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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

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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.

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Five Little Known Facts: Drexel Recreation Center

Whether you’re a gym pro or a novice, an individual or a group, a Drexel Dragon or community member, there’s something for everyone at the Rec Center. Don’t let these myths stop you from getting through the door and getting your workout on!

Paul Jensen

Q&A: Paul E. Jensen, Dean of LeBow College of Business

Paul E. Jensen, PhD, may be the new dean of the LeBow College of Business, but he is by no means new to Drexel.

Adena Ellner

Confessions of a Career-Switcher

Adena Ellner, a recent graduate from the master of science in information systems and certificate in healthcare informatics programs, came to Drexel after leaving a career in the financial services industry. In a Q&A with DrexelNow, she relays what made her Drexel experience so rewarding, as well as her advice for fellow students.

Students in BIO 213

Biology Class Builds Research Skills, Autonomy in Underclassmen

Freshmen and sophomore biology students at Drexel can take the elective BIO 213, which introduces them to independent, novel research and a hands-on learning opportunity working with fruit flies.

Drexel's 2018 University-wide commencement

Reliving Commencement Through Tweets

They came. They saw. They graduated. Here are some of the Drexel University community’s reactions to the 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony, held June 15 at Citizens Bank Park.
Drexel Writers Room

Writers Room Creates Community Through Stories, Photos With Canon Project

Drexel University’s Writers Room celebrated the release of the program’s fourth collective work, “Anthology,” and the culmination of its year-long, writer-in-residence program, TRIPOD.

ARTH 150 class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Handle With Care: Course Takes Drexel Students Behind The Scenes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ARTH 150, Research Methods in Art History, offered through Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, enables art history students to get up close and personal with objects from the PMA collection.
Graduate Student Day 2018 Winners

Graduate Student, Affiliate Accomplishments Recognized at 2018 Graduate Student Day

Annual Graduate Student Day events have become a rare time for graduate students from across Drexel University come together and celebrate their achievements.