SLC to host Elizabeth Cortez: Senior Exhibition and Franciscan Values Exhibits

January 7, 2011

Silver Lake College invites the public to attend the art exhibit, Elizabeth Cortez: Senior Exhibition. The exhibit, which features works of art Ms. Cortez completed as a studio art major at SLC, will appear in the art hallway from January 17-February 7, 2011.   A free and open to the public reception will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 4:00 -6:00 p.m.

During her time at SLC, Ms. Cortez was awarded the Donna Dart Memorial Art Scholarship and the Silver Lake Art Department Scholarship.  Her photography has been published in Photography Vibes Best of Edition, Collected Impressions: The International Congress of Photography, and Silver Reflections, the Silver Lake College Literary Magazine.

Ms. Cortez says, “I developed an interest in art by the second grade.  My parents recognized my ability to draw in many of the booklets I had done in Mrs. Kester’s class, such as a book I called, “The Me Book.”  She continued to take many art classes in middle school and high school. Her current art is inspired by nature and her reverence for God as Creator.  She says, “As I see each detail in God’s creations, I aspire to be an imitator of the Master Artist.  Every detail I see causes me to stop and take a closer look.”

The exhibit is 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.


Silver Lake College offers Campus Visit Day

January 3, 2011

Silver Lake College invites prospective transfer students to a Campus Visit Day on Friday, January 7 and 8 to learn more about Silver Lake College’s many degree programs and flexible delivery options.  The Visit Day will be held on Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am – 12 noon at the Generose Enrichment Center on the Silver Lake College Campus.

This Visit Day is designed to provide information to students on transferring credits to Silver Lake College, showcase the affordability of a Silver Lake College education, and offer insight as to how a degree from Silver Lake College can provide options for a successful future.

To register for the Visit Day or for more information, please visit www.sl.edu, email admslc@silver.sl.edu, or call 920-686-6175.  Silver Lake College – Find the extraordinary in you.


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, rgretzinger@silver.sl.edu.


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.


Dana Dolezal Presents Senior Voice Recital

November 10, 2010

Dana Dolezal, a music major at Silver Lake College, will present her Senior Voice Recital on Friday, November 19th, at 7:30 in the College Chapel.  A Manitowoc resident, Dana is a 2007 graduate of Lincoln High School where she participated in many musical events and ensembles.  She has been involved in music from an early age, singing when she was very young, taking piano lessons since second grade and playing flute since fifth grade.  During her college years, Dana has participated in Silver Lake’s Concert Choir, Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Handbell Choir.  She toured with the Silver Lake Chorale in the Spring of 2010.

Dolezal is in her final year in the Music Education program at Silver Lake with a double major and licensure in Choral Music and in General Classroom Music – Kodaly Emphasis.  She has studied voice at Silver Lake with Constance Albert for several years and currently with Damon Carlson.  Her program includes art songs and arias from the Baroque through 20th century styles.  The composers represented include George F. Handel,  Wolfgang A. Mozart, Christoph W. von Gluck, Fanny Hensel,  Charles Gounod, Claude Debussy, John Kander & Frank Ebb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim.  The recital is open to the public.



Sole Nero Presents Contemporary Piano/Percussion Concert

October 27, 2010

Sole Nero will present an exciting program of contemporary art music during the 3rd Guest Artist Series Concert, Sunday, November 7th, at 3:00 PM in the Silver Lake College Chapel.  Pianist Jessica Johnson and Percussionist Anthony Di Sanza, both professors in the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Music, will collaborate in the performance of six commissioned works, all written within the first decade of this 21st century.  No standard literature for piano and percussion exists; thus, a prime focus of Sole Nero’s mission is to commission and perform works that add to the body of classic music repertoire.

Sunday’s program will be descriptive and imaginative.  The composers themselves wrote the program notes.  Listeners will be brought to new awareness of global sounds and will be amazed at the range and possibilities for 21st century music. Don’t miss this exciting and somewhat challenging new music!

Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for senior and students; they can be purchased at the door.  Seating is on a first-come basis.  For more information, call the Silver Lake College Department of Music at 920-686-6173.