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Rural Opportunity Institute Launches New Resiliency Educational Program with NC AHEC and Barton College

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Collaboration to create the first statewide online training for students to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma and the healing practices associated with resilience skills.  WILSON, N.C. — Rural Opportunity Institute in Edgecombe County shares news of a new partnership with North Carolina Area Health Education Centers, Area L AHEC, and Barton College to launch a new virtual clinical experience addressing the impacts of ACEs and trauma on individuals and communities. In response to COVID-19, Area L AHEC and Barton College partnered to create online modules that could substitute in-person student clinical experiences. They enlisted the help of Rural Opportunity Institute and fourteen of its Certified Resilience Educators to […]

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The Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes Poet Shelby Stephenson on September 16

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WILSON, N.C. — September 6, 2021 — Barton College will welcome former North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson as the featured speaker for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Please note that all guests attending the event must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Stephenson served as North Carolina Poet Laureate from 2015-2018 and has published more than 20 volumes of poetry, most recently “More” and “Shelby’s Lady: The Hog Poems.”  Earlier titles include “Possum,” winner of Brockman-Campbell Award; “Elegies […]

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Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue on September 10

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From left to right:  Rita Bennett (seated) Jim Grant, Adam Twiss, Jamie Allen, Madeline Edwards, Sherry Lee Allen Unavailable for the photograph – Matthew Clay Raines and Hannah Slaughter WILSON, N.C. — September 1, 2021 — “Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue” headlines the 7th annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment in partnership with Barton College. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, in the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols.  The revue will include music from Stephen Schwartz’s most famous musical shows: “Pippin,” “Wicked,” “Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Godspell.” A […]

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Barton Art Galleries’ Fall Opening Exhibition will Focus on Fiber and Glass

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WILSON, N.C. — September 1, 2021 — Fiber and glass art will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening the 2021 fall semester season in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Edwina Bringle, with Jan and Richard Ritter” exhibition will provide a look at three of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated artists. Edwina Bringle and the Ritters live and work in Penland, where each has had a long relationship with the Penland School of Crafts. The exhibition will run from August 23 through September 30. On Thursday, September 9, the Barton Art Galleries will host a reception at 5 p.m. for […]

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$400,000 in Barton College Scholarships to be Awarded at 2021 Carolina Games Summit

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Article by Nicole Joyner, Carolina Games Summit RALEIGH, N.C. — July 23, 2021 — Barton College will participate in the Carolina Games Summit at the Raleigh Convention Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel scheduled for Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. Barton College plans to award more than 200 scholarships totaling over $400,000. “We are excited to again partner with Barton College to provide a clear path for prospective esports athletes who also want to gain a nationally recognized college education,” says Michael Everett, Creative Director for Carolina Games Summit. “This year Carolina Games Summit will feature 33 tournaments across 26 games with all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors […]

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Barton College Named a College of Distinction in 2021-2022 Cohort

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WILSON, N.C. — July 16, 2021 — Barton College has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, Barton College claims its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction. Barton was also named as a North Carolina College of Distinction. Colleges of Distinction’s longstanding support for student-centered schools highlight those that traditional rankings often overlook. Founder Wes Creel created Colleges of Distinction to draw more attention to schools like Barton College whose student-centered education prevails in applying theory to practice while fostering a […]

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Barton Bold: Impacting Campus and Community

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WILSON, N.C. — July 14, 2021 — Barton College in Wilson, N.C., is pleased to publish the 2016-2021 BartonBold Impact Report, which summarizes recent outcomes, accomplishments, and milestones. Barton College plays an important role in the economic vitality of its local and regional North Carolina communities. During the past five years, Barton’s bold strategies enhanced the College’s growth and influence, educating students while simultaneously creating an annual $70+ million economic impact on the Wilson community and beyond. The full BartonBold Impact Report is available at                        “Through the implementation of the BartonBold Strategic Plan, Barton College experienced exponential growth and vibrancy during the past five years,” shared Dr. Douglas N. […]

Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Depression Elsa

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Barton College Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Depression Elsa  Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:02 p.m.   Members of the Barton College Community, As of Wednesday afternoon, July 7, Barton College plans to continue its normal operation schedule for Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Summer session classes will continue as scheduled.   The College will continue to monitor the weather conditions, and update the campus community if the operational schedule changes. WRAL Weather reports that Tropical Depression Elsa is expected to move through North Carolina on Thursday, July 8, after daybreak through 8 p.m.  Elsa is currently expected to reach Fayetteville by 8 a.m. and Raleigh by 9 a.m. The forecast includes rainfall […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2021 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 30, 2021 — Barton College named 78 students to the President’s List and 353 students to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester. 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.  To be considered, all students must have attempted at least 12 hours of courses with alpha (A-F) letter grades.   President’s List, by hometown —  Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Bailey — Ashley Nicole Hardy. Battleboro — E’moni Shakayla Kee. Belhaven — Elyse McKenna Brinn. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Boyds, Md. — Michael Edward […]

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Barton College Announces 2021 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. —June 30, 2021 — Two hundred and forty-three Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 8, during the school’s 119th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2020 and May 2021, 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 cum […]