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Students Rock Summer as They Compete Around the World

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Summer is rocking for LBCC students participating in international competitions in robotics and music, and launching rockets at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Oregon is the place to be for ocean engineering, says LBCC physics instructor and ROV team advisor Greg Mulder. That said, this is the 7th year LBCC’s Remote Operated Vehicle team, or ROV, has qualified for the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center’s annual international ROV competition, held this year at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan June 26-28. The event pits teams from college and universities around the globe. The team worked all year to design and build a submersible robot, which they tested at nearby Osborn Aquatic Center pool. Students on the team come from a variety of majors including math, physics, computer science, engineering, health and human performance, and drafting. The team also relies heavily on technical writers, as one-third of the competitions score is ba…

LBCC Volleyball Clinic for 7–9th Graders

A Summer Volleyball Clinic will be held at Linn-Benton Community College August 4, 5 and 6 for students entering grades seven through nine.

The clinic provides three days of three-hour sessions with instruction on all aspects of the game including serving, passing, hitting, setting, blocking and defense.

Clinic meets from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cost is $60 per player if registered before July 15, and $75 after. Preregistration is preferred.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC volleyball coach Jayme Frazier at 541-917-4253. An online registration form is also available at www.linnbenton.edu/athletics.

Corks & Canvas: Find Your Inner Picasso!

“Corks & Canvas: Find Your Inner Picasso!” is a new watercolor class offered through the LBCC Benton Center and held at Spindrift Cellars July 22.

Explore your artistic talent while enjoying the atmosphere of a local winery, with step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of wine, or age appropriate beverage, for inspiration. Additional inspiration is available for purchase. No experience necessary.

Class will meet Tuesday, July 22 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at Spindrift Cellars, 810 Applegate St., Philomath. Cost is $39.

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.

Government Contracting Seminar Series

Seminars on how to contract with the government will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting June 26.

Four seminars will be offered with different topics. Cost for each seminar is $19.

“Finding Solicitations to Bid On” will be held Thursday, June 26, from Noon to 2 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Forum building, room F-202.

Learn how to use the state ORPIN site and the Fed Biz Ops/Fed Connect web sites, and how to register on the ODOT site for contractors. 

Additional seminars include: July 24, “Responding to Solicitation,” covering the steps to the bidding process; August 21, “Post-Award Debriefing and Subcontracting;” and September 25, “Managing a State Contract or Sub-Contract.”

Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call 541-917-4929.

QuickBooks Accounting Software Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center starting July 8.

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 July 8 and July 10, 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 July 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29, 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 Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Class

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany starting June 30.

Popular among youth ages 14-18, the State of Oregon permits youth starting at age 14 to operate power-driven farm machinery for employers provided they pass training in a vocational agricultural safety program.

LBCC’s course places emphasis on safety, and is developed and operated with the assistance of the OSU Extension Service in accordance with federal regulations.

Class meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. June 30, and July 1 and 2. Cost for this non-credit course is $96.50. 

Registration packets are available at all LBCC centers or online at www.linnbenton.edu/tractor-safety

Pre-registration is required, on-line registration is not available. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form within 24 hours of registration.

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

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 starting July 8.

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. 

The five session course will meet July 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and July 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Advance registration is required by July …

LBCC Spring 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 spring term, March to June 2014. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. Students are listed by hometown.

Albany, OR
Shannon A. Affolter, Nicholas L. Alden, Zoe M. Alley, William S. Allison, Dustin L. Almendarez, Melissa Alvarado, Scott S. Backer, Paul E. Badger, Andrew D. Barnes, Holly M. Belgarde, Zachary M. Bickford, Evan Blaylock, Samuel R. Bonner, Cynthia I. Brenner, Steven E. Bricker, Troy Broadwell, Samantha J. Brotherton, Benjamin P. Brumbaugh, Steven L. Camfield, Craig D. Campbell, David Chavez, Dayla R. Cherry, Brian D. Chytka, Robert E. Clayton, Dakota R. Coffey, Ken L. Cray, Douglas M. Crockett, Jeremiah J. Damewood, Ashley N. Danielson, Zach Davis, Corinna C. DeOlus, Zachary L. DeVita, Jacob A. Dixon, Stephanie N. Dolecheck, Christine E. Dougherty, Francis Dubuc, Emily D. Dulany, Cuong T. Duong, Ngan T. Duong, Tiara M. D…

LBCC Not too late to register for Driver Education Classes

There’s still time to register for summer term Driver Education classes at Linn-Benton Community College, which begin Monday, June 23 in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon, with a second session starting the week of July 21.

