Thursday, September 30, 2010

Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Discovering the Dutch”

Join filmmaker Sandy Mortimer as she presents the first film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “Discovering the Dutch” on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Take a journey that goes beyond the clich├ęs and gabled houses and into the stories of Dutch history. On this tour of the Netherlands, you will visit nine of the twelve Provinces and discover the little known and fascinating aspects of this culture. From incredible Amsterdam to the North Sea and the borders of Germany and Belgium, the Netherlands is more than tulips and windmills.

Mortimer’s career has ranged from politics to television production to travel films. A former flight attendant for American Airlines, she also served as public speaker and travel consultant for the airline, traveling extensively throughout the United States and the world. Mortimer’s films have been shown on foreign television and are available on videotape in schools and libraries.

Travel at the Tripp is produced by LBCC Performing Arts and AAA Travel Services. Experts from AAA Travel will on hand along with the filmmaker to answer your travel questions, with prizes from AAA given at each show.

SafeHaven Humane Society volunteers will sell coffee, tea and homemade baked goods during intermission at each of this season’s Travel at the Tripp films. Cookies, brownies and muffins along with a variety of pies will be available for purchase. Proceeds support SafeHaven Humane Society, Albany’s non-profit animal shelter, which provides dog and cat adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, and other vital services to the community.

Ticket prices are $8 for each show, $6.50 for students/seniors, or $24 for a season pass to all four films. All films will be shown on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office at 541-917-4531. Online tickets sales available at For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

“Travel at the Tripp” 2010-11 Calendar:

October 10: Discovering the Dutch, with Sandy Mortimer
January 9: Wine Regions of Australia & New Zealand, with Mary Lee & Sid Nolan
March 6: South by West, with Gray Warriner
April 17: The Silk Road: A Journey through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Turkey, with Marlin Darah

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LBCC Annual Art Faculty Exhibit in SSH Gallery

The annual Art Faculty Exhibit is now on view in the South Santiam Hall and Calapooia Center galleries at Linn-Benton Community College through Oct. 27.

The exhibit includes new paintings by Gary Westford, several colorful oils by Dori Litzer and Analee Fuentes, and ceramic art by Jay Widmer.

Also on exhibit is work by part-time art instructors Cynthia Herron featuring acrylic paintings; Ken Herin featuring mixed-media sculpture; masks by new theater instructor Dan Sone; and photographs by gallery coordinator Rich Bergeman.

A special event in conjunction with the show this year is a Silent Art Auction. Up for auction in the South Santiam Hall Gallery conference room are more than a dozen pieces donated by Westford, Fuentes, Litzer, Widmer and Bergeman. Bids are accepted through the month of October. Auction proceeds help support the LBCC art galleries.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the SSH Gallery at 541-917-4247.

Photo caption: "Land of Sky Blue Waters (Algonquin)," oil on canvas, by LBCC art instructor Gary Westford

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall In-service 2010 photos

Beth Hogeland, Distinguished Staff Award

Rob Lewis, Pastega Faculty Excellence Award

Scottie Hurley, Pastega Classified Excellence Award

Part-time Faculty Recognition

Marsha Ham, Atteberry Award

In-service Committee

Beth Hogeland Named LBCC Distinguished Staff

LBCC awarded Beth Hogeland, dean of Liberal Arts, Social Systems, and Human Performance, with the Distinguished Staff award at fall in service held Sept.14.

Hogeland began work at LBCC in 1990 as part-time faculty in Parenting Education. In 1992, she was hired as full-time faculty. From 2000 to 2001, Beth was temporarily promoted to a part-time position as director of Family Resources, while continuing her faculty job part-time. In 2002, she was promoted to full-time director. In 2003, Beth was again promoted to dean of Family Resources and Education, and in 2009 she was named dean of Liberal Arts, Social Systems, and Human Performance.

Hogeland, a Millersburg resident, was nominated by her peers for her dedication and commitment to LBCC, to staff, to students and to the community. She was lauded as a shepherd and champion of the strengths and abilities of others.

LBCC’s Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC.

Rob Lewis and Scottie Hurley Named Pastega Award Winners

Rob Lewis

Scottie Hurley

LBCC announced the winners of the annual Pastega Awards at its fall in-service held Sept. 14.

The awards are given to honor one faculty and one classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community.

The Pastega Faculty Excellence Award went to LBCC math faculty Rob Lewis. Lewis, a Corvallis resident, has been employed at LBCC since 1992. He recently completed a trip to China, where he served as LBCC’s first faculty ambassador and instructor at Xijing University.

