Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Choir Concert “Horizons” June 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert “Horizons” Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a variety of works including Gabriel’s Oboe from the movie “The Mission,” How Can I Keep from Singing, Earth Song, and Cell’s Planets.

Vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens will perform a wide variety of popular favorites including Greedy, Water, 24K Magic, and Death of a Bachelor.

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

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, May 22, 2017

CTE Open House June 5, 4 p.m.

A free open house and application event for CTE programs at Linn-Benton Community College will be held Monday, June 5, starting at 4 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Several CTE programs will be open including welding, mechatronics, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), machine tool, and the new non-destructive test and evaluation program.

Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of these two-year degree and certification programs. For more information, contact LBCC Admissions at 541-917-4811. 

South Albany Theater Arts, LBCC Theater to Partner

South Albany High School Theater Arts will partner with Linn-Benton Community College this fall to produce the musical “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” which will play at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center in January.   

Benjamin Sell, director of Theater Arts at South Albany, said the partnership provides an opportunity for his students to work with LBCC’s theater department, and gives the school a larger venue for its performance. 

"One of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my career was turning people away at the door from this years’ sold out performances of Back to the 80's," said Sell. "Our students are doing amazing things and the community is incredibly supportive. This partnership gives us the chance to work with the talented people and great facilities at LBCC to put on an even better show for a much bigger audience.  We're so thankful to LBCC for the opportunity."

Sell says the collaboration will also benefit students by giving them a taste of college life and connecting them early to LBCC. “By the time these kids start thinking about next steps after high school, that transition becomes a lot less intimidating because of the hours they've already spent on campus,” he said.

“Legally Blonde, The Musical,” is based on the 2001 film. This fun, feel good musical features peppy songs, memorable dance numbers, and a great message about how staying true to yourself never goes out of style.

The musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl with a positive spirit that is only matched by her fabulousness. After her boyfriend dumps her because she isn’t “serious” enough, Elle enrolls at Harvard Law School to win him back and prove herself to the world.

Along the way, she finds a passion for the law and helping others, and achieves more than she ever imagined - all with her beloved little dog “Bruiser” at her side. 

“Legally Blonde, The Musical” was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2008. It has since become one of the most frequently produced shows at high schools, colleges, and community theaters across the country, and makes its debut in the Albany/Corvallis region with this collaborative production between South Albany High School and LBCC.

Performance dates are January 18, 19, and 20 at 7:00 p.m., and January 21 at 2 p.m. Information on ticket sales will be available this fall.

For more information, contact the Russell Tripp theater box office at 541-917-4531 or South Albany High School at 541-967-4522. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free “Empower Program” for adults transitioning back to school


A free program designed to help adult learners go back to school is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting June 27.

The Empower Program is a strength-based, supportive learning program designed to help with transitioning into LBCC and being successful in college.

Participants learn to increase their ability to succeed, realize potential, develop a network of college and community support, and become empowered in lifelong success in college, professional and personal development.

Empower classes are free, with a focus on college and career readiness, self-development, self-assessment, goal-setting and planning, support network development, and overall well-being.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting June 27 through August 31. Classes cover computer skills, time management, communication skills, critical thinking skills, employment skills, learning styles, how to identify your strengths and more. 

For more information, contact Malinda Shell at 541-917-4529 or email at shellm@linnbenton.edu. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Calapooia Center Gallery Exhibit “Immetal works of Artgon”

An exhibit of mixed-media welding installations from west coast native Zoe Hans, titled “Immetal Works of Artgon” will be on display through May 26 in the Calapooia College Center Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An artist reception will be held in the Gallery Wednesday, May 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Hans will graduate with a degree in Welding from LBCC in June. She has been welding since high school when she was on the robotics team. After college graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a pipe welder and ultimately become a non-destructive testing technician.

Hans’ exhibit plays off the idea of immortal works of art with metal and argon, the noble gas used in welding. Her show features plasma cut images, while exploring different industrial mediums for art. Through her work, Hans combines artistic skill with the industrial studies she gained through LBCC.

All LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Gallery website at linnbenton.edu/artgallery.

Free High School Summer Career Academies start June 26

There’s still time to register for free Summer Career Academies for high school students at Linn-Benton Community College.

High school students age 15 and up can get hands-on experience in computer aided design and drafting, machine tool computer numerical control and design, mechatronics robotics and micro-controllers, and welding.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) runs June 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students learn 3D modeling and design using SolidWorks software.

Machine Tool runs June 27-29 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Students learn to us computer numeric control technology to design and create a project.

Mechatronics Technician runs June 27-29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students learn to build an Arduino-controlled smart car. Students who attend all three days get to take their car home.

Welding runs June 27-29, with two sessions offered: 9 a.m.-Noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. each day. Students get a hands-on introduction to welding techniques.

These free academies are held in the Industrial building on the north side of LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Register online at linnbenton.edu/summeracademies or call 541-917-4636.

Benton Center Public Meeting May 23, 4:30 p.m.

Linn-Benton Community College will hold a public meeting on its Benton Center expansion project Tuesday, May 23 starting at 4:30 p.m. at the center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

The public is invited to view the plans and meet the planning team to learn about the next steps for expansion.   

Expansion of the Benton Center is due to the need for additional parking and classroom space to meet demand, including growth in the college’s partnership program with OSU which allows students to attend LBCC and OSU at the same time.

In May 2016, the college purchased property at 931 NW Reiman St, which will add approximately 20,000 square feet of instructional space and 200 parking spaces. The property currently houses First Student, which is in the process of finding a new location.

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

Parenting Ed Presentation “Stress at Home” May 22

A presentation on family stress and positive ways to handle it will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Forum lecture hall, room F-104, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany.

Designed for parents and caregivers by Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura, “Stress at Home” provides information on sources of stress, how stress can affect health, and tips to how to handle stress and create a calmer home environment.

Dr. Watamura is a developmental psychologist with the University of Denver. Her research covers how young children manage stress and the consequences of stress on health and development.

The presentation is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Free childcare will be provided with reservations. Reserve your childcare space by calling 541-917-4899 by May 15. Space is limited.

Spanish interpretation will be available. For more information, contact LBCC Parenting Education at 541-917-4899. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

Public Notice: College Budget Meetings May 10 & May 17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS: 
Linn-Benton Community College Budget Meetings

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6 p.m.
Boardroom, Calapooia Center, Room 103, Albany, Oregon


and 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5 p.m.
Boardroom, Calapooia Center, Room 103, Albany, Oregon


Principal subjects anticipated to be considered at the meeting:
Review and discussion of proposed budget document

Agenda at: linnbenton.edu/board-meetings-and-minutes

Interested parties may contact the Board Secretary, Amanda Kliever, at 541-917-4204.

Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodations should contact the Disability Coordinator at Linn-Benton Community College, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232. Contact should be made 72 hours or more in advance of the event.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Theater Production “Peace be Upon You” May 18, 19, 20

A community-engaged theater performance “Peace Be Upon You” will be held at the Russell Tripp Performance Center at Linn-Benton Community College May 18, 19 and 20. 

Written by LBCC Theater Director Dan Stone through interviews and story circles with Middle-Eastern students and Willamette Valley community members practicing the Islamic faith, this powerful story follows the relationship between Sumaiya and Chelsea, college roommates who must put aside their differences as they navigate cultural and political challenges.

