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Cheyney University Announces Formation of Institute for the Contemporary African American Experience

Top executives from Thomas Jefferson University and Epcot Crenshaw Corporation joined Gov. Tom Wolf on the campus of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania today as the University announced the formation of the Institute for the Contemporary African American Experience (ICAAE). Jefferson University and Epcot Crenshaw are among the initial partners in the newly formed institute, which is intended to leverage Cheyney’s reputation and legacy as the nation’s oldest historically black University to study contemporary issues related to race, ethnicity, access and diversity in American society. Starbucks Foundation also will partner with the institute on a future research project. The establishment of the ICAAE was recommended by the Cheyney University Task Force, which was appointed by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to help develop a new business model for the University. It is expected to serve as a catalyst and facilitator in creating networks, fostering communications and developing.
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Cheyney Professor Sees Future in Fish Farming

Article originally appeared in Lancaster Farming on June 29, 2018 | By Philip Gruber, Staff Writer CHEYNEY, Pa. — Pale pink-white fish, and lots of them, are swimming and splashing around in a tank at the back of a greenhouse on the Cheyney University campus. The tank is only knee high, but the black liner gives it an appearance of unprobed depth. Steven Hughes tosses in a scoop of food, and the tilapia go wild. “They love it when guests come by,” says Hughes, director of the University’s Aquaculture Research and Education Laboratory. Cheyney’s fish farming program is a rarity within the State System of Higher Education, but Hughes believes aquaculture can economically increase food production while offering students desirable careers. U.S. fish farms produce $850 million in food fish annually, according to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture. Hughes’ own interest in fish didn’t start out particularly goal oriented. It was simply a.
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Cheyney University Appoints Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Director of Student Financial Services

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Jeffrey Jones, as the Executive Director of Enrollment Management, effective June 4, and Suzanne Sparrow, as the Director of Student Financial Services, effective May 21. The recent appointments were announced this week by President Aaron Walton. Jones arrives at Cheyney from Kutztown University, where he most recently served as the Special Assistant for Enrollment Management and Diversity Recruitment. Before his 2008 departure from the University, he spent 14 years at Kutztown in admissions, as an Associate Director of Admissions for eight years, and athletics as the Head Men's Basketball Coach for six years. During his time at KU, Jones played was instrumental in reversing several years of declining enrollment and played a pivotal role in increasing diverse student enrollment as well as growing overall enrollment.  Prior to his 2017 return to Kutztown, Jones served as Director of Admissions at.
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Cheyney University Introduces New Academic Offerings As Part of Curriculum Redesign

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has introduced new programs in biology and computer science as part of a redesign of its curriculum to address changes in the workforce and to enhance students’ opportunities for success. New concentrations under the biology degree program will be offered in pre-medicine, pre-nursing/health professions, forensics, ecology/environmental biology, aquaculture and cellular/molecular biology. A new minor in computer science will provide students with the opportunity to attain a foundation in the field to complement virtually any major. It will provide knowledge and skills in technology that many industries now require and will help students to be more competitive in the job market.  The computer science program was recently reorganized and updated to meet current technological innovations and market demand. The new offerings, along with a new concentration in American political studies and a revised fine arts program, will be available beginning this fall. “We are committed to ensuring.
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CU’s New Commitment to Promote & Support Healthier Options on Campus Puts it at the Forefront of the Cultural Shift Towards Wellness

Today, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has agreed to make its campus environment healthier and announced a three-year commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative, a commitment designed to enhance the campus environment by supporting and promoting healthier eating and improved physical fitness. “Our students are our nation’s future leaders,” said Thom Nixon Director of Residence Life and Housing at Cheyney. “During their formative college years, many students will develop lifelong habits. It’s our goal to promote and support them in developing healthier nutrition and fitness habits that will set the stage for a lifetime of wellness. We are proud to be a pioneer in the movement to creating a culture change towards health and hope our example leads others to join the movement.” Cheyney is one of more than 60 forward-thinking institutions of higher learning to make a commitment to implement PHA’s promising practices that range.
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TaKayla Ellis and Jowan Lewis-Kearse Named Student-Athletes of the Year at Annual Student-Athlete Success Banquet

TaKayla Ellis and Jowan Lewis-Kearse were named Cheyney University Student-Athletes of the year on Tuesday evening at the annual Athletic Department Student-Athlete Success Banquet, honoring the accomplishments of the student-athletes and cheerleaders, held inside Ada Georges Banquet Hall. Interim Athletic Director, Suzanne Kilian opened the festivities, while Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton served as the evening's keynote speaker. Kilian, along with the coaches, spoke on the student-athletes and those who supported the department throughout the year and distributed Awards. Lewis-Kearse made a career-high 29 catches for 273 yards during the football season and then joined the indoor track and field squad for the spring semester. In his first meet, he took the title in the Triple jump and qualified for the PSAC Championships, then recorded the second longest triple jump indoors in Cheyney history. During the Championships, Lewis Kearse earned all-conference honors in the both events with a third-place in triple jump and.
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