Event Schedule



The Coe College campus will be full of fan-tabulous alumni as "Kohawk Superheroes Assemble" for Homecoming 2014. All alumni, friends and families are invited to return for a fun-filled weekend on campus. Wear your "super" school colors, share your school pride and re-experience Coe as you rescue your memories and create new ones at reunion celebrations throughout the weekend.

Contact your friends to reunite and make plans to come by land or air!  Kohawks are unstoppable when they gather in force to advance the common good of their alma mater. Let's inspire others to follow our lead and meet on campus for a powerful weekend. Registrations are due by Tuesday, September 9.

Click here for a printable schedule.

Online Homecoming Registration is closed. Call the Alumni Office at 319-399-8561 or 1-877-KOHAWKS between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make your reservation.


Thursday, September 18

Alumni Council Meeting
1-4:00 p.m.
Clark Alumni House

Registration
3-6:00 p.m.
Clark Alumni House

Heritage Club Dinner
5:15-8:00 p.m.
Elmcrest Country Club
The Heritage Club Dinner honors alumni and friends of the college who have made provisions to support the college through their charitable financial plans. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Kelly Allen, Director of Planned Giving, at kallen@coe.edu or 319/399-8592.

Alumni Council Dinner & 1962 Summer Service Project Dinner

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Clark Alumni House

Friday, September 19

Alumni Council Meeting
8-11:00 a.m.
Clark Alumni House


Visit-A-Class
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Click here to view a list of available classes.
This list is subject to change. Please pick up an updated "Visit-A-Class" list at registration upon arrival.

Archives Open
9 a.m.-Noon
Stewart Memorial Library

Featuring George Henry ’49 photography, alumni authored books, honors theses, Acorns, Cosmos and Course Catalogs.  Stop by, browse and help identify photos from your era.  

Coe Chronicles:  Coe’s Oral History Project
9 a.m.-Noon
Struve Communication Center, Eby Annex 

Alumni are asked to make an appointment or stop by and share your story about a meaningful relationship you had at Coe College with a classmate, professor, staff member, coach or your relationship to the institution.  These Coe oral histories will be recorded and archived in the library.  

Explore Various Tablets and Coe’s Online Community
10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Struve Communication Center, Eby Annex

Join Lisa Stroschine, Coe’s Academic Technologist, as she gives you hands on experience with various tablets (portable computers whose primary input device is a touch screen).  Learn how these super lightweight devices can browse the Internet, send and receive e-mail, download apps, and peruse content like ebooks, music or movies.  You will also get an inside look at Coe’s new online community, Always A Kohawk.    

Guest Artist Luke Viertel '09
11 a.m.-Noon
Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium in Marquis Hall

Come enjoy the musical talents of guest artist, singer/song writer Luke Viertel, a 2009 graduate. This event is sponsored by Friends of Music at Coe (FOMAC).

Golden Luncheon for the classes of 1964 & prior

Noon-1:15 p.m. 
C.J. Lynch Room, Gage Memorial Union

President McInally will greet this group of SuperKohawks. 1964 class and Golden Reunion group photos taken after the program.  This is a free event.  

Coe Quarterback Club Luncheon
Noon-1 p.m. 
Charlie’s P.U.B., Gage Memorial Union

Join parents, alumni and Coe coaches to hear the scouting report for the upcoming football game and see video clips of the last game against Cornell College.  Cost is $7.     

Archives Open
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Stewart Memorial Library

Featuring George Henry ’49 photography, alumni authored books, honors theses, Acorns, Cosmos and Course Catalogs.  Stop by, browse and help identify photos from your era.  

Dedication of the Whipple Fire House
1:30-2:30 p.m.
1424 B Avenue NE

Join in the dedication of newly renovated space, formerly the B Avenue Fire Station, which is now a student living space for 37 students.  At 1:30 p.m. a brief program will begin and tours will follow. Light refreshments will be served.


