Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LBCC Fall Term Honor Roll


The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during fall term, September to December 2016. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. 
 
Bobby D. Ackeret, Kristine E. Adair, Jake Adams, Nicholas E. Agoff, Efren Aguirre, Hassan Alabdulaziz, Hawra Alismail, Katelyn G. Allen, Mica R. Allen, Mario A. Almaraz, Hannah G. Altimus, Lauren Alvarado, Lydia T. Alvarez, Dena C. Andersen, Marshall W. Andersen, Cami L. Anderson, Ian R. Anderson, Kasey K. Anderson, Eduardo Arceo, Jonah W. Armstrong, Julie L. Arnold, Samuel M. Aron, Stefanie M. Artz, Scott G. Arundel, Chelsey J. Attebery, Matthew A. Aulerich, Rudi S. Ayala, Junia I. Baglien, Clarissa D. Baker, Cody J. Baker, Holly R. Baker, Kara L. Baker, Alisia M. Ball, Chase D. Ballard, Tyler J. Bamber, Jillian A. Banks, Mitchell R. Banks, Joshua R. Barnes, Nicholas W. Barnett, Adam Q. Barnhart, Vicki L. Bauer, Charles W. Beard II, Suzanne L. Beck, Andrew P. Bergstrom, Correen E. Bielman, Kathleen E. Binkley, Forrest A. Birdwell, Josiah Bishop, Michelle G. Black, Jared Blake, Stuart Boatsman, Sienna L. Bogart, Chase M. Bohman, Christian T. Bonson, Michael A. Bosch, John T. Boulger, Savannah M. Bourgeois, Vanessa Bourque, Mitch S. Bowen, Steven R. Bowser, Matthew N. Boyer, Remington Braninburg, Nicole R. Brennen, Kylene Briggs, Collin M. Brill, Slater K. Broaddus, Alex Brown, Erin E. Brown, Justin W. Brown, Kobe Brown, Lucas B. Brown, Mathew E. Brown, Conner L. Buchert, Robert Bueche, Christian Buedefeldt, Kaylee M. Buhrkuhl, Karlie D. Bullis, Davis O. Buresh, Benjamin M. Burkley, Jeanne M. Burrows, Austin J. Bush, Timothy S. Byram, Jonathan E. Campbell, Leonard J. Campbell, Jonathan M. Camyn, Matthew Q. Capellen, Christy M. Capilla, Gavin Carlisle, Anna M. Carlson, Ronny I. Carlson, Tramaine Carr, Serena S. Carrier, Courtney P. Carter, Quentin Carter, Kailee J. Castro, Courtney J. Chamberlen, Sirui Chang, Max A. Chase, Austin D. Chatwood, McKenzie J. Cheever, Gregory Chidsey, Ku Huan Chien, Gary L. Chilcott, Malachi M. Christman, Pearl Chung, Kyle R. Clark, Travis J. Clausen, Camden R. Claydon, Heather N. Cleveland, Barbara J. Coldiron, Shawna R. Cole, Cecily R. Coleman, McKenzie A. Collins, Zackary M. Collins, Nathaniel R. Colony, Madeline Colores, Elizabeth Comfort, Roy W. Commons, Clarissa S. Compton-Castilla, Joshua R. Congdon, Scott E. Conway, Emma E. Coon, Christy Corl, Michelle Cornejo, Jordan T. Cornwell, Aidan J. Coulson, Cameron R. Cox, Hannah M. Creswick, Kelley Crider, Elena S. Crone, Trevor Crowell, Macaulay Cruickshank, Kirsty A. Cumming, Riley T. Currey, Loki Cuthbert, Eleanor J. Daniels, Derek P. Dardzinski, Allison Davee, Mikayla A. Davis, Morgan T. Davis-Gray, Armando I. De La Cruz, Cynthia de la Torre, Amy R. Deatherage, Amy C. Decker, Mandy B. Denis, Christina M. Devey, Cheyenne P. Devillier, Micah R. Dewolfe, JulieAnne Dixon, Nellie M. Doetsch, Katrina E. Doggett, Evan N. Douglass, Krystal R. Downard, Mikayla Duchi, Nathan J. Duda, Eliya R. Dunmire, Brandon S. Dunsing, Ryan J. Eccles, Jacob Echtinaw, Jessica L. Egli, Kagen N. Eilers, Shelby L. Enzler, Caleb R. Erickson, Marion T. Erlich, Jeremiah Erskine, Sergio Escobedo, John W. Essner, Komlan Etse, Kathryn R. Evans, Emily D. Everetts, Alison D. Fair, Gregor Falk, Justin G. Falk, Sara Fanger, Kelsey R. Finster, Jordan M. Fisher, Otie J. Floro, Hanna G. Foshay, Matthew J. Foster, Elise K. Fournier, Courtney E. Fraga, Mark D. Francis, Brittany Franco, Jonathan J. Frederick, Cade Freels, Cory W. Freitag, Bradley M. Freshour, Brianna N. Frye, Itamar Gabriel Hernandez, Bryce J. Gaczewski, Christopher Gagneaux, Hadassah V. Gaillardet, Tannar E. Galey, Faith I. Gandy, Isaac T. Garber, Carissa A. Garcia, Francisco J. Garcia, Juan S. Gavette, Shannon K. Gebhardt, Cooper P. Getsfrid, Daniel Gibbel, Kenneth A. Gilham, Kayla N. Gingerich, Timmy J. Glassco, Alexandra K. Glenn, Rylee Godard, Richard J. Godden, Deb Goodman, Amy Goodwin, Taylor M. Gray, Randall M. Greenburg, Alexa M. Greenwood, Tara Griffin, Joseph A. Griffith, Susan J. Grimes, Cody Gubbels, Derek J. Guenther, Bistra V. Gyaourova, Hannah B. Halsey, Jordan L. Hamilton, Daniel M. Hamlett, Robert Hancock, Anastasia Z. Hanna, Zoe M. Hans, Danielle Harcourt, Constance Hardy, David J. Harold, Drake A. Harrison, Patrick E. Harvey, Benjamin Hauser, Brendan G. Hawes, Jessica J. Hayden, Jessica M. Haynes, Sawyur K. Headings, Vail F. Headings, Sara A. Helfrich, Kaytlynn B. Henderson, Karlee S. Hendricks, John T. Hermans, Shawna E. Hermans, Edgardo R. Hernandez, Rocio Hernandez Huerta, Ryan A. Hewes, Douglas L. Hibbert, Matthew R. Hibner, Dustin A. Higgins, Sarah N. Higgins, Derek M. Hill, Marie A. Hill, Jacob Hillman, Cameron Himes, Mallory J. Hixson, Emma L. Hodge, Veronika R. Hodgson, Robert J. Holstein, Lois Hong, Tianna Hooley, Joseph B. Hopkins, Mark W. Hoppner, Mariam R. Horton, Christopher S. Houck, Matthew L. Houck, Leta J. Howell, Spencer M. Huckaby, Lucas J. Huett, Derek Huff, Andrew A. Hughes, Kari Hunter, Cinthia A. Ibarra, Susan S. Ibarra, Garrett B. Immel, Tilly T. Irwin, Logan R. Israel, Brian Ixtlahuac, Brandon M. Jacobson, Joshua C. James, Corbie B. Johnson, Madison A. Joki, Brandon W. Jolly, Constance M. Jones, Sarah L. Jones, Keri A. Jorgenson, Tyler R. Judd, Yulee Jung, Billie J. Jungling, Caitlin G. Kauer, Kyle M. Kavanagh, Michelle Kavanaugh, Kylee Keife, Brittany A. Kelly, Andrew D. Kelso, Sarah A. Kendall, Brian J. Kessi, James B. Kessi, Katrina M. Kildea, Trenton L. Kilgore, Darren Kim, Brent C. Kincaid, Courtney M. Knight, Randall L. Knight, Cameron Knutson, Philip M. Koch, Kristina Koeppe, Melissa E. Koeppe, Jonah R. Koerner, Daniel Kornelis, Calvin Krech, Anna M. Kubiak, Brandi L. Kubishta, Darren Kuenzi, Stephen L. Kyker, Aubrey T. Lagrimas, Skylar Lamke, Evan LaMonte, Courteney