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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 Discover Dean Day, Friday, February 20, 2015

      02/17/2015

      On Friday, February 20th, the Dean College Office of Admissions will host Discover Dean Day!

      Discover Dean Day brings together the Dean community and prospective students for a day of discovering what Dean College has to offer. Discover the Guidrey Center and Main Stage performance venues, our athletic facilities, our radio station and television studio, the major you want to study and so much more! Come tour campus, meet current students, chat with professors and Deans of the different academic schools and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      February 20, 2015
      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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      Dean College Announces Spring Leadership in Action Speakers

      02/11/2015

      The Dean Leadership Institute is proud to announce its Leadership in Action series speakers for the spring semester.

      Featuring multiple presentations throughout each semester, the Leadership in Action 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.

      Fall dates and speakers include the following:

      Tuesday, February 24 at 4 PM – Ed Achorn, Editor, Providence Journal
      Thursday, March 19 at 8 AM – Dave Martin, Chief Trust Officer, RSA Global Sector
      Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 PM – Alumni Panel on Family Business
      Wednesday, April 8 at 3 PM – Dan Lebowitz, Executive Director, Center for Study of Sport in Society
      Thursday, April 23 at 8 AM – Mark Vogelzang, President & CEO, Maine Public Broadcasting

      To learn more about each speaker, visit www.dean.edu.
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      Five Dean College Students Sign with NCAA Football Programs, February 4, 2015

      02/04/2015

      On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, also known as National Signing Day, five Dean College football players signed with NCAA football programs across the nation.

      Defensive lineman Allen Edwards of Miami, FL signed with University of Pittsburgh; Linebacker Raeshawn Finney of Ansonia, CT signed with Central Connecticut State; Defensive lineman Tyree Holmes of Landover, MD signed with Merrimack College; Offensive lineman Shane McQuillan of Glastonbury, CT signed with Central Connecticut State; and Offensive lineman Tarrance Wells of Front Royal, VA signed with North Carolina Central.

      Additionally, Dean College had two January placements, who transferred after completing their fall 2014 semester: WR Kire Milevski of Morris Plains, NJ signed with Monmouth University and OL Devin Wiltz of New Orleans, LA signed with the University of Idaho.

      At Dean, athletes develop character, academic focus and athletic ability. Click here for more information on the Dean College Bulldogs Football program.

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      Dean College Now Offers Cybersecurity Certificate

      02/03/2015

      Dean College is proud to announce the implementation of its Certificate in Cybersecurity Studies in March 2015.

      Check out our latest blog to learn more about our Cybersecurity program.

      Click here to view courses and information on jobs in cybersecurity.

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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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