Friday, January 29, 2016

LBCC SSH Gallery Exhibits Motion Photography by Kurt Norlin and Jeff Hess

Top image: Jeff Hess "and they came upon a forest"
Bottom image: Kurt Norlin "Solar Transit"
An exhibit of motion-based photography entitled Dancing with Light, Painting with Time by Kurt Norlin and Jeff Hess will be on display at South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, February 3 to March 17.

The artists for this exhibit of colorful abstract photography both use motion blur as the basis for the mark-making in their imagery. However, they create their images in distinctly different, even opposite ways.

Norlin, retired LBCC photography instructor and Albany artist, creates his painterly photographs using a technique called “ICM,” or Intentional Camera Movement.

Using a digital camera and pinhole lens, combined with deliberate, subtle camera movement, Norlin creates visual elements which he then layers and combines in Photoshop to create his final image. As Norlin says of his own process, “Part science, part art, and part ritual, the process allows me to literally draw with light.”

Hess is a Corvallis photographer who does almost the exact opposite thing to create his graceful photographic impressions. The work included in this exhibit is of a series he refers to as “temporal painting.”

In it, Hess applies “brushstrokes of light” via the movement of natural materials–such as grains, leaves, petals, or berries–in front of a stationary camera. Each image is a single exposure of the camera that records the flight of the objects through space.

Norlin and Hess will share more about their process and ideas at an artist reception held in the gallery Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Food and beverages provided.

SSH Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information about LBCC Art Galleries can be found at

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

LBCC AARP Drivers Safety Program

A two-day AARP Driver Safety Program course will be held Monday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center.

The program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Completion may qualify you for reduced auto insurance premium.

Cost is $15 for AARP members, or $20 for non-members due at the first class.
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at, email at, or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

LBCC Valentine’s Day Classes

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with homemade chocolate treats and your own expressive words, with a little help from LBCC Community Education classes.

The class "All Things Chocolate" provides hands-on skills working with chocolate to make a variety of chocolate desserts, garnishes and confections. Class meets Saturday, Feb. 6, from 12 to 4:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center kitchen classroom. Cost is $59. 

Learn to write poems that express varying realities of love and romance in the three-week poetry class "Savory or Sweet" held Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Jan. 28 at the LBCC Albany campus. Cost is $29. 

Learn how to write letters that share your sincere thoughts and feelings on Valentine's Day or most any occasion in the one-day workshop "A Letter to Your Loved One" held Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 9 to 11:50 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $29. 

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News, January 22, 2016

BC in blue, new property in green.
The LBCC Board of Education approved a $3 million agreement to purchase property for the Benton Center project to provide 20,000 square feet of additional classroom space and increase parking to meet current and future demand at the center. The property, at 931 NW Reiman St. in Corvallis, includes about two-and-a-half acres and a 12,000-square-foot building.  The property is currently leased by First Student, which uses it for parking and maintenance of school buses. Contingencies of the deal include working with First Student to find an acceptable place to relocate their operation, and for LBCC to work with the City of Corvallis to determine possible zoning issues. If either of those issues is insurmountable, the sale could be canceled. The college estimates the site will allow for more than double the parking space for the center, and the existing building also provides new options for expansion of classroom space.

A welding student and the college Arts and Aesthetics Resource Team joined forces to create a
Welding student Micheal Rice & M'Liss Runyon sit on
the new bench they collaboratively created.
new bench for the Albany campus, which was recently installed under the solar gazebo in front of White Oak Hall. M’Liss Runyon, chair of New Art Projects for AART and graphic designer in the College Advancement office, designed the bench, then handed her concept over to 2nd-year welding student and welding instructional assistant Michael Rice as a class project. The bench was then powder-coated with blue paint, made possible by a donation from the Student Leadership Council. AART also brought the poetry birdhouses to campus, and continues to work to bring art, color and beautification to our college campuses.

The LBCC Theater Department’s Community Engaged Theater program, Sanctuary Stage, has been invited to perform at the San Diego International Fringe Festival in July. Actors with Sanctuary Stage will perform an original Commedia dell' Arte play titled "I Got Guns," a comedic look at guns and gun policy in America. Congratulations!

Bev Dunigan, new coordinator of the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers, replacing Mary Sue Reynolds who retired in December, shared this Letter to the Editor of the Sweet Home New Era newspaper - a thanks to Reynolds and Sweet Home Center staff member Alice Burnett who also retired in December. Dated Dec. 30, 2015, by Candice Lawrence, Sweet Home: “I want to take the time to appreciate Mary Reynolds and Alice Burnett for their service working at the Sweet Home Linn-Benton Community College center. They were there to help me when I first started school at the LBCC center since it has been at the high school. I remember my first class, a kid coming from nothing, no family guidance, could barely pay my rent, to being brave enough to dive into an education. Reynolds and Burnett were there with a smile and patience as I navigated the college routine of life. I still use the center today as a local resource to use the computer lab, now a graduate with an AAOT from LBCC working on a bachelor’s degree. These two girls have helped me grow, they always made me feel welcomed, and were very helpful if I was ever in a jam pertaining to school, they knew how to help me. Mary and Alice, your shoes will be hard to fill for the dedication, support and love you two have put into the Sweet Home center. I thank you, sincerely.”
Mary Sue Reynolds, left, and Alice Burnett, recent
Sweet Home Center retirees.
Photo: Scott Swanson, Sweet Home New Era

Thursday, January 21, 2016

LBCC Board approves property purchase for Benton Center expansion

Linn-Benton Community College has agreed to purchase a property near the Benton Center in Corvallis that will allow it to build 20,000 square feet of additional classroom space and increase parking to meet current and future demand.