LBCC’s Driver Education program serves students throughout Linn and Benton counties and is approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Eligible students between the ages 15-17 with a permit may qualify for a waiver of the Class C drive test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (certain restrictions apply).

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

Original driver permit, completed forms packet and fee due at registration. Register at offering location (on-line registration is not available). Registration packets are available at all LBCC campuses or online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education.

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LBCC Professional Development Workshops

The professional development series “Developing World Class Employees” will be offered by Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services throughout 2014-15.

Summer and fall workshops include: July 29, Creativity, Risk Taking and Innovation; Aug. 19, Think Strategically, Act Operationally; Sept. 23, The Good, The Bad and The Difficult: Personality Styles at Work; Oct. 21, Dealing Effectively with the Angry Customer; Oct. 28, Training and Coaching for Performance Improvement.

All workshops will meet 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Fireside Room, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for each workshop is $79 per person, or $69 for three or more from one company.

Additional workshops will be held November through May. For details including dates and times, visit www.linnbenton.edu/professional-skills-development.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923 or 541-917-4926.

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 June 23.

This sun style Tai Chi I program is safe and beneficial for those with chronic conditions or limited mobility, helping to reduce pain, stiffness and fatigue by improving physical function, muscle and strength, flexibility/mobility and balance.

Tai Chi for Health II includes new more advanced forms in the sun style. Both classes are led by Arthritis Foundation Certified instructor.

Tai Chi for Health I meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and Tai Chi for Health II meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Both classes start June 23 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $58 for each class.

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

Android Phones and Tablets Class

The class Android Phones and Tablets will be offered at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting June 24.

Learn about the Android’s core functions and settings, find fun apps using the Google Play store, sync your device with your Google account, and explore how to connect your home computer to upload and share pictures and videos.

This four-week class meets Tuesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. 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.

Italian for Travelers Class

The class “Italian for Travelers” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting June 24.

Learn Italian language basics, with emphasis on conversation, both speaking and listening to Italian in tourist situations, meeting people, shopping, directions, restaurants and hotels.

This four-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $65.

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

LBCC Dog Training Classes

Two levels of dog training classes will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus starting June 24.

Dog Training I will focus on how to positively motivate your dog to respond quickly despite distractions, to reliably come when called, and will teach the technique of loose lead walking.

Dog Training II will build on the skills learned in Dog Training I to include precision heeling, learning new tricks, and politely greeting strangers. This class can help you to begin preparing for therapy work or rally obedience, competing in dog sports, or taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

Dog Training I begins June 24, and Dog Training II begins July 29. These five-week classes meet Tuesdays from 6 to 6:50 p.m. in the LBCC Courtyard, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany. Cost for each class is $39. Veterinary shot records and dog history form required.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/webrunner or call Albany Community Education at 5…

LBCC Computer Classes

A variety of computer classes will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community beginning June 23.

Apple iPad teaches you how to get the most from your iPad. Course covers the essentials of the iOS operating system, navigating the keyboard-less interface, and using the built-in apps. This four-week class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:50 a.m. beginning June 23 at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $50.

Photoshop Elements I and II will help you take your photos from snapshot-quality to spectacular. Learn to edit, enhance, and touch-up digital photos, including exposure and contrast, or adding and removing elements, and the skills necessary to backup, and organize your images.

Photoshop Elements I meets for six weeks beginning June 24. Cost is $55. Elements II meets for four weeks beginning August 5. Cost is $39. Classes meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. in room MKH-209 on the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

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LBCC Foreign Language for Travelers Classes

Prepare for your summer travels with Linn-Benton Community College foreign language classes designed to teach language skills for use in tourist and travel situations.

Italian for Travelers I is a basic introductory Italian language course. This five-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning June 24 in room NSH-106 on the Albany campus. Cost is $75.

