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.