The LBCC Board of Education approved a $3 million sale agreement for the property, which includes about two-and-a-half acres of land and a 12,000-square-foot building, at its Wednesday, Jan. 20 meeting.

The land is currently leased by First Student, a school transportation company, which uses the land and building for parking and maintenance of school buses. The property includes a small frontage on 9th Street and its address is 931 Reiman Street Northwest.

The deal includes contingencies. LBCC must work with First Student to find an acceptable alternative to relocate their operation. The college must also work with the City of Corvallis and determine if there are any stumbling blocks related to zoning that cannot be resolved. If either of those issues are insurmountable, the sale could be canceled.

“We appreciate the guidance and feedback from the community as we’ve looked for our best options to serve the needs of Corvallis,” said LBCC President Greg Hamann. “Mayor (Bif) Traber, Councilor (Penny) York and the whole Corvallis City Council have been as supportive as they could be as we’ve explored our options and heard from the community at large.”

The college’s initial estimates are that it will be able to more than double parking at the Benton Center with the new property. The existing building also provides new options for expansion of classroom space.

“We’ll engage the community as we explore the possibilities,” said Dave Henderson, LBCC vice president of Finance and Operations. “This property opens up new possibilities, and it ensures we can be a better neighbor and serve Corvallis and Benton County better than we have before.”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LBCC 41st Annual Children’s Theater Production: “The Cat in the Hat”

The 41st annual Children’s Theater at Linn-Benton Community College presents “The Cat in the Hat” Feb. 13, 19 and 20 at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This adaption of Dr. Seuss’s famous story brings the notorious and mischievous Cat in the Hat to LBCC for some hilarious, outrageous fun.

Performances are Friday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. The Feb. 20 performance is an ASL performance.

Tickets are $8, or $5 for groups of five or more, and can be purchased online, or at the door one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. 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.

Just for Fun Piano

The class “Just for Fun Piano” will be held this Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 NW Water St.

Designed for absolute beginners as well as seasoned players, and taught by nationally known pianist Donn Rochlin, this class gives you the chords and tools needed to play your favorite songs and to improvise freely on the piano without years of practice.

Cost is $99 including textbook and CD. For more information or to register, email or call Linn-Benton Community College Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News, Jan. 15, 2016

If you missed the President’s Winter Forum on Thursday, Jan. 14, President Hamann covered several interesting topics, including the rollout of a new college budget model, which will be presented at the Board meeting Jan. 20. The new model will provide information to the board on college needs, and then guidance on how to go about funding those needs - a slightly different approach from the current budget model. A solution to the Benton Center parking and expansion project will also be presented at the board meeting. The project is projected to provide an additional 268 much-needed parking spaces at the center, along with an additional 20,000-square-feet of instructional space. President Hamann also shared that at the end of this year the college will no longer be part of Achieving the Dream, but will move instead to the new Guided Pathways partnership, which includes 30 community colleges nationwide. The new partnership will provide support for initiatives already developed in part through ATD efforts, such as advising, Accelerated Learning Programs, and college pathways.

Jane Sandberg, Jane Tillman, Bruce Clemetsen, and Javier Cervantes landed a $675 grant from American College Personnel Association’s Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness. The grant will be used to help develop awareness about transgender experiences through panel discussions, course materials, and student-led trainings to highlight transgender voices in our communities. 

Nominations are now open for Pastega Faculty and Pastega Classified Excellence awards, Distinguished Staff award and Distinguished Alumni award. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, Feb. 24 to the Foundation office, CC-105. All awards will be presented in April. Nomination forms and criteria available online or through the Foundation office. Pastega Awards and Distinguished Staff awards will be presented during In-service April 12. Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented at the Scholarship Honors and Distinguished Alumni Reception on the evening of April 27, which is open to everyone.

Pastega & Distinguished Staff nomination forms:

Distinguished Alumni nomination

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties Launches New Website

The Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties has launched a new website to provide resources and information to community partners in the three county region.  

The new website will have greater capacity than the previous site, and was built to be most beneficial for community partners to keep up with the rapid growth and changes that the hub has achieved during its first year.

In 2013, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2013, which directed the states’ Early Learning Hubs to accomplish three specific goals: Create an early childhood system that is aligned, coordinated, and family-centered; ensure that children arrive at school ready to succeed; and ensure that Oregon’s young children live in families that are healthy, stable, and attached.

Through partner organizations, the Early Learning Hub is working to develop capacity and infrastructure to help local parents and families most impacted by educational and health inequities in our communities.

