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.