Friday, November 30, 2012

Legacy Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

Legacy Ballet will perform the classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Set to become an annual tradition in Albany, Legacy Ballet brings the magic of “The Nutcracker” to Linn and Benton counties for its first full-length production, in partnership with LBCC’s Russell Tripp theater.

Legacy’s performance will feature adult and children dancers from the community. Established in Albany in 2008, the dance company offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap dance for ages three through adult.

Tickets are $12 general admission. Purchase online for no fee at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets. Tickets are also available at the theater Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 

LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center strives to bring cultural enrichment to the mid Willamette Valley. For rental information, visit the web site at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater.

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

Monday, November 26, 2012

Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale

LBCC's Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center's ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Shop local for your holiday pottery gifts and help support the LBCC ceramics studio. Ceramics faculty, students and instructional assistants offer raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces for sale including vessels, vases, decorative items, usable tableware and small sculptures.

Partial proceeds support the purchase of ceramic studio equipment. For more information, contact Lin Olson at 541-757-8944. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Professional Development Class Getting Things Done When You’re Not in Charge

The professional development class “Getting Things Done When You’re Not in Charge” will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Fireside room, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Explore what it takes for individuals to get things done, whether you are in charge or not. Topics include networking, quid pro quo, using your reflected glory and learning from where you are.

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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LBCC SSH Gallery Exhibit Shows Corvallis Artists

"Place & Time," Frossene King

"Mobil Homes," Andy Myers
“Place,” a multi-media exhibit by Corvallis artists Frossene King and Andy Myers, is on exhibit in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, in Albany, through Dec. 7.

A reception for the artists will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the SSH Gallery on Monday, Nov. 26.

King is an adjunct instructor in digital imaging at LBCC; Myers teaches drawing at LBCC’s Benton Center and at Oregon State University.

King is exhibiting work from two projects that explore how visual qualities, data and associations are essential ingredients in creating meaning in visual communication.

“Meditations and Symbols” is based on the view outside her window over a six-month period, and “Decoding The Life of Lula” is a story of “displacement and discovery” inspired by her grandmother’s experiences as a Greek immigrant to the United States.

Myers is showing work from two drawing and printing projects derived from ideas about place.

“Where-Wolf” is a large installation-style drawing inspired by the story of OR-7, the gray wolf that has traveled across Oregon in search of a mate. “Mobile-Homes” is a series of monotype prints that reference the mobility of life through the whimsical use of rickshaws and wheeled carts.

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


Free Class Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

A free professional development class “Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 Northwest Monroe Ave.

Join in for a relevant and entertaining look at the lessons we can all learn from the way Santa runs his workshop, from juggling responsibilities and resources to production and scheduling, and of course, the big delivery all while keeping everyone jolly.

This class is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Monday, November 19, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class Setting Performance Standards

The professional development class “Setting Performance Standards” will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Fireside room, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to set performance standards based on factors such as quality, quantity, time, cost, methods and impact of performance, and discover strategies for overcoming constraints that affect performance.

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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

English for Speakers of Other Languages Classes

Linn-Benton Community College will hold classes for non-native speakers of English beginning the week of Jan. 7.

Learn to speak, read, and write English in an encouraging environment. Orientation sessions begin Dec. 3 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis and Dec. 4 at LBCC’s Luckiamute Center, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany campus.

Both day and evening orientation sessions and classes will be offered on both campuses. Students new to the program need to attend two free orientation sessions. 

For times and locations, see the ESOL program flyers located at all LBCC registration desks, or visit the ESOL web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/esol, or call 541-917-4710, or 541- 917-4664 (Spanish), or 541-917-4661 (Russian).
        
ESOL program registration fee is $30. Students can attend more than one class with this one fee, at both campuses.

LBCC also offers credit courses for non-native speakers of English who want to succeed in college level courses and technical education programs. This winter the ESOL department will offer both reading and writing courses on the Albany campus.

To find out more about these classes and how to register, visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/esol or call the LBCC ESOL department at 541-917-4694.

Friday, November 9, 2012

LBCC Professional Development Class Creating a Positive Work Environment

The professional development class “Creating a Positive Work Environment” will be held Friday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC Benton Center, room BC-204, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Explore what it takes for individuals and organizational leaders to create and maintain a positive, productive workplace environment, including the 85:15 ratio, ways to assess the health of your workplace, and ideas to overcome workplace negativity.

