Torch Briefs


Gamma Iota Sigma claims awards at National Conference

The St. John’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma claimed 10 awards at the annual management conference for the national organization. Alpha Iota, the St. John’s chapter, took home 5 awards in the categories of Chapter Management, Public Relations, Alumni Relations, Membership Development, and Community Service. 

The chapter was also recognized for specific events that it held on campus such as Keggers to Cocktails, the Internship Symposium, GIS Thanksgiving and GIS Graduation Stoles.

Rajiv Sagewan, former vice president of Alpha Iota, was the recipient the Warren L. Weeks Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to an individual who encourages member leadership and the furthering of fraternity goals.

Bread and Life offers discounts

St John’s Bread and Life, an organization that provides service and meals in Brooklyn for the community, is offering discounts at Macy’s and with the purchase of a donation ticket. On October 16, shoppers have the chance to receive 25% when they buy a “special savings ticket” for $5 that will be donated to Bread and Life. Tickets can be purchased in the Campus Ministry office in Marillac Terrace.

Kartono Lectures on sustainability

Singgih Susilo Kartono gave a lecture on sustainability Tuesday in Sun Yat Sen Hall. Kartono is an Indonesian social entrepreneur and an activist and designer who specializes in finding ways of using wood that usually is burned for charcoal.


The Chappell Players will be presenting a production of RENT in the Little Theatre on the Queens campus.

The show will run from Oct. 15 through Oct. 23. Tickets can be purchased at the Campus Concierge or at the door.