Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mushroom Dyeing Workshop Nov. 4 & 5, Sweet Home

Learn to transform mushrooms into natural dyes in a Mushroom Dying workshop held Nov. 4 and 5 through LBCC Extended Learning.

Learn to identify and harvest dye producing mushroom species to create your own dyes and apply them to a silk scarf in this hands-on workshop. Cost is $80 and includes supplies.

Class meets Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. at Sweet Home High School to carpool from there to trail locations on Highway 20 to identify to harvest mushrooms.

Class meets again Sunday, Nov. 6 from 9 to 11:50 a.m. at Sweet Home High School to process the mushrooms into dyes and create a hand-dyed scarf. Cost is

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pesticides Laws & Safety in Spanish Oct. 26, 27

A Pesticide Laws and Safety class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College October 26 and 27.

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. Course may be used for recertification credits.

Pesticide Laws and Safety in Spanish meets October 26 and 27 beginning at 8 a.m. 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“Dreamer Day” supports recipients of DACA Oct. 18


“Dreamer Day” supporting recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College from 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the college courtyard. 

The event will feature testimonials from students, alumni and community “Dreamers” on their experience with the DACA program, including successes and uncertainty over the fate of the program.

LBCC Our Revolution Club plans to hold a petition drive during the event, calling for congress to make DACA a permanent law.

"Dreamer Day" is sponsored by the LBCC Our Revolution club, LBCC Diversity Achievement Center, and LBCC Institutional Equity and Student Engagement. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Robert Harrison at 541-917-4571 or harrisr@linnbenton.edu. 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors perform Oct. 20

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Thomas Varga and Marissa Stewart will give two free performances at Linn-Benton Community College Friday, October 20. 

The OSF actors will perform an abridged version of “Romeo and Juliet” at 10 a.m., and “Expectations” at 11 a.m., an entertaining mix of Shakespearean and contemporary scenes on the theme of expecting the unexpected.

Performances are held in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW in Albany. 

OSF School Visit Program is made possible in part by LBCC Student Leadership Council, the Russell Tripp Performance Center, and LBCC English Department.

Both performances are free and open to the public. 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.

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase, Oct. 20, Noon

Dave and Sharon Thormahlen will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase from Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, October 20, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

For more than 30 years, the Thormahlen’s have made their living creating music and musical instruments. Their specialty is the folk harp, with Dave building over 1,400 instruments and Sharon publishing 16 books of harp music.

Sharon Thormahlen plays the harp and Dave Thormahlen plays guitar, mandolin and banjo, covering a variety of musical styles including originals, Latin, Irish and Beatles tunes.

For more information, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Disability Coordinator at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 or 1-800-735-1232 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, October 9, 2017

NSH Gallery Exhibit: Fiber Art by Campbell

North Santiam Gallery presents “A Fluid Difference” with artwork from Andrew Douglas Campbell on display through November 30. 

An artist reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 19 in the NSH Gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

Calling attention to undermined mediums and causing commotion in the Linn-Benton community, Campbell presents eleven large scale fiber works.

His work send a powerful message through the tension of his subject matter, literally in the torn and mended fabric of his works, giving voice to the concepts of identity, masculinity, and femininity, and providing a chance for the viewer to be aware of the conversation between the art and themselves. 

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Disability Coordinator at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 or 1-800-735-1232 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Single Point Meditation workshop Nov. 4, Benton Center

A meditation workshop designed to help with focus and concentration will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center in Corvallis. 

“Single Point Meditation” is a simple, powerful practice to improve concentration and help the mind become clear and focused and the practitioner to become calm and centered.

Learn to focus on an unchanging center point to help your thoughts become calm and stable, which can strengthen your ability to pay close attention, and help with stress and physical and mental health.

Class meets Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $29.

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

Early Learning Hub to hold first conference Oct. 20

The Early Learning Hub will hold its first conference Friday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College Forum lecture hall, F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The free conference is aimed at early learning providers including K-12 educators, health care providers, human and social service professionals, business and community members, and parents. 

Registration is online at: http://www.lblearlylearninghub.org.  For more information, contact LBCC Early Learning Hub at 541-917-4914.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Introduction to Chinese Tea Ceremony class Oct. 28

An introductory class on the ancient art of the Chinese tea ceremony will be held at LBCC’s Benton Center October 28.

Sometimes called "the artless art,” the ancient Chinese tea ceremony is a beautiful, calming practice designed to be shared with friends.

Learn how to prepare, appreciate and enjoy a variety of fine teas and take your first steps towards becoming a true tea connoisseur.

Class meets Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 to 11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $79.

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

Excel 1 & 2 for Business starts Oct. 17

Excel level 1 and 2 classes for business will be offered through LBCC Community Education starting Oct. 17.

Excel for Business Professionals Level 1 covers user interface layout, formatting data, conditional formatting, simple formulas and functions, menu commands, customizing tool bars and more.

Excel 1 meets Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany Campus McKenzie Hall room 207. Cost is $89.

Excel for Business Professionals Level 2 covers advanced charts and templates, pivot tables and charts, advanced functions and formulas, creating forms with data validation, linking worksheets and external data sources, collaborating in Excel and the Cloud, and more.

Excel 2 meets Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany Campus McKenzie Hall room 207. Cost is $89.

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


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Computer Systems Unavailable Oct.7-8 for Upgrades

LBCC computer systems will be unavailable due to maintenance and system upgrades starting Saturday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 8.

Systems affected include WebRunner, Banner, Online Schedule of Classes, and the entire SIS system. To see a complete list of dates, go to the Maintenance Calendar.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

LBCC North Santiam Hall Gallery exhibits four Portland area artists

Monotype print by Nanette Wallace
Four Portland area artists are featured in the “PDX Fall Exhibition” show at Linn-Benton Community College’s North Santiam Hall Gallery through December 1.

Portland artists Beth Yazhari, Nanette Wallace, Jackie Avery and Kirista Trask display a wide variety of skill, subject and medium in this must-see exhibition.

A reception and artist talk will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

Yazhari created vibrant arrangements of mixed media on dark wood panels. The balance in her compositions reflect her eye for detail. Wallace narrows her focus to monotype prints, featuring portraits of late-in-life individuals and capturing the nostalgia of childhood. Wallace plans to give a brief demonstration of her processes during the reception.

Avery works with the classic medium of acrylic paint on wood, and includes text and rich color, creating thoughtful pieces. Trask’s charming paintings surge with energetic movement, seemingly coming to life and hardly contained by the frame.

LBCC Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Disability Coordinator at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 or 1-800-735-1232 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

South Santiam Hall Gallery Exhibit Features OSU Fine Art Grads

Abstract painting by Johnny Beaver.
Recent OSU graduates Johnny Beaver, Milla Oliveira, Francisco Morales and Amy Gibson will showcase their work at Linn-Benton Community College’s South Santiam Hall Gallery through October 26.

The exhibit titled “Connecting Territories” spans painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.

A reception and artist talk will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 12 at the gallery.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Beaver’s abstract and stylized narratives are a window into his personal experiences with mental health issues, and provide a unique and colorful perspective on the subject. Oliveira’s immense paintings invite viewers to get lost in vibrant color where technique and brush stroke create an exclusive experience for each individual.

