Thursday, March 27, 2014

LBCC Winter Term Honor Roll


The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during winter term, January to March 2014. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. Students are listed by hometown.

Adair Village, OR
Nancy A. Jackson, Heather Willis

Al Jaffer, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Aljamaan

Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia
Ali Alzakariya

Albany, OR
Shannon A. Affolter, Nicholas L. Alden, Zoe M. Alley, Dustin L. Almendarez, Meagan R. Anderson, Walter D. Ankrom, Jacklyn S. Arnal, Scott S. Backer, Kevin J. Bakken, Preston M. Barclay, Kylee M. Barnes, Holly M. Belgarde, Kayla J. Berg, Zachary M. Bickford, Jacob I. Birchard, Evan Blaylock, Courtney M. Bodily, Karisa C. Boyce, Cynthia I. Brenner, Steven E. Bricker, Rhonda M. Brittain, Samantha J. Brotherton, Devon W. Brown, Benjamin P. Brumbaugh, Christopher N. Bryant, Bryan P. Calidonna, Steven L. Camfield, Aryn E. Campbell, David Chavez, Dayla R. Cherry, Robert I. Chung, Brian D. Chytka, Kimberly J. Chytraus, Robert E. Clayton, James P. Coan, Roy W. Commons, James W. Cottom, Ken L. Cray, Douglas M. Crockett, Kishya I. Davis, Zach Davis, Zachary L. DeVita, Stephanie N. Dolecheck, Jordan A. Dow, Francis Dubuc, Michelle R. Egan, Melinda F. Ehlers, Chris B. Emery, Keirsten Emry, Lewis Evanoff, Joshua G. Falin, Samantha G. Fanning, Jamie K. Feavel, Artemas Y. Finnell, Eric French, Carly O. Frishkorn, Janet R. Garrard, Jason K. Gatchet, Ross A. Geomans, Andrew R. Giles, Nolan J. Gold, Brian R. Grell, Travis A. Grenz, Tabatha A. Grove-Dow, Brandy M. Gustafson, Cheryl A. Hagey, Scott C. Hall, Drew E. Halvorson, Gregory A. Hansen, Justin R. Hansen, Autumn B. Helenihi, Stephen M. Henderson, Joseph F. Herrera, Laurel A. Herrling, Steven E. Hills, Cory J. Hochstetler, Clarissa A. Hoff, Cori A. Hoggatt, Chaz R. Hooley, Rebecca A. Houchin, Calen A. Howard, Edward L. Huffman, Michael L. Humphrey, Rachel D. Hunt, Lisa M. Idsinga, Andrew S. Imhof, Elisabeth Jones, Jason R. Jones, Jordan R. Keith, Ashley N. Kelly, Kiana R. Kenagy, Nicole A. Kilgore, Jason Klindtworth, Nicole D. Koerner, Kelli L. Kramer, Laura Kramer, Jsoenne A. Krueger, David J. Kuester, Jesse L. LaJeunesse, Katherine Lancaster, Christopher A. Langwell, Nicholas D. Lawrence, Nicolle M. Lee, Cora P. Limerick, Shuang Lin, Christian A. Linares, Kathleen R. Lincoln, Caitlin E. Little, Heather J. Little, Kayley M. Lopez, Alex D. Lytle, Matthew L. Makinson, Tricia, Maloney, John D. Mandich, Marty L. Martinez, Kenneth J. Maynard, Savanah R. Mccain, Ali A. McMenamin, Nicolas M. Mendez, Terry K. Merical, Anthony R. Miller, Jackie D. Miller, Jeremy B. Miller, Michael R. Miller, Roe Miller, Jacob M. Miner, Bethany A. Mode, Daniel Mode, John-Paul B. Molden, Sara Moller, Ryan S. Mooney, Trace S. Moorhead, Gilbert M. Morse, Alex R. Mowery, Bryan C. Munnick, Aramis R. Murray, Naphtali D. Murray, Michael S. Norlander, John A. Nowacki, Kaitlyn N. Oare, Andrew G. Ouverson, Skylar S. Paul, Jeffrey L. Pendleton, Carrie M. Pendzik, Rebekah L. Pennington, Kenneth W. Perine, Aaron B. Peterschmidt, Allen Phillips, Brian R. Pick, Elise S. Pietromonaco, Ronnie A. Potter, Thomas J. Prochaska, James F. Purpura, Bethanie D. Quiel, Amber E. Rambousek, Ryan C. Rensmeyer, Brian D. Rhodaback, Kathrin Riley, David A. Roback, Kaleb M. Rodriguez, Beda B. Roll, Daniel J. Ropp, Briggs M. Rybolt, Michel I. Sandbo, Mikhael M. Sarmiento, Jerome M. Scott, Sherry M. Sebree, Sarah E. Sharp, Megan R. Simon, Deborah L. Smith, Renee I. Smith, Megan M. Stebbins, Johnie D. Stiltner, Heather N. Thomas, Sarah J. Tierce, Ashley I. Trout,  Amanda J. Trudell, Douglas N. Van Winkle, Paul K. VanVleck, Abigail Verdun, Summer C. Vestal, Benjamin Villa, Joyanna A. Virtue, Shari A. Virtue, Dale Wade, Po Wei Wang, Kaila D. Waymack, Christina S. Weger, Rebecca E. Weidinger, Carolyn L. Weigel, Christopher D. Whitfield, Jason E. Wickliff, Jason L. Wilkerson, Darryl G. Willaman, William V. Willson, Katherine L. Wren, Eric A. Wright, Arlin E. Young, Sarah Young, April L. Mattice

Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Alhejji

Alsea, OR
Sean M. Carver

Anyang, South Korea
Jong Ok Son

Ashland, OR
Jordan R. Wright

Astoria, OR
Stephen J. Allen, Shannon M. Saucy-Finley

Athena, OR
Saundra M. Steele

Aurora, OR
Caitlin Nolan

Bay City, OR
Camella Neimann

Beaverton, OR
Scott A. Feehan

Bonanza, OR
Shadrack T. Worden

Brookings, OR
Gemma Cowan, Kayla L. Webre

Brownsville, OR
Sky S. Beisel, Christina L. Hein, Taylor A. Moore, Alexander T. Ruef, Tyler Shults, Seth D. Slater, Kaitlyn A. MacDermott

Camas, WA
Lori Espinosa, Alexa Jacobson

Cangzhou, China
Tao Huang

Cascadia, OR
Morgan R. Wilson

Cheshire, OR
Kristine E. Hovenden, Tristan Leslie

Coburg, OR
Anders Lovendahl

Coos Bay, OR
Amanda M. Johnson

Corvallis, OR
Nakkitta A. Abadilla-Weir, Belaal A. Al-Aghbari, James A. Attig, Christopher M. Bakkom, Karen E. Bauer, Hazel Betz, Annie M. Blackshear, James A. Blount, Jackson H. Bogart, Jennifer L. Booth, Megen R. Bradfield, Christopher J. Bradley, Kelsey Bradley, Rebecca R. Brigantic, Maddy L. Brown, Molly R. Buermeyer, Jacob A. Bullis, Zachary H. Califf, Marlon C. Casal, Kevin J. Casey, Guy J. Cassidy, Kayla M. Chestnut, Sonia Cisneros, Elizabeth Comfort, Diana A. Cone, Bryan L. Cotter, Donnalyn L. Cox, Dexter J. Crabtree, Elena S. Crone, Eric A. Cutter, Vance L. Daberko, Corey Davis, Angeliki A. de Morgan, Alexander H. Deardurff, Kurt J. Dellwo, Claire M. Denning, Jacob L. Dill, Anna V. Dittman, Sherri M. Doll, Sean C. Donovan, Christine M. Dorr, Donald L. Dugan, Brent Dwyer, Dylan M. Edwards, Ezra M. Farrar, Jacqueline A. Fashbaugh, Tarra A. Gakstatter, Jacob L. Gascon, Richard S. Gibson, Christopher R. Griffith, Hailey N. Groh, Aaron J. Groves, David A. Hallock, William B. Hetland, Amanda J. Hinman, Justin Hogue, Brooke D. Hostetler, Megan E. Hostick, Jose D. Jimenez-Leon, Beth A. Johnson, Timothy R. Jones, Mayra Juarez-Hernandez, Paige E. Kelsey, Iqbal A. Khurram, Yura Kim, Christopher P. Knapp, Kiersten M. Kreusser, Grace M. Kulonis, Dari M. Lawrie, Justin A. Leban, Stacy A. Lebar, Tina R. Lee, James M. Lewis, James R. Lexau Jr, Rosalie S. Lingo, Abrianna M. Lochner, Jessica L. Malin, Jennifer K. Malm, Clayton M. Marchant, Taryn McAllister, Andrew M. McClain, Joshua D. McKernan, Michelle C. Miller, Paige Milton, Vivian L. Moreland, Audra L. Mote, Jose J. Munoz, Frank D. Murray, Lorena Navarro, Dena M. Nealeigh, Zachary A. Newton, Sarah S. OBannan, Katelyn S. Paglia, William Patterson, Dakota N. Peck, Rachel M. Pike, Dawn K. Price, Rosemary L. Purkerson, Dwight C. Ransom, Jonathan A. Rigor, Daniel N. Robinson, Penelope A. Rose, Kendra M. Rosser, Kimberly A. Rugh, Victor Sauvie, Justin L. Schamp, Amanda Schmerber, Olivia W. Shea, Katie L. Smith, Elise Stoffo, Aaron K. Taft, Korwin Tallman, Danielle N. Tellvik, John P. Tessier, Richard E. Thackeray II, Sarah A. Trevisiol, Jessica B. Urey, Quinn M. Van Order, Alicia J. Vidana, Todd S. Votroubek, Amanda R. Wallace, Alexandria F. Ward, Dorothy C. White, Timothy S. Whiteford, Elizabeth M. Whitlock, Audrey L. Whittemore, Levi Willmeth, Jacqueline Winkler, Hillary N. Wooten, Caitlin N. Yacas, Joanna Ziminski, Troy S. Zweber, Peter J. Sanchez

Cottage Grove, OR
Robert M. Downes

Cove, OR
Brandon S. Batty

Dallas, OR
Jessica Hastings, Vickie E. Pemberton, Cheri M. Shones

Derby, KS
Justin A. Franco

Dundee, OR
Grant Elsner

Eagle Creek, OR
Caleb A. Enebo

Eagle Point, OR
Brent A. McGrath

El Cajon, CA
Annabelle F. Butler

Elgin, OR
Travis D. Ludwig

Elmira, OR
Mackenzie L. Cochran, Aspen Johnson, Rachael M. Smith, Bryan A. Zimmerman

