Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LBCC Music Department Presents Faculty Recital Series


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

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

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

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

For more information, contact LBCC music faculty James Reddan at 541-917-4550. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at Phone 5419174690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 18007352900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.





Wednesday, October 24, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class HR 101

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

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

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Benton Center Slide Show on PTC Hike


Alsie and Mary Campbell on the PCT near Crater Lake.









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

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

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

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

LBCC Receives $20k grant for Reverse Transfer Program with OSU

LBCC will receive $20,000 as part of a $450,000 two-year grant program awarded to the state of Oregon.

The “Credit When It’s Due: Recognizing the Value of Quality Associate Degrees” grant is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Lumina Foundation and USA Funds.

LBCC’s portion of the grant will be used to help build its Reverse Transfer Program with Oregon Statue University, part of a new pilot program between Oregon’s public community colleges and universities offering students the option to obtain an associate’s degree after transferring to university.

This past summer, LBCC and OSU took the first steps to implement the program, allowing students who are enrolled in the college’s degree partnership program to be awarded an associate’s degree from LBCC upon completion of equivalent courses at OSU.

LBCC and OSU will track the student’s progress after they transfer, and once the student has met requirements for the LBCC associate degree, they will be awarded the degree by combining their OSU and LBCC class credits.

LBCC President Greg Hamann said the agreement will help students achieve their graduation goals, and enhances the strong ties already in place between the two schools.

“By working together, OSU and LBCC create an opportunity neither of us alone could do,” Hamann said. “So much of our future depends on us working together for the good of our students.”

There are several advantages to receiving your associate degree, said OSU President Ed Ray. “For students who are struggling to afford and/or complete the four-year degree, unexpectedly receiving their associates degree has been shown to be an enormously effective inducement to continue,” said Ray. “In fact, it appears to be the most effective inducement. It also reinforces for all potential transfer students the value, and the possibility, of pursuing and achieving the four-year degree.”

The reverse agreement also benefits LBCC by the college receiving credit for the degree completion, reflecting the investment of time, resources and support the college has provided.

LBCC Lebanon Center - Medicare A, B, C & D

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) is holding a Medicare class on the basics of Medicare Plans A, B, C and D on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10-11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Learn how to better understand your Medicare benefits and how to choose a supplemental insurance plan that best meets your individual needs. Updates affecting insurance coverage for the 2013 annual enrollment period will be presented.

For more information or to enroll, call 541-812-0849. Class is taught by an unbiased SHIBA volunteer and sponsored by Linn-Benton RSVP.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

LBCC Culinary Arts Fall Banquet “Farm to Fork”

Tickets are on sale for the annual Farm to Fork Fall Banquet at Linn-Benton Community College to be held Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Commons cafeteria, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The annual banquet includes brussel sprout slaw salad, Ninkasi braised beef and Northwest chicken galantine, sautéed local greens and roasted potatoes. Vegetarian entree choice includes duet of potato gnocchi with chanterelle rosemary sauce and barley risotto. Dessert is fresh fall fruit with Chantilly-filled puff pastry gallette.

The meal includes Ninkasi brewed beer and a non-alcoholic beverage choice.  Tickets are $24 per person and must be purchased in advance through the LBCC Culinary Arts Department located in the Calapooia Center, room CC-214, or by phone at 541-917-4385.

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

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Don Giovanni

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the operas Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:45 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Angela Carlson 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 Nov. 2, 4, 8 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Nov.10 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $45 per person per opera, or $175 per person for the season. 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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LBCC Lebanon Center iPad Class

Learn more about your iPad by taking an introductory class that will guide you through the features of your device.

The one-day class Get More Out of Your iPad will meet on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $29 plus a $2 fee.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-580. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Benton Center Offers Photobooks Class

Learn to create your own photobook in the class Photobooks: Perfect Memory Gifts at the LBCC Benton Center.

Photobooks make great gifts and are easy to make. Discover the many different websites available and how to upload, edit and publish your own photobook in a soft or hard cover. Photojournalist Rebecca Barnhart will give you tips on choosing and editing your personal photos.

This three-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 31 at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-225, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost for the class is $29 plus a $2 lab fee.

For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.
 

LBCC Professional Development Class Understanding Non-Verbal Communication

The professional development class “Understanding Non-Verbal Communication” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to manage your own non-verbal signals in communication, and discover ways to understand other people’s non-verbal language to improve your ability to work with different styles of communication.

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Friday, October 12, 2012

LBCC Hosts National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Oct. 18

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Thursday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college courtyard quad, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Several alternative fuel vehicles will be on display at the event including a Compressed Natural Gas truck from Northwest Natural Gas, a plug-in Prius hybrid from John and Phil's Toyota, an electric Nissian Leaf from Jack Scoville, a propane-powered Chevy Avalanche from Co-Energy Propane, and the SRK three-wheeled electric vehicle prototype from Arcimoto of Eugene.

