The Silver Lake Blog

New Guide: A Guide to Silver Lake College's Summer Graduate Music Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/8/18 3:36 PM

Are you looking for an opportunity to enrich your knowledge and grow your skills in music and music instruction? Are you interested in experiential learning that uses music to develop the whole person? Look no further than our Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program.

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Topics: Music Education

Ask a professor: Why SLC's Graduate Education program might be right for you

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/1/18 11:25 AM

Working as a teacher or administrator in a school setting can be very demanding. 

However, it’s important to find ways you can grow in your profession and role. Learning new knowledge and skills can be invigorating. One of the best ways to improve your performance and be able to give even more to your students is by investing time in a graduate degree in an education related field.

We reached out to Dr. Michael Dunlap, dean of Silver Lake College’s School of Education, to get the full story on pursuing an advanced degree in education.

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Topics: Graduate School

The Voices of Students: Reflections on SLC’s Summer Graduate Music Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/25/18 11:47 AM

The prospect of going back to school for a graduate degree or a certification in music education can be daunting. Perhaps you’re wondering: “What will this program actually be like? What makes this program different from other programs? How will this help me grow as a musician and educator?” In these situations, you want to hear from people who are on the ground, who have experienced the program, and who have insights beyond what an admissions counselor or faculty member can offer.

Ever wondered what it would be like to attend Silver Lake College’s Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program? We took a survey for you. Read on to hear what current students are saying about the program.

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Topics: Music Education

Why a BSN is valuable for career advancement in the nursing industry

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 11/22/17 12:45 PM

Research regarding the field of health care tells us that as the population ages, the need for nurses in a variety of settings is increasing. A high demand for nurses means good things for job outlook, but how do you know if taking the next step and pursuing a BSN is the right choice for you?

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Topics: Nursing

New guide: A Guide to the Silver Lake College 4-Year BSN Program

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 11/9/17 1:30 PM

Did you know that the employment rate for registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014-2024?

Did you also know that by 2020, Wisconsin alone will need to grow its registered nurse population by approximately 24 percent in order to counter its approaching nursing shortage? This high demand for nurses is due to a growing population, increased stress on preventive care, growing rates of chronic disease and a higher demand for innovative health care services.

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Topics: Nursing

3 Reasons Why Businesses Need Leaders Instead of Managers

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 10/26/17 12:30 PM

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, companies don’t just need managers who are strictly concerned with what’s happening right now — they need leaders who can think critically and look towards the future.

Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) is an emerging field that trains the business leaders of tomorrow by focusing on contemporary theories in business leadership and dynamics at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level.

Here are three reasons businesses today need leaders, not managers. To support these claims, we sought out the wisdom of Dr. Jim Begotka, Director of the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development Program and Assistant Professor at Silver Lake College.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

New Guide: A Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 10/17/17 11:35 AM

Many professionals thriving in a variety of fields have begun to draw key differences between managers and leaders: Managers manage resources and processes, and leaders lead people.

Here at Silver Lake College, we made the decision to change the title of our master’s program from Management and Organizational Development to Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD), because we want to align our program with the kind of objectives that professionals wishing to advance in leadership roles find valuable.

We've created this eBook to educate you on the growing field of leadership and organizational development — A Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Program guide: SLC's Psychology major with Family Services minor

Posted by Valerie Grissom on 10/5/17 12:30 PM

Silver Lake College is dedicated to providing its students with the skills to pursue a variety of career paths in various fields, and SLC’s renowned faculty all work to prepare students for success upon graduation.

Keeping with these standards, SLC’S Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides the information and tools needed to explore the integration between a person’s body and mind. The program allows students to develop an appreciation for the discipline as both a science and as an art.

As a science, psychology seeks to discover general principles of human behavior. As an art, psychology applies these principles to the individual.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

3 ways to prepare for the 2018-19 FAFSA early October timeline

Posted by Erica Ploeckelman on 9/25/17 12:30 PM

It’s that time of year again: Summer is coming to a close, and that much awaited crisp fall air is near. Heading back to college is a change from high school, and since the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now allowing students to file earlier, tackling that form needs to be one of your main priorities.

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Topics: FInancial Aid

What can I do with my bachelor of science degree? A look at SLC's Mathematics, Biology and IT programs

Posted by Jamie Grant on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Graduates of Silver Lake College are well prepared for the workplace through an integrated liberal arts curriculum that enhances their major and minor studies with foundational career skills like communication, group dynamics, critical thinking and problem solving. SLC’s focus on community ensures that students have the knowledge, tools and support to build a strong academic foundation and a pathway to success. Students in every degree program at Silver Lake College have many opportunities for educational enhancement through co-curricular activities and student life activities.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about the Work College opportunity at Silver Lake College — SLC Works? Visit our website and learn what SLC Works is all about!

Here’s a sampling of three of Silver Lake College’s degrees along with what graduates can do with those degrees.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

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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