Communication Timeline for Barton’s Response to the Coronavirus

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Communication Timeline for Barton’s Response to the Coronavirus   April 2 – Chaplain of the College Shares Pastoral Message and Leads Online Prayers for the Barton College Community   April 1 – Update 11   Video Message to Students About Remote Classes and Academic Study The tenth message is sent to Barton College students from Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This video message offers encouragement to our students and urges perseverance while they continue their studies remotely. To view the video message, visit https://www.barton.edu/coronavirus/  and then scroll down to the “FOR STUDENTS” section. Dr. Daynes shares details about the upcoming Day of Scholarship, which will […]

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT — Barton Coronavirus Response Update 9

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Dear Members of the Barton College Community, As Barton College continues to navigate these uncharted waters, we remain steadfast in our commitment to this campus community.  We are grateful for the partnerships we share with the Wilson County Health Department and others across the state as their guidance continues to help us determine next best steps moving forward. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our decisions have been guided by two key priorities: to make sure our students, staff, and faculty are safe, and to provide an excellent education in a rapidly changing environment. As trends in the pandemic have escalated, these updates define Barton College’s service and support through the end of the […]

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Barton College Chaplain Offers Comfort and Encouragement to Campus Community

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On Friday, our College Chaplain, David Finnegan-Hosey, shared this pastoral message with our campus community. We hope that it is also a message of comfort for our friends and broader community members during a time of uncertainty. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” — Psalm 46 Dear Barton College Community, Peace be with you. I am holding each and every one of you in prayer and compassionate attention during this time […]

Barton College Coronavirus Response Update 5

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Barton College Community Members, Barton College is thankful to report that all Coronavirus test results for members of the campus community are negative. Barton College remains vigilant in its efforts to keep our campus community safe and healthy. Thank you, Kathy Daughety Office of Public Relations

Important Message From The President — Barton College Coronavirus Response Update 4

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Dear Members of the Barton Community, Barton College is taking steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the Nation responds to this crisis, we are all being called upon to make choices to mitigate the possible impact of the illness. The following guidance and decisions are made in consultation with the Wilson County Health Department, community officials, and College leadership to ensure the safety of our campus community and beyond. Barton College is announcing a pause in classroom instruction and events starting at 6 p.m. today. No classes will take place between Friday, March 13, and Thursday, March 19. College sponsored events will be canceled during the pause. Classes […]

Barton College Coronavirus Response Update 3

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Barton College Coronavirus Response Update 3  This message provides the campus with guidance on event planning, travel, campus operating schedule, internships/field placements/clinical placements, employee considerations, and membership of the Coronavirus Task Force, as well as contacts for general and medical inquiries. Barton College continues to work closely with the Wilson County Health Department as we actively monitor the COVID-19  (coronavirus) situation in North Carolina and beyond. If necessary, the College is prepared to respond according to guidelines and directives by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  We endeavor to keep our students, faculty, and staff informed about the coronavirus and any possible exposure on campus. The health and safety of […]

Sara Pedigo’s “Postscripts” Exhibition to Open in Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — March 16, 2020 — The spring semester is a great time for art lovers, especially those with an interest in observational painting. Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of artist Sara Pedigo’s new exhibition, “Postscripts,” in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, March 16. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, April 17. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. About the artist —  Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She currently serves as a professor and […]

Eyes on Main Street Features Works by Barton’s Susan Fecho

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Eyes on Main Street gallery presents the exhibition “Vulnerable,” featuring mixed-media collages and book arts works by artist and Barton art professor, Susan Fecho. The work will be on display beginning Friday, March 7, and will run through Sunday, April 19. An opening reception and gallery talk, featuring the artist, will be held Friday, March 13. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the gallery talk at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Fecho is a prolific mixed–media artist, working in and combining textiles, paper, book arts, printmaking, collage, painting, illustration. Her artwork is always […]

Barton Chaplain Publishes New Book “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare”

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Wilson, N.C. – March 1, 2020 – Barton College Chaplain and local author David Finnegan-Hosey celebrates the release of his new book, “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare.” Finnegan-Hosey’s latest book emerges from his experiences with mental health struggles and the healthcare system. Having been diagnosed in 2011 with a disorder deemed a pre-existing condition, Finnegan-Hosey traces the connections between personal stories, mental health advocacy, and Christian faith. Along the way, he highlights the surprisingly theological language, which underpins our modern healthcare system, and the ways in which a more healthy theological conversation can help heal the brokenness of that system. One of the issues raised […]

A Day of Enrichment at Barton College Features Lectures by Two Distinguished Scholars

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WILSON, N.C. — March 3, 2020 — Barton College’s Light of Life Series is pleased to present “A Day of Enrichment,” on Tuesday, March 10. This day will provide a time for learning, renewal, and reflection for clergy, church lay leaders, and the general public. Two distinguished scholars, Dr. Judith Newman and Dr. Patrick Reyes, will be the featured lecturers for this highly anticipated spring event that will include one of Barton’s endowed spring religion lectureships as well as the more recently established Light of Life Series Lecture. Barton College’s Light of Life Series was begun as an initiative by President Douglas N. Searcy, as a way to reach out to the […]