Shelby Stephenson Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Shelby Stephenson as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of that background where memory and imagination play on one another,” he shared. “I have written many poems about the mules we worked until I was in the […]

Broadway’s Alan Campbell To Star In “Oh, What A Night!” On September 3-4

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WILSON, N.C. — Broadway star Alan Campbell returns to Wilson to star in “Oh, What A Night!” produced by Lauren Kennedy and co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. The show opens Barton College’s third theatre season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus with performances scheduled for Saturday evening, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. For three years, Theatre at Barton has partnered with Raleigh’s acclaimed professional theatre company, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy led by Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell. As a result of this partnership, Theater at Barton has […]

Scott Cruikshank to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 110th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Scott C. Cruikshank, class of 1995, as the featured speaker for the 110th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Cruikshank serves as vice president of Alliances for the Americas for Dimension Data, a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support, and manage their IT infrastructures. Based out of the company’s Raleigh-Durham office, he oversaw the creation of the new Alliance organization and is now responsible for leveraging and expanding partnerships of major manufacturers. Cruikshank has more than 12 years of experience in technology sales. He […]

Il Libro: The Art of the Book Exhibition Opens On August 22

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Il Libro: The Art of the Book” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 22, with a public reception on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 24. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition, organized by Barton professors Susan Fecho and Gerard Lange, include the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists and book presses: Cara Barer, Gwen Diehn, Andy Farkas (Fablewood), Susan Fecho, April Flanders, […]

Barton Named “A 2012 Best in the Southeast” College by The Princeton Review

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 135 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its web site feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted August 1, 2011 on “Barton College is delighted to be included once again in the Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges in the Southeast,’” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College.  “We have enjoyed this recognition for a number of years, and this most recent announcement serves as a testament to the commitment of […]

Terrence L. Grimes to Speak at Barton’s Master of Education Commencement Exercises

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WILSON, N.C. —Dr. Terrence L. Grimes will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Master of Education commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Jackie Ennis, dean of the School of Education, will present the first graduating cohort of 22 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. The Master of Education degree candidates include: Nicole F. Allen of Rocky Mount, Kimberlé E. J. Aycock of Fremont, Magan Jenkins Bissette of Nashville, Kari Michelle Colonna […]

Barton Nursing Graduates Boast 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Nursing has learned that 18 out of 18 graduates (May 2011) taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) passed with flying colors. On the heels of that good news, the College’s School of Nursing will celebrate its 40th anniversary, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, during Barton’s Homecoming Weekend. North Carolina is a member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and on the Council’s web site, it states, “To ensure public protection, NCSBN Member Board jurisdictions require a candidate for licensure to pass an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly […]

Barton College Students Earn Honors at National Conference

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College Phi Beta Lambda students were recognized with top honors at the recent 2011 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, Calif. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, hosted over 1800 college business students and advisers from around the country and the world for its annual conference and the FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders. Eight students represented Barton College at the event. Michole Brown, a junior from Wilson, Sarah Casey, a freshman from Kinston, Tara Myers, a junior from Smithfield, and Jonathan Strother, a senior from Henderson, graduated with honors from the two-day FBLA-PBL Institute for […]

New Bulldogs Get Ready for Fall at Summer Orientation 2011

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WILSON, N.C. – Students began arriving on campus on June 21 for Barton College’s Summer Orientation, reuniting with their admissions counselors, and meeting their fellow classmates face to face, as they prepared for their first semester as new Bulldogs. Session I, the first of three Summer Orientation sessions, ran June 21-22.  Session II followed later in the week on June 24-25.  The third and final session is scheduled for August 17-19. Following their official welcome from Barton College President Norval Kneten, the Class of 2015 met their First Year Seminar (FYS) Instructors and then headed off to take the mathematics and foreign language placement tests. After lunch in the Hamlin […]

109th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — The sun shone brightly on the Barton College community as they celebrated Commencement on Sunday, May 22. (Commencement Photo Album) Some 235 seniors participated in the 109th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his eighth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Daniel J. Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, delivered the commencement address. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2010 and May 2011, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. The three highest honors […]