[VIDEO] Freshmen Have a Blast at Bulldog Day

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PARKTON, N.C. – A brief rain shower greeted Barton College’s 2009 freshman class as they arrived for Bulldog Day at Camp Rockfish on Saturday, Aug. 22.  The rain soon disappeared, however; and Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with its Blob and Iceberg to the pool to the climbing wall, zip line, and challenge courses, laughter filled the air as new faces became friends and memories were made. “The day was successful and a lot of fun,” said Dan Kennedy, director of new student programs and Greek life at Barton.  “It was all about the students […]

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 […]

Faculty Voice Recital by Elizabeth Winstead Set for August 29

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce a faculty voice recital to be performed by Elizabeth Winstead on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. The performance will be held at Howard Chapel on the Barton campus.  The recital is open to the public free of charge and the community is invited to attend. Winstead is a lyric soprano who has performed extensively as a soloist in oratorio, opera, and musical theatre. She frequently appears in recitals and concert series singing a variety of music including classical, operatic, jazz, and musical theatre. Winstead serves as an adjunct lecturer in music at Barton College and an adjunct professor of music […]

Barton Students Delve Into International Politics Close To Home

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community on Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. for a stimulating evening of student presentations focusing on American-Cuban policy.  The presentations will be made in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The following questions were posed to Barton students for research and response as they prepared for their presentations. “Should any policy change depend upon reform within the Cuban government or revolution against the Cuban government?”  “Should the opinions of Latin Americans and/or members of the United Nations affect American policy?”  “President Obama […]

Barton Counts Down to Freshman Orientation

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WILSON, N.C. – Freshmen, the countdown has begun for Summer Orientation at Barton College! With the first of two sessions beginning June 23, Summer Orientation will prepare you for the start of your academic career as a Bulldog. Session I takes place June 23-24, and Session II closes out the week on June 26-27. Although they take place on different dates, both sessions are identical in structure. On your first day, you’ll meet your admissions counselor and other students from your geographical area. President Norval Kneten and Vice President for Student Affairs George Solan will extend their official welcome to you in Howard Chapel. Next, you’ll meet your Orientation Leader […]

[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 […]

War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II Scheduled at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Step back in time as the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library host “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” on Friday, May 1. The evening event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will include a wine reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the performance at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and reservations are available through April 27.  Please contact Cynthia Collins at 252-399-6503 or email: fohl@barton.edu. “War Bonds,” a musical journey through a war that redefined the world, explores “the dark side of war and the strange juxtaposition of the light-hearted, popular tunes of 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 […]

Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash Set For April 15

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WILSON, N.C. – And, they’re off! – What better way to signal the efforts of enthusiastic runners as they rush to take the lead in the “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash,” scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 15, at 3:30 p.m.  The approximate two-mile run, sponsored by the Barton College Student Government Association in partnership with Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, is being held to help raise funds for “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief agency that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash” is one of several fund-raising efforts coordinated by the SGA on Barton’s campus this spring to […]