Landis, John B. Lanehart, Sarah G. Lapinski, Brad N. Larsen, Kendall R. LaVaque, Milo R. Lavine, Robert W. Lawrence, Nathan R. Lawson, Delphine M. Le Brun Colon, Dominic J. Leal, Sara A. Leathers, Brenda S. Leder, Desiree Lee, Drew T. Lee, Will M. Lee, Alixandria L. Lehnerz, David J. Leslie, Joshua R. Liddell, Caitlin M. Loeh, Levi J. Lofte, Krystal Lonien, Federico D. Lopez, Mariah R. Lopez Boothe, Ryan Lorenz, Stephanie G. Luckini, Jory J. Lum, Garrett S. Lusey, Bryce S. Lynn, Lelani R. Machado, Jeffrey A. Mahoney, Danielle M. Malin, Julia R. Maling, Bryan L. Mangrum, Aaron J. Markir, Zachary A. Marler, Mackenzie S. Marquardt, Rylan Marshall, Shyla E. Marske, Michael Marthaller, Elizabeth Martin, Jessie Martinez, Pamela M. Martinez, Ashley N. Mask, Jeremiah J. Massari, Charlee S. Mattingly, Alex J. Mauric, Bradly A. May, Bailey Mcallister, Paige C. McBride, Justine M. McClay, Cassius L. Mccray, Tyler McDonald, Andrea A. McGarry, Jacob C. McGarry, Matthew M. McKechnie, Lucas B. Mckillip, Sara L. McKinney, Erin M. Mclean, Joseph D. Mcreynolds, Marina M. Medina-Garcia, Jacqueline C. Meier, Kiaya C. Melton, Donovan R. Mendoza, Marshal Mensinger, Grant L. Merola, Ivy M. Metzgus, Jason M. Miles, Robert R. Miles, Adam J. Miller, Amelia G. Miller, Cody T. Miller, David Miller, Tiffani R. Minter, Corina R. Mitzel, Brock Moffet, Adrian S. Mollers, Kristi R. Moniatte, Adriana MonRoy, Keegan C. Monterubio, Shandra A. Morford, Madison A. Morgan, Brittany J. Morris, Colette R. Morris, Patrick A. Morris, Brian W. Morrissette, Kasey A. Moss, Gwen Moulton, Assia A. Moussaoui, Deanna L. Mull, Gurbaz S. Multani, Craig L. Munsee, Rebecca E. Munsee, Tammy C. Nash, Chad M. Nelson, Jensen L. Neuman, Hannah A. Neuschwander, Harvey E. Newell, Cole L. Newman, Makayla Nicholson, Malachi Nickelson, Bethany A. Nielson, Stephen Nisewander, Kirby W. Nix, Matthew L. Noland, Monty W. Norris, Gregory F. Nowak, Ian B. Nyquist, Dalton P. O’Connor, Heidi J. Officer, Logan A. Olbrich, Ashley B. Olmsted, Jesse A. Olsen, Shane K. Orme, William C. Ortiz, Olivia Ortiz Castro, Jacob N. Osborne, Karlynne A. Osborne, Sarah J. Osburne, Bryce D. Outland, Daniel Pace, Tyler R. Palmer, Lydia R. Parker, Faith I. Parrish, Toby A. Parrish, Derek A. Peltier, Kevin Y. Pena Aceves, Geoffrey M. Persons, Kaylee A. Peters, Allia R. Petersen, Tucker J. Peterson, Daniel A. Phillips, Kaylee M. Phillips, Logan T. Picton, Roseanna k. Piter, Amanda P. Pollick, Brittany N. Poteet, Garrett J. Poteet, Anna N. Powell, Zach A. Powell, Megan L. Power, Glenn M. Radley, Kevin Rambo, Tatiana Ramirez, Levi T. Randall, Michael P. Rank, Jacob T. Rappe’, Luke T. Rappe’, Celeste A. Ray, Lawrenze R. Raymundo, Tyler M. Read, Arin T. Reinsch, Travis A. Richardson, Kyle L. Rickard, Dawson R. Riethmayer, Ruth J. Rietman, Alexis Rifenburg, Jared Ritchie, Trevor I. Robinson, Holly R. Roden, Joaquin Rodriguez, Kaylee Rodriguez, Tammy G. Roles, Kelsey M. Rollins, Tyler J. Romeo, Liam Rotchford, Christopher D. Rovelli, Carey R. Rowan, Giani N. Ruffo, Sophia Ruiz, Julia N. Runyon, Lyndsay M. Rushing, Dillon A. Russell, Lindsey Russell, Scott A. Russell, Daniel Salazar-Garcia, Bailey A. Samper, Alyvia B. Sams, Brian J. Sanchez, Holly R. Sand, Teresa M. Sarter, Jonathan S. Sattler, Carmela M. Scafidi, Benjamin Scheele, Gregory S. Scherer, Megan A. Schiavone, Merisa J. Schilke, Benjamin J. Schmidt, Anna L. Schukis, Bryson Schultz, Michael L. Seaver, Leo G. Sedlacek, Kolson E. Shanks, Matthew C. Shelton, Noah Shelton, Tyler D. Sherman, Daisha Sherwood, Catherine L. Shields, Calla M. Shrode, Tyler Shults, Brianna L. Silva, Taylor Simpson, James R. Sinnett, Christopher R. Skelte, Felicia M. Sloan, Michael A. Sloan, Eric D. Slyter, Amy M. Smalley, Jacob T. Smith, Natalie H. Smith, Jennifer A. Smucker, Kevin J. Snyder, Brittany D. Solberg, Damon E. Solomos, Catherine Soto, Megan K. Soule, James D. Spang, Emma J. Spaulding, Kristina L. Speed, Elizabeth J. Spencer, Rachel K. Spencer, Bobby Staneart, Gabrielle Z. Stanfield, Erica W. Steele, Pamela K. Steinback, Grant Steward, Jamison C. Stewart, Kelsey Stewart, Alyssa L. Stillian, Mark B. Stocker, Michael D. Stokesbary, Abigail R. Stone, Shyla Stone, Espen Stormo, Brett M. Stover, River J. Stredwick, Hayden Stuckart, Dustin Sturm, Joshua Sumpter, Jasmine J. Suyematsu, Steven M. Swafford, Brian S. Swearingin, Michael C. Swetzof, Stephanie D. Swing, Wendell A. Syvertson, Ricardo Tamargo, Madison L. Tasker, Caleb F. Taylor, Danielle M. Taylor, Ashleigh K. Telfer, Jessica Tenbusch, Tara A. Thiel, Carolyn J. Thom, Hailey M. Thompson, Katarina H. Thompson, Nichole K. Thompson, Jordan Thropay, Cody J. Tilgner, Kara Tillman, Darian M. Tooker, Mallory M. Tooker, Adan J. Torres, Mathew C. Tracy, My N. Tran, Johnna D. Trefethen, Douglas W. Treisch, Taylor R. Trout, Tatum Tschoepe, Julie Turner, Miranda S. Underwood, Ashlee D. Valerio, Hannah M. Van Hoosen, Adrian Van Horsen, Bryson C. Van Laere, Rachel E. Van Loo, Jake M. Vanderpool, Kane VanDyke, Breno R. Vega, Christian R. Velasco, Crisian B. Velasco, Abigail Verdun, Elizabeth K. Verschingel, Jordan D. Villarreal, Amanda L. Vinton, Cassidy L. Visconti, Travis L. Walcott, Eric A. Wallace, Iam P. Wassman, Emily J. Watts, Steven C. Wavra, Jacob S. Webb, Mikayla L. Weinke, Trevor Wells, Megan West, Michael J. West, Jacob B. Wheeler, Emmitt B. White, Rockford T. White, Casey B. Whitted, Allison T. Wickline, Emmaly E. Widmer, Duane F. Wiegardt, Jeffrey G. Wiest, Courtney T. Williams, Gyneth A. Williams, Jason G. Williams, Jeremy O. Williams, Scott A. Williams, Joanna Willmeth, Melinda A. Wilmes, Corin J. Wilson, Moriah G. Wilson, Zack D. Wilson, Benjamin J. Winnett, Kaylene M. Wolfe, Kaitlin M. Woosley, Emma L. Wright, Pu Yang, Yuhao Yang, Yanchen Ye, Eric Yoder, Allan J. York, Tsering Youdon, Nikolas R. Zeek, Tyler A. Zeller, Yuting Zhou, Francis A. Zinsli


