“Visible Ghost” Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opens Aug. 20

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Gallery Reception on September 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., with Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Visible Ghost” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 20. A public reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 -8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m., in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 23. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Visible Ghost” is an invitational group exhibition featuring works by: Jonathan Bowling, Allen Lee, Leslie […]

Dr. Rebecca Garland to Speak at Master of Education Commencement Exercises

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Exercises Scheduled for Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Rebecca Garland, Ph.D., chief academic officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Master of Education Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will present the second graduating class of 15 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. Dr. Jackie S. Ennis, […]

Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk Set For Sunday, Sept. 23; Information Session Set for Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — A community’s passion to make a difference can be ignited by one person, and that’s exactly how plans began for the 2012 Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk. Barton College senior Zeb M. Whitehurst V of Wilson and a dedicated team of Barton student volunteers he’s already enlisted are asking members of businesses, churches, and schools in Wilson and the surrounding communities to join them in raising awareness and funds for international relief and development through Church World Service’s annual CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23. Leading the Crop Hunger Walk on the heels of his junior year internship experience with “Week of […]

NCATE Reaffirms Professional Accreditation for Barton College’s School of Education

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WILSON, N.C. — Studies show that teacher quality is the most important factor in P–12 student achievement. But how do we know that our children’s teachers enter the classroom ready to help them learn? Professional accreditation is one way to ensure the public that schools of education are graduating well-qualified teachers ready for today’s classrooms. Barton College’s School of Education has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for our nation’s children by achieving reaffirmation of its long-standing accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. Earlier this summer, the Unit Accreditation Board of […]

At Barton, Accelerate at Your Speed!

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WILSON, N.C. — A perfect complement to Barton’s traditional full-time academic program, the College’s Accelerated Professional Programs (APP) provide expanded options for our adult students, specifically designed with the working adult in mind. Expanding beyond the College’s popular ‘Weekends at Barton’ program that began in 1989, Barton’s redesigned Accelerated Professional Programs now include online and evening courses in addition to weekend classes, giving adults more choices in completing their degrees on their individual time schedule. The course of study and advising is customized to meet the needs of each student, and each student progresses at the speed that best complements their professional and personal commitments. That accelerated speed has been enhanced […]

Barton College’s Phi Beta Lambda Recognized At “Gateway to Greatness” Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Phi Beta Lambda students secured their share of awards at the 2012 “Gateway to Greatness” Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference recently held in San Antonio, Texas. Eight Barton students joined over 1,800 college business students and advisers from around the world to attend the national conference and participate in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Institute for Leaders. George Black, a senior from Winterville, represented North Carolina as its Who’s Who nominee. Black garnered second-place honors in Management Concepts.  Black partnered with Ashley Johnson, a freshman from Wilson, to earn fifth-place in Business Decision Making. Cameron Jones, a senior from Selma, […]

Barton Receives $375,000 Golden LEAF Foundation Grant for Hearne-Barton Partnership School Project

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WILSON, N.C. — Creativity thrives when academic partners are passionate about bringing positive change to the classroom and funding is made available to support these innovative educational endeavors. The Golden LEAF Foundation recently approved a $375,000 grant proposal submitted by Barton College to support the Hearne-Barton Partnership School Project, an unprecedented Wilson neighborhood partnership that has already begun to energize students and faculty at both educational institutions. “Golden LEAF is proud to help Barton College in its efforts to grow the talent, knowledge and skills of our youth,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Raising educational achievement will help level the playing field for economic success in our rural communities.” […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for Accelerated Professional Programs

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named eight Accelerated Professional Programs students to the President’s List and 56 Accelerated Professional Programs students to the Dean’s List for the 2011-2012 academic year. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average from 18 semester hours of work during the course of three trimesters; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.30 from 18 semester hours of work during the course of three trimesters. President’s List by hometown — Cary — Teri Lynette Smith. Lucama — Jim Alan Boykin. Pikeville — David Ellis. Rocky Mount — Bonnie Smith Moore. Walstonburg — Carolyn Anne Speight. Wendell — Erin Jeffreys Cracchiolo. Wilson […]

A Must Read: Dr. Jeff Broadwater’s newest book “James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation”

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WILSON, N.C. — In his recently released biography of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation, Dr. Jeff Broadwater aptly achieves his goal of presenting the “essential Madison” for the modern reader, as he concentrates on specific aspects of Madison’s life that he believes would be of most interest today. From Broadwater’s perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than James Madison. Broadwater focuses on Madison’s role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2012 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 39 students to the President’s List and 238 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2012. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List recipients, listed by hometown — Apex — Nicole Alyse Nystrom. Beloeil, Canada — Pier-Alexandre Desilets. Benson — Chrystal Bottoms Trammell. Bogota, Colombia — Nicolas Fonseca. Browns Summit — Olivia Leigh Brown. Cannock, Staffordshire, England — Richard James Worthy. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, and John L. Nicholson. Farmville — Elizabeth C. Coble. Fogelsville, Pa. — […]