Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Year Fitness Classes

Get your New Year off to a fit start in a fitness class offered by LBCC Community Education staring January 4.

Register online at www.linnbenton.edu, or contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

EARLY MORNING FITNESS
Join this class for early risers! Includes warm up activities, stretching, flexibility, walking and strength training with light hand weights. Participants with physical limitations will be given special attention. 11-weeks long beginning January 4, class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8-8:50am at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $89.       

GENTLE EXERCISE FOR BEGINNERS
Gentle, joint-safe exercises developed specifically for people with arthritis or musculoskeletal conditions, fibromyalgia, COPD, and anyone who is sedentary with limited or impaired joint-mobility. This program will help relieve stiffness, strengthen muscles, improve balance and decrease arthritis pain. Low-impact exercises can be done while sitting, standing or on the floor. 11-weeks long beginning January 4, class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 12-12:50 a.m. at the, LBCC Campus. Cost is $89.       

CARDIO DANCE WORKOUT
A refreshing alternative to traditional aerobics.  Get both cardiovascular and muscular gains with beautiful dance routines.  Develop strength, increase energy, burn calories, tone arms, abdominals, hips and legs. 11-weeks long beginning January 4, class meets on Mondays &Wednesdays from 5:15-6:05pm at the Cool Swanson Action Center. Cost is $79.

CARDIO CORE CONDITIONING
An exercise program designed to condition the cardiovascular system, tone and strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. 11-weeks long beginning on January 6 and meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9-9:50 a.m. at the Albany Boys' & Girls' Club. Cost is $69.

BETTER BONES & BALANCE
Reap the benefits OSU Bone Research Lab studies have shown. This exercise program will significantly slow the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages. Improve your balance, flexibility and coordination, and see an increase in muscle tone and overall body fitness.  Cost varies based on specific class. Classes meet at the Cool Swanson Action Center for 11-weeks starting the week of January 4 include: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 7-7:50am; Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 8-8:50am; and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:15-1:05pm.

Also, an 11-week class beginning January 4, one class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:15-10:05am at the Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, Albany.

TAI CHI CHUAN             
A form of meditative movement that originated in China. Teaches mind/body harmony and how to cultivate internal energy, chi. Accomplishes relaxation, relief from stress and promotes general well-being. There are two class options. One begins January 5, and meets on Mondays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. located at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $55.       

GENTLE YOGA
Gentle Yoga poses geared for the beginning student. A slow paced class emphasizing the coordination of breathing with easy stretching. Please bring yoga mat and blanket. 11-weeks long. Class offerings for Gentle Yoga at the Albany Senior Center: held from 1-1:50p.m., 2-2:50 p.m., or 3-3:50 p.m. starting January 4. Cost is $69.

PILATES COMBO
Pilates is a series of low-impact exercises that concentrates on building strong abdominal muscles, which improves balance and coordination. Pilates combo format involves toning with light weights, balancing, and mat workout using a combination of yoga and pilates moves. 11-weeks long beginning January 5, meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:15-7:05 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $79.       

Monday, December 14, 2015

LBCC Pharmacy Technician Information Sessions

LBCC Short Term Training will be holding free monthly information sessions for Phlebotomy and Sleep Technician during Winter Term.

Sessions will be held on the following dates at LBCC’s Albany Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Calapooia Center, room 213:
Jan. 13, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 10, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March 9, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/accelerated-short-term-training, or contact LBCC Healthcare and E-Learning at 541-917-4927. Online applications for Phlebotomy and Polysomnography open in March. No pre-registration needed.



LBCC CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Earn your CPR certification card through Linn-Benton Community College’s CPR training class.

The CPR certification is good for clinical placements up to two years. Classes will be held Feb. 6 and March 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany Campus, Calapooia Center, room 212. Cost is $95, supplies included.

This CPR class qualifies for LBCC’s requirements in the following programs: Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, Nursing/CNA, Occupational Therapy, Medical Assistant, Polysomnography, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Technician.

For more information or to register, call 541-917-4923 or email ottor@linnbenton.edu.

Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam Course

A Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting January 13.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam.

This 10-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning January 13 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW in room CC-212.

The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have online capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, the last day of the class.

Cost for this non-credit course is $600. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone by email at stones@linnbenton.edu.


Real Estate Property Manager Course

A Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting January 14.

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 Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning January 14 through February 25 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW in room CC-212.

Cost for this non-credit course is $550. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone 541-917-4926 or by email at stones@linnbenton.edu.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Driver Education Classes Winter Term

The first session of Driver Education courses start January 4 through the Linn-Benton Community College Community Education Department.

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.

The cost for the course is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Students under the age of 18 may qualify for, upon successful completion of the course, a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Driver’s License. 

Don't wait to register, classes fill fast. Register at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education or call 541-917-4849. You can also pick up a registration packet at any LBCC location.

Submit a completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. For more information, visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4849.

Friday, December 4, 2015

LBCC Staff News, Dec. 4, 2015

Campus Safety: Helping you stay informed
Each issue will focus on one aspect of the work being done to create a safer campus environment. This second installment addresses active shooter/weapons training. Campus Safety Emergency Response Plans

Active Shooter/Weapons Incident Training: How to Respond
The LBCC Campus Safety Committee continues its work and training on emergency response in the event of an active shooter situation on campus. Managers, deans and faculty are being trained on protocols, and they in turn will train staff in their areas. Everyone is encouraged to read the  protocols on the Public Safety site, and, if you have a Smart Phone, to download the Public Safety App, which links directly to the officer on duty. Always report behaviors or talk that is concerning, no matter how small they may seem. The Public Safety site has instructions on what you can do to be as prepared as possible, along with links to informative training videos.

Upcoming Safety Trainings:
•    Dec. 3: Safety Forum, Lebanon Center
•    Dec. 7: Safety Forum, ELA staff
•    Dec. 10: Active Shooter training/simulation, Learning Center staff
•    Dec. 11: Active Shooter training/simulation, OTA staff/students
•    Jan. 5: Takena Incident Debrief, CARE team & Crisis Response Team - Classified Association
•    Winter Term: All Campus Lockdown drill

Ongoing trainings:
•    Incident Command team training, quarterly (management/deans/staff)
•    CARE Threat Assessment Team
•    CERT Team in training (LBCC staff)
•    Safety Committee
•    Crisis Response Team

In Recognition
Twila Lehman, top photo,
M'Liss Runyon, bottom photo.
Twila Lehman, business faculty member, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Oregon Business Education Association at their annual fall conference in October. Twila has been a  faculty member in Business Technology for more than 26 years. She has been instrumental in creating and updating business courses at the college, and served as the Benton Center Business Technology Program Coordinator for ten years.