LBCC Driver Education registration is now open

Driver Education class registration is now open for classes starting the first week of January 2017 through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education.

Classes are held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

The course includes state-mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation, plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Cost is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Upon successful completion, students under the age of 18 may qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their driver’s license. 

To register or for more information go to www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education, call 541-917-4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location. Submit completed packet with fee along with original driver permit and one permit photocopy.

Monday, December 12, 2016

LBCC Board of Education approves Part-time Faculty Association first contract

Members of Linn-Benton Community College’s Part-Time Faculty Association ratified their first contract, which the LBCC Board of Education approved at a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 8.

The contract increases LBCC part-time faculty salaries to the average of Oregon community colleges of similar size as LBCC before the end of the four-year contract term.

The contract also includes enhancements in sick leave, tuition waivers and retirement contribution provisions.

The contract agreement was reached after two sessions with a mediator, and took just over a year to negotiate – a relatively quick timeline for an initial contract.

The contract was ratified on the first vote of both the Part-Time Faculty Association membership and the LBCC Board of Education.

“We are grateful for the important contributions of our part-time faculty to the success of our students,” said LBCC President Greg Hamann. “This agreement will help us retain and attract the excellent faculty members we need to fulfill our mission.”

Part-time faculty members will receive an average of a 4.2 percent pay increase this year, which will vary individually from 3.1 to 5.4 percent depending on the salary schedule step they are on, which is based on length of service.

Pay increases for the following two years will be 3.1 percent and 3.25 percent. The raise in the fourth year of the contract will be indexed to the Consumer Price Index and will be 3 to 4.5 percent.

On average, LBCC’s part-time faculty salaries were lower than the salaries at comparable colleges and these increases bring them in line with salaries at like-sized community colleges in Oregon.

The contract also makes it possible for part-time faculty to receive paid sick leave early in an instructional term – rather than needing to accrue it first, which would occur later in a term.

The tuition waiver for part-time faculty will also increase from 3 to 5 credits per term.

The contract also calls for the college to pay the 6 percent contribution to the Public Employee Retirement System for part-time faculty, the majority of whom are PERS eligible, which again brings their contract into alignment with part-time faculty compensation at similar-sized colleges.

Another benefit of the contract, according to LBCC Human Resources Director Scott Rolen, is it consolidates key employment and benefit related information in a single location where part-time faculty members can easily find it. Previously, the information was distributed in a variety of places such as college board policies, administrative rules and faculty handbooks.

Friday, December 9, 2016

LBCC Hosts NWAC Men’s Basketball Crossover Tournament

Linn-Benton Community College will host the Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Crossover Tournament December 16-18 in the college Athletics Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Participating teams are LBCC, Centralia College, Olympic College and Treasure Valley Community College.

Tournament play begins 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 with Centralia vs. Olympic College. LBCC's first game is 7 p.m. Friday against Treasure Valley.

Admission each day is $6 for adults, $3 for students, seniors and military.

Full tournament details with game times and stats can be found at www.linnbenton.edu/mens-basketball.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News

Jayme Frazier
Congratulations to Head Volleyball Coach Jayme Frazier and team on an undefeated regular season – landing a 2nd place finish in the NWAC playoffs. In addition, Coach Frazier was named NWAC Southern Region 2016 Coach of the Year, and player Chase Bohman was named NWAC South MVP, players Alyvia Sams and Montanna Gubrud were named 1st Team All-Stars, and player Mindy Wilmes was named 2nd Team All-Star. 

The college kicked-off its 50th Anniversary with cake in the Commons Tuesday, December 6, which marks the day in 1966 that Linn and Benton county voters voted by a 2 to 1 margin to establish the college. Speakers at the event included local business man and founding college board member Russell Tripp. Watch for future announcements to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college's first classes in September 1967.
Three LBCC faculty members recently had their writings published. An article by English faculty Chris Riseley titled “Allow Students to Pursue Their Interests in the Library Databases” was published in the higher education online publication The Teaching Professor, and one of his poems, “To Be Part of This,” was published in The English Journal of Poetry Anima. Christy Stevens, Education/Child and Family Studies faculty, had her poem titled “Revival” published in the literary journal The Timberline Review. And, English faculty member Karelia Stetz-Waters has published her fifth book, titled “For Good,” by Forever Yours, Grand Central Publishing.

