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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 Administrative Offices Closed Monday, February 20, 2017

      02/06/2017

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, February 20, 2017

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 to observe President’s Day. Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 18, 2017

      02/06/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 18, 2017

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 18, 2017 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 a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean on February 18, 2017


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      Dean College Global Day of Giving, February 16, 2017

      02/06/2017

      Dean’s 24 hour Global Day of Giving is on February 16, 2017.

      Dean’s 24 hour Global Day of Giving is on February 16, 2017. This is the day we all come together to support the College. Be a part of something big!  Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every donation received on February 16 will be matched dollar for dollar—up to $100,000—to the College’s area of greatest need.

      You can have a major impact on teaching and learning, technological campus upgrades, and help students complete their degree. Regardless of what you support on 02.16.17 – double the difference you can make with Dean's 24 Hour Global Day of Giving!

      Donate - February 16, 2017


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      Dean College School of Dance Presents: Choreographers Concert, February 10-11, 2017

      02/06/2017

      Dean College School of Dance Presents: Choreographers Concert, February 10-11, 2017

      The Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform a Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, February 10, 2017 and Saturday, February 11, 2017.

      Renowned guest artists from the Manhattan Dance Project will view selected student works and give insightful feedback to our student choreographers in our version of “So You Think You Can Choreograph.”

      Friday night’s performance will be presented as a straight concert without interruptions, whereas Saturday’s concert will feature live commentary from our guest artists and will be preceded by a preconcert lecture at 7 p.m.

      The Choreographers’ Concert will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at 8:00 p.m. both nights. 

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

       

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      Dean College Announces Streaming Partnership with Stretch Internet

      01/31/2017

      Dean College Announces Streaming Partnership with Stretch Internet

      Dean College is excited to announce a new partnership with Stretch Internet to provide free-to-access internet audio and video streaming for events on campus, including athletic events, fine arts performances, convocations, commencement ceremonies, and other school sponsored special events. 

      Through this partnership, Dean College will bring their student talent to a worldwide audience. Parents, students, and interested parties will have the capacity to live stream all events online or on their compatible mobile devices.

      For anyone unable to watch an event live, a media portal will be available to host all of Dean College’s events for later viewing. In addition, live audio events will be available for download in podcast form through the media portal and iTunes.

      The first streamed event of the season will take place on Saturday, February 4th when the men’s basketball team hosts NHTI at 3:00 p.m.

      Viewers can access the video broadcast through the Dean College website at www.dean.edu/livetv/.

      For more information about Dean College, visit www.dean.edu. For more information about Stretch Internet, visit www.stretchinternet.com.

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      Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

      Stretch Internet, based in Gilbert, AZ, was founded in 2003 by a former college athletics media relations professional who saw a need to provide affordable, high-quality streaming to college and university athletic departments. Stretch Internet now works with nearly 600 colleges and universities, high schools and professional sports organizations. A devotion to utilizing the best streaming technology possible and providing a first-class user experience – backed by the best customer support in the business – have helped Stretch Internet become one of the largest streaming media specialists in the sports industry.

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