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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

Bob Quaglia (BS electrical and computer engineering ‘86) is a big believer in fate, and he’s been helping to shape the fate of Drexel co-op students, like he once was, as a manager at Woodward McCoach Inc. since 1994.

Questions With a 20-Year Co-op Manager: Bob Quaglia

Bob Quaglia (BS electrical and computer engineering ‘86) is a big believer in fate, and he’s been helping to shape the fate of Drexel co-op students, like he once was, as a manager at Woodward McCoach Inc. since 1994.
Steve Sclafani, a Drexel doctoral student in physics, headed to the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory as a member of the Drexel IceCube Research group, and subsequently the larger IceCube Collaboration. The collaboration includes more than 300 people from 52 institutions (including Drexel) across 12 countries who helped to build, test and continue to maintain the detector.

A Drexel PhD Student’s 'Summer' at the South Pole

Steve Sclafani, a Drexel doctoral student in physics, spent over a month at the South Pole supporting research in the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory, and following in the footsteps of his mentor.
Campus Activities Board (CAB) clinched the first-place Spirit Week team title this year, as well as the $1,000 in Dragon Dollars and the bragging rights that come along with it.

Students Spearhead Record Participation for Drexel Homecoming 2020

Fourteen student teams and more than 1,100 individual students participated in Drexel’s weeklong winter tradition this year.
Florette Press (right), an academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, helped third-year student Elizabeth Warnock (right) through major transitions her freshman year.

Major-switcher Memoirs: Meet a Dragon Who Declared Four Different Majors Her First Year at Drexel

Similar to national trends, more than one-third of Drexel undergraduate students change their major at least once. Like Elizabeth Warnock, who, after three failed switches within two different colleges her freshman year, found the elusive perfect fit she’d been seeking.
Bill Waldron Jr. helps current Drexel students approach career opportunities and the workplace with the same open-mindedness and fervor that he has approached his own career with.

Questions With a 20-Year Co-op Manager: Bill Waldron Jr.

Bill Waldron has been managing Drexel engineering co-op students for 25 of the 30 years he’s been with AT&T Mobility. He told DrexelNow about the keys to success for a stable career like his, for a rewarding co-op and for ways Drexel students can make an impact on the job.
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Campus Digest — January 2020

New year, new ways to get involved on campus!
The Disaster Simulation lab is a required rite of passage for all of Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, and is a key component of the class titled “Population Health Concepts.” It simulates the worst-case, yet realistic scenarios that nurses might come across in their career.

Disaster Simulation Lab Helps Drexel Nursing Students Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenarios

The College of Nursing and Health Professions puts a lot of resources and manpower into making sure that senior nursing students know how to tackle a “really bad day” through required simulation lab nestled in “Population Health Concepts” class.

Kasey Manwaring, owner of GoalsFit, a personal training studio in Manayunk, does a pre- and post-class workout with the ENTP 225 students.

Mindfulness and Well Being Class Teaches Mandatory Life Lessons on Happiness

Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has launched a new “Mindfulness and Well Being” course, or ENTP 225, that is now mandatory for second-year entrepreneurship students. But both faculty and current pupils see the class’ potential for student-body-wide benefit.
Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, kicked off the Drexel University Music Industry Program’s new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.

Legendary Album Engineer Steve Albini Touts Community Through Campus Lecture

Drexel University’s Music Industry Program welcomed Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, to kick off its new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.
Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center Co-op Advisor Tracy Feld meets with Candice Klieman, a fourth-year music industry major in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

The Delicate Dance of the Steinbright Co-op Advisor

Ever wonder what being a co-op advisor for the Steinbright Career Development Center truly entails? Tracy Feld, senior advisor of Cooperative Education for Steinbright, explains how she teaches both students and co-op employers how to tango.
Harrison Hertzberg, a first-year student studying entrepreneurship and innovation in the Close School, won a total of $12,500 in prize money a this year's Startup Fest in order to bring his idea for AeroPest to market.

Wildcards Win at Drexel’s Annual Startup Fest

For the first time in its six-year history, not only was the winner of the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s annual Startup Fest a wildcard participant, but he is also a first-year student.
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Campus Digest — November 2019

Before the holidays, be aware or take part in these campus happenings!