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2015 Alumni Awards To Be Presented During Homecoming Weekend October 23-25

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Join us for Homecoming Weekend, October 23-25, to celebrate and recognize the 2015 Alumni Award recipients: Tom Parham, Class of 1963; Mary Kay Irwin, Class of 1998; Katherine Smith Long, Class of 2012; Tony Tilley, honorary alumnus; and Gary W. Hall, Class of 1980. Please take time to read about each recipient in the articles below. For more information about the 2015 Homecoming Weekend at Barton College on October 23-25, please contact Summer Brock, director of alumni and parent relations, at (252) 399-6383 or alumni@barton.edu. Tom Parham, Class of ’63, Honored With 2015 Barton Distinguished Alumni Award Tom Parham, a 1963 graduate of then Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), […]

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Eleventh Annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on September 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The eleventh annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner honoring Dr. Frank T. Batten will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held under a tent on Center Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at $75 per person and may 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. 10, at 5 p.m.  As a salute to Dr. Batten, a portion of each ticket purchased will support the “2015 Wilson-Barton Scholarship […]

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Co-Presents “Carousel”

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WILSON, N.C. — A symphony-backed concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical comes to eastern North Carolina, with multiple cities and performances planned. “Carousel,” directed by Lauren Kennedy and presented by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, and Theatre at Barton, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, and conclude with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. on August 30. Tickets range in price from $36 – $47, and are available by visiting www.theatreraleigh.com, or by calling (919) 832-9997. “Carousel” then comes to Wilson on […]

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Barton College FOVA Excursion to Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum

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WILSON, N.C. — Take a short and scenic ride up the Atlantic Coast for an artistic trip you won’t soon forget. Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College invites you to join its annual fall excursion on Saturday, Sept. 12. This year’s outing takes travelers to the beautiful Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. Participants will depart from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot on campus at 7:30 a.m., and arrive in Norfolk at 10 a.m. Highlights of the trip include docent tours of the museum’s glass and modern galleries, a glass-making demonstration in the “hot shop” studio, and lunch at Wisteria Café. The day continues with a tour […]

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Barton Art Galleries Hosts Exhibit Featuring African Masks & Paintings by Jeanette Cole

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WILSON, N.C. — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Cat’s Cradle,” featuring paintings by visiting artist Jeanette Cole, goes on display Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through October 2. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, Sept. 3. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6:30. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Complementing “Cat’s Cradle” is a selection of African masks on view from the Barton Art Galleries Permanent Collection. The masks were gifts from […]

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Barrett Martin to be Featured Speaker at Barton’s 114th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumnus Dr. Barrett Martin, class of 2009, as the featured speaker for the 114th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A significant 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 Dr. Barrett Martin as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 114th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the college and vice president for academic affairs. “Barrett was an outstanding student and an outstanding […]

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International Scholars Conversation Hosted at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — July 10, 2015 — Ten international scholars recently converged on the Barton College campus in Wilson to attend the Third Annual Scholars Conversation hosted by the College’s Center for Religious Studies, under the direction of Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Professor and Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair of Religious Studies. Attendees for the scholars’ event included Dr. Angela Kim Harkins, the Marie Currie International Incoming Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame), Dr. Loren T. Stuckenbruck from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (Ph. D., Princeton Theological Seminary), Dr. Jeremy Penner from University of Helsinki (Ph.D., McMaster University), Dr. Daniel K. Falk from Penn […]

Barton College Announces 2015 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — May 20, 2015 — Two hundred and fifty-seven Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 17, during the school’s 113th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2014 and May 2015, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. Graduates, by hometown — […]

The Sun Shone Brightly on Barton College Graduates at 113th Commencement Exercises

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WILSON, N.C. — May 17, 2015 — The sun shone brightly on graduates and their families as they gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 17. Two hundred and fifty-seven seniors participated in the 113th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his twelfth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Mr. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., of Raleigh, delivered the commencement address. Now retired as […]

The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., to Speak at Barton College’s 113th Commencement

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2015 — The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the 113th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 17, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his twelfth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of 257 seniors. Judge Eagles will receive the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during the commencement ceremonies. Participating in this year’s commencement […]