Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LBCC Lebanon Center Turning Point Transitions Class

A free "Turning Point Transitions" class will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center beginning Monday, April 9.

Turning Point Transitions is a program for single parents, displaced homemakers, dislocated workers, spouse of dislocated workers and others who are experiencing a major life transition.

Learn how to cope with change, how to love and accept yourself, how to manage stress and how to set goals. Explore career options and identify skills. Spend one month getting in touch with what you value and get closer to discovering your next step.

Interviews for participants will occur the week before class begins. To schedule your interview, contact Joanne Apter at 541-917-4876.

This four-week class will meet Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, room LC-222, 44 Industrial Way.

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

LBCC Student Named OCCA All-Oregon Academic Team

Anthony Hewson, a computer science major at Linn-Benton Community College, has been nominated to the 2012 Oregon Community College Association All-Oregon Academic Team representing LBCC.

Hewson will be honored, along with students nominated from Oregon’s 16 other community colleges, at a luncheon with the Governor in April, where he will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from the university he plans to attend after graduating from LBCC.

Hewson, an Albany resident, is a member of the LBCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. He plans to transfer to Oregon State University to complete his bachelor’s degree in computer science.

The Oregon Community College Association, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, recognizes outstanding students from Oregon’s community colleges yearly.

Monday, February 27, 2012

LBCC Free Phlebotomy Information Sessions

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

The session will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lebanon Community Hospital, conference rooms B/C. Preregistration is not required to attend the session. Attending the information session is mandatory before registering 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 the LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Bhutan, the Cloud Kingdom”

Join filmmaker Tom Sterling as he presents the third film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “Bhutan, the Cloud Kingdom” on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

The last independent Himalayan Buddhist kingdom is no bigger than New Hampshire and Vermont put together. Perched on the eastern shoulders of the world's tallest mountains, this tiny mountain kingdom is a wonder to behold. It has become a tourist mecca. From the moment your plane touches down at the Paro Airport, you'll be charmed by a culture, landscapes, architecture and wildlife that is unique in the world.

A Michigan native, Sterling earned a bachelor’s degree as an Interpretive Field Naturalist from the University of Michigan. After graduation, Sterling began working as a film speaker on the National Audubon Society's wildlife film lecture tour. He has produced nine specials for television, which have been seen in over 80 countries around the world, and has produced 15 lecture films.

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:

March 11: Bhutan, the Cloud Kingdom, with Tom Sterling
April 15: Burma and Cambodia. . .Lands of Conflict, with Buddy Hatton

Friday, February 24, 2012

Valley Artists Join Forces for Three-person Show at LBCC



Glass artist Jerri Bartholomew of Corvallis and printmaker Paul Gentry of Independence join Corvallis painter and graphic artist Carol Chapel for an exhibit in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, from March 5 to April 20.

A reception and informal gallery talk will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in the NSH Gallery second floor atrium.

The show, “Carol Chapel and Friends,” combines Chapel’s graceful, ethereal drawings and paintings with Gentry’s exquisite wood engravings of quiet Willamette Valley scenes and Bartholomew’s evocative collages assembled within glass panels.

“I asked Jerri and Paul to join me in this exhibition because in addition to liking them personally, I admire their work,” Chapel said. “Our approaches have some similarities but our mediums vary. I feel the combination of work by the three of us will make for an interesting show.”

Chapel studied painting and printmaking at Wichita State University and moved to the Corvallis area in the early 1970s. She owned and operated a graphic design and sign company for over two decades before devoting herself to full-time studio art work in 2000. “Almost all of my work is of something or someone that has some personal resonance for me,” Chapel said. “My hope is that it tells a story, and that the viewers can make their own story from the same objects.”

Gentry moved to the Willamette Valley from Seattle in 1994, and since then has concentrated on depicting the landscape of the valley in the traditional medium of wood engraving. Although his earlier work was more expressionist and abstract, the space and light of the valley’s pastoral landscape led him in a new direction, toward more realistic, detailed studies of place.

“My goal is to look hard at the visual world, find its most interesting and inspiring forces, and lend form to those forces in the most direct and honest way I know,” he said.

A co-owner of River Gallery in Independence, where he lives and has his studio, Gentry has exhibited in the Northwest and East Coast, and recently had a piece purchased by the Library of Congress for its print collection.

Bartholomew is a biological scientist who imbeds her love and knowledge of nature in her glass sculptures. Her work combines photographic screen prints with free-form imagery within glass panels created by various fusing and cold-working techniques.

