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Cheyney University Hosts Black History Month Programs Throughout February

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Black History Month, observed nationally throughout the month of February, is in full swing at Cheyney University, the nation’s first institution of higher learning for African Americans.

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PA Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland to Speak at Cheyney University's Founder's Day Feb. 25

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Representative Thaddeus Kirkland will give the keynote address at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's 178th Founder's Day on Wednesday, February 25 at 1 pm. The annual event will take place in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus. Kirkland, a 1991 graduate of Cheyney, is a community activist who first burst into the public arena in the fight for improved education for students in the City of Chester.

Cheyney University Art, Biology & HRTM Students Partner with Local Retirement Communities

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The build-up was a year in the making; everyone stood anxiously, awaiting the big reveal. When the golden sheet was removed and the colorful 4' x 4' mural unveiled, oohs and ahhs filled the Lounge at Kendal~Crosslands in Kennett Square, PA as Cheyney University students, faculty and staff stood arm in arm with residents and staff at the retirement community.

Cheyney University Celebrates Founders Day by Embracing Standards of Excellence Since 1837

Friday, February 28, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennyslvania celebrated its 177th Convocation on February 28 with the theme "Embracing Standards of Excellence Since 1837." Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, a 1968 graduate of Cheyney, was this year's Convocation Speaker. She told the young people gathered that they need four things in order to be successful.

Full House at Program Featuring Squire Cheyney's Descendant and Revolutionary War Author

Friday, February 28, 2014

A fascinated audience at Carnegie Hall heard Curtis Cheyney, III, Esq., descendant of George Cheyney, on whose land Cheyney University sits, and alumna Dr. Marion Lane, (’70), President of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, talk about the interlocking history of Cheyney University, the Cheyney family, and patriots of African descent in the Revolutionary War.

Cheyney University Concert Choir Spring Schedule

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Cheyney University Concert Choir has a full schedule set up for Spring 2012. They can be heard on campus and on tour from Philadlephia to North Carolina.

Founders Day Convocation Celebrates 175 Years of Cheyney University History

Monday, January 9, 2012

Founder’s Day Convocation is planned for February 24th, 2012. The program begins at 1 pm in Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Dudley Theatre.

Cheyney University Celebrates 174th Founders Day

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cheyney University Celebrates Founders Day

Ed Bradley Tribute Feb. 22nd at 6pm

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A tribute for Ed Bradley will be held on Feb. 22, 2011 at 6 pm in the DSS bldg. for his career achievements, legacy, and inspiration to aspiring young media professionals. Cheyney's new television station will be called the Ed Bradley Broadcast Center and is also located in the DSS Bldg. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the TV Studio & the Unveiling of the Bronze Bust of Ed Bradley.

Literacy Within Reach - Founder's Day Event - Feb. 24th

Thursday, February 17, 2011

This exhibition is brought to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania through the Joysmith Gallery and tells the story of the struggle for Literacy in the past, the present, and looking towards the future. Please visit our closing exhibition! Save the date: February 24, 2011, 4:30—6:30 PM Live Music! Refreshments will be served!

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.

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.