Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Sommelier Inez Ribustello for Wine Tasting and Lecture on October 23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 2, 2018 — In a toast to artist-in-residence Donald Martin, the Barton Art Galleries will host a wine tasting in Case Art Building on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring renowned sommelier Inez Ribustello, co-owner of On the Square restaurant and wine bar in historic downtown Tarboro. Advance reservations for the wine tasting are required, and guests aged 21 and older are invited to attend. The cost is $25 per person, which may be paid by cash or check at the event. Non-alcoholic selections and food will also be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts. For more […]

Barton College’s 11th Annual Day of Service Held on October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — We wouldn’t be surprised if you saw a blur of blue t-shirts zipping by as Barton Bulldogs headed out to their assigned service sites on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni in their signature t-shirts served a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 800 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College set aside books, and campus staff members and area alumni stepped away from desks, for the eleventh annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. And, this year, the College even had teams who headed east to the towns […]

Weather Advisory 3 – Following Tropical Storm Michael

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Weather Advisory 3 – Following Tropical Storm Michael   Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at  7:20 p.m.   Members of the Barton College Community,   Barton College will resume its normal operating schedule on Friday, October 12, 2018.  Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and campus offices will open at 8:15 a.m.   Road conditions may vary from town to town.  Please continue to use good judgment and caution as you travel to campus tomorrow.   Thank you, Kathy Daughety Office of Public Relations

Barton College to Host “Take Back The Night” on October 16

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WILSON, N.C. — October 11, 2018 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16. This event is sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. That evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. […]

Weather Advisory 2 –Tropical Storm Michael

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Weather Advisory 2 –Tropical Storm Michael Posted at 8:36 a.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018 Members of the Barton College Community, In consultation with the Wilson Police Department this morning, Barton College has made the decision to cancel all classes, events, and activities for Thursday, October 11, 2018, beginning at 12:30 p.m.  All campus offices will also be closing at 12:30 p.m. today. Essential personnel will continue to be on campus.   Meal Service will continue its regular schedule throughout the day and evening. Hackney Library will continue its regular schedule throughout the day and evening. Parking – We encourage those who have parked vehicles in low lying areas of the […]

Weather Advisory 1 – Continuing A Normal Operating Schedule

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Weather Advisory 1 Posted October 10, 2018 Members of the Barton Community, This advisory is to affirm that Barton College will continue to follow a normal operating schedule this week. All classes will be held as scheduled, and all offices will be open. As always, during any inclement weather, we encourage you to use good judgment and caution as you travel to and from classes and offices. Should weather conditions precipitate a need to alter normal operations at the College, notifications will be sent to all students, faculty, and staff through email, web site, the Barton app, and weather phone lines. Barton continues to closely monitor weather conditions related to […]

Barton Will Host Author Daniel Wallace for the Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture on Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — October 1, 2018 — Barton College will welcome fiction writer Daniel Wallace as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The author of six novels, Wallace’s “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions,” was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003, and a musical version hit Broadway in 2013. Other novels include “Ray in Reverse,” “The Watermelon King,” “The Kings and Queens […]

Artist-in-Residence Donald Martin Will Open His New “Sanctuary” Exhibition in the Barton Art Galleries on October 11

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WILSON, N.C. — October 1, 2018 — Nature lovers and landscape enthusiasts are in for a treat at the Barton Art Galleries this October. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Donald Martin with a series of public events featuring the artist/printmaker. His new exhibition, “Sanctuary,” opens at the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov 16. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Martin’s lecture at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the […]

Barton Moves Up to #5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Regional Colleges in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 21, 2018 — Barton continues its upward course in college rankings with U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 announcement, moving up three positions to tie for the #5 position in Best Regional Colleges in the South from last year’s #8 position. Barton has climbed exponentially since 2014, when it was listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the South at #30. “We are pleased with the continued momentum of the College and that others recognize the excellence that is taking place both in and out of the classroom, said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Ultimately, the positive trajectory of […]

Barton Expects A Large Turn-Out for Nursing Career Day on Tuesday, October 2

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WILSON, N.C. — September 28, 2018 — Barton College’s annual Nursing Career Day on Tuesday, Oct 2, promises to be one of the most highly anticipated career days on campus. Returning this fall with an expansive list of employers and graduate schools, Nursing Career Day will welcome approximately 20 potential employers and graduate school recruiters who will be available from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall to meet nursing students and discuss their next steps after graduation. This event is sponsored by the Barton College Office of Student Success and the Judy Howard Hill Nursing Program at the College. The focus of the Nursing Career Day is […]