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LBCC Instructor offers Guided Tour to Florence, Italy

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Dr. Robert Harrison, social science instructor at Linn-Benton Community College, will give a two-week guided tour of Florence, Italy June 20 to July 5, 2017.

The tour is open to LBCC students and community members, and is also being offered to LBCC students as a Humanities credit class “The Power of the Past: Florence, Italy.”

Participants will explore the Florence region and culture, including the art and ideas of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

Travelers will stay in the heart of Florence, close to the Duomo Cathedral and train station.

Total estimated cost including round trip airfare, lodging and meals is $2,600, or $2,900 if including the 3-credit Humanities class.

A trip deposit is due by March 1, 2017. For more information, contact Robert Harrison at harrisr@linnbenton.edu or at 541-917-4571.

Water, Enviroment & Technology Program in WEF Newsletter

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Linn-Benton Community College's Water, Environment and Technology program was featured in the Water Environment Federation January WEF Highlights newsletter.

Written by Mary Bufe with WEF, the article gives an overview of the program, including photos of the lab and LBCC Albany campus.

Full article at:
http://news.wef.org/linn-benton-community-college-offers-quick-pathway-into-water/

WebRunner, Schedule of Classes Unavailable Jan. 28-29 Due to Maintenance

LBCC will implementing much needed upgrades and performing maintenance on several systems on the weekend of January 28 and 29, 2017. The affected systems include WebRunner and our Online Schedule of Classes. The main college website at www.linnbenton.edu will still be available. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Job Preparation Program Expanding

Expanding a partnership between industry and education intended to create a pipeline between high school and local living wage jobs to four additional Linn County school districts is part of a new project being financially supported by businesses, schools and a $440,000 grant from The Ford Family Foundation.

Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio and Central Linn will join Greater Albany, Corvallis and Philomath as participating Districts.

The expansion also includes the Greater Santiam Boys and Girls Club, which serves youth in Sweet Home and Lebanon.

The purpose of this joint effort is to provide a clearer pathway to family wage jobs in the region so that young people can remain in and contribute to the economic and social vitality of their communities.

The Pipeline program, which is sponsored by local industry and education in Linn and Benton counties, and coordinated through the Albany Chamber of Commerce, began in 2014 as a way to create better connections with young people and the high wage job…

Community Education Classes Starting in February

COMPUTER CLASSES

BUYING & SELLING ON EBAY
Interested in starting an online business? Ready to sell those unwanted items collecting dust? Learn how to effectively use eBay.  Basic computer skills are a pre-requisite. Set up eBay and/or Paypal accounts before the first class. Class will start on February 21 and meets Tuesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $59.

INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK
For beginners seeking to learn the basics of connecting with family and friends online.  Learn to establish an account, set up your profile, and set security parameters. Basic computer and web browsing skills are necessary. Bring your smartphone or tablet if available. Class will start on February 9 and meets Thursdays from 6-7:50 p.m. at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $59.

SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES

LEWIS & CLARK: OREGON & BEYOND
Have you ever wondered what the Corps of Discovery did in Oregon, what happened on their way back to St. Louis in 1906, or what Lewis and Clark and the rest d…

LBCC Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for Linn-Benton Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Thirty-three LBCC alumni have received the college’s Distinguished Alumni award since its establishment in 2005.

If you know a former LBCC student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession and through service to their community, now is your chance to nominate them for this annual award.

Nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 20. Nomination forms and criteria are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/distinguished-alumni. Nominees will be honored at a reception held in April at the college.

For more information, contact LBCC Advancement Foundation office at 541-917-4209.

Pesticides Laws & Safety in Spanish Feb. 2 & 3

A Pesticide Private Applicator class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College February 2 and 3.

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 Private Applicator in Spanish meets February 2 and 3, 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.

LBCC Insider Staff News

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The math department is in the midst of big changes to the developmental math sequence. Beginning fall term 2017, the college will no longer offer math 20, 60 or 65. Instead, the math department has created two new developmental courses, while keeping an altered version of math 95: Math 50 and Math 75.  Programs that require Math 20, 60 and 65 as prerequisites or co-requisites will change to either the MTH 050-MTH 111 pathway or the MTH 098-MTH 105 pathway. With a goal of completion in mind, the new math pathways are designed to decrease the number of classes required to start transfer level courses, as well as to provide better CTE math courses and alternative pathways for non-stem students.

2017 is already starting to be an exciting year for LB iLearn Online, with this month marking iLearn's two-year anniversary. To date, iLearn has served 175 students, with three students completing their programs and a few more close to completion. A new certificate program, Entrepreneurship …

LBCC, Samsung-IS Healthcare Partnership Provides Imaging Equipment

Samsung and IS Healthcare are partnering with Linn-Benton Community College to provide state of the art x-ray equipment to its Diagnostic Imaging program.

The strategic partnership will allow the college to purchase the equipment at a reduced price, completely outfitting the program.  In exchange, Samsung-IS Healthcare will utilize the imaging labs during off times for employee training and equipment demonstrations.

Jennifer Clayton, LBCC Diagnostic Imaging faculty chair, cited the critical need for updated equipment for the program. "Our current equipment has served our students since the beginning of the program in 2002 and due to advances in technology will soon be out of date. Our partnership with Samsung will allow our students access to digital technology which is dominate in our industry and will be essential at helping them to transition smoothly from the classroom to the clinical environment."

The equipment will be installed in the spring at LBCC’s new Healthcare…

College Night Open House Monday, Feb. 6

College Night open house will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, Feb. 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting in the college theater in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Information will be available on college admissions processes, financial aid, scholarships and how to earn college credits while still in high school.

Advisors will be on hand to help you explore degree options and learn about college partnership programs with Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology.

Information tables include program majors, college clubs, co-curricular programs, short-term training programs and more.

Register online at www.linnbenton.edu/college-night. Información de LBCC en Español.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

Children’s Play "Winnie the Pooh” Feb. 4, 11 & 18

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The 42nd annual Children’s Theater at Linn-Benton Community College presents “Winnie the Pooh” Feb. 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Journey through the Hundred-Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin in this classic tale filled with imagination and wonder, lessons about friendship, and the best way to eat honey.

Tickets are $8 adults, $6 for under 18. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/tickets, or at the door one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Jan. 17, 2 p.m., Cascade View A/B

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Sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at Linn-Benton Community College Cascade View rooms, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.
Tracy will share her survivor story and how she has worked at the state and national level to expand victim’s rights, help extend the Oregon Statute of Limitations to prosecute rape, and help pass additional laws to provide protection and resources for campus sexual assault victims.
Tracy survived a living nightmare when she was brutally raped in 1998 by four men in Corvallis, three of them OSU football players. The attack left her overwhelmed and when she was not advised of her rights as a victim it left her feeling powerless.
After the system failed her, it took Tracy 16 years to find her voice, come forward and tell her story to Oregonian report John Canzano in November 2014.
This free event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Albany, the LBCC Diversity Achie…

Oregon Transfer Day Jan. 19, 10am-1pm, Cafeteria

An information fair for community college students interested in transferring to a four-year college will be held Thursday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Commons cafeteria, 6500 Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany.

Public and private four-year colleges attending include:
Concordia University
Corban University
Eastern Oregon University
George Fox University
Grand Canyon University
Linfield College
Northwest Christian University
Northwest University
Oregon State University
Oregon Tech
OSAC - Office of Student Access and Completion
Pacific University
Portland State University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Western States

Scholarship information will be available from the Ford Family. For more information, contact Amanda Stanley at 541-917-4842.

Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodations should contact the LBCC Disability Coordinator at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telec…

South Santiam Hall Gallery Features Gabrielle Hahn

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An exhibit of 15 serigraph prints by print maker Gabrielle Hahn will be on display through February 8 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An opening reception and artist talk will be held January 18 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Hahn’s extraordinary prints merge the graphic language of tattoos with tantalizingly enigmatic text. Fists, snakes, pinup girls and hearts are just a few of the iconic images Hahn revitalizes in her series.

Of her work Hahn states, “I find myself mining past experiences and interests as well as all the imagery I was saturated in while tattooing, and turning it toward my own purpose. My content is often dark and humorous, usually absurd, and always commenting—nothing is sacred.”

About her process she says, “Printmaking appeals to me so much because it takes art off its pedestal of sacredness and makes enough for everyone to hav…

NSH Gallery Exhibit: "Printing the Gamut"

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Five artists from Bend printmaking studio Atelier 6000 will showcase their work in the exhibit “Printing the Gamut” through March 17 in the North Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An artist reception will be held in the Gallery February 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

The A6 artists use different processes, hinting at the breadth of printmaking. Exhibiting artists are Paula Bullwinkel, Barbara Hudin, Adell Shetterly, Jeanette Small and Julie Winter showing prints created with photopolymer, ImagOn, monotype, linocut and electro-etch.

A6 Executive Director Dawn Boone said, “Printmaking is an extremely broad art form, and within it artists can find processes that closely connect to drawing, collage, painting and photography. There are so many ways to work within printmaking, that artists can find a process that feels familiar while also pushing the envelope.”

In “Printing the G…

All Campuses Open January 9

All LBCC campuses are open and on time January 9, 2017. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment about the safety of driving conditions in your area. The college will open on time.

Classes and Events for Saturday, Jan. 7 Cancelled Due to Weather

All LBCC classes and events for Saturday, Jan. 7 are cancelled due to weather concerns. Stay safe out there.

LBCC Pesticide Private Applicator class

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College January 19 and 20.

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.

Pesticides Private Applicator will be held January 19 and 20, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-103, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. 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.

LBCC Offers QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

Guided Tour QuickBooks is a four-hour class designed for those with no previous experience using a computer-based accounting system.

Class meets January 17 and 18 from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $89. 

QuickBooks I is designed to help you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks. This 10-hour class meets on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. for five weeks beginning January 26 in LBCC’s Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $219.

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