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Beth Ann Downey

Staff Writer, University Communications

Beth Ann Downey is the staff writer for DrexelNow and also contributes to such publications as Drexel Magazine. She joined the University Communications team in March 2018 bringing a variety of work experience in journalism, public relations and marketing.

Beth Ann received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University in University Park. She has previously held editorial positions with the Altoona Mirror as a lifestyle reporter and JUMP Philly magazine as a managing editor. In her free time, you can find Beth Ann enjoying the local music scene as well as everything her East Passyunk neighborhood has to offer. Follow Beth Ann at @bethanndowney on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

ead332@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Ellen Garven observing for BMES-596

In The Flesh: Drexel Biomedical Students Gain Surgical Familiarity in Hands-On Clinical


Students in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems who take BMES-596 are invited to observe on surgical floors at Hahnemann University Hospital and flex their imaginative muscles through final projects.



5 Little Known Facts Drexel Counseling Center

Five Little-Known Facts: Drexel University Counseling Center

This Mental Health Awareness Month, take the time to learn more about what the University Counseling Center has to offer, and what deep-seated myths actually aren’t true.

Drexel Quidditch Club

Drexel Quidditch Club Brings Storybook Sport to Life for Dedicated Students

The Drexel Quidditch Club was established in 2010, but is just now being recognized as a club sport and is looking toward competing on a national scale.
28th Annual Cooperative Education Awards

Drexel’s Co-op Tradition Shines at 28th Annual Cooperative Education Awards

Co-op and University luminaries gathered once again this year to recognize recipients for the Faculty/Staff and Employer of the Year Awards, as well as student award winners.
Pittman Graduation 2018

William S. Pittman Graduation Ceremony Recognizes 2018 African-American Grads

At the third annual William S. Pittman Graduation Ceremony, African-American graduates from the Class of 2018 gathered with friends, family and University leaders for a night of drums, dance and recognizing student achievement.


Week of Undergraduate Excellence 2017

Stop and See the Excellence: Week of Undergraduate Excellence to Showcase Student Achievement

The second annual Week of Undergraduate Excellence, running from May 14–18, will host presentations, programming and partnerships all aimed at allowing student achievement to shine.
Public Safety Awards 2018

Drexel’s Department of Public Safety Celebrates Employees of the Year

At its annual Commendation Ceremony earlier this month, all facets of the Drexel University Department of Public Safety came together to recognize departmental achievements and individual valor.
Jad Abumrad Lecture

Jad Abumrad Shares Creative Mantras With Drexel Audience Through Lecture

The “Radiolab” creator and co-host described what he learned about himself and the world during his time away from radio as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture Series.


Betsy Payne teachers WINS I students about oyster dissection.

WINS Program Celebrates 35 Years of Opportunity 

The Women in Natural Sciences program at the Academy of Natural Sciences introduces Philadelphia-area high school girls to STEM-focused interactive learning and careers.

Riki McDaniel and Robert Watts

Aspire Scholars Program Brings High-Achieving Students Together With Mentors, Each Other

The Pennoni Honors College program is open to current sophomores in any major, and provides opportunities and guidance in order to promote self-awareness and achievement.



Drexel faculty came together with AP high school teachers to discuss high-achieving students

Bridging the Divide: Events Aim to Bring AP High School Teachers and Drexel Faculty Together to Trade Insights

Due to mutual benefits and following the success of their first event, Pennoni Honors College and Admissions leaders aim to bring more workshops for AP high school teachers to Drexel to discuss high-achieving students with faculty.





Scott Warnock and Diana Gasiewski authored the book together.

Writing Together: How a Student-Professor Bond Turned Into a Book

Associate Professor of English Scott Warnock and his student, Diana Gasiewski, noticed that the student voice was missing from the pedagogy for online writing instruction, so they decided to do something about it.