The LBCC Nursing Alumni Association sponsored its first Willamette Valley Nursing Education Forum November 9, with 40 area nurses and nursing students attending. The forum not only provides much-needed continuing nursing education, it’s also an excellent way to build relationships with alumni and local nurses. The Nursing Alumni Association has already scheduled its next forum for November 1 at the new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon.

The Livestock Judging Team, led by animal science faculty member Rick Klampe, earned overall high team in the Performance Cattle Division at the 2016 North American Livestock Exposition competition held in Louisville, Kentucky in November.  Photo, front, from left: Students Nathan Johnson, Johnathan Kelley, Juan Gavette, Junia Baglien, and Cody Wafford. Back row, from left: Contest superintendent Larry Wilson, student Kyle Kerlee, faculty and team advisor Rick Klampe, and assistant contest superintendent Luke Epley.

Choral Director Raymund Ocampo and LBCC music students have teamed up with the Albany Boys and Girls Club to form the clubs first choir. This first-of-its-kind project provides teaching opportunities for LBCC music majors while giving an outlet for Boys and Girls Club kids who are interested in music.

Students in LBCC’s International Studies program, led by social science faculty member Scott McAleer, attended the Northwest Model United Nations conference held in Seattle in November. LBCC was one of two community college’s represented at the conference, which hosts several hundred students from around the world. The students engaged in issues such as climate change, poverty, disease, refugee crises, global conflict and trade as they learned to build political coalitions, draft legislation and present in front of committees including the General Assembly, World Health Organization and the World Humanitarian Summit.
Matt Helget, Simon Hutton, Pennie Littou, Miguel Mendoza
and Paige Kopa represented the countries of  Sao Tome,
Principe and Suriname at the United Nations conference.
Next time you’re out and about, stop by the Luckiamute building and check out the new GED wall wrap, installed to help direct students to the correct office.



Published by: LBCC Advancement Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist
LBCC Advancement Marketing Office

LBCC Foundations of Business Success Class

The class Foundations of Business Success will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning January 17.

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10 week course. Other 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 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis, room BC-205.

The 10-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning January 10. Cost is based on income. The fee is determined and paid at orientation.  Scholarships and discounts available.

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.

LBCC open on time Thursday, Dec. 8

LBCC is open on time today, Thursday, December 8. Staff and students are encouraged to use their best judgement about driving conditions in their area to determine if it is safe to drive.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Public Meeting Notice: LBCC Board Holds Meeting Dec. 8, 7:30 a.m.

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Calapooia Center, room CC-101-C, to consider action on approval of the Part-time Faculty Association contract.

Those wishing to attend should contact the Board Secretary, Amanda Kliever, at 541-917-4204 for more information.




LBCC Real Estate Property Manager Course

A Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning January 12.

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 12 through February 23 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Calapooia Center room CC-212.

Cost for this non-credit course is $550. For more information or to register, contact Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone 541-917-4926 or by email at stones@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 11.

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 11 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Calapooia Center room CC-212.

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 the Healthcare, E-Learning, and Media Division at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone by email at stones@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale Dec. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The LBCC Benton Center Winter Holiday Ceramics Sale will be held Friday, Dec. 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center's ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Handmade pottery includes raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces, crafted by LBCC ceramics instructors, students and volunteers.

Proceeds support the LBCC ceramics studio. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

50th Anniversary Kick-off Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Groundbreaking ceremony for LBCC's
Albany campus, Sept. 17, 1970.
L-R:  Board of Education chair Russ Tripp,
LBCC's first president, Eldon Schafer,
board member Glenn Huston, and
interim college president Bob Adams.
A kick-off celebration for Linn-Benton Community College’s 50th Anniversary will be held Tuesday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college Commons cafeteria, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Founding college board member and local business man Russell Tripp will attend the kickoff along with other community members. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served.

On December 6, 1966, Linn and Benton county voters approved a bond to establish LBCC as Oregon’s 11th community college.

The first classes were held fall term 1967, with students attending classes throughout the city. They came to call themselves “Roadrunners,” as they were often “running” from one class location to the next.

LBCC now has campuses in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home, and has become a national leader in education and workforce development with cutting edge degree programs, career technical education programs, business development classes and community education classes. 

If you plan to attend the celebration, please RSVP to www.linnbenton.edu/50 or contact the LBCC Foundation at 541-917-4209.

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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LBCC Pesticide Laws and Safety Cass

Pesticide Laws and Safety class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College December 1 and 2.

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 & Safety will be held December 1 and 2, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-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.



Monday, November 21, 2016

Legacy Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” Dec. 8, 9 & 10

Legacy Ballet’s classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” returns to Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center Dec. 8 & 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This traditional holiday treat features adult and children dancers from Legacy, performing the scenes of this classic ballet.

Tickets are $14. Portion of proceeds to benefit FISH of Albany. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/tickets, or 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.

Monday, November 14, 2016

High School “Improv Smackdown,” West vs. South, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

The first high school “Improv Smackdown” between West Albany and South Albany high school’s will be held Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

It's the "comedy brawl in Takena Hall" as improv troupes from South Albany and West Albany exchange gut-busters and knee-slappers in their first improv show, based on the popular Smackdown shows at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis.

This showcase of short-form improv comedy (think "Whose Line Is It Anyway?") features top-shelf student performers taking turns playing improv games using audience suggestions and "competing" for your laughter and applause.

Each team is playing for a charity: West is playing for Heartland Humane Society, and South is playing for SafeHaven, with a portion of each ticket sale going to that team's respective charity, based on how many fans each school brings.

When buying tickets, state which school you support, West, South, or both ("both” results in a split donation for both charities). The school that raises the most money gets bragging rights until next year.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at linnbenton.edu/tickets, or in the Russell Tripp theater box office one hour before the show.

For more information, contact the box office at 541-917-4531, theater@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Fall Choral Concert “Wrapped in Wonder”


Linn-Benton Community College’s fall choral concert “Wrapped in Wonder” will be performed Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Conducted by LBCC Choral Director Raymund Ocampo, the concert features the college’s award-winning Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Kristin Rorrer will accompany on piano.
Choral works to be performed include O Holy Night, The Gartan Mother's Lullaby, We Three Kings, Izar Ederrak, and What a Wonderful Word. The a cappella groups will perform works by Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, a-ha, and Earth, Wind and Fire.  

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans, $5 for children. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/tickets 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 5419174789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 18007352900.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Free International Culture Night Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

A free International Culture Night talent and fashion show will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Friday, Nov. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The event showcases students, faculty, staff and community members in a global show, and will wrap-up the college’s International Education Week project.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by LBCC International Programs.

OSF Actors Give Two Free Performances


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival School Visit Program brings actors Amy Lizardo and William Elsman to Linn-Benton Community College for two free performances Friday, Nov. 18.

OSF actors will perform an abridged version of “Julius Caesar” from 10 to 10:50 a.m., and “Shakespeare Smackdown” from 11 to 11:50 a.m., which is an informative journey tracing Shakespeare’s impact on modern literature and pop culture.

The free performances will be held at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW in Albany. 

