Showing posts from May, 2017

Pesticides Laws & Safety in Spanish course, June 8, 9

A Pesticide Laws and Safety class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College June 8 and 9.

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. Course may be used for recertification credits.

Pesticide Laws and Safety in Spanish meets June 8 and 9, beginning at 8 a.m. both days, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at 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.

Small Business Workshop: Website Basics

An introductory website workshop for entrepreneurs and small business owners will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College June 5.

Website Basics is a three-hour introductory workshop on website development, and covers overview of domain names, writing for the web, images and photo basics, and much more.

Workshop meets Monday, June 5 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room 115, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany. Cost is $79.

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

Spring Choir Concert “Horizons” June 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert “Horizons” Thursday, June 8 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 perform a variety of works including Gabriel’s Oboe from the movie “The Mission,” How Can I Keep from Singing, Earth Song, and Cell’s Planets.

Vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens will perform a wide variety of popular favorites including Greedy, Water, 24K Magic, and Death of a Bachelor.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Purchase online at or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

CTE Open House June 5, 4 p.m.

A free open house and application event for CTE programs at Linn-Benton Community College will be held Monday, June 5, starting at 4 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Several CTE programs will be open including welding, mechatronics, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), machine tool, and the new non-destructive test and evaluation program.

Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of these two-year degree and certification programs. For more information, contact LBCC Admissions at 541-917-4811.

South Albany Theater Arts, LBCC Theater to Partner

South Albany High School Theater Arts will partner with Linn-Benton Community College this fall to produce the musical “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” which will play at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center in January.   

Benjamin Sell, director of Theater Arts at South Albany, said the partnership provides an opportunity for his students to work with LBCC’s theater department, and gives the school a larger venue for its performance. 

"One of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my career was turning people away at the door from this years’ sold out performances of Back to the 80's," said Sell. "Our students are doing amazing things and the community is incredibly supportive. This partnership gives us the chance to work with the talented people and great facilities at LBCC to put on an even better show for a much bigger audience.  We're so thankful to LBCC for the opportunity."

Sell says the collaboration will also benefit students by giving them …

Free “Empower Program” for adults transitioning back to school

A free program designed to help adult learners go back to school is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting June 27.
The Empower Program is a strength-based, supportive learning program designed to help with transitioning into LBCC and being successful in college.
Participants learn to increase their ability to succeed, realize potential, develop a network of college and community support, and become empowered in lifelong success in college, professional and personal development.
Empower classes are free, with a focus on college and career readiness, self-development, self-assessment, goal-setting and planning, support network development, and overall well-being.
Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting June 27 through August 31. Classes cover computer skills, time management, communication skills, critical thinking skills, employment skills, learning styles, how to identify your strengths and more.
For more information, contact Malinda She…

Calapooia Center Gallery Exhibit “Immetal works of Artgon”

An exhibit of mixed-media welding installations from west coast native Zoe Hans, titled “Immetal Works of Artgon” will be on display through May 26 in the Calapooia College Center Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An artist reception will be held in the Gallery Wednesday, May 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Hans will graduate with a degree in Welding from LBCC in June. She has been welding since high school when she was on the robotics team. After college graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a pipe welder and ultimately become a non-destructive testing technician.

Hans’ exhibit plays off the idea of immortal works of art with metal and argon, the noble gas used in welding. Her show features plasma cut images, while exploring different industrial mediums for art. Through her work, Hans combines artistic skill with the industrial studies she gained through LBCC.

All LBCC art gall…

Free High School Summer Career Academies start June 26

There’s still time to register for free Summer Career Academies for high school students at Linn-Benton Community College.

High school students age 15 and up can get hands-on experience in computer aided design and drafting, machine tool computer numerical control and design, mechatronics robotics and micro-controllers, and welding.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) runs June 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students learn 3D modeling and design using SolidWorks software.

Machine Tool runs June 27-29 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Students learn to us computer numeric control technology to design and create a project.

Mechatronics Technician runs June 27-29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students learn to build an Arduino-controlled smart car. Students who attend all three days get to take their car home.

Welding runs June 27-29, with two sessions offered: 9 a.m.-Noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. each day. Students get a hands-on introduction to welding techniques.

These free academies are held in the Ind…

Benton Center Public Meeting May 23, 4:30 p.m.

Linn-Benton Community College will hold a public meeting on its Benton Center expansion project Tuesday, May 23 starting at 4:30 p.m. at the center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

The public is invited to view the plans and meet the planning team to learn about the next steps for expansion.   

Expansion of the Benton Center is due to the need for additional parking and classroom space to meet demand, including growth in the college’s partnership program with OSU which allows students to attend LBCC and OSU at the same time.

In May 2016, the college purchased property at 931 NW Reiman St, which will add approximately 20,000 square feet of instructional space and 200 parking spaces. The property currently houses First Student, which is in the process of finding a new location.

For more information, contact LBCC Benton Center Director Jeff Davis at 541-757-8944.

Parenting Ed Presentation “Stress at Home” May 22

A presentation on family stress and positive ways to handle it will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Forum lecture hall, room F-104, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany.

