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Cheyney Alumna & Professor, Norma George, is Headed to South Africa for a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dr. Norma George, Professor and Chair of Cheyney University's English, Languages and Communication Arts Department, and Director of International Programs, is headed to Durban, South Africa for a month as a participant in a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad. The goal is for Professor George and her colleagues to develop educational modules that they will share with others, and incorporate into their courses when they return.

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Trustee Sam Patterson Honored at June Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the June 16 Trustee meeting Dr. Frank G. Pogue presented Sam Patterson, a 1982 Cheyney graduate, with the Cake Award for demonstrating outstanding service at the University.

75 Student-Athletes Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Monday, June 15, 2015

Seventy-five Cheyney University student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director's 2015 Honor Roll. Cheyney University's bowling team earned the top team GPA with an impressive 3.44.

Cheyney University To Host Free National Summer Transportation Institute Beginning July 20

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cheyney University is pleased to announce that it will host the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 on its campus in Cheyney, PA July 20 through August 14, 2015. Scholarships are provided to cover all expenses for accepted students.

Cheyney University Offers Free Hyatt Hotel's Summer Bridge Program Beginning July 19

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Hyatt School Summer Bridge Program at Cheyney University this summer introduces high school students to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure management and meetings & events.

Cheyney's New Science Center Receives Silver LEED Certification

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's New Science Center which opened in August 2014 is officially Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified. The US Green Building Council gave the Nation's 1st HBCU the news this month.

Accelerated Summer Courses Offered to Non-Cheyney Students Online & on Campus

Friday, May 22, 2015

College students can make the most of their summer time, boost their GPA and build up some credits for required courses through Cheyney University’s “CU in the Summer” offerings. In addition, non-Cheyney students can also take the five-week-long classes whether they are pursuing a degree at another university or just looking to take a course that interests them.

Cheyney Class of 2015 and Class of 1965 Celebrate Commencement

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.

Torch Night Becomes New Tradition at Cheyney University

Friday, May 8, 2015

Torch Night, a new tradition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, took place on the historic quad at the Nation's 1st HBCU on May 7. Graduating seniors lit the candles of underclassman in a special ceremony that signified passing the torch of leadership to the underclassmen.

Marsha Depte-Brown Takes the Cake at CU

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Marsha-Browne Depte, Management Technician for the University's Office of Development, is the latest recipient of Cheyney University's Cake Award.

Artists Support Cheyney University's Fine Arts Department and Pay Tribute to Pianist Robert Pritchard

Monday, May 4, 2015

The internationally recognized All-Steinway School, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, was the venue for a magnificent piano concert to benefit Cheyney University, the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

University College Inaugural Awards and Recognition Banquet

Sunday, May 3, 2015

University College presented its Inaugural Awards and Recognition Banquet in Cheyney University's Carnegie Hall Great Room on Thursday April 30.

Cheyney Wolves Set New School Records at PSACs

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cheyney University track & field standouts Khabira Crawford and Jada Phillips set new school records at PSACs while Kalik Mitchell grabed a silver medal.

Tavis Smiley Speaks "the Truth" at Cheyney University KHA Fundraiser

Friday, April 24, 2015

TV & Radio Talk Show Host, Author and Lecturer Tavis Smiley spoke at a fundraising event for Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) April 23, speaking about what he called the truth.

Cheyney University and University College celebrates "Blue Day"

Friday, April 24, 2015

On Wednesday April 22nd Cheyney University and University College celebrated “Blue Day” at the nation's 1st HBCU. Students, faculty and staff wore Cheyney “Blue” to show pride in this historic institution.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 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.

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

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 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.