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New home for Mechatronics Program nearing completion
Renovation of the middle bay of Industrial A for the expansion of the Mechatronics/Industrial Automation program is nearing completion. The new space will expand capacity for mechatronics, which has outgrown its original space in Industrial B. The Mechatronics program will move into Industrial A over spring break, which will allow for expansion of the Machine Tool program into the vacated space. Future plans include renovation of the industrial walkway/plaza area which is currently fenced and used as staging for the industrial programs. The plaza project will include removing fences, opening the walkway area, and creating green space with grass, outdoor seating and art work to provide a more a usable place for students and the community. Completion of the entire Industrial complex project is scheduled for summer/fall 2019.

LBCC textbook savings up this term from last winter term
LBCC faculty members' efforts to increase textbook …

9th Annual Unity Celebration Feb. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Fireside Room

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The 9th annual “Unity Celebration” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, February 28 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.

This year’s guest lecturer is Frank Thompson, former superintendent of the Oregon Department of Corrections and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. LBCC Poetry Club will also perform.

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.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or ac…

Career Technical Education Signing Day stats

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81 students from 27 high schools attended the national Career Technical Education Signing Day at Linn-Benton Community College Feb. 15, where they signed letters of intent to guarantee a spot in one of LBCC’s CTE programs starting next fall.

Programs seeing the largest turnout were welding with 23 students and heavy equipment diesel training with 18. Students also signed up to attend programs in culinary arts, horticulture, medical assistant, accounting, network administration, business management, machine tool, mechatronics, CADD, water, environment and technology, non-destructive test, and automotive tech.

Held in partnership with Albany Pipeline to Jobs and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), CTE Sign Day is a national event with 55 community colleges and trade schools across the country participating this year. CTE skill sets are in high-demand across the country, and most LBCC CTE students land jobs while still in their programs.

LBCC’s event featured approxima…

Annual Family Fun Day is March 10, 10am-2pm

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The 41st annual Family Fun Day for families with children ages one to six will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Linn-Benton Community Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany.

Families can participate in activities such as play dough, obstacle course, crafts, bounce house, face painting, putt-putt golf and more. Admission is free. Activity tickets are .25 cents each.
A used book and toy sale will be held during the event. Proceeds from Family Fun Day support the more than 2,000 parents in Linn and Benton counties who attend LBCC Parenting Education classes each year.
For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections Pollywog at 541-917-4884. 

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 r…

LBCC Closed Monday, Feb. 19, President's Day

LBCC and all centers will be closed Monday, February 19 for President's Day. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Free Career "Job" Fair March 7, 10 am- 2 pm, AC Gym

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Looking for a job? Want to advance in your career? Explore your options and connect with businesses at the LBCC Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Linn-Benton Community College Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany.

Bring your resume and be prepared to complete applications. Interview tips and participating employer list available at www.linnbenton.edu/careerfair.

Many employers are hiring. Information on community resources and LBCC degree and certificate programs also offered.

LBCC Career Fair is free and open to the public.

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 in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will ma…

LBCC, Colleges to ask Legislature for $32 million to Support Student Success

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Linn-Benton Community College is joining the state’s 16 other community college to ask the Oregon Legislature to allocate an additional $32 million to the Community College Support Fund (CCSF) to mitigate tuition increases throughout Oregon and restore funding for student success in the second year of the 2017-2019 biennium.
At the end of the 2017 legislative session, the Joint Ways and Means Committee restored more than $70 million to the Public Universities Support Fund (PUSF) to support student success at universities, and allocated an amount thought to be proportionally the same for community colleges. It appears that the 11th-hour calculation for the two-year schools was off by $32 million. 
That shortfall means approximately $2 million less for LBCC. The funding would have substantial impact on programs to help students more quickly finish their programs, and either transfer to four-year schools or begin jobs in high demand fields in the local community, according to LBCC Presiden…

Calapooia Center Gallery exhibits LBCC student Christina Royce

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The Calapooia Center Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College features the work of LBCC student Christina Royce on display through February 28.
An artist reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the gallery.
Titled “A New Reality,” Royce’s exhibit brings an explosion of color in her drawings, which depict lovely images with floral and landscape themes. The highly saturated drawings are created through her elegant use of oil pastels.
Bright photographs compliment the drawings with a multitude of neon seascapes. Royce’s artwork invites the viewer to enjoy the colors of the world in new ways.
LBCC Galleries hours are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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…

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Blues & Sunshine

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Blues and Sunshine will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase from Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, February 16, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Local talent Tom Chase, Steve Sever, and Ron Sharman play a mix of original songs along with their take on familiar and unfamiliar blues, swing, folk and fun music.
Benton Center Acoustic Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.
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 in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.