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SERVe Project Results Show Positive Climate for Veterans
By Bruce Clemetsen, Vice President, Student Affairs


In 2013, LBCC accepted an invitation from OHSU and PSU researchers to participate in a four-year, federally funded research project titled The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe).  Along with 41 other Oregon employers, LBCC managers and employee-veterans participated in research to test a training model to improve supervisory relationships with veterans. SERVe project results were recently distributed to LBCC, and acknowledged our positive climate for veterans. Some of the highlights noted about LBCC:
42% of invited supervisors completed the training pre- and post-test programLB pre-test results on supportive supervision of veterans were 25% higher than the average of all participants. Post-test results showed a 16% gain as a result of experimental training intervention.Of the eight behavioral and performance support behaviors monitored in the study, LB supervisors…

Workshop: How to Start an Online Business

The workshop “How to Start an Online Business” will be held through LBCC Business and Employer Services May 15.

This two-hour introductory workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners considering selling products or services online.

Topics include choosing a platform and functions, design, security, understanding payment options, shipping, analytics, customer service, marketing and more.

Workshop will be held Monday, May 15 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room 115, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany. Cost is $69.

Register by contacting the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Pesticide Laws & Safety class

Pesticide Laws and Safety class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College May 18 and 19.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills

Class will be held May 18 and 19, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900.

The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Health and Safety Fair May 3, 11:30-1:30

A Health and Safety Fair will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college courtyard.

Information tables include local safety, health and wellness companies and organizations, bike clubs, emergency planning organizations, and LBCC health and safety programs and clubs.

A courtyard lunch will be available for $5, $4 for students.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Safety Office 541-917-4440. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Pastega Awards Winners Announced

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Linn-Benton Community College announced the winners of the Pastega Excellence Awards during college In-service day April 21.

Rod Carter, criminal justice faculty member, received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award. Sheri McIntyre, tutor coordinator for the college Learning Center, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award.

Carter, of Eugene, has taught criminal justice at the college since 2000, and has served as department chair since 2002.

Carter was recognized for his dedication to teaching and creating a positive learning environment for both students and staff, and for his commitment to advising and guiding students toward their career goals.

McIntyre, of Scio, has been at the college since 2004. She was first hired as an early childhood teacher for the Periwinkle Child Development Center, and was promoted to her current position in 2011.

McIntyre was recognized for her professionalism, her ability to engage student tutors to be the best they can be, and her service …

LBCC Names Distinguished Alumni

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Linn-Benton Community College has named John Dinges and Rachel Kittson-MaQatish as this year’s Distinguished Alumni.

They will be recognized at an honors reception Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the college. 

Dinges, owner of John Dinges Landscape in Lebanon, earned an associate of science degree in Turf Management in 1975. He started his business shortly after graduating.

Dinges is being recognized for his contributions to the community, including establishing the first privately-funded scholarship for COMP-NW medical students in Lebanon, and providing scholarship funding for LBCC students majoring in healthcare.

Dinges’ community service includes Build Lebanon Trails and Cheadle Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Lebanon Parks Committee and Tree Board, Lebanon’s Arbor Day celebration, Lebanon Strawberrians, Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Board.

Kittson-MaQatish, a partner at Morley Thomas Law Firm in Lebanon, earned an associate …

Oregon CCB Course Starts May 2

Oregon Construction Contractors Board education will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting May 2.

This five-session course will meet Tuesdays, May 2-30, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213.

This course is required for CCB licensing as part of the education requirement before taking the State of Oregon CCB exam. Participants are required to attend all five of the state-approved sessions to satisfy the education requirement for Oregon contractor licensing.

Topics include employer requirements and employee rights, Oregon lien and contract law, taxes/recordkeeping, best business practices, project and time management, estimating and scheduling, building codes, OR-OSHA requirements, job site safety, environmental laws, and test taking strategies in compliance with ORS 701-280.

Advance registration is required by April 28. Cost is $329 and includes a copy of the NASCLA Contractors Guide.

Register…

SSH Gallery Exhibit “Ekphrasis” & Reception

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The art exhibit “Ekphrasis” is on display through May 3 at Linn-Benton Community College South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, “Ekphrasis” showcases poetry by 15 members of the LBCC Poetry Club paired with drawings by 15 artists.

Featured artists include Anne Magratten, Aurora Sherwood, Brittany Poteet, Cory Self, Dan Murnane, Diana Ranslam, Elizabeth Gleason, Fran Resendez, Krystal Drexler, Marie Arnold, Michael Bosch, Rebecca Fewless, Scott Harrington, Sinaiah Melendez and Tessa Crawford.

Featured Poetry Club poets include Alyssa Campbell, Bryce Smith, Carolyn Sparling, Ceph Poklemba, Christopher Mikkelson, Grace Allen, Mark Weiss, Matthew Cappelen, Matt Hoffman, Michelle Soutar, Nik Geier, Paige Kosa, Sam Guy, Shane Stanhope and Tav Knight.

A reception will be held in the SSH Gallery Wednesday, April 19 from 12 to 1 p.m., with the LBCC Poetry Club and local artists in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and op…

NSH Gallery Juried Art Student Show & Reception

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An exhibit of juried student work by art and visual communication students at Linn-Benton Community College will be on display through June 8 in the North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An award reception will be held in the NSH Gallery, 2nd floor atrium, Wednesday, May 3 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. with students, faculty, staff, and local donors in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Works of art were selected in a jurying process led by John Whitten, local artist and Oregon State University art faculty.

