Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Registration now Open for CTE Signing Day

Registration is now open for the National Career and Technical Education Signing Day, to be held Thursday, February 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The event is open to high school seniors, GED earners or those planning to enroll in one of LBCC Career Technical Education programs.

Signing Day provides an opportunity for students to save a spot in their CTE program of choice for the following fall. 

To register and to view a list of LBCC CTE programs, go to www.linnbenton.edu/cte-signing-day.
 

Monday, December 11, 2017

eBay Selling Strategies starts Jan. 22, Lebanon Center

The class Ebay Selling Strategies will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center starting January 22.

Learn how to effectively use eBay to start an online business, sell your items, explore shopping options and popular marketplace services, create ads, and learn strategies to get results and protect yourself as both buyer and seller. Basic computer skills needed.

This three-week class meets Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting January 22 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. 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.

Cooking classes in Albany start Jan. 18

Learn to cook soups, stews and all things chocolate in cooking classes offered through LBCC Community Education this winter.

Classic Soups and Stews covers classic soups such as chicken noodle, tomato, clam chowder and beef, pork, hominy and butternut stews.

This two-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting January 18 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $69.

In the class All Things Chocolate, learn to cut, melt and temper chocolate to make Ganache, truffles and a variety of chocolate desserts, garnishes and confections.

Class meets Saturday, February 10 from 12 to 4:50 p.m. at LBCC Albany campus. Cost is $69.

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

“Ishi: A Century Later” class starts Jan. 22, Benton Center

The class “Ishi: A Century Later” will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 22.

This history class looks at one of the most amazing native stories from the West, taking place near Chico, California, where a small family group survived the extermination of their tribe in the 1860’s and hid for 40 years until only Ishi was left.

Class focuses on Ishi’s years in San Francisco and what they reveal of his nature and his Yahi cultural and spiritual resources, beliefs and practices that helped keep him sane, un-bitter and kind.

This four-week class meets Mondays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis. Cost is $49.

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, December 7, 2017

Drivers Ed Registration Open, Classes start Jan. 1

Registration is now open for Driver Education courses at Linn-Benton Community College.

Classes start the first week of January and will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

Course includes Oregon State mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Cost for the course is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Upon successful completion of the course, students under the age of 18  qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Driver’s License.

To register or for more information go to www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education, call 541.917.4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location. Submit a completed packet, fee, and bring original driver permit and one permit photocopy.

Qi Gong I & II start Jan. 12, Benton Center

Qi gong level I & II classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 12.

Qi gong helps you use energy flow to strengthen the entire body and calm the mind. Learn to cultivate your magnetic energy and draw the energy inward using slow, specific movements and focused breath in this easy-to-follow practice. No experience needed.

In Qi gong II, continue to learn the meditative practices of the Five Element System while delving deeper into its theory and applications, including the Five Element personality types and developing daily Longevity Exercises. No prerequisite or previous Qi gong experience is required.

Both eight-week classes will meet Fridays starting Jan. 12 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave. in Corvallis.  Qi Gong I will be held from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and Qi Gong II will be held from 3 to 3:50 p.m. Cost is $69 each.

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 Kempo Karate class, Benton Center

A self-defense introductory to Kempo Karate class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 11.

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 Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, 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.

Monday, December 4, 2017

French, Beginning I & II starts January 11 at the Benton Center

Beginning French I and II classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 11.

French, Beginning I emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with little or no knowledge of French.

This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 9 to 10:20 a.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis. Cost is $89.

French, Beginning I emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with novice to moderate knowledge of French.

This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, 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.

Computer Classes for Seniors starts January 10, Lebanon Center

A series of computer classes designed for seniors will be held at LBCC’s Lebanon Center starting January 10.

Computer Essentials for Seniors 1 is for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction at an easy pace. Learn the various parts of the computer, how to turn on and off, how to use the mouse and keyboard. Introduces working with Windows 10 and a brief intro to email and the Internet.

This three-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting January 10 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center, LC-220B, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

Computer Essentials for Seniors 2 builds on beginner skills and covers using the web and internet search engines, e-mail account set-up and use, Facebook use, and tips for keeping your computer safe and virus free.

