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


      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 and 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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      Spring Break 2018 Residence Hall Closing Information


      Dean College announces spring break residence hall closing information.

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Friday, March 2nd.  The residence halls will re-open on Sunday, March 11th at 12noon.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room.    
      -Unplug all electronics.    
      -Unplug and defrost any mini fridge units.    
      -Lock all windows.    
      -Turn off the light, and lock the door.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday, February 28th to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply. Food is not provided during Spring Break.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encourage to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

      To make transportation arrangements to get to either Logan Airport or TF Green Airport contact Kiessling Transit Reservations at 1-855-432-3315 or email

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      Watch Live: Dean College Basketball at USCAA National Tournament, February 28 – March 3, 2018


      Watch Dean College Basketball compete live at the USCAA National Tournament on February 28, 2018

      Update: The lady bulldogs lost to Silver Lake College 57-51. The women will play in the consolation bracket on Thursday, March 1st at 9:15 a.m. vs. Paul Quinn College. The men's team lost to Maine-Fort Kent 80-71. They will play in the consolation bracket on Thursday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. vs. Florida College.

      The Dean College Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will compete in the USCAA National Tournament February 27 – March 3, 2018 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

      The women, who earned a #4 seed will play #5 seed Silver Lake College at 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

      The men, who earned a #7 seed will play #2 seed Maine Fort Kent at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

      To watch live, visit:

      For more information on Dean College Basketball, visit

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      Dean College Early Admissions Celebration, February 23, 2018


      Dean College Early Admissions Celebration, February 23, 2018

      We have reached our capacity for the Early Action Celebration and registration has closed. Please join us for Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14th.

      If you are currently registered for the Early Action Celebration, the overview of the day is below.  Please monitor your e-mail for additional details, including parking instructions, leading up to the event.

      Overview of the Day

      10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Welcome
      10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Academic Overview                                          

      11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Student and Family Breakout Sessions
      Afternoon Options Include:                               

      Full Campus Tours and Residence Hall Tours


      Resource Fair

      Athletics Open House

      Financial Aid Appointments

      Learning Support Open House
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      Dean College Men's & Women's Basketball Selected to Compete in USCAA National Tournament, February 27 - March 3, 2018


      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to compete in the USCAA National Tournament, February 27th - March 3rd.

      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to the USCAA National Tournament. The tournament will be held February 27th- March 3rd in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The women garnered a #4 seed and will play #5 Silver Lake College on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:00 PM. The men earned an 7th seed and will play #2 ranked Maine Fort Kent at 4:00 on Wednesday, February 28th.

      The lady bulldogs finished a stellar season (17-8) riding a six-game winning streak to end the regular season. Dean enters the meeting with Silver Lake with a balanced scoring attack led by Morgan Turner and Shannon Rosensteel who average 12.5 points and 12.0 points, respectively.In addition to that duo, three other student-athletes – Sophia Corbitt, Iindia Pina and Nicole Romero – all average more than seven points per game individually.

      The men finished the season 15-10. The team was led by Jordan Booker, who averaged 18.3 points and been in double figures in all 24 games he played this season. He is the only player in Division I of the USCAA to rank in the top ten in scoring and assists (seventh in both) and he is also fifth in free throw percentage.

      For more information on the bulldogs and the tournament, visit

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      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018


      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Twelfth Night, beginning Wednesday, February 21 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

      Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy set in the Hotel de Illyria on the French Riviera. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Throw into this mix a cast of characters, which includes Sir Tobey Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste the Fool, the lusty Maria, and taciturn Malvolio, and you have a riotous tale of mistaken gender and love triumphant on the Cote d'Azur of the Roaring 20's.

      The Dean College production of Twelfth Night will take place in the Performing Arts Studio at Dean College, 61 School 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. 

      Performance in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

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