Morales puts forth black and white art of various sizes in woodcut, intaglio, linocut, and lithography, detailing surreal and religious themes. Gibson’s experimental mediums provoke thoughts and awe as she proves nothing is forbidden in art.

LBCC Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Disability Coordinator at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 or 1-800-735-1232 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

LBCC Insider Staff News

President’s Fall Forum September 28
Join President Greg Hamann for the President’s Fall Forum Thursday, September 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Forum Lecture Hall 104. President Hamann will cover a variety of topics including the college strategic plan, budget, Guided Pathways, affordability, equity and inclusion.

LBCC Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Deluxe Brewery Friday, Sept. 29
The Foundation is putting on celebration for LBCC’s 50th Anniversary starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at Deluxe Brewery in Albany. Open to staff, alumni, family and friends, the event will feature a no-host bar and food truck, entertainment, Roadrunner IPA and more! Performances by Business faculty member Ian Priestman (and others) and Advancement Marketing Manager Joe Sherlock start at 4 p.m., with facilities staff Judd Everts DJ'ing the event. Also featured will be a special brew by Deluxe called “Roadrunner Red IPA,” racking-up at seven percent alcohol by volume and 100-IBUs. “It's all about inspiration and balance with the Roadrunner Red IPA," said Jamie Howard, Deluxe co-founder in a recent DH article. Roadrunner Red features a new Oregon-grown “Strata” hop, known for its tropical-citrus, hop-forward flavors which balances nicely with the caramel, malty body of a traditional Red IPA. The first 50 people receive a free “50th Anniversary” growler to fill! Additional growlers will be available for purchase. 

Extended Learning Opens in Willamette Hall, iLearn & Healthcare Careers Move
The newly-formed Extended Learning Department, under the Academic Foundations Division, has moved into Willamette Hall 120, directly across from the Campus Store (aka bookstore). Extended Learning department includes the programs of Community Education, Small Business Development Center, Corporate Training, Professional Development and The Fire Training Council. In addition, Accelerated Short-term Training, also part of Academic Foundations, is located in the same shared space. LB iLearn Online program has moved to the second floor of the Calapooia Center, room 212, and the Healthcare Careers program admissions and advising staff have moved to Takena Hall, room 220.

Albany Campus Remodel Projects 
With approval of additional state funding for Albany Campus projects, the college is continuing to develop plans for renovation of student areas on campus, including a remodel of Takena Hall. One change in the works is to allow students to make payments in Takena Hall, rather than having to trek across campus to the Business Office. Danny Aynes and Jess Jacobs are working on the requirements needed for that service, which will allow students to register and pay for their classes in one location. Construction is scheduled to start in the summer of 2019.

New “Makerspace” Being Planned in Lebanon
The LBCC Advancement Office and the Extended Learning department are spearheading an effort to create a local "Makerspace" in an LBCC-owned building in downtown Lebanon. This community-driven learning, design and fabrication hub will provide a location for people to explore and collaborate on projects and ideas. The space will be designed to encourage discovery and innovation through shared tools, resources, and knowledge. The City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center, and other local partners are in support of the idea. LBCC Community Education plans to offer classes in the space, and participants in the JOBS program plan to run a bike repair shop and help with staffing the facility.

LB iLearn Online Joins Academic Foundations, Adds Programs
LB iLearn Online has made some big changes over the summer. Not only do they now have nine programs, the newest being a Retail Management Certificate, but they also have two new professional development courses in radiology available for continued education credits. In addition, the program moved into a new space in the Calapooia Center, room CC-212, and in June, they launched a new website: http://lbilearn.linnbenton.edu, built by their team over several months. The revamped site gives a fresh face to the program as they continue to integrate into LBCC. In August, iLearn joined the Academic Foundation/Extended Learning team under Jason Kovak. However, they will continue to work under Stacy Mallory, faculty chair of LB iLearn. Drop by and visit them anytime. 

Hot Shot Cafe Reopens Oct. 2 with Entertainment
Free entertainment headlines the fall-term opening of the Hot Shot Cafe on Monday, Oct. 2. Operated by Student Life and Leadership, the Hot Shot opens with live entertainment over the Noon hour. Monday’s entertainment will be provided by Advancement Director Dale Stowell and band partner Kate Lacey. Medical Assisting faculty Jerry Coe will perform Tuesday, and Business faculty Ian Priestman performs Wednesday. LB students will provide entertainment after that, with plans for poetry readings, comedy, book readings and more.

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Published by: LBCC Advancement Marketing Office
Writer/Editor:
Lori Fluge-Brunker

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Early Learning Hub to provide materials for “Read for the Record” campaign

The Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties will provide partner organizations in the region with books, activity sheets and materials for the annual Jumpstart “Read for the Record” campaign, which begins Thursday, October 19.

"Read for the Record" is a global campaign calling for children, childcare providers, parents and teachers to participate in the world's largest shared reading experience.

This year’s book is “Quakers” by Liz Wong, a story about a kitten who grows up believing he's a duck, until the day he meets another kitten.

Register for event materials online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQWQ3HY. For more information, contact LBCC Early Learning Hub at 541-917-4914.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Non-Destructive Test Open House Oct. 6, 2 p.m.

A grand opening for the new Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation facilities at Linn-Benton Community College will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 6 in LBCC’s Industrial A building, IA-124, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

The state-of-the-art facility will provide hands-on training for the next generation of NDT technicians, using ultrasonic and x-ray testing similar to those used in the medical field to look for bone or tooth fractures.
 
NDT technicians test the quality, durability and reliability of materials and goods in the areas of aerospace, construction, transportation, turbine and power generation, petrochemical industry, structural, plant infrastructure, and manufacturing.

Students learn to find surface and sub-surface flaws and anomalies using ultrasonic phase array 3D imaging, radiography, penetrating dyes, magnetic particle inspection and visual inspection, without damaging the part.

Career opportunities include industries such as ATI Cast Products, Selmet Inc., WestPro Lab and others. Opportunities also exist for NDT technicians who want to move up in the industry.

Construction was made possible through bond funds approved by voters in 2014.

Friday, September 22, 2017

New Beginning Ceramics class starts Sept. 28 in Sweet Home

A beginning ceramics class will be held through the LBCC Sweet Home Center starting September 28.

Learn foundational skills for working with clay in the introductory class for the absolute beginner, using various hand-building techniques. All materials and tools are included.

This nine-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Sept. 28 at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St.  Cost is $80.

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

New Relief Printmaking class starts Sept. 28

Learn the art of printmaking in the class “Relief Printmaking” offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting September 28.

Explore hand printing using a variety of relief methods using woodblocks and linoleum including printing in one color on Japanese mulberry paper and using reductive techniques to create an image with multiple layers, all without using a press.

No previous printmaking experience is necessary. This six-week class will meet Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. starting Sept. 28 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95.

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

Spanish for Traveling in Latin America class

The class Spanish for traveling in Latin America will be held at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis starting October 5.

Learn the key phrases to make your trip to a Latin American country more enjoyable, including
a basis for expanding the Spanish that you already know.

This six-week class meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:20 p.m. starting Oct. 5 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $89.

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

Self-defense class at Benton Center

A self-defense class will be offered through the LBCC Benton Center starting September 26.

Develop situational awareness and confidence while learning basic self-defense skills, including how to avoid attacks and to determine if a situation will pose a threat. No previous experience necessary.

This 11-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 2:50 p.m. starting Sept. 26 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $89.

