 1. School rate is $3 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the LBCC Theater Box Office at 541-917-4531 at theater@linnbenton.edu.Discounted rates apply.

Two public performances will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets for public performances are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors aged 60 and over, and $5 for children under 18 when accompanied by an adult.

A family package rate of $25 for two adults and up to four children is available through the theater box office in person or by phone. Family packages are not available for online ticket purchases.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1 and can be purchased online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets for no fee, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office, and at the door beginning two hours prior to performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 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.

SIDE NOTE:

LBCC’s theater department has brought quality theater to young people and families of the greater Willamette area through their annual children’s theater productions since 1975, serving more than 250,000 students with an annual audience of 7,000 students per production. In many cases, this is the first time these students will experience live theater. The plays help advance theatre as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring young people.

LBCC’s Theater Department reaches beyond the page and makes curriculum connections with theatrical experiences that students can take back to the classroom and incorporate in their academic studies.

Friday, January 20, 2012

LBCC Hosts College Transfer Day

Oregon College Transfer Day Information Fair will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany.

This free event is geared toward students interested in transferring to four-year institutions.

Information and representatives will be available from 20 public and private four-year colleges including: Concordia University, Corban College, Eastern Oregon University, George Fox University, Linfield College, Northwest Christian University, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Oregon State University Cascades Campus, Pacific University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, The Evergreen State College, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of Western States, Warner Pacific College, Washington State University and Western Oregon University.

Information will also be available on the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship. For more information, contact Nancy Morrill at 541-917-4816.

LBCC Offers Cyber Security Presentations for Community and Businesses

Learn how to increase security within your business and community by attending free cyber security presentations offered through LBCC Business and Employer Services on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Meet with key players in Oregon's and U.S. cyber security. Presenters include Kelvin Coleman, director of state, local and tribal engagement for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division, Karen Evans, U.S. Cyber Challenge director and former e-government chief, and Theresa Masse, chief information security officer for the State of Oregon.

The first presentation “Securing Your Business and Home” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Central Willamette Credit Union head office, 7101 Supra Drive, Albany. This presentation will be offered again from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hewlett-Packard, 1000 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis.

“Cyber Warriors: Choosing a Career in Cyber Security” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at Hewlett-Packard, 1000 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis. This presentation is designed for those interested in careers in cyber security.

To pre-register, contact LBCC's Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Joseph Bailey at joseph.bailey@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4923.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Madame Butterfly

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7:45 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Janet Hackett will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $5.

Performance dates will be Feb. 3, 5, 9 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian with English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Feb. 11 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $35 per person per opera. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key Bank–3rd and Ellsworth, Albany–at 4:55 p.m., then to Super 8 Motel—1288 Hawthorne Avenue, near I-5 Market Street exit, Salem–at 5:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the performance.

Tickets to the opera must be purchased in advance through the Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802 or toll-free at 866-739-6737 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by visiting Portland Opera website at www.portlandopera.org.

For more information about the Linn-Benton Opera Guild or to make bus reservations, call Betty Miner, Opera Guild coordinator, at 541-757-8949, or visit the LBCC Opera Guild web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/opera.

Sleep Lab Technician Free Information Sessions

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

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

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

The information sessions will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and again on Thursday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

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

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sausage Making Class

Back by popular demand! Learn the art of making home made sausage in the class Making Sausage offered through LBCC Albany Community Education winter term.

Chef Adrienne Ewanchyna will teach you the skills and techniques that are needed to make sausage before you invest in the equipment for making it at home.

This class will focus on fresh and smoked sausage. Participants will get to take a variety of sausage home to enjoy.

This non-credit class will meet on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. in the Calapooia Center, room CC-202. Cost for the class in $29 with a $40 lab fee.

The class will be offered again on Sunday, Feb. 12 from Noon to 4:50 p.m. in the same location. Cost is $29 with a $40 lab fee.

Oregon residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent of tuition. This discount does not apply to material or lab fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers FAFSA Presentations

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 13, 2012

LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Multicultural Singers

Several community members from the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center singing project will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

After receiving a generous grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition, CMLC created a CD project with songs in different native languages performed by community members. Most of the singers had never recorded before.

The project culminated in the recording of a CD including more than 20 community members singing 22 traditional and original songs in 10 different languages including: Sanskrit and Hindi from India; Sasak from Indonesia; French; Vietnamese; Tagalog from the Philippines; English; Mongolian; Taiwanese; Dari from Afghanistan; and Spanish from Mexico.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2012

LBCC Offers Remodeling Your Home Series

“Remodeling Your Home Series” will be offered through LBCC Albany Community Education on Saturdays beginning Jan. 28.

