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 of 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, media such as film and music, and discussion. An optional luncheon is offered at the conclusion of the series.
Admission to the entire four-week course can be purchased for $35 on the first day or in advance. Admission to the individual lectures is $12 per week. The closing luncheons cost an additional $10.
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. To order gift certificates, call 319-399-8523.
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.
2018-2019 Thursday Forum Schedule
Renee Penalver, Assistant Professor of Psychology
September 6, 13, 20, 27
Steve Feller, B.D. Silliman Professor of Physics
October 4, 11, 18, 25
From Icon to Virtual Space: Shifting Understandings of Pictorial Beauty from the Ancients to the Renaissance
Jeffrey Hoover, Howard Hall Professor of Philosophy
November 1, 8, 15, 29
Deanna L. Downes, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Monica Fuertes-Arboix, William P. and Gayle S. Whipple Associate Professor of Spanish
January 17 and 24
Meira Z. Kensky, Joseph E. McCabe Associate Professor of Religion
February 7, 14, 21, 28
Bruce Nesmith, Joan and Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science, and
Drew Westberg, Assistant Professor of Stead Department of Business Administration and Economics
March 7, 14, 21, 28
William Carson, Alma A. Turechek Professor of Music
April 4, 11, 18, 25