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

New Writing Class: Collage Night

Learn the media of open form collage art in the class “Collage Night” starting September 27 at LBCC Benton Center.

Learn to dig deeper into your writing process or just have fun with open form collage. Supplies provided.

This eight-week class meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting Sept. 27 at LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $69.

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


Android Phones & Tablets Class

A class on Android phone or tablet use will be held through LBCC Extended Learning starting September 25.

Android has become the most widely used mobile platform. Bring your fully charged Android phone or tablet to class to learn about the device's core functions and settings.

Find fun apps using the Google Play store, sync your device with your Google account, and explore how to connect your home computer to upload and share pictures and videos.

This three-week class meets Mondays from 5 to 6:50 p.m. starting Sept. 25 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59.

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

New writing classes at Benton Center

LBCC is offering three new writing classes at the LBCC Benton Center that start September 26.

“The Writer’s Ready Room” will help you improve your skills via Lill Ahren’s fun and supportive conversational method of feedback. By asking and answering questions about your writing projects, learn: what's working, what needs clarification, and the tricks and techniques of famous writers. Many works critiqued in this class are now published award-winners. Nine-week class meets Tuesdays, 6-9:20 p.m. starting Sept. 26. Cost is $120.

“First Person: Biographical Storytelling” helps you shape your life experiences into stories to share. Fashioned in the style of “The Moth Radio Hour,” this class will not only improve your biographical storytelling abilities and confidence, but you'll also get to know more members of the community and hear the captivating stories that make them tick. This five-week class meets Tuesdays, 6-7:50 p.m. starting Sept. 26. Cost is $79.

“Collage Night: Create, Discover, and Recharge” helps you dig deeper into your writing process or just have fun with open form collage. Support provided by instructor. Supplies provided. This eight-week class meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:20 p.m. starting Sept. 27. Cost is $69.

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


Write your life story classes start Sept. 26

Learn to tell your life story in classes offered in Albany, Lebanon, and Corvallis. 

The class “Life Stories” will help you preserve your family stories. Recall and recount family history in your own narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue. Tips on publishing to submit stories to magazines as fact or fiction.

This eight-week class meets Tuesdays, 2-3:50 p.m. starting Sept. 26 at Song Bird Village, 215 SE 21st Ave., Albany, or Wednesdays, 2-3:50 p.m. starting Sept. 27 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $69.

The same class, titled “Write Your Life Story,” will be held at the Corvallis Senior Center from 1 to 2:50 p.m. on Fridays starting Sept. 29. Cost is $69.

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

Internet Self-Defense starts Sept. 26

Learn about cyber security in the class Internet Self-Defense held at Linn-Benton Community College starting Sept. 26.

Understand online security and learn how to protect your digital assets and privacy at home. Learn to recognize threats online and the steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Monitor your applications and smart devices for privacy risks, shop safely online and protect your digital assets in the cloud.

This three-week class meets Tuesdays from 5:30-7:20 p.m. starting Sept. 26 at the LBCC’s McKenzie Hall room 207, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost is $59.

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


Intro to Web Design starts Sept. 27

The class “Intro to Web Design” starts Sept. 27 through Linn-Benton Community College Extended Learning. 

Learn how to custom code your own website using HTML5 and CSS and learn all the elements necessary to make a beautiful, functioning site. Basic HTML experience and intermediate computer knowledge required.

This six-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Sept. 27 at the LBCC Albany Campus, Forum 202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $99.

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

Computer classes for senior start Sept. 25

Computer classes designed for seniors with little or no computer experience will be held through Linn-Benton Community College Extended Learning starting September 25.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS FOR SENIORS I. Designed for those who have never touched a computer before. Hands-on, step-by-step instruction at an easy pace. Learn the various parts of the computer, how to turn it on and off and use the mouse and keyboard. Class introduces working with Windows, and brief intro to email and the Internet. This three-week class meets Mondays starting Sept. 25, 6-7:50 p.m. at LBCC Albany campus, Forum 202. Cost is $59.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS FOR SENIORS II.  Continue your computer exploration. Learn to surf the web using an internet search engine, setup an e-mail account, draft and send an e-mail to a family member. Explore Facebook to find and connect with far away friends, and learn tips and tricks for keeping your computer safe and virus free. Perfect for computer users wanting hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This three-week class meets Mondays, 6-7:50 p.m. starting Oct. 16 at LBCC Albany campus, Forum 202. Cost is $59.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS FOR SENIORS III.  Go deeper into the incredible world of personal computers. Play your own CD's, or download and play digital music. Play DVD's on your PC, and learn to stream helpful "how to" YouTube videos. Use your computer to upload, organize, and edit photos from your phone or camera. Learn to share your photos with friends and family online. Perfect for computer users wanting hands-on, step-by-step instruction. This three-week class meets Mondays, 6-7:50 p.m. starting Nov. 6 at LBCC Albany campus, Forum 202. Cost is $59.

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

50th Anniversary Celebration, Deluxe Brewing Sept. 29, 4 p.m.

Linn-Benton Community will hold its 50th Anniversary Celebration starting at 4 p.m. Friday, September 29 at Deluxe Brewery, 635 NW Water Ave, Albany. 

Open to friends and family of LBCC, the celebration will feature live music, a no-host bar and food truck, and a special edition “LBCC Inspired” IPA brewed by Deluxe.

LBCC was established in December 1966 as a two-year public college to serve the educational needs of Linn and Benton counties. The first classes were held in September 1967 in a variety of locations across Linn and Benton counties, and students came to call themselves “Roadrunners,” which eventually became the college mascot.

The current 104-acre campus in Albany was completed in 1972. Today, the college has centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home, a horse center in Albany, and the Advanced Transportation Technology Center and the Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon.

More than 20,000 students take at least one class each year, and approximately 30 percent of in-district high school students come directly to LBCC after graduation.

Students can earn an associate’s degree, transfer degree, or short-term certification, and have community members and businesses have access to a wide-variety of classes and services offered through LBCC Extended Learning.

Monday, September 11, 2017

LBCC Summer 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 summer term, June to August 2017. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Melanie M. Allam, Kaelee Almy, Holly R. Baker, Jessica L. Ball, Lindsey H. Bates, Anthony J. Bergener, Steven Betts, Zachariah L. Bilyeu, Keith W. Bratton, Laura B. Brown, Lucas B. Brown, Justin Bruner, Sean-Paul M. Bullock, Zachary J. Bullock, Tiffany F. Campbell, Gavin Carlisle, Hana L. Conner, Nyssa B. Cronin, Katelynn K. Curry, Luke R. Demarco, Chris Dickenson, Andrew L. Eklof, Komlan Etse, Aliza J. Fegan, Cricket Fegan, Elise K. Fournier, Lan L. Gallagher, Richard A. Haley, Monica D. Hellweg, Dustin A. Higgins, Angila Hill, Cinthia A. Ibarra, Nathan D. Jarrad, Courtney S. Kent, Laurel L. Knippers, Aubrey T. Lagrimas, Katie R. Larkin, Rachel C. Larkin, Charles T. Lewis, Krystal Lonien, Jeffrey A. Mahoney, Brent A. Martin, Trina J. Mcgarvey, Lucas B. Mckillip, Eva M. Mcmasters, Shailynn H. Miller, Brook A. Moreland, Cristian Munoz-Lopez, Tammy C. Nash, Kirby W. Nix, Zach A. Powell, Celeste A. Ray, Miguel A. Santiago, Malia L. Schaefer, Krystine B. Scheafer, Colleen R. Shaw, Jacqueline S. Simmons, Amy M. Smalley, Allie L. Spangler, Jamison C. Stewart, Geoff P. Swoboda, Jamar Taylor, Nancy L. Taylor, Katie Vergara, Courtney T. Williams, Lewis A. Wolske, Naomi F. Zelenka

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Class: Making Healthy Baby Food

The class Making Healthy Baby Food will be held at the First Alternative Co-op South in Corvallis, in partnership with LBCC Community Education.

