Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is delighted to present our Winter Choral and Instrumental Concert featuring student and community ensembles under the direction of music faculty members Damon J. Carlson and Jeremiah Eis. The concert will be presented on Friday, February 22nd at 7:30pm in the College Chapel, 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. Featured will be the Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and the Silver Lake Chorale. It is open to the public at no charge (good will offering will be accepted). For more information on music events at Silver Lake College, follow us on Facebook and visit SL.edu/MusicEvents.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is pleased to announce the Fall 2012 Dean’s List. This honor recognizes students in undergraduate programs of study who attend the Silver Lake College Manitowoc campus or at outreach locations throughout the state. Individuals named to the Dean’s List are full-time students with a minimum of 12 credits who have earned an academic grade point average of 3.45 or above on a 4.0 scale during the 2012 fall term. Honorees are listed alphabetically.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is pleased to announce that Jeremiah Eis, Instructor and Director of Instrumental Music at Silver Lake College, recently published an instrumental music arrangement with PEL Music Publications. The composition, Creole Belles, is arranged for brass quintet, saxophone quintet, and woodwind quintet and will be available to the public by February 18th. The composition is also being considered for supplementation into the high school Solo & Ensemble Festival Music Lists in New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. The Solo & Ensemble Contests are intended to provide student musicians, in both middle school and high school, an opportunity to perform a solo or as part of an ensemble in front of an adjudicator and a limited audience, and to receive constructive comments, both spoken and written, from the adjudicator. The District Solo & Ensemble Contests serve as regional qualifying events for the State Solo & Ensemble Contests every spring.
Pretzels and lent? Isn’t that pretzels and beer?
“Another Lent,” I thought, “another Lent. Let’s get it over with.” The day was Ash Wednesday. “Here we go again: prayer, fasting, almsgiving. There is nothing new under the sun.” The liturgy began and, after a period of silence, it was time to proclaim the Gospel from Matthew 6. When I proclaimed the phrase, “when you pray, go to your inner room…” I visibly shuddered and went on to finish the Gospel. The words that came out of my mouth were not what I had planned to say.
Alternative Spring Break Mission
We are less than three weeks from departure to Joplin, MO on a mission to assist victims of the deadly tornado which occurred on Sunday May 22, 2011. During that tragic and devastating event in Joplin, 7,000 homes were destroyed, 850 homes were damaged, and 160 people lost their lives. In all, 75% of the City of Joplin sustained damage. Recovery from a catastrophic event such as this takes years to accomplish. Some of the damage may never be corrected.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family and Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc are delighted to present the Father Bill Zimmer Forum, a book group for people of faith, on Tuesday, February 12, at 12:15 pm in the College Chapel. Participants are invited to come for lunch and fellowship in the College Café before the discussion. They may bring their own bagged lunch, or food is available for purchase starting at 11:30 am.
Space still available in Silver Lake College Spring 2013 Music for Tots® classes in Manitowoc, Green Bay, and Sheboygan Beginning February 11
The spring 2013 sessions of Music for Tots begin the week of February 11. Classes will be offered in Manitowoc at Silver Lake College, in Green Bay at St. Philip’s Catholic School, and in Sheboygan at Ebenezer UCC Church. The next sessions in fall 2013 begin in September. Instructors at the Silver Lake College location will be Becky Haen on Tuesday mornings and Pam Quick on Wednesday evenings. Pam will also teach Monday mornings and evenings in Green Bay. Instructors at the Sheboygan location will be Donna Roblee on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings, and Sally Haines on Monday evenings. To register or for more information, please visit www.SL.edu/MusicForTots or contact the Silver Lake College Music Department at 920-686-6183.
Please join the Silver Lake College Art Department for a "guest talk" at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th in Room 102 of the art wing (just inside the East Entrance).
Silver Lake College Graduate Education Instructor Leads Poverty Simulation for Little Chute Elementary and High School Teachers
Barney Slowey, graduate education instructor for Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, led a poverty simulation exercise for elementary and high school teachers on Friday, January 18th at Little Chute High School, aided by several community volunteers, many of whom are former educators or administrators themselves. He came at the invitation of Mary Ann Anderson, 5th Grade Teacher for the Little Chute Area Public School District who had recently participated in an evening graduate education workshop session entitled “New Perspectives on Education: Poverty – the Great Discriminator” that addressed the effects of poverty on students’ abilities to learn. The workshop was designed by Slowey and Tamara Sharp, who are both instructor/facilitators for the community-based, accelerated graduate education program at Silver Lake College. Slowey has 17 years of teaching service and 11 years of experience in school administration, and now enjoys his role giving teachers valuable teaching tools to use in their classrooms.