This three-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting January 31 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center, LC-220B, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

Computer Essentials for Seniors 3 give more in-depth instruction, including using CD’s, DVD’s and downloading digital music, streaming videos, uploading, organizing, and editing photos from your phone or camera and sharing photos.

This three-week class meets Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting February 21 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center, LC-220B, 44 Industrial Way. 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.

Travel Journal Studio starts January 10, Benton Center

A new class on travel journaling will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 10.

Learn to create a visually stimulating, hand-made Travel Journal using your maps, photos and memento’s. Explore innovative methods to integrate visual elements into an artistic journal or sketchbook using collage, quick sketch, watercolor, layered backgrounds, writing and more.

This eight-week class meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:50 p.m. starting January 10 at LBCC’s 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, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Insider Staff News

Textbook Affordability Efforts Reach Over $2.1 million mark
Faculty efforts around textbook affordability has reached an all-time high -saving our students up to $1,051,924 in 2017 and up to $2,106,405 since the Open Educational Resources initiative began in winter term 2015, providing greater access, opportunity and learning to our students. For more information on Open Educational Resources and textbook affordability efforts, contact OER Librarian Michaela Willi Hooper.

New Veterans Farm on Campus Aims to Connect Veterans
Lisa Akers

Inclusiveness is one of LBCC’s core values, and one great example of inclusiveness is the new Veterans Farm on campus, made possible through the efforts of Navy veteran Lisa Akers and the Home Depot. Working with the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America, which secures grant funding for veteran-related projects, the Home Depot donated $14,500 in building materials and provided many hours of volunteer labor to help build eight raised beds, a green house and a garden shed on a 60 by 100-foot plot of land behind the Luckiamute building. The farm is under auspices of the horticulture department, with instructional specialist Miriam Edell serving as liaison between Akres and the college over the next two years. LBCC has anywhere from 300 to 500 veterans enrolled at any given time. Akers, who finished her Earth Science degree at OSU and is auditing classes in the LBCC small farms program, hopes the farm will help veterans connect with each other, with civilian life and with possibilities for their future.

LB iLearn Developing Non-credit Courses for Job Readiness
LB iLearn is in the process of developing a series of non-credit offerings centered around job readiness. Working with community partners such as WorkSource Oregon, Department of Human Services and Community Services Consortium, iLearn director Stacy Mallory and her team are building “mix and match” modules that provide customizable, online training for a particular skill set without having to enroll in a full program. Each module will have about an hour of content, covering topics such as basic computer skills, Word, Excel, Google Docs, as well as composing emails and memos for the business environment. Plans are to create about two dozen modules relating to office technology, employability training and soft skills.

International Flags in Takena Hall
A series of 22 international flags representing the countries of origin for our international students currently attending fall term are on display in Takena Hall, courtesy of the Global Connections Club and the Council of Clubs. Global Connections plans to add flags representing students from other countries as they arrive at our college each term.

Faculty Greg Mulder & High School Partnerships host 30 High School Students
Greg Mulder works with Newport High students.

LBCC High School Partnerships and Physics faculty member Greg Mulder teamed-up to bring 30 Newport High School students to LBCC for an overnight Physics 131 camp October 26 and 27.  The students toured campus, learned about college pathways, and gained skills working on group projects using arduinos, soldiering, wiring, programming and microcontrollers. Excellence in action.


HR Recruiter Elizabeth Pakravan Speaks at Federal Correctional Facility
Elizabeth Pakravan, Human Resources employment outreach and recruitment specialist, was a guest speaker at the Federal Correctional Institution, Sheridan AEC-Hispanic affairs program. Elizabeth was invited to "share her story" with approximately 65 corrections staff attending the event and a few inmates, as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Serving as a great example of opportunity and learning, the correctional institution appreciated LBCC’s support in this event, believing that higher education plays a significant role in people's lives no matter their condition and age.

Awards & Recognitions

President Hamann Honored with first Chair's Award
Excellence in leadership was recognized recently when President Greg Hamann was selected to be the first recipient of the “Chair’s Award” from the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments’ Board of Directors. Greg was nominated by City of Albany Mayor and COG board chair Sharon Konopa for his outstanding service to our region, including his commitment to student success, advocacy for education, and his work at local, state and national levels to reduce barriers, increase access and support student completion. Also cited was Greg’s leadership with community engagement and community development.

