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Boundless interest at the 2024 Spring Involvement fair

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Students walk around tables set up in the Mulcahy Gym for the 2024 Spring Involvement Fair to learn more about clubs and organizations they can get involved with.

          On January 18, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mulcahy Gym at Iona University was bustling with Gaels exploring the 2024 Spring Involvement Fair. Over 50 clubs and organizations were present, ranging from umbrella organizations like the Gaels Activity Board (GAB) to university institutions like the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

(Left to right) Joseph Ramaglia ’26, Eamon Kobel ’24, and Kaylynn Carrasquillo ’24 host the Iona Model United Nations Club table.

        “We are here because we are joining our fellow Gaels in consolidating the future of our organizations,” says Eamon Kobel ’24, the Iona Model United Nations (MUN) Club Co-President. Student-run clubs like the Iona MUN Club can recruit up to dozens of prospective students just by having a table at the fair.”

         However, there is an art behind how organizations design their table to maximize student engagement. Some memorable examples include the display of national flags at the Iona MUN Club table, the distribution of miniature gavels at the Iona Student Government Association (SGA) table and a trifold display at the Iona Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (C.E.O.) Club.  

          Many student leaders also look forward to welcoming new Gaels into the fold of the Iona community at involvement fairs, such as Aidan Rodriguez ’26. “I enjoy seeing new faces, getting involved, and making sure everyone feels at home,” says Rodriguez, who eagerly raised awareness for the Iona Innovation Challenge at the Hynes Institute table.

A multitude of interests are also represented at the involvement fair, helping students feel at home on campus and strengthening the unity of the Iona

community. “I appreciate the majority of the Iona community coming together to embrace what we have to offer and try new things,” Senator Krisna Rivera ’26 explains. 
If you missed the 2024 Spring Involvement Fair, don’t worry! Iona University hosts an involvement fair every semester, meaning all Gaels can make Iona their second home by becoming involved. 

 

 

 

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