Assistant Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming

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Barton College is accepting applications for an Assistant Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming, a 9-month, part-time position with a start date of August 15, 2016. Barton College Athletics is a member of the Conference Carolinas and competes at the NCAA Division II level. Duties Duties as the Assistant Swimming Coach include, but are not limited to assisting in the recruitment and retention of a team for each gender that meets departmental roster goals; 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 […]

Residence Hall Director

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Barton College is seeking candidates for the position of Residence Hall Director. The Residence Hall Director reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Life and is responsible for the creation and perpetuation of an atmosphere and living environment conducive to the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of students residing in the residence hall(s) under the Director’s supervision. The Residence Hall Director will uphold the mission and vision of Barton College and the integrity of the Office of Housing and Residence Life through appropriate role modeling, ethical behavior and decision-making, and adherence to all College procedures, rules, regulations, and policies. The Barton College Residence Life Department consists of five on-campus […]

Intern Athletic Trainer

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Barton College is accepting applications for an Intern Athletic Trainer, a part-time staff (10-month) 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. The Intern Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and supervises the care of student-athletes competing in Barton College’s athletic program. The Intern Athletic Trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries within the College’s comprehensive sports medicine program. Primary Responsibilities At a minimum, responsibilities include assisting in daily operation of the athletic training facility, providing coverage of practice and games of […]

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 and on our main Facebook and Twitter pages:

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 […]