The 2016 School Visit Program is funded by grants from the Bowmer Society, Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation, Joseph R. Parker Foundation, Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Starseed Foundation, the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, and also Oregon Arts Commission.

For more information, contact the LBCC Theater at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

LBCC Pesticide Applicator class


Pesticide applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College Nov. 17 and 18.

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. 17 and 18, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-210, 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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Poetry Reading "A Warm Red Autumn," Nov. 4, 12-1pm, Benton Center

Please join us for "A Warm Red Autumn," a poetry reading featuring community members, members of the LBCC community and LBCC Student Poet Laureates past and present.

This is the LBCC Poetry Club's second annual fall poetry reading at the Benton Center.  The event was so successful last year that we decided to make it a tradition.  Please join us!  We could all use a little poetry in our lives these days!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LBCC SSH Gallery Features Through the Looking Glass

"Bee Keeper" by Beverly Soasey, mixed media.
An exhibit of recent artwork from local artists Beverly Soasey, Carol Chapel, and Jerri Bartholomew titled Through the Looking Glass will be on display through December 2 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Through the Looking Glass features paintings, drawings, assemblages and glass work that intertwines each artist’s concept of art and science.

Carol Chapel is a full time painter and printmaker living in Corvallis. She holds a degree in painting from the University of Wichita with a minor in printmaking from the College of Fine Art. She describes her inspiration for the show saying, “A friend gave me a microscope. That’s how it began. . . . Bugs are complex and I must say, beautiful. I was hooked.”

Beverly Soasey is a mixed media assemblage artist based out of Eugene. She has been in numerous exhibitions and holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. She describes as “A study of textures, patterns and colors; this combination of elements intrigue and surprise the viewer. This process begin with the search and ends in a story.”

Jerri Bartholomew is a research scientist and glass artist working at Oregon State University. She has studied in many places including Bullseye Studios and Pratt and has taken part in a multitude of exhibitions. She describes her work as combining glass with found objects.

An opening reception will be held in the South Santiam Hall Gallery Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

You can view Soasey’s, Chapel’s, and Bartholomew’s work in LBCC SSH Gallery
and on their websites respectively, beverlysoaseydesignstudio.com, carolchapel.com, and jerribartholomewglass.com.

LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LBCC Performing Arts to perform Commedia dell ‘Arte play “The Path of True Love”

LBCC Performing Arts will perform the play “The Path of True Love” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the atrium outside the college Bookstore, Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The student-directed play is produced in the Commedia dell’ Arte style, a popular form of Italian theater during the Renaissance that combines the use of masks and improvisational slapstick comedy with singing and dancing.

This fun, lighthearted play features many of stock characters from the original play including Captain Spavento, Isabella, Franceschina and others.

The play spins the story of Captain Spavento, who decides to marry Isabella with the approval of her father, only to find Isabella and her maid, Franceschina, have come up with a convoluted plan to keep Isabella away from the Captain and in the arms of her true love.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Purchase tickets online at linnbenton.edu/tickets, or one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC Theater Box Office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

WebRunner, Online Schedule Unavailable Oct. 29 & 30

WebRunner and the Online Schedule of Classes will be unavailable this weekend, Oct. 29 & 30. The college is implementing much-needed upgrades and performing maintenance on its computer systems. Sites should be available again Monday morning.

AARP Driver Safety Program Offered in Lebanon and Sweet Home

Contact: LBCC Community Education, 541-259-5801

AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-2:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, and Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3:20 p.m. at the Sweet Home Police Department.

AARP’s program develops and reinforces safe driving skills and techniques. Check with your insurance company to see if completion of this class qualifies for reduced auto insurance premiums.

Cost for the class is $15 for AARP members, and $20 for non-members.

For more information or to register, contact the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Piano Just for Fun

Media Contact: LBCC Community Education, Albany 541-917-4840

Learn to play piano in just three hours in “Piano Just for Fun” held November 19.

Taught by nationally-known pianist Donn Rochlin, this class is for the total beginner as well as classical pianist. Learn the chords and tools needed to play your favorite songs, and how to improvise freely without years of practice, how chords work in a song, and how to get more out of sheet music by reading less. 

This one-session class meets Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. Ages 16 and up are welcome. Cost is $99 and includes guide and CD.

Since 1995, Rochlin has emphasized a creative approach to playing piano that is less traditional, teaching thousands of people at colleges and universities nationwide how to play in one short session.

Rochlin notes that most of the famous classical composers were known for their improvisational skills before they were recognized as composers. In light of this fact, they taught much differently than the majority of modern teachers who emphasize rote note reading and memorization.

Rochlin goes on to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong about learning note reading but that it needs to be tempered with a creative approach that includes an understanding of improvisation and general chord theory.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Water Main Fixed; Albany Campus to Open on Time, Wednesday, October 26

The water line at LBCC's Albany campus has been repaired. Evening classes on Albany campus are still cancelled. The college will open on time on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Home Beer Brewing Classes Start Oct. 29

Media Contact: LBCC Community Education, Albany 541-917-4840

Beer brewing classes taught by Corvallis Brewing Supply owner Joel Rea will be held through Linn-Benton Community College starting Saturday, October 29.

A three-day “Beginning Homebrewing” class explores beer styles and brewing history along with the tools and techniques used in home fermentation, from boiling the kettle to filling the bottle.  Class meets three Saturdays from 2:30 to 4:50 p.m. starting October 29 at First Alternative Co-Op, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Cost is $99.
  
A one-day workshop “Advanced Homebrewing” provides a greater appreciation for the craft of brewing while you brew a batch of beer in an “all-grain” process. Take beginning class or get instructor approval. Workshop meets Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at First Alternative Co-Op, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Cost is $99.
    
For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.


Dog training, computer skills, and country dance classes in Lebanon & Sweet Home


Media Contact: LBCC Community Education, 541-259-5801

Up your skills in dog training, computers, or country dance in classes offered through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon and Sweet Home.

“Dog Training II” helps you continue to teach your dog skills including precision heeling, new tricks and how to politely greet strangers. Class meets Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20 p.m. starting Nov. 1 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $49.

“Complete Country Dance, Beyond Beginning” provides instruction on a variety of couple’s pattern dances and line dances. No partner required. Class meets Tuesdays, 6:30-7:50 p.m. starting Nov. 1 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $45

“Personal Computer Essentials II” helps you expand your computer skills, including surfing the web, setting up email, exploring Facebook, and keeping your computer safe and virus free. Class meets Tuesdays, 6-7:50 p.m. starting Nov. 15 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, contact Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

“Superior Customer Service” class starts Oct. 28


Media Contact: LBCC Community Education, 541-917-4840

The class “Superior Customer Service” focuses on helping businesses enhance their "customer service" to retrain and attract new customers.

Why give ordinary customer service when you can be extraordinary? The class helps separate you from your competition by focusing on essential elements that yield big results.

We help train your staff to ensure you have all bases covered including how to ask the right questions, turn foes into friends, handle difficult situations, promote repeat business from the best customers and more.

Class meets Friday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $49.  

