Friday, March 30, 2012

Benton Center Ceramic Workshop with John Dix

The LBCC Benton Center will hold a ceramics lecture and workshop with artist John Dix on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 at the center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

An American-trained artist, Dix has lived in Japan for 20 years, making pots for his wood-fire kilns. His work and workshops are respected around the world.

Dix will share his work during a slide lecture on Friday, April 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Benton Center, room BC-244. The lecture is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, April 7, Dix will demonstrate his techniques in a daylong workshop that includes a no-host potluck from 10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. at the Benton Center ceramic studio, room BC-140. Cost for the workshop is $40.

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

LBCC Winter Term Honor Roll

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

Adair Village, OR
Richard A. Brown, Andrew C. Jackson

Albany, OR
Shannon A. Affolter, John M. Albright, Nathan L. Ammon, Daniel L. Anderson, Janet Anderson, Maria A. Anderson, Juan C. Andrade, Shilo M. Anway, Ariel Avery, Roy R. Babb, Scott S. Backer, Meghan L. Badeau, Travis H. Bakke, Skyler S. Banta, Rocky Barker, Cecilia M. Barnes, Emma Barry, John F. Beecroft, Jewell I. Begin, Trudi L. Bennett, Noelle E. Bertsch, Bradley A. Blumenstein, Casey M. Bodtker, Jacob Bonnesen, Jennifer L. Boss, Amy S. Boyd, Brenda L. Brambila, Maria I. Brambila Ortega, Brandi R. Brazil, Chad L. Brillon, Christopher M. Brown, Delilah M. Buenaventura, Kristyn A. Burroughs, Danniel R. Butler, Melissa K. Byres, Amber A. Caldwell, Desiree N. Carr, Marie T. Caswell, Mandy J. Cervantez, Travis T. Chambers, Fawn M. Charette, Matthew Chatham, Rebecca Chatham, Stephen R. Chronicle, Kimberly J. Chytraus, David E. Clark, Charlotte J. Clarke, Jacob R. Clouse, James P. Coan, Jameson W. Collet, Richard D. Cox, Jeremiah J. Damewood, Neil R. Davidson, Antonio Deavila, Melissa M. Dodd, Jordan A. Dow, Justin D. Dow, Mariah M. Dowless, Richard Down, Mary A. Draper, Candice M. Duarte, Scott E. Duvaul, Evelyn C. Dyott, Delores L. Ebert, Haley D. Egbert, Rico O. Esparza, Pauline D. Evans, Werner R. Evans, Sara R. Feltmann, Nichole A. Fields, Denise E. Fox, Cammie D. Freitag, Evan French, Nichole M. Friday, Elizabeth H. Gaal, Jessie Galusha, Donald E. Gann, April M. Gasperino, Manuel Gastelum, Kayela A. Gatchet, Christy R. Geary, Owen J. Gluck, Mackenzie G. Goff, ChunLiu Gong, James C. Grant, Autumn M. Green, Jolene D. Greer, Travis A. Grenz, Chad M. Grieve, Sally D. Griner, Tabatha A. Grove-Dow, Kelly S. Gulstrom, Serena C. Hackworth, Kendra M. Hale, Tina Y. Halvardson, Anthony D. Hammer, Rachel A. Hanke, Justin R. Hansen, Ryan D. Harp, Cynthia M. Harper, Kristal G. Hatton Nease, Janelle R. Henninger, Brian M. Herfurth, Ana L. Hernandez, Linda L. Herron, Garrett B. Hibner, Danielle L. Hilliard, Brenda K. Holland, Kyle E. Holland, Jakob D. Honn, Elaine D. Horton, Rebecca A. Houchin, Amanda A. Howle, April D. Huffman, Crystal G. Hummel, Heather D. Hutchman, Joseph I. Jacobs, Daniella M. Jaimes, Alyxandra B. James, Kelsey A. Jarrett, Julia S. Jeffers, Becky L. Johnson, Elisabeth Jones, Julie L. Jones, Preston Kahl, Brodrick D. Katzenberger, Karryn Kimball, Julie F. Kirby, Molly R. Kline, George E. Knight, Laura Kramer, Trisha L. Lafferty, Linda A. Lambert, Hannah O. Langager, Tamra A. Law, Jeffery D. Lehn, Santos Lima, Matt Lindekugel, Kelly E. Lippert, Serena J. Lodes, Andrea L. Logan, Richard L. Long, Sarah Luebke, Kevin M. Lyon, Mary K. Macdonald, Nicholas Macnab, April L. Maine, Eric L. Markham, Phillip G. Marks, Monica N. Martin, Vicki E. McBroome, Angela K. Mccarty, Miranda McConnell, Regen M. McCutcheon, Amanda M. McDonald, Gabriel K. McDowell, Tayla A. McGinnis, Kristin K. Mcglenister, Christina M. Medina, Tim Meyer, Anthony R. Miller, Jeremy B. Miller, Kelli G. Miller, Cassandra M. Mills, Sean E. Mole, Randie K. Monson, Jackie R. Montague, Lisa R. Moore, Sandra L. Moreno, Cody Morgan, Jennifer C. Morris, Jerral R. Murphy Jr, David E. Narvaez, Tabitha L. Neely, Jonathan D. Neuschwander, Heather D. Newberry, Kim M. Nguyen, Uyen K. Nguyen, Shelby A. Nichols, Riley J. Nix, Lydia G. Orduna, Christina L. Pack, Elnora Palmtag, Kenneth W. Perine, Molly A. Pope, Ronnie A. Potter, Mitchell V. Prunk, Bethanie D. Quiel, Jared D. Quinn, Christopher P. Ramage, Brian M. Ramey, Cherry L. Richardson, Kimberly J. Ridders, Todd L. Ridlon, Joshua S. Riley, Karen K. Robertson, Jefferson R. Robinson, Ben K. Roe, Eric B. Rohde, Lapreal J. Rose, Kay M. Roth, Theo W. Rowe, Crystal D. Royer, Hannah R. Ruddiman, Sarah J. Rudzik, Janice E. Ryan, Ashley E. Sanftleben, Josh R. Schaumburg, Chris M. Schmeltz, Luke A. Schnee-Schrempp, Melissa J. Sexton, Elizabeth E. Shinn, Autumn J. Short, Tammy L. Simer, Caleb L. Simons, Amanda J. Soto, David A. Sprague, Rachel F. Steele, Samuel T. Stephenson, Adam G. Storm, Christiana E. Straw, Holly J. Swanson, David P. Sweeney, Kyllie A. Tarango, Marvin L. Taylor, William G. Taylor, Steven M. Tritt, Michelle R. Turpin, Rachel R. VanDyke, Shelby R. Visconti, Ashley Wade, Kari L. Wakefield, Lisa A. Walker, Robert B. Warren, Michelle Waters, David W. Weatherholt, Amber J. Weber, Paul D. Welty, Psyche B. White, Jason L. Wilkerson, Austin R. Williams, Daniel L. Winings, James A. Wygant, Kacie R. York, Marshall D. Young, Amanda J. Zerwekh

