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      International and Arch Students Arrive on Campus

      08/29/2014

      Today, Friday, August 29, marks the beginning of International Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation.

      International students from 26 countries around the world arrived on campus yesterday afternoon to meet their student leaders, move in to their dorms, have dinner and unwind. Over the next few days, international students will have the opportunity to learn more about Dean and the Franklin community by visiting a local bank, setting up telephone and internet services, shopping for necessities and enjoying evening activities with their new classmates. In general, ISO offers an opportunity for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding areas.

      Additionally, students from the Arch program also arrive on campus today and begin their orientation! Arch Orientation allows those participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others in the program and to learn more about the program itself. Over the next few days, students will sit through sessions such as Linking Your Academic and Campus Life, The Journey from High School to College and Writing Your Success Plan. Students will also participate in fun off-campus adventures and team-building exercises.

      Welcome to Dean – we are excited to have you here!

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      Student Shuttle Schedule, Spring 2015

      12/15/2014

      Students have the opportunity to take shuttles to and from the airport and shopping destinations around Dean College.

      The new shuttle schedule for spring semester of 2015 is located below:

      Shuttle service to TF Green or Logan: 
      (from Dean College)
      Friday, March 6th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm
      Saturday, March 7th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm  
      May 5th– 7th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm  
      May 8th: 9am, 1pm  
      Shuttle service to Dean College 
      (from TF Green and Logan): 
      Monday, January 19th: 9am-10am, 1pm-2pm, 5pm-6pm
      Sunday, March 15th: 9am-10am, 1pm- 2pm, 5pm-6pm
      Note: The shuttle will stop at all terminals during each hour

      Students looking to take the shopping shuttle may find the updated schedule on Today@Dean.

      Happy travels!

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      Dean College’s Bill Evans Recognized at American Dance Guild Performance Festival 2014

      12/04/2014

      During the weekend of December 5, 2014, Dean College Palladino School of Dance modern dance artist in residence, Bill Evans, will be honored at the Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. Evans will bring with him eight Dean College students to perform his piece, “Colony,” as part of the honoring events.

      William (Bill) Evans is an internationally known choreographer, performer, teacher, administrator, writer and movement analyst. More than 200 of Evans' works have been performed by professional and pre-professional ballet, modern dance, and tap companies throughout the United States. His company, Bill Evans Dance Company, has performed in all 50 states and in 22 other countries, and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in April 2014.

      The American Dance Guild has brought together national and international artists for the past 58 years. The Annual Performance Festival was established to honor living legends of dance as well as to present many other talented artists and companies. Joan Myers Brown, founder of Philadanco, and Douglas Dunn, founder of Douglas Dunn & Dancers, will be honored alongside Bill Evans.

      Among the eight Dean College students performing Bill Evans’ work are Silvia Laracca, MacKenzie Ferraro, Devon Larcher, Francis Rivera Pacheco, Megan McQuarrie, Abbey Hemmann, Ryane Currie and Angela Miller.

      To learn more about the Festival of the American Dance Guild, visit http://americandanceguild.org. To learn more about Bill Evans and the Dean College Palladino School of Dance, visit dean.edu/dance

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      December 2014 Residence Hall Closing Information

      12/01/2014

      Dean College residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 11th.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room two hours after their last final.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

      • Ensure all trash is taken out of the room
      • Unplug all electronics
      • Unplug and defrost any mini fridge units
      • Lock all windows
      • Turn off the light, and lock the door
      • Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday, December 3rd to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

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      Dean College Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, December 4, 2014

      11/24/2014

      Dean College Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, December 4, 2014

      Dean College Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, December 4, 2014

      Come join the Dean College and Franklin Community at 4:00 p.m. for a well-loved tradition as we kick-off the Franklin Downtown Partnership Holiday Stroll with the lighting of the tree on Awpie Way.  There will be food and music for everyone to enjoy!

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28, 2014

      11/24/2014

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28, 2014.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28, 2014.

      Residence Halls will close Tuesday, November 25th at 6:30 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, December 1, 2014.


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