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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 College Presents Spring Awakening April 2-6, 2014

      03/31/2014

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Spring Awakening beginning Wednesday, April 2, 2014 through Sunday, April 6, 2014.

      Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget.  The beautiful young Wendla explores her young life, brilliant and fearless Melchior defends his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by adolescence he can’t concentrate on anything.  One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt.  Spring Awakening explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of life meets the ignorance of adults. PARENTAL ADVISORY – Some material may not be suitable for children under the age of 14.

      The Dean College production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (508) 541-1605 or visit www.dean.edu/springawakening.   

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      Dean College Hosting Award Winning Spoken Word Poet/Performer, Patricia Smith on Monday, April 7, 2014

      03/31/2014

      Dean College will host Award Winning Spoken Word Poet/Performer, Patricia Smith on campus Monday, April 7, 2014, as part of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences World of Ideas series. 

      Patricia Smith, lauded by critics as “a testament to the power of words to change lives,” is the author of six acclaimed poetry volumes. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast and many of journals, and in dozens of groundbreaking anthoogies—including Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, Villanelles, The Incredibly Sestina Anthology and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African-American Poetry. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, for her poems "The Way Pilots Walk" and “Laugh Your Troubles Away!”  She is a Cave Canem faculty member, a professor of English at CUNY/College of Staten Island and a faculty member of the Sierra Nevada MFA program.

      The World of Ideas is a year-long program initiative designed to offer students a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of the liberal art and sciences. Programming includes lectures and presentations by faculty as well as invited speakers and student run programs. The goal is to offer opportunities for students to engage with limitless possibilities that are open to them through learning.

      The program will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Atrium in the college campus center. A book signing and reception will follow. For more information, contact Cathy Flynn at (508) 541-1744. For more information on the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Breaking News - Dean College Men's Basketball Team Falls 92-79 in Their Final National Game

      03/20/2014

      The Dean College Men's Basketball team lost to St. Louis Community college 92-79 in the consolation round of the NJCAA National Tournament.  Visit www.njcaa.org for final results.

      VISITOR: St. Louis CC ( )
                                TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS 
      NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S MIN
       1 Conners, Cortez      *  8  14  1   5  4   4   2   2   4  1 21  3  2  0  3  15+
       2 Reed II, Randy       * 10  18  0   2  2   2   5   7  12  2 22  3  4  3  0  17+
       3 Hensel, Jake         *  2   8  0   0  8  10   1   6   7  0 12  5  3  0  4  17+
       4 Fulton, Jaylen       *  4   4  1   1  2   4   0   0   0  2 11  5  4  2  1  16+
      20 Evans, Tevin         *  2   5  1   3  1   2   0   2   2  3  6  0  0  0  0  13-
       5 Lampley, Marcus         3   5  0   0  4   8   2   3   5  2 10  1  1  0  1  12+
      11 Lahai-Punmagoi, Kuna    3   4  0   0  0   1   1   3   4  3  6  2  0  0  1  15+
      15 Dixon, Tim              0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3-
      52 King, James             1   1  0   0  2   2   1   1   2  1  4  0  0  0  0   8+
      TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           0         
      Team Totals               33  59  3  11 23  33  12  24  36 14 92 19 14  5 10 118

      Total FG%  - 1st: 16/33  0.485  2nd:  17/26 0.654  Game:  0.559         Deadball
      3-PT FG%   - 1st:  2/7   0.286  2nd:   1/4  0.250  Game:  0.273         Rebounds
      Total FT%  - 1st: 11/14  0.786  2nd:  12/19 0.632  Game:  0.697           (5,4)

