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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 to Host New England Regional Championship Men's Basketball Game Saturday, March, 1, 2014

      02/24/2014

      The Dean College men's basketball team will be hosting the New England Regional (Region XXI) Championship Game this Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the college's Pieri Gymnasium.  Dean, with a record of 17-3 and currently ranked 12th in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association national poll, will play the Community College of Rhode Island with a game time set at 1:00 p.m.  The two teams have met twice this season, with the Dean Bulldogs coming out on top in both contests, with a 94-81 victory, and just last week, a 108-69 victory.  The winner this weekend will advance to the district championship game on March 8, 2014 at the site of the upstate New York region champion.

      Dean's success has come with a fast-paced running and pressing game, as they lead the nation in steals at the Division II level with fifteen a game.  Offensively, they have a balanced attack led by Joe Clarke (13.8 ppg), Charles Correa (13.7) and Jamal Reuben (13.6).  They are currently riding a three-game winning streak with two regular season games remaining, Monday at UConn-Avery point and at home on Wednesday versus Bunker Hill Community College.

      Additionally, the women's basketball team will be competing this weekend at the New England Regional (Region XXI) Championships held at Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York.  The women enter the regional tournament as the top-seeded team with a 15-4 record, and will face the fourth-seeded Orange County Community College squad on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

      Click here for more information on the Dean College Men’s and Women's Basketball Team.

       

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      Dean College Welcomes Former NASA Astronaut and Retired USN Commander, Susan Kilrain to Campus

      02/24/2014

      Dean College will host former NASA Astronaut and retired USN Commander, Susan Kilrain on campus March 5, 2014, as part of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences World of Ideas series.

      During her visit, Commander Susan Kilrain is scheduled to tour the campus and speak to students, faculty and staff about her experience as a two-time space shuttle pilot.  

      “We are excited to host Commander Kilrain as part of our new World of Ideas series,” said Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  “Students will have the opportunity to hear Commander Kilrain share her insights about the NASA program and the role that female astronauts have played in the history of the aerospace program in the United States.

      Commander Susan Kilrain flew as pilot on STS-83 (April 4-8, 1997) and STS-94 (July 1-17, 1997), and is one of only three women to ever pilot the shuttle.  She holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and is the recipient of many military awards, including: Defense Superior Service Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; and Navy Achievement Medal. Other awards include: NASA Space Flight Medals; Ten Outstanding Young Americans; and DAR Good Scout Award. 

      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.

      For more information on the program, 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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      Dean College Leadership In Action Series February 25, 2014

      02/21/2014

      The Dean College School of Business will host Gary LaPlante and Frederick Wheeler on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 as part of the Leadership in Action Series.  Featuring multiple presentations throughout each semester, this highly successful series offers Dean College students an exclusive opportunity to hear and interact with regional business leaders to learn more about what made them successful and gain valuable insights and contacts to help them launch their own careers.

      Gary LaPlante is the Assistant News Director at Fox 25 in Boston.  Frederick Wheeler is a Studio Technician for Fox 25 Morning News.  The presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Alden Center Science Building on Campus.

      Click here for more information on the Dean College School of Business Leadership Institute.

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      Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Defeat CCRI

      02/21/2014

      Both the men's and women's basketball teams defeated CCRI at Think Pink night Thursday, February 20, 2014.  The men won the opener 108-69 and the women took the nitecap 66-59.

      Thank you to all those who attended and dressed in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness and our bulldogs!

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      Dean College Office of Admissions to Host Discover Dean Day on Friday, February 21, 2014

      02/20/2014

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

      On Friday, February 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 & television studio, discover your major you want to study, and so much more! Join together to tour the campus, meet our students and student ambassadors, chat with the Dean's of the academic schools, and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      February 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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