Archive for February, 2010


Silver Lake Chorale on Performance Tour

February 25, 2010

The Silver Lake College Chorale, Silver Lake College’s flagship undergraduate vocal ensemble, under the direction of Damon J. Carlson, is embarking upon a performance tour in celebration of Silver Lake College’s 75th Anniversary. Their performance tour will take them throughout the state of Wisconsin with performances in Ladysmith, Rhinelander, Wausau, Marinette and Manitowoc.

Their home tour concert will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi located at 2109 Marshall St in Manitowoc, WI.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Silver Lake Chorale, comprised of undergraduate students from all majors, performs primarily traditional a cappella choral literature from all stylistic time periods. The concert will feature varied repertoire including selections by William Billings, Samuel Barber, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.

Damon J. Carlson holds a Master’s Degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.  Carlson is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference.


Silver Lake College – Full Tuition Scholarship Competition

February 22, 2010

On Saturday, February 13, Silver Lake College held its first Full Tuition Scholarship Competition on campus.  The Generose Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship offered to two new full-time undergraduate students per year.  The Scholarship honors students who excel in the Silver Lake College traditions of academic achievement, leadership and community service.  The selected student competitors were invited to campus and participated in interviews with a faculty panel and an essay writing contest.

The Generose Scholarship competition will be held each February on the Manitowoc Campus. For more information about this particular scholarship, please contact the Office of Admissions at 920-686-6175 or

Students participating in the Generose Scholarship Competition, pictured with Dr. George Arnold, President of Silver Lake College From L-R:

Kristal Walker, Florence High School –  Elizabeth Fritsch, Roncalli High School- Lisa Franzen, Manitowoc Lutheran High School – Meaghann Frank, Plymouth High School


A Musical Birthday Celebration Concert

February 19, 2010

The Silver Lake College Music Department will present a “Musical Birthday Celebration” concert on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, will showcase the talents of the Silver Lake Chorale and the Concert Choir.

 The concert will feature composers who were born in the years 1710 (Pergolesi), 1760 (Cherubini), 1810 (Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin), and 1910 (Samuel Barber).  The Silver Lake Chorale will perform a variety of choral selections including Robert Schumann’s “Zahnweh” which is a setting of Robert Burns’ poem entitled, “Address to the toothache.”  The Concert Choir will perform selections from the Cherubini Requiem which is one of the few choral selections composed by Cherubini yet infuses dramatic compositional elements from his operatic style.


Silver Lake College offers Free Employment Workshop

February 15, 2010

Silver Lake College invites individuals to attend a free employment workshop Friday, February  26 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am in the Generose Enrichment Center Room 110 on the Silver Lake College campus located at 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. 

This workshop is designed for any individual that is currently unemployed, underemployed, or simply afraid of losing their job and does not know where to begin.  This workshop is designed to help individuals identify their strengths and match them with career and job choices; understand the world of work and how to predict job changes and careers of the future; find job openings and write a resume targeted to those openings; select references and prepare for interviews; learn what to do if you need more education.

Former attendees have raved about the workshop and have offered comments such as, “I learned to look at the job market differently”; “The workshop was a morale booster in a difficult time”; and “I learned about career options for me”

This workshop is being presented by Jan Algozine, Director of Experiential Learning & Career Resources at Silver Lake College.  To register for this event or for more information, please contact Jan Algozine at 920-686-6192 or


Tara Wachowski: Senior Exhibition

February 9, 2010

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the art exhibit, Tara Wachowski: Senior Exhibition. The exhibit, which features artworks Ms. Wachowski completed as a studio art major at Silver Lake College, will appear in the art hallway from February 19 – March 22, 2010.   A free public reception will be held on Monday, February 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ms. Wachowski says of her art, “One of my favorite childhood memories is playing the line game with my dad.  The line game was a collaborative art project which began with my dad drawing a simple line on a blank piece of paper.  I followed with a line, then dad, them me, until snarling three-headed creatures, cityscapes and voluptuous flower petals magically appeared on the page, molded together and transformed into something else.”  Her current art remains inspired by this process, “evolving organically, in layers and in great outbursts of energy.”  Her work also explores the complexities of the human experience and the relationship between man and the natural world.

During her time at the College, Ms. Wachowski was awarded the Merle Picket Endowed Art Scholarship and nominated for Who’s Who Among American College Students.  She is currently completing an internship at the Rahr West Art Museum and has created murals for a number of community businesses and residents.

Also on exhibit from February 19-March 22 is the Franciscan Values Exhibit which features student work investigating Franciscan values: reverence for creation, peacemaking, compassion and community. 

Both exhibits are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Visual Impairment Licensure Begins Summmer 2010

February 8, 2010

Silver Lake College and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired are providing Wisconsin teachers an opportunity to obtain licensure in the area of visual impairment within the state.  The program will meet all requirements for licensure. 

The program for licensed special education teachers consists of seven (7) graduate courses plus student teaching & field experience (23 credits).  Prerequisite courses are required for non special education licensed teachers.  The VI coursework will extend over two years plus an additional summer. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the sequence that begins in Summer 2010.

For additional information or questions, please contact Sister Mary Karen Oudeans, Special Education Department at 920-686-6157 or

A complete listing of information can be found at

Silver Lake College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The Teacher Education Program at Silver Lake College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Show Some Love for Haiti

February 4, 2010

Deacon Paul Gleichner and students pose next to the Penny War containers as part of the “Show Some Love for Haiti” campaign.The Silver Lake College Campus Ministry Program, Optimist Club, and Student Life Office have banded together to help raise funds during the month of February for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.  Entitled “Show Some Love for Haiti”, the College has organized three different activities during the month.

On Friday, February 12, 2010 beginning at 8:00 pm in the College Cafeteria, the Campus Ministry Program will host “JAVA JAM” and will feature the music of The Bad Boots.  The Bad Boots is a rock ‘n roll band out of the Woods of Wisconsin that performs a variety of upbeat songs with a retro feel and conversational lyrics.  Coffee and specialty drinks will be available from Schroeder’s Red Bank Coffeehouse along with a raffle and bake sale. “JAVA JAM” is open to individuals of all ages and free to the public. A $5 donation is suggested.

In addition to “JAVA JAM”, the Optimist Club will be selling Carnations and Candy during the weeks preceding Valentine’s Day, and Penny Wars will be taking place between the faculty/staff and students. 

All proceeds from the activities go to benefit the Haitian Victims Funds through Catholic Relief Services.  For questions or additional information, please call 920-686-6163.