Learn about the process of designing and building your remodeling project, as well as the methods and benefits of green remodeling. Bring your project ideas, sketches and magazine clippings for discussion.

Classes can be taken as a series or individually. The first class in the series will be “Designing it Well” on Saturday, Jan. 28. The second class will be “Building it Right” on Saturday, Feb. 4; and the third class in the series will be “Green Remodeling” on Saturday, Feb. 11.

All classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the LBCC North Santiam Hall building, room NSH-110, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for the three-class series is $39 with a $2 lab fee. If you would like to take one or two classes, the cost for each class is $29 with a $2 lab fee.

For more in formation, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or check the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

Economic and Business Equity Office Informational Meeting on Cool Schools Initiative

The director of Oregon’s Economic and Business Equity office will hold an informational meeting at Linn-Benton Community College on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Calapooia Center building, Cascade View conference room 203, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Contractors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the governor's $2 million Cool School Audit Initiative, which was funded by the federal stimulus program to provide energy audits for 394 facilities in 100 school districts across Oregon.

The Initiative identified more than $20 million in various energy efficiency projects. The meeting will cover how to do business with the state, including how to obtain a Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business certification, how to bid on Cool School energy projects and other government contracts, and how to access capital.

This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the LBCC Small Business Development Center. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Ann Whittington at 541-917-4929.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

LBCC Offers Cake Decorating Class

Learn the art of decorating a cake in the class Cake Decorating offered through LBCC Albany Community Education winter term.

Learn some simple techniques to accomplish professional looking results using butter cream and royal icing. This nine-week class will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave NW. The first class was held Jan. 9, but there is still space available.

Cost for this non-credit class is $63 with a $7 lab fee. Oregon residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent of tuition. This discount does not apply to material or lab fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oregon Education Investment Board Community Meetings

The Oregon Education Investment Board will hold seven community meetings across the state this month to discuss the next steps to improve student success in Oregon’s public education system, from prekindergarten through to college and career readiness.

Local students, educators, parents and community members are invited to the meetings, to share their ideas to support student learning. Meetings are scheduled for seven Oregon cities beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, Washington County Rock Creek Event Center, Bldg. 9, 17705 NW Springville Rd.

Meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. After a brief presentation on the Oregon Education Investment Board’s proposals, most of the time is reserved for participants to discuss and share their thoughts.

Additional meetings will be held at:

Wednesday, Jan. 18
Chemeketa Community College, Salem
Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW

Thursday, Jan. 19
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, East Portland
10301 NE Glisan St.

Monday, Jan. 23
Central Oregon Community College, Bend
Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way

Wednesday, Jan. 25
North Medford High School, Medford
1900 North Keene Way Dr.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Lane Community College, Eugene
Center for Meeting and Learning, Rm. 104, 4000 East 30th Ave.

Monday, Jan. 30
Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton
Rm. E 114, 2400 NW Carden Ave.

Locations is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For other accommodations or language interpretation, please contact Seth Allen at the Oregon Education Investment Board at seth.allen@state.or.usor call 503-378-8213 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

In addition, a live web conference will be scheduled to allow participation via computer or mobile device at any location.

The Oregon Education Investment Board is proposing legislative action in February 2012 to streamline early childhood programs and create a system of accountability for student success from pre-kindergarten through K-12 to college and career readiness.

The recommendations come from Oregon Learns, a report delivered last Dec. 15 to the Oregon Legislature by the Oregon Education Investment Board. For more information and meeting locations, visit the OEIB online at www.oregon.gov/Gov/OEIB/OregonEducationInvestmentBoard.shtml

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Computer Classes

Are you a novice computer user who would like to build your computer skills? The class "Computers-Second Step" will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this winter term.

"Computers-Second Step" will build on your basic computer skills, including covering more features of Windows 7, the Internet and email. Learn how to copy information between programs, organize files, create folders and learn some easy computer maintenance tips.

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

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

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

LBCC Offers Small Business Introduction Course for Veterans

Are you a Veteran who owns a small business? Learn what it takes to run a successful business in the Veteran’s Small Business Management course offered through LBCC’s Small Business Development Center.