M'Liss Runyon, graphic designer in the College Advancement Marketing office, received the LBCC Chapter of American Association of Women in Community Colleges Excellence Award at the annual conference held in November. The award is given each year to a recipient for accomplishments that made a difference for women at their community college.

The Theater Department just completed a fourth season of presenting the "Traveling Children's Theater" to local elementary schools throughout Linn, Benton and Polk counties. Taught by Tinamarie Ivey, the theater has traveled to numerous elementary schools performing for hundreds of students. The first half of the quarter, our students create an original Balinese-style shadow puppet play based on popular children's literature. The second half is spent waking up early, packing the van, traveling and then performing. The course, along with the department’s Community Engaged Play-making program Sanctuary Stage, are wonderful examples of how the Theater program strives to enrich our community through cultural outreach.


 

In Remembrance: 
Retired colleague Patsy Chester died Friday, Nov. 27 at her home in Albany. She was 73. Patsy began her career at LBCC in September 1968 as a part-time, non-contracted faculty member in the Business Division, teaching business technology. She held a contracted faculty position from June 1972 to June 1985. In July 1985, Patsy became director of the Business Division. In 1991, she moved to the position of assistant to the president for Academic and Administrative Affairs, and in 1998, she was promoted to dean of that office. Patsy was instrumental in developing the LBCC/OSU Dual Admission and Enrollment Program, now the Degree Partnership Program. She was a statewide leader in education reform and high school partnerships, and was recognized for her work in establishing the statewide 2+2 Program, which became the College Now at LBCC. Patsy retired in 2001, but continued to work part-time for the college as director of Educational Partnerships, a position she held until “officially” retiring in November 2012. Patsy received the LBCC Distinguished Staff award in 1995. In 1994, she was named Vocational Administrator of the Year by the Oregon Council of Career and Vocational Administrators, and in 1990 was named Administrator of the Year by the Oregon Business Education Association. For 20 years, Patsy served as a basketball-scoring assistant for the college. She also served the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) as the Women’s Athletic Commissioner for 12 years, as a NWAC Executive Board member for two years, and, in 2002, she was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame. An avid golfer, Patsy was instrumental in the formation of LBCC's annual Foundation Golf Tournament, which has become a major fundraiser for the Foundation, and handled scoring of the tournament for many years. A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 3, at Fisher Funeral Home.


  
Patsy Chester, 1995 Distinguished Staff photo, and in a golf cart with former VP Mike Holland, from the 25th Anniversary Foundation Golf Tournament in 2013.






 


The Insider is published by the LBCC Advancement Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist, College Advancement

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LBCC Foundations of Business Success Class

Foundations of Business Success will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning January 12.

In this 10-week course, learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business. Topics include financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a business owner. One-on-one advising included.

A free orientation will be held Tuesday, January 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at LBCC in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning January 12. Cost is based on income. The fee is determined and paid at orientation.

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

Business Instructor Twila Lehman Receives Distinguished Service Award

Twila Lehman
Linn-Benton Community College business technology instructor Twila Lehman received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Oregon Business Education Association at their annual fall conference in October.

Lehman, of Albany, has been a faculty member for more than 26 years. She currently teaches business technology classes, and has been instrumental in creating and updating many business courses.

Lehman is a member of the Administrative Office Professional statewide consortium and of the LBCC Business Technology Advisory Committee. She also served as the LBCC Benton Center Business Technology Program Coordinator for ten years.

Lehman is actively involved with the National Business Education Association (NBEA), the Western Business Education Association (WBEA), and the Oregon Business Education Association (OBEA). She has served on the OBEA Board for 12 years, and is a past president. She currently serves as the OBEA Marketing Director.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LBCC Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale

Shop local! The LBCC Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale is Friday, Dec. 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center's ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Handmade pottery makes for great gifts. Find raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces, crafted by LBCC ceramics instructors, students and volunteers.

Proceeds support the college ceramics studio. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944. 

PHOTO: Wood-fired baskets by Lynda Farmer, LBCC ceramics studio volunteer

LBCC Women’s Basketball Hosts NWAC Crossover Tournament

Linn-Benton Community College Women's Basketball will host the NWAC Crossover Tournament December 18 through 20 at the college Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Participating teams are Bellevue College, Columbia Basin College, Edmonds Community College, Grays Harbor College, LBCC, Pierce College, Umpqua Community College and Wenatchee Valley College.

The double elimination tournament begins Friday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. starting with Pierce College playing UCC. LBCC’s first game is at 8 p.m. against Wenatchee Valley. Full tournament bracket with game times and stats can be found at www.linnbenton.edu/athletics.

Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for students, seniors and military. For more information, contact LBCC Athletics at 541-917-4266.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Legacy Ballet Present “The Nutcracker”

Legacy Ballet’s classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” is coming to Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center Dec. 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An annual tradition, Legacy’s performance features adult and children dancers from our local communities. The dance company offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap dance for ages three through adult.

Tickets are $12, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit FISH of Albany. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, or two hours prior to the performance. 

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Friday, November 20, 2015

LBCC Staff News, Nov. 20

New Series: Campus Safety An ongoing series addressing campus safety communications. This first installment addresses the importance of speaking up.  

