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      Dean College Office of Admissions to Host Discover Dean Day on Friday, February 21, 2014


      One of the best ways to Discover The Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Friday, February 21st, the Dean College Office of Admissions brings together the Dean community for a fun day of discovery! Discover The Main Stage and Guidrey Center performance venues, discover our athletic facilities, discover our radio station & television studio, discover your major you want to study, and so much more! Join together to tour the campus, meet our students and student ambassadors, chat with the Dean's of the academic schools, and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      February 21, 2014
      9:30AM - 1:00PM

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admission at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.


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      Dean Leadership Institute Presents Jerry Sargent, April 14, 2015


      The Dean Leadership Institute is proud to present its Executive Lecture Series speaker for the spring semester, Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank, Massachusetts.

      This event will be held in the Guidrey Center at 7pm. It is free and open to the public.

      Click here to register to attend!

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      Dean College Holds Performing Arts Auditions, April 11, 2015


      Dean College Performing Arts Auditions will take place this Saturday, April 11, 2015.

      Students who are applying to either dance or theatre degree programs are required to complete an on-campus audition as part of their Dean College application. Prospective students must complete their application before participating in their audition.

      Click here to learn more about auditions.

      Click here to register for auditions.

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      Dean College Presents In the Heights, April 8-12, 2015


      The Dean College School of the Arts will perform In the Heights beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2015 through Sunday, April 12, 2015.

      In the Heights is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most exciting communities. With its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, In the Heights can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.

      Winner of the 2008 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestration, In the Heights quickly became an audience phenomenon and a critical success.

      The Dean College production of In the Heights will take place in the Campus Main Stage at Dean College Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased online. Visit to buy your tickets.

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      Dean College Artist in Residence Bill Evans to Perform 75th Birthday Concert April 12 ,2015



      Bill Evans, Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, will be celebrating his 75th birthday with the Bill Evans 75th Birthday Dance Concert and Celebration in Providence, RI on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

      In August, 2014, Dean College welcomed Bill as Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance. William (Bill) Evans, MFA, CMA, has uniquely woven his work as a professional choreographer/performer with a career in dance education. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Dance Education Organization, Dance Teacher Magazine and the American Dance Guild; the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Achievement and Excellence in the Arts; and numerous grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

      The Bill Evans Dance Company gave its first performances at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1975. For several years, the company—then based in Seattle--was the most-booked professional U.S. dance ensemble. It has appeared in all 50 U.S. states, throughout Canada and Mexico and in 20 other countries. In April, 2014, the Company celebrated its 40th anniversary in Rochester, NY, where it had been in residence for 10 years.

      To celebrate his 75th birthday (April 11) and to introduce himself to the Rhode Island dance audience, Bill, his husband, friends, and dance majors from the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, will share an afternoon of Evans’ works in the intimate setting of the AS220 Black Box Theatre.

      The Sunday performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting All proceeds from the concert will benefit AS220, a non-profit community arts center located in Downtown, Providence.

      For more information on Bill Evans and the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, visit our website

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      Dean College Launches 150 Video Series to Celebrate 150 Years


      As part of the celebration of 150 years of education, Dean College is proud to offer a series of videos ranging from the history of Dean College to individual profiles of faculty and staff on campus.

      As the year progresses, more videos will be added to the bunch.

      Click here to visit our YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe to keep up-to-date on fresh content!

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