Eugene, OR
Erik Bunce, Bonnie Hoskinson-Wiebe, Darline N. Pham, Dustin E. Ramos, Kallie K. Ridge, Joshua C. Robillard, Kelly Solberg, Ginny Wobbe

Federal Way, WA
Christopher R. Pommert

Florence, OR
Kuei-yu Lin

Fort Collins, CO
Timothy Anthony

Foster, OR
Lauren C. Egoroff, LaVeva L. Tackett

Gardnerville, NV
Katharine S. Eshelman

Gold Beach, OR
Samuel Duffy

Grants Pass, OR
Cody L. Bruno, Polly Featherston

Halsey, OR
Ethan M. Bird, Sara W. Falk, Jade C. Headings, Wendy J. Headings, Jasmine C. Hutchins, Olivia K. Lea, Keith B. Tow

Hamamatsu-shi, Japan
Maiko Ishikawa

Happy Valley, OR
Mitch R. Simmons

Harrisburg, OR
Cole R. Coleman, Lindee Elmblade, Shelby L. Gibson, Angela M. Merfeld, Michelle D. Mize, Alexander Powell, Benjamin D. Smucker, Bobbi K. Souza

Hermiston, OR
Caleb J. St Hilaire, Alexandra C. Thompson

Hillsboro, OR
Kelsey M. Coussens, William M. Johnston, Kortnie A. Rose

Hubbard, OR
Aaron Schildmeyer

Independence, OR
Molly K. Fertig

Jefferson, OR
Bonnie L. Aarseth, Sally L. Aguilar, Jesse L. Hall, Shawna M. Meekins, Courtney M. Schwarzin

Junction City, OR
Jesica R. Coronado, Mary C. Day, Leah E. Mancino, Cole L. Newman, Danielle R. Phillips, Marie A. Rank

Kanazawa, Japan
Kanako Matsumoto

Keizer, OR
Brian E. Moss, Kelli M. Norby

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Riza Y. De Asis

Lake Oswego, OR
Emily Bednark, Brandon J. Vance

Lebanon, OR
Maurisa M. Aitkin, Joshua A. Bittner, Chelsea D. Botts, Lorayne P. Boyce, Amanda K. Brockett, Janessa E. Brooling, Jacob S. Browning, Ashley R. Bush, Daniel W. Carlson, Cal I. Chambers, Kayela L. Coats, Michael R. Collins, Meraina C. Corl, Kristin Y. Craven, Zachary S. Darold, Sabrina L. Davis, Holly Eschelbach, Raymond T. Eubanks, Jaime L. Frasieur, Jody E. French, Nicholas L. Garber, Joshua L. Gerig, Tiuana C. Goodfella, Nalina K. Heidt, Teisha Holloway, Cody N. Hugie, Heather M. Hyder, Kortnie R. Jazmin, Melissa A. Jeffers, Daniel M. Johnson, Heather Kelly, Jennifer L. Kessel, Michelle L. Kirkman, Eduard Kokhanevich, Kaycie L. Kreder, Chantal G. Lawler, Elizabeth H. Livengood, Crystal R. Loar, Mark A. Loehr, Geremy T. Madsen, Kristen L. Mason, Jennifer S. McCooey, Lillian E. McKinney, Barton H. Meier, Yevgeniy Mikitchenko, Cary-Ann Morrill, James R. Morris, Whitley F. Nelson, David T. Neufeld, Travis W. Norfleet, Mason J. Paine, Ryan T. Penner, Angelica M. Perez, Tyrell F. Rankin, Phillip G. Robinson, Randy L. Rowan, Timothy J. Schauer, Danielle N. Smith, Travis E. Smith, Jason W. Taylor, Annie C. Tunstill, Sharry L. Vetter, Pamela K. Volkers, Daniel B. Vore, Dana B. Wikner, Jordan L. Willard, Aaron J. York

Lincoln City, OR
Brent A. Martin, Rylan J. Martin

Los Osos, CA
Isabell P. Hall

Lyons, OR
Tyson J. Bollinger

Malin, OR
Salvador Cazarez

Medford, OR
Heather Fraser, Joseph R. Sparks

Merrill, OR
Connor B. Hickey

Milwaukie, OR
Laura Fogg, Kathryn G. Iggulden

Monroe, OR
Janeece M. Cook, Jose I. Garcia, Charlene M. Knaggs, Joseph C. Lee

Myrtle Creek, OR
Taylor D. Hubbard, Brendin A. Robinson

Newport, OR
Max A. Flansberg, Christopher S. Johnston, Kyle Milliken, Keira Q. Newell

North Bend, OR
Bethany M. Hart

Pendleton, OR
Daniel T. Fisher, Michael Fisher, Catherine M. Heath, Jacob M. Watkins

Philomath, OR
Stephanie M. Adams, Rebecca Aranda, Michael R. Bowman, Melissa C. Clark, Elizabeth M. Coskey, Austin R. Hart, Ryan J. Houck, Joceline A. Howard, Jenaye L. Johnson, Ryan T. Johnson, Rachael L. Kugler, Vicki S. Neuman, Megan L. Noble, Jeffrey J. Pierce, Abraham Read, Kecia M. Speck, Erin L. Strickler, Reis M. Taylor, Lisa M. Watkins, Kimberly M. Webster, Emilea Witt

