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      John Rooke Named Director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College

      07/17/2015

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Mass., welcomed John Rooke as director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and Distinguished Executive Faculty in the Schools of Business and the Arts.

      The Center was created by Dean College as an academic partnership with the Kraft Sports Group (KSG). It will provide opportunities for students to gain insight from KSG officials, including executives of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Patriot Place.

      "I'm thrilled to be a part of this initiative at Dean College,” said Rooke. “I am looking forward to working with the students to provide new educational experiences through our relationship with the Kraft Sports Group, including the Patriots and the Revolution. The students at Dean will be the real winners here.  It's a chance to learn from professionals in the sports and entertainment industries."

      Rooke is an award-winning broadcaster and a member of the 2011 class for the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. He has more than 30 years of electronic, print and new media experience in large and small markets as well as at the network level. For the past 26 years, he has served as the play-by-play voice for Providence College basketball. Additionally, he has served as the public address announcer for the New England Patriots for the past 22 seasons. Rooke also serves as a featured columnist for Patriots.com and WEEI.com and has authored a book on the history of radio in Rhode Island entitled "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia Publishing, 2012).

      A 1981 journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Rooke has held a position as adjunct professor at Emerson College in Boston. He has been named one of the top sports broadcasting instructors in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Rooke also serves as a commercial voice artist and an auctioneer.

      “We are excited to have John join the Dean College team,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, President of Dean College. “Evolving our partnership with the Kraft Sports Group and growing The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management are primary goals for our institution and John will play a significant role in driving these goals.”

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, November 18, 2017

      11/15/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, November 18, 2017

      Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.

      Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, November 18, 2017. 

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      Dean College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Begin, November 15, 2017

      11/15/2017

      Dean College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Begin, November 15, 2017

      Dean College is excited for the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams to begin the winter season on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Women’s team kicks off the season with an away game against Eastern Nazarene. 

      The Men’s basketball season begins on Friday, November 17, 2017 facing Eastern Connecticut State in Worcester, MA. 

      Both teams will host their first home games in Pieri Gym on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

      Learn more at www.deanbulldogs.com. Go Bulldogs!

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      11/13/2017

      Dean College Men’s Soccer Final Results USCAA National Tournament, November 9-13, 2017

      The Dean College Men’s Soccer team finished their USCAA National Tournament run on Sunday, November 12th, falling to Bryant & Stratton in the semifinals.

      The team defeated Florida College in the first round, followed by SUNY-ESF in the second round of the tournament, but came up short on game three. 

      Semifinal Recap:

      In what turned out to be a marathon match that took more than three hours to complete, the Bulldogs best scoring chance came in the 62nd minute when Cristiano Martins (Brockton, Mass.) chased down a ball and sent a sliding pass across the box to Felipe Campos (Barnstable, Mass.) but his shot sailed over the crossbar.

      The match was incredibly physical with 18 fouls called and 13 yellow cards being assessed.

      Bryant & Stratton looked as if they might get on the board in regulation a few times but Nathan Silveira (East Providence, R.I.) was able to make several spectacular stops, including one late in regulation that he was able to deflect over the crossbar.

      In the extra sessions, the Bobcats depth began to show as they controlled play in both ten minute periods, outshooting the Bulldogs 10-0 in that time frame.

      Both teams came out scoring on their penalty kicks and Dean was 8-for-8 until their ninth shooter was turned aside by a fantastic save from backup netminder Edixon Castillo, which set the stage for McGibbons' heroics.

      For the Bulldogs, they see their five-match winning streak and their season come to an end in what can be considered an instant classic.

      Overall, the Cardinal and White finish at 16-1-3, won a share of the regular season conference title, advanced to the national semifinals and had four student-athletes earn All-America honors.

      Visit www.deanbulldogs.com for more information.

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 10, 2017

      11/07/2017

      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 10, 2017

      Dean College hosts many events throughout the year to help prospective students and families see the Dean Difference firsthand. 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 on Friday, November 10, 2017:
      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
      10:00 Welcome and Overview
      10:45 Academic Fair
      11:15-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference: Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch.
      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.

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      Dean College Presents: Legally Blonde, November 15-19, 2017

      11/07/2017

      THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT! WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE FROM OUR STUDENTS! 

      Dean College Presents: Legally Blonde, November 15-19, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Legally Blonde, beginning Wednesday, November 15 through Sunday, November 19, 2017.

      Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, Legally Blonde tells the story
      of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner.
      Right from the start, Elle encounters negative reactions from both the establishment and the university’s students. During this musical, however, she not only discovers that her knowledge of the law can help others, but she also realizes an equally important faith in herself.

      Clive Barnes, in his New York Post review, wrote that he loved the "effervescent and radiant Laura Belle
      Bundy” (the original Elle Woods), and that the "dances certainly have a slick snap, crackle, and pop."

      The Dean College production of Legally Blonde 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. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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