Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LBCC Announces New Board of Education Members, Chair & Vice Chair

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education swore-in a new board member and selected a new board chair and vice-chair at its annual organizational meeting held July 20.

Shelly Garrett, executive director of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, was sworn-in as a new member. Corvallis dentist Keith Frome also joined the board this month. Frome will take the place of outgoing member Ann Brodie, Corvallis zone 6-7, and Garrett will replace Hal Brayton, Lebanon zone 4. Board members serve a four-year term.

Board member Penny York, Corvallis zone 6-7, was selected as the new chair for 2011-2012. York has served on the board since May 2009. She retired from her position as director of the LBCC Benton Center in 2005.

Cathrine Thomas, Sweet Home zone 1, was selected as vice-chair. Thomas has served on the board since 2009. She is employed as an administrative assistant for the Greater Albany Public School District.

The LBCC Board of Education governs Linn-Benton Community College. Linn and Benton county residents elect the seven-member board. Additional board members are Ron Mason, Corvallis zone 5, Dick Running, Albany zone 2-3, and Claus Sass, Albany zone 2-3.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

LBCC Holds Volleyball Camp

LBCC will hold a Summer Volleyball Camp on August 2-4 for girls and boys who are entering grades six through nine.

The camp will provide three days of three-hour sessions that includes instruction on the primary volleyball skills of serving, passing, hitting, setting, blocking and defense.

Camp will be held at the LBCC Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Grades six and seven will meet from 9 a.m. to Noon, and grades eight and nine will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Cost for the camp is $65. Preregistration is preferred. For more information or to register, contact LBCC volleyball coach Jayme Frazier at 541-917-4253 or see the online registration form at www.linnbenton.edu/go/womens-volleyball.

Monday, July 18, 2011

LBCC Sponsors Free Lecture Series “The World of Ideas”

The free lecture series “The World of Ideas” will be held at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on Tuesdays from 12:10 to 1 p.m. through the month of July.

On July 12, Ron Lansing will present "The Land, The Law, and Nimrod O'Kelly.” Lansing will tell the story of an 1847 Oregon pioneer, Benton County land claimant and Oregon's first reported murderer. He went to and came down from the gallows three times in the streets of Marysville - now Corvallis - and proceeded to turn himself in to the Portland State Penitentiary.

On July 19, David Lewis will present “Canoe Restoration at the Grand Ronde Reservation,” a presentation on the Grand Ronde Tribe’s restoration of canoes and the ceremony associated with canoes. In March 2011, the tribe installed a Canoe Exhibition at the Mission Mill in Salem that featured a canoe from a cultural site in Tangent, Oregon. Lewis’ presentation will address the cultural restoration process, which the Grand Ronde is engaged in and the recent exhibition.

On July 26, Jon Lewis will present "If History Has Taught Us Anything... Francis Coppola, Paramount Pictures and The Godfather." Lewis’ presentation begins with a study of the film's audacious visual style followed by a discussion of the film's troubled production history and concludes with a long look at the history of gangsters on film and in Hollywood.

This lecture series is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Linn-Benton Community College, the Benton County Historical Museum and John Croy of Edward Jones. For more information, contact the Corvallis library at 541-766-6793.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

LBCC to Hold Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Event

Join Team Oregon and local motorcycle enthusiasts for information, demonstrations and displays related to motorcycle safety at Linn-Benton Community College in the college courtyard on Wednesday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Warm weather and high gas prices means more motorcycles on the road. As drivers, we need to be aware of motorcycles on the road. As riders, we need to be alert to the potential safety concerns unique to motorcycles.

Learn about motorcycle safety and enter a drawing for some LBCC gear. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Safety and Loss Prevention Office at 541-917-4309.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

LBCC Welding Fabrication Team SkillsUSA Competition

Linn-Benton Community College’s Welding Fabrication team received high marks in the 47th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City in June.

The LBCC team competed against 17 other college teams to design and build a welding demonstration table, which they drafted and submitted drawings for before the competition.

Each team was provided with the same materials and equipment and allotted six and one-half hours to complete their design. Teams were scored for accuracy, safety, teamwork, drawing quality and complete use of all materials without waste. The LBCC team received high marks for safety and teamwork.

“The entire Skills USA national competition is huge,” said LBCC welding faculty member and team advisor Fred Stuewe. “Thousands of kids come to this week long event.”

LBCC team members include first-year students Tim Burns from Philomath, Matt Perry from Lebanon and Andrew Gustafson from Albany. The team qualified for the national competition after taking first place at the Oregon Skills USA competition held in Milwaukie. In addition to the college teams, about 30 high school teams from around the nation competed in Kasas.

“We wish to thank our supporters who made the trip possible,” said Stuewe. “These activities are very expensive, and we could not do them without help.”

Competitions begin with nearly 10,000 local contests, moving on to district and state contests, and culminating in the national championships held in June. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry leaders using industry standards.

is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations including health occupations. Formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, or VICA, the conference serves as a showcase of career and technical education students.