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Safe Driver Refresher Course for 16 and Older starts May 7

A safe driver refresher class for those 16 and older starts May 7 at Linn-Benton Community College.

Course covers the new “Move Over Law,” which includes more than just emergency vehicles. Review recent changes in the law and learn skills and techniques to reduce crashes and collisions.

Class meets Mondays from 6 to 7:20 p.m. for 3 weeks starting May 7, with a unique hands-on experience on Saturday May 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. which provides an opportunity to challenge yourself in distracted driving situations. Students must be 16 or older to attend. Materials included.

Class meets at the LBCC Albany Campus, Takena Hall, room T-215. Cost is $79.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC vehicle safety website at www.linnbenton.edu/vehicle-safety, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Extended Learning at 541-917-4840.

Winter 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 winter term, January to March 2018. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Daniel Adams, Cameron C. Adrian, Janel L. Aiello, Nathan D. Alexander, Jade D.
Alford, Katelyn G. Allen, Kaelee Almy, Jacob T. Alred, Haley Amero, Tyler J.
Ancke, Marshall W. Andersen, Cody B. Anderson, Kasey K. Anderson, EvelynJune M.
Antons, Kimberly Arcuri, James T. Armstrong, Samantha Arnold, Matthew A.
Aulerich, Samantha K. Axall, Xiaoqin Bai, Cody J. Baker, Kara L. Baker,
Victoria D. Baker, Joyce Anne R. Balisbis, Alisia M. Ball, Jessica L. Ball,
Justin M. Ball, Isabella E. Bangs, Megan K. Banks, Isaac Baral, Ian N. Barnes,
Arianna R. Barth, Aaron S. Bassett, Mikaela G. Batchelor, Dylan E. Bates,
Lindsey H. Bates, Sarah Batu, Emily Beach, Charles W. Beard II, Reyna A.
Beaty-Palma, Suzanne L. Beck, Joshua E. Bergstrom, Steven Betts, Zachariah L.
Bilyeu,…

Teach Your Teen to Drive class in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon

A class to help you teach your teen to drive will be offered through LBCC Community Education in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon starting April 19.
Teaching your teen to drive can be a tense and thrilling time. Help make it more enjoyable by adding some new information to what you already know about driving.
Join us for a fun, information session on techniques and options to help your teen learn to drive while you retain your sanity. Class will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon on the following dates:
Thursday, April 19, 5:30-8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-209, Corvallis. Fee $15.
Wednesday, April 25, 5:30-8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Takena Hall, room T-215. Fee $15.
Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, room LC-200. Fee $15.
For more information or to register, see the LBCC vehicle safety website at www.linnbenton.edu/vehicle-safety or email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Extended Learning at 541-917-4840.

Driver Permit Prep classes in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon

Driver Permit Preparation classes are being offered through LBCC Community Education in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon starting April 16.

Designed for those having trouble passing the permit test or who need help studying. Course covers the Oregon Driver Manual and what you need to know to pass the Oregon Driver permit test. Materials included.

Two-week session times available in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon:

Mondays starting April 16, 5:30-7:20 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $59.

Thursdays starting May 3, 5:30-7:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, Corvallis. Cost is $59.

Tuesdays starting May 8, 5:30-7:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon 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.

An Evening in Thailand cooking class held April 12

Learn about Thai cuisine in an introductory cooking class offered through LBCC Community Education April 12.

Learn all about Thai cuisine while helping to prepare a four-course Thai meal. If you have never tried Thai cuisine or are a lover of Thai cuisine, this class is for you.

Class will meet Thursday, April 12 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus. 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.

Staying Safe While Buying, Selling Online class starts April 10

A new class to help you protect your information while buying and selling online will be held through LBCC Community Education starting April 10.

Staying Safe While Buying and Selling Online focuses on protecting your financial assets and avoiding scams while using your phone, tablet or other device online. Learn to recognize unsavory and dishonest attempts from scammers.

This three-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 10 at the LBCC Albany campus. 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.

NEW! Flower Arranging series starts April 10 at LBCC Lebanon Center

Several new classes to help you learn flower arranging will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center starting April 10.

Wreath Making class covers how to prepare wreath forms, tie bundles, make floral bows and more. This two-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 10 at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $49.

