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Student Events’ Charity Week Benefits Tri-state Neighbors

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena recently gave $7,000 in donations raised by students to the San Damiano food pantry. Begun by secular Franciscans Joe and Wanda DiFusco, the pantry serves the tri-state area. The money will be used to renovate the pantry.

Lenten Music Program Scheduled

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The New York Catholic Chorale, artists-in-residence at Siena College, along with members of the Siena Creative Arts Department, the Chaplain’s Office and the Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies, are cooperating to create a special Lenten program, “Adoramus te, Christe.”

The event, in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at Siena on April 5 at 8 p.m., consists of 14 sung settings of the Latin text which is closely associated with the Stations of the Cross. The program will feature some multi-media content courtesy of Professor Patricia Trutty-Coohill.

“I find this very rewarding, as this is really what our artists in residency is about – providing a musical vehicle for interdisciplinary efforts,” said Thomas Savoy, director of the chorale.

Siena plans $7 million in Summer Upgrades

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena will add an artificial turf athletic field and renovate Serra Dining Hall this summer. A $4.5 million renovation to the school’s Serra Dining Hall should be ready when classes start in the fall, and a $2.5 million artificial turf field is expected to be finished by October. The artificial turf field, with 1,000-seat capacity bleachers and lights, will allow men’s and women’s lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and intramural sports to be played on the field.