The production will be staged in a black box format, with seating on the stage for a more intimate theater experience. Seating is limited.

Performance dates are May 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and May 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 students/senior, $5 children. Purchase online at linnbenton.edu/tickets, or in the box office one hour before curtain.

For more information, contact the box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Culinary Students Compete in Hazelnut Competition

Hazelnut competitors, left-right: Christina Devey,
Chuck Tanaka, Ben Banderscheure, Alexis Prosper
LBCC Culinary Arts student Christina Devey won first place for her hazelnut-crusted chicken roulade stuffed with chimichurri and feta in the 15th annual LBCC Hazelnut Competition held April 28.

Five LBCC culinary students competed this year, vying for prizes for the best use of hazelnuts in an original recipe, which included appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

The competition began in 2001, with the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board donating the cash prizes. Wayne and Joanne Chambers, local hazelnut growers and long-time supporters of the college culinary program,
Third-place competition
winner Freddy Cisneros.
supply the hazelnuts.

Devey, of Albany, will graduate in June with an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts. She plans to pursue her culinary interests wherever they may lead.

Alexis Prosper took second place for her orange chocolate hazelnut cake with hazelnut buttercream, chocolate ganache and hazelnut tuile. Prosper, of Corvallis, will graduate from the program next year, and plans pursue a second LBCC degree in horticulture.

Freddy Cisneros took third place with his hazelnut-crusted petite lamb chops. Freddy, of Corvallis, will graduate in June with an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts, and plans to move to Chicago to pursue his culinary interests.

Culinary students Ben Banderscheure and Chuck Tanaka also competed. 




The winners received checks from the Oregon Hazelnut Industry, and the cookbook "Oregon Hazelnut Country: The Food, the Drink, the Spirit" written by Jan Roberts-Dominguez.

Judging the competition was Jan Roberts Dominguez, food writer for the Gazette Times and cook book author; Mary Bentley, owner of Valley Catering, Dave Becker, dean of LBCC Business, Applied Technology and Industry division, and Kathy Body, former LBCC culinary instructor and originator of the Hazelnut Competition.

“OneVibe Diversity Day” May 10

“OneVibe Diversity Day” celebration will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This celebration brings culture, international food and performances to campus including a Taiko drum group, college and community groups.

Courtyard lunch will be available for $5, or $4 for students, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Horticulture Club.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461.  For special needs and accommodations, call 5419174789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 18007352900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Car Show May 20, 10am-2pm

A multi-class car show will be held Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn‑Benton Community College Industrial building courtyard on the north side of campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Hosted by LBCC Industrial Technical Society, the car show will feature food vendors and barbecue, industrial shop tours and a trophy award ceremony.

Tours of LBCC’s industrial programs will include machine tool, mechatronics industrial maintenance, welding, and the new non-destructive test program.

The show is free and open to the public.

Car judging starts at 11 a.m., with trophy ceremony at 1 p.m.  Cost is $20 per vehicle for advanced registration, or $25 per vehicle at the door. No limit.

Register to show your car by contacting Marc Rose at rosem@linnbenton.edu or 541-917-4581. For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/car-show.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

High school “Improv Smackdown” May 26, 7:30 p.m.

High school improv troupes from Albany and Corvallis will compete in LBCC’s second “Improv Smackdown” Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Students from South Albany, West Albany, Corvallis, and Crescent Valley high schools will exchange knee-slappers and gut-busters in a four-way, semi-competitive showcase of improv comedy. Teams use audience suggestions to create scenes and "compete" for your laughter and applause.

Teams are also playing for local human societies: South Albany and West Albany are playing for SafeHaven Human Society, Corvallis and Crescent Valley are playing for Heartland Humane Society. $1 from each ticket sold will go to the respective charity, based on how many fans each school brings.

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.

When purchasing your tickets, state which school you support, or "all of the above,” which splits the donation for both charities. The school that raises the most money gets bragging rights until next year.

For more information, contact the box office at 541-917-4531. For disability accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900.

Liberty Tree Fair May 11, 10am-2pm, Courtyard

A “Liberty Tree Fair” will be held Thursday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Political and social groups will provide information, including: Our Revolution of Albany; Linn County Democratic party; and Veterans for Peace, Corvallis.

The fair will focus on progressive causes which emphasize economic, racial, and social justice and equal opportunity.

A student speaking contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in which LBCC students have five minutes to speak on an economic, political or social issue.

Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC Our Revolution Club and LBCC Young Democrats Club.

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

LBCC Insider Staff News

SERVe Project Results Show Positive Climate for Veterans
By Bruce Clemetsen, Vice President, Student Affairs


In 2013, LBCC accepted an invitation from OHSU and PSU researchers to participate in a four-year, federally funded research project titled The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe).  Along with 41 other Oregon employers, LBCC managers and employee-veterans participated in research to test a training model to improve supervisory relationships with veterans. SERVe project results were recently distributed to LBCC, and acknowledged our positive climate for veterans. Some of the highlights noted about LBCC:
  • 42% of invited supervisors completed the training pre- and post-test program
  • LB pre-test results on supportive supervision of veterans were 25% higher than the average of all participants. Post-test results showed a 16% gain as a result of experimental training intervention.
  • Of the eight behavioral and performance support behaviors monitored in the study, LB supervisors were above the employer average on three behaviors. Other behaviors included in the study were not the types of typical supervisory behaviors in an educational setting.
The project team is now revising the supervision training based on the data from supervisors and supervisees. LBCC will be granted free access to the SERVe supervision for veterans training program once it is revised. We thank our employee-veterans for their service to our country and involvement in this study. Thank you to supervisors who participated in the testing, training, and behavior tracking portions of the research. For the complete report, contact Bruce Clemetsen, SERVEe project coordinator for LBCC.

iLearn Thanks the LB Community for Support
With the successful launch of LB iLearn Online’s newest program, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate, LB iLearn wanted to thank the LBCC community for the support. When the community was asked for volunteers to enroll in the program for free, there were more responses than those that could be accepted. A reminder for the future, professional development dollars can be used towards LB iLearn tuition. For more on how you can utilize your professional development dollars towards your continued education at LB iLearn, contact Tina Leonard at leonart@linnbenton.edu.

Samuel Bruch Joins Grounds Maintenance Staff
Next time you're out and about on campus, take a minute to say hello to Sam Bruch, the new grounds team member working with George Van Keulen to keep our campuses beautiful. Sam moved to Corvallis from McMinnville while in high school. He studied literature and linguistics at UO, finished his bachelor's degree in arts and letters at PSU, and returned to school at Clackamas CC to earn an associate’s degree in horticulture. Sam worked in the nursery and tree care industry in Portland before moving back to Corvallis last summer and starting work at the college in October. Sam and George recently became certified Organic Lawn Care Accredited Professionals, and are among the first members of a newly-formed national Organic Landcare Association. Sam says he is excited and grateful to be a part of such a forward-thinking groundskeeping organization that has implemented fully organic practices on our campuses.

