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Coe News & Features

Kohawk’s debut poetry book is a 2020 National Poetry Series winner; set to publish this month

Oct 25, 2021

“Requeening” is a collection of bee poems and a 2020 National Poetry Series winner available for sale on October 26, 2021.
Coe alumna and Fulbright recipient Martha Hughes ’12 advocates for Navajo Nation students

Oct 21, 2021

The New Mexico native with family roots in Iowa and Minnesota turned to the Midwest for college with her sights set on strong English and world languages departments and a strong community.
Coe College Theatre Arts 2021-2022 season

Oct 20, 2021

Between a Tony Award-winning musical to the Reign of Terror in France, Coe College Theatre Arts is proud to produce true stories adapted for the stage.
Arts@Coe announces vibrant 2021-2022 schedule

Oct 18, 2021

A full slate of events will showcase Coe College talent and renowned performers as part of the Arts@Coe season. This year’s schedule features ensembles, musicals, plays, artists and speakers.
Coe College earns top rankings from multiple national publications

Oct 12, 2021

Year after year, national publications take notice of Coe College. With 100% of students guaranteed an internship, research program or off-campus study experience, it’s no wonder Coe stands as one of the best colleges in the nation again this fall.
Alumnus David T. Hayes ’93 selected as Coe College’s 16th president

Oct 12, 2021

After a competitive national search, the Coe College Board of Trustees has selected Interim President David T. Hayes ’93 as the college’s 16th president. He will assume the presidency immediately.
Coe College marks the start of the construction phase of the David and Janice McInally Center for Health and Society with steel signing ceremony

Oct 7, 2021

More than 120 people gathered to celebrate the ceremonial start of the construction phase of the David and Janice McInally Center for Health and Society (CHS) September 30. Members of the Coe, Cedar Rapids and local medical communities reviewed the architectural renderings of the future facility, heard about the impact the CHS will have on the region and signed their names on a steel beam that will be used in construction of the building.
Coe recognized as a leader regarding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Sep 29, 2021

Coe has been recognized as a leader among its peers regarding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Coe College named one of the ‘Best 387 Colleges’ by The Princeton Review

Sep 28, 2021

Once again, Coe College is one of the nation’s best colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Coe in the 30th edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 387 Colleges.” Coe has made the best colleges list nearly every year for the past two decades.
Coe College earns Top 100 spot in Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings, which recognize college’s contributions to the public good

Sep 27, 2021

Washington Monthly ranked Coe the No. 88 liberal arts college in the nation for the 2021-22 school year — an increase of 39 spots from the previous year. The Washington Monthly ranking system is unique in that it identifies the best colleges based on their contribution to the public good. The ranking methodology consists of three equally weighted categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service.
Data science is driving the world and a career search for senior Kohawk

Sep 20, 2021

Katie has a lot to smile about. With less than a year until graduation, Katie is ready to make the most out of her senior year at Coe. Before this summer, questions about life after college followed her like a dark cloud. Fortunately, one of the hallmarks of Coe’s close-knit community is open communication between students and faculty.
A Kohawk’s dream takes flight with a job at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Sep 10, 2021

Josh Conte '23 made the impossible possible. Law firm internships are already a challenge to find, but Josh managed to secure an internship...and a job. The aspiring corporate lawyer is starting a part-time role with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll as a full-time Coe student. A pinchful of perfect timing and a heavy dose of hard work led Josh to every law student’s dream.
Coe College transitions to online bookstore

Sep 3, 2021

While Kohawks enjoyed summer break, campus was buzzing with the launch of a new bookstore. Coe College is partnering with Akademos to provide a comprehensive online bookstore powered by TextbookX and with Sodexo to provide an on-campus spirit store.
Coe alum steps up to deliver impactful psychology student internship

Sep 3, 2021

Coe College students have access to a notable advantage: Coe’s powerful alumni network. In fact, The Princeton Review ranks Coe 20th in the nation for Best Alumni Network among private colleges. The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor alone is home to over 4,000 alumni with thousands more around the world providing students internship, networking, mentorship and employment opportunities. It might sound too good to be true, but this creates real impact for students like Caroline Strauel '22.
Five Coe College students named 2021-2022 Clark Merit Scholars

Sep 2, 2021

The Clark Merit Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year are Lila Dabill ’22, Natalie Hansen ’22, Zach Niemeyer ’22, Allyssa Roeker ’22 and Luke VanderSchaaff ’22. The Clark Merit Award provides a scholarship equal to one year's tuition. The recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate qualities of character, integrity, intellect, leadership and social responsibility.
Coe College navigates extraordinary recruiting year  to welcome third-largest class

Aug 30, 2021

Coe recently welcomed 438 students to the college, which is in the top 7% of four-year colleges and universities on The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges list, and ranks 10th nationally in the private college category on its list of Best Schools for Internships and 20th for Best Alumni Network. Coe is the only Iowa college or university to earn rankings in both categories.
In-person Thursday Forum lectures return for the 2021-2022 year

Aug 27, 2021

Coe College is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Thursday Forum lecture schedule. The lecture series is for older adults seeking to expand their knowledge in an academic setting. Throughout the academic year, the forums will explore topics in music, science, politics, literature and education using a blend of lecture, media and discussion.
Kohawk Rachael Murtaugh leads post-derecho Cedar Rapids reforestation efforts

Aug 27, 2021

On August 10, 2020, Cedar Rapids experienced a severe storm with damaging winds reaching more than 100 mph. Called a derecho, the storm left thousands without power for weeks, affecting access to food, fuel and even shelter. Coe College lost more than 200 trees alone, while Cedar Rapids lost more than 670,000 trees. With over half a million trees destroyed, ReLeaf Cedar Rapids was born to lead the reforestation of Cedar Rapids with Rachael leading the charge.
‘Leaving her at a place I love’ Another Coe legacy began this Move-In Weekend

Aug 18, 2021

Ella Brazell ’25 was facing a decision typical of others her age on May 1, National College Decision Day. The then-high school senior had narrowed down her college list to two — one of the options being Coe College. But, it was time to decide where she would enroll in the fall.
Shattering glass ceilings and paving the way for opportunities

Jul 26, 2021

Coe College attracts those who are bold, passionate and engaged, even if they don’t find their way to campus until later in life. Joan Lipsky is a prime example of someone who had the qualities of a Kohawk well before becoming a member of the Coe community.