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.