Barton Welcomes Zelda Lockhart for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome author Zelda Lockhart as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Lockhart is the author of three novels. “Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle” (2010), a Lambda Literary Festival Award Finalist, is the subject of a traveling panel discussion on African Americans and HIV/AIDS in African American Literature. “Cold Running Creek” (2007), a work of historical fiction, won an Honor Fiction […]

Betty Ray McCain To Receive The John T. Caldwell Award For The Humanities On Oct. 5

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Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. to Deliver the Caldwell Lecture for the Humanities GREENSBORO, N.C.  – The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, have chosen North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Allen Campbell Theater at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. The event is free and open to the public. Governor James B. Hunt Jr., currently a partner of Womble, Carlyle Sandridge […]

Tom Parham to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 111th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Tom Parham, class of 1963, as the featured speaker for the 111th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Each fall, Opening Convocation signifies the official opening of the College’s academic session.  “An important event in the life of a college, Convocation helps set the tone for the academic year and provides an opportunity for Barton to invite the greater college community to share the excitement of beginning a new school year,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “For freshmen, it […]

“Visible Ghost” Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opens Aug. 20

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Gallery Reception on September 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., with Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Visible Ghost” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 20. A public reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 -8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m., in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 23. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Visible Ghost” is an invitational group exhibition featuring works by: Jonathan Bowling, Allen Lee, Leslie […]

Dr. Rebecca Garland to Speak at Master of Education Commencement Exercises

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Exercises Scheduled for Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Rebecca Garland, Ph.D., chief academic officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Master of Education Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will present the second graduating class of 15 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. Dr. Jackie S. Ennis, […]

Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk Set For Sunday, Sept. 23; Information Session Set for Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — A community’s passion to make a difference can be ignited by one person, and that’s exactly how plans began for the 2012 Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk. Barton College senior Zeb M. Whitehurst V of Wilson and a dedicated team of Barton student volunteers he’s already enlisted are asking members of businesses, churches, and schools in Wilson and the surrounding communities to join them in raising awareness and funds for international relief and development through Church World Service’s annual CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23. Leading the Crop Hunger Walk on the heels of his junior year internship experience with “Week of […]

Barton College Announces 2012 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and twenty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 20, during the school’s 110th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2011 and May 2012, as well as 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. The Class of 2012 at Barton College includes: […]

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration Inducts 15 New Members

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration held its second induction ceremony prior to the end of spring semester. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management, and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Candidates for bachelor’s degrees in accounting or business management at Barton College, who rank academically in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class at the time of the invitation to membership, may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which […]

Barton College Inducted Nine Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently conducted its 2012 spring induction ceremony and welcomed nine new members into the fold. 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 and […]

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 58th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held during spring semester in Charlotte.  Sixteen 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 San Antonio, TX, in June. Sarah Casey, a sophomore from Kinston, was elected the 2012-2013 Eastern Region Vice President. The team of Tara Myers Strother, a senior from Smithfield and George […]