Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LBCC NSH Galleries: LBCC Art Student Juried Show

The LBCC Art Student Juried Show will on display through June 5 in the North Santiam Hall Galleries of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR.

An awards presentation and reception will be held Wednesday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the NSH Gallery, with more than $2,000 worth of prices and certificates to be awarded.
This year’s student show is one of the largest; with 96 artworks by LBCC art students on the two floors of the NSH Gallery.

Shelley Curtis, curator and manager for Art About Agriculture, chose many of the awards, including Best of Show.

Additional donors and local businesses provided cash awards and gift certificates, including Carol Schaafsma, Gary Westford, Hester Coucke, Blick Art Materials, Corvallis Fall Festival, Creative Framing, and the Photo Arts Guild.

The exhibit is open to students who have taken art classes at the college during the past year. The media on exhibit include paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylic; drawings in graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, photography, ceramic sculptures, digital art and mixed media.

LBCC’s North Santiam Galleries are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Free Parenting Workshop “No-Drama Discipline”

Child development specialist Dr. Tina Bryson will hold a free parenting workshop “No-Drama Discipline” Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave.

Bryson uses stories, compassion and humor to provide solutions for your child’s tantrums, tensions and tears. Learn how to discipline in an effective and loving way, how to communicate effectively with your child, and how to connect with your child through clear and consistent limits.

The workshop, held during Oregon Parenting Education Week, will focus on providing strategies to help parents identify discipline philosophies and master the best methods to communicate.

Learn the facts on child brain development, what kind of discipline is most appropriate at all ages and stages, tips for navigating your children through the storm, common discipline mistakes, and how to stay focused on the whole-brain parenting techniques.

Bryson is a psychotherapist who conducts workshops for parents, educators and clinicians worldwide. She has written for numerous publications including Time, Huffington Post, and Redbook, and is the co-author of “The Whole Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline,” co-authored with Daniel Siegel.

Free childcare provided. Advance sign-up required by calling 541-917-4899 by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7.  Spanish interpretation is available for this event.

Oregon Parenting Education Week runs May 11-15.  Bryson will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Parenting Educators’ Conference held at OSU May 11.

Sponsored by LBCC, the Parenting Success Network and Corvallis School District, with major support from the Mullins Healthy Children’s Fund. For more information, contact LBCC Parenting Education at 541-917-4899.

LBCC English Faculty Present “Spring Light”

“Spring’s Light,” a reading and fundraiser benefiting the LBCC English Endowment Fund, will be held Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m., at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Street, Corvallis. 

Enjoy readings by LBCC’s English department faculty and students. A no‑host bar of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available. Suggested donation is $10, $5 for students.

Proceeds support visiting writers and student awards, including the LBCC Student Achievement Award. For more information, contact Karelia Stetz-Waters 541-917-4556.

LBCC Theater Production: “All in the Timing”

LBCC Performing Arts presents “All in the Timing” May 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and May 16 at 2 p.m., at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Join us for an evening of student-directed, one-acts that combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun! The play, written by David Ives, is the winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors, students and youth, and can be purchased online starting May 1 at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, at the theater Box Office from 1 to 4 p.m. the week of the performance, and at the door one hour prior to performance. Seating is limited.

For more information, contact the LBCC Box Office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4690 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LBCC Seminar: Finding Government Solicitations to Bid On

The seminar “Finding Government Solicitations to Bid On” will be held Thursday, April 30, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, Forum Building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. 

Lean how to get into and use the ORPIN (state) and FedBIZOpps/Fed Connect websites, including how to register on the ODOT site for contractors. Cost is $19. 

For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Anne Green at 541-917-4929.  Sponsored by LBCC’s Small Business Development Center.

LBCC Honors Distinguished Alumni

Brad Gohr
Julie Huckestein
Brad Gohr and Julie Huckestein have been named as 2015 Linn-Benton Community College Distinguished Alumni, along with Mary “Dee” Deems, who was recognized with a posthumous award at the college’s Honors Reception held April 22.

