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Student leaders enhance their abilities, mindset during conference

Student leaders enhance their abilities, mindset during conference

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

February 27, 2020

The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference, an event designed to enrich student leaders, took place in the Murphy Auditorium on Feb. 21. The conference was coordinated by Dr. Melissa Aponte, the director of the Office of Student Development. Aponte described the conference as a “collaborative...

Iona looks to rebrand college within year

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Iona has been hosting a series of focus groups geared towards students and faculty regarding the new rebranding of the college’s logo expected next year. Organizations should rebrand every three to five years, according to Vice President of College Marketing & Communications Mary Clare Reilley. “Rebranding...

Public speaking focus of Hynes workshop

Public speaking focus of Hynes workshop

Maureen DeGregorio, Social Media Manager

February 27, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Gerometta, the chair of the Speech Communications Studies department, presented  “Trust and Authenticity as Speakers and Listeners” to students in the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation on Feb. 20. The event was open to all students but was geared toward...

Meet the SGA Candidates for 2020-2021 year

February 27, 2020

Maeve Ellen Wydan: President My name is Maeve Ellen Wydan and I am running for Student Government Association President. I am currently a sophomore and serve on the executive board as the Vice President for Internal Affairs. I am also on the women’s water polo team. Through my leadership roles the...

Hynes Institute kicks off annual challenge

Hynes Institute kicks off annual challenge

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation kicked off its third annual Iona Innovation Challenge on Feb. 7. The Iona Innovation Challenge is a competition that gives students the opportunity to present solutions to real-world problems with the chance to win cash prizes that c...

OSD brings campus involvement to virtual world for Black History Month

OSD brings campus involvement to virtual world for Black History Month

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

February 20, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, the Office of Student Development is hosting a virtual book club, using Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye.” The virtual book club interacts with students via OSD’s social media account, @OSDGaels. The office posts quotes, fun facts and questions about the book...

Gaels gather to celebrate legacy of Kobe Bryant

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

February 20, 2020

The Office of Student Development hosted a tribute, “Baskets for Kobe,” honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the other victims of the accident on Feb. 7 in the main lobby of the LaPenta Student Union. The event consisted of students picking a paper basketball and coloring it in along with interacting...

Plastic themes art exhibit promotes green attitude

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

The Iona College Council on the Arts hosted the gallery exhibition, “Plastic Paradise,” featuring the work of artist Elena Kalman on Jan. 27 in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery. “Plastic Paradise” is an art installation that depicts nature and is made entirely of plastics including...

Sixth annual IonaTHON raises over $16,000

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

Students from various clubs and organizations helped raise $16,880 at the sixth annual IonaTHON event in support of the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in the Mulcahy Gymnasium on Jan. 25. With a mission of helping those in need, IonaTHON raised...

Hospitality suppers offer food, faith, community for all students

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

The Office of Mission and Ministry hosted their weekly Hospitality Supper to engage students and create conversation about Iona Mission and Ministry on Jan. 23. Held every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., different clubs and organizations host each Hospitality Supper, and all are welcome to join. “We provide...

Magician keeps tricks up his sleeves at GAB event to kick off Weeks of Welcome

Maureen DeGregorio, Social Media Manager

February 1, 2020

The Gaels Activity Board welcomed magician Joel Myers to perform tricks and illusions on Jan. 21. Meyers performed various magic tricks and illusions, including hammering an inch into his nose, making a playing card that was signed by a student appear in an orange and escaping from a straitjacket. Meyers...

‘Jeopardy’ game spreads awareness for mental health

Katherine Daily, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

The Gaels Activities Board hosted “Mental Health Jeopardy,” an event developed for all students to learn and discuss the importance of mental health through a game of jeopardy on Jan. 22 in the EndZone. The event included a short, educational game that provided an easy way for students to discuss...

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