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Coe News & Features

Two Kohawks accepted to prestigious Irish American Scholars Program

Apr 29, 2019

Sarah Reilly ’21 and Alison Dassner ’21 are planning to spend a term during the 2019-20 academic year across the pond. Both Coe College students were accepted to the competitive Irish American Scholars Program. Reilly and Dassner each will spend a term studying at Queen’s University Belfast.
Kohawk headed to Japan through prestigious teaching program

Apr 26, 2019

Isabella Lopez ’19 is completing her final days as a student at Coe knowing she is headed to Japan in July. Following a six-month, rigorous application and interview process, Lopez received word she was chosen to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
Two Coe professors recognized for civic leadership in higher education

Apr 23, 2019

Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) has announced winners and finalists of the 2019 Engaged Campus Awards. Coe College Associate Professor of History Brie Swenson Arnold and Assistant Professor of Psychology Renee Penalver are among those identified.
Two Coe College seniors awarded prestigious Fulbright grants

Apr 19, 2019

Allison Stubbs ’19 and Hayley Walton ’19 recently discovered they are headed abroad for the 2019-20 academic year. Both Coe seniors received prestigious Fulbright grants for English Teaching Assistantships. Stubbs and Walton join the elite group of 26 Coe graduates to receive Fulbrights in the past seven years.
Kohawk receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Apr 19, 2019

Nathan Dvorak ’19, a Coe College physics and mathematics major, recently received a Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dvorak joins alumni Emily Roberts ’16 and Dahlia Baker ’18 as the third Coe graduate in the past four years to yield this prestigious fellowship.
Coe College student chosen as Truman Scholarship recipient

Apr 11, 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 colleges and universities. The scholarship committee narrowed the field to 199 finalists who participated in formal interviews. Of the 2019 finalists, 62 new Truman Scholars were selected. Coe College is the only college in the state of Iowa to produce a Truman recipient.
Coe’s “Next to Normal” portrays life as anything but normal

Mar 29, 2019

With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt and directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Dennis Barnett, “Next to Normal” leads the audience directly into the heart of a family dealing with mental illness and all that accompanies it.
Kohawk to perform research at Princeton through prestigious summer internship

Mar 22, 2019

Coe’s students are going places...literally. Neuroscience, psychology and Spanish major Erica Ernzen ’20 is heading to Princeton University for a nine-week summer internship through the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI). Ernzen also gained acceptance to Princeton’s Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program.
Coe Thursday Forum highlights music of Big Band and Swing Era

Mar 21, 2019

Join Alma A. Turechek Professor of Music William Carson as he presents the stories and music of four fantastic big band leaders who dominated the swing era: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, “the King of Swing” Benny Goodman and Iowa’s own Glenn Miller.
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.