Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College was well represented at the 56th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 8-10 in Charlotte.  Fourteen Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville, Tenn., in July. Andrea Alston, a junior from Rocky Mount and the 2009-2010 state Secretary/Treasurer for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference and was elected […]

National Education Leader Roger Benjamin to Speak at Barton’s 108th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. – Roger Benjamin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the New York based Council for Aid to Education (CAE), will be the featured speaker at the 108th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 23.  He will be awarded the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, during the ceremony. Dr. Benjamin is currently leading CAE’s Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Project, a national initiative to measure student learning outcomes in undergraduate education. He also examines issues of higher education policy, public policy, and comparative political policy. Barton’s relationship with Dr. Benjamin began with the College’s participation in the CLA project, and his research has had […]

Sartre’s “No Exit” On Barton Stage April 22-25

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WILSON, N.C. –  Theatre at Barton will present Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit”, a mainstage production directed by first-time director and senior theatre major Christopher Wallen. Four performances, to be held in Barton’s new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, will run Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, April 25, at 3 p.m. “No Exit” is an iconic, 1944 existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre, originally published in French as “Huis Clos.” The play features only four characters, a single set and is the source of Sartre’s most famous quotation, “Hell is other people.”  (In French, “l’enfer, c’est les autres”). It has been adapted in […]

2010 Senior Art Exhibition “Seven” Scheduled to Open April 17 in the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. – “Seven,” the 2010 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition, opens on Saturday evening, April 17, with a reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  The exhibition will run until Monday, May 10. On view will be the work of seven talented seniors: Christopher Allen, Kristin Flowers, Pamela Hickson, Stacy McGinty, Natalie Phipps, David Pineiro, and Ben Yansom. With a focus on photography, graphic design, and painting, the exhibition will showcase  the burgeoning talent of these young artists as they are ushered into the professional art arena. […]

VIDEO: Second Annual Hot Dog Dash Benefits Hunger Relief

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Barton College students and employees sporting white and red t-shirts and tightly laced running shoes gathered at the Alumni Bell Tower on April 8 for the second annual Barton College / Dick’s Hot Dog Dash to benefit the April 29 meal packaging event for STOP HUNGER NOW.  Newly added to the event this year was the Weenie Walk, allowing walkers to participate with the runners. Runners and walkers assembled at the Alumni Bell Tower and, at the word “Go!”, raced to Wilson landmark Dick’s Hot Dog Stand to eat three hot dog halves with all the fixings.  Once they had devoured their meals, the racers headed back to the bell […]

A Quarter Can Change A Child’s Life

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Could you spare a quarter? One quarter equals one nourishing meal for a hungry child. Last year, Barton College, the Wilson area Rotary Clubs, and the Wilson community raised enough funds to support the packaging of 25,000 meals for children through the STOP HUNGER NOW project. For the third consecutive year, Barton College is teaming with the Wilson Rotary Club, churches, and other organizations to raise $12,500 to double last year’s goal and produce 50,000 meals during the on-campus packaging event scheduled for April 29. The honorable C. Bruce Rose, mayor of the city of Wilson, has proclaimed the month of April as STOP HUNGER NOW MONTH, and he has […]

American History Scholar Leuchtenburg To Speak at the Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Dr. William Leuchtenburg, noted modern American history scholar and the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library spring dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 13. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.  Dr. Leuchtenburg plans to speak on “The South and the American Presidency.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted until April 9.  Members of […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day on April 10

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Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for the annual Barton College “Walking into April” Poetry Day in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on April 10.  The event features poets Margaret Boothe Baddour, Michael Chitwood and student poets selected by Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet John Hoppenthaler. Schedule 9:15 a.m. – Registration 9:45 a.m. – Margaret Boothe Baddour and Michael Chitwood 10:45 a.m. – Break 11:00 a.m. – Roundtable Discussion with Baddour and Chitwood 12:00 p.m. – Catered Lunch 1:00 p.m. – Book Signing 1:20 p.m. – Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series Student Poets 2:00 p.m. – Open Microphone The registration deadline is April 7.  For lunch reservations, send your check for $9.50, made […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on April 10

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Gospel Choir will present its fifth annual concert on Saturday, April 10, in Hardy Alumni Hall at 3 p.m.  This year’s theme is ” More than Conquerors” inspired by Romans 8:37.  The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College Gospel Choir will perform a number of selections by artists including Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard, Youthful Praise, Twinkie Clark, and John P. Kee.  The program will also include special performances by Barton’s Genesis Dance Team, and Barton sophomore Ebony Watkins. Barton will also welcome to campus the Pitt Community College Gospel Choir “Elements […]

VIDEO: Barton Students Help Those Still Suffering from Katrina

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Barton College’s Alternative Spring Break provides opportunities for service-minded students to use the week-long pause in the spring semester to help others.  This year, working through Barton’s Campus Compassion initiative, a group of Barton College students led by the Rev. Hollie Woodruff, chaplain of the College, spent the week of March 14-20 in Lake Charles, La., to aid families still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the region in August 2005.  Victoria Gonzalez, Barton’s volunteer service coordinator through AmericaCorps VISTA, accompanied the group and recorded their experiences.  Her videos are below. For more information on Barton College’s Campus Compassion or Alternative Spring Break programs, contact the Rev. […]