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From Honduras to Manitowoc: A Soccer Player’s Journey to Silver Lake College

Posted by Jamie Grant on 8/25/16 10:30 AM

Coming from Honduras to the U.S., Frederman Mendoza, also known as Freddy, was faced with different challenges than your average high school student applying to college: language barriers, culture shock, both social and academic adjustment, to name a few.

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Topics: Student Stories

Free Resource: Applying to College as an International Student

Posted by Jamie Grant on 8/18/16 10:30 AM

Applying to college is difficult enough without adding thousands of miles between you and your intended program. But attending an academic program in the U.S. holds a variety of educational opportunities — flexibility in coursework, cutting-edge technology, opportunities for research, campus-life experience, and diversity.

For many, the application process is both long and hard. We've created this eBook to help make it easier for you — Applying to College as an International Student -  click here to download this free resource to guide you through the international student college application process.

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Topics: College application process, College Search, International Students

Silver Lake College’s Tipoff: Membership in the NAIA League

Posted by Suzanne Weiss on 7/7/16 10:30 AM


As of July 1, 2016, Silver Lake College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The NAIA, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. While many athletics programs exist for the purpose of generating revenue, the NAIA prioritizes student athletes and supports their holistic education — as athletes, students, and men and women of character. Rather than pressuring athletes to let sports take over their lives, the NAIA ideology encourages “proper balance with the overall college educational experience.” 

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Topics: Athletics News, Athletic Events

How Military Benefits Helped This Couple Through College

Posted by Suzanne Weiss on 6/9/16 12:00 PM

Silver Lake College students Jason Ebert and Laura Rozeboom met while they were in the military. After becoming engaged, they decided to take advantage of their military education benefits to pursue their college degrees together.

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Topics: FInancial Aid

Why You Should Consider Nursing School in Wisconsin

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 5/26/16 10:30 AM

Are you interested in the field of health care? Are you also interested in helping people? If the answer to both these questions is an emphatic “yes,” then pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing might be the right course of action for you.

Consider the following research regarding opportunities and benefits of participating in a nursing program, along with why there is a significant need in Wisconsin for registered nurses.

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Topics: Nursing

3 Books to Read the Summer Before Grad School

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 5/19/16 10:30 AM

The summer before graduate school can often feel like a time of limbo. You might be excited to start school again, wondering how you can best spend your time to prepare for the next step in your education.

Maybe you’re looking for more motivation, or tips on how to succeed in graduate school. This summer is a great time to lay out in the sun with one of these three books that are sure to inspire and help prepare you for your time in grad school:

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An Integrated Life: How Franciscan Spirituality Enriches the Work College Model

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/12/16 10:30 AM

God ordained work from the beginning. He Himself worked to create the world and then He rested on the seventh day. We follow in God’s footsteps by working. We have the ability to be creative, to make plans, to organize and improve the world. Yet modernity would have us view work as a burden, rather than a noble gift that allows us to live in the image of God.

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Topics: Work College Model, SLC Works

To Pursue a Music Degree or Not To

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 4/14/16 10:30 AM


Choosing your undergraduate degree does not always come with ease. You may have a plethora of interests, all of which have the potential to lead you down different paths. It could be that you may not know if you’re passionate enough to immerse yourself in a subject that will be a part of you for the rest of your life.

This especially holds true for those contemplating whether or not to pursue a music degree.

Are you someone who loves music and wants to go to school to study it?

Are you hesitant because you’re unsure if it will be worth the investment?  

We’ve compiled a list of reasons that will help you decide whether or not to pursue a music degree.

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5 Apps for College-Bound Students

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 4/7/16 9:30 AM

Put those smartphones to use!

If you are interested in researching colleges in a rather millennial way, here are five apps for your smartphone to help optimize the college search.

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International Student from Spain feels at home at Silver Lake College

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 3/31/16 10:30 AM

Silver Lake College junior David Martinez of Valencia, Spain, is a long way from home. Yet he feels very much at home in Manitowoc.

David came to the United States two years ago so that he could continue playing basketball while studying for his degree in psychology.

“In Spain, when you are 18, you either become a professional basketball player or semi-professional. Basketball is my passion. I didn’t want to give it up. At the same time, I knew my studies were very important,” he said.

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Topics: Transfer students, Student Stories

About This Blog

Deciding where, when, and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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