Distinguished Alumni Winners Announced
LBCC alumni John Dinges and Rachel Kittson-MaQatish were named as the 2017 LBCC Distinguished Alumni. Dinges, the owner of John Dinges Landscape in Lebanon, graduated from LBCC in 1975 with an associate of science degree in Turf Management. He started his business shortly after graduating. He was recognized for his contributions to the community and his community service, including providing scholarship funding for LBCC students majoring in healthcare, and establishing the first privately-funded scholarship for COMP-NW medical students in Lebanon. Kittson-MaQatish, a partner at Morley Thomas Law Firm in Lebanon, graduated from LBCC in 1991 with an associate of arts degree in Business Administration. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from OSU, and a doctorate degree from Willamette University. Kittson-MaQatish co-founded the Willamette Street Law Program, which helps teen parents navigate legal matters. She was also honored for her service on community projects and boards.

Awards Given at Spring Inservice
Besides providing an opportunity to take a break from our regular work, connect with each other and engage in something new, Spring Inservice lets us honor faculty and staff for the good work they do each day.

The Pastega Faculty Excellence and Pastega Classified Excellence awards honor one faculty member and one staff member for the excellent work they do each day. The faculty excellence award went to criminal justice faculty Rod Carter, and the classified excellence award went to tutor coordinator Sheri McIntyre. Rod was hired as part-time criminal justice faculty in 2000, and was promoted to contracted faculty in January 2002. He has served as Criminal Justice Department Chair since September 2002. Rod was recognized for his dedication to teaching, creating a positive learning environment for students and staff, and for his commitment to advising and guiding students toward their career goals. Sheri was hired in 2004 as an early childhood teacher in the Periwinkle Child Development Center on campus, now Head Start. She was promoted to Learning Center Tutor Coordinator in 2011. Sheri was recognized for her professionalism, her ability to engage student tutors to be the best they can be, and her service to college committees including as a negotiations officer for the Classified Association and on the professional development committee. In addition to receiving a $1,000 check, the winners names are engraved on the Pastega award plaques hanging in the Calapooia Center hallway, and on stones placed in the Foundation Paver Patio. Congratulations!



Outstanding Part-time Faculty Awards
The Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award recognizes one part-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in their field. Four adjunct faculty members were nominated: Ann Clark, Parenting Education; Ted Ernst, Ceramics; Tina Marie Ivey, Theater; and Terry Valentino, Nursing.
The award went to Ann Clark, Parenting Education faculty member. Ann was recognized for being a leader among her peers, and for spearheading efforts to align preschool co-op programs with the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division’s child care licensing standards. Ann’s name will be engraved on a paver stone in the Foundation Paver Patio by the Calapooia Center. Congratulations!

Employee Service Awards: 2016–2017

5 YEAR AWARDS
Javier Cervantes
Kim Clark
Jerry Coe
Richard Costin
Paul Hibbard
Samantha Hopson
Justene Malosh
Steve Smith
Dale Stowell
Zayne Underwood
Andrew Wadlow
Robert Westwood
Katie Winder
Jesse Yeager

10-YEAR AWARDS
Deron Carter
Warren Coffeen
Kathleen Durling
Nicole Francis
Alan Fudge
Whitney Hamilton
Robert Harrison
Richenda Hawkins
Cindy Hutchison
Carrie-Ann Johnson
Bernadette Jones
Kyle McCann
Marci Moling
Dorothy Moran
Kristi Murphey
Teri Nightingale
Joseph Paris
Michelle Slay

15-YEAR AWARDS
Virgil Agnew
David Becker
Karri Byram
Rodney Carter
Michael Dowless
Beverly Dunigan
Sandra Heath
Tina Leonard
Alfred Price
Clayton Weber

20-YEAR AWARDS
Marie Arne
Thomas Bohmker
Tammi Drury
Marcy Shanks

25-YEAR AWARDS
Ann Buchele
Mary Campbell
Randy Falk
Sandra Fichtner
Lorelli    Rowton

30-YEAR AWARDS
Margaret Dusek


35-YEAR AWARDS
Polly Hainz
Russell Rinker

HONORABLE MENTIONS
OVER 25 YEARS


26 Years   
David Kidd

Janet Lodge
George VanKeulen

27 Years
Bradley Carman

Janice Fraser-Hevlin
Rick Klampe
Kevin Lacey
Elizabeth Pearce
Joseph Sherlock
Vernon Smith

28 Years
Jack Giles
Roger Maurer
John Sweet

29 Years
Linda Dompier
Anne Green
Lorrie Peterson
Teresa Woods

31 Years
Kathy Withrow

32 Years
Angelina Klampe

33 Years
Patricia Petzel

37 Years
Ronald Sharman

39 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 Advancement Marketing Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Workshop: How to Start an Online Business

The workshop “How to Start an Online Business” will be held through LBCC Business and Employer Services May 15.

This two-hour introductory workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners considering selling products or services online.

Topics include choosing a platform and functions, design, security, understanding payment options, shipping, analytics, customer service, marketing and more.

Workshop will be held Monday, May 15 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room 115, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany. Cost is $69.

Register by contacting the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Pesticide Laws & Safety class

Pesticide Laws and Safety class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College May 18 and 19.

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

Class will be held May 18 and 19, 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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Health and Safety Fair May 3, 11:30-1:30

A Health and Safety Fair will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college courtyard.

Information tables include local safety, health and wellness companies and organizations, bike clubs, emergency planning organizations, and LBCC health and safety programs and clubs.

A courtyard lunch will be available for $5, $4 for students.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Safety Office 541-917-4440. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Pastega Awards Winners Announced

Linn-Benton Community College announced the winners of the Pastega Excellence Awards during college In-service day April 21.

Rod Carter, criminal justice faculty member, received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award. Sheri McIntyre, tutor coordinator for the college Learning Center, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award.

Carter, of Eugene, has taught criminal justice at the college since 2000, and has served as department chair since 2002.

Carter was recognized for his dedication to teaching and creating a positive learning environment for both students and staff, and for his commitment to advising and guiding students toward their career goals.

McIntyre, of Scio, has been at the college since 2004. She was first hired as an early childhood teacher for the Periwinkle Child Development Center, and was promoted to her current position in 2011.

McIntyre was recognized for her professionalism, her ability to engage student tutors to be the best they can be, and her service to college committees including serving as negotiations officer for the Classified Association and on the professional development committee.

The college 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.


Monday, April 24, 2017

LBCC Names Distinguished Alumni

Linn-Benton Community College has named John Dinges and Rachel Kittson-MaQatish as this year’s Distinguished Alumni.

They will be recognized at an honors reception Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the college. 

Dinges, owner of John Dinges Landscape in Lebanon, earned an associate of science degree in Turf Management in 1975. He started his business shortly after graduating.

Dinges is being recognized for his contributions to the community, including establishing the first privately-funded scholarship for COMP-NW medical students in Lebanon, and providing scholarship funding for LBCC students majoring in healthcare.

Dinges’ community service includes Build Lebanon Trails and Cheadle Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Lebanon Parks Committee and Tree Board, Lebanon’s Arbor Day celebration, Lebanon Strawberrians, Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Board.

Kittson-MaQatish, a partner at Morley Thomas Law Firm in Lebanon, earned an associate of arts transfer degree in Business Administration in 1999. She transferred to OSU to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and earned a doctorate degree from Willamette University.

