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Silver Lake College to Host “The Franciscan Charism,” Presentation By Assistant Professor, Daniel Minter, Jan. 28 at 1:00 pm

Posted on January 03 2014

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is delighted to present a faculty colloquium by Daniel Minter, Assistant Professor of Education, on Tuesday, January 28, at 1:00 pm in the Heritage Room (#238, second floor, main building), 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. The public is welcome without charge and there is no registration required.

The presentation, entitled “The Franciscan Charism,” will be the derived from the first of six modules of the Franciscan Studies course created by the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities. The course is designed to help lay staff and faculty, as well as members of the general public, understand the Charism of the Franciscan Catholic movement and the importance of a sponsored institution remaining true to the charism of its founders.

Daniel Minter joined the Teacher Education faculty of Silver Lake College in January 2013. Prior to coming to the College, he was a principal at a number of K-8 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Green Bay and Superior. He also taught German, world history, and speech at Columbus Catholic Middle and High School. For the past five years he has been an online German instructor for Wisconsin Virtual School. In addition to his teaching duties at the College, he is also Director of Professional Development for the staff and faculty and Director of Special Arrangements in the graduate division. Soon after arriving at Silver Lake, he began to teach several of the signature liberal arts courses and this sparked his interest in learning more about the Charism of the Franciscan movement. In his past positions he has worked diligently to integrate Catholic Identity into his teaching and administrative duties. Currently he is taking the four courses in Online Franciscan Studies created by the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities and offered through St. Francis University. In addition he is working towards his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Silver Lake College is a private, nonprofit, four-year liberal arts college built on the Franciscan Catholic Tradition, and known for more than 75 years of excellence in teacher education. Programs offered include traditional residential undergraduate, accelerated adult degree completion, and graduate studies. For more information, visit or contact the Office of Admissions at 920-686-6175 or