Alsea, OR
Retta M. Johnson, Matthew McAllister, Mason D. Sims

Ashland, OR
Wesley H. Kerr

Astoria, OR
Andrew D. Gustafson, Taylor W. Landwehr

Atlanta, GA
Benjamin W. Davis

Aurora, OR
Alyse Armstrong

Baker City, OR
Aaron P. Warner, Kelsie A. White

Beavercreek, OR
Chelsea L. Albee

Beaverton, OR
Rachel M. Dallas, Molly M. Gaghon, Kara M. McGirr, Mary P. Mulholland, Cameron R. Nelson, Patrick C. Yazhari

Bend, OR
Crystal I. Banuelos, Chase J. Clair, Steve C. Copley, Grant T. Garcia, Kylie R. Jennings, Kristin D. Kelso, Susan R. McPeake

Benicia, CA
Brandon R. McVeigh

Blodgett, OR
Chelsea Ham, Jennifer A. Neuman, Joseph A. Ring, Karen Ring

Boardman, OR
Kayla L. Nelson

Boise, ID
Bradley R. Thompson

Brookings, OR
Sophia N. Morris

Brownsville, OR
Michelle R. Jennings, Gabriel A. Johnson, Elizabeth I. Konstantin, Bryce J. Kropf, Brandon S. Leopard, Katie J. Lopes, Jason P. Schimonitz, Seth D. Slater, Natalie A. Turner

Brush Prairie, WA
April E. Pritchard

Burns, OR
Logan Garner, Jamie R. Higle, Jennifer E. Higle

Camas, WA
Madeleine Wolfe

Canby, OR
Brittany R. Burris, Kendyl B. Doucette

Corvallis, OR
Griffin N. Alberti, Susan G. Alfaro, Brooke L. Arbogast, Samantha E. Archer, Andrew D. Arnold, Peter E. Baglien, Steven Barrett, Karen E. Bauer, Travis N. Bazanele, Cheurisya D. Beaver, Marina L. Bednarowski, Sharon A. Betterton, Hazel Betz, Susan A. Billings, Annie M. Blackshear, James A. Blount, Bill Brady, Jenny C. Breed, Katherine L. Brim, Krysty L. Brooks, Evan C. Brown, Shelley A. Brown, Eugenia A. Bruntlett, Heidi Buchheit, Christa C. Burrow, Andrew A. Cabaniss, Regina M. Calderon, Pamela J. Callina, Carissa J. Carambot, Michelle K. Carr, Terra L. Champney, Nathan A. Christopher, Desmond Clark, James M. Clark, Melodee A. Cluster, Margo E. Collins, Natawsha G. Compton, Emily A. Crocker, Ashley A. Culver, Khalidah K. Daod, Marilyn L. Davis, Kimberly A. Demaray, Katrina B. DiFonzo, Michelle F. Dixon, Sherri M. Doll, Sean C. Donovan, Andrew S. Downey, Steven J. Eide, Kiera L. Eller, Matthew C. Elton, Matthew Enas, Cherrae L. Evans, Thomas A. Fleming, Elizabeth A. Foster, Linkun Fu, Crystalann Galatioto, Kimberly J. Gardner, Christina L. Gibson, Devon A. Goode, Scott Graham, Marc I. Haerling, Alex J. Hanson, Amy L. Harris, John F. Hayes, Lisa M. Henderson, Alisha N. Hickman, Wilbur S. Hinman V, Nathan A. Hlobeczy, Sean J. Hodge, Kira B. Hornberger, David L. Hubert, Nicole M. Hunt, Jeremy R. Hunter, Traci J. Hunter, Alan C. Jacobson, Grace Jo, Charles J. Jones, Madelynn Joyner, Mayra Juarez-Hernandez, Amelia S. Judkins, Jennifer L. Kidd, Cody L. Klein, Rachelle M. Knieriem, Christie M. Koch, Andrew D. Laffie, Amru A. Lafi, Hassan A. Lashari, Nicholas W. Lasky, Marilyn P. Letoria, Matthew C. Little, Karen J. MacLeod, Laura K. Magedanz, Mark McElligott, Ikaika A. McKeague-McFadden, Jason M. McLaren, Adain P. Millehrer, Cale A. Miller, Emily S. Montero, Grace M. Murphy, Loren R. Nash, Jamie L. Neil, Cameron L. Newell, Constance J. Nguyen, Jacob T. Nickel, Patricia L. Nobles, Kristin E. Osborne, Shawna R. Osenga, Marcea Palmer, Joy Pariante, Logan L. Patterson, Nick A. Pederson, Sara K. Pollard, Kelly M. Raboin, Michael Raynor, Laura E. Read, Brian A. Rhinefrank, Jennifer A. Richey, Marni L. Schear, Colby J. Schwindt, Gabriela Scottaline, Hazel Segismar, Catherine Simon, Maggie M. Sky, Nikki J. Smartt, Katherine E. Stark, Michelle J. Strachan, Valerie J. Taylor, Ryan J. Thackeray, Jennifer L. Thomsen, Alicia J. Vidana, Jesus Vidrio, Lamngeun Virasak, Michael J. Weaver, Lee Weddle, Susan C. Weeks, Kayla M. West, Dorothy C. White, Ciera N. Wilson, Liisa Wilson, Amy L. Wise, Colin E. Woekel, Frances B. Woodcock, Jacob A. Woods, Timothy G. Worl, Elizabeth M. Yamada, Abigail R. Zanotti, Bulour Zarzar