Hear something, see something, say something. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We all serve as the eyes and ears of our community. If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, no matter how small it may seem, one of the most important things you can do is speak up. Letting the right people know when you have a concern is key in helping to head-off potential problems or threats. Here's a couple of ways for you to connect to the right people: Add the phone number of the safety officer on duty to your contact list: 541-926-6855 (answered any time, day or night). If you have a smart phone, download the LBCC public safety app for quick access to the officer on duty at http://LBCCPublicSafety.mobapp.at. You can also file a report online at https://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid023732

Next installment: Brush-up on what to do: How to access emergency plans and protocols


Where’s LBCC advertising these days? On occasion, faculty and staff ask why we don’t advertise more, and often they are surprised to find out we have a significant ongoing presence. Marketing does some broad-spectrum advertising, which includes the cover of our class schedule, and is seen four times a year by at least one person in almost 90,000 households in our service district. We also use billboards to promote image and awareness of LBCC, some will start soon and run through the end of the year. Research shows that radio - both internet and broadcast – remain at the core of media preferences for both “traditionals” (16-24) and “non-traditionals” (24-35) interested in higher education. In addition to an ongoing campaign for the Foundation’s planned giving program, we currently have both broadcast and internet campaigns active. The college’s award-winning “Inspired” spot is running on KGAL, KSHO and KRKT, and we run on Pandora internet radio, where geo-demographic targeting is possible. If you live in Linn or Benton County, are between the ages of 16 and 24, and listen to Pandora, you’ll hear the spot. In addition to targeting, we can measure the effectiveness of these ads by looking at the click through rate to our web site. Our Pandora ads have had a click-through rate 50 percent higher than average – which is more than any other online advertising we’ve used, even social media ads. We also sponsor sports radio broadcasts for local high schools, a great way to reach parents. And, we still use traditional print ads. Our Foundation planned giving ads are a good fit for newspaper reading audiences, and are currently running, and we use newspaper to advertise theater and choir events, and occasionally use some of the front page advertising opportunities available from the Democrat-Herald and Gazette Times. Other print you may never see are various directories at OSU, our local chambers, and high school sports calendars, which we do on an ongoing basis. We also have year-round advertising on monitors in OSU's Dixon Hall, with a focus on Degree Partnership Program, and on monitors at Timberhill Athletic Club, in movie theaters in Corvallis and Albany, and with a kiosk advertisement at the Heritage Mall. Our goal is to connect with prospective students by encouraging them to go to the web site, where they can sign up for InsideLBCC. This lets us engage and communicate with them over time about things that they are interested in, as well as to help them make decisions and eliminate barriers to their success before they arrive here.


Inside LBCC "hotnote" ad

"Your Town" Publication ad




2016 winter term schedule of classes cover








Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pesticides Applicator Class Dec. 3 & 4


Pesticide applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College Dec. 3 and 4.

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 application, will be held Dec. 3 and 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

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.

Monday, November 16, 2015

LBCC Fall Choral Concert “Home is Where Hope Abides”

Raymund Ocampo
Linn-Benton Community College’s first choral concert conducted by new choral director Raymund Ocampo will be performed Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

"Home is Where Hope Abides" features LBCC's award-winning Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Penny Bazanele will accompany on piano.

Choral works to be performed include: “My Lord has Come” by British composer Will Todd; “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” arranged by the late Steve Zegree; “We Three Kings” arranged by Darmon Meader; “Unclouded Day” by Shawn Kirchner; “Homeward Bound” arranged by Jay Althouse; “A La Nanita Nana” arranged by Ed Henderson; and “Festival Sanctus” by John Leavitt.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, by phone at 541-917-4531 or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4690 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

For the Love of Pie

LBCC Community Education is offering a pie making class “For the Love of Pie

Taught by Chef Adrienne Ewanchyna, learn how to make a variety of fruit and other unique pies, just in time for the holidays.

Class meets Saturday, Nov.14 from 12 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus; 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $64.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Workshop: Just for Fun Piano

Learn to play piano in three hours in the workshop “Just for Fun Piano” with nationally known pianist Donn Rochlin.

Learn all the chords and tools you will need to know to play your favorite songs and to improvise freely without years of practice. Class is for the total beginner as well as classical pianist who would like to play with more artistic freedom.

This one-day workshop will meet Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center; 489 NW Water Ave. Cost is $99.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LBCC Pesticide Applicator Class

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College Nov. 19 and 20.

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 Private Applicator will be held Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203/205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

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, November 3, 2015

SSH Gallery Hosts Watercolorist Elizabeth Zimmerman

An exhibit of watercolors by artist and LBCC alumna Elizabeth Zimmerman, entitled “Western Gold,” will be shown November 9 through December 4 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR.

A reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday, November 19 at 2 p.m. in the Gallery.

Zimmerman is a watercolorist in the western art tradition. Her work tells tales of characters, both human and equine, that she has met and interacted with over her time as a horse wrangler and camp counselor in Oregon and New Mexico.

Zimmerman's work has been featured in galleries and exhibits around Oregon, including the Rogue Gallery in Medford and the Hoffman Gallery in Portland. She won Best of Show in Watercolor at the St. Paul Rodeo Wild West Art Show for the last two years.

A 2009 graduate of Linn-Benton Community College’s Fine Art program, Zimmerman went on to complete a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. Her portfolio of work is available to view online at www.westernrosestudios.com.

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

Staff News - Oct. 30, 2015

LBCC Among 30 Chosen to Participate in AACC Pathways Project
Building off work it has done over the past two years, LBCC has been invited, through a highly competitive national selection process, to join the Pathways Project led by the American Association of Community Colleges, one of 30 colleges across America with a shared commitment to implement guided academic and career pathways for all students. Guided pathways provide students the structure and support to measurably increase their chances of college completion and career success. LBCC and the other colleges will receive support funded through a $5.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the next 2.5 years, LBCC will participate in the pathways institute series, working with expert coaches at the selected institutes and contributing to learning both across the initiative and more broadly, across the community college field. AACC is coordinating the national partnership to build capacity for community colleges to implement a pathways approach to student success and college completion. Partners include Achieving the Dream, Inc., the Aspen Institute, the Center for Community College Student Engagement, the Community College Research Center, Jobs for the Future, the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement, and Public Agenda. Partners have participated actively in the college selection process and also are substantively involved in designing a model series of pathways institutes, each focusing on key elements in a fully scaled pathway model for community colleges. The Pathways colleges are in urban, suburban, and rural locations in 17 states, with fall headcount enrollments ranging from less than 3,000 to almost 60,000 students. Selected colleges are:

Alamo Colleges (TX)
Bakersfield College (CA)
Broward College (FL)
Cleveland State Community College (TN)
Columbus State Community College (OH)
Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
El Paso Community College (TX)
Front Range Community College (CO)
Indian River State College (FL)
Irvine Valley College (CA)
Jackson College (MI)
Lansing Community College (MI)
Linn-Benton Community College (OR)
Monroe Community College (NY)
Mt. San Antonio College (CA)
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (WI)
Paris Junior College (TX)
Pierce College District (WA)
Prince George’s Community College (MD)
St. Petersburg College (FL)
San Jacinto College (TX)
Skagit Valley College (WA)
Stanly Community College (NC)
South Seattle Community College (WA)
Tallahassee Community College (FL)
Tulsa Community College (OK)
Wallace State College (AL)
Western Wyoming Community College (WY)
Zane State College (OH)

Better Bones & Balance Celebrates 20 Years Serving Community
LBCC's popular community education fitness class Better Bones and Balance celebrated its 20th Anniversary Oct. 21. This successful signature program at LBCC has done so much for so many people in our communities, and serves as a great example of "building community,” said Community Education Director Chris Nystrom. Developed in partnership with OSU’s Bone Research Lab, the program has been shown to slow the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages. OSU has conducted high quality, recognized research and certification of Better Bones and Balance, with LBCC instructors and students participating in OSU research studies. Physicians have referred patients to the class, and OSU and LBCC have co-presented trainings to instructors in Oregon and other states. 

Jack Giles Leads Albany Carousel Carving Project
Jack Giles carving at the Albany Carousel.



Computer guru by day, lead carver for the Albany Carousel on Saturdays (and many week nights), Jack Giles has volunteered every Saturday for the past 12 years to help bring the Albany carousel project to life, along with lead painter and former LBCC Community Ed director Gwenn Marchese. The dream to bring an historic carousel to Albany started in 2002. The project, scheduled for completion in Spring of 2017, needs to raise approximately $800,000 more for construction of a new building to house the carousel.


HR Board Report:
New hires, separations, promotions/transfers & retirements for Oct. 2015

Happy Halloween! Staff photos from the Halloween office decorating contest. Congratulations to the winners of the Headless Roadrunner, Human Resources! HR will not be in the running for next year's contest, but will instead become the judges - although they can still decorate their office for fun.
Human Resources, contest winners!
Admissions/Registration/Student Services

College Advancement Foundation/Marketing






Headless Roadrunner award!
Albany Community Education (photo by Mike Dowless)



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Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist, College Advancement


Thursday, October 29, 2015

LBCC among 30 colleges nationwide invited to join Pathways Project

Building off work it has done over the past two years, Linn-Benton Community College has been invited, through a highly competitive national selection process, to join the Pathways Project led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

LBCC is one of 30 colleges across America with a shared commitment to implement guided academic and career pathways for all students. Guided pathways provide students the structure and support to measurably increase their chances of college completion and career success.

LBCC and the other colleges will receive support funded through a $5.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

LBCC will be among the first group of colleges to participate in the pathways institute series over the next 2.5 years and will work with expert coaches at those institutes.  In addition, the participating colleges themselves will contribute to learning both across the initiative and more broadly, across the community college field. 

“This is an exciting endorsement for the direction LBCC has been working toward over the past few years,” said LBCC President Greg Hamann. “Our selection will speed our progress, while helping us help even more of our students set and reach goals that make their lives and our communities better places to live and work.”

AACC is coordinating the national partnership to build capacity for community colleges to implement a pathways approach to student success and college completion.

Partners include Achieving the Dream, Inc., the Aspen Institute, the Center for Community College Student Engagement, the Community College Research Center, Jobs for the Future, the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement, and Public Agenda. Partners have participated actively in the college selection process and also are substantively involved in designing a model series of pathways institutes, each focusing on key elements in a fully scaled pathway model for community colleges.

“These very diverse community colleges can feel proud of the strong foundations they have laid for this transformational work,” said AACC president Walter G. Bumphus. “We are pleased with the rigor and integrity that the Pathways partners have ensured in the selection process, and all of the partners look forward to the intensive work ahead.”

The Pathways colleges are in urban, suburban, and rural locations in 17 states, with fall headcount enrollments ranging from less than 3,000 to almost 60,000 students. Selected institutions are:

Alamo Colleges (TX)
Bakersfield College (CA)
Broward College (FL)
Cleveland State Community College (TN)
Columbus State Community College (OH)
Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
El Paso Community College (TX)
Front Range Community College (CO)
Indian River State College (FL)
Irvine Valley College (CA)
Jackson College (MI)
Lansing Community College (MI)
Linn-Benton Community College (OR)
Monroe Community College (NY)
Mt. San Antonio College (CA)
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (WI)
Paris Junior College (TX)
Pierce College District (WA)
Prince George’s Community College (MD)
St. Petersburg College (FL)
San Jacinto College (TX)
Skagit Valley College (WA)
Stanly Community College (NC)
South Seattle Community College (WA)
Tallahassee Community College (FL)
Tulsa Community College (OK)
Wallace State College (AL)
Western Wyoming Community College (WY)
Zane State College (OH)

Workshop: Discover Your Family History

Learn how to research your family history in the workshop “Discover Your Family History” offered through LBCC Community Education.

Starting with documents and photos you already own, learn how to record the stories of your families’ journey, talents and courage, including tips on how to gather family stories, trace far-flung relatives, collect photos and documents, request public records, and use genealogy websites.

This one-day workshop will meet Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 9 to 11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, Industrial Way. Cost is $29.

For a complete description, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

LBCC Encouraging High School Seniors & GED Grads to Apply for Oregon Promise

Linn-Benton Community College is encouraging all eligible 2016 high school and GED graduates to apply for the Oregon Promise starting Nov. 1.

Applications are available online at www.OregonPromise.org.

Oregon Promise provides a minimum of $1,000 of tuition support for students who are graduating high school or earning a GED in the spring or summer of 2016, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (a GED score requirement is still being established), have been an Oregon resident for 12 months, and who intend to attend community college in fall of 2016.

Students are being encouraged to apply early. The program is first-come, first served, with demand expected to exceed the funding available. Those who apply prior to funds being exhausted will get support.

The program covers tuition that is not covered by federal and state financial aid grants. Most students will be required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and accept all grants they qualify for.