Learn how to prepare nutritious baby food from scratch in this hands-on class, which also covers nutrition information and proper storage methods.

Class meets October 12 and 13 from 6 to 7:50 p.m., and October 14 from 9 to 10:50 a.m. at the First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. Cost is $49 and includes a recipe book.

Register online at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Workshop: Facebook for Small Businesses

The workshop “Beginning Facebook for Small Business” will be held Monday, September 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College Calapooia Center, room 210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to use the power of Facebook to reach and engage your customers, including how to create a Facebook business page, how to optimize your page and maximize SEO impact, how to use Facebook in your online marketing strategy, how to create engaging posts and more.

Workshop cost is $79. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Volunteer Facilitators Needed for Healthcare Group Sessions

Volunteers are needed to facilitate small group training sessions for students in varied healthcare and medical fields. 

Experience in healthcare or healthcare education needed. A free information session and mandatory facilitator training will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC, CompNW Medical School and Oregon State University will work together in small, interdisciplinary group sessions, including students in the fields of pharmacy, medical assisting, nursing, and physician training.

Volunteer facilitators will help students work through real-life experiences during each session, which is designed to help students communicate and work together across their varied medical disciplines.

Sessions will be held at LBCC’s Albany campus from October through April for approximately 15 hour’s total volunteer time, one and half-hour per session.

For more information or to register the information training session, contact Aleta Fortier at 541-917-4923 or email fortiea@linnbenton.edu.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Healthcare Occupations Center Grand Opening set for Aug. 16

A grand opening for Linn-Benton Community College’s new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon will be held Wednesday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann and Dr. Larry Mullins with Samaritan Health Services will speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 10 a.m., with an open house taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center is located at 250 N. 5th St. in Lebanon, adjacent to COMP-NW Medical School.

The state-of-the-art 42,000 square foot facility brings LBCC healthcare programs into one learning space, providing greater opportunity for collaboration between programs and sharing of resources.

LBCC’s Diagnostic Imaging program was the first to move in June, with classes already in session. The remainder of healthcare programs are moving in over the summer with a fall term start.

LBCC healthcare programs include diagnostic imaging, nursing, nursing assistant, medical assistant, coding and reimbursement specialist, dental assistant, polysomnographic technician, phlebotomy, pharmacy technician and occupational therapy assistant. 

Construction was made possible through $8 million in bond funds approved by voters in 2014, and $8 million in state matching funds.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Post-electric Play “Mr. Burns” at Tripp Theater Aug. 25-27, Sept. 1-2

The post-electric play “Mr. Burns” is coming to Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center August 25-27 and September 1-2.

Set at a time after the apocalypse, Anne Washburn's thought-provoking dark comedy starts with the animated sitcom “The Simpsons,” as a group of survivors sit around a campfire and try to recall the TV show’s "Cape Feare" episode.

Years later, those survivors become one of many wandering theater troupes keeping civilization alive by performing classic TV episodes. As society rebuilds, do our pop culture memories become the new mythology, the new religion? Considering “The Simpsons,” is that such a bad thing?

Directed by Pat Kight, "Mr. Burns" runs August 25, 26 and Sept. 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance August 27 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $14 general admission, $10 students/seniors. Purchase online at linnbenton.edu/tickets.

For more information, contact the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center at 541-917-4531.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LBCC Small Business Development Center & Community Ed Departments move


Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center and Community Education departments have moved to a new location on the college’s Albany campus.

The departments are now located on the first floor of Willamette Hall, room WH-120, directly across from the Campus Store (formerly the Bookstore).

The move brings LBCC Extended Learning programs into one location. This includes Customized Training and Professional Development, which were already located in Willamette Hall.

For more information, contact the LBCC Extended Learning at 541-917-4840.

Class: Making Dollars & Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers

The class “Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers” will be held by the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting September 20.

Learn how to better understand and manage your small business financial results. Class provides practical, real-world training in the essential financial scorecards to help you understand your numbers to achieve your goals, objectives and bottom-line results.

Learn how to focus quickly on the numbers that matter to avoid problems, recognize opportunities that affect profitability, use basic scorecards to measure results, save money and increase your confidence working with figures to gain perspective in planning.

One-on-one advising included. A free orientation will be held Wednesday, September 13 at 1 p.m. at the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-210, Albany.

The five-week class will meet every other Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning September 20. Cost is $199. Discounts may be available. First 10 people to sign up by August 15 receive a $25 discount.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website www.linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

LBCC Eclipse Festival Aug. 20-21, Details!

A Solar Eclipse Festival “Totality Inspired” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College August 20 and 21 and includes a variety of activities and overnight camping.

Festival starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 with family friendly activities and more than 20 educational booths including water rocketry, slime making, barrel imploding, bed-of-nails demo, solar observation booth, pin hole camera construction, exploding bucket, burning salts, thin film chromatography, fire breathing, start gazing, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more.

Physics demonstrations start at 4 p.m. in the college theater and include ROV and high altitude balloon demonstrations, the life and death of stars, variable stars and eclipse science and history.

Albany rock band “Up Rising” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the college courtyard. Food, non-alcoholic drinks and eclipse memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Festival admission is $5 at the door for non-campers. Free admission for children under 18 and current LBCC students.

Campsites are available at $100 per site for up to four and include Sunday evening activities, Monday morning breakfast and eclipse viewing with glasses. Seven people maximum per site, with a $25 fee for each additional camper over four.

Camping space is limited. More information and campsite reservation links online at linnbenton.edu/eclipse.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Foundations of Business Success class starts Sept. 19

Foundations of Business Success will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting September 19.

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10 week course. Other topics include: financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a business owner. One-on-one advising included.

A free orientation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. 

Class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Sept. 19. Cost is based on income. Early Bird discount: get $25 off fee for the first 10 people to sign up and pay by August 15.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website www.linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LBCC Chamber Choir takes gold in international competition

The Linn-Benton Community College Chamber Choir won gold and were category winners in the Chamber Choir Division at the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition and Festival held in Wernigerode, Germany July 5-9.

Conducted by LBCC Choral Director Raymund Ocampo, the choir also won gold in the Sacred Division, and landed a spot in the Grand Champions competition, which included the best of all choirs at the festival. LBCC’s choir also performed at the closing ceremony.

The International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition and Festival is hosted by Interkultur, and attracts choirs and music ensembles from around the world to compete.

LBCC Chamber and Concert Choirs with director
Raymund Ocampo in Wernigerode, Germany.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Beer & Brushes class, July 16 & Aug. 13

The class Beer and Brushes will be held at Conversion Brewing Supply July 16 and again August 13.

