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Bulletin Board: Jan. 28, 2015

Check this week’s announcements, events, upcoming sports and more.

Announcements

Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans* and Gender Nonconforming People
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
In the Library, a moderated panel discussion on creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for trans* and gender nonconforming people, with a specific focus on customer service interactions. General background information about trans* and gender nonconforming people and the issues they face will also be provided. Customer service will be considered from various aspects – inside LBCC, outside of LBCC, and from “both sides of the counter.” Continue reading →

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Bulletin Board: Jan. 21, 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at LBCC and around the area this week.

FBI Warns of Fictitious ‘Work-from-home’ Scam Targeting University Students

IC3 Public Service Announcement

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Continue reading →

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Bulletin Board: Jan. 14, 2015

Welcome to the second week of Winter Term at LBCC. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening on campus and around the area this week. Keep an eye on this spot for updates and additions.

Announcements

Annual Club Expo
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LBCC clubs will be showcased in Takena Hall. Participants include: AAUW Student Club, Anime Club, Black Curtain Society, Board Games Club, Campus Ambassadors Christian, Community, Gender-Sexuality Alliance, Horticulture Club, Linn-Benton Legends, Phi Theta Kappa, Speech & Debate Club, Students For Life. Continue reading →

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Bulletin Board: January 6, 2015

Last updated Jan. 7, 2015.

Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week at LBCC and around our area. Keep an eye on this spot for updates and additions. Continue reading →

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Bulletin Board: Nov. 18, 2014

Here’s a quick look at some events that are coming up this week at Linn-Benton Community College. Watch this space for updates and additions.

Dates to Remember

Blood Drive
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cascade View Rooms A and B
It is that time of the term for a Blood Drive. Since it is November, it is the “Civil War Blood Drive,” so those who donate can choose their team. Remember to sign up at redcross.org or call 1-800 Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

Photography Exhibit Reception
Wednesday, Nov. 19, noon to 1 p.m.
South Santiam Hall Gallery
Photographer Al Crane will exhibit his work titled “Scan Art and Digital Manipulations” through Dec. 4 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery. The exhibit includes more than 30 archival inkjet prints that create cohesive, visual narratives that articulate ideas related to impermanence and the passing of time, life, and love.

Crane uses the technique of scanning natural elements and found objects on a flatbed scanner, combining his own images along with vintage photographs or tintypes from photographers and subjects that are no longer known.

AmeriCorps Informational Session
Thursday, Nov. 20, noon to 1 p.m.
Fireside Room
Learn about the different projects you can do with AmeriCorps, how serving with AmeriCorps can help you with student loans, and how AmeriCorps prepares you for a job in whatever career field you’re pursuing
FREE lunch will be provided, as well as lots of information about AmeriCorps from five amazing panelists who have served with AmeriCorps, including some LBCC staff and students! If you have any questions, email Kelly at tedesck@linnbenton.edu.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Now until Thursday, Nov. 20 by 4:30
Now is the time when a lot of students and employees determine they will need help providing a Thanksgiving meal for their families. We are extremely low on money and food donations at this time. We are hoping more food and money is yet to come in. All checks may be made payable to AAWCC. Money may be sent to Leta Howell or Tammi Drury. Food can be dropped in a food box location near you or brought to Printing Services directly.

SLC Turkey Bingo
Monday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m.
Commons Cafeteria
SLC invites students, families, and friends to Turkey Bingo! Each bingo card will play three games and cost only $1. (We will play around 18 games). Cards can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5.

The following prizes will be awarded:
(3) Turkey’s
(3) Ham’s
(3) Thanksgiving meal bags (value up to $75)

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Dates to Remember

National Donut Day Sale
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Students will set up a booth in Takena Hall for National Donut Day. Money from purchased Krispy Kreme doughnuts will go to support the PTK honor society. Students will also deliver pre-ordered doughnuts to offices and classrooms.

Each dozen costs $10 and funds raised will help PTK members to attend regional and international events. They will also be used to purchase supplies for Honors in Action projects. Those who are interested in ordering can leave payments and orders with Ginger Peterson at WH-120.

Pharmacy Technician Program
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2 to 4 p.m.
LBCC is offering a free Pharmacy Technician Program pre-application information session for those interested in training to work as a Pharmacy Technician. No need to preregister to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program. The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 2 through June 5, 2015.

Flu Shot
Thursday Nov. 6, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Benton Center will host a flu shot clinic in BC-107. Bring your insurance card. If you have medicare, please bring a photo-copy of your medicare card. Non-insured cost of a flu shot is $28.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Now until Nov. 20
LBCC is accepting food and cash donations for community members in need. Please make checks out to AAWCC. Cash or checks can be given to Tammi Drury (T-105), Leta Howell (in Printing), and Gwen Cox (at the Benton Center).

Food donation boxes are set up around campus – look for a box near you. Please make sure that the food you donate has not expired. Donations can also be taken directly to Printing Services.

Sports!

LBCC
Volleyball:
Linn-Benton at Umpqua – 6 p.m., Nov. 7
Linn-Benton at SW Oregon – 1 p.m., Nov. 8

Oregon
Basketball:
Western Oregon at Oregon – 6 p.m., Nov. 9
Football:
Oregon at Utah – 7 p.m., Nov. 8

Oregon State
Basketball:
Western Oregon at Oregon State – 7 p.m., Nov. 7
Football:
Washington State at Oregon State – 1 p.m., Nov. 8


This events calendar is compiled from Linn-Benton Community College, the Albany Visitor’s Association, and Visit Corvallis.

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Bulletin Board: October 28, 2014

We’ve got two announcements from LBCC press releases to start us off. Keep an eye on this space for more announcements.

Secretary of State Visits Campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 29 Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will be at LBCC from 2:30 to 4 p.m. as part of the state’s Get Out the Vote effort. Secretary Brown will be speaking in multiple classes, and will appear in the RCH-116 at 3:30 p.m. Students and faculty are welcome to attend.

The Student Leadership Council registered over 4,000 students to vote over the last three terms, and is thrilled to have the Secretary of State on campus to work with us on the Get Out the Vote effort.

Pharmach Technician Program

LBCC is offering two free Pharmacy Technician Program pre-application information sessions for those interested in training to work as a Pharmacy Technician. The sessions will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4p.m. at the Albany campus.

No need to preregister to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program. The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 2 through June 5, 2015.


This events calendar is compiled from Linn-Benton Community College, the Albany Visitor’s Association, and Visit Corvallis.

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Bulletin Board: October 21, 2014

Did You Know?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.”
— Betsey Johnson, designer and survivor

One and eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.

Each year 40,000 women in the U.S. will die from breast cancer.

Here’s our weekly announcements for LBCC, including upcoming events, a call to poets, upcoming sports games, and more.

Dates to Remember

Thursday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m.
Take a break and stop by South Santiam Hall Gallery to see LBCC’s Art Faculty Show! Refreshments will be provided.

This is a very exciting show with several new oil paintings by Dori Litzer, monotype and linoleum block prints by Analee Fuentes, and wonderful drawings by our part-time faculty Andrew Myers and Kathryn Cellerini Moore. There are watercolor paintings by Lewis Franklin and a lino-block print by our Art Historian, Deanne Beausoleil. Seven faculty members are showing artwork that you won’t want to miss.

Proceeds benefit Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund. Stop by to see these lovely prints. You can purchase them through Frossene King (ex: 4545) or through Laura Hoffman (NSH 113).

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 9 to 11 a.m.
LBCC is offering two free Pharmacy Technician Program pre-application information sessions for those interested in training to work as a Pharmacy Technician. No need to preregister to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program. The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 2 and runs through June 5, 2015.

Oct. 22 and 23, 5:30 p.m.
Linn-Benton Community College will host information sessions throughout its service region to explain projects that would be funded by passage of Bond Measure 22-130. College officials will have concept drawings available and will answer questions about the proposed projects.

The forums will be held:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis, room BC-107
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., East Linn Center, 44 Industrial Way, Lebanon, the Annex Building.

The measure would increase capacity and modernize job training programs in health care including nursing and industrial trades including auto and heavy equipment mechanics, welding, machine tool and mechatronics. It would also expand the Benton Center and address parking shortages there, as well as address critical maintenance issues of college facilities.

Friday, Oct. 24, 4 to 7 p.m.
Career Technical Education Open House: All of our two-year or less programs are involved in addition to our new LB iLearn campus! All the programs will be located in their own “home” area. Our state of the art ATTC auto center will be open along with our Lebanon Center and horse barn for programs in these areas.

Anyone interested in learning about their options is welcome. The admission fee is waived for any application submitted during this event—a savings of $30! Paper applications will be available at the check in tables in Takena Hall.

Dig Pink Night

Dig Pink LogoFriday, Oct. 17 was the third annual “Dig Pink Night” for the LB Volleyball team.

The game was designated to coincide with October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and is the volleyball program’s way of bringing awareness to the disease. Proceeds from gate admission and donations from fans attending the game amounted to $253. All proceeds were donated to the Side-Out Foundation.

Dig Pink® is the name of the Side-Out Foundation‘s national October breast cancer rally. A Dig Pink® event can be organized at the local, county, city or state level, and it is supported by college and middle/high school volleyball coaches and teams as well as club coaches and teams. All proceeds benefit the Side-Out Foundation, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing patient services to breast cancer patients and their families.

Upcoming Sports Games

Volleyball
Mt. Hood vs Linn-Benton
@Linn-Benton
Oct. 24, 6:00 p.m.

Chemeketa vs Linn-Benton
@Linn-Benton
Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m.

Football
OSU vs. Stanford
@Stanford Stadium
Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m.

UO vs Cal
@Levi Stadium
Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.

Call to Poets: Poetry Birdhouses, Building Community

PoetryBirdhouseLinn-Benton Community College invites Oregon poets living in Linn and Benton counties to submit 1-3 poems to be considered for a public art project on the Albany campus, “Poetry Birdhouses: Building Community.” Five wooden birdhouses have already been embellished/transformed by these selected visual artists: Alexis Spakoski, Kerry McFall, Rachel Urista, Robert Dudenhoefer, and Deian Moore (see completed birdhouse photos). But the project is not yet complete; each birdhouse needs a poem to be affixed on the inside door. A small journal will then be placed inside each birdhouse to encourage responses to the birdhouses and poetry.

For complete information, view the .pdf flyer.

Events Calendar


This events calendar is compiled from Linn-Benton Community College, the Albany Visitor’s Association, and Visit Corvallis.

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Bulletin Board: October 8, 2014

Today in History:

1835 Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle

1818 Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves

1775 Officers decide to bar slaves and free blacks from Continental Army

1942 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1964 Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 8 at noon – There is a free scholarship workshop for students interested in money to help pay for school. It will take place in Calapooia Center Room 203.
  • Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m. – The Horticulture Club will be holding a Farmer’s Market in the courtyard. This occurs every Thursday.
  • Oct. 9 at noon – There is a free scholarship workshop for students interested in money to help pay for school. It will take place in Calapooia Center Room 203.
  • Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. – The LBCC Roadrunners will be holding their first home game during Fall Term. They will be playing Umpqua CC, it is also Dig Pink night. Admission is free for students.
  • Oct. 14 at 6:30 a.m. – There will be a blood draw for cholesterol and glucose screenings held in the Activities Center Room 122. Cost is $10, if this is your second screening it will be $20.
  • Oct. 14 at 5:00 p.m. – This is the last day to register to vote. If you are not registered to vote in the State of Oregon you must register by this date and time if you wish to vote in this years midterm election. You can head to your local county courthouse to register. If you prefer to register online then you will have until 11:59 p.m.

“GMO OMG” Coming to Salem

GMO OMG

Presented by The Salem Progressive Film Series (SPFS)
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Grand Theater
191 High Street NE (corner of High and Court Streets)
Salem, Ore.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Films begin at 7 p.m.
Admission $5

Press Release

Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology.

“GMO OMG” tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs in relationship to his three young children and the world around him. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now!

Discussion: Why Labeling Matters
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2945 NW Circle Blvd.
Corvallis, Ore.

Ivan Maluski, Director of Friends of Family Farmers
Maluski farms in rural Linn County, and came to Friends of Family Farmers with more than a decade of experience working on natural resource policy issues at the state and federal levels. He’s had diverse experiences with Oregon agriculture over the years, from working summers during high school in Willamette Valley vegetable canneries, to delivering organic produce to Portland area restaurants and stores, to growing and selling produce and pasture-raised pork and poultry at farmers’ markets. Maluski helps FoFF accomplish its legislative and policy priorities and has until recently served as an elected board member of the Colton Rural Fire Protection District.

Scott Bates, Director of GMO Free Oregon
Bates has been working hard with volunteers all over the state to put GMO measures on the ballot at both the State and County levels. As Chief Petitioner, he has been instrumental in the campaign for placing Measure 92 on the ballot this November in Oregon. Bates is the son of a northwest cheese-maker and is a Software Architect in Portland, but more importantly, is a concerned father of two girls. His concern over the food he was feeding his family, combined with California’s past GMO labeling effort, were the catalysts that turned Bates into an accidental food activist.

LBCC Volleyball: Dig Pink Night

Dig Pink LogoLBCC Athletic Department Press Release

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Roadrunner Volleyball team is helping bring awareness to this disease by designating their game on Friday, Oct. 10 as “Dig Pink Night.”

The RoadRunners will be facing Umpqua Community College at 6 p.m. at LBCC.

Admission for staff and students is free.

Donations to the Side-Out Foundation will be accepted. The athletic department will be donating admission proceeds to the Side-Out Foundation.

​Wear pink to the game and show your support for the student-athletes and​ the Side-Out Foundation. Let’s fill the gym with pink!​

What is Dig Pink?
Dig Pink® is the name of the Side-Out Foundation‘s national October breast cancer rally. A Dig Pink® event can be organized at the local, county, city or state level, and it is supported by college and middle/high school volleyball coaches and teams as well as club coaches and teams. All proceeds benefit the Side-Out Foundation, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing patient services to breast cancer patients and their families. Your participation gives the volleyball community the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of all breast cancer patients. Thank you for getting involved!

The Side-Out Foundation Mission
The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing compassionate support services and educating communities.

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Bulletin Board: October 1, 2014

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – There will be a BBQ in the courtyard hosted by the Ultimate Frisbee Club. It costs $5 for staff and $4 for students.
  • Oct. 1, 6 p.m. – The LBCC Volleyball team will be taking on Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Remember, you can receive hype points even for away games.
  • Oct. 3, 6 p.m. – Mt. Hood Community College will be playing host to the LBCC Volleyball team in Gresham.
  • Oct. 5 – The LBCC Baseball team will be playing a double header at Goss Stadium at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Their first game will be against Mt. Hood Community College at 10 a.m. the second one will be against Lower Columbia Community College at 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. – There will be auditions for the play “Tango Mike”. The auditions will be held in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall.

Fall term Ham Radio Classes at LBCC

Dale Hummel

The Linn County Amateur Radio Emergency Services group will again be sponsoring ham radio classes for technician and general class level radio operation. The classes will be on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in room RCH 116.

The class will be a hybrid course with the technician level of licensing in the first five weeks of the class and the general class license in the last part of the course.

The classes are free. However, study books will be needed for the tech and general class
sessions. They can be purchased from amazon.com or arrl.org/licensing­education­training. Be
sure to get the 3rd edition of the technician level book.

Become part of the ham nation and communicate with people across town, across the
country, or around the world. As a ham you can also be a part of emergency and community
service events and have fun doing it.

To register for the classes please contact Richard Krammerer at K7IHS@arrl.net or call Richard at (541) ­967-­2813.

Mountain Biking Classes

LBCC Press Release

A new mountain biking class, “Mountain Bike Mojo,” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education Oct. 11 and 12.

This two-day clinic will provide the basic skills and techniques for participants to increase their enjoyment in the fast growing sport of mountain biking.

The new Alsea Falls “flow trail” is the training ground for this course. The program will include one day of basic bike handling skills, including body positioning and balance, braking, shifting and pedaling efficiency, climbing and descending, front and back wheel lifts, cornering, small drops, pumping and navigating trail obstacles.

The next morning, students will “get dirty” with a hands-on trail building courtesy of local IMBA chapter Team Dirt. In the afternoon, students will session various sections of trail to emphasize skills learned the first day.

Participants will acquire a sense of confidence and new physical skills to enhance their riding experience, while learning about the partnerships and effort necessary to sustain local trails and how to get involved in local stewardship and recreation opportunities.

Certified instructors from The Dirt Dojo, Matt McPharlin and Michelle Emmons, will teach the course.

Class will meet Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alsea Falls Trailhead, just above the Alsea Falls Campground off Alpine Road south of Corvallis. Cost is $129.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 and ask for Chris Nystrom. Email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu for bike rental information (additional fee.)

LBCC Theater Department Call for Auditions for “Tango Mike”

LBCC Press Release

Auditions for Linn-Benton Community College’s fall play “Tango Mike (Thanks Much)” will be held Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Trip Performance Center Theater in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

“Tango Mike” is an original play based on the lives and stories of local Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their families who are suffering from the effects of PTSD.

The play is part of a Community Collaborative Play-Making process by which topical issues concerning micro-communities are brought to the forefront in the form of a play, through the collaboration and participation of members of these micro-communities.

Set in Albany, Oregon on Memorial Day, the script was created through interviews and story circles with veterans and their families from Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon, and Sweet Home, Oregon.

The main character, Mike “Buddy” McIntyre, and his family are celebrating the holiday with family and friends, when unexpectedly Buddy’s father, Cooper, shows up. Buddy and his father have been estranged from each other for the past fifteen years. Both men are grappling with their own battles with PTSD, and how it has affected their relationship with each other and their families.

Performance dates will be Nov. 13, 14 15, 20, 21, & 22 at 7:30 p.m., and one matinee Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

For more information and cast listing, contact LBCC theater director Dan Stone at 541-917-4566.