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      Dean College Receives NEH Grant to Transform Education in the Humanities

      08/02/2017

      Dean College is among 245 recipients slated to receive a total of $39.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

      Franklin, MA (August 2, 2017) – Dean College is among 245 recipients slated to receive a total of $39.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) aimed at supporting vital research, education, and public programs in the humanities.

      This is Dean College’s first grant application submitted and award received from NEH. The College plans to use the awarded funding to infuse the humanities into Core Distribution offerings by developing and piloting two courses in the history of science that incorporate hands-on labs: “History of Science” and “Henrietta Lacks: Medicine, Race, Class, and Gender in America.”

       “Culture shapes science, and science shapes culture,” says Project Director and Associate Professor of History Dr. David Dennis. “From early ideas about the Earth’s place in the cosmos to popular attitudes toward climate change and cancer treatment, the humanities are essential for how we understand the past and present of modern scientific society. This project furthers the ongoing revitalization of the humanities for the twenty-first century at Dean College and beyond. The opportunity to combine history courses with lab science underscores Dean’s record of educational innovation. I look forward to working with science and humanities faculty, as well as external scholars, to bring this groundbreaking curriculum to our students.”

      A full list of grant recipients can be found by visiting www.neh.gov.

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      About Dean College

      Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference. To learn more, visit: www.dean.edu.

      About the National Endowment for the Humanities

      Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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      Dean College Presents: Footloose, the Musical, November 14-18, 2018

      10/31/2018

      The entire run of Footloose is SOLD OUT! Please contact tlane@dean.edu or call 508-541-1605 with any questions.

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Footloose, the Musical, beginning Wednesday, November 14 through Sunday, November 18, 2018.

      Based on the 1984 screen version, Footloose is an explosive musical that has come to the stage with thrilling results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to the rural town of Bomont, he is not prepared for the strict religious local edicts, which include a total ban on dancing. Ren breaks all the rules in trying to restore dance to the heart of a community held back by lingering memories of a tragedy. In addition to the original film score’s songs, such as “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Holding out for a Hero,” and the title song, “Footloose,” dynamic new songs written specifically for the stage production are sure to get you to your feet!    

      Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford with additional music by: Eric Carmen, Sandy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman; Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

      The Dean College production of Footloose, the Musical will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

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

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 12, 2018

      10/30/2018

      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:

      9:30AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00AM - Welcome and Overview

      10:45AM - Academic Fair

      11:15AM to 1:00PM - Discover the Dean Difference - Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit with current students, meet with our athletic coaches, tour our Children's Center, learn more about academic support services and tour the campus!

      You can also visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch...it's on us!

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508.

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      Dean College Offers Programs for High School Students to Earn College Credit, January 2019

      10/26/2018

      Special one-week and online course options available!

      This winter, Dean College welcomes high school juniors and seniors looking to explore their academic interest and quickly earn transferrable college credits with a variety
      of formats including online and on-campus.

      Special one-week courses and one - and two-week online courses available.

      Click here to learn more! 

      Call 508-541-1624 for more information and to register. 

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      Dean College to Host Fall Fest 5k, November 10, 2018

      10/21/2018

      Join us for a day of fall, family, and fun!

      Registration to run, walk, or crawl in the Fall Fest 5K is now open. The race will begin at 10:00am on Awpie Way at Dean College on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

      Registration fee includes t-shirt, food, and access to race day activities!

      To register, visit www.dean.edu/FALLFEST5K

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      Dean College Accepting Applications for Horace Mann Scholarship

      10/21/2018

      Deadline: November 15, 2018

      Dean College is seeking applicants for the Horace Mann Scholarship. The tuition scholarship totals $20,000 per year and will be given to one deserving Franklin, MA resident attending Dean College in the fall of 2019.

      The scholarship will be given on a need-basis to a Franklin resident attending Dean College who possesses a passion for learning and exemplifies the philosophy of Horace Mann, who believed that one can benefit mankind through education, philanthropy and social reform.

      The Horace Mann Scholarship is renewable for subsequent years provided the student maintains a 2.7 or higher, grade point average.

      Applicants of the need-based Horace Mann Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

      • Be a documented resident of Franklin, MA
      • Meet the admission requirements of Dean College
      • Is a US citizen
      • Has completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA

      Additional requirements are included within the scholarship application.

      Applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2018. For more information and to obtain a scholarship application, visit www.dean.edu/scholarships.

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