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      Winter Intersession Courses Begin January 6, 2014


      The School of Continuing Studies welcomes Dean College & non-Dean students to earn credits through intersession courses over winter break.

      A wide variety of accelerated courses are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening beginning on January 6th, 2014. Most courses are for three credits.

      To view the entire course catalog, click here.
      To securely register for a course online, click here.
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      Dean College Welcomes Former NASA Astronaut and Retired USN Commander, Susan Kilrain to Campus


      Dean College will host former NASA Astronaut and retired USN Commander, Susan Kilrain on campus March 5, 2014, as part of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences World of Ideas series.

      During her visit, Commander Susan Kilrain is scheduled to tour the campus and speak to students, faculty and staff about her experience as a two-time space shuttle pilot.  

      “We are excited to host Commander Kilrain as part of our new World of Ideas series,” said Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  “Students will have the opportunity to hear Commander Kilrain share her insights about the NASA program and the role that female astronauts have played in the history of the aerospace program in the United States.

      Commander Susan Kilrain flew as pilot on STS-83 (April 4-8, 1997) and STS-94 (July 1-17, 1997), and is one of only three women to ever pilot the shuttle.  She holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and is the recipient of many military awards, including: Defense Superior Service Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; and Navy Achievement Medal. Other awards include: NASA Space Flight Medals; Ten Outstanding Young Americans; and DAR Good Scout Award. 

      The World of Ideas is a year-long program initiative designed to offer students a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of the liberal art and sciences.  Programming includes lectures and presentations by faculty as well as invited speakers and student run programs.  The goal is to offer opportunities for students to engage with limitless possibilities that are open to them through learning.

      For more information on the program, contact Cathy Flynn at (508) 541-1744.  For more information on the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Dean College, visit

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      Dean College Leadership In Action Series February 25, 2014


      The Dean College School of Business will host Gary LaPlante and Frederick Wheeler on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 as part of the Leadership in Action Series.  Featuring multiple presentations throughout each semester, this highly successful series offers Dean College students an exclusive opportunity to hear and interact with regional business leaders to learn more about what made them successful and gain valuable insights and contacts to help them launch their own careers.

      Gary LaPlante is the Assistant News Director at Fox 25 in Boston.  Frederick Wheeler is a Studio Technician for Fox 25 Morning News.  The presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Alden Center Science Building on Campus.

      Click here for more information on the Dean College School of Business Leadership Institute.

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      Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Defeat CCRI


      Both the men's and women's basketball teams defeated CCRI at Think Pink night Thursday, February 20, 2014.  The men won the opener 108-69 and the women took the nitecap 66-59.

      Thank you to all those who attended and dressed in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness and our bulldogs!

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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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      School of Dance Choreographers' Concert Friday, February 21, 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 this Friday, February 21, 2014, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges. The Choreographers’ Concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors/children and can be purchased on the website by visiting the event calendar or by calling 508-541-1605.

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