Floral Swag class covers designing and assembling a classic holiday swag and a swag for interior decoration. This two-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 24 at the LBCC Lebanon Center.  Cost is $49.

Table Top Arrangements class covers how to create beautiful floral arrangements using different types of materials including flowers and greens. This two-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting May 8 at the LBCC Lebanon 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.

Android Phones & Tablets starts April 9, LBCC Lebanon Center

A new class on Android Phones and Tablets will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center starting April 9.

Learn about your Android phone or tablet core functions and settings, find fun apps using the Google Play store, sync your device with your Google account and explore how to connect your home computer to upload and share pictures and videos.

This three-week class meets Mondays from 5:30-7:20 p.m. starting April 9 at the LBCC Lebanon 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.

Self-Defense & Intro to Kempo Karate starts April 9, Benton Center

Self-Defense and Intro to Kempo Karate class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 9.

Develop situational awareness and confidence while learning basic self-defense skills including how to avoid attacks and to determine if a situation will pose a threat. No previous experience necessary.

This eight-week class meets Mondays from 8:30-9:20 a.m. starting April 9 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.

Write Your Life Story classes start April 6 in Corvallis

The class “Write Your Life Story” will be offered through LBCC Community Education in Corvallis starting April 6.

Learn how to write your life stories and those of your family members, including how to recall and recount family history in your own narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue.

This eight-week class meets Fridays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting April 6 at the Corvallis 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.

Self-Defense workshop held April 7, Albany campus

A two-hour self-defense workshop will be offered at the LBCC Albany campus from 3 to 4:50 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

Workshop will cover basic self-defense skills including situational awareness and confidence. Participants will learn how to avoid attacks and determine if a situation will pose a threat. No previous experience necessary. 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.

Board Game Design & Development starts April 5, Benton Center

A new class on designing board games will be held through LBCC Community Education in Corvallis starting April 5.

Boardgame Design and Development covers mechanics, concept development and play testing through lots of game play, discussions and the workshopping of your own table top game design from concept to prototype.

This six-week class meets Thursdays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. starting April 5 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.

50 Years in the Making: Honoring Joseph Novak

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Through the years, LBCC has been fortunate to have had many dedicated people who gave their time and energy to help make it the great institution it is today.

One of those people was Joseph Novak. When Joseph retired from the LBCC Board of Education after serving 25 years, he said, “I think LBCC is the finest community college in this state. Education is the greatest tool you can have in terms of economic development.”

As one of the longest-serving college board members, serving from 1981 and 2006, Joseph gave not only of his time but also his unending passion. His recent passing in January reminds us of his many contributions to LBCC.

Joseph served three terms as the college board chair and four terms as vice chair. He worked with four of six LBCC presidents, helping to hire three. For more than 30 years, Joseph consistently advocated to legislators for more state funding for community colleges.

In 2007, LBCC honored Joseph with a Distinguished Service Award. That same year, LBCC studen…

50 Years in the Making: Honoring Bob Ross

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As LBCC's first full-time employee and faculty member hired in June 1968, biology instructor Bob Ross shares a significant milestone with LBCC. One might even say the two grew up together.

"It doesn't feel like 50 years of teaching. It sneaks up on you because you're having a great time," said Ross. "I can't imagine a better life.

Ross remembers LBCC’s early days and compares them to being a pioneer arriving in a new, uncultivated land. "There was so much excitement and creativity at that time. We were asking, ‘What are the students asking for? What do they need?’ We were listening. It was fun to hear the feedback.”

Over the next five decades, Ross taught courses in biology, botany, natural history, foods and nutrition, zoology, vegetable garden ecology, reproductive strategies, Oregon ecology and photography.

Ross’s philosophy was, and still is, all about teaching students how to be curious, to observe and to make connections in their learning. Ross …

50 Years in the Making: Sweet Home Center

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Since 1971, LBCC has offered community education classes in Sweet Home and surrounding areas. Originally named the Santiam Center, the center shared an office with the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce at 1240 10th Avenue. Mona Waibel served as director.

Approximately 275 students took classes that first year, which included high school equivalency classes, art, business education, welding and writing classes. Most classes were held in local churches during the day and at Sweet Home High School in the evening.