One series, which she calls “Pages from a Naturalist’s Notebook,” uses various images of Pacific Northwest ecosystems, which have been a core of her work for nearly 10 years. In another, called the “Mannequin Series,” Bartholomew uses more ambiguous photographs designed to inspire the viewer’s imagination.

“Some pieces tell stories about travel or try to create a sense of place,” she explained. “Others are representative of my own experience and tell my stories.”

The exhibit will be on display on both floors of the North Santiam Hall through April 20. The galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

LBCC Holds Black History Month Extravaganza

A Black History Month Extravaganza will be held in the Linn-Benton Community College Diversity Achievement Center on Tuesday, Feb 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann will introduce the artwork of LBCC student and mural artist Spike Keenan.

In addition, there will be a poetry performance “Spoken Word in Harmony,” with LBCC counselor Mark Weiss as Blues Man; a Jazz Piano and Poetry Duet performance; a Martin Luther King Readers' Theater; a video on racial equality; and a Harriet Jacobs "Loophole" installation.

There will be an open-mic for participants to read their favorite poems or readings; and anthologies of African American poetry to draw from for your readings.

Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the LBCC Poetry Club and Student Life and Leadership.

For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LBCC Music Department Presents Faculty Recital "Dreams and Dances"

The LBCC Music Department will present its second music recital, “Dreams and Dances,” featuring LBCC music faculty and guest artists on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in South Santiam Hall, room SSH-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The recital will feature LBCC music faculty Diane Hawkins on flute and special guest Laura Zaerr on harp. Hawkins and Zaerr have been joining forces in performance for over 20 years with Hawkins on the C flute, alto flute, traverso, and Native American flute paired with Zaerr's expert skills on the harp.

Hawkins and Zaerr's performances reflect both the power and beauty of music theory their energy and passion. The performance will feature Celtic Music, Popular Classical tunes, Original compositions, and more well known works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 for students and senior and are available at the door. Proceeds support student scholarships and the LBCC music program. The final recital for the year, “American Pops and Everything In Between,” will be held May 10.

For more information, contact LBCC music faculty James Reddan at 541-917-4550. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LBCC Hosts Willamette University Professor Emily Drew, Conversation Project Program

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will present the Conversation Project Program discussion “White Out: The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon” at Linn-Benton Community College on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 3 to 4:30 in the Fireside Room, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Drew will lead a discussion that explores the question: What does the racial integration of place require of us, and how might we prepare to create and meet this opportunity?

A Unity Celebration will follow the presentation from 5 to 7 p.m. in the college Diversity Achievement Center, second floor Forum building. This year’s theme is “Making Connections,” including partners in our communities that engage in diversity, multi-cultural and inter-cultural work.

Drawing on 2010 census data that shows Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, yet the state remains one of the whitest in the nation, the discussion will focus on how although Oregonian’s value racial diversity, we have yet to fulfill the vision of a racially integrated society.

Drew, an associate professor of ethnic studies at Willamette University, teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University, Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television and New Media, and in Tourism and Cultural Change.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future.

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541‑917‑4461.

LBCC English Faculty Present Winter’s Light

Winter’s Light, an evening of readings and other delicacies by the LBCC English department faculty, will be held at the LBCC Benton Center on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the center lobby, 757 NW Polk Street, Corvallis.

This event is a benefit fundraiser for the LBCC English Scholarship/Program Endowment, supporting student scholarships, student writing and enrichment and visiting authors.

Enjoy readings and a no‑host bar of wine, beer, savory treats and desserts. Complimentary non‑alcoholic beverages will be available for designated drivers. Suggested donation is $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for students 21 and over.

Presenters include LBCC English faculty members Alison Ruch, Callie Palmer, Donna Trask, Jed Whyman, Karelia Stetz-Waters, Lucette Wood, Natalie Daley, Paul Hawkwood, Rob Priewe, Robin Havenick, Jane White, Linda Spain, Peter Jensen and Chris Riseley.

For more information, contact the LBCC English Department at 541-917-4556.

Monday, February 13, 2012

LBCC Valley Writers Series Hosts Peter Jensen

Author and English instructor Peter Jensen will discuss his works on Shakespeare as part of the Valley Writers Series at Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in North Santiam Hall, room NSH-106, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Jensen recently published two works on Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Name Code, a recently updated chronology of research surrounding Shakespeare’s autobiographical code, and his newly released novel, Shakespeare’s Lovers, a fictional adventure mystery that covers Shakespeare’s life in London and Stratford from 1587 to 1616. He will read from his new novel, Shakespeare’s Lovers, and will describe his journey of research and discovery.

