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SLC's Dr. Robert Berchmans embraces world view of religions

Posted On April 29, 2015

Born into a Catholic family in the city of Madras on the southeastern coast of India, Dr. Robert Berchmans, Professor of Theology and Ministry at Silver Lake College, was exposed to a variety of religions as he was growing up.

His life’s experiences help bring a first-hand perspective to his teaching, said Berchmans, who has been a faculty member at Silver Lake College for the past 20 years.

“The vast majority of people in India are Hindus. There are also Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. I was brought up to respect all these religions — not merely tolerate them but to accept them,”...

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SLC soccer coach Guido Lenaerts and his wife, Vicki, to be inducted into Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame

Posted On April 29, 2015

When Silver Lake College soccer coach Guido Lenaerts was growing up in the European country of Belgium, he and his friends didn’t need much to start up a game of soccer.

“We played in the town square. A jacket thrown on the ground served as a goal. There were no boundaries,” Lenaerts said.

“Any time a Belgian kid stands around with a few friends, naturally they start kicking something around. It could be an empty bottle, or bottle cap or walnut. Europeans go nuts about soccer. That’s their big pastime. Every little town or village has their own team, which is sponsored by the local bar or...

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Monica Martinez signs to play volleyball, attend Silver Lake College

Posted On April 29, 2015

Monica Martinez of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., signed a letter of intent to attend and play volleyball at Silver Lake College.

This past season at Ft. Lauderdale High School, Martinez was the team captain and MVP for the volleyball team, which compiled a 16-4 record and placed second in district competition.

"We are extremely excited to be adding Monica to our 2015 roster," said Silver Lake College women's volleyball coach Tara Stewart, who noted that Martinez chose Silver Lake College over Penn State. "In order for our program to continue to move forward, we need to bring in reliable recruits...

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SLC students, faculty, staff help at Manitowoc community garden

Posted On April 26, 2015

Hundreds of community volunteers — including Silver Lake College students, staff, faculty and Student United Way members — got together to breathe life into the Manitowoc community garden project on Saturday, April 25, 2015, which was designated as United Way Day of Caring and Comcast Cares Day.

The volunteers helped install raised garden beds, planted and watered trees and helped build a shed in the nearly two-acre Grow It Forward community garden at 2344 S. 14th St.

“I think that volunteering is an important way to show that you’re involved in the community and support the community,”...

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Megan Baradic excited to receive SLC's Mother Generose Cahill Honors Scholarship

Posted On April 24, 2015

Megan Baradic of Delafield, Wis., is thrilled she was chosen as the 2015 recipient of Silver Lake College’s Mother Generose Cahill Honors Scholarship.

“I was surprised and extremely excited to win the Mother Generose scholarship,” she said. “It’s like a dream, but real!”

Megan, who will be starting classes at Silver Lake College in the fall of 2015, plans to major in Music Education and would like to become an elementary music teacher.

Her parents, Kim and Tony, said they are proud of Megan’s accomplishments and are grateful to Silver Lake College and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian...

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SLC honors students, faculty at annual Awards Ceremony

Posted On April 21, 2015

Silver Lake College held its annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 21, at the Ariens Atrium, located on campus at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance.

The invocation was given by Dr. Chris Domes, the President of Silver Lake College.

Honorees included:

* Service Award:Courtney Clavers, Brianna Krueger, Thao King, Jared Koch, Amanda Kudick, Marissa Leschke, William Puestow, Renee Troullier

* United States Collegiate Athletic Association First-Team All-American: Raelyn Woock

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SLC receives $40,000 Community Impact Grant from United Way Manitowoc County

Posted On April 21, 2015

Silver Lake College has been awarded a $40,000 Community Impact Grant from United Way Manitowoc County to help fund the college's Look Ahead Lakers program for the 2015-16 school year, said Mary Snyder, SLC's Grants and Planned Giving Specialist.

“We are very grateful for support of the Look Ahead Lakers program by the United Way and the community,” said Tara Wachowski, SLC’s School and Community Outreach Coordinator.

Look Ahead Lakers helps students successfully transition from middle school to high school to post-secondary education or college; it also emphasizes career readiness.


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SLC among groups collaborating with movie theater for showing of 'The American Nurse'

Posted On April 20, 2015

The public is invited to the showing of the Carolyn Jones documentary film, “The American Nurse,” brought to Manitowoc by Carmike Cinemas.

Carmike is collaborating with Silver Lake College, Holy Family Memorial, the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, The Manitowoc County Health Department, and the Wisconsin Center for Nursing in honor of National Nurses Day.

The movie will be shown at noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Carmike Cinema, 2555 S. 44th St., Manitowoc. The cost is $6 for the matinee and $8.25 ($7 for seniors ages 60 and older) for the...

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SLC’s Fr. Hilary Brzezinski enjoys students’ ‘energy and the promise of their future’

Posted On April 18, 2015

Easygoing and even-tempered, Father Hilary Brzezinski walks the halls of Silver Lake College with a smile and a salutation for students, staff and faculty alike.

