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Cheyney Hosts November Open House

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The November 2015 Open House at Cheyney University drew a nice crowd of enthusiastic parents and prospective students.

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Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy Hosts 2015 Graduate School Fair

Friday, October 16, 2015

Savvy students can plan ahead for the next steps in their education at Cheyney University's Graduate School Fair on Thursday October 22 from 2 to 5 pm in the Marcus Foster Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Cheyney University Receives TRIO Student Support Services Grant

Friday, September 11, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has received a five-year TRIO Student Support Services grant totaling $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will be used to provide programs and services that address retention, GPA and graduation rates among 140 low income first-generation students.

Let's Get Zipping! Zipcars Arriving on Cheyney University's Campus

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cheyney University students, faculty and staff have new options to get off campus. Besides carpooling with friends or catching the #119 and #120 SEPTA buses, they can grab (on a first-come basis) one of the two Zipcars parked in specially designated parking spaces at the Marcus Foster Student Center parking lot.

Cheyney University Names Hyatt Corporation Industry Partner of the Year

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) Program, known for producing outstanding graduates who work in key positions in the hospitality industry, recently celebrated its 40th year and named Hyatt Corporation its Partner of the Year.

Cheyney's Keystone Honors Academy and Bond Hill Program Offer Free Education for PA Students

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy and Bond Hill Program offer a free undergraduate and graduate education for qualifying PA students. Both programs have proven to be lifesavers for high-achieving students who, otherwise, could not afford to pay for higher education degrees. Some students earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees free of charge because the qualify for the scholarships.

Grass Looks Greener at Cheyney University this Summer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The grass is looking greener at Cheyney University this summer as many lawns bordering campus classrooms and administrative buildings sport taller grass. Cheyney not only advances its greening initiative, but reduces its mowing cycle by half, saves natural resources and cuts carbon emissions by 50 percent.

75 Student-Athletes Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Monday, June 15, 2015

Seventy-five Cheyney University student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director's 2015 Honor Roll. Cheyney University's bowling team earned the top team GPA with an impressive 3.44.

Cheyney University To Host Free National Summer Transportation Institute Beginning July 20

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cheyney University is pleased to announce that it will host the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 on its campus in Cheyney, PA July 20 through August 14, 2015. Scholarships are provided to cover all expenses for accepted students.

Cheyney University Offers Free Hyatt Hotel's Summer Bridge Program Beginning July 19

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Hyatt School Summer Bridge Program at Cheyney University this summer introduces high school students to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure management and meetings & events.

Cheyney's New Science Center Receives Silver LEED Certification

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's New Science Center which opened in August 2014 is officially Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified. The US Green Building Council gave the Nation's 1st HBCU the news this month.

Head Men's Basketball Coach Dominique Stephens Lends His Time to Scores 4 Scholarship

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Earlier this month Cheyney University Head Men's Basketball Coach Dominique Stephens was one of several area celebrity coaches to lend his time to Scores 4 Scholarship held on May 2 at Drexel University's campus.

Cheyney Class of 2015 and Class of 1965 Celebrate Commencement

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was packed May 9 as family and friends gathered to watch the Class of 2015 walk across the stage to receive their long-awaited diplomas. The sweeping white tent on the historic quadrangle of the Nation’s 1st HBCU overflowed with well-wishers. As the University Band played Pomp and Circumstance, nearly 250 graduates processed behind Cheyney Administrators, Faculty, and Class of 1965 members who were on hand to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Tavis Smiley to speak at Cheyney University April 23rd for Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, February 6, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy will host An Evening with Tavis Smiley in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus. The evening includes a VIP Dinner at 5 pm in Carnegie Hall, followed by the lecture at 7 pm.

Cheyney University Hosts Black History Month Invitational Exhibition of Works by Local Artists

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cheyney University Hosts Black History Month Invitational Exhibition of Works by Local Artists

Letter from the Office of the President

Friday, December 19, 2014

Good Works by Cheyney University Students Come From the Heart this Thanksgiving Season

Friday, November 21, 2014

This Thanksgiving season, Cheyney University (CU) students are putting others before themselves by reaching out to help those in need. While any time is appropriate to help others, it's especially meaningful during the holiday season when circumstances can leave some people feeling lonely, desperate and unloved.

Ophelia Chambliss Art Exhibit Opens at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Gallery

Monday, November 17, 2014

A show of colorful paintings by York, PA artist Ophelia M. Chambliss is on view in Cheyney University’s Biddle Hall Gallery weekdays now through December 5, 2014.

Keystone Honors Academy Hosts Autumn Reception and Influential Entrepreneur as Guest Speaker

Friday, November 14, 2014

John A. Dawkins, III, President and CEO of Jo-Dan Enterprises, came to Cheyney University on November 13 to motivate and inspire the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA), a learning community of high achieving students. "Don't let failure define who you are. You're going to be challenged in life," Dawkins told the students. "Accept the challenge. Be professional. Prove yourself!"

Cheyney Students Attend TMCF Leadership Conference in Nation's Capital

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) seniors Terrell Grayson, Travonya Kenly, John Cooper, Kristan Justice and Raven Smith-Parris are just back from Washington, DC where they participated in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Conference. The four day gathering provides leadership skills, as well as career and networking opportunities that often lead to internships and full-time positions to students from 47 publicly-supported HBCUs.

Black Violin Brings Energetic Musical Mix to Cheyney University November 18

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two classically trained musicians - violinist Kev Marcus and violist Will B – will fill Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center with music on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.

Author Visits Cheyney to Lecture and Sign Books

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Randy Lewis visited campus November 10 to share his story about an initiative he undertook as Walgreens senior vice president of supply chain and logistics in 2007 when Walgreens opened its 14th distribution center in Anderson, S.C. The Center was the first facility of its kind to employ a significant number of people with disabilities. Lewis' inspiration, he said, came from his autistic son.

Interim President Dr. Frank G. Pogue Takes Over at Cheyney University

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dr. Frank G. Pogue, a proven leader with over 50 years of experience in higher education, is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s new Interim President. He took over November 3, allowing Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, who served as Acting President following the retirement in July of Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, to concentrate on her Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs duties.

Author of "No Greatness without Goodness" to Lecture & Sign Books at Cheyney University on November 10

Friday, October 31, 2014

Randy Lewis, past vice president of Walgreens and author of "No Greatness without Goodness", will give a lecture at Cheyney University on Monday, November 10. Copies of his book will be on sale and he will be available to sing copies following the lecture. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the continuation of the Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University.

Cheyney University Students Come Prepared for Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When Justin Watkins graduates from Cheyney University in May 2015 and turns his tassle from the right to the left side of his cap, he hopes to already have a paying job lined up. The senior Management major from Atlanta, GA came to Wednesday's Career Fair in Marcus Foster Student Union ready to show the nearly 40 employers there that he has the right stuff. "I've been in interviews before," he said. "This was a good job fair."

Cheyney among State System Universities to Offer Online Courses over Holiday Break

Friday, October 24, 2014

Registration is now open for Cheyney University's Winter Session. You don't have to be a Cheyney Student or a student at all to sign up for a class. Most of the 4-week-long classes are online. Others are at Cheyney's Center City Philadelphia location at 701 Market Street. Sign up today!

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