Cottage Grove, OR
Rebekah A. Mcclean, Dorian B. Perkey, Jensyn Short

Crabtree, OR
Dakota R. Higgins, Sheri M. Hill, Suzanne E. Moore

Dallas, OR
Jamie S. Arnold, Cherie A. Haataja, Rachel M. McBee

Damascus, OR
Aubrey J. De La Bruere

Dayton, OR
Emily Chupp, Ryan R. Hubbard

Eddyville, OR
Stormi A. Carver, Shelly L. Dockins

Elmira, OR
Emma L. Scalise

Eugene, OR
Lindsay M. Anderson, Stephanie L. Dixon, David E. Powell, Jared Seals

Everett, WA
Nathanael DeWilde

Falls City, OR
Stephen Gibbel

Grand Ronde, OR
Diana R. Ledbetter

Grants Pass, OR
Joel T. Shippy

Gresham, OR
Gillian P. Welsh

Halfway, OR
Michael P. Marlow

Halsey, OR
Cameron J. Fehr, Julia R. Tow

Harrisburg, OR
Aaron Duncan, Kaley Ferrill, Anna Johnson, Angelique R. Lewis, Sharon R. Morrell

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Van B. Phung

Homer, AK
Annalee Cocker, Jillian E. Temple

Independence, OR
Seth B. Baker, Kayla R. Vandervelden, Andrew M. Weston

Jefferson, OR
Maira M. Gonzalez, Nathaniel J. Larson, Christopher B. Martin, Rebekah P. Novak, Milynn J. Simonson, Daniel L. Smith, Emily C. Van Bronkhorst

Junction City, OR
Michael Beaser, Holly M. Hine, Danielle R. Phillips

Keizer, OR
LaDeana A. Miller, Zachary R. Miller

Lagrande, OR
Lindsey D. Willson

Lake Oswego, OR
Lorna J. DeFreest, Zachary B. Freyer, Logan M. Henry, Brittany A. Paquette, Melodie D. Sherer

Lebanon, OR
Jennifer M. Badeau, Holly R. Baker, Nichole Bazzani, Johnny L. Beaver, Kari L. Bevard, Delana A. Bond, Haley M. Bounds, Christina A. Boyer, Zac H. Boyer, Peter S. Burleson, Justin T. Carr, Michael G. Casteen, Hally J. Chaffin, Carina J. Chambers, Dayla R. Cherry, John W. Clark IV, Derek R. Cole, Jason P. Collins, Mary Jane G. Conner, Becky J. Covell, Shanda F. Cummings, Travis C. Curry, Kassandra L. Danhauer, Jvon D. Davis, Elia J. DeJesus, Tinna Dove, April L. Elder, Emma C. Feeley, Melody N. Ferzacca, Sarah C. Franklin, Brendon D. Froemke, Sarah J. Fry, Coury J. Gagne, Whitley F. Garber, Rachel M. Gazeley, Megan M. Going, Carron L. Gutierrez, Thomas W. Hansen, Jennifer E. Hecht, Tyler L. Henry, Margaret E. Herrling, Sarah D. Hilton, Shelby R. Hochstetler, Teisha Holloway, Nathan J. Hook, Brian D. Hubbard, Jesse C. Hughes, Megan M. Jackson, Sonya F. James, Charles D. Jenks, Danielle R. Johnson, Angela M. Kau, Hope C. Keaton, Kory L. Kleint, Ruth Krueger, Christopher R. Launer, Samantha J. Lawrence, Timothy J. Lewis, Jonathan R. Lion, William C. Lytle, Jennifer J. Maloney, John Mariner, Jennifer J. Martin, Janet E. McDaniel, Joseph K. McKinney, Steve J. Merz, Aaron Miller, William D. Miller, Joseph C. Miner, Ashlee A. Moore, Eric M. Morefield, Pamula J. Moug, James W. Myrick, Carolyn Nowak, Aubrey J. Page, Jordan M. Pearcey, TerraAnne F. Piper, Mahealani M. Pressel, Helen F. Provence, Kyle W. Rankin, Rebekah R. Rappe, Jaime L. Richards, Jesse R. Roos, Krista Ruck, Lauren A. Ryan, Kayla A. Schmidt, Brenda S. Searles, Kelsie M. Shanks, Shanda A. Siebrecht, Hannah F. Silverman, Matthew A. Smith, Alicia R. Stewart, Benjamin L. Tanner, Corbin E. Tolen, Tabitha D. Voisine, Merly V. Walker, Tina D. Walters, Lester H. Wiebe, Alan K. Wise, Katherine R. Wise, Jennifer Wood, Jenny L. Zurcher

