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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

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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.

Faculty & Staff Gear up for New Academic Learning Communities at Cheyney University

Monday, July 28, 2014

A five-member team from Cheyney University’s University College recently attended the National Summer Institute on Learning Communities (NSILC) in Olympia, WA.

Professional Pilot Leadership Initiative Pilots Spend the Week at Cheyney University’s National Summer Transportation Institute Program for High School Students

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Doesn’t every kid dream of flying? The high school students attending the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are getting closer to flying than they might have imagined.

Cheyney University Professor and Students Among Many Conducting Educational Research This Summer

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students Chandra Gadsden and Khalid Habib are working this summer with their professor, Dr. Abeliaziz Bior, who is conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., as part of a collaborative effort.

Cheyney University Provost and VP of Academic Affairs is New Acting President

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, who has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania since August 2013, is the institution’s new acting president. Dr. Dawkins replaces, Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, who recently announced her upcoming retirement.

Cheyney University President Announces Retirement

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital announced that she will retire on July 31, 2014, exactly seven years after she took over the reins as the 11th president of the nation’s first institution of higher learning for African Americans. Following the university’s order of succession, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins will assume Dr. Vital’s responsibilities as acting president effective July 7, 2014.

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association Seeks Legacy Family Nominations

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association is reaching out to the Cheyney Family to submit recommendations for the 2014 Legacy Family. A Legacy Family is one with several or many family members that have matriculated at Cheyney University. The submission deadline is August 29, 2014.

CU Student Samih Taylor Among State System Students with Summer Internships at Prestigious Organizations

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution. The World Health Organization. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Brown University. Georgia Tech. Yale. Yosemite National Park. They are among the most recognizable organizations, universities and locations in the world. And they are among the places Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university students are spending their summer, many conducting research alongside world-renowned scientists as they prepare for their own careers.


Friday, June 20, 2014


Keystone Honors Student Spends Summer Doing 2 Competitive Internships

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Samih Taylor, a Keystone Honors Academy rising junior, has been very busy over summer break. The double major in marine biology and ecology took on--not one--but two internships.

The Collegiate 100 of Cheyney University Makes Great Impression at National Conference

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Five student delegates from the Cheyney University Collegiate 100 traveled to Hollywood, Florida to participate in a four-day conference that included leadership, professional development, and peer mentoring sessions.They not only took full advantage of the workshops and opportunities at the international conference, but made their presence felt in very big ways.

Cheyney University Fall 2014 Application Completion Events Planned at Center City

Friday, June 13, 2014

FALL 2014 Application Completion Assistance

Upcoming Events

New Student Orientation
Thursday, August 21
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Returning Students Registration & Move-in
Thursday, August 21
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

New Student Orientation
Friday, August 22
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Returning Students Registration
Friday, August 22
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Friday, August 22
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Saturday, August 23
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 24
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sunday, August 24
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fall (15Wks & 1st 7.5Wks) Semesters Begin
Monday, August 25
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Wade Wilson Golf Tournament
Monday, August 25
12:00 AM

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