Sunday, May 10, 2015
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was packed May 9 as family and friends gathered to watch the Class of 2015 walk across the stage to receive their long-awaited diplomas. The sweeping white tent on the historic quadrangle of the Nation’s 1st HBCU overflowed with well-wishers. As the University Band played Pomp and Circumstance, nearly 250 graduates processed behind Cheyney Administrators, Faculty, and Class of 1965 members who were on hand to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Friday, February 6, 2015
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy will host An Evening with Tavis Smiley in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus. The evening includes a VIP Dinner at 5 pm in Carnegie Hall, followed by the lecture at 7 pm.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Cheyney University Hosts Black History Month Invitational Exhibition of Works by Local Artists
Friday, December 19, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
This Thanksgiving season, Cheyney University (CU) students are putting others before themselves by reaching out to help those in need. While any time is appropriate to help others, it's especially meaningful during the holiday season when circumstances can leave some people feeling lonely, desperate and unloved.
Monday, November 17, 2014
A show of colorful paintings by York, PA artist Ophelia M. Chambliss is on view in Cheyney University’s Biddle Hall Gallery weekdays now through December 5, 2014.
Friday, November 14, 2014
John A. Dawkins, III, President and CEO of Jo-Dan Enterprises, came to Cheyney University on November 13 to motivate and inspire the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA), a learning community of high achieving students. "Don't let failure define who you are. You're going to be challenged in life," Dawkins told the students. "Accept the challenge. Be professional. Prove yourself!"
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) seniors Terrell Grayson, Travonya Kenly, John Cooper, Kristan Justice and Raven Smith-Parris are just back from Washington, DC where they participated in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Conference. The four day gathering provides leadership skills, as well as career and networking opportunities that often lead to internships and full-time positions to students from 47 publicly-supported HBCUs.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Two classically trained musicians - violinist Kev Marcus and violist Will B – will fill Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center with music on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Randy Lewis visited campus November 10 to share his story about an initiative he undertook as Walgreens senior vice president of supply chain and logistics in 2007 when Walgreens opened its 14th distribution center in Anderson, S.C. The Center was the first facility of its kind to employ a significant number of people with disabilities. Lewis' inspiration, he said, came from his autistic son.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Dr. Frank G. Pogue, a proven leader with over 50 years of experience in higher education, is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s new Interim President. He took over November 3, allowing Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, who served as Acting President following the retirement in July of Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, to concentrate on her Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs duties.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Randy Lewis, past vice president of Walgreens and author of "No Greatness without Goodness", will give a lecture at Cheyney University on Monday, November 10. Copies of his book will be on sale and he will be available to sing copies following the lecture. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the continuation of the Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
When Justin Watkins graduates from Cheyney University in May 2015 and turns his tassle from the right to the left side of his cap, he hopes to already have a paying job lined up. The senior Management major from Atlanta, GA came to Wednesday's Career Fair in Marcus Foster Student Union ready to show the nearly 40 employers there that he has the right stuff.
"I've been in interviews before," he said. "This was a good job fair."
Friday, October 24, 2014
Registration is now open for Cheyney University's Winter Session. You don't have to be a Cheyney Student or a student at all to sign up for a class. Most of the 4-week-long classes are online. Others are at Cheyney's Center City Philadelphia location at 701 Market Street. Sign up today!
Monday, October 20, 2014
David Garibaldi, motivational speaker and international performance artist who was a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, participated in a broadcast event October 21st, 2014 sponsored by Cheyney University's chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event, entitled Rhythm & Hue,
was the second installment of the 2014-2015 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by The Society.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Mistress of Ceremonies Barbara Daniel Cox ’66 welcomed over 130 alumni to Cheyney University’s President's Legacy Brunch at Ada Georges Dining Hall on Sunday, October 19. The event offered one last official gathering of alumni, capping a beautiful fall weekend that was packed with campus tours, a football game, concerts, meetings, entertainment, awards ceremonies and opportunities to reminisce.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The weather was perfect for Cheyney University's 2014 Homecoming Game. Despite a tough loss to Lock Haven University, Cheyney alumni came out strong in support of the Wolves. As far as the eye could see from the hill where tailgating was the big hit, to the vendors that lined University Circle and the Greeks who hung out in tents, on benches, in the parking lots and all throughout campus, there were plenty of people taking 'trips down memory lane'.
Friday, October 17, 2014
After last year's homecoming, the Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA) came up with the idea to have a CU Alumni Scholarship Fund Reception to kick off Homecoming festivities at the nation's oldest institution of higher learning in 2014. Homecoming Chair Barbara Daniel Cox '66 and her committee got moving and, before long, the wheels were in motion for an event aimed at raising scholarship money to help Cheyney students afford a college education.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Cheyney University's Office of Student Activities and the Student Government Cooperative Association (SGCA), Inc. put on quite a show on October 15 with the traditional Coronation Ceremony for the New Mister and Miss Cheyney. This year's theme: Regal Renaissance: A Night in Harlem was an elegant and spectacular affair, highlighting some of the University's student leaders, and kicking off Homecoming Week.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Dr. Frank G. Pogue, who retired in June as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana, was selected by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to serve as interim president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He will assume his new duties on Nov. 3. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Phyllis Dawkins will continue in her dual role as the university’s acting president until then.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Cheyney University geography students were part of a contingent that traveled to the Endless Mountains Region of Pennsylvania on October 8 to participate in the second Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust Symposium. They are doing real world research that will be used on the Dennis Farm webpage and will be suitable for interactive, smart phone, and even walking tours that may be created for the property’s visitors.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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 2014.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Philadelphia Chapter of 100 Black Men recently sponsored Cheyney University (CU) faculty and students to attend the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) of the Congressional Black Caucus held in Washington, DC. All students who attended are members of the Cheyney University Collegiate 100 Black Men chapter. The four-day conference featured more than 70 policy sessions, a national town hall, a job and contract procurement fair, and the Phoenix Awards Dinner featuring President Obama.
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."
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.