Designed for parents and caregivers by Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura, “Stress at Home” provides information on sources of stress, how stress can affect health, and tips to how to handle stress and create a calmer home environment.

Dr. Watamura is a developmental psychologist with the University of Denver. Her research covers how young children manage stress and the consequences of stress on health and development.

The presentation is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Free childcare will be provided with reservations. Reserve your childcare space by calling 541-917-4899 by May 15. Space is limited.

Spanish interpretation will be available. For more information, contact LBCC Parenting Education at 541-917-4899. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon…

Public Notice: College Budget Meetings May 10 & May 17

Linn-Benton Community College Budget Meetings

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6 p.m.
Boardroom, Calapooia Center, Room 103, Albany, Oregon


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5 p.m.
Boardroom, Calapooia Center, Room 103, Albany, Oregon

Principal subjects anticipated to be considered at the meeting:
Review and discussion of proposed budget document

Agenda at:

Interested parties may contact the Board Secretary, Amanda Kliever, at 541-917-4204.

Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodations should contact the Disability Coordinator at Linn-Benton Community College, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232. Contact should be made 72 hours or more in advance of the event.

Theater Production “Peace be Upon You” May 18, 19, 20

A community-engaged theater performance “Peace Be Upon You” will be held at the Russell Tripp Performance Center at Linn-Benton Community College May 18, 19 and 20. 

Written by LBCC Theater Director Dan Stone through interviews and story circles with Middle-Eastern students and Willamette Valley community members practicing the Islamic faith, this powerful story follows the relationship between Sumaiya and Chelsea, college roommates who must put aside their differences as they navigate cultural and political challenges.

The production will be staged in a black box format, with seating on the stage for a more intimate theater experience. Seating is limited.

Performance dates are May 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and May 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 students/senior, $5 children. Purchase online at, or in the box office one hour before curtain.

For more information, contact the box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, ca…

Culinary Students Compete in Hazelnut Competition

LBCC Culinary Arts student Christina Devey won first place for her hazelnut-crusted chicken roulade stuffed with chimichurri and feta in the 15th annual LBCC Hazelnut Competition held April 28.

Five LBCC culinary students competed this year, vying for prizes for the best use of hazelnuts in an original recipe, which included appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

The competition began in 2001, with the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board donating the cash prizes. Wayne and Joanne Chambers, local hazelnut growers and long-time supporters of the college culinary program,
supply the hazelnuts.

Devey, of Albany, will graduate in June with an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts. She plans to pursue her culinary interests wherever they may lead.

Alexis Prosper took second place for her orange chocolate hazelnut cake with hazelnut buttercream, chocolate ganache and hazelnut tuile. Prosper, of Corvallis, will graduate from the program next year, and plans pursue a second LBCC degree in horticulture…

“OneVibe Diversity Day” May 10

“OneVibe Diversity Day” celebration will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 10 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 Taiko drum group, college and community groups.

Courtyard lunch will be available for $5, or $4 for students, with proceeds benefiting the LBCC Horticulture Club.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461.  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.

Car Show May 20, 10am-2pm

A multi-class car show will be held Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn‑Benton Community College Industrial building courtyard on the north side of campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Hosted by LBCC Industrial Technical Society, the car show will feature food vendors and barbecue, industrial shop tours and a trophy award ceremony.

Tours of LBCC’s industrial programs will include machine tool, mechatronics industrial maintenance, welding, and the new non-destructive test program.

The show is free and open to the public.

Car judging starts at 11 a.m., with trophy ceremony at 1 p.m.  Cost is $20 per vehicle for advanced registration, or $25 per vehicle at the door. No limit.

Register to show your car by contacting Marc Rose at or 541-917-4581. For more information, visit

High school “Improv Smackdown” May 26, 7:30 p.m.

High school improv troupes from Albany and Corvallis will compete in LBCC’s second “Improv Smackdown” Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Students from South Albany, West Albany, Corvallis, and Crescent Valley high schools will exchange knee-slappers and gut-busters in a four-way, semi-competitive showcase of improv comedy. Teams use audience suggestions to create scenes and "compete" for your laughter and applause.

Teams are also playing for local human societies: South Albany and West Albany are playing for SafeHaven Human Society, Corvallis and Crescent Valley are playing for Heartland Humane Society. $1 from each ticket sold will go to the respective charity, based on how many fans each school brings.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at, or in the Russell Tripp theater box office one hour before the show.

When purchasing your tickets, state which school you support, or…

Liberty Tree Fair May 11, 10am-2pm, Courtyard

A “Liberty Tree Fair” will be held Thursday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Political and social groups will provide information, including: Our Revolution of Albany; Linn County Democratic party; and Veterans for Peace, Corvallis.

The fair will focus on progressive causes which emphasize economic, racial, and social justice and equal opportunity.

A student speaking contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in which LBCC students have five minutes to speak on an economic, political or social issue.

Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC Our Revolution Club and LBCC Young Democrats Club.

For more information or to reserve a table, contact Robert Harrison at or 541-917-4571.