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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 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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      Dean College Proudly Announces Tom Werner as Fall Speaker

      07/23/2014

      Dean College is honored to host Thomas C. Werner, Chairman of the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on September 23, 2014. The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni, and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      The speaking program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA on September 23, 2014. The program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited. Click here to register for this event.

      Guest speaker Thomas C. Werner is one of the chief architects behind three World Championships for the Boston Red Sox in 2004, 2007 and 2013, in which the Sox won their first World Series at Fenway Park since 1918.

      “The Red Sox are a New England institution and Mr. Werner has helped build one of the most successful franchises in all of sports,” said Dr. Paula Rooney, President of Dean College. “This event is a great opportunity for our students to learn from the management of the Red Sox as Mr. Werner shares many of the keys to his and the team’s great achievements.”

      Before joining the Red Sox ownership group, Mr. Werner, was an award-winning television producer behind several network hits including The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and That 70’s Show and is a member of the Television Hall of Fame. He became Chairman of the Boston Red Sox in 2002 when his company, Fenway Sports Group, bought the club. He is also chairman of the New England Sports Network, and since 2010, chairman of the Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League.

      Under Werner’s leadership as Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, he oversaw successive improvements to Fenway Park that restored its luster. In 2012, Fenway Park was the first ballpark to celebrate its 100th anniversary. More importantly, during Werner’s tenure, the Boston Red Sox have enjoyed unprecedented success, having advanced to postseason play three straight seasons and six times in seven years for the first time in its history. The pinnacle, of course, was the 2004 World Championship that ended an 86-year drought. Another World Series victory would follow in 2007, and another in 2013.

      Charitably speaking, Werner was instrumental in establishing the Red Sox Foundation, which gives away millions of dollars each year to local programs, and the Home Base Program, which aims at helping military veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

      Werner has served on a number of Boards, including the White House Fellows Commission. He currently serves on the Crossroads School Board, Board for After School All Stars, and the Ron Brown Scholar Program. Werner also serves on the Board of Major League Baseball Enterprises, Major League Baseball Properties, and the Board of the MLB Network.  In 2013, for his leadership and dedication to the game, Werner received the Dave Winfield Humanitarian Award from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.

      The speaking program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA on September 23, 2014. The program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited.

      Click here to register for this event.

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      Dean College to Offer Electronic Transcript Service

      07/21/2014

      Effective August 1, 2014, Dean College will provide electronic transcripts in addition to print transcripts to current students and alumni.

      If you graduated prior to 1994, you will still need to complete a transcript request form, but if you graduated after 1994, you may order and purchase your transcript entirely online.

      The fees for these transcript services are $6 for electronic transcripts and $10 for printed transcripts.

      Pass along this information and visit www.dean.edu/registrar for additional information.

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