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Cheyney to Host 2016 Homecoming Week Activities October 3 to 9

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cheyney University’s 2016 Homecoming activities begin on Monday, October 3 and run through Sunday October 9. With a wide variety of activities, there’s something for everyone to do.

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Cheyney University hosts Fulbright Scholar from South Africa

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Office of International Programs welcomes Fulbright Scholar in Residence, Dr. Luvuyo Dondolo, senior curator of the Alder Museum of Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the nation's first HBCU

Cheyney Social Relations Major Praises Importance of Internships

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lariah Warner, a Cheyney University of Pennsylvania social relations major, is still singing the praises of a summer internship that made her more well-rounded and marketable.

Cheyney to Host Career Fairs for Alumni and Students--4 Featuring Employers & 1 Featuring Grad Schools

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cheyney University is hosting a series of career fairs this Fall from October 19 through November 16. The first four fairs will feature employers while the final fair will showcase graduate schools. All five fairs are exclusively for Cheyney students and alumni. All fairs will be held on Wednesdays from 11 am to 2 pm in Marcus Foster Alumni Student Center's second floor auditorium.

Cheyney Volleyball Team Beats The Lincoln University in Battle of the First Part 1

Thursday, September 15, 2016

In part one of the Battle of the First (volleyball edition) the Cheyney Wolves beat The Lincoln University in a four-set victory that got the crowd on their feet and sent CU fans out on the courts, jumping and screaming in triumph.

Cheyney Marine Biology-Aquaculture Majors Participate in US Trout Farmers Association Fall Meeting

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Two Cheyney University students, Keila Burgos and Basir Fulmore, participated in a session on High School and University Aquaculture Education at the United States Trout Farmers Association Fall Meeting which was held September 7 – 10 in Bethlehem, PA. This year’s theme, "Farming the Future with an Optimistic View", included aquaculturists from across the U.S.

Double-Doubles for Campbell and Flores, But Wolves Fall to Lightning

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sophomore Virshawna Campbell and freshman Mary Flores each registered their first career double-doubles, but the Cheyney University women's volleyball team dropped a 3 -1 decision at Goldey-Beacom College Thursday night in non-conference action inside the Jones Center.

Cheyney Keystone Honors Academy Inducts 30 New Scholars

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thirty students, freshmen and transfers, were inducted into the Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy (KHA). The KHA provides scholarships for honors scholars that enable them to attain their degrees without financial burdens.

Wolves Win "Battle of the First" in Overtime with 21-20 Victory

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Cheyney Wolves ended a 43-game winless drought with a 21-20 victory in overtime in the "Battle of the First" at The Lincoln University Thursday night

Cheyney Embraces New Year--New Theme--New Book

Friday, September 2, 2016

The new academic year at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania brings with it a new theme and a new book for the entire campus community to embrace. This year's theme--"TRANSFORMATION: Learn. Change. Grow." ties into this year's common reader--Charles Duhigg's "Smarter, Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business."

Cheyney's Jasmine Hurt Interning in Harrisburg for PA Department of Labor & Industry

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Jasmine Hurt of Harrisburg, PA is working for the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

2016 Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and Paint & Sip Events Support Student Scholarships

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On Monday, August 22, 2016 the Cheyney University C Club held its seventh annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and silent auction at the Penn Oaks Golf Club to raise money for Cheyney University student-athletes, band members and cheerleaders. A Paint and Sip event at Pinot’s Palette in nearby Chadds Ford, PA also raised scholarship funds. All events raised over $60,000.

Cheyney Professor Presents at International Conference

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dr. Steven Hughes, Professor/Director of Aquaculture at Cheyney University, was invited to speak on the use of aquaculture and aquaponics as educational tools in the classroom at the 11th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. Held in Roanoke, VA August 19-21, 2016, the Conference included presenters from throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Cheyney HRTM Education Pays Off – Students and Graduates Hard at Work

Monday, August 22, 2016

All of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's recent Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) graduates are gainfully employed in hospitality and related businesses, proving that an HRTM degree from the nation's first HBCU (Historically Black College or University) isn't just a piece of paper. In addition, numerous current HRTM majors and minors are wrapping up exciting, paid summer internships and jobs.

