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Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy students to benefit from April 23 program featuring Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cheyney University’s Keystone Honors Academy students will benefit in several ways from a special benefit program, An Evening with Tavis Smiley, to be held in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus on April 23.

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Cheyney's Dean of Faculty & Academic Schools, Dr. Donna Parker, Selected to Participate in Millenium Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dr. Donna Parker, Dean of Faculty & Academic Schools at Cheyney University, has been selected to participate in the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Cheyney University Honors Students for Academic Excellence

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cheyney University honored scores of students April 9th in its Annual Honors and Awards Convocation. The spring event celebrated the academic accomplishments of those who excel in the classroom.

One-Man Show about Nat King Cole Brings Cheyney's 2014-15 Arts & Lectures Series to an End

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Multi-talented film and stage actor Jeff Obafemi Carr brought his phenomenal one-man show Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole to Cheyney University's Marian Anderson Auditorium April 8th. Carr took the audience on a remarkable journey filled with humor, and sentimentality, revealing little known details about the life of Nat King Cole while singing some of his greatest hits such as "When I Fall In Love", "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Smile," and "Unforgettable".

Cheyney Senior Travonya Kenly Receives PA State School System's Highest Academic Honor--the Ali-Zaidi Award--in Harrisburg

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cheyney University Senior Travonya Kenly today received the prestigious Ali-Zaidi Award, the highest level of academic achievement within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities. She is the 15th recipient and the first Cheyney student to win the illustrious award. Every spring, each of the 14 PASSHE schools nominates a student for the Ali-Zaidi Award but only one gets the highest honor. $1000 and the Ali-Zaidi medallion, and congratulatory citations from lawmakers

Alumna Dr. Gladys Styles Johnston to Address 2015 Cheyney University Graduates at May 9 Commencement

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dr. Gladys Styles Johnston, Director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative and Assistant to the President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will address the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 2015 graduates at the Saturday, May 9 Commencement Convocation on the historic campus quadrangle.

Hank Thomas, Successful Entrepreneur & Former CORE Freedom Rider, to Give Keynote Address at Cheyney's Annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Business Plan Competition

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Special Guest Hank Thomas, an entrepreneur, Civil Rights activist and historian, Hank Thomas, will give the keynote address at Cheyney University’s annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2015.

US Congressman Clyburn Tells Cheyney Crowd the Time Has Come for an Intervention

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Congressman James Clyburn (D-6th, South Carolina) kicked off Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Presidential Lecture Series with a bang Wednesday, April 1, by taking an auditorium full of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members on a national historic journey. Without a single paper or note on the podium, Rep. Clyburn told story after story, weaving in all kinds of...

HRTM@40 - Cheyney University Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cheyney University's Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) Program will host an anniversary celebration on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm in Cheyney University’s New Science Center lobby. Tickets are available in advance.

Arts and Lectures Series Presents Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole on April 8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 8 Arts and Lectures Program presents Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole, a phenomenal one-man show featuring multi-talented film and stage actor Jeff Obafemi Carr

The Girls of Summer Production Keeps Cheyney Audience Riveted

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Girls of Summer, written and directed by award-winning playwright Layon Gray, kept the crowd riveted on Thursday, March 26 in Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium. The actors and actresses played their roles well, keeping the audience guessing as one clue after another was revealed in what turned out to be a murder mystery coupled with racism, sexism, immorality, violence, bullying, and other issues.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and La Salle University Sign MBA Program Affiliation Agreement

Monday, March 30, 2015

Representatives from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and La Salle University have formed an academic program partnership for an MBA Affiliation program.

Cheyney University Chief of Staff Sheilah Vance Tells Higher Education Professionals in DE to Dare to be Great

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cheyney University Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President Sheilah Vance, Esq. gave the Keynote Speech March 24 at the Leadership Summit of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network, Delaware Chapter, at the Buena Vista Conference Center in New Castle, Delaware. ACE is designed to help women in higher education successfully perform in and advance in their careers. Vance challenged about 70 women from Delaware universities to "Dare to be Great."

Cheyney Students Participate in Philadelphia Community "Freedom Seder"

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students from two of Dr. Lynn H. Green’s classes (Intergroup and Ethnic Relations & Early Social Thought) participated in a community-wide “Freedom Seder” held at the National Museum of Jewish American History (NJMAH) in Philadelphia March 25.

Student Activities Director Sharon Thorn Honored During Women's History Month

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cheyney University Director of Student Activities Sharon Thorn was honored in the Ada Georges Dining Hall as part of Thompson Hospitality’s annual observance of Women in History Month. “We wanted to honor someone who definitely makes an impact on student life at Cheyney University, someone with tenure, someone who the students lean towards. We polled students during lunch and dinner hours and her name kept coming up,” explained a Thompson representative.