Pilot Rock, OR
Tyrel A. Graham

Portland, OR
Molly Allen, Brian Kirk, Rebecca R. Loring, Garth Meyer, Joanna Y. Volkoff

Prineville, OR
Melissa M. Brown, Alissa L. Green

Qing Dao, China
Yue Geng

Redmond, OR
Clayton B. Kronsberg

Reedsport, OR
Cody A. Wicks

Roseburg, OR
James Gurney, Breeze Kelley

Rufus, OR
Kegan W. Forrester

Salem, OR
Howard K. Bateman, Amber Beck, Vilaisack Boupha, Kimberly Easton, Katelynn Farmer, Jessica Fouts, Douglas L. Hibbert, Cody B. Hickey, Winter R. Horsley, Kelsey L. Huber, Kevin Jacob, Kyler Kelly, Cassidy Lopez, Brenda K. Meyer, Stephanee E. Miller, Wendy Poling, Benjamin Rasmussen, Kristel J. Skaflestad, Liliana A. Solis, Ryan Welty

Scio, OR
Melissa S. Allen, Kelsey N. Anderson, Jedidiah Ford, Ryan M. Gescher, Josh B. Henschel, Alicia B. Lochbaum, Robert Lochbaum, Seth N. Merrell, Ryan D. Miller, Kaley M. Olson, Darian S. Reger, Seth A. Stackhouse, Brian F. Tillinghast

Seal Rock, OR
Ryan K. Foley, Sydnee Galstaun

Seattle, WA
William S. Sutherland

Shedd, OR
Melissa A. Bagg, Michael K. Brown, Benjamin D. Rist

Shenzhen, China
Zhechuan Li

Siletz, OR
Teresa C. Lundy

Silverton, OR
Timothy B. Klopfenstein

Sisters, OR
Matthew C. Bryan

Springfield, OR
James D. Bledsoe, Nicole L. DeGennaro, Jamieson M. Reed, Theresa J. Riedel

Stayton, OR
Eric Hayes, Dylan C. Ross, Brittany Schultz, Dominique T. Smith, Kasia M. Trussell

Sublimity, OR
Hannah Bradley

Sutter, CA
Rachael C. Golden

Sweet Home, OR
Jesus M. Andrade, Samantha L. Ashlock, Steven R. Blench, Elya Christman, Pearl Christman, Brandon L. Combs, Kristen D. Forum, George E. Goodwin, Jaimie L. Griffin, Haley N. Hawkins, Alyssa R. Holder, Greg F. Hudson, Julia J. Hunter, Candalynn Johnson, Tazzi J. Joyner, Jessica B. King, Sarah J. McKay, Miranda Morehead, Samuel L. Nothiger, Brad F. Parmenter, Jennifer A. Rasor, Carissa E. Swanson, Kitsey L. Trewin, Dustin C. Vian, Brittany L. Villines, Andrea J. Yoder, Corinna L. Zib, Bayli R. Riggs

Talent, OR
Eduardo Arevalo

Tangent, OR
Elijah M. Devyldere, Sarah M. Lahanas, Brenden M. Towle

The Dalles, OR
Amanda N. Garner

Tidewater, OR
Kirk E. Toy

Toledo, OR
Payten K. Wisniewski

Turlock, CA
Kristina Thorsen

Turner, OR
Dena C. Andersen

Vancouver, WA
Jessica N. Spicer

Waldport, OR
Scout D. Hockema, Robert S. Voss

Wasilla, AK
Katelyn A. Boyce

West Hills, CA
Samantha E. Gilmore

West Jordan, UT
Kiana N. Rust

Willamina, OR
Sierra D. Hawley

Woodburn, OR
Artemy Efimoff

Zhong Shan City, China
Guanghui Huang

LBCC Art Classes

Discover or enhance the artist in you by taking an art class offered through LBCC Albany Community Education this spring.

Classes include Life Drawing & Painting; Beginning Watercolor; Mixed Media Painting; and Basic Calligraphy.

Classes will start the week of March 31. For a complete description and start dates, see the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Fitness and Dance Classes

A variety of fitness and dance classes will be held this spring through LBCC Albany Community Education.

Classes offered include Better Bones & Balance; Tai Chi Chuan; Early Morning Fitness; Cardio Dance Workout; Pilates Combo; Zumba Step; Irish Folk Dance; Cowboy Dance for Couples; and Social Ballroom Dance.

Classes will start the week of March 31 throughout the Albany area. For a complete description and start dates, see the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Computer Classes

A variety of computer classes will be held this spring through LBCC Albany Community Education.

Classes include Apple iPad; Mac Essentials; Photoshop Elements I and II; Excel – Intro to Spreadsheets; and Enhance DSLR Camera Skills.

For a complete description and start dates, see the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.


LBCC Foreign Language Classes

Foreign language classes for beginning to intermediate level speakers will be held held this spring through LBCC Albany Community Education.

Classes include French: Beginning Language and Culture; Spanish for Seniors; Beginning Spanish; Basic Biblical Hebrew II; and American Sign Language I & II.

Classes will start the week of March 31 throughout the Albany area. For a complete description and start dates, see the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC’s Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC History, Religion and Writing Classes

A variety of history, religion, and writing classes will be held this spring through LBCC Albany Community Education.

