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Coe News & Features

Coe College ranked as a top sustainable college by The Princeton Review

Dec 11, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, Coe College is recognized as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges in the 2021 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.
Coe College becomes first Iowa school to receive distinguished physics recognition

Dec 8, 2020

Coe College is proud to be the first-ever school in Iowa and one of only three schools in the nation this year to receive the Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education from the American Physical Society.
Coe shared the spirit of Halloween in Theatre Cedar Rapids’ play fest

Dec 4, 2020

Kohawks played a major role with Theatre Cedar Rapids’ first virtual “Halloween Horror Night!” Flash Play Fest. Coe students and alumni wrote two of the 12 short plays showcased on October 30 before a panel of judges and over 100 attendees. In addition, a few Kohawks took center stage acting or directing various plays.
Leisinger puts artistic talents to work for the NFL

Dec 2, 2020

It may seem like the National Football League (NFL) is all about sports, but it has an artistic side to it as well. That’s where you’ll find Olivia Leisinger ’17, a digital content producer editor who uses her Coe art and film studies background every day on the job.
Students receive $2,000 and entrepreneurial experience at Kohawk Startup

Dec 1, 2020

Kohawk Startup is a C3: Creativity, Careers, Community series of workshops and mentorships with local business professionals. It typically includes a weekend of hands-on entrepreneurial experience in partnership with NewBoCo. This year’s event lasted a full month to accommodate the virtual setting.
Coe honored with Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year Award

Oct 30, 2020

It was a windy autumn afternoon with thick grey clouds threatening rain, and by pure coincidence, Coe College was receiving the Stormwater and Urban Watershed Partner of the Year Award.
Engaging students on and off campus for success

Oct 29, 2020

Joe Demarest and his role as director of community and civic engagement at Coe College is a match made in...upstate New York with a soccer ball nearby. Trading the soccer field for Coe’s nest, Joe is living his dream after joining Coe’s C3: Creativity, Careers, Community center four years ago as an internship specialist.
Coe College employees will get paid time off to staff poll sites

Oct 26, 2020

Coe College faculty and staff will receive paid time off to serve as poll workers on Election Day, November 3. The college is encouraging any employee interested to help support poll sites that may be facing staffing issues due to COVID-19.
Sisters, Kohawks, Fulbrighters...Oelrichs push each other to succeed

Oct 16, 2020

Sisters (and Kohawks) Gretchen Oelrich ’19 and Leeann Oelrich ’16 share a passion for international travel, study and culture that has led them to share one more thing: the honor of receiving Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.
Sean Donaldson redefines the definition of education

Oct 14, 2020

With Coe’s wide range of classes and course flexibility, Sean customized his studies to fit his interests.
Coe Greek life organizes storm relief donation drive

Oct 7, 2020

After witnessing the devastation of the August 10 derecho, Cedar Rapids native Maddye Cavanagh ’21 wanted to help her hometown and college town recover. As the Coe College Panhellenic Council Vice President of Philanthropy, Cavanagh organized a storm relief donation drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa.
Coe College announces interim president

Oct 6, 2020

Vice President for Advancement and Professor of Business Administration and Economics David Hayes will serve as interim president of Coe College. On January 1, 2021, Hayes will begin serving in this role, and current president Dave McInally will become chancellor to ensure continuity prior to McInally’s retirement in June.
Rankings fly in to Kohawk nation

Oct 1, 2020

Each year the crimson and gold leaves of autumn dress our campus in school spirit. This fall, campus also is beaming with Kohawk pride as Coe once again is recognized nationally by a multitude of college ranking sources.
2020-2021 Arts@Coe events unveiled

Sep 30, 2020

Coe College is home to a vibrant visual and performing arts scene. Amid the challenges of a global public health crisis, Coe is committed to showcasing student and faculty work in the arts while maintaining the health and safety of our community. The 2020-2021 Arts@Coe season will be available virtually and, when safe to do so, in person. Here is a sampling of opportunities for alumni and friends of Coe to experience the Arts@Coe.
Coe College featured in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 386 Colleges’ guide for 2021

Sep 17, 2020

Coe College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Coe in the 2021 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 386 Colleges.”

Aug 28, 2020

Coe College is proud to provide the Cedar Rapids community with over 30 years of Thursday Forum. The lecture series is an open invitation for older adults interested in learning from Coe’s elite faculty.

Aug 26, 2020

Over the past eight years, Coe College has welcomed the largest classes in the history of the college. As we began the term today, Coe welcomed the largest domestic first-year class ever. In addition, we welcomed the second largest first-year class ever.
Smailes attends baseball analytics conference on competitive scholarship

Aug 20, 2020

Luke Smailes ’21, an economics major and Yoseloff Scholarship winner, represented Coe College with distinction at the 2020 Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, last March.
Daley looks forward to Fulbright in Laos

Jul 17, 2020

Hannah Daley ’20 excitedly anticipates her teaching adventure in Asia. Hannah, who majored in international business, Asian studies and English and minored in international economics, will be teaching English in Laos as part of the U.S. Fulbright program.
Coe alumna helps build COVID-19 test kits

Jul 14, 2020

Maggie Welchhance ’08 jumped at the opportunity to play a key role in the defense against COVID-19. Currently working as a lab technician at Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) in Coralville, Iowa, she makes COVID-19 test kit components.