Lincoln City, OR
Patricia A. Moniz

Lovell, WY
Michael Fico

Maxwell, CA
Kylie D. Troughton

Medford, OR
Sierra L. Land, Joseph R. Sparks

Mill City, OR
Branden Confer

Milwaulkie, OR
Eliot D. Kurfman

Monmouth, OR
Katrina R. Howard, Sarah E. King

Monroe, OR
Gabriel A. Albitz, Natasha K. Attebery, Zachary S. Boyer, Michael C. Groth, Amanda G. Hinkle, Charlene M. Knaggs, Tara M. Larson, Elizabeth R. Mottner, Terri R. Reid, Kelsey M. Seitzinger, Suzanne M. Starr, Den A. Ward

Moro, OR
Taylor E. Olsen

Mount Hood-Parkdale, OR
Brandon H. Nelson

Naselle, WA
Kyle M. Matthews

Neskowin, OR
Cheryl L. Krueger

Newberg, OR
Dayl Twenge

Newport, OR
Scott W. Johnston

Nyssa, OR
Esteban Ayala

Oregon City, OR
Emma G. Richards

Pendleton, OR
Dennis Sauer, Jennifer L. Swearingen, Jacob M. Watkins

Philomath, OR
Marcus Annis, Sean K. Briggs, Nicole R. Brown, Andrew Bumstead, Cameron S. Carpenter, Tammy L. Ditgen, Adam L. Elias, Robert J. England, Michael W. Finn, Mary S. Forson, Kiah M. Gourley, Christopher D. Green, Gretchen C. Groesbeck, Edward C. Harrington, Disney Hayes, Eva L. Hellesto, Zed J. Hessel, Ryan T. Johnson, Scott M. Kelley, John P. Kruskamp, Benjamin A. Leslie, Heather E. Look

Philomath, OR
Chelsie L. Mason, Alex J. Merrill, Samuel W. Mikowski, Rebecca R. Morgan, Vicki S. Neuman, Teresa C. Pheigh, Natalie A. Rohlfs, Brett O. Shannon, Julia R. Sills, Andrew H. Skaar, Janette S. Staten, Alita R. Stauber, Gabriel K. Trovati, Jack O. Vaughn, Katie E. Weitzel, Joann J. Wiser, Gary D. Yoder, Amy E. York

Portland, OR
Tami C. Buswell, Julianna Evola, Kyle C. Neumann, Kevin E. Novinger, Jennifer R. Worth

Redmond, OR
Karen M. Hecox, Devon J. Prescott

Redwood City, CA
Kristine M. Gomez

Roseburg, OR
Jonathan K. Rambousek

Saint Helens, OR
Elizabeth Chitwood

Salem, OR
Sara Bishop, Hailey R. Dalke, Zachary R. Haupt, Candace B. Hughes, Amanda J. Jacob, Brenton A. Keddy, Brent J. Lenahan, Laura N. Maxwell, Kristina M. Mccolly, David L. Megrath, Maria A. Nelson, Raymon Odom, Aaron Z. Smith, Austin N. Stinson, Derick H. Tormey, Lindsay Verboort

Scio, OR
Natalie T. Bender, Lola S. Childress, Austin J. Goins, Sadie L. Tempel, Cassidy L. Tharp, Taylor R. Weaver, Dean W. Yoder

Seattle, WA
Rachel R. Klineman, Carly L. Waddell

Seoul, South Korea
Yong Jae Jeon, Jaeeun Sohng

Shedd, OR
Deanna K. Boyd, Arielle L. Strickland



Sheridan, OR
Sue M. Brandt

Sherwood, OR
Ryan J. Macauley, Dana L. Pace

Silverton, OR
Erin A. Zurbrugg

Springfield, OR
Nicole E. Cogburn, Angelina M. Fritz, Amy M. Lakey, Genevieve L. Martinusen, Kathryn A. Roberts, Kayla J. Stewart, Jessica F. Torres

Stayton, OR
David A. Culbertson, Samantha M. Hendricks

Sublimity, OR
Amy R. Ballard

Sutherlin, OR
Jordan M. Trowbridge

Sweet Home, OR
Jackson P. Baer, Cathy F. Baird, Chelsea M. Baker, Amber M. Becker, Amanda R. Bliege, Elya Christman, Lindsay R. Ciullo, Colleen R. Clauson, Angela C. Clegg, Charles T. Corey Jr, Tiffanie M. Cuilla, Brigitte J. Fagan, Katie E. Gosnell, Matthew R. Grove, Charly J. Hemphill, Claire J. Henthorne, Antwinette M. Hergert, Matt W. Jordan, Jennifer L. Joslin, Tazzi J. Joyner, Dale S. Keene, Kaitlin M. Keenon, Emma R. Lafond, Darien N. Lopez, Hillary B. McCartin, Scott N. McKee, Michael E. McQueary, Victoria Miller, Terra L. Nelson, Michaella Parks, Joel Ranua, James D. Robinson, Stevie M. Robinson, Robert E. Ross, Jennifer A. Sexton, Katie R. Ufford, Benjamin F. Ulep, Jill M. Wilson, Kris A. Wright Jr

Sweethome, OR
Mike J. Lobdell

Tangent, OR
James W. Bates III, Charles B. Gibeaut, Jeff N. Graham, Earl K. Powell III, Brent M. Wells

Terrebonne, OR
Rachele M. Perry

The Dalles, OR
Allison Miles

Tillamook, OR
Melissa L. Collett, Taylor R. Martin

Toledo, OR
Charis E. Martin, Donald R. Wagner, Payten K. Wisniewski

Turner, OR
Margarita G. Vasquez-Olvera

Turner , OR
Nicolaas Kamlade

Union, OR
Austin C. Woodward

Vancouver, WA
Arthur N. Stitzel

Waldport, OR
Rachell L. Day, Robert S. Voss, Matthew T. Walton

West Richland, WA
Lamar F. Bowser

White City, OR
Walter E. Boyko

Winston, OR
Sarah E. Struiksma

Woodburn, OR
Brian Iverson

Yachats, OR
Deidre P. Hurd

LBCC Offers Real Estate Pre-License Exam Course

A Real Estate Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 11.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Brokers License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way for you to qualify to take the state exam. The local real estate market is beginning to turn around. Now is the time to position yourself for the up-turn.

