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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 — November 2019

Before the holidays, be aware or take part in these campus happenings!
Drexel Spidey poses outside of the Main Building on Drexel's University City Campus.

A Q&A With Drexel Spidey

You may have seen the recognizable yet elusive campus hero — the self-proclaimed Drexel Spidey — some time over the last year and a half he’s been on Drexel University’s campus, but DrexelNow goes deep on the history and motivations behind the mask.
The Drexel student voting rate from 2014 to 2018 surpassed the doubled national average by 4.4 percent, meaning that Drexel’s student voter turnout rate in 2018 was 43.5 percent.

3 Reasons Drexel Students Should Get Out and Vote on Nov. 5

If you’re not sure why it’s important to cast your ballot today in local elections, DrexelNow spoke with Lindy Center for Civic Engagement Executive Director Jennifer Johnson Kebea, EdD, who relayed some compelling reasons.
The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.

5 Presentations You’ll See at This Year’s Discovery Day

The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.
In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.

Drexel Chemistry Students Unveil East Coast’s Largest Periodic Table

In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.
Lotus Barron from Aamilah's Artistry

5 Female Drexel Student-Owned Businesses You Should Know About

Do you know these five student businesses who participated in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Fall Proving Ground for female entrepreneurs? You should.
“I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op

Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities. 
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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.