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Coe News & Features

Coe College student named finalist for premier graduate fellowship

Mar 13, 2019

Each year the nation’s top college students pursuing careers in public service submit their Truman Scholarship application. This year netted 840 applicants from 346 institutions. The scholarship committee narrowed the field to 199 finalists who will participate in formal interviews. Of the finalists, approximately 60 will receive the award. Coe College is one of only two colleges in the state of Iowa to produce a finalist.
United Nations externship provides unique experience for Coe student

Mar 11, 2019

For the second year in a row, a Coe College student was granted access to observe negotiations at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) at the U.N. headquarters in New York City.
Coe College Marquis Series presents political sportswriter Dave Zirin

Mar 7, 2019

Coe College is proud to host political sportswriter Dave Zirin. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is nationally known as an author, columnist for The Nation magazine and host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular “Edge of Sports” podcast. Zirin is also a columnist for SLAM magazine and the Progressive.
Coe continues to be recognized as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

Feb 26, 2019

Once again, Coe College is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright students. Coe has been recognized on this prestigious list for five of the past seven years — positioning the college among the top 12 Fulbright-producing bachelor’s institutions in the nation.
Coe Thursday Forum explores how cities are reshaping our social and physical lives

Feb 21, 2019

Examine how cities can be redesigned to meet modern challenges with Joan and Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science Bruce Nesmith and Assistant Professor of Economics Drew Westberg.
Kohawk career fair highlights multitude of health care professions

Feb 6, 2019

The Center for Creativity and Careers hosted its third annual health care career fair for Kohawks on Feb. 6 from 4-6 p.m. Employers from all areas of health care were on hand to discuss internships, volunteer and job opportunities.
Coe leaps eight spots on The Princeton Review’s 2019 Top 25 Best Schools for Internships list

Feb 1, 2019

For the second year in a row, Coe College has been named a Best Value College by The Princeton Review and is included in its Top 25 Best Schools for Internships list. This year, Coe isn’t just in the top 25 — it’s in the top 15 and remains the only Iowa school on the list. Coe advanced from its previous rank of 23 in 2018 to a current rank of 15.
Cirque Zuma Zuma brings African-style Cirque du Soleil to Coe College

Jan 28, 2019

Coe College is proud to host Cirque Zuma Zuma — a theatrical circus exhibition featuring talented performers from 16 African nations. This production celebrates the rich history of African music, dance and acrobatics, dating back over 2,500 years.
Coe Theatre’s “Big Love” delivers more than a simple love story

Jan 24, 2019

Written by Charles Mee, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Dr. Deanna L. Downes and choreographed by Alvon Reed ’03, “Big Love” is a modern-day adaptation of Greek dramatist Aeschylus’ play “The Suppliants.” The title may imply a simple love story; however, murder, betrayal, gender issues, societal pressures and heartache are woven throughout the script.
Coe Thursday Forum explores women in the Hebrew Bible

Jan 24, 2019

Examine the representations of women in the Hebrew Bible with Joseph E. McCabe Associate Professor of Religion Meira Kensky. This Thursday Forum series begins by surveying the issues surrounding women in the Hebrew Bible while introducing interpretive strategies scholars have used to understand these texts — including an examination of Rebecca in the Book of Genesis.
Virtual reality allows Kohawks to perform graduate-level research

Jan 16, 2019

Step into Coe College Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Ben Chihak’s virtual reality world. Through their research, Chihak and his students ask participants to step in front of virtual bicyclists careening down a path. The goal? Safely cross between two bicycles.
World-renowned astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell to speak at Coe Contemporary Issues Forum

Jan 7, 2019

Following the discovery of the first radio pulsar in 1967, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell was credited with one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century. Bell Burnell will speak at the 16th annual Coe College Contemporary Issues Forum at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe College campus.
Coe Thursday Forum explores Catalonian culture and independence

Jan 3, 2019

Examine the rich history and culture of Catalonia — a region in the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula — with William P. and Gayle S. Whipple Associate Professor of Spanish Monica Fuertes-Arboix.
Kohawk publishes book available on Amazon

Dec 20, 2018

Kailey Ann Blunk ’22 is a first-year creative writing and communications major at Coe College. During the fifth grade, Blunk begrudgingly began writing. She was forced by her teacher to enter a short story competition. Ultimately she won first place, and her love of writing was born.
Coe College physics organization receives national recognition

Dec 18, 2018

The Coe College chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization.
Kohawk studies abroad with Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Dec 18, 2018

“This is your future, go further and aim higher,” is a phrase commonly heard by Carolina Sanchez ’19. As the oldest of four and a first-generation college student born to Jose and Luz Sanchez, she takes this advice from her parents to heart.
Letters and a love of music provide chronicle of WWI

Dec 3, 2018

The unveiling of Coe’s “World War I in Remembrance” exhibit coincided with the observance of Veterans Day. Alice Kitchin Enichen ’53, daughter of former Coe professor Dr. Joseph Kitchin, visited Coe on Nov. 12 to deliver opening remarks.
Coe College to celebrate Christmas with Convocation and Vespers services

Dec 3, 2018

Christmas will be celebrated with the annual Christmas Convocation beginning at 11 a.m. and Christmas Vespers at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, both in Sinclair Auditorium. The services will feature the Coe College Chorale and Handbell Ensemble.
Crimson and gold cast and crew in TCR’s “Intimate Apparel”

Dec 3, 2018

If you saw “Intimate Apparel” at Theatre Cedar Rapids (TCR), you may not have realized that you were among a talented team of Kohawks. When one-third of the cast, three members of the crew and the director and assistant director are Coe students, alumni or professors — crimson and gold shine in the spotlight.
Coe College selected to host Iowa/USA Wrestling camp through 2021

Nov 26, 2018

The Iowa/USA Wrestling camp will be held at Coe College beginning July 2019. Most recently housed at Grand View University, Iowa wrestlers will prepare at Coe for Cadet and Junior National Wrestling Championships over the next three summers.