Created in 2002 by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, the National AFV Day is a biennial event that is dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation.

LBCC Automotive Technologies partnered with Odyssey to bring the event to campus, one of more than 160 being held concurrently across the United States to provide information on new vehicle propulsion systems available to consumers.

LBCC was awarded a $1000 grant, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, by West Virginia University Research Corporation to host Odyssey.

Odyssey events are supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, through a grant for the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program. Additionally, Honda and Toyota are 2012 national sponsors of Odyssey, with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and West Virginia University serving as national partners.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Gary Price at 541-259-5808.

LBCC Announces New Foundation Board of Trustee Member

Liz Carle
Corvallis attorney Liz Carle is the newest member of the Linn-Benton Community College Foundation Board of Trustees, the college announced today.

Carle, an associate attorney at The Reynolds Law Firm, joined the board in September. She is a past board and executive committee member of the Benton County Family Violence Council and Oregon Student Safety on the Move.

Carle previously worked as a Benton County deputy district attorney and a prosecuting attorney for the city of Eugene. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of California San Diego and her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

“I am excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to making our communities better places to live and work,” Carle said. “As I looked for ways to be more involved, I could see that my work with and support of the Foundation will make a difference in people’s lives.”

Formed in 1972, the LBCC Foundation raises money to fund major new campus facilities, replace instructional equipment, expand technology, bring visiting scholars and cultural/educational programs to the college, and providing student scholarships, grants and loans.  The Foundation has net assets of $6.4 million and raised $1.7 million in 2011.

The Foundation Board of Trustees helps support fundraising efforts, provides oversight of Foundation policy and budget, and provides guidance on areas within the college to receive Foundation funding.


Linn-Benton Community College serves more than 20,000 people each year, providing workforce training, the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, and community and continuing education at sites in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers: Fall Computer Classes

There's still time to enroll in computer and photography classes at LBCC’s Lebanon Center and the Sweet Home Centers. 

Classes at the Lebanon Center include Get More Out of Your iPAD, and Photoshop Elements I.  Sweet Home Center classes include Your Digital SLR Camera, and Computers-2nd Step.

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

For more information, check the 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

Financial Management Workshop at the Benton Center

Learn how to take charge of your money and create your own financial plan in the workshop Complete Financial Management offered through the LBCC Benton Center starting Oct. 30.

Understand how to safeguard money and assets, manage debt, build net worth, avoid investment mistakes and plan for retirement. Workbook included.

This three-week workshop will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting Oct. 30 at Corvallis High School, room CHS-230, 1400 NW Buchanan. Class is free with a $29 lab fee.

For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

LBCC Benton Center Access Intro to Databases


The class Access-Intro to Databases will be offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting Oct. 22.

Learn how to access and manage data in an organized, efficient and accurate manner for a wide range of business and personal applications. Work with Access templates to enter, store, retrieve, assess and print information. Basic computer skills required.

This four-week class will meet on Mondays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 22 at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-225, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost for the class is one-credit tuition plus a $2 lab fee.

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

LBCC Sweet Home Center - College Quest 101 Seminar


Are you prepared for college? LBCC is offering a free seminar for high school students and their parents to learn how to prepare for college.

Information will be available on how to earn college credits while still in high school, and how to finance your college education and research the entrance requirements for the college of your choice.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. at the Sweet Home High School Library, 1641 Long St.

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Negotiations for Business and Life

The workshop “Negotiations for Business and Life” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This intense one-day workshop is designed to help you become a better negotiator, with a strong focus from the seller’s perspective.

Instructor Ormond Galvin, president of ORM Consulting, has more than 35 years of negotiation experience. Learn how to increase sales, reduce giveaways, hold margins, reduce the sales cycle, increase time to market and become a better negotiator.

Cost for the course is $179 per person. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Professional Development Class Making Great Presentations

The professional development class “Making Great Presentations” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Develop your presentation skills with the four “p’s” of presenting: planning, preparing, practicing and presence. Learn how to use effective visual aids and how to avoid common presentation mistakes.

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Hosts Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors

Laura Mont

Orion Bradshaw
Oregon Shakespearian Festival actors Orion Bradshaw and Laura Montes will give two performances on Monday, Oct. 22, at Linn-Benton Community College as part of the OSF School Visit Program.

The program is free and open to the public, with the actors performing selections from Shakespeare as well as selections from more contemporary plays.

The first one-hour show, “Live, and Deal with Others Better,” will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and features Shakespeare characters from various upcoming OSF season plays.

The second show, “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth,” will be held from Noon to 12:50 p.m. and features a medley of scenes from Shakespeare and contemporary plays.

In addition, the actors will hold a two-hour performance workshop at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Bradshaw has been with OSF for four seasons. A graduate of Southern Oregon University, his OSF credits include Hamlet, The Tempest, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Montes, a graduate of Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program, has worked with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company, TITAN Theater Company, and Cincinnati Playhouse. This is her first tour with OSF.