Italian for Travelers II goes more in-depth into the Italian language, touching on cultural norms and taboos especially useful for tourists. This five-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning July 29. Cost is $75.

Spanish for Travelers covers practical and useful Spanish language basics for travel situations, such as greetings, getting around town, exchanging money, dealing with safety issues, and relevant cultural information to the traveler. This four-week class meets Mondays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning June 23 at the Albany Public Library. Cost is $39.

For more information or to …

LBCC Holds Breastfeeding & Parenting Conference

“Ancient Art, Modern Science: A Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference” will be held Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center, 757 Polk Avenue, Corvallis.

Sessions will be held on breastfeeding, childbirth and parenting for mothers, fathers, families, helpers and professionals.

Cost is $15 per family, or $35 for professional CERP credit. LBCC Parenting Education, the Parenting Success Network and La Leche League of Oregon sponsor the conference.

For more information or to register, contact Esther Schiedel at 541-753-6889 or ceelf@aol.com.

LBCC Summer Art classes

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

"Watercolor: Paint the Cat" is structured for both beginners and seasoned artists. This two-day class will meet June 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and June 18 from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39.

New this term, "Corks and Canvas" watercolor class offers a unique way to explore your artistic talent while enjoying the atmosphere of a local winery. No experience necessary. Class will meet Monday, June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marks Ridge Winery in Sweet Home. Cost is $39.

"Calligraphy II" class is a continuation of Calligraphy I, exploring more formal and cursive lettering system. This six-week class meets Tuesdays starting June 24 from 1 to 3:20 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost is $44.

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

LBCC Summer Fitness Classes

Continue your fitness routine or get one started through Linn-Benton Community College exercise classes in Lebanon, Sweet Home, Brownsville and Scio.

Choose from Aquatic Fitness, Aqua Zumba, Better Bones and Balance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Cardio Strength and Balance, Easy Cardio Fitness, Easy Does it Exercise, Yoga, Zumba, or a Triathlon Training Clinic.

Classes start the week of June 23. For a complete description and start dates, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Apple iPhone Class

Get to know your iPhone's basic functions and features in the class “Apple iPhone” held this summer at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center.

Explore the touchscreen interface and learn to use the intelligent keyboard, setup your email account, confidently manage your preferences and use iPhone Apps.

This four-week class meets Thursdays staring June 26 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. 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 Colored Pencil Studio Workshop

The art class “Colored Pencil: Studio Workshop” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting June 26.

Learn to improve your skills in a studio environment with an emphasis on gaining artistic confidence through critique and refining techniques.

This eight-week class will meet Thursdays from 9 to 11:50 a.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $70.

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

LBCC Triathlon Training Clinic

Jump-start or accelerate your triathlon experience in a two-day Triathlon Training Clinic held at Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center July 25 and 26.

Learn strategies to improve your technique and streamline your swim, boost your biking ability, run efficiently, and transition smoothly, while meeting your nutrition, hydration and safety needs. Basic swimming, biking and running skills required.

Class meets Friday, July 25 from 7 to 8:50 p.m. at the Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis, and Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $43.50 with a $25.50 supply fee.

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

LBCC Dog Training Classes

Two levels of dog training classes will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting June 25.

Dog Training I will focus on how to positively motivate your dog to respond quickly despite distractions, to reliably come when called, and will teach the technique of loose lead walking.

Dog Training II will build on the skills learned in Dog Training I to include precision heeling, learning new tricks, and politely greeting strangers. This class can help you to begin preparing for therapy work, rally obedience, competing in dog sports, or taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

These five-week classes will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 6:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Dog Training I starts June 25, and Dog Training II starts July 30. Cost for each class is $39. Veterinary shot records and dog history form required.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 54…

LBCC Social Media Class

The class “Social Media” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting June 26.

Staying in touch with friends, family and co-workers has never been easier. Learn how to use Facebook and Twitter for both personal and professional use including how to personalize privacy settings and share only what you want to share.

This four-week class meets Thursdays from 10 to 11:50 a.m. starting June 26 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 Ballet Core Class

The exercise class “Ballet Core” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting June 26.

A combination of ballet, Pilates, and yoga, this class helps develop strength, flexibility, and balance. 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:20 p.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95.

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.