Thursday, July 20, 2017

LBCC Eclipse Festival Aug. 20-21, Details!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Foundations of Business Success class starts Sept. 19

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LBCC Chamber Choir takes gold in international competition

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

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

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

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