SAVE THE DATE: Graduate Student Lounge Fundraising Kickoff and Networking Event

On Saturday, May 2 from 4-5:30PM, the GSA will be kicking off our fundraising efforts with Institutional Advancement with a networking event in the GSA Lounge. The event will be complete with food and refreshments, prizes, and giveaways.

Alumni from all graduate programs are invited to meet and mingle with current students during a casual reception. Relive your days as a student and learn about plans for a major renovation of the lounge space.

Please come support the graduate student community and become a part of Drexel’s legacy as we embark on the path to reimagining the GSA Lounge.

Please RSVP at the following link:

Drexel IGSA Presents: Persian New Year Celebration (Nowruz 1394) 3/27 7:30pm

Drexel IGSA Presents: Persian New Year (DREXEL GRADUATE STUDENT)
Join Drexel’s University’s International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) for the Persian New Year Semi-Formal Celebration in the Great Court on Friday, March 27, 2015! 

You must purchase one at a time. Please make sure you are registering on the correct page or you will not be guaranteed entry.

Friday, March 27, 2015 
Great Court, Main Building 
Drexel University 
3141 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Pre-registration will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Tickets will be sold at the door while supplies last for $5 MORE than pre-registration prices. Please bring your Drexel or other college/university ID (if applicable).

***Please check in by 9:00pm or entry is not guaranteed. Please check in at the front entrance of Main Building on Chestnut Street.*** 

Dress code is semi-formal. 

Purchase includes food from the Persian Grill, DJ, and dancing. 

There are no refunds or exchanges for this event. By checking out, you agree to have read and understood all of the above event details and policies. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IGSA at before completing your registration.

Drexel GSA Presents: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Ottawa Senators 4/11

Drexel GSA Presents: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Ottawa Senators

Join Drexel GSA and your fellow graduate students as the Philadelphia Flyers take on the Ottawa Senators Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:30pm at the Wells Fargo Center!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW here until Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 4pm and will remain on sale for cash only, exact change during regular office hours (8am-5pm, M-F) in the Office of Graduate Studies located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street) in Randell Hall, Room 240.

Get your tickets online HERE (until 4/7, then in office cash only until 4/10):

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Game @ 12:30pm
Wells Fargo Center (3601 South Broad Street)

Current Drexel graduate students in quarter programs ONLY: $20
Guest (1 per Drexel graduate student): $30*
*Guest ticket must be purchased at the same time as the current Drexel graduate student ticket.

Students can come and pick up their tickets anytime before 4pm on Friday, April 10, 2015 during regular office hours (8am-5pm, M-F) in the Office of Graduate Studies located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street) in Randell Hall, Room 240. Students can also come in, register, and pay cash (exact change only) IF tickets are still available.

If you cannot come to pick up your ticket(s) by 4pm on Friday, April 10, 2015, you must authorize another student to do so by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at 215.895.0366 or write to or we will not release the ticket(s). You must bring your own Drexel graduate student ID with you to pick up ticket(s). Do not bring other student’s IDs.

Questions? Contact the GSA at or call (215) 895-0366 before you complete your purchase.


Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research 3/27 12pm

Join us for our next Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research!

Friday, March 27, 2015
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.


Mamta Shah
PhD Candidate, Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies
School of Education
“Addressing Shifts in Educational Goals through Game-Based Learning”

Timothy Schultz
PhD Candidate, Information Studies
College of Computing and Informatics
“Mapping the Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial Space”

Moderated by Dr. Penny Hammrich, Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs, School of Education

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Heartchase event

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You’re invited to the HeartChase!
Get your game on! HeartChase is a good-cause community adventure game. It’s a fun and frenzied pursuit of hidden rewards and healthy lives. And best of all, it’s a chance to help our community and the AHA chase away heart disease for good. Teams of 2-5 people will compete against other teams in a chase through the community. Each team will face 10 checkpoint challenges and locate hidden donations all while tracking progress in the HeartChase Mobile Game App. The team with the most points at the end of the clock wins!

Register your team of (2-5) with Drexel GSA by creating a new account. You will be able to use the dropdown list to choose “Drexel GSA.” We encourage students to get faculty and staff involved on their team as well as donate to this great cause!

Please register with Drexel GSA here. Only the first 42 people who indicate they need a seat on the bus will receive one. This registration form also includes space for anyone who would like to drive to the event and potentially take any additional student who cannot take the bus. You will receive an email notification by Friday, April 10th if you have a seat secured on our bus.

Event details:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Check-in opens at:
8:30am at Gorgas Park
HeartChase Game Play begins at:
Gorgas Park, Roxborough, PA

To the students taking our bus:
Meet at Hagerty Library at 7:45am
Bus leaves Hagerty Library at 8:00am sharp
Bus arrives at Gorgas Park 8:30am
Bus leaves Roxborough at 1:00pm and arrives back to campus at 1:30pm

Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research

Join us for our next Books & Bagels on the Center City Campus!
Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion. Audience participation is encouraged. Lunch will be provided.
  • Donna Radl, PhD candidate, Creative Arts Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions – “Effects of Self-Book© Art Therapy on Emotional Distress in Female Cancer Patients: RCT”
  • Emily Werner, MS student, Nutrition Sciences,  College of Nursing and Health Professions –  “Fitness Variables in Masters Athletes: A Cross-Sectional Study”
  • Moderated by Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Tune in live at:

New College Building
Room 3506-10
3rd Floor
245 N. 15th St.


  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Special Features:

  • Free Food
  • Online Access

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Upcoming Events from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Dino Days Festival
Date/Time: November 28-30, 2014,  10am – 5pm
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway
More Information: or 215-299-1000

Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds –with  a holiday weekend of family fun at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts. Fun games and crafts are guaranteed to entertain everyone from the wisest to the youngest dinosaur experts in your family. Free with museum admission.

Nerd Nite
Date/Time: December 3, 2014, 7:30 pm sharp
Location: Frankford Hall 1210 Frankford Ave
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December 3 features talks on Charles Dickens, the Mutter Museum, Dark Matter and entertainment via the 1984 Sears Wishbook!

Nerd Nite is a monthly café held in more than 75 cities across the globe. For more than three years, Philadelphia has taken part in this monthly lecture event where bookworms, geeks, and gurus gather for drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere. The event strives for a relaxed, nerd-tastic vibe. It’s sometimes about comics or history, architecture or food, movie posters or even science—and that’s where the Academy comes in. You’ll hear from some of our geekiest, most lovable staff and scientists, and you’ll definitely emerge with something remarkable or bizarre to share. The unofficial tagline is, “It’s like the Discovery Channel –with beer!”


Science on Tap
Date/Time: December 8, 2014, 6 pm
Location: National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St
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December 8 features a talk on “The Physics of the Perfect French Fry” hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. It’s held at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, and features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.