Explore your creative side while enjoying a local micro brew beer. Class provides step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of beer. No art experience needed.

This one-day class meets Sunday, July 16 from 3 to 5 p.m., or Sunday, August 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Conversion Brewing Supply, 833 S Main St. Lebanon. Cost is $39.

For more information or to register, go to LBCC Community Education online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call 541-917-4840.

Hybrid Voices Rising Workshop, July 27 & August 3 

The workshop Hybrid Voices Rising will be offered July 27 and August 3 through LBCC Community Education.

This one-day workshop explores the non-linear nature of hybrid writing with focus on collage work, dream journals, favorite songs and supportive writing while sharing exercises as avenues to explore how we express our differences and connect through them.

The workshop will be offered Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, and again Thursday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $49.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Artistic Travel Journaling class starts June 28

A class on how to create a travel journal will be held through LBCC Community Education starting June 28.

Whether you are planning a vacation or a staycation, travel journaling can transport your creativity to new places. This fun, accessible class is appropriate for all skill-levels.

Artistic Travel Journaling covers the best supplies to travel with, as well as the ins and outs of buying a journal or designing your own. No drawing, sketching or painting skills are required.

This eight-week class meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:50 p.m. starting June 28 at LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $79.

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

New classes in Karate and Self Defense start June 27

Karate and self-defense classes will be offered through LBCC Community Education at the Benton Center starting June 27.

Shao-Lin Kempo Karate is a traditional martial art incorporating Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu Jitsu. Learn basic moves while increasing your energy, confidence and self-defense skills. No previous experience necessary.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 1:50 p.m. starting June 27 at LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW. Cost is $89.

A new Self Defense class provides instruction to develop situational awareness and confidence while learning basic self-defense skills, including how to avoid attacks and to determine if a situation will pose a threat. No previous experience necessary.
   
This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 2:50 p.m. starting June 27 at LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.
   
For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

English for Everyday Life I & II starts July 6

The class English for Everyday Life I will be offered through LBCC Community Education starting July 6.

This class provides practice with English in the context of real-life situations, with a focus on basic needs such as shopping, going to the doctor and understanding the school system.    
                                                                                                                     This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 11 to 12:50 p.m. starting July 6 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $99.
English for Everyday Life II provides practice with real-life situations, with a focus on reading, writing and pronunciation. 

This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting July 6 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $99.