As demand for community education grew, LBCC and the Chamber continued their partnership by leasing a building at 1314 Long Street. The new space included a classroom, storage, restrooms and offices for LBCC and Chamber use.

An open house was held in 1975. In 1985, the college expanded its reach to include classes in Brownsville and Central Linn. Classes were held at the Brownsville Recreation Center, Brownsville Library and City Hall, and at Central Linn High School.

The Sweet Home…

50 Years in the Making: Lebanon Center

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Originally housed in three modular units outside Lebanon Union High School, the LBCC Lebanon Center has served East Linn county since 1972, providing space to hold community education classes.

In 1981, the center relocated to a 19-acre site at 2600 Stoltz Hill Road, which encompassed seven acres of donated land and 12 acres of adjacent land purchased by the college. 

For some, the Stoltz Hill location was a bit off the beaten path, and in 1986, the Lebanon community and the Chamber of Commerce requested the center to move downtown. The former J.C. Penney building on 550 Main Street was donated to house the center, and the Stoltz Hill site was put up for sale.

The new location offered three times the space as the Stoltz Hill facility. In 1988, the college received a state economic development grant to remodel the building, which was completed in 1990.

As the community grew and the college expanded class offerings in Lebanon and East Linn County, the need for more space became apparent.…

50 Years in the Making: Benton Center

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Since 1967, LBCC has served Benton County and the surrounding communities, starting with evening adult education classes held at Corvallis High School.

In 1971, LBCC opened the first headquarters for the Benton Center in a 10 x 35-foot trailer parked near CHS, offering around 80 evening classes in high school classrooms and elsewhere in Corvallis. Adult education director Orville Zielaskowski was appointed as the first center director.

In September 1977, the Benton Center moved to its current location in the former Washington Elementary School on Polk Avenue in Corvallis. Math and business technology were the first core programs offered, along with ongoing adult basic education and parent education classes.

In addition to on-site classroom space, the new building offered space for a ceramics lab, and the school's gym became home to the center's fitness classes – ever popular with community members today.

In 1994, a successful bond measure provided funds for installation of an…

50 Years in the Making: Honoring Russell Tripp

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Sweeping out an old barn in 1967 so students could attend class there was not in his job description as a college board member. But sweep he did.

Some 50 years later, LBCC Founding Board Member Russell Tripp would find himself celebrating the college’s 50th Anniversary, held September 29, 2017 – just not in a barn.

Through the years, Tripp has seen the college transform from those early days in ’67, holding classes in barns and basements and serving 2,400 students, to a 104-acre Albany campus, centers in Corvallis, Lebanon, and Sweet Home, and serving more than 19,000 students and community members today.

Advocating to bring a community college to Linn county, Tripp was elected in 1967 to serve on LBCC’s first board of education.

That first board had a lot of work ahead of them to get the newly-formed college up and running, including appointing the first college president, Dr. Eldon Schafer, who put out a lofty goal to have the first classes start in September of that year.

“It was …

50 Years in the Making: LBCC Foundation

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Linn-Benton Community College’s Foundation was established in 1972, just five years after the college began, and has provided resources to support student success and program excellence ever since.

Last year, the LBCC Foundation granted more than $360,000 in student scholarships and more than $1 million in program support, thanks to the generosity of our donors.

So many in our communities have either attended LBCC, have friends and family who have attended or know of businesses that hire LBCC graduates. 

As LBCC approaches its 50th Commencement in June, it’s likely that some of the first LBCC graduates will be attending their child’s – or perhaps even their grandchild’s – graduation from LBCC.

You can help inspire the next generation of LBCC graduates. Your gift to the LBCC Foundation makes all the difference in the lives of students and the communities we serve.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, gifts to the Foundation qualify as charitable contributions for federal estate and g…

50 Years in the Making: Creating Connections

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Drive down any main road today, you likely will see signs posted for job openings. On the surface, it may look good for workers. But those openings often reflect a gap between the skills that businesses need to fill positions and the skills that applicants have.

For 50 years, Linn-Benton Community College has stepped up to provide skills training, from our first programs in welding and nurse’s aide and orderlies, to more than 30 career and technical programs today.

Partnerships play an important role. Pipeline to Jobs is one such partnership, connecting high school students to programs that lead to good, local jobs. LBCC’s newest program, Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation (NDT) is a direct result of that partnership.

