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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."

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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.

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.

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.

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'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.

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 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

Cheyney Social Relations Major Praises Importance of Internships

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lariah Warner, a Cheyney University of Pennsylvania social relations major, is still singing the praises of a summer internship that made her more well-rounded and marketable.

Cheyney to Host Career Fairs for Alumni and Students--3 Featuring Employers & 1 Featuring Grad Schools

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cheyney University is hosting a series of career fairs this Fall from October 26 through November 16. The first four fairs will feature employers while the final fair will showcase graduate schools. All five fairs are exclusively for Cheyney students and alumni. All fairs will be held on Wednesdays from 11 am to 2 pm in Marcus Foster Alumni Student Center's second floor auditorium.

Cheyney Volleyball Team Beats The Lincoln University in Battle of the First Part 1

Thursday, September 15, 2016

In part one of the Battle of the First (volleyball edition) the Cheyney Wolves beat The Lincoln University in a four-set victory that got the crowd on their feet and sent CU fans out on the courts, jumping and screaming in triumph.

Cheyney Marine Biology-Aquaculture Majors Participate in US Trout Farmers Association Fall Meeting

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Two Cheyney University students, Keila Burgos and Basir Fulmore, participated in a session on High School and University Aquaculture Education at the United States Trout Farmers Association Fall Meeting which was held September 7 – 10 in Bethlehem, PA. This year’s theme, "Farming the Future with an Optimistic View", included aquaculturists from across the U.S.

Double-Doubles for Campbell and Flores, But Wolves Fall to Lightning

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sophomore Virshawna Campbell and freshman Mary Flores each registered their first career double-doubles, but the Cheyney University women's volleyball team dropped a 3 -1 decision at Goldey-Beacom College Thursday night in non-conference action inside the Jones Center.

Wolves Win "Battle of the First" in Overtime with 21-20 Victory

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Cheyney Wolves ended a 43-game winless drought with a 21-20 victory in overtime in the "Battle of the First" at The Lincoln University Thursday night

Cheyney's Jasmine Hurt Interning in Harrisburg for PA Department of Labor & Industry

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Jasmine Hurt of Harrisburg, PA is working for the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Cheyney Professor Presents at International Conference

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dr. Steven Hughes, Professor/Director of Aquaculture at Cheyney University, was invited to speak on the use of aquaculture and aquaponics as educational tools in the classroom at the 11th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. Held in Roanoke, VA August 19-21, 2016, the Conference included presenters from throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Cheyney to Head to The Lincoln University for the September 1 "BATTLE OF THE FIRST"

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cheyney and Lincoln will go head-to-head in a September 1 season football opener at The Lincoln University. Kickoff is at 7 pm.

Cheyney's Anitra Jackson Named Pennsylvania's Only White House HBCU Initiative 2016 All-Star

Friday, August 19, 2016

Anitra Jackson, Miss Cheyney University 2016, is the only Pennsylvania college student selected to serve as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) as a 2016 HBCU All-Star Student. Jackson and 72 other students beat out hundreds of other students across the nation, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands for the prestigious honor.

Cheyney Professor's Design and Student/Faculty Work Featured in Harrisburg Outdoor Exhibit

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thirty dinosaurs, sponsored by various businesses and groups, are on display in Harrisburg, PA this summer—all works of art in an outdoor sculpture exhibit entitled Dino-Mite Harrisburg. One of them, designed by Professor Marietta Dantonio Madsen, Chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Department, is located along the Susquehanna River on Front Street, between Pine and Locust Streets. Cheyney students and faculty helped paint the 8' x 6' sculpture dubbed 'Gradu Saurus'.

145 Years After He Was Gunned Down by a Violent Mob, Octavius Catto to Be Honored as One of Philadelphia's Most Distinguished Leaders

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently unveiled designs for a 12-foot statue to honor one of the city’s most influential African-Americans. Octavius Catto was a Renaissance man, dubbed “the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th century.” He graduated as valedictorian in 1858 from the Institute for Colored Youth, which is known today as Cheyney University.

Cheyney C Club to Host 7th Annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on August 22

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Cheyney University C Club is hosting the 7th annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, PA. Proceeds from the event go to scholarships for student-athletes, cheerleaders and band members at Cheyney University.

"Be Free in 2017!" Tobacco-free Initiative Underway at Cheyney University

Friday, June 3, 2016

“Be Free in 2017!”, a new initiative underway on Cheyney University’s campus, is being organized to eliminate tobacco use on University premises.

Cheyney University to Host Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program July 31 - August 5

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management (HRTM) program will present the Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program on its campus from July 31 to August 5, 2016. The free six-day residential program for sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA will introduce participants to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure, and meetings & events.

Upcoming Events

Teacher Evaluation Period Begins
Thursday, October 27
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Student Health and Wellness Center Event
Thursday, October 27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Professional Development
Thursday, October 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Phi Beta Sigma Halloween Party
Friday, October 28
1:00 PM

Volleyball: CU vs Edinboro University
Friday, October 28
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Volleyball vs Slippery Rock University
Saturday, October 29
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Football: CU vs Millersville University
Saturday, October 29
12:00 PM

Open Rec in the Gym
Saturday, October 29
5:00 PM

Inspirational Services
Sunday, October 30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

2017 Registration Begins for Winter & Spring - VETERANS ONLY
Tuesday, November 1
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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