Friday, September 27, 2013

Job Fair Set for Veterans and Disabled Individuals

A job fair for veteran’s and individuals with disabilities will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Commons cafeteria, Calapooia Center building, 2nd floor, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Attending businesses are seeking individuals to hire. Community and campus resources will also be available to assist with employment and resource information.

Businesses include ATI Wah Chang, Samaritan Health Services, Comcast, Cascade Pulp, Knife River, U.S. Forest Service and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by Blue Sun, Inc. of Corvallis, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17, Hero 2 Hired, WorkSource Oregon and Linn-Benton Community College.

For more information, visit www.bluesuninc.com.

LBCC Hosts “Community Ground v.2” Exhibit

South Santiam Hall Gallery
More than 25 art faculty from Clatsop, Mt. Hood and Linn-Benton community colleges are exhibiting their work at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, through December 6.

“Community Ground v.2” fills three galleries on campus, with over 100 works of art in a wide array of media, including painting, ceramics, metal-smithing, photography, drawing, mixed media and installation art. 

The traveling exhibit is intended to celebrate the work of teaching artists and the role their art plays as a source of inspiration to their students and the community. 

The exhibit at LBCC is the second of three shows that grew out of collaboration between the three colleges. The first show was held at Clatsop last January, and the third will be held at Mt. Hood in 2014.

According to Richard Rowland, ceramics instructor at Clatsop and the inspiration behind the collaboration, “Community Ground” reflects how community college art faculty bridge the gap between teaching are and making art—both full time jobs that require a high level of commitment and focus.

“One can see that they are doing what artists do: mythologizing nature and the world around them,” said Rowland. “In their teaching, these artists provide foundational training to their students, who can then begin to develop the tools to discover their own voices, and thus help continue to define the cultural landscape for their communities.”

A “rolling reception” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., beginning in the North Santiam Hall Galleries with refreshments, and continuing on to the South Santiam Hall and Calapooia Center galleries for brief remarks by the artists.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of workshops that are open to the public will be held on Friday, Nov. 8. Contact Analee Fuentes for workshop information, fuentea@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  In addition, the North Santiam Hall Gallery is also open weekday evenings until 9.

LBCC Hosts Dr. Shakti Butler Lecture Oct. 9

Dr. Shakti Butler
Dr. Shakti Butler will lead a discussion on racial inequality and the impact on communities Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Forum lecture hall, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Dr. Butler, founder and creative director of World Trust Services, is producer and director of "Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System of Racial Inequity" as well as the documentaries "The Way Home" and "Light in the Shadows and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible.”

Dr. Butler will lead a dialogue and reflection on how racial inequalities have impacted us as a society and as a community. A question and answer session will follow.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Office of Diversity and Community Engagement at 541-917-4299.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Gardening Classes

Learn gardening tips and techniques in one of several gardening classes held through Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this fall.

Tips for Successful Gardening will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 10. Cost for this three-week class is $39.

The free Fall Gardening lunch time series will meet at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St, from Noon to 12:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. A different topic will be covered each week for eight weeks. A complete list of topics is available at the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

Edible and Sustainable Landscape class will meet Wednesdays from Noon to 12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center beginning Oct. 2. Learn how to design, plant and grow a small-scale garden while conserving resources. Cost for this six-week class is $55.

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.

Pesticide Application Classes

Pesticide applicator classes will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills.

Pesticides Laws and Safety, Public and Commercial applications, will be held Oct.11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $99.

Pesticide Private Applicator will be held Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC- 213. Cost is $99.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900. The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LBCC Preschool Cooperative

Fall term enrollment is underway for Linn-Benton Community College’s Preschool Cooperative in Philomath.

Preschool classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning Sept. 30 at Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th St., Philomath.

The cooperative program focuses on high-quality learning experiences for 3-5-year-olds; with parents taking an active part in their child's learning by working in the classroom and helping to plan activities.

Financial assistance is available. Contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899 for more information or to register.

LBCC’s Foundation Donates $150k for Dynomometer

Linn-Benton Community College’s Foundation donated $150,000 to the college’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center for purchase of a dynamometer to use in its new automotive training center.

The dynamometer diagnostic tool used in automotive service will be the only one of its kind between Vancouver, BC and San Francisco.