The NDT program provides training in the high-tech field of non-destructive testing, or finding potential flaws in parts without destroying them. People with these skills are much sought-after by local industry.

Partnerships also played a part in building LBCC’s Advanced…

50 Years in the Making: Healthcare Through the Years

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Health care training has been a part of LBCC since the college started classes in 1967. There were 2,800 students enrolled that year, with 37 students eventually graduating as nurse’s aides and orderlies, the only medical program offered at the college at the time.

In the 2016-17 school year, more than 19,000 students were enrolled at LBCC, with over 200 earning degrees and certificates in the medical field. From that one program in 1967 to 11 medical programs today, LBCC continues to meet the needs of our communities as graduates go to work in local medical offices, dental offices, hospitals and clinics.

Training takes place at LBCC’s newest facility - a 42,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon, made possible in part by a voter-approved bond passed in 2014. Programs include diagnostic imaging, nursing, nursing assistant, medical assistant, coding and reimbursement specialist, dental assistant, polysomnographic technician, phlebotomy, pharmacy techn…

50 Years in the Making: Inspired Education

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LBCC was established in December 1966 by a voter-approved referendum. The first classes were held in September 1967. Students could earn an associate degree or a certificate in bookkeeping, clerical-secretarial, nurse’s aide-orderlies and welding. Classes were held in 30 leased or borrowed facilities around Linn and Benton counties, and students “hit the road” to get from class to class. They came to call themselves “Roadrunners,” which ultimately became the college mascot.

Through the years, LBCC has benefited from the generous support of voters and donors. That support helped build LBCC’s 104-acre Albany campus - dedicated in 1974, and the Benton Center in Corvallis, and the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

That support also helped build a state-of-the-art Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon. Completed in August of this year, the center brings LBCC’s 10 health care programs into one learning space. The Advanced Transportation Technology Center and Heavy Equipment Diesel Center r…

Woodworking I, II & III classes start April 4 in Corvallis

Woodworking classes from beginning to advanced will offered through LBCC Community Education starting April 4.  

Woodworking I cover’s basic woodworking skills, home shop safety, use of hand and power tools, and project cost estimation. Learn wood joinery used to make fine furniture and experience how to make a fun project.

This five-week class meets from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Choose from either Wednesday classes starting April 4 or Thursday classes starting April 5. Cost is $119.

Woodworking II is a continuation of Woodworking I with more emphasis on projects.

This five-week class meets from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Chose from Wednesday classes starting May 9, or Thursday classes starting May 10. Cost is $119.

Woodworking III puts more emphasis on advanced projects and skills, including furniture making. Students need to take Woodworking I & II to register for class.

This five-week class meets from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Chose from Wednesday classes starting April 4 or May 9, or Thursday classes starti…

New class: Beginning Mandolin starts April 4

A new Beginning Mandolin class will be offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 4.
Learn basic skills and techniques of playing the mandolin in a group instruction format. Class is designed to educate, inspire and challenge anyone who has ever had the desire to play this fun stringed instrument.
This eight-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $99.
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.

NEW: Cake Decorating with Buttercream Classes

A new buttercream cake decorating class will be offered through LBCC Community Education starting April 4 in Lebanon and April 9 in Albany.

Learn simple techniques to accomplish professional looking results using buttercream icing to decorate cakes. Supply list available at http://bit.ly/LBCCSupplyList

This four-week class will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 4; and at the LBCC Albany campus on Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 9. 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.

Body Toning and Aerobics classes start April 4 in Scio

Body Toning and Aerobics exercise classes will be held through LBCC Community Education in Scio starting April 4.

This workout program tones and strengthens all major muscle groups using aerobic activity, exercise bands, step platforms, yoga balls and light weights to add resistance and variety to the workout.

Two different class times offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 5:30 to 6:20 a.m. or from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m., starting April 4 at the ZCBJ Hall in Scio. Cost for this 10-week class is $89.

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.

Floral Design classes start April 4 at LBCC Benton Center

Learn to make beautiful floral arrangements by taking a floral design class at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 4.

Floral Design: Master the Basics teaches the skills needed to create beautiful floral arrangements including principles of design, color, proportion and scale.

This five-week class meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Wednesdays, starting April 4th, 7:00-8:50 pm for 5 weeks at the Benton Center. Cost is $95.

