Category: Chowan Chapel

President Thomas Speaks at Murfreesboro Chamber Banquet

Chamber of Commerce

On the 30th of April 2024, Chowan University was strongly represented at the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet by staff, alumni, trustees, and students. Chowan University was one of the many entities celebrated as economic powerhouses in the town and region. University President Dr. Rosemary Thomas provided remarks focusing on the importance of Chowan’s […]

Chowan University Celebrates Easter with Holy Week Revival


Chowan University recently concluded its annual Holy Week Revival, a four day event filled with worship, testimonies, and spiritual growth. The campus community came together to celebrate the Easter season and deepen their faith through various religious activities. The Holy Week Revival commenced with a powerful worship service led by Senior Erica Mock at the […]

Noel Engebretson Performs Concert at Chowan University Chapel

Noel Engbretson

On Sunday afternoon, renowned pianist Noel Engebretson graced the stage of Chowan University Chapel, captivating the audience with his exceptional musical talent. The concert, organized by the Friends of Music and the Music Department, showcased Engebretson’s extraordinary skills on the Steinway piano generously donated by Linda Briley Weaver. As a Steinway artist since 2014, Engebretson’s […]

2024 Rouson Memorial Lecture Featuring The Reverend Pamela Taylor Held in the CHowan Chapel


The 2024 annual Rouson Memorial lecture, held in the Chowan Chapel, was a wonderful celebration of individuals in the local communities serving as beacons of success and pioneers of their communities. The lecture made possible in collaboration with the Murfreesboro Historical Association, showcased the remarkable achievements and contributions of three outstanding individuals. It is a […]

Chowan University hosts its first Advent Service in the Chowan Chapel

Chowan Unviersity Advent Service

 The Chowan University campus gathered on Monday, December 4th, to celebrate the first Advent Service in the newly constructed Chowan Chapel. Led by Reverend Mari Wiles, the students and faculty came together to present an enchanting advent pageant, recounting the timeless story of the three wise men visiting the Baby Jesus. The service featured a […]

Briley-Weaver Piano Dedication Service led by Maja Rajković and Dennis Krasnokutsy

Maja Rajkovió and Dennis Krasnokutsy perform for a crowd

On Sunday, November 6th, 2023, the Chowan University community gathered in the Chowan Chapel to witness the dedication of the Briley-Weaver Steinway piano. The grand event featured a captivating concert by renowned pianist Maja Rajkoviċ, accompanied by the talented Dennis Krasnokutsy on the viola. The Briley-Weaver Steinway piano, a magnificent instrument of unparalleled beauty and […]

Chowan University Commemorates the Opening of the Chowan Chapel: A Service of Thanksgiving

Chapel Doors

In a poignant ceremony that echoed with faith, unity, and gratitude, Chowan University celebrated the inauguration of the Chowan Chapel on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. This momentous event, known as the “Chowan Chapel: Service of Thanksgiving,” marked a significant milestone in the institution’s history. The Chowan Chapel, situated within the serene confines […]

Chowan Chapel Progress

As summer is fading into the fall semester, the work in the Chowan Chapel is not as noticeable on the webcams. Most of the work from now until completion will occur inside the chapel. With the dedication of the building set for September 28th, crews are hard at work inside. Below are some sneak peeks […]

Chowan University Celebrates Steeple Raising for the Chowan Chapel  


On Thursday, June 15, Chowan University observed a steeple raising for the Chowan Chapel. The Chowan Community was invited to the installation of this new campus icon. Many watched from Squirrel Park as the steeple made its way to its final destination on top of the Chowan Chapel.     The steeple arrived by truck from Campbellsville […]

Chowan University Announces Official Name for New Chapel 

Worship Center Redering

 In 2020, amid the unknown of a pandemic, Chowan University and its supporters launched a campaign for the university’s first free-standing chapel. From the words in Jeremiah 29:11, the family of Bucky ‘74 and Jan Glover made a lead gift to launch the fundraising efforts for a new chapel at Chowan University. Chowan was founded […]