Non U.S. citizens who meet Oregon Promise requirements will apply for the Oregon Promise as part of Oregon's Tuition Equity program through a separate application.

LBCC will offer an open computer lab on Tuesday, Nov. 3 on its Albany Campus so that any high school students attending class at the college can apply. The college will also be sending email messages via its prospective student communication system to 16,000 people who have expressed an interest in in the college in hopes of reaching as many high school seniors as possible.

The college met with 36 representatives of its service district’s high schools and youth support organizations on Tuesday, encouraging them to spread the word to seniors to apply starting Nov. 1.

More information is available at the Oregon Promise web site at www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Workshop: Discover Your Family History

Learn how to research your family history in the workshop “Discover Your Family History” offered through LBCC Community Education.

Starting with documents and photos you already own, learn how to record the stories of your families’ journey, talents and courage, including tips on how to gather family stories, trace far-flung relatives, collect photos and documents, request public records, and use genealogy websites.

This one-day workshop will meet Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 to 11:50 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 NW Water Ave. Cost is $29.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

Event Planning Workshop: “Secrets to Planning a Successful Event”

An event planning workshop, "Secrets to Planning a Successful Event," will be held Friday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, Corvallis.

Learn to plan a successful and memorable event including how to produce, manage, market, budgeting, program development, sponsorship, and how to add the "wow factor." Perfect for fundraisers, non-profits, event planners, or anyone responsible for planning a large event.

Cost is $69. Lunch is on your own. Instructor Denise Rossetti has been producing events, large and small, for more than 20 years. She teaches the class “Special Event Planning” at the University of Oregon, and is a member of the Event Planners Association.

To register, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

Monday, October 26, 2015

New Class: Introduction to Facebook in Sweet Home

Learn how to use the popular social media site Facebook in the class “Introduction to Facebook,” a new class offered at the LBCC Sweet Home Center starting Nov. 5.

Learn the basics of connecting with friends and family online, including how to establish a Facebook account and set up your profile for safety. This three-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting November 5. Cost is $59.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, or contact LBCC Community Education at 541-367-6901.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Free Showings of film “Project 22” Nov. 6 & 7

Two free showings of the documentary film "Project 22" will be held Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The film chronicles the 22-day, 6,500-mile journey of two combat-wounded veterans, Daniel Egbert and Doc King, who set out across America to raise awareness of the high rate of suicides amongst veterans. 

Spurred by estimations that 22 veterans die by suicide each day, Project 22 includes interviews with veterans who have contemplated or attempted suicide, but who found help, support and hope in various ways.

The film includes interviews with leading researchers in the fields of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, mental health clinicians and educators, and leading experts in warrior culture and combat stress.

Project 22 was entirely crowd-funded. The film was produced by Medicinal Missions, which works to restore a warrior culture that supports holistic healing and life-long personal growth, while empowering veterans to serve as community leaders and mentors.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided after the film.

For more information, visit the Project 22 web site at medicinalmissions.com, or contact LBCC Veteran’s Club advisor Lewis Franklin, 541-917-4542.

Short clip: https://vimeo.com/139404580

LBCC President named “Pacesetter of the Year”

Dr. Greg Hamann
Linn-Benton Community College President Dr. Greg Hamann was named “Pacesetter of the Year” at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 7 conference Oct. 1.

The award recognizes a president or CEO at a two-year community or technical college who has demonstrated leadership and support in the area of college communications and marketing.

Hamann was nominated for his support of initiatives that improve the college’s image, including the backing of investment in research and design for LBCC’s award winning “Inspired” branding and redesigned web site, and for his support of implementing a system that communicates with prospective students.

The nomination also noted Hamann’s work to bring a new focus on completion to the college, his work on state and national initiatives like Win-Win, Foundations of Excellence and Achieving the Dream, and in numerous partnerships with K-12, university and chambers of commerce partners, including the “Pipeline” program, an collaboration between K-12 districts, LBCC and local industry. 

Hamann was instrumental in the passage of a $34 million bond to update college facilities, as well as an industry led effort to procure $3 million in economic development funds for new program equipment.

Hamann serves as a member of Oregon’s Quality Education Commission and Department of Corrections Reentry Council, as well as on numerous task forces working to increase education’s effectiveness in improving the quality of life for all Oregonians.

At the national level, Hamann is currently serving as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, and has recently served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 21st Century Initiative Implementation Team, is the Immediate Past Chair of the AACC President’s Academy Executive Committee, and is the current Vice-Chair of the Board for the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

The Pacesetter Award is presented annually in each of NCMPR's seven districts, with district winners considered for the national Pacesetter Award.

Monday, October 19, 2015

LBCC CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

A CPR certification class for healthcare providers will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Calapooia Center room 213, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The CPR certification card is good for clinical placements for up to two years, and qualifies for LBCC’s requirements in the following programs: Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, Nursing/CNA, Occupational Therapy, Medical Assistant, Polysomnography, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Technician.

Cost is $95. Supplies included. For more information or to register, call 541-917-4923 or email ottor@linnbenton.edu.

NSH Gallery Features Exhibit by Benton Center Art Faculty

An exhibit of work by three art instructors from Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center will be shown in LBCC’s North Santiam Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany through December 11. 

A reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday, October 29, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium.

The exhibit represents a wide range of artistic approaches brought to the Benton Center art department by the three artists; from the colorful and diverse paintings by Mark Allison, to the expressive, monumental mixed media drawings of Andrew Myers, to the delicate, sophisticated, and whimsical ceramics of Renee McKitterick.

McKitterick is the new ceramics instructor at the Benton Center, coming to Corvallis most recently from New Mexico, where she completed her MFA in 2012. This summer she did a residency in Jingdezhen, China studying ceramic and glazing techniques. Most of McKitterick’s work in this exhibit, which includes pottery, sculpture, and installation, was created during her time in China.

An art instructor at LBCC for over 20 years, Allison’s work ranges widely from abstract, geometric patterns to painterly landscapes. His concern for composition and color is consistently strong. Included in this exhibit are works in watercolor, gouache, acrylic and oil paint.

Myers teaches classes in drawing at LBCC and OSU. His mixed media works fuse drawing with installation and sculpture, building his creations by drawing, arranging, re-drawing, and re-arranging elements into assembled constructions. Included in this exhibit are three large works, which Myers installed directly to the walls of North Santiam Hall.