This project was made possible through generous funding from InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization to support the Early Learning Hub with its identity branding. 

Development of the Early Learning Hub brand, including logo and website, were completed by the Madison Avenue Collective, a local creative agency.

For more information on the Early Learning Hub, please visit our new website at

Monday, January 11, 2016

Nominations Open for LBCC Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominations are being accepted for Linn-Benton Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Thirty-one LBCC alumni have received the college’s Distinguished Alumni award since its establishment in 2005.

If you know a former LBCC student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession and through service to their community, now is your chance to nominate them for this annual award.

Nomination deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 24. Nomination forms and criteria are available online at Nominees will be honored at a reception held April 27 at the college.

For more information, contact the College Advancement Foundation office at 541-917-4784. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Benton Center Community Education Commuter Classes

Learn the basics of using a computer or how to edit your digital photos in a computer class offered at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting Jan. 12.

Photoshop Elements will be held Tuesdays at 5 p.m. for six-weeks. Get hands-on instruction on digital photo editing including how to correct exposure, contrast and color problems, and how to resize, print, save and prepare images for email and the web. Computer experience recommended. Cost is $79.

Personal Computer Essentials will meet Tuesdays at 1 p.m. This three-week class is perfect for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction in a small class setting. Cost is $49.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email

Thursday, January 7, 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 2015. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Students listed by hometown.

Abha, Saudi Arabia
Ali Ahmed Aldahish

Adair Village, OR
Lucas A. Kline, Ryan A. Lance

Adrian, OR
Madison Pendergrass

Aiea, HI
Erin M. Yabuki

Albany, OR
Julie L. Albritton, Melaina Aldama, Marjorie G. Allen, Ian R. Anderson, Alexandria L. Babbitt, Natalia C. Badge, Tyler Bayne, Alexandra Bell, Megan E. Bell, Katrina Bennett, Todd D. Bentley, Megan A. Bernards, Stephanie M. Best, Jacob J. Bewley, Jacob I. Birchard, Jared Blake, Adam J. Boll, Mitch S. Bowen, Joshua D. Boyer, Hailey P. Brant, Cynthia I. Brenner, Melvin E. Brittain, Conner L. Buchert, William R. Buck, Kaylee M. Buhrkuhl, Benjamin M. Burkley, Aaron W. Burnap, Jose Caldera-Ibarra, Matthew Q. Capellen, Ronny I. Carlson, Gary L. Chilcott, Caleb S. Chladek, Richard E. Clarke III, Sarah E. Clause, Cj Collazo, Matthew T. Collins, Nathaniel R. Colony, Kelley Crider, Austin G. Culver, Cynthia de la Torre, Christina M. Devey, Ethan N. Dooley, Isaac G. Drager, Angela K. Duncan, Tiara M. Duran, Briana Ellis, Alyson R. Fewless, Nicholas D. Fields, Nicole L. Fish, Otie J. Floro, Chelsie R. Fouse, Shianna R. Furlow, Christopher Gagneaux, Faith I. Gandy, Bailey V. Ganta, Shelby L. Gayheart, Madison A. Getsfrid, Travis A. Griffiths, Payton R. Hartsell, Rachel K. Hauser, Sidney M. Hayes, Kaytlynn B. Henderson, Colter W. Hessel, Rick W. Heuser, Ashley N. Hinds, Colton D. Hines, Cory J. Hochstetler, Erin G. Hogan, Tylyn M. Holzapfel, Cody Hufeld, Madison K. Hunter, Amy J. Isted, Donald A. Jackson, Max V. Jacobsen, Brandon M. Jacobson, Jacob L. Johnson, Anthony Kahn, Ilex L. Karstens, Mitchell H. Keys, Meghan R. King, Nathan D. Kinkade, Raquel G. Kinser, Courtney M. Knight, Garrett M. Knowlton, Philip M. Koch, James P. Koenig, Jonah R. Koerner, John M. Kotek, Tara Kuebrich, Jesse L. LaJeunesse, Russell R. Larrabee, Brad N. Larsen, David J. Leslie, Jordyn A. Lester, Vira V. Lewis, Robert I. Lilly, Kathleen R. Lincoln, Kaitlyn K. Lindorfer, Rosalie S. Lingo, Shane Lissy, Sarah J. Lister, Emily Lorang, Brenden C. Luebeck, Nicole L. Magnuson, Taylor L. Mangan, Trisha K. Marshall, Jessie Martinez, Phoebe May, Carmen L. McCormack, Joshua Mckenzie, Efren Medina, Eli Mendez, Ashley A. Miller, Anthony Needham, Robert J. Negrete, Whitney Nelson-Vasquez, Harvey E. Newell, Michael V. Newhouse, Oliver T. Nyberg, Alejandro P. Olarra, Anahi Ortiz, Raushell M. Palmer, Andrew J. Perry, Riley Peterson, Shannon N. Pickard, Brittny L. Pippin, Kenneth A. Powers, Jillianne M. Presley, Hannah R. Price, Rachel E. Price, Becky J. Quetschke, Mayra T. Ramos, Celeste A. Ray, Lawrenze R. Raymundo, Rebecca C. Reeves, Michael S. Rice, Theresa L. Ridders, Chenoa I. Robertson, Romina A. Rodriguez-Tarrillo, Beda B. Roll, Dillon A. Russell, Lindsey Russell, Alyvia B. Sams, Eva M. Sanches, Brian J. Sanchez, Benjamin Scheele, Derek A. Scheele, Brandon S. Schilling, Arthur L. Schoenberger, Angela W. Scott. Ashley A. Seymour, Megan R. Sim, Eric D. Slyter, Patricia L. Smith, Yulisa C. Solis, Rene S. Spears, Katelynn L. Spencer, Megan M. Stebbins, James B. Steinbacher, Mark B. Stocker, Thomas G. Stone, Caitlan Taylor, Eriq Thompson, Douglas W. Treisch, Sarrha R. Uffelman, Hannah M. Van Hoosen, Christian R. Velasco, Joseph A. Weikel, Benjamin A. Weinberg, Bryar R. Wells, Bradley L. Williams, Scott A. Williams, Sara A. Wimberly, Matthew R. Wright, Brady E. Young, Roland Young, Glenn M. Radley, Omar Y. Al Habsi