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Web Services Restored After Internet Slow-Down

LBCC Web Services have been restored following a lengthy internet interruption this morning. Moodle, WebRunner, gmail and other services are functional again. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Grand Opening for Innovation and Heavy Equipment Diesel Center Oct. 20


Linn-Benton Community College will hold a Grand Opening for its new Innovation and Heavy Equipment Center at 2000 Oak Street in Lebanon Thursday, October 20.

Expected guests include Senator Ron Wyden, Congressman Peter DeFazio, several state and local elected officials, and national industry leaders and representatives.

Tours of the new facilities will be given after a brief program, which begins at 11:15 a.m. and is open to the public.

The 37,000-square-foot training center includes state-of-the-art equipment to train students in heavy equipment and diesel repair, and an Innovation Center, which offers space for industry to train employees and test equipment. Training will also be offered in alternative fuels for heavy transportation vehicles.

The diesel program’s move from the college’s Albany campus brings all transportation training programs onto one shared campus, opening up space for expansion of the other college industrial programs.  

The Advanced Transportation Technology Center’s first building opened for classes in the fall of 2013, becoming the only major broad-spectrum training facility between Seattle and San Francisco for students to learn repair and maintenance of gasoline vehicles and those that run on alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas, propane, electric and biodiesel.

Construction of the Innovation and Heavy Equipment Diesel Center was made possible in part by $1.5 million from the State of Oregon, $1.5 million from Federal Economic Development Administration, and $2 million from a $34 million bond measure that voters passed in 2014.

Monday, October 17, 2016

LBCC South Santiam Hall Gallery Features Pablo Solares


An exhibit of recent oil paintings from regional artist Pablo Solares, titled Retratos (Portraits) will be on display through October 26 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Retratos features eleven vibrant oil paintings exploring the concept of portraiture. Solares moves beyond the standard definition of a portrait, using landscape as a broad portrayal of identity in addition to traditional portraiture.

Solares, a visual artist and professional runner, has been in numerous exhibitions and recently completed two murals for the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center at Oregon State University.

A closing reception will be held in the South Santiam Hall Gallery Tuesday, October 25 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

You can view Solares’s work in LBCC SSH Gallery and on his website, pablosolares.com. LBCC galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



North Santiam Hall Gallery exhibits work of Oregon State Art Faculty

North Santiam Hall Gallery presents a group exhibition of diverse work by the art faculty of Oregon State University on display through December 2 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The OSU Art Faculty Show features 14 artists: Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Katherine Campbell, Anna Fidler, Lee Ann Garrison, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Felix Oliveros, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten.

The work on view showcases a vivid range of subject matter, style and media including photography, paintings in oil, tempera and acrylic; printmaking using screen and chine colle techniques; graphite on paper, and video.

A reception and artist talk is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 from 12 to 1pm in the NSH Gallery second floor atrium. The exhibit extends to both floors of the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.






Friday, October 14, 2016

Insider Staff News

The college’s year-seven accreditation evaluation is complete, and the accreditation team shared their commendations and recommendations from their site visit (the full report should be out by end of January):
Commendations
1. The faculty and staff's commitment to student success!
2. MAC's work on course level outcomes
3. The progress with OERs
4. LBCC Board of Education's active engagement in using data to make decisions
5. The creation and use of our Strategic Initiate Funds
6. Our strong engagement with external partners 
Recommendations (what we need to work on)
1. Learning outcome at the program level that tie to our core themes and mission
2. Review and update the report cards that track our progress on our core themes
3. Create an integrated, systematic planning effort that is clear for our campus to understand

The Family Resource and Education Center was one of two Oregon programs chosen to present at
Left to right: Jerri Wolfe, Kris Wessel and Kristi May. 
the national Early Childhood Funders Collaborative meeting, which included representatives from 21 foundations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. LBCC Family Resource and Education Center staff Kristi May, Early Learning Hub manager, faculty Jerri Wolfe, Parenting Education and Family Connections chair, and Kris Wessel, project manager for a new initiative called the Pollywog Project, presented the programs regional work to bring the Parenting Education Hub, Early Learning Hub and the Coordinated Care Organization in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties together to improve outcomes for young children.
Mechatronics faculty Dave Mack explains solar panel project
to high school students during Manufacturing Day.

LBCC, the Pipeline to Jobs project, the Albany Chamber of Commerce and local industry leaders hosted 218 high school students for the 3rd annual National Manufacture Day held October 7. Faculty in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Machine Tool, Mechatronics, Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation, and Welding gave tours and spoke about their programs, and OFD President (formally Oregon Freeze Dry) and college Board of Education chair Jim Merryman spoke about local job opportunities. Workforce Development Director Josefine Fleetwood organized the event, with support from Dale Moon, LBCC director of Regional Perkins Program and college staff.

Amy Sikora, left, and Jane Tillman.
Amy Sikora, Assistant Director for Enrollment Progression and Technology, and Jane Tillman, Student Affairs Specialist, presented a webinar titled "Championing Change: Drive Superior Student Services through e-Forms.” The webinar, sponsored by University Business in conjunction with Laserfiche, took approximately 60 viewers through how Admissions and Registration changed its transcript evaluation process from an old, clunky model to a seamless single vendor model. The change reduced transcript evaluation time from an average turnaround of six to eight weeks to one week or less, and created a seamless and secure process that vastly improved communications between staff and students. Due to the success of the webinar, Amy and Jane will present the same topic at the annual Laserfiche User's conference in February. 

The college would like to acknowledge the work of the Arts and Aesthetics Resources Team (AART) and chair M’Liss Runyon to make our campus a more inspiring and colorful place. AART's recent work included overseeing the completion of the athletics mural on the Activities Center building, a huge project that was the brainchild of M’Liss and took four months to complete. In addition, the college would like to thank former math faculty member and college supporter Bill Siebler, who was instrumental in connecting AART with mural artist Rip Cronk, and Andrew Feldman, dean of Science, Engineering and Math division, who found the resources on campus to fund the project. Great teamwork!


LB iLearn Online had its biggest month yet in September with 22 new starts, the biggest number of new students since January. iLearn has 88 students currently enrolled, with over 130 students served since its launch in 2015.

The Insider published by: LBCC Advancement Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist
LBCC Advancement Marketing Office

LBCC Culture Tables Return Fall Term

Join in for a conversation and learn about different cultures from around the world with international students on Wednesdays at 12-noon in Red Cedar Hall 116. Bring your lunch and a friend.

Culture Tables dates: Wednesdays, 12 p.m., Red Cedar Hall 116

Oct. 19 & 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Sponsored by the Academic Foundations and Extended Learning division in partnership with LBCC International Programs. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Spanish language Pesticides Laws & Safety class

Spanish language Pesticides Laws & Safety class held October 27 & 28

A Pesticide Laws and Safety class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College October 27 and 28.

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.  Course may be used for recertification credits.

Pesticide Private Applicator in Spanish meets October 27 and 28, beginning at 8 a.m. both days, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203/205. 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, October 11, 2016

Free Gardening Series with OSU Master Gardeners starts Oct. 27

A free gardening series with OSU Master Gardeners will meet Thursdays from Noon-12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, starting Oct. 27.