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spring Term Honor Roll

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during spring term, April to June 2017. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Bobby D. Ackeret, Efren Aguirre, Meshari Alabbasi, Lake R. Albert, Nicole R. Alexander, Katelyn G. Allen, Marco Alvarado, Ivan A. Alvarez, Lydia T. Alvarez, Ashley C. Ames, Sydney M. Amundsen, Cami L. Anderson, Codyjon E. Anderson, Christopher Angel, Eduardo Arceo, Stephanie D. Armesto, James T. Armstrong, Jonah W. Armstrong, Donald W. Arndt, Jesse Arnold, Julie L. Arnold, Samuel M. Aron, Daniel Arreola, Chelsey J. Attebery, Tanner A. Autencio, Cody J. Baker, Holly R. Baker, Kara L. Baker, Kristen M. Baker, Alexandra E. Bakkom, Alisia M. Ball, Jessica L. Ball, Justin M. Ball, Megan K. Banks, Joshua R. Banuelos, Ian N. Barnes, Joshua R. Barnes, Arianna R. Barth, Robyn Bartz, Janna Batara, Kayla L. Bateman, Vicki L. Bauer, Sierra A. Bayer, Charles W. Beard II, Suzanne L. Beck, Sarah L. Beckley, Riley C. Beggs, Katrina Bennett, Jade Q. Bevandich, Forrest A. Birdwell, Rachael M. Birken, Josiah Bishop, Austin G. Bitz, Chandlyr E. Bivens, Brady J. Blair, Ashley C. Blethen, Sophia M. Bobo, Hannah J. Bollman, Christian T. Bonson, Michael A. Bosch, Savannah M. Bourgeois, Erik Bourque, Manuel Bracamontes, Megen R. Bradfield, Micheal L. Bradley, Kelsey Brandt, Remington Braninburg, Keith W. Bratton, Anna L. Braun, Dylan J. Brooks, Adam L. Brown, Darren W. Brown, Erin E. Brown, Justin W. Brown, Aaron C. Bruntlett, Conner L. Buchert, Robert Bueche, Karlie D. Bullis, Charles C. Burbank, Benjamin M. Burkley, Jonathan E. Campbell, Tiffany F. Campbell, Jonathan M. Camyn, Christy M. Capilla, Gavin Carlisle, Anna M. Carlson, Benjamin E. Carlson, Ronny I. Carlson, Zachary W. Carver, Kathleen M. Chabreck, McKenzie J. Cheever, Kelly Chen, Maggie C. Cherry, Gregory Chidsey, Emily A. Chilton, Malachi M. Christman, Diana Christofersen, Stacia M. Christoffer, Kyle R. Clark, Camden R. Claydon, Heather N. Cleveland, Deana L. Clugston, Barbara J. Coldiron, Shawna R. Cole, McKenzie A. Collins, Madeline Colores, Samantha Colton, Ashley N. Comer, Roy W. Commons, Joshua R. Congdon, Scott E. Conway, Kaily A. Cook, Jordan R. Cooper, Michelle Cornejo, Jordan T. Cornwell, Zoe D. Couey, Autum L. Cox, Cameron R. Cox, Molly M. Crandall, Jessie L. Crawford, Hannah M. Creswick, Kelley Crider, Trystan Crocker, Nyssa B. Cronin, Christopher W. Crowder, Amy Crowell, Trevor Crowell, Devin J. Cruickshank, Macaulay Cruickshank, Kirsty A. Cumming, Houston M. Cunningham, Kelly L. Cunningham, Auguste R. Curtis, Jennifer A. Daniels, Derek P. Dardzinski, Robin N. Dawson, Karina M. De La Cruz, Amy R. Deatherage, Mark L. Degeorge, Mickayla S. Dennis, Karl A. Dettmann, Cheyenne P. Devillier, Wendy D. DiPietro, Katrina E. Doggett, Alexis Doutre, Kimberly G. Dowe, Sridevi H. Downer, Tasja Dubenko, Mikayla Duchi, Nathan J. Duda, Carter B. Duncan, Cecilia A. Durheim, Douglas P. Durrett, Kyia M. Duvall, Austin J. Eagan, Jacob Echtinaw, Sommer L. Edmonds, Jessica L. Egli, Hannah E. Elliott, Abbigail J. Elza, Shelby L. Enzler, Caleb R. Erickson, Derek M. Espinoza, John W. Essner, Komlan Etse, Daniel D. Faas, Justin G. Falk, Sara Fanger, Aliza J. Fegan, Cricket Fegan, Molly K. Fertig, Nicholas D. Fields, Kelsey R. Finster, Kyla D. Flack, Jessica A. Flaherty, Carter J. Flora, Nicholas E. Flores, Matthew J. Foster, Elise K. Fournier, Mark D. Francis, Cory W. Freitag, Aaron W. French, Kenedy M. Frey, Glenda R. Frisk, Eoseph Frolov, Chantell N. Fulton, Bryce J. Gaczewski, Christopher Gagneaux, Hadassah V. Gaillardet, Tannar E. Galey, Faith I. Gandy, Hannah Gann, Carissa A. Garcia, Francisco J. Garcia, Kayela A. Gatchet, Shannon K. Gebhardt, Patricia Genaro, Daniel Gibbel, Matthew L. Gibbs, Nicolette A. Gibson, Caleb Glaser, Alexandra K. Glenn, Connor L. Goff, Jaqueline Gonzalez, Joseph Goodwin, Callista E. Greb, Daniel D. Green, Alexa M. Greenwood, Juel J. Gregory, Joseph A. Griffith, Thomas W. Gruber, Derek J. Guenther, Kaylynn Guidotti, David W. Guilds, Samantha Guy, Bistra V. Gyaourova, Zachary J. Hamilton, Daniel M. Hamlett, Robert Hancock, Anastasia Z. Hanna, Zoe M. Hans, Benjamin R. Hanson, David J. Harold, Drake A. Harrison, Benjamin Hauser, Jessica M. Haynes, Sara M. Henderson, Karlee S. Hendricks, Kristen M. Hensley,Makenzie D. Hering, Charles M. Hernandez, Edgardo R. Hernandez, Rocio Hernandez Huerta, Travis A. Herring, Sarah N. Higgins, Derek M. Hill, Marie A. Hill, Kai T. Hilton, Jakob E. Holden-Rushing, Ann M. Hollon, Lois Hong, William H. Hood-Douda, Tianna Hooley, Mark W. Hoppner, Tatiana T. Horrell, Matthew L. Houck, Qi Hu, Derek Huff, Andrew A. Hughes, Christine Hughes, Thomas Humphrey, Karen P. Humphreys, Susan S. Ibarra, Erika Iizuka, Tilly T. Irwin, Logan R. Israel, Brandon M. Jacobson, Joshua C. James, Alexandra M. Jarrell, Payton Jasper, Tylyn Johns, Corbie B. Johnson, Chloe Z. Johnston, Camden Jones, Constance M. Jones, Kim A. Jones, Rachelle L. Jones, Sydney C. Jones, Keri A. Jorgenson, Monica Juarez Hurtado, Bailey A. Kachel, Jordan B. Kalahui, Jonathan Kaminski, Neal R. Kaminski, Nicholas R. Kapple, Makenzie L. Kasinger, Madison M. Kasten, Jasmine N. Kaur, Andrew D. Kelso, Ann Kent, Mckenzie Kihs, Kris E. Kimmel, Kayla King, Wyatt J. Kitchell, Courtney M. Knight, Randall L. Knight, Laurel L. Knippers, Cameron G. Knittel, Soyeong Ko, Philip M. Koch, Melissa E. Koeppe, Jonah R. Koerner, Ryan Koh, Timothy R. Kohler, Paige Kosa, Darren Kuenzi, Kayla M. Kumle, Mikaila Kummerow Brown, Stephen L. Kyker, Emily L. Lackner, Kevin A. Lacoste, Aubrey T. Lagrimas, Halia S. Land, Courteney Landis, Elizabeth J. Lang, Katie R. Larkin, Brad N. Larsen, Hiu Yee Lau, Milo R. Lavine, Robert W. Lawrence, Nathan R. Lawson, Dominic J. Leal, Derek O. Lee, Charles T. Lewis, Meghan J. Lien, Thomas Lilly, Levi J. Lofte, Krystal Lonien, Federico D. Lopez, Mariah R. Lopez Boothe, Emily Lorang, Abby S. Lotz, Matthew T. Lucas, Stephanie G. Luckini, Brenden C. Luebeck, Jory J. Lum, Jasmine L. Lumpkin, Brandi E. Lundegard, Anthony Lusardi, Bryce S. Lynn, Chenkai Ma, Matthew J. MacDonald, Lelani R. Machado, Jeffrey A. Mahoney, Jeneva R. Maijala, Lydia M. Maine, Samantha C. Manhard, Mariah F. Mantle, John Marchant-Daisley, Zachary A. Marler, Mackenzie S. Marquardt, Abigail E. Mars, Andrea S. Marsh, Justin D. Marshall, Michael Marthaller, Sabrina L. Martin, Mylee R. Marvin, Jeremiah J. Massari, Kevin W. Massie, Bailey Mcallister, Luke J. McBeth, Justine M. McClay, Jacob C.McGarry, Dacen L. McInnes, Martin J. McKay, Lucas B. Mckillip, Eva M. Mcmasters, Sharyl
L. Medina, Marina M. Medina-Garcia, Sinaiah Melendez, Kiaya C. Melton, Donovan R. Mendoza, Rebecca A. Meyers, Sarah E. Meyr, Jeanne Michaels, Adam J. Miller, David Miller, Holly R. Miller, Shailynn H. Miller, Brittany Mills, Tiffani R. Minter, Brock Moffet, Adrian S. Mollers, Brook D. Mooney, Stephanie M. Moore, Madison E. Moothart, Madison J. Moreland, Madison A. Morgan, Jazmine D. Morris Edwards, Nathaniel E. Moulder, Assia A. Moussaoui, Deanna L. Mull, Craig L. Munsee, Rebecca E. Munsee, Deven Murray, Joseph A. Neely, Chad M. Nelson, Hannah A. Neuschwander, Harvey E. Newell, Michael V. Newhouse, Isaac G. Newton, Dessaray C. Noon, Gregory F. Nowak, Alexander O'Rourke, Danielle C. Orman, Shane K. Orme, Jacob N. Osborne, Karlynne A. Osborne, Sarah J. Osburne, Daniel Pace, Kennedy L. Painter, Tyler R. Palmer, Foram Parikh, Emily L. Parker, Faith I. Parrish, Toby A. Parrish, Charles M. Patrick, Derek A. Peltier, Madison Pendergrass, Peter T. Perlot, Geoffrey M. Persons, Zachary T. Peters, Kody J. Peterson, Nathan L. Pettinger, Daniel A. Phillips, Amanda P. Pollick, Shawna L. Powell, Megan L. Power, Kieran M. Prince, Alexis M. Prosper, Ashley M. Pulrang, Glenn M. Radley, Darlene C. Ramirez, Lorraine L. Ramsey, Levi T. Randall, Dallas Ransom, Jennifer L. Rapp, Celeste A. Ray, David A. Rayl, Mayra I. Reyes, Kristina L. Reynolds, Travis A. Richardson, Ruth J. Rietman, Alexis Rifenburg, Jared Ritchie, James A. Roberts, Trevor I. Robinson, Renee L. Rocheleau, Joaquin Rodriguez, Kelsey M. Rollins, Tyler J. Romeo, David Ropp, Risa Rose, John W. Rosser, Christopher D. Rovelli, Christina M. Royce, Sean M. Royce, Giani N. Ruffo, Julia N. Runyon, Lyndsay M. Rushing, Skyler L. Sadowsky, Ritsuko Sakamoto, Noemi O. Salsa, Bailey A. Samper, Brian J. Sanchez, Linda M. Sanders, Travis R. Sanders, Stephen J. Sandridge, Andrew Sanford, Alena I. Santos, Elizabeth L. Sather, Jonathan S. Sattler, Caitlin M. Scalise, Breannah E. Scheiderman, Gregory S. Scherer, Megan A. Schiavone, Merisa J. Schilke, Kimberly S. Schneiter, Kyriana L. Scott, Josie A. Scruggs, Michael L. Seaver, Tyler S. Seymour, Colleen R. Shaw, Erin K. Sheava, Noah Shelton, Samuel E. Shepherd, Daisha Sherwood, Jacqueline C. Siegel, Brianna L. Silva, Taylor Simpson, James R. Sinnett, Zachary H. Skalet, Felicia M. Sloan, Amy M. Smalley, Jacob T. Smith, Kyle A. Smith, Jennifer A. Smucker, Catherine Soto, Megan K. Soule, James D. Spang, Emma J. Spaulding, Kimberlin Speakman, Kyron S. Spears, Rachel K. Spencer, Hannah R. Sprague, Cailee R. Stahl, Bobby Staneart, Mikaela Staples, Elias M. Stegemiller, Grant Steward, Joshua Stickrod, Alyssa L. Stillian, Mark B. Stocker, Espen Stormo, Hayden Stuckart, Dustin Sturm, Brian S. Swearingin, Michael C. Swetzof, Stephanie D. Swing, Sara R. Swislow, Ricardo Tamargo, JiaBei Tan, Kenneth Taylor, Jessica Tenbusch, Tara A. Thiel, Carolyn J. Thom, Maya D. Thomas, Gavin Thompson, Jordan Thropay, Sierra A. Thurston, Zachary D. Thwaite, Jason W. Toney, Darian M. Tooker, Mallory M. Tooker, Adan J. Torres, James A. Tow, Alexander J. Traeger, Heather L. Trakowski, Andre A. Tran, My N. Tran, Johnna D. Trefethen, Mackenzie R. Truex, Amin K. Tuffa, Lexie M. Tuholski, Hannah M. Van Hoosen, Rachel E. Van Loo, Kane VanDyke, Tracy VanHouck, Kristina C. Varela, Crisian B. Velasco, Abigail Verdun, Katie Vergara, Jordan D. Villarreal, Cassidy L. Visconti, Shayne Wagner, Travis L. Walcott, Ethan Walpole, Gabrielle N. Wardrop, Jordan Waterman, Steven C. Wavra, Desiree M. Weatherly, Robert J. Webster, Joseph A. Weikel, Benjamin A. Weinberg, Trevor Wells, Amber M. West, Duncan West, Michael J. West, Jacob B. Wheeler, Abigail J. Whelan-Bokusky, Daniel R. Whisenhunt, Whitney L. Whitacre, Shyane M. White, Casey B. Whitted, Courtney T. Williams, Gyneth A. Williams, Jason G. Williams, Jeremy O. Williams, Scott A. Williams, Melinda A. Wilmes, Samuel R. Wilson, Debra Windom, Kaleb R. Winebarger, Jake T. Witten, Kaylene M. Wolfe, Haley A. Wolff, Kayla M. Yarbrough, Yanchen Ye, Eric H. Yoder, Allan J. York, Coleman E. Young, John F. Yung, Nikolas R. Zeek, Tyler A. Zeller, Jeremy C. Zerby

