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Thursday Forum

Coe College invites you to participate in the Thursday Forum, a program for adults who want to extend their knowledge in an academic setting.

Most Thursday Forum lectures are held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus.

Each session begins with registration and refreshments from 8:45-9:15 a.m., followed by the class until 11:30 a.m. The class meetings blend lecture, use of media such as film and music, and discussion. An optional luncheon is offered at the conclusion of each series.

Admission to the entire four-week course can be purchased for $35 on the first day or in advance. Admission to individual lectures is $12 per week. The closing luncheons cost an additional $8.

Payment can be made in person on Thursday mornings by cash or personal check. Credit card payments can be processed online only. Click here to pay by credit card or directly from your checking account.

In the event of inclement weather, consult local media outlets to find out if the day’s forum will take place.

For more information or to order gift certificates, call 319-399-8523.

2015-2016 Thursday Forum Schedule

Celluloid Chemistry: Memorable Movie "Couples" in Hollywood's Golden Age
Steven Marc Weiss
September 3, 10, 17, 24

Myths & Legends of Ancient Greece
Angela Ziskowski
October 1, 8, 15, 22

The Science of Natural Disasters
Mario Affatigato
October 29, November 5, 12, 19

Travels in Egypt & Morocco: Cultural and Historical Perspectives
Floyd Sandford
December 3

La Traviata: A Peek Behind the Scenes
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
January 14

A Look at our Solar System: The Sun, the Planets and More
Firdevs Duru
February 4, 11, 18, 25

Asia Minor: A 3500-Year History
Ugur Akgun
March 3, 17, 24, 31

A Historical and Cultural Perspective on Travel to Cuba by US Citizens:
A Century of Flux, Paradox and Contradiction

Richard Campagna
March 10

The Evolution of 1960s Rock 'n' Roll:
A Closer Look at Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones

Marc Falk and Steve Shanley
April 7, 14, 21, 28


Thursday Forum participants may park for free in any Coe parking lots, provided spaces are available. Given the high demand for on-campus parking, you may want to consider carpooling or public transportation.