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2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored at Banquet Friday October 9

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Cheyney University 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at a banquet planned in their honor at 7 pm on Friday, October 10 at the Springfield Country Club.

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Searching for Willie Lynch by Playwright Layon Gray to be performed at Cheyney University Thursday October 29

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Searching for Willie Lynch, a play written and directed by Layon Gray, will be presented on Thursday, October 29 at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center.

Remember the Time Program Marks Mister and Miss Cheyney Coronation

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A favorite student-centered program at Cheyney University is the Mister and Miss Cheyney Coronation. The theme of this year’s program is “Remember the Time.”

Explore Philly's Buried Past! Archeology Forum Co-organized by CU Professor Jeppson

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Professor Patrice Jeppson, Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Cheyney University, is co-organizer of “Explore Philly's Buried Past!”, a Pennsylvania Archaeology Month celebration which will be held on Saturday, October 10 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

York Selected Again as Top 100 Coach by Bowler's Journal International

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cheyney University Head Women's Bowling Coach John York has been selected as one of the Top 100 Coaches in the nation by Bowler’s Journal International for 2015.

Cheyney's 5th Annual All Model Showcase Attracts Groups from Across the State

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cheyney’s 5th Annual All Model Showcase held October 1st was a great show to witness. People from other universities and from Philadelphia packed the Marcus Foster Auditorium.

Congratulations to Cheyney's 2015 Homecoming Court

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Court. See them parade around the track at the Homecoming game against East Stroudsburg on Saturday, October 10th.

AP Bio and Environmental Science Students Learn About Hydroponics at Cheyney University

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dr. Wendy Roberts' AP Biology students along with Jeff Holton's Environmental Science students, all from Church Farm School, a boys school in Exton, PA, visited Cheyney University's Aquaculture Research and Education Center on September 29 to gain insight into how an aquaponics system works.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Rennie Harris Puremovement, the preeminent American Street Dance Theatre Company, wowed the crowd at Cheyney University September 24 for the 2nd performance in the University's 2015-16 Arts & Lectures Series.

University College Hosts Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting

Monday, September 21, 2015

On September 16, 2015 University College hosted a Toastmasters Demonstration meeting with the goal of establishing a Toastmasters Club at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Class Officers Named for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Congratulations to the student leaders who were elected as class officers at the September 17 class elections for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Cross Country Teams Back in Action

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Cheyney Cross Country teams were back in action this past weekend at the Penn State-Brandywine. The men's squad finished eighth out of nine teams and the women garnered a third place finish.

Cheyney University Workshops Focus on Learning Communities

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dr. Saudra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success for Louisiana State University and retired Associate Vice Chancellor & Professor of Chemistry, gave three interactive sessions at Cheyney University last Thursday. Sponsored by University College and Title III, sessions were designed specifically for faculty, students and staff.

Cheyney University to Celebrate Homecoming October 7-11

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cheyney University students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate homecoming October 7-11. The festivities kick off with a longtime tradition on Wednesday, October 7 with the Mister and Miss Cheyney Coronation Ceremony at 7:30 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center. A host of Alumni and Student Government-sponsored activities are planned.

Deja Vu All Over Again

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In a match eerily similar to last season, the Lady Wolves dropped the first two sets versus arch rival Lincoln (0-1) before rallying to win three straight and claim their first victory of the season.

ZahRe Belle Art Show on Display at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Art Gallery

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ZahRe Belle, a spoken word artist, singer, painter, teacher, aspiring social psychologist and art therapist, organized Letters to the Survivors, an Art Show and Open Mic Event at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Gallery that opened September 16. The public can view the art from not until the end of October. Call 610-399-2334 for exhibit times.

Organization Fair & Zipcar Launch Attract Students at Cheyney University

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheyney students listen to Zipcar Representatives explain the perks and procedures for using the 2 zipcars on campus.

Find Your Inner Artist: Support The Cheyney Foundation Fundraising Campaign

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On October 8, 2015, The Cheyney Foundation is hosting an “All That Jazz” Paint Night Fundraiser at Pinot’s Palette in Chadds Ford, PA to raise money for Cheyney University's Fine Arts Program and its students. The Paint Night Fundraiser is open to the public. Tickets cost $45.00 which includes paint supplies and light refreshments. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

Cheyney Professor Studies Arabic in Morocco

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin is back in the classroom at Cheyney University after doing what she's wanted to do for years--learn Arabic.

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.

Rennie Harris Puremovement Takes Hip Hop to New Heights at Cheyney on September 24

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) will perform at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Thursday, September 24. The program showcases a vibrant collective of classic work from the past twenty years including “P-Funk” which focuses on the individuality and group dynamics of Harris’ athletic male dancers.

Cheyney University Launches Learning Communities Program

Monday, September 7, 2015

There has been quite a buzz around campus as Cheyney University kicked off the Learning Communities initiative. With its ambitious goals of enhancing the freshman experience, uniting the campus community, and improving student retention, this comprehensive program has garnered quite a bit of excitement.

Cheyney University Honors Scholar Releases New Song & a Children's Book isn't Far Behind

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania senior Lugene "Rihki" Kennebrew has just released a new song, I Can’t Breathe from the forthcoming musical short film series The Philosopher King. The Scholar, Author, & Composer is using the timely and highly relevant message of the song in his senior thesis which looks at the pervasive racial disparities and human injustices faced by many within today's culture.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cheyney's team has competed eleven times in the fast-paced Honda Campus All-Star Challenge that pit the best of 48 HBCUs against each other. Last year Cheyney advanced to the playoffs and came in second in the nation.

Cheyney's 2015 Free Student Leadership Symposium, LEADING & ACHIEVING, Set for Saturday, September 12

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LEADING & ACHIEVING, Cheyney University's free 2015 Student Leadership Symposium, offers an opportunity for students from Cheyney or nearby colleges to acquire tools and develop leadership skills which will stay with them for life. Register for the September 12 program at the Student Activities office in Marcus Foster Student Center or by calling 610-399-2250.

Keystone Scholar Devin Randall to Participate in "Liberty: Unplugged! Twitter Town Hall" in Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Devin Randall, a Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) scholar, was selected to participate in the "Liberty: Unplugged! Twitter Town Hall" in Philadelphia, PA on September 12.

Upcoming Events

Homecoming: Alumni Life Member Luncheon by Invitation Only
Friday, October 9
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homecoming: Alumni Leadership Forum
Friday, October 9
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cheyney University Volleyball Game - CU vs. Millersville University
Friday, October 9
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Homecoming: Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Friday, October 9
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Homecoming: Alumni Meet & Greet Happy Hour
Friday, October 9
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Homecoming: Student Roller Skating at Caln Rink in Downingtown
Friday, October 9
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Homecoming: Alumni Bowling Party
Friday, October 9
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Cheyney University Cross Country Meet - Jack St. Clair Memorial
Saturday, October 10

Homecoming: Alumni Meeting
Saturday, October 10
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cheyney University Volleyball Game - CU vs. Shippensburg University
Saturday, October 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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