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LBCC Professional Development Class

The professional development class Influencing Negative Attitudes will be held Tuesday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Linn-Benton Community College Fireside room, CC-211.
This workshop offers techniques for working with people who have a negative attitude. Even though we cannot control the actions and attitudes of another person, we can skillfully influence them in such a way that gives them more choices in their actions.
Cost for each non-credit workshop is $79. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC NSH Gallery Exhibit “Transitions”

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“Transitions,” an exhibit by four Linn-Benton Community College art students and graduates, is on display in the college’s North Santiam Hall Galleries through Sept. 10. The artists are Johnny Beaver of Lebanon, Kevin Lyon of Albany, Miriam Morrissette of Corvallis and Jessie Barnhouse of Alsea.All four are also members of the Temporary Artists Guild in Corvallis. The more than 40 paintings on display are done in oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas and paper. According to the artists’ statement: “These works show the power that art has to bring different people with different ideas and outlooks together in harmony.” A public reception will be held Tuesday, July 31, from 12 to 3 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium. The NSH Galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LBCC Volleyball Clinic for 6th–9th Graders

LBCC will hold a Summer Volleyball Clinic August 7, 8 and 9 for girls and boys who are entering grades six through nine.
The clinic will provide three days of three-hour sessions that includes instruction on the all aspects of the game including serving, passing, hitting, setting, blocking and defense.
The clinic will be held at the LBCC Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Grades six and seven will meet from 9 a.m. to Noon, and grades eight and nine will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Cost for the clinic is $60 if registered before July 15, and $75 after. Preregistration is preferred.
For more information or to register, contact LBCC volleyball coach Jayme Frazier at 541-917-4253 or get the online registration form at www.linnbenton.edu/go/womens-volleyball.

LBCC Professional Development Class: Improving Performance

The professional development class Improving PerformanceWith Practical On-the-Job Training Skills will be held Tuesday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to Noon at Linn-Benton Community College in the Fireside room, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
It has been estimated that more than 80 percent of critical competencies of a job are learned on-the-job. Too often employees are being asked to train their colleagues on new technologies, products or skills without having the tools needed to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate training.
Don’t leave this important training to chance.When done well, OJT can be very effective for the learner and rewarding for the trainer.
Learn how to identify characteristics of adult learners and learning styles and their impact on training, explore a five-step model for learning something new, and analyze a task so you can chunk information and skill practice for maximum return.
Cost for each non-credit workshop is $79. For more information or to register, …

Make Your Own Photobook Class

Make Your Own Photobooks will be offered through LBCC Albany Community Education beginning June 27.
Learn how to take your photos beyond your home computer and publish to a photobook, including how to upload photos, design, edit and publish.
This five week, non-credit class will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. beginning June 27 in LBCC’s McKenzie Hall, room MKH-209, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.
Cost is $39 with a $2 lab fee. Residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent tuition. Discount does not apply to material or lab fees.
For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner Schedule.

Wilderness Survival Class

The class Wilderness Survival will be offered through LBCC Albany Community Education on Saturday, June 30.
Learn how to be fully prepared in the unpredictable outdoors. The class is designed for the backpacker, hiker, hunter, ATV’er or back country traveler.
Review the basics of equipment, clothing selection and the skills needed to prepare for travel and emergency situations, and learn the basic planning elements to consider in advance of your journey outdoors.
This one-day class will meet Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in LBCC’s McKenzie Hall, room MKH-209, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.
Cost is $39 with a $2 lab fee. Residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent tuition. Discount does not apply to material or lab fees.
For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes for specific class dates and times.

LBCC Honors Distinguished Alumni

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Loyal Burns and William Summers were honored with Linn-Benton Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award at its Commencement held June 14.
Burns, a Lebanon resident, is director of Information Technology at Veterinary Service Inc. (VSI), an animal health distribution company in Albany. He earned an associate degree in Agricultural Business Management at LBCC in 1991, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University in the same subject.
Summers, an Albany resident, is the Workforce Analyst for the Oregon Employment Department in Albany. He earned an associate degree from LBCC in 1993, and continued on to OSU where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Burns serves as a board member for the Pacific International Junior Livestock Show, is a member and past president of the Oregon Purebred Sheep Breeders Association, is president of the Northwest Montadale Breeder’s Association, and is a 4-H Leader in Linn County and a member of LBCC’s Animal Technology Advisory…

LBCC Lebanon Center Computer Application Classes

Are you a novice computer user who would like to learn basic computer skills?The LBCC Lebanon Center is offering two beginning computer classes this summer.

"Computers-First Step" is designed for those who have never touched a computer and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This easy-paced class includes identifying and using the various parts of the computer, using 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 Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, beginning July 10. 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 learn easy computer maintenance tips.
This four-week, non-credit class will meet on…

LBCC Family Connections USDA Child Care Food Program

The Family Connections department at Linn Benton Community College serves as the USDA Child Care Food Program sponsor for Linn, Benton, Lane and Douglas counties.
The USDA food program reimburses child care providers for some of the meals and snacks they serve children, as well as offers helpful information on good nutrition.
If you care for children in your home you may be eligible to take part. Joining the USDA food program is easy and free.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4901.

Create Your Own Blog Class

The class Blogging –Create Your Own Blog will be offered through LBCC Albany Community Education beginning June 26.

