Showing posts from October, 2010

Marlene Propst Named Communicator of the Year

Marlene Propst, College Advancement director and Foundation executive director at Linn-Benton Community College, received the Communicator of the Year award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations at its District 7 conference held Oct. 21-22.

Propst has worked at LBCC for 34 years, serving in her current position for the past seven. She also served four years as the director of Marketing and Publications and 23 years in the Career and Counseling Center in various positions including director.

The annual award honors a two-year college marketing professional who has demonstrated special leadership or ability in college communications. The award is given for each of NCMPR's seven districts. LBCC is in District 7, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory.

As director of College Advancement, Propst has achieved a broad consistency in image and marketing efforts…

LBCC Performing Arts Musical Blood Brothers

LBCC’s Performing Arts Department will present the musical “Blood Brothers” starting Friday, Nov.12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Set in Britain, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers tells the story of fraternal twins who are separated at birth. One brother is raised in a family of great privilege, and the other is raised in poverty. Even with their different socio-economic backgrounds, the two boys end up becoming best friends until a misunderstanding leads to a tragic ending.

LBCC theater faculty Dan Stone directs the show, with musical direction by James Reddan, LBCC music faculty, and choreography by Katherine Sanders.

Performances will be November 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. The Sunday matinee showing is ASL interpreted and a benefit for LBCC Performing Arts Foundation Scholarships.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online thro…

LBCC Hosts Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors

Linn-Benton Community College will host a pair of actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on Friday, November 12 for two performances from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The actors will hold two one-hour performance workshops. The first workshop will feature characters of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The second workshop will feature scenes from other plays from the 2010 OSF season.

OSF actors David Kelly and Terri McMahon will lead the workshops. Kelly has been with OSF for 20 seasons. A graduate of the University of Delaware, this is Kelly’s fourth tour with the OSF School Visit Program. McMahon has been with OSF for 18 seasons. She received her bachelor of fine arts from the University of Southern California. This is her 12th tour with the program.

At the conclusion of the Festival’s 2009 season, six teams of actors
visited 127 schools and organizations, reaching more than 60,0…

Scenes from 2010 Fall All-Campus Picnic

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LBCC Bookstore Shopping Spree!

Two LBCC students, Megan Maynard, a 23-year-old nursing student, and Tara Earp, early education major, were the winners of a 60-second shopping spree. The objective? To grab as much as you could from the bookstore in one minute. The bookstore’s entire inventory, excluding text books and electronics, was up for grabs. Tara turned 25 the day of the shopping spree. Her plan was to grab recreational books and stuff for her three-year-old. Megan had plans to hit the nursing items and clothing. Their items were on different sides of the store. . .and a twist revealed at the last minute meant the two had to work together to get the goods!

Check out the twist and see the ensuing challenge, courtesy of the LBCC Bookstore!

LBCC Hosts OSU Faculty Exhibit in NSH Gallery

Left: Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art “Jungle Gems 2010”, Intaglio
Right: Julie Green, associate professor of art “Hamawari”, Oil on Linen

An exhibit of work by more than a dozen Oregon State University art faculty will be on view at Linn-Benton Community College’s North Santiam Hall Gallery from Oct. 18 to Dec. 1.

An artist reception will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the second-floor atrium of the NSH Gallery.

This is the inaugural exhibit in what will become an annual series of shows at LBCC’s NSH Gallery featuring the art faculty from Oregon’s six state universities.

The OSU show demonstrates a dynamic diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art. Participating in the show are:
•Yuji Hiratsuka, one of the Northwest’s most famous printmakers, whose colorist talent in the rare reduction intaglio process will be on display with three pieces;
•Kay Campbell presents two series of mixed-media screen prints, Strings Attached and Closure.
•Graphic designer Chr…