Retirement Party for 40-Year Staff Member Teresa Patterson
Teresa Patterson
A retirement party will be held Dec. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the boardroom for long-time staff member Teresa Patterson, who retired last May, and is finishing up part-time work this month - the first employee to retire with 40 years at the college. Teresa started work as part-time, non-contract in the registration office when she was 16, working through her junior and senior year at South Albany High School. After graduating, she started working full-time in Registration, a job she held for 20 years before moving to Information Services as an IT Specialist. Her coworkers call her the “Banner Queen,” since she was part of the original team that helped bring Banner online. Happy retirement, Teresa, and thank you for your service!

Nursing Faculty Sheryl Caddy Appointed as Education Representative
Nursing faculty Sheryl Caddy was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the State Senate to be the education representative to the Oregon State Board of Nursing, another great example of excellence in leadership at LBCC.

Marketing Department Wins Gold, Silver at NCMPR Conference
The College Advancement Marketing department won two awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations at the District 7 conference held in October. Joe Sherlock’s computer generated illustration of the campus map – featured on the back of the Commuter on Welcome Day as well as other places - won a silver award, and M’Liss Runyon’s design of the large theater and music posters hanging outside the Performing Arts classroom in SSH-213, won gold. Congratulations!

Donations Provide 157 Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Thanks to the generous donations from our LBCC community, the Thanksgiving Food Drive was able to provide 157 boxes, $15 gift cards for each box and 36 turkeys to those in need. The Food Drive Committee raised over $6,000 this year, with the campus community giving over $5,000, Student Government contributing $1,200 in food and gift cards, Bunco earnings of $95, and $965 raised at the Willamette Speedway fund raiser. Thank you!

Values Shout Out: Highlighting People & LBCC Values
Dan Segel, left, and Coach Ryan Gipson
Over the next few issues, the VICE Council will highlight people at the college whose work expresses our college values. This month's contributor is Dale Stowell: On the values of excellence and engagement - LBCC Foundation Board member Dan Segel and Roadrunner baseball coach Ryan Gipson conducted a successful fundraising campaign to install field turf on the infield of the baseball field, making LBCC just one of two schools in the NWAAC with such a facility. Field turf makes it possible to practice even when it has been raining. They were joined by dozens of donors to raise more than $70,000. Great work!


Opportunity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Learning, Engagement


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




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Language classes start Jan. 8, Benton Center

A variety of language classes will be held at LBCC’s Benton Center beginning the week of January 8.

Classes include: French Beginning I and II; Italian, Beginning and Conversational; Spanish For Daily Use Spanish for Traveling in Latin American Countries, Spanish Intermediate/Advanced; English for Everyday Life I and II; and American Sign Language I and II.

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

Playwriting class: Tackling the Ten-Minute Play

A class on playwriting will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 9.

Explore dramatic structure, dialogue, composition, and formatting by creating a ten-minute play and participating in readings, discussions, and writing exercises. Plays will be presented in an inclusive and constructive environment using Lehrman-inspired feedback.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. starting January 9 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis. 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.

Holiday Pottery Sale, Benton Center, Dec. 8

A Winter Holiday Ceramics Sale will be held at the LBCC Benton Center Friday, Dec. 8 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Handmade pottery crafted by local artists, LBCC ceramics instructors, students and volunteers. Great for holiday gifts. Portion of proceeds go to support the studio.

A portion of the proceeds goes to support the studio. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Biology instructor Dr. Warren Coffeen talks on CRISPR Cas 9 gene editing Dec. 1, Noon-1 p.m.

Warren Coffeen, PhD
Biology instructor Warren Coffeen, PhD, will give a talk on the new field of CRISPR Cas9 gene editing Friday, December 1 from Noon to 1 p.m.  at Linn-Benton Community College’s Forum lecture hall, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Coffeen will speak on gene editing and its implications in the areas of agriculture, medicine, genetics, embryo modification and organ donation, and other potential applications. 