Kittson-MaQatish co-founded the Willamette Street Law Program, which helps teen parents navigate legal matters. She has also served on fundraisers to support veterans, at the Sweet Home Pregnancy Center, Lebanon School Board, Boys and Girls Club, Johnson Park rebuild project, Lebanon Optimist Club, Community Chapel, Sweet Home Economic Development group, and as a Lebanon Strawberrian.

LBCC’s Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2005 to recognize former students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their professions or through service to their communities. Dinges and Kittson-MaQatish join 32 others who have received the award.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oregon CCB Course Starts May 2

Oregon Construction Contractors Board education will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting May 2.

This five-session course will meet Tuesdays, May 2-30, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213.

This 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 education 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.

Advance registration is required by April 28. Cost is $329 and includes a copy of the NASCLA Contractors Guide.

Register at LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Luckiamute Center, room LM-126. Photo ID and payment required at registration. For more information, call 541-917-4929.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SSH Gallery Exhibit “Ekphrasis” & Reception

The art exhibit “Ekphrasis” is on display through May 3 at Linn-Benton Community College South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, “Ekphrasis” showcases poetry by 15 members of the LBCC Poetry Club paired with drawings by 15 artists.

Featured artists include Anne Magratten, Aurora Sherwood, Brittany Poteet, Cory Self, Dan Murnane, Diana Ranslam, Elizabeth Gleason, Fran Resendez, Krystal Drexler, Marie Arnold, Michael Bosch, Rebecca Fewless, Scott Harrington, Sinaiah Melendez and Tessa Crawford.

Featured Poetry Club poets include Alyssa Campbell, Bryce Smith, Carolyn Sparling, Ceph Poklemba, Christopher Mikkelson, Grace Allen, Mark Weiss, Matthew Cappelen, Matt Hoffman, Michelle Soutar, Nik Geier, Paige Kosa, Sam Guy, Shane Stanhope and Tav Knight.

A reception will be held in the SSH Gallery Wednesday, April 19 from 12 to 1 p.m., with the LBCC Poetry Club and local artists in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Contributed Photo: SSH Gallery "Ekphrasis" exhibit

NSH Gallery Juried Art Student Show & Reception

An exhibit of juried student work by art and visual communication students at Linn-Benton Community College will be on display through June 8 in the North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An award reception will be held in the NSH Gallery, 2nd floor atrium, Wednesday, May 3 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. with students, faculty, staff, and local donors in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Works of art were selected in a jurying process led by John Whitten, local artist and Oregon State University art faculty.

Many local companies and individuals donated certificates and monetary awards for the reception including: LBCC Bookstore, LBCC ASSH Division, LBCC Graphic Arts Department, Blick’s Art Materials, Corvallis Photo Arts Guild, Dan Wise, Creative Framing, Katie Winder and The Nelson Stone Barn.

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

Contributed photo: Sculpture by Sha Lindsay

Monday, April 17, 2017

Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

Mark your calendars, save your change, gather your old shoes – and join us for LB’s 7th annual Earth Day Fair!

Thursday, April 20
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Courtyard, Albany campus
“Science Matters”

Activities (why you saved your change!):
  • Book Swap, Student Leadership table, free
  • "Bust a Myth" on stage, Science faculty & staff
  • Buy your “eclipse” t-shirt - Space Exploration Club table, $ (small price)
  • Campus Farm Tour – 1 p.m., sign-up at Horticulture table, free
  • Eat Lunch! “Earth Day Café” lunch – $5, $4 students, benefits clubs
  • Free seed packet & plant start, Horticulture table, free
  • Flower Pot Planting, AAWCC table, donations accepted for scholarships
  • Welding Club “Recycled Metal Art” for sale, benefits club
  • Learn about our “Green Campus” with George & Sam, free
  • Art Students - art display
  • Recycle your Shoes! Old or new, First United Green Team table, free
  • UPCYCLE Contest! – table by stage, free, prizes awarded
Details:

“Bust a Myth!" - LB science faculty & staff take the stage to answer science questions & debunk science myths. Featuring: Warren Coffeen, Andrew Feldman, Parker Swanson, Ralph Tadday

“UPCYCLE” Contest – submit your creations!
  • Re-purpose or create something new out of something used!
  • Bring your idea or project to the stage by WHO 11 a.m.-12 Noon
  • Judging starts at 12 p.m., winners announced at 1 p.m. Prizes awarded!
Recycle your shoes! Bring your old or slightly worn shoes for recycle. First United Methodist Church Green Team sends your worn-out shoes for recycle, and your slightly-worn shoes for reuse for those in need. Don't throw 'em out - recycle 'em!

Community Information tables:
  • Audubon Society of Corvallis
  • City of Albany Water Conservation
  • Corvallis Science March
  • First United Methodist Church Green Team
  • Young Women’s Transition Program Sustainability Projects
  • Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program
  • Salmon Watch
  • Oregonians for Science and Reason
  • OSU Master Gardeners
  • Republic Services Recycling
  • USDA Agriculture Research Services
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
College Information tables:
  • Art Students display, Native plant art
  • Automotive Technology Program, Alternative Fuels
  • AAWCC Flower Pot Planting
  • Global Connections Club
  • Grounds Crew, Green Campus
  • Horticulture Club
  • Space Exploration Club, ROV Club
  • Student Leadership Council, UPCYCLE project
  • Textbook Affordability Committee
  • Welding Club
Information, learning & engagement on: alternative fuels, recycling, solar eclipse project & on-campus event, therapeutic horticulture, natural resource conservation, international efforts, textbook affordability, and more!

LBCC workshop “Digital Video Editing” May 5 at the Benton Center

The workshop “Digital Video Editing” will be at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center May 5.

Go behind the scenes with Emmy award-winning professionals and learn how to edit video with tools used by experts around the world.

Workshop covers how to plan for a successful shoot, how top-notch videos are edited behind the scenes, and step-by-step process of editing video using Final Cut Pro X.

Workshop will be held Friday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-3:50 p.m. at 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, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

The 7th annual Earth Day Fair will be held Thursday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

The fair is free and open to the public. 

This year’s theme is “Science Matters,” with LBCC STEM faculty taking the Earth Day stage to answer science related questions and debunk science related myths.

An “Upcycle Contest” will be around repurposing materials. Participants should drop upcycle designs to the Student Leadership office, Forum Student Union building before 11 a.m. Judging starts at 12 p.m. Winners announced at 1 p.m.

Bring your old shoes for recycle to the First United Methodist Church Green Team table, and plant a flowerpot at the AAWCC table with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens.

Take a campus organic farm tour at 1 p.m. Sign-up at the Horticulture Club table. Seeds and plant starts will be given out during the event.

Recycled metal art pieces, created by LBCC student welders, will be for sale at the club’s table.

“Earth Day Café” lunch will be offered for $5, $4 for students.

Community information tables include Audubon Society of Corvallis, City of Albany Water Conservation, Corvallis Science March, First United Methodist Church Green Team, Oak Creek Young Women’s Transition Program, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Salmon Watch, Oregonians for Science and Reason, OSU Master Gardeners, Republic Services Recycling, USDA Agriculture Research Services, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Information tables include alternative fuels, LBCC’s green campus, space exploration, therapeutic horticulture, international efforts, affordable textbooks, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC Horticulture Club, LBCC Science, Engineering and Math division and LBCC Student Leadership Council.