Coe Chronicles: Coe’s Oral History Project

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Struve Communication Center, Eby Annex

Alumni are asked to make an appointment or stop by and share a Coe story.

Impact of Changes Coming in Electronics, George Opsahl '64, B.A. Coe College, B.S. Case Western Reserve University, M.S. University of Iowa & M.B.A. University of Portland
2-2:50 p.m.
Room 119, Peterson Hall of Science

For over 60 years, semiconductors have worked reasonably well as the basic infrastructure in the fabrication of transistors. Transistors are used to implement binary digital logic and complex integrated circuits that defined the architecture of microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, and other sophisticated electronic circuits. However, as transistor geometries approach the size of a single atom, the fabrication of transistors has become very difficult. Instead of limiting new fabrication methods to be defined by the transistor, this presentation starts from scratch and proposes to define a future architecture before defining the implementation and fabrication of the architecture. The presentation will describe results of research accomplished for an optimum alternative for digital systems and will discuss the properties and the improvements of the alternative when compared to the current technology as well as the coming application in electronic systems.

‘Where is the Rest of Me?’:  A Commentary on Democratic Civic Engagement in the United States, Paul Kriese ’67, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University East
2-2:50 p.m. 
Kesler Lecture Hall, Hickok Hall

African American women have consistently been in two of the most discriminated against groups in the United States: racial and gender-based. We will look at this history and political reality and discuss their relevance to fundamental democratic realities in the United States. This presentation is part of a research project which has spanned over 40 years. Click here to read more about the author.

Common Hour,  “The Coe Summer Service Project Mississippi, 1962:  One Year after the Freedom Riders, Two Years before Freedom Summer”
3-4:20 p.m. 
Sinclair Auditorium
 
From "service refused" at two restaurants in Memphis on their journey south, to a night held incommunicado in a small town jail, the members of the 1962 Coe Summer Service Project had a remarkable learning experience in Jackson, Mississippi at a time just before the civil rights movement came to a boil. While staying at Tougaloo Southern Christian College they worked in Jackson and the surrounding rural area.  Their engaging host held evening seminars and invited guests such as Medgar Evers.  The group focused on understanding the people, the community, customs, attitudes, institutions and organizations, while absorbing the atmosphere and learning about themselves.

Men’s Soccer vs. Purdue University Calumet
3 p.m. 
Clark Field


Navigating College, Medical School and Residency to Become a Neurosurgeon, Kyle M. Fargen '04, MD, MPH
4-4:50 p.m.
Kesler Lecture Hall, Hickok Hall

Kyle is an Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellow with the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Fargen will be receiving the Young Alum Award at the Saturday evening Alumni Banquet.

Class of 1974, 40th Anniversary Reception
4:30-6 p.m.
Phifer Commons, Gage Memorial Union

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages served.  Picture at 5:15 p.m.

Opening Reception of John Beckelman Retrospective

5-7 p.m. 
Sinclair Galleries


Sigma Nu 60th Anniversary Social and Dinner

5-7:30 p.m. 
Clark Alumni House

Group photo at 5:45 p.m. and dinner served at 6 p.m.  

Women’s Soccer vs. Mount Mercy University
5 p.m.
Clark Field


Chi Omega 100th Anniversary Celebration

5:30-8 p.m. 
The Best Western Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Road NE.
 
Social at 5:30 p.m., photo at 6:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

42nd Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, Gage Memorial Union

6-8:15 p.m. 
Reception at 6 p.m. in Phifer Commons, Upper Gage & 6:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner, C.J. Lynch Room, Lower Gage

This dinner is open to all and features the induction of the 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame recipients, recognizing past recipients and current coaches.

Homecoming Showcase Concert
7-8:30 p.m. 
Sinclair Auditorium

This free concert features Coe’s performing ensembles, Chorale, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Crimson & Gold, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.  Alumni are invited to join the ensembles onstage to sing the "Coe Fight Song," "Sling-a da Ink," and other Coe songs at the end of the concert.

