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Benjamin Wideman

Benjamin Wideman joined Silver Lake College in 2014 as its Director of Communications and Sports Information following a 20-year career as a journalist in northeast Wisconsin (where he won more than 50 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association). With a background in writing, editing, photography and graphic design, he helps spread the word about the good things happening at Silver Lake College to media outlets and people throughout the state. Benjamin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In his free time, he enjoys photography and traveling.

 

Recent Posts

Why Campus Visits Are Still Important

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 10/19/16 9:32 AM

The classic Reuben is a deli sandwich, served hot. It’s comprised of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing all packed between two slices of grilled rye bread. (And, it’s delicious.)

But knowing the ingredients and hearing that it’s a tasty sandwich don’t give you an accurate experience of the hot, grilled and crunchy sandwich on your taste buds. Maybe you won’t like it. Maybe you will.

Similarly, you can hear all about the various “ingredients” available at a particular college. But you’ll miss out on the true flavor unless you visit for yourself.

Here are four reasons why you should take advantage of a campus visit to the college of your interest.

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Topics: College Visits/Events

An International Student's Map Through the TOEFL iBT

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 9/1/16 10:30 AM

Attending college in the U.S. holds a variety of educational opportunities — flexibility in coursework, cutting-edge technology, opportunities for research, campus life experience, and diversity.

If this appeals to you and you’re looking to apply to study in the U.S., then you’re aware that you have to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT in order to apply to colleges in the U.S. However, you may not know what that entails.

Here is what you need to know about the TOEFL iBT.

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Topics: International Students

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