Drexel Community Flea Market 6/8 12-4pm

Drexel Community Flea Market – Sell, Buy or Donate Your Treasures During Move-Out (Open to ALL Students, Faculty and Staff)

Saturday, June 8th from 12pm-4pm at the Race Street Lawn
(Rain Date: June 9th from 12pm-4pm at Drexel Park)

Commuter and Transfer Student Engagement (CTSE) in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) and the International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) will be hosting the first ever Drexel Community Flea Market. This will be an opportunity for you to sell items you do not want to take with you when you move-out, and/or your artistic creations such as clothing, jewelry and knick knacks.

You can sign-up as an individual or get a group of friends together and sign-up as a team. Student Organizations are also welcome to sell items as a fundraiser for your group.

Each individual/group will receive a 6ft table and 2 chairs. There is a $10 fee to reserve a table – $5 will be returned to individuals/teams who then attend the Flea Market. To register for a table at the Market, please go to: http://goo.gl/usV3A.

, Bands and the West Philadelphia Food Hub will also be present to sell fresh produce. The Sierra Club and Drexel Green will also have a table where you can recycle your cell phones, batteries and old beauty products. A list of these items can be found at www.drexel.edu/oca/commuters.

Furthermore, a Donation Truck will be present to collect items you wish to donate.

For more information or accommodations, please contact CTSE at commuters@drexel.edu or 215-895-1328.

Wicked on Broadway at the Kimmel Center

Wicked on Broadway at the Kimmel Center
Sunday, June 30, 2013
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Back by ‘Popular’ demand! Variety calls Wicked ‘a cultural phenomenon.’ When it last played Philadelphia in 2010, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony® Awards, Wicked is ‘Broadway’s biggest blockbuster’ (New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for ‘the most complete—and completely satisfying—new musical in a long time’ (USA Today).


Current Drexel Graduate Students: $25
Guests: $35


Come to the Office of Graduate Studies in Randell 240 to buy your tickets today! These will go fast.


Commencement Awards 2013

Congratulations to all of 2013 Commencement Award Winners!

Commencement Awards
The Office of Graduate Studies runs a number of award competitions to recognize the achievements of graduate students. The following awards will be presented to master’s and doctoral students graduating in the period from Commencement 2012 to Commencement 2013.

Outstanding Master’s Awards
This award will be presented to master’s degree student at Drexel who demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship, leadership ability and strong commitment to civic responsibility among their peers. This award is designed for those who are receiving their master’s degrees and leaving Drexel. Students who are PhD and doctoral students collecting a master’s along the way are not eligible. A prize of $500 and a certificate of recognition will be awarded by the Office of Graduate Studies.

2013 Outstanding Master’s Graduate
Glenn Joseph Winters

Outstanding Dissertation Awards
Three awards are presented to doctoral students graduating at each Commencement who have written outstanding dissertations that reflect great research. The awards comes with a cash prize of $1000 and a certificate of recognition.

2013 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation – Social Sciences
Monique Louise Bell

2013 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation – Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Blake Nicholls Johnson

2013 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation – Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Riju Mohan Singhal

Outstanding Promise Doctoral Awards
Three awards are presented to doctoral students graduating at every Commencement who are deemed to exhibit great promise in enhancing Drexel’s reputation in the future. The awards come with a cash prize of $1000 and a certificate of recognition.

2013 Great Promise to Enhance Drexel’s Reputation – Social Sciences
Scott Dust

2013 Great Promise to Enhance Drexel’s Reputation – Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Nina Jeong Lane 

2013 Great Promise to Enhance Drexel’s Reputation – Physical and Life Sciences
Andrea Lynn Rosso


Phillies Game with MEGA 5/31 7:05pm

Come support one of Philly’s most beloved sports teams with MEGA, the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (winner of an award for Outstanding Graduate Student Organization 2013)!

Friday, May 31, 2013
Citizens Bank Ballpark
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Bring $10.00 cash deposit to the Office of Graduate Studies, Randell 240 to reserve your tickets and tokens to the stadium. Once at the stadium, you get your $10.00 back!

Questions? mega@drexel.edu

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/158131504358348/

Graduate Student Day Award Winners 2013

Congratulations to all of 2013 Graduate Student Day nominees and winners!

