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Mark Majeski Named Athletic Director

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Mark Majeski has been named athletic director of the Linn-Benton Community College Athletic department. 

Majeski is replacing Randy Falk, who retired June 30 after serving 26 years as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director. 

Majeski begins his duties July 16.

Majeski brings 20 years of experience working in collegiate athletics, with 16 years as athletic director, serving at Willamette University from 2000 to 2011, and at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He also served as head women’s basketball coach at while at UC Santa Cruz, and was head softball coach for Menlo College.

Majeski is founder of Majeski Athletic Consulting, which helps colleges and universities leverage athletics to support institutional missions and goals.

He is an active member in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and serves on the Advisory Board for University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Leade…

LBCC Parenting Education receives $50k OPEC Grant

Linn-Benton Community College Parenting Education Department has received a $50,000 renewal grant from the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC).

The grant is part of a is part of a multi-year initiative supporting expansion of high-quality parenting education programs and a more coordinated parenting education system statewide.

The collaborative, which started in 2010, is comprised of the Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation and Oregon State University.

LBCC was among the first six programs to participate in the initiative, which has grown to 15 programs. This will be the ninth year LBCC has participated, bringing the total funds awarded to $590,000.

LBCC’s project, the Parenting Success Network, supports parenting education classes throughout Linn and Benton counties, and includes numerous public awareness activities and efforts to build collaborative partnerships.

Grant funds will be used to support classes, w…

Dr. Larry Mullins Named LBCC Distinguished Citizen

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Dr. Larry Mullins of Samaritan Health Services has been named as Distinguished Citizen by Linn-Benton Community College.

As CEO of Samaritan from 1992 until 2017, Dr. Mullins was a major contributor to shaping the outstanding healthcare programs at LBCC, and helping to build the health care system in our area that employs many LBCC graduates.

Dr. Mullins has been instrumental in providing financial resources and expertise to help develop LBCC health care programs. His vision to create a comprehensive healthcare campus in Lebanon included helping to arrange the purchase of land so the LBCC could design and build its new Healthcare Occupations Center.

Dr. Mullins also contributed to the success of LBCC students by providing clinical sites in the Samaritan Health System for health care students to learn.

At his encouragement, Samaritan personnel are involved in LBCC events such as the CTE signing day, and provide stethoscopes to students who sign up for one of LBCC’s health care programs.

Strength and Balance for Seniors starts June 29, Lebanon

The exercise class Strength and Balance for Seniors will be held through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon starting June 29.
The class focuses on the exercise portion of the program called A Matter of Balance, developed and used by Oregon Health Sciences University’s ThinkFirst Oregon Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program.
Learn chair exercises and standing exercises to find ways to reduce fall risk factors while working to increase leg strength, balance and flexibility. Explore strategies for moving through your day in a thoughtful and safe way.
This nine-week class meets Fridays from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. starting June 29 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. Cost is $49.
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.

Dynamic, Meditative Qi Gong classes start June 29, Benton Center

Two different Qi Gong-style classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 29.

Qi Gong uses energy flow to strengthen the entire body and calm the mind. Dynamic Qi Gong helps students to develop their outer magnetic energy, drawing the energy inward simply using slow, specific movements through the Five Elements and focused breath. No previous experience needed.

This eight-week class meets Fridays from 2 to 2:50 p.m. starting June 29 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $69.

Meditative Qi Gong is a companion class to Dynamic Qi Gong. Students learn the meditative practices of the Five Element System while delving deeper into its theory and applications. In addition to the tonifying and planetary meditations, Five Element personality types will be explored and a practical set of daily Longevity Exercises will be included. No previous experience needed.

This eight-week class meets Fridays from 3 to 3:40 p.m. starting June 29 at the LBCC Benton Cent…

Body and Breath Yoga starts June 30, Lebanon

The class Body and Breath Yoga will be held through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon starting June 30.

Class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Students learn techniques to open and lengthen the body while noticing and focusing on the breath to strengthen and calm while moving with intention and exploring each pose.

Poses are designed to help support you as you develop balance, coordination and flexibility, and release tension and tightness in the body. Props and modifications will be available.

This nine-week class meets Saturdays from 10:45 to 11:35 starting June 30 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. Cost is $49.

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.