Tailored to the specific needs of Veteran entrepreneurs, this course will provide monthly classroom sessions and personal advising to help you work on your individual business needs.

Attend a free introductory session to learn more about this program on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the LBCC Calapooia Center building, room CC-213.

The nine-month program will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 2 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost for the program is $199.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Friday, January 6, 2012

LBCC Offers Non-Credit Fitness Classes Winter Term

Get your New Year’s fitness fix by taking a non-credit fitness class, such as Zumba Toning or Pilates, offered through LBCC Albany Community Education winter term.

Zumba Toning combines body-sculpting techniques and specific Zumba moves into one calorie-burning, muscle-toning class. Students will use light hand weights to build strength and tone all the target zones.

This 11-week class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 4:50 p.m. starting Jan. 9 at the LBCC Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $69 with a $3 lab fee.

Pilates Combo is a series of low-impact exercises that concentrates on building strong abdominal muscles which improves balance and coordination. The class format involves toning with light weights, balancing and mat workout using a combination of yoga and Pilates moves.

This 11-week class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 8:50 a.m. starting Jan. 10 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. NW. Cost for this non-credit class is $70.50 with a $5 lab fee.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

Early Morning Fitness Class Offered Through Albany Community Education

The class “Early Morning Fitness” will be offered through Albany Community Education at Linn-Benton Community College this winter term.

This fitness class includes warm up activities, stretching, flexibility, walking and strength training with light hand weights. Anyone with physical limitations will be given special attention.

Choose from a three-day class that will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or a two-day class that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, both from 7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. starting Jan. 9 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave NW.

Cost for the three-day class is $85.50 with a $5 lab fee. Cost for the two-day class is $69 with a $3 lab fee. Residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent tuition. This discount does not apply to material or lab fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

NSH Gallery Features Three Northwest Artists




Three Northwest artists will be featured in the second annual Art Invitational from Jan. 9 to Feb. 24 in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Sandra ‘sloy’ Nichols and Dave ‘nic’ Nichols, a husband-wife art duo from Salem, will share the walls with Tallmadge Doyle, a nationally recognized print-maker from Eugene.

A public reception and gallery talk with the artists will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium.

The purpose of LBCC’s annual invitational is to showcase high quality of creative work being done by artists who live in the Willamette Valley. “We have a lot of artistic talent right here in our own backyard,” said Dori Litzer, chair of LBCC’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. “These three artists are great examples of the vitality of the local art scene.”

Doyle, who has an extensive background in printmaking, will be showing about 20 copper etching prints from her “Celestial Menagerie” and “Celestial Mapping” portfolios. Drawing inspiration from the histories of astronomy, astrology, geometry and nature, Doyle carries on an age-old tradition of storytelling through constellations and the movement of stars in the night sky.

A resident of Eugene since 1989, she studied drawing and metal-smithing at the Cleveland Art Institute and received her MFA in printmaking at the University of Oregon, where she has taught printmaking as an adjunct professor since 1997. She also has work in the permanent collections of museums around the world, from Minnesota to China, and recently installed a public art project at the University of Oregon’s new Ford Alumni Center.

Sandra and Dave Nichols will be showing paintings that each has created separately, as well as some jointly created pieces, including their just completed 50-Pound Sandbag Series—six painted canvas sandbags, one side by each artist.

The pair work together under the name “nicholsloy studio,” making it a practice to always paint at the same time and in the same 13-by-15-foot space. Dave (a.k.a. nic) said: “We hooked up 31 years ago this January and have dedicated our relationship to art ever since. Over the years we’ve whittled our names down to nic and sloy (lower case by choice).”

Nic is a painter who works with line, circles and space. Sloy is a writer whose work has evolved into word paintings.

The three artists will be exhibiting on both floors of the NSH Gallery, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Professional Development Class Motivation Strategies That Work

The professional development class “Motivation Strategies That Work” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LBCC Albany campus.

Learn what it takes to create a successful work environment that helps motivate your employees, including practical strategies for attaining high performance from employees.

Class will be held on the LBCC Albany Campus in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center building, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

LBCC Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Southern Europe”

Join filmmaker Marlin Darrah as he presents the second film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “Southern Europe: A Journey to Paris, Cannes, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Dubrovinik, and Istanbul” on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Darrah’s film is a delicious sampler package from many wonderful Central and Southern European cities; a feast of architectural and cultural highlights from Paris, Cannes, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Dubrovnik and Istanbul. From the Seine and the art galleries of Paris, to the Moorish palaces and narrow market streets of Spain; to the greatest coastal walled city in the world, to the most fascinating and alluring city of the Eastern Mediterranean, Istanbul; this program is filled with rich cinematography and sound.