Sharpen your gardening skills and learn new techniques in these informal classes taught by OSU-trained Master Gardeners.

For more information on topics presented, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Free Money Management class Held in Lebanon Oct. 22

Learn how to manage your money in the free class “Dollars and Sense” to be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Learn how to create a budget with easy to follow steps that create a habit of saving and help improve your credit report and score.

This free class is held in conjunction with Willamette Neighborhood Housing services. Registration required by calling 541-752-7220, extension 300.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Free Presentation: “An Evening with Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Time to Choose”

Renowned Benjamin Franklin scholar and impersonator Steve Nousen will give a free presentation “An Evening with Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Time to Choose” at Linn-Benton Community College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Forum, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Nousen has performed as Benjamin Franklin across the country, entertaining and educating audiences in full costume as this classic American icon. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask Ben Franklin questions.

This event is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by Cascade Chautauqua and LBCC. For more information, visit www.benspeaks.com or contact Michael Winder at 541-917-4561. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

LBCC Family Resource & Education one of two programs chosen to present at national meeting

Linn-Benton Community College Family Resource and Education Center was one of two Oregon programs chosen to present at the national Early Childhood Funders Collaborative meeting held in Portland last week.

LBCC along with the Gladstone Center for Children and Families were chosen to showcase their work on early childhood and family education projects.

Recommended by the Oregon Early Learning Department of the Oregon Department of Education, LBCC showcased its regional work to bring the Parenting Education Hub, Early Learning Hub and Coordinated Care Organization in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties together to improve outcomes for young children.

The national meeting, hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation, included representatives from 21 foundations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

LBCC Family Resource and Education Center staff that presented at the conference included Kristi May, Early Learning Hub manager, Jerri Wolfe, Parenting Education and Family Connections faculty chair, and Kris Wessel, project manager for a new initiative underway called the Pollywog Project.

LBCC Community Education Classes in Lebanon & Sweet Home

A variety of community education classes from how to use a computer to improving your memory to art and dance are being offered through Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this fall.

Personal Computer Essentials I is for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction at an easy pace. Introduces working with Windows 7 and a brief introduction to email and the Internet. Class meets Tuesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. starting Oct. 4 at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost is $59.

Brain Boosters: Awaken Your Memory workshop will help stimulate your brain power to recall events in effective and fun ways. Learn useful techniques to improve and deepen your ability to remember past moments in more detail. Class meets Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 9-11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $29.

A Pet Portrait Painting workshop will guide you through painting your favorite pet or furry friend. No experience necessary. Workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 3 from 9-11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, and from 1:30-4:20 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost is $39.

Quilters Workshop is for all ability levels. Learn to combine two traditional patterns, the tulip and the log cabin, to make a medallion style quilt. Class meet Thursdays from 7-7:50 p.m. starting Oct. 13 at the Sweet Home High School. Cost is $39.

Complete Country Dance, Beginning teaches a variety of couple’s pattern dances and line dances in this combination class. No partner needed. Class meets Tuesdays from 6:30-7:50 p.m. starting Oct. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $45.

Complete Country Dance, Beyond Beginning is a continuation of the beginning class, and starts Nov. 1.

Line Dance class provides dance instruction to a variety of music including Country/Western, 50’s and Latin. No partner needed. Class meets Tuesdays from 1:30-2:50 p.m. starting Oct. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $65.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, email at Lebanon@linnbenton.edu or sweethome@linnbenton.edu, or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DH Story: LBCC Diesel Program Readies for New Facility

Bryan Schiedler, LBCC Transportation Technology
faculty chair, talks about new diesel training building.
Driving their futures: LBCC's diesel students get ready for new facility
by Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat-Herald 
Photo: David Patton, Albany Democrat-Herald

LEBANON — According to the calendar, Monday was the first day of class for students at Linn-Benton Community College. But to diesel program students, it actually felt closer to Christmas Eve.

On Wednesday, the students will get to move into the newly completed building for the Heavy Equipment Diesel program at the Advanced Transportation Technology Center, part of the LBCC Lebanon branch.

In the meantime, they spent part of Monday touring the grounds and at least getting a look at the new 37,000-square-foot building from the outside.

"They're excited. They can't wait to get in there," said Bryan Schiedler, department chairman of Transportation Technology. "It's almost like it's Christmastime for them."

The community college's emphasis on its industrial programs has drawn increased enrollment. Out at the Advanced Transportation Technology Center, an additional first-year diesel program is beginning this year, doubling the first-year class to two. Next year, the college will offer two classes each of the first-year and second-year programs.

Enrollment is also up at LBCC overall for fall term. As of Monday morning, the count was up 0.4 percent overall from last year and 2.5 percent for full-time-equivalent students, said Dale Stowell, executive director of Advancement/Foundation.

Stowell said that translates to a total of 7,850 actual bodies, 1,667 of them full time, for all four campuses: Albany, Sweet Home, Lebanon and Corvallis. New students this year: 2,212 compared to last year's 1,962.

Monday and today, diesel classes were to meet in the automotive portion of the Advanced Transportation Technology Center while the finishing touches are put on the new diesel building and Innovation Center.

The $5.7 million project was supposed to be ready in time for classes to start — and it almost was, Schiedler said.

Just a few small jobs remained Monday, including completing the flooring so that equipment can be moved in, checking all the electronic and networking systems to make sure everything works properly, receiving the fire marshal's OK for a temporary occupancy permit and installing the rolling doors.

"When we talked to the contractor, he said we'll have them in three weeks. Well, their three weeks was eight weeks," Schiedler said with a sigh. However, he said, the doors will be in place by the time of the center's grand opening celebration, planned for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at the center, 2000 W. Oak St.

The new building will house classrooms, lab space, storage and shop floors for both the diesel program and for the Innovation Center, a place for industry partners looking for a space to check equipment or train employees.

Diesel students had been taking classes on the Albany campus, but moving them to Lebanon will benefit everyone, Schiedler said. Not only will diesel and auto programs benefit from the efficiency of a shared campus, the move frees up space in Albany to expand welding and machine tool programs.

"All the industrial programs are going to benefit from this," Schiedler said.
The idea to expand the college's automotive program through an Advanced Transportation Technology Center dates back to 2008.

The Technology Center's first building — the renovated PACE manufacturing site — opened for classes in the fall of 2013. Construction of the Heavy Equipment Diesel Program/Innovation Center was made possible in part through $2 million from a $34 million bond measure that voters passed in 2014.

The new building is the last step in the project, at least for now, Schielder said.
Increasingly, LBCC is working with partners in the transportation industry to maintain vehicles that run on fuels other than traditional petroleum products. The new building expands on that ability, Schiedler said.

If a vehicle is leaking gas or diesel, that fuel falls to the floor, so shops are equipped to handle a downward leak, he said. But a vehicle powered by compressed natural gas — CNG — has to be treated differently because its fuel leaks drift upward instead.

