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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.

Thursday Forum lectures are held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus. Each session begins with coffee and pastries 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. A luncheon is offered at the conclusion of each series.

The courses are open to all adults. The cost is $30 for a four-week course paid on the first day, or $12 per week. The closing luncheons cost an additional $8. There is no pre-registration, and seating is almost always available. Thursday Forum gift certificates are also available. For more information or to order a gift certificate, call 399-8619.

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


2013-2014 Thursday Forum Schedule

Theatre, Film and Music in the Harlem Renaissance
September 5, 12, 19 and 26

Madeleine Korbelová Albright: Her Remarkable Journey
October 3

Digging Up the Past: Introduction to the Archeology of Greece
October 10, 17, 24 and 31

Fifty Years After Dallas:
The Legacies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

November 7, 14, 21 and December 5

Carmen: Assembling the Pieces to Make an Opera
January 16

A Sense of Place
February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Hollywood's Vietnam War
March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Quantum Century
April 3, 10, 17 and 24



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.