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Alissa Falcone

Editor and Staff Writer
Alissa Falcone is the editor of DrexelNow and Drexel Quarterly and a staff writer who has contributed to those Drexel publications as well as Drexel Magazine and EXEL Magazine. She joined University Communications in 2013 as a communications associate and continued working full-time in 2014 after she graduated from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in English. She previously worked for Philadelphia magazine and has written for the Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly.com and other publications. When she’s not working at her desk, she can usually be found near one of the many food trucks on Drexel’s campus … for work, obviously. She tweets at @AlissaFalcone.

Contact:

acf57@drexel.edu

215.571.4319

Graphic design major Abbey Nesbitt poses with one of the Saxbys chalkboard signs displaying her art.

Saxbys Coffee With a Side of Chalkboard Art by a Drexel Student

If you’ve ever passed the Saxbys on 34th Street at Drexel University or on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, then you’ve probably walked by the chalkboard signs designed by rising graphic design senior Abbey Nesbitt.
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Heard Around Campus — July

Now that the end of July is near, take a look at what happened at Drexel University this month and what will be happening in August, the last full month before the start of the new academic year.
A Drexel dragon holding a burger at the Dragon's Den in 1979. Photo courtesy University Archives.

When You Could Eat a Dragon Burger in the Dragon’s Den on Campus

Back in the day, the basement of today’s Creese Student Center was known as “the Dragon’s Den” and featured an arcade, fast food restaurant, game room and a bowling alley.
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Drexel EVP Helen Bowman Named One of Region’s Top CFOs

Helen Bowman, executive vice president, treasurer and chief operating officer at Drexel University, was named to a Philadelphia Business Journal list announcing the top chief financial officers in the Philadelphia area.
"After the Wedding" by Julius L. Stewart was painted in 1880 and donated to Drexel University by the founder after his death. It supposedly features members of the Drexel family at a wedding between the founder's daughter and the artist's brother. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Family in The Drexel Collection

Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel’s likeness is depicted through art on campus — as well as the likeness of his family members.
Besides Drexel University,  Eric likes to "hang out" at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Store at 2038 Sansom St.

Employee Spotlight: Eric Zillmer, Renaissance Man

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel University’s “AD” (athletics director), knows how to merge real-world experiences and classroom teaching ­­— and athletics and academia, or music and neuropsychology.
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Drexel Quarterly Now Online

Starting with the summer 2017 issue, Drexel Quarterly will be published as an e-newsletter, rather than a print publication.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2017

Drexel University faculty accomplished a lot in the spring term — here’s a sampling of the awards and grants they received, among other accolades.
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Briefly Noted: Campus News From Spring 2017

Catch up on the biggest stories and news that came out of Drexel these past few months.
Sarah Rich, coordinator in administrative services, and Gary Childs, liaison librarian for the nursing and health professions, with their recommendations.

Drexel Picks for Binge-Worthy Books and Television Programs

It can get pretty hot and humid in Philadelphia in the summer — here’s how to take cover with a good binge session with a book or television show.
A screenshot of some of the Drexel PaperClip stories on its website.

Drexel PaperClip: Stories for Students, by Students

A new app, Drexel PaperClip, presents a collection of student-written stories about their experiences at the University that can be read by prospective students.
The Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry's men's basketball team with dragons on their uniforms in the 1929 Lexerd yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Beyond 1928, Here Be Drexel Dragons

For almost 90 years, the University has been represented by a “Drexel Dragon,” which got a name — Mario the Magnificent! — 20 years ago.