SLC's Nick Mohlmann to lead Zimmer Forum presentation

Posted On November 28, 2014

“Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman” will be the focus of the next Fr. Bill Zimmer Forum, which is scheduled for Dec. 9 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 at Endries Hall, located on campus in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance.

The presentation will be led by Nick Mohlmann, PhD, an Assistant Professor of English at Silver Lake College.

Mohlmann was born and raised in Springfield, Va. He received his BA in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.; his...



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SLC's Chris Rettler donates art print in honor of 25th anniversary

Posted On November 26, 2014

Chris Rettler wanted to give something back to the Silver Lake College community on this, her 25th year on campus.

So, on Nov. 19, the Assistant Professor and her husband, Tom, officially donated a large, limited edition print of “America! America!” by well-known artist Terry Redlin, during a reception in the campus’ Dining Hall.

The print, which is part of Redlin’s “America the Beautiful” series, hangs on the third floor of the Main Hall, just down the hall from Rettler’s office. It shows the daily raising of the American flag outside a snow-covered schoolhouse in the countryside.

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SLC sophomore Katherine Sohn enjoys balancing 13 classes, 3 jobs

Posted On November 25, 2014

MANITOWOC — Katherine Sohn doesn’t have to worry about what to do in her free time.

That’s because the Silver Lake College sophomore rarely has any of it.

Sohn juggles 13 classes, three jobs and various roles at her church this semester, all while pursuing a triple major — Music Education with an Emphasis in Choral, Music Education with an Emphasis in General, and Music Education with an Emphasis in Instrumental

“For me, sitting back and relaxing just isn’t something I do,” said Sohn, who makes a one-hour roundtrip commute to campus from her family’s home in Howards Grove.



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Accident, migraines don't stop SLC sophomore Paige Owen from loving music

Posted On November 25, 2014

MANITOWOC — Paige Owen loves Christmas music.

So much so, in fact, that she has been listening to it since Oct. 1 and can’t wait to perform with four of the groups participating in the sold-out Christmas at Silver Lake concert on Dec. 6.

The Silver Lake College sophomore plays saxophone with the campus’ Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, and is a member of its Handbell Ensemble and Concert Choir.

But what makes the upcoming concert so special — and noteworthy, as it pertains to Owen — is that just two years ago at this time she couldn’t even pick up her saxophone because of a concussion and...



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SLC to present Christmas Extravaganza with Steve March-Tormé on Dec. 13

Posted On November 24, 2014

A Christmas Extravaganza with Steve March-Tormé will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The concert will be held on campus at Endries Hall, located in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance.

In addition to spotlighting jazz-pop singer Steve March-Tormé (the son of legendary jazz singer Mel Tormé), the concert will feature the Silver Lake College Children’s Choir, Manty Dance, the Wave of Rhythm Kiel Show Choir and the Lincoln High School Singers.

For ticket details, please visit www.cccshows.org or call (920)...



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SLC freshman Lydia Matthews hired as music director for Dare to Dream production

Posted On November 21, 2014

Lydia Matthews, a freshman at Silver Lake College, has been hired as the music director and rehearsal accompanist for Dare to Dream Theatre’s upcoming production of “Miss Nelson is Missing!”

The Kiel High School graduate said she’s “excited to gain the experience,” in part because the positions incorporate two things she enjoys — playing piano and working with children.

Rehearsals start Saturday. “Miss Nelson is Missing!” is about a class of rambunctious young children who realize how much they miss their teacher after she’s missing from school for a period of time.

Matthews, who’s...



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SLC students Sievert, Guy compete in Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto event

Posted On November 18, 2014

Silver Lake College student Kevin Sievert won second place in the College Division at the Civic Symphony of Green Bay’s Miroslav Pansky Memorial Concerto Competition on Saturday.

Sievert, who performed “Dalla sua pace” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” won a $250 scholarship and will be acknowledged at the symphony’s final performance on Feb. 21.

Fellow Silver Lake College student Christopher Guy also competed, performing “Il mio tesoro” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

Sievert and Guy are students of Rachel Ware Carlton, Silver Lake College’s Interim Director of Graduate Music and Assistant...



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SLC's Sievert nominated for Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition

Posted On November 14, 2014

Kevin Sievert, a junior at Silver Lake College studying vocal performance and pedagogy, has been nominated for the Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition.

He was nominated by a member of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival who attended a performance of UW-Manitowoc's "Dog Sees God," in which Sievert played the role of Beethoven.

The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. If Sievert chooses to participate he will compete against students from Great Lakes Region 3 from the...



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Feierabend to lead SLC’s Kodály Summer Music Program

Posted On November 14, 2014

Dr. John Feierabend has been named the chair of the Kodály Summer Music Program at Silver Lake College.

Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a Professor of Music Education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He’s also a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators as well as a National Association for Music Education Lowell Mason Fellow.

“Thousands of teachers all over the globe have been influenced by the Kodály Summer Music Program at Silver Lake College,” said Feierabend, who...



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SLC hosts Steinbrecher-Mayer Honors Recital on Nov. 20

Posted On November 13, 2014

The Silver Lake College Music Department will present the Steinbrecher-Mayer Honors Recital on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Bob & Pat Endries Hall, located in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, on the campus of Silver Lake College at 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The Steinbrecher-Mayer Honors Recital is performed in honor of Sr. Francis Henry Steinbrecher and Sr. Mary Aloyse Mayer, two influential figures in the early history of the undergraduate music program at Silver Lake College. Students are selected by...



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SLC women's basketball team wins Tip-Off Tournament title

Posted On November 10, 2014

The Silver Lake College women’s basketball team rallied to win its first two games of the season, and in the process captured the Tip-Off Tournament title at UW-Fond du Lac.

In the semifinal game Oct. 31, the Lakers defeated UW-Marshfield/Wood County 75-70. And in the title game Nov. 1, they beat Fox Valley Technical College 68-56.

“Both games were won because of an outstanding team effort along with determination and heart shown on the court,” SLC coach Mike Flentje said. “I couldn’t have been any prouder of the team effort.” 

SLC juniors Kaela Cheesman and Raelyn Woock were selected to...



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