Theatre Siena Presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Below are a collection of photos from the recent production of "The Importance of Being Earnest".

Save the date for
Bryan Harnetiaux

April 15-16
  Directed by Siena Heights Student Alissa Reeder
  Performed by Siena Heights Students

Hospice of Lenawee & Theatre Siena are pleased to bring you this student-led production of Vesta, a sometimes humorous and often touching play that explores the emotions and decisions a family must face through the end of a grandmother’s life. Discussion with actors and Hospice of Lenawee team members immediately following the show. This show is sponsored by Old National Bank.

Buy tickets online here.


The SHU Department of Music invites the Siena community to the concert band's first spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Francoeur Theater. The concert, titled, "Something Old, Something New," will feature the following repertoire: Bandology by Eric Osterling; Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber, Rollo Takes a Walk by David Maslanka; The Machine Awakes by Steven Bryant; and First Suite in Ebby Gustav Holst. The concert will perform one of the first masterworks for band along with a relatively new piece that features electronic music played simultaneously with the band on stage. Admission is free, but all are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned goods for local food pantries sponsored by the SHU NAfME chapter. 

  • ALSO: The Saints Marching Band is pleased to announce that junior psychology major Rachel Fox is its 2016 SHU drum major. Fox, a bass clarinetist, is a alumna of Britton-Deerfield High School, where she was drum major for three years. She  is an E-board member of PARASHU and also works as a dispatcher for SHU Public Safety. Freshman nursing major Shelby Becker will serve as alternate drum major. Becker, a trumpeter, is a graduate of Onsted High School. Congratulations to these two young women and all those who tried out!

Art Senior Show Schedule Announced


The SHU Art Department has announced its senior show schedule for this semester. It is the following:

  • February 23-28: Jackson Donovan;
    Oral defense: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24; Reception: noon, Feb. 28
  • March 1-13: Beverly Woodbury;
    Oral defense: 3:30 p.m. March 2; Reception: 2 p.m. March 12
  • March 15-20: Becca Cousineau;
    Oral defense: 4 p.m. March 16; Reception: 1 p.m. March 19
  • March 22-April 3: Greg Manning;
    Oral defense: 3:30 p.m. March 23; Reception: 1 p.m. March 26
  • April 5-10: Megan Foster;
    Oral defense: 3:30 p.m. April 6; Reception: 5 p.m. April 9
  • April 12-17: Becca Roberts;
    Oral defense: 3:30 p.m. April 13
  • April 19-May 1: Elizabeth Padgett;
    Oral defense: 3:30 p.m. April 27
  • April 26-May 1: Gerald Richardson; Gallery 10

All shows will be in the Klemm Gallery unless noted. The Siena community is invited to attend all events. Follow the Klemm Gallery on Facebook to keep up with all gallery events.

Christmas Video and Glad Tidings of Joy Concert

The Department of Music presented Glad Tidings of Joy featuring the Siena Heights University Concert Band, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and the Jazz Band. The event took place Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Francoeur Theater. Below are photos from the concert:

Choir Performance for #GivingSHUDay

Overall, more than $2,800 was raised through chili cook-off donations combined with phone-in and online gifts during #givingSHUday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to eat, chat or just donate! Plans are already in the works for next year's #givingSHUday Chili Cook-Off, which is scheduled for Nov. 29, 2016.

Come see the choir perform at the Department of Music Showcase Recital this Sunday, December 6th at 8pm in St. Dominic Chapel.

2015 Wittersheim Sculpture Park Map

In honor of the life and work of professor John D. Wittersheim, a rotating exhibition of juried sculptural works stands near Studio Angelico on the Siena Heights campus. The first exhibition was installed in Fall 2014. The above map shows the 2015 selections. Join us for a fundraiser to support the park:

2nd Annual John D. Wittersheim Sculpture Park Pig Roast and Fundraiser
February 6, 2016
Flatlanders Sculpture Supply and Art Gallery
11993 US-223, Blissfield, MI 49228

Live musical performance by Siena Heights Alumni
Sculpture Demonstrations
Return of the "Great Art Raffle"
Casual attire
Food and drinks
$25.00 includes 2 drinks and food

If you would like to make a donation, click on the 'Make A Gift' button below. When it asks for a gift designation please type in Wittersheim Sculpture Park.