Gohr, of Madras, is currently the president and CEO of Veterinary Services, Inc., a $175 million animal health product distribution company with branches throughout the Western United States.

Gohr graduated from LBCC in 1992 with an associate’s degree in Animal Science. He then transferred to Oregon State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

Huckestein, of Albany, was recently named president of Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Huckestein graduated from LBCC in 1996 with an associate’s degree in business administration. She went on the earn her bachelor’s degree in management and organizational leadership from George Fox University, and a master’s degree in education policy and administration from Portland State University.

Prior to Chemeketa, Huckestein held several positions in the LBCC Business Office, and was eventually promoted to director of Budget and Finance, a position she held until 2001.

Mary “Dee” Deems was honored with a posthumous Distinguished Alumni award. Deems, who passed away in February, graduated from LBCC in 1979 with an associate’s degree in general education, and transferred to Willamette University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban and Regional Government. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Adult Education from Oregon State University.

Deems worked in various positions at LBCC, including at the Lebanon Center, directing the then “Albany Center,” and helping to build LBCC’s Community Education division into one of the largest in Oregon.

This year, the Oregon Lottery sponsored the honors event at the college, contributing $1,000 for the reception a check to the college Foundation for $2,000 to provide scholarships for LBCC students, which will be available for application starting fall term through the college Foundation office.

The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2005 to recognize former LBCC students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their professions and/or through service to their communities. Gohr and Huckestein join 28 others who have received the award.

President Hamann Elected to AACC National Board

Dr. Greg Hamann
Albany, OR. - Linn-Benton Community College President Dr. Greg Hamann has been elected to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges National Board of Directors.

Dr. Hamann will serve a three-year term, from July 1, 2015 through June 20, 2018.

Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AACC is governed by 32-member board of directors elected by membership representing nearly 1,200 two-year associate degree-granting institutions in the US, as well as a growing number of international member institutions.

AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level, and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. AACC collaborates with a wide range of entities within the higher education community to monitor and influence federal policy and to collaborate on issues of common interest.

AACC supports and promotes its member colleges, and is the leading proponent and the national "voice for community colleges." Originally named the American Association of Junior Colleges (AAJC), the association was created to function as a forum for the nation's two-year colleges.

Dr. Hamann has served as the sixth president of LBCC since 2010. He is actively leading the campus in turning their historically strong commitment to access into an equally strong commitment to completion, partnering with other colleges and state and national initiatives like Win-Win, Foundations of Excellence and Achieving the Dream.

In addition, Dr. Hamann is an active contributor at the state level, serving as a governor-appointed member of Oregon’s Quality Education Commission and Department of Corrections Re-entry Council, as well as serving on numerous task forces working to increase education’s effectiveness in improving the quality of life for all Oregonians.

At the National level, Dr. Hamann served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 21st Century Initiative Implementation Team, and as chair of the AACC President’s Academy Executive Committee. He is also the current Vice-Chair of the Board for the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

Previous to LBCC, Dr. Hamann served as president of Clatsop Community College, and as chief finance and operations officer at Northwest College. Hamann also taught middle school, and served 16 years in a variety of student services and administrative roles.

Hamann has a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota.

Friday, April 17, 2015

LBCC Honors Faculty and Staff at Inservice

Victoria Fridley
Fred Stuewe
Dean Dowless

Jack Stone
Linn-Benton Community College announced Distinguished Staff Award and Pastega Award winners at the college’s Inservice
April 16.

Business Management faculty member Jack Stone was named Distinguished Staff. Stone, of Corvallis, began work at the college in 1996, and is retiring from the college in June.

Nominated by his peers for his dedication and commitment to LBCC, students and the community, Stone was recognized for his devotion to teaching, and his inspiring mentorship, friendship and leadership to fellow faculty and staff at the college.

The Pastega Faculty Excellence Award was presented to LBCC welding faculty members Dean Dowless and Fred Stuewe.

