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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-wee…

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.

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.

LBCC Staff News, Dec. 4, 2015

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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.…

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

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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.

LBCC Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale

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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.

Legacy Ballet Present “The Nutcracker”

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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.

LBCC Staff News, Nov. 20

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New Series: Campus SafetyAn 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 installm…

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.

LBCC Fall Choral Concert “Home is Where Hope Abides”

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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…

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.

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.

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.

SSH Gallery Hosts Watercolorist Elizabeth Zimmerman

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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 Portla…

Staff News - Oct. 30, 2015

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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 co…

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 e…

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.

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. ci…

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.

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.

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

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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 th…

LBCC President named “Pacesetter of the Year”

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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 collabo…

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

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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 he…

College News - October 2015

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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. T…

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 "Cannin…

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.

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”

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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‑…

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.”

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, v…

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.

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.

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 stu…

Antiracist educator, essayist, author Tim Wise Lecture

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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 U…

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.

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 stra…