Classes include History of Linn County; Oregon History; Psalms and Christian History; Church & Synagogue; Memoir Writing; and Life Stories.

Classes will start the week of March 31 throughout the Albany area. For a complete description and start dates, see the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC’s Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Offers Wildland Firefighting Training

Basic Wildland Firefighting Training will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting April 25 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd.

This five-day class is designed to provide entry-level firefighter skills and includes a full day of field training. Class instructor is certified with the National Wildfire Suppression Association.

Learn to assist in the suppression of wildfires including digging firelines, removing fuels, laying hoses and how to provide assistance in national emergencies.

Course curriculum meets or exceeds the National Wildfire Coordinating Group 310-1 requirements. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, in good physical condition and must have two forms of government-issued identification. Class size is limited. Register early.

Class meets April 25, 26, 27 and May 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, Calapooia Center, 2nd floor room CC-211.

Cost for this non-credit course is $285 and includes all materials. It is recommended that you complete IS-700 online course prior to starting class.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923 or visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/wildland-firefighting.

NSH Gallery Reception "Susan Johnson and Friends"

"The Remains of Turmoil" by Susan Johnson
A reception and gallery talk featuring four women artists will be held Thursday, April 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The NSH Gallery is exhibiting the four women artists from Corvallis, Albany, Portland and Salem through April 18. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

“Susan Johnson and Friends” features the work of Johnson, a long-time Corvallis oil painter and former director of the Corvallis Arts Center; Eileen Cotter Howell, a watercolorist from Salem and co-founder of Portland's Art in the Pearl Festival; Kathy Haydon, an established painter and collage artist who lives in the Portland area; and Heather Kier, an emerging artist from Albany who has begun exhibiting around Oregon in recent years.

Susan Johnson's work in the exhibit explores her work with Oilbars over the past two decades. She uses the fat, crayon-like oil paint sticks to create both realistic and abstract landscapes that often portray pathways--not only as design elements but also as a device to suggest the choices one must make in life's journey. Her paintings have been shown in over 45 exhibitions, including a 2008 one-woman show, “Windows into Oregon,” in the Oregon Governor's Office.

Eileen Cotter Howell has worked as an artist and instructor for more than 25 years and has also been an active promoter of other Northwest artists. Besides helping to start up Art in the Pearl, she was artist and co-owner of the Waterstone Gallery in Portland, and coordinator of the Professional Division of the All-Oregon Art Annual at the Oregon State fair for five years.  She describes her paintings as offering “glimpses of the familiar mixed with rhythmic shapes, dense patterns and vibrant colors, all working together to build an ebb and flow of energy that draws the viewer deeper into the labyrinth.”

Kathy Haydon's acrylic and mixed-media collage pieces show some of the experimental directions she has explored during the past several years, including using sand, fabric, paper and letter forms in her paintings.  She also draws inspiration from the surface textures she encounters while “poking around” in Portland's older or abandoned industrial buildings. “I like to zoom in on the details I find in my environment that have interesting textures, colors and shapes,” she says. “They often possess a hidden beauty.”
   
Heather Kier, who has worked in graphic arts and publishing for over 20 years, paints in acrylics on canvas, and also experiments with adding cut-paper to her work. Her paintings tend toward the abstract and semi-abstract. She says she loves to get lost in the process, “waffling between quickly adding thick layers of paint with unconventional tools, such as credit cards and kabob sticks, and slowly layering thick paint, thin washes and drawing into wet paint to create texture and interest.” 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LBCC Write Your Legacy Letter

“Write Your Legacy Letter” class will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting March 31.

Learn how to write your personal values, life’s lessons, and hopes in this form of letter writing that is given to family and friends at life’s transition points such as marriage, childbirth, graduation, illness, retirement and end of life planning.

This six-week class meets Mondays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting March 31 at the LBCC Benton Center, room 121, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $40.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

LBCC Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets Class

This class “Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 3.

Learn how to organize and analyze numeric and text databases using Excel spreadsheets including how to work with templates and format data using basic formulas, functions, charts, graphics, photos and hyperlinks.

This one-credit, four-week class meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. starting April 3 at LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC at 541-917-4811.

LBCC Holds Annual Career Fair

A free Career Fair will be held at Linn Benton Community College Wednesday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

More than 60 businesses, industries and government agencies will provide information on careers and employment opportunities. College advisors will be available to answer questions on career and technical training programs.

Be prepared to ask questions, distribute your resume and complete applications. For sample interview questions and tips, go to www.linnbenton.edu/career-fair and click “Job Seeker Links” on the left.

Employment, training and family needs agencies will be on hand to inform job seekers about their services.

