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Second Annual Piano Concert and Art Exhibit Fundraiser Set for April 22 at Cheyney

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Resilience: Still We Rise: A Moment of Reflection, a piano concert featuring pianists Robert Statham and Toni Hall, is planned for Friday April 22 at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center.

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Cheyney Wolf Unveiled

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Marcus Foster Student Alumni Center lobby was packed with students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the Veterans Day celebration and the unveiling of Cheyney's new Wolf.

Art by Cheyney University Faculty and Students on National Display in GA until December 21

Friday, October 16, 2015

On October 8 and 9 the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, NAAHBCU, hosted its fifteenth annual national conference at Fort Valley State University’s Fine Art Studios and Gallery Center in Fort Valley, Georgia. Afrofuturism Rising: Black Art Across the Spectrum was the conference theme.

Artists Support Cheyney University's Fine Arts Department and Pay Tribute to Pianist Robert Pritchard

Monday, May 4, 2015

The internationally recognized All-Steinway School, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, was the venue for a magnificent piano concert to benefit Cheyney University, the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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

Students Unveil New Mural Celebrating Cheyney University

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Professor Joel Keener's sculpture students worked for an entire semester on a mural depicting all that Cheyney University has to offer. That sculpture was unveiled in September and is now hanging in its new home--in the lobby of the new science center.

Cheyney University Joins the Elite as All-Steinway School

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cheyney University recently became an All-Steinway School, joining more than 160 other schools in the world with that same illustrious distinction. Industry experts also say that just the All-Steinway School title alone, a universal symbol of excellence, is expected to enhance Cheyney University’s music program for the next 30 to 40 years.

Unbinding Our Lives, Performed By Actress Christina Chan, To Focus on Asian Women and Immigration Issues

Monday, March 11, 2013

On Wednesday, March 27, actress Christina Chan will perform “Unbinding Our Lives” at Cheyney University’s Dudley Theatre at 7:30 pm. The solo-performance is presented as part of the 2012-2013 Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University. Chan will portray three real Chinese American women from China in the 1800's and their personal stories of being sold into slavery, prostitution, and abandonment in the streets of China, thus shattering the exotic, subservient, China doll image.

Soprano Adrienne Danrich to Perform This Little Light of Mine, The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price in CU's Marian Anderson Music Center

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This Little Light of Mine, The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, will be performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich at the Marian Anderson Music Center on the campus of Cheyney University on Tuesday March 5 at 7:30 pm. The multi-media production includes recordings from both legends, as well as songs by Price and an audience sing-along. Tickets are available at

Tracing Stitches Exhibit Opens With Biddle Hall Gallery Walk-Through

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cheyney University Artist in Residence Wendell George Brown gave a gallery walk-through for Professor D'Antonio-Madsen and Professor Domenic's art students on Thursday afternoon. The event marked the opening of his show and the conclusion of a week's work in preparing the room for public view.

April 25 Arts and Lectures Program Presents Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus by Kulu Mele African American Dance & Drum Ensemble

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus, performed by Kulu Mele African American Dance & Drum Ensemble, will entertain audiences on Thursday, March 25 at the Marian Anderson Music Center at 7:30 pm.

Soulful Sound Marching Band Marches in Staten Island's "People Parade"

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Cheyney University "Soulful Sound" Marching Band was featured in The Sixth annual African American Black Heritage Day Parade in Staten Island, NY this weekend.

2012-2013 Arts and Lecture Series features . . . anonymous bodies on Thursday, November 15, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

The 2012-2013 Schedule for the Arts and Lecture Series at Cheyney University features ten programs with a variety of speakers, musicians, singers and dancers from many continents and disciplines. All programs are held on the Cheyney University Campus and are open to the public.

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.

CU Professor Norma George Receives Doctorate Degree at Middlebury College

Friday, August 26, 2011

Professor Norma George of the Humanities and Communication Arts Department was one of only two persons awarded the Doctorate of Modern Languages at the commencement program held on August 12 at Middlebury College.

Edythe Scott Bagley (1925-2011)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cheyney University grieves at the loss of the talented professor and mentor, Edythe Scott Bagley. Professor Bagley was a member of the Cheyney University faculty for 25 years, retiring in 1996. Her title was Associate Professor of Fine Arts in the department of English.

Recap From The Art of Networking Workshop

Monday, March 14, 2011

On February 8 and 15, the communications student organization, VOICES invited Mr. Lee Gamelin of the PA CareerLink of Chester County and New Horizons Career Services to conduct lecture and engagement workshops on the topics of interviewing and networking.

New campus television studio becomes Ed Bradley Broadcast Center

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Humanities and Communication Arts faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered on February 22 to mark the official opening of the Ed Bradley Broadcast Center. Bradley, the CBS television news journalist and Cheyney University alumnus ('64) was honored posthumously for his career accomplishments and his inspiriation to young, aspiring media professionals.

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.

The Arts at CU Spring 2011 - Event Listing

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Download the Spring 2011 The Arts At CU Event brochure that includes the Arts & lectures Series, PIFA Events, Community Day, Band and Choir event information.

NAVSUP Celebrates African American History Month

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) conducted an African American Heritage Month program for its military and civilian personnel on Feb. 15 in Mechanicsburg, Penn. Highlighting the event was guest speaker Professor F. Keith Bingham, university archivist at Cheyney University, Penn., and the Cheyney University Choir, directed by Marques L.A. Garrett. Cheyney University, founded in 1837, is the oldest African-American school of higher education in the United States.

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!

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011 - Program Guide

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PIFA, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, is a spectacular convergence of performances, events and experiences. April 7 - May 1, 2011

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.

Cheyney University Arts and Lectures Series

Friday, February 4, 2011

The arts and lectures series begins Feb. 16 with Dr. Yohuru Williams, a lecturer on race and politics. On Feb. 24, Dr. Raymond Wise will explore the impact of spirituals and gospel music on African American Heritage. March 2 Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman will visit for a fireside chat. Throughout April the works of artist Purvis Young will be on exhibit and April 8 brings the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Don't miss the series finale, Treemonisha, on April 27.

Upcoming Events

KHA All member meeting
Wednesday, August 30
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

KHA Welcome (Induction) Banquet
Thursday, September 7
6:00 PM

Graduate School Prep
Thursday, October 5
6:00 PM

Graduate School Fair
Thursday, October 19
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Member Meeting
Thursday, January 25
5:00 PM

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