Showing posts from May, 2016

LBCC Benton Center Pottery Show and Sale

The LBCC Benton Center Pottery Show and Sale will be held Friday, June 3 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the center’s ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis.

Handcrafted pottery by LBCC ceramic instructors, students and volunteers including raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces. A portion of all sales supports the ceramics studio. Great gift ideas!

For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC American Heart Association CPR/BLS

Earn your CPR certification card through Linn-Benton Community College’s CPR training class.

The CPR certification is good for clinical placements up to two years. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany Campus. Next available sessions are: June 4, July 9, and August 6. Cost is $95, supplies included.

This CPR class qualifies for LBCC’s requirements in the following programs:
Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, Nursing/CNA, Occupational Therapy, Medical Assistant, Polysomnography, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Technician.

For more information or to register, call 541-917-4923 or email

LBCC Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course

A Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting June 29.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam.

This 10-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning June 29 through Sept. 7 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW in room CC-212.

The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have online capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, the last week of the class.

Cost for this non-credit course is $600. For more information or to register, contact Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923, or Sue Stone, 541-917-4926 or email at

LBCC Spring Choir Concert “The Language of Song”

The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert “The Language of Song” Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will explore the relationship between text, music and emotion. Also performing are the vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special, The Sirens and Remixed.

The concert will feature an array of works including: Adiemus by Karl Jenkins, Dirait-on by Morten Lauridsen, O My Luve’s Like a Red Rose by René Clausen, Stars by Eriks Esenvalds, Tykus Tykus by Vaclovas Augustinas and Past Life Melodies by Sarah Hopkins.

Vocal a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including music by Kimbra, Taylor Swift, Panic at the Disco, Beyonce, and Katy Perry.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Purchase online at or at the theater box office …

Insider Staff News

Time-lapse cameras have been installed at both the Advanced Transportation Technology Center and the new Health Occupations Center construction sites, providing a daily view of the construction compressed into a brief video. On the building projects site, click on either the ATTC link or the HOC link. The site also includes the latest updates on all upcoming LBCC bond related projects. The ATTC project includes a new building for the Heavy Equipment Diesel program and the creation of an Innovation Center to provide space for worker and industry training. Expected completion date is end of summer 2016. The new 42,000-square-foot Healthcare Occupations Center, located adjacent to COMP-NW Medical School in Lebanon, will consolidate LBCC’s medical programs in a single location. Expected completion date is spring of 2017.

Bruce Clemetsen, vice president, Student Affairs, shared the following information on the College Coach program at LBCC: The College Coach program connects current LBCC …

LBCC Vet Club Holds Memorial Day Vigil

A Memorial Day Vigil is planned for Friday, May 27 starting at 12 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Oregon Senator Sara Gelser will be a guest. Speakers include LBCC Veteran’s Club president and Afghanistan War veteran Steven Olson, James Franklin, retired major and veteran of the Gulf War and Hungary, and Lewis Franklin, first sergeant, retired and Iraq War veteran.

Posters for each conflict will be located around the courtyard along with a field of flags, and a soldier's cross set up with flags for each of the services.

The new LBCC Student Veteran's Center will hold a grand opening in Forum 109 during the event. The center has been over a decade in the making.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC student Veteran’s Club. For more information, contact club advisor Lewis Franklin at 541-917-4542.

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to ORS 294.426, that two meetings of the Budget Committee of Linn-Benton Community College District of Linn and Benton counties, State of Oregon, will be held on the 11th day of May, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Albany campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, Oregon, and on the 18nd of May, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the Albany campus, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, Oregon, for the purpose of receiving the budget message and proposed budget document of said district for the fiscal year 2016-2017.

These are public meetings where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place, and any person may appear and discuss proposed programs with the Budget Committee at that time.  A copy of the budget document will be available at 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, Oregon, in the Board Rooms, Calapooia Center Building at the time of the meeting.