Aloha, OR
Ryan T. Mcgoldrick

Alsea, OR
Kelly S. Guenther, Emma K. Westlind

Anyang, China
Jong Ok Son

Arcata, CA
Brandon S. Dunsing

Aumsville, OR
Espen Stormo

Baker, OR
Jeffrey A. Mahoney

Belmont, CA
Torin R. Kingshill

Bend, OR
Brayden Bordges, Levi Brant, Amy R. Broderick, Lindsey T. McPeake, Austin Peters, Amei Pratt, Elena A. Pressprich, Shilo R. Price, Hayden Starr

Brookings, OR
Brittney J. Lamar

Brownsville, OR
Bethany F. Clugston, Angelina R. McIntyre, Alexander T. Ruef, Tyler Shults, Samuel D. Whipple, Kaitlyn A. MacDermott

Burns, OR
Savannah Hannaford

Canby, OR
Andrew M. Evans, Hannah Fitzgerald, Dylan C. Griffin, Holly R. Roden

Carson City, NV
Mark W. Johnson

Central Point, OR
Kelsey T. Strouse

Chisholm, MN
Amanda J. Raiter

Christmas Valley, OR
Mariam R. Horton

Clackamas, OR
Zachary L. Holmes-Wetzler

Coburg, OR
Trevor J. Read

Coos Bay, OR
Javin B. Fleshman, Zachary P. Jones

Corvallis, OR
Spencer J. Barrett, Belaal A. Al-Aghbari, Samantha B. Amador, Kira A. Armstrong, Marie E. Arnold, Samuel M. Aron, Jessica M. August, Alexandra E. Bakkom, Tyler J. Bamber, Tina N. Beachboard, Kelly J. Becker, John E. Beekman, David S. Belden, Madilyn B. Bender, Rune C. Bloom, Shawn S. Bonnichsen, Erik Bourque, Vanessa Bourque, Megen R. Bradfield, Rachael A. Burger, Adam T. Burgess, Leonard J. Campbell, Edward P. Carr, Erik Chavez, Johnny Chen, James R. Cihak, Colton M. Cosner, Robert W. Counts, Hannah M. Creswick, Trystan Crocker, Elena S. Crone, Austin M. Cuenca, Loki Cuthbert, Eric A. Cutter, Joanna Danias-Talesky, Karina M. De La Cruz, Ashton K. DeFilippis, Sidney M. Duvall, Brandon R. Farmer, Jacqueline A. Fashbaugh, Casey A. Faulconer, Andrew J. Finch, Hunter L. Foster, Andrew Frank, Cade Freels, Nikolai G. Geier, Zachary B. Gilbert, Kayla N. Gingerich, Amanda Grant, Cassie L. Greene, Joseph A. Griffith, Justin A. Groft, Derek J. Guenther, Corey S. Habiger, Caoilinn Haggerty, Garrett C. Haley, Zoe M. Hans, David J. Harold, Calvin K. Harris, Michael Hernandez, Ryan A. Hewes, Moira K. Higgins, Derek M. Hill, Liping Hu, Walter C. Johnson, Jessica Kankovsky, Parker Kleutsch, Benjamin N. Kruskamp, Olivia M. Langley, Dari M. Lawrie, Delphine M. Le Brun Colon, Elise H. Leibowitz, Alyssa K. Leslie, Tyger J. Liner, Teresa C. Lundy, Bryce S. Lynn, Allison L. Maddox, Roger J. Martin, Whitney M. McLain, Grant P. McLendon, Allison McPherson, Taylor J. Megy, Chelsey F. Mick, Rachel M. Moll, Patrick A. Morris, Rachel G. Morris, Graciela I. Navarro, Steven V. Neiman, Osten P. Nelson, Alex R. Nobiletti, Matthew L. Noland, Sarah S. OBannan, Declan Orth, Aaron M. Osborn, Jessica A. Pankey, Colten M. Patton, Ruth D. Phillips, Rachel M. Pike, Ceph J. Poklemba, Lucas E. Pscheidt, Michael D. Puchalla, Ashley M. Pulrang, Abigail L. Pyeatt, Tyler M. Read, Kendall J. Rice, Jacob W. Rogers, Jesse D. Rose, Brandon M. Serrano, Casey H. Sexton, Terra Sharp, Calla M. Shrode, Bryce M. Smith, Lily Son, Matthew G. Southard, Cameron G. Stucky, Stephanie D. Swing, Ryan J. Thackeray, Jeremy I. Thoennes, Carolyn J. Thom, Isabel D. Thomas, Gillian K. Tobin, Eliot Y. Toohey-Andrews, Andre A. Tran, Mayra F. Villazon, LaRae D. Wallace, Robert H. Way, Cara R. White, Jeremy O. Williams, Justin Womack, Sydney L. Wood, Cheyenne C. Workman, David J. Zenone

