Friday, January 30, 2015
Pennsylvania Representative Thaddeus Kirkland will give the keynote address at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's 178th Founder's Day on Wednesday, February 25 at 1 pm. The annual event will take place in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus. Kirkland, a 1991 graduate of Cheyney, is a community activist who first burst into the public arena in the fight for improved education for students in the City of Chester.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Cheyney University held its Spring Convocation on January 29 under the theme “Building on the Excellence of Cheyney University.” Ushers gave each person attending a Cheyney Pride Pin with the school’s shield and a Cheyney Piggy Bank. Interim President Frank G. Pogue encouraged students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests to wear the pins daily and to fill their pig with loose change and turn it in to University Advancement Staff so that the money can be used to help Cheyney students.
Friday, December 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, October 3, 2014
Cheyney University students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate homecoming on the weekend of October 18. Passionately committed to their school, hundreds of alumni will reunite to reminisce about their most memorable college years.
The activities begin Wednesday, October 15.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Joseph Cesa, founder of Philly Fair Trade Roasters, shared his business experiences on Wednesday, October 1 at Cheyney University. The program was part of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Series which is scheduled throughout the semester.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Dear Cheyney Student, Last month, I accepted the challenge to become the Acting President of Cheyney University after Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital announced her retirement. In addition to my duties as Acting President, I will continue to serve as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, working closely with faculty and staff to make your Cheyney experience a great one.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
They wore beanies on their heads 50 years ago when they walked the Historic Quadrangle at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. On May 10, when they led the procession for the graduating Class of 2014 back at their alma mater, the women proudly wore white, while the men dressed in black.
Friday, February 28, 2014
A fascinated audience at Carnegie Hall heard Curtis Cheyney, III, Esq., descendant of George Cheyney, on whose land Cheyney University sits, and alumna Dr. Marion Lane, (’70), President of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, talk about the interlocking history of Cheyney University, the Cheyney family, and patriots of African descent in the Revolutionary War.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Lately, I have been wondering what it means to really "love one another." How do we prepare youth to do such, and how do we support this "loving" in our broader communities?
Thursday, January 16, 2014
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Monday, November 4, 2013
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