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Coe News & Features

Novy Partner Leads Coe College May Term Course for Entrepreneurs

May 24, 2024

Novy co-founding Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Coe College, David Tominsky ’98, is teaching a May Term class alongside Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Co-Director of C3: Creativity, Careers, Community Dr. Samantha Brown. The course is geared toward young Iowa entrepreneurs and titled “Why to Start a Startup.”
Coe College to open flight school and aviation management program at the Eastern Iowa Airport

May 22, 2024

In partnership with Revv Aviation and the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), Coe College is opening a flight school and aviation management program. Those interested in becoming a professional pilot can complete their certification while enrolled as students within Coe's new aviation management concentration.
Coe College announces Transfer+

May 9, 2024

Coe College announces Transfer+ a transfer option allowing students with an associate degree to bypass additional general education requirements and immediately engage with the state’s premier faculty, career services and internships in their field of interest
Coe College announces 2024 Commencement speakers

Apr 29, 2024

A prominent Cedar Rapids businessman and current Coe College student will address the Class of 2024 during Coe’s Commencement. Duane J. Smith, executive chairman, TrueNorth, will address Kohawk graduates as Coe College’s 2024 Commencement guest speaker. Cecilia Kintopf ’24 will address her classmates as the student speaker.
Kohawks excelling in top-ranked public affairs college post-Coe

Apr 26, 2024

Zach Huitink ’09, Piper Cooper ’22 and Luke VanderSchaff ’22 are all representing Coe at the top-ranked public affairs college in the country, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. And it’s not just representation, they’re excelling in the competitive education environment.
Tyler Salrin named Goldwater Scholar

Apr 26, 2024

Tyler Salrin ’25 came across Coe serendipitously during his senior year of high school, but since that moment, he has been intentional in his pursuits, including his latest accolade — a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is a highly regarded scholarship for students who intend to pursue research careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Sarah Hyatt ’24 awarded prestigious Fulbright grant

Apr 24, 2024

Ever since she learned about Fulbright teaching assistantships in high school, Sarah Hyatt ’24 saw an opportunity to combine her love of traveling and education. That opportunity just became reality as Hyatt was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship for the 2024-25 academic year. Hyatt joins the nearly 30 Kohawks to receive Fulbrights in the past decade.
Coe College announces Iowa Ready initiative

Apr 16, 2024

The Iowa Ready initiative is driven by additional scholarships and grants for first-time college students from Iowa to ensure a direct cost equal to or less than the 2023-24 average direct cost of Iowa’s three regent institutions — $21,060 — which includes tuition, fees, housing and meal plan. Many students will see an out-of-pocket cost less than the regent average of $21,060 as additional scholarships, grants, work-study and loans are applied.
Wilderness Field Station Memories

Apr 5, 2024

Learning beyond the classroom and gaining real-world experience is a pillar of the liberal arts approach at Coe College. One of the college’s most unique and memorable opportunities for hundreds of alumni is the Wilderness Field Station (WFS).
Out and About, That's the Kohawk Way

Mar 29, 2024

For decades, the people, businesses and organizations of Cedar Rapids have welcomed Kohawks to their new hometown. And, for decades, Kohawks have strived to give back to the Cedar Rapids community. While the importance of community building and involvement remains, the manner in which the Coe community reaches beyond the physical space of the campus is always evolving…
Common Goals: Coe and Tanager

Mar 21, 2024

A longstanding partnership between Coe and Tanager has served student and community needs, improving the lives of others.
Coe: The birthplace of a lifelong commitment to serving others

Mar 15, 2024

For the past 33 years, Sally Fels Meyers ’64 has thrived as the children’s librarian for the Tom Green County Library System in San Angelo, Texas. She has been recognized multiple times for her immense contributions to making the library a diverse, welcoming and fun environment for children and their families. Her work building the library, however, is just one piece of a long and storied life dedicated to creating equality for others — and for Sally, an idealistic girl from Amana, Iowa, this lifelong commitment to equality started during her time at Coe College.
Coe College and Heritage Area Agency on Aging team up for spring term

Mar 5, 2024

Coe College and Heritage Area Agency on Aging (Heritage AAA) have partnered to provide nursing students an immersive and valuable hands-on experience this spring. Students in the Coe Nursing Department’s Wellness in Aging course are volunteering at Encore Café this term to learn about diners’ experiences with aging firsthand. Encore Café is a senior nutrition program in Marion and Cedar Rapids operated by Heritage AAA.
Coe College Art & Visual Studies Department adds new concentration areas

Feb 29, 2024

Beginning this fall, students at Coe pursuing an art degree can also choose to add concentrations in multimedia graphic design, media production and non-profit arts and creative leadership. Minors in art history and museum studies are also offered in addition to the traditional art major.
From Harry S. Truman’s hometown to Truman Scholarship finalist

Feb 28, 2024

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation named Coe College’s Katie Ameku ’25 as a 2024 Truman Scholarship finalist — she is Coe’s sixth Truman finalist in the last six years.
Coe College Prison Learning Initiative hosting a higher education in prison roundtable

Feb 20, 2024

The Prison Learning Initiative will host a roundtable discussion regarding college in prison on Tuesday, February 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Coe College Center for Health & Society (CHS) lobby. It is free and open to the public.
Coe College plans to add engineering degree

Feb 8, 2024

Coe College will add a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree to its 60+ areas of study beginning in the 2024-25 academic year.
Coe College mourns the passing of campus icon George Henry

Jan 18, 2024

With heavy hearts, Coe College mourns the passing of George Henry ’49, an alumnus and beloved campus figure known amongst Kohawks and the greater community as “Mr. Coe College.” For decades, Henry was the official campus photographer, and through this work created an incredible legacy that will be felt for decades to come through the images he captured during his 67-year career — images that continue to hang across campus as a tribute to his uncanny ability to capture both the routine and extraordinary events that shaped Coe.
Coe welcomes DJ Patil for 2024 Contemporary Issues Forum

Jan 12, 2024

Coe College is pleased to announce DJ Patil as the 2024 K. Raymond Clark Contemporary Issues Forum speaker. Patil will be on Coe’s campus Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m., and his speaking engagement in Sinclair Auditorium is open to the public.
Kohawks complete community-based project with local nonprofit arts organization

Dec 18, 2023

Professional writing students working with Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center Dr. Jane Nesmith engaged in a community-based project with CSPS, a Cedar Rapids nonprofit arts venue and community organization located in the NewBo neighborhood. The project goal was to assist CSPS reach and attract more college students to its music, theater and art events.