Monday, February 29, 2016

LBCC Hosts Dr. Sarah Swarts, Lecture and Discussion on Transgender Health Needs


Dr. Sarah Swarts of Samaritan Health Services will present a lecture and discussion on Transgender Hormone Therapy and Patient Care at 1 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany

Swarts, a board-certified endocrinologist and former medical director of the diabetes program at Centracare Clinic in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, will discuss the health disparities, needs, and challenges that face the transgender community and offer suggestions for addressing these issues.

Sherrilyn Sytsma, nursing faculty at Linn-Benton Community College, commented on the need for the discussion, stating “In a 2011 survey, 50 percent of transgender people reported having to teach their providers about transgender care, and 19 percent reported being refused medical care. We want our nursing students, as well as other medical providers in the area, to be equipped to provide informed, compassionate care.”

This event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the LBCC Nursing Department, the LBCC Library, and the LBCC Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

For more information, contact Jane Sandberg at 541-917-4655 or sandbej@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Performing Arts Presents “Improv Comedy Jam”

“Improv Comedy Jam” will be held Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This live comedy show features spontaneous scenes and games in the style of the popular TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Performers include actors from LBCC, South and West Albany High Schools, Oregon State University, Open Source Improv and Majestic Improv, with several scenes played by Improv veterans from the region.

Audience participation is encouraged, including shouting out suggestions for scenes and joining the actors on stage for "all play" community games.

Admission is free for LBCC, OSU and high school students. General admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact the LBCC Theater Box Office at 541-917-4531.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Friday, February 26, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News - Feb. 26, 2016

Chelsey Mick
Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia
Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia, Developmental Studies faculty member and Learning Center Coordinator, and LBCC student Chelsey Mick received the Analee Fuentes Diversity and Social Justice Award, and OSU International Student Advising and Services received the Gary Westford Community Connection award at the annual Unity Celebration held Feb. 24.  LBCC’s Values, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement Council sponsors the Unity Celebration, which recognizes faculty, staff, students and community members for their work promoting unity, inclusivity, diversity and social justice at LBCC and in our communities.

The LBCC Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy for the position of Zone 6-7, which includes Corvallis and some of the surrounding areas. Applicants must live within the zone to be considered. The person appointed would serve the remainder of the position’s term, through June 30, 2017. Application materials, including detail on what the Board seeks in a successful applicant, are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/boardapplication, or by contacting Amanda Kliever, 541-917-4204 or email at klievea@linnbenton.edu. Applications will be accepted starting Feb. 29 through March 31, 2016.

LBCC’s Theater Department completed its final performance this week of the 41st annual Children’s show "The Cat in the Hat.” Over 5,500 kids (and a few grown-ups) came through the Russell Tripp Performance Center to see the show, put together by Dan Stone, Richard Elvin, Tinamarie Ivey and a team of student actors and technicians. Great work!

This year's "Family Fun Day" event held Feb. 20 raised a record-breaking $7,472 for the Parenting Education Grant fund, thanks to generous donations from sponsors and families who came out in support, and to proceeds from the used toy and book sale, drawing sales and activity ticket sales.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 19 to dedicate the new Culinary Arts teaching classroom. The state-of-the-art classroom/kitchen is the first bond-measure project to be completed, made possible through a combination of bond funds and private donations. Not only is the classroom being used for our culinary student instruction, but will also be used to train COMP NW medical students in healthy meal planning.







LBCC CPR or Healthcare Providers

Earn your CPR certification card through Linn-Benton Community College’s CPR training class.

The CPR certification is good for clinical placements up to two years. Classes will be held April 2, May 7, and June 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany Campus, Calapooia Center, room 212. Cost is $95, supplies included.

This CPR class qualifies for LBCC’s requirements in the following programs:
Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, Nursing/CNA, Occupational Therapy, Medical Assistant, Polysomnography, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Technician.

For more information or to register, call 541-917-4923 or email ottor@linnbenton.edu.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

LBCC Unity Celebration Honors Diversity, Social Justice


LBCC’s Values, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement Council presented awards for work promoting unity, diversity and social justice at LBCC and in the community at its annual Unity Celebration held Feb. 24.