Jensen is a faculty member in the English department at LBCC where he teaches Shakespeare, fiction, science fiction and writing. He received a B.A. in English, philosophy, and anthropology from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in English from New York University.

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

For questions about this event or suggestions for future events, contact Jane White at whitej@linnbenton.edu or Lucette Wood at woodl@linnbenton.edu. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Dr. Harvey Kaye History Presentation on Thomas Paine

University of Wisconsin Professor Dr. Harvey Kaye will give a talk on “Thomas Paine and the Unfinished American Revolution" at Linn-Benton Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Noon in the Forum building, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Kaye, a Rosenberg professor and director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is a specialist on the life and work of Thomas Paine and author of “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America.”

His presentation will focus on how Paine’s life and ideals may help solve the crisis in America’s democracy today. A panel discussion will follow Kaye’s talk from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the LBCC Fireside room, second floor, Calapooia Center.

Kaye teaches courses on American history, politics and society at the University of Wisconsin. He has appeared on television and radio talk shows, including Public Broadcasting’s Bill Moyers Journal.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC political science faculty member Robert Harrison at 541-917-4571.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lebanon Center: Ray Brown Presentation: "Walk Across America"

Retired history instructor Ray Brown will give a presentation on his six-month trek across the United States titled "Walk Across America" on Monday, Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Brown will share his experiences from his coast-to-coast walk, departing from the Pacific Ocean in Florence in June of 2010 and ending at the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic City, New Jersey in December. His purpose was to fulfill a life-long goal of walking across America, while raising awareness of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and American history.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Photography Class Digital SLR Camera

The photography class Digital SLR Camera will be offered through LBCC Albany Community Education beginning Feb. 22.

Learn how to maximize the features on your single lens reflex camera beyond full auto setting. Practice what you learn to improve your skills and get creative using Photoshop Elements.

This five-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus in McKenzie Hall, room MKH-209, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Cost for this non-credit class is $54 with a $3 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 go to the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

LBCC Offers Free Phlebotomy Information Sessions

Two 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 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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free Lewis and Clark History Class at Sweet Home Center

Join living history master performer and Willamette National Forest Service archaeologist Tony Farque for a free class "Lewis & Clark: Into the Unknown" at the LBCC Sweet Home Center.

This two-day class explores Lewis and Clark’s Core of Discovery trip as they headed west in the spring of 1805 to begin a trek into unchartered territory. The class examines the Corp of Discovery's travels both west and east across the continent from both an American and Tribal perspective.

Class will meet on Monday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. For more information or to register, call the center at 541-367-6901.

Bread Making Class for Beginners

Learn how to make homemade bread in the class Bread for Beginners offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

Local chef Adrienne Ewanchyna will provide practical information to help ease your fears of making homemade bread.

This one-day class will meet on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the LBCC Calapooia Center building, second floor, room CC-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cost for this non-credit class is $29 with a $10 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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SSH Gallery Show “Faces of Horror” Opens Feb. 13

A collection of drawings titled “Faces of Horror” by artist Kevin Perry of Junction City will be on view in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., through March 9.

Perry, a former graphics student at LBCC, traces his interest in drawing to his youth. “I spent a lot of time with my trusty No. 2 pencil and a piece of notebook paper during my childhood years,” he said. “I was more interested in doodling something cool or funny to show my classmates that paying attention to the teacher.”

While drawing continues to be his favorite art form, Perry says he also has dabbled in other media, including sculpture, tattoos and monument design. He was the designer of two structures that stand outside his alma mater, Junction City High School, one honoring WWII veterans and the other commemorating the school’s centennial.

His show at the SSH Gallery is his first exhibit of a concentrated body of work, and features drawings of celebrated characters in the horror movie genre, from Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger.

“Horror fans are a rare breed when it comes to their love of the genre,” he said. “The power of a great character, whether hero or villain, is immeasurable, and I try to capture that power with my drawings.”

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

Polysomnograhic Technology Free Information Sessions

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

Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. One in four adults 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 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. Financial aid is available. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Wild Hog in the Woods

Oregon string band Wild Hog in the Woods will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Wild Hog in the Woods plays a mix of old-time, swing, ragtime, blues and tin-pan alley tunes with honest verve and gusto. The group plays an armada of fine instruments, and the sheer fun they have playing is infectious and true to their motto, "Nobody leaves without a grin."

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

LBCC:“Traffick Jam” Presentation on Human Trafficking and Exploitation

“Traffick Jam,” a presentation on human trafficking and exploitation in American, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College Diversity Achievement Center, second floor Forum Building, room F-220, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Jim Westfall, cofounder of the Door to Grace organization in Portland, will present statistics on human trafficking and share information on the organization and how communities can get involved.

