Friday, April 29, 2016

Secrets To Planning A Successful Event

Learn what it takes to plan a successful event in the class "Secrets To Planning A Successful Event" held at the LBCC Benton Center May 6.

Discover the tools to produce, manage and market your next event including budgeting, program development, sponsorship, how to add the "wow factor" and more. 

This one-day class meets Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $69 per person.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LBCC NSH Gallery Exhibit: 2016 Annual Juried Art Student Show

An exhibit of juried student work by Linn-Benton Community College art students will be on display through June 2 at the college’s North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany.

An award reception will be held in the gallery’s 2nd floor atrium Wednesday, May 4 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Local companies and community members donated certificates and monetary awards for the reception including: Bill Shumway, Pegasus Gallery, LBCC Bookstore, LBCC ASSH Division, LBCC Graphic Arts Department, LBCC Santiam Restaurant, Blick’s Art Materials, Corvallis Fall Festival, Frederick Westford on behalf of Gary Westford, Corvallis Photo Arts Guild, Dan Wise, Creative Framing, and Studio 262.

Works of art were selected in a jurying process led by Bill Shumway of Corvallis.

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LBCC Pesticides in Spanish Class

Pesticide Private Applicator class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College May 5 and 6.

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.  This course may also be used for recertification credits.

Pesticide Private Applicator in Spanish will be held May 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon 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.

Walidah Imarisha Free Presentation: “Alternatives to Incarceration”

Walidah Imarisha
Writer, organizer, educator and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha will give a free presentation titled “Alternatives to Incarceration” Thursday, May 5 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Forum lecture hall, room F-104.

The presentation will address questions on the role prisons serve in our country, the possibility of envisioning a world where people are safe and where there is accountability without prisons, and whether our prison system actually causes rather than reduces crime.

Imarisha has taught at Portland State University, Oregon State University and Southern New Hampshire University. She serves as a public scholar with the Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, facilitating programs across the state on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration and the history of hip hop.

Imarisha is co-editor of the books Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements and Another World is Possible, and is the author of the poetry book “Scars/Stars” and co-founder and editor of the political hip hop publication AWOL Magazine. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Total Chaos: The Art And Aesthetics of Hip Hop, Letters From Young Activists, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, The Quotable Rebel, Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, Joe Strummer: Punk Rock Warlord, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Art.

Imarisha co-founded the “Human Rights Coalition,” a Pennsylvania organization led by prisoners’ families and former prisoners. She also directed the 2005 Katrina documentary “Finding Common Ground” in New Orleans.

This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the LBCC Poetry Club, LBCC English Department, LBCC Benton Center, Valley Writers Foundation Fund, LBCC Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and LBCC Diversity Achievement Center.

For more information, contact Robin Havenick, LBCC English faculty at 541-917-4574.  For special accommodations, contact the LBCC 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, April 25, 2016

LBCC Appoints Randy Camp to Board of Education

Randy Camp
Randy Camp has been appointed to the Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education.

Camp, of Corvallis, will be sworn in at the next board meeting held Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in the Calapooia Center boardroom, CC-103. Camp will fill Zone 6-7, the seat previously held by Lyn Riverstone, who resigned in January.

Camp’s deep involvement in the community as well as his sig

“We were grateful to have outstanding applicants for this open board position,” Hamann said. “We’re very excited to have Randy Camp join our Board, and we were honored to have such quality among the three applicants for the position.”

Camp is general manager of CoEnergy Propane, which has operations based in Albany and Redmond. He is the incoming president for the Pacific Propane Gas Association.

Camp also serves on the LBCC Foundation Board, and has helped attract contributions of equipment and money to support the college’s development of the Advanced Transportation Technology Center in Lebanon. He has an extensive array of community involvements, which include work for local Chambers of Commerce, Boys and Girls Clubs, ABC House, CASA, Furniture Share and others.

Camp cities family experience with LBCC that fuels his desire to serve and “give back to” the college. His son learned how to be a successful student while attending LBCC, and after graduation, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and is in the process of completing his master’s degree at OSU and establishing a successful career, said Camp.

