Administrative Assistant

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Barton College seeks to fill the position of Administrative Assistant in the School of Social Work. The Administrative Assistant performs a variety of duties in support of the department’s general function. This position requires direct communication with the students, the faculty, and the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, as well as various other Barton College personnel. Essential duties and responsibilities include providing an office presence during scheduled work hours; managing the dean’s calendar and appointments; collecting, organizing, and distributing information for the School of Social Work; performing general clerical duties including photocopying, mailing, and faxing; maintaining hard copy and electronic filing systems; and supporting the dean in related tasks. […]

Director of Financial Aid

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Barton College welcomes applications for the position of Director of Financial Aid. We seek an experienced financial aid professional who will: Provide vision in financial aid policy and awarding Collaborate with colleagues in admissions, retention, academics, and other areas on campus Supervise and manage daily operations and staff within the Financial Aid Office Maintain effective functioning of financial aid systems Ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations Contribute to Barton’s welcoming culture and embrace its emphasis on student learning and success. Ideal candidates will have at least 4 years experience in financial aid; demonstrate an understanding of the role of financial aid in independent higher education; lead with fairness, […]

Cross Country / Track and Field Coach

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Barton College is accepting applications for Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field, a full-time staff position with an August 1, 2016, start date. Barton College Athletics is a member of the Conference Carolinas and competes at the NCAA Division II level. Duties Duties include but are not limited to: Recruitment and retention of a minimum roster of 25 student-athletes per gender Practice and meet coaching Conducting skill instruction sessions Providing leadership to facilitate academic and personal success by the team’s student-athletes Performance of other administrative tasks necessary in coaching both teams Involvement in the Wilson community with activities such as team community service work, camps, youth […]

Sosua Beach, Dominican Republic

Day 4: A Day at the Beach

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  On Monday we decided to visit the white, sandy beaches and clear, blue water that attract so many tourists. We went to Sosua Beach and enjoyed its breathtaking tropical beauty. This gave us the opportunity to view the Dominican culture from a tourist’s perspective, and we took note of the cultural surroundings. While we were making our way down Sosua Beach, we were stopped by many vendors. If we even looked in their direction, they would stop us and try to make an offer. We weren’t accustomed to being followed around and pressured into buying an item. While we were sitting on the beach, women would come up to […]

Elaine Marshall

Heart of Barton: Dr. Elaine Marshall

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by Aaron Flake, 2015 PR Intern Before televisions entered the households of American citizens everywhere, theatres were primary sources of entertainment. Westerns sped across drive-in screens with thrilling speeds, Elvis Presley swooned many hearts with his musicals, and cartoons became full-length films when Disney grew popular at movie houses. In the United States, before the cinema industry expanded into what it is today, there were drive-ins and movie houses in many small towns across the country. In one of those small towns, six year-old Elaine Marshall gazed upon the screens in wonder, watching adventures unfold before her eyes. During her childhood, going to the movies was a grand experience, a […]

Hannah Finklestein

Heart of Barton: Hannah Finkelstein

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by Aaron Flake, 2015 PR Intern It was the first day of my junior year at Barton. At the time, I took a course dedicated to John Milton, the author of Paradise Lost, and had no idea who my other classmates were. “There would only be other English majors,” I remember thinking, as I waited alone in a classroom only lit by cracks of light. I arrived early and the closed blinds barely let the sun shine in. But soon after, another student appeared in the doorway. I felt a smile quickly spread across my face. Hannah Finkelstein, who was also a junior, and one of the friendliest people I […]

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Barton College seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice with an anticipated start date of August 2016. Responsibilities The successful candidate will teach 24 (twenty-four) credit hours annually at all levels of Criminology and Criminal Justice coursework, with the possibility of instruction during weekends or evenings. Additional responsibilities include: academic advising for declared or intended major students; ongoing professional scholarship; and service to the School of Sciences, the College campus, and local community. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, with evidence of active student engagement. Ability to assist in the recruitment of students for the Criminology and Criminal Justice […]

Barton College Closed Friday, January 22, 2016

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Inclement Weather Update For Thursday Evening, January 21, 2016 —  Thursday evening classes will be held as scheduled. For Friday, January 22, 2016 —  As a result of inclement weather expected overnight into Friday, Barton College offices will be closed and all classes have been canceled for Friday, Jan. 22.  For Saturday Morning, January 23, 2016 — All classes have been canceled for Saturday, Jan. 23. The Admissions Open House has been postponed until Saturday, February 20. For Monday Morning, January 25, 2016 — Barton College will be on a normal operating schedule on Monday, Jan. 25.  Please continue to monitor the Barton College web site, email, and the inclement weather phone […]

Barton College on Normal Operating Schedule

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Barton College is currently on a normal operating schedule. Please check here periodically for any changes as the weather situation develops. Inclement weather notices will be posted at https://www.barton.edu/alert and on our main Facebook and Twitter pages: https://facebook.com/bartoncollege https://twitter.com/bartoncollege

Mark Gordon teaching ceramics in the Dominican Republic

Sculpting Minds and Inspiring Futures

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by Kirk Butts At first glance, finding a connection between a potter’s wheel and a college degree seems like a futile effort. It might even be considered a “stretch.” Take a moment though, and look a bit closer. Throwing a pot is hard work. It takes focus, ambition, and, most importantly, imagination. The artist must have a goal in mind, and must follow that goal to the end, even if it changes and evolves along the way. Sometimes, it is necessary to start over and begin again. When you think about pottery in this context, each action echoes the efforts it takes to earn a degree. And with that, a […]