Participating Employers

Aflac Insurance
Albany Habitat for Humanity
Benton County Sheriff's Office
BlueSun, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club
Cascade Pacific Pulp
Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
Central Electrical Training Center
Central Willamette Credit Union
City of Corvallis Police Department
Clean Water Services
Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems
Coldwell Banker
Consonus Healthcare
Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home
Evashevski, Elliot, Cihak, & Hediger, PC
Fastenal Company
Flakeboard-Duraflake
Fred Meyer
Galt Foundation
Goodwill
Healthcare Services Group
Heartland Humane Society
IAAP Willamette Chapter
Kidco Head Start
Linn County Public Health
Lowe's Regional Distribution Center
McCallum Rock Drilling Inc.
Mennonite Village
Miller Timber Services
New Horizons In-Home Care
Oregon Dept. of Revenue
Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc.
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Secretary of State
OSU Athletics - Guest Service
OSU Federal Credit Union
OSU University Housing & Dining Services
Samaritan Health Services
SelecTemp Employment Services
Selmet, Inc.
Shangri-La
Springfield Police Department
The Corvallis Clinic
The Home Depot
The Pape' Group
TNT Builders, Inc.
University of Oregon Human Resources
Viper Northwest
WorkSource Oregon

LBCC DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMS
Admissions & Records
Apprenticeship Program
Career Services
Heavy Equipment Diesel/Construction Forestry
Mechatronics
Short Term Trainings
Water, Environment & Technology




LBCC Creative Home Workshops

Learn a new craft or improve on your skills in a creative home workshop held at LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this spring.

The 10-week"Knitting/Crocheting Workshop" will meet Tuesdays from 9 to 10:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center beginning April 1.

Work on your own projects while you learn techniques. Class is designed for both beginning and accomplished knitters and crocheters. Cost is $58.

A five-week "Quilters Workshop" meets each term on Thursdays from 7 to 7:50 p.m. at LBCC’s Sweet Home High School beginning April 3.

Learn to create a different quilt pattern each term. Class is designed for all levels including beginners. Cost is $29.

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LBCC Offers Driver Education Classes Spring Term

Registration is open for Driver Education courses for spring term through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

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. First class session starts March 31.

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. 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. Students under the age of 18 may qualify for, upon successful completion of the course, a waiver to waive the in car skills testing when obtaining their Driver’s License.  Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund.

For more information, visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4849.

LBCC Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Class

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany campus, with the first session beginning March 26.

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

The first three-day class session will meet Wednesday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. beginning March 26. The second three-day session will meet Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. beginning June 30.

Cost for this non-credit class is $96.50. Preregistration is required. Students must be at least 14 to register. Classes meet on the LBCC Albany campus, Forum building room F-113, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

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

LBCC Lebanon Center Class: Playing Music Together


The class "Playing Music Together" will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon Center starting April 2.

Designed for stringed instrument players, this class focuses on the skills needed to play bluegrass, country and old time music with others. Learn to play backup and lead, review basic chords and jam etiquette, and how to improvise and put vocals together.

This 10-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 2 at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex, 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.


LBCC Pesticides Applicator Class

Pesticide Laws and Safety 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 April 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. 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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LBCC Lebanon Center AARP Driver Safety Program

AARP Driver Safety Program is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College April 7 and 8.

AARP’s program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion of this class may qualify you for reduced auto insurance premiums (check with your insurance carrier).

Class meets Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8, from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.

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

LBCC MicroBiz Explore and Prepare Classes

The class MicroBiz Explore will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 8.

Explore the possibilities of starting your 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, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-236.

The 10-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning April 8. Cost is based on income, and is determined and paid at orientation.

In addition, the class MicroBiz Prepare will begin April 9. Get ready to launch your business and learn how to finalize your business plan. Class requires a prerequisite of MicroBiz Explore or instructor approval in order to register.

This 10-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC, Calapooia Center, CC-213. Cost is based on income, and is determined and paid the first day of class.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ballet Core Class

This class, “Ballet Core” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting April 3.

A combination of ballet, Pilates, and yoga helps develops strength, flexibility, and balance. Using precision, flow and a full range of motion to build strength while creating the lean, graceful lines of a dancer. Ballet Core involves simple ballet exercises, Pilates core strengthening exercises, and yoga postures for stress release and relaxation. No previous experience required.

This 10-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 7:20 p.m. starting April 3 at the LBCC Benton Center, room 130, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Traffic Control Flagger Certification Course

A Traffic Control Flagger Certification course will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Albany Campus Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, CC 211, Calapooia Center Bldg., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW Albany. 

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

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

Cost for the course is $109 and includes all materials, certification test and card.  Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Healthcare, ELearning and Media at 541-917-4923

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LBCC Named Large Business of the Year by Lebanon Chamber

Bryan Schiedler, right, and Gary Price with LBCC Award.
Linn Benton Community College received the Large Business of the Year award from the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce during its Lebanon Distinguished Service Awards banquet held March 11.

LBCC has a dual presence in Lebanon with its East Linn County Center and the Advanced Transportation Technology Center. Gary Price, regional director of Linn County Centers, and Bryan Schiedler, automotive technician faculty member and department chair, accepted the award on behalf of the college.

“It was an honor to accept an award that so many of us, past and present, have contributed to,” wrote Schiedler.

Nearly 350 people attended the awards banquet held at the Samaritan Center in Lebanon. The awards recognize exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations that contribute their time and energy to Lebanon, and include: man and woman of the year; junior first citizen; senior first citizen; outstanding community group; large business of the year (49 or more employees); small business of the year (fewer than 49 employees); business leader of the year; non-profit organization of the year; and the Frankie Gray Answering a Call award.
Along with LBCC, Lebanon High School, Consumers Power Inc. and Lowe’s Distribution Center were in the running for the large business award.

LBCC Tai Chi for Health I & II

Two levels of “Tai Chi for Health” will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting March 31.

This sun-style Tai Chi program is safe and beneficial for those with chronic conditions or limited mobility and can reduce pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Discover improved physical function, muscle and strength, flexibility/mobility, and balance.