This 11-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning April 11 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have on-line capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost for this non-credit course is $695. For more information or to register, contact Barbie DuBois at 541-917-4927 or by email at barbie.dubois@linnbenton.edu.

1st Annual “Celebration of A Cappella”

The 1st Annual “Celebration of A Cappella” will be held Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The concert will feature a cappella performances by LBCC’s Blue Light Special and The Sirens, Rezonate, Oregon State University’s “Divine,” Portland State University’s “The Green Notes,” The No Names, and West Albany High School a cappella group.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 12.

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

LBCC Lebanon Center Organic Gardening Class

The workshop "Organic Vegetable Garden" will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Thursday, April 12.

Learn the basics of organic vegetable gardening such as how to use organic soil amendments and no till methods, starts from seed, proper temperature, how much and how often to water, the best fertilizers and how to minimize pests.

This one-evening workshop will meet from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost for this class is $29 plus a $2 lab fee.

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 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, March 28, 2012

Classical Egyptian-Style Belly Dance Class

Learn the ancient art of Belly Dance through LBCC Albany Community Education beginning April 3.

Belly Dance Classical Egyptian-Style will give you practice in this romantic, "high-glamour," yet casually powerful, style of belly dance. Routines are set to orchestrated love songs from the Golden Era of Cairo. Emphasis is on personality, fluidity and quality of the move.

Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center, room AC-120, Albany campus, beginning April 3. Cost for this 10-week, non-credit class is $66 with a $3 lab fee.

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

Baseball and the American Experience History Class

Explore the history of baseball in the class Baseball and the American Experience offered through LBCC Albany Community Education beginning April 4.

Beginning in 1865, the class will look at the rise of American baseball through the eye of both amateur and professional players, from the greatest players and most dramatic moments, to the darker side of scandal, drug abuse and gambling. Follow the story as this amateur game for middle-class clerks grows to claim a unique place in American hearts and minds.

This five-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning April 4 in North Santiam Hall, room NSH-207, LBCC Albany campus. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 with a $2 lab fee.

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

LBCC Offers Video Game Maker Class

Learn how to make your won video game in the class Game Maker I offered through LBCC Albany Community Education beginning April 3.

Create your own arcade-style video games using iconographic object-oriented Game Maker programming. This introductory course is designed for beginners and serves as a jumping-off point into the multi-disciplinary game making industry. Laptop is required.

This five-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning April 3 in North Santiam Hall, room NSH-107, LBCC Albany campus. Cost for this one-credit class is $91 with a $2 lab fee.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or see the Computer Applications section in the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/schedule.

Albany Community Ed Offers Variety of Fitness Classes

LBCC Albany Community Education will offer a variety of fitness classes in Albany beginning April 2.

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.

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.

Professional Development Class Difficult Conversations

The professional development class “Difficult Conversations, Successful Outcomes” will be offered through LBCC Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Albany campus, Fireside Room, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn the methods of having difficult conversations in ways that are constructive, and take away a practical process that you can use in any difficult conversation.

Cost for this two-day 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.

Monday, March 26, 2012

SSH Gallery Features Local Photographers

“The Nature of Oregon,” a photography exhibit featuring 30 color and black-and-white images by members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild, will be on an exhibit April 2 to May 4 at the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany.

“Our objective with this show was to capture the essence of Oregon, both as a place and a lifestyle,” said PAG Vice President Dan Wise of Corvallis, an LBCC journalism graduate. “We wanted to show off the natural and man-made features and activities that reveal the inherent character of this place we call home.”

Exhibiting photographers are: From Corvallis—Owen Bentley, Rich Bergeman, Mike Bergen, Phil Coleman, Joe Crockett, Jack DeAngelis, Allan Doerksen, John Ginn, Craig Hanson, Marjorie Kinch, Bill Laing, Jack Larson, Dave McIntire, John Morris, Lew Nunneley, John Ritchie, Rosie Saraga, and Kat Sloma.

From Albany—Ellen Hamill, Jim Magruder, Kurt Norlin, Bob Ross, Ricardo Small, David Smith, and Dan Wise. From Philomath—Andy Purviance. From Eugene—Herman Krieger, Walt O’Brien and Justin Williams. From Sweet Home—Joan Wood

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

LBCC Lebanon Center Outdoor & Environment Class

Learn about outdoor emergency survival and backpacking skills in one of the outdoor classes offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center this spring.

The one-day class "Surviving an Outdoor Emergency" will introduce skills to help you survive in an outdoor emergency, including mental and physical preparation, starting a fire, creating a shelter, signaling and a list of items you should always carry in the outdoors.

Class will meet on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 plus a $2 fee.

Learn backpacking skills in the eight-week class "Backpacking with Confidence," including preparation, essential supplies, sleep systems, water collecting, cooking, navigation, what to do in an emergency, trail walking strategies, foot care, night travel and off-trail travel.

