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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

Andrea Walls, a writer and multi-media artist as well as lifelong Philadelphia currently residing in Overbrook, giving a presentation about her work while in residence at The Study hotel.

Become a Writer-in-Residence at The Study This Summer

A week away to just … write? It’s in reach this summer through The Study x WR Writer-in-Residence program, which is accepting applications through March 1.
Melissa DePretto Behan, EdD, senior executive director of Student Life at Drexel University, discusses myths about Residence Life with Danny Inglis, a third-year architectural and civil engineering student who is also an RA in Millennium Hall.

Mythbusters: Building Community with Residence Life

Residence Life touches on the “three C’s” of Drexel student life, which stands for community, conduct and crisis. Despite this, misconceptions do prevail about the many important ways its employee network can support Dragons’ college experiences.
At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.

10 Things Your Fellow Dragons Want You to Know About Working in Big Tech

At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.
This series aims to highlight the ideas and initiatives of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University’s Small Actions Spark Big Changes campaign in actionable ways for Drexel University students.

Earth Day, Every Day: Talking Climate Change With Your Peers

Healthy debate and discourse are at the center of most undergraduate students’ lifestyles, but it may be hard to have a conversation with peers about climate change. Two activist students weigh in on how to ease the burden.
Second-year Drexel University students Tara Boonngamanong and Note Nuchprayoon came in first place in the second round of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) game challenge for their aesthetically pleasing obesity prevention game.

Drexel Game Design Students Win Big With ‘Well Spent’

Second-year Drexel University students Tara Boonngamanong and Note Nuchprayoon came in first place in the second round of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) game challenge for their aesthetically pleasing obesity prevention game.
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.