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Letter from the Office of the President

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Excellent Employee Takes the First Cake at Cheyney University

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One man's trash is another man's treasure. That saying definitely rings true for Zakariau Abdullahi, fondly called Zaks (pronounced Zack) by all who know him at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. That's where the 57-year-old has worked as a laborer for more than four years. Most recently, though, he's been spotted riding a blue bike all over campus, carrying his tools in buckets stored on the handlebars, and using a long grabbing gadget to pick up trash.

Collegiate 100 Chapter Offers Many Opportunities for Cheyney Students

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cheyney University’s Collegiate 100 Chapter, an auxiliary of the Philadelphia Chapter of 100 Black Men, has been active on and off campus this semester. The Collegiate students, both male and female, were selected on the basis of their prior community service, engagement in positive extracurricular activities, and academic accomplishments.

FMM Majors Learn from Fall Open House and Fashion Field Trip

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Members of Cheyney’s campus community always look forward to the annual FMM Open House hosted by Professor Vanessa Brantley and the FMM students in early December. The Open House marked FMM's tenth year in 2014.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms Cheyney's Accreditation

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cheyney University Interim President Frank G. Pogue has announced that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the body that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, has reaffirmed the University’s accreditation. In doing so, the MSCHE team closely examined the school and its programs, making sure that it lives up to its promises to students.

Good Works by Cheyney University Students Come From the Heart this Thanksgiving Season

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.

Ophelia Chambliss Art Exhibit Opens at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Gallery

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.

Black Violin Brings Energetic Musical Mix to Cheyney University November 18

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.

Author Visits Cheyney to Lecture and Sign Books

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.

Interim President Dr. Frank G. Pogue Takes Over at Cheyney University

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.

Author of "No Greatness without Goodness" to Lecture & Sign Books at Cheyney University on November 10

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.

Cheyney University Students Come Prepared for Fall Career Fair

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."

Cheyney among State System Universities to Offer Online Courses over Holiday Break

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!

Cheree Warrick, author of Creating a Business Plan that Actually Gets Financed, Speaks at Cheyney University

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cheree Warrick, author of Creating a Business Plan that Actually Gets Financed, shared her knowledge about business start-ups at Cheyney University's Entrepreneurial Leadership program. The free presentation was part of the University’s 2014 Fall Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Lectures Series.

Finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent--David Garibaldi--Speaks at Cheyney University

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.

2014 President's Legacy Brunch: Stovall Family Receives Legacy Award

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.

Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University Opens with the Staycee Pearl Dance Project performing Octavia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staycee Pearl Dance Project performed Octavia at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Monday, October 20. The program, part of the 2014-2015 Arts and Lectures Series, was open to the public and free of charge.

Alumni Come Back in Droves to Cheyney University's Homecoming

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'.

Cheyney University National Alumni Association Hosts Annual Life Members Luncheon

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Over 90 Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA) Life Members attended the annual Life Members Luncheon Friday, October 17 at Carnegie Hall on the University's historic quadrangle. New inductees represented graduates from as long ago as 1959 to the most recent class of 2014.

Cheyney University Alumni Scholarship Fund Reception a Huge Success

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.

Cheyney University's Coronation Ceremony Transports Crowd to Harlem

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.

Cheyney University's Assistant Controller, Nancy Stoltzfus, Makes Fifty States Marathon Goal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cheyney University’s Assistant Controller, Nancy Stoltzfus, has a purpose in mind when she runs. After her first run in 1999 in the Harrisburg Marathon, her running partner challenged her to try another run in the new millennium. She did, and since then the running bug has taken her to 78 marathons across the country.

Dr. Frank G. Pogue Named Interim President of Cheyney University

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.

Cheyney University Geography Students Visit Historic Dennis Farm

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.

CU Head Women's Bowling Coach Named One of the Top 100 Coaches in the Nation

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.

Cheyney University Faculty and Students Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Conference

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.

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TUESDAYS AT 7 Program: Discussion - MLK: I HAVE A DREAM
Tuesday, February 3
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ELC I Love Cheyney University Day
Wednesday, February 4
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

ELC Spring 2015 Program - Cheyney Alumni Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, February 4
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

PLAN TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ELC Business Plan Workshop V
Wednesday, February 11
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Professional Development Workshop: Psychology and Social Science Panelists
Thursday, February 12
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

PLAN TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ELC Business Plan Workshop VI
Wednesday, February 18
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Arts and Lectures Series: Lulu Washington Dance Company
Monday, February 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ELC Program - Entrepreneurs in a Digital World
Wednesday, February 25
12:00 AM

Professional Development Workshop Series: Physical Therapy and Health Panelists
Thursday, February 26
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

PLAN TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ELC Business Plan Workshop VII
Wednesday, March 4
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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