Assistant XC & TF Coach

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Barton College is accepting applications for an Assistant Coach of men’s and women’s Cross Country and Track and Field, a 12-month, full-time position with an immediate start date. Barton College Athletics is a member of the Conference Carolinas and competes at the NCAA Division II level. Duties Duties include but are not limited to: Assisting in the recruitment and retention of a team for each gender that meets departmental roster goal numbers Planning and implementation of practice for specified group Assisting in conditioning, training, and performance of the Track and Field team Providing leadership to facilitate academic and personal success by the team’s student-athletes Performing other administrative tasks necessary in […]

Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College

2025 Barton Bold and Connected Strategic Plan: Optimistic Future of Growth and Innovation

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WILSON, N.C. — September 29, 2021 — Launched this fall, Barton College’s 2021-2025 Barton Bold and Connected Strategic Plan showcases the school’s ambitious plan for future growth and strategic direction. In the next five years, Barton will contribute toward North Carolina’s statewide “MyFutureNC” initiative of increasing degree credentialing beyond high school by 2030. Barton plans to increase undergraduate enrollment to 1,350, and substantially increase master’s degree and online programming by 2025. In addition, the College aims to be an economic driver in the workforce development efforts in the region. According to the 2020 North Carolina County Attainment Report, Wilson County is projected to have 99,203 job openings between 2017-2026. Barton is at the forefront […]

Bronze Bulldog on Barton College campus

Barton Named Among 2022 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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WILSON, N.C. — September 29, 2021 — Barton College has been recognized as the highest ranked North Carolina school in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “Best Value” Schools Among Regional Colleges in the South, with its #8 ranking in this category. Among U.S. News & World Report’s  2022 “Best Undergraduate Teaching” Among Regional Colleges in the South, Barton climbed to #6 this year, and the College also jumped to #6 this year as a top performer on “Social Mobility” among Regional Colleges in the South. Barton also continues to hold a distinctive position at #14 in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s overall rankings of the Best […]

Custodial Worker

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Barton College currently has an opening for two Custodial Workers responsible for cleaning assigned buildings. Regular duties include vacuuming classrooms and offices, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash, wiping and dusting vertical and horizontal surfaces, and performing annual maintenance such as waxing floors and cleaning carpets. May require working nights and/or weekends in support of college events as needed. Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent.  An […]

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Rural Opportunity Institute Launches New Resiliency Educational Program with NC AHEC and Barton College

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Collaboration to create the first statewide online training for students to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma and the healing practices associated with resilience skills.  WILSON, N.C. — Rural Opportunity Institute in Edgecombe County shares news of a new partnership with North Carolina Area Health Education Centers, Area L AHEC, and Barton College to launch a new virtual clinical experience addressing the impacts of ACEs and trauma on individuals and communities. In response to COVID-19, Area L AHEC and Barton College partnered to create online modules that could substitute in-person student clinical experiences. They enlisted the help of Rural Opportunity Institute and fourteen of its Certified Resilience Educators to […]

Poet Shelby Stephenson

The Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes Poet Shelby Stephenson on September 16

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WILSON, N.C. — September 6, 2021 — Barton College will welcome former North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson as the featured speaker for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Please note that all guests attending the event must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Stephenson served as North Carolina Poet Laureate from 2015-2018 and has published more than 20 volumes of poetry, most recently “More” and “Shelby’s Lady: The Hog Poems.”  Earlier titles include “Possum,” winner of Brockman-Campbell Award; “Elegies […]

Cast of Musical Revue at Barton College

Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue on September 10

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From left to right:  Rita Bennett (seated) Jim Grant, Adam Twiss, Jamie Allen, Madeline Edwards, Sherry Lee Allen Unavailable for the photograph – Matthew Clay Raines and Hannah Slaughter WILSON, N.C. — September 1, 2021 — “Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue” headlines the 7th annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment in partnership with Barton College. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, in the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols.  The revue will include music from Stephen Schwartz’s most famous musical shows: “Pippin,” “Wicked,” “Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Godspell.” A […]

Floral Core Series-#129 by Richard Ritter

Barton Art Galleries’ Fall Opening Exhibition will Focus on Fiber and Glass

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WILSON, N.C. — September 1, 2021 — Fiber and glass art will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening the 2021 fall semester season in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Edwina Bringle, with Jan and Richard Ritter” exhibition will provide a look at three of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated artists. Edwina Bringle and the Ritters live and work in Penland, where each has had a long relationship with the Penland School of Crafts. The exhibition will run from August 23 through September 30. On Thursday, September 9, the Barton Art Galleries will host a reception at 5 p.m. for […]