Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research on April 10

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WLSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Books will be set aside in classrooms on Tuesday, April 10, as students and professors gather with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence during the 2018 Day of Scholarship on Barton College’s campus. Kicking off the Plenary Session for the Day of Scholarship at 8:30 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall will be Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Barton alumnus Jonathan Brent Clayton, Ph.D., D.V.M., this year’s featured keynote speaker. This annual day away from classes will showcase extraordinary presentations of research and academic collaboration by some of our best and brightest on campus as they share their passion […]

Sir Walter Scott Symposium Slated for April 9 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Sir Walter Scott Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An afternoon reception at 5 p.m. will […]

RNs with Associate’s Degrees Interested in Enrolling in Barton’s School of Nursing Will Benefit From New Articulation Agreement

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Photo courtesy of NCICU: From left, Dr. Hope Williams, President of NCICU, Dr. Sharon Sarvey, Dean of the Barton College School of Nursing, and Dr. Jennifer Haygood, Acting President of NCCCS RALEIGH, N.C. — March 2, 2018 — There is great news for registered nurses with an associate’s degree who want to earn their B.S.N. degree at Barton College or one of nine other private colleges and universities in the state. Under a new agreement between the N.C. Community College System and N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, a student who completes an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C […]

Barton Reaches the Semi-Final Round in 2018 NCICU Ethics Bowl

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Photo, from left: Luke Miller, Tehira Nash, Dr. Hope Williams, Brandy Godwin, and Dr. Lucy Schultz. RALEIGH, N.C. — February 20, 2018 — Competing among 24 independent colleges and universities in the recent 2018 NCICU Ethics Bowl, Barton College was one of four teams to reach the semi-final round in the highly anticipated annual event held at the State Legislative Complex in Raleigh. With the topic “Ethics and the Future of Community,” more than 120 students navigated their debate with articulation and poise throughout the competition. With each team participating in four rounds, the four teams with the most wins (Barton College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, and Salem College) met in […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall Semester 2017

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WILSON, N.C. — February 5, 2018 — Barton College named 56 students to the President’s List and 293 students to the Dean’s List for fall 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 – Aulander — Ashley Lauren Burkett. Beulaville — Joshua Seth Russ. Castalia — Mollie LeAnn Murphy. Clayton — Kathie Chappell Smith. Dudley — Danielle Robin Terwilliger. Dunn — Jonathan Trent Fennell. Elgin, Ill. — Ellen Lauren Jayne. Elm City — Mary Kathryn Jones and June Hill Wheeler. Elsternwick, Australia — Charles Hyde III. […]

Barton’s Creative Writing Symposium to Feature John Lane and Catherine Woodard on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome John Lane and Catherine Woodard, both writers with local eastern North Carolina ties, as the featured speakers for the upcoming Creative Writing Symposium to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The symposium will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is encouraged to attend. Lane is professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and is currently doing research […]

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Barton College Inducted 18 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. —December 19, 2017 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 18 new members into the fold during the fall 2017 induction ceremony. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth […]

The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes N.C. Museum of Art’s John W. Coffey to Discuss American Impressionist Childe Hassam on Nov. 16

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Cover: Isles of Shoals, 1907, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., North Carolina Museum of Art Inset: Morning, Isles of Shoals, 1890, Oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 22 ¼ in., North Carolina Museum of Art WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2017 — “Tracking Childe Hassam: An American Impressionist on the Isles of Shoals” will be the focus of Barton Art Galleries’ upcoming lecture by John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Collections and Research and Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A 6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, Nov. 16, will open the evening event in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art […]

Robert Luddy Captivates Barton Audience At BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Entrepreneur Robert L. Luddy captivated a full-house audience in Hardy Alumni Hall at Barton College with his discussion of bold vision, persistence, and sweat equity. Luddy, the founder and president of CaptiveAire, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, was the featured speaker for the College’s recent BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture. Luddy laid out an extraordinary plan for beginning a business, step by step, for Barton’s School of Business students in the audience. It’s not a journey for the faint-hearted, but it’s definitely a journey worth the steps for those choosing to boldly enter entrepreneurship. He views entrepreneurship as a […]