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      School of Dance Welcomes Four Renowned Dancers to “Choreographers’ Concert” Production

      01/27/2014

      In the spirit of “So, You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Got Talent,” and other popular reality shows, the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College presents Choreographers’ Concert for Dance Momentum weekend beginning on Friday, February 21, 2014, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges.  Additionally, Dean College will host Master Classes open to the public on February 22, 2014.

      “Dancers and dance lovers in the community should mark Feb. 21st and 22nd in their calendars as an important and inspiring weekend of dance,” said Julianne Pedersen O’Brien, Dean of the School of Dance. Dancers will get the chance to take classes in Contemporary, Afro-Modern, Hip Hop, and Modern Repertory from renowned performer/choreographers, as well as participate in a talk back session with the artists.”

      The Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, February 21st will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors/children.  The College will host master classes on February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The fee is $70, which includes lunch and your choice of attending one to all four classes. 

      The two-day dance event features David Parker teaching a modern technique class with elements of choreographic investigation, Nyama McCarthy Brown teaching Afro-Modern, Marc Kimelman teaching Hip Hop, and Martin Lofsnes teaching traditional modern technique.

      David Parker is the artistic director of The Bang Group, commissioned by The American Dance Festival, The Yard, and Dance Theater Workshop.

      Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown holds a PhD in Dance Education and Cultural Studies from Temple University.  She is a visiting professor at Bowdoin College.  Additionally, she has performed with Ballethnic Dance Company. 

      Marc Kimelman has worked with the New York City Ballet, Katy Perry, Phish, Neil Young, and Chaka Kahn.  His Broadway credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Broadway Bares, and Play It Cool. 

      Martin Lofsnes is a principle dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, a dancer with Maurice Bejart and Matthew Bourne, and faculty with the Ailey School and Martha Graham School.  Additionally, he is the artistic director of 360º Dance Company. 

      Pedersen O’Brien added, “it is an affordable and exciting day of dancing and learning about dance, and it is an honor to bring these guest to the regional community! It is a dance weekend not to be missed.”

      To purchase tickets to the Choreographer’s Concert visit the calendar of events page at www.dean.edu.  To register for a Master Class, visit www.dean.edu/worldofdance or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at tlane@dean.edu.

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      Dean Leadership Institute Presents Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank, April 14, 2015

      01/30/2015

      Dean College's Dean Leadership Institute is proud to present its spring speaker in its Executive Lecture Series: Jerry Sargent.

      Jerry Sargent is president of Citizens Bank, Massachusetts. He co-chairs the bank’s Regional Board of Advisors and chairs the New England Charitable Giving Board. He serves on various business boards aimed at improving the vitality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this capacity, Jerry serves on the executive committees of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. He is also a member of the Boston Financial Services Leadership Council. In 2011, then-Governor Deval Patrick appointed him to the Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council.

      He was also the former chairman of MassEcon and former board member of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association. He stays civically active and serves on the board of trustees of the New England Baptist Hospital and the board of overseers of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. He is a former board member of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the board of overseers of the Boston Children's Hospital and the board of visitors of Lawrence Academy.

      DLI owes special thanks to Dr. Rooney, Dan Modelane, Bruce Figueroa (VP of Citizens Bank), and Kurt Hansen (Sr. VP of Citizens Bank). Thanks to you, this will be a great experience for our students, the College community, and the broader community who attend.

      Visit www.dean.edu/jerrysargent for more information and to register!

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      Dean College Hosts Saturday with Dean, February 7, 2015

      01/29/2015

      Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.

      Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day. Representatives of the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

      Register now.

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      Dean College School of the Arts to Hold Auditions in Chicago

      01/29/2015

      Are you considering Dean for the performing arts?

      From February 2nd to February 4th, the Dean of the School of the Arts, David Krasner, will be in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton for the National Unified Auditions. Come audition for Dean College's renowned theatre program!

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      Dean College Now Offers Online Business Degrees

      01/26/2015

      The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) recently approved the introduction of a fully online business degree program at Dean College.

      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 Sport Management.

      Visit dean.edu/onlinebusinessdegree for more information.

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      Dean College Cast of Urinetown Invited to Perform at KCACTF Festival

      01/16/2015

      Dean College's 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 Washington, D.C.

      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

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