Showing posts from January, 2018

Artist Tallmadge Doyle exhibit, SSH Gallery through Feb. 22

An exhibit titled “Pollination” featuring the art of Tallmadge Doyle will be on display at the LBCC South Santiam Gallery through February 22.

Doyle’s botanical imagery on woodblock prints is a combination of found organic matter, natural phenomenon, line work and even astronomy resulting in exquisite compositions with silhouettes.

When scrutinizing the details, viewers can recognize Ginko leaves and wheatgrass, while stepping back allows the strong graphic styles of the artwork to be appreciated as a whole.

An artist reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the SSH Gallery.

Born in New York City, Doyle is a printmaker, painter and public artist. She has lived and worked in Eugene for 25 years.

Doyle received her bachelor of fine art in drawing from the Cleveland Art Institute and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Oregon. Doyle’s work can be viewed online at

LBCC gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday…

LBCC Names New Executive Director of Advancement

Linn-Benton Community College has named Jennifer Boehmer as the next executive director to lead the college’s Advancement office.

Boehmer will start March 1. She is succeeding Dale Stowell, who is retiring.

Boehmer has more than 20 years of experience in communications, most recently as director of strategic communication at Portland Community College. She is the current past president for the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, a professional association for two-year college marketing professionals.

Boehmer holds a master’s degree in communication management from the University of Portland, and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from Linfield College.

LBCC’s Advancement office encompasses marketing, print and digital communication, media relations, and the college Foundation office, which raises money to support LBCC programs and students.

The college serves more than 22,000 students each year, with more than 60 degrees, certificates an…

43rd Annual Children’s Play: “Red Riding Hood” Feb. 10 & 17, 2 p.m.

The 43rd annual Children’s Theater at Linn-Benton Community College presents “Red Riding Hood” Feb. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This fun, musical take on the classic children’s tale follows Bridget and Stephen as they sleep-over at their grandmother’s house.
Neither can sleep, so to pass the time they act out their favorite story with things found in the attic and closet, but soon discover what’s real and what’s imagined blurs together as they find themselves in the deep, dark woods with a wolf.
Tickets are $8 adults, $6 for under 18. Purchase online at, or at the door one hour prior to performance.
For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay …

Single Point Meditation Workshop March 3, Benton Center

A workshop on Single Point Mediation will be held at the LBCC Benton Center March 3.

Single point concentration meditation is a simple yet profoundly powerful practice using concentration to clear and focus the mind help the practitioner become calm and centered.
Learn to focus on an unchanging center point within to help relieve stress and improve physical and mental health.
Workshop meets Saturday, March 3 from 12 to 1:50 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, email or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

North Santiam Hall Gallery exhibits "Esteem: Artists and Mentors"

The North Santiam Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College features “Esteem: Artists & Mentors,” a collaborative exhibition with nine pairs of artists and mentors presenting artwork and statements on display through March 8.

Participating artists include Georgiana Nehl, Linnea Solveig, Barb Tetenbaum, Amy Lund, Chelsea Couch, Tannaz Farsi, Richard Rowland, Jan Sheild, Cara Tomlinson, Elizabeth Magee, Nathan Prouty, Kaitlyn Getz, Susan Murrell, Addie DeLong, Ying Tan, Craig Hickman, Palmarin Merges and Carla Javier Brea.

The exhibition is dedicated to the impact that individuals have on each other’s artistic journeys. Esteem consists of paired artists who chose each other to validate the influences, contributions, and support they gave one another.

Unique style, medium, concept and subject provide the audience a glimpse into the choices artists make every day when creating their artistic identities.

Written statements from the paired individuals give insight as to why they chose…

SSH Gallery “Kapakahi” exhibit features LBCC art students

The South Santiam Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College features the artwork of three LBCC students in an exhibit titled “Kapakahi” on display through January 25.

Kapakahi, Hawaiian for one sided, crooked and messed up, features LBCC students Elizabeth Gleason, James-Harley Parr and Michael Bosch working in mediums of painting, drawing and collage.

An artist reception will be held Thursday, January 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery.

Parr’s art displays androgyny and dabbles in concepts of gender and sexuality.

Gleason is interested in exploring gender identity, questioning feminine norms and femininity, saying she loves working in mixed media collage because she enjoys the idea of destroying objects to create something new.

Bosch’s content driven work examines fraternity houses and U.S. political parties.  

LBCC gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordi…

Theater: “The Tripp LIVE!”, Feb. 2, Free Admission

"The Tripp LIVE!” is coming to the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 2.

"The Tripp LIVE!" has everything you want out of a late-night talk show, including jokes, pet tricks and interviews with local celebrities.

Special guests include State Senator Sara Gelser, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa, LBCC Vice President Ann Buchele, Linn County Circuit Judge Fay Stetz-Waters, the Pix Theater’s Rod and Denise Bigner and more!

Admission is free. For more information, contact the Tripp theater box office: 541-917-4531, Find the event on Facebook here. See you at the show!

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations 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…

Nonbinary Gender Identities Presentation, Noon, Feb. 6

Charlie McNabb, author of Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources, will speak about their research at 12 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 at the Linn-Benton Community College Library, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

McNabb, an ethnographer, librarian, community archivist, and queer/trans/disability activist, will explain nonbinary identities, read passages from their book, and lead a Q&A discussion.