This event is free and open to the public. 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.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, 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. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further information see Board Policy P1015 in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules . Title II, IX, & Section 504:Scott Rolen, CC-108, 541-917-4425;Lynne Cox, T-107B, 541-917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon. To report:linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report
 



Dr. Bruce Thomson speaks on “Health Care as a Human Right” Noon, Nov. 29

Dr. Bruce Thomson will speak on “Health Care as a Human Right” from Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 29 at Linn-Benton Community College in North Santiam Hall, room 206, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Dr. Thomson will focus on the need for universal health care in America and the implications of Oregon ballot measure 101 for our health care.

Dr. Thomson completed his residency in family medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1993, then joined Corvallis Family Medicine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and has been the Benton County Health Officer for almost 20 years, and was named Oregon Family Physician of the Year in 2001.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and has been the Benton County Health Officer for almost 20 years.

Sponsored by the LBCC Our Revolution Club. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Harrison at harrisr@linnbenton.edu or at 541-917-4571. 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.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, 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. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further information see Board Policy P1015 in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules . Title II, IX, & Section 504:Scott Rolen, CC-108, 541-917-4425;Lynne Cox, T-107B, 541-917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon. To report:linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report


Monday, November 20, 2017

Student & Staff Input Sought on Freedom of Expression, Nov. 27, 3 p.m.

Students and Staff are invited to join us and share their philosophies and thoughts around Freedom of Expression on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Fireside Room on the Albany Campus. LBCC is in the process of creating a new Board Policy and Administrative Rule on Freedom of Expression. This public input time is to discuss the importance of free expression in a college environment, the challenges and benefits of embracing free expression, the possible harm or hurt caused by some speech, and where LBCC is going with free expression. Join the civil discourse!

Calapooia Gallery holds silent auction fundraiser

Framed print by Chelsea Granger
A variety of artwork will up for bid during a silent auction benefiting the Linn-Benton Community College art galleries through December 1.

Donated art can be previewed and bid on through the college website and in the LBCC Calapooia Center Gallery through November 20 at www.linnbenton.edu/calapooia-gallery.

Final bids are due by 12:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, with winners announced at a reception held from Noon to 1 p.m. that day in the Calapooia Center Gallery.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the LBCC art galleries, and support student and community shows and promote artistic development.

Bidders should keep checking their bids. New works may be added. Auction winners will be contacted to arrange for delivery of purchased works.

Thank you to the many artists making the donations: Rich Bergeman, Laurie Childers, Maddison Colvin, Ted Ernst, Chelsea Granger, Laura Hoffman, Alex Krajkowski, Anne Magratten, Renee McKitterick, Sin Melendez and Rinee Merritt.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

College Closed Nov. 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving Holiday

LBCC and all centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operations will resume Monday, Nov. 27.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dr. Robert Harrison offers guided tour to Florence, Italy

Robert Harrison, social science instructor at Linn-Benton Community College, will give a two-week guided tour of Florence, Italy June 21 to July 6, 2018.

Open to LBCC students and interested community members, the tour will explore Florence, Rome, Naples and more.

An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21, Noon to 1 p.m. in the LBCC Library, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Total estimated cost including round-trip airfare, lodging and meals is $2,820 per person. A non-refundable sign-up fee of $200 will be due by December 31.

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

Fall Choral Concert “Whispered and Revealed” Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

The fall choral concert “Whispered and Revealed” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30 at Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Performances include LBCC’s award-winning concert and chamber choirs conducted by Raymund Ocampo, director of choral studies, and accompanied by Kristin Rorrer, and performances by the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens.

Featured choral works include Silent Night and Friendly Beasts, with the a cappella groups performing works including River and Human.

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 Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

President Greg Hamann receives the first “Chair’s Award”

Greg Hamann
Greg Hamann, president of Linn-Benton Community College, was selected to receive the first “Chair’s Award” from the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments at its Celebrate Linn Benton Lincoln event held Nov. 2 in Corvallis.

The award recognizes the recipient for their outstanding service to the Linn, Benton and Lincoln county regions.

Hamann was nominated by Albany Mayor and OCWCOG Board Chair Sharon Konopa for his work at local, state and national levels to reduce barriers and increase access to education, his support of student success and completion, and his work with community development and community engagement. 

