Renowned Author, Sociologist, and Minister Tony Campolo to Speak at Barton on Sept. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — Long revered as a dynamic speaker with a compelling message that motivates young and older alike, Dr. Tony Campolo will bring his wit and wisdom to share with the Barton campus community on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation, to be held in the newly renovated Howard Chapel on campus, is titled “Coming Together In A World That’s Falling Apart.” The program will begin at 7 p.m., and the community is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. A book signing will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase. “Tony Campolo has long been one of my favorite modern day […]

“Tracing Shadows” Exhibit by Artist Susan Fecho to Open on Sept. 7 in Barton Art Galleries

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An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. Reception at 5 p.m.; Lecture at 6 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Tracing Shadows,” featuring paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by artist and Barton art professor Susan Fecho will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, and will run through Thursday, Oct. 5. An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. This event is open […]

Author Brandon Sneed to Share His Story at Barton’s 116th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2016 — Barton alumnus Brandon Sneed, ’09, author of the recently released “Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes,” will share his compelling story as the featured speaker for the 116th Opening Convocation. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, 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. “We are delighted to welcome Brandon Sneed as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 116th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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Barton College welcomes new and returning students to campus this weekend. WILSON, N.C. — August 11, 2017 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed a new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Thursday, Aug. 10, 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 welcome not only new freshmen and transfers but also the early return of student leaders and athletes, and upperclassmen later in this weekend. We will welcome approximately 300 new students this fall. New students have arrived on […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Christy Proctor as Leadership Award Recipient on Sept. 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 2, 2017 — Wilson Business Leader Christy Proctor, a name synonymous with Chick-fil-A, will be honored at the thirteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on the East Campus Suites lawn across from Wilson Gymnasium, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 13 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 […]

Bridgestone Americas Supports Emotional Intelligence Training at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — July 13, 2017 — Barton students will reap the benefits of a recent $10,000 grant awarded to Barton College from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund. The grant funds are being used this summer to train Barton faculty to teach emotional intelligence (EI) course material in the classroom and administer emotional intelligence assessments to support students’ knowledge and awareness. Rooted in psychology, emotional intelligence is defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence how one perceives and expresses oneself, develops and maintains social relationships, copes with challenges, and uses emotional information in meaningful ways. “In short, a higher level of emotional intelligence helps students solve […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2017 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 5, 2017 — Barton College named 88 students to the President’s List and 314 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2017. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale.   President’s List, by hometown —      Andover, N.J. — Marylynn Iwanowski.      Angier — Jacob Tyler Willis.      Archer Lodge — Jennifer Lee Jenkins.      Atlanta, Ga. — Angelica Maria Acevedo.      Bailey — Kimberly Ann Hennes and Brenda Faye Lucas.      Benson — Mary Catherine Sutherland.      Bunn — Kristy Clodfelter Bakke.      Camarillo, Calif. — Mariana Celene […]

Barton College Announces 2017 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — June 5, 2017 — Two hundred and seventy-seven Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 14, during the school’s 115th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2015 and May 2016, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. 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 are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna […]

A Cool Breeze and a Hint of Sun Welcomed Graduates and Families to the 115th Commencement (Photo Album & Video Highlights)

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Graduate Samuel Steven Ellis shakes the hand of President Douglas N. Searcy as he crosses the Commencement Stage on Saturday. WILSON, N.C. — May 13, 2017 — A cool breeze and “just enough sun” provided a perfect setting as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on the eve of Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 13. View a sampling of photographs from Commencement Exercises at  https://barton.smugmug.com/17-Campus-Events/2017-Commencement/ View video highlights of the Commencement Exercises at  https://www.barton.edu/commencement Two hundred and seventy-seven seniors participated in the 115th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his second commencement program as president of Barton College. […]