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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 Wednesday through Friday, November 23-25, 2016

      11/21/2016

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Wednesday through Friday, November 23-25, 2016

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 23-25, 2016 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

      Residence Halls will close Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 12:00 noon.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, November 28, 2016.

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, November 19, 2016

      11/17/2016

      Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand The Dean Difference.

      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, NOVEMBER 19, 2016

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      Dean College Men’s Soccer Season Ends at USCAA National Tournament

      11/13/2016

      The Dean College men’s soccer team ended their season with an outstanding 17-2 record.

      Franklin, MA (November 13, 2016) – The Dean College men’s soccer team ended their season with an outstanding 17-2 record. In its first year as a four-year program, the team earned an at-large bid as the number four seed in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) National Tournament held in Virginia Beach, Virginia November 10-14, 2016.

      The Bulldogs were placed in Pool D of the preliminary round with Florida National University, the fifth seed, and Berkeley College of New Jersey, the ninth seed.

      On Thursday, November 10th, Dean fell short to FNU with a final score of 2-1. Dean’s Justin Freitas scored with fifteen minutes to go in the contest.

      To advance to the semifinals on Sunday, the Bulldogs had to defeat Berkeley (NJ) on Friday, November 11th and Berkeley (NJ) had to defeat FNU on Saturday, November 12th.

      The Bulldogs soundly defeated Berkeley (NJ), 6-0. Pepe Vieira scored two goals to lead all Dean scorers as the Bulldogs raced to a 4-0 halftime lead. However, the outcome was not favorable for Berkeley (NJ), who were defeated on Saturday by FNU 6-0, ending Dean’s tournament journey.

      Besides their 16-1 record, the Dean Bulldogs were first in the USCAA in goals (99), assists (77) and goals against average (0.18), giving up only three goals all year.

      Additionally, four members of the team (Brendan Pacheco, Isaac DeSouza, Justin Freitas and Murilo Zanette) were recognized at the USCAA Championship banquet for making the Men’s Soccer National All-Academic Team.

      For more information on the USCAA National Tournament, visit www.theuscaa.com. To learn more about the Dean College men’s soccer team, visit www.dean.edu or www.deanbulldogs.com.

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      Dean College Presents Into the Woods, November 16-20, 2016

      11/02/2016

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Into the Woods, beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2016 through Sunday, November 20, 2016.


      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Into the Woods, beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2016 through Sunday, November 20, 2016.

      One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece…and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

      You won’t want to miss our talented students perform in this show!

      The Dean College production of Into the Woods 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. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online.

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

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 11, 2016

      11/02/2016

      Join us for Discover Dean Day on Friday, November 11, 2016

      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 Friday, November 11, 2016

      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00 Welcome and Overview

      10:30 Academic Fair

      11:00-1:00 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.

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