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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.

2017-2018 Thursday Forum Schedule

Greece & the Persian Wars: The Good, The Bad And The "Other"
Angela Ziskowski, Assistant Professor of History 

The Idea of Kingship
Robert Drexler, Whipple Professor of English, Emeritus

The Scientific Revolution and the Renaissance
Mario Affatigato, Fran Allison and Francis Halpin Professor of Physics

Diversity in Dance: The Dieman-Bennet Dance Studio in Cedar Rapids
December 7
Jane Nesmith, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Behind the Scenes with Turandot
January 18

A New Arsenal: American Art during World War I
Ranelle Knight-Lueth, Assistant Professor of Art History

Two Scenically Beautiful Hikes in the English Countryside
March 1
Floyd Sandford, Professor of Biology, Emeritus

Songs of Protest and Resistance
Marc Falk, Associate Professor of Music & Steve Shanley, Assistant Professor of Music

Saints, Sinners and Secularists: Religion and Politics on the World Stage
Lynda Barrow, Professor of Political Science

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.

Hickok Hall