Category: Academics

Chowan University Singers Perform at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Months of rehearsal and anticipation finally paid off for members of the Chowan University Singers who traveled to New York City in March to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, Carnegie Hall is one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world. […]

Chowan University Adds Cybersecurity Minor

Cybersecurity minor

Beginning Fall 2022, Chowan University will offer a cybersecurity minor. The 18-credit minor will be delivered through a collaboration between the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Business.  This minor is intended for students in any program who desire to learn more about cybersecurity and pursue a career in the field. Students who […]

Criminal Justice Department’s Guest Speaker List Keeps Growing

Officer Foster

Dr. Pamela Woodard, Chowan University alumnae, professor, and chair of the Criminal Justice Department is passionate about her students and feels that real-life experiences are vital to their education.  While she cannot always take her students to opportunities, she can bring the opportunities to them.  Dr. Woodard is eager to provide learning opportunities for her […]

Religion Club Hosts Field Trip to Islamic Association of Raleigh

Paul Gilliam, Director of the Chowan University Religion Program, and Lou Ann Gilliam, Chowan University Director of Church and Community Relations, led a group of twelve students to the Islamic Association of Raleigh on Saturday, March 19. The group was met with warm hospitality, and a member of the Islamic community, Fiaz Fareed, led a […]

Theatre@Chowan presents Furry Tails with a Twist!

Furry Tales Promo

Theatre@Chowan will present three performances of Jennifer Hickok DeFratis’s fast-moving funny play for kids Furry Tails with a Twist on April 8, 9, 10, 2022. Follow the improvised adventures of a trio of actors as they stumble and bumble their way through the telling of three classic fairy tales. When a sudden mishap causes the […]

More than Books: Whitaker Library offers Activities to Promote Student Wellness

University Librarian demonstrating crochet techniques to student

Freshman Sreshta Puducheri proudly holds up her first project to University Librarian, Georgia Williams. Williams then shows Sresta how to stitch the winding crocheted creation into a larger piece. Sresta along with other students participate in the CU Crochet and Knitting Group that meets weekly on the top floor of Whitaker Library. This activity is […]

Gates County High School GEAR UP Visits Chowan University 

Dr. Gill science experiment

On February 23, 2022, thirty GEAR UP students from Gates County High School visited Chowan University.  Anna Eure, Associate Director of Admissions Data and Operations, organized the visit with Dr. Brenda Tinkham, Associate Provost of External Relations as an Academic Outreach event.  The group toured the campus and ate in the dining hall with the […]

17th Annual Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

William Sturkey

Dr. William Sturkey will serve as the John H. Davis Keynote Lecturer for the Seventeenth Annual Faculty Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will be held on Monday, April 11. This year’s theme is “Echoes of Memory.” The keynote lecture is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium, Robert Marks Hall. Chowan faculty presentations are scheduled from 9:00 […]

2023 Hobson Prize Winner Announced

Chowan University is pleased to announce that David Sanchez is the recipient of the 2023 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. In making the announcement, the Hobson Prize Selection Committee noted, “David Sanchez’s All Day Is A Long Time, which is a lyrical, engaging, and hauntingly beautiful first novel, reminds […]

2022 Senior Banquet & Commencement Speakers and Gonfaloniers Named

2022 Speakers An important part of the annual Senior Banquet and Commencement Ceremony are the speeches delivered by members of the graduating class. By having studentsspeak, it acknowledges the centrality of students in the life of the University. The five-minute speeches provide an opportunity for the university community to hear thevoices of the students. Typically, […]