Weather Advisory 4 — After the Storm / Returning to Campus

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Weather Advisory 4 — After the Storm / Returning to Campus  Members of the Barton community, As promised, this Sunday message provides a confirmation of plans for re-opening the Barton campus for students, faculty, and staff in the week ahead.  No plans have changed from Saturday’s announcement for residence halls re-opening on Monday, September 17, at Noon, and classes resuming on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 a.m. Details related to the campus re-opening are posted below in the second half of this message.  We have added new information below that may be especially helpful for students as travel plans are being made for returning to campus later this week. Please […]

Weather Advisory 3 — Hurricane Florence — After the Storm / Returning to Campus

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Weather Advisory 3 — Hurricane Florence — After the Storm / Returning to Campus  Posted September 15, 2018    Members of the Barton Community,   We hope this message finds you and your families safe and well, as we prepare to re-open the campus following Hurricane Florence.  Barton College will resume a normal class schedule beginning Wednesday, September 19, at 8 a.m.  (The College will need to add extra class sessions for the Tuesday classes at the end of the semester. Faculty will adjust their syllabi to make sure that students complete all necessary course work this semester. Please watch for those details as the semester continues.)  Athletic practices and games, […]

Weather Advisory 2 – Returning to the Barton campus following Hurricane Florence

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Weather Advisory 2 — Hurricane Florence                 Posted September 13, 2018 In Preparation for and During the Storm — Even as Barton’s Emergency Response Team continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence and the updated storm track models, the College is preparing to welcome students back to campus and to classes as soon as possible following the storm. Campus preparations have been carried out this week with great efficiency and care to ensure the safety of our Barton students, faculty, and staff. Our thanks is offered to essential campus personnel who will remain on duty during the storm period. Your service is very much appreciated. We continue to encourage everyone to use […]

Weather Advisory 1 — Hurricane Florence

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WEATHER ADVISORY 1 — HURRICANE FLORENCE Barton College’s Emergency Response Team is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and the anticipated storm track models. As a result of newly updated reports, the College has made the following decisions — CLASS AND ACTIVITY CANCELLATION SCHEDULE  – All classes and all campus activities (including Athletics’ practices and competitions, as well as all departments’, schools’, and campus organization activities) will be canceled beginning at 12 p.m. (Noon), on Tuesday afternoon, September 11, 2018, to allow students the opportunity to safely travel home to be with their families for the duration of the storm. We anticipate the College will resume its normal operating schedule on Monday, […]

Friends Groups Jointly Present Chef, Author, Restaurateur, and TV Personality Vivian Howard on October 9

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WILSON, N.C. — August 31, 2018 — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are cooking up a feast for their jointly-sponsored fall 2018 dinner/lecture. The featured speaker at the event will be Vivian Howard, Kinston chef, restaurateur, “New York Times” bestselling author, and star of PBS’s award-winning television show, “A Chef’s Life.” The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., in Wilson Gymnasium on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. To accommodate the author’s prior commitments, the evening will begin early with a wine reception and book signing from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. Copies of Howard’s “New York […]

Interfaith Youth Core Founder Eboo Patel to Speak at Barton on September 25

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WILSON, N.C. — September 11, 2018 — Barton College is excited to welcome Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, as the featured speaker for its inaugural Interfaith Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The topic of his lecture will be “Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise.”  Dr. Patel recognizes America as the most religiously devout country in the Western world and the most religiously diverse nation on the planet. During his lecture, he will address such questions as “Will America’s identity as a Judeo-Christian nation shift as citizens of different backgrounds grow in numbers and influence? In what ways will minority religious communities themselves […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Ken Jones as Leadership Award Recipient on Sept. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — August 30, 2018 — Ken Jones, Wilson business leader and retired Wilson Plant Manager of Merck and Company, Inc., will be honored at the fourteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on Center Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 14 years strong, began out of Barton’s desire to further strengthen its relationship with its hometown community of Wilson. In 2004, the Wilson-Barton Partnership Steering Committee was born and in 2005, the committee proposed an annual business leadership award to demonstrate the partnership that exists between the College and the […]

Keisha Parker to Share Her Story at Barton College’s 117th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 20, 2018 — Barton alumna Keisha Parker, ’16, Constituent Services Manager for the Office of U.S. Senator Richard Burr, will share her compelling story as the featured speaker for the 117th Opening Convocation at Barton College. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. The combination of learning inside the classroom and the growth outside of the classroom is known as the Barton Experience. “I am pleased to have Keisha […]

Barton Art Galleries to Showcase Work of Artist Harriet Hoover August 23-September 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 14, 2018 — The “Little Light” exhibition, featuring sculpture and performance works by artist Harriet Hoover, will launch the Barton Art Galleries’ 2018-2019 season. An opening reception and gallery lecture, featuring the artist, will be held on Thursday, August 23, in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the lecture following at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through September 28. This opening event and the exhibition will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Hoover presents sculptures and photographs that explore the curious role objects […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2018 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed a new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Thursday, Aug. 16, 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 but also the early return of student leaders and athletes. Barton will welcome upperclassmen back to campus later this weekend. Within the U.S., these newest Bulldogs hail from 23 states as well as the territory of Puerto Rico. From abroad, […]