Fall class has almost 400 freshmen, largest
incoming class in the history of the college. Coe is the largest
liberal arts college in Iowa.
Students select the mascot name Kohawk,
suggested by Coe's German Professor.
Deaths of Dr. Burkhalter, President of Coe's
Board of Trustees, and George Douglas, a Coe Trustee since 1892.
Baseball team champions of the Midwest
The poet Edna St. Vincent Millay gives a
poetry reading at Coe; her bobbed hair has immediate impact on female
students' hair styles.
Coe football team plays Wisconsin eleven on
Randall Field; game ends in a 7-7 tie.
Athletic Field and Field House are dedicated (November
21st). Present at the ceremony are Coe's three Physical Directors
for Women: Charlotte Poyneer, Mabel
Lee, and Ethel Ryan.
Mrs. George B. Douglas is elected to the
college's Board of Trustees, the first woman to hold that position.
Professor Stanley Vesely is appointed band
director. Under his direction, ROTC military band marches in
several U.S. Presidential inaugural parades, beginning with Herbert
Hoover in 1929.
Death of Colonel W. G. Dows, long-time member
of Coe's Board of Trustees; Dows had attended Coe Collegiate Institute
in the 1870s and later provided substantial financial assistance to the
Coe's first literary magazine, the Caravan, is founded.
Kohawks lose to Notre Dame Football team,
Robert W. Stewart, a 1886 Coe graduate and
CEO of Standard Oil of Indiana, donates $200,000 for the construction
of a new library in honor of his sister, E. Belle Stewart (a member of
Coe's first graduation class in 1884).
Death of James Good, secretary of War in
President Hoover's administration.
The Men's Gymnasium, now called Eby Field
House, is completed; 1600 people attend first athletic event, a
Coe-Cornell basketball game on February 15.
Coe's first president, Rev.
Stephen Phelps, dies on March 4 in Council Bluffs.
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