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Cheyney University Workshops Focus on Learning Communities

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dr. Saudra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success for Louisiana State University and retired Associate Vice Chancellor & Professor of Chemistry, gave three interactive sessions at Cheyney University last Thursday. Sponsored by University College and Title III, sessions were designed specifically for faculty, students and staff.

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ZahRe Belle Art Show on Display at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Art Gallery

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ZahRe Belle, a spoken word artist, singer, painter, teacher, aspiring social psychologist and art therapist, organized Letters to the Survivors, an Art Show and Open Mic Event at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Gallery that opened September 16. The public can view the art from not until the end of October. Call 610-399-2334 for exhibit times.

Organization Fair & Zipcar Launch Attract Students at Cheyney University

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheyney students listen to Zipcar Representatives explain the perks and procedures for using the 2 zipcars on campus.

Find Your Inner Artist: Support The Cheyney Foundation Fundraising Campaign

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On October 8, 2015, The Cheyney Foundation is hosting an “All That Jazz” Paint Night Fundraiser at Pinot’s Palette in Chadds Ford, PA to raise money for Cheyney University's Fine Arts Program and its students. The Paint Night Fundraiser is open to the public. Tickets cost $45.00 which includes paint supplies and light refreshments. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

Cheyney Professor Studies Arabic in Morocco

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin is back in the classroom at Cheyney University after doing what she's wanted to do for years--learn Arabic.

Cheyney University Receives TRIO Student Support Services Grant

Friday, September 11, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has received a five-year TRIO Student Support Services grant totaling $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will be used to provide programs and services that address retention, GPA and graduation rates among 140 low income first-generation students.

Rennie Harris Puremovement Takes Hip Hop to New Heights at Cheyney on September 24

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) will perform at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Thursday, September 24. The program showcases a vibrant collective of classic work from the past twenty years including “P-Funk” which focuses on the individuality and group dynamics of Harris’ athletic male dancers.

Cheyney University Launches Learning Communities Program

Monday, September 7, 2015

There has been quite a buzz around campus as Cheyney University kicked off the Learning Communities initiative. With its ambitious goals of enhancing the freshman experience, uniting the campus community, and improving student retention, this comprehensive program has garnered quite a bit of excitement.

Keystone Scholar Devin Randall to Participate in "Liberty: Unplugged! Twitter Town Hall" in Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Devin Randall, a Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) scholar, was selected to participate in the "Liberty: Unplugged! Twitter Town Hall" in Philadelphia, PA on September 12.

Cheyney University Class of 2019--Ready for the Challenge

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Cheyney University Class of 2019 is ready to embrace life at the Nation's 1st HBCU. They arrived on campus this week a little nervous, anxious and excited.

Cheyney's C Club Hosts Sixth Annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and Silent Auction

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Cheyney University C Club hosted its annual golf tournament and silent auction on August 17 at Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, PA. As in past years, there were also events for non-golfers including a pinochle tournament and a tour of nearby Penn Woods Winery. A majority of the money raised goes toward athletic scholarships for Cheyney students.

SGA Officers Bond in Two-Day Retreat at Cheyney University

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cheyney University's Student Government Association (SGA) officers are excited to start the 2015-16 academic year. The leadership spent the weekend in a two-day retreat on campus that brought them together on one accord.

Cheyney University Students Spend Summer in Rewarding Internships

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

How was your summer vacation? It's a typical question to ask a college student as they head back to school, but it yielded some surprising replies from motivated Cheyney University students. A number of Cheyney University undergraduate students DID have a great summer, but it wasn't the usual go-to-the-beach summer.

Cheyney's Longtime Student Activities Director Receives 2nd Award this Year

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sharon Thorn, Director of Student Activities at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, is the University's latest recipient of The Cake Award, given to those individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty. She was honored at the end of a recent President's Executive Council meeting in Biddle Hall. The 27-year employee was completely taken off guard.

Cheyney's Keystone Honors Academy and Bond Hill Program Offer Free Education for PA Students

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy and Bond Hill Program offer a free undergraduate and graduate education for qualifying PA students. Both programs have proven to be lifesavers for high-achieving students who, otherwise, could not afford to pay for higher education degrees. Some students earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees free of charge because the qualify for the scholarships.

Norway Study Abroad Trip Enlightening for Cheyney Students

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Leonard Brown and Jasmine Richardson are hard at work after spending two weeks abroad in Norway. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholars were competitively selected to receive full scholarships to study leadership, peace and environmental sustainability earlier this summer. The pair joined two honors students from each of the 13 other PA State System of Higher Education schools for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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.

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.

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