Noche LBCC College Night April 17

Noche LBCC College Night for Spanish speaking families will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. starting in the college cafeteria, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Information on college admissions, how to pay for college, how to earn college credits while still in high school, and educational resources from preschool through college.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/nochelbcc. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Monday, April 10, 2017

LBCC Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team


Two Linn-Benton Community College students have been named to the Oregon Community College Association All Oregon Academic Team.

Alyssa Stillian of Corvallis and Eric Slyter of Albany will be honored at a luncheon with the governor at the State Capitol April 17.

Stillian, a mechanical engineering major and active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, participates in the college ROV Club and tutor’s math at the college. 

Slyter, a chemistry major and active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa, is president of LBCC Student Leadership Council, a member of the College Coach team and tutor’s science at the college.

Both students will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from the university they plan to attend to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

The Oregon Community College Association, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, yearly recognizes outstanding students from Oregon’s 17 community colleges through the All-Oregon Academic Team awards.  Students selected become eligible for more than $350,000 in Coca-Cola Foundation and USA Today scholarships.

Homebrewing classes start May 4, Corvallis Brewing Supply

A beginning and advanced home beer brewing class will be held through LBCC Community Education starting May 4.

Joel Rea, owner of Corvallis Brewing Supply, will instruct.

Beginning Homebrewing covers tools and techniques used in the fermentation process, from boiling the kettle to filling the bottle, as well as beer styles and the history of home brewing.

This three-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. starting May 4 at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St. Cost is $99.

Advanced Homebrewing is a one-day workshop that covers brewing a batch of beer using an all-grain process, including equipment needs and techniques for various styles of brew. Beginning class or instructor approval recommended.

Workshop meets Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St. 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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Free “Effective Communication” workshop April 12 & 13

A free workshop on communication and listening skills will be held April 12 and 13 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn effective listening skills, how to communicate without destroying relationships, how to be assertive in social and professional settings, and how to manage your emotional reactions and resolve conflicts. 

This two-day workshop, led by Jolinda Thomas, clinical director of Cornerstone Family Counseling, will meet April 12 and 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Forum Lecture Hall, room F-104.

Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Student Leadership Council, 541-917-4461. Sponsored by the LBCC Veteran's Club and LBCC Student Leadership Council.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Beginning Facebook for Small Business” workshop

A new workshop “Beginning Facebook for Small Business” will be held Monday, April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the Luckiamute Center room 115, 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.

LBCC Pesticide Private Applicator Class April 13 & 14

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College April 13 and 14.

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 April 13 and 14 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, April 3, 2017

LBCC QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes held by Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

Guided Tour QuickBooks is designed for those with no previous experience with a computer-based accounting system. Class meets April 11 and 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $89. 

QuickBooks I helps you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks. This five-week class meets Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning April 20 in LBCC’s Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $219.

