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Breaking the Diversity Myth of Small Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/20/17 7:30 AM

“Diversity” isn’t the first word most people think of when they hear about small private colleges in Wisconsin, but Silver Lake College is striving to break the stereotype of homogeneity on private college campuses.

At Silver Lake College, we intentionally seek out diversity as part of our Franciscan heritage and our mission. We believe that diversity is integral to the educational and developmental experience of our entire community.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about what it means to attend a work college? Check out our website and learn more about SLC’s work college program — SLC Works.

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Thoughts and advice for new college students from Silver Lake College students

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/16/17 7:30 AM

Silver Lake College is an academic institution dedicated to providing a sense of academic excellence and Franciscan values to its students. But for many students, Silver Lake College is much more than just an academic institution and is more like a home, a community, and a place where students can exceed and grow to the best of their abilities.

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Student Spotlight: Why I’m Glad I Attend a Small College

Posted by Anna Hall on 12/15/16 8:34 AM

When deciding where to go to college, one of the factors to consider early on is the size of the college you want to attend. The size of the school affects the learning style of the classes you take, how much individual attention you will get from your professors and how closely your advisors will be able to follow your progress.

Because evaluating a college based on size is important, I picked out a few reasons why I chose to pursue my degree at a smaller college — and why I’m so glad I did.

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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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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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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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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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5 Essential Actions to a Successful New Year

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 1/21/16 11:00 AM

As January of 2016 comes to a close, you may be wondering where the first month of the new year went. Maybe your resolution to work out or eat healthy isn’t going as well as planned, or maybe your winter break to-do list didn’t quite get finished.

Do you feel a bit of a damper on your new year? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of time to prepare and plan for an efficient, improved new year. Set aside the pressure of new year’s resolutions and long lists of things to get done. Here are five tips to make 2016 the best it can be:

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Why I Chose Silver Lake

Posted by Fernie Torres on 11/5/15 12:07 PM

When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t planning to attend college right away. I was planning on taking a gap year.

In the spring, before graduation, I considered a large four-year public institution, but a part of me didn’t really want to go there (1) because of its proximity to home and (2) because of its size.

I also didn’t think I was prepared mentally or financially. Then Dan Connolly from the Admissions Office at Silver Lake College called about orientation, and I began thinking seriously about Silver Lake.

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Top 10 Things to Love about Silver Lake College

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 5/9/15 1:39 PM

What do we love about Silver Lake? We wanted to share with you a little bit of our Lakers pride.

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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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