Camp’s term on the board will run until June 30, 2017. He will be eligible to run for a four-year term when the position is up for election in May of 2017.

nificant current involvement with LBCC were the deciding factors for the board as they chose from among three strong candidates for the post, said LBCC President Greg Hamann.

Free Pesentation: "White Fragility and the Patterns of Engagement”

Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Author and educator Dr. Robin DiAngelo will give a free presentation “White Fragility and the Patterns of Engagement” Monday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Forum lecture hall, F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Dr. DiAngelo's discussion touches upon how race shapes the lives of white people, what makes racism so hard for whites to see, and identifies common white racial patterns and speaks back to popular white narratives that work to deny racism.

"White people in North America live in an insulated racial environment,” says Dr. DiAngelo. “White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves . . . outward display of emotions: anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation."

Dr. DiAngelo serves as the director of Equity for Sound Generations for Seattle and King County Washington. She is an author, educator, consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of experience with issues of racial and social justice.

DiAngelo co-authored the book “Is Everyone Really Equal?” which won the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association for outstanding contribution to scholarship in the Social Foundations of Education field.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC’s Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 541-917-4461. For special needs accommodations, contact the LBCC 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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

LBCC Inservice Award Recognitions, April 20, 2016

Distinguished Staff, Pastega Excellence, Outstanding Part-time Faculty and staff service award winners were recognized at the college Inservice Day held April 12.

“Inspiring us to continue to do great work.”

The Distinguished Staff Award was presented to Mark Weiss, Career and Counseling Center faculty member. Mark began work at the college in 1981, serving as part-time, non-contracted faculty in Parenting Education through 1982. He was re-hired as a part-time counselor in 1989, and became full-time in 1990, providing career counseling, crisis counseling and consulting with the college's child care center. Mark has served as president of the college Faculty Association and chair of Academic Affairs, and as president of two professional organizations: The Oregon University and College Counseling Association, and the Oregon Career Development Association. Mark was recognized for his dedication to students, helping to remove barriers and create paths for students to succeed academically, and in their careers and lives. He was lauded for his inspired leadership and mentorship to faculty and staff, and for his advocacy to find solutions for public health issues. Mark is retiring from the college in June.

Distinguished Staff award winner Mark Weiss.



The Pastega Faculty Excellence Award was awarded to Roger Maurer, LBCC mathematics faculty member. Roger began at the college in 1988, serving his first three years as a part-time non-contracted math instructor and a part-time classified instructional assistant at the math help desk. He became a full-time contracted math faculty member in 1991.  Roger was recognized for his selfless service to the college and his students, and for serving as a model of how to keep the focus on service to our students and our community. Roger was also recognized for having served on countless committees, often on his own time.

Pastega Faculty Excellence award winner Roger Maurer.

The Pastega Classified Excellence Award was awarded to Vickie Keith, administrative assistant for LBCC Student Services. Vickie was hired in 1999 as a liaison for HP Education Services. She also served as an assistant in the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Vickie was recognized for her excellence in helping students succeed and for providing excellent support to students and staff. She has served on several college committees over the years, including on the Classified Association and on the LBCC Relay for Life team.  A nominee wrote of Vickie: “Every single person who comes to her leaves with a smile on their face, even if they come in with a frown.”



Pastega Classified Excellence award winner Vickie Keith.
Outstanding Part-time Faculty Awards: Eight part-time faculty were nominated as outstanding in their field from their area of the college. They are:
  • Andrew Vosgien, SEM - Math
  • Mary Borman, SEM - Math
  • Tony Farque, Community Ed/Sweet Home
  • Bond Martin, Academic Foundations/Developmental Studies
  • Jonathan Pedersen, IS, Web Architect
  • Ahmad Rajabzadeh, SEM - Physical Science
  • Subbappa Ribeiro, SEM - HHP
  • Levi Fredrikson, SEM - Agricultural Sciences
The Outstanding Part-time Faculty Excellence Award was presented to Anne Timm, Spanish Foreign Language faculty member. The award recognizes one part-faculty member who exemplifies excellence in their field. Anne was recognized for her passion for her students and her approachable and organized instruction, and for her willingness to take on challenging assignments that improve course completion. Anne’s name will be engraved in a paver stone, which will be placed in the Foundation Paver Patio by the Calapooia Center. Congratulations!

