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, or contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

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, 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.       

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.

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.

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 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 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, 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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