Floral Design: Celebrate the Season teaches fun and unique flower arranging with a focus on spring and early summer seasons. Students take home weekly projects.

This five-week class meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. starting May 9 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $95.

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.

NEW! QI YOGA classes start April 3 in Lebanon, April 4 in Albany

Qi Yoga classes will be offered through LBCC Community Education starting April 3 in Lebanon and April 4 in Albany.
Qi Yoga is devised to cultivate a safe and satisfying exercise practice by marrying the philosophy of Yoga with Qi Gong. Both disciplines complement and enhance each other, creating a gentle class that builds strength through slow flowing movement to help attain and maintain beneficial muscular movement leading to increased agility, balance, and flexibility.
This six-week class will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 3, and at the LBCC Albany campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 7:50 a.m. starting April 4. 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.

Class on Parenting after Divorce or Separation starts April 3

A new class covering parenting after divorce or separation will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 3.

Cooperative Parenting after Divorce or Separation provides skills to move parents beyond the emotional turmoil of unwinding adult relationships while remaining focused on children's needs. Learn practical, hands-on techniques to reduce conflict, stay child focused and manage difficulties in a pro-active fashion through 3 interactive two hour sessions.

This three-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 3 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.

LBCC named Large Business of Year by Albany Chamber

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Linn-Benton Community College was named Large Business of the Year by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s Distinguished Service Awards banquet held March 10.

LBCC was recognized for its work to develop partnerships with industry and the business community, including the Pipeline program, which aims to connect students with local jobs, and for efforts by staff members to support a variety of community causes and organizations.

"It was an honor to be considered for this award alongside a great organization like Selmet, and an even greater honor to then receive it,” said LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann. “LBCC is committed to building better communities, a vision that began with great people like founding board member Russ Tripp and continues with our passionate employees, board members and with me personally. I am grateful to be a part of such a great calling, and blessed to be among so many dedicated people at LBCC and in the Albany community. This award is for al…

Foundation of Business Success course starts April 10, Benton Center

A business course for start-ups or new business owners will be held at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis starting April 10. 

Foundations of Business Success is a 10-week course covering how to create and assess a business plan including financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the business lifestyle.

Cost is $359 and includes one-on-one advising. A required orientation will be held Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center. 

For more information or to register, call LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

New Class: Classical Pilates start April 3 in Corvallis

A new community education exercise class “Classical Pilates” will be offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 3.

Based on a system of exercises from the teachings of Joseph Pilates, the exercises in this class can be modified so any student can achieve the workout through an order that is laid from the first session and built upon as the students become stronger and more flexible.

Exercises start with warm-ups and continue through various planes of movement such as extension, flexion and rotation before moving to cool downs. Class moves through a progression of challenge as we introduce new exercises as the body becomes stronger and the mind is more knowledgeable about the correct muscles to be used.

This 11-week class is offered in two sessions at the LBCC Benton Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. starting April 3; and Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:20 p.m. starting April 4. Cost is $79.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at…

Life Stories classes offered in Albany, Lebanon

Learn to write your own story in Life Stories classes offered through LBCC Community Education starting April 3 in Albany and April 4 in Lebanon.
Your life stories and those of your family members are treasures to preserve. Learn to recall and recount family history in your own narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue.
This eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. starting April 3 at the Albany Senior Center, and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Lebanon 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.

World War II Veteran Del Riley speaks March 13, 1 p.m.

World War II veteran and former Linn County clerk Del Riley will speak at LBCC on Tuesday, March 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd., Albany.

Riley, an Albany resident, will speak about his life before, during, and after World War II. Riley served in the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II, during which he was wounded and for which he received a Purple Heart.

Riley later became Linn County Clerk, and was instrumental in creating the nation's first county-wide elections by mail in 1981. He is a member of Gideon’s International and has spent much time offering free Bibles and discussions at LBCC.

This event 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 i…

Senator Wyden Town Hall March 17, 2 p.m., LBCC AC Gym

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Senator Ron Wyden will hold a town hall meeting 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Linn-Benton Community College in the Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

These upcoming town halls will increase to 881 the number of town halls Wyden has held since pledging when first elected to hold annual town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties.

