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 […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — May 5, 2015 — Barton College was well represented at the 61st annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 9-11 in Charlotte.  Three Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars. Approximately 250 delegates, representing 26 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 Chicago, IL, in June. Jamie Barton, a sophomore from Brevard, was re-elected as the eastern region vice president. Ashley Johnson, a senior from Wilson, earned second place in […]

The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 113th Commencement on May 17

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WILSON, N.C. — March 24, 2015 — The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the 113th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, scheduled for Sunday, May 17. Now retired as Chief Judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Eagles served as a judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals for over 20 years. He currently practices law in the Raleigh office of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. A past chair and vice chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, he served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 24 years, retiring in fall 2014. “We are extremely pleased to welcome the Honorable […]

Barton College Choir’s Spring Concert Scheduled for Thursday, April 30

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WILSON, N.C. — April 16, 2015 — The Barton College Choir will present their spring concert “Songs and Choruses from Musical Theater” on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The performance is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, the 17-voice ensemble will perform medleys of songs from the shows “Grease” and “Les Misérables,” as well as a potpourri of songs by Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter. Janie Bostick, professor emerita of music, will be the accompanist for the choir.  Choir members include Jamie Allen, Dori Brooks, Paige Brooks, Allison […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Pianist Ang Li on April 26

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WILSON, N.C. — April 10, 2015 — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Ang Li, who will perform Beethoven’s seminal “Piano Concerto no. 2, in B-flat Major.” The orchestra under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson will also present Brahms’ witty and exciting “Academic Festival Overture” and the stirring “Crown Imperial” by William Walton. “It is a real honor to have such an extraordinary artist to perform with us,” said Peterson. “Ms. Li is a tremendous musician