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Coe News & Features

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.
Rebecca Welch reflects on her time at Coe before pursuing a Ph.D.

Jun 26, 2020

Rebecca Welch ’20, a physics major and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, discovered her passion for glass research at Coe College.
Carviou selected for exclusive FOX internship through alum Curt Menefee

Jun 24, 2020

An internship with FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the perfect opportunity for a public relations and kinesiology major like Marley Carviou ’22. Carviou is the first Kohawk chosen for this studio programming internship that is exclusive to Coe students and made possible by co-host of “FOX NFL Sunday” Curt Menefee ’87.
Psychology undergrad gets rare experience co-authoring research paper

Jun 22, 2020

In spring 2018, Hayley Walton ’19 was a junior in Coe’s Advanced Experimental Psychology class. Two years later her work alongside Assistant Professor of Psychology Scout Kelly has culminated in publication.
Coe alumna an emergency department physician on front lines of COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Emergency department physician Sarah Hemming-Meyer ’05 is currently serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of East Central Iowa Acute Care, Hemming-Meyer works in the emergency department (ED) at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital.
2020-2021 Clark Merit Scholars revealed

May 26, 2020

Five Coe students have been selected as Clark Merit Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. This prestigious scholarship carries an award equal to one year's tuition. Clark Merit Scholars are chosen each year by a committee of two faculty members and one member of the Board of Trustees. Award recipients are chosen based on demonstrated qualities of character, integrity, intellect, leadership and social responsibility.