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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 Producer & Author of The Finest Hours, March 3, 2016

      02/09/2016

      Dean College is honored to host both the producer and the author of Walt Disney Pictures new epic THE FINEST HOURS for the Dean College Leadership Institute Leadership In Action Lecture Series on Thursday March 3, 2016. The Leadership Series

      Dean College is honored to host both the producer and the author of Walt Disney Pictures new epic THE FINEST HOURS for the Dean College Leadership Institute Leadership In Action Lecture Series on Thursday March 3, 2016.

      The Leadership Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni, and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      Acclaimed film producer Dorothy Aufiero will be joined by bestselling author Casey Sherman to discuss their incredible journey together from page to screen. THE FINEST HOURS is set for worldwide release beginning on January 29, 2016. The film chronicles the greatest Coast Guard rescue in American history in February, 1952 off Cape Cod and stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger. THE FINEST HOURS was filmed entirely in Massachusetts.   

      “We are thrilled to be joined by the creative forces behind this major motion picture,” said Dr. Paula Rooney, President of Dean College. “Both Ms. Aufiero and Mr. Sherman work here in Massachusetts and the Dean College community looks forward to a memorable event as they discuss  the challenges and the triumphs behind their cinematic achievement.”

      Dorothy Aufiero has also developed several of the most memorable motion pictures ever filmed in Massachusetts including the Oscar winning The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and the Oscar winning Good Will Hunting starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Aufiero also served as executive producer for the smash television hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

      Casey Sherman is a national bestselling author of eight books including Search for the Strangler (about his re-investigation of the notorious Boston Strangler case), Bad Blood, Animal and Boston Strong. Sherman has also served as a guest analyst on CNN and FOX News.

      Mr. Sherman and Ms. Aufiero are currently working on a feature film project based on Boston Strong to star Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg of Lone Survivor fame. Production is expected to begin this spring.

      The speaking program will begin at 4 PM. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA on March  3, 2014. The program is FREE and open to the public.

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      Dean College Global Day of Giving, February 19, 2016

      02/09/2016

      You can make a major impact on Dean College by making a gift on February 19, 2016 – Dean’s 24 hour Global Day of Giving. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every donation received on February 19th will be matched

      This Friday, February 19th Dean College will host Discover Dean Day, a full day open house program that will include campus tours, presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from throughout the Dean community. Following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day:

      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
      10:00 Welcome and Overview
      10:30 Academic Fair

      11:00-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference

      Visit our Discover Dean Day page for more information and to register.

      Also happening on February 19th is our Global Day of Giving! You can make a major impact on Dean College by making a gift on February 19, 2016 – Dean’s 24 hour Global Day of Giving. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every donation received on February 19th will be matched dollar for dollar—up to $100,000.

      For more information and to donate, visit www.dean.edu/projectdean

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, February 15, 2016

      02/09/2016

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 to observe President’s Day. Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 to observe President’s Day.

      Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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      Dean College Football Players Accept Offers on National Signing Day, February 3, 2016

      02/03/2016

      Four Dean College athletes accepted offers to continue their college football careers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. 

      National Signing Day 2016

      Four Dean College athletes accepted offers to continue their college football careers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

      Dean’s linebacker Aaron Donalson signed to play at the University of Delaware; defensive lineman Geoff Horwitz signed to play at the University of Rhode Island; linebacker Daniel Palmer signed to play at Bethune-Cookman University; and defensive back Ruben Saunders signed to play with North Carolina Central University. 

      January placements include defensive back Najee Brown signing to UNC Pembroke; wide receiver Travion Fletcher signing to West Alabama; quarter back Jackson McDonald signing to Mars Hill; and linebacker Jacquae Peart signing to Bethune-Cookman University.

      National Signing Day, usually the first Wednesday of February, is the first day that players sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

      For more information about Dean College, visit www.dean.edu

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 6, 2016

      01/25/2016

      Join Dean College for an information session, followed by a tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference. 

      Join Dean College for an information session, followed by a tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 AM and will allow plenty of time for you to enjoy the remainder of your day. Representatives of the Office of Admissions will also be on hand to answer any questions you have.

      Click here to register. 

      We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

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