The Silver Lake Blog

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

Silver Lake College and College Possible set students up for success

Posted by Jamie Grant on 6/8/17 4:30 PM

Silver Lake College is an academic institution dedicated to providing a sense of academic excellence and Franciscan values to its students. For many students, earning a college degree is a far-fetched goal, but College Possible has partnered with Silver Lake College to provide students the means they need in order to achieve their academic and career goals.

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Topics: Vision/Mission/Values

How and why Silver Lake College developed the new LOD graduate program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/1/17 8:07 AM

Silver Lake College is excited to launch the new Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) program in the fall. This graduate-level program will provide students with the training and education required to meet the rapidly growing demand for leaders in organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.

We’re answering three common questions you may have about this new program. Read on to discover how Silver Lake College developed the new Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program – and why a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development could benefit your career!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 current trends for nurses in Wisconsin

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/25/17 7:30 AM

The health care industry is in a constant state of change, and the nursing field is at risk of flatlining. The demand for medical care is rising, hospitals around the country are desperate for nurses, and Wisconsin is no exception.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job outlook for Registered Nurses from now through 2024 will grow 16 percent, a much faster rate than average. Here in Wisconsin, we’re without a doubt facing an unprecedented shortage of registered nurses. Baby boomers are quickly approaching retirement and aging nurses are leaving the field in droves.

There’s a silver lining to this news, however, if you’re considering pursuing a nursing degree. Simply put, there’s no better time than now to enter this exciting field. Read on to see just how positive the outlook is for nurses with bachelor’s degrees in the next 10 years!

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Topics: Nursing

4 reasons to consider a degree in actuarial science

Posted by Steve Kuehl on 5/18/17 7:30 AM

Actuarial science — it sounds like a handful, but what is it exactly? Not to be confused with mathematics or accounting, a degree in actuarial science teaches you to assess risk by leveraging statistics and analytics. Actuaries need to have a solid grasp of mathematics, but also need to develop an understanding of the business world and the complexities of human behavior. Actuaries use these skills to help companies, private corporations, and even the government make crucial decisions about how to manage risk.

So what do actuaries actually do? Well, actuaries are instrumental in industries like insurance, where the entire business is built on an understanding of risk. Actuaries are tasked with helping businesses understand the likelihood of future events, how to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events — and how to minimize the impact if they do occur. Their work is instrumental in decision-making and long-term planning, making them indispensable members of management teams in every industry.

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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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