The Pitter-Patter of Little Paws

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(WILSON, N.C.) Soon the sounds of Barton’s campus will be punctuated by the pitter-patter of little paws. Ms. Godiva and Beau Dacious of Kernersville, proudly announce the birth of their daughter and Barton’s new mascot Baby Bully. Born on Wednesday, January 9, at Peoples Bulldogs in Kernersville, Baby Bully weighed 12 ounces and measured 4.2 inches long with a brindle spot adorning her lower back. Honoring the arrival of Barton’s bundle of joy, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a baby shower January 30 at 11:45 a.m. in the Hamlin Student Center dining hall. Baby announcement cards commemorating Bully’s birth were available as mementos. Doggie-bone-shaped cookies and cake decorated with […]

Rhapsody in Blue Highlights Barton’s Love the Symphony Gala on Feb. 14

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(Wilson, N.C.) Plan now to make Thursday, Feb. 14, a special Valentine’s Day this year, and celebrate in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra at the seventeenth annual Love the Symphony, one of Wilson’s premier social events of the year. The evening’s performance, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature noted pianist Eric Mazonson performing George Gershwin’s 20th century masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue. This dinner concert will be an evening guaranteed to please both the ear and the palette with additional music selections from Wagner, Mendelssohn, Strauss Jr., Leroy Anderson and Shostakovich. The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. followed […]

Wilson/Barton Partnership Sets Example for NCAA DII Program

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(WILSON, N.C.) The support that the Wilson community continually offers Barton College athletics has not only gained regional but national attention. Wilson has not only benefited from a recent NCAA DII media blitz, but the Wilson/Barton College partnership is being highlighted as a prime example of a family-friendly community supportive of high level athletic competition. And, this is an important message that DII is spending upwardly of a million dollars to share – the importance of college-community partnerships across the nation and how that raises the level of support and encouragement for educating student-athletes in a healthy and balanced environment. The recent meeting of the NCAA Division II Editorial Board […]

The Scholastic Art Awards For The Eastern/Central N.C. Region To Be Held At Barton

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(WILSON, N.C.) As host and regional sponsor for the 30th year, Barton College welcomes The National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the annual awards ceremony will be Barton alumnus Rod Morton, associate creative director for Publicis Modem. The Scholastic Art Awards, Inc. conducts a visual art awards program for middle and high school students in the United States. Entries from all 50 states are submitted for competition in this nationally renowned program. The Scholastic Art Awards program is designed to encourage student achievement, to recognize and applaud our fine art teachers and to emphasize the importance of the visual arts in the […]

Honors Competition Offers Students $10,000

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(Wilson, N.C.) Barton College’s two-day Honors Competition kicks off on February 8, 2008, offering prospective students the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to join Barton’s Honors Program. The Honors Competition, the first step into the exclusive Honors Program, awards five $10,000 Trustee Scholarships and four $1000 Travel Scholarships. In addition, participating students receive a $500 tuition credit simply for taking part in the event. To qualify to participate, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, have a SAT score of 1100 or higher, and be admitted to Barton by February 1, 2008. The weekend competition begins with a reception for all invited students on […]

Writers Who Play

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(WILSON, NC) Beckoning weary writers, the fourth annual Writers Who Play showcase on January 31, 2008, offers a night of music and relaxation at this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in New York City. Writers Who Play began in 2005, started by “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet” Ken Waldman and by Barton writer in residence and Elizabeth H. Jordan professor of Southern literature Dr. Jim Clark. The duo created the showcase “for writers who come to the conference who are also musicians,” said Clark. “Both of us had just been kind of noticing more and more and meeting more and more writers who were also musicians of one […]