WRAL’s Phyllis Parish Howard: Featured Speaker at Barton’s 109th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Phyllis R. Parish Howard, as the featured speaker for the 109th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Parish Howard is Director of Local Production for WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate and division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. in Raleigh. Chosen as Employee of the Year by her colleagues, she was honored with WRAL’s prestigious 5-Star Award in 1987.  Recognized for her outstanding broadcasting achievements with six Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Parish Howard’s award-winning programs include her environmental documentary, “Troubled Rivers,” WRAL’s ‘For the Children’ campaign, WRAL’s teen […]

Barton’s Hackney Library Rocks With Band Book Tour 2010 Open House

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WILSON, N.C. – Back by popular demand, the award-winning “Band Book Tour” returns to rock the Willis N. Hackney Library at its fifth annual Open House event on the Barton College campus. The event, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, will be held from 4-7 p.m.  The event focuses on introducing new students to the campus library as well as welcoming returning students back for fall semester.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library. The “Band Book Tour” Open House will feature four bands with an evening line-up that includes “Straight-Up!” kicking off the event at 4 p.m. with some R&B, soul, funk, and Motown.  “TripleWide” and “Elemental P,” […]

Bulldog Day Set for August 21

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Faculty and freshmen are looking forward to Bulldog Day on Aug. 21 at Camp Rockfish. This special day during Welcome Weekend at the start of the fall semester gives freshmen the opportunity to meet and bond with each other and to hang out with their faculty advisors in a fun camp atmosphere. If last year’s event is any indication, our freshmen are in for a great time! Although a brief rain shower greeted the 2009 freshman class as they arrived at Camp Rockfish last year, the rain soon disappeared. Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with […]

Barton’s Summer Orientation Awaits New Bulldogs

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WILSON, N.C. – Students, the countdown is ticking away for Summer Orientation at Barton College! With the first two sessions concluded in June, the third and final session of Summer Orientation, Aug. 18-20, will prepare you for the start of your academic career as a Bulldog. Residential students, your Summer Orientation begins on Aug. 18 as you “take care of business” with the business affairs staff to finalize your financial obligations.  Then, you’re off to the residence halls to move in! Next is lunch.  Join your fellow Bulldogs in the Dining Hall or in Bully’s Campus Grill, both located in the Hamlin Student Center; or venture off-campus to enjoy one […]

Barton’s Kramer Sneed Signs with NY Yankees!

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Wilson’s loss is New York’s gain. Kramer Sneed, who just finished his junior season at Barton College and had been a member of the summer collegiate Wilson Tobs starting rotation, is headed for New York after signing with the world champion New York Yankees on Tuesday evening. Sneed was taken in the 32nd round in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft earlier this month. “It’s feels really good,” Sneed said by telephone Tuesday night while signing autographs at the Tobs game in Fleming Stadium. “I’m pretty exciting that we finally got the paperwork done, and I’m excited about taking off for Staten Island on Thursday.” Sneed said he will […]

Kris Lynch Named Vice President for Administration and Finance

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Douglas Kris Lynch of Charlotte as the vice president for administration and finance.  His appointment was effective June 7, 2010. “I am pleased to welcome Kris Lynch to the Barton College community,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His credentials and experience will serve the Barton community well as he assumes the role of chief financial officer for the College.  Mr. Lynch’s keen business acumen will guide decisions to advance Barton’s position as a regional leader in higher education and will ensure the continued financial stability of the College’s future.” As vice president for administration and finance, Lynch’s responsibilities […]

Barton’s 108th Commencement Scheduled For May 23

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WILSON, N.C. – Roger Benjamin, Ph.D., president and Chief executive officer for the 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 on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his seventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 220 seniors. Dr. Benjamin will receive the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during this year’s commencement. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Canadian Virtuoso

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. in the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome back to the Barton stage the internationally acclaimed pianist Jeremy Thompson to perform Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly romantic “Piano Concerto in A Minor.” The orchestra will also play two beloved works of Franz Schubert: the “Unfinished Symphony” and “The Rosamunde Overture.” Currently residing in Goldsboro, Dr. Thompson has performed throughout North America and Europe, thrilling audiences with his virtuosity and the emotional and intellectual depth of his […]

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 […]