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


      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  To register for a Master Class, visit or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at

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      January Move-In Information from Office of Residence Life


      January Move-In Information from Office of Residence Life

      New Student Check-In
      Monday, January 20th, 9am - 11am
      - Check-in for new students is scheduled from 9am-10am in the Campus Center. Students will need to be cleared prior to moving into their assigned residence halls or participating in orientation. Orientation check-in begins at 11:15am in the Campus Center.

      Returning Resident Student Check-In
      Monday, January 20th, 1pm - 4pm
      -Returning resident students who have not been cleared for direct check-In must go to the Campus Center to check-in. Once the student is cleared for check in they will receive their key from the Office of Residence Life in the Campus Center.
      -Returning resident students who have been cleared for direct check-in may pick up their keys at the designated locations based on their residence hall assignments.

      Early Arrival Groups
      There is a small number of students allowed to arrive early due to involvement in an approved Dean College activity. These students are contacted by a member of the staff to confirm they are permitted to arrive prior to official opening of the College. All students participating in these activities must be cleared in order to move in or participate with the group they are involved in. Below are the approved activities allowed to move in early for January 2014, as well as contact information for the person responsible for the group:

      January 15th Men’s & Women’s Basketball (Jeanny Lacey)
      January 15th International Orientation Leaders (Maria Adkins)
      January 15th New Community Advisors (Jonas Halley)
      January 16th Returning Community Advisors (Jonas Halley)
      January 17th Orientation Leaders (Alex Cabal)
      January 17th New International Students
      January 19th Theatre Rehearsal Group (Daniel Kozar)

      If you have any further questions about returning to campus please contact the Office of Residence Life at 508-541-1838 or

      Important Contact Information

      Center for Student Administrative Services 508-541-1518
      Office of Residence Life 508-541-1838
      Robbins Family Center for Advising & Career Planning 508-541-1536
      Health Services 508-541-1600
      Public Safety 508-541-1888
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      Both Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Ranked in NJCAA Polls



      With the fall semester wrapping up, the men’s and women’s basketball teams head in to a much deserved break after a stellar beginning to the season. The first half saw the men (12-0) ranked at number 2 in the NJCAA polls, and the women (9-1) ranked at 17 in the polls.

      Top Performers

      Janaysia James – 16.8 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game
      Shaine Rowley – 19 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game
      Vanessa Sylvain – 15.7 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 6.8 assists per game, 5.8 steals per game
      Victoria Nguyen – 13.4 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, 6.2 assists per game

      Jamal Reuben – 13.2 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game
      Joe Clarke – 14.1 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game
      Charles Correa – 15.9 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per gane, 4 assists per game, 3 steals per game

      The number 2 ranking is the highest for men’s basketball in Dean College history.

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      Season's Greetings from Dean College


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      Accenture to Offer Intensive For-Credit Course on Negotiation over Winter Break


      January 13 – January 17, 2014
      8:30 – 5:00 PM
      3 Credits

      Accenture LogoDean College is thrilled to welcome the Accenture Global Negotiation Skills Center team back to lead students in a 3 credit course on negotiation skills over winter break. The course has been brought back for a third time to the Dean College campus due to its past popularity.

      Over 5 days, students will receive intensive, highly-interactive training by some of the best in the business from Accenture.

      Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

      The course begins on January 13, 2014 & seating is limited.

      To register for the course online, click here.
      Contact the School of Continuing Studies with questions.

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      Men's Basketball Team Ranks Sixth in NJCAA Poll


      The latest National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 National Poll rankings were released earlier this week, and the Dean College men's basketball team, currently undefeated at 10-0, was ranked sixth in the country. The ranking is the highest a Dean basketball team has ever received.

      Click here to view the NJCAA poll.

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