"As the chair of COG's board, it was a pleasure to choose a citizen for the award within our three-county region," said Konopa. "Many citizens stood out in my mind for this award. When I thought of Dr. Greg Hamann, he rose to the top of my list. I have enjoyed working with Greg since he came to LBCC, and his vision for our region clearly shines by collaborating education with employers to strengthen our regional economy."

"There are at least a dozen others whose contributions merit this award, and I know of at least a dozen others who have supported me and made possible whatever I have been able to contribute," said Hamann on receiving the award. "To all of these people I express my sincere thanks. I am humbled and so very grateful to be counted among you, believing that the whole purpose of this award is to recognize the collective contributions that so many of us make to help make our communities better places to live and to work."

Hamann has served as LBCC’s sixth president since February 2010, and serves on a number of local, state and national boards and committees including the Quality Education Commission, the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, Albany Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Valley Mid-Coast Partnership, American Association of Community Colleges, Governor's Re-Entry Council, and the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LBCC South Santiam Hall Gallery exhibits conceptual art by Alex Krajkowski

An exhibit titled “Knots” by artist Alex Krajkowski will be on display through December 1 at Linn-Benton Community College’s South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An artist reception will be held Thursday Nov. 16, from 4-5 p.m. in the SSH Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

A visual arts instructor at LBCC, Krajkowski’s art redefines photographic tradition, conceptualizing ideas about control and exploring the reactive processes of image capture.

The undulating forms of Krajkowski’s works give an abstract twist to the practicality of film. By forcing changes with the use of chemicals, water and physical manipulation, the audience is asked to question elements of depth, design and function when face to face with his artwork.

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LBCC & Downtown Associations Promote Small Business Saturday

LBCC Small Business Development Center is partnering with downtown associations in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon to promote this year’s Small Business Saturday Shop Small event November 25.

Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses and help communities thrive.

Charlie Mitchell, LBCC SBDC director, is excited about the event. “Our job is to help small businesses succeed. What better way than to encourage consumers to shop at their local small business this holiday shopping season?”

Special events and sales will be offered in each participating downtown throughout November and December encouraging shoppers to remember their hometown businesses. Events are listed on each downtown’s association website and Facebook page.

“Let’s head to our historic downtown's to shop this season and support the hearts and souls of our communities,” said Mitchell.

In 2016, an estimated 112 million Americans shopped at small businesses and independent restaurants on Small Business Saturday, spending about $15.4 billion, or about one-third of American buying at small businesses, infusing cash into local economies.

Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is the cornerstone of American Express Shop Small efforts, a year-round campaign to celebrate and support small businesses every day.

LBCC Play “The Actors Nightmare” Nov. 16-18, 7:30 p.m.

Photo by Angela Scott, LBCC
Commuter photo editor.
LBCC Performing Arts will perform the play “The Actors Nightmare” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 17 and 18 in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This short comic play by Christopher Durang (Beyond Therapy) follows an accountant who is mistaken for an actor’s understudy, who then finds himself forced to perform in a play even though he doesn’t know any of the lines.

Proceeds from this student-directed production support the LBCC Theater Club’s travels to a major academic conference in February.

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

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

LBCC Closed Friday, Nov. 10 for Veterans Day

Linn-Benton Community College and all campuses and centers will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observation of Veterans Day.

Learning Center: open Saturday, Nov. 11
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Albany campus

Library: open Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Albany campus

LBCC to hold forums on Free Expression

A public meeting for a proposed new administrative rule on Free Expression at Linn-Benton Community College will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Calapooia Center board room, room CC-103.

LBCC has formed a Free Expression Team to help the college create policy and rules around the subject of Free Expression.

The team’s purpose is to promote free expression activities to help stimulate conversations, learning, civil discourse and engagement across diverse views. The team is comprised of college faculty and administrators and chaired by Lynne Cox, associate dean of Student Affairs and Title IX coordinator.

The new rule proposes to establish three types of spaces or forums on campus: Open Public Forum; Limited Public Forum; and Non-Public Forum; with rights to freedom of expression varying based on the time and place of the speaker. The rule may impact other administrative rules, including: The Study of Controversial Issues; Academic Freedom; Facility Use; Posting on Campus; Co-Curricular Events and Speakers; and Student Rights. 

The first forum on free expression will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, beginning with philosophical reflections and public input on the value and role of free expression on the community college campus.

