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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 May 2018 Residence Hall Closing Information

      04/30/2018

      Dean College May 2018 Residence Hall Closing Information

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 3rd for NON-GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room three hours after their last final.

      The residence halls will close at 3pm on Saturday, May 5th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

                      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room

                      -All belongings are removed from the room

                      -Lock all windows

                      -Turn off the light, and lock the door

                      -Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area.

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Mail keys should be returned directly to the mail room.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      The College does not store belongings. Should students need storage AppleBox Storage is a local company that the College has worked with. You may contact them at AppleBoxCollege.com. The company delivers boxes to the student, the student packs, and the company picks them up! The company will then deliver the items back to you in the fall.

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

      Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 3rd for NON-GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room three hours after their last final.

      The residence halls will close at 3pm on Saturday, May 5th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

                      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room

                      -All belongings are removed from the room

                      -Lock all windows

                      -Turn off the light, and lock the door

                      -Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area.

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Mail keys should be returned directly to the mail room.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      The College does not store belongings. Should students need storage AppleBox Storage is a local company that the College has worked with. You may contact them at AppleBoxCollege.com. The company delivers boxes to the student, the student packs, and the company picks them up! The company will then deliver the items back to you in the fall.

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

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

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      Dean College 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      Dean College will be celebrating its 152nd commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

      Commencement speakers include Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President; Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees; and student speaker Nabeel Barqawi.

      For more information, visit www.dean.edu/commencement.

      A live stream will be available for commencement the day of. You can access the stream here.

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      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      The Commencement Reception and Awards Night will start at 6:00pm on Friday, May 4th in the Guidrey Center. 

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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Move, April 26-29, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Move, April 26-29, 2018

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors in hip hop, African, jazz, tap, modern, pointe and ballet pieces. This year we reflect on the concept of time.

      Performances of Dance Company: Time begin Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th.

      For more information and tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      The course will start and finish at Awpie Way located just outside of Dean Hall. You will start promptly at 1:00 PM and take a 3.16-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet, residential streets of Franklin. Every turn along the course will be clearly marked by a directional sign pointing you down the right path and a course marshal will be present at every road to ensure your safety.


      At around the 1 and 2-mile marks, there will be a water station for you to take a break in and re-hydrate. Upon your return, you will be greeted by Boomer the Bulldog at the finish line and ushered to the serving area where you will get to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, a salad and fruit station, and two buckets full of Gatorade bottles to reward yourself for finishing the Dean Dash 5K! 

      Stick around after the race for the award ceremony presentation, live entertainment by the band Barefoot Young, inflatable games sponsored by Student Activities Committee, lawn games hosted by Outdoor Recreation and Activity Club, and picture opportunities with Boomer and a Franklin FD firetruck!

      Registration
      Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5 
      Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $13
      Family/Community Members: $18
      Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

      Your registration grants you the following: A race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch, hydration station, and live entertainment.
      Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.

      For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/deandash.

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