The Pastega Classified Excellence Award went to Scottie Hurley, instructional assistant and part-time culinary faculty in Culinary Arts. Hurley, a Corvallis resident, has been employed at LBCC since 2003.

Each winner received a $1,000 honorarium and each name will be engraved on the Mario and Alma Pastega Faculty and Staff Excellence plaques in the LBCC College Center Distinguished Staff Gallery.

Mario Pastega, owner of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in Corvallis, started the annual awards through the LBCC Foundation in 2000 as a way to recognize faculty and classified staff for excellence in their work.

LBCC Atteberry Award Winner Named

LBCC has named Marsha Ham as this year’s Pat Atteberry Award winner.

The Atteberry Award is given each year to honor LBCC Professional Technical Advisory Committee members for his or her outstanding contribution to LBCC.

Ham, a Corvallis resident, has served on the LBCC Instructional Assistant Advisory Committee for seven years. She is employed with the Corvallis School District as a human resource specialist.

The LBCC Pat Atteberry Award was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Pat Atteberry, who served as a member of the Vocational Education Committee from 1977 to 1992. To date, more than 400 community and industry leaders serve on 38 advisory committees for more than 60 LBCC professional technical programs.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Editorial from President Greg Hamann

It’s not by accident that Linn-Benton Community College’s middle name is “Community.” Formed by the Linn-Benton community in 1966 and governed by a community-elected Board for all of the 44 years since that time, we at LBCC continue to build on our commitment to serving you; our community.

Not so much a statement of mission as a description of our passion, we continue to believe that our communities are better places to live and to work because of what we do. By providing almost universal access to quality education beyond high school (and even for those who did not complete high school), LBCC creates critical pathways for all of us to benefit from and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the Linn-Benton community of which we all are a part.

We do this in a variety of ways, through a variety of programs, striving always to be responsive to the diverse needs of our community. Here are just a few examples:
• Our partnership programs with area high schools – such as College Now – as well as our partnership with Oregon State University – the Degree Partnership Program – create accessible and affordable pathways for many to pursue a 2-year degree, 4-year degree, and beyond.
• For those who did not complete high school, LBCC has a variety of “re-entry” programs and support services that make it possible for many to get back on track toward the expanded opportunities that post-high school education provides.
• For those looking to develop or enhance their skills for the workplace, LBCC provides and is continually developing career and technical education programs that equip graduates for today’s – and tomorrow’s – jobs. The new Mechatronics and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are two examples of our commitment to making sure we have programs that are current and relevant to the jobs right here in our community.
• And for those who are looking for an education that enriches their life in ways other than – or broader than – their career, LBCC provides a rich array of Personal Enrichment classes that enrich our communities as well, one student at a time.

But, while we at LBCC remain wholly committed to serving the community, this year we are especially challenged in our continued capacity to do so. Reflecting and affirming the critically important role we play in our community, student enrollment at LBCC has increased by 25% in just the past two years, and looks to increase by as much as another 10-15% in this current year. Unfortunately, at the same time that we are experiencing this double-digit increase in demand, the public resources available to us to serve each of our students has decreased by about 33%, leaving us with tough decisions about tuition increases, program reductions, and reductions in student support services. You may hear about these decisions in the months ahead and, when you do, I hope you will know that they are in response to reduced funding and in no way an indication of reduced commitment to you, our community.

We at Linn-Benton Community College are grateful for the role you have given us to play in building better places to live and to work.

Greg Hamann
President, LBCC

Fall Registration Deadlines

New credit students intending to apply for admission to start fall term at Linn-Benton Community College should submit their applications by Friday, September 10. Applications received after that date will be processed for winter term.

Students that wish to be admitted to LBCC must submit an application, take a college placement test, and attend a new student orientation. Students that have applied for admission prior to September 10 must complete the placement test and an online new student orientation before September 24.

Students not able to complete the admission process may still register for up to 11 credits on a part-time basis for fall term. Community education and other credit classes also may be available.

For more information and updates, visit the LBCC web site at

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Pagliacci and Carmina Burana

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Pagliacci and Carmina Burana, by Ruggiero Leoncavallo and Carl Orff, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Angela Carlson will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $4.

Performance dates will be Sept. 24, 26, 30 and Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian and Latin with projected English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Oct. 2 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $32 per person per opera. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key Bank–3rd and Ellsworth, Albany–at 4:55 p.m., then to Super 8 Motel—1288 Hawthorne Avenue, near I-5 Market Street exit, Salem–at 5:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the performance.