North Santiam Hall Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

College News - October 2015

Artist rendering of Culinary Arts teaching kitchen.
Building projects connected to the passage of the college bond measure are starting to take shape, as the HOC, ATTC and culinary classroom projects move into the construction phase. Health Occupations Center: Site development has begun on the HOC, and building construction is scheduled to begin in January, with a completion date of fall 2016. ATTC: Construction of the ATTC Innovation Center is scheduled to begin in early 2016, once federal review of the project and bidding are complete. Project completion date is set for fall 2016.  Benton Center: The college is continuing to explore options for additional parking at the Benton Center. Programmatic design is underway with FFA Architecture and Interiors. Albany Campus: Part of the Albany campus project includes renovation of the Culinary Arts teaching classroom to include a demonstration kitchen for teaching food preparation and cooking techniques. Construction includes an expansion of the existing classroom into the 2nd floor atrium. The project will be completed over winter break. Takena Hall seismic upgrades are scheduled to start summer 2016. Latest project updates, photos and plans

LBCC science faculty landed a $616,800 grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, titled "Promoting Retention and Completion with STEM Research and Design Cohorts at Linn-Benton Community College." Submitted by Greg Mulder and Marci Moling, physical sciences faculty, David Kidd, civil engineering faculty, Parker Swanson, computer sciences faculty, and Andrew Feldman, dean of Science, Engineering and Mathematics division, the S-STEM grant will provide approximately 20 STEM majors with $5,000 need-based scholarships each year over a period of five years.

The College Advancement Marketing office won eight awards - three gold, two silver and three bronze - at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 7 conference held Oct. 1. Entries were submitted from District 7 community college and technical college marketing offices throughout Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory.  Gold awards: CTE handouts, LB iLearn Microsite, Pandora online ads; Silver awards: 2015 Class Schedule, “Inspired” t-shirt; Bronze awards: “Connect With Us” newspaper ads, Foundation Annual Report/Calendar, 2014/2015 Catalog.

Roadrunner athletics donated $223.71 to the Side-Out Foundation in support of breast cancer research with proceeds from donations and gate admissions at the Oct. 2 Volleyball "Dig Pink" game. Funds raised go toward a clinical trial specifically for patients with stage-4 breast cancer, the most advanced form of the disease and the least funded area of research. 

Photo by Melissa Chandler, LBCC Commuter



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

West Coast Swing- beginners dance class


Learn to swing dance in the class “West Coast Swing” at Linn-Benton Community College starting Oct. 16.

West Coast Swing is one of the most popular forms of swing dance today, and one of the most versatile dances that can be danced to Blues, Jazz, Pop, Hip-Hop, Country and just about any other music. No Partner Required.

This eight-week beginners class meets Fridays from 7 to 8:20 p.m. starting Oct.16 at the LBCC Albany campus. Cost is $69.

For more information or to register, visit www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.



Art, Food Preservation & Computer Classes

Learn to paint using acrylics while enjoying the scenery and a glass of wine at Marks Ridge Winery in the popular LBCC Community Education class "Corks & Canvas,” taught by muralist Victoria Knight.

This one-evening class meets Friday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $39 and includes all supplies. Register by Oct. 19.

Knight will also teach a four-hour workshop "You Can Paint Acrylics” Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Learn more in-depth design basics and take home a beautiful country landscape that you painted. Cost is $65 and includes all supplies. Register by Oct. 19.

Explore the basics of your personal computer in the beginning class “Personal Computer Essentials,” with hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This four-week class meets Thursdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Oct. 22 at the LBCC Lebanon Center.  Cost is $59.

Learn how to use a pressure canner to preserve meats, fish, game, soups and veggies in the class "Canning Meats, Fish, Game and Vegetables."  Class meets Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sweet Home High School. Presented by LBCC Community Education and OSU Master Food Preservers. Cost is $29.  Register by Oct. 15.

For more information or to register, visit www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, or contact LBCC Community Education at Lebanon Center, 541-259-5801 or Sweet Home Center 541-367-6901.

Monday, October 12, 2015

LBCC Professional Development Workshops

Business and Employer Services at Linn Benton Community College is offering the following Professional Development classes through Dec. 8, as part of the “Developing World Class Employees” series:

November 5, 8 a.m. – Noon
Taking the Stress Out of Customer Service

November 17, 8 a.m. - Noon
Moving from Peer to Supervisor

December 3, 8 a.m. – Noon
Organizing Work and Managing Priorities

December 8, 8 a.m. – Noon
Effective Meeting and Facilitation Skills

Cost for these non-credit workshops are $89 per person, or $79 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923 or 541-917-4926.

LBCC Holds Noche LBCC, Latino College Night

Noche LBCC, college night for Spanish speaking families, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Commons cafeteria, 2nd floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn about educational resources from pre-kindergarten through college, including a resource fair with information on GED, College Now, high school programs, family resources, Boys and Girls Club, Kidco Head Start and the Albany Library.

Information on improving English language skills also provided.

A student panel discussion will be held at 7 p.m., with college staff will be available to answer questions.

Noche LBCC is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Admissions at 541-917-4811.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

LBCC Veterinary Assistant Information Sessions

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

Sessions are Oct. 21 at 12 p.m., and Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room CC-212. No pre-registration needed to attend.

The 17-week LBCC Veterinary Assistant Program starts Jan. 4 and runs through April 29, 2016. 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 $5,000. The program is eligible for financial aid.

Program prerequisites available at www.linnbenton.edu/bulletins. For more information, contact LBCC Healthcare division at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Pharmacy Technician Information Sessions

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

Sessions during fall term will be held on the following dates at LBCC’s Albany Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Calapooia Center, room 212:
Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Nov. 4, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The 18-week Pharmacy Technician training begins on Feb. 1 and runs until June 3, 2016 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center. Gain invaluable skills and knowledge in customer service, pharmacy law and ethics, pharmacy math, prescriptions, billing, insurance, the latest industry software, pharmacology, and on-the-job training.

Cost is $5,500, including all books and supplies. The program is eligible for financial aid.

