What's new at CU?

As the new year begins, we want to take a moment to look back at some exciting news shared in 2019 that is on the horizon for 2020!

In February, the Department of Athletics announced the addition of Acrobatics & Tumbling as the 20th varsity sport and 11th women's varsity sport in the athletic department.

The Chowan University Department of Athletics in conjunction with the Office of the President at Chowan University announced the addition of eSports beginning Fall of 2020 back in November.  Esports is competitive gaming using video games on various platforms, most often in the form of organized, multiplayer competitions. 

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) announced on December 10 that accreditation for Chowan University is reaffirmed for an additional ten years following a comprehensive review of Chowan's academic and administrative programs. Reaffirmation signifies that Chowan programs meet high standards as the result of a rigorous internal and external review process that evaluates compliance against a common set of standards.

In December, the addition of three new academic programs were announced to start in fall 2020: E-commerce, Educational Studies, and Business and Design. To increase its associate degree offerings, Chowan is adding eight programs in fall 2020: Criminal Justice, Recreation, Pre-nursing, General Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology, and Business. In 2020, Chowan will submit a proposal to its regional accreditor (SACSCOC) to offer a Master of Organizational Leadership, a Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary/Secondary), and a Bachelor in Mass Communication with a Sports Media concentration. Pending approval from SACSCOC, the University will offer its first classes in these three programs in 2021.

To learn more, please click in the respective links to read the full new releases. 

Posts from January 2020

January 31, 2020
Eresterine Parker White Guidry will headline the Chowan University Reverend George T. and Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture on February 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Turner Auditorium of McDowell Columns Hall with the lecture titled, “The GLOW UP is REAL:  How a country girl conquered the CITY!” 
January 24, 2020
On January 16, 2020, Chowan University’s School of Education and Louisburg College in Education Degree Program signed an agreement that welcomes transferring Louisburg students pursuing a baccalaureate degree to complete their studies at Chowan. 
January 23, 2020
Chowan University warmly welcomes Amber Simpson as the new Associate Minister. She resides in Murfreesboro with husband Scotti and son Martin. Her education includes an MDiv in Theology from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.S.
January 23, 2020
Linda Hassell, Cataloger and Special Collections Librarian, retired from Chowan University in December 2019. Her position’s responsibilities included: performing original and copy cataloging and classification of materials in all formats.