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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’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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      Dean College Hosts Discover Dean Day, Friday, November 21, 2014

      11/18/2014

      One of the best ways to Discover the Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Friday, November 21st, the Dean College Office of Admissions brings together the Dean community for a fun day of discovery! Discover the Main Stage and Guidrey Center performance venues, discover our athletic facilities, discover our radio station and television studio, discover the major you want to study and so much more! Join together to tour the campus, meet our students and student ambassadors, chat with the Deans of the academic schools and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      November 21, 2014
      9:30AM - 1:00PM

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admission at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.

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