“Although there have always been people who identify outside the gender binary, only recently have they gained popular media attention,” said McNabb. “Despite some visibility, nonbinary gender identities are poorly understood by the general public. It is critically important for gender minorities to find themselves in the media that they consume. Just as important is the need for those outside the minority community to understand and appreciate them.”

This event is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Linn-Benton Community College Library.

For more information, co…

Open Educational Resources Benefit LBCC Students

Students across Oregon’s 17 community colleges are benefiting from efforts of faculty and staff to make course materials more affordable through the use of open educational resources, with students in transfer degree programs saving over $1 million in textbook costs in 2017. 

Open educational resources, more commonly known as OER, are freely available to download, edit, and share to help all students succeed. Available typically as digital resources, OER are also available in print, and reduce or eliminate costs to students through providing open access to materials in place of purchasing traditional textbooks.

OER allow instructors to choose and modify open licensed materials to best fit their courses, including textbooks, course readings, simulations, games, syllabi, quizzes and assessment tools produced by educators and experts in their fields.

Data from a two-year study headed up by Amy Hofer, coordinator of Statewide Open Education Library Services, shows that the average cos…

College Night Open House Monday, Feb. 5

College Night open house will be held at Linn-Benton Community College from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 5 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 Información de LBCC en Español.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations 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 trans…

College Budget topic of Board of Education meeting Jan. 17

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education will discuss the college budget at its next regularly-scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 17 in the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-103, Albany.
Discussion will include budget projections for the upcoming years, the general direction of college spending, revenue assumptions, and major expenses.
Tuition and fees will be covered at the February 21 board meeting, which will be voted on by the board at its March meeting.
LBCC Board of Education meetings are open to the public, with time allotted for public comment.

Nominations Open for LBCC Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominations are now open for Linn-Benton Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

The award was established to recognize former LBCC students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession and through service to their community.

Nomination deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 6. Nomination forms and criteria are available online at

Nominees are honored at a reception held in April at the college.

Thirty-five LBCC alumni have received the award since it was established in 2005.

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

College Closed Monday, Jan. 15 for MLK Day

Linn-Benton Community College and all centers will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Career Tech Programs to hold Signing Day Feb. 15

Students interested in enrolling in one of Linn-Benton Community College’s career technical programs are invited to attend a Career and Technical Education Signing Day event to guarantee their spot for fall term.

CTE signing day will be held Thursday, February 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.  Lunch provided.

The event is open to anyone interested in enrolling in one of these two-year or less programs, which often fill up quickly.

Career technical programs at LBCC include: Accounting Technology, Automotive Technology, Coding Reimbursement Specialist, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Crop Production, Heavy Equipment Diesel Technology, Horticulture, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics Industrial Automation Technology, Medical Assistant, Networking and Systems Administration, Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation, Practical Business Management, Profitable Small Farms, Welding and Fabrication Technology, and Water Enviro…

Oregon Transfer Day Fair Coming Jan. 18

Oregon Transfer Day information fair will be held Thursday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LBCC Commons, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany.

The fair is for students planning to transfer to a four-year college, with a number of institutions attending including: Concordia University, Corban University, Eastern Oregon University, Grand Canyon University, Linfield College, National University of Natural Medicine, Northwest University, OSAC, Oregon State University, Oregon Tech, Pacific University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, University of Western States, and Western Oregon University

For more information, contact Amanda Stanley at 541-917-4842. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase: Suz Doyle & Friends, Jan. 19, Noon-1 p.m.

Suz Doyle and Friends will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase from Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, January 19, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Suzannah Doyle is a professional composer, performer, on-the-spot songwriter, and chief comedy wrangler for Ringtone Theatre, whose work appears in hundreds of productions worldwide.

Doyle played by invitation at the White House in Washington, D.C., and has appeared live and on over 23 albums in numerous genres. She leads the monthly ukulele cabaret singalongs in Corvallis and was a founding member of the Corvallis-based ukulele trio, The Wallop Sisters.

Suz Doyle and Friends features Doyle and Jeanne Holmes on vocals and ukulele, Karen Johns on vocals and guitar and Niels Nielsen on a gonzo-engineered upright bass.

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 …

Fall Term Honor Roll, Congratulations!

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 fall term, September to December 2017. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Janel L. Aiello, Salem H. Al-Khalifa, Nathan D. Alexander, Mohammed A.
Alkhalifa, Melanie M. Allam, Katelyn G. Allen, Kaelee Almy, Jacob T. Alred,
Haley Amero, Tyler J. Ancke, Olivia M. Anderson-Gregg, EvelynJune M. Antons,
Arturo Armas, Jesse Arnold, Samantha Arnold, Makenna N. Ashton, Makayla I.
Atwood, Matthew A. Aulerich, Hannah Aultz, Brigid A. Austin, Samantha K. Axall, Cody J. Baker, Kara L. Baker, Kristen M. Baker, Victoria D. Baker, Alisia M. Ball, Jessica L. Ball, Justin M. Ball, Shelbie L. Ballweber, Megan K. Banks, Juan J. Barba, Jeremiah S. Barrar, Keith M. Barry, Neil D. Bastendorff, Mikaela G. Batchelor, Isaac A. Bates, Lindsey H. Bates, Sierra A. Bayer, Emily Beach, Katelyn S. Beard, Charles W. Beard II, Connor C. Beaubien, Suzanne L…