Sigma Nu Ritual
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Perrine Gallery, Stewart Memorial Library

Followed by tours of Greene Hall and the Sigma Nu Chapter Room.

Theatre Arts Department Presents, “Evie’s Waltz”

7:30-10 p.m. 
Dows Theatre


Lambda Chi Alpha Social
8-10 p.m. 
Daniel Arthur’s, 821 Third Avenue SE

Alumni of Zeta Alpha Chapter are invited to gather with current members. Cash bar.

All-Alumni Reception & Silent Auction
8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Clark Alumni House

Money raised during the Silent Auction supports scholarships and the Dick Meisterling Endowment to support Coe’s annual fund.  Items of donation for the Silent Auction are welcome, contact the Alumni Office by August 15.  This is the place to meet up with alumni from various classes.  Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided with light hors d’oeuvres.  A cash bar will also be available.
The silent auction will feature "proxy bidding" to reach alumni off campus.
 
Student Pep Rally & Coronation
9 p.m. 
Clark Field (Rain site:  Eby Fieldhouse)

Saturday, September 20

26th Annual 5K Run & Walk
8 a.m. 
Clark Field area

This is a popular event for alumni and students.  Join in the fun as superheroes who believe in the power of fitness get in their morning workout before the big game.  Bob & Barbara Powell Sherman ’62, ’61, Distinguished Service Awardees, will be the official starters of this year’s run.  Hills Bank is our major sponsor.  Refreshments are provided by Hy-Vee, Quaker Oats and Sodexo.
Click here to view the results.
Chi Omega Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. 
Voorhees Hall Lobby

Tours will be available of Voorhees Hall.
Coe Chronicles:  Coe’s Oral History Project
8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Struve Communication Center, Eby Annex

The last chance during Homecoming Weekend to record your Coe story.  

Joel Barrows ’83 Booksigning  "Deep White Cover"
9:30 a.m.
Coe Bookstore, Gage Memorial Union

As America struggles to gain control of its borders, extremist anti-immigrant groups and white-supremacist hate-mongers have begun to combine resources, and ideologies. These new hybrids of hate pose a rising threat, not only to the country's immigrants, but also to national security. In the first in a series of novels based  on actual cases, Deep White Cover introduces Special Agent David Ward, ATF’s most successful undercover operative. Click here to read more about the book and the author.

Midwest Conference Championship Teams' Huddle

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Eby Fieldhouse

The '73, '74 & '84 football; '83, '84 & '85 softball; '83-'85 men's indoor track; '83 women's basketball; '85 volleyball; '85 women's swimming & '85 baseball teams will meet for breakfast, pictures, and a celebration of their championships. Tours of the facilities will follow the 10 a.m. program.

Explore Various Tablets and Coe’s Online Community
10-11 a.m.
Struve Communication Center, Eby Annex

Join Lisa Stroschine, Coe’s Academic Technologist, as she gives you hands on experience with various tablets (portable computers whose primary input device is a touch screen).  Learn how these super lightweight devices can browse the Internet, send and receive e-mail, download apps, and peruse content like ebooks, music or movies.  You will also get an inside look at Coe’s new online community, Always A Kohawk.    

Art Department 80th Anniversary Celebration, Beckelman Retrospective Art Exhibit

10 a.m.-Noon 
Dows & Sinclair Galleries

Join the Art Department and current art students for an Open House in Dows. Students work will be featured with an opportunity for visitors to talk with students about their art work. David Webber, Assistant professor of Art, will show film work from his Time-Base Art classes. The Beckelman Retrospective Exhibit will be open in the Sinclair Galleries.

Homecoming Parade
11 a.m. 
Staging area between 13th & 14th Street behind Wendy’s. Parade route moves down 14th Street, around Clark Field and ends on D Avenue past the Brat 'n’ Beverage Tent.