Many local companies and individuals donated certificates and monetary awards for the reception including: LBCC Bookstore, LBCC ASSH Division, LBCC Graphic Arts Department, Blick’s Art Materials, Corvallis Photo Arts Guild, Dan Wise, Creative Framing, Katie Winder and The Nelson Stone Barn.

LBCC art galleries are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the Gallery website…

Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

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Mark your calendars, save your change, gather your old shoes – and join us for LB’s 7th annual Earth Day Fair!

Thursday, April 20
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Courtyard, Albany campus
“Science Matters”

Activities (why you saved your change!):
Book Swap, Student Leadership table, free"Bust a Myth" on stage, Science faculty & staffBuy your “eclipse” t-shirt - Space Exploration Club table, $ (small price)Campus Farm Tour – 1 p.m., sign-up at Horticulture table, freeEat Lunch! “Earth Day Café” lunch – $5, $4 students, benefits clubsFree seed packet & plant start, Horticulture table, freeFlower Pot Planting, AAWCC table, donations accepted for scholarshipsWelding Club “Recycled Metal Art” for sale, benefits clubLearn about our “Green Campus” with George & Sam, freeArt Students - art displayRecycle your Shoes! Old or new, First United Green Team table, freeUPCYCLE Contest! – table by stage, free, prizes awardedDetails:

“Bust a Myth!" - LB science faculty & staff take the s…

LBCC workshop “Digital Video Editing” May 5 at the Benton Center

The workshop “Digital Video Editing” will be at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center May 5.

Go behind the scenes with Emmy award-winning professionals and learn how to edit video with tools used by experts around the world.

Workshop covers how to plan for a successful shoot, how top-notch videos are edited behind the scenes, and step-by-step process of editing video using Final Cut Pro X.

Workshop will be held Friday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-3:50 p.m. at LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

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The 7th annual Earth Day Fair will be held Thursday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

The fair is free and open to the public. 

This year’s theme is “Science Matters,” with LBCC STEM faculty taking the Earth Day stage to answer science related questions and debunk science related myths.

An “Upcycle Contest” will be around repurposing materials. Participants should drop upcycle designs to the Student Leadership office, Forum Student Union building before 11 a.m. Judging starts at 12 p.m. Winners announced at 1 p.m.

Bring your old shoes for recycle to the First United Methodist Church Green Team table, and plant a flowerpot at the AAWCC table with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens.

Take a campus organic farm tour at 1 p.m. Sign-up at the Horticulture Club table. Seeds and plant starts will be given out during the event.

Recycled metal art pieces, created by LBCC student welders, will be for sale at the …

Noche LBCC College Night April 17

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Noche LBCC College Night for Spanish speaking families will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. starting in the college cafeteria, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Information on college admissions, how to pay for college, how to earn college credits while still in high school, and educational resources from preschool through college.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/nochelbcc. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

LBCC Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team

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Two Linn-Benton Community College students have been named to the Oregon Community College Association All Oregon Academic Team.

Alyssa Stillian of Corvallis and Eric Slyter of Albany will be honored at a luncheon with the governor at the State Capitol April 17.

Stillian, a mechanical engineering major and active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, participates in the college ROV Club and tutor’s math at the college. 

Slyter, a chemistry major and active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa, is president of LBCC Student Leadership Council, a member of the College Coach team and tutor’s science at the college.

Both students will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from the university they plan to attend to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

The Oregon Community College Association, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, yearly recognizes outstanding students from Oregon’s 17 community colleges through the All-Oregon Academic Team awards.  Students selected bec…

Homebrewing classes start May 4, Corvallis Brewing Supply

A beginning and advanced home beer brewing class will be held through LBCC Community Education starting May 4.

Joel Rea, owner of Corvallis Brewing Supply, will instruct.

Beginning Homebrewing covers tools and techniques used in the fermentation process, from boiling the kettle to filling the bottle, as well as beer styles and the history of home brewing.

This three-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. starting May 4 at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St. Cost is $99.

Advanced Homebrewing is a one-day workshop that covers brewing a batch of beer using an all-grain process, including equipment needs and techniques for various styles of brew. Beginning class or instructor approval recommended.

Workshop meets Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St. Cost is $99.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Free “Effective Communication” workshop April 12 & 13

A free workshop on communication and listening skills will be held April 12 and 13 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn effective listening skills, how to communicate without destroying relationships, how to be assertive in social and professional settings, and how to manage your emotional reactions and resolve conflicts. 

This two-day workshop, led by Jolinda Thomas, clinical director of Cornerstone Family Counseling, will meet April 12 and 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Forum Lecture Hall, room F-104.

Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Student Leadership Council, 541-917-4461. Sponsored by the LBCC Veteran's Club and LBCC Student Leadership Council.

"Beginning Facebook for Small Business” workshop

A new workshop “Beginning Facebook for Small Business” will be held Monday, April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the Luckiamute Center room 115, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to use the power of Facebook to reach and engage your customers, including how to create a Facebook business page, how to optimize your page and maximize SEO impact, how to use Facebook in your online marketing strategy, how to create engaging posts and more.

Workshop cost is $79. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Pesticide Private Applicator Class April 13 & 14

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College April 13 and 14.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills.

Pesticides Private Applicator will be held April 13 and 14 starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900.

The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes held by Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

Guided Tour QuickBooks is designed for those with no previous experience with a computer-based accounting system. Class meets April 11 and 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $89. 

QuickBooks I helps you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks. This five-week class meets Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning April 20 in LBCC’s Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $219.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website linnbenton.edu/sbdc.