Outstanding Part-time Faculty Excellence award
winner Anne Timm.

Employee Service Awards: 2015–2016

5 YEAR AWARDS
5 Year Awards



Art Belanger
Eric Bryant
David Carroll
Leslie Hammond
Jaxson Holmes
Amanda Kliever
Charlene LaRoux
Chris Riseley
Sheri Rogers
Scott Rolen
Dan Stone
Mark Urista



10 YEAR AWARDS
10 Year Awards

Kim DammonBrian Keady
Kimberly Kopplien
David Mack
Donna Mainord
Paula Merino
Dale Moon
M’Liss Runyon










15 YEAR AWARDS
15 Year Awards

Gwen Cox
Cindy Falk
Jayme Frazier
Ali Gray
John Niedermann
Lin Olson
Carol Raymundo
Parker Swanson
Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia
Jerri Wolfe











20 YEAR AWARDS
20 Year Awards

Russ Burchard
Mick Clark
Richard Gibbs
Kevin Krefft
Sue Kuntz
Debbie Lohse
Marcene Olson















25 YEAR AWARDS
25 Year Awards

Beth Graham
David Kidd
Janet Lodge
George VanKeulen












30 YEAR AWARD
30 Year Award - Kathy Withrow

Kathy Withrow

HONORABLE MENTIONS: OVER 25 YEARS
26 Years
Brad Carman
Annette Easdale
Jan Fraser-Hevlin
Rick Klampe
Kevin Lacey
Liz Pearce
Joe Sherlock
Vern Smith
Mark Weiss

27 Years
Kathy Body
Jack Giles
Roger Maurer
John Sweet

28 Years
Linda Dompier
Anne Green
Vern Jackson
Lorrie Peterson
Teresa Woods

29 Years
Margi Dusek
Janet Jackson

31 Years
Angie Klampe

32 Years
Patty Petzel

34 Years
Polly Hainz
Russ Rinker

36 Years
Ron Sharman

38 Years
Teresa Patterson

A bit about our awards: The Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC. The Pastega awards, established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation, honor faculty members and classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium. The Part-time Faculty Excellence Award was established in 2015, with the winner receiving a paver stone to be placed in the Foundation Paver Patio by the Calapooia Center. Winner is selected by the Academic Affairs Council.




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





LBCC Honors Faculty and Staff at In-service

Mark Weiss
Roger Maurer
Vickie Keith
 Linn-Benton Community College announced winners of the college Distinguished Staff Award and Pastega Excellence awards during the college In-service Day held April 12.

Mark Weiss, Career and Counseling Center faculty member, received this year’s Distinguished Staff award.

Weiss, of Philomath, began work at the college in 1981, serving as part-time, non-contracted faculty in Parenting Education through 1982. He was re-hired as a part-time counselor in 1989, and became full-time in 1990, providing career counseling, crisis counseling and consulting with the college's child care center.

Weiss has served as president of the college Faculty Association and chair of Academic Affairs, and as president of two professional organizations: The Oregon University and College Counseling Association, and the Oregon Career Development Association.

Weiss was recognized for his dedication to students, helping to remove barriers and create paths for students to succeed academically, and in their careers and lives. He was lauded for his inspired leadership and mentorship to faculty and staff, and for his advocacy to find solutions for public health issues. Weiss is retiring in June.

Roger Maurer, LBCC mathematics faculty member, received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award.
Maurer, of Lebanon, began teaching at the college in 1988, serving his first three years as a part-time non-contracted math instructor and a part-time classified instructional assistant at the math help desk. He became a full-time contracted math faculty member in 1991.

