Phase I of Barton’s Bulldog Club Room Nears Completion; Phase II Fundraising Underway

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Bulldog Club members have a surprise in store this upcoming basketball season. The Bulldog Club Room, located in Wilson Gymnasium, has been under renovation during the last few months, and Phase I of the renovation project is nearing completion. The renovated Bulldog Club Room will be named the Robert L. Dunn, Sr., Bulldog Club Room in memory the revered leader in Eastern North Carolina and longtime supporter of Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College) athletics. Barton College trustee Stuart Walston of Stuart Walston, Inc. has committed his time and talent to oversee the design of the new Bulldog Club Room that sports a new color scheme, new […]

“Tell Me On A Sunday” Will Feature Broadway Star Lauren Kennedy

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By Lisa Boykin Batts (Class of 1984) The Wilson Times (August 19,2010) Lauren Kennedy returns to the theater that bears her name, this time as performer. The Broadway actress will be featured in the one-woman show, “Tell Me On A Sunday,” running Sept. 2-5 at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College. Kennedy said the Andrew Lloyd Webber show has a great score and that she’s excited about the music and working with director Matthew-Jason Willis. Some of the music has been altered to be more accessible to the audience, she said. “We’re putting a little of our own spin and take on it,” she said. The […]

WRAL’s Phyllis Parish Howard: Featured Speaker at Barton’s 109th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Phyllis R. Parish Howard, as the featured speaker for the 109th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Parish Howard is Director of Local Production for WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate and division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. in Raleigh. Chosen as Employee of the Year by her colleagues, she was honored with WRAL’s prestigious 5-Star Award in 1987.  Recognized for her outstanding broadcasting achievements with six Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Parish Howard’s award-winning programs include her environmental documentary, “Troubled Rivers,” WRAL’s ‘For the Children’ campaign, WRAL’s teen […]

Dr. Susan Bane To Be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 108th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Susan Maxwell Bane, M.D., Ph.D., as the featured speaker for the 108th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Dr. Bane practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenville Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Division of Physicians East, in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Bane serves as a clinical professor at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where she teaches medical students and undergraduate students.  She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at ECU. A native of […]

[VIDEO] 107th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Despite a brief rain shower near the beginning of the program, the Barton College community celebrated commencement on center campus in grand fashion on Sunday, May 24. Some 228 seniors participated in the 107th annual commencement exercises.  Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his sixth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Barbara Lyons Goodmon of Raleigh, president and executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, delivered the commencement address.  Dr. Goodmon was presented with the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, by Barton College during the commencement exercises. In her address to the […]

Founders’ Day: Celebrating the Era of World War II

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WILSON, N.C. – Traveling back in time on May 1, Barton College honored the faculty, staff, and students of the 1940s with “Founders’ Day 2009: Celebrating the Era of World War II.” A memorabilia tent on center campus greeted guests as they arrived, and newspaper clippings and yearbooks from the World War II period brought back memories of bygone days. Junior Deese, a World War II collector and parent of Barton senior Ben Deese, displayed his collection of German and American ordnance, including a flamethrower and a Willy jeep. At noon, “Reveille,” played by Jim Bradshaw of the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, called attendees to assemble in the large pavilion […]

2009 Senior Art Exhibition Opens in Barton Art Galleries on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. – “Oculus,” the 2009 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition,  opens on Saturday evening, April 4, with a reception from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  The exhibition will run until Friday, May 8. Art works by seniors Sarah Stoia St. Martin and Cameron Basil Gooch will be on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery. Gallery talks by the artists will be held during the reception with St. Martin and Gooch, at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively. St. Martin is the daughter of Navy Chaplain Commander […]

Emerging Writers Series at Barton College Scheduled March 16-17

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the fourth annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus.  The event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. and Mrs. William M. Batchelor of Wilson have provided a four-year sponsorship for the Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages that began in spring 2006.  This annual gift brings new writers to campus to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers. This year’s featured writers include Catherine […]

Purcell Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 1-3 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – The 2009 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 1-3 at Barton College. Dr. Warren Carter. Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 1 in Hardy Alumni Hall.  Dr. Kay Lynn Northcutt, Fred B. Craddock Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open to the public free of charge, and […]

Alumni Returned for Homecoming 2008

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WILSON, N.C. – Bound by ties of friendship and a profound love for their alma mater, Bulldogs from near and far returned to the campus of Barton College for Homecoming Weekend 2008 on October 24-26. (For photo slideshows of Homecoming 2008 and the Alumni Golf Tournament, click here.) Overcast skies and wet, autumn weather did not dampen the spirits of alumni and their guests as they enjoyed a weekend packed with events and activities. From class and affinity reunions to sporting events to brunches, lunches, and dinners, a bounty of activities greeted this year’s participants. Following the luncheon and tour at the Barton-Graves House, the first major event of the […]