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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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Campus Digest — October 2019

It’s already week 4 of fall term! Here’s what to keep in mind as you start studying for midterms.
Wednesdays at the Kline are now hosted weekly at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in Center City in order for members of the Philadelphia community to gather, listen and exchange ideas and perspectives regarding current events and issues.

Wednesdays at Kline Bring Civil Discourse to Drexel, Philadelphia Communities

Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and Thomas R. Kline School of Law have partnered to promote discussions of hot-button issues amongst diverse people and perspectives in Center City. 
First-year students and resident assistants hang out in a dorm room in Drexel's Bentley Hall.

Students Move In, Marvel at Bentley Hall Phase 1 Renovations

Three hundred and sixty six Drexel students moved into Bentley Hall, formerly Calhoun Hall, for the first time since 2015 after phase one renovations were made to the building itself.
Drexel University President John Fry at Convocation 2019.

100th Anniversary of Co-op Kicks Off at Convocation

Convocation, one of Drexel’s most time-honored traditions, also served this year as the kick off for a years-long celebration of the Drexel Co-op program.
The official ribbon cutting kicks off the Grand Opening of the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center.

Drexel Opens New Center to Study Fabrics of the Future

The new Center for Functional Fabrics and the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center is set to become a cornerstone of the Schuylkill Yards innovation hub.
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Campus Digest — September 2019

The exciting start of the new academic year is less than a week away! Here are the things to do, know and celebrate as you start the Fall term.
New Dragons and Dragon parents during Move-in weekend 2018 at Drexel University.

22 New Dragon Parent Questions, Explained

The Drexel Family Association put their heads together and came up with questions they had when their students first started at Drexel — questions that new Dragon parents this year will undoubtedly have as well.
Here's what incoming Drexel students should do to make sure the transition to living on Drexel University’s campus is as smooth as possible before classes begin.

New Drexel Dragons 2019: You’ve Moved In, Now What?

You’ve got your books bought, your bed made, your posters hung — but what else should you do to make sure your transition to living on Drexel University’s campus is as smooth as possible before classes begin?
Incoming students are invited to join in 10 days and nearly 250 events dedicated to helping them find their home at Drexel during Welcome Week 2019.

What to Expect for Welcome Week 2019

Incoming students are invited to join in 10 days and nearly 250 events dedicated to helping them find their home at Drexel.
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Five Little Known Facts: American Campus Communities

Since American Campus Communities (ACC) established a University-affiliated housing partnership with Drexel in 2010, a lot of beneficial updates and changes have been made, but several myths have also formed.
Produce and herbs from the garden also find their way into the culinary courses taught at and menu items served by Drexel's Academic Bistro.

Kitchen Garden Class Promotes Diversity, Sustainability and Getting Your Hands Dirty

CULA 426 and related sections of the Kitchen Garden class taught through the Center for Food & Hospitality Management gives students from all majors the chance to learn about gardening and environmental stewardship.
Matthew Shirley started his biomedical engineering PhD at Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems through the Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship program.

National Program Helps Drexel Bridge the Representation Gap for STEM PhDs

The Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship program (BTD) provides funding and resources for STEM PhD students from underrepresented populations, and so far Drexel has hosted nearly 50 BTD students.