The new tool will allow LBCC students to perform some of the most advanced testing and diagnostics in the country, and to work with regional manufacturers to develop or improve a variety of components used by hybrid and electric vehicles.

 “The new dynomometer functions like most other all-wheel drive dyno's except that this one is specifically designed to enable quick development cycles for performing initial hybrid and electric vehicle calibrations, traction system monitoring, regenerative braking and limited traction conditions using road load and federal drive cycles, electric power system analysis, HEV/PHEV/EV controller development, efficiency testing, fuel consumption testing and other complete vehicle or sub system simulations,” said LBCC automotive faculty member Bryan Schiedler. “The next closest dyno with this capability is in Vancouver B.C.”

The college’s advanced transportation center will be the only major broad-spectrum training facility for alternative fuel vehicles between Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California, and will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

“The Advanced Transportation Technology Center will open its doors for LBCC students starting fall term, and will be a real boost to the local economy,” said Dale Stowell, executive director of the LBCC Foundation. “The LBCC Foundation board felt this contribution was a great match for its mission to create opportunities for the people in our area, and ensures this key piece of equipment will be ready for students to use on a much a faster timeframe.”

Students in LBCC’s automotive and heavy equipment programs will received hands-on training using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in research, installation, maintenance, conversion and operation of high-efficiency alternative fuel technologies including compressed natural gas, propane, electric and biodiesel as well as traditional fuel vehicles. The center will also be used to train technicians already in the field.

Future plans for the ATTC site include construction of a new 10,000-square-foot innovation center is set to begin winter 2014, and construction of compressed natural gas and propane fueling stations and electrical charging stations.

LBCC is continuing to raise funds to support moving its heavy equipment and diesel program to the center, with plans for an additional 20,000-square-foot building to be built on the site.

The college has raised approximately $6.7 million for the project. In addition to the LBCC Foundation donation, major funding for the center includes more than $2 million in private donations, $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration, $1.4 million from the City of Lebanon Urban Renewal District, $800,000 from Oregon lottery funds, $350,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust,  $170,000 from Pacific Propane Gas Association, $100,000 from the Lebanon Industrial Development Corporation, $60,000 from Consumer’s Power, NW Natural and Pacific Power and $50,000 from Drive Oregon.

Industry partners include Snap On, Pacific Power, John and Phil’s Toyota, and CoEnergy Propane of Corvallis. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

LBCC Announces Distinguished Staff, Pastega Awards

Stephen and Carolyn Lebsack received the Pastega Faculty
Excellance Award, and Teresa Thomas (r) received the
Pastega Classified Excellence Award.
Linn-Benton Community College announced Distinguished Staff and Pastega award winners at the college’s Inservice held Sept. 17.

Alice Sperling was named Distinguished Staff. Established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college, nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC.

Sperling, of Tangent, began work at the college in 1995 as an instructional assistant. She held several positions before becoming faculty coordinator for the LBCC Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in 2005. She retired from the college in June. 

Nominated by her peers for her dedication and commitment to LBCC, students and the community, Sperling is lauded for her ability to teach others to teach, listen and communicate effectively.

Carolyn Lebsack and Stephen Lebsack received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award. The Lebsack’s, of Corvallis, are both biology faculty members.

Carolyn Lebsack began teaching at the college in September of 1976, and Stephen Lebsack began September 1979. They both retired from the college in June.

Teresa Thomas, of Albany, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award. An administrative assistant in the LBCC Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Division, Thomas has been employed at the college since 1981. 

LBCC’s Pastega awards, established in 2000 by Mario Pastega, honor one faculty member and one classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community.

Each winner received a $1,000 honorarium and their names are engraved on the Mario and Alma Pastega Faculty and Staff Excellence plaques that hang in the college’s Distinguished Staff Gallery.

LBCC Veterinary Assistant Information Sessions

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

Free pre-application sessions will be held Monday, Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues. Oct. 22, noon-2 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 7, 9-11 a.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 17-week LBCC Veterinary Assistant Program starts Jan. 6 and runs through May 2, 2014. 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 $4,500. 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, ELearning and Media at 541-917-4923.

Monday, September 23, 2013

LBCC Pain Relief Class

Learn self-help techniques for pain relief in the class Pain Relief Now held at Linn-Benton Community College starting Oct. 1.