LBCC Developmental Studies faculty member and Learning Center Coordinator Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia, of Corvallis, and LBCC student Chelsey Mick, of Corvallis, received the Analee Fuentes Diversity and Social Justice Award. OSU International Student Advising and Services was presented with the Gary Westford Community Connection award.

The awards recognize individuals and community groups whose work establishes unity and inclusivity while promoting diversity and social justice at LBCC and in our communities.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LBCC NSH Gallery Exhibit Mixed Media Drawings by Chia Hui Shen

"Young Violinist" by Chia Hui Shen
An exhibit of mixed media drawings by Corvallis artist Chia Hui Shen, entitled “Nurtured by Love,” will be on display March 2 through April 21 at Linn-Benton Community College North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Chia Hui Shen creates colorful portraits with an open, gestural line, which adds to the sense of action and energy in her works.

Much of the inspiration for her work in this exhibit comes from her two children, who are often the subjects of her drawings. She states, “Through my work, I hope to inspire people to patiently nurture the talents of their children.”

A reception will be held in the second floor atrium of NSH Gallery Wednesday, April 13 from 12 to 1 p.m., where Shen will speak about her work and answer questions. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

LBCC art galleries are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the Gallery website at www.linnbenton.edu/artgallery.


LBCC Seeking Applicants for Board of Education Vacancy

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy for the position of Zone 6-7.

Zone 6-7 includes Corvallis and some of the surrounding areas. Applicants must live within the zone to be considered. The person appointed would serve the remainder of the position’s term, through June 30, 2017.

Application materials, including detail on what the Board seeks in a successful applicant, are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/boardapplication, or by contacting Amanda Kliever, 541-917-4204 or email at klievea@linnbenton.edu.

Applications will be accepted starting Feb. 29 through March 31, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Education Executive Committee in early April, and then forwarded to all members of the Board of Education for consideration at the April 20 Board meeting. If the Board decides it would like to interview a candidate, the interview would take place at a subsequent Board meeting.

In addition, the Board is especially interested in increasing the diversity of the Board and strengthening the relationship between LBCC and the City of Corvallis through this appointment.

Applicants must be able to commit to upholding and abiding by LBCC Policies as they pertain to the Board, especially the LBCC Board of Education Code of Conduct. These policies and Code of Conduct can be found at: http://po.linnbenton.edu/BPsandARs

The Board plans to select a candidate to fill the vacancy no later than its regular board meeting May 18.

Monday, February 22, 2016

LBCC Real Estate Property Manager Course

A Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 7.

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 April 7 through May 19 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW in room CC-212.

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

LBCC Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam Course

A Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting April 6.

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 April 6th through June 8 at LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW in room CC-212.

The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have online capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, the last day of the class.

Cost for this non-credit course is $600. For more information or to register, contact Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone by email at stones@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Winter Choir Concert “Luminous Night”

LBCC Choir

The winter choral concert “Luminous Night” will be held Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The performance includes LBCC’s award-winning concert and chamber choirs, conducted by Raymund Ocampo, LBCC director of Choral Studies, and accompanied by Craig Hanson and Khoa Tran, and the a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens.

The concert will feature the choral works Requiem by Eliza Gilkyson, arranged by Craig Hella Johnson; Bright Morning Stars arranged by Kirchner; Richte, Mich Gott by Mendelssohn; O Nata Lux by Lauridsen; and Luminous Night of the Soul by Gjeilo.  

A cappella ensembles will preform works including I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts; Surrender by Cash Cash; Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson; and the ICCA Northwest Best Arrangement Winner, It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans.  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 5419174690 or Oregon Relay TDD at 18007352900.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LBCC Pesticide Applicator Class

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

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills.

Pesticides Laws and Safety, Public and Commercial application, will be held February 25 and 26, from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-103, 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.

7th Annual Unity Celebration Honors Diversity, Social Justice

A “Unity Celebration” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center, CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The annual event recognizes individuals whose work establishes unity and inclusivity while promoting diversity and social justice at LBCC and in our communities.