For more information, visit online at www.linnbenton.edu/pharmacy-technician, or contact LBCC Healthcare at 541-917-4927. Online applications for the program open in November.

Buying & Selling Online class

Learn how to use Craigslist, eBay, Etsy to buy and sell products online in this non-credit class “Buying and Selling Online.”

Explore online shopping and marketplace services, and learn to create ads and other strategies that help sell your items online while protecting yourself as both buyer and seller.

This three-week class will meet Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. starting Oct. 12 at the LBCC Albany campus. Cost is $59.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

Performing Arts Presents “Theater of Terror: The Brothers Grimm”

LBCC Performing Arts presents the Halloween treat “Theater of Terror Presents: The Brothers Grimm” Oct. 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Join us for an evening of ghastly blood-curdling horrors, as we travel with a troupe of Victorian oddballs as they settle in for the night, sharing their favorite Brothers Grimm fairy tales, in the original macabre detail.

Grimm’s fairy tales to be performed include: The Almond Tree, The Shroud and The Robber Bridegroom, stories of love, loss, revenge and redemption with a scary and gruesome twist. 

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, and free to LBCC students with ID. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Purchase your tickets online at linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4690 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.


Student Positions Open in the Foundation

Do you need a job? Are you taking at least six credits this term? The college Foundation office has several student positions open to help with college fundraising efforts. 

Working hours are Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with an occasional afternoon shift, contacting LBCC alumni by phone.

The Foundation is also looking to fill three data entry positions for day shift hours. Positions begin Oct. 26 on the Albany campus, and include paid training.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in at least six credits or more at LBCC, and be in good standing. 

For more information or to apply, drop by the LBCC Foundation Office, Calapooia Center, room CC-105. Applications packets are also available online at www.linnbenton.edu/careerconnectionshowto, search “Phonathon Student Caller 1.”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Community Education Classes in Lebanon & Sweet Home

Learn to paint using acrylics while enjoying the scenery at Marks Ridge Winery in the popular class "Corks & Canvas,” taught by Muralist Victoria Knight. Class meets Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

Muralist Victoria Knight will teach a four-hour workshop "You Can Paint Acrylics" at the LBCC Lebanon Center Oct. 24.

Discover techniques to increase your brainpower in “Brain Boosters: Awaken your Memory” held at the Lebanon Center Oct. 13.

Learn the basics of the computer in this beginning class that gives hands-on step-by-step instruction. Held at the Lebanon Center Oct. 22.

Learn to preserve seasonal fruits, veggies, meats, and more in "Freezing & Dehydrating Foods" co-presented by LBCC Community Education and OSU Master Food Preservers. Class meets at Sweet Home High School Thursday, Oct. 15.

The ever-popular class “Santiam Kalapuya/Molala Indians," taught by Tony Farque, will meet Oct.14, with a field trip to the Cascadia caves on Oct. 16.
 
For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, or contact LBCC Community Education at 541-259-5801 or 541-367-6901.




Monday, October 5, 2015

West Coast Swing dance class starts Oct. 16

Learn how to swing dance in the class West Coast Swing at Linn-Benton Community College starting Oct. 16.

One of the most versatile dance styles, West Coast Swing can be danced to blues, jazz, hip-hop, country or just about any type of music.  No partner or experience required.

This eight-week class meets on Fridays from 7 to 8:20 p.m. starting Oct. 16 at the LBCC Albany campus, Activities Center room 120. SW. Cost is $69.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BES Faculty Joseph Bailey Completes Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training

Joseph Bailey, LBCC faculty member in Business and Employer Services, recently completed a 69-hour training program as a Voice Dialogue Facilitator through the Voice Dialogue Institute.

Facilitated social technology allows individuals to become more effective in their relationships, and can help teams to achieve higher levels of performance and leverage their strengths to move beyond places where they get stuck.

LBCC Business and Employer Services provides coaching, facilitation, training, and consulting services to employers of Linn and Benton County. The full array of BES services can be found at www.linnbenton.edu/business.

Monday, September 28, 2015

LBCC Awarded $616,800 from the National Science Foundation for STEM Scholarships

The National Science Foundation has awarded Linn-Benton Community College $616,800 for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics student scholarships.

LBCC’s award-winning project, entitled "Promoting Retention and Completion with STEM Research and Design Cohorts at Linn-Benton Community College," was submitted to the NSF by Greg Mulder and Marci Moling, LBCC physical sciences faculty, David Kidd, civil engineering faculty, Parker Swanson, computer sciences faculty, and Andrew Feldman, dean of LBCC Science, Engineering and Mathematics division.

The S-STEM grant will provide approximately 20 students per year with $5,000 scholarships over a period of five years.

Scholarships will be awarded to LBCC STEM majors with financial need. Students majoring in chemistry, physics, geology, engineering, math, computer science and biology are eligible.

Scholarship applicant selection will be based upon high school or college GPA and unmet financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA. The college will announce application deadlines and requirements within the coming weeks, with the first scholarships to be awarded winter term 2016.

Student scholars will engage in a research experience through participation in one of several LBCC Research and Development Cohorts consisting of at least two faculty members leading 12 to 18 students each year.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports research, innovation, and discovery that provides the foundation for economic growth in our country. By advancing the frontiers of science and engineering, our nation can develop the knowledge and cutting edge technologies needed to address the challenges we face today and will face in the future.

Project abstracts can be viewed at the NSF Award Abstracts database at www.nsf.gov/awardsearch. 


Friday, September 25, 2015

Antiracist educator, essayist, author Tim Wise Lecture

Tim Wise
Antiracist educator, essayist and author Tim Wise will give a free talk at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, October 14 at 2 p.m. in the college Forum building, room 104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Wise will explore topics of race, white privilege and the notion of color-blindness in America, and provide an opportunity for engagement on the issue of racism.

A free screening of Wise’s documentary "White Like Me" will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7 at noon in the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center, Forum 220.

Additional screenings will be held Sunday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, and at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe, Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

The film is an exploration of race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege, and reassesses the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society.

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation.

Sponsors include the King Legacy Committee of Corvallis, LBCC’s Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon State University, the Linn Benton Partnership for Diversity, and the Community Action for Racial Equity.

