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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. Alissa received her master's degree in communication from Drexel in 2017. 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

Eric Berg working on a clay model of Drexel's "Mario the Magnificent" statue. Photo courtesy of Eric Berg.

Drexel Dragon Secrets, Straight from the Sculptor

The “Mario the Magnificent” dragon statue on the corner of 33rd and Market streets is one of the most prominent landmarks of Drexel’s University City Campus. The statue’s creator, Eric Berg, shed some light on what it was like designing, and sculpting, a dragon.
"Kerkira, Greece, 2015."

Art That Gives Back: How Photos from Alumnus Exhibition Benefit Drexel Students

The sale of photographs from Drexel alumnus and trustee R. John Chapel ’67’s recent art show will benefit a fund for student-athletes at the University.
Drexel University's two Curtis Halls.

Drexel’s Two Curtis Halls

Drexel’s Two Curtis Halls. What’s it like to share a name with a building on campus? DrexelNow talked about the funny coincidence to Curtis Hall, an associate accounting professor in the LeBow College of Business.
Janet Golon, left, and Shawna Morse. Golon presented Morse with the Outstanding New Advisor Award.

New Spin on Annual Conference Strengthens Academic Advising at Drexel

This year’s annual academic advising retreat was updated to further promote inter-college collaboration through diverse presentations and a new advisor mentoring program.
The Drexel students in Pharoah Hound Games pose with their E3 College Game Competition trophy. Left to right Joseph Brown, Jeff Mostyn, Michael Heffner and Mark Hurley. Photo credit: Charles Shan Cerrone.

The Best College Video Game in America Lives on at Drexel

A group of four students from Drexel University created a video game for a class project that was recently named the best college video game in the country.
Popsicles.

Cool Treats Near Drexel Hotspots

It’s hot out — treat yourself to something frosty and refreshing.
BEES students seining for fish in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Photo credit: Richard J. Horwitz.

New Exhibit Explores the Best of the BEES

The Drexel Collection’s new show is centered around the educational and professional opportunities made available by the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science.
Drexel buildings.

The Names Behind Drexel Buildings

Ever wondered who Bossone or Stratton or Disque were, and why those are the names of buildings on Drexel’s University City Campus?
The Paul Peck Center Gallery, which is currently showcasing "John Chapel: A Photographic Voyage."

5 Fun, Free Things to Do Near Drexel’s Campus

There are several things that Dragons can do between classes or on a lunch break that are fun, free and near the University City Campus.
Thomas DeChiaro pictured on Drexel's campus. All photos courtesy Thomas DeChiaro.

Employee Spotlight: Thomas DeChiaro, the Drexel VP and CIO Who Runs a Winery

The Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer owns The Winery at St. George, and has created a private label wine for Drexel that you might have seen — and drank — at University events.
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Photo Recap: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Drexel’s New Veterans Lounge

The space in the Creese Student Center officially opened with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony last month. Tom Masci '68, an Army vet, made a generous gift to help with the improvements to the area, which boasts a business center, study tables and a small meeting area.
"Two Open Triangles Leaning Gyratory" by George Rickey.

Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Outdoor Public Art

There is a lot of art hidden in plain sight on Drexel’s University City Campus that you might be walking by every day.