Jones Addresses Economic Future of America During Barton Visit

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join Barton College students and faculty on Monday, March 24, as they welcome Third District Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) to speak on “The Economic Future of America.” The lecture, sponsored by the Department of History and Social Sciences and the Political Science Honor Society, will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a brief reception will immediately follow. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A native of Farmville, Rep. Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree from Atlantic Christian College in 1968. And, in […]

Emerging Writers Series at Barton Scheduled March 10-11

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the third annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. The event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. and Mrs. William M. Batchelor of Wilson have provided a four-year sponsorship for the Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages that began in spring 2006. This annual gift brings new writers to campus to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers. This year’s featured writers include poet […]

Fifth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 18

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Wilson, N.C. – “I love the description – caregiver,” shared Dr. Joseph D. Russell of Wilson during a recent interview. “I often hear people referred to as caretakers, but these people are truly caregivers.” And, caregivers are among the targeted audience for the fifth annual Caregiver Education Conference scheduled for Thursday, March 18, on the Barton College campus.The Gerontology Program of Barton College, the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, the Kerr-Tar Regional Agency on Aging, Appalachian State University’s graduate program in Gerontology and Joseph Russell, MD, of Wilson have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and […]

“Past and Present” Features Historic Furniture and Its Influence Today

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Wilson, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries of Wilson and the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery of Tarboro are proud to present “Past and Present: Celebrating Two Centuries of North Carolina Decorative Arts,” an exhibition that concentrates on historic North Carolina Furniture and its influences on the contemporary form. “Past and Present,” which opened at the Barton Art Galleries this past Monday, will host a reception for the public on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition will run until Friday, March 21. Featured artist and guest speaker Brent Skidmore, Craft Campus Director at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will lecture on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. […]

New Mascot “Baby Bully” Joins Barton Family

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Making her debut at the February 23 basketball game against Lees-McRae, Baby Bully, the newest member of the Barton Family, stole the hearts of all. The daughter of Ms. Godiva and Beau Dacious of Kernersville, Baby Bully was born January 9, weighed 12 ounces and measured 4.2 inches long with a brindle spot adorning her lower back. The Student Government Association held a baby shower January 30 in anticipation of her arrival. Baby announcement cards commemorating Bully’s birth were available as mementos. Doggie-bone-shaped cookies and cake decorated with blue and white booties were on hand for dessert. A baby shower isn’t a baby shower without baby gifts, and Bully received […]

Support the Bulldogs and Help Make-A-Wish

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March 1 is a big day for Barton College. The Bulldogs battle the Mount Olive Trojans in a nationally televised men’s basketball game with conference and regional implications on the line. At the same time another battle looms in the background on this national stage. The student athletic advisory committees from both schools are locked in a conflict for the benefit of the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Working with their respective teams and schools, each group is raising money for this worthy cause. The school that raises the most wins the Make-A-Wish challenge and will be proclaimed the victor during halftime at the men’s basketball game. To ensure that Barton is victorious, […]

Hall of Famer Tom Parham Releases Book

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Tom Parham, former student-athlete, tennis coach, and athletic director at then Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, has released a book entitled “Play Is Where Life Is.” Parham coached the Bulldogs to two national championships in men’s tennis and has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame, including at Barton. The book chronicles many experiences from his association with the college. Go to for information about the book, including how to order a copy.

Barton Makes New Friends in Marietta

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Engaged learning. Inspiring futures. These are priorities here at Barton. Finding creative ways to unite the pedagogical and the practical. A muse-and-use approach, if you will. This is just what Jamaya and her classmates experienced … except Jamaya and her classmates are not Barton students. Well, not yet. Jamaya and her fellow pupils are fifth-graders at Sedalia Park Elementary School in Marietta, Ga. Through Jamaya’s writing assignment, Barton was able to play a part in her class’ engaged-learning experience. Except on Fridays, Sedalia Park requires its students to wear uniforms. To encourage her students to focus on college, fifth-grade teacher Lilly Hanna promised to give her students extra Hanna Bucks, […]

Celebrating Miscellany and Myths at Barton

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Wilson, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community to celebrate the publication of Dr. Jim Clark’s newest book, “Notions: A Jim Clark Miscellany” and the release of The Near Myths’ “Words to Burn,” his band’s latest CD. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the College’s Department of English and Modern Languages, a reception and book signing will be held at the Willis N. Hackney Library this coming Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A reading and performance by the author/musician is scheduled for 6 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. […]

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 […]