Tai Chi for Health I meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 2:50 p.m. starting March 31 at the LBCC Benton Center, room 130, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $62.

Tai Chi for Health II meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $62.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Lebanon Center Health Classes

Classes to help you live a healthier life are being offered through Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this spring.

The class  "Pain Relief Now" introduces self-help techniques for relief of musculoskeletal pain, and addresses pain symptoms in your muscle groups and joints and for arthritis. Learn active isolated stretch techniques to enhance joint function and return to a more useful movement pattern.

This six-week class meets Thursdays from 10 to 10:50 a.m. starting April 3 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. Cost is $32.

"The Paleo Diet: Eat for Health" class provides information on this healthy diet program that works with your genetics to help you stay strong, lean and energized.

Class will meet Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost is $29.

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

LBCC Class Explores 2014 Shakespeare Festival

The class “In Depth View: Shakespeare Festival 2014” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting April 2.  

Learn how to make the most of your festival going experience in this five-week class covering the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival season.  Class will cover Shakespeare play history, past OSF productions, and the challenge of producing 300-year-old plays for a contemporary audience.

Instructor Robert Leff, long time festival attendee and American theatre historian, provides play backgrounds and discussions with a historical and performance point of view.

Class will meet Wednesdays from 10 to 11:50 a.m. starting April 2 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $39.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Calapooia Gallery Features Student Artist

"Ethan's Garden" by Rosalie Lingo.
LBCC art major Rosalie Lingo, a Corvallis resident, is exhibiting a selection of her paintings in the Calapooia Center Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany through April 18.

On view are eight figurative pieces from Lingo's illustrated stories, which she has titled “Consumption.” 

“I have tried to combine archetypes with pieces of my own experiences to create snapshots of human lives,” she explains.  “This group of paintings, drawings and mixed-media pieces seeks to create an album that draws from different life circumstances.”

Originally from Salem, Lingo plans to transfer from LBCC to Oregon State University to study graphic design or applied visual arts.

Calapooia Center Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Monday, March 10, 2014

LBCC Life Stories Class

The writing class “Life Stories” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education starting April 2.

Learn how to write your family history descriptively and in your own narrative style. Information on how to publish will be provided.

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

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

LBCC Offers Real Estate Pre-License Broker Exam Course

Real Estate Pre-License Broker Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting April 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. Now is the time to position your self for the up-turn. 

This 11-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning April 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, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

LBCC Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team

Governor John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Community College Association will honor two Linn-Benton Community College students as part of the OCCA All Oregon Academic Team.  

Alisha Haskett, networking and systems administration major from Sweet Home and Willard W. Hucks III, accounting technology major from Albany, will be honored at a luncheon with the Governor April 22.

Both will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from Oregon State University, where they plan to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree after finishing at LBCC.

The Oregon Community College Association, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, recognizes outstanding students yearly from Oregon’s community colleges through the All Oregon Academic Team awards.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Nominations Open for Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominations are being accepted through April 1 for the Linn-Benton Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.

The award is open to former LBCC students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession or through service to their community, and who have completed at least 36 credits at LBCC.

Applications are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/distinguished-alumni. Nominees will be honored at a reception held May 7.

For more information or to pick up a nomination form, contact Dale Stowell, executive director, LBCC College Advancement, at 541-917-4784. 

LBCC Spring Term Dance and Fitness Classes

Continue your fitness routine or start a new one through classes offered by Linn-Benton Community College in Lebanon, Sweet Home, Brownsville and Scio starting March 31.



Choose from Aqua Zumba, Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones and Balance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Cardio Strength and Balance, Complete Country Dance, Easy Cardio Fitness, Easy Does it Fitness, Line Dance, Rock'n to the Core, T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi/Yoga, Yoga, Zumba. and Zumba Toning.

For a complete description and start dates, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Art Classes, Lebanon & Sweet Home Centers

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

"Watercolor Foundations” class will meet Mondays beginning March 31 from 1:30 to 3:50 p.m. at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., and at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. 

Class also meets at the Brownsville Art Association Studio, 255 Main St., Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. beginning April 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 April 1. Cost for this 10-week class is $64.

For more information or to register, check the LBCC schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or

LBCC Computer Application Classes

Beginning computer and computer application classes will be held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers spring term.

Computers-First Step is for those who have little or no computer experience and need hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This four-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning April 2 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39.

Class also will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Wednesdays beginning April 24 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Cost is $39.

The “Apple iPad and Kindle Fire” class will meet Wednesdays at the Sweet Home Center beginning April 2 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Cost for this three-week class is $39.

The "Intro to Digital Photography" class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning April 3. Cost for this five-week class is $39.

Computer classes held later in the term include "Computers-Second Step" and "Your Digital SLR Camera". Check the online schedule for dates and times at www.linnbenton.edu.

For more information, visit 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. Register early, classes start the week of March 31.

LBCC Lebanon Center Dog Training

"Dog Obedience" classes will be held through the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center this spring.

Class covers basic commands and equipment, socialization, rewarding good behavior, breaking bad behavior, games and tricks, and responsible pet ownership. Veterinary shot records and dog history form required, and are available at the center.

This 10-week class meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. beginning April 3 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost is $39.

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 Sweet Home Center: Relaxation and Stress Management Class

The class "Relaxation and Stress Management" will be offered at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 3.