Maurer was recognized for his selfless service to the college and his students, and for serving as a model of how to keep the focus on service to our students and our community. Maurer was also recognized for having served on countless committees, often serving on his own time.

Vickie Keith, administrative assistant for LBCC Student Services, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award.

Keith, of Lebanon, has been at the college since 1999.  Previous positions include working as a liaison for HP Education Services and as an assistant in the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Keith was recognized for her excellence in helping students succeed and for providing excellent support to students and staff. She has served on several college committees over the years, including on the Classified Association and on the LBCC Relay for Life team.

LBCC’s Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC.

LBCC’s Pastega awards were established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation to honor faculty and classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Earth Day Lecture: “An ice core perspective on Climate Change, the last Ice Age, and Shakespeare”

Dr. Christo Buizert
Dr. Christo Buizert, assistant professor at Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, will give a presentation titled “An ice core perspective on Climate Change, the last Ice Age, and Shakespeare” Thursday, April 21 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Madrone Hall, room MH-113.

The presentation is part of the annual LBCC Earth Day Celebration, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Buizert’s research uses ice cores from the polar-regions as a way to understand past climate change and the evolution of Earth's atmosphere. He has been involved in multiple ice core drilling expeditions in both Greenland and Antarctica, and currently works as an assistant professor in the ice core laboratory at OSU.

The lecture and Earth Day Celebration are free and open to the public. For more information and a list of Earth Day activities, see the online events listing at www.linnbenton.edu.



Monday, April 11, 2016

LBCC Oregon Construction Contractors Board Course

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting May 3.

This five-session course will meet Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. starting May 3 through May 31 at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213.

The course is required for CCB licensing as part of the education requirement before taking the State of Oregon CCB exam. Participants are required to attend all five of the state-approved sessions to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing.

Topics include employer requirements and employee rights, Oregon lien and contract law, taxes/recordkeeping, best business practices, project and time management, estimating and scheduling, building codes, OR-OSHA requirements, job site safety, environmental laws, and test taking strategies in compliance with ORS 701-280. 

Cost is $329 and includes a copy of the 11th Edition of the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual.

Advance registration is required by April 28. Register at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room LM-126, with your photo ID and payment.

For more information, contact LBCC Small Business Development Center, 541-917-4929.

LBCC Earth Day Celebration coming April 21

LBCC will hold an Earth Day Celebration Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Activities include flowerpot planting with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens, recycling station for your old shoes, tours of the organic farm, mushroom inoculation demonstration, recycled metal art sale, Earth Day t-shirt sale and more!

Wear your favorite hippie garb to the “Dress Like a Hippie” contest. Sign-ups start at 11:30 a.m., contest starts at 12:15 p.m. on the courtyard stage. Have lunch at the “Earth Day Café” for just $5, $4 for students.

Learn about alternative energy, therapeutic horticulture, natural resource conservation, native plants, recycling, worm composting, plastics in our oceans, LBCC green campus programs, international efforts, green careers and programs and more.

Dr. Christo Buizert with OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences will give a presentation on ice core science titled “An ice core perspective on Climate Change, the last Ice Age, and Shakespeare” from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Madrone Hall, room MH-113.

Community tables include Albany Options School, First United Methodist Church Green Team and First Step Programs, Ocean Blue Project, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Republic Services Recycling, USDA Agriculture Research Services Therapeutic Horticulture and Clonal Germplasm Repository, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Willamette Gardens Native Plant Society.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lori Fluge-Brunker at 541-917-4411. Sponsored by the LBCC Sustainability Committee, LBCC Horticulture Club, LBCC Science, Engineering and Math division, LBCC Student Leadership Council.

LBCC English Faculty Present “Spring Light”

“Spring’s Light,” a reading and fundraiser benefiting the Linn-Benton Community College English Endowment Fund, will be held Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Street, Corvallis. 