Working on a vehicle such as the Freightliner Sd-114 parked outside the Technology Center on Monday means having a shop equipped with special vents and a detector system that will open doors and kick on fans if it picks up a methane leak, Schiedler said. "That's one thing our old building could never do."

LBCC works closely with leaders in the transportation industry to train students on what those programs will need, he went on. In turn, the employers snap those students up as fast as they can get them.

"Half of the students already have a job before they start," Schiedler said.

At the Technology Center, students will be working this year on brand-new Isuzu truck engines, one diesel and one gasoline, donated by FMI Trucks. If they can learn their way around those engines, Isuzu has jobs available for all of them, Schiedler said.

"The whole thing is getting quality people, so they can help keep that customer service in a positive tone. We're working with industries to help meet that goal," he said.

Of the Advanced Transportation Technology Center as a whole, he said: "We've really worked to make this make sense, not only for us and the students but for the industry."

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Monday, September 26, 2016

LBCC launches new Healthy Back class

LBCC is launching a new class designed to help strengthen your back to prevent injury.

The class “Healthy Back” provides exercises to help you improve your flexibility and strengthen neck and back muscles that support the spine.

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-3:50 p.m. starting Sept. 27 at LBCC's Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave. Cost is $89.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Summer Term Honor Roll now posted

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during summer term, June to August 2016. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.



Marco Alvarado, Dena C. Andersen, Stefanie M. Artz, Matthew A. Aulerich, Holly R. Baker, Robert J. Balcom, Jessica L. Ball, Stephen Balogh, Brittani R. Bauer, Austin G. Bitz, Jared Blake, Charles C. Burbank, Jeanne M. Burrows, Lyndee L. Center, Amy C. Decker, Nellie M. Doetsch, Marion T. Erlich, Emily D. Everetts, Joel O. Fontanos, Elise K. Fournier, Christopher Gagneaux, Robert Hancock, Samantha I. Hergenroeder, Edgardo R. Hernandez, Mallory J. Hixson, Veronika R. Hodgson, Leta J. Howell, Max V. Jacobsen, Hailey M. Jones, Billie J. Jungling, Michelle Kavanaugh, Kylee Keife, Brandi L. Kubishta, Aubrey T. Lagrimas, Katie R. Larkin, Russell R. Larrabee, Brenda S. Leder, Thomas Lilly, Krystal Lonien, Jeffrey A. Mahoney, Julia R. Maling, Bryan L. Mangrum, Esther Matthews, Joshua S. McClure, Jacob C. McGarry, Eva M. Mcmasters, Corina R. Mitzel, Cierra N. Moreland, Shandra A. Morford, Brian W. Morrissette, Jensen L. Neuman, Harvey E. Newell, Cole L. Newman, Paige M. Noonan, Ashley B. Olmsted, Larry J. Petty, Taylor J. Poppitz, Isaias Rabeca, Kevin Rambo, Tatiana Ramirez, Michael P. Rank, Celeste A. Ray, Ellie Ritson, Christopher D. Rovelli, Lindsey Russell, Stephen J. Sandridge, Madison Schrage, Colleen R. Shaw, Daisha Sherwood, Christopher R. Skelte, Felicia M. Sloan, Amy M. Smalley, Bobby Staneart, Erica W. Steele, Alyssa L. Stillian, Quinton R. Swank Jr, Shawna R. Thibert, McKayla A. Wagner, Shayne Wagner, Ruoyu Wang, Iam P. Wassman, Kaitlin M. Woosley, Tyler R. Yegerlehner, Tsering Youdon, Yanlin Zhu

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Insider Staff News

This year’s Welcome Day was a huge success, with an estimated 500-700 students passing through campus. Student Services reports that 120 students turned in their completed scavenger hunt forms - a 100 percent increase over last year! Students were able to connect with services, clubs, faculty, staff and each other as they made their way around campus, attended Destination Graduation classes, bought their books and found their class rooms for fall term.

The Career and Counseling Center has changed its name to the Advising Center. The center will
Photo, left to right: Rob Camp, Lisa Hoogesteger,
Carrie Randall, Liz Pessaran, and Leela Magdaleno.
continue its great work with students, with a focus on three main services: advising assigned first year AAOT, AGS and undecided majors; career development and exploration including Cooperative Work Experience; and student well-being for all students. In addition, five new advising faculty and staff were hired over the summer. Carrie Randall will serve as the Academic Advising Coordinator, a new position. New advisor Leela Magdaleno will split her time between academic advising, career advising and improvement of career development with partner high schools. New advisor Lisa Hoogesteger will split her time between academic advising, career advising and launching LBCC Student Well-Being initiatives and programs. Liz Pessaran was hired as a part-time Career and Employment Specialist, working primarily at the Benton Center and Lebanon Center. And Rob Camp was hired as an advising assistant for the center.

A new security device called a LockBlok was installed on most classroom and main campus doors over the summer. LockBlok keeps classroom and building doors in lock-ready mode while allowing access in and out. LockBlok can be set to the edge of the door to prevent it from completely closing and locking. In the event of a lockdown on campus, or when you are finished in the classroom, move LockBlok back over toward its bracket to allow the door to fully close, which engages the lock. No need to search for keys to lock the door. Please make sure to double check that the door is closed and locked when you leave.

A dedication party for the new athletics mural on the east side of the Activities Center building
will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The college Art and Aesthetics Team commissioned world-renowned mural artist Rip Cronk to design and paint the larger-than-life mural, which measures 27 feet high by 145 feet wide and took approximately four months to complete. The mural features four LBCC student athletes: Samantha Rouleau, Volleyball; Tyger Liner, Baseball; Kyia Duvall, Women’s Basketball; and Kendrick Abraham, Men's Basketball. President Hamann will speak at Noon. Come out, enjoy some refreshments and meet the artist and featured students athletes!

LB iLearn Online reached two milestones over the summer. They have now served over 100 students, with 72 current students, and they had their first student graduate from a certificate program. So far, the course completion rate is at 86 percent, and iLearn looks forward to continuing that trend. For those interested in taking an iLearn course or program, professional development dollars can be used to defray costs. More details

The Lebanon Center underwent a few minor construction changes over the summer. A new Public Safety Office was constructed, and will be staffed once the new Healthcare Occupations Center is open in the spring of 2017. In addition, some minor improvements took place in the LC-153 lab classroom used by the Certified Medical Assistant program. A large garage door was removed and replaced by a wall, and acoustic tiles were installed to eliminate echo. The CMA program will continue to use LC-153 until they move to the new HOC building, at which time the Veterinary Assistant program will move into LC-153, which, according to Lebanon Center Coordinator Bev Dunigan, is where they started many years ago.

Several LBCC staff members gave up part of their Saturday this summer to participate in the Dirty Dash held in Albany July 16. The dash raises funds to support FeedONE, which benefits local children. Team members included: Michael Dowless, Network Systems Specialist, Shelly Ellingson, Software Systems Specialist, Amanda Kliever, Executive Assistant to the president, Kimberly Kopplien, Instructional Technologist, Vern Smith, Network Administrator and Lena Spencer, Information Services Secretary. Great job gettin' dirty, team!




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