The session will provide time for public input to discuss the importance of free expression in a college environment, the challenges and benefits of embracing free expression, the possible harm or hurt caused by some speech and where LBCC is going with free expression.

Open Q&A sessions will also be held for students, staff and the public to address questions and comments around the new Free Expression policy and administrative rule currently under development and other impacted college rules.

Q&A sessions will be held as follows:
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017:  9-9:50 a.m., Fireside Room, CC-211
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017:  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fireside Room, CC-211
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017:  10-10:50 a.m., Fireside Room, CC-211
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017: 2-2:50 p.m., Fireside Room, CC-211

For more information, contact Lynne Cox, 541-917-4806. 

Request for Special Needs or Accommodations
Direct questions about or requests for special needs to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, 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. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

LBCC Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination
LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further information see Board Policy P1015 in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules . Title II, IX, & Section 504: Scott Rolen, CC-108, 541-917-4425; Lynne Cox, T-107B, 541-917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon. To report: linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Monday, November 6, 2017

Calapooia Center Gallery Exhibits Photographer Jennie Link

"Amanecer" by Jennie Link
Work by photographer Jennie Link will be on display at Linn-Benton Community College’s Calapooia Center Gallery through November 24.

A reception will be held Monday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Link’s work is comprised of color and black and white prints ranging from landscapes to cityscapes, shot almost exclusively with her cellphone allowing her to capitalize on spontaneous compositions and interweave art with her active academic life.

Link is currently working on her associate’s degree in biology and chemistry, and plans to pursue a minor in art when she transfers to university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

LBCC Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

LBCC Livestock Judging Team has historic Saturday

Linn-Benton Community College’s Livestock Judging Team won two contests in two different state competitions on the same day, a first for the team.

The two simultaneous wins happened Saturday, Oct. 21, one at the Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, California and one at the Colorado State Ram Classic in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

In Fresno, four LBCC freshman and one sophomore, led by agriculture program faculty and team coach Clay Weber, took first place overall, and first place in the categories of beef, sheep, swine and reasons.

In Ft. Collins, eight sophomores, led by agriculture faculty member and team coach Rick Klampe, also took first place overall, and first place in beef, sheep and goats and swine.

In addition, the team had another historic win on October 14 when they defeated two university teams to win the Western Fall Classic held in Medford, Oregon, beating Fresno State and Chico State.

LBCC’s Livestock Judging team started in 1974, with 16-20 students participating each year. Coach Rick Klampe competed on the team as a student from 1979-81, winning first-place overall at the 1980 North American International Livestock Exposition. Klampe has coached the team since 1988, and Weber started coaching in 2001. 



















Photo, left to right: Auguste Curtis, Coach Rick Klampe, Cecily Coleman, Nathan Johnson, Bailey Samper, Madison Morgan, Brooke Hopfer, Shaelee Barnett, Emmitt White, Maddie Griffiths, Mikayla Duchi, Breanna King, Clark Jernstedt, Katie Duggan, Hailee Patterson, Kevin Snyder, Jared Wolf, Chris Ralston, Noa Taipin and Coach Clay Weber. Not pictured: Zach Wilson and Cole Anderson



Pesticide Applicator classes in English, Spanish

Pesticide applicator classes in English and Spanish will be held at Linn-Benton Community College starting November 30.

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 Applicator in Spanish meets Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205. Cost is $119.

Pesticide Applicator in English meets Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213. 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, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, email lbccsmallbiz@gmail.com or call LBCC Extending Learning at 541-917-4840.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Construction Contractor CCB Prep Course starts Nov. 14

Construction Contractor Education – CCB Prep Course starts November 14

Construction Contractor Education CCB Prep Course will be held through LBCC
Community Education starting Nov. 14.

Class meets five consecutive Tuesdays starting November 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Calapooia Center room, CC-213.

Attending all five classes satisfies the State of Oregon education requirement for Oregon contractor licensing under ORS 701.280. Cost is $329 and includes the latest edition of the Oregon CCB Manual. 

Register with photo ID in LBCC Willamette Hall 120 by Nov. 7. For more information, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mushroom Dyeing Workshop Nov. 4 & 5, Sweet Home

Learn to transform mushrooms into natural dyes in a Mushroom Dyeing 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.