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

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College named 65 students to the President’s List and 279 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2013. 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, by hometown — Ayden — Roger Wade West. Andover, N.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen. Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones. Bailey — Nickey Joe Brown. Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr. Bladenboro — Hayley Renee Baxley. Cannock, Staffordshire, United Kingdom — Richard James Worthy. Clayton — Ella Edwards Harrison. Durham — Matthew Todd Adams and Allison Dumas Dellinger. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer and […]

Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson To Host A Painting Workshop In Wilmington July 19-20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will be hosting a painting demonstration in his Wilmington studio on July 19 and 20. The demonstration will take place from 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Participants may attend any part or the entire two-day event. Wilson will begin a painting on Friday and complete the painting by the end of the scheduled demonstration on Saturday. Participants will be observing the process as Wilson develops a painting from beginning to conclusion. He will explain each step and take time to answer questions while he is painting. This is the first of several artist-in-residence events scheduled […]

Lange’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” Solo Exhibition on View in Greenville June 7-Aug. 30

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Barton College’s Gerard Lange, associate professor of art, will be recognized with a solo exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities on display at Emerge Gallery in Greenville from June 7 – August 30. An opening reception will be held on June 7, from 5 – 8 p.m.  For additional information about the exhibition, please take time to visit the artist’s web site at Artist Statement: To some extent I have always approached photography as if I were a cultural anthropologist, using the camera as a tool to collect specimens and conduct research. Perhaps this notion was influenced but my rearing in a family of scientists. Or, perhaps it came from travelling […]

Gordon Showcases Work in “Art of the Auction”

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WILSON, N.C. — For the third consecutive year, Barton College art professor Mark Gordon will have a ceramic work included in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s “Art of the Auction.” This juried benefit exhibition of donated artworks will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the East Building at the Raleigh museum. This year’s featured piece by Gordon is a large, wheelthrown, glazed earthenware bowl that measures 18” x 18” x 3”. The ceramic work is titled “Ripple Bowl,” noting the slip-decorated edging. Gordon formulated the non-toxic glaze for the bowl using copper for green and cobalt for the blue rim. END

Beaufort: Here we come!!!

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Friday has finally arrived!. Today was one of our most calm days where we took a couple trips. The start of  our trip, we drove to Beaufort where we stopped at the maritime museum. In the museum there were a lot of different articles and facts about boats from years ago. One of the exhibits in the museum was Queen Anne’s revenge which was captured by Blackbeard in 1717. There was also a huge whale heart on display that was from ‘Echo’ the sperm whale. Next we loaded the van and drove around the corner to the Duke marine lab. At the duke marine lab, we got on the Susan […]

This is for the Birds!

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Leaving the dock early this morning, there was nobody to be seen for miles and miles.  The water was calm appearing like a sheet of glass.  On the way to the Salt Marsh several schools of Thread Fin Shad were found, so we cast a three foot net into the water.  When the casting net was drawn back into the boat a Needle fish and several Thread Fin Shad were collected and observed.  Also on the way to the Salt Marsh a Loggerhead turtle was seen.  The Loggerhead turtle has been seen on our outings daily, but several students did not see the turtle so today they were able to. […]


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While visiting the many ecosystems of the Coastal Carolina core sound beside Harker’s Island, we have encountered many situations. First today we visited a bird sanctioned island full of terns, oyster catchers, pelicans, and egrets. Then we visited the Cape lookout point lighthouse where we saw reptiles like skinks and Black Racers (snakes) that were mating in the dunes. From there on we moved to multiple sand/mud flats to collect shells and different types of organisms like mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms. Some examples of these would be oysters, horseshoe crabs, and urchins. On our way home we spotted three or four Loggerhead turtles that almost threw half of our crew […]

Watch out for that Prickly Pear

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Well first we had breakfast and it was a decidedly quieter even then that of the past morning. The full force of what had occurred the previous day broke the spirit of everyone in our party. Said spirit could only be resurrected with bacon and eggs. To be honest there were some strange condiments floating around the breakfast table. Sugar went on grits ketchup went on eggs some things people just don’t talk about. After breakfast everyone was a lot more chipper. We got all of the necessary equipment on the boat and pushed off. The trip to Shackle Ford Banks was less eventful then the trip back to the […]

Barton College Announces 2013 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and thirty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 12, during the school’s 111th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. The Class of 2013 at Barton College includes: […]