Class will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. beginning April 2 at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost for this class is $57 plus a $3 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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

LBCC Holds 34th Annual Career Fair

The 34th annual Career Fair at Linn Benton Community College Career will be held Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

More than 50 businesses, industries and government agencies will provide information on careers and employment opportunities. College advisors will available to answer questions on career and technical training programs.

Be prepared to ask questions, distribute your resume and complete applications. For sample interview questions and tips, check out the college web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/career-fair and click “Job Seeker Links” on the left hand side of the page.

Employment, training and family needs agencies will be on hand to inform job seekers about their services. LBCC will offer workshops to enhance job search skills, and employment specialists will provide resume and interviewing workshops.

2012 Participating Employers

Aaron's
Aflac
ATI Wah Chang
Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Beckwith & Kuffel, Inc.
Benton County Human Resources
Benton County Sheriff's Office
Bicoastal Media
Bi-Mart
Cascade Pacific Pulp
Central Electrical Training Center
Central Willamette Community Credit Union
City of Salem
Clean Water Services
Community Outreach Inc.
Consonus Healthcare
Enterprise Contact Center
Farmers Insurance
Goodwill Job Connection
Home Life Inc.
Iron Mountain
Kaiser Permanente
Kidco Head Start
Linn County Medical Reserve Corps
Lowes Regional Distribution Center
Mega Tech of Oregon
Mennonite Village
Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
Miller Timber Services, Inc.
Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon National Guard
Oregon Secretary of State
Oregon State University Athletics
OSU Federal Credit Union
Renew Consulting, Inc.
Safeway
Samaritan Health Services
Selectemp Employment Services
Shangri La Corporation
Symantec
TEKFAB Inc.
The Corvallis Clinic
The Home Depot
The Papé Group of Companies
T-Mobile
University of Oregon Human Resources
Valley West Health Care Center
Visiting Angels
Western University of Health Sciences
Willamette Graystone
Work Unlimited, Inc.
WorkSource Oregon
and more!

LBCC Departments and Programs
Accelerated Short Term Training
Admissions
Apprenticeship Program
Business and Employer Services
Career Services
Heavy Equipment/Diesel
Mechatronics/Industrial Maintenance
Non-Traditional Career Program
Water, Environment and Technology
Welding Department

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lebanon Center Dance Classes

The LBCC Lebanon Center will offer dance classes in belly dance and line dancing during spring term.

Learn the ancient and beautiful art of grace and movement known as "Belly Dance” in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Learn basic moves in a choreographed dance as well as improvisational skills.

This eight-week class meets on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. beginning April 5 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost for this class is $39 plus a $2 fee.

"Line Dancing" is easy, fun and great exercise. Learn some dances and enjoy a wide variety of music including country. No partner needed.

This nine-week class meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. beginning April 3 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., or from 6 to 7:20 p.m. beginning April 3 at the First Baptist Church, 211 E. Vine, Lebanon.

Cost for this class is $48 plus a $3 fee. Adults age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. This reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.

For detailed information about these classes or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Business Technology Lab 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 and Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals, and Filing.

In addition, several 11-week, variable-credit classes will be available in Business Math, Word Processing for Business, Word Perfect and Word Processing for Business and MS Word.

These one-credit classes have an in-state tuition rate of $91 per credit. Classes begin April 2.

Students taking lab classes are required to attend the appropriate orientation, which is the first day of class. Plan to attend and to stay for the duration of the class time.

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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Art Classes

Photoshop Elements I and III classes will be offered through the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers beginning April 5.

Learn how to edit and save your digital photos using Photoshop Elements software, starting with the basics in "Photoshop Elements I.” Learn how to correct exposure, contrast and color problems, how to remove from and/or add to a photo; resize, print and save images; and prepare images for email and the Web.

This five-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way beginning April 5.

Learn advanced techniques in "Photoshop Elements III." Learn how to use the histogram, edit pictures in the RAW format, and techniques with layers, removing noise, dodging and burning and sharpening. Class will cover creating panoramic photos and fancy watermarks to identify your photos.

This five-week class will meet on Tuesdays 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St beginning April 3. Prerequisite is Photoshop Elements I & II.

Cost for each class is $54 plus a $3 lab 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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LBCC Exercise Classes in Brownsville

A variety of exercise and fitness classes are being offered at the Brownsville Fitness Center through Linn-Benton Community College starting the week of April 2.

Classes offered include Better Bones and Balance™, Boot Camp, Cross Training, Rock'n to the Core, T'ai Chi, Yoga, and Zumba® and Zumba Gold®.

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

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Dance, Exercise & Fitness Classes

A variety of exercise and fitness classes are being offered through the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers beginning the week of April 2.

Classes offered winter term include: Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones & Balance™, Body Toning & Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Strength & Balance, Cross Training, Easy Cardio Fitness, Pilates, Rock'n to the Core, Step Boot Camp, T'ai Chi, Turbo Kick®, 20-20-10 Fitness Max, Yoga, Zumba® and Zumba Gold®.

Classes will be held in Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio and Brownsville. Adults age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to material or lab fees.

For detailed information about these classes 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.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Computer Classes

Are you a novice computer user who would like to learn basic computer skills? LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers are offering two beginning computer classes.

"Computers-First Step" is designed for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This easy-paced class includes identifying and using the various parts of the computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and introduces Windows 7 with a brief introduction to email and the Internet.

This four-week, non-credit class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, beginning April 4, and on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., beginning April 12. Cost for the class is $45 plus a $3 lab fee.

Continue to build on your skills in the class, "Computers-Second Step." This class explores additional features of Windows 7, the Internet and email. Learn how to copy information between programs, organize files, create folders and easy computer maintenance tips.

This four-week, non-credit class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center beginning May 2, and on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Sweet Home Center beginning May 17. Cost for the class is $45 plus a $3 lab fee. Students must have completed the "Computers-First Step" class or have equivalent computer experience.

