Monday, November 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LBCC Pesticide Laws and Safety Cass

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

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

Pesticides Laws & Safety will be held December 1 and 2, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900.

The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.



Monday, November 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, November 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LBCC Fall Choral Concert “Wrapped in Wonder”


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

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

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans, $5 for children. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/tickets or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC Theater at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 5419174789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 18007352900.

Monday, November 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

OSF Actors Give Two Free Performances


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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 3, 2016

LBCC Pesticide Applicator class


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

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

Pesticides Private Applicator will be held Nov. 17 and 18, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900.

The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LBCC SSH Gallery Features Through the Looking Glass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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