Showing posts from June, 2016

Full-body Cardio Class “Pound”

Get into shape in the fitness class “Pound” starting June 28 at the Lebanon Senior Center.

“Pound” is a full-body cardio jam session that combines light resistance with constant simulated drumming, fusing cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses to strengthen and sculpt muscles to create a leaner, slimmer physique.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. starting June 28 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost is $39.

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

LBCC Offers Professional Development workshops

LBCC Business and Employer Services will hold the following workshops in the Professional Development Series “Developing World Class Employees.”

Cost for these non-credit workshops are $89 per person, or $79 each for three or more enrolling in a single class from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923 or 541-917-4926.

July 12, 2016   8 a.m. – Noon
: Managing Performance & The Power of Positive Discipline

August 3, 2016  8 a.m. – Noon: 
Resolving Workplace Conflict

September 27, 2016   8 a.m. – Noon
: Mixing & Managing Generations in the Workplace

October 4, 2016  8 a.m. – Noon: 
How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

October 18, 2016  8 a.m. – Noon
: Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

November 15, 2016  8 a.m. – Noon: 
Dealing Effectively with the Angry and Abusive Customer

December 6, 2016   8 a.m. - Noon: 
Time Management, Time Traps and Creating Flow

January 10, 2017  8 a.m. – Noon
: Celebrate W…

Specialty fitness focuses on strength and bone health for adults

Reap the benefits of the OSU Bone Research Lab in the class “Better Bones and Balance” offered in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon through LBCC Community Education starting June 27.

The partnership between OSU Bone Research Lab and Linn-Benton Community College’s Better Bones and Balance fitness class brings certified instructors to this exercise program that has been shown to slow the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages, improve balance and coordination, and reduce risk for falls. Many have seen a noticeable increase in muscle tone and overall body fitness.

MWF for 10 weeks from 7 to 7:50 a.m. or 8 to 8:50 a.m. starting June 27 at the Cool Swanson Center in Albany.

MW for 10 weeks starting from 9:15 to 10:05 a.m. starting June 27 at the Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village in Albany.

Tues. & Thurs. for 10 weeks from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. starting June 28 at the Cool Swanson Action Center in Albany.

MWF for 10 weeks from 7 to 7:50 a.m., 8 to 8:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m. o…

Dog Training Classes in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon

Are you training your dog, or is your dog training you? Learn how to strengthen one of the most meaningful relationships in the class Dog Training I offered through LBCC Community Education in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

Learn to positively motivate your dog to respond quickly despite distractions, come reliably when called, and master the technique of loose lead walking. Veterinary shot records and dog history forms required. Email for forms.

Albany class meets Tuesdays for five weeks from 6 to 6:50 p.m. starting June 28 at the LBCC Albany Campus courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. $39. Cost is $39.

Corvallis class meets Wednesdays for five weeks from 6 to 6:50 p.m. starting June 29 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave. Cost is $39.

Lebanon class meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. starting June 30 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost is $39.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at, email albany…

Teen class: Under the Hood teaches car care starting June 25

Don't let your teen get caught in a difficult situation! Sign them up for the class “Under the Hood” offered through LBCC Community Education.

This hands-on class provides a brief overview of important car maintenance procedures, safety precautions, dollar-saving diagnostics and more. Participants learn how to change oil and filters, fix a flat tire, jump-start a dead battery and install tire chains as time allows.

Designed for teens but is appropriate for anyone. Class will be held Saturday, June 25 from 9 to 11:50 a.m. at the Automotive Technology building at LBCC’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center in Lebanon, 2000 W. Oak St. Cost is $49.

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

LBCC Spring 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 spring term, April to June 2016. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Nicholas A. Abrew, Bobby D. Ackeret, Jake Adams, Belaal A. Al-Aghbari, Ali Al-Lanjawi, Saleh S. Alahmadi, Abdullah Alarifi, Amanda R. Alden, Jenna L. Alford, David M. Alley, Mohammed Alnajrani, Samaher A. Alrehaili, Hannah G. Altimus, Ivan A. Alvarez, Julie M. Ames, Dena C. Andersen, Cami L. Anderson, Codyjon E. Anderson, Jonah W. Armstrong, Kira A. Armstrong, Stephanie J. Armstrong, Kathleen M. Arndt, Samuel M. Aron, Stefanie M. Artz, Sophia L. Ashley-Davenport, Jessica M. August, Matthew A. Aulerich, William P. Aurich, Christine M. Ayers, Alexandria L. Babbitt, Natalia C. Badger, Theodore J. Baglien, Diana Baker, Matthew J. Bambach, Joshua R. Barnes, Kyle Barnes, Nolan M. Bastendorff, Tara A. Bates, Richard L. Batie, Ganjiguur Batsaikhan, Tessa Baune, Tina N.…

LBCC QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

Guided Tour QuickBooks is a four-hour class designed for those with no previous experience using a computer-based accounting system.

Class meets July 5 and 7 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $79. 

QuickBooks I class is designed to help you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks 2015. This 10-hour class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, for five sessions, from July 12-26, from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $219.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website

Raku-Painting With Fire Ceramics Class

The class Raku-Painting with Fire is being offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 28.

Learn to create small clay sculpture, decorative wall hangings, bowls and personalized ceramic pieces using colorful glazes and the fast-firing process of raku. All levels are welcome.

