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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean College, a private, residential college located in
Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 26th in the U.S. News &
World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean
placed 2nd in this category for colleges with the least amount of student debt and 8th for Best Colleges for Veterans.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Dean College has
received this honor, having moved up in the rankings from the previous year.
“We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer
institutions once again this year,” said John Marcus, Vice President of
Enrollment Services and Marketing at Dean College. “Of particular note this
year is our designation as a Best College for Veterans, as we continually look
for ways to assist veterans in completing their undergraduate degree program.”
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of
news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional
Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that
education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and
it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation
rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others.
This news could not have come at a better time for Dean
College, as the school will celebrate its 150th Anniversary early
next year. Founded in February 1865, the college has seen many transformations,
always with the mission of cultivating an environment of academic and personal
success for students. This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference
– the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support,
valuable internships, and real life workforce preparation that Dean College
provides. The College recently
welcomed a robust class of incoming students to add to its total enrollment representing 32 states and 16 countries.
For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more
information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.
Dean College welcomed it’s 150th incoming class to campus with the First Year Convocation ceremony held on Monday, September 8, 2014.Approximately 500 first year students participated in the gathering, as faculty and staff dressed in academic regalia made their way to the campus center for the presentation.Cindy T. Kozil, Vice President of Student Development and Retention, welcomed the incoming class to campus and congratulated them on finishing their first week of studies. Student speaker Amy Tanner asked students to “think about what you want to do and who you want to be,” as they start their first year at Dean.Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, addressed the first year students, stating that they are now “entering a community of learners, a place of discovery and personal and academic growth.” Dr. Poirier shared the history and traditions of academic regalia in preparation of what is to come after their two or four years at Dean. Dean College President, Paula M. Rooney reminded students that they are part of something special this year, as the college begins to celebrate its 150th anniversary on February 19, 2015. Dr. Rooney shared the history of the College and challenged students to “think about what you will bring as incoming freshman to enhance the community and become a part of our rich history.”Following the remarks, John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, took to the stage for the presentation of classes and wished the incoming class much success during their time at Dean. The ceremony concluded with a celebration BBQ on the College’s picnic grove.
Saturday, August 30 was a great day for Dean College sports
as the fall season opened with all three teams shutting out their opponents.
football team defeated the Framingham State JV, 35-0, while the soccer teams
defeated Southern Maine CC, 2-0 (women) and 7-0 (men).
Sadarius Williams opened up the scoring in the first quarter
with his first college touchdown against the Framingham State JV with a 7-yard
touchdown run, as the Bulldogs won their season opener, 35-0 on Saturday. Quarterback Nick Roberts added two scoring
strikes in the second quarter as Dean raced to a 21-0 halftime lead and never
looked back. DiQwuon Harris lead all
rushers with 81 yards on the ground with one touchdown.
The defense was lead by Mikeice Adams with seven tackles, as
the team had 3 interceptions and two fumble recoveries. They held Framingham to 39 yards rushing in a
total team effort defensively.
Next Saturday the Bulldogs open up their league schedule at
home against Monroe College. Game time
is 12:00 pm.
Men’s Soccer recap:
Returner Javan Philip registered 3 goals and freshman Marcos
Tavares scored twice as the Bulldogs opened up a 3-0 halftime lead. Alejandro
Medina and Karim Mokhtar each
registered a save in sharing the shutout. The Bulldogs open up their home schedule this Sunday against Central
Women’s Soccer recap:
Klotzbeecher and freshman Rachel Mauricio each scored a goal and the defense
made that stand up as they defeated Southern Maine Community College 2-0, in the
season opener on the road. Paige
Marshall and Emma Morrison shared the shutout in goal. The women will also open up their home
schedule this Sunday against Central Maine CC, with the game starting at 12:00.
Franklin, MA (August 29, 2014) – Dean College, a private, residential
college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, welcomes Michael Fishbein,
Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Fishbein has a
long-standing history of creating student success, working
collaboratively with faculty and the community to build programs and
devise models to support retention and academic achievement.
Today, Friday, August 29, marks the beginning of International
Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation.
International students from 26 countries around the world
arrived on campus yesterday afternoon to meet their student leaders, move in to
their dorms, have dinner and unwind. Over the next few days, international
students will have the opportunity to learn more about Dean and the Franklin
community by visiting a local bank, setting up telephone and internet services,
shopping for necessities and enjoying evening activities with their new
classmates. In general, ISO offers an opportunity for international students to
become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding areas.
Additionally, students from the Arch program also arrive on
campus today and begin their orientation! Arch
Orientation allows those participating in the Arch program to become better
acquainted with others in the program and to learn more about the program
itself. Over the next few days, students will sit through sessions such as Linking
Your Academic and Campus Life, The Journey from High School to College and
Writing Your Success Plan. Students will also participate in fun off-campus
adventures and team-building exercises.
Welcome to Dean – we are excited to have you here!
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