Monday, June 19, 2017

Drone Training class starts July 15

A new drone flying class will be held through LBCC Community Education starting July 15.

Learn how to fly drones safely for recreation and commercial use, including how to navigate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Drone Training class covers information for getting your FAA remote pilot certification as well as reviewing common scenarios for drone usage.

This two-day class meets Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting July 15 at the Infinite Air Center, 525 Aviation Way SE, Albany. Cost is $199.

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

Fitness Boot Camp starts June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center

“Fitness Boot Camp” will be offered through LBCC Community Education staring June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center.

Designed to improve overall fitness with a focus on strength, cardio endurance and agility, packaged in a fun and friendly environment.

This 10-week class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 6:50 a.m. starting June 26 at LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW. Cost is $89.

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

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Starts June 27, Benton Center


Vinyasa Flow yoga will be offered through LBCC Community Education at the Benton Center starting June 27.

This new class focuses on a flowing, dynamic sequence of movements which are synchronized with the breath and includes static postures, balances and stretches

Increase strength, flexibility and endurance while improving circulation, balance and alignment or posture, and relax your mind, body and soul. All levels welcome.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:50 a.m. starting June 27 at LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Class: Beer + Yoga starts June 26, Lebanon

Bring your love of local beer and yoga together for a fun, feel good yoga practice Beer + Yoga held at Conversion Brewing Supply, 833 S. Main St., Lebanon.

This eight-week class meets Mondays starting June 26 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM at Conversion Brewing Supply, 833 S Main St. Lebanon. Cost is $99.

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

LBCC Summer Programs for Youth, Teens

A variety of summer programs designed for youth and teens will be offered through LBCC Community Education.

APP ATTACK. Dive into making your own apps, just like the ones you'd see on the App Store! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will dive into the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Ages 11-15.This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, June 26th – 29th from 9 to 11:50 am at the LBCC Benton Center, Corvallis.  Cost is $169.

WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENS: BEGINNING. Immerse yourself in the world of web development and learn to build websites just like the ones you use every day. This course covers all the essentials of starting your web development journey including: Basic HTML, CSS, and even how to alter and share web pages. This class features hands on instruction in conjunction with CodeCombat learning curriculum. Ages 10-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 10th – 13th from 9 to 11:50 am at the Benton Center, Corvallis.  Cost is $169.

WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENS: INTERMEDIATE. Get ready to take the next leap in your web development journey. This course covers: basic syntax, strings, loops, variables, arguments, conditional statements, functions, HTML, CSS, web scripting, event handling, and creating a sharable interactive web page. Students taking this class will need to have taken Web Development for Teens: Beginning or have prior experience in programming, Ages 10-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 17th – 20th from 9 to 11:50 am at the Benton Center, Corvallis.  Cost is $169.

MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME.  Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages 11-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 31st – August 3rd from 9 to 11:50 am at the LBCC Benton Center, Corvallis. Cost is $169.

MINECRAFT® ANIMATORS. Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages 11-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 10th – 13th from 9 to 11:50 am at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $169.

STAR WARS® STOP ANIMATION
Make your own Star Wars® adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or Star Wars® and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars® or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Star Wars® action figures or vehicles from home, but all other equipment provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 11-15.  This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 17th – 20th from 9 to 11:50am at the LBCC Albany Campus.  Cost is $169.

MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME.  Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages 11-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 24th – 27th from 9:00-11:50 am at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $169.

MINECRAFT® MODDERS. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft®. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft®. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft® are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages: 11-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, August 7th – 10th from 9:00-11:50 am at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $169.

MINECRAFT® DESIGNERS. If you love the game Minecraft®, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft® games. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft®. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft® are not compatible. Ages 11-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, July 24th – 27th from 9:00-11:50 am at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $169.

GAME LABS. For serious gamers only! Beyond 2D and 3D, now it's time to take it to another level by competing with the world! Students will develop games with a partner using a unique game engine. Students will learn advanced level editing, simple 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting and the impact of game play on user experience. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. System Requirements for home experience: 2GB of RAM, and 2.0GHZ processor. Ages 11-15. This four day class is held Monday – Thursday, August 14th – 17th from 9:00-11:50 am at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $169.

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

Better Bones & Balance® starts June 28

Better Bones and Balance class will be offered through LBCC Community Education starting June 28.

Improve your balance and coordination, reduce your risk for falls, and see an increase in muscle tone and overall body fitness.