This six-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting June 28 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $119.

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

Kids, Teens Tech Summer Program

LBCC is launching a first-time series of short classes that enable kids and teens ages 11 to 16 to test and apply their technical creativity.

LBCC is partnering with Black Rocket, Inc. to bring interactive, computer game development classes that teach creating apps, video games, playing Minecraft and designing 3D video games.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, and are held in Corvallis, Albany, and Lebanon. For more information or to register, see schedule at, email or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Albany Campus classes

Class: Make Your First 3D Video Game. Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design. Learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friend…

Drill on Campus; Some Parking Limited

LBCC is taking part in an active threat exercise with Linn County SWAT, the Albany Police Department, and the Albany Fire Department on Tuesday, June 14th. This is a full-scale exercise including AFD paramedics and LBCC Incident Command Team. We will limit the exercise to the Activity Center and 2nd floor RCH to minimize impact to normal business operations. During the exercise, all traffic access to the west side of campus will be blocked. This includes no traffic going in front of Takena. Traffic will be routed in and out via the SE parking lot loop.

LBCC Veterans Club Receives Grant for new Vets Center

The newly created Veteran’s Center at Linn-Benton Community College received a $2,648.49 grant award from the Student Veterans of America Vet Center Initiative.

The award comes in the form of a gift card to The Home Depot.

With grant funding from The Home Depot Foundation, the Vet Center Initiative was established to assist student veteran groups with building, refurbishing or renovating a veteran’s center on their college campus.

LBCC’s center has been several years in the making. With support from faculty member and vet club advisor Lewis Franklin, a two-time Iraq veteran, the center held a grand opening May 27.

LBCC Veteran’s Club President Steven Olson, physics major, club Vice President John Maine, engineering major, and treasurer Garret VanRee, exercise and sports science major, were instrumental in making the center possible.

LBCC welding student Michael Rice helped create the new sign hanging outside the center.

 “The main person who spearheaded this is treasurer Garret VanRee…

LBCC High School Summer Career Academies June 20-22

There’s still time to register for free Summer Career Academies for high school students at Linn-Benton Community College running June 20, 21 and 22.

Students age 15 and up get hands-on experience in computer aided design and drafting 3D modeling, machine tool computer numerical control and design, and mechatronics robotics and microcontrollers.

Academies are free and run June 20-22 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Register online at or call 541-917-4636.

LBCC Lebanon Center Community Education Summer Classes

Fitness, art, computer and teen community education classes are being offered this summer by Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, starting June 20.

This beginning level exercise program for general fitness and body trimming is designed for older adults, those with health limitations or those who want a gentle workout of stretching, range of motion exercises and modified cardio movements. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-9:50 a.m. starting June 27. 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. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-8:50 a.m. starting June 27. Cost is $69. Also meets Fridays from 8-8:50 a.m. starting July 1. Cost is $39.

POUND™ is a full-body cardio jam session, comb…

LBCC holds huge surplus “Garage Sale” June 20-23

A huge surplus “Garage Sale” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Industrial open lot on the north side of campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Non-profits and public agencies (schools) can shop for items free of charge for organization use on Monday, June 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. only. The sale will be open to the public starting at 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, and runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 23.

Items offered include furniture, room dividers, bookcases, miscellaneous automotive equipment, tables and more. Watch for signs marking the location on the day of the sale.

For more information, contact LBCC Facilities office at 541-917-4720.

LBCC Pesticides Applicator Class

Pesticide Laws and Safety class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting June 16.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training. 

Pesticides Laws & Safety will be held June 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 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 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.

Insider Staff News

The college Foundation has a great option for you to donate personal items to benefit college programs and needs. Called “Gifts-in-Kind,” donations are tax-deductible and include vehicles, planes, boats, RV’s, buses, works of art, crops, production materials, tangible items, horses and livestock.  Items need to be appropriate and usable by the department or program designated. Additional items may be considered. Gifts-In-Kind valued at $5,000 or more may impact your taxes. Contact a professional IRS or tax preparer for advice. Note: If LBCC’s Automotive Program is unable to take your vehicle, you can still donate the vehicle to the Foundation and get a tax deduction. The Foundation has partnered with Automotive Recovery Services, which will arrange to pick up your vehicle for free and provide a tax receipt. Proceeds from the ARS auction of your vehicle will come directly to the LBCC Foundation. Simply call ARS at 1-800-240-0160 to donate for the benefit of the LBCC Foundation.

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LBCC Holds 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony June 9

The 48th annual Linn-Benton Community College Commencement Ceremony will be held Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Linn County Fair and Expo Willamette Event Center in Albany.

LBCC will award 990 degrees and certificates to 802 students this year. In addition, approximately 67 students completed LBCC’s General Educational Development program and will receive their certificates at commencement.

Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. at the Santiam Building behind the Expo Center. Doors open for seating at 6 p.m. No tickets are needed to attend the ceremony.

A traditional bagpipe processional will be lead by the Portland Metro Pipe Band, with posting of the colors by the American Legion Travis Moothart Post 184 of Brownsville.

LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann will give the welcome and present several awards including Phi Theta Kappa and Distinguished Alumni awards. Candalynn Johnson, LBCC student body president, will give the student address.

Degrees and certificates wil…