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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 Residence Hall Closings

      04/24/2017

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 4th for NON GRADUATING STUDENTS. 

      The residence halls will close at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Dean College May 2017 Residence Hall Closing Information

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 4th 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 6th 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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      Dance Company: Waves

      04/24/2017

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets. 

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 27-29, 2017

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet.

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

      04/10/2017

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet.

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22nd and again on Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th.

      Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets.

       

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      Dean College to Host Accepted Students Day, April 22, 2017

      04/03/2017

      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

      Students admitted for the fall of 2017 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you. Even if you previously visited on a Discover Dean Day or attended another campus event, this day offers unique insights for admitted students! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes in the afternoon.

      What Happens on Accepted Students Day?

      You and your family are welcome to attend. Dean provides both student and parent sessions that offer a first-hand account of student life at Dean and numerous opportunities for interactions with faculty and staff. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to answer your questions.

      The program includes:

      Student activities fair

      Campus and residence hall tours

      Panel presentations

      One-on-one meetings with financial aid counselors

      Overview of Academic Support Services and the Honors, Internship and Study Abroad Programs

      Academic and advising sessions

      Hands-on assistance with paying your enrollment deposit, setting up your email account, submitting the required health forms, and completing the online Housing and Dining Request form.

      Visit the Dean College Accepted Students Day webpage for more information.

      http://www.dean.edu/accepted_students_day.aspx
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      Dean College School of the Arts Presents: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, April 20-23, 2017

      04/03/2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, beginning Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23, 2017.

      During an “over-the-top” wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

      The Dean College production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress will take place in the PAS Stage, located on 61 School Street in Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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