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"Resilient Lives" Display Brings African American History To Light at Cheyney University

Thursday, March 24, 2016

"Resilient Lives", a small, temporary, new display in the Cheyney University Leslie Pinckney Hill, has a two-fold purpose: It provides some new, but largely unknown, inspiring history and it provides an example of how Cheyney educated-citizens are also ‘making history’ -- in this case by helping bring forth a more complete and truthful narrative about America’s beginnings. The display is open to the public during library hours.

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Cheyney University's Writing Center Sets New Hours

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Writing Center, located at the Leslie Pinkney Hill Library, is open Monday through Thursday with new hours this semester.

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."

Cheree Warrick, author of Creating a Business Plan that Actually Gets Financed, Speaks at Cheyney University

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cheree Warrick, author of Creating a Business Plan that Actually Gets Financed, shared her knowledge about business start-ups at Cheyney University's Entrepreneurial Leadership program. The free presentation was part of the University’s 2014 Fall Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Lectures Series.

Cheyney University Honors Academic Achievers

Friday, April 11, 2014

More than 350 Cheyney University students received accolades on April 10 for making academics a priority. The University's annual Honors and Awards Convocation attracted the campus community, family and friends.

November 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Cheyney University National Alumni Association Life Members Luncheon

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association hosted the annual Life Members Luncheon on Friday October 18 at Carnegie Hall. Cheyney University National Alumni Association's Maxine S. Coleman, Class of 1965, was Mistress of Ceremonies. Fourteen honorees were recognized.

Popular Entrepreneur and TV Show Host Warren Brown to Give Keynote Address at Annual Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition April 24

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cheyney University’s fourth annual Entrepreneurial Business Plan Awards event is planned for 5 pm on Wednesday, April 24. Author of the book "From the Courtroom to the Kitchen” and host of the TV show “Sugar Rush,” Warren Brown, will give the keynote address at 6 PM in Marian Anderson Music Center.

CU Library Sponsors April 10 Tea and Book Signing With Romance Novelist Alice Wootson

Friday, March 29, 2013

Alice Wootsen, the award-winning author of 11 romance novels, is bringing her work and her love for reading back to her alma mater on Wednesday, April 10 in Carnegie Hall Great Room at 2 pm for an old-fashioned tea party.

NEW DATE: "Free at last...Free at last...Get on the Bus" on February 21

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Cheyney University Student Government Association (SGCA) has organized a "Get on the Bus" program for Feb. 21 to spark a serious discussion of action that can have an impact. The dialog will take place among Cheyney University students about issues which continue to linger in America. It is expected that best practices will be learned and a solid network for ongoing support will be established.

REVISED Library Hours Spring 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

REVISED LIBRARY HOURS Spring 2013 (beginning Monday, January 28th)----- Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Cheyney's Oldest Alumnus Dies at the Age of 103

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s oldest living alumnus died Monday, November 5th of a stroke. Dr. James R. Dumpson, PhD., a 1932 CU graduate, was 103 years old. “He was the oldest of my grandparents’ six children and the family looked up to him as the child who went to college, graduated, and accomplished so much in his life,” said nephew Jeff Hart, who graduated from Cheyney 50 years after his uncle.

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.

1879 Institute of Colored Youth Diploma Among Recent Gifts to Cheyney University Archives

Monday, June 11, 2012

On Friday June 8, Christopher John Logan of Medford, NJ, donated an assortment of documents which had belonged to his late uncle Harry Boyer to Cheyney University’s archives. Dr. Lut Nero, dean of Cheyney University’s L. P. Hill Library, University Archivist, Keith Bingham and Interim Director of Institutional Advancement Larry Green, were on hand to receive the box of diplomas and personal papers.

2012 Homecoming Plans Underway

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 175th anniversary weekend opens with the 175th Gala on Thursday October 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, at 1101 Arch Street. Gala reservations can be made at

Cheyney University Featured on 6ABC Visions of Black History Month Feb. 18

Monday, February 13, 2012

On the eve of it's 175th anniversary, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is serving as the backdrop and featured subject of "Visions of Black History Month," to be aired on Saturday February 18 at 7:30 pm on 6abc.

ACT 101 Action Notes Spring 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Download the Cheyney University Guidance & Counseling and ACT101 Department Newsletter

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.

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.

February 2011 Vital Communications E-Newsletter

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 2011 Vital Communications E-Newletter

Cheyney University Celebrates Its Legacy—From the Institute of Color Youth to Cheyney University

Thursday, February 3, 2011

There have been many extraordinary leaders who have graduated or provided leadership for the Commonwealth, region, and America who have been members of the Cheyney University family. These faculty, students, and staff added value to the 19th , 20th, and 21st centuries in America. They include: Fannie Jackson Coppin and Laura Waring Wheeler—extraordinary Americans.

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

Cheyney University 175th Anniversary Survey

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Please take our 175th Anniversary Survey today!