The 2012 School Visit Program is funded by grants from the Bowmer Society, Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation, Joseph R. Parker Foundation, Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Starseed Foundation, the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The OSF School Visit Program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chris Riseley at 541-917-4573. For disability accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or TDD 1-800-735-2900.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Presents Shy Shy & Gary

Shy Shy and Gary will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Oct. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

High school sweethearts Shy and Gary Nolde have been singing their style of American folk and blues for about 50 years. 

“Through the years we've seen it all, had it all, spent it all, known our share of joy and pain, sunshine and rain. In other words, we're playing music together and having the time of our lives,” said the Nolde’s.

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

Just for Fun Piano Workshop


A “Just For Fun Piano” workshop will held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
Nationally known pianist and composer Donn Rochlin specializes in teaching adults a creative and unique approach to learning and re-learning to play the piano.
The workshop is designed for beginners as well as seasoned players. Learn how cords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less, and how to practice and become more relaxed and creative at the piano.
Cost for this non-credit workshop is $99 and includes a CD and workbook. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Physical Science Speaker Series

The Fall Physical Science Speakers Series will be held each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in Madrone Hall, room MH-113, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The talks are free and open to the public, and will cover a variety of topics in physics and earth science.

 “Robotics, Volcanoes and Crushing MIT” will be the first talk in the series, presented by LBCC’s Remotely Operated Vehicle Team Wednesday, Oct. 10 at noon.

Additional series presentations include:

Wednesday, October 17: Mindi Hartzlett-Jones, Elia DeJesus, and Angela Clegg: “LBCC Student Undergraduate Research Experiences: Streams to sediment cores”

Wednesday, October 24: Dr. Jim O’Connor, US Geological Survey, “The Missoula Floods”

Wednesday, October 31: TBA

Wednesday, November 7: Craig Risien, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, “The Ocean Observing Initiative”

Wednesday, November 14: Jon Edwards, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, “Ice Core Science: What bubbles in ice can tell us about climate”

For more information, contact Deron Carter, LBCC physical science faculty, at 541-917-4745.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LBCC Lebanon Center - Boomers in Transition


Learning to thrive in uncertain times is the focus of the class Boomers In Transition offered at the Linn-Benton Community CollegeLebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Learn self-discovery and how to be empowered to respond to the changes in your life. Through a process of exploring past transitions, students learn successful coping skills, develop external and internal support systems and develop plans to implement change.

This one-week class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 and 25, from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $29 plus a $2 fee.

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

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

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers - GED/Adult Basic Education


Improve your skills in reading, writing or math, or prepare for your GED by taking adult basic education classes at Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

Free orientations will be held at Lebanon Center Oct. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., or 6 to 8:50 p.m., and the Sweet Home Center Oct. 22 and 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., or October 22 and 24 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Orientation is mandatory before registering for classes.

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

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


Monday, October 1, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class The Abusive Customer

The professional development class “The Abusive Customer” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Explore skills to help you be an effective problem solver, including how to calm an upset or angry customer, what to do during stressful interactions, and strategies to create a good customer service environment.

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

NSH Gallery Shows EOU Art Faculty Works

Seven art faculty from Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande are featured in an exhibit now on view at the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

The work ranges from sculpture and collage to oil painting and photography, and demonstrates the EOU Art Department’s mission to “actively contribute to the aesthetic and conceptual dialogue that is visual art.”

This is the third in a series of annual fall shows at LBCC featuring the art faculty from Oregon’s colleges and universities.

Participating in the show are:
    •Peter C. Johnson, associate professor of ceramics;
    •Doug Kaigler, professor of sculpture;
    •Susan Murrell, assistant professor of printmaking and drawing;
    •Cory Peeke, associate professor of art history and gallery director;
    •Jessica Plattner, associate professor of painting and drawing;
    •Jessica Riva Cooper, visiting professor of ceramics;
    •Michael Sell, assistant professor of photography.

The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 7 on both floors of North Santiam Hall, which is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

           
Image: “Far from the Tree,” collage on paper by Cory Peeke, EOU art faculty.

LBCC 18th Annual Art Faculty Exhibit

The visual art faculty at Linn-Benton Community College are opening the 2012-13 Fall Term with their annual exhibit in the South Santiam Hall and Calapooia Center galleries on LBCC’s Albany Campus.

Featured in the show are oil paintings and drawings by Department Chair Dori Bartholomew Litzer; charcoal drawings by Analee Fuentes; large-scale oil paintings by Gary Westford; wood-fired ceramics by Jay Widmer; photographs by Kurt Norlin; and lithographs by Frosene King. Also on view are photographs by gallery coordinator Rich Bergeman.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 31. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Caption  info:
“Vermeer in His Studio in 2017 Painting Saturn and the Earth,” oil on canvas, by Gary Westford

“Swamp View No. 2,” by Kurt Norlin