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Coe College Theatre presents a tragicomedy, arranged marriage and award-winning musical in its 2018-19 lineup

Oct 8, 2018

This theatrical season is truly an intercontinental experience — beginning with the auction of a cherry orchard in Russia, weaving through escape from arranged marriages in Italy and concluding in America among a family dealing with mental illness and its accompaniments.
Exceptional grade leads to national recognition for Coe

Sep 21, 2018

Coe makes it possible. You make it happen. Student body President Fatima Elsheikh used a pun on Coe’s slogan as she told the second largest incoming class in history, “Coe makes it possible. You’ve just gotta be down to make it happen.”
Coe Thursday Forum Explores Tragedy and Heroism

Sep 21, 2018

B.D. Silliman Professor of Physics Steve Feller offers a close examination of three of the late American author Leon Uris’s best selling novels: “Mila 18,” “Exodus” and “Armageddon.” Forum participants will take a critical look at the historical accuracy of Uris’s works while acknowledging the fictional nature of his novels.
Coe Continues Enrollment Surge

Sep 14, 2018

An uncompromising focus on academic excellence and strategic initiatives propelled Coe’s most recent success — back-to-back record classes and the largest student body in its history.
Coe Marquis Series presents harpist and solo artist Lara Somogyi

Sep 13, 2018

Coe College Marquis Series presents harpist and solo artist Lara Somogyi at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The concert will be held in the Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium in Marquis Hall on Coe’s campus.
Coe professor attends selective seminar on digital technology in liberal arts

Aug 30, 2018

Professors from thirteen nationally ranked liberal arts colleges attended a seminar in Lexington, KY to discuss the role of digital technology in a liberal arts education. The Transylvania Seminar focuses on how liberal arts institutions can prepare students for the challenges, pitfalls and opportunities of the digital era.
Thursday Forum to include valuable brain health activities

Aug 30, 2018

Are you looking for ways to maintain your brain health? Curious about activities to prevent cognitive decline? The 30th annual Coe College Thursday Forum series kicks off September 6 with an in-depth look at maintaining cognitive brain health through the ages. Coe College invites all who are looking to expand their knowledge to attend this Thursday Forum series.
Coe alumna described as one of the brightest minds in the public relations industry

Aug 29, 2018

Erin Salisbury ’12 (public relations and sociology major) is a trailblazer in her field. She was recently awarded two top honors — Young Professional of the Year by PRmoment and 30 Under 30 by PRWeek UK — both distinguished accolades within the public relations world.
Coe College celebrates 30th year of Thursday Forum with eclectic lineup of speakers

Aug 17, 2018

Coe invites all who are looking to expand their knowledge to attend its 2018-2019 Thursday Forum series. This is the thirtieth anniversary season of the program. In thirty years, thousands of community members have attended and more than 150 people have presented at Thursday Forum.
Coe alum publishes book recounting international student experience

Aug 16, 2018

Manish Khadka ’14 (accounting major) — originally from Kathmandu, Nepal — was looking for a liberal arts experience with the ideal combination of academics and social activities. Once he discovered the small class sizes, highly regarded academic programs and cultural diversity at Coe, he knew he found his home away from home. Khadka’s four years at Coe were filled with such positivity that he decided to write a book to help other international students have a similar experience.
Coe College garners recognition among The Princeton Review's "The Best 384 Colleges"

Aug 8, 2018

According to The Princeton Review, Coe College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education. Coe is featured in the 2019 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 384 Colleges."
Coe roots run deep in Elsbury family

Aug 3, 2018

Cyndi Kies Elsbury '87 and Mike Elsbury '89 let their sons decide where they wanted to pursue their college education. That four Elsbury sons followed their footsteps at Coe is icing on the parental cake.
Social Wellness Award presented to Coe College

Jul 6, 2018

Coe College recently received a Social Wellness Award in recognition of its efforts to promote employee health. Each year the Linn County Worksite Wellness Committee selects award winners incorporating one or more of the seven dimensions of wellness into the workplace — vocational, social, emotional, physical, financial, environmental and spiritual. A total of eight awards were presented to worksites that exemplify each dimension of wellness along with an overall worksite innovation award.
Wilkinson named runner-up for Society of Physics Students research award

Jun 22, 2018

Collin Wilkinson, Coe College Class of 2018, has been named runner-up for a 2017-18 Society of Physics Students Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.
May Term in New Zealand truly was life changing for five Kohawks and one man

Jun 20, 2018

Courtney Humpal, Eden Brazeau, Ali Arns, Aryn Meisinger and Jessy Holen were honored by Wellington, New Zealand, police for saving a man’s life while exploring the city.
Penalver named Engaged Scholar Research Fellow

Jun 13, 2018

oe College Assistant Professor of Psychology Renee Penalver has been named a 2018-2019 Engaged Scholar Research Fellow by Iowa Campus Compact.
$36,000 graduate fellowship awarded to DeCeanne

Jun 8, 2018

Recent Coe College graduate Anthony DeCeanne has been awarded one of two prestigious R.J. McElroy Trust Fellowships for graduate study.
Princeton Review — Colleges that Pay You Back

Jan 17, 2018

Students and alumni know Coe College's superb education, urban setting and stellar internship opportunities offer a tremendous bang for your buck. The Princeton Review knows it, too.

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