Barton Student Interned for BC Alumnus in Congress

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WASHINGTON – Politics and lessons from lectures came to life for Barton senior Kyle Wrightenberry during his summer break as he interned in the office of Third District U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC), a 1968 Atlantic Christian/Barton College graduate. Working as a patient-care advocate for a home medical equipment company, Wrightenberry traveled to Washington, to meet with a number of senators and representatives to discuss his concerns for the patients. “I met Congressman Walter Jones, and he really made an impression on me. He really cared about what I had to say. He cared about people in his district,” Wrightenberry said. Wrightenberry applied for an internship in Rep. Jones’ […]

Kneten Elected President of Conference Carolinas

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Barton College President Norval Kneten considers his new role as president of Conference Carolinas right up his alley. “When you think about the ideal college athletic experience, you think about Division II,” Kneten said in a telephone interview while traveling through Texas on Friday afternoon. “You think about a balance in athletics and academics. “That’s what we are all about (at Barton College).” Kneten has been selected as the president of the NCAA Div. II conference for 2008-09 — as he approaches his sixth year as Barton’s president. Barton and 11 other colleges in North and South Carolina form the league — which was the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference until being […]

Campus Contributes for Quake Victims

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For many in the Western Hemisphere, the magnitude 7.9 quake which struck China on May 12 was just another piece of bad news from somewhere on the other side of the world; but for Barton, the quake hit home. Two days after the disaster, Dr. Zhixiong Cai, professor of mathematics at Barton College, emailed the campus community: “My home city, Chengdu, is just 60 miles from the epicenter, Wenchuan. After two days of trying, I was able to talk to my two brothers in Chengdu. They are all safe, but according to them Dujiangyan, a city where three Barton groups visited in the past few years, suffered great losses.” According […]