Heard Around Campus — June

Learn about new Gateway Garden events, online courses based on Next Big Idea Club’s non-fiction books and ways to hear from and get in touch with Drexel Public Safety.
A view of people walking around taken from the staircase in the Great Court of Drexel University's Main Building.

June is always a month of transition at Drexel, with Commencement and the end of the spring term for students, and the beginning of Summer Fridays for faculty and professional staff. With all the changes, it’s time to start looking ahead towards the rest of the summer with new Gateway Garden events, new online courses based on Next Big Idea Club’s non-fiction books and ways to hear from and get in touch with Drexel Public Safety.

Here's what was heard around campus this month:

Nominate and Recognize Your Fellow Faculty and Professional Staff

The Drexel University President’s Awards, back after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the exceptional faculty and professional staff members who have had a significant impact on the Drexel community. The nomination period is open now until July 11 at 8 a.m. You can nominate individuals or teams in three categories: excellence (professional staff only), civic engagement (faculty and staff), and diversity and inclusive community (faculty and staff). Please visit the HR website for details about how to prepare and submit a nomination.

Don’t Miss the Gateway Garden’s Summer Events

Are you ready for some summer fun? Business Services is excited to share the Gateway Garden event line-up for the season. You’ll see some familiar favorites, like Meet the Brewers, as well as new, creative workshops for the community to enjoy together.

QR code to the @DrexelDPS Twitter account.
QR code to the @DrexelDPS Twitter account.

Welcome to Twitter, Public Safety

Looking for the latest update on campus safety and security? Drexel Public Safety is here for you, and has launched their new Twitter account, on which the department will publish campus notices, promote community events, share important safety tips, and much more. Follow Public Safety: @DrexelDPS

Stay Cool at Cookies With Cops

Swing by Cookies With Cops for a chance to interact with Drexel police officers while enjoying some refreshments and conversation to break up your day. The next event will be held July 14 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on the southeast corner of 33rd and Arch streets, next to the Buckley Field entrance.

Next Big Idea Club Courses Now Available in Career Pathway

Talent Development is thrilled to announce 42 new online courses based on Next Big Idea Club’s non-fiction books, available now in Career Pathway.

The Next Big Idea Club is a book subscription community curated by some of the world’s leading thinkers.

These new courses feature videos from the authors themselves, sharing their insights directly with learners. Each course focuses on the author’s book with the videos, overview of topic areas, reflections, and quotes.

Browse these courses now on Career Pathway, and visit the Next Big Idea Club website for more information on their subscription community.

Drexel Recognized as One of Philadelphia’s Healthiest Employers

Drexel is always looking for ways to enhance the health and wellness benefits offered to faculty and professional staff. In fact, Drexel University has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal’s annual Healthiest Employers Awards program, which honors organizations for creating exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly through programs that integrate mental health benefits, telehealth options, and virtual fitness/health and nutrition coaching. At the center of Drexel’s commitment to fostering a culture of wellness is A Healthier U, a Human Resources initiative providing opportunities to support employee wellbeing and enhance the body, mind and spirit of the Drexel community. Visit DrexelNEWS to learn more about Drexel’s efforts in creating a healthy and inclusive work environment

Reminder: Temporary Changes to Shuttle Service

Due to a masonry repair project at Nesbitt Hall, the bus stop at 33rd and Market streets for the Dragon (Center City) Route and Powelton/Spring Garden Route is being moved temporarily. The following changes to the Shuttle Service will be in effect until further notice.

  • Dragon Route: Board at the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building lot at 33rd and Ludlow streets. Dragon shuttles won’t be able to discharge passengers on 32nd and Market streets due to this change; otherwise, the schedule for this shuttle remains the same.
  • Powelton/Spring Garden Route: Board at the 33rd and Market location next to Haggerty Library. The bus will travel its regular route on its regular schedule to and from Vidas Athletic Complex.

Please visit Drexel’s transportation web page for more information.

Members of Drexel University stand with community partners.
From left to right: Malyka Sankofa (Enterprise Center), Victoria Hosendorf (Enterprise Center), Chris Plummer (Drexel), Curri Stewart (Peoples Emergency Center), Bo Solomon (Drexel), Regina Hairston (African American Chamber of Commerce), Dante Leonard (Peoples Emergency Center), Marc Pollard (Enterprise Center) and Yolanda Braxton (Peoples Emergency Center).

Drexel Gives Back While Minimizing Waste

Recently, Drexel moved out of Center City’s Bellet Building, leaving a large quantity of office furniture and equipment. To minimize material going to landfill, Drexel Facilities, Drexel Surplus and Supplier Inclusion partnered to find several non-profits to repurpose the items. Over 200 tablet armchairs, 51 office chairs, six desks and many filing cabinets, refrigerators, microwaves, monitors/TVs, shelf/bookcases and tables were donated to the Enterprise Center, Women’s Business Enterprise Center, Peoples Emergency Center Digital Inclusion Department and the African American Chamber of Commerce.

Reminder From Comptroller

Departments that are expecting any receipts of funds (deposits): Please email General Accounting at acct11@drexel.edu with the expected receipt amount as well as FOAPAL to apply this receipt.