Hanna Jubran’s Sculpture Exhibition Opens At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of Hanna Jubran’s “Alchemy, Metaphor & Form” sculpture exhibition now on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves and Lula E. Rackley Galleries located in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A world-renowned artist, Jubran received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina […]

School Year Starts with a Splash

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Who says the start of school has to be boring? Barton College welcomed its students, faculty, and staff to a new academic year with the annual traditions of Bulldog Day (view photo slideshow here) and Welcome Back Barton Day. Camp Rockfish, located at Lake Upchurch near Fayetteville, experienced an invasion on Saturday, August 23, as approximately 200 new Barton freshmen and transfer students arrived with their instructors and orientation leaders for Bulldog Day. “The purpose of Bulldog Day is simply for the incoming freshmen class to bond and to have fun and meet their classmates, ” said Dan Kennedy, Barton’s director of new student programs and Greek life. Of the […]

IBM Corporate Executive Gregg DeMar Featured Speaker for Barton College’s 107th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Gregg A. DeMar, managing director, Communications Sector for the IBM Corporation, as the featured speaker for the College’s 107th Opening Convocation. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. DeMar was appointed to his current position as managing director, Communications Sector for the IBM Corporation, in September 2000. In his current assignment, he has overall responsibility for leading and integrating IBM business activities across all IBM units in support of a Fortune 10 Communications Industry Corporate Client and its international affiliates. Joining IBM in 1976, DeMar has since held a number of sales, […]

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

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected Barton as one of 139 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section on its web site feature “2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are very pleased to be recognized with this regional distinction,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “This report reflects Barton’s historic commitment to student success, and our recognition demonstrates the success of the College’s focus on a unique Barton Experience for each of its students.” Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s publisher […]

Barton College Phi Beta Lambda National Winners

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ATLANTA – Garnering awards and recognition, eight representatives from the Barton College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda attended the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, June 21-24. Receiving acclaim both collectively and individually, the members of Barton’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter once again brought honor to the College. As a group, the chapter received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit and was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter and as a contributor to the national philanthropy, the March of Dimes. Several individuals received recognition for their accomplishments in various areas: Dawn Montoya, North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State President, coordinated state activities and […]

Barton Takes New Bulldogs to Bulls Game

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Durham, N.C. – Incoming freshmen joined current Barton College students as well as alumni and admissions counselors at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on July 7, for an evening of food, fellowship, fireworks, and, of course, baseball. Bold blue Barton pennants and smiling admissions counselors greeted the students and their guests as they arrived at the gate. Passing out pennants and tickets, the counselors chatted with the incoming and prospective freshmen. An hour before the game started, the gates opened; and the Barton contingent filed into the stadium. Finding their seats in the right-field bleachers, the group was treated to a free buffet of ballpark goodness. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato […]

Barton Student Interned for BC Alumnus in Congress

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WASHINGTON – Politics and lessons from lectures came to life for Barton senior Kyle Wrightenberry during his summer break as he interned in the office of Third District U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC), a 1968 Atlantic Christian/Barton College graduate. Working as a patient-care advocate for a home medical equipment company, Wrightenberry traveled to Washington, to meet with a number of senators and representatives to discuss his concerns for the patients. “I met Congressman Walter Jones, and he really made an impression on me. He really cared about what I had to say. He cared about people in his district,” Wrightenberry said. Wrightenberry applied for an internship in Rep. Jones’ […]

Kneten Elected President of Conference Carolinas

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Barton College President Norval Kneten considers his new role as president of Conference Carolinas right up his alley. “When you think about the ideal college athletic experience, you think about Division II,” Kneten said in a telephone interview while traveling through Texas on Friday afternoon. “You think about a balance in athletics and academics. “That’s what we are all about (at Barton College).” Kneten has been selected as the president of the NCAA Div. II conference for 2008-09 — as he approaches his sixth year as Barton’s president. Barton and 11 other colleges in North and South Carolina form the league — which was the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference until being […]

Campus Contributes for Quake Victims

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For many in the Western Hemisphere, the magnitude 7.9 quake which struck China on May 12 was just another piece of bad news from somewhere on the other side of the world; but for Barton, the quake hit home. Two days after the disaster, Dr. Zhixiong Cai, professor of mathematics at Barton College, emailed the campus community: “My home city, Chengdu, is just 60 miles from the epicenter, Wenchuan. After two days of trying, I was able to talk to my two brothers in Chengdu. They are all safe, but according to them Dujiangyan, a city where three Barton groups visited in the past few years, suffered great losses.” According […]

106th Commencement Exercises Held at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Blue skies and a warm breeze welcomed families of 220 graduating seniors at Barton College’s 106th annual commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his fifth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2007 and May 2008, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Dr. Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, delivered the commencement address. In his remarks, he reminded Barton’s graduating seniors of the […]