Cottage Grove, OR
Carmela M. Scafidi

Cove, OR
Molly J. DelCurto

Crabtree, OR
Alexis C. Chilcote, Steven J. Dumas

Creswell, OR
Breanna L. Bronson, Lydeea S. Kersey

Crooked River Ranch, OR
Jensen L. Neuman

Dallas, OR
Mathias C. Feltmann

Damascus, OR
Danielle L. Bull

Depoe Bay, OR
Kaileen Wade

Dongguan, China
Ruoyu Wang

Dundee, OR
Johnathan Morales

Eagle Creek, OR
Lillian T. Cruikshank

Elgin, OR
Travis D. Ludwig

Elk Grove, CA
Connor B. Rustad, Robert R. Zehnder

Elmira, OR
Mackenzie L. Cochran

Enterprise, OR
Tyler P. Warner

Enumclaw, WA
Timothy R. Dale

Eugene, OR
Austin D. Chatwood, Snow H. Clyde, Kathryn R. Evans, Austin J. Fetters-Duffy, Shawna M. Hagner, Kayley M. Lopez, Mackenzie S. Marquardt, Roma Patel, Melissa J. Vaughan

Everson, WA
Juan S. Gavette

Florence, OR
Bryson L. Bossley

Gold Hill, OR
Nolan M. Bastendorff, Samantha Beck

Grants Pass, OR
Austin R. Aguilera, Kristin McGuinness

Greeley, CO
Nicholas A. Thoms

Gresham, OR
Jonathan A. Williams

Halsey, OR
Melvin S. Boss

Hang Zhen, China
YangYang Zhou

Happy Valley, OR
Marshall W. Abbott

Harrisburg, OR
Sarah N. Meyers, Sarah E. Nasshahn

Heppner, OR
Mekayla Kindle

Hermiston, OR
Anthony Demos

Honolulu, HI
Robert Bueche

Hood River, OR
Steven M. Swafford

Independence, OR
Justin W. Brown, Travis Gibson, Justin R. Herry, Luis M. Rodriguez

Jefferson, OR
Adriann M. Dunham, Dylan J. Farley, Jessica K. Knox, Nelson Peterson, Justin B. Phillips, Jesse D. Schell, Michael D. Stokesbary, Corrine A. Stone

Junction City, OR
Isak G. Foshay, Marie A. Rank, Michael P. Rank, Leah A. Stingley, Jason G. Williams

Keizer, OR
Ben R. Cummings

Klamath Falls, OR
Daniel K. Hall

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Riza Y. De Asis

La Grande, OR
John M. Miller

Lake Oswego, OR
Noah Bucchi

Lebanon, OR
Jonah W. Armstrong, Holly R. Baker, Candace R. Barnes, Joshua R. Barnes, Stephanie A. Bate, Kurtis M. Begley, Andrew P. Bergstrom, Rex Betterly, Jonathan B. Bidwell, Correen E. Bielman, Jason L. Bond, Katelyn A. Boyce, Anna Burkey, Trevur M. Byers, Colton S. Cheney, Kyle R. Clark, McKenzie A. Collins, Jason L. Conner, Lacy Cooper, Donald J. Costelow, Cameron R. Cox, Brian Czmowski, Aaron S. Elliott, Madeline K. Elliott, Joel O. Fontanos, Bryan A. Fry, Carissa A. Garcia, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jessica R. Grinstead-Blair, Whitney M. Grizzle, John T. Hermans, Jeanne M. Hess, Sarah N. Higgins, Robert J. Holstein, Lara C. Keaton, Trenton L. Kilgore, Michelle L. Kirkman, Chris R. Kropf, Holly R. Ledoux, Brittany J. Leslie, Jennifer J. Lima, Federico D. Lopez, April L. Mattice, Andrea A. McGarry, Scott A. Mckinley, Barton H. Meier, Cynthia L. Miller, Keegan C. Monterubio, Monty W. Norris, Kayla L. Pedersen, Kaitlynn A. Pettit, Jodi M. Pozder, Jacob T. Rappe', Luke T. Rappe', Alanamarie Rhoads, Susan M. Richey, Rylan J. Rogers, Tammy G. Roles, Tyler J. Romeo, Alyssa R. Ruisbroek, Ashley E. Santana, Ryan R. Sapp, Kimberly S. Schneiter, Kolson E. Shanks, Jazlyn Sharp, Christie Shum, Lexi G. Smallwood, Bobby Staneart, Kelly L. Stoner, Trapper A. Thompson, Leah M. Trice, Sarah L. Tunstill, Sarah E. Weishaupt, Alexander H. Wilson, Sean P. Wuilliez, Courtney A. Zeek, Nikolas R. Zeek, Shelby N. Zoon, Joshua M. Campbell, Timothy J. Poff

