Insider College News
Renovation of the middle bay of Industrial A for the expansion of the Mechatronics/Industrial Automation program is nearing completion. The new space will expand capacity for mechatronics, which has outgrown its original space in Industrial B. The Mechatronics program will move into Industrial A over spring break, which will allow for expansion of the Machine Tool program into the vacated space. Future plans include renovation of the industrial walkway/plaza area which is currently fenced and used as staging for the industrial programs. The plaza project will include removing fences, opening the walkway area, and creating green space with grass, outdoor seating and art work to provide a more a usable place for students and the community. Completion of the entire Industrial complex project is scheduled for summer/fall 2019.
LBCC textbook savings up this term from last winter term
Joseph Novak Memorial Scholarship
A memorial scholarship has been established through the Foundation to honor long-time Board of Education member Joseph Novak, who passed away January 23. Joseph served on the college board for 25 years, from 1981 to 2006, serving three terms as Board Chair and working with four college presidents. In 2007, Joseph was recognized for his outstanding contributions to LBCC with the college’s Distinguished Service Award. He also received an honorary membership into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges after being nominated by Student Life and Leadership. He consistently advocated to legislators for more state funding for community colleges. If you would like to contribute to the Joseph Novak Memorial Scholarship, contact the LBCC Foundation office at 541-917-4229.
Veterans Resource Coordinator hired to assist student veterans
|Jaya Conser Lapham|
Middle School students create tile mosaic for biology department
Biology instructor Erin Chamberlin worked with art students at Memorial Middle School in Albany to create a biology-themed tile art mosaic for the Biology department. Hanging on the second floor next to the biology labs in White Oak Hall, the art project was a win-win for both students and LBCC, bringing science into the middle school student’s art class and art into our science halls. Thank you!