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


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