Learn how to share your photography and stories, including how to save and edit your photos and develop caption writing while creating your blog.
This five week, non-credit class will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. in LBCC’s McKenzie Hall, room MKH-209, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.
Cost is $39 with a $2 lab fee. Residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent tuition. Discount does not apply to material or lab fees.
For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes for specific class dates and times. 

Choir Holds Rummage & Plant Sale Fund-raiser

The LBCC choirs will hold a rummage and plant sale on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Takena Hall on the southwest side of the Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.
Items for sale will include athletic equipment, memorabilia, furniture, clothing and lots of miscellaneous wares.
In addition, a large selection of nursery plants will be priced for quick sale, courtesy of a donation by Evergreen International based in McMinnville.
All proceeds from the sale will help fund the choir student’s trip to London where they will perform as part of a mass choir in the pre-Olympic festivities.
For more information, contact music faculty James Reddan at 541-917-4550.

Benton Center Blogging Class

Learn what it takes to create your own web blogger page in the class Blogging - Create Your Own Blog offered at the LBCC Benton Center.
Showcase your photography and stories to friends and family through your personal blog site. Learn how to go from camera to computer, including how to save and edit your photos while creating your very own blog. Develop caption writing and take your photography to the next level into a storytelling experience.
This five-week, non-credit class will meet on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:50 p.m. starting June 27 at the LBCC BentonCenter, room BC-206, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis.
Cost for the class is $39 with a $2 lab fee. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. This reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.
For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-575-8944 or visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/webrunner

LBCC Benton Center Weight Loss Class

Learn how to get started loosing weight in the class Jump Start Your Weight Loss Plan offered at the LBCC Benton Center on Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis.

Discover more about your weight loss personality, make sense of energy balance, and build your weight loss confidence. Gain knowledge of practical and individual strategies for getting your weight loss plan off to a good start.
Cost for this non-credit class is $29 with a $2 lab fee. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. This reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.
For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-575-8944 or visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis.



LBCC Benton Center Teacher as Instructor/Performer Class

The class Teacher as Instructor/Performer will be offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 27.
Specifically designed for educators of any subject, any age group, this class is designed to help you enhance your classroom presence, make your material come alive, and create a more visual and auditory experience for your students.
Professional actor Rod Davidson will lead the class to investigate the dynamic connections between acting on stage and teaching in a classroom. Get out of your comfort zone, and discover new ways to go beyond the text with humor, imagination and creativity.
This four-week, non-credit class will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. starting June 27 at the United Presbyterian Church, Corvallis.
Cost for the class is $39 with a $2 lab fee. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-575-8944 or visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis.



Benton Center Language Classes

Taking a trip abroad this summer? Learn the basics of French and Italian in these classes offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 25.
Learn the essentials of conversational French in the class French for Travelers. The class will focus on the vocabulary most needed in tourist situations. Best for those with some prior knowledge of the language, but prior study is not required to take the class.
This five-week, non-credit class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:50 a.m. starting June 25 at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-106, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis.
In the class Italian for Travelers, learn language basics of Italian with emphasis on conversation, both speaking and listening, in tourist situations such as meeting people, shopping, directions, restaurants and hotels.
This four-week, non-credit class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting June 26 at the Benton Center, room BC-236.
Cost for each class is $57 with a $3 lab fee.…

Benton Center Class “Urban Chickens-Yes You Can!”

Learn how to keep chickens in your backyard in the class “Urban Chickens - Yes You Can!” offered through the LBCC Benton Center.
Find out how keeping chickens in your urban setting can be easy, fun and a great way for families to learn basic small livestock skills. Class covers ordering chicks, breed characteristics, care, housing, feeding and basic medical care.
Class will take a field trip to the instructor's own urban coop. This one-day is appropriate for ages 10 and up, with a parent.
This non-credit class will meet on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-104, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis.
Cost for the class is $29 with a $3 lab fee. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. This reduction does not apply to materials or lab fees.
For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-575-8944 or visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/sis.

Water Environmental Technology Program Teams-Up With the City of Albany to Bring Water to the Horticulture Green Houses

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Students in LBCC’s Water Environmental Technology program got to see first-hand how to do vertical boring for water line installation during a class demonstration Thursday morning.
But what started out as a plan to do a practical demonstration with the City of Albany soon became a real project with a win-win for both the students and the college.
George Van Keulen, head of LBCC’s facilities grounds crew, and Ron Sharman, WET department chair, put their heads together and found a way to benefit both the students in the program while providing much needed water lines for the college's horticulture program green houses.
Van Keulen and Sharman contacted Stefan Seiter, horticulture program chair, and, along with Jeff Kinney, water systems manager with the City of Albany, they arranged to run water lines to the two green houses located in the horticulture program’s garden as part of the demonstration.
Kinney and Matt Thompson, City of Albany water supervisor, and their water distr…

LBCC's 44th Annual Commencement Ceremony

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The 44th annual Linn-Benton Community College Commencement Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in the Willamette Event Center in Albany.
Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. at the Santiam Building behind the Expo Center. Doors open for seating at 6 p.m. No tickets are needed to attend the ceremony. No strollers, space is limited.
LBCC will award 979 degrees and certificates to 850 candidates this year, and 83 students completed LBCC’s General Educational Development preparation program and will receive their certificates at commencement.
A traditional bagpipe processional will be lead by the Portland Metro Pipe Band, with posting of the colors by the American Legion Travis Moothart Post 184 of Brownsville. LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann will give the welcome and present several awards including Phi Theta Kappa and Distinguished Alumni awards. James Smith, assistant to the advisor for LBCC Student Leadership Coun…