The Ionian

Stacey Francimore, Managing Editor
September 5, 2019

Iona kicked off the semester with the semiannual Weeks of Welcome events, a series of activities that celebrate the new academic year and welcome new students on campus. Coordinated by campus organizations such as the Office of Student Development, the Gaels Activities Board and Iona Athletics, the events include women’s soccer games, yoga on the hill and a comedy show. This year’s Weeks of Welcome began on Aug. 25 and continues until Sept. 29. Here are some highlights from the first week of...

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Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief
September 5, 2019

The Sister Kathleen Deignan C.N.D. Institute of Earth and Spirit, a newfound initiative on campus, aims to promote the protection of the environment through education and spiritual teaching. The namesake of the IES, Deignan has been a religious studies professor at Iona for 40 years and plans on retiring as a professor after this year, but she will maintain a role in the IES. IES combines the initiatives of three other organizations that Deignan has had a hand in: the Thomas Berry Forum for...

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Krystal Ortiz, News Editor
September 5, 2019

Student leaders were commemorated and given pins during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Aug. 29 on East Hill. The mass began with a blessing and an oath for student leaders to uphold so that they carry out the mission of Iona College. The leaders were involved throughout the mass by bringing the gifts to the alters and reciting prayer in their native languages. The homily was led by Fr. Gerard Mulvey, Iona’s chaplin, who encouraged the student leaders to take action and commit to the college...

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