Address pain symptoms caused by Trigger Points in muscle groups, stiff and sore joints, and arthritis. Practice Active Isolated Stretch techniques to enhance joint function and return "locked" joints to a more useful movement pattern.

This six-week class will meet Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. starting Oct. 1 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave., Albany. Cost is $39.

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

Smartphone Class

Learn how to use your smartphone through Smartphone School at Linn-Benton Community College.

Master your phone's tools, resources, and applications to optimize your smartphone experience.

This three-week class will meet Mondays 30 from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting Sept. 30 at LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, North Santiam Hall, room NSH-107.

Cost is $39. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Santiam Kalapuya Indians History Class

Explore the life-ways of the Santiam Kalapuya Indians prior to Caucasian settlement in this history class held Monday and Tuesday, October 7 and 8.

The first day of class will be at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St, from 1 to 2:50 p.m. and cover pre-history of the people of Western Oregon, including archaeological evidence, early settler accounts and Kalapuya-era replica artifacts.

The second day will be a fieldtrip to Cascadia Cave from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. The cave is an important site to Santiam Kalapuyans, and we will examine traditional cultural resource areas and discuss restoration opportunities.

Students must supply their own transportation to Cascadia State Park. Bring lunch, water, camera and field clothing appropriate for rain and mud.

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

Lebanon Center New Class: Playing Music Together

The class Playing Music Together, designed for stringed instrument players, will be offered at LBBC’s Lebanon Center starting Oct. 2.

Gain confidence in your skills as you learn to play bluegrass, country and old time music with others. Learn about playing backup and lead, review basic chords, jam etiquette and how to improvise and put vocals together.

This 10-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 2 at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex building, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $75.

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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

LBCC Offers QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

Guided Tour QuickBooks is a four-hour class designed for those with no previous experience using a computer-based accounting system. 

Class will meet on Tuesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 3, from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $69.  

QuickBooks I class is designed to help you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks 2013.

This 10-hour class will meet on October 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7, from 2 to 3:50 p.m., in the Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $195.

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


LBCC Fall Term Cooking Classes

Learn how to make sausage, decorate a cake or cook Moroccan food in classes held this fall at Linn-Benton Community College.

The nine-week Cake Decorating class will meet Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting Sept. 30 at the Albany Senior Center, 44 Water Ave.  Learn simple techniques to get professional looking results. Cost is $69 with a $7 supply fee.

The three-week Hint of Morocco cooking class will meet Fridays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Oct. 4 at the Albany Senior Center. Learn how to make several types of Moroccan dishes. Cost is $39 with a $40 supply fee.

In the one-day Making Sausage class, learn skills and techniques to make your own sausage. Choose from Saturday, Oct. 12 or Sunday, Oct. 13 class. Both classes meet from 1 to 5:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room CC-219. Cost is $39 with a $40 supply fee.

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

LBCC Driver Education Begins Sept. 21

Drivers Education classes at Linn-Benton Community College begin Sept. 21.

The course includes Oregon state mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation. 

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. Students must register at the college. Online registration is not available.

Registration packets are available at all centers one week prior to registration or online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education.

Cost for the course is $259 for ages 17 and under, $429 for ages 18 and over. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund.

LBCC’s Driver Education program serves students throughout Linn and Benton counties and is approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LBCC Lands $2.7 million Grant to Develop Virtual College

Linn-Benton Community College has landed a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop a new online virtual college program.

LBCC will receive $2,739,655 for the project, which will initially target healthcare and business programs at LBCC, with additional areas to follow based on industry needs.

The grant, part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, is a multi-year, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.

Community colleges and universities around the country were awarded $474.5 million for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. LBCC’s project is the only one in Oregon to receive funding in this third installment of the initiative.

"The grant will help us build a virtual college, called LB iLearn Campus, that will increase completion, improve accessibility and raise the quality of online education," said Ann Malosh, dean of LBCC’s Healthcare, Elearning and Media Division.

The virtual college model will use a competency based, flexible start, personalized learning approach to target an underserved segment of our communities, and will allow students to compete at an accelerated pace at any time, from any place.