Brat ‘n’ Beverage Tent & Children’s Carnival
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 
corner of 14th Street and D Avenue, near Clark Field 

This 24-year tradition will feature brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, side dishes, cookies, beverages and a beer garden organized by the Coe Student Alumni Association. Young children will enjoy a carnival nearby sponsored by Inter-Fraternity Council and Panhellenic. 

Archives Open

Noon-3 p.m.
Stewart Memorial Library

Featuring George Henry ’49 photography, alumni authored books, honors theses, Acorns, Cosmos and Course Catalogs.  Stop by, browse and help identify photos from your era.  

Homecoming Football Game vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
1 p.m.
Clark Field

The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees and honored Midwest Conference Championship teams will be introduced at 12:40 p.m. during the pre-game announcements.  The 2014 Homecoming Court will be introduced at halftime.  Pre-register to get your free tickets to the game and pick them up at registration in the Clark Alumni House or prior to the game at the canopy near the Brat ‘n’ Beverage Tent!

Bus Tour of Cedar Rapids
2:30-4 p.m. 
Bus will load at corner of 14th Street and D Avenue by Clark Field
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Enjoy a guided tour by Cedar Rapids Historian Mark Hunter.  Tour the city to see the progress of flood recovery, the downtown, Czech Village, Kingston Stadium and other familiar areas remembered from student days at Coe.  Cost is $7.

John Beckelman Retrospective
4-6 p.m.
Sinclair Galleries


1964 Reception & Program

5-6:20 p.m.
Taft Room A, DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex

Cash bar.

1974 Reception
5-6:20 p.m. 
Taft Room B, DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex

Cash bar.

1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954 & 1959 Class Receptions
5:30-6:20 p.m. 
Taft Prefunction, DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex

Cash bar.

Mu Phi Epsilon & Phi Mu Alpha Reception
5-6:30 p.m.
Voorhees Lobby
If attending, contact Jenni Archibald, coordinator, at jarchiba@coe.edu.

All-Alumni Banquet

6:30-8:15 p.m. 
Exhibit Hall B, DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex 

This Coe tradition is where alumni gather to honor award recipients, reunion classes, affinity reunions and to hear an update on the College.  This will be your opportunity to meet Coe’s 15th President David McInally and his wife, Janice, and other members of the Coe family.  

Theatre Arts Department Presents, “Evie’s Waltz”

7:30-10 p.m. 
Dows Theatre


1983-’85 Reception

8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Taft Room B, DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex

Cash bar.  Photo at 9 p.m.

1989 Class Party
8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Museum Room, White Star Ale House, 305 2nd Avenue SE

Cash bar.  Photo at 9:15 p.m.

2004 Class Party
8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Clark Alumni House

Cash bar.  Photo at 9:30 p.m.

2008-’10 Class Party

8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Syndicate Epicurean Pub, 207 First Avenue SE

Cash bar.  Photo at 9:45 p.m.

Student Homecoming Dance

9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 
Exhibit Hall A, The DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex


Sunday, September 21

Figure Drawing Session, open studio
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Dows Fine Art Center


Brunch at Coe
10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 
Dining Hall, The “U.”

One last meeting of SuperKohawks to say good bye at an informal brunch. Adult $7.50 and children 5-12, $3.50. Pay at the door.

Women's Alumni Soccer Game
11 a.m.
Clark Field
If playing, contact Scott Myers at smyers@coe.edu.

Men's Alumni Soccer Game
Noon
Clark Field
If playing, contact Assistant Rich Appleby at rappleby@coe.edu.


Men’s Soccer vs. Cornell College
2 p.m.
Clark Field


Theatre Arts Department Presents, “Evie’s Waltz”
2-4:30 p.m. 
Dows Theatre


John Beckelman Retrospective

4-6 p.m.
Sinclair Galleries


Click here to register for Homecoming 2014