Tickets to Pagliacci and Carmina Burana must be purchased in advance through the Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802 or toll-free at 866-739-6737 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by visiting Portland Opera website at

For more information about the Linn-Benton Opera Guild or to make bus reservations, call Betty Miner, Opera Guild coordinator, at 541-757-8949.

Going Into Business Class

Looking to start your own business? Find out what it takes in the course Going Into Business offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

This three-hour course provides basic information to begin planning for your successful business. Cost for the course is $30 and includes a copy of the Oregon Business Guide "How to Start a Business in Oregon."

The first class will meet on Monday, Sept. 13 from noon to 2:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room 121. Additional classes are offered on Oct. 6 and 26, Nov. 8, and Dec. 8 and 14. Check the LBCC website for times and locations.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Summer 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 summer term, June to August 2010. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Albany, OR
Eric C. Anderson, Evelyn L. Arjmandi, Jacob D. Backer, Peggy J. Barr, Patrice E. Bledsoe-Wright, Jonah C. Brooks, Angela B. Cail, Robert W. Camp, Gena M. Conner, Clifton E. Eddie, Michael A. Fisher, Tara D. Gaitaud, Michael D. Gibson, Joseph D. Gilpin, Robin L. Grant, Sally D. Hagan, Glenda M. Hamilton, Jeffrey S. Hanson, Erin M. Hull, Wesley A. Jobes, Julie L. Jones, Charles L. Kachel, Teresa E. King, Kimberly M. Lambert, Sana L. Larsen, Brad M. Lindsey, Trisha K. Marshall, Kristin K. Mcglenister, Andrew J. Mcmurtrey, Ruben Moreno, Scott Morris, Jerral R. Murphy Jr, Dale A. Nixon, Amanda L. Rackham, Jason T. Riley, Joshua S. Riley, Mathew A. Rogers, Heather L. Schill, Lisa G. Singleton, Katherine M. Slover, Shawn D. Slover, Eric J. Stoelting, Adam G. Storm, Kyllie A. Tarango, Laurie D. Thompson, Christopher S. Whitlock, Daniel L. Winings, Alicia A. Yoder

Alsea, OR
Chris J. Doig, Leroy E. France

Battleground, WA
Brian M. Rice

Brownsville, OR
Brennen D. Forrest

Corvallis, OR
Stephan Arnst, Daniel G. Baldwin-Garcia, Adam L. Ball, Vicki J. Ciciriello, Jerre C. Cover, Angela C. Dean, James A. Fidler, Robert A. Gibson, Alexander C. Giltner, John E. Holcomb, Alan C. Jacobson, Jennifer M. Kau, James Kemp, Kwabena Kondo, Misty D. Krossman
Corvallis, OR
Johnathan F. Leslie, Jacqueline A. Lewis, Megan S. McCord, Michael J. Mehringer, Michael S. Moynihan, Loren R. Nash, Duy X. Nguyen, Glenn R. Ruby, Amber L. Rush, Sharon D. Sielschott, Kenneth W. Steuck, Joshua A. Yundt

Denver, CO
Andrew J. Lam

Eugene, OR
Mary A. Anderson

Goshen, IN
Dionna L. Hodge

Harrisburg, OR
Gregory P. Bootes, Timothy N. Falk, Randy K. Rieke

Independence, OR
Jon R. Schrader

Jefferson, OR
Vanessa M. Davis

Junction City, OR
Michael L. Dager

Lebanon, OR
Bryan K. Atchison, Delana A. Bond, Brenda C. Bry, Steven J. Cartwright, Misty R. Davis, Timothy C. Downin, Dwight T. Eslick II, Dusty D. Holler, Sarah A. Holler, Tracey M. Holliday, Laurie A. Johnson, Kory L. Kleint, Jason C. Miller, Bruce A. Morford, Alisha A. Port, Anthony Q. Rieke, Brian J. Rose, Shane L. Shelton, Brittney A. Upton

Mount Angel, OR
John C. Fleener

North Bend, OR
Kevin T. Sundbaum

Philomath, OR
Arthur W. Cushman, Jonathon C. Flanery, Brittany A. McDaniel, David R. Seale

Portland, OR
Kristina M. Crivello

Salem, OR
David M. Bush, Joy K. Durham, Jake W. McCarroll

Scio, OR
Byron F. Bose

Springfield, OR
Stacy M. Bredy-Legros

Sweet Home, OR
Tammy D. Batten, George E. Goodwin, Dale S. Keene

Toledo, OR
Tena E. Evans, Charis E. Martin

Veneta, OR
Lindsey Alsup