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Heard Around Campus — March

March 29, 2021

Heard Around Campus

It’s officially spring, and with the start of the new term and the closing of Women’s History Month, there’s plenty to keep track of for what comes next, especially for wellness and cultural opportunities. Here’s what was heard around campus:

Two Events Closing Out Women’s History Month

March 30, 5–6 p.m.: The Art of African Head Wrapping

Join Netfah Amina-Afia of Simply Netfah for an informative and experiential head-wrapping workshop. Learn the HERstory and tradition of African head wrapping and the transformational power of adornment as Netfah guides you through several headwrap styling tutorials! Have a scarf/fabric approximately 22 x 72 inches to follow along. Register here

March 31, 12–1 p.m.: HERStory: Operation Self Love, Self-Care and Story Sharing

The Office of Equality and Diversity, Office of Veteran Student Services, Drexel Veterans Alumni Network, Task Force Dragon (Army ROTC), and Project Welcome Home Troops present this one-hour interactive program celebrating stories of military-affiliated women. By hearing about these women’s methods for self-care and self-love to sustain and fortify them in challenging times, participants will learn techniques to stay grounded, share stories and be inspired to greet each day with purpose and passion. Drexel University is offering 15 Wellness Points for eligible participants who attend this program. To learn more and RSVP, click here.

Volunteer to Give Blood on April 2

Join Drexel Public Safety and the American Red Cross for an upcoming blood drive on April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Red Cross House, 400 Powelton Ave. Register on the Red Cross website using sponsor code “Drexel Police.”

Join Public Safety’s Preparedness Training on April 29

Being aware of your surroundings and recognizing situations that are potentially dangerous are key to keeping yourself safe. Public Safety is now offering virtual, interactive, monthly presentations on situational preparedness that educate the Drexel community about measures they can take to prevent themselves from being victims of a crime. The sessions provide tips to encourage you not to be scared, but to be prepared. The next of these presentations will be held April 29 from 12 to 1 p.m. These presentations are open to the entire Drexel community. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please contact Officer Tom Cirone at or Officer Kim McClay at Learn about more presentation dates available on the Public Safety website.

Virtual Health & Wellness Fair Events Offered Throughout April

This April, Drexel’s annual Health and Wellness Fair, traditionally held in person each spring, will feature a full month’s worth of virtual workshops and events to keep our community healthy and safe. At 10 a.m. on every Wednesday in April, Drexel Human Resources (HR) will host a 30-minute breath and movement session with soothing stretches and calming breathing practices. Earn 15 Wellness Incentive Program points to ease your anxiety (and your neck pain) during these accessible sessions, perfect for beginners.

On Wednesday afternoons, HR will host a series of events that focus on three core areas of well-being: physical, mental-emotional and financial. Earn 15 Wellness Incentive Program points while learning how to maximize your existing Drexel benefits:

  • April 7 (12­–1 p.m.): Health Advocate: Well-being Benefits Beyond the Wellness Incentive Program
  • April 14 (1–2 p.m.): Financial Hacks: Tips and Tricks to Preserve Your Finances
  • April 21 (12–1 p.m.): Independence Blue Cross: Secret Wellness Benefits With Your Healthcare
  • April 28 (1–2 p.m.): CuraLinc: Mental Well-being With Your Brand New Employee Assistance Program

Please register in Career Pathway for the events of your choice.

Learn How Procurement Services Is Supporting Supplier Inclusion

Procurement Services and Amazon Collaborate on Supplier Inclusion: Procurement Services recently enabled preferred search results for local and certified underrepresented suppliers in the Amazon catalog in Smart Source. When items from such suppliers are available, they will appear at the top of your search results with a note indicating that they are “Preferred by your organization.” Procurement Services strongly encourages you to select items from preferred suppliers when available, as they support local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and woman-owned businesses, among others.  Procurement Services will continue to work with Amazon and our other supplier partners to support Drexel’s commitment to supplier inclusion and our local community.

Drexel Nationally Recognized for Socially Responsible Purchasing: For taking proactive steps to support and engage with minority-owned businesses through a supplier diversity office, unique programs and leading initiatives, Drexel recently received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Jesse L. Moore 2021 Supplier Diversity Award, a national recognition for institutions of higher education from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Winners were announced in the magazine’s April 2021 issue. Read the full feature about this recognition, and Procurement’s commitment to socially responsible purchasing, on DrexelNow. You can also learn more about the University's commitment to inclusion and how Procurement Services works to procure goods and services for the Drexel community by reading Accounts Payable and Procurement Services' recent annual report [PDF].

Street Fare Is Back at Urban Eatery

Drexel Dining is proud to announce that Street Fare at Urban Eatery will reopen during the spring term for dinner, Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The station will feature a particular category of food each day of the week:

  • Meatless Monday — featuring a lineup of chef-inspired, plant-based dishes
  • Taco Night — boasting a different gourmet taco each week
  • Wellness Wednesday — highlighting health-forward selected by our on-campus dietitian
  • Farm to Table — offering features made from local ingredients from the Common Market and beyond
  • Fan Favorite Friday — fan favorites, selected by poll via Instagram at @drexeldining.

Urban Eatery will continue to offer limited, single-seat indoor dining during the spring term, in accordance with guidelines provided by the City of Philadelphia. For menus and hours of operation, visit the Urban Eatery website.

Drexel Receives HEARTSafe Campus Recognition

Drexel University has been recognized as a HEARTSafe Campus by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF). NCEMSF gives this award and recognition to university campuses that promote community awareness of the potential for saving the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims through the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and increased public access to defibrillation. To read more about this distinction, visit the Public Safety website

Drexel Privacy Program Services Is Hiring!

Privacy Program Services in the Office of Compliance, Privacy and Internal Audit is hiring a privacy analyst, who will assist with the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of Drexel University’s Privacy Program. The privacy analyst will have the opportunity to lead privacy incident investigation, analysis and response activities across the University. This position reports to the director of Privacy Program Services. Applications will be accepted through April 11. Apply through this link:

Journal Workflow 2.0 Now Requires VPN

Effective immediately, to use Journal Workflow, you must be logged into the Cisco AnyConnect VPN. For instructions on how to use the VPN, please visit the IT website.

Reminder From General Accounting

Departments who are expecting any receipts of funds (deposits): Please email General Accounting at with the expected receipt amount as well as FOAPAL to apply this receipt.