Clay for Beginners starts June 28 at the LBCC Benton Center, Corvallis

An introductory ceramics class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis starting June 28.

Clay for Beginners covers ceramic techniques including the foundations of working with clay. Students learn how to work with soft slabs to hand-build bowls, mugs, and tumblers while building on basic techniques each week. No experience necessary.

This six-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting June 28 at the LBCC Benton Center Ceramics Studio, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $64.

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.

Growing the Best Lavender class held in Albany, Lebanon

Learn how to grow the best lavender in classes offered through LBCC Community Education in Albany and Lebanon. 

Class covers different lavender varieties, growing techniques, pruning and maintaining for maximum beauty. Recipe ideas included.

This one-day class meet Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW; and Wednesday, July 11 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. 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.

LBCC Spring 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 spring term, April to June 2018. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Ryland Adams, Brandon P. Admire, Nathan D. Alexander, Emma Allen, Katelyn G.
Allen, Jacob T. Alred, Vanessa M. Alvarado, Eduardo-Cecilio Alvarado-Gonza,
Selina Alvarez, Marshall W. Andersen, Summer G. Andersen, Kasey K. Anderson,
EvelynJune M. Antons, Matthew G. Archer, Kimberly Arcuri, James T. Armstrong,
Jesse Arnold, Matthew A. Aulerich, Madison R. Austin, Samantha K. Axall,
Xiaoqin Bai, Cody J. Baker, Kara L. Baker, Victoria D. Baker, Justin M. Ball,
Ian N. Barnes, Keith M. Barry, Megan Bartley, Janna Batara, William H. Bateman,
Lindsey H. Bates, Sarah Batu, Emily Beach, Chelsea C. Bean, Charles W. Beard
II, Suzanne L. Beck, Joshua E. Bergstrom, Logan R. Bertram, Naomi E. Beuca,
Emory S. Billings, Josiah Bishop, Ariel S. Blain, Seth P. Blanc, Jimmy R.
Bleds…

Step Aerobics, Sculpting fitness class starts June 26, Benton Center

The fitness class Step Aerobics and Sculpting will be offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 26.

This course includes aerobic step exercises to music with strength training and sports conditioning for all ages.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center. 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.

Wedding Floral Design class starts June 26, LBCC Benton Center

A Wedding Floral Design class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 26.

Learn to create floral designs for weddings or any special occasion, including making a corsage and boutonniere, hand held bouquets and a table centerpieces.

This three-week class meets Tuesdays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $83 and includes supplies.

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.

Puppy Essentials class starts June 26

A dog training class for puppies ages four to 12 months will be held through LBCC Community Education starting June 26.

Puppy Essentials covers the basics in puppy training including recall, loose leash walking, don’t jump up, focus and important socialization skills in a fun, game oriented setting. Veterinary shot records and dog history forms required.

This eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. starting June 26 at the Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus. Cost is $109.

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.

Painting with Acrylics classes in Sweet Home, Lebanon

Painting Nature with Acrylics classes start June 26 in Sweet Home, June 28 in Lebanon

The class Painting Nature with Acrylics will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center and LBCC Lebanon Center this summer.

Learn to use acrylics to paint your favorite natural scene from a photograph, including techniques for image and subject balance, perspective, and lighting effects.

This six-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting June at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, and Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting June 28 at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Cost is $59 and includes painting canvas, table top easel, set of paints, brushes and paint savers.

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.

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training starts June 26, Benton Center

High Intensity Interval Training class will be offered through the LBCC Benton Center starting June 26.

HIIT is an hour-long interval training class involving various equipment to improve both cardiovascular and muscular fitness through the high intensity interval training model.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 5:50 p.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center. 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.

Series on Gifts of Sensitivity: The Highly Sensitive Person starts June 26, Benton Center

A four-week series on Gifts of Sensitivity: The Highly Sensitive Person will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 26.

Have you ever been told "You're just too sensitive!"? Do you need a lot of alone time and often feel out of place? If so, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). HSP's make up nearly 20 percent of the population.

Join us as we explore what it means to be a highly sensitive person. This series covers the basic concepts and research behind high sensitivity, including strategies for navigating the world as a highly sensitive person resulting in a more compassionate and empowered understanding of yourself.

This four-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center. 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.