LB iLearn Campus will use technology to build the college's capacity to offer pioneering courses, certificates and degrees that will meet the needs of workers and employer partners.

The grants will expand programs in growing industries such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, and encourage geographic and industry sector collaboration through the development of both statewide and multi-state college consortia.

The 57 grants will support 190 projects in at least 183 schools in every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 20 awards to community college and university consortia totaling $377,452,319.

The U.S. Department of Labor will implement and administer the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education. For more information on the grant, visit the U.S. Department of Labor web site at www.doleta.gov/taaccct.

Life Stories Class



Learn how to tell your story and your family history in the “Life Stories” class offered through LBCC Community Education.



Recall and recount treasured family history in your own narrative style. Learn how to write descriptively with details and dialogue. Information about publishing will be provided.



This 10-week class will meet at the Albany Senior Center on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 1; at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 3; and at the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 4. Cost is $58.



For more information, 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.

LBCC Computer Application Classes



Computer classes from the basics on will be held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this fall.

The class Computers-1st Step is designed for those who have never touched a computer before and need hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This four-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning Oct. 8 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Class also will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. Cost is $39.

Additional classes will be held later in the term including Computers-2nd Step, iPad class and Kindle Fire class. Check the online schedule for dates and times.

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.

Monday, September 16, 2013

LBCC Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education


Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education (CCB) will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College.
This five-session course will meet October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.
The course is required for CCB licensing as part of the education requirement before taking the State of Oregon CCB exam. Participants are required to attend all five of the state-approved sessions to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing.
Topics include employer requirements and employee rights, Oregon lien and contract law, taxes/recordkeeping, best business practices, project and time management, estimating and scheduling, building codes, OR-OSHA requirements, job site safety, environmental laws, and test taking strategies in compliance with ORS 701-280. 
Advance registration is required by Sept. 24. Cost is $290 and includes a copy of the 10th Edition of the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual. 
Register at Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus, Willamette Hall, room-120. Photo ID and payment due at registration. For more information, contact LBCC SBDC at 541-917-4923.

Friday, September 13, 2013

LBCC Photoshop Elements Classes



Photoshop Elements I and II will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center this fall.

Learn how to edit your digital photographs in this hands-on course including correcting exposure, contrast, color problems and photo resize, print, save and prepare images for email and the web. Computer experience is recommended.

This six-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 2 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Photoshop Elements II class will be offered later in the term. Check the online schedule for dates and times.

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.

LBCC Holds Welcome Day Event

Linn-Benton Community College will hold a “Welcome Day” open house Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Activities will be held in the college courtyard throughout the day including choir and theater performances, poetry reading and live music, and campus groups, clubs and community organizations will have displays.

A fashion show will be held in the Commons cafeteria at noon with free pizza. Students can enter a drawing to win prizes, including a 60-second shopping spree at the college bookstore.

A self-led campus scavenger hunt provides a tour of campus to meet instructors and staff, and get books and school supplies. Complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes, including tuition gift certificates.

Additional Welcome Day activities will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and at the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers, from 2 to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Rob Priewe, at 541-917-4563.

LBCC Hosts Governor’s Marketplace Roadshow

Small business owners and managers are invited to attend the Governor’s Marketplace Roadshow held at Linn-Benton Community College Oct. 2.

Meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations. Learn how to effectively navigate contracting processes and gain tools and resources to help you be a successful bidder and grow your business.

The Marketplace Roadshow will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Preregistration is required online at http://oregongovoffice.eventbrite.com.

Early bird registration is $5, including dinner. Hosted by Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center. For more information, call 541-917-4929.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

