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"Lift Up! Namibia": CU Fine Arts Students Organize a Service Project to Collect Supplies for Students in Namibia


Cheyney University Fine Arts, Design and Liberal Studies (FADLS) students, faculty advisors and staff members, have organized a service project to collect educational goods and supplies for the nonprofit organization, "Lift Up! Namibia."

The Keystone Honors Academy Hosts An Evening with Astronaut Joan Higginbotham


On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Cheyney University Campus Community is invited to join the Keystone Honors Academy for "Reach Towards the Stars." This evening of motivation and inspiration will feature a keynote address from Astronaut Joan Higginbotham.

Cheyney to Host Annual Honors and Awards Convocation April 19


Cheyney University will host its annual Honors and Awards Convocation at 6 pm on Thursday, April 19 in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium.

CU Alumni Ted Waters to Showcase Photography Exhibit in the Biddle Hall Art Gallery


On Wednesday, March 28, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Biddle Hall Art Gallery will open its first exhibition of the spring semester and feature the photography of Cheyney alumni, Ted Waters. The campus community and the public are invited to attend the opening that will be held from 5 pm - 7 pm in the gallery.

Meet Cheyney University's 2017-18 W.W. Smith Scholarship Recipients


Twenty-one undergraduate students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were recently awarded tuition assistance scholarships provided by the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.

Cheyney Receives $30,000 Grant to Develop Sexual Assault Prevention Programs


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Education, to support our efforts to create programs that prevent and address sexual violence on campus.

RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima Brings 'RAPtivism' to Cheyney on March 19th


On March 19, 2018, join Cheyney University's First Year Experience program for RAPtivism (rap + activism). This unique performance-lecture will be hosted by singer, speaker, educator and 'RAPtivist' (rap activist), Aisha Fukushima, and will take place in the Marcus Foster Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Alumna Dr. Janelle L. Williams Shares Why She Chose Cheyney in 'Diverse Issues in Higher Education' Article


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1837, is recognized as the nation's oldest historically Black institution of higher education, or HBCU. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the U.S.'s oldest institution of higher education.

PCN TV to Showcase Two Cheyney Alums on Upcoming Segment Entitled "Life After Graduation"


As graduates of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and the over 100 fellow Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation, exit their university’s Quad and advance to break down barriers and make significant strides in their respective fields - and in life, they never forget where they came from.

Cheyney Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team to Compete in the 29th Annual National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles


After participating in a National Qualifying Tournament, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will compete against fellow Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the 29th annual Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament.

Cheyney’s “Tell Them We Are Rising” Movie Screening Receives Positive Audience Response and Brings Alum Back to Campus as Panelists


"As the oldest HBCU Cheyney knows something about this subject [referring to the film's title]. We survived; slavery, Jim Crow laws, two world wars, racism and beyond - yet still we rise," said President Aaron A. Walton in his opening remarks to the packed house.

Cheyney Partners With UPS to Present the African-American Business Leadership Forum: Building Bridges for Future Leaders


Cheyney will host the Building Bridges for Future Leaders Professional Development Event in partnership with UPS and Lincoln University.

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