Individuals will be recognized with the Analee Fuentes Unity award, presented to a LBCC student, staff member and faculty member, and the Gary Westford Community Connection award, presented to an individual or organization.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461. For disability accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Insider Staff News - Feb. 10, 2016

The Public Safety Office will hold an active shooter exercise with the Albany Police Department Tuesday, June 14. This full-scale training exercise will involve local law enforcement, fire department, paramedics and LBCC’s Incident Command team to provide practice of a coordinated emergency response at the college. The exercise will be limited to a few key buildings on campus to minimize impact to normal operations.

This type of training not only gives local responders valuable practice, it also gives the college Incident Command team an opportunity to interact with other emergency responders and to test the college’s response and communications during and after an incident - valuable training that can be used in any emergency or natural disaster situation.

Volunteers are needed: To help create a more complete training exercise, volunteers are needed in the roles of victim, witness or building personnel. If you would like to help, contact Marcene Olson, Public Safety Office, olsonm@linnbenton.edu.

What is LBCC Incident Command?

LBCC Incident Command consists of several key administration and staff members who provide logistics and support to the campus in emergency situations. Members are assigned to teams, which include planning, command, logistics, operations and finance. Incident Command meets quarterly to practice individual roles and teamwork using training scenarios. 

IC teams:

Planning gathers information on resources, emergency responders and personnel arriving on campus, and directs them to staging areas as needed. They log the information and pass it on to the Command team.

Command is in charge of communications to the campus, community and the media through ReGroup emergency notification, Flash News Alert System, social media and the college web site. This team includes the Public Information Officer, who serves as spokesperson to the media. The goal is to keep people as informed as possible while providing accurate and updated information.

Logistics works with Planning and Command to determine what our resources are and where they need to go - such as food, water, equipment and people. They also provide communication support, making sure phones, website and electronic communications remain operable.

Operations works with Logistics to deploy assets and coordinate people. They determine tactics to help mitigate chaos and keep the situation as coordinated as possible.

Finance acts as the purchasing agent to help procure needed supplies and personnel. They also keep record of purchases and expenses related to the emergency, which also will be used to report to FEMA.

LBCC Incident Command team: Marcene Olson, Amada Kliever, Bruce Clemetsen, Chad Pope, Chris Nystrom, Cindy Sparks, Dave Henderson, Joe Sherlock, Dale Stowell, Ann Buchele, Andrew Feldman, Jess Jacobs, Micheal Quiner, Scott Krambul, Russ Rinker, Bev Dunigan, Danny Aynes, Gary Price, Jason Kovak, Jeff Davis, Kathy Withrow, Kevin Lacey, Lori Fluge-Brunker, Michelle Hartman, Sally Widenmann, Scott Rolen, and Toni Morrison.

Campus safety information online:

https://www.linnbenton.edu/public-safety-emergency-planning

https://www.linnbenton.edu/public-safety-emergency-planning-ehs/emergency-plans-teams-services

https://www.linnbenton.edu/faculty-and-staff/hr-public-safety-and-other-services/public-safety-emergency-planning-ehs/emergency-plans-teams-services/management-teams


https://www.linnbenton.edu/faculty-and-staff/hr-public-safety-and-other-services/public-safety-emergency-planning-ehs/emergency-plans-teams-services/event-specific-plans/active-shooter/weapons-incident-training

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LBCC Art, Community Education Classes in February

A variety of art and community education classes, including several free classes, will be held through Linn-Benton Community College this month.

Learn the basics of design and acrylic painting with professional muralist Victoria Knight in the class “You Can Paint Acrylics.” Take home a completed mountain passage scene. This one-day class meets Friday, Feb.19 from 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39. Supplies included.

The class “Corks and Canvas” is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore your artistic talent while enjoying the atmosphere at a local winery. No experience necessary. Get step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of “inspiration,” and leave with your own masterpiece. This one-day class will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at Mark’s Ridge Winery in Lebanon. Cost is $39.

Learn about the Corps of Discovery in this free class “Lewis and Clark: Oregon and Beyond." Find out what the Corps of Discovery did in Oregon, what happened on their way back to St. Louis in 1906, and what Lewis and Clark did after they disbanded. Class will be held Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 24, from 1 to 2:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost: Free.