LBCC Summer 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 summer term, June to August 2013. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.
Albany, OR
Meagan R. Anderson, Catalina Arellano, Jun hui Bae, Courtney M. Bodily, Rhonda M. Brittain, Devon W. Brown, Christopher N. Bryant, Steven L. Camfield, Andrew R. Giles, Andrew J. Gillette, Brandy M. Gustafson, Cheryl A. Hagey, Drew E. Halvorson, Nathan J. Hellman, Steven E. Hills, Douglas A. Keys, Kyle H. Killen, Logan R. Love, Tricia Maloney, Anthony R. Miller, John-Paul B. Molden, Gilbert M. Morse, Michael S. Norlander, Kaitlyn N. Oare, Allen Phillips, Thomas J. Prochaska, Ryan C. Rensmeyer, Brian D. Rhodaback, Amanda J. Ukaoma, Dorothy J. White, Christopher D. Whitfield, Jebediah P. Williams
Baker, OR
Kindra J. Smith
Banks, OR
Jimmy R. Bledsoe
Bay City, OR
Camella Neimann
Corvallis, OR
Kelsey Bradley, Rebecca R. Brigantic, Sonia Cisneros, Matthew J. Corcoran, Jacqueline A. Fashbaugh, Bethany M. Hart, Gwendolyn A. Hill, Jose D. Jimenez-Leon, Robert J. Kaser, James R. Lexau Jr, Ikaika A. McKeague-McFadden, Frank D. Murray, Patricia L. Nobles, TeJo A. Pack, Dakota N. Peck, Rachael Poore, Tod C. Prosa, Kimberly A. Rugh, Aaron K. Taft, Levi Willmeth, Timothy G. Worl, Amanda L. Young
Cottage Grove, OR
Sharlene S. Owens
Dexter, OR
Cynthia A. Gregory
Eugene, OR
Darline N. Pham, Rachel M. Renken, Joshua C. Robillard, Kelly Solberg
Harrisburg, OR
Michelle D. Mize, Bobbi K. Souza
Hubbard, OR
Aaron Schildmeyer
Jefferson, OR
Shawna M. Meekins, Justin B. Phillips
Lake Oswego, OR
Malia Mottet, Deanna L. Ulrich
Lebanon, OR
Dylan T. DeButts, Jody E. French, Kate T. Libra, Crystal R. Loar, John Mariner, Crystal L. Stay, Season N. Washington, Dana B. Wikner
Pendleton, OR
Daniel T. Fisher, Catherine M. Heath
Philomath, OR
Barry D. Christensen, Jenaye L. Johnson
Prineville, OR
Melissa M. Brown
Roseburg, OR
Aleesha J. Hyatt
Salem, OR
Howard K. Bateman, Kyler Kelly, Nicole J. Marsh, Scott R. Shelton, Liliana A. Solis
Scio, OR
Kelsey N. Anderson, Jennifer B. Slusser, Brian F. Tillinghast
Seaside, OR
Kortnie A. Rose
Shedd, OR
Hannah B. Carpenter
Shzen Zhen,
Xuanyu Li
Springfield, OR
Edward Haynes, Kristi L. Huffman, Jessica F. Torres
Springfield , OR
Manfred J. Olsen
Stayton, OR
Kindra R. Coggins
Sweet Home, OR
Kristen D. Forum, Renee L. Gerlach, Todd A. Tackitt
The Dalles, OR
Amanda N. Garner
Tidewater, OR
Tracy E. Douglas
West Linn, OR
Melissa Pope

Knitting, Crocheting & Quilting Classes

Improve your knitting, crocheting and quilting skills in classes offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this fall.

A Knitting/Crocheting Workshop will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. beginning Oct. 1. Practice and improve your knitting and crocheting skills working on your own project. Cost for this 10-week class is $58.

A Quilting class will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St, from 7 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. Class is good for beginners. Cost for this four-week class is $39.

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 LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Offers Real Estate Property Manager Course

Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning September 30.

Designed to prepare you to manage rental property, this course combines online and in-class instruction to meet the 60-hour requirement for the Oregon Property Manager Pre-License course.

This seven-week class will meet on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. through Nov. 18 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

Cost for this non-credit course is $550. For more information, contact Barbie DuBois at 541-917-4927 or email at barbie.dubois@linnbenton.edu.

Pharmacy Technician Information Sessions



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



The sessions will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 1; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 28, 9-11 a.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2-4 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, Lebanon, OR.



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



The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 3 and runs through June 6, 2014. 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 $5,000, 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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lebanon Center Class: Pain Relief Now

An introductory course using self-help techniques for relief of musculoskeletal pain, Pain Relief Now, will be offered through LBCC’s Lebanon Center starting Oct. 1.

Learn how to address pain symptoms caused by trigger points in muscle groups, stiff and sore joints and arthritis, and learn active isolate stretch techniques to enhance joint function and return "locked" joints to a more useful movement pattern. Taught by Licensed Massage Therapist Lori Burton.

