Barton College Announces 2020 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — June 16, 2020 — Two hundred and thirty-nine Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students are recognized for their academic achievements. The 118th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020 at Barton College has been postponed until fall 2020. Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2019 and May 2020, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer are listed below. 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 […]

A Message From The President

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(This message has been posted on behalf of Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College)   Members of the Barton College Community, In his Letter from A Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., said the greatest threat to the civil rights movement was the white moderate – those individuals who believed in the equality of all men and women regardless of race, but who were silent or unwilling to champion the movement, calling for ongoing patience to “wait” for a better time and place rather than to instigate change. That time and place was before George Floyd. That time and place was before Ahmaud Arbery. That time and place […]

A Response To Recent Social Media Postings

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In direct response to recent social media postings, this information is provided to underscore and clarify institutional action. Barton College rejects any form of incivility as contrary to our mission. The College has a process to address student behavior and incivility when it violates our Code of Student Conduct/Honor Code. On Monday, a social media post by an admitted student was forwarded to us and flagged as a violation of our core values. A judicial review was initiated immediately, which involved investigating the allegation, informing the student of charges, conducting a Student Conduct Conference, and then establishing a formal hearing. For admitted students, outcomes of the hearing could range up to and […]

“Being Charley” Opens Honest and Heartfelt Conversations With Children

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WILSON, N.C. — May 15, 2020 — “Together, we can be different and still belong.” That’s the message of a new children’s book co-authored by autism expert and Barton College assistant professor and coordinator of the special education program, Dr. Morghan Bosch, and her mother, retired educator Dr. Karen Bosch. Geared for children ages four through eight, “Being Charley: Embracing Differences” relates the story of a Canada goose who is unlike his siblings, but this story is really for all ages. “I believe Charley is going to make such a difference in the lives of our next generation,” shares Dr. Morghan Bosch. “He will be the catalyst to help everyone realize, ‘We […]

Brantley’s “Galvanized” Has Readers at the First Paragraph

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WILSON, N.C. —  May 12, 2020 — “Everyone has a story, and the writer’s role is to tell it,” shares Southern author and Barton College professor Michael K. Brantley. His newest book, “Galvanized: The Odyssey of a Reluctant Carolina Confederate,” captures the essence of a turbulent time in this nation’s history through the story of his great-great-grandfather’s experience during and after the Civil War. The historical, non-fiction narrative includes, war, intrigue, peace, politics, and murder. “Galvanized” hit the shelves on May 1 and has already created a buzz regionally. Much of “Galvanized” is set in North Carolina and depicts the many twisting turns of Wright Stephen Batchelor’s journey through and […]

A Virtual Celebration and Blessing of our Graduates on May 9

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You are invited to join the Barton College Community for a virtual Celebration and Blessing of our Graduates.   The virtual celebration will be posted online for viewing on Saturday morning, May 9, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m.   You may access the Celebration and Blessing presentation at www.barton.edu/classof2020  The 2020 Commencement Exercises at Barton College will be held during the 2020 Fall Semester.

Barton’s Annual Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research

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(Photo above represents students presenting during the 2019 Day of Scholarship.) WILSON, N.C. — April 7, 2020 — Alongside laptops and mobile devices and books and teaching notes, Barton College will host its 2020 Day of Scholarship presentations during the week of April 7-9, as students and professors gather virtually with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence. The best of the 2020 Day of Scholarship will be available for public viewing beginning Monday, April 13. “Day of Scholarship is a tradition at Barton College,” explains Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As part of that tradition, we have gathered together once a year to welcome guest researchers, […]

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 […]