News from Siena College

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This is the part of an occasional series on about the Province’s educational institutions. 

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — Siena College here recently unveiled a redesigned Web site as well as hosted several seasonal events on campus. 

In January, for Martin Luther King Day, the college sponsored the Students Together Opposing Prejudice conference, part of its Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series. STOP celebrates King’s legacy while continuing to advance his mission of promoting equality.

The Sarazen Student Union was transformed into conference center as almost 200 middle and high school students from approximately 20 schools gathered to discuss stopping prejudice and violence.

Facilitators from the Anti-Defamation League ran parts of the day, which also included a display of art, poetry and prose from more than 500 school children. School counselors and teachers joined with students in workshops that promoted tolerance and respect, and criticized discrimination, gang violence and bullying.

World AIDS Day Celebrated
On Dec. 1, Siena celebrated World AIDS Day. Large red ribbons were wrapped around trees on campus in solidarity for people fighting HIV and AIDS. World AIDS Day raises awareness and encourages people to stop the spread of the deadly disease. 

Students continued to expand Siena’s AIDS quilt that was began a few years ago. Students, faculty and staff created personalized squares that were sewn onto the quilt. 

Students also participated in the annual local AIDS Walk, and several marketing and management students helped raise money for the Albany-based Whitney M. Young Health Services HIV department, which specializes in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. 

New Look for
In addition, the college recently redesigned its Web site, improving the navigation and adding features. 

The resdesigned site was posted in early January, thanks to the cooperative effort of many, according to Delcy Fox of the school’s Communications Office. “The Web Advisory Committee met to determine policy and establish goals for the Web Redesign Team. It truly was a group effort, with stellar results,” she said.

Among the people included in the rotating photos on the site are friars Julian Davies, OFM, Daniel Dwyer, OFM,Linh Hoang, OFM, Gregory Jakubowicz, OFM, and Siena president  Kevin Mullen, OFM, who offers a welcome to visitors of the site.