Based on OSU Bone Research Lab studies, this exercise program has been shown to slow the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages.

This 10-week class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 9:50 a.m. starting June 28 at Fitness Over 50, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis. Cost is $69.

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

Mindfulness + Relaxation Class starts June 26

A new class on Mindfulness and Relaxation will be held at Linn-Benton Community College starting June 26.

This 40-minute class consist of work-attire friendly movement, guided meditation and time to just sit, breathe and be to help you be more relaxed and focused to thrive, not just survive, your afternoon.

This 10-week class meets Mondays from 12 to 12:40 p.m. starting June 26 at LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $49.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

After combined 80-Years, Two Long-time Staff Members Retire

After more than 80 years of combined service,
Paulette Myers, left, and Teresa Patterson are retiring.
With more than 80 years of combined service, long-time staff members Teresa Patterson and Paulette Myers are retiring, capping careers of 40 and 43 years respectively.

Teresa started work as part-time, non-contract in the college registration office when she was 16, working through her junior and senior year at South Albany High School. Back then, the Registration office was in the Calapooia Center, where Human Resources is today.

After graduating high school, Teresa was offered a full-time position in Registration, a job she held for 20 years before moving into her current position as IT Specialist with Information Services. Some of her coworkers call her the “Banner Queen,” since she was part of the original team that helped bring Banner online. Teresa’s last day was May 31, but she will continue to work part-time non-contracted (coming full-circle) through the end of this year.

Paulette came to LBCC after graduating from Albany High School (now West Albany) in 1972. She spent a year taking secretarial courses, and then landed a job with the Health Occupations program, working as support staff for the nursing program for 26 years.

For the past 17 years, Paulette has served as the Foundation coordinator. She officially retired from full-time contracted work in 2011, and has continued to work in a part-time, non-contracted capacity. Her last official day will be July 13.

Friday, June 9, 2017

LBCC Insider Staff News

After more than 80 years of combined service,
Paulette Myers, left, and Teresa Patterson are retiring.
Two Long-time Staff Members Retire with Combined 80-plus Years of Service
With more than 80 years of combined service, long-time staff members Teresa Patterson and Paulette Myers are retiring, capping careers of 40 and 43 years respectively. Teresa started work as part-time, non-contract in the college registration office when she was 16, working through her junior and senior year at South Albany High School. Back then, the Registration office was in the Calapooia Center, where Human Resources is today. After graduating high school, Teresa was offered a full-time position in Registration, a job she held for 20 years before moving into her current position as IT Specialist with Information Services. Some of her coworkers call her the “Banner Queen,” since she was part of the original team that helped bring Banner online. Teresa’s last day was May 31, but she will continue to work part-time non-contracted (coming full-circle) through the end of the year. Paulette came to LBCC after graduating from Albany High School (now West Albany) in 1972. She spent a year taking secretarial courses, and then landed a job with the Health Occupations program, working as support staff for the nursing program for 26 years. For the past 17 years, Paulette has served as the Foundation coordinator. She officially retired from full-time contracted work in 2011, and continued to work in a part-time, non-contracted capacity. Her last day will be July 13.  

Richenda Hawkins, left, and Lawrence LaJoie.
Lawrence LaJoie and Richenda Hawkins Recognized as OER Champions 
Campus Store Manager Lawrence LaJoie and Librarian Richenda Hawkins received the Open Oregon Educational Resources OER Champion Awards. The pair were recognized for their work on the college Textbook Affordability Committee, which resulted in $1 million dollars in student savings. Lawrence was awarded in the category of Partnership with Bookstore, which recognized his efforts to help find affordable solutions, sharing information with the library about faculty who have adopted low-cost or open textbooks, and providing data to inform the library’s cost analysis tracking. Richenda was nominated in the category of Student Savings, Mentorship and Collaboration. She established and chairs the Textbook Affordability Committee, and helped create a tracking system with the bookstore to track savings across the college. Richenda was instrumental in bringing together stakeholders, including the bookstore, students, administrators, instructors and library staff, to work in a collaborative way, and has been a leader in the movement to help other college libraries in Oregon to provide affordable textbooks for students.

Meet Jessica Winans, Coordinator, Learning Innovation Center 
Jessica Winans

Jessica Winans is the new coordinator of the Learning Innovation Center, which is currently located in the Learning Center. Jess joined the college in February, and has been working to support faculty in their efforts to implement innovative teaching practices for improved student success. Jess' previous experience includes as director of eLearning and Academic Technology at Central Oregon Community College. Prior to moving to Oregon, she led eLearning efforts at the University of Montana Western, and taught college geography, education, and outdoor skills courses, and K-12 science. Jess studied environmental geography at Colgate University and continued studies in geography, curriculum and teaching at Michigan State University. She is currently working toward a PhD in higher education leadership from Colorado State University. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jess grew up along the Allegheny River. She now lives in Springfield with her husband, Weston, and their golden retriever, Sawyer.  She enjoys skiing, trail running, and backpacking. Drop in and say hello to Jess in Willamette Hall room 228.

Student Life and Leadership Under New Direction
Student Life and Leadership will now be under the direction of Javier Cervantes, who currently directs the Diversity Achievement Center. The move will help build on the already strong relationship between the Student Leadership Council and DAC leaders. Javier’s will also have a new title, Director of Institutional Equity and Student Engagement. His strong background in student development, leadership development, and interest in connecting co-curricular learning to classroom learning will continue to strengthen student engagement.

George Van Keulen, left, and Sam Bruch.
New Signs Showcase Organic Landcare Efforts on Campus
Grounds manager George Van Keulen and grounds crew member Sam Bruch are now certified as Organic Lawn Care Accredited Professionals, and are among the first members of a newly-formed national Organic Landcare Association. George worked with the college marketing department to create signs that let students, staff and the public know about their efforts to move toward a more sustainable, natural landscape. LB grounds crew have been busy planting native, draught-tolerant plants that attract beneficial insects and wildlife native to our region, as well as substituting chemical control agents with organic natural methods, an often more labor intensive process.

Retirees Honored at Reception May 17
2016-17 retirees provided a combined 425.92 years of service!
Retirees, left to right: Mick Clark, grounds crew; Sandy Heath, Benton Center
Learning Center Coordinator; Russ Rinker, IT Manager, Teresa Patterson, IT Specialist,
Connie Lenderman,Work and Employment Specialist; John Sweet,
Engineering Faculty; Kevin Lacey, Facilities Associate Director;
and Phil Krolick, Automotive Faculty.
Not pictured: Lin Olsen, Annette Easdale, Beth Graham, Sherrilyn Sytsma,
Janet Jackson, Linda McKinney, Dave Ketler, and Elaine McDougal.
 


Approximately 19,000 Credits Registered on Black Friday
Black Friday early fall registration results showed students registered for nearly 19,000 credits in 14 hours. Kudos to Diana Boro-Boswell and the Black Friday team for their hard work getting students ready to return for fall term.

Students from Claggett Creek Middle School in Keizer visited the college Culinary Arts classroom May 4 as part of a middle school visit activity day coordinated by Culinary Faculty Todd Ketterman. The students learned how to decorate cupcakes, and culinary students roamed the room to help them with their technique.


Next issue out in September. Have a good, safe summer!

Insider Published by: LBCC Advancement Marketing Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker