Archive for December, 2010


Bishop Ricken to celebrate SLC’s Anniversary Year with Concluding Mass

December 2, 2010

Since the beginning of 2010, Silver Lake College has been celebrating the 75th anniversary of its charter as a four-year institution of higher education.  January featured an Opening Anniversary Mass with Bishop Morneau, who taught at Silver Lake College before becoming a bishop.  The year-long celebration continued with monthly anniversary events, including a Silver Lake Chorale Performance Tour, the Scholarship Gala, Alumni Weekend, a special ceremony with Senator Herb Kohl, and the launch of the new Franciscan Liberal Arts Curriculum.

On Sunday, December 12, Bishop David Ricken will celebrate the Closing Anniversary Mass to draw the year of celebration to a close.  The liturgy will begin at 11:30 a.m..  The public is welcome to join as Silver Lake College celebrates its educational legacy at the close of this milestone year.  A reception, also open to the public, will follow the liturgy.  Please contact Rachel Gretzinger, Director of Public Relations, with your RSVP or with any questions, at (920)686-6280,


SLC Students and Faculty to perform in All-Star Band

December 2, 2010

Four Silver Lake College Students have been accepted into the National Band Association Wisconsin All-Star Band.  Honored students include Allison Shackleton (freshman instrumental music education major from Neenah) playing flute,  JoAnn Kleckner (senior art and math major, music minor from Two Rivers) playing flute,  Amanda Dumovich (junior instrumental and general music education major from Sheboygan) performing on alto saxophone, and Meaghann Frank (freshman education major and music minor from Plymouth) performing on euphonium.

Silver Lake’s Instrumental Music faculty member, Jeremiah Eis, has been selected as one of five Wisconsin Band Directors who will share the podium in rehearsal and final performance of the NBA-WC College All-Star Honors Band at their program at the Annual Convention, 9:00 pm on Friday, January 21, 2011 in the Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Wisconsin Rapids.  There are 19 Wisconsin colleges/universities participating to form a Band of approximately 100 students.  The musicians selected for nomination by each school are among the top and most dedicated music students.


Christmas at Silver Lake

December 2, 2010

On December 4th and 5th, Silver Lake College will present its third annual “Christmas at Silver Lake”.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th, the Silver Lake Chorale, the Concert Choir, and the Hand Bell Ensemble will present a concert of classic and modern Christmas works.

Under the direction of Damon Carlson, the Concert Choir will feature music by John Rutter and Paul Manz, while the Silver Lake Chorale, also under Damon Carlson, will present the classic “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “What Cheer,” by William Walton, and will also feature the world premier of a commissioned work  by Michael Fetzer, “Zu Bethlehem Georen”.

The Hand Bell Ensemble, under direction of award-winning instructor Sandra Eithun, will present a number of selections including “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” an ethereal setting of the Advent hymn which begins and ends with a haunting singing bell technique, and “Believe,” the title song from the movie Polar Express, which will use sleigh bells and wind chimes to add a shimmery winter effect.

Saturday night’s concert will also feature pieces combining the Concert Choir and the Hand Bell Ensemble, as well as carols, with which the audience will be invited to sing along.

On Sunday, December 5, at 3:00 p.m., the Silver Lake College instrumental ensembles, under the direction of Jeremiah Eis, will present their Winter concert. The concert will feature the Wind and Jazz ensembles.

The Wind Ensemble will open the concert with A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson. Other selections include “Still, Still, Still” by Ed. Huckeby, “Christmas on Broadway” by John Higgins, and “Stars and Stripes for Christmas” by John Philip Sousa and John Foster.

The Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble will conclude the instrumental concert with a series of jazz favorites. Selections includeHow High the Moon,” “The Peanut Vendor,” and Blue Moon,” featuring vocalist Tammy Reigel.

Both concerts will take place in the Silver Lake College Chapel, and are free and open to the public.  All are encouraged to stay after each concert to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, and to talk with the students and directors.