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 on hand along with the filmmaker to answer your travel questions, with prizes from AAA given at each show.

SafeHaven Humane Society volunteers will sell coffee, tea and homemade baked goods during intermission at each of this season’s Travel at the Tripp films. Cookies, brownies and muffins along with a variety of pies will be available for purchase. Proceeds support SafeHaven Humane Society, Albany’s non-profit animal shelter, which provides dog and cat adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, and other vital services to the community.

Ticket prices are $8 for each show, $6.50 for students/seniors, or $25 for a season pass to all four films. All films will be shown on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office at 541-917-4531. Online tickets sales available at www.linnbenton.edu/go/film-series. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

“Travel at the Tripp” 2011-12 Calendar:


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

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LBCC and OSU Master Gardeners Free Gardening in the Pacific NW Series

A free eight-week "Gardening in the Pacific Northwest” lunch time series will be held at the Albany Public Library on Wednesdays from Noon to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 11 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, on Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 12.

The series is presented by OSU Certified Master Gardeners. Topics will include "Multiplying Plants for Free with Divisions & Seeds" with Brenda Winslow on Jan. 11 in Albany and Jan. 12 in Lebanon; "All about Herbs!" with Carol Small on Jan. 18 in Albany and Jan. 19 in Lebanon; "Tough, Water-Wise Plants that Thrive in the Shade" with Kathy Clark on Jan. 25 in Albany and Jan. 26 in Lebanon; "Change Up Your Landscape with a Pond" with Joel Shonnard on Feb. 1 in Albany and Feb. 2 in Lebanon; "Gardening 101" with Steve Naberhuis on Feb. 8 in Albany and Feb. 9 in Lebanon; "Xeriscaping: Conserving Water Through Creative Landscaping" with Paul Westerberg on Feb. 15 in Albany and Feb. 16 in Lebanon; "Things to do This Winter to Reduce Pest & Disease Problems in your Garden" with Richard Little on Feb. 22 in Albany and Feb. 23 in Lebanon; and "The Dirt on Composting" with Michael Resseguie on Feb. 29 in Albany and March 1 in Lebanon.

For more information, contact the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

LBCC Lebanon Center Holds Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Program

A free Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Self Management Program will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center starting Jan. 19.

This six-week workshop is for people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, emphysema, heart conditions, high blood pressure, MS and other chronic health conditions.

Participants will meet on Thursdays from 1 to 3:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. This free workshop includes the book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions."

Pre-registration is required by calling Carole Kment 541-768-6070 or by email at ckment@samhealth.org. Co-sponsored with Samaritan health Services in partnership with Linn and Benton County Health Departments.

LBCC Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Outdoor & Environment Class

Learn how to survive in the wilderness in the class "Wilderness Survival and Safety" offered at the LBCC Sweet Home Center this fall.

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.

Class will meet on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 plus a $2 fee. Adults age 62 and above receive 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.

South Santiam Hall Gallery Show “Painting My Way Through Cancer” Opens Jan. 9 - Features Salem Painter as She Explores Her Recovery from Cancer

LBCC SSH Gallery Show “Painting My Way Through Cancer” Opens Jan. 9
Salem Painter Explores Her Recovery from Cancer

“Painting My Way Through Cancer,” an exhibit by Salem artist Susan Trueblood Stuart, will be on view Jan. 9 through Feb. 10 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon.

A public reception for the artist will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the gallery.

The artist is exhibiting a collection of about 20 paintings made over the past four years that reflect the anguish, pain and perseverance she experienced during her battle against cancer.

Trueblood Stuart was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 2007 and has undergone several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment since then. While the cancer is currently in remission, she continues to receive treatment to rebuild and strengthen her jaw, which was ravaged by the disease.

“This series depicts that which I felt before and after surgery,” she said. “The painful and devastating and permanent effects of radiation, and my will to live.”

Trueblood Stuart has been a well-known member of the Salem art scene for several years, recognized primarily for her striking landscapes. In 1969 she was accepted in the Portland Art Museum’s Oregon Biennial, a particularly prestigious honor for a young artist, and has since held solo exhibits at Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, the Governor’s Ceremonial Office, as well as out of state galleries.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Willamette and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Oregon.

The SSH Gallery at LBCC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.