2013 Doctoral Research Excellence Award Recipients

  • Rosemary Bastian Arangassery, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Erica Price Caden, PhD, Physics
  • Aimee Kim Hildenbrand, PhD, Psychology
  • Marjorie Austero Kiechel, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

2013 Doctoral Research Excellence Award – Highly Commended

  • Christopher Barr, PhD, Materials Engineering
  • Kavan Hazeli, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Stephen Lombardi, PhD, Computer Science
  • John McDonough, PhD, Materials Engineering
  • Prashanth Vanniamparambil, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Yemin Lan, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Mamta Shah, PhD, Education
  • Joseph DePasquale, PhD, Chemistry
  • Stephanie Brooks Holliday, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Chelsea Morse, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Siobhan Toal, PhD, Chemistry, Also a finalist for the 2013 Lindau Award

2013 Master’s Research Excellence Award Recipients

  • Girish Balakrishnan, MS, Digital Media

2013 Master’s Research Excellence Award – Highly Commended

  • Glenn Winters, MS, Digital Media

2013 Teaching Excellence Award

  • Kelly Douglass, PhD, Physics
  • Sina Nassiri, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Thomas Zylkin, PhD, Economics
  • Cem Sahin, PhD, Electrical Engineering

2013 Continuing Teaching Excellence Award

  • Babak Anasori, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

2013 Teaching Excellence Award – Highly Commended

  • Lauren Jablonowski, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Cheng-Hsin Johnson Lu, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Zeeshan Mansuri, MPH, Public Health
  • Alison Novak, PhD, Culture and Communication
  • Xue Sha, PhD, Chemistry
  • Julianne Winters, PhD, Environmental Science, Also the first recipient of the Graduate Studies Higher Education Advocate Travel Award (HEATA)
  • Sarah Wysocki, MS, Nutrition

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

  • Dr. Yoto V.Yotov
  • Dr. Shivanthi Anandan
  • Dr. Teck-Kah Lim
  • Dr. Michael Kennedy

Outstanding Staff Mentor Awards

  • Jay Bhatt
  • Donna Ferrari
  • Sandra Golis
  • Tsz Kin Kwok
  • Michael Nichols
  • Phi Nguyen
  • Sabreah Saunders

Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Awards

  • Drexel Black Graduate Student Union (DBGSU)
  • Drexel Graduate Women Society of Engineers (DGWSE)
  • Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA)
  •  Wilbur W. Oaks Physician Assistant Student Society
  • Student Government Organization of the School of Public Health (SGO)

Graduate Spirit Awards

  • Shauna Henley
  • Cheng-Hsin Johnson Lu
  • Joshua Samuels

Office of Graduate Studies Appreciation Awards

  • Mitchell D’Rozario
  • Dr. Michael Ryan
  • Jessica Snyder
  • Jonathan Soffer
  • Chris Swin

Higher Education Advocate Travel Awards to Date

  • Drew Cronin to Pt. Pleasant Beach HS, NJ.
  • Mitchell D’Rozario to Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ
  • Brian Malys to Wyoming Valley West HS, Plymouth, PA
  • Tina Peters to Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
  • Karen Sullam to The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MD
  • Julianne Winters to Crest College, Allentown, PA

2013 Teaching Excellence Award – Nominees

School of Public Health

  • Leonard Emuren
  • Paige Fisher
  • Zeeshan Mansuri

College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • Carol Arango
  • Sarah Wysocki

LeBow College of Business

  • Thomas Zylkin

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

  • Sina Nassiri
  • Lauren Jablonowski
  • Arpit Shah

College of Engineering

  • Babak Anasori
  • Jefferson Cuadra
  • Pouya Dianat
  • Marjorie Austero Kiechel
  • Seyed Hossein Hosseini Nourzad
  • Cheng-Hsin Johnson Lu
  • Kimberlee Marcellus
  • Hasan Nusair
  • John McDonough
  • Carlos Perez
  • Cem Sahin
  • Melissa Santos
  • Yohan Seepersad
  • Natalie Shainsky
  • Yuriy Smolin

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Kaitlin Baudier
  • Kelly Douglas
  • Robert Driver
  • Mitchell D’Rozario
  • Yi Hu
  • Noah Johnson
  • Ashley Kalinski
  • Theodoros Katerinakis
  • Lindsey Klinge
  • Alison Novak
  • Xue Sha
  • Kevin Smith
  • Karen Sullam
  • Samantha Winter
  • Julianne Winters
  • Chung Wong
  • Songjun Xu

SAVE THE DATE: June Books & Bagels

If you haven’t joined us for Books & Bagels by now, you’re missing out! June’s program features a very special guest moderator, Dr. John DiNardo, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs!

Invite your classmates, faculty, family and friends!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179420275549754/

If you can’t join us, tune in live beginning 11:45am on Friday, June 28th:

Please fill out the form at the link below if you would like to nominate a speaker or be considered to speak at a future program: http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

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