Lyons, OR
Kellee Gerard, Susan Metzger

Meadow Vista, CA
Alyssa L. Stillian

Medford, OR
Ryan G. Muriset

Milton-Freewater, OR
Daniel J. Knott

Minnetonka, MN
Alexis Paetz

Redmond, OR
Daniel Gibbons

Riddle, OR
Eryn McNeil, Frederick Vedder

Roseburg, OR
Erin M. Mclean

Salem, OR
Sultan A. Alsultan, Dreagn M. Bennett, Kyle S. Fenderson, Kyle S. Iv, Andrew D. Kelso, John B. Lanehart, Krystal A. Lightle, Susan Lindsey, Sydnie I. McLaughlin, Katrina N. Miller, Corbin A. Morgan, Jacob W. Phelps, Andrew J. Wavra, Morgan Weimer, Rochelle Williams, Landon J. Wiltsey, Jill A. Wolske, Jorge E. Garibay, Laura S. Rivera

Scappoose, OR
Daniel C. Ricker

Scio, OR
Forrest A. Birdwell, Larry J. Eckert, Jeremy P. Eucken, Alicia B. Lochbaum, William C. Ortiz

Seoul, Korea
Yong Jae Jeon

Shanghai, China
Xiaoli Sun

Shedd, OR
Mathew E. Brown, Kaitlin M. Campbell, Jenni G. Munoz-Lopez

Shenzhen, China
Zihui Chen

Sherwood, OR
Taylor Hubbard

Silverton, OR
Trevor Bledsoe, Nathan J. Duda

Somis, CA
Francisco J. Garcia

Sprague River, OR
Robert Hancock

Springfield, OR
Nicole L. DeGennaro, Maxmiriana Johnson, Jesse E. Nelson

St. Helens, OR
Rianne A. Tupper

Stayton, OR
Andrew M. Reardon

Strathmore, CA
Anna C. Clifton

Summerville, OR
Breanna J. Harris

Surabaya, OR
Aylmer Tan

Sutherlin, OR
Cary J. Solmi

Sweet Home, OR
Diana Baker, Steven R. Blench, Laurie L. Boyd, Michelle N. Carper, Mckenzie Cochran, Barbara J. Coldiron, Brandon L. Combs, Calvin C. Dunn, Kelli N. Fanning, Timmy J. Glassco, Alyssa R. Holder, Garrett B. Immel, Derek L. Jaques, Grant N. Kauffman, Courtney S. Kent, Garrett M. Looney, Shela Marsh, Kyle D. McCollum, David Miller, Keith A. Miller, Jacob Shook, David J. St Onge, Paden W. Tyler, Jamie L. Vorce

Talent, OR
Sydney M. Amundsen

Tangent, OR
Nicole R. Alexander, Nathan D. Cundiff, Lashae A. Goff, Anastacia D. Hernandez, Gwen Moulton, Isaac J. Priddy, Sophia Ruiz, McKayla B. Wise

The Dalles, OR
Silverio E. Regalado

Thousand Oaks, CA
Garrett J. Poteet

Tigard, OR
Josef L. Fishback

Toledo, OR
James D. Spang

Tualatin, OR
Chihiro Bruning, Kevin P. Fitzgibbon, Gina M. Stefani, Jordan E. Thompson

Tujunga, CA
Catherine Soto

Turner, OR
Jeremy R. Ehrman

Vancouver, WA
Samantha Hooper

Veneta, OR
Peter J. Hall

Molalla, OR
Joshua C. Chorum

Monmouth, OR
Bradley M. Freshour

Monore, OR
Amber M. Dalton, Erika D. Dyer, Justin J. Morgan, James D. Perdue, Sydney M. Poorman

Mt Hood Parkdale, OR
Madelin D. Herman

Myrtle Creek, OR
Nicholas A. Sonka

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Josie M. Suing

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Itamar Gabriel Hernandez, Riley P. Hiner, Tiana s. Johnston, Kyle L. Rickard, Brooke E. Smith

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Alisha Coelho, Austin Johnson, Caitlin M. Loeh

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Phoenix, OR
Bailee K. Tally

Portland, OR
Veasna Chan, Shahin Templin

Powers, OR
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West Hills, CA
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West Linn, OR
Courteney Landis, Madison E. Moothart

Wilsonville, OR
Danika Jackson, Caitlin G. Kauer, Joel B. Schmidt

Wincheser, VA
Johannah M. Priesing

Winston, OR
Elisha W. Shannon

Woodburn, OR
Kathleen E. Binkley

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Yuting Zhou

Yakima, WA
Annalise M. San Juan

LBCC Adult Education classes winter term

LBCC Adult Education classes offer plenty to do during the winter season. Choose from a variety of non-credit, personal enrichment and fitness classes.