The evening includes short readings and performances by LBCC English department faculty and students, with specials guests Tina Marie Ivy and Dan Stone.

Suggested donation is $10, $5 for students. A no‑host beverage and snack bar will be available.

Proceeds support the LBCC English Endowment Fund, which supports the literary arts at LBCC and in the community. For more information, contact Karelia Stetz-Waters at 541-917-4556.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News, April 8, 2016

LBCC Librarian Richenda Hawkins.
This year, the college dedicated $50,000 in Strategic Initiative funds to help pay for faculty work needed to adopt more affordable textbook options, with another $50k for next year. Librarian Richenda Hawkins shared that campus-wide more than 40 faculty representing every division have adopted Open Educational Resources (OERs) and 20 faculty have replaced textbooks with library resources. More than 60 classes have been converted from traditional textbooks to OERs or library resources, such as ebooks from the college's subscription to the Ebrary and EBSCO ebook databases. An added benefit for students receiving financial aid is the students have access to textbooks on day one, rather than having to wait for a financial aid award. Library staff applied for an Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative grant for $300,000. If awarded, the funds will be used to help with the short-term goal of saving students $500,000 by the fall of 2017 and the long-term goal of creating an AAOT affordable textbook track by 2020, with all course materials under $40. According to figures gathered by statewide OER Librarian Amy Hofer, LBCC students spend on average $1,613.72 for textbooks while earning their AAOT. Studies show that the cost of textbooks may affect the number of classes a student can afford to take. Through the efforts of LBCC faculty adopting alternative textbooks, the college is already on track to save students up to $600,000 per year. For every $1 in strategic money spent, students will realize $10 in savings annually. Steve Smith, director of Instructional Technology, Distance Education and Media Services, applied for the Strategic Initiative funds, with the library assisting in the OER grants process and related projects. Additional funds have been applied for through Achieving the Dream to help convert AAOT courses. (Photo credit: Kyle Braun-Shirley)

LBCC's Admission and Registration office was recognized for its work using Laserfiche processing and Infusionsoft communications programs to help streamline processes and communicate with students more efficiently. The efforts earned a top-ten ranking for the college from the Center for Digital Education, tying for fourth place nationwide. The Laserfiche program is being used to streamline transcript evaluation processes, cutting evaluation turn-around time from an average of six to eight weeks down to one week. Laserfiche is also used to find unevaluated transcripts for students who have scheduled new student orientations. LBCC’s use of Laserfiche to process late refund and academic standing petitions reduced processing time significantly and resulted in no more lost petitions or documentation. Students are automatically notified of the outcome via email, and can access their petition online to easily attach support documentation. The Infusionsoft program allows the college to track and corresponding with prospective students, to uniquely tailor messages around student’s interests, and to send important information to students to help them better prepare for college. In addition to Infusionsoft, Appointmentcore and PlusThis help the college track new student orientation appointments, and are being used to communicate with students via email and text messages. Top-ten colleges will be recognized at a reception held during the American Association of Community Colleges annual conference April 9-12 in Chicago. 

Marc Manley
Marc Manley, director of LBCC’s Small Business Development Center, has been named the fund manager for the Willamette Angel Conference, which connects early-stage companies with the capital they need to grow, and is a joint project of the Corvallis and Eugene chambers of commerce and the Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office. The new fund manager position was created to increase regional investment and provide continuity between conferences. Marc is an investor, business coach and real estate director and the executive director of Grow Oregon, a statewide management consulting activity of the Oregon Small Business Development Center. Accomplishments of LBCC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) team include helping local businesses generate $40 million in direct economic benefits over the past two years comprising $3.8 million of new capital, $25 million in year-over-year increases in company revenue, and 240 jobs.

LB iLearn Marks One Year of Online Classroom Learning
Article by: Allison Lamplugh & Jeff Flesch, LB iLearn Online
http://lbilearn.linnbenton.edu/

Tucked away in Willamette Hall, LB iLearn Online is often overlooked as a resource for students in Oregon. Having just passed the one-year mark of serving students, LB iLearn Online staff would like to share a little bit about our program and progress.