For more information, contact LBCC EDI at 541-917-4461.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LBCC Fitness classes starting the week of September 28

LBCC Albany Community Education has a variety fitness classes for all levels of fitness starting the week of September 28.

BETTER BONES AND BALANCE: Reap the benefits OSU Bone Research studies. This exercise program slows the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages. Improve your balance, flexibility and coordination, and see an increase in muscle tone and overall body fitness. Classes begin the week of September 28 at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. at numerous locations throughout Albany.

FLOW YOGA: Based on flowing, dynamic sequence of movements, which are synchronized with the breath and also includes static postures, balances and stretches. Increase strength, flexibility and endurance while improving circulation, balance and alignment/posture. Relax your mind body and soul. Please bring yoga mat and one firm blanket. All levels welcome basic yoga experience recommended. Meets Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20 p.m. starting September 30 at LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $39.

GENTLE YOGA: Geared for the beginning student. A slow paced class emphasizing the coordination of breathing with easy stretching. Please bring yoga mat and blanket. Class meets Mondays from 1-1:50 p.m., 2-2:50 p.m. or 3-3:50 p.m. starting September 28 at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $69.

PILATES COMBO: This series of low-impact exercises concentrates on building strong abdominal muscles, which improves balance and coordination. Pilates combo format involves toning with light weights, balancing, and mat workout using a combination of yoga and Pilates moves. Class meets Tuesdays from 6:15-7:05 a.m. starting October 29 at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $75.

GENTLE EXERCISE FOR BEGINNERS: This gentle, joint-safe exercise class is developed specifically for people with arthritis or musculoskeletal conditions, fibromyalgia, COPD, and anyone who is sedentary with limited or impaired joint-mobility. This program will help relieve stiffness, strengthen muscles, improve balance and decrease arthritis pain. Low-impact exercises can be done while sitting, standing, or on the floor. Led by Arthritis Foundation Certified instructor. Class meets Mondays from 12:00-12:50 p.m. starting September 28 at LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $89.

EARLY MORNING FITNESS: A great class for early risers! Includes warm-up activities, stretching, flexibility, walking, and strength training with light hand weights. Anyone with physical limitations given special attention. Class meets Mondays from 8:00-8:50 a.m. starting September 28 at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $89.

CARDIO DANCE WORKOUT: A refreshing alternative to traditional aerobics. Get both cardiovascular and muscular gains with beautiful dance routines. Develop strength, increase energy, burn calories, tone arms, abdominals, hips and legs. Class begins Mondays from 5:15-6:05 p.m. starting September 28 at Swanson Center. Cost is $79.

CARDIO CORE CONDITIONING: This exercise program is designed to condition the cardiovascular system, tone and strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. Class meets Tuesdays from 9:00-9:50 a.m. starting September 29 at the Albany Boys & Girls Club. Cost is $69.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, call the LBCC Albany center at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Community Education Fall Computer & Photography Classes

LBCC Albany Community Education has a variety of computer and photography classes to enhance your skills starting the week of September 28 at the LBCC Albany campus.

COMPUTER CLASSES:

EXCEL – INTRO TO SPREADSHEETS: Excel spreadsheets are the best way to organize and analyze numeric and text-based data. Topics include working with templates and how to enter and format data and text using basic formulas, functions, charts, graphics, photos and hyperlinks. Each class consists of interactive lectures, demos, and hands-on practice. Recommended: Introductory computer class or equivalent experience. This four-week class meets Tuesday from 6:30-7:50 p.m. starting Oct. 6. Cost is $59.

BUYING AND SELLING ONLINE: Are you interested in starting an online business or are you ready to sell those unwanted items collecting dust? Learn how to effectively use Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy. Explore shopping options and popular marketplace services while learning to create ads to attract buyers and other strategies to get results and protect you as both buyer and seller. Basic computer needed. This three-week class meets Mondays from 6-7:50 p.m. starting Oct. 12. Cost is $59. 
                                                                                                     
PERSONAL COMPUTERS ESSENTIALS: For those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. Designed to go at an easy pace. Includes identifying the various parts of the computer, how to turn it on and off and use the mouse and keyboard. Also introduces working with Windows, and a brief intro to email and the Internet. This four-week class meets Mondays from 6-7:50 p.m. starting Sept. 28. Cost is $69.

MAC ESSENTIALS I: Get the most from your Mac. Understand the essential elements of its operating system, discover the basic layout of OS X, and learn tips and shortcuts for navigating your computer, as well as the basics of word processing and printing. Detailed handouts supplement media presentations. Intended for new Mac users, laptops are welcome but not essential. This three-week class meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:20 p.m. starting Oct. 1. Cost is $59.

APPLE IPHONE I: Get to know your iPhone's basic functions and useful features. Explore the touch screen interface, type with the intelligent keyboard, setup your email account, and confidently manage your preferences in the setting menu. Take advantage of standard iPhone tools (camera, maps, notes, and music) and download new apps from the App Store. Class meet Tuesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. starting Sept. 29. Cost is $59.

ONLINE COMPUTER CLASSES:

WORD Level I, II, III, EXCEL Level I, II, III, POWERPOINTt, COMPTIA Security and more are available online starting September 28.

ONLINE ADVERTISING: Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization.  See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Find out how to test low budget Adword campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor can answer your toughest questions as well. Online class held over four weeks. Cost is $195. Register online at: http://bit.ly/LBCConlineclass

GOOGLE ANALYTICS: Aimed at non-technical users, this class takes you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. Understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. A must for anyone serious about leveraging more success from their website. Held online over four weeks. Cost is $195. Register online at: http://bit.ly/LBCConlineclass.

PHOTOGRAPHY

ENHANCE YOUR DIGITAL SLR SKILLS: Have fun creatively using your digital SLR. Maximize your camera's features beyond full auto setting to get the affects you desire. Get feedback as you learn the basics, and practice controlling exposure, stopping action, portraiture, landscape, and HDR (High Dynamic Range), using depth of field to your advantage. Work with Photoshop Elements for photo editing and enhancement. Bring your camera and manual, your favorite lenses, fully charged battery, transfer cable and media card to class. Class meets Wednesdays from 6-8:20 p.m. starting Oct. 7. Cost is $79.


For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/communityeducation, or contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or by email at albany@linnbenton.edu.