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      Save the Date: 2014 President's Cup Golf Tournament

      01/23/2014

       

        Save the Date: 2014 Golf Tournament

      18th Annual Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament
      to benefit the Dean College Scholarship Fund
      Monday, September 15, 2014
      Franklin Country Club

      Details of event coming early summer.

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      Dean College Welcomes Michael Fishbein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs

      08/29/2014

      Franklin, MA (August 29, 2014) – Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, welcomes Michael Fishbein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Fishbein has a long standing history of creating student success, working collaboratively with

      Franklin, MA (August 29, 2014) – Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, welcomes Michael Fishbein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Fishbein has a long-standing history of creating student success, working collaboratively with faculty and the community to build programs and devise models to support retention and academic achievement.

      Prior to his position at Dean, Dr. Fishbein served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Mitchell College in New London, CT.  He has also served as President of Antioch University, Midwest; Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Daniel Webster College; Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer at Lyndon State College; and Dean of Cazenovia College.

      Dr. Fishbein said, “I am honored to join the Dean community, engage with Dr. Rooney and my new colleagues, and do what I can to ensure the future for our students and the College."

      Dr. Fishbein received his Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology from Bernard M. Baruch College, and his Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Psychology from Clark University.  He is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. 

      Additionally, Dr. Fishbein is active in the community, having served on many boards throughout the years.  He currently serves as Vice President of the New London Main Street organization. Prior board services include: Community Resources Board (CIC), Yellow Springs/Miami townships; Board of Clothes That Work; Board of Directors, and founding Chair of the Board of the Academy of Science and Design Charter School; Treasurer of Temple Beth Abraham; Board of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative Education Committee, and the Inter-Religious Council of Central New York.

      “I am excited about the opportunities that having Dr. Fishbein join the Dean Community represents,” said Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney.  “We are welcoming him to a strong Academic Community and we are looking forward to his significantly contributing to the academic vision of the College.”

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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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      Dean College Welcomes New and Returning Students

      08/27/2014

      Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, students from around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic year!

      Friday marks the beginning of International Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation. ISO offers an opportunity for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding areas and Arch Orientation allows those participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others in the program.

      On Monday, September 1, the remaining new and returning students will move in and/or check-in to Dean College. Times and locations for check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Move-In Day web page for all information. If you are moving in to a residence hall for the first time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what not to bring to college.

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      Dean College Welcomes William (Bill) Evans as Artist in Residence

      08/11/2014

      Bill Evans

      Dean is proud to welcome William (Bill) Evans as Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance. Evans is a world-renowned artist, publisher, advocate, and dance consultant.

      "There are wonderful dancers at Dean,” said Evans. “I will be transitioning toward finding and developing a new group of dancers for my company.” William Evans is an internationally acclaimed modern dance teacher offering certification in his own modern technique and international summer teachers’ intensives for the past 15 years. Additionally, he has produced his own summer dancers’ intensives annually since 1977.

      “We are thrilled to bring Bill Evans to campus,” said Julianne O’Brien Pedersen, Dean of the Palladino School of Dance. “We could not ask for a more renowned artist, publisher, educator, and dance advocate to join our faculty.”

      In addition to being a Guggenheim fellow and director of the internationally acclaimed Bill Evans Dance Company, William is the author of a memoir, Reminiscences of A Dancing Man, a columnist for Dance Studio Life Magazine, and has been published in The Journal of Dance Education, Contact Quarterly, Dance Magazine, The Society of Dance History Scholars, and Dance Teacher Magazine, which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

      “William’s fame is matched with his big-heartedness, and his appointment will just as equally inspire faculty, audiences, the community, and the college campus,” added O’Brien Pederson. “I thank Dr. Rooney for her vision and support in bringing William to Dean, and look forward to launching the Palladino School of Dance’s 51st year in such a meaningful way.”

      For more information on the Dean College and the Palladino School of Dance, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College

      08/06/2014

      On Wednesday, August 8, 2014 President, Dr. Paula Rooney, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, John Marcus, Professor of Business and Director of the Dean Leadership Institute, Dr. Gerald Shaw, and Dean College Board of Trustee, Theresa M. Robbins visited Hong Kong for the Dean College Hong Kong Dinner in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Dean with alumni, current and incoming students. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Rooney and Director of Litz USA Student Service, Kitty Wu.

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