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Campus Digest — July 2019

It’s summertime on campus, but things have certainly not slowed down! Here’s what’s going on this month.
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Photo Recap: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Drexel’s New Veterans Lounge

The space in the Creese Student Center officially opened with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony last month. Tom Masci '68, an Army vet, made a generous gift to help with the improvements to the area, which boasts a business center, study tables and a small meeting area.
A poster and materials from The Drexel Collection related to international travel at Drexel.

Exploring Drexel’s Diverse History, One Class Project at a Time

A new spin on an old class enabled Drexel students to research areas of University history that spoke to them, such as women, LGBTQ+ students, working-class students and international students at Drexel.
Forever Dragons on the field prior to the event.

Commencement 2019: A Celebration of Achievements and a Look Towards the Future

This year’s ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park mixed fireworks with notions of citizenship and civic engagement, with CEO and chairman of Merck & Co., Inc. Kenneth C. Frazier delivering the commencement address.
Some of the commencement cap contest entries.

Hats, and Caps, Off to the 2019 Commencement Cap Winners

The winners of this year’s annual commencement cap contest submitted some A+ designs.
Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.
11 co-op student winners were recognized for their extraordinary achievements during their work experiences.

2019 Cooperative Education Awards Bring Together Drexel’s Best of the Best

The nearly 100-year-old co-op program is a cornerstone of Drexel University, and its annual award ceremony this year brought together the many different types of Dragons who contribute to its success.
The event featured a Q&A between Jefferson and Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca, who had previously interviewed Joe Jefferson about the release, and sat with a copy of the vinyl record on his lap throughout the discussion.

Drexel Celebrates Collaborative Album Release, Rediscovered Group and the History of Philadelphia Soul

Upon the release of Nat Turner Rebellion’s debut album 50 years after its recording, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its MAD Dragon Music Group brought together the album’s many collaborators and the group’s sole-surviving member for an evening of celebration and remembrance.
Drexel Expo will be co-presented by a variety of student organizations, including Drexel’s Black Action Committee, The Good Idea Fund and the Anime and Gaming Organization as well as Drexel Quidditch, Dragon Jedi.

Drexel Expo to Celebrate Art, Fandom and Bring Something for Everyone

The inaugural Drexel Expo will bring student organizations centered on popular culture and fandom communities together for a convention-style event on Drexel University’s University City Campus.
“An Evening with Tarana Burke” brought together survivors and allies, as well as campus resources and organizations, in Mitchell Auditorium to get to know Burke as more than just a face of a movement.

‘Me too.’ Movement Founder Gets Real During On-Campus Event

Tarana Burke held little back while explaining her background, her work and her hardships to a captive audience of Drexel University students, faculty and staff.
5 Little Known Facts Drexel Counseling Center

Five Little Known Facts: Drexel University Housing

University Housing aims to be an invisible hand guiding students through their Drexel experience. However, there are a few myths and Drexel-specific facets of campus living that all students and families should be aware of.
The 2019 Drexel University Paintball Club.

Drexel Paintball Racks Up National Championship Win

The 10-person team of Drexel students beat the University of Central Florida to take home the top prize in the National Collegiate Paintball Association National Championships.