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.

Theater Department Presents “Comedy Syndicate” at Eagles Club

"Comedy Syndicate," LBCC Performing Arts students, to
perform improv at the Albany Eagles Club Nov. 17.
The improv sketch comedy ensemble “Comedy Syndicate” will perform Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Eagles Club, 127 NW Broadalbin Street.

Inspired by the popular comedy shows “Who's Line is it Anyway” and Drew Carey's “Improviganza,” the show brings live comedy front and center, as performed by Linn-Benton Community College Performing Arts students.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m., with optional dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ticket price covers the show only.

This show is open to the public: under 21 admitted. Partial proceeds to benefit the LBCC Theater Department. For more information, contact the Eagles Club at 541-926-6622.

photo contributed by LBCC theater department:
LBCC Performing Arts students stage a publicity photo on the tracks in downtown Albany for their upcoming comedy show. Students are, left to right, Mike Winder, Travis Bazanele, Denzel Barrie, Kim Willaman, Nathan Larrabee, Brandon Breiner, Abe Cusick and Emma Barry.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Choir Concert “A World in Harmony” Nov. 29

The Linn-Benton Community College choirs will perform “A World in Harmony” Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Conducted by LBCC director of choral activities, James Reddan, the performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, and the a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Diana Hancock will accompany on piano. 

The concert also features more than 150 musicians in one of the largest collaborations between singers and instrumentalists at LBCC including brass orchestra, percussion, string quartet and piano.

“There is truly something for everybody,” said Reddan. “We certainly hope you will join us in welcoming the seasons and celebration!”



In addition, the LBCC choirs just released their second CD, Ear Candy, which will be available for purchase at the concert, and at the college Bookstore and Gracewinds Music in Corvallis.

The Chamber Choir performed as part of the pre-Olympic festivities in London this summer, including performances at Cadogan Hall, St. Pancras Cathedral, the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The concert will feature many different choral works celebrating different choral traditions including: Porter’s Lux Aeterna; Mendelssohn’s Angels in Seven; Whitacre’s Sleep and Five Hebrew Love Songs; Meader’s We Three Kings; Ganz’s O Clap Your Hands; and Rutter’s Gloria.

The a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including: Rumor Has It; A cappella; Shooting Stars; and Keep Your Head Up

Tickets go on sale Tuesday and are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for those under 18. Purchase 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 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Mike McLaren

Mike McLaren
Blues musician Mike McLaren will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

A local musician and music instructor, McLaren plays acoustic blues said to take you down the midnight crossroads on the strings of his guitar.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pharmacy Technician Information Session


LBCC is offering two free Pharmacy Technician Program pre-application information sessions for those interested in training to work as a Pharmacy Technician.

The sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

No need to preregister to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 4 and runs through June 14, 2013.

Skill areas covered include customer service, pharmacy math, pharmacy laws and rules, pharmaceutical vocabulary, prescriptions, billing, insurance, industry software, pharmacology and on-the-job training.

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Choirs Release New CD, Performance Slated for Nov. 29

The LBCC Music Department released their internationally ranked choir's second CD, “Ear Candy,” a compilation of a cappella music from classical to pop.

Featuring the voices of the Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, men’s a cappella ensemble Blue Light Special, and the women’s a cappella ensemble The Sirens, "Ear Candy" is eclectic collection of works performed by the ensembles from Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Clausen's Prayer; Shank's When David Heard; to Price Tag, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Somebody I Used to Know, Apologize, and more. 

CD’s are $20, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Music Department. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, or at the LBCC Bookstore, Albany campus.

The choirs will perform “A World in Harmony” on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, Albany campus.

Conducted by choir director James Reddan, the performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element, the Women’s Ensemble, and Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Diana Hancock will accompany on piano.

“A World In Harmony” will feature over 150 musicians in one of the largest collaborations between singers and instrumentalists at LBCC including brass orchestra, percussion, string quartet and piano.

“There is truly something for everybody,” said Reddan. “We certainly hope you will join us in welcoming the seasons and celebration!”


The concert will feature many different choral works celebrating different choral traditions including: Porter’s Lux Aeterna; Mendelssohn’s Angels in Seven; Whitacre’s Sleep and Five Hebrew Love Songs; Meader’s We Three Kings; Ganz’s O Clap Your Hands; and Rutter’s Gloria.

