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Jonathan Muse Named Executive Director for External Programs and Continuing Education at Cheyney University

Friday, September 19, 2014

Jonathan Muse was appointed Executive Director for External Programs and Continuing Education at Cheyney University in August 2014. In this capacity, he has oversight responsibilities for Cheyney University, Center City, as well as leading its efforts in expanding current and establishing new off-campus programs.

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Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Set for October 17

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cheyney University's 35th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 17 at the Concordville Inn in nearby Concordville, PA.

Marketing Expert, Nikki Purvy, Gives Cheyney Students 10 Tips to Successfully Run a Business

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nikki Purvy, owner of two businesses, took time out of her busy schedule to tell Cheyney University students what they need to do to successfully to run their own business. The Founder of Lidyr Creative Marketing Agency, spoke September 17 as part of the University’s 2014 Fall Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Lectures Series. “I took the leap from corporate America to become an entrepreneur without any real cushion at all," she said.

Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University to host An Evening of Solo Piano with pianist Robin Spielberg

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One of America’s most beloved pianist/composers, Robin Spielberg, will perform An Evening of Solo Piano at Cheyney University on Monday, September 29. The program is part of the 2014-2015 Arts and Lectures Series.

Cheyney PECO Scholars Honored at Reception

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nearly 30 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students are the latest PECO Scholars, honored at a ceremony and reception on September 15 in the University's new planetarium. In addition, PECO presented Cheyney University with a $30,000 check to be used for new scholarships in 2015.

Cheyney Student Receives GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship

Friday, September 12, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global healthcare company, recently selected Cheyney University senior Edwin Braswell as a recipient of a GSK Opportunity Scholarship. The college scholarship is awarded each year to Philadelphia students who have overcome great adversities and are changing their lives through higher education.

Project Runway Winner Dom Streater Motivates Entrepreneurs to Follow their Dreams

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dom Streater, the Season 12 winner of the Emmy-Award-winning television series Project Runway, opened Cheyney University’s 2014 Fall Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Lectures Series on September 10 by motivating those in attendance to follow their dreams.

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 Cuts Ribbon to New Science Center --Paving Way to Prepare More Students in STEM Disciplines

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will officially dedicate its state-of-the-art Science Center, the first new academic building constructed on its historic campus in 30 years, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4 pm. University administrators and trustees will help cut the ribbon, along with PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, elected officials including State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland, a 1991 Cheyney graduate, and other dignitaries.

Wolves Kick off the Football season at Lincoln with a Televised Battle of the Firsts Game September 4

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Cheyney University football season opener on Thursday, September 4 at Lincoln University will be televised. Depending on where you live, you will have several options if you can't make it out to Lincoln's Stadium for the 7:00 PM kick-off. Cheyney students wishing to go to the game can sign up for transportation and tickets in the Student Activities office in Marcus Foster Student Union Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3. Tickets will be available for pick up Thursday afternoon.

Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and Silent Auction….A Rousing Success

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The "C" Club, Cheyney University's Booster Club which has tripled in size in the last few months, recently hosted the Fifth Annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at the Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, PA. Tournament Chairperson Larry Skinner and Tournament Director Joseph DeVane continued the success posted from previous years with about 100 golfers taking part.

2014 - 2015 College Success Workshop Series

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 2014 – 2015 College Success Workshop Series begins on August 26 All workshops start at 12:30 pm and are located in Burleigh Hall Conference Room. All students are welcome to attend.

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Internship Institute Workshop Series

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Internship Institute Workshop Series for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Semesters

Cheyney Alumni Serve Up "A Taste of Philadelphia" to Freshmen Families

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

They came from as close as Chester, PA and as far away as California and three international countries. Parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends of incoming Cheyney University freshmen arrived on campus ready to move their loved one in and resolve any last minute issues. Meantime, nearly 20 alumni, led by Gaynelle Turner Lewis ('73) and Benjamin, came together to serve up "A Taste of Philadelphia"

Lunchtime Leadership Programs Planned for September at Cheyney University

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cheyney University students will have an opportunity to multi-task this fall if they use their lunch break time to participate in the “Lunchtime Leadership Programs” from 12:45 to 1:30 pm on Thursdays beginning September 18.

Welcome Week 2014 Begins at Cheyney University

Monday, August 18, 2014

As students from the Class of 2018 began arriving on campus for Welcome Week 2014, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Acting President, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cheyney University, gave her first State of the University address before faculty and staff in Marian Anderson Auditorium.

Cheyney "C" Club to Reach $200,000 Scholarship Goal

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Save the date--August 25, 2014--for The Cheyney "C" Club's annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament at Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This year’s tournament not only marks the fifth anniversary of the fundraiser, but will also allow The "C" Club to reach its goal of donating more than $200,000 to the Cheyney University athletics department in less than 10 years.

Cheyney University Students Attend 10-Week Research Program at Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Two Cheyney University biology students, Vania Louis, a senior from Trenton, NJ, and Comfort Effi, a sophomore from Harrisburg, PA, attended a 10-week research program at Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg that gave them excellent hands-on experience in the laboratory. Both plan to pursue STEM-related careers at a time when minority women, on average, reportedly do not.

Turners "Turn Up" the Love

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cheyney University alumni Paul and Barbara Turner recently celebrated 30 years of marriage by ‘stepping’ the broom at a family celebration at White Marsh Valley Country Club – a replay of their wedding in 1984 when they ‘jumped’ the broom at a family gathering Philadelphia.

Students Move In at Cheyney University--Gear Up for Camps

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Clearly you can tell it's the start of a new school year at Cheyney University. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, more than 100 football players, dozens of band members and all Resident Advisors moved into the residence halls. Band Camp and Football Camp gets underway this week and freshmen arrive next week. Classes start for everyone on August 25.

STEM Students at Cheyney University Conduct Sickle Cell Research

Monday, August 11, 2014

Juniors, Mia Parker, a dual major in Biology and Psychology from Philadelphia, PA, and Sumaiya Ahmed, a Chemistry major from West Chester, PA, have both spent their entire summer working on a research project titled “Nitrosylation and Denitrosylation of Hemoglobin.”

Letter to Students from Acting President of Cheyney University and Associate Vice President

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dear Cheyney Student, Last month, I accepted the challenge to become the Acting President of Cheyney University after Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital announced her retirement. In addition to my duties as Acting President, I will continue to serve as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, working closely with faculty and staff to make your Cheyney experience a great one.

Recent Cheyney University Keystone Graduates Make Impressions at Professional Conferences

Monday, August 4, 2014

Patricia Bell and Julianne Lewis, May 2014 Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy graduates, really made an impression at the June 19 Division 45 American Psychological Association (APA) Conference at the University of Oregon. They were the only undergraduate students attending the event in Eugene, Oregon which was dominated by graduate students and renowned researchers.

Students from Coatesville Attend Summer Science Camp at Cheyney University

Friday, August 1, 2014

Middle School students from Coatesville Area School District Attend Summer Science Camp at Cheyney University.

Cheyney University STEM Students to Benefit from National Science Foundation Funding

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lead by Drexel University, nine regional institutions including Cheyney University will receive NSF funding to increase the number of underrepresented students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. The initiative includes STEM outreach and retention programs.

Cheyney Promotes Internationalization Activities: Sponsors 2nd International Conference on Democratic Governance in Africa, Asia and the Middle East in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania expanded its partnership activities with Rwanda earlier this summer at the 2nd International Conference on Democratic Governance in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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