Funded by a grant from the Department of Labor, LB iLearn was developed to increase access to higher education for populations that need an alternative to traditional classroom instruction. LB iLearn was also created to increase skill sets, which provides students the opportunity to train and become certified in areas that are growing, such as healthcare and business. Developing the six programs was labor intensive, involving various individuals across campus. These collaborative efforts resulted in an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and Certification Programs in Coding and Reimbursement, Office Technology Skills, Accounting Clerk, Computed Tomography and Social Media.

The structure of LB iLearn is also very different. Because the program is not bound by a traditional term structure, students can start every Wednesday, 52 weeks a year. Additionally, students are also able to complete their school work on a schedule that works for their lifestyle. So, if a student has an unplanned life event, they can take the time they need, without having to worry about missing class or falling behind. Having more flexibility is very important to our student base, which is more nontraditional. Our students range in age up to 72 years old, with an average age of 35. Just under 60 percent of them are working. Our most popular programs right now are Coding and Reimbursement and Accounting Certificates, followed by the Business Administration Associates Degree. We currently have 52 enrolled students—doubled in the last four months—and have served some 70 students.

With a joint interest in educating the community, we would like to extend the offer to present what we can offer your students beyond their degree from LBCC (we’ll even bring donuts!). We look forward to helping students continue on their career path by connecting them with opportunities for additional skills and training. For example, the Social Media Specialist Certificate provides students with the opportunity to learn a new skill, add to their resume, and also differentiate themselves from the competition. For further discussion, contact Jeff Flesch at 928-221-8929 or fleschj@linnebenton.edu.



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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LBCC Career Fair will showcase more than 80 businesses, agencies

A free Career Fair will be held at Linn Benton Community College Wednesday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

More than 80 businesses, industries and government agencies will provide information on careers and employment opportunities. College advisors will be available to answer questions on career and technical training programs.

Be prepared to ask questions, distribute your resume and complete applications. For sample interview questions and tips, go to www.linnbenton.edu/careerfair.  Employment, training and family needs agencies will be on hand to inform job seekers about their services.

Participating Employers

Aflac Insurance 
Altec Industries
Anderson Neurological Pain Solutions LLC 
Arauco North America
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Bicoastal Media
Bi-Mart Corporation
BlueSun, Inc.
Bob's Auto & Towing
Cascade Pacific Pulp
Cascade to Coast AWWA 
Catholic Community Services
Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
ComForcare Home Care 
Consonus Healthcare 
Conversion Brewing Company
Corvallis Aero Service 
Corvallis School District 509J
Eads Broadcasting Corporation  
Elwood Staffing
Farmers Insurance
Fitzpatrick Painting
Fred Meyer - District 3
Galt Foundation
Garten Services Inc.
Goodwill Job Connection - Albany
Grace Center Adult Day Services 
Heartland Humane Society 
Helping Hands Home Care
Home Life, Inc. 
JA Copy
Jackson Street Youth Services
Kerr Concentrates 
Kidco Head Start Lebanon 
Knife River – NW 
Lebanon Community School District
Life Care Centers of America 
Lionbridge Technologies - Corvallis
Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center 
Marquis Companies  
Mennonite Village 
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
Miller Timber Services 
Modern Woodmen of America
National Frozen Foods
Navy Recruiting District, Portland
New Horizons In-Home Care
NORPAC Foods Inc. - Salem
ODOT - Office of Civil Rights
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
Oregon Dept. of Revenue
Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc.
Oregon Lottery
Oregon National Guard
Oregon State Police
OSU University Housing & Dining Services 
Pape Group
Partnerships in Community Living, Inc. 
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Personnel Source, Inc. - Salem
Pinnacle Healthcare
Prestige Care, Inc.
Providence Health & Services - Oregon
Regency Woodland 
RISE Services Inc
Robert Half – Eugene 
Salem Clinic
Samaritan Health Services 
SelectTemp Employment Services - Albany
Selmet, Inc.
Shangri-La
Stahlbush Island Farms
State Farm - Suzanne Bodlovic
Target Distribution Center
Ten Rivers Food Web
The Corvallis Clinic
The Home Depot - Albany
T-Mobile USA
U.S. Air Force Reserve 
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
University of Oregon Human Resources
Valley West Health Care Center
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists
Viper Northwest
Work Unlimited
Worksource Albany

