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Cheyney University Hosts National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cheyney University has added a new campus organization to its roster, the National Society of Leadership and Success. It began during the 2013-2014 year under the guidance of Advisor Marie Kennerly. Its mission is, "We Build Leaders Who Make a Better World."

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Founder of Philly Fair Trade Roasters to Talk Business at Cheyney University Wednesday, October 1st

Friday, September 26, 2014

Joseph Cesa, founder of Philly Fair Trade Roasters, will share his business experiences on Wednesday, October 1 at Cheyney University. The program is part of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Series which is scheduled throughout the semester.

Freshmen Gather for Cheyney University's 8th Annual Convocation

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Over 200 students, faculty and staff gathered at Cheyney University’s 8th Annual Freshman Convocation, held in the Marian Anderson auditorium on September 24, 2014.

Beauty Guru Presents at Cheyney University's September 24 ELC Lectures Series

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On Wednesday, September 24, Brittany Armstrong, a self-proclaimed hair extension guru and owner of Exotic Extensions, was on Cheyney University's campus to share her knowledge about business start-ups with students.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith Named VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cheyney University recently announced the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith as Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Dr. Smith oversees the University’s student activities, residence life and housing, enrollment management, judicial processes, student development and health services.

Cheyney Alumnus Ezekiel Crenshaw Receives Prestigious NIH Award

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ezekiel Crenshaw, a 2010 graduate of Cheyney University, has been awarded the Aging Research Dissertation Award to Increase Diversity (R36) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The current PhD candidate in Drexel University's Molecular and Cell Biology Program is using the grant to study a protein involved in Alzheimer's Disease pathogenesis that he hopes will lead to the discovery of drug treatment and therapy for the debilitating disease.

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.

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.

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.”

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 30
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, September 30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

University College Open House
Wednesday, October 1
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Treasures of Success Clothing Boutique Fashion Showcase
Wednesday, October 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

College Success Workshop - Help Me Help You: Utilizing Your Advisor
Wednesday, October 1
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Fair Trade Entrepreneurs ELC Program
Wednesday, October 1
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Midterm Begin for Fall(15Wks) Session
Thursday, October 2
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

College Success Workshop - Subgroups, Work Teams, and Silos, Oh My!
Thursday, October 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday, October 3
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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