Showing posts from April, 2015

LBCC NSH Galleries: LBCC Art Student Juried Show

The LBCC Art Student Juried Show will on display through June 5 in the North Santiam Hall Galleries of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR.

An awards presentation and reception will be held Wednesday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the NSH Gallery, with more than $2,000 worth of prices and certificates to be awarded.

This year’s student show is one of the largest; with 96 artworks by LBCC art students on the two floors of the NSH Gallery.

Shelley Curtis, curator and manager for Art About Agriculture, chose many of the awards, including Best of Show.

Additional donors and local businesses provided cash awards and gift certificates, including Carol Schaafsma, Gary Westford, Hester Coucke, Blick Art Materials, Corvallis Fall Festival, Creative Framing, and the Photo Arts Guild.

The exhibit is open to students who have taken art classes at the college during the past year. The media on exhibit include paintings in oil, watercolor and acry…

Free Parenting Workshop “No-Drama Discipline”

Child development specialist Dr. Tina Bryson will hold a free parenting workshop “No-Drama Discipline” Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave.

Bryson uses stories, compassion and humor to provide solutions for your child’s tantrums, tensions and tears. Learn how to discipline in an effective and loving way, how to communicate effectively with your child, and how to connect with your child through clear and consistent limits.

The workshop, held during Oregon Parenting Education Week, will focus on providing strategies to help parents identify discipline philosophies and master the best methods to communicate.

Learn the facts on child brain development, what kind of discipline is most appropriate at all ages and stages, tips for navigating your children through the storm, common discipline mistakes, and how to stay focused on the whole-brain parenting techniques.

Bryson is a psychotherapist who conducts workshops for parents…

LBCC English Faculty Present “Spring Light”

“Spring’s Light,” a reading and fundraiser benefiting the LBCC English Endowment Fund, will be held Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m., at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Street, Corvallis. 

Enjoy readings by LBCC’s English department faculty and students. A no‑host bar of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available. Suggested donation is $10, $5 for students.

Proceeds support visiting writers and student awards, including the LBCC Student Achievement Award. For more information, contact Karelia Stetz-Waters 541-917-4556.

LBCC Theater Production: “All in the Timing”

LBCC Performing Arts presents “All in the Timing” May 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and May 16 at 2 p.m., at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Join us for an evening of student-directed, one-acts that combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun! The play, written by David Ives, is the winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors, students and youth, and can be purchased online starting May 1 at, at the theater Box Office from 1 to 4 p.m. the week of the performance, and at the door one hour prior to performance. Seating is limited.

For more information, contact the LBCC Box Office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4690 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

LBCC Seminar: Finding Government Solicitations to Bid On

The seminar “Finding Government Solicitations to Bid On” will be held Thursday, April 30, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, Forum Building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.
Lean how to get into and use the ORPIN (state) and FedBIZOpps/Fed Connect websites, including how to register on the ODOT site for contractors. Cost is $19.
For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Anne Green at 541-917-4929.Sponsored by LBCC’s Small Business Development Center.

LBCC Honors Distinguished Alumni

Brad Gohr and Julie Huckestein have been named as 2015 Linn-Benton Community College Distinguished Alumni, along with Mary “Dee” Deems, who was recognized with a posthumous award at the college’s Honors Reception held April 22.

Gohr, of Madras, is currently the president and CEO of Veterinary Services, Inc., a $175 million animal health product distribution company with branches throughout the Western United States.

Gohr graduated from LBCC in 1992 with an associate’s degree in Animal Science. He then transferred to Oregon State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

Huckestein, of Albany, was recently named president of Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Huckestein graduated from LBCC in 1996 with an associate’s degree in business administration. She went on the earn her bachelor’s degree in management and organizational leadership from George Fox University, and a master’s degree in education policy and administration from Portland State University.

Prior to Chemeketa,…

President Hamann Elected to AACC National Board

Albany, OR. - Linn-Benton Community College President Dr. Greg Hamann has been elected to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges National Board of Directors.

Dr. Hamann will serve a three-year term, from July 1, 2015 through June 20, 2018.

Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AACC is governed by 32-member board of directors elected by membership representing nearly 1,200 two-year associate degree-granting institutions in the US, as well as a growing number of international member institutions.

AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level, and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. AACC collaborates with a wide range of entities within the higher education community to monitor and influence federal policy and to collaborate on issues of common interest.

AACC supports and promotes its member colleges, and is the leading proponent and the national "voice for commun…

LBCC Honors Faculty and Staff at Inservice

Linn-Benton Community College announced Distinguished Staff Award and Pastega Award winners at the college’s Inservice
April 16.

Business Management faculty member Jack Stone was named Distinguished Staff. Stone, of Corvallis, began work at the college in 1996, and is retiring from the college in June.

Nominated by his peers for his dedication and commitment to LBCC, students and the community, Stone was recognized for his devotion to teaching, and his inspiring mentorship, friendship and leadership to fellow faculty and staff at the college.

The Pastega Faculty Excellence Award was presented to LBCC welding faculty members Dean Dowless and Fred Stuewe.

Dowless, of Corvallis, began teaching at the college part-time in 1983, and has been a full-time instructor since 1993. Stuewe, of Philomath, began teaching part-time in 2004, and became full-time in 2009.

Dowless and Stuewe were recognized for their dedication and work ethic in developing students that are ready to enter into th…

GSA Holds Drag Show

Linn-Benton Community College’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance will host a “Drag Show” Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the LBCC Russell-Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, and $6 general admission and can be purchased at the door. Audience members are encouraged to bring dollar bills to tip the drag performers.

All proceeds benefit the LBCC Gender and Sexuality Alliance club, which provides support to gender, sexual and romantic minorities on campus and in our communities.

Community Education Coordinator for Linn County Announced

The Community Education Department at Linn-Benton Community College has hired Emily Jederlinich as the new Community Education Coordinator for Linn County. 

Jederlinich will be responsible for developing new classes for adults in the areas of art, computer training, health, fitness, writing, recreation, woodworking, home & garden, cooking and more.

Jederlinich has been a fitness instructor with LBCC's Community Education department for several years, and owns her own business providing training and consulting in health and fitness.

Previous to LBCC, Jederlinich developed new programs as a coordinator at the Corvallis Chintimini Senior Center, and several other organizations. She has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science Pre-Occupational Therapy from Oregon State University.

LBCC's Community Education team works diligently to provide hundreds of classes to adults throughout Linn and Benton Counties. These classes extend beyond traditional degree seeking progra…

LBCC Earth Day Celebration & Community Fair

An Earth Day Celebration and Community Fair will be held Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Activities include: Make a mason bee nest box, plant a flowerpot with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens, make art using recycled materials, buy an Earth Day t-shirt, learn about alternative energies, recycling and composting, water conservation, sustainable community resources, and more.

Presentation: Tom Kaye, executive director of the Institute for Applied Ecology and OSU associate plant and botany professor: Butterfly conservation talk on “Even Monarchs Get the Blues: Butterfly Conservation in Western Oregon," Noon to 1:50 p.m., Forum building, F-113.

Community information tables: City of Albany Parks and Recreation, City of Albany Water Conservation, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Albany Options School, Republic Services recycling and composting, Albany and Corvallis United Firs…

Career Fair Hosts 90 businesses, Many Hiring

A free Career Fair will be held at Linn‑Benton Community College Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

More than 90 businesses, industries and government agencies will provide information on careers and employment opportunities. College advisors will be available to answer questions on career and technical training programs.

Be prepared to ask questions, distribute your resume and complete applications. For sample interview questions and tips, go to and click “Job Seeker Links” on the left.

Employment, training and family needs agencies will be on hand to inform job seekers about their services.

Participating Employers
Aaron's Sales & Lease
Aaron's Sales & Lease
Aflac Insurance
Albany Habitat for Humanity
All Star Labor & Staffing
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Benton County Sheriff's Office
Bicoastal Media
BlueSun, Inc.
Bulk Handling Systems
Cascade Pacific Pulp

Computer & Photography April Classes at BC

A variety of computer and photography classes will be offered to the community through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education starting the week of April 13 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Classes include: Personal Computer Essentials, Information Technology Training (online), Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android Phones & Tablets, Windows 8, Mac Essentials, Intro to Social Media, Photoshop Elements III, Your Digital SLR Camera, and Travel Photography.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING is a series of online IT training classes aimed at launching a potentially lucrative, high demand career as a certified computer technician, network technician, or systems/network security analyst. Classes can be started and completed at any time throughout the term.

PERSONAL COMPUTER ESSENTIALS is perfect class for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. Designed to go at an easy pace. Includes identifying the various parts…

Equine Skills Class Offers Training

Linn-Benton Community College will offer a nine-week adult Equine Skills class beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Under the guidance of an instructor, Equine Skills helps horse owners, individuals with their own horse and equipment, to develop a training program to teach a horse advanced maneuvers to prepare for amateur and professional events.

Basic principles of behavior modification and horse psychology will be offered to help you evaluate the individual horse and build a suitable training program. Must bring own horse and tack.               

Class will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 9:50 p.m. starting April 8 at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte, Albany. Cost is $179 and includes instruction and Fairground rental fee.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at or call LBCC Community Education in Albany at 541-917-4840 or

Driver Education Offered in Sweet Home

A new Driver Education course will launch April 4 in Sweet Home through Linn-Benton Community College’s Community Education Department.

This Driver Education course includes the State of Oregon mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Students must register in person. Cost for the course is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over.

Students under the age of 18 may qualify for, upon successful completion of the course, a waiver to waive the in car skills testing when obtaining their Driver’s License.

For more information, visit the online schedule at or contact LBCC Community Education Department, Driver Education program at 541-917-4849.

LBCC SSH Gallery Features Cascade Print Exchange IX

An exhibit of prints from Oregon State University’s Cascade Print Exchange IX, will be shown through April 24 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

The 105 prints on display are from this year’s Cascade Print Exchange. Because of their multiplicity, prints are often traded from artist to artist. Print exchanges foster a communication of ideas, explore others’ techniques as well as give a chance to form a connection between artists who have never met one another before.

Each artist in the CPE IX submitted his or her image in an edition of 15 identical 5 x 7 inch prints. The prints were created with relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraph or any combination of those techniques.

In exchange, each participating artist will receive a portfolio of 13 randomly selected prints for their collection and a catalogue with images of all the submitted prints. After the LBCC show, the exhibit will travel to River Gallery in Independence fro…