Feeding the Hungry

Siena’s Student Senate and Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy are joining forces to help feed the hungry. They are running a food drive November 6-28, with all funds and non-perishable goods collected to be donated to Schenectady Community Ministries. Their goal is to collect more than 4,000 pounds of food.

Shining a Light on Mental Health

Siena was the host of a recent statewide conference on the mental health issues and needs of New York’s college students. More than 50 legislators, state agency administrators and mental health advocates gathered here with local college officials to discuss growing mental health concerns and start the development of a shared public policy framework.
Creative Arts, School of Liberal Arts

Presenting the Musical Company

The Creative Arts Department is presenting the musical Company this month to pay homage to one of the greatest composers of musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim, who passed away last year.
Career and Internship Center

The Untold Story of... Jared DeGroff

Ten things you probably don't know about the assistant director of of marketing and technology for the Career and Internship Center.

Remembering Jim Veshia

James “Jim” Veshia, a custodial repair and supply specialist in the Facilities department, died suddenly the morning of October 24 while working an early shift in Padua Hall. He was a true (navy) blue Yankees fan who loved talking about his kids, enjoying Italian food and living his Catholic faith. He was 57.
Creative Arts, St. Thea Bowman Center for Women

"Woman, Life, Freedom!"

To explore the roots of the recent uprising in Iran, in which thousands of Iranians have been killed, beaten and imprisoned, and how American students can support those protesting, Siena hosted two “Woman, Life, Freedom!” presentations October 26 and 27. The title echoes the popular rallying cry of the Iranian protestors.

Five best things about fall in upstate New York

Ask any student in the Northeast what it’s like to live and go to school here in upstate New York, and chances are good they’ll reference one of the four seasons. And that’s because we get ‘em all, and we love ‘em all. (Yes, even the winters.)

If we haaad to pick a favorite though, it’s really hard to beat the fall.
Center for International Programs

Saints Around the World: Hirakata City, Japan

Gabriella Tamayo '23 chose to study in Japan because of her fascination with anime (Japanese animation). Now that she's in Japan, she's learning about a different Japanese artform: Sake.
MBA, School of Business

Every Student Has a Story: Bianca Prinsloo '22, G'23

Each time a water polo recruit visits campus, Bianca Prinsloo '22, G'23 gives the tour. At some point on their walk, the prospective student or parent will ask about the Siena community, and Bianca always responds with the same story. It's about the time she lost almost everything, and how her Siena family made her whole again.
Center for International Programs, English, School of Liberal Arts

A Record Eight Saints 'Hit Submit'

Eight Saints applied for Fulbright scholarships this year, the highest single year submission for Siena, ever. The process to apply for the prestigious grant takes between five and six months. Each Saint had their own motivation. For Corinna Hofler '23, it all began with a deep dive into her ancestry.