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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

Students preparing for teaching in ESTM 201.

STEM Majors: Take This Course and Find Out if Teaching Could be in Your Future

“ESTM 201” — also known as “Step 1” of Drexel University’s DragonsTeach program — gives STEM majors instruction and experience teaching in the Philadelphia School District.



Student bloggers for 'My Rec Life'

Student Bloggers Showcase Drexel Recreational Athletics’ Offerings Through ‘My Rec Life’

In September, a new video blog from Drexel’s Department of Athletics was launched to introduce students to new healthy living options, as well as give student staff the chance to spearhead the project.

Alexandria Will-Cole

What’s New with Drexel’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) This Year?

DrexelNow sat down with new GSA President Alexandria Will-Cole to find out what the group’s important initiatives and events will be this year, as well as how she is liking the job so far.

5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center

Five Little Known Facts: Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

The Lindy Center is the campus hub for students to explore avenues of civic engagement through coursework, direct service and more, but these misconceptions may be stopping Dragons from getting involved.

Drexel University Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives Koren A. Bedeau, PhD, and Jackson Katz, PhD.

Jackson Katz, PhD, Brings Introspection, Recommended Action in Gender-based Violence Lecture

The lecture — titled “Gender Based Violence: Who’s at Fault?” — brought the Drexel community together to discuss tough, topical issues on Oct. 10 in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery.

Jeremiah Tall performing at last year's Roots, Rock and Research.

Music With a Mission: Second Annual Roots, Rock & Research Benefit Concert to Support A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Celebrate the unifying power of music with fellow autism supporters, music lovers and friends of Drexel at the second annual Roots, Rock & Research benefit concert at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at World Café Live.

Philadelphia Museum of Dance

Philadelphia Museum of Dance to Bring Local Dance Students, Community Together for Choreographic Assembly

More than 200 artists — including 150 dance students from both Drexel and four other area university-level dance programs — will participate in the hours-long collection of performances on Oct. 6 at the Barnes Foundation.

Meghan Barrett

PhD Candidate Finds Place for Entomological Research, Teaching Goals to Grow at Drexel

Meghan Barrett, a PhD candidate in Drexel University’s Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences, is sharing her passion for… bugs … with undergraduates and the world. 

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.