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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.

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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.

Women's Bowling Joins East Coast Conference

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

East Coast Conference Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff, announced the addition of women's bowling as the league's 18th championship sport. The ECC is the seventh NCAA conference to sponsor women's bowling and the second comprised of only Division II institutions. Cheyney University has joined the conference and will compete in the inaugural 2015-16 season.

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.

Head Men's Basketball Coach Dominique Stephens Lends His Time to Scores 4 Scholarship

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Earlier this month Cheyney University Head Men's Basketball Coach Dominique Stephens was one of several area celebrity coaches to lend his time to Scores 4 Scholarship held on May 2 at Drexel University's campus.

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.

Cheyney University Students Participate in SPARKLE Program

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

During the spring 2015 semester the project director, Dr. Channel, Associate Professor, Education and Leadership Studies, focused on raising awareness of educational entrepreneurship among Education majors.

Jada Phillips Sets School Record at the Penn Relays

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jada Phillips put the shot 13.10 m to finish second in her flight and set a new Cheyney University record. Her mark is also the fourth best posted in the PSAC this year.

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 Presents/Neighborhood Oasis Team Wins 2015 Annual Business Plan Competition

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cheyney University's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program hosted the Annual Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony on April 22 in the Marian Anderson Music Center.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES - 4th Annual Campus Feud Game Show at Cheyney April 27

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Students enrolled in Advanced Experimental Psychology (RPS411) will showcase one of their culminating course projects with fun and fervor in the April 27th Campus Feud.

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.

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