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Winter Term Honor Roll 2017

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 winter term, January to March 2017. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Daniel Adams, Jordan Adams, Nicholas E. Agoff, Efren Aguirre, Katelyn G. Allen, Marjorie G. Allen, Joshua M. Alley, Mario A. Almaraz, Hannah G. Altimus, LydiaT. Alvarez, Ashley C. Ames, Dacia Andersen, Dena C. Andersen, Marshall W.Andersen, Cami L. Anderson, Ian R. Anderson, Kasey K. Anderson, James T.Armstrong, Donald W. Arndt, Hannah Arnold, Jesse Arnold, Julie L. Arnold,Samuel M. Aron, Stefanie M. Artz, Lillian R. Bailey, Holly R. Baker, Kara L.Baker, Alexandra E. Bakkom, Alisia M. Ball, Chase D. Ballard, Ian N. Barnes,Joshua R. Barnes, Taylor L. Barr, Robyn Bartz, Kayla L. Bateman, Brittani R.Bauer, Madison T. Baum, Tessa Baune, Felicity Baxter, Sierra A. Bayer, CharlesW. Beard II, Suzanne L. Beck, Kyle R. Begley, Katrina Bennett, Andrew P.Bergstrom, Correen E. Bielman, Forrest A. Birdwell, Rachael M. Birken, JosiahBishop, Michelle G. Black, Jared Blake, Sophia M. Bobo, Christian T. Bonson,Tanner S. Bontrager, Katelyn Boring, Michael A. Bosch, Patricia C. Botelho,John T. Boulger, Erik Bourque, Vanessa Bourque, Matthew N. Boyer, ManuelBracamontes, Doug J. Brady, Remington Braninburg, Nicole R. Brennen, KyleneBriggs, Cody Brockmueller, Alex Brown, Erin E. Brown, Justin W. Brown, MathewE. Brown, Brittany M. Brownell, Conner L. Buchert, Robert Bueche, ChristianBuedefeldt, Karlie D. Bullis, Benjamin M. Burkley, Jeanne M. Burrows, Erin L. Butler, Brandon C. Calhoun, Fawn R. Cameron, Jonathan E. Campbell, Kaitlin M.Campbell, Leonard J. Campbell, Jonathan M. Camyn, Matthew Q. Capellen, ChristyM. Capilla, Anna M. Carlson, Ronny I. Carlson, Serena S. Carrier, Devin D.Caylor, Courtney J. Chamberlen, Brandon L. Chapman, Max A. Chase, Austin D.Chatwood, Sadie J. Chestnutt, Gregory Chidsey, Ku Huan Chien, Kelby R.Childers, Emily A. Chilton, Caleb S. Chladek, Kyle Christiansen, Malachi M.Christman, Kyle R. Clark, Camden R. Claydon, Heather N. Cleveland, Deana L.Clugston, McKenzie A. Collins, Nathaniel R. Colony, Madeline Colores, SamanthaColton, Ashley A. Combs, Tristyn J. Combs, Roy W. Commons, Scott E. Conway,Kayla M. Coronado, Kayla Correia, Cameron R. Cox, Molly M. Crandall, Jessie L.Crawford, Trystan Crocker, Elena S. Crone, Trevor Crowell, Shawnea D. Crowl,Devin J. Cruickshank, Macaulay Cruickshank, Hallie A. Cullison, Kirsty A.Cumming, Jennifer A. Daniels, Derek P. Dardzinski, Rosa A. De La Torre, Amy R.Deatherage, Amy C. Decker, Ashton K. DeFilippis, Abbigail L. Dempsey, Mandy B.Denis, Chyanne Denning, Christina M. Devey, Cheyenne P. Devillier, Micah R.Dewolfe, JulieAnne Dixon, Nellie M. Doetsch, Katrina E. Doggett, Matthew C.Drace, Daniel J. Drescher, Daniella Dull, Carter B. Duncan, Calvin C. Dunn,Brandon S. Dunsing, Douglas P. Durrett, Kyia M. Duvall, Nicholas Dye, Austin J.Eagan, Ryan J. Eccles, Sadie E. Efraimson, Jessica L. Egli, Judith C.Elkes-Martin, Austin R. Ellis, Abbigail J. Elza, Shelby L. Enzler, Caleb R.Erickson, Lindsay J. Estis, Jeremy P. Eucken, Kathryn R. Evans, Emily D.Everetts, Sara Fanger, Cricket Fegan, Daniel Ferrario, Molly K. Fertig,Nicholas D. Fields, William Fields, Kelsey R. Finster, Emma K. Fitzsimons,Carter J. Flora, Nicholas E. Flores, Hanna G. Foshay, Hunter L. Foster, MatthewJ. Foster, Elise K. Fournier, Zachary R. Foutch, Mark D. Francis, Jonathan J.Frederick, Troy Frediani, Cory W. Freitag, Aaron W. French, Bradley M.Freshour, Kenedy M. Frey, Chantell N. Fulton, Bryce J. Gaczewski, ChristopherGagneaux, Hadassah V. Gaillardet, Faith I. Gandy, Isaac T. Garber, Carissa A.Garcia, Juan S. Gavette, Shannon K. Gebhardt, Tabitha A. Geiger, Michael B.Geno, Joseph R. Ghio, Franklin Giannone, Matthew L. Gibbs, Chandler Gilbert,Forest J. Gilpin, Kayla N. Gingerich, Caleb Glaser, Timmy J. Glassco, AlexandraK. Glenn, Richard J. Godden, Alexa R. Gonnerman, Jaqueline Gonzalez, DebGoodman, Marvin J. Goodwin, Emily Goodykoontz, Richard A. Gracey, Sabrina L.Green-Hite, Juel J. Gregory, Kevin L. Gretzon, Tara Griffin, Joseph A.Griffith, Derek J. Guenther, Alexandra G. Guerrero, David W. Guilds, Wei Guo,Samantha Guy, Bistra V. Gyaourova, Owen Haggerty, Richard A. Haley, Hannah B.Halsey, Daniel M. Hamlett, Robert Hancock, Anastasia Z. Hanna, Constance Hardy,David J. Harold, Tiffany M. Harris, Drake A. Harrison, Patrick R. Hartz, LoganHatley, Benjamin Hauser, Jessica M. Haynes, Kaytlynn B. Henderson, Sara M.Henderson, Karlee S. Hendricks, Kelsie Henry, Kayla D. Herbison, John T.Hermans, Rocio Hernandez Huerta, Kayla J. Herr, Travis A. Herring, Matthew R.Hibner, Derek M. Hill, Marie A. Hill, Jacob Hillman, Kai T. Hilton, CameronHimes, Mallory J. Hixson, Veronika R. Hodgson, Tianna Hooley, Joseph B.Hopkins, Mark W. Hoppner, Tatiana T. Horrell, Christopher S. Houck, Matthew L.Houck, Justin A. Howe, Qi Hu, Chase A. Hubbard, Derek Huff, Ryan M. Humbert,Thomas Humphrey, Karen P. Humphreys, Derral W. Hunt, Jessica M. Hurst, Susan S.Ibarra, Tilly T. Irwin, Logan R. Israel, Brian Ixtlahuac, Max V. Jacobsen,Brandon M. Jacobson, Joshua C. James, Payton Jasper, Corbie B. Johnson, JennaM. Johnson, Chloe Z. Johnston, Emily R. Jolliff, Cameron S. Jolly, CheyenneJones, Ian S. Jones, Jessie L. Jones, Kim A. Jones, Keri A. Jorgenson, YuleeJung, Billie J. Jungling, Bailey A. Kachel, Jonathan Kaminski, Madison M.Kasten, Jasmine N. Kaur, Michelle Kavanaugh, Brittany A. Kelly, Joshua R.Kelly, Andrew D. Kelso, Katlyn R. Kemper, Alexandria S. Keys, Katrina M.Kildea, Kayley R. Kildea, Trenton L. Kilgore, Kayla King, Wyatt J. Kitchell,Courtney M. Knight, Randall L. Knight, Soyeong Ko, Philip M. Koch, KristinaKoeppe, Melissa E. Koeppe, Jonah R. Koerner, Daniel Kornelis, Anthony S. Krieg,Brandi L. Kubishta, Brandon D. Kuebrich, Darren Kuenzi, Kayla M. Kumle, StephenL. Kyker, Aubrey T. Lagrimas, Skylar Lamke, Elizabeth J. Lang, Sarah G.Lapinski, Brad N. Larsen, Jozie M. Larson, Hiu Yee Lau, Robert W. Lawrence,Delphine M. Le Brun Colon, Dominic J. Leal, Sara A. Leathers, Holly R. Ledoux,Alixandria L. Lehnerz, David J. Leslie, Colin T. Leutschaft, Krystal A.Lightle, Nathan D. Lilianstrom, Thomas Lilly, Pennie Littau, Levi J. Lofte,Julia E. Logue, Krystal Lonien, Federico D. Lopez, Luis M. Lopez, Osiris M.Lopez, Mariah R. Lopez Boothe, Ryan Lorenz, Brenden C. Luebeck, Jasmine L.Lumpkin, Bryce S. Lynn, Matthew J. MacDonald, Robert A. Macdonald, Jeffrey A.Mahoney, Mariah F. Mantle, Paul Marias, Kyson M. Marks, Zachary A. Marler,Mackenzie S. Marquardt, Abigail E. Mars, Justin D. Marshall, Rylan Marshall,Shyla E. Marske, Michael Marthaller, Blade T. Martin, Roger J. Martin, SabrinaL. Martin, Jessie Martinez, Pamela M. Martinez, Alberto Martinez-Sanchez,Jeremiah J. Massari, Kevin W. Massie, Alex J. Mauric, Phoebe May, Luke J.McBeth, Paige C. McBride, Shilo F. Mccall, Justine M. McClay, Tyler McDonald,Joshua McElroy, Candi M. McFee, Timothy D. Mcilroy, Martin J. McKay, Lucas B.Mckillip, Aaron R. McKinnon, April D. McLaren, Erin M. Mclean, Eva M.Mcmasters, Joshua W. McMillen, Jacqueline C. Meier, Justin M. Mejia, Kiaya C.Melton, Donovan R. Mendoza, Marshal Mensinger, Grant L. Merola, Ivy M. Metzgus,Sarah E. Meyr, Adam J. Miller, Amelia G. Miller, Berlin K. Miller, Cody T.Miller, Courtney J. Miller, David Miller, Jordan N. Miller, Shailynn H. Miller,Brittany Mills, Corina R. Mitzel, Adrian S. Mollers, Melissa R. Mondou, KeeganC. Monterubio, Adrienne J. Montgomery, Ariel C. Montgomery, Ryan S. Mooney, Isaiah T. Morelos, Shandra A. Morford, Madison A. Morgan, Jazmine D. MorrisEdwards, Brian W. Morrissette, Rachel A. Morrow, Nathaniel E. Moulder, GwenMoulton, Assia A. Moussaoui, Deanna L. Mull, Jose J. Munoz, Craig L. Munsee,Jacob D. Munsee, Rebecca E. Munsee, Jarred D. Muscutt, Philip T. Nadeau, SarahK. Naylor, Lian W. Neeley, Chad M. Nelson, Jensen L. Neuman, Hannah A.Neuschwander, Harvey E. Newell, Michael V. Newhouse, Cole L. Newman, Isaac G.Newton, Makayla Nicholson, Malachi Nickelson, Ashlynn Noble, Gregory F. Nowak,Lara Nuttall, Heidi J. Officer, Quianna Ohren, Ashley B. Olmsted, Steven D.Olson, Shane K. Orme, Jacob N. Osborne, Karlynne A. Osborne, Bryce D. Outland,Daniel Pace, Richard L. Padula, Kennedy L. Painter, Raushell M. Palmer, Chad M.Pappas, Emily L. Parker, Toby A. Parrish, Charles M. Patrick, Randi L.Patterson, Jacob S. Paul, Derek A. Peltier, Kayla Perfect, Geoffrey M. Persons,Allia R. Petersen, Riley Peterson, Logan T. Picton, Christopher A. Poland,Garrett J. Poteet, Anna N. Powell, Shawna L. Powell, Zach A. Powell, Megan L.Power, Jodi M. Pozder, Alexis M. Prosper, Nicholas D. Pugliese, Glenn M.Radley, Kevin Rambo, Darlene C. Ramirez, Levi T. Randall, Michael P. Rank,Jacob T. Rappe’, Celeste A. Ray, David A. Rayl, Lawrenze R. Raymundo,Cuauhtemoc X. Reilly, Mayra I. Reyes, Kristina L. Reynolds, Philip R. Rezanow,Travis A. Richardson, Dawson R. Riethmayer, Ruth J. Rietman, Alonzo L. Rivier,Trevor I. Robinson, Karmann G. Roche, Joaquin Rodriguez, Kaylee Rodriguez,Kelsey M. Rollins, Tyler J. Romeo, Miranda J. Ronai, Koby Roofener, ChristopherD. Rovelli, Paetton T. Rube, Jordan A. Rubin, Devin M. Rudy, Giani N. Ruffo,Julia N. Runyon, Jacqueline Ruonavaara, Lyndsay M. Rushing, Dillon A. Russell,Lindsey Russell, Afnan Saifanaam, Bailey A. Samper, Brian J. Sanchez, Linda M.Sanders, Travis R. Sanders, Jessica Sandoval, Andrew Sanford, Ansumana Sanyang,Elizabeth L. Sather, Jonathan S. Sattler, Caitlin M. Scalise, Benjamin Scheele,Breannah E. Scheiderman, Gregory S. Scherer, Megan A. Schiavone, Merisa J.Schilke, Benjamin J. Schmidt, Nina I. Schmitz, Lynze Schonneker, BrysonSchultz, Josie A. Scruggs, Michael L. Seaver, Nicole Sedlacek, Amanda M. Sever,Tyler S. Seymour, Kolson E. Shanks, Madison E. Shell, Noah Shelton, Tyler D.Sherman, Aurora L. Sherwood, Daisha Sherwood, Catherine L. Shields, Calla M.Shrode, Tyler Shults, Austin H. Silbernagel, Jacob S. Simpson, Taylor Simpson,James R. Sinnett, Alexander T. Sitton, Christopher R. Skelte, Felicia M. Sloan,Amy M. Smalley, BreeAnna C. Smith, Connor Smith, Jacob T. Smith, James A.Smith, Shawn J. Smith, Jennifer A. Smucker, Catherine Soto, Megan K. Soule,James D. Spang, Emma J. Spaulding, Kyron S. Spears, Elizabeth J. Spencer,Mikayla M. Spencer, Rachel K. Spencer, Hannah R. Sprague, Avery V. Stauber,Mitchell H. Stauffer, Erica W. Steele, Pamela K. Steinback, Grant Steward,Megan Stewart, Joshua Stickrod, Alyssa L. Stillian, Michael D. Stokesbary,Shyla Stone, Espen Stormo, River J. Stredwick, Hayden Stuckart, Jasmine J.Suyematsu, Brian S. Swearingin, Michael C. Swetzof, Stephanie D. Swing, BaileeK. Tally, Grace M. Taylor, Jamar Taylor, Jessica Tenbusch, Tara A. Thiel,Carolyn J. Thom, Jessica Thompson, Matthew A. Thompson, Jeremiah H. Thorsted,Jordan Thropay, Zachary D. Thwaite, Kara Tillman, Darian M. Tooker, Mallory M.Tooker, Adan J. Torres, James A. Tow, Mathew C. Tracy, Alexander J. Traeger,Andre A. Tran, My N. Tran, Johnna D. Trefethen, Douglas W. Treisch, Taylor R.Trout, Mackenzie R. Truex, Miranda S. Underwood, Amelia R. Vaage, Rachel E. VanLoo, Kane VanDyke, Christian R. Velasco, Crisian B. Velasco, Abigail Verdun,Jordan D. Villarreal, Paul A. Virtue, Cassidy L. Visconti, Travis L. Walcott,Iam P. Wassman, Jordan Waterman, Steven C. Wavra, Robert J. Webster, Joseph A.Weikel, Duncan West, Megan West, Jacob B. Wheeler, Emmitt B. White, Kevin B.White, Rockford T. White, Casey B. Whitted, Allison T. Wickline, Benjamin J.Wilkinson, Gyneth A. Williams, Jason G. Williams, Jeremy O. Williams, Scott A.Williams, Melinda A. Wilmes, Samuel R. Wilson, Lin Let Win, Kaleb R.Winebarger, Justin D. Wolfe, Jacob J. Wood, Kaitlin M. Woosley, Colby J.Wooten, Katherine L. Worley, Yuhao Yang, Kayla M. Yarbrough, Jinye Ye, YanchenYe, Eric H. Yoder, Allan J. York, Christian Yoshida, Nikolas R. Zeek, Robert R.Zehnder, Tyler A. Zeller, Yuting Zhou, Francis A. Zinsli