      HOME: Dean College ( )
                                TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS 
      NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S MIN
       3 Correa, Charles      *  2   6  0   2  0   0   0   1   1  2  4  3  2  0  0  24-
       4 Seymour, David       *  1   5  0   1  2   2   3   3   6  4  4  2  3  1  3  38+
      23 Armstrong, Keyon     *  1   7  1   5  3   3   0   0   0  1  6  2  1  1  1  26+
      24 Reuben, Jamal        *  7  13  2   3  0   0   3   4   7  1 16  0  2  0  4  33-
      35 March, William       *  0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  1  0  0  1  0  0  22+
       2 Myrie, Jalen            3  11  1   4  0   0   2   1   3  2  7  1  0  1  0   9+
       5 Thomas, Aaron           1   2  0   0  1   2   1   0   1  2  3  1  0  0  0   4-
      11 Clarke, Joe             9  21  3   9  4   4   1   4   5  4 25  0  1  0  1   0+
      20 Coakley, Sidney         0   2  0   1  0   2   2   0   2  1  0  0  0  1  0   6-
      21 Marshall, Brandon       0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  1  0  0  1  0  0   6-
      22 Stallings, Devin        3   6  0   0  2   3   6   2   8  1  8  0  2  0  0   0+
      30 Pires, Antonio          1   1  1   1  0   0   0   0   0  0  3  0  1  0  0   6+
      32 Beckford, Jovel         1   1  1   1  0   0   0   0   0  0  3  1  1  0  0   0+
      40 Hendricks, Nakia        0   2  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  2  0  0  0  0  0   5+
      TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           0         
      Team Totals               29  77  9  27 12  16  18  15  33 22 79 10 15  4  9 179

      Total FG%  - 1st: 14/38  0.368  2nd:  15/39 0.385  Game:  0.377         Deadball
      3-PT FG%   - 1st:  6/13  0.462  2nd:  3/14  0.214  Game:  0.333         Rebounds
      Total FT%  - 1st:  9/9   1.000  2nd:   3/7  0.429  Game:  0.750           (6,4)

      Technical Fouls: STLCC (0) 
                     : DC (0) 

      OFFICIALS      :         
      ATTENDANCE     : 0

      ENHANCED SCORING             FstBrk OffTov Paint  2ndCh  Bench
                      St. Louis CC   16     18     46     10     20 
                      Dean College   8      10     40     15     49 

      SCORE BY PERIODS              1st    2nd   TOTAL
                      St. Louis CC   45     47     92 
                      Dean College   43     36     79 

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      Live from the NJCAA National Tournament

      03/19/2014

      The Dean College Men's Basketball players are enjoying their "off time" at the NJCAA National Tournament in Danville, Illinois by visiting local schools and showing the students from three different classes how to dunk. Coach Fazzi also took the time to talk to the students. This fun event comes as a relief from yesterday's game, which the Bulldogs lost at the buzzer, 85-82.

      Dean Basketball Visits School During NJCAA

      They faced Essex County College (24-5) from Newark, New Jersey and came out of the gate early, opening up a 21-11 lead in the first half. Essex came roaring back, using their dominant size to take a 6-point lead at the half. In the second half, Essex was able to extend its lead to twelve with ten minutes to go before Dean made its move. Behind its tenacious defense and clutch 3-point shooting, Dean took an 82-81 lead with 41 seconds left in the game. Essex forced a turnover and Chris Compas, who led Essex with 21 points, was fouled with 34 seconds remaining in the game. He made both free throws which gave them a 83-82 lead and the Dean Bulldogs played for the last shot. Charles Correa's outside shot attempt was wide with five seconds and Dean was forced to foul, which led to the final score.

      Keyon Armstrong led the Dean Bulldogs with 21 points, with five three-pointers and a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. Jamal Reuben and Jalen Myrie chipped in with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

      Dean will now face St. Louis Community College at 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday morning for the right to advance in the sixteen-team tournament. St. Louis was a 75-64 loser to Danville Area Community College in their opening game. A free live stream video of the game will be broadcasted. Click here to learn more about the path the team took to get to this point. Go Bulldogs!

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      Dean College To Host Bianca de la Garza For Executive Lecture Series Tuesday, April 8, 2014

      03/19/2014

      The Dean College Leadership Institute is pleased to welcome Bianca de la Garza, renowned Boston newscaster, for the Executive Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Bianca de la Garza is an integral part of NewsCenter 5's "EyeOpener" newscast, but recently announced that she plans to leave the station for her "dream job," which is opening her own production company, Lucky Gal Productions. She is known for her investigation into environmental terrorism in New England, which earned her a New England Emmy nomination. De la Garza has reported on everything from breaking news to Hollywood red carpet affairs. A graduate of Emerson College, de la Garza spends her free time volunteering for children's organizations, such as the Girl Scouts of America and St. Jude's Hospital.

      The speaking program will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College.  The event is FREE and open to the public. Click here to register TODAY, as seating is limited.

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