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Silver Lake to Host Earth Day Plant Sale

April 16, 2010

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, Silver Lake College, located at 2406 S. Alverno Road in Manitowoc, will host a Plant Sale from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm on the Art Patio.  The sale will feature a variety of house plants from the Greenhouse along with a large selection of bulbs and perennial plants.

Some of the varieties being offered include:

House Plants from the Greenhouse:Variety of large & small plants, succulents, ferns, etc.

Perennials: Sedum, Monarda (Bee Balm), Foxglove, Liatris, Purple Coneflower, Sea Lavender, etc.

Bulbs: Dahlia, Canna, Calla Lily

All proceeds go to purchasing plants, shrubs and flowers to beautify the campus.


Silver Lake College Celebrates Anniversary Year

December 18, 2009

The beginning of 2010 marks a celebratory milestone in Silver Lake College’s long educational history. While educating young people dates back well into the 1800’s, in 1935, the State of Wisconsin issued Silver Lake College its official charter as an undergraduate institution. 

To celebrate this educational legacy, and in honor of the 75th anniversary of its charter, Silver Lake College will host a year-long celebration of events.  All alumni, friends, students, parents, and guests are invited to attend any and all of the events.

January 28, 2010 – Anniversary Mass by Bishop Morneau – 11:00 am in the College Chapel

February 2010 – Winter Carnival

March 2010 – Silver Lake Chorale Performance Tour:

  • Saturday, February 27 – Ladysmith, WI – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 28 – Rhinelander, WI – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, March 1 – Wausau, WI  – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 2 – Marinette, WI – 7:30 pm

April 2010 – College Symposium and Scholarship Gala

May 9, 2010 – Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies

June 11 – 13, 2010 – Alumni Weekend on Campus

July 16 – 18 – Sister’s All Community Homecoming

August, 2010 – Special Guest Speaker to Campus

September 2010 – Matriculation and Launch of the New Liberal Arts Curriculum

October 2010 – Francis Fest

November 2010 – Silver Lake College Homecoming

December 12, 2010 – Anniversary Mass with Bishop Ricken – 11:30 am College Chapel


Living Example of a Lakota Camp to be Presented at Silver Lake

October 27, 2009

Image caption: Kelly Meyer in full Lakota garb.

Image caption: Kelly Meyer in full Lakota garb.

On Tuesday, November 3rd Kelly Meyer, Valders, will present an 1830s Lakota camp on the grounds of Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. The camp will consist of a full-sized tipi and living conditions for the family that resides there. Visitors will be able to see clothing, tools, and daily objects made by Meyer in the exact processes used 170 years ago. Stop by to share a warm lodge, learn about the past, and maybe catch a couple stories. The lodge will be open from 9am-2pm.

For more information about activities at Silver Lake College call 920-686-6175 or visit us on the web at Silver Lake College is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.


Silver Lake College to Host Blood Drive

September 29, 2009
Danielle Brooks participating in the Blood Drive

Danielle Brooks participating in the Blood Drive

Silver Lake College will be hosting a Blood Drive on campus to benefit the local Blood Center of Wisconsin.  The Drive takes place Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on the Silver Lake College campus, 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.  Individuals wishing to participate can either schedule an appointment by calling 920-686-6137 or simply stop in at the Student Services Office.  Individuals are able eligible to donate if their last donation was on or before August 12, 2009.


Francis Fest Activities to Take Place at Silver Lake College

September 17, 2009
Francis and the sick

In a week-long festival in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis (October 4), Silver Lake College, in cooperation with the community and a number of other Franciscan-sponsored organizations throughout the city of Manitowoc, will host multiple events from September 28 through October 4.

The festival will begin with the annual Francis Fest Fish Fry on Friday, October 2, serving Perch plate dinners consisting of perch, potato salad or French fries, coleslaw, rye bread and beverage between 4:00 and 8:00 PM in the College Cafeteria. Children’s perch plates, hot dog plates, and desserts are also available. Also available this year is Drive Thru Carry Out. Other College-sponsored events will include horse-drawn wagon rides, an art exhibit, contemporary Transitus Service with bonfire, and more.

Events will be held at the Silver Lake College campus, 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc, and are open to the public. For more information call 920-686-6188 or visit


Silver Lake College Exhibits Dr. John Stern’s Digital Photography

August 28, 2009
Stained Glass Window in the Silver Lake College Chapel by Dr. John Stern

Stained Glass Window in the Silver Lake College Chapel by Dr. John Stern

The Silver Lake College Art Department is sponsoring an exhibit of Digital Photography by Dr. John Stern from today through Sept. 11th, 2009 in the Cafeteria Gallery.  There will be a reception from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3rd celebrating Dr. Stern’s work. All are welcome.

 The exhibit features selections that reflect the unique aspects of the Silver Lake College Campus, chapel, and student life. 

Dr. Stern is a practicing urologist in Manitowoc who has for years had a love for photography. He began honing his craft when Father Ribbens at Premontre High School in Green Bay was “looking for student photographers for newspaper and yearbook- will train.”  Father Ribbens taught Dr. Stern everything he knew about photography- shooting, composition, developing and printing in the film era. His creativity was developed further with the help of an artist friend of his parents, who taught him how to view and see light and shadows, character, and how to incorporate those elements into his composition.

Dr. Stern attended college at the University of Minnesota and worked for the University of Minnesota Daily newspaper.  At that time it was the world’s largest college newspaper, never less than 8 pages and with a Friday weekend edition of 36-64 pages, every week. Circulation was over 50,000.

The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.