Barton Welcomes Historian and Author Jeff Broadwater as Speaker for Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — August 16, 2019 — The U.S. Constitution is as relevant today as it was on September 17, 1787, when it was signed by delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia—perhaps even more so now, than ever, as what the Constitution calls for and what it stands for is under vigorous debate in today’s political landscape. To commemorate the 232nd year since the signing of this enduring document, the Willis N. Hackney Library on the campus of Barton College will host a Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Library Learning Commons from 5 -7 p.m. This event will feature Dr. Jeff Broadwater, professor emeritus of history […]

Barton College Leaps to #2 in College Consensus’ 2019 Best Regional Colleges – South

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WILSON, N.C. — August 16, 2019 — Barton College made an impressive leap into the #2 position in the “Best Regional Colleges – South” ranking by College Consensus for 2019. News of the coveted ranking was met with enthusiastic applause during the opening College Assembly for faculty and staff this week. The College was also named #7 in Best Colleges and Universities in North Carolina, making the “top-ten” in both of these categories once again. These rankings are up from last year’s notable placement of #8 and #9, respectively. “As Barton continues to gain national recognition for the Barton Experience, we remain focused on providing student programming and experiences that will […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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WILSON, N.C. — August 15, 2019 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed its largest entering class since 1982 to campus on Thursday, Aug. 15, as parents, grandparents, and siblings helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Barton College’s Welcome Weekend extends over the course of four to five days as we have welcomed not only new freshmen and transfers this week, but also the early return of student leaders and athletes. Barton looks forward to welcoming upperclassmen back to campus later this weekend. New students will participate in “Bulldog Day” activities on Friday, and in the “Service of Induction and […]

“Mood Swings” Exhibition To Open In Barton Art Galleries On Thursday, August 22

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WILSON, N.C. —August 14, 2019 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Mood Swings,” featuring paintings and video works by artist William Paul Thomas, goes on display Thursday, August 22 and runs through September 27. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, August 22. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Thomas is a painter, photographer, and videographer who creates pictures as a way to capsulize his […]

Broadwater’s New Book Explores the Complexities of Jefferson and Madison’s Friendship and Their Collaborative Work

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WILSON, N.C. — June 10, 2019 — Comprehending the complicated relationships of both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is no easy task, but author Jeff Broadwater embraces the opportunity to shed light on both relationships and how they are inextricably intertwined in his latest book, “Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution.” Published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, the book should be available on June 10. Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and Madison, “Father of the Constitution,” were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest of political allies. […]

Barton College Announces 2019 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — June 28, 2019 — Two hundred and forty-six Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 11, during the school’s 117th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2018 and May 2019, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Master Degree Graduates and Baccalaureate Degree Graduates are listed by their hometowns. Their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Baccalaureate Degree Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa (cum laude); 3.60 or higher (magna […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2019 Spring Semester

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  WILSON, N.C. — June 7, 2019 — Barton College named 72 students to the President’s List and 311 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2019. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale.    President’s List, by hometown —    Angier — Crystal Ann Hernandez. Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Athens, Greece — Angelos Mandilaris. Bailey — Makenzie Nicole Wood. Battleboro — Brittany Katherine Alston. Belgrade, Serbia — Aleksa Brkovic. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Cameron — Brent Tyler Godfrey. Cary — Matthew John Bieniek. Castalia — Hunter Chase Crafton. Clayton — Deanna Massie Ciampa and […]

Barton College Inducted Eight Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — June 7, 2019 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed eight new members into the fold during the spring 2019 induction ceremony. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning […]

$1 Million Gift Names Electric Supply Company Field at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 16, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the naming of Electric Supply Company Field, the newly completed multi-purpose synthetic turf field on campus. Electric Supply Company, one of the Southeast’s largest suppliers of electrical equipment, has made a $1 million lead gift to Barton College, securing naming rights for the field. The family-owned company was established by the late K.D. Kennedy more than six decades ago in Wilson, and later expanded into seven locations across the state under the leadership of Kennedy’s son, Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. The Kennedys have been long-time supporters of the College, including three generations of leadership on the College’s Board of […]

A Beautiful Commencement Day for Barton College Graduates and Their Families

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WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2019 — Blue skies and favorable temps set the stage for a beautiful morning, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 11. Two photo albums (for pre-commencement events and commencement day) are available at the links below. https://barton.smugmug.com/1819-Campus-Events/19-Pre-Commencement-Events/ https://barton.smugmug.com/1819-Campus-Events/19-Commencement/ Two hundred and forty-six undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 117th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his fourth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. John Lee, chair of the Barton College Board of […]