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

New class: IPhoto ITunes IMovie Madness. Learn the tips and tricks needed to be successful with iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie. Learn how to create, edit and download using Apple's programs. Add video from iPhoto, work with sound and background music with iTunes, create visual effects, add voiceover and much more. Whether for business or home use this class will give you the tools you need.

Beginning January 12, class meets Tuesdays for 3 weeks, 6:00-7:50 pm at LBCC Main Campus in Albany, Room McKenzie Hall Room 211. Register in advance. $59.

Facebook for Beginners. Perfect for anyone, including seniors, seeking to learn the basics of connecting with friends and family online. Learn to establish a Facebook account, set up your profile, set security parameters, connect to friends and family, post pictures, and contribute to like-minded groups using both computer based and tablet/smartphone based applications. Basic computer and web browsing skills are necessary. Bring your smartphone or tablet if available.

Beginning January 14, class meets for three weeks on Thursdays from 6:00-7:50pm at the Albany Senior Center, Cost is $59.

New class: Prezi: Power Up Your Presentation. Gain interest in your next presentation by making it pop. Prezi is a free online presentation tool that can help you to make the best first impression, outshine your competitors, or tell a captivating story. Prezi's animations give it a more cinematic feel than PowerPoint and Keynote. Create more dynamic presentations in this hands-on introduction.

Beginning January 12, class meets on Tuesdays for four weeks from 6:30-7:50pm LBCC Albany McKenzie Hall, Albany. Cost is $59.
Beginning and Intermediate Cowboy Dance for Couples. Learn Cowboy 2-step, Swing, Waltz and Cha Cha. Not a line dancing class, Cowboy Dance for Couples works great in ballroom and swing dancing.

Beginning Cowboy Dance for Couples starts January 12 and meets on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:20pm. Intermediate Cowboy Dance for Couples starts January 12 and meets on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:50pm. Both are held in the LBCC Activities Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. . Cost is $65 per person. You are encouraged to enroll with a partner. Wear soft-soled shoes.                                           

New class: Night Club 2 Step. This fun, flowing, and slow social dance similar to waltz but danced to more contemporary music you would hear on the radio or TV. It's perfect for club venues, weddings, parties, and romantic nights out. It's popular in Country Dance venues commonly found danced with Country 2 Step and Country Swing. No Partner necessary. Class is for Beginners with little or no experience.     

Beginning January 15, class meets on Fridays from 7:00-8:20pm in the LBCC Activities Center, Main Campus, Albany. Cost is $69.                                                                                                             

International Ballroom Dance for Beginners. Express your inner-self in movement with music. Learn basic techniques, basic steps, and several figures in four ballroom dances: Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive, and Waltz.

Beginning January 14, class meets on Thursdays from 7:30-8:50pm at the Albany Senior Center, Cost is $65. Dance partner required.                                                    

Equine Skills. Learn horse maneuvers in order to prepare for amateur and professional events. Basic principles of behavior modification and horse psychology will be utilized to evaluate the individual horse and build a training program suited to the individual. Must bring own horse.                                                                                                        

Beginning January 13, class meets on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:50pm at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte, Albany. Cost is $129. Register in advance.

Spanish for Seniors. Practice Spanish conversation with essential words, songs and phrases. Get ready to travel more confidently in Spanish speaking countries of Latin America.  Students will learn past, present, and future verb tenses. We will have a fiesta with food and music. One term of previous Spanish experience recommended. Textbook: Spanish Now!, 7th Edition,  is available at the LBCC bookstore.                                                   

Beginning January 12, class meets on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:50pm at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $65.                                     

For the Love of Singing. No plane ticket or audition required for this trip to Broadway. Learn to sing songs from many of the great Broadway shows from the 1950's to the present in this interactive class. Along the way you will build confidence in your abilities. No singing experience is needed.                             

Beginning January 14, class meets on Thursdays from 4:00-4:50pm at the Albany Senior Center. Non-seniors welcome. Cost is $39.

LBCC Hosts College Transfer Day Jan. 21

College Transfer Day Information Fair for students interested in transferring from LBCC to a four-year college will be held Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany.

Representatives from public and private four-year colleges will be on hand to answer questions including: Corban University, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, National American University, National College of Natural Medicine, Northwest Christian University, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon State University, Oregon Tech, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pacific University Oregon, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, The College of Idaho, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of Western States, and Western Oregon University.

The Ford Family Foundation will be on hand with scholarship information. For more information, contact Amanda Stanley at 541-917-4842.

LBCC Professional Development Workshops

Business and Employer Services at Linn Benton Community College is offering the following Professional Development classes, part of the “Developing World Class Employees” series.

