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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 to Host Lecture for National Poetry Month, April 12, 2016

      04/04/2016

      In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled “Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016

      In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled “Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016 in the Atrium - inside Dean's Campus Center, 99 Main St., Franklin.

      In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Dean College, a course was developed this spring to celebrate 150 years of American poetry, studying one poet in each decade from 1865 to 2015. From the traditional American poets including Longfellow, Dickinson and Whitman, through the modernists including Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes and Robert Frost to the souls of contemporary poets Allen Ginsberg, Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon and others, students were immersed in the voices of American poets and their lives.

      The lecture will feature a multimedia presentation on the poets, poetry in the course and a historical backdrop on and off the Dean campus.The event is FREE and open to the public. No registration required.

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      The Dean Leadership Institute Presents: Jonathan Kraft, April 6, 2016

      03/29/2016

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 30 PM in the Guidrey Center. 

      DLI Jonathan Kraft

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center. This year, we are very excited to welcome Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group.

      The Kraft Group is a private holding company comprised of companies in the paper and packaging industries, sports and entertainment, real estate, and private equity investing. As President of The Kraft Group, Jonathan Kraft is actively involved in the day to day operations of all the Group's companies while maintaining a focus on driving the growth and diversification of the Group. 

      In paper and packaging the Group’s holdings include: Rand-Whitney Group, a manufacturer of corrugated containers; International Forest Products (IFP), a trader of paper commodities doing business in over 90 countries; Rand-Whitney Containerboard and New-Indy Containerboard, manufacturers of 100% high performance recycled linerboard. Together these companies convert, produce and distribute over 4 million tons of paper and pulp annually.

      In sports and entertainment the Group’s holdings include the New England Patriots, the National Football League’s 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2014 World Champions; New England Revolution, Major League Soccer’s five-time Eastern Conference Champions; Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place, located in Foxborough, Massachusetts and host to over 12.5 million visitors each year.

      The Kraft Group is also involved in a number of real estate developments and holds numerous private equity and early stage venture capital investments.

      As a graduate of Williams College (1986), Kraft received his MBA from Harvard Business School (1990).  He serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors at Harvard Business School and is also on the board of trustees for several organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital and Belmont Hill School. In addition, Kraft is a Trustee Emeritus of Williams College, is Chair of the Williams College Investments Committee and is on the National Board of Directors for Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

      RSVP as seating is limited. Visit www.dean.edu/jkraft for more information and to register!

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      Dean College Presents: Hair, April 6-10, 2016

      03/22/2016

      Dean College Presents: Hair, April 6-10, 2016

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Hair, beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2016 through Sunday, April 10, 2016.

      Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War and "Free Love," Hair presents the rock music and revolutionary culture that went with it on the stage. This show has a vitality, a timelessness, and a meaning that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America. It has a strong effect on everyone and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life and What a Piece of Work is Man and Hippie Life. You won’t want to miss our talented students perform this musical performance!

      The Dean College production of Hair will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College

      03/16/2016

      The Dean College Women's Basketball finished the National Tournament with a loss against Waubonsee Community College (76-67) in the consolation round this past Thursday, March 17th at 2:00pm EST.  

      Even though the team fell short, this year they have set the school record for victories (24) and also a school record for most consecutive Region championships (3). Coach Grahm Smith took home the Coach of the Year award for the division and since his three years at Dean, the women have a 57-17 record.

      The NJCAA National Tournament is being hosted by Johnson County Community College in Overland, Kansas March 15-19, 2016. For more information on the tournament and final results, visit www.jccc.edu/cavs/njcaatournament. All games will be streamed live and can be located at www.njcaatv.com.

      Click here for more information on Dean College Athletics

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      Dean College Approved to Offer Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Fitness, Recreation and Coaching

      03/14/2016

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer a new stand alone B.S. degree. 

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer a new stand-alone B.S. degree. Beginning in fall 2016, students at Dean College will be able to complete a Bachelor of Science in Sport Fitness, Recreation and Coaching.

      This new B.S. program will prepare students for a dynamic career in any aspect of the athletic world, including coaching, physical education, exercise science and more.

      “We are very excited to offer to our students a solid, professional pathway to careers in fields as diverse as corporate fitness, professional coaching, and community recreation,” said Dr. Michael Fishbein, vice president of academic affairs at Dean College. “The technical knowledge and skills students will master will ready them to enter the playing field at a run.”

      Dean College now proudly offers 13 bachelor degree programs, including Arts and Entertainment Management, Business Management, Communications, Dance, English, History, Liberal Arts and Studies, Psychology, Security Management, Sociology, Sport Fitness, Recreation and Coaching, Sport Management and Theatre.

      Additionally, Dean College offers associate degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year.

      Click here for more information on our Academic Programs.

      http://www.dean.edu/academics.aspx

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