A Day of Enrichment at Barton College Features Lectures by Two Distinguished Scholars

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WILSON, N.C. — March 3, 2020 — Barton College’s Light of Life Series is pleased to present “A Day of Enrichment,” on Tuesday, March 10. This day will provide a time for learning, renewal, and reflection for clergy, church lay leaders, and the general public. Two distinguished scholars, Dr. Judith Newman and Dr. Patrick Reyes, will be the featured lecturers for this highly anticipated spring event that will include one of Barton’s endowed spring religion lectureships as well as the more recently established Light of Life Series Lecture. Barton College’s Light of Life Series was begun as an initiative by President Douglas N. Searcy, as a way to reach out to the […]

17th Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled for Wednesday, March 4

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2020 — The 17th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance (formerly Alzheimer’s North Carolina), and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to the late Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Sarah Poole Russell, Dr. Russell’s wife, who passed away […]

Barton Chaplain Releases New Book, Helps Forgive Medical Debt

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Wilson, N.C. – February 24, 2020 – Barton College Chaplain and local author David Finnegan-Hosey will celebrate the release of his new book, “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare,” with a book launch and signing at First Christian Church of Wilson on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale at the event for a cost of $15 each. Finnegan-Hosey’s latest book emerges from his experiences with mental health struggles and the healthcare system. Having been diagnosed in 2011 with a disorder deemed a  pre-existing condition, Finnegan-Hosey traces the connections between personal stories, […]

Winter Weather Advisory 2 – Friday Classes Canceled

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Winter Weather Advisory 2 (Posted at 8:25 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020)   Members of the Barton College community, As a result of the Winter Storm that affected Wilson County yesterday, Barton College has decided to cancel all classes for Friday, February 21. Campus offices will also be closed today. However, campus activities for Friday will resume this evening, and the Theatre at Barton performance of “The Miracle Worker” will open as scheduled. Road conditions may vary from town to town. Please use caution and good judgment if you need to travel today. Monitor the Barton College web site at www.barton.edu, email, and the inclement weather phone message lines (students: […]

Barton Among 24 Colleges to Explore Ethics in Agriculture in NCICU’s 9th Annual Ethics Bowl

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  RALEIGH, NC – February 20, 2020 — Barton College’s Ethics Bowl Team (Haley Oliver of Middlesex, Malinda Smith of New Bern, Tehira Nash of Raleigh, and Kaydene Powell of Garner) will join students from 24 private college campuses across North Carolina to participate in the 9th Annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 21 and 22 at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics in Agriculture.”   “The Ethics Bowl is both academically challenging and a personally rewarding experience for our students,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Determining ethical responses to complex […]

Director of Development

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Reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development for Annual Giving and Corporate Partnerships will oversee the comprehensive management and implementation of all development strategies with the focus of achieving all annual giving goals set for each fiscal year. Essential Functions Meet and/or exceed annually assigned fundraising goals for the Annual Unrestricted Fund, General Scholarship Fund, Alumni giving percentage, and overall donor retention. Manage a portfolio of individual annual leadership givers (capacity: $1,000-$25,000) and corporate partners of the College. Oversee the management and stewardship of all corporate partners at Barton College. Implement the annual giving calendar: printed appeals, digital solicitations, giving programs. Serve as liaison to […]

Winter Weather Advisory 1

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Winter Weather Advisory 1 (Posted at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020) Members of the Barton College community, As a result of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, Barton College will cancel all classes, team practices, meetings, and campus activities beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 20, through 10 a.m. on Friday, February 21. Campus offices will also close at 3 p.m. today. Theatre at Barton’s “The Miracle Worker” performance for tonight will be canceled. All those planning to attend tonight’s performance are invited to attend on Friday evening instead. For Friday, February 21, Barton College will delay its opening for classes and offices until 10 a.m.  Barton will continue […]

Weather Advisory 1 – Strong Winds and Heavy Rain

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Members of the Barton Community, Strong winds and heavy rain are expected for this afternoon and continuing into late evening for the Wilson area. There is a threat of damaging wind gusts, and, to a much lesser extent, the possibility of isolated tornadoes in central and eastern North Carolina. Because of the many outdoor activities (including athletic practices) and travel to evening classes,  Barton College has decided to cancel all activities and evening classes for Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m. today. If students, faculty, or staff need to leave campus earlier than 5 p.m. to avoid the threat of traveling in severe weather, please contact your professors or supervisors directly […]

The Miracle Worker Comes to the Barton Theatre Stage February 21-23

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UPDATE — As a result of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, the Thursday evening performance of “The Miracle Worker” has been canceled. Those planning to attend the Friday or Saturday evening performances, or the Sunday afternoon performance, are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance at https://www.barton.edu/theatre/tickets/ WILSON, N.C. — February 20, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to present “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson, as this dramatic production traces the life story of Helen Keller and her relentless, devoted young teacher, Annie Sullivan. Because of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, the show will delay its opening until Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre […]

“Love The Symphony” on February 14 to Feature a Salute to Sports

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WILSON, N.C. — February 7, 2020 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-ninth annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s concert, under the direction of symphony director Mark Peterson, will be “A Symphonic Sports Spectacular,” a salute to the panoply of sports offered at Barton College. “From a casual conversation, this idea began to be developed in response to the transformation our college has experienced in recent years,” said Peterson. “When I began to flesh out the program, I was overwhelmed by all of the extremely exciting possibilities this concert could offer. Starting with everyone’s favorite football bumper music from television to […]