“These open-to-all town halls in Lincoln and Linn counties are part of my promise to provide Oregonians in every part of the state opportunities to share their ideas and ask any question,” Wyden said. “These conversations are a big part of the ‘Oregon Way’ that represent the best of our state’s proud tradition of participatory democracy.”

Senator Wyden’s town hall is free and open to the public. Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, or call 541-917-4789, or Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232.

Driver Education Class Registration is Open

Registration is now open for Driver Education courses through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education.

Classes start the first week of April and will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

Skills learned in this course can be life-saving. Course includes Oregon State mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Cost for the course is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Upon successful completion of the course, students under the age of 18 qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Driver’s License. 

To register or for more information go to www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education, call 541.917.4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location.





SSH Gallery features drawings by Ron Linn though April 2

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The South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College features the exhibit “these two facts exist,” an intricate installation of drawings by Ron Linn on display through April 2.

Linn writes in an excerpt from his artist statement: “A drawing is always of something being looked at, thought about, immersed in. Lately I have been drawing stones, trying to read the messages written in their surfaces as I trace their contours on paper. I like to think of drawing as a sort of sympathetic magic, in which the pencil becomes a stand-in for myself as it moves across the terrain of the paper. A line is a dot that went for a walk. A line is Ariadne’s thread leading the way into and out of the labyrinth, or Penelope’s shroud woven each day and unraveled each night. If we could follow that line, what would we find? A drawing is an image, but it is also a fact, a stretch of time fixed to a surface, the trace of the looker.”

The South Santiam Hall Gallery is free and open to the public Monda…

WordMob Poetry & Spoken Word at Benton Center March 9, 7 p.m.

WordMob poetry jam is coming to the LBCC Benton Center Friday, March 9 starting at 7 p.m., 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.
Join us for an infusion of heartfelt poetry, spoken word and slam expressed through the voices of LBCC students and poets, with a special reading and performance by poet and visual artist Sam Roxas-Chua. Refreshments provided.
WordMob is free and 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.

Free Asemic Writing Workshop, Benton Center March 9

A free asemic writing workshop "Illuminating the Invisible Script" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 9 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.
Asemic writing is a unique and open form of script that can awaken and strengthen the creative skills you already have.
Learn to use asemic writing to deepen your relationship with your poetry, art, or other creative projects through guided and contemplative writing exercises led by artist and poet Sam Roxas-Chua.
This free workshop is open to the public and includes all materials.
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 ot…

Veterans Career Events, Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Join us for Veterans Career Events on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Career Café • Invite a federal employee for coffee & breakfast
8-11 a.m., Hot Shot Coffee House, 1st floor, Student Union
Continental breakfast served to those who invite a guest between 8-9 a.m. Please contact Luke McEldowney (mceldol@linnbenton.edu) from the LBCC Advising Center, to reserve breakfast and get your guide to “Informational Interviewing.”

Introduction to USA Jobs
9:30-10:30 a.m., North Santiam Hall, NSH-108 (computer lab) • Presented by Jim Munger, Veterans Employment Representative, WorkSource Oregon.

Veterans Club Membership Drive
12:30-1:30 p.m., McKenzie Hall, MH-107
Students, staff and faculty are invited to meet Bob Small, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, and learn more about US military veterans’ activities at LBCC.

Questions: Jaya Conser Lapham,
Veterans Resources Coordinator
541-223-4889, laphamj@linnbenton.edu

Request for Spec…

LBCC receives $65k Oracle STEM Education grant

Linn-Benton Community College received a $65,405 grant in February from the Oregon Community Foundation Oracle STEM Education Fund to expand STEM-CTE activities in the region, including Pipeline, a program of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

The grant is for year one of a three-year potential grant to expand Pipeline, which provides a bridge between K-12 education, post-secondary education and employment in STEM-CTE fields. 

The OCF Oracle grant will be administered through the Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub, a partnership between LBCC, Oregon State University, Linn Benton Lincoln Educational Service District, Linn and Benton K-12 school districts, and industry and community partners such as the Albany Chamber of Commerce’s Pipeline Program and the Boys and Girls Clubs. 

Approved by the Oregon Department of Education in December 2017, the Mid-Valley Hub joins a statewide network of hubs established to improve awareness of CTE and STEM opportunities. 

The Oregon Community Foundation plans to …