Dr. Adedoyin Adeyiga Receives Cheyney Cake Award

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cheyney University Chemistry Professor Dr. Adedoyin Adeyiga got a great big surprise when he recently walked into a conference room in the New Science Building on campus for a staff meeting. He quickly knew something was up when he saw two of his students who took an online chemistry class with him over the winter break, sitting around the conference table with his colleagues and members of the President's Executive Council.

Cheyney's Honda Team Wins $25,000 Grant in National Competition After Placing 2nd in Country

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cheyney University's Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team is bringing home a $25,000 grant after placing second in the national competition in Torrance, CA. In 11 years of competing in the fast-paced brain games that pit the best of 48 HBCUs against each other, this is the first time that Cheyney has advanced to the playoffs.

Former Cheyney Football Players Go Pro

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Former Cheyney football standout Jamil Williams made his professional football debut this past Friday for the ASI Panthers as they traveled to Saginaw, MI to take on the Sting. Williams fresh off his All-PSAC senior season received the starting nod at cornerback for the ASI Panthers professional indoor football team. Three other former wolves are also chasing their dreams in the pros with Williams.

Cheyney's 2nd Annual Student Activities Leadership Conference Attracts Many Despite Snow

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Despite the snow, over 60 students showed up on Saturday, March 21, ready to soak up knowledge at Cheyney University's 2nd Annual Student Activities Leadership Conference. "Our students need to have all of the tools and resources available to them in order to evolve into the best possible leaders here at Cheyney and beyond," said LaMott Moore, a Director of Student Activities at CU. "We look forward to expanding the conference next year and eventually opening the conference up to other schools."

Cheyney Sophomore Samih Taylor Presents Colonization Research in Granada, Spain

Friday, March 20, 2015

This school year has been a whirlwind for Samih Taylor. The 20-year-old double major in Ecology and Marine Biology has spent much of it in Spain. “It was an amazing opportunity for me,” she exclaimed, “one of those awe inspiring and joy inducing experiences in one’s lifetime."

Cheyney's Career & Internship Fair Another Success

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cheyney University students and alumni took advantage of the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair held March 18 at the nation's 1st HBCU. Hosted by the University's Center for Career & Professional Development and Internship Coordinator Lisa Blount, the event attracted 25 employers looking for workers and interns.

Layon Gray's Girls of Summer Coming to Stage at Cheyney University March 26

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Girls of Summer, written and directed by award-winning playwright Layon Gray, is coming to the stage at Cheyney University's Marian Anderson Music Center on Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm. Admission is free to all 2015 Arts and Lectures Series programs.

Cheyney University to Honor Faculty & Students at April 9 Awards Convocation

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cheyney University's Annual Honors and Awards Convocation will take place on Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 pm in the Marian Anderson Music Center. The spring event celebrates the accomplishments and ongoing academic excellence of University students and faculty. The formal academic convocation recognizes people from across the campus community. Among the student awards: Dean’s List distinction, Academic Excellence, the President’s Award, the Provost’s Award, and others including departmental awards

Cheyney University to Host Career & Internship Fair March 18

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Any Cheyney University student or alumnus looking for an internship or job is invited to attend CU's Spring 2015 Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 18th from 11 am to 3 pm in the Marcus Foster Student Union Auditorium. Make sure to come armed with copies of your resume, dressed for success and ready to give a 30 second "elevator speech" that summarizes your strengths, experience, and why an employer should hire you.

Panel Discussion & Business Competition Highlights 2015 Cheyney Hospitality Entrepreneurship Seminar

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The 2015 Cheyney Hospitality Entrepreneurship Seminar (CHES)--An Intimate Luncheon Panel Discussion--was a success. The upscale luncheon and mini business plan competition drew about 40 people March 4th at 12:30pm in The Cheyney Grille on the 2nd floor of the Harris-Turner Building. Student entrepreneur winners took home $50 to $200 in winnings for their unique ideas and business plans.

Cheyney University Needs Your Help to Win Home Depot Contest

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and more than 60 other Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) are vying for tens of thousands of dollars in the 2015 Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program sponsored by The Home Depot. Cheyney needs all students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters to increase CU's chances of winning by voting every day from now until April 20th.

Upcoming Events

Self-Service "CLOSED" @ 11:59PM for Spring(2nd 7.5Wks) Midterm Grade Input
Tuesday, April 21
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sustainability Task Force: Community Conversations - Human Resources
Tuesday, April 21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

University College Workshop Series - Speaker: Kamika Bell, Past Mrs. Delaware
Tuesday, April 21
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, April 21
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CHEYNEY BLUE DAY - Show Your Pride - Wear Cheyney's Colors
Wednesday, April 22
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Spring Open House
Wednesday, April 22
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Senior Class Meeting - Mandatory for all Seniors to attend
Wednesday, April 22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sustainability Task Force: Community Conversations - Facilities
Wednesday, April 22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

ELC Business Plan Awards Ceremony - Keynote Speaker Entrepreneur Hank Thomas
Wednesday, April 22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Induction, National Society of Leadership and Success
Wednesday, April 22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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