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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.
Coe student attends baseball analytics conference on a 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.
Coe alumnus discovered a passion for forensics as an undergrad

May 23, 2020

Austin Ciesielski ’15 first developed an interest in forensic science during an analytical chemistry course at Coe. During this course, Ciesielski and his classmates learned how to use instrumentation to extract illicit substances from money. “It was interesting to learn that almost all money has traces of illicit substances on it,” Ciesielski said.
Tieranny Keahna awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Undergraduate Summer Internship

May 20, 2020

Tieranny Keahna ’20 recently was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship. Keahna was one of three students chosen from a nationwide pool of candidates for this summer-long paid internship.
Coe, St. Luke’s partnership creates temporary housing for health care workers

Apr 28, 2020

Health care workers concerned about exposing their families and loved ones to COVID-19 now have an additional housing option. An expanded partnership between Coe College and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s hospital makes college-owned housing available to health care workers.
Coe alumna adapts research to support health care workers

Apr 24, 2020

Across the world research teams are finding ways to apply their knowledge and resources to battling COVID-19 and supporting health care workers. Coe alumna Madeline G. Jensen ’17 is among them.
Coe alumna making a difference behind the scenes of COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020

Coe alumna and first-year medical school student Victoria Vuckovic ’17 is fueled by the need to make a difference. In addition to attending virtual classes, Victoria plays a vital role in #GetMePPE Chicago. Along with other medical school students, she is part of this organization that collects personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coe student and professor named Iowa Campus Compact Presidents’ Award recipients

Apr 14, 2020

Psychology major Mia Resa ’20 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Renee Penalver have been named Iowa Campus Compact Presidents’ Award (IACC) recipients. Resa is the recipient of a Student Leadership Award, and Penalver is the recipient of a Civic Engagement Leadership Award.
Kohawk fuels passion for politics during UN externship

Mar 3, 2020

Political science and philosophy major Laura Niday ’20 recently returned to Coe College following a week in New York on a U.N. externship. Niday’s externship involved observing the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s (UNCITRAL) 71st session of Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) with Coe alumnus and Board of Trustees member Alan M. Anderson ’78.
Jazz vocalist, pianist and composer headlines Coe Marquis Series

Feb 20, 2020

The Coe College Marquis Series will feature internationally known jazz vocalist, pianist and composer, Sarah McKenzie at 7 PM March 6 in Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe campus.

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