Dowless, of Corvallis, began teaching at the college part-time in 1983, and has been a full-time instructor since 1993. Stuewe, of Philomath, began teaching part-time in 2004, and became full-time in 2009.

Dowless and Stuewe were recognized for their dedication and work ethic in developing students that are ready to enter into the industrial workforce. They were also recognized for helping to create customized career technical education classes that develop student’s soft skills, including technical writing, math and measurements, and customer service classes for welders.

The Pastega Classified Excellence Award was presented to LBCC Writing Center Coordinator Victoria Fridley. Fridley, of Corvallis, has served as coordinator since 2008.

Fridley was recognized for her efforts in providing equal access to and engaging students in the writing process, her ability to make students feel at ease, and her commitment to the LBCC community through her work bringing the arts to campus and campus committee work around access and equity.

LBCC’s Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC.

LBCC’s Pastega awards, established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation, honor one faculty member and one classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GSA Holds Drag Show

Linn-Benton Community College’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance will host a “Drag Show” Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the LBCC Russell-Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, and $6 general admission and can be purchased at the door. Audience members are encouraged to bring dollar bills to tip the drag performers.

All proceeds benefit the LBCC Gender and Sexuality Alliance club, which provides support to gender, sexual and romantic minorities on campus and in our communities.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Community Education Coordinator for Linn County Announced

Emily Jederlinich
The Community Education Department at Linn-Benton Community College has hired Emily Jederlinich as the new Community Education Coordinator for Linn County. 

Jederlinich will be responsible for developing new classes for adults in the areas of art, computer training, health, fitness, writing, recreation, woodworking, home & garden, cooking and more.

Jederlinich has been a fitness instructor with LBCC's Community Education department for several years, and owns her own business providing training and consulting in health and fitness.

Previous to LBCC, Jederlinich developed new programs as a coordinator at the Corvallis Chintimini Senior Center, and several other organizations. She has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science Pre-Occupational Therapy from Oregon State University.

LBCC's Community Education team works diligently to provide hundreds of classes to adults throughout Linn and Benton Counties. These classes extend beyond traditional degree seeking programs. Individuals with exceptional experience and specialized skills are encouraged to submit course proposals to Albany@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LBCC Earth Day Celebration & Community Fair

An Earth Day Celebration and Community Fair will be held Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Activities include: Make a mason bee nest box, plant a flowerpot with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens, make art using recycled materials, buy an Earth Day t-shirt, learn about alternative energies, recycling and composting, water conservation, sustainable community resources, and more.

Presentation: Tom Kaye, executive director of the Institute for Applied Ecology and OSU associate plant and botany professor: Butterfly conservation talk on “Even Monarchs Get the Blues: Butterfly Conservation in Western Oregon," Noon to 1:50 p.m., Forum building, F-113.

Community information tables: City of Albany Parks and Recreation, City of Albany Water Conservation, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Albany Options School, Republic Services recycling and composting, Albany and Corvallis United First Methodist Church Green Team, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Ocean Blue Project. Information and activities on sustainability and stewardship.

Recycle your old or slightly worn shoes: Albany and Corvallis First United Methodist Church Green Team table will take your worn out shoes for recycle, and your slightly worn shoes for reuse for those in need.

Tour the college organic farm: Tour the organic garden and the new chicken farm project, and learn about sustainable farming.

"Earth Day Cafe" lunch: Featuring fish tacos with lettuce from the college organic garden. Cost is $5 general, $4 for students. Supports the LBCC Near Space Exploration Club.

Free drawing for prizes: Make your sustainability pledge at the LBCC Sustainability Committee table for a chance to win cool, eco-prizes! Buy your Earth Day t-shirt here.

DAC Day of Service: LBCC’s Diversity Achievement Center and students will hold a campus cleanup project. More information at their table.

This event is free and open to the public. Earth Day is sponsored by LBCC’s Sustainability Committee and the LBCC Horticulture Club, with support from the LBCC Science, Engineering and Math division and our community.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Career Fair Hosts 90 businesses, Many Hiring

A free Career Fair will be held at Linn‑Benton Community College Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

More than 90 businesses, industries and government agencies will provide information on careers and employment opportunities. College advisors will be available to answer questions on career and technical training programs.

