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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 Accepted Students Day, April 16, 2016

      04/14/2016

      Dean College to host Accepted Students Day, April 16, 2016

      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 16, 2016

      Students admitted for the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you. Even if you previously visited on a Discover Dean Day or attended another campus event, this day offers unique insights for admitted students! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes in the afternoon.

      What Happens on Accepted Students Day?

      You and your family are welcome to attend. Dean provides both student and parent sessions that offer a first-hand account of student life at Dean and numerous opportunities for interactions with faculty and staff. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to answer your questions.

       The program includes:

      • Student activities fair
      • Campus and residence hall tours
      • Panel presentations
      • One-on-one meetings with financial aid counselors
      • Overview of Academic Support Services and the Honors, Internship and Study Abroad Programs
      • Academic and advising sessions
      • Hands-on assistance with paying your enrollment deposit, setting up your email account, submitting the required health forms, and completing the online Housing and Dining Request form
      Visit the Dean College Accepted Students Day webpage for more information.
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      Dean College to Host 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 23, 2016

      04/11/2016

      Dean College to Host 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 23, 2016

      Dean College will host its 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Franklin, MA campus.

      The course will start and end at Awpie Way, directly outside of Dean Hall at the Dean College campus, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA. The race will begin promptly at 12:00 noon for competitors to take a 3.16-mile run, jog, or walk through the residential streets of Franklin. A hydration station will be waiting for you at the 2-mile mark and a post-race lunch will welcome you back as you cross the finish line. Stay with us after the race and enjoy live music, lawn games, face painting, and a bounce house!

      Registration is $5 for Dean College students and kids under 12 years old; $10 for faculty/staff/alumni; and $15 for family/community members. Price includes race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch and hydration station.

      Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.

      For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/deandash.

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      Dean College to Host Lecture for National Poetry Month, April 12, 2016

      04/04/2016

      In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled “Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016

      In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled “Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016 in the Atrium - inside Dean's Campus Center, 99 Main St., Franklin.

      In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Dean College, a course was developed this spring to celebrate 150 years of American poetry, studying one poet in each decade from 1865 to 2015. From the traditional American poets including Longfellow, Dickinson and Whitman, through the modernists including Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes and Robert Frost to the souls of contemporary poets Allen Ginsberg, Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon and others, students were immersed in the voices of American poets and their lives.

      The lecture will feature a multimedia presentation on the poets, poetry in the course and a historical backdrop on and off the Dean campus.The event is FREE and open to the public. No registration required.

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      The Dean Leadership Institute Presents: Jonathan Kraft, April 6, 2016

      03/29/2016

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 30 PM in the Guidrey Center. 

      DLI Jonathan Kraft

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center. This year, we are very excited to welcome Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group.

      The Kraft Group is a private holding company comprised of companies in the paper and packaging industries, sports and entertainment, real estate, and private equity investing. As President of The Kraft Group, Jonathan Kraft is actively involved in the day to day operations of all the Group's companies while maintaining a focus on driving the growth and diversification of the Group. 

      In paper and packaging the Group’s holdings include: Rand-Whitney Group, a manufacturer of corrugated containers; International Forest Products (IFP), a trader of paper commodities doing business in over 90 countries; Rand-Whitney Containerboard and New-Indy Containerboard, manufacturers of 100% high performance recycled linerboard. Together these companies convert, produce and distribute over 4 million tons of paper and pulp annually.

      In sports and entertainment the Group’s holdings include the New England Patriots, the National Football League’s 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2014 World Champions; New England Revolution, Major League Soccer’s five-time Eastern Conference Champions; Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place, located in Foxborough, Massachusetts and host to over 12.5 million visitors each year.

      The Kraft Group is also involved in a number of real estate developments and holds numerous private equity and early stage venture capital investments.

      As a graduate of Williams College (1986), Kraft received his MBA from Harvard Business School (1990).  He serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors at Harvard Business School and is also on the board of trustees for several organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital and Belmont Hill School. In addition, Kraft is a Trustee Emeritus of Williams College, is Chair of the Williams College Investments Committee and is on the National Board of Directors for Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

      RSVP as seating is limited. Visit www.dean.edu/jkraft for more information and to register!

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      Dean College Presents: Hair, April 6-10, 2016

      03/22/2016

      Dean College Presents: Hair, April 6-10, 2016

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Hair, beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2016 through Sunday, April 10, 2016.

      Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War and "Free Love," Hair presents the rock music and revolutionary culture that went with it on the stage. This show has a vitality, a timelessness, and a meaning that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America. It has a strong effect on everyone and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life and What a Piece of Work is Man and Hippie Life. You won’t want to miss our talented students perform this musical performance!

      The Dean College production of Hair 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. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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