The LC News

February 1, 2016

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Introducing Peggy Knott

Peggy Knott started working part time in the Alumni Office a year and half before graduating from Coe College and she's been part of the Kohawk workforce ever since.


Today you can find her in the lower level of the Learning Commons, assisting faculty, staff and students with software issues; she mainly works with Microsoft and Google products. Have a question about how to make a spreadsheet do what you need? Peggy has an answer. Wonder about a function in your email? Peggy can help.


Peggy enjoys interacting with a variety of individuals, assisting them in finding solutions and teaching some new tips along the way to make work easier.


Peggy is never without a book or an e-reader, or both, and she's been a member of a long-term Coe-associated book club. If you ever need a book recommendation - find Peggy!

Coe Connections: Featured Internship Opportunity

Rockwell Collins is hiring​ a Communications Intern within the Operations - Supply Chain organization. N​ote that this position will be full-time during the 2016 summer and continue as a part-time position during the 2016-17 school year.


Interested in this internship position? Learn more and apply directly at Communications Intern.


To find additional internship and job opportunities visit Coe Connections.

Intro to Clark Merit Scholarship Prep Workshops

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 6pm

Learning Commons, Stewart Memorial Library

Need some assistance preparing for the Clark Merit Scholarships? You have TWO options:


  • Tuesday, February 2 @ 6 pm. Learning Commons - First Floor Seminar Room
  • Friday, February 12 @ 12 noon. Learning Commons - First Floor Seminar Room (you are welcome to bring your lunch for this session).

The Clark Merit Scholarship is one of Coe's most prestigious scholarships and has a rigorous application/interview process. Registration required: Call 319.399.8844 or email Judi Dirks jdirks@coe.edu 24 hours before the workshop you want to attend. Space is limited to 16 participants per session.



Can't attend either session?

Here are other options for assistance:

  • Learning Commons Drop-in Hours: M-TH, 10-4; FRI, 10-2 - Stewart Memorial Library.
  • Resume: Stop by the Writing Center and a consultant can help you get started.

  • Interview: Stop by the Speaking Center and a consultant can assist you.

  • Call 319.399.8844 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

The Weekly Reader

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


Orphan Train is a former New York Times Best Seller and described as "Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are."


This book is recommended by the Learning Common's Judi Dirks. Judi says "Since my mother, who will be 97 in April, had a childhood friend who lived this experience, it was especially interesting to me. It's not only historically significant but also includes insights, interviews, and more. An easy read but definitely holds your interest."

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