Traditional Program News

Silver Lake College hosts Look Ahead Lakers Campus Visit Day Oct. 24

Posted by on 25 October 2013

Over 100 fifth graders from local elementary schools came to Silver Lake College on October 24th for the 2013 Look Ahead Lakers Campus Visit Day 24th. The day began with a rousing opening ceremony in Bob & Pat Endries Hall in the new Franciscan Music Center, and then the students broke up into small groups led by Silver Lake College student mentors to participate in actual college classes and learn about life on campus. Some of the goals of the program are:

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Silver Lake College to Host Open House for New Franciscan Music Center on October 26

Posted by on 23 October 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family and the Holy Family Conservatory of Music are delighted to host a public open house for the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on Saturday, October 26, from 1:00-4:00 pm. The new 35,000 square foot building, which opened to faculty and students before the start of fall classes in August and was dedicated on October 4th, is now home to the College Music Program and the Conservatory, both founded and sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Located on the west side of the Silver Lake College campus at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc, the facility has a 464-seat theater and a spacious glass and stone atrium that seats 200 for banquets, as well as modern classrooms, music studios and practice spaces that are being enjoyed by students and faculty. The open house will include tours, light refreshments and music.

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Silver Lake College to host Laura Newman Exhibit through Oct 24 and Artist Talk with Casting Demonstration Oct 23 at 11 am

Posted by on 15 October 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is delighted to host a public art exhibition entitled “Moments” by Wisconsin native, Laura Newman in the College Cafeteria Gallery through October 24, 2013, open to the public 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. Newman will also give an “artist talk” and casting demonstration on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:00 am in room 102 (Art Wing inside the East entrance to the College, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc). Newman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with a BFA, emphasis in photography.  Not feeling challenged enough by two-dimensional arts, such as photography and painting, she began experimenting with sculpture.  After studying primarily ceramics at the Anderson Ranch and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she is currently pursuing an MFA at Illinois State University.  Moments is a collection of figurative works created in porcelain.  First using body casting techniques, Newman created intimate and abstracted sculptures of loved ones and friends.  Newman states, “Evidence of the human touch and the smooth, and creamy qualities of the porcelain complement the forms of the body that are exemplified in this work.” 

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Silver Lake College Presents Fall Choral Concert Friday Oct. 18, 7:30 pm

Posted by on 15 October 2013

The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family choral ensembles, directed by Damon Carlson, will present their Fall Concert on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 pm. The performance will be held in the beautiful, 464-seat Bob & Pat Endries Hall in the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. The concert will feature the Silver Lake Chorale, Concert Choir and Children’s Choir, as well as the newly formed Silver Lake String Ensemble. Tickets are $5 for general seating, available at the door or in advance by calling 920-686-6173.

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Silver Lake College Art Classes Collaborate on Public Drawing

Posted by Elizabeth Fritsch on 9 October 2013

If you’ve entered Silver Lake College through the art wing entrance during the past few weeks, you’ve probably stopped and marveled at the attention-grabbing charcoal drawing on the pavement, which features a small human figure gazing up at a bare, towering tree. Above the drawing, a quote by St. Francis of Assisi reads, “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” The drawing was a collaboration of art professor Erin LaBonte’s Drawing and Composition I and II classes.

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Silver Lake College Presents Fall Instrumental Concert

Posted by on 2 October 2013

The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family instrumental ensembles, under the baton of Jeremiah Eis, will present their Fall Concert on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. The performance will be held in the beautiful, 464-seat Endries Hall in the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. The concert will feature the Silver Lake Jazz and Wind Ensembles, and also include a premier performance by the Silver Lake Saxophone Ensemble. Tickets are $5, available at the door or in advance by calling 920-686-6173.

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Silver Lake College Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

Posted by on 24 September 2013

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Silver Lake College of the Holy Family to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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Banned Books Read Out Event

Posted by on 23 September 2013

Silver Lake College invites everyone to join us for our first annual “Banned Books Read Out” on Tuesday, 9/24/13, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Zigmunt Library. Each September, the book community shines a light on censorship and celebrates our freedom to read by acknowledging books that were (or are) banned from schools or libraries for various reasons. This year the Zigmunt Library will host a “Read Out” with people reading out loud from banned books as a form of protest/participation in our democratic system.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Readers will give a brief background (when, why, where the book was banned) and share an excerpt with the audience – about 5 minutes total. We will have a continual stream of readers for at least an hour followed by a reception with coffee and snacks. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Katie Walkner at Katie.Walkner@sl.edu or 920-686-6145.

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Franciscan Feast of the Stigmata: September 17

Posted by on 17 September 2013

Something happened to Francis of Assisi near the end of his life which many people would consider odd, bizarre, or creepy; it was definitely unusual. Many people saw and testified to the fact that Francis had five wounds: one appearing on his side and each hand and foot.

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