Showing posts from November, 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, or email 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, email 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.

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

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 w…

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 har…

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

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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

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 shin…

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.

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 Sa…

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

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, 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-C…

Calapooia Center Gallery Exhibits Photographer 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.

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…

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 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 onli…