Cheyney to Head to The Lincoln University for the September 1 "BATTLE OF THE FIRST"

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cheyney and Lincoln will go head-to-head in a September 1 season football opener at The Lincoln University. Kickoff is at 7 pm.

Cheyney University Athletics Announces 38th Athletic Hall of Fame Class

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, chaired by Hall of Famer Don Hackney, '61, has announced six new members will comprise the 38th Hall of Fame class to be inducted during Homecoming Weekend at the Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, October 7.

Cheyney's Anitra Jackson Named Pennsylvania's Only White House HBCU Initiative 2016 All-Star

Friday, August 19, 2016

Anitra Jackson, Miss Cheyney University 2016, is the only Pennsylvania college student selected to serve as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) as a 2016 HBCU All-Star Student. Jackson and 72 other students beat out hundreds of other students across the nation, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands for the prestigious honor.

PA Lawmakers Approve Boosts in Funding for Cheyney University Scholarships

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pennsylvania lawmakers in Harrisburg recently approved a 2.5% ($10.8 million) increase in funding for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Under the 2016-17 fiscal year budget enacted this week, Cheyney University, PASSHE’s only predominantly African American college, will receive an 18.9% ($288,000) increase to its Keystone Honors Academy (KHA).

Cheyney Professor's Design and Student/Faculty Work Featured in Harrisburg Outdoor Exhibit

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thirty dinosaurs, sponsored by various businesses and groups, are on display in Harrisburg, PA this summer—all works of art in an outdoor sculpture exhibit entitled Dino-Mite Harrisburg. One of them, designed by Professor Marietta Dantonio Madsen, Chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Department, is located along the Susquehanna River on Front Street, between Pine and Locust Streets. Cheyney students and faculty helped paint the 8' x 6' sculpture dubbed 'Gradu Saurus'.

Cheyney Class of 2016 President Yuhanna Muhammed Headed to Hawaii to Manage Resort Front Office

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yuhanna Muhammed, Senior Class President of the Cheyney University Class of 2016, can't get rid of the huge grin on his face. The 25-year-old accomplished his dream last month--a B.S. degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management (HRTM)—and now, he's on his way to a dream job--Front Office Manager of Hilton Waikolao Village Resort on Big Island, Hawaii.

Internship Opens Career Path for Cheyney University Business Administration Major

Friday, June 24, 2016

Jeffrey Bell can attest to the value of taking advantage of Cheyney University’s many student programs and activities, including the Career and Graduate School Fair which is held on campus every spring. The Business Administration major from Sicklersville, NJ, a Keystone Honors Academy scholar, attended the Fair last year and met wound up getting an internship that is paying off.

145 Years After He Was Gunned Down by a Violent Mob, Octavius Catto to Be Honored as One of Philadelphia's Most Distinguished Leaders

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently unveiled designs for a 12-foot statue to honor one of the city’s most influential African-Americans. Octavius Catto was a Renaissance man, dubbed “the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th century.” He graduated as valedictorian in 1858 from the Institute for Colored Youth, which is known today as Cheyney University.

Cheyney C Club to Host 7th Annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on August 22

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Cheyney University C Club is hosting the 7th annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, PA. Proceeds from the event go to scholarships for student-athletes, cheerleaders and band members at Cheyney University.

Applications Still being Accepted for Free High School Summer Transportation Institute at Cheyney University beginning July 11

Monday, June 6, 2016

Applications are still being acepted for high school students to attend the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for 10th, 11th and 12th graders hosted by Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The free four-week session runs from July 11 to August 5 and is open to students who want to learn more about the transportation industry and its various modalities such as highways, aviation, transit and maritime, as well as its myriad of career opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Discussion & Book Signing - Alumna Bernadette Williams
Tuesday, September 27
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Collegiate 100 Information Session
Tuesday, September 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Honda Practice
Tuesday, September 27
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cypher Mentoring Program
Tuesday, September 27
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sickle Cell Awareness Program
Tuesday, September 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sigma Gamma Rho Week
Wednesday, September 28
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Wednesday, September 28
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Honda Practice
Wednesday, September 28
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Annual Faculty Art Exhibition
Thursday, September 29
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Collegiate 100: You Can't Shoot Me
Thursday, September 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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