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Due to the winter weather in the Franklin, MA area, the Children's Center at Dean College will not be open for the morning session tomorrow, January 22, 2014.
All further advisories concerning the winter weather will be posted to dean.edu.
Avon Foundation for women awards grant to Dean College to participate in first-of-its-kind National Leadership Institute to address sexual assault on college campuses.
[Franklin, MA], October 24, 2016 —The Avon
Foundation for Women awarded Dean College with a one-year grant to participate
in the first National Leadership Institute:
Changing the Narrative on Campus Gender-Based Violence. Through the $10,000
grant from the Avon Foundation, Dean College will be among the 20 schools to participate
in this comprehensive, action-oriented leadership program to develop and
implement action plans to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Together, they will form a growing learning
community committed to ending gender-based violence on school campuses.
Foundation has funded campus-based campaigns and bystander intervention
initiatives for more than five years to help change behaviors around sexual
assault. We want to inspire and empower others to be a part of the solution,”
said Christine Jaworsky, Avon Foundation Program Director. “We see the National
Leadership Institute as an innovative opportunity for students and schools to
take the lead in shifting the conversation around gender-based violence in the
campus setting, but also in the broader dialogue around sexual and domestic
violence in our society.”
The first Institute will be held in Boston from
October 25 to 26 with 10 area colleges and universities, followed by a second
cohort in Atlanta with 10 area schools from November 30 to December 1. Each school will send a multi-disciplinary team of five to six
representatives, including administrators, security and service providers,
Title IX personnel, and student leaders. During the program, participants
will learn and share best practices on how to respond, using a trauma-informed
lens, when an assault occurs. At the end of the two-day institute, each school
will have a sexual assault prevention and response action plan, which they will
be supported to implement over the course of a year.
“We’re very proud
to partner with the Avon Foundation for Women on this National Leadership Institute
to train multi-disciplinary school teams to take the lead and work
collaboratively to end gender-based violence on their campuses,” said Lonna
Davis, program leader for Futures Without Violence. “There were over 70 schools
who applied to be part of the program, so we know there is an immediate need and
desire to find and implement solutions.”
Futures Without Violence received a grant from
the Avon Foundation for Women to research, design and implement a curriculum in collaboration with Harvard Law School’s Gender Violence Program and
the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.
are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women has chosen to support our program.
Attending the National Leadership Institute in Boston is a wonderful
opportunity for members of the Dean College Sexual Assault Prevention Work
Team, said MaryAnn Silvestri, director of counseling services at Dean College.
“The team, including student members, will create an action plan, develop new
initiatives and programs to address sexual violence on campus. We are
privileged to have been awarded this grant from the Avon Foundation for Women
and we look forward to furthering education and prevention efforts in the Dean
Leadership Institute curriculum focuses on four major areas: 1) fundamentals of
gender-based violence and trauma, 2) campus cultures and climate, 3) prevention
and education, and 4) response, policy, and adjudication. Developed in
consultation with national experts and institutional representatives from
schools across the country, the curriculum provides colleges and universities
the opportunity to learn best practices in the prevention, response and
resolution of sexual violence, and the tools needed to implement action plans.
Below are the participating
colleges and universities in Boston on October 25-26, 2016.
1. Brandeis University
Eastern Nazarene College
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Below are the participants in Atlanta on November
30-December 1, 2016.
1. Benedict College
2. Clemson University
College of Charleston
East Tennessee State
Georgia Institute of
Middle Tennessee State
University of North
Carolina at Charlotte
Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence is a national health and
social justice nonprofit that leads groundbreaking educational programs,
policies, and campaigns to end violence against women and children around the
world. Providing leadership from offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,
and Boston, FUTURES has trained thousands of professionals and advocates—such
as doctors, nurses, judges, athletic coaches, and other community
influencers—on improving responses to violence and abuse. The organization was
a driving force behind the passage of the Family Violence Prevention and
Services Act in 1984 and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994—the nation’s
first two comprehensive federal responses to interpersonal and family violence.
Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against
in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education and prevention
programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, and to provide direct
services for victims and their families. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation
have contributed nearly $60 million to support this goal. Globally, Avon
supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by
raising funds through special product sales and educating women
around the world through its army of nearly six million Avon Representatives. For
more information, visit http://avonfoundation.org/.
About Avon and the Avon
Foundation for Women
Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused on causes that matter
most to women. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over
$1 billion in over 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer
research and advancing access to quality care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce
domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out
Against Domestic Violence program. The company’s global markets sell
special products to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and domestic
violence, conduct hundreds of events for these causes, and educate women around
the world through its global network of nearly six million Avon
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Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand The Dean Difference.
Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand The Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.
Representatives of the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions.
We can't wait to welcome you to campus!
Register for Saturday with Dean.
Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 2, 2016
Dean College hosts many events throughout the year to help
prospective students and families see the Dean Difference firsthand. Discover
Dean Days are full day open house programs that include campus tours,
presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from
throughout the Dean community.
The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day on
Saturday, October 15, 2016:
9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 Welcome and Overview
10:30 Academic Fair
11:00-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference: Explore our campus
through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with
faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher
in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for
To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the
Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.
Dean College Presents The East, October 12-16, 2016
The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform The
East, beginning Wednesday, October 12, 2016 through Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The East is an original play by Dean faculty members Matt
Greene and Craig Handel.
With their homeland in conflict, five young women, seeking a
sense of identity and purpose, answer the call of duty and travel to “The
East”. Their story is one of youthful hope and optimism confronting the harsh
realities of war. You won’t want to miss our talented students perform in this
The Dean College production of The East will take place in
the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets
range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
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