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Ziskowski named Coe College Provost

May 11, 2023

Coe College Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Angela Ziskowski has been appointed provost. As the senior academic officer of the college, Ziskowski is responsible for guiding and shaping the academic experience and mission of Coe.
Coe College and Drake University enter into agreement to accelerate master’s in counseling degree

May 2, 2023

Coe College and Drake University have announced a new agreement that will allow students to earn both their bachelor’s degree in psychology from Coe and a master's of science in clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling or school counseling from Drake in just five years.
Dr. Meira Kensky named an inaugural ACM Mellon Academic Leadership Fellow

Apr 27, 2023

Coe College Joseph E. McCabe Professor of Religion and Director of Advising Meira Kensky is one of 10 faculty across Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) institutions to be designated as an inaugural Mellon Academic Leadership Fellow. Funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, the ACM Mellon Academic Leadership Fellows Program is meant to familiarize humanities faculty with academic leadership at the highest level through immersion in the workings of upper-level academic administration on their campus.
Coe nationally ranked again as a Best School for Internships

Apr 27, 2023

For the sixth consecutive year, Coe College has been named a top private college in the country for internships. The recognition comes from The Princeton Review, which also named Coe as one of the Best Value Colleges for 2023.
From the spotlight on Clark Field to the bright lights of L.A.

Apr 26, 2023

Kohawk quarterback Carter Maske '24 has had his own ups and downs on the field in his football career, but is using the lessons learning in perseverance and optimism to embrace this new and unfamiliar challenge. Maske has been selected as the next Coe intern working under Curt Menefee '87 at FOX sports in Los Angeles.
New York internship proves there is a professional path for all area of study combinations; even the eye-raising ones

Apr 26, 2023

Art history and data science typically evoke opposite images. One of ornately framed canvases… the other an endless string of code and numbers. Westin Hansen '23 has minors in both art history and data science in addition to her business administration major at Coe. This past term, she leaned into all those areas as an intern with Goodman Taft in New York City.
Coe College announces 2023 Commencement speakers

Apr 21, 2023

Andrew George ’07, executive director for The Honda Classic, and Mimi Daoud ’23 will address Kohawk graduates as Coe College’s 2023 Commencement speakers.
Coe College senior awarded prestigious Fulbright grant

Apr 19, 2023

Emma Lassen ’23 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for the 2023-24 academic year. A graduate of Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School, Lassen joins an elite group of nearly 30 Kohawks to receive Fulbrights in the past decade.
Coe recognized as a Certified DOIT Institution

Apr 19, 2023

Coe was recognized as a Certified DOIT Institution by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Coe College, Drake University Law School announce 3+3 partnership

Apr 17, 2023

Coe College students have a new opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years thanks to a partnership with the Drake University Law School.
Coe student and faculty member awarded 2023 Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards

Apr 14, 2023

Coe College is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards. Max Gorden Mercer has been selected for the Presidents’ Award in Student Leadership. John William King Professor of Literature & Creative Writing Gina Hausknecht has received the President’s Award in Civic Engagement in recognition of her involvement with the Prison Learning Initiative.
Kohawk grad earns 2023 NSF graduate fellowship

Apr 14, 2023

Priscila Santiesteban '21 was named a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow.
Coe College hosting Human Rights Research Conference

Apr 13, 2023

This year’s Iowa Human Rights Research Conference will be hosted at Coe College on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. An annual event in its eighth year, the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional students’ research on a range of human rights issues. The conference is organized each year by the Iowa Network of Human Rights Academics.
Coe College student named finalist for prestigious Truman Scholarship

Apr 12, 2023

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation named Coe College's Max Gorden Mercer '24 as a 2023 Truman Scholarship finalist -- he is the only finalist who attends a college or university in Iowa.
Coe College announces dedicated scholarship for Iowa Wesleyan University students;  providing transportation for campus visit

Apr 6, 2023

Coe College is providing a bus to bring Iowa Wesleyan University students to campus for a tour and admission and academic presentations. Additionally, Coe is announcing a $2,500 per year dedicated scholarship for IWU transfer students on top of the up to $34,000 per year scholarships already available.
Coe College and Kirkwood Community College announce articulation agreement and additional scholarship for business students

Apr 5, 2023

Coe College Kohawks and Kirkwood Community College Eagles are ready to take flight together as part of a new joint education venture.
Coe’s first tenured Black professor has left a legacy of shedding positive light

Mar 14, 2023

‘One year turned into 41 pretty quick’ - Nearly 13 years into retirement, Stead Family Professor Emeritus of English and African American Studies James Randall has allowed himself to overindulge in one of the greatest pleasures in his life — books.
24-hour ideas lead to lifelong insights during Kohawk Startup

Mar 14, 2023

Kohawk Startup is a 24-hour entrepreneurial and innovation event. Business ideas are pitched, debated, defined and refined amongst student teams alongside mentors. It can seem like a frenzy, but when all is said and done, the event continues to prove to Coe students that when you put yourself through the ringer, you’re coming out better because of it.
Coe College receives grant for Prison Learning Initiative

Feb 15, 2023

Coe College has received a $15,350 Institutionalizing Community-Based Pedagogies grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The grant will support the creation of a new Prison Learning Initiative (PLI) at Coe which will provide a range of high-impact experiences for students and community members to learn about and become involved with the criminal legal system in Iowa and the Midwest.
Coe College's Contemporary Issues Forum hosting Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick

Feb 15, 2023

Historian and non-profit leader Bob Kendrick will speak at Coe College as the featured guest of the 19th K. Raymond Clark Contemporary Issues Forum. His visit will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium on Coe’s campus and is open to the public.

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