Learn techniques to take control of your life and optimize your ability to cope positively with the physical changes related to healthy living and aging.

Learn relaxation-based activities that contribute to positive and balanced emotional health and wellbeing, and develop strategies that support personal empowerment, effective communication and problem solving.

This five-week class will meet Thursdays beginning April 3 from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street. Cost is $39. Course will be offered later in the term at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Postcard From Morocco

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Postcard From Morocco, by Dominick Argento Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 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 March 21, 25, 27 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. Opera will be sung in English with projections above the stage.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, March 29 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $39 per person. Cost for opera tickets is not included. 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.
   



LBCC NSH Gallery Features Four Oregon Artist

Susan Johnson "The Remains of Turmoil"
Four women artists from Corvallis, Albany, Portland and Salem will share the walls of the North Santiam Hall Galleries March 10 through April 18 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

“Susan Johnson and Friends” features the work of Johnson, a long-time Corvallis oil painter and former director of the Corvallis Arts Center; Eileen Cotter Howell, a watercolorist from Salem and co-founder of Portland's Art in the Pearl Festival; Kathy Haydon, an established painter and collage artist who lives in the Portland area; and Heather Kier, an emerging artist from Albany who has begun exhibiting around Oregon in recent years.

A reception and gallery talk with all four artists will be held Thursday, April 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the NSH Galleries, which are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

Susan Johnson's work in the exhibit explores her work with Oilbars over the past two decades. She uses the fat, crayon-like oil paint sticks to create both realistic and abstract landscapes that often portray pathways--not only as design elements but also as a device to suggest the choices one must make in life's journey. Her paintings have been shown in over 45 exhibitions, including a 2008 one-woman show, “Windows into Oregon,” in the Oregon Governor's Office.

Eileen Cotter Howell has worked as an artist and instructor for more than 25 years and has also been an active promoter of other Northwest artists. Besides helping to start up Art in the Pearl, she was artist and co-owner of the Waterstone Gallery in Portland, and coordinator of the Professional Division of the All-Oregon Art Annual at the Oregon State fair for five years.  She describes her paintings as offering “glimpses of the familiar mixed with rhythmic shapes, dense patterns and vibrant colors, all working together to build an ebb and flow of energy that draws the viewer deeper into the labyrinth.”

Kathy Haydon's acrylic and mixed-media collage pieces show some of the experimental directions she has explored during the past several years, including using sand, fabric, paper and letter forms in her paintings.  She also draws inspiration from the surface textures she encounters while “poking around” in Portland's older or abandoned industrial buildings. “I like to zoom in on the details I find in my environment that have interesting textures, colors and shapes,” she says. “They often possess a hidden beauty.”
   
Heather Kier, who has worked in graphic arts and publishing for over 20 years, paints in acrylics on canvas, and also experiments with adding cut-paper to her work. Her paintings tend toward the abstract and semi-abstract.  She says she loves to get lost in the process, “waffling between quickly adding thick layers of paint with unconventional tools, such as credit cards and kabob sticks, and slowly layering thick paint, thin washes and drawing into wet paint to create texture and interest.” 
   

LBCC Lebanon Center - GED/Adult Basic Education

GED and Adult Basic Education classes will be held starting the week of March 31 at Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way and the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St.

Develop your skills in reading, writing or math to improve your score on the Computerized Placement Test or to prepare for the GED test.

Free one-day orientations will be held at each center. Orientation dates at the LBCC Lebanon Center are March 17, March 31, or April 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Morning GED classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:50 a.m., and evening classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-8:20 p.m.

Sweet Home Center orientations dates are March 18, March 31, April 1, or April 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., or 6 to 9:50 p.m. Morning classes will meet Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 11:20 a.m., and evening classes meet Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:20 p.m.

A $30 enrollment fee is due at orientation.

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

LBCC “Chance Dance” Performance Benefits Art on Campus

The benefit dance performance “Chance Dance” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

“Chance Dance” is a collaborative performance bringing together a community of artists, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Art and Aesthetics Resource Team to bring art to the LBCC campus.
Area choreographers will use expressive movement, poetry and music to design 10 dances based on numbers and chance as expressed through the styles of African, ballet, ballroom and contemporary dance.

Participants include the Rainbow Dance Theatre and other area performers.

Tickets are $10 advance general admission, $8 for students, and $10 at the door. Purchase by contacting M’Liss Runyon at 541-917-4415, or at Rice’s Pharmacy, Grass Roots Bookstore and the Clothes Tree in Corvallis.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LBCC Offers Real Estate Property Manager Course

Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning March 31.

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. beginning March 31 through May 12 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

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

LBCC Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Class

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College beginning March 26.

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

Two course sessions will be offered, with the first session beginning March 26 and the second session beginning June 30. Sessions meet Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany campus, Forum building room F-113, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Cost for this non-credit class is $96.50. Preregistration is required. Students must be at least 14 to register.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

LBCC Driver Education Registration Begins March 7

Registration for Drivers Education held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany, Corvallis and Sweet Home campuses begins March 7.

Approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation, LBCC’s course includes 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. Registration packets are available at all centers or online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education.

Students must register in person at one of the campuses. No online registration available.

Cost for the course is $259 for ages 17 and under, $429 for ages 18 and over. For refund, class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start. Classes start March 31.

For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4849.