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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!
**Visit the Dean College web site at www.dean.edu for all weather updates**
Tuesday January 27, 20154:45 PM EST
There will be no day classes and essential personnel only on Wednesday January 28, 2015 due to the winter storm. An update will be posted by 12:00 PM on Wednesday regarding the status of continuing studies classes for Wednesday evening.
Monday January 26, 20158:00 PM EST
Dean College will be closed all day Tuesday January 27, 2015. We will post another update at 8:00 PM on Tuesday to provide a status update for Wednesday. Please visit www.dean.edu for the most current updates.
Monday January 26,
3:00 PM EST
All classes for the School of Continuing Studies have been cancelled
for Monday 1/26 and Tuesday 1/27. An update will be posted on Tuesday regarding status on continuing studies classes for
the Dean College Children’s Center will be closed on Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week with an update posted on Wednesday for the
schedule on the remainder of the week.
Dean College will be
providing updates throughout the current weather situation. We will be
posting another update at 8:00 PM this evening with the status for
tomorrow’s day classes.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) recently
approved the introduction of a fully online business degree program at Dean
This program will offer students the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's or
associate degree in business. The program description is identical to the
current bachelor’s and associate degree in business program models; however,
all lessons and coursework will be completed online. Students will need 122
credits to complete the bachelor's degree program and 62 credits to complete
the associate degree program. As part of the bachelor's degree program,
students may choose to complete a more specific concentration, choosing from
Human Resource Management, Management, Public Relations, Security Managemen or
Visit dean.edu/onlinebusinessdegree for
production of Urinetown: The Musical
has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival (KCACTF) in Hyannis, MA from January 27 – 31, 2015.
The KCACTF is a
national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and
universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality
of College Theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of
more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater
departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside
assessment by KCACTF respondents.
In January and February
of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region's entered
productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia,
and regional-level award programs.
Dean College has been a
participant in the American College Theatre Festival for over 20 years, and in
that time has presented five staged productions and innumerable Irene Ryan
Scholarship finalists to the Regional Festivals. In the past three years, Dean
College has sent the first Music Theatre Initiative finalist Chelsea Hermann
’12 and Irene Ryan finalist Rachel Ladd ’13 to the National festival in
Urinetown: The Musical was performed in the Main Stage at Dean College November 19 – 23,
2014. For a full cast listing, visit www.dean.edu/urinetown.
Join us for FAFSA Day 2015, sponsored by FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. Students, families and adult learners are invited to receive help with applying for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year. Learn more and register by visiting http://fafsaday.org/index.php.
While on campus, why not check out Dean College? Join us for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.
Tentative schedule of events:
Dean College Children’s
Center will host an Exploration Open House on January 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to
12 noon. Parents of children 2 years old to 6 years are encouraged to bring
their child to explore the school and learn about our program. Applications are
being accepted for 5-day morning, 2-day morning, 3-day morning preschool
programs or 4-day Pre-K program.
and progressive, the school is NAEYC accredited and well known in the community
for an inspiring preschool experience. Dean Children’s Center is a lab school
for ECE majors, with teachers-in-training alongside credentialed teachers. The
center has a very professional and caring environment for children to learn
school uses a developmental approach to education which reflects current
research in child development and peer conflict resolution. “We are a regional
resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children
and our lab school is a demonstration site for best practices in early
education of children,” said Faith Nickolas, Director of the Children Center.
College Children’s Center is located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more
information, call 508-541-1598.
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