Technology Librarian

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Barton College is seeking a Technology Librarian (Systems/Electronic Resources Librarian). This position reports to the Dean of the Library. Summary Promotes excellence in library services through the proactive maintenance of the library website, web-based access, instructional tools, systems, the Library Technology Classroom, electronic resources, and participation in reference and other library service functions. Leads information literacy sessions and facilitates related discussions with faculty in collaboration with other librarians. Manages all Integrated Library System (ILS) functions, including patron records, overdues, and statistics. Serves as academic liaison for the Schools of Sciences, Allied Health and Sport Studies, and Nursing regarding reference and collection development purposes. Works collaboratively with other librarians to develop […]

Associate Database Analyst

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Barton College has an immediate opening for an Associate Database Analyst. This position reports to the Senior Director of Technology Services and monitors existing information processing systems and workflow as required; works with the operations of Jenzabar EX products, InfoMaker, Microsoft Active Directory, and SSO products; and develops, tests, and modifies existing and new programs and writes complimentary programs. The employee must become familiar with the operations of all software products used in the department and will provide analysis assistance to departments to enable them to develop solutions to problems. Essential Requirements Monitoring existing information processing systems and workflow Testing and modifying new and existing software programs/features Writing reports utilizing […]

Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

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Barton is seeking a Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving will oversee the comprehensive management and implementation of all alumni relations strategies in addition to the department’s annual giving program throughout the year. Essential Functions Develop and produce digital engagement content for Barton College Alumni including articles, videos, and content for the alumni website, all alumni social media accounts, an alumni e-newsletter, and the alumni online network ( Respond in a timely manner to all Alumni Office inquiries and issues. Work with the Director of Special Events, Volunteers, and Donor Relations […]

Playing with Putty Costa Rica 2019

The Importance of Goodbyes – Costa Rica Day 4

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Today was our second day at the school, working with the students and teaching them lessons. We arrived at the school bright and early and ready to work! The students were extremely excited to see us; they ran to us with open arms and warm smiles. We worked on three main lessons with them today. We taught moon phases, how to make small lava-like lamps, and how to plant seeds. This was extremely fitting because it was agriculture day at the school. All the kids dressed up in their traditional dresses and outfits to celebrate the day. All of the classes we worked with today were happy to spend time […]

In the Classroom, Costa Rica 2019

Service Day at the Elementary School – Costa Rica Day 3

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We spent the majority of our third day in Costa Rica at the Jacinto Pantiaqua Elementary School. We learned that the education system in Costa Rica is quite different from that in America. The students attend half days in which one age group attends in the morning and the other age group attends in the afternoon. All students wear uniforms that distinguish what grade they are in. During the first half of the day we worked with the fourth- and fifth-grade classes. We started in the classroom conducting science experiments. The first experiment involved learning about how water and nutrients travel through the veins of plants. We demonstrated this with […]

Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes in Grecia, Costa Rica

Sightseeing and Cuisine Sampling – Costa Rica Day 2

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Today we went to the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica. The volcano is still active, and it is quite a breathtaking view (when the fog doesn’t hide it away). After visiting the volcano, we made our way back to the town of Grecia, our hometown for the trip, and had delicious refrescos at a small cafe called Cafè Delicias. We explored the town and got a sense of the culture and the “speed” of life. The church, Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, is the main attraction in Grecia; and its tall ceilings and the intricate statues and paintings that bring Catholicism to life are a must-see when […]

Barton students enjoying a meal in Costa Rica

Introduction to Costa Rican Culture – Costa Rica Day 1

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Day One in Costa Rica was an eye-opening and reassuring day. Meeting the families in Grecia was nerve-racking at first, but the Costa Rican culture and families were both very welcoming. We were all greeted with open arms and warm smiles. Once we walked in the house, they had a light meal prepared for us which consisted of all the local favorites. One of the group favorites was fried tortillas covered in sugar cane syrup. During this first “light” meal, we found it interesting how they stopped everything they were doing to fellowship with one another and just enjoy the atmosphere of togetherness. Their family all came together to just […]

Student Sarah Humphries in Lab

Medicine in the Mediterranean

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Barton College student Sarah Humphries shares her Study Abroad experience. Atlantis Clinical Fellowship When I came to college, my mom told me to be on the lookout for opportunities to study abroad. She made me aware of the benefits of it, but most of the time I did not think twice about it. I heard about Atlantis Fellowships and began to talk to one of my professors, Dr. Pennington, about it. We looked into the program and decided it would be ethically sound and a great opportunity for me to get clinical experience and travel abroad. I went to Italy, and it was such an invaluable experience. I learned a […]

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Alumnus David McGehee Reads from His First Novel for Writers Series on March 18

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Barton College alumnus David McGehee (’69) will read from his first novel, Cedar Birds, as part of the Victor R. Small Writers Series on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7 p.m., in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.   Cedar Birds examines the beliefs of the coastal Carolina Indians, particularly the Coree, honoring their connection with all living things.The narrator returns from the Vietnam War a changed man, ready to ponder the spiritualism of the shaman as he comes to terms with his own sense of identity.   For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin in the School of Humanities at 252-399-6364 or at

Weather Advisory 1 – March 2018

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Members of the Barton College community, As a result of the inclement winter weather conditions this evening and the possibility of icy road conditions in the morning, Barton College will delay opening its offices and beginning classes until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Students should plan to begin their day attending the class they would normally be seated in at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. Please use good judgment and caution as you travel in the morning.  If you are unable to travel on Tuesday morning as a result of road conditions, please be in touch directly with your supervisor or professor. The College will continue to monitor the road conditions […]