“Symphony and Soul” Signature Dinner Concert Planned For Thursday, Oct. 7

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s fall signature dinner concert “Symphony and Soul” will open a spectacular 2010-2011 concert season on Thursday, Oct. 7, with a delightful program of music and food to warm the soul. New York City resident Sharon Simms will return to her Wilson home to sing a number of selected songs and arias with the orchestra under the direction of music director Mark N. Peterson. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the symphony performance at 7 p.m. After the concert, a sumptuous dinner buffet will conclude the evening. The event will be held at the […]

Sixth Annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner Honors Marvin Coghill On Sept. 23

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WILSON, N.C. – The sixth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner honoring Marvin W. Coghill, Jr., will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on center campus. Tickets are available at $75 per person and made be reserved by calling Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $750 for a table of eight. Advance reservations are required and the deadline for reserving seats is Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds will support a one-time annual scholarship honoring Coghill.  This scholarship will be awarded to a Barton College student in […]

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 […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College was well represented at the 56th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 8-10 in Charlotte.  Fourteen Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville, Tenn., in July. Andrea Alston, a junior from Rocky Mount and the 2009-2010 state Secretary/Treasurer for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference and was elected […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, January 24.  This marks the 32nd year that Barton College as served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Kat Hendrix, senior manager of the Affiliate Network of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the national not-for-profit organization that presents The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Following an ice cream social for awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 […]

Barton Students’ Work Reaps National Recognition

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College Phi Beta Lambda students were recognized with top honors at the recent 2009 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, and Dawn Lewin-Montoya, a recent Barton graduate from Rocky Mount, was elected Southern Region Vice President. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this summer. Nine Barton students and approximately 1,775 college business students from across the United States and around the world attended this conference and the FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders. Barton’s chapter advisers Teresa Parker and Ron Eggers accompanied the members. Lewin-Montoya, who served as the 2008-2009 […]

Gordon Exhibition Opens Barton Art Galleries’ Fall Season

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WILSON, N.C. — The 2009-2010 exhibition season for the Barton Art Galleries begins with Mark Gordon: Recent Works.  The ceramics exhibition will open on Monday, Aug. 24, and will run until Friday, Sept. 18. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A professor of ceramics at Barton College, Gordon fills the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery with many of his iconic vessels. Forms in the exhibit, placed on individual pedestals and lining the walls, create a monolithic display evoking a quiet reverence as if in […]

Barton Campus Celebrates Reaffirmation of SACS Accreditation

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WILSON, N.C. – “Reaffirmed!” That announcement was music to the ears of all involved in Barton College’s recent application for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). On Friday, July 17, the president’s office received SACS’ official notification of reaffirmation, including a substantive change for Barton’s membership to be raised to Level III to include the offering of graduate programs. Following the 10-year cycle for SACS, Barton was last affirmed in December 1998. “We at Barton have known for some time that we provide a quality academic environment that supports and inspires our students to achieve their goals,” said Dr. Norval […]

[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 […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Organ Concerto

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday May 3, at 3 p.m., in Howard Chapel on the Barton College campus.  The orchestra, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature Barton College professor Phillip J. Valera performing George Frederic Handel’s sprightly Concerto in F Major for Organ and Orchestra, Op.4 No.5. Valera is the assistant professor of audio recording technology in the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Barton College and the music director of St. Timothy’s Church in Wilson.  Prior to moving to Wilson, he worked as an instructor of recording technology at the University of Arkansas in Pine […]