Monday, March 27, 2017

Free “Play Day” for kids April 8

A free “Play Day” for area youth in grades K-5th will be held Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

"Play Day" offers several games and activities for kids and families, in the spirit of promoting health and wellness. Children can play basketball, volleyball, and other sports with LBCC student-athletes.

Outdoor sports include soccer, croquet, and a version of quidditch, the broom-riding sport from the Harry Potter novels. Families can walk along the LBCC Wellness Trail in 1K and 2.5K routes.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is sponsored by the LBCC Athletics Department.

For more information, contact Michael Winder, 541-917-4561. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Friday, March 24, 2017

LBCC Insider Staff News

LBCC Healthcare Occupations Center as of March 21.
The new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon is nearing completion. Diagnostic Imaging and Polysomnography will be moving their equipment and furniture into the building in May to be ready to start classes in June. The rest of the programs will move furniture and equipment in over the summer to be ready for classes in fall. Healthcare programs starting fall term include Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Coding and Reimbursement Specialist, Dental Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Phlebotomy. In addition, the Veterinary Assistant program will move from Albany campus to the Lebanon Center starting fall term. Stay tuned for the Grand Opening Celebration for the new HOC in the fall.

Join President Hamann for the President’s Spring Forum on Wednesday, April 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Forum Lecture Hall 104. A variety of topics will be covered, from the college budget to Pathways to inclusion and support for students.

The Textbook Affordability Steering Committee recently announced they reached their goal of saving $1 million in textbook costs, well before their target date of fall 2017.  In the fall of 2015, the committee started work to reduce textbook costs for students by developing institutional best practice recommendations through Open Educational Resources, or OER’s.  OER’s provide free access via any medium to educational materials, courses, lectures and textbooks for students as well as instructors. The material resides in public domain and is made available through an open license that allows free use. The committee’s long-term goal is to have an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree with an affordable textbook track by 2020, with all course materials under $40.  