Acapelicans Upcoming Dec. 4 Concert, U of M A Cappella Group will Open Concert

Get ready folks: not only do the Acapelicans have a new CHRISTMAS song premiering on campus in the coming week, but our Winter concert is just a few weeks away. Make sure you join us December 4th @ 8 PM in Francouer Theater!!! Invite your friends, family, and everyone else to what's sure to be one awesome night of a cappella!

The University of Michigan's award-winning a cappella group, Amazin' Blue, will open the concert. Ugly christmas sweaters are optional. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

Just a reminder this holiday season that the Acapelicans are indeed the best a cappella entertainment in town, and bookable talent at that! Here are just a few of our upcoming gigs (*some of which are free to the general public):

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility - December 1st, 2015
*The First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony of the City of Adrian - December 2nd, 2015
*Acapelicans Winter Concert!!! - December 4th, 2015
Booked for Private Concert - December 9th, 2015
Booked for Private Concert - December 10th, 2015

- As you can see our time slots are filling up quickly here at the end of the Siena semester, however our schedule is still open otherwise and we are now accepting dates into next year as well! So be sure to book the best a capella group in town for your next big event!

For more information or to inquire about booking the Acapelicans message us here and/or contact:
Stacia Serafin:
Michael Yuen:

Follow us on Facebook here or by searching for Siena Heights University Acapelicans

Photos of the Music Department from Homecoming Weekend.


Music was alive at this year's Homecoming. The photos below are the Acapelicans performing at the Alumni Awards on Friday and the Marching Band at the football game Saturday afternoon.

The Siena Heights Music Program has a new and revitalized music major! Music at SHU is experiencing new and exciting growth, including:
• A thriving and growing mixed choir
• A marching band

• Scholarships are available! Check out our Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Days here.

'The Sprawl Too' Opening Reception


"The Sprawl Too", an exhibition organized by Jefferson Nelson, opened November 14 in Klemm Gallery at Siena Heights University. The exhibit is open until December 10. Read more about Jefferson Nelson here.

Nelson, prompted by the song "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" by Arcade Fire, purchased the LP "The Suburbs", and shared it with the participating artists, asking them to listen and create work in response. The resulting show, which took shape over two weeks in the gallery, includes sculpture, painting, video, digital media, installation, and musical performance, and reflects upon the contemporary American suburban landscape and its (somewhat dystopian) implications on our culture.

Featuring the work of:

Phillip L. Kaplan
Kate Kokonecki
Shannon Mossing
Jefferson Nelson
Christopher Oliver
Leo Phillips
Katie St. Clair
Allen Yates

The opening reception also featured live musical performance by Kate Kokonecki and Leo Phillips. View a song playlist made for the show here. View more photos of the artwork here.

The Arts at SHU Homecoming 2016

Arts Highlights:

Friday, October 16

6:00-8:00pm   Homecoming Welcome Reception and Gallery Opening Featuring Works by Kelly (Papcun) Burke '07 and Brett Lawrence '95, Studio Angelico

8:00pm   Theatre Siena presents "Urinetown", Francoeur Theater, Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, October 17

4:00pm    2015 Eclipse publication party - Rueckert Auditorium, Dominican Hall

8:00pm   Theatre Siena presents "Urinetown", Francoeur Theater, Performing Arts Center.


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Chaos Getaria: Installation and Dedication

Below are photos from the installation and dedication of Jedd Novatt's sculpture Chaos Getaria.

Matt Leaders Senior BFA Show

Matt Leader's senior art show focused on perseverance and faith through powerful photographs and digitally manipulated images.