Dressed in a traditional hooded brown robe of the Franciscan order, the college chaplain both stands out and fits in at the four-year, private liberal arts college founded on the Franciscan Catholic tradition.

“I enjoy young adults," he said. "I enjoy their energy and the promise of their future.”

Fr. Hilary wants people to know that Campus Ministry isn't only for Catholics.

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Zigmunt Library to host Coffee & Cram event on April 28

Posted On April 18, 2015

As the semester winds down, Silver Lake College will host a Coffee & Cram event in Zigmunt Library on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing until 1 a.m. For more information, please see Natalie Long or Lisa Kliment in the library.

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Leadership Summit scheduled for April 29

Posted On April 17, 2015

The Lakers Legislation Student Government is hosting a Leadership Summit starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in the Endries Family Heritage Room, located in the Main Hall at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc.

The event, sponsored by Student Affairs, is free and open to the public.

"We are thrilled to have such accomplished leaders, each with a unique perspective, speak at the Summit. They are sure to inspire audience members to be leaders in their own lives, achieve success, and reach their professional and personal goals," said Justin Mrotek, President of Lakers...

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SLC history instructor Katie Walkner selected to participate in Washington, D.C. seminar

Posted On April 16, 2015

Silver Lake College history instructor Katie Walkner was one of only 20 faculty members from the Council of Independent Colleges institutions selected to participate in the "Song Culture of Athenian Drama" seminar this summer.

Led by professors Gregory Nagy and Kenneth Scott Morrell, the seminar will take place July 20-26 at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies campus in Washington, D.C.

“I’m extremely excited to be going," Walkner said. "This seminar provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, because it’s open to faculty from a variety of institutions and...

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SLC's Erin LaBonte among artists selected to paint downtown mural

Posted On April 15, 2015

The Washington Street Antique Mall, located in downtown Manitowoc at 910 Washington St., will get a new look this summer thanks to four local artists who will paint a mural on its outside west wall.

“The design is based on the farmers market and the idea of celebrating local agriculture — from field to mouth, you might say,” said Erin LaBonte, Assistant Professor of Art at Silver Lake College, one of the artists collaborating on the mural. “We wanted the mural to be upbeat and colorful, giving community members a chance to reflect on our relationship to nature.”

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SLC's Spring Student Symposium scheduled for April 22

Posted On April 15, 2015

A variety of presentations led by Silver Lake College students will be spotlighted at the Spring Student Symposium, “A Celebration of Ideas: Pursuing Your Path,” which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Main Hall (MH) and the Franciscan Music Center (FMC) of the campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc.

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Nursing major a perfect fit for SLC's Shamir Jackson, who enjoys helping others

Posted On April 11, 2015

Silver Lake College freshman Shamir Jackson isn’t the first in her family to attend college.

However, she is determined to be the first to graduate with a four-year degree.

The 19-year-old nursing major from Milwaukee is a recipient of a number of grants, including a $2,900 Wisconsin Tuition Grant and a $1,000 Wisconsin Talent Grant.

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SLC's Camp Explore has openings for students in grades 3-9

Posted On April 09, 2015

Camp Explore at Silver Lake College has openings for students entering grades 3-9 who are interested in investigating the fine arts and sciences.

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SLC's Opera Workshop students preparing to present 'Promises, Promises'

Posted On April 08, 2015

The word “opera” is derived from the Latin term for work.

Students at Silver Lake College are learning just how much work as they prepare to present “Promises, Promises,” a show featuring scenes from five operas.

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'Young at Heart' concert to feature SLC ensembles

Posted On April 08, 2015

As its name implies, Silver Lake College’s upcoming “Young at Heart” concert will feature some light-hearted numbers.

Audience members can expect to hear everything from Disney tunes to music from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” when the SLC instrumental ensembles perform.

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SLC announces major sponsors for 'Jazz After Dark' scholarship benefit gala

Posted On April 08, 2015

Silver Lake College is pleased to announced the major sponsors for its ninth annual scholarship benefit gala, "Jazz After Dark," which will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 on campus at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance:

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Season's final Zimmer Forum set for April 14

Posted On April 07, 2015

“The Paradox of Power from Control to Compassion” will be the focus of the next Fr. Bill Zimmer Forum, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Heritage Room, located on campus in the Main Hall.

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SLC's Rose Neumeyer presents research project at TriBeta Biological Honor Society Regional Convention

Posted On April 07, 2015

Silver Lake College senior Rose Neumeyer spent more than a year studying the honeysuckle and barberry plants at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve in Two Rivers.

The biology major from Sheboygan was recording the effect of these invasive species on the plants growing on the forest floor of the 1,300-acre preserve.

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SLC names Ryan Roberts as head cross country coach

Posted On April 06, 2015

After a one-year hiatus, Ryan Roberts is back as the head cross country coach at Silver Lake College.

Roberts, a Manitowoc native, previously served as head coach from 2010 to 2013. His goals for the team include building program numbers; maintaining team academic excellence, as evidenced by multiple

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