Category: Academics

Professor Awuni Selected to Serve with Baptist World Alliance

Assistant Professor of Religion and Director of International Students, Jill Awuni has been selected to serve with the world’s largest network of Baptists, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA).  For the next five years, Professor Awuni will serve on the BWA’s Theological Education, Evangelism, and Missions Commissions.  By serving on these commissions, Professor Awuni plans to […]

Chowan Announces This Year’s Distinguished Alumni and Community Service Award Recipients

During halftime at the Homecoming game Saturday, October 26, 2019, the Community Service Award and Distinguished Alumni recipients were recognized. There were two recipients of the 2019 Community Service Award and three individuals honored as Distinguished Alumni.  Robert Earl and Carolyn Early Brinkley, both Ahoskie NC natives, were presented as this year’s Community Service Award […]

Chowan’s Dr. Dame Recognized in Audubon Magazine’s 2019 Fall Edition

On October 10, 2019, Chowan University’s Dr. James “Bo” Dame, coastal ecologist and professor in biology, was mentioned in the Audubon Magazine’s fall 2019 edition. According to the National Audubon Society, their mission is to “conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the […]

CU Recognizes Faculty Community Service

On March 19, Chowan University recognized John Davis, Distinguished Professor of English, and Timothy Hayes, Assistant Professor of English with the 2018-19 Faculty Excellence in Community Service Award at a dinner honoring the award finalists. This is an annual award presented to faculty who are involved with charitable, nonprofit, church, public service, or similar organizations […]

Chowan University launches new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) titled Lit Sphere

As part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation process, Chowan University launched a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) titled Lit Sphere (Literature Spheres). The QEP is designed to create a culture of reading by increasing students’ pleasure and enjoyment in reading, leading to an increase in the overall quantity […]

National Book Award Finalist to Receive Hobson Prize at Chowan University – Bastard Out of Carolina Author Dorothy Allison on Campus April 27th

Dorothy Allison has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters from Chowan University. The prize will be conferred on Monday, April 27th at 6:00 pm at a dinner in the Chowan Room. Following the dinner and conferral, Allison will deliver the Hobson Lecture […]

Chowan University Music Students Receive National Recognition

Two students from the Chowan University Department of Music have been selected to perform with the 2015 National Small-College Intercollegiate Band to be held March 25-28 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Junior Music Education major Nick Gaffney (saxophone) of Waldorf, MD has been fully accepted to perform with the ensemble, while fellow Junior Music […]

Chowan Scores High in National Survey

According to the official results of the National Survey of Student Engagement, Chowan University’s survey scores place the historic institution above the average of other private colleges in the southeast region. Chowan University rises above the survey averages in learning strategies, quantitative reasoning, and effective teaching practices in comparison with other southeastern private colleges. Chowan […]

Chowan Student Forrest Robinson Earns Competitive Grant for Environmental Research

At the 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creative Symposium held on the campus of NC State University in November, Chowan University junior Forrest Robinson presented his undergraduate research as one of 500 symposium presenters. His work was supported by one out of only five research grants awarded by North Carolina Independent […]

“Life of Christ in Art” Exhibition

Showcased this fall in the Green Hall Art Galleries until Nov. 25th, the dramatic works of Robert Doares entitled “Immanuel, God With Us: The Life of Christ in Art” allow the viewer to travel both space and time to scenes of biblical interpretation displayed in stunning detail. To ensure his works captured both historical and […]