Are you challenged with managing money and a budget? Would you like to learn how to improve your credit report and score? In the free class “Dollars and Sense,” learn easy-to-follow steps to create the habit of saving, with hands-on tools and group discussions with Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services. Class will be held Saturday Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Registration is required by calling 541-752-7220, ext. 300. Cost: Free.
                                                                                       
For more information, email at Lebanon@linnbenton.edu or sweethome@linnbenton.edu, or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.


 

LBCC Holds National Career and Technical Education Signing Day

Linn-Benton Community College will hold a National Career and Technical Education Signing Day event Thursday, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the college boardroom, Calapooia Center, room CC-103. 

High school students will sign letters of intent, which guarantees them a seat in some of the highly competitive college programs offered at LBCC.

LBCC’s Career and Technical Education programs include Automotive Technology, Heavy Equipment/Diesel, Welding, Mechatronics, Machine Tool Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, and Medical Assistant. 

The signing, a national event, guarantees student entry into high demand programs, with the aim to help set students on the path to high wage careers. For more information, contact LBCC at 541-917-4658.
 

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Harpist, Pianist Suzanne Bonnen

Suzanne Bonnen
Harp and piano player Suzanne Bonnen will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Friday, Feb. 19 from Noon to 1 p.m., 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Bonnen plays inspirational music, from classics to standards to Celtic. She has taught piano and harp for more than 20 years, including at Troubadour Music and the Corvallis Montessori School.

For more information, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.


LBCC Open Auditions for Willamette Theater Festival Plays

Open auditions for Willamette Theater Festival plays “Eurydice” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will be held Feb. 29 through March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW., Albany.

Written by American playwright Sarah Ruhl, “Eurydice” is directed by David Gallagher, and "Dead Man's Cell Phone" is directed by Laura Blackwell.

For more information, contact Dan Stone at dan.stone@linnbenton.edu, 541-917-4566.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Linn-Co Federal Credit Union pledge boosts support of LBCC’s new Healthcare Center

Linda Carroll, left, dean of LBCC Healthcare, and
Carol Cromwell, CEO of Linn-Co. FCU.
Students attending Linn-Benton Community College's new Health Occupations Center will benefit from a $5,000 gift by Linn-Co Federal Credit Union, which will help provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to train students on the skills needed for a fast-changing health care field.

“All of us at Linn-Co Federal CU are pleased to be able to support LBCC with their new Health Occupations Center," said Carol Cromwell, CEO of Linn-Co FCU. "This facility brings expanded occupational training opportunities for future students and a skilled workforce for the growing healthcare industry. Both of these are very positive benefits gained from this new LBCC Center.”

The new 41,500-square-foot center, currently under construction on the Samaritan Health Lebanon campus, will bring LBCC’s 10 health care programs into one space, providing greater opportunity for collaboration between programs and health care partners.

“We are so grateful to have the support of community businesses like Linn-Co Federal Credit Union,” said Linda Carroll, dean of LBCC Healthcare. “Their belief in the impact LBCC will have on the future of health care in our community is remarkable.”

The $16 million construction project is being funded by $8 million in voter-approved bond funds, which was matched by $8 million from the state of Oregon.

The LBCC Foundation is leading a campaign to raise an additional $1 million in private support for the purchase of updated training equipment for the new facility, scheduled to be open for students in 2017.

Monday, February 1, 2016

LBCC 39th Annual Family Fun Day

The 39th annual Family Fun Day at Linn-Benton Community College will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. 

Activities for children ages one to six include play dough, an obstacle course, crafts, bounce house, face painting, putt-putt golf, used book and toy sale, and more.

Activity tickets are .25 cents each. Proceeds support parenting programs and tuition grants for the nearly 2,000 parents in Linn and Benton Counties who attend LBCC Parenting Education classes each year. 

For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4897. 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 the event.

LBCC Ceramics Instructor Holds Lecture, Demonstration


Linn-Benton Community College ceramics instructor Renee McKitterick will hold a slide lecture and demonstration on working in porcelain Feb. 19 and 20.

McKitterick spent last summer as an artist in residence at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, where she completed a body of work in porcelain while exploring the technical methodologies.

She will present a free slide lecture Friday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., room BC-244, Corvallis.

McKitterick will also give a demonstration on porcelain techniques Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Benton Center ceramics studio. Cost is $45.

The slide lecture is open to the public. For more information, or to register for the ceramic demonstration, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.