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Cheyney Crowns New Royalty at 7th Annual Mister & Miss Cheyney Pageant Competition


On Sunday, April 22, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania crowned new royalty at the Mister and Miss Cheyney University Pageant Competition. Hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association (SGA), the annual event attracted family, friends, students, faculty, staff, supporters and a host of former Mister and Miss Cheyney's.

Cheyney University Selects Alumnus Dr. Irvin Clark to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania President Aaron A. Walton has announced today that Vice President of Economic Development and Dean of the Newton Campus at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and alumnus Dr. Irvin Clark will deliver the keynote address at Cheyney University's 163rd Commencement convocation. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. on the University's Historic Quadrangle.

Senator Hughes, Pennsylvania Senate honor Cheyney's 1977-78 Division II National Champion Men's Basketball Team


State Senator and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustee member, Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and the entire Pennsylvania Senate honored the 40th anniversary of the Cheyney University men's basketball team winning the 1977-1978 Division II Men's National Championship at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday, April 17.

Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Performance Poet and Author J. Ivy to Perform April 24 at Cheyney


Grammy-Award Winning Artist, Performance Poet and Author J. Ivy will visit Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to perform during the Fade to Black poetry night. This event, sponsored by Residence Life and Housing, the CU Cultural Programming Committee and The Brotherhood, will be held in the Carnegie Hall Great Room at 8 p.m.

"Lift Up! Namibia": CU Fine Arts Students Organize a Service Project to Collect Supplies for Students in Namibia


Cheyney University Fine Arts, Design and Liberal Studies (FADLS) students, faculty advisors and staff members, have organized a service project to collect educational goods and supplies for the nonprofit organization, "Lift Up! Namibia."

The Keystone Honors Academy Hosts An Evening with Astronaut Joan Higginbotham


On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Cheyney University Campus Community is invited to join the Keystone Honors Academy for "Reach Towards the Stars." This evening of motivation and inspiration will feature a keynote address from Astronaut Joan Higginbotham.

Cheyney to Host Annual Honors and Awards Convocation April 19


Cheyney University will host its annual Honors and Awards Convocation at 6 pm on Thursday, April 19 in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium.

CU Alumni Ted Waters to Showcase Photography Exhibit in the Biddle Hall Art Gallery


On Wednesday, March 28, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Biddle Hall Art Gallery will open its first exhibition of the spring semester and feature the photography of Cheyney alumni, Ted Waters. The campus community and the public are invited to attend the opening that will be held from 5 pm - 7 pm in the gallery.

Meet Cheyney University's 2017-18 W.W. Smith Scholarship Recipients


Twenty-one undergraduate students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were recently awarded tuition assistance scholarships provided by the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.

Cheyney Receives $30,000 Grant to Develop Sexual Assault Prevention Programs


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Education, to support our efforts to create programs that prevent and address sexual violence on campus.

RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima Brings 'RAPtivism' to Cheyney on March 19th


On March 19, 2018, join Cheyney University's First Year Experience program for RAPtivism (rap + activism). This unique performance-lecture will be hosted by singer, speaker, educator and 'RAPtivist' (rap activist), Aisha Fukushima, and will take place in the Marcus Foster Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Alumna Dr. Janelle L. Williams Shares Why She Chose Cheyney in 'Diverse Issues in Higher Education' Article


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1837, is recognized as the nation's oldest historically Black institution of higher education, or HBCU. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the U.S.'s oldest institution of higher education.

PCN TV to Showcase Two Cheyney Alums on Upcoming Segment Entitled "Life After Graduation"


As graduates of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and the over 100 fellow Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation, exit their university’s Quad and advance to break down barriers and make significant strides in their respective fields - and in life, they never forget where they came from.

Cheyney Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team to Compete in the 29th Annual National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles


After participating in a National Qualifying Tournament, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will compete against fellow Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the 29th annual Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament.

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