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

January 12, 8 a.m. – Noon
: Coaching for Success and to Improve Performance

February 9, 8 a.m. – Noon: 
Managing Performance and the 
Power of Positive Discipline

February 18, 8 a.m. – Noon: 
Personal Styles and Workplace Success
March 8, 8 a.m. – Noon: 
Lean Thinking and Office Efficiency

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Community education classes winter term

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers are offering a variety of community education personal enrichment and fitness classes over winter term.


PERSONAL COMPUTER ESSENTIALS                                                                                              
A perfect class for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction.  Designed to go at an easy pace. Introduces working with Windows 7 and a brief introduction to email and the internet. Important to attend first class.
Class will start on January 13 and meet on Wednesdays from 1-2:50pm at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

Explore popular marketplace services while learning to create ads to attract buyers and other strategies to get results and protect yourself as both buyer and seller. Basic computer skills are necessary. Class will start on January 13 and meet on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:50 pm at the Lebanon Center.  Cost is $59.

For beginners seeking to learn the basics of connecting with family and friends online.  Learn to establish an account, set up your profile, and set security parameters. Basic computer and web browsing skills are necessary. Bring your smartphone or tablet if available. Class will start on January 14, and will meet on Thursdays from 6-7:50 pm at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost is $59.


Learn to dance to a variety of music including Country/Western, 50’s and Latin. No partner needed. Dancers must wear shoes with a smooth sole. Class will start on January 12, and will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:50pm at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $65.

Learn a variety of couples pattern dances and line dances in this combination class that requires no partner. Wear smooth soled shoes for easy foot movement. Come see how fun dancing can be! Class will start on January 12, and will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:50pm, at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $65.


Be inspired, gain tips and tricks to improve your writing style. Workshop your writings in a supportive critique group guided by the instructor. Perfect for all skill levels interested in producing works of all genres, any length. Class will start January 13, and will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:20pm, at the Sweet Home Center. Cost is $69.

Your own life stories and those of family members are treasures that should be preserved. Recall family history in your narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue. Class starts on January 13, and will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:50, at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $69.

You are finally retired! So, now what? Being physically and emotionally ready for retirement is as important as financial readiness. Find out what the possibilities are! Class will start on January 14, and will meet on Thursdays from 6:00-7:50pm, at the Sweet Home Center. Cost is $29.

Your health is something that you shouldn’t take lightly. Medicine has radically changed through the ages and continually offers new advances. Listen to medical professionals from our community share about the latest in medical advancements, healthcare, and wellness. Class starts on January 11, and will meet Mondays from 12:30-1:50, at the Lebanon Senior Center. Class is FREE.

If you’re interested in learning to “do it yourself”, this is the class for you. Complete two simple class projects with materials provided.  An in-class safety orientation is required prior to tool use. Bring ear and eye protection. Fee includes some supplies. Class starts January 14, and will meet on Thursday s from 6:30-8:20pm, at the East Linn Christian Academy. Cost is $99.

This workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics, and isometric poses to strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique. Class starts January 13, and meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20pm. Cost is $39.
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at, email at or,  or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC SSH Gallery Exhibits Tapestries by Albany fiber artist, Kathe Todd-Hooker

An exhibit of tapestries entitled “Past Narratives” by Albany fiber artist Kathe Todd-Hooker, will be on display at South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany from January 4 to January 28.

The exhibit features over thirty handmade tapestries in a diverse and colorful range of styles and subjects, including many involving a complex combination of psychological symbols from the artist’s past experiences.

“My tapestries can be extremely personal,” says Kathe Todd-Hooker about her works, which she also refers to as “Momento Mori.”

Todd-Hooker, a long-time Albany artist, has been creating tapestries, exhibiting her work, and winning numerous awards throughout the last three decades. She will be sharing a little about her process and ideas at an artist’s talk and reception held at the Gallery January 12 at noon.

SSH Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NSH Galleries feature Infrared Photography Exhibit

An exhibit of infrared photography by five Willamette Valley photographers will be on view in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, in Albany from Jan. 4 to Feb. 24.
“Invisible Light” includes both color and black-and-white infrared work by Corvallis photographers Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman and Jack Larson, as well as Phil Coleman of Philomath and Sandi O'Brien of Eugene. 
The photographers will talk about their work at a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Gallery second floor atrium.
The exhibit takes its name “Invisible Light” from the fact that infrared photography explores a world in a way that is not visible to the naked eye. Infrared light lies just above the visible spectrum, between 700 and 900 nanometers. Even though that range doesn't register with the human eye, it can be recorded with special black-and-white films and with converted digital imaging sensors. Examples of both techniques are represented in the show.
“The world of infrared is quite different from what we're used to seeing,” said Bergeman, who brought the photographers together for the exhibit. “It can create surreal, dream-like images, while in other cases it produces a more subtle shift in tones.”
In the natural world, organic objects like plants, people and animals reflect more infrared light, and inorganic things like water, rocks and the sky reflect very little IR.  In black-and-white IR photography, this usually results in dramatic skies and snowy-looking landscapes. In color infra-red photographs, blues and magentas often dominate, and the effects are even more pronounced when sunlight strikes portions of the scene.

The NSH Galleries are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.