LBCC Departments and Programs
LBCC Admissions & Registration
LBCC Apprenticeship
LBCC Career Services
LBCC LB iLearn
LBCC Medical Assistant
LBCC Short-Term Training
LBCC Water, Environment and Technology
LBCC Welding Technology


LBCC Earns Top-ten listing from Center for Digital Education

Linn-Benton Community College earned a top-ten ranking from the Center for Digital Education, tying for fourth place across the nation.

The center's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey asks community colleges across the country to share their education tech initiatives.

LBCC's Admission and Registration office was recognized for its work using Laserfiche processing and Infusionsoft communications programs to help streamline processes and communicate with students more efficiently.

The Laserfiche program helped the college streamline its transcript evaluation process, cutting evaluation turn-around time from an average of six to eight weeks down to one week. Students receive automatic email notifications when their transcripts have been received and evaluated.

Laserfiche is also used to find un-evaluated transcripts from students who have scheduled new student orientations, adding the transcript to an “urgent” folder and notifying staff of the need to evaluate them.

LBCC’s use of Laserfiche to process late refund and academic standing petitions reduced processing time significantly. The program notifies staff of where a petition or refund is in the workflow, resulting in no more lost petitions or documentation. Students are automatically notified of the outcome via email, and can access their petition online to easily attach support documentation.

The college's Infusionsoft program allows the college to track and corresponding with prospective students, and to uniquely tailor messages around student’s interests. 

Infusionsoft is also used to send important information to new students to help them better prepare for college. In addition to Infusionsoft, Appointmentcore and PlusThis help the college track new student orientation appointments, and are being used to communicate with students via email and text messages.

The winning colleges reflect a comprehensive implementation of technology supporting the educational institution’s operations, as well as serving students, faculty and administrators.

Top-ten colleges will be recognized at a reception held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Conference April 9-12 in Chicago.

SSH Gallery Exhibit: “The Thing With Feathers” features collaboration of local artists and LBCC Poetry Club

An exhibit of poetry by LBCC’s Poetry Club and works of art by local artists entitled “The Thing With Feathers” will be on display through April 28 at Linn-Benton Community College’s South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

A reception will be held Wednesday, April 6 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the SSH Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Local artists featured include Carol Chapel, Carrie Tasman, Jennifer Lommers, Alexandra Schaeffers, Rachel Urista, Bill Shumway, Dan Wise, Kerry Bliss, Brittney West and Chris Adams.

LBCC poets featured are Christopher Mikkelson, Christy Stevens, BreAnna Rae, Alyssa Campbell, Emily Joliff, Ron Bilyeau, Shane Stanhope, Henry Moursund, Tav Knight, Emma Zerr, James Morrison, Ceph Poklemba, Paige Kosa and Michael Fortune.

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.

Friday, April 1, 2016

New online class focuses on helping you with your aging parents

The online class “Success with Aging Parents” is being offered starting April 4 through LBCC Community Education.

Learn about taking care of your loved one this online class geared towards family and friends of a elderly people including spouses, significant others, parent-child, elder relative, friends, even long-distance caregivers.

Get essential information that caregivers or care partners need to care for an older adult. Learn how to prepare for changes in personal relationships when taking on caregiving roles, and improve your understanding of resources and the long-term care services and supports available.

This four-week online course would be useful for health program students and emerging professionals as well. Cost is $149.

For more information or to register, go to http://bit.ly/LBCConlineclass, or email albany@linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

CPR certification training class for healthcare providers will be held through Linn-Benton Community College starting May 7.

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

The 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.