Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beginning Guitar starts Jan. 9, Benton Center

A new “Beginning Guitar” class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 9.

Class will meet for group lessons designed to build skills and knowledge of music theory for the beginning guitar player or intermediate players to refresh and reinforce their skills.

This eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Jan. 9 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $99.

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

International Ballroom Dance for beginners starts Jan. 11

International Ballroom Dance class for beginners will be held through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education starting January 11.

Learn basic techniques, steps and several figures in four ballroom dances including cha-cha, rumba, jive and waltz. Dance partner required.

This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Activities Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost is $65.

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Registration now Open for CTE Signing Day

Registration is now open for the National Career and Technical Education Signing Day, to be held Thursday, February 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The event is open to high school seniors, GED earners or those planning to enroll in one of LBCC Career Technical Education programs.

Signing Day provides an opportunity for students to save a spot in their CTE program of choice for the following fall. 

To register and to view a list of LBCC CTE programs, go to www.linnbenton.edu/cte-signing-day.
 

Monday, December 11, 2017

eBay Selling Strategies starts Jan. 22, Lebanon Center

The class Ebay Selling Strategies will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center starting January 22.

Learn how to effectively use eBay to start an online business, sell your items, explore shopping options and popular marketplace services, create ads, and learn strategies to get results and protect yourself as both buyer and seller. Basic computer skills needed.

This three-week class meets Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting January 22 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

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

Cooking classes in Albany start Jan. 18

Learn to cook soups, stews and all things chocolate in cooking classes offered through LBCC Community Education this winter.

Classic Soups and Stews covers classic soups such as chicken noodle, tomato, clam chowder and beef, pork, hominy and butternut stews.

This two-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting January 18 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $69.

In the class All Things Chocolate, learn to cut, melt and temper chocolate to make Ganache, truffles and a variety of chocolate desserts, garnishes and confections.

Class meets Saturday, February 10 from 12 to 4:50 p.m. at LBCC Albany campus. Cost is $69.

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

“Ishi: A Century Later” class starts Jan. 22, Benton Center

The class “Ishi: A Century Later” will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 22.

This history class looks at one of the most amazing native stories from the West, taking place near Chico, California, where a small family group survived the extermination of their tribe in the 1860’s and hid for 40 years until only Ishi was left.

Class focuses on Ishi’s years in San Francisco and what they reveal of his nature and his Yahi cultural and spiritual resources, beliefs and practices that helped keep him sane, un-bitter and kind.

This four-week class meets Mondays from 7 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis. Cost is $49.

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Drivers Ed Registration Open, Classes start Jan. 1

Registration is now open for Driver Education courses at Linn-Benton Community College.

Classes start the first week of January and will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

Course includes Oregon State mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Cost for the course is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Upon successful completion of the course, students under the age of 18  qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Driver’s License.

To register or for more information go to www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education, call 541.917.4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location. Submit a completed packet, fee, and bring original driver permit and one permit photocopy.

Qi Gong I & II start Jan. 12, Benton Center

Qi gong level I & II classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 12.

Qi gong helps you use energy flow to strengthen the entire body and calm the mind. Learn to cultivate your magnetic energy and draw the energy inward using slow, specific movements and focused breath in this easy-to-follow practice. No experience needed.

In Qi gong II, continue to learn the meditative practices of the Five Element System while delving deeper into its theory and applications, including the Five Element personality types and developing daily Longevity Exercises. No prerequisite or previous Qi gong experience is required.

Both eight-week classes will meet Fridays starting Jan. 12 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave. in Corvallis.  Qi Gong I will be held from 2 to 2:50 p.m., and Qi Gong II will be held from 3 to 3:50 p.m. Cost is $69 each.

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

Self Defense Kempo Karate class, Benton Center

A self-defense introductory to Kempo Karate class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 11.

Develop situational awareness and confidence while learning basic self-defense skills including how to avoid attacks and to determine if a situation will pose a threat. No previous experience necessary.

This 11-week class meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $89.

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

Monday, December 4, 2017

French, Beginning I & II starts January 11 at the Benton Center

Beginning French I and II classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 11.

French, Beginning I emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with little or no knowledge of French.

This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 9 to 10:20 a.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis. Cost is $89.

French, Beginning I emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with novice to moderate knowledge of French.

This eight-week class meets Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. starting January 11 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis. Cost is $89.

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

Computer Classes for Seniors starts January 10, Lebanon Center

A series of computer classes designed for seniors will be held at LBCC’s Lebanon Center starting January 10.

Computer Essentials for Seniors 1 is for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction at an easy pace. Learn the various parts of the computer, how to turn on and off, how to use the mouse and keyboard. Introduces working with Windows 10 and a brief intro to email and the Internet.

This three-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting January 10 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center, LC-220B, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

Computer Essentials for Seniors 2 builds on beginner skills and covers using the web and internet search engines, e-mail account set-up and use, Facebook use, and tips for keeping your computer safe and virus free.

This three-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting January 31 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center, LC-220B, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

Computer Essentials for Seniors 3 give more in-depth instruction, including using CD’s, DVD’s and downloading digital music, streaming videos, uploading, organizing, and editing photos from your phone or camera and sharing photos.

This three-week class meets Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting February 21 at LBCC’s Lebanon Center, LC-220B, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

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

Travel Journal Studio starts January 10, Benton Center

A new class on travel journaling will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting January 10.

Learn to create a visually stimulating, hand-made Travel Journal using your maps, photos and memento’s. Explore innovative methods to integrate visual elements into an artistic journal or sketchbook using collage, quick sketch, watercolor, layered backgrounds, writing and more.

This eight-week class meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:50 p.m. starting January 10 at LBCC’s Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $79.

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

Friday, December 1, 2017

Insider Staff News

Textbook Affordability Efforts Reach Over $2.1 million mark
Faculty efforts around textbook affordability has reached an all-time high -saving our students up to $1,051,924 in 2017 and up to $2,106,405 since the Open Educational Resources initiative began in winter term 2015, providing greater access, opportunity and learning to our students. For more information on Open Educational Resources and textbook affordability efforts, contact OER Librarian Michaela Willi Hooper.

New Veterans Farm on Campus Aims to Connect Veterans
Lisa Akers

Inclusiveness is one of LBCC’s core values, and one great example of inclusiveness is the new Veterans Farm on campus, made possible through the efforts of Navy veteran Lisa Akers and the Home Depot. Working with the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America, which secures grant funding for veteran-related projects, the Home Depot donated $14,500 in building materials and provided many hours of volunteer labor to help build eight raised beds, a green house and a garden shed on a 60 by 100-foot plot of land behind the Luckiamute building. The farm is under auspices of the horticulture department, with instructional specialist Miriam Edell serving as liaison between Akres and the college over the next two years. LBCC has anywhere from 300 to 500 veterans enrolled at any given time. Akers, who finished her Earth Science degree at OSU and is auditing classes in the LBCC small farms program, hopes the farm will help veterans connect with each other, with civilian life and with possibilities for their future.

LB iLearn Developing Non-credit Courses for Job Readiness
LB iLearn is in the process of developing a series of non-credit offerings centered around job readiness. Working with community partners such as WorkSource Oregon, Department of Human Services and Community Services Consortium, iLearn director Stacy Mallory and her team are building “mix and match” modules that provide customizable, online training for a particular skill set without having to enroll in a full program. Each module will have about an hour of content, covering topics such as basic computer skills, Word, Excel, Google Docs, as well as composing emails and memos for the business environment. Plans are to create about two dozen modules relating to office technology, employability training and soft skills.

International Flags in Takena Hall
A series of 22 international flags representing the countries of origin for our international students currently attending fall term are on display in Takena Hall, courtesy of the Global Connections Club and the Council of Clubs. Global Connections plans to add flags representing students from other countries as they arrive at our college each term.

Faculty Greg Mulder & High School Partnerships host 30 High School Students
Greg Mulder works with Newport High students.

LBCC High School Partnerships and Physics faculty member Greg Mulder teamed-up to bring 30 Newport High School students to LBCC for an overnight Physics 131 camp October 26 and 27.  The students toured campus, learned about college pathways, and gained skills working on group projects using arduinos, soldiering, wiring, programming and microcontrollers. Excellence in action.


HR Recruiter Elizabeth Pakravan Speaks at Federal Correctional Facility
Elizabeth Pakravan, Human Resources employment outreach and recruitment specialist, was a guest speaker at the Federal Correctional Institution, Sheridan AEC-Hispanic affairs program. Elizabeth was invited to "share her story" with approximately 65 corrections staff attending the event and a few inmates, as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Serving as a great example of opportunity and learning, the correctional institution appreciated LBCC’s support in this event, believing that higher education plays a significant role in people's lives no matter their condition and age.

Awards & Recognitions

President Hamann Honored with first Chair's Award
Excellence in leadership was recognized recently when President Greg Hamann was selected to be the first recipient of the “Chair’s Award” from the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments’ Board of Directors. Greg was nominated by City of Albany Mayor and COG board chair Sharon Konopa for his outstanding service to our region, including his commitment to student success, advocacy for education, and his work at local, state and national levels to reduce barriers, increase access and support student completion. Also cited was Greg’s leadership with community engagement and community development.

Retirement Party for 40-Year Staff Member Teresa Patterson
Teresa Patterson
A retirement party will be held Dec. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the boardroom for long-time staff member Teresa Patterson, who retired last May, and is finishing up part-time work this month - the first employee to retire with 40 years at the college. Teresa started work as part-time, non-contract in the registration office when she was 16, working through her junior and senior year at South Albany High School. After graduating, she started working full-time in Registration, a job she held for 20 years before moving to Information Services as an IT Specialist. Her coworkers call her the “Banner Queen,” since she was part of the original team that helped bring Banner online. Happy retirement, Teresa, and thank you for your service!

Nursing Faculty Sheryl Caddy Appointed as Education Representative
Nursing faculty Sheryl Caddy was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the State Senate to be the education representative to the Oregon State Board of Nursing, another great example of excellence in leadership at LBCC.

Marketing Department Wins Gold, Silver at NCMPR Conference
The College Advancement Marketing department won two awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations at the District 7 conference held in October. Joe Sherlock’s computer generated illustration of the campus map – featured on the back of the Commuter on Welcome Day as well as other places - won a silver award, and M’Liss Runyon’s design of the large theater and music posters hanging outside the Performing Arts classroom in SSH-213, won gold. Congratulations!

Donations Provide 157 Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Thanks to the generous donations from our LBCC community, the Thanksgiving Food Drive was able to provide 157 boxes, $15 gift cards for each box and 36 turkeys to those in need. The Food Drive Committee raised over $6,000 this year, with the campus community giving over $5,000, Student Government contributing $1,200 in food and gift cards, Bunco earnings of $95, and $965 raised at the Willamette Speedway fund raiser. Thank you!

Values Shout Out: Highlighting People & LBCC Values
Dan Segel, left, and Coach Ryan Gipson
Over the next few issues, the VICE Council will highlight people at the college whose work expresses our college values. This month's contributor is Dale Stowell: On the values of excellence and engagement - LBCC Foundation Board member Dan Segel and Roadrunner baseball coach Ryan Gipson conducted a successful fundraising campaign to install field turf on the infield of the baseball field, making LBCC just one of two schools in the NWAAC with such a facility. Field turf makes it possible to practice even when it has been raining. They were joined by dozens of donors to raise more than $70,000. Great work!


Opportunity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Learning, Engagement


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Published by: LBCC Advancement Marketing Office
Writer/Editor:
Lori Fluge-Brunker