Barton Remembers the Fallen, Honors our Heroes

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WILSON, N.C. – The stately colors of the United States stood at half-staff across America on Friday in remembrance of the horror of September 11, 2001. With flames and destruction, that terrible Tuesday roared to the world the hideous reality of human depravity; but, like a crucible, that day also revealed the golden gleam of heroism, as the world witnessed America’s first responders jeopardizing their own safety to save others. To honor Wilson’s first responders and show gratitude for their continual service to the Wilson community, Barton College’s Volunteer Services Organization held a ceremony of remembrance this September 11 at noon by the Hamlin Student Center fountain. As the College […]

Setting the Stage for Saturday’s Black Tie Gala

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WILSON, N.C. – Think Theatre! Think Barton!  On Saturday, September 12, the curtain will rise on the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre (http://www.barton.edu/theatre) at Barton College in Wilson. A Black-Tie Gala, celebrating the grand opening of the theatre, culminates in a world premiere production of “Drift,” a new musical by New York composer Jeremy Schonfeld, directed by Lauren Kennedy, and co-produced by Raleigh’s “Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy.” The Black Tie Gala will honor theatre donors who have contributed $2,500+ toward the construction of the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, a Wine and Cheese Reception, with a second presentation of “Drift,” […]

Dr. Susan Bane To Be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 108th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Susan Maxwell Bane, M.D., Ph.D., as the featured speaker for the 108th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Dr. Bane practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenville Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Division of Physicians East, in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Bane serves as a clinical professor at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where she teaches medical students and undergraduate students.  She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at ECU. A native of […]

[VIDEO] Freshmen Have a Blast at Bulldog Day

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PARKTON, N.C. – A brief rain shower greeted Barton College’s 2009 freshman class as they arrived for Bulldog Day at Camp Rockfish on Saturday, Aug. 22.  The rain soon disappeared, however; and Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with its Blob and Iceberg to the pool to the climbing wall, zip line, and challenge courses, laughter filled the air as new faces became friends and memories were made. “The day was successful and a lot of fun,” said Dan Kennedy, director of new student programs and Greek life at Barton.  “It was all about the students […]

Barton Community Helps Hope Station

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WILSON, N.C. – As faculty and staff returned to Barton College on Monday, Aug. 17, to  prepare for the start of a new academic year, they brought more with them than the expected pencils and planners.  Packages of non-perishable food items piled up as the Barton community answered Hope Station’s call for help. Hope Station, an interfaith community agency located in Wilson, placed ads in “The Wilson Times,” asking for food donations to replenish their nearly exhausted supply.  Luann Clark, administrative assistant to the vice president for administration and finance, read the notices and was moved to respond.  Clark emailed the campus community and asked them to bring items to […]

Barton Students’ Work Reaps National Recognition

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College Phi Beta Lambda students were recognized with top honors at the recent 2009 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, and Dawn Lewin-Montoya, a recent Barton graduate from Rocky Mount, was elected Southern Region Vice President. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this summer. Nine Barton students and approximately 1,775 college business students from across the United States and around the world attended this conference and the FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders. Barton’s chapter advisers Teresa Parker and Ron Eggers accompanied the members. Lewin-Montoya, who served as the 2008-2009 […]

Gordon Exhibition Opens Barton Art Galleries’ Fall Season

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WILSON, N.C. — The 2009-2010 exhibition season for the Barton Art Galleries begins with Mark Gordon: Recent Works.  The ceramics exhibition will open on Monday, Aug. 24, and will run until Friday, Sept. 18. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A professor of ceramics at Barton College, Gordon fills the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery with many of his iconic vessels. Forms in the exhibit, placed on individual pedestals and lining the walls, create a monolithic display evoking a quiet reverence as if in […]

Faculty Voice Recital by Elizabeth Winstead Set for August 29

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce a faculty voice recital to be performed by Elizabeth Winstead on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. The performance will be held at Howard Chapel on the Barton campus.  The recital is open to the public free of charge and the community is invited to attend. Winstead is a lyric soprano who has performed extensively as a soloist in oratorio, opera, and musical theatre. She frequently appears in recitals and concert series singing a variety of music including classical, operatic, jazz, and musical theatre. Winstead serves as an adjunct lecturer in music at Barton College and an adjunct professor of music […]

Barton Campus Celebrates Reaffirmation of SACS Accreditation

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WILSON, N.C. – “Reaffirmed!” That announcement was music to the ears of all involved in Barton College’s recent application for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). On Friday, July 17, the president’s office received SACS’ official notification of reaffirmation, including a substantive change for Barton’s membership to be raised to Level III to include the offering of graduate programs. Following the 10-year cycle for SACS, Barton was last affirmed in December 1998. “We at Barton have known for some time that we provide a quality academic environment that supports and inspires our students to achieve their goals,” said Dr. Norval […]

Barton Students Delve Into International Politics Close To Home

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community on Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. for a stimulating evening of student presentations focusing on American-Cuban policy.  The presentations will be made in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The following questions were posed to Barton students for research and response as they prepared for their presentations. “Should any policy change depend upon reform within the Cuban government or revolution against the Cuban government?”  “Should the opinions of Latin Americans and/or members of the United Nations affect American policy?”  “President Obama […]