Door to Grace
provides restorative care services and safe shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The presentation helps bring awareness to human exploitation in America, with special focus on Portland and the surrounding areas.

Guest speaker Jessica Richardson, a survivor of human exploitation, will share her story. She was 17 when she was trafficked from Oregon to California to Canada as part of the West Coast sex trade. Now 31 and living in Gresham, she shares her story in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking.

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

Monday, February 6, 2012

LBCC Hosts Dr. James Phelps Talk on Mood Disorders

Corvallis psychiatrist Dr. James Phelps, a national figure in the area of bipolar disorders, will give a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Noon to 1 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Dr. Phelps has published more than 15 books and journal articles pertaining to mental health. His books, web site and lectures have helped to create an entirely new perspective in the area of bipolar disorder.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the LBCC Active Minds Club. For more information, contact LBCC psychology faculty member and club advisor Greg Jones at 541-917-4549.

LBCC Culinary Arts Winter Banquet

Tickets are on sale for the annual Winter Banquet, presented by Linn-Benton Community College Culinary Arts students, to be held Friday, March 2 with two seating’s at 6:30 and 7 p.m., in the LBCC Commons dining room, second floor of the College Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

All dishes are prepared and served by the culinary students. This year’s theme for the buffet-style banquet is "A Salute to Russian Cuisine," highlighting the foods of Georgia, Russia and the Ukraine.

A sampling from the menu includes, from Russia: chicken Kiev, mushroom stroganoff, pierogi with beef, and pot roast in red wine; from Ukraine: duck breast with fried apple, Ukrainian kielbasa, Ukrainian cottage cheese pierogi, and chicken in Ukrainian dill sauce; from Georgia: pork-stuffed grape leaves, Georgian braised lamb, beet pkhali, and Georgian poached fish. Desserts include gingerbread, baba rum cake, Easter cake, and blini with smetana.

Tickets are $21 per person and include the complete buffet and beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the LBCC Culinary Arts Department located in the Calapooia Center, second floor room CC-214, or by phone at 541-917-4385.

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

Friday, February 3, 2012

LBCC 35th Annual Family Fun Day

The 35th annual Family Fun Day at Linn-Benton Community College will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd., Albany.

Children ages one to six will enjoy activities such as play dough, an obstacle course, crafts, bounce house, face painting, pirate maze and much more. There will also be a used toy and book sale.

Everyone is invited to attend this inexpensive, fun-filled event. Costs include a suggested donation of $5 per family plus activity tickets at .25 cents each. All proceeds from this event go to support parenting programs and to provide tuition grants for some of the nearly 2,000 parents in Linn and Benton Counties who are involved in LBCC Parenting Education each year.

For more information, contact LBCC Family Resources and Education at 541-917-4897. 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 Valley Writers Series Hosts Kim Findling

Oregon author Kim Findling will discuss her recent work as part of the Valley Writers Series at Linn-Benton Community College on Monday, Feb. 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in North Santiam Hall, room NSH-106, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Findling released two books this year: Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, from Globe Pequot Press, and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir, from Nestucca Spit Press, a coming of age story set in Oregon.

Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast, spent years in the Willamette Valley and has lived in Central Oregon for sixteen years. Chance of Sun depicts twenty-three essays set over 20 years, where Findling traces her own coming-of-age story against the beauty and complexity of the Oregon landscape.

Her essays and articles have appeared in many magazines over the last decade, including Travel Oregon, Oregon Quarterly, Horizon Air and High Desert Journal. Findling lives in Bend with her husband and two daughters.

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

For questions about this event or suggestions for future events, contact Jane White at whitej@linnbenton.edu or Lucette Wood at woodl@linnbenton.edu. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pesticide Applicator Course in Spanish

Do you have an employee who has studied hard but failed the Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license exam? Or who needs in-depth training in pesticide application and safety, or extra coaching in math and calibration skills needed for accurate applications?

The Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College is offering a course designed to prepare your senior Spanish-speaking agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam.

This 10-hour course in Spanish will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 and on Friday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-213, 2nd floor, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cost for the course is $99 and includes all class materials. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the ODA web site at www.oregon.gov/ODA/PEST. The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with ODA.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Professional Development Class Uncrossing the Wires for Communication

The professional development class “Four Generations-One Workplace: Uncrossing the Wires for Communication” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LBCC Albany campus.

Learn to identify the cultural characteristics and value systems of different generations currently in your workplace, and explore strategies and skills that can lead to better intergenerational communication and collaboration. Determine how you can adapt your approach when coaching, managing and leading 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.