This six-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. beginning October 1 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $40.

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.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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LBCC Just for Fun Piano Class

"Just for Fun Piano" will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW.

Taught by Portland pianist and composer Donn Rochlin, this workshop is designed for beginners as well as seasoned players. Rochlin teaches an easy, no stress way to learn to play the piano. Cost is $90 and includes a book and CD. 

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

LBCC Small Business Management Class

The LBCC Small Business Management Program for small business owners will be held beginning October 10.

The SBM program includes classroom learning sessions, one-on-one confidential meetings with a SBM coach, and an informal support group of other SBM business owners, focusing on tools and techniques that have been proven to help businesses streamline and grow.

SBM is a nine-month program that meets the second Thursday of each month, from 1 to 4 p.m., October through June. The first class will be held Oct. 10 at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost is $695.

Led by Marc Manley, co-director of the LBCC Small Business Development Center. Manley has significant experience in running businesses small and large, and has advised more than 50 local businesses, providing guidance that has produced results including raising more than $1 million in new capital, increasing sales by more than $2 million, and creating 49 new jobs.


To register, contact LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Monday, September 9, 2013

LBCC Call for Volunteer Facilitators


Volunteers are needed to facilitate small group training sessions held at Linn-Benton Community College for students in varied medical fields. No medical experience necessary.

Students from Linn-Benton Community College, CompNW Medical School and Oregon State University will work together in small, interdisciplinary group sessions, including students in the fields of pharmacy, medical assisting, nursing, public health, physician and veterinary science.

Volunteer facilitators will help students work through real-life case scenarios during each session. Sessions are designed to help students learn to communicate and work together across their varied medical disciplines.

A free information session, including facilitator training, will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.  

Sessions will be held from October through April, for approximately 15 hours of volunteer time needed. No medical experience is required to volunteer.

For more information or to register for the facilitator information and training session, contact Estelle Henderson at 541-917-4939 or email estelle.henderson@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Art Classes

A variety of art classes will be offered this fall through Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

The class "Watercolor Foundations” will meet Mondays beginning Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Class will also meet at the Brownsville Art Association Studio, 255 Main St., Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Oct 3. Cost for this eight-week class is $65.

"Calligraphy" class will be held at the Sweet Home Center Tuesdays from 1 to 3:20 p.m. beginning Oct. 1. Cost for this 10-week class is $64.

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.

LBCC Microbusiness Explore and Prepare Classes

The class Microbusiness Explore will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning Sept. 24.

Explore the possibilities of starting you own business. Topics include how to register your business, how to determine pricing, how to find customers and more. Learn how to refine your business plan and get started.

A free orientation for the class will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-107, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis.

The 11-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Sept. 24. Cost is $349. Some scholarships are available.

In addition, the class Microbusiness Prepare will begin Sept. 18. Get ready to launch your business and learn how to finalize your business plan. Class requires a prerequisite of Microbusiness Explore or instructor approval in order to register.

This nine-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $349. Some scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4974 or see our website lbccsbdc.com.

LBCC Lebanon Center Lunch & Learn Series



A free Lunch and Learn series will be held at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street, from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. beginning Sept. 23.



This series covers local historical places of interest. Topics include: Cottonwoods Ballroom, Sept. 23; Willamette Valley Pleistocene Project, Sept. 30; Oregon Donation Land Claim Pioneers, Oct. 3; History of Spiritualism and Spirit Photograph, Oct. 7; Log of the Dirty Four, Oct. 21; Scroggins Mill, Oct. 28; and the Santiam Wagon Road, Nov. 4.

A complete list with presenters and descriptions is available at the LBCC Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Friday, September 6, 2013

LBCC Fall Term Fitness Classes


Continue your fitness routine or get one started by taking classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College, with classes meeting in Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Brownsville and Scio.



Choose from Aqua Zumba, Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones and Balance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Strength and Balance, Easy Cardio Fitness, Easy Does it Exercise, Rock'n to the Core, T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi for Better Balance, Yoga, Zumba. and Zumba Toning.


Classes start the week of Sept. 30. For a complete description and start dates, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

LBCC Lebanon Center Free SHIBA Class

New to Medicare? Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) is holding a free class that covers the basics of Medicare parts A, B, C and D.