The 8th annual Unity Celebration held March 1 recognized college staff and community members for their work around unity, inclusiveness and promotion of diversity and social justice. The Analee Fuentes Unity Award recognizes faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated a commitment to bringing awareness to and advancing diversity and social justice at LBCC. This year’s recipients were English faculty member Robin Havenick, Learning Center Writing Center Coordinator Victoria Fridley, and student body President Eric Slyter. The Gary Westford Community Connection Award recognizes an organization which connects with LBCC to help carry out work around diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity. The award was presented to Rodney and Diane Bigner, owners of the Pix Theater, for their continued investment in the community by supporting diversity initiatives, including hosting a free showing of the film “Selma” in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

LBCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognized faculty member and Learning Center coordinator Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia as Honored Faculty at its Induction Ceremony held in February. Chareane was honored for her contributions to learning and support of student learners.

Thirty-three nursing students participated in a vaccination clinic held at OSU this month to help protect students from an outbreak of meningitis. The students worked in groups of 5-7, working three hour shifts over two days. LBCC’s Nursing Program was ranked second in the state by Registered Nursing.org, which used 2016 NCLEX-RN pass rates to rank each program. Most years, LBCC nursing students are at or near 100 percent pass rates.

Information Services manager Michael Quiner shared that roughly half of Information Services and Media Services employees are LBCC graduates, himself included, with 17 employees earning 21 degrees from LBCC. They are, in date order: 
Lorrie Peterson, AA, General, 1978
Catherine Williams, AS, Data Processing, 1983
Lori Rowton, AS, Educational Secretary, 1984
Vern Smith, AS, Computer Programming, 1988
Eric Bryant, AA, Oregon Transfer, 1991
Michael Quiner, AA, Oregon Transfer, 1992
David Smith, AAS, Computer User Support 1998
Alf Price, AS, Engineering Emphasis/Transfer 2001
Shelly Ellingson, AS, Technical Communications Emphasis, 2003
Kimberly Kopplien, AAS, Business Computer Systems,  2004
Leighana Coe, AAS, Network & Systems Administration, 2006, AAS, Web & Database Technology, 2011
Kim Boone, AAS, Network & Systems Administration, 2007
Tyler Lafferty, AS, Computer Science, 2010, AAS, Web & Database Technology, 2012
Drew Corkery, AS, Oregon transfer, 2012
Sheena Schrock, AS, Computer Science, 2012
Marc Haerling, AAS, Network & Systems Administration, 2013, AAS, Web & Database Technology, 2013
Carl Rhodes, AAS, Network & Systems Administration, 2015, AAS, Web & Database Technology, 2015




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


Call for Cars for LBCC Auto Show

A multi-class car show will be held Saturday, May 20 at Linn‑Benton Community College for those interested in showing their car.

Hosted by LBCC Industrial Technical Society, the car show will feature food vendors, industrial shop tours and a trophy award ceremony.

Cost is $20 per vehicle for advanced registration, or $25 per vehicle at the door. No limit. Gates open at 8 a.m., registration ends at 10 a.m., and show closes at 2 p.m.

The show is free and open to the public.

To register your car for the show, contact Marc Rose at rosem@linnbenton.edu or 541-917-4581. For more information, go to www.linnbenton.edu/car-show.

Free lunchtime series start April 3 in Lebanon

A free lunch and learn series and a free gardening series will be held this spring through Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon Center. 

Lunch and Learn Series will be held Mondays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. starting April 3 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. A new topic will be presented each week. Cosponsored by LBCC and the Senior Center.

Gardening in the PNW will help you sharpen your gardening skills and discover new techniques. Taught by OSU-trained Master Gardeners, a different topic will be covered each week. Class meets Thursdays from Noon-12:50 p.m. starting April 6 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Both series are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Community Ed classes at Lebanon, Sweet Home Start April 3

A variety of community interest classes will be held through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon and Sweet Home starting April 3.

“Life Stories” class provides instruction on how to recall your family history in your own narrative style with detail, description and dialogue. Class meets Wednesdays from 2 to-3:50 p.m. starting April 5 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $69.

“Dog Training I” will help you learn the fine art of training your dog. Veterinary shot records and dog history forms are required. Email lebanon@linnbenton.edu for forms. Class meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. starting April 6 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.  Cost is $49.

A “Quilters Workshop” provides different patterns to help you create your own quilt. Good for all skill levels. Class meet Thursdays from 7 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 6 at the Sweet Home High School. Cost is $29.

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers

The class “Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers” is being offered by the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 12.

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 and 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, April 5, at 1 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room LM-115, Albany.

The five-week class will meet every other Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning April 12. Cost is $495. Discounts may be available.

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.

Career Fair April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., AC Gym

A free Career Fair will be held at Linn‑Benton Community College Wednesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany.

More than 90 businesses, industries, and 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. Employment, training and staffing agencies will be on hand to inform job seekers about their services.

Sample interview questions, tips and participating employer list available at www.linnbenton.edu/careerfair.


Participating Employers

Albany Police Department
All Star Labor & Staffing
Asante
Assurant Solutions
Bicoastal Media
Bi-Mart Corporation
Black Diamond Camps
Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Santiam
Broadway Apothecary
CampusPoint
Cascade Management, Inc.
Catholic Community Services
Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
Central Electrical Training Center
Chemeketa Community College
City of Beaverton
Clayton Homes
ComForcare Home Care
Community Before & After School Program
Eads Broadcasting Corporation
Eye Care Associates
First Call Home Health
Fitzpatrick Painting
Food Services of America
Fred Meyer - District 3
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW
Goodwill Job Connection - Albany
Greater Albany Public School District 8j
Guardian Real Estate Services
Heartland Humane Society
Home Life, Inc.
JA Copy
Jackson Street Youth Services
Kaiser Permanente - Hillsboro
Kforce Professional Staffing
Kidco Head Start Lebanon
Knife River – NW
Koos Seed Co.
Life Care Centers of America
Linn County Circuit Court
Lionbridge Technologies – Corvallis
Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center
Marion County Sheriff's Office
McCallum Rock Drilling Inc.
Mennonite Village
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
Miller Timber Services
National Frozen Foods
Northwest Community Credit Union
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
OFD Foods
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Lottery
Oregon State Police
OSU University Housing & Dining Services
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
Pape Group
Partnerships in Community Living, Inc.
PeaceHealth - Springfield
Pelican Brewing Company
Prestige Care, Inc.
RISE Services Inc
Samaritan Health Services
SelectTemp Employment Services - Albany
Selmet, Inc.
State Farm
The Corvallis Clinic
The Home Depot - Albany
Trillium Family Services
U.S. Air Force
University of Oregon Human Resources
Viper Northwest
Wells Fargo - Salem
West Hills Health and Rehab
Weyerhaeuser
Work Unlimited
WorkSource Albany


LBCC Departments and Programs

LBCC Admissions & Registration
LBCC Advising Center
LBCC Apprenticeship
LBCC CADD
LBCC Cooperative Work Experience
LBCC Human Resources
LB iLearn
LBCC Mechatronics Technician
LBCC Medical Assistant & Coding
LBCC Reimbursement Specialist
LBCC Welding Technology