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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 Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 27-28, 2017

      10/17/2017

      Dean College Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 27-28, 2017

      Join us as we showcase Dean College students presenting their dancing and acting skills!

      Arts Mosaic will take place Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th. Join us for an evening of integrated arts: dance, theatre, song, film and more!

      Performances will take place at 8:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday in the Main Stage within the Dean College Campus Center, 99 Main Street, Franklin. Tickets for the performance are $5-$22 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 508-541-1605.

      Click here to purchase Arts Mosaic tickets online!

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      Dean College Hosts their first eSports Tournament Live, October 19, 2017

      10/17/2017

      Dean College Hosts their first eSports Tournament Live, October 19, 2017

      Join Dean College for the first-ever eSports tournament on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Dean College Campus Center Atrium.

      Teams of students will be competing against one another in the game of Overwatch for a chance to win prizes, including a Championship belt. May the best team win!

      Produced by the 2017 Senior Sports Management students at Dean College.

      Visit https://portal.stretchinternet.com/dean/ to watch this event live!

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 14, 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 Saturday, October 14, 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.


      **special note**


      The School of the Arts at Dean College will present a matinee performance of Six Characters in Search of An Author on October 14th (Discover Dean Day!) at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Stage. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice
      Additionally, the Franklin Downtown Partnership will be holding its annual Harvest Festival from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in Franklin, just steps from camps! There will be music and entertainment, vendors and crafters, food and free-giveaways and more! 

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      Dean College Presents: Six Characters in Search of an Author, October 11-15, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College Presents: Six Characters in Search of an Author, October 11-15, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Six Characters in Search of an Author, beginning Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.           
      This compelling play is juxtaposed as six characters arrive unexpectedly during the rehearsal of a play in search of an author to complete their story. Audiences for over 90 years have enjoyed and mused on the dilemma provided by the arrival of the “out of time and place” individuals. Do not miss this early absurdist play exploring the relationship among authors, their characters, and those involved in theater productions.
      The Dean College production of Six Characters in Search of an Author 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 and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017 to observe Columbus Day. Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

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