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Empowering Black Male Youth at Cheyney University

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saving Our Boys Project held at Cheyney University Aug. 10 - 15th, 2011

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2011 Saving Our Boys Summer Leadership Development Institute Overview

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

High School Males will participate in a week long residential life experience (August 7th-13th) at Cheyney University that exposes them to; goal setting, mentor leadership development, college preparedness, SAT preparation and pre-professional skills. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities as follows; swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, football and other activities. Students should apply immediately as space is limited!

Shawn Murray Gives Back to CMTHS Culinary Program

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shawn Murray works with his mother Gladys on the James Murray & Edwin Wilkinson Scholarship they created. The awards of $1,000 each will be given to three students to attend Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program. Shawn Murray, coordinator of the program, is a graduate of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and the culinary arts program at the Central Montco Technical High School. This year’s recipients of the new scholarship will come from the 2011 class at CMTHS.

ACT 101 Action Notes Spring 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Download the Cheyney University Guidance & Counseling and ACT101 Department Newsletter

PASSHE Business Plan Competition

Friday, April 22, 2011

Have an IDEA for a new Business? Submit your ideas for CASH and Prizes. First Annual PASSHE Student Business Plan Competition. For more information and to register visit:

Save Cheyney University - The Petition Site

Friday, March 11, 2011

As a member of the Cheyney community, signing this petition below will demonstrate your support for Cheyney University, and let your State Elected Officials know that you are opposed to Governor Corbett's proposal. ACT NOW....SAVE CHEYNEY

Top 2011 Scholarships For Black Students

Monday, March 7, 2011, a popular online resource for African American high school and college students, has published their annual listing of 2011 scholarship opportunities. The scholarships vary in criteria, award amounts, and deadline dates, but are available from over 100 different companies, organizations, and foundations.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) - Cheyney University has 9 Events!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The PIFA events (April 7 - May 1, 2011)are being held in collaboration with the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). The events offered for PIFA are inclusive of Music, Theatre, Art, Graphics Communication Arts, English and Foreign Language.

Special Announcements for KHA Spike Lee Event on Feb. 23th

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A book signing will follow the lecture and discussion. Books on sale prior to the event in the CU bookstore. Reserved seats will only be held until 6:50 PM, please arrive early. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Flash photography and recording are not permitted. For more information, email;; or call 610-399-2386.

Car-Sax Commuting Student Scholarship Application

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Any undergraduate student who has successfully completed one or more years at Cheyney University and commutes daily may apply for the Car-Sax Commuting Student scholarship sponsored by ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER.

Spring 2011 Arts and Lecture Series Event Schedule

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Arts and Lecture program provides an opportunity for shared academic and cultural experiences among faculty, staff, and students across departments and disciplines. The program presents ideas, issues, and problems significant for general education and society at large, and brings you world-class performances, lectures, films, and special events. These events are sponsored by Strengthening Historically Black College and Universities (Title III). Most events are free and opened to public.

The Keystone Honors Academy Presents - A Conversation With Spike Lee - Feb. 23th

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Keystone Honor Program presents a conversation with director, producer, and writer Spike Lee on February 23 in the auditorium of the Marian Anderson Music Center at 7pm. Persons interested in obtaining tickets to attend this event should contact Dr. Tara Kent, Dean of the Keystone Honors Academy, at

Founders Week Events Feb. 21st - 25th

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

During the week of February 22nd, Cheyney University will host a lecture with film maker Spike Lee, a tribute to the late Ed Bradley (former CBS television news journalist and Cheyney alumnus), as well as, performances, art exhibits and presentations all culminating in the University’s annual Founder’s Day Convocation. The events are open to students, alumni, faculty, staff and the general public.

An Evening with "The Three Doctors" - December 7th

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, fondly known as The Three Doctors serve as an extraordinary model of leadership for anyone who’s been through any kind of life challenge or major hardship.

Fall Choral Concert - Cheyney University Concert Choir - Nov. 20th

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Fall Choral Concert will present works of the Renaissance and Contemporary music history periods including the official premiere of 'Soon I Will Be Done' by the conductor on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Dudley Theatre located on Cheyney University's main campus.

Council of Trustees Student Member Applications

Monday, November 15, 2010

Applications are being accepted for a Student Council of Trustee Member. Eligible students should pick up an application packet in the Office of Student Activities, Center for Career and Professional Development or Office of Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Life.

Miss Cheyney University Coronation 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Brittani Christian, Miss Cheyney University 2010, is a sophomore communications major from Philadelphia, PA.

Call Me MISTER Scholarship Donations Only

Monday, September 20, 2010

Show your support TODAY for the Call Me MISTER Program by giving a donation. Its not too late, we are still accepting donations.

New Doctor On Board

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Health Center has a new doctor on board named Dr. Brad Paddock. Dr. Paddock's working days & hours are Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30AM – 5:00PM.

September 2010 Vital Communications E-Newsletter

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 2010 Vital Commnications

Cheyney University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with a Keynote Address from Philadelphia's First Latina Member of City Council

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CHEYNEY, PA – (August 31, 2010) – Each year, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th to recognize the economic, cultural, and social contributions of the more than 47 million Hispanics residing in the U.S. This year, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Hispanic heritage on November 5, 2010 with a special program beginning at 10:30AM in Dudley Theatre. This year’s theme is, “Building a Community of Interest.”

Curry Makes the Team

Friday, September 10, 2010

Former Cheyney University wide receiver Dominique Curry will be one of the 53 players dressing for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League when the Rams open their official season next week against the Arizona Cardinals at home in the Edward Jones Dome. Dominique Curry was a three-sport athlete at Cheyney University, and maintained a competitive point average while an undergraduate.

Annual Faculty Art Exhibition Reception - September 14th

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

On Tuesday, September 14,the Fine Arts faculty will hold their annual Faculty Art Reception from 4pm-7pm. The Opening Reception is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. FEATURING ART WORKS BY Helena Domenic, Maya Winters, Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, Joel T. Keener, and LaTreice V. Branson

19 Cheyney Students Receive Full Scholarship for Graduate School

Thursday, August 19, 2010

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), nineteen Cheyney University students will receive the Bond-Hill Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. A total of twenty-eight scholarships were awarded this year.

Cheyney University Alumni Initiates National Scholarship Campaign

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cheyney University alumni are committed to helping many others to find their place in the world. Their longstanding commitment to the students and prospective students of the University has been realized by the recent establishment of the CU Alumni Scholarship Fund.