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

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

Participating Employers
Aaron's Sales & Lease
Aaron's Sales & Lease
Aflac Insurance
Albany Habitat for Humanity
All Star Labor & Staffing
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Benton County Sheriff's Office
Bicoastal Media
BlueSun, Inc.
Bulk Handling Systems
Cascade Pacific Pulp
Cascade to Coast AWWA
Catholic Community Services
Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
Central Electrical Training Center
Central Willamette Credit Union
Citizens Bank
ComForcare Home Care
Corvallis Aero Service
Corvallis School District 509J
Creekside Valley Farms
Eads Broadcasting Corporation
Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home
First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op
Fitzpatrick Painting
Galt Foundation
Garten Services, Inc.
Goodwill Job Connection
Heartland Humane Society
Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Inc.
Kelly Scientific Resources
Kerr Concentrates
Kidco Head Start Lebanon
Knife River - NW
Lebanon Community School District
Lowe's Regional Distribution Center
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Mennonite Village
Miller Timber Services
Modern Woodmen of America
Money Tree Software
National Frozen Foods
New Horizons In-Home Care
NORPAC Foods Inc.
ODOT Office of Civil Rights
Oregon Army National Guard
Oregon Dept. of Education
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Oregon Lottery
Oregon State Credit Union
OSU University Housing & Dining Services
Pacific Foods
Pape Group
Partnerships in Community Living, Inc.
Pelican Brewing Company
Personnel Source, Inc.
Rise Services, Inc.
Robert Half
Salem Clinic
Samaritan Health Services
SelecTemp Employment Services
Selmet, Inc.
SnoTemp Cold Storage
Stahlbush Island Farms
The Corvallis Clinic
The Home Depot
T-Mobile USA
University of Oregon Human Resources
Upward Bound Camp for Persons with Special Needs
Veterinary Services, Inc.
Viper Northwest
Visiting Angels of Willamette Valley
Work Unlimited
WorkSource Oregon

Participating LBCC Programs & Departments
Accelerated Short-term Training
Admissions & Registration
Career Services
Cooperative Work Experience
Mechatronics/Industrial Maintenance
Medical Assistant
Water, Environment and Technology

Computer & Photography April Classes at BC

A variety of computer and photography classes will be offered to the community through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education starting the week of April 13 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Classes include: Personal Computer Essentials, Information Technology Training (online), Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android Phones & Tablets, Windows 8, Mac Essentials, Intro to Social Media, Photoshop Elements III, Your Digital SLR Camera, and Travel Photography.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING is a series of online IT training classes aimed at launching a potentially lucrative, high demand career as a certified computer technician, network technician, or systems/network security analyst. Classes can be started and completed at any time throughout the term.

PERSONAL COMPUTER ESSENTIALS is perfect class 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. Introduces working with Windows 7, and a brief intro to email and the Internet. Six-week class meets Wednesdays starting April 15 from 4:30 to 6:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $69.

APPLE IPAD will help you get the most from your iPad. Learn the essential elements of the operating system including calendar, contacts, mail, Safari, photos and music. Learn tips and shortcuts for more efficient use of the iPad's virtual keyboard, how to use your iPad as a digital photo frame, buying and reading electronic books, adding and removing apps, printing and sharing data and the importance of synchronizing and backing up your data to your computer and/or iCloud account. For both new and current iPad users. Class meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting April 13 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.

APPLE IPHONE will help you get to know your iPhone's basic functions and useful features. Explore the touchscreen interface, type with the intelligent keyboard, setup your email account, and confidently manage your preferences in the Settings menu. Take advantage of standard iPhone Apps (camera, maps, notes, and music) and download new apps from the App Store. Suitable for iPhone beginners, using any generation of iPhone device. Four-week class meets Thursdays from 4 to 5:50 p.m. starting April 23 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $59.

