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Make a Difference Week kicks off at Iona

Make a Difference Week kicks off at Iona

Dana Ruby and Alison Robles Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

October 4, 2018

Iona’s annual Make a Difference Week, sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, started on Sept. 28.Make a Difference Week, which originated at Iona around 2000, consists of a variety of service projects and events that help out the community surrounding the college. This annual week of ser...

Students, faculty host show on WVOX

Students, faculty host show on WVOX

Dana Ruby and Maeve Ashe Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

“Iona College Radio Hour,” a radio show featuring Iona faculty and students, began airing on the New Rochelle radio station WVOX on Sept. 19.Mike Damergis, a Mass Communications professor and the coordinator for the Sports and Media Communications graduate program, co-hosts the show with Mass Communicat...

Iona remembers those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

Maeve Ashe Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Members of the Iona community gathered in Romita Auditorium on Sept. 11 to remember those who lost their lives in the terror attacks that happened 19 years prior.The memorial began with a gathering song played by the Iona College Pipe Band and a performance of the National Anthem by the Iona Singers.Dr. C...

Students share experiences from Italy entrepreneurship program at panel

Students share experiences from Italy entrepreneurship program at panel

Ciara Serpa Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Five Iona students traveled to Turin, Italy over the summer for three weeks to attend a summer program at the European Innovation Academy. On Sept. 14, these students reunited in order to attend a student panel and answer any questions those interested in their experience had.Iona graduate student M...

SGA Updates

Dana Ruby Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

April 20 MeetingPresident senior Kayla Kosack reminded students to register for the fall semester. Kosack said that there were about 600 students who were not registered at the time of the meeting.Kosack said Security will work with the webmaster to make sure the 24-hour campus security number is more accessible on the website(the number is 914-633-2560). Security is also looking to increase the amount of blue light systems around campus. Anyone with suggestions for locations of these systems should email Kosack at [email protected] said the cardio machines have been numbered so that the machines can be identified. Any student who has suggestions for what times the pool should be open to students should email Kosack.Kosack announced that the school is looking to improve the spaces/gyms under Hales (formerly South), Rice and Conese Halls. The construction occurring near these halls, and the North Ave. Hall, should begin at 9 a.m..The Wellness Center has a new Director of Health Services .The center will begin to digitalize files. Freshman Hannah McGowan spoke for the Library committee. The Castle Café in Ryan Library will be closing at the end of this semester.Senior Patrick Lynch said the campus vending machines will feature healthier snack options, such as plantain chips and dried mango slices. Any students with recommendations for vending machine locations can contact Lynch at [email protected] Chris Armetta, president of the Karate Club, said that the men’s locker room in Hynes was broken into at 7:30 p.m. on April 19. Armetta said that the locks on the lockers were broken and cash was stolen. Kosack confirmed with Armetta that Security was notified and said that the SGA would also look into it.April 27 MeetingKosack reminded students again to register for classes in the fall and said that the number of unenrolled students was at 200 as of the meeting date.Sophomore Nicolas LaSala, vice president for Communications, spoke on behalf of the Board of Trustees Advancement Committee. LaSala announced that the Iona Forever Campaign currently has $87 million with a goal of $150 million.Armetta asked the e-board for any updates on the previous meeting’s discussion of the locker room break-in. Hopkins spoke and said that two young individuals were found on camera. Hopkins said that the suspects are not Iona students and the school is working with New Rochelle High School to identify the suspects. Once they are identified, the school will prosecute them, Hopkins said. She added that the school is looking into securing the Hynes facilities more.

Students concerned about safety in Iona parking garage

Alison Robles Managing Editor

September 20, 2018

For many commuters who drive to campus, the garage near the Hynes Athletic Center is where they park their car.“It’s a necessity,” Lisa Mottola, a commuter from the Bronx, said about using the garage. “[I use it] every day I have class.”Ryan McMonagle, who also commutes from the Bronx, uses t...

Changes to SGA constitution creates new club governing board

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

September 20, 2018

Iona President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre approved changes to the Student Government Association constitution on Sept. 10, according to SGA President and junior Hannah McGowan.The SGA Legislature passed the changes to both the SGA constitution and by-laws on Sept. 4.The revisions to the constitution simplify t...

Iona names business school after LaPenta

Maxim Zaino and Abigail Rapillo Staff Writer and News Editor

September 19, 2018

Iona announced on Sept. 12 that the new school of business will be named after alumnus Robert V. LaPenta, who donated $17.5 million to the project.The $37 million project will completely renovate and expand the existing building by the spring of 2020, according to the college.LaPenta, along with Iona C...

Iona’s announcement regarding the Lapenta Business School

Maxim Zaino Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

Iona announced on Sept. 12 that the new school of business will be named after alumnus Robert V. LaPenta, who donated $17.5 million to the project.The $35 million project will renovate and expand the existing building by the spring of 2020, according to the college.Robert LaPenta, along with the recently...

Iona greets new, returning students with semi-annual Weeks of Welcome

Iona greets new, returning students with semi-annual Weeks of Welcome

Dana Ruby Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018

Each semester, students can pariticipate in the Weeks of Welcome, a series of activities available for students during the first weeks of school. The Office of Student Development, the Gaels Activities Board, Iona Athletics and several other organizations on campus help organize these events. This year...

Mailroom to be moved to North Avenue

Mailroom to be moved to North Avenue

Heather Valenzano Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Iona College plans to relocate the college mailroom to a building on North Avenue by spring of 2019, according to Director of Facilities Management Richard Murray.Iona has been discussing the possibility of moving the mailroom out of Doorley Hall for a long time, according to Anne Marie Schettini-Ly...

An overview on Iona events during this past summer

Alison Robles Managing Editor

September 5, 2018

As students return to the Iona campus after the summer months, plenty of news has been happening on campus while the Gaels have been away.1. Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler began as new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic AffairsWheeler began his new position at Iona on July 1. He previously serve...

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