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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 Men's Soccer at USCAA Tournament, November 9, 2017

      11/02/2017

      Dean College Men's Soccer Headed Back To USCAA Tournament

      For the second year in a row, the Dean College men's soccer program is headed to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournament. The announcement came during the USCAA's bracket field unveiling via their YouTube Channel on Tuesday afternoon.

      Their selection was considered a no-brainer by insiders after the Cardinal and White went a staggering 14-1-2 during their regular season schedule.

      Dean is seeded fifth and will play out of Pool D in a grouping that features fourth-seeded and undefeated Florida College (12-0) and ninth-seeded SUNY-ESF (12-4-1).

      2017 USCAA Men's Soccer Championship Pool Play Schedule

      Thursday, November 9
      No. 4 Florida College (12-0) vs. No. 5 Dean College (14-1-2), 11:45 AM

      Saturday, November 11
      No. 5 Dean College (14-1-2) vs. No. 9 SUNY-ESF, 2:30 PM

      Learn more at www.deanbulldogs.com.
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      Dean College Announces Partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina

      11/01/2017

      Dean College Announces Partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina 

      Dean College and DanceAbroad Argentina are excited to announce a unique collaboration that blends intensive language immersion and concentrated studies in dance in the vibrant capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, beginning in January 2018.

      Dean College and the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, known nationally and internationally for its Bachelor of Arts and new Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Dance, is DanceAbroad Argentina’s exclusive collegiate partner. Participating college dance majors from any college or university will earn up to fifteen college credits during this collaborative full-semester academic program. Courses of instruction include Tango technique and its history, as well as ballet, modern dance, jazz, dance composition, and Spanish language coursework at either the beginning, intermediate or advanced level.

      “Through class experience, guest lecturers, instructor collaboration and cultural exchange we strive to instill an intimate knowledge of dance, culture, art, and the interrelations among them,” said DanceAbroad Argentina Program Director, Nathan Moyer. “Ultimately, our students learn to make connections by themselves between lived experience and dance technique, as well as between their own cultural knowledge and the changing world around them.”

      “DanceAbroad Argentina gave me my very first opportunity to travel outside of the United States and experience a new culture on my own,” said Sarah Fuller, Dean College alumna. “First arriving in Buenos Aires, everything seemed different; from the language, to the food and architecture. As I adjusted to this new environment, I learned many things about myself that I would have never realized without this program.”

      DanceAbroad staff and students will attend cultural events and participate in tours around the city of Buenos Aires. Excursions are a great way for students to also experience the natural beauty of Argentina and beyond, and students have opportunities to enjoy day and overnight excursions to other destinations in Argentina and neighboring countries.

      “There are many study abroad programs, but they seldom include dance,” said Marc M. Arentsen, dean of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College. “Through Dean College’s partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina we can now offer our dance students and those from other institutions a study abroad opportunity that is specifically designed around dance. Studying and living in another country opens your eyes to not only the local culture, but it also makes you more aware of your own background and bias. More importantly, it helps you realize what you have in common! Dance itself is universal, but to experience it in a different context will be enormously enriching to everyone involved and will present all of us with opportunities to see each other differently.”

      This exclusive study abroad program for dancers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will start in January 2018 and will continue in subsequent spring semesters. To learn more and apply, visit www.dean.edu/danceabroad or www.danceabroad.com. For questions and application materials, please contact Melissa Read, assistant vice president for academic affairs and study away program director at mread@dean.edu, or Nathan Moyer, president of DanceAbroad Argentina at nmoyer@danceabroad.com

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      Dean College Announces New Online Store

      10/31/2017

      Purchase Dean Gear Online!

      Dean College announces a new online store, www.deancollegegear.com. The store is powered by Advanced Online and is extension of the College’s partnership with eFollet.com.

      "We are excited to extend the Dean College brand with this new online store,” said Gregg Chalk, vice president of marketing and business development at Dean College. "This unique and dynamic partnership will allow Bulldog fans to purchase their favorite Dean gear anytime, right on our website."

      The official online store of the Dean College Bulldogs features clothing and accessory options for men, women and children, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, jewelry, bags and more.

      We are currently offering a 15% off all jackets promotion. No offer code necessary.

      Shop DC Gear Now!

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      Dean College Men's and Women's Cross Country Finish Strong at 2017 NECC Championship

      10/29/2017

      Dean College Cross Country competes at 2017 NECC Championships

      On Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Dean College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 2017 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Cross Country Championships at Stanley Memorial State Park in Westfield, MA.

      Men's Cross Country Results:
      Four of Dean College's five scoring runners finished in the top 15 and the Bulldogs pushed themselves to a third place performance. 

      Women's Cross Country
      Taking part in their first ever league championship, the Dean College women's cross country team impressed, finishing fifth at the 2017 NECC event. The Bulldogs had four of their five scoring runners complete the 5K course layout in the top 30 as their first season as a member of the aforementioned NECC comes to a close.

      For a detailed recap, visit www.deanbulldogs.com. 

      Congratulations, Bulldogs!


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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, October 28, 2017

      10/17/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, October 28, 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 of your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, October 28, 2017. 

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