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Beth Ann Downey

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

Favorite Wawa

Drexel Foodies Share Their Favorite Wawa Hoagie Order

To celebrate the grand opening of the new Wawa on Drexel University’s University City Campus, DrexelNow asked faculty and staff to relay their favorite Wawa hoagie order, and why.

Move-in weekend 2018

In Photos: Drexel’s 2018 Move-In Weekend 

Drexel welcomed its largest incoming class with its first-ever move-in weekend on Sept. 15–16.

5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center

Five Little Known Facts: Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS)

Find out why the CLASS is the Drexel University student’s one-stop-shop for non-course-specific academic resources, and what you might not know about the Center’s programming and services.

STAR Scholar Summer Showcase 2018

STAR Scholars Shine at Summer Showcase

The STAR Scholars program — which provides first year-students with opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research or creative work — celebrated the culmination of its summer-long events with its biggest cohort yet.

A guide to Welcome Week 2018

A Guide to Welcome Week 2018

Drexel University’s Welcome Week will run from Saturday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 23 with more than 500 events to help incoming Dragons feel ready to begin their college experience.

The Secret Life of Postdocs, Vol. 2

The Secret Life of Postdocs, Vol. 2

In this Q&A with Drexel University’s new Director of Postdoctoral Affairs and Professional Development, Dragons can learn more about the biggest misconceptions and advice for their postdoctoral search.

Paul Gabby running the TrasRockies Run

Drexel Student Takes a Solo Run to Stop Soldier Suicide

Paul Gabby, a graduating nursing student who is also actively serving in the Navy, recently ran an ultramarathon to bring attention to veterans’ mental health issues.

SPAN 440 class.

Students Find ‘Sanctuaries’ of Cultural Experience, Learning through Spanish-language Global Studies Class 

SPAN 440 — a Spanish-language course aimed at introducing students to the meaning of “sanctuaries” — was built to offer unique experiences and context to one of today’s most-pressing controversies surrounding immigration.

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Five Little Known Facts: Drexel University Libraries

There’s a lot about the Drexel University Libraries — and libraries in general — that Drexel students may have misconceptions about.

Fraser Fleming, PhD, head of the chemistry department in the College of Arts and Sciences, teaching the course.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Creativity, Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Graduate Students

Two Drexel University faculty members from different disciplines have come together to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students: learn how to flex their creative muscles.

Lt. Col. Camacho retirement ceremony

Drexel Sends Professor Lt. Col. Lawrence Camacho off in Style Following Army Retirement

Lt. Col. Lawrence Camacho will leave his post after serving as a Professor of Military Science and the head of the Military Science department at Drexel University since 2015.

Postdocs Q&A 1

The Secret Life of Postdocs, Vol. 1

In this Q&A between a Drexel interim vice provost, a faculty adviser and a former doctoral student, Dragons can learn more about postdoctoral opportunities and why they should be considered sooner rather than later.