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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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      Watch Live: Dean College Commencement, May 6, 2017

      05/04/2017

      Watch Dean College's 151st Commencement via live stream.

      Dean College's 151st Commencement exercises will be available to view via live video stream!

      Commencement will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 on campus.

      Click here to access the live stream (available 15 minutes prior to start time).

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      Dean College

      05/01/2017

      Dean College will be celebrating its 151st commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, 2017 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 speakers Karen Laven and Valerie Davis.

      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 Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony

      04/24/2017


      Dean College to Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony, May 5, 2017

      The Graduating Student Award Ceremony will start at 5:30pm on Friday, May 5th in the Guidrey Center. Immediately following, there will be a reception in the Atrium for all award winner and their guests. Reception concludes by 7:30pm.

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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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