Below the Line: How Hollywood Makes Movies starts June 26, Benton Center

The class “Below the Line: How Hollywood Makes Movies” will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting June 26.

Learn ​how​ ​a​ ​major​ ​motion​ ​picture​ ​gets made ​including​ ​the ​players,​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​film​ ​production,​ what​ ​a​ ​producer​ ​does,​ ​how​ ​actors​ ​get​ ​paid,​ ​what a ​gaffer,​ ​best​ ​boy,​ ​ager-dyer​ and​ ​foley​ ​artist is, as well as a ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​business​ ​side.​

This five-week class meet Tuesdays from 10 to 11:50 a.m. starting June 26 at the LBCC Benton Center. 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.


Tai Chi class starts June 25, Lebanon

The exercise class Tai Chi will be offered through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon starting June 25.

Learn the 18 Movement Form of Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan using low impact, slow and relaxed movements and an emphasis on deep breathing. Regular practice of Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance, mobility and coordination.

Sometimes called "moving meditation," Tai Chi promotes relaxation and reduces stress, and can improve everyday health and wellness along with increasing resistance to disease.

This 10-week class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 to 11:50 a.m. starting June 25 at the Lebanon Senior Center. 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.

Dynamic Qi Gong class starts June 25, Lebanon

The exercise class Dynamic Qi Gong will be offered through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon starting June 25.

Dynamic Qi Gong uses energy flow to strengthen the entire body and calm the mind. "Qi" means life-force energy, which flows naturally throughout the universe; "Gong" means cultivation through steady practice.

By cultivating this outer magnetic energy, learn to draw energy inward by using slow, specific movements through the Five Elements and focused breath. Participants experience a deep sense of peace in this easy-to-follow practice. No experience needed.

This 10-week class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 10:50 a.m. starting June 25 at the Lebanon Senior Center. 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.

Benton Center Pottery Show, Sale June 15

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LBCC’s Benton Center Spring Ceramic Sale will be held Friday, June 15 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the center’s ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis.

Handcrafted pottery by LBCC ceramic instructors, students and instructional assistants will be for sale, including raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces. Selection includes usable tableware, vases, flowerpots, small sculptures and more.

A portion of all sales goes to support the ceramics studio. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Insider Staff News

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Kristina Holton Joins LB as Dean of SEM
Kristina Holton has joined LBCC as the new dean of the Science, Engineering and Math (SEM) division. Kristina comes to LBCC from Lane Community College, where she spent the past eight years as math faculty and director of the Math Resource Center, and, most recently, as interim dean of mathematics. Prior to LCC, Kristina spent several years teaching at both middle and high school levels. She also served as an instructional coach, working with elementary and middle school teachers across the district. Kristina is currently completing her Ed.D. in Education with a concentration in community college leadership at OSU. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree mathematics education, and her Oregon Teaching License, all from OSU. Kristina is married and has two daughters.

LBCC Night at the Knights Baseball
LBCC Night at The Knights baseball will be held at OSU’s Goss Stadium Wednesday, June 13, at Coleman Field in Corvallis. Gat…

2018 Graduate List

Linn-Benton Community College - Class of 2018 Graduate List
(listed by home town of record, alphabetical by state)

Congratulations to our 50th graduating class!


Bakersfield, CA
Joshua Sumpter, Associate of Applied Science Const & Forestry
Equip Tech

Coarsegold, CA
Bailey A. Samper, Associate of Science Agr Business Mngt Emphasis

Gazelle, CA
Mikayla Duchi, Associate of Science Agricultural Sciences
Emphasis

Huntington Beach, CA
Kaitlyn E. Olson, Associate of Applied Science Const & Forestry
Equip Tech

Modesto, CA
Jonathan P. Bucknell, Associate of Science Psychology Emphasis

Oakdale, CA
Madison A. Morgan, Associate of Science Agricultural Sciences
Emphasis

Rohnert Park, CA
Emily L. Slaugh, Associate of Applied Science Comp Aided
Dsgn/Draft CADD Tch

Santa Paula, CA
Spencer M. Huckaby, Associate of Applied Science Const &
Forestry Equip Tech

Temecula, CA
Taylor M. Steffens, Associate of Science Mathematics Emphasis

Turlock, CA
Colby J. Wooten, Associate of Arts Oregon T…