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Campus & Community

Heard Around Campus — November

November 29, 2017

Heard Around Campus

It’s almost that time of year again. Drexel is preparing for both the end of fall term and the start of the holiday season. Here's what you need to know going forward — and what was heard around campus during in November.

University Holiday Party RSVP Reminder

Mark your calendars! Celebrate the holiday season with your fellow Dragons on Dec. 15 for a morning breakfast or a happy hour gathering. RSVP here.

44th Annual Alumni Turkey Project

In honor of the 44th year of the Drexel Alumni Association’s longest-standing alumni tradition, the alumni turkey project, Drexel hopes to provide 1,440 turkeys and give 1,440 families a reason to celebrate this year.

Any gift, regardless of size, makes a difference. A donation of $25 provides a turkey for one family.

If you’d like to help distribute turkeys to the community organizations and see firsthand the impact that the Turkey Project makes on our community, RSVP here and head to the Armory on the morning of Dec. 14.

21st Annual Holiday Toy Drive 

Drexel's Office of Government and Community Relations has begun its 21st annual Holiday Toy Drive.

You can help bring a smile to a child and make their holiday special by participating in the annual event. Faculty, professional staff and students are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys (no toy weapons please) until Dec. 11. Collection boxes will be available at the following locations:

  • Office of the President, Main Building
  • Office of Government and Community Relations, Left Bank, Suite 102
  • 3201 Arch St., First Floor Recreation Center, Lobby
  • Bellet Building, Lobby
  • New College Building, Lobby
  • Queen Lane, Lobby

Members of the University community can also participate in toy-bagging parties (with eco-friendly materials) which are scheduled to be held in the Great Court of the Main Building (32nd and Chestnut streets) on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

For more information on the Holiday Toy Drive, please contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at 215.895.2109.

Town Hall Recap

Couldn’t make it to the Nov. 16 University town hall? Check out the DrexelNow recap detailing what President John Fry had to say about Drexel’s past few years of rapid change and what’s on the horizon.

And speaking of Fry …

What's Drexel’s President Thinking About? Check His New Blog

Did you know that Fry has his own blog now? It will be used to share his thoughts on important news relating to the University, including op-eds he writes and news stories in which he is quoted. Read through his posts here.