ANDROID PHONES and TABLETS will help you learn about the device's core functions and settings. Find fun apps using the Google Play store, sync your device with your Google account, and explore how to connect your home computer to upload and share pictures and videos. Four-week class meets Wednesdays  begins on April 15 from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $59.

MAC ESSENTIALS helps new Mac users who want to understand the Mac OS X operating system's essential applications and for current users who wish to further develop their skills. Topics covered include the basic layout of OS X, tips and shortcuts for navigating the system, applications like TextEdit, Calendar, Mail, Safari, iPhoto, iTunes, as well as guides for printing and sharing data. Class meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting April 15 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.

INTRO TO SOCIAL MEDIA provides an overview of how to interact with friends, family, and business contacts for both personal or professional use. Gain an overview of popular tools, starting with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn how to leverage your time, personalize privacy settings and even share content beyond your network. Computers will be provided to enable you to try new skills as you go. Basic computer skills required.
Four-week class meets Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 20 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $59.

YOUR DIGITAL SLR CAMERA enables you to use your brand new or older digital SLR camera more effectively and creatively. Class meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting April 15 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS III builds on the basics. The fun continues as you delve deeper into the many features of Adobe Photoshop Elements. See how editing pictures in the RAW format can improve your photos and get hands-on experience using the histogram and levels. Explore advanced techniques with layers, removing noise, sharpening, obtaining matching color prints, and creating beautiful panoramic photos, photo montages, and fancy watermarks to identify your photos. Class meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting April 14 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY allows you to awaken your wanderlust and create exciting images of your travel and adventures whether close to home or far abroad. Understand how to use photography while traveling and on vacation to capture memories, tell a story, and express a sense of place. Explore the basics of exposure, lighting, and composition. Identify what equipment is practical for travel and how to pack and carry. Class meets Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.; Saturday, May 16 from 9 to 10:50 a.m.; and Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $59.       

For more information or to register, go to www.linnbenton.edu, or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944, or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Equine Skills Class Offers Training

Linn-Benton Community College will offer a nine-week adult Equine Skills class beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Under the guidance of an instructor, Equine Skills helps horse owners, individuals with their own horse and equipment, to develop a training program to teach a horse advanced maneuvers to prepare for amateur and professional events.

Basic principles of behavior modification and horse psychology will be offered to help you evaluate the individual horse and build a suitable training program. Must bring own horse and tack.               
Class will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 9:50 p.m. starting April 8 at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte, Albany. Cost is $179 and includes instruction and Fairground rental fee.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education in Albany at 541-917-4840 or Albany@linnbenton.edu.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Driver Education Offered in Sweet Home

A new Driver Education course will launch April 4 in Sweet Home through Linn-Benton Community College’s Community Education Department.
This Driver Education course includes the State of Oregon 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.

Students must register in person. 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 waiver to waive the in car skills testing when obtaining their Driver’s License.

For more information, visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education or contact LBCC Community Education Department, Driver Education program at 541-917-4849.

LBCC SSH Gallery Features Cascade Print Exchange IX

An exhibit of prints from Oregon State University’s Cascade Print Exchange IX, will be shown through April 24 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

The 105 prints on display are from this year’s Cascade Print Exchange. Because of their multiplicity, prints are often traded from artist to artist. Print exchanges foster a communication of ideas, explore others’ techniques as well as give a chance to form a connection between artists who have never met one another before.

Each artist in the CPE IX submitted his or her image in an edition of 15 identical 5 x 7 inch prints. The prints were created with relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraph or any combination of those techniques.

In exchange, each participating artist will receive a portfolio of 13 randomly selected prints for their collection and a catalogue with images of all the submitted prints. After the LBCC show, the exhibit will travel to River Gallery in Independence from May 5 to June 5.

The print exchange is sponsored by OSU Alumna, Joyce Dickerson. She has most generously been an annual contributor to the OSU printmaking program. Without her support, the CPE IX would not have happened.

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