Adults 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.

Friday, March 16, 2012

LBCC Traffic Control Flagger Certification Course

A Traffic Control Flagger Certification course will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Albany Campus on Friday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, CC 211, located in the Calapooia Center Bldg., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW Albany.

Learn Basic visual flagging signals, appropriate two-way radio usage and signing and sign setting regulations. Learn to minimize liability and road user inconvenience by making the worksite safe and by keeping traffic flowing.

Upon completion of this non-credit training course and after meeting all requirements, students will be certified to flag traffic in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Job finding information will be provided in class.

Cost for the course is $80 and includes all materials, certification test and card. Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

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

LBCC Exercise Classes Offered in Scio

LBCC will offer a "Body Toning and Aerobics" class in Scio at the ZCBJ Hall, 38704 S. Main St., beginning Monday, April 2.

This class is designed to tone and strengthen all major muscle groups, incorporating aerobic activity for cardio fitness. Exercise bands, step platforms and light weights will be utilized to add resistance to the workout.

Class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. Cost for this non-credit class is $66 plus a $3 fee.

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

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

Lebanon & Sweet Home Centers Life Stories Class

Learn how to write your family history in the class "Life Stories" held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers spring term.

Learn how to recall and recount family history in your own narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue. Tips on publishing will enable you to submit articles and stories to magazines as fact or fiction.

This 10-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning April 4 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, or on Thursdays beginning April 5 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost for the 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 lab fees. Open registration for classes begins March 19.

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

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Galileo Galilei

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Galileo Galillei, by Philip Glass, on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

Betty Miner, Linn-Benton Opera Guild coordinator, 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 March 30, April 1, 3, 5 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in English with projections above the screen.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, April 7 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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

3rd Annual Chefs’ Show-off Cooking Competition

The 3rd Annual Chefs’ Show-Off cooking competition and food fair will be held Sunday, April 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Commons dining hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cosponsored by Ten Rivers Food Web and LBCC’s Culinary Arts Department, this event showcases food and those who produce and process it from Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.

This year’s competition features all women chefs, including: Chef Michele Bursey from ONA Restaurant in Yachats, Chef Kimber Hoang from Magenta in Corvallis, Chef Regina Iovino from Iovino’s at Enoteca/ Iovino’s Cucina & Catering in Corvallis, and Chef Karen Novak from Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant in Albany.

The chefs will select from an array of all local ingredients to prepare an entree of their own design. Entrees will be judged by last year’s competing chefs, including 2011 winner Michael Waliser of Saffron Salmon in Newport; Jason Devrouax of Clemenza’s, Albany; Nathan McClure, OSU Catering, Corvallis; and Chad Pope, Cappies Brewhouse, Albany.

During the competition, guests can sample products from local farms, restaurants, food businesses and LBCC Culinary Arts student creations during the Food Fair held in the Commons dining room. Many of the products will be available for purchase.

The Food Fair will shine a light on women farmers and food entrepreneurs, highlighting the ever-growing local food system ran by women. Guests also can bid for the culinary services of LBCC Culinary Arts Chef Scottie Hurley during a silent auction.

New to this year’s competition will be a bake-off, featuring bakers from the Ten Rivers Food Web region who will turn assigned ingredients into unique treats for guests to sample and vote with their dollars.

Sample brews from the new Twisted Snout Brewery from Toledo, wine from Lumos in Philomath and hard cider from Two Towns Ciderhouse in Corvallis will be available for those 21 and over with the $10 passport.

Advance tickets are $8 at First Alternative Co-op stores in Corvallis, Mennonite Village in Albany, online at www.tenriversfoodweb.org, or for $10 at the door.

This event is cosponsored by LBCC Culinary Arts, Ten Rivers Food Web, Oregon Tilth, Stahlbush Island Farms,Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, Nichols Garden Nursery and Mennonite Village. For more information, contact Chef Scottie Hurley with LBCC Culinary Arts at 541-917-4385 or hurleys@linnbenton.edu.

Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Art Classes

A variety of art classes are being offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers during spring term beginning the week of April 2.

The class "Watercolor Foundations" provides instruction on materials, techniques and tricks to prepare you to paint successfully. This eight-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. beginning April 4 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Class is also offered at the Brownsville Art Association Studio, 255 Main Street, from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning April 5. Cost for the class is $69 plus a $3 lab fee.

Learn the basic techniques of oil painting in the seven-week class “Oil Painting Workshop" held at the Lebanon Center from 1 to 3:50 p.m. beginning April 5. Designed for beginning or intermediate students, class will cover perspective, color mixing, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, animals or whatever you wish to paint. Cost for this class is $79 plus a $5 fee.

In the class "Calligraphy," class will learn the formal italic lettering system, including the use of inks, pens and paper. This 10-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 1 to 3:20 p.m. beginning April 3 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost is $76.50 plus a $5 lab fee.

A 10-week "Clay-Open Studio" class will be offered at the Sweet Home Center beginning Tuesday, April 3 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Increase your skills and comfort with clay as you create a self-inspired project using the potter's wheel or hand-building techniques. Firing and glazes included. Class is designed for beginners. Cost is $84 plus a $5 lab 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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lebanon and Sweet Home Center Arts and Crafts Classes

Learn how to knit, crochet or make quilts in one of several craft classes held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

In the 10-week "Knitting/Crocheting Workshop" students learn knitting and crocheting techniques such as knitted lace, fair-isle ski sweater, Intarsia and fisherman sweater with cables and textures. Designed for beginning and accomplished knitters and crocheters.

This class will meet on Tuesdays from 9 to 10:50 a.m. beginning April 3. Cost for this non-credit class is $69 plus a $3 lab fee.