Class is designed for anyone who will be eligible or who is new to Medicare and for current beneficiaries who would like a better understanding of their Medicare benefits and options. Spouses and relatives are welcome to attend the class.

This one-day class will meet Thursday, Sept. 19 from 10 to 11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex building, 44 Industrial Way.

Reservations are required by calling 541-812-0849. Class is taught by a SHIBA counselor and sponsored by Linn-Benton RSVP.

For more information, contact the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

LBCC Free Living with Chronic Conditions Program

The free workshop Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center starting Sept. 19.

This six-week workshop is for people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, emphysema, heart conditions, high blood pressure, MS, etc.

Participants will meet Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:50 p.m. beginning Sept. 19 at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex building, 44 Industrial Way.

Preregistration is required by calling Carole Kment at 541-768-6070 or email at ckment@samhealth.org.

Co-sponsored by LBCC and Samaritan Health Services in partnership with Linn and Benton County Health Departments. For more information, contact the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LBCC Real Estate Pre-License Broker Exam Course


A Real Estate Pre-License Broker Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning October 2.

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

This 11-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Oct. 2 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

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 all-day study session will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Utilities Donate More than $60k to ATTC

LBCC students learn fine art of automotive work.
Consumer’s Power, NW Natural and Pacific Power have donated more than $60,000 to Linn-Benton Community College’s new Advanced Transportation Technology Center, which is located in Lebanon, Oregon.

Slated to be ready for students fall term, the donation will be used to support construction of and to purchase equipment for the new training facility.

“Consumers Power, Inc. is pleased to be able to help LBCC bring this visionary effort to our local community,” said Roman Gillen, Consumers Power CEO.  “We are interested in looking for ways that alternative fuels can help not only our business, but also help our rural communities and agricultural members become even more competitive at home and abroad.”

LBCC’s new center will train student and incumbent workers to service alternative fuel vehicles, working with industry to provide skilled employees and create jobs in the alternative fuels and transportation sector.

“With Oregonians spending over $8 billion dollars each year on gas and diesel, it's easy to see the affects fluctuations in fuel prices have had,” said LBCC automotive instructor Bryan Schiedler.  “If our addiction to the gas pump continues, the U.S. will consistently be dependent on foreign countries for that source of energy and will continue to experience the stress and strain with every uptick in fuel prices.”

Switching to alternative fuels such as electric, natural gas, propane or others will create jobs and support economic growth, said Schiedler. On average, every dollar saved at the pump that we in turn spend on other goods and services, creates 16 times more jobs across the economy, he added.

The college’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center will be the only major broad-spectrum training facility for alternative fuel vehicles between Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California, and will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Students in LBCC’s automotive and heavy equipment programs will receive hands-on training using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in research, installation, maintenance, conversion and operation of high-efficiency alternative fuel technologies including compressed natural gas, propane, electric and biodiesel as well as traditional fuel vehicles. The center will also be used to train technicians already in the field.

Future plans for the ATTC site include construction of a new 10,000-square-foot innovation center and construction of compressed natural gas and propane fueling stations and electrical charging stations.

LBCC is continuing to raise funds to support moving its heavy equipment, trucking and diesel program to the center, with plans for an additional 20,000-square-foot building to be built on the site.

The college has raised approximately $6.5 million for the project. In addition to the utilities donation, major funding for the center includes more than $2 million in private donations, $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration, $1.4 million from the City of Lebanon Urban Renewal District, $800,000 from Oregon lottery funds, $170,000 from Pacific Propane Gas Association, $100,000 from the Lebanon Industrial Development Corporation, $350,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust and $50,000 from Drive Oregon.

Industry partners include Snap On, Pacific Power, Papé Machinery, John and Phil’s Toyota, and CoEnergy Propane of Corvallis.

LBCC Blood Draw Volunteers Needed

Linn-Benton Community College’s phlebotomy program is calling for volunteers for its annual public blood draw to help students meet their blood draw quotas before beginning work at clinical sites.

Blood draws will be held Monday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college’s Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, room 153.

No need to register. For more information, contact LBCC’s Business, Healthcare, & Workforce Division at 541-917-4927.