The a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including: Rumor Has It; A cappella; Shooting Stars; and Keep Your Head Up

Performance tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for those under 18. Purchase 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 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, November 5, 2012

LBCC Hosts 33rd Bob Ross Nature Photography Show

The 33rd Annual Bob Ross Open Invitational Nature Photography Show will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This is a free, non-juried show and is open to anyone to attend, weather you are showing photographs or just want to see what others are doing in the field.

This year’s theme is “Interspecies Interactions, or Evidence of Animals.” Nature for this purpose is defined as plants, animals, landscapes, rocks, clouds, water or anything else that one finds in nature and that lacks any evidence of humans. No architecture, vehicles, hot air balloons or backpackers, ect.

Nature photographers from throughout the Willamette Valley gather each year on this occasion to celebrate nature and share their experiences, techniques, favorite places and things to see.

Please limit your photographs to no more than 15 digital images. Send your images to Bob Ross at rosspix@comcast.net. No major manipulation of the photos is allowed. A slight adjustment to brightness, contrast or balance is acceptable.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bob Ross at 541-928-3711 or email at rosspix@comcast.net.

LBCC Veterinary Assistant Information Sessions

Two free Veterinary Assistant Program information sessions will be held at Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a Veterinary Assistant.

These pre-application sessions will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to Noon, and Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room, CC-212. No preregistration needed to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 16-week LBCC Veterinary Assistant Program starts Jan. 7 and runs through April 26. Skill areas covered include basic education and experience in common disease states, commonly used medical and surgical techniques, and an introduction to hospital management, business procedures and radiation safety.
 
Cost for the program is $4,000. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms. For more information, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Benton Center Ceramic Lecture & Workshop

Ceramic artist Stephen Mickey will hold a lecture and workshop at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis Nov. 16 & 17.

Mickey, a former Mt. Hood Community College ceramics instructor and creator of the Soulgama wood-fire kiln, will give a free slide show lecture of his work Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. in room BC-244.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Mickey will demonstrate his clay techniques in a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Benton Center ceramics studio, room BC-140. The workshop includes a no-host potluck at noon. Cost for the workshop is $35.

Register for the workshop at www.linnbenton.edu or in person the day of the workshop. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Friday, November 2, 2012

LBCC Hosts Poetry Presentation by former President Rita Cavin

A presentation of original poetry and watercolors by Rita Cavin, former Linn-Benton Community College president will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the college Library Reading Room, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Using poetry and watercolor, Cavin, a Corvallis resident, creates travel journals of the places and people she visits. The program highlights journals she created while in Morocco, India, Baja California, Ireland and Spain. 

Cavin was the sixth president of LBCC, retiring in 2010. Since retiring, she has served on community college boards, and as interim president at Umpqua Community College from November 2010 to May 2011.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin Havenick at 541-917-4574. For disability accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or TDD 1-800-735-2900.

LBCC Holds Free Diabetes Symposium

A free Diabetes Symposium will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Commons cafeteria, second floor of the Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW., Albany.

Diabetes experts will present information on self-management, and a product fair will feature diabetes equipment, services and free healthy snacks.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Sarah Swarts with Samaritan Internal Medicine; Jay Hewitt, an athlete who became the first person with diabetes to qualify for the U.S. National Triathlon team; and Monica Whipple, certified Arthritis Foundation instructor. 

The symposium is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by LBCC Albany Community Education and Samaritan Health Services. Pre-registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Music Department Releases CD “Ear Candy”

The Linn-Benton Community College Music Department will release their internationally ranked choir's second CD, “Ear Candy,” a compilation of a cappella music from classical to pop.

“Ear Candy” features the voices of the LBCC Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, men’s a cappella ensemble Blue Light Special, and the women’s a cappella ensemble The Sirens. 

The CD features an eclectic collection of works performed by the ensembles from Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Clausen's Prayer; Shank's When David Heard; to Price Tag, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Somebody I Used to Know, Apologize, and more. 

All of the music on “Ear Candy” is a cappella, a wonderful collection of choral and popular music that truly demonstrates the spirit of the choral art and majesty of the voice.

CD’s are $20, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Music Department. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, or at the LBCC Bookstore, Albany campus.

For more information, contact LBCC music faculty James Reddan at 541-917-4550.