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Coe News & Features

Coe College President David McInally announces plan to retire

Feb 11, 2020

This weekend David McInally announced his decision to retire as president of Coe College after the 2020-2021 academic year. Dave took office as the 15th president of Coe College on July 1, 2013.
MIT AgeLab director to speak at Coe Contemporary Issues Forum

Feb 6, 2020

Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab, Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. will speak at the 17th Annual Coe College Contemporary Issues Forum at 7:30 PM Feb. 18 in Sinclair Auditorium.
Coe College named best in Iowa and top 16 in nation for internships

Feb 4, 2020

For the third consecutive year, Coe College has been named a Best Value College by The Princeton Review and is included in its Top 25 Best Schools for Internships.
Steve Cook Named Director of Athletics & Recreation

Jan 14, 2020

Coe College President David McInally and Vice President Larry Lee announced the hire of Steve Cook as Coe College’s new director of athletics & recreation.
FOX Sports Media internship experience

Dec 2, 2019

FOX NFL co-host Curt Menefee partners with Coe College to provide internship experience. Coe alum Curt Menefee ’87 is giving back. And he’s not shy about telling his fans he got his start in television media, right here in Cedar Rapids. Menefee completed an internship at CNN during his time at Coe. But the experience he speaks most fondly of and credits the start of his career with was an internship with now-retired KCRG Sports Director John Campbell.
Kohawk Startup event awards $10,000 in prizes to Coe students

Nov 13, 2019

Kohawk Startup, Coe’s second annual 24-hour entrepreneurship and innovation event, generated 35 aspiring innovators. Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Coe alum David Tominsky ’98 led the group through the entrepreneurial process from idea generation and business modeling to pitching and presenting.
Coe College won Gazette Business Award

Nov 1, 2019

Coe College, along with three other corridor colleges and universities, won a 2019 Gazette Business Award for its implementation and use of Handshake.
Coe introduces Entrepreneur-in-Residence through NewBoCo partnership

Oct 9, 2019

Approximately 70% of Generation Z has the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ or dream of owning their own business. This new partnership between Coe and NewBoCo creates an on-campus Entrepreneur-in-Residence position. NewBoCo Chief Relationship Officer David Tominsky, Coe Class of 1998, will lead the entrepreneurial way for Kohawks.
Coe College presents the 2019-20 theatre lineup

Oct 1, 2019

This year’s theatrical season explores LGBTQ community issues and offers humor, drama and love while conducting an exploration of humanity.
Rankings take flight in Kohawk Nation

Sep 18, 2019

For many, fall is synonymous with football, leaves changing to crimson and gold and college-ranking season. And Coe College has plenty to celebrate this fall.
Coe College continues to set enrollment records

Sep 17, 2019

Over the past seven years, Coe has welcomed the college's largest classes in its 168-year history. On August 17, new Kohawks arrived from 260 cities, 23 states and 9 countries across the world. Over half of Coe’s incoming first-year students are from outside the state and the Class of 2023 is one of the most diverse and academically talented classes in Coe’s history.
The Second City to open 2019-2020 Coe Marquis Series

Sep 6, 2019

The Coe College Marquis Series is bringing world-famous improv to Cedar Rapids. The Second City will perform its “Greatest Hits, Vol. 59” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe campus.
NICHE ranks Coe among best value colleges in America

Sep 3, 2019

Once again, Coe College has been rated a best value college by NICHE. An online provider of reviews and statistics, NICHE provides an overview of U.S. colleges using a combination of facts, figures and student reviews. By evaluating this multitude of information, NICHE offers a thorough picture of colleges nationwide.
Coe College’s Thursday Forum speakers to present on wealth of topics

Aug 30, 2019

Psychology, history, science, government and the arts — Coe College’s 2019-2020 Thursday Forum lectures embrace all of these. Anyone who has wondered why people act the way they do, how museums loan out valuable works of art or what CRISPR is will have the opportunity to learn this and more by attending this year’s forum series.
Coe College recognized among top 15% of US colleges

Aug 6, 2019

Coe College is included in the 2020 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges,” profiling 385 of the nation’s 2,500 colleges. This flagship college guide ranks schools based upon 140,000 student surveys. Students were asked to rate their college and provide information on a multitude of topics including academics and campus life.
Chelsea Crain Lensing returns to Coe as ‘the next Mickey Wu’

Jun 27, 2019

When fellow Coe students asked Chelsea Crain Lensing ’14 why she chose to pursue a doctorate in economics, Chelsea routinely replied she wanted to be “the next Mickey Wu.”
2019-2020 Coe College Clark Merit Scholars announced

Jun 26, 2019

Five Coe students have been chosen as Clark Merit Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. This prestigious award carries a prize equal to one year's tuition. Clark Merit Scholars are chosen each year by a committee of two faculty members and one board of trustees member. Award recipients are chosen based on demonstrated qualities of character, integrity, intellect, leadership and social responsibility.
Globe-trotting Kohawk receives Society of Physics Students honors

Jun 26, 2019

Coe College physics and math major Martha Jesuit ’21 recently was selected for an Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award and a scholarship through the Society of Physics Students (SPS).

May 13, 2019

Beginning fall 2019, Coe music majors may choose an emphasis in music industry or pre-music therapy. The new emphases are in addition to existing musical theatre and jazz studies options.
Kohawks fundraise to help those recently released from incarceration

May 9, 2019

Students in Coe College’s new social and criminal justice program began a project this term to fundraise for a Cedar Rapids nonprofit. Reintegration Initiative for Safety and Empowerment (RISE) is an organization aimed at helping individuals recently released from incarceration foster self-esteem, reduce recidivism, advance a safe community and reduce public expenditures.