Events & Lectures
Our Office of Mission and Ministry (OMM) is dedicated to making the mission of service, justice, and spirituality conscious in the minds and hearts of the College community. OMM hosts various events and lectures throughout the year that give you the opportunity to make new friends and contribute to our community of faith and compassion.
Week of the Peacemaker
For over 30 years Iona College has chosen the time period following Veterans Day to dedicate academic and co-curricular attention to peacemaking. This annual observance honors the selfless dedication of veterans for the cause of peace, freedom, and justice. Each year the College chooses a theme for its Week of the Peacemaker and through lectures and activities conveys this theme in diverse and dynamic ways.
Make a Difference Week
Every year during the fall semester hundreds of Iona students, staff, and faculty engage in a variety of service, advocacy, and philanthropic efforts on campus and in local communities during Make a Difference Week. This annual week of service and advocacy is a major demonstration of Iona College’s commitment to education and action for justice and liberation.
Heritage Week, a long-standing Iona College tradition, celebrates the multi-layered history of the College and invites the Iona community to explore new ways of fulfilling the founding Brothers' vision. Heritage Weeks occurs annually in the spring semester.
Several retreats are offered to students throughout the year, on-campus and off-campus. These retreats allow opportunities and time for reflection, and an affirmation of their relationships with God, each other and themselves.
All Iona students are welcome to attend the weekly Hospitality Supper, every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Montgomery House. Various clubs and organizations on campus sponsor the weekly dinner. They are a great opportunity to meet fellow students and learn about upcoming events and activities scheduled through the Office of Mission and Ministry.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Hospitality Supper or would like additional information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry.
Everyone has a gift to share! Share yours with the Iona community at our hugely popular Mission and Ministry Coffee House! Guitarists, pianists, singers, bands, a capella groups, praise dancers, jam band, salsa dancers, spoken word artists – all performed in the midst of a tremendously supportive Iona community and much appreciation.
Coffee House is held in September and February each year. If you would like to perform, please be sure to touch base with the Office of Mission and Ministry early to find out sign-up dates.
Friends of Edmund
Friends of Edmund is an ecumenical opportunity for students to reflect on their service experience, focus on a particular dimension of Edmund Rice's life, and apply that aspect to their own lives today. Friends of Edmund is held monthly in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union End Zone. Free supper immediately follows the program. All are welcome!
Br. William B. Cornelia Lecture
Iona College celebrates the life of Br. Cornelia as it commits itself to being a “caring academic community, inspired by the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers and the liberating power of education.” The Br. William B. Cornelia Lecture series highlights that commitment.