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CU Scholars Give Back to Community and Gain in Return

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Two dozen Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) Scholars from Cheyney U and Nicole Gay Rayfield, KHA's Director of Student Programs, recently spent two days volunteering at the Coatesville Shelter for Young Women and Children, where they gained much from the experience.

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Cheyney University Sophomore is One of the Nation’s First Frederick Douglass Global Fellows

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cheyney University sophomore Meghan Sowersby, a Keystone Honors Academy Scholar, has been awarded a prestigious Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship. She and nine other students from around the nation beat out many students from all over the country to be the first-ever Frederick Douglass Fellows. As such, they will take part in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in London, England.

Tammy A. Bagby Named Cheyney's Head Women's Basketball Coach

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cheyney University Interim Athletic Director Suzanne Kilian announced Wednesday that Tammy A. Bagby has been hired as head women's basketball coach.

Dawud Morris Named Cheyney's Acting Head Men's Basketball Coach

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cheyney University Interim Athletic Director Suzanne Kilian announced Dawud Morris as the Acting Head Men's Basketball Coach

Masquerade Gourmet Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit Planned for NEW DATE-Wednesday November 2

Monday, October 24, 2016

A new date has been scheduled for the Masquerade Gourmet Dinner and Silent Auction in Cheyney University’s Carnegie Hall Great Room. Now set for Wednesday, November 2, the festive evening will offer 'decadent dining' and quality schmoozing for a worthwhile cause--funding a professional development trip for two dozen students . Doors open at 5:30 pm."

Tentative Contract Reached--APSCUF Strike Now Over

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a three-day strike by faculty that began Wednesday.

School in Session Despite APSCUF Strike

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The union representing faculty at Pennsylvania’s public universities, including Cheyney University, has announced its intention to strike on Wednesday, October 19, if a settlement has not been reached with the State System of Higher Education. Negotiations are continuing, and a strike is not certain. Although Cheyney University remains hopeful that a fair contract can be negotiated, we want you to be informed.

Daivona Williams Named PSAC Womens Athlete of the Week

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cheyney University Senior Daivona Williams, who ran a personal-best and placed second in the Battle of the First on Thursday at The Lincoln University, has been named PSAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Peace Corps Car Coming to Cheyney University Thursday October 20

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cheyney University will be the first stop, and the only stop in the tri-state area, on the Fall 2016 Peace Car tour of HBCUs with a visit on Thursday, October 20 near the Marcus Foster Alumni Student Center. The goal is to expose students to the many opportunities that the Peace Corps and the federal government have to offer.

Director Layon Gray Brings Story of 1939 Harlem Basketball Team to Cheyney Stage on October 25

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kings of Harlem will be performed on Tuesday, October 25 on Cheyney's historic campus. Written and directed by Layon Gray, Kings Of Harlem, inspired by the 1939 Harlem Rens basketball team, tells the story of seven men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930s despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially.

Outside Hitter Chelsea Hutton Named PSAC Southeast Division volleyball Athlete of the Week

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cheyney University Sr. outside hitter Chelsea Hutson (Phoenix, Ariz. / Apollo) was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Southeast Division volleyball Athlete of the Week as announced by league offices Tuesday afternoon

Cheyney Alumna Maxine Coleman Gives Inspiring Talk at Weekend Brunch

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A highlight of the President's Legacy Family Brunch Sunday was the inspiring talk by Maxine Coleman, Class of 1965.

Cheyney University Immersed in Voter Mobilization Initiative

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In an effort to garner an abundance of student involvement for the upcoming election, a voter mobilization initiative is underway across the Cheyney University campus. This initiative, aptly titled, “Your Vote Matters!” encourages students to vote in every election including the big one that everyone's talking about on November 8.

Cheyney's 2016 Legacy Family Introduced at President's Legacy Brunch

Monday, October 10, 2016

Alumni gathered at Ada Georges Dining Hall on Sunday, October 9 for the Cheyney University President's Legacy Brunch. Cheyney alumni and friends to reminisced and resolved to return again to their beloved campus. The highlight of the program was the recognition of the Alumni Legacy Family.

Rain Didn't Dampen Cheyneyites Spirits for Homecoming 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Cheyney University didn't let a little rain dampen their spirits on Homecoming Day Saturday, October 8, 2016. Alumni turned out in force as CU welcomed them home. An array of activities all week kept everyone busy.

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees Recognized at Football Halftime

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Don Hackney, and Cheyney Athletic Director Susan Killian recognized the six new 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame members at half time of Saturday's Homecoming Football Game.

Mister and Miss Cheyney are Crowned at the Annual 2016 Coronation

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cheyney University’s 2016 Homecoming Weekend festivities opened on October 6 with A Night to Rise, the star-studded Miss and Mister Cheyney University 2016-2017 Coronation at Marion Anderson Music Center.

Cheyney University's Clothing Boutique Prepares Students for Internships and Job Interviews

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Cheyney University’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) staff is getting ready for upcoming Career and Graduate School Fairs and are prepared to help students dress the part!

Cheyney University Fine Arts Faculty Showcased in Art Exhibit--Open to the Public

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A strong contingent of Cheyney students, staff and faculty turned out for the exhibit of art by Marietta Dantonio-Madsen, Joel Keener, Helena Domenic, David Slivka, Tom Basmajian and Omenihu Amachi, Cheyney University Fine Art and Graphic Design faculty members on Thursday, September 29. The show is open to the public through October 28 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 5 pm in Biddle Hall Art Gallery.

Cheyney University Kicks off Series of Literary Salons

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cheyney University welcomed published poet, motivational speaker, and public relations expert Lenore Uddyback-Fortson to the Carnegie Great Room on Wednesday, September 28th for the first of six Literary Salons this 2016-2017 academic year.

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.

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

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New Student Check-In
Friday, January 20
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Student Orientation Welcome Luncheon
Friday, January 20
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Men's Basketball vs Shippensburg University
Saturday, January 21
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Women's Basketball vs Shippensburg
Saturday, January 21
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spring (15wks & 1st 7.5wks) 2017 Semester Begins
Monday, January 23
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

KHA All Members mtg.
Thursday, January 26
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Women's Basketball vs Bloomsburg
Saturday, January 28
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Men's Basketball vs Bloomsburg
Saturday, January 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Last Day to ADD,DROP,ENTER Classes for Spring (15wks & 1st 7.5wks) Sessions
Monday, January 30
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Women's Basketball vs. Lincoln University
Monday, January 30
5:30 PM

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