An eight-week "Quilters' Workshop" will be offered through the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Students will work on a patterned quilt that uses easy piecing methods.

Class will meet on Mondays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. beginning April 12. Cost for this class is $57 plus a $2 lab fee.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees. Open Registration begins March 19.

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.

Monday, March 12, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class Excel Level 1

“Excel 2007-Level 1” will be offered in two sessions through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to Noon at LBCC in the Forum building, F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn the basics of creating spreadsheets including managing the user interface, creating formulas, formatting spreadsheets to look the way you want, and making charts and graphs.

Cost for both sessions is $99 per person, or $89 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.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Business Technology Lab 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 and Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals and Filing.

Also offered are 11-week classes for Business Math, Word Processing for Business: Word Perfect and Word Processing for Business: MS Word. Classes are variable credit and can be taken as one, two or three credits depending on individual requirements.

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.

Open registration begins March 17 online and March 19 in person. Classes begin the week of April 2. These 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 LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.




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 and Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals and Filing.

Also offered are 11-week classes for Business Math, Word Processing for Business: Word Perfect and Word Processing for Business: MS Word. Classes are variable credit and can be taken as one, two or three credits depending on individual requirements.

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.

Open registration begins March 17 online and March 19 in person. Classes begin the week of April 2. These 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 LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Friday, March 9, 2012

LBCC and Majestic Theater Call for Participants for Play In a Day

Linn-Benton Community College and the Majestic Theater are calling for playwrights, actors and directors to participate in a 24-hour, ten-minute, Play-in-a-Day to be performed Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic.

Playwrights, directors and actors will write, rehearse and perform six original plays created and rehearsed within a day. This fast-paced event provides opportunities to work with and meet lots of people.

Playwrights and directors who wish to participate must submit a sample of his/her work or resume by March 26 to Dan Stone, LBCC theater director, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, 97321, or to the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office, Takena Hall, Albany campus.

Interested participants must fill out an application form found on the Ten Minute Play in a Day Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/246535065435778. Registration fee is $10.

For more information, contact LBCC Theater Director Dan Stone at 541-917-4566.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

LBCC Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Class

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany campus during the week of spring break, March 27, 28 and 29.

Designed for farm workers ages 14 to 18, the course is developed and operated with the assistance of the OSU Extension Service in accordance with federal regulations. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form within 24 hours of registration.

Class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. March 27-29. Cost for this non-credit course is $76.50 plus a $20 lab fee.

Preregistration is required. Students must be at least 14 to register. Additional classes will be held June 25–27, and June 28–30.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Registration and waiver forms are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tractor-safety.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Offer ABE/GED Basic Skills Orientations

Free orientations to learn how you can earn your Adult Basic Education/General Education Diploma (GED) will be offered at Linn-Benton Community College's Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

GED classes can help you improve your skills in reading, writing or math and prepare you to pass your GED test. Improving your skills can help you to be ready to fill job requirements or go to college.

Free two-day orientations will be held at the centers on March 19 and 20 and again on April 2 and 3. You must attend both days of the orientation in order to register for the GED class.

The Lebanon Center morning orientation will be from 9 to 11:50 a.m. The evening orientation is from 6 to 8:50 p.m. The Sweet Home Center morning orientation will be from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m. Evening orientation is held from 6 to 8:50 p.m.

It is recommended that you attend the orientation based on your time preference for attending classes. Once you have attended the free orientation, the cost to attend the GED class is $30. Scholarships are available.

Lebanon Center morning GED classes will meet on Mondays from 9 to 11:50 a.m. and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Evening classes will meet from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Sweet Home Center morning GED classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and evening classes will meet from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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

Friday, March 2, 2012

Small Business Introduction Course

Thinking about starting your own business? Learn what it takes to run a successful business in the course Micro Business Explore and Commit offered through Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center.

This eleven-week course will help you determine if your business idea is viable and if it fills a potential customer need.

A free orientation session will be held Wednesday, March 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flinn Building, 222 West 1st Avenue in downtown Albany.

The class will including information on how money flows in a small business, how much money you will need to launch your business, typical business risks and regulations and straightforward record keeping practices.

The course also explores competition your business may face and how to best reach customers. One-on-one business advising is available.

Class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from April 3 to June 12 in the Flinn Building. Cost for the course is $349. Partial scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4974 or email at microbiz@linnbenton.edu.

Winter Choir Concert “Singing the Songs of Innocence”

The Linn-Benton Community College choirs will perform their winter concert “Singing the Songs of Innocence” on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC director of choral activities, James Reddan, will conduct the performances of the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Blue Light Special and the Sirens. Diana Hancock will accompany on piano.

The concert will feature songs from across the choral repertoire performed by LBCC's award winning choirs. Performances will include Make Our Garden Grow (Bernstein), Festival Sanctus (Purifoy), Plenty Good Room (Spiritual), Ascendit Deus (Philips), Keep Your Hand On the Plow (Spiritual), Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine (Eric Whitacre) and more.

Additionally, contemporary pieces will be performed including The Shoop Shoop Song and Shooting Stars by LBCC's vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens.

Performance tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for under 18 with an adult admission. Tickets can be purchased 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 Phone 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

LBCC Call for Nominations for Distinguished Alumnus Award

The College Advancement office at Linn-Benton Community College is calling for nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Established in 2005, the award honors alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession or through service to their community and have completed at least 36 credits at LBCC.

Nominations will be accepted through March 30. Nomination forms can be found online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/alumni/distinguished-alumni, or by contacting Dale Stowell at 541-917-4784.

For more information, contact Dale Stowell, executive director, LBCC College Advancement Office, at 541-917-4784.