Democracy Club Holds Liberty Tree Faire event

The LBCC Democracy Club will hold its annual “Liberty Tree Faire” Tuesday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Held on Oregon’s primary election day, the fair includes information on the issues affecting students today and provides an opportunity to get involved with the primary election process.

Attending the event will be Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa, Linn County Democrats and Republicans, Libertarians of Oregon, Veterans for Peace and Corvallis Move to Amend.
Political parties, interest groups, and public service groups are invited to set up a table in the LBCC Courtyard and share their ideas and program with students.

Student participation includes a public speaking contest from Noon to 1 p.m., where students will speak on the famous Tomas Paine quote “We have it in our power to being the world again.” Contestants will be given five minutes to present their best argument.

This fourth-annual fair is inspired by the Liberty Tree in Boston, t…

LBCC Benton Center property purchase completed

Linn-Benton Community College has completed the purchase of property to expand the Benton Center in Corvallis, and plans to begin a community-involved process of creating plans for that expansion.

“Now we can begin to plan earnestly,” said Jeff Davis, Benton Center Director. “We have community members serving on the project steering committee, and we’ll be looking for other ways to allow for community engagement in the process.”

The project will add 20,000 square feet of instruction spaces and more than double parking to more than 250 spaces to help address shortages in both areas that restrict offerings at the center. The new property is located just north of the Benton Center.

The specific timeline for project to begin still depends on finding an acceptable new location for the Corvallis operation of First Student, Inc. The company, which provides school bus transportation for school districts throughout the United States including Corvallis, is currently leasing the property.

A small p…

“OneVibe Diversity Day” Celebration

“OneVibe Diversity Day” celebration will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This celebration brings culture, international food and performances to campus including a Mariachi band, a Taiko drum group, college and community groups, and international food vendors.

Courtyard lunch will be available for $5, or $4 for students, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Black Curtain Society theater club.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461. For disability accommodations, contact the LBCC Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Free parenting workshop “Mind in the Making”

Child development expert Ellen Galinsky will hold a free parenting workshop “Mind in the Making” Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave.

Galinsky is president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, and author of more than 100 books and reports on child development, including “Mind in the Making,” “Ask the Children,” and “The Six Stages of Parenthood.”

Held during Oregon Parenting Education Week, the workshop focuses on raising children to be well rounded and to achieve their full potential, and is designed for all parents, regardless of child’s age.

Galinsky will share her extensive knowledge of child development and discuss how to use everyday moments to teach seven key skills children need to be successful, including focus and self control, perspective taking, communicating, making connections, critical thinking, taking on challenges, and self-directed engaged learning.

Free childcare is provided. Advance sign-up …

LBCC Announces Promotion for Coach Randy Falk

After 25 years of leading Linn-Benton Community College Men's Basketball and serving as LBCC’s athletic director in a part-time capacity, Randy Falk has been promoted to the position of athletic director on a full-time basis.

Falk’s focus for LBCC’s Athletic Department will continue to be on student academic success, competitive excellence and community outreach and engagement.

Assistant coach Everett Hartman will assume the role of interim head basketball coach for the 2016-17 season.

HOC and ATTC Projects can be Viewed Online

The activity at two Linn-Benton Community College construction sites in Lebanon is about to increase, and anyone interested in monitoring the progress can watch it happen on the college web site.

Site prep and foundation work are being completed for the final buildings at the Advanced Transportation Technology Center and the Healthcare Occupations Center buildings. Walls will start to go up soon.

The construction progress is being recorded each day, and the progress is compressed in a brief time-lapse that can be viewed at by clicking on either the ATTC or HOC link. The site also includes the latest updates on all LBCC building projects.

The $7.9 million, 37,000-square-foot ATTC project is being constructed by T.S. Gray Construction and Wildish Construction. It is on budget and is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2016.

New construction at the ATTC will include an improved home for the Heavy Equipment Diesel program and the creation of an Inno…