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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      09/25/2017

      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 22nd in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 15th in this category for Best Value Schools.  

      This is the seventh consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor.

      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 

      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. 

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 10, 2017

      11/07/2017

      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 10, 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 Friday, November 10, 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.

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      Dean College Presents: Legally Blonde, November 15-19, 2017

      11/07/2017

      THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT! WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE FROM OUR STUDENTS! 

      Dean College Presents: Legally Blonde, November 15-19, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Legally Blonde, beginning Wednesday, November 15 through Sunday, November 19, 2017.

      Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, Legally Blonde tells the story
      of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner.
      Right from the start, Elle encounters negative reactions from both the establishment and the university’s students. During this musical, however, she not only discovers that her knowledge of the law can help others, but she also realizes an equally important faith in herself.

      Clive Barnes, in his New York Post review, wrote that he loved the "effervescent and radiant Laura Belle
      Bundy” (the original Elle Woods), and that the "dances certainly have a slick snap, crackle, and pop."

      The Dean College production of Legally Blonde 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 visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College Men's Soccer at USCAA Tournament, November 9, 2017

      11/02/2017

      Dean College Men's Soccer Headed Back To USCAA Tournament

      For the second year in a row, the Dean College men's soccer program is headed to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournament. The announcement came during the USCAA's bracket field unveiling via their YouTube Channel on Tuesday afternoon.

      Their selection was considered a no-brainer by insiders after the Cardinal and White went a staggering 14-1-2 during their regular season schedule.

      Dean is seeded fifth and will play out of Pool D in a grouping that features fourth-seeded and undefeated Florida College (12-0) and ninth-seeded SUNY-ESF (12-4-1).

      2017 USCAA Men's Soccer Championship Pool Play Schedule

      Thursday, November 9
      No. 4 Florida College (12-0) vs. No. 5 Dean College (14-1-2), 11:45 AM

      Saturday, November 11
      No. 5 Dean College (14-1-2) vs. No. 9 SUNY-ESF, 2:30 PM

      Learn more at www.deanbulldogs.com.
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      Dean College Announces Partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina

      11/01/2017

      Dean College Announces Partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina 

      Dean College and DanceAbroad Argentina are excited to announce a unique collaboration that blends intensive language immersion and concentrated studies in dance in the vibrant capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, beginning in January 2018.

      Dean College and the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, known nationally and internationally for its Bachelor of Arts and new Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Dance, is DanceAbroad Argentina’s exclusive collegiate partner. Participating college dance majors from any college or university will earn up to fifteen college credits during this collaborative full-semester academic program. Courses of instruction include Tango technique and its history, as well as ballet, modern dance, jazz, dance composition, and Spanish language coursework at either the beginning, intermediate or advanced level.

      “Through class experience, guest lecturers, instructor collaboration and cultural exchange we strive to instill an intimate knowledge of dance, culture, art, and the interrelations among them,” said DanceAbroad Argentina Program Director, Nathan Moyer. “Ultimately, our students learn to make connections by themselves between lived experience and dance technique, as well as between their own cultural knowledge and the changing world around them.”

      “DanceAbroad Argentina gave me my very first opportunity to travel outside of the United States and experience a new culture on my own,” said Sarah Fuller, Dean College alumna. “First arriving in Buenos Aires, everything seemed different; from the language, to the food and architecture. As I adjusted to this new environment, I learned many things about myself that I would have never realized without this program.”

      DanceAbroad staff and students will attend cultural events and participate in tours around the city of Buenos Aires. Excursions are a great way for students to also experience the natural beauty of Argentina and beyond, and students have opportunities to enjoy day and overnight excursions to other destinations in Argentina and neighboring countries.

      “There are many study abroad programs, but they seldom include dance,” said Marc M. Arentsen, dean of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College. “Through Dean College’s partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina we can now offer our dance students and those from other institutions a study abroad opportunity that is specifically designed around dance. Studying and living in another country opens your eyes to not only the local culture, but it also makes you more aware of your own background and bias. More importantly, it helps you realize what you have in common! Dance itself is universal, but to experience it in a different context will be enormously enriching to everyone involved and will present all of us with opportunities to see each other differently.”

      This exclusive study abroad program for dancers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will start in January 2018 and will continue in subsequent spring semesters. To learn more and apply, visit www.dean.edu/danceabroad or www.danceabroad.com. For questions and application materials, please contact Melissa Read, assistant vice president for academic affairs and study away program director at mread@dean.edu, or Nathan Moyer, president of DanceAbroad Argentina at nmoyer@danceabroad.com

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      Dean College Announces New Online Store

      10/31/2017

      Purchase Dean Gear Online!

      Dean College announces a new online store, www.deancollegegear.com. The store is powered by Advanced Online and is extension of the College’s partnership with eFollet.com.

      "We are excited to extend the Dean College brand with this new online store,” said Gregg Chalk, vice president of marketing and business development at Dean College. "This unique and dynamic partnership will allow Bulldog fans to purchase their favorite Dean gear anytime, right on our website."

      The official online store of the Dean College Bulldogs features clothing and accessory options for men, women and children, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, jewelry, bags and more.

      We are currently offering a 15% off all jackets promotion. No offer code necessary.

      Shop DC Gear Now!

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