Friday, February 24, 2017

LBCC Insider Staff News


Approximately 70 area high school students signed letters of intent to attend LBCC next fall as part of the Career Technical Education Signing Day held February 16. LBCC was one of 40 colleges across the nation to participate in the National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day, held to showcase young people who are committed to technical and industrial careers. Around 200 people attended the event, including industry representatives from both local and national businesses. High school seniors signed letters for their program of choice, which guarantees them a seat in the program for next fall.

The Academic Foundations and Extended Learning division has been busy producing "I am LBCC" videos to highlight the unique strengths and experience of their team. This most recent video highlights ELA faculty member Françoise Howard, as she describes what it was like moving to a new country, and why the work she does is important to her. The video was edited by AFEL staff member Antonia Hernandez.

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Malinda Shell
A partnership with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is helping to provide a pathway to college classes and employment for SNAP recipients. The SNAP 50/50 Employment and Training program provides outreach and student support for SNAP recipients in LBCC’s service area, with the purpose of helping recipients gain skills and find a living-wage job to transition off state aid. Headed-up by Malinda Shell in Academic Foundations, LBCC SNAP 50/50 staff have been doing outreach work since December, meeting with around 20 SNAP recipients to start their training here at LBCC. Outreach efforts include weekly office hours in DHS offices in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon, and monthly participant information sessions. Staff are also working with community-based organizations to help connect SNAP recipients to LBCC. SNAP 50/50 services include financial assistance for tuition, fees, books and tools, ongoing coaching in areas such as life skills and career readiness, and job search training and support. The program provides an amazing opportunity to serve and empower many people in our community. For more information, contact Malinda Shell, ext. 4529, or Reed Davis, ext. 4637 or email snap50.50@linnbenton.edu.

Update from LB iLearn: As many of you are aware, LBCC was the recipient of a Department of Labor grant for $2.7 million to create a 100 percent online program, LB iLearn Online. Because the grant moves into closeout on March 31, LB iLearn Online will transition to a cost recovery program integrated into the greater LBCC community. The main structure of LB iLearn will remain the same: students will be able to begin courses any week of the year, courses are done at the student's pace, and tuition is a monthly cost. As LB iLearn Online makes the transition, the cost of tuition will increase, fixed at $500 a month. Many hours went into researching cost structures from around the U.S. to find an appropriate amount for similar demographics, with a found range of $94 to $280 per credit. At $500 a month, if a student completes 3 credits a month, the cost would be $167 a credit. For a full-time student completing 1 credit unit per week, the cost will be $125 per credit.

LB students in KC/ACTF workshop.
Students in the theater program, accompanied by faculty member Tinamarie Ivey, participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival February 20-24, held at the Community College of Denver, Auraria campus. KC/ACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. The festival has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, offering students an opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their skills and receive national recognition for excellence including individual awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing and musical theater. Students also attended workshops and presentations, with Q&A opportunities with Pulitzer Prize awardees. Two LB students were nominated for their work in Cat in the Hat and Euripides, and competed in the Irene Ryan scholarship auditions; and two students auditioned for Next Step auditions, a program aimed at jobs, internships and scholarships for college students. One student got a call back from the audition competition, Next Step, and a second student was picked from an audition of more than 100 to be cast in an original play. 

LBCC's Advanced Transportation Technology Center, a Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition partner, participated in the Portland International Auto Show held January 27-29. The partners showcased the latest technology in electric vehicles, along with a drive simulator for attendees. Brian Trice and the ATTC will once again sponsor the Green Transportation Summit and Expo in Portland April 11-12. This signature LBCC event brings students, clean technology leaders, innovators and fleet managers together to learn about the latest technology in alternative fuels.

The LBCC Campus Store (formally the Bookstore) has reached an agreement with the college to open a coffee shop inside the new LBCC Healthcare Occupations Center, which is currently under construction in Lebanon. The coffee shop opening will coincide with the grand opening of the building fall term 2017. As a side note, starting this term, the Campus Store was approved to accept SNAP benefits. 




Published by: LBCC Advancement Marketing Office
Writer/Editor:
Lori Fluge-Brunker

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Foundations of Business Success starts April 11


Foundations of Business Success class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 11.

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, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC, Calapooia Center, room CC-211.

The 10-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning April 11. Cost is based on income. Early Bird discount: get $25 off fee for the first 10 people to sign up and pay by March 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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NSH Gallery Exhibits Paul Hawkwood Photographs


Intriguing photographs by photographer Paul Hawkwood, titled “Light, Gesture, and Mystery: Exploring the Domestic Wilderness” will be on display through March 17 in the North Santiam HallAtrium Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

In his solo exhibition, Hawkwood, a distinguished former LBCC English and writing instructor, takes viewers around the world to explore a visual awareness that extends beyond words.

He strives to bring a distinct uniqueness to his work “in ways that are both artistic but unusual, so that the viewer’s attention is held and awakened.”

By capturing color and shadow as aspects of light, his images possess spirit and emotion in their subject matter while enticing the viewer to search for a deeper meaning. His aim with his photography is “to create images with light/color/shadow that are both artistically beautiful but also surprising or striking.”

An artist reception and talk will be held in the NorthSantiam Hall Atrium Gallery Thursday, March 2 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

You can view Hawkwood’s work in LBCC NSH Atrium Gallery and on his website, 500px.com/paulhawkwood. All LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SSH Art Gallery Holds Fundraiser Silent Art Auction

Donated by Ted Ernst
A fundraiser exhibit “Silent Art Auction” of mixed-media paintings, drawings, and ceramics from LBCC faculty and community members is on display through March 1 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The annual fundraiser supports the Art Galleries on the LBCC Albany campus, which exhibit diverse artwork and artists while giving art students an opportunity to showcase their talent.

Artwork up for auction was donated by Dori Litzer, Robin Evans, Anne Magratten, Sheryl Van Fleet, Debbie Vandersommen, Lynda Farmer, Ted Ernst, Matthew Williams, Renee McKitterick, Lewis Franklin and Cory Self.

The silent auction will be open for bids until 12:45 p.m. March 1. Auction sheets are provided at each item. You can bid as often as you like. Item goes to highest bidder. You do not need to be present to win.

A reception will be held Wednesday, March 1 from 12 to 1 p.m. in South Santiam Hall Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

The reception is free and open to the public. LBCC art galleries are open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Students Sign Letters of Intent at CTE Sign Day

(l-r) Lebanon HS students Lucia Barbosa, Bailey King &
Colton Fuesler, & Colin Danler, Corvallis HS sign their letters.
Approximately 70 area high school students signed letters of intent to attend Linn-Benton Community College next fall as part of the Career Technical Education Signing Day held February

LBCC was one of 40 colleges across the nation to participate in the National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day, held to showcase young people who are committed to technical and industrial careers.

The high school seniors signed letters for their program of choice, which guarantees them a seat in the program for next fall.

LBCC’s CTE programs include automotive, heavy equipment, advanced manufacturing, computer aided design and drafting, machine tool, welding, waste water technology, dental assisting, medical assisting, occupational therapy assistant, profitable small farms and business management.

Around 200 people attended the event, including industry representatives from both local and national businesses.

The event is sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification of Centers and Pipeline to Jobs project, a partnership between local industries, Linn County, the City of Albany, Albany Chamber of Commerce, LBCC, Samaritan Health Services and Greater Albany Public Schools.


Area high school students, industry representatives & LBCC faculty &
staff members attend CTE Signing Day in the college Forum.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Unity Celebration Wednesday, March 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The 8th annual “Unity Celebration” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, March 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The free event recognizes people and organizations whose work establishes unity and inclusivity while promoting diversity and social justice on the college campus and in the community.

Awards given include The Analee Fuentes Unity award, presented to an LBCC student, a staff member and a faculty member; and the Gary Westford Community Connection award presented to an individual or organization.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461. 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 the event.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dave Turin from Gold Rush Presentation Feb. 16

Dave Turin
Dave Turin from the Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush series will give a free presentation at Linn-Benton Community College Thursday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Turin, from Gresham, is a former high school and college football star who graduated from Portland State University with a degree in civil engineering.

While working as vice president of the family rock quarry business, Turin joined the Gold Rush series in 2011, after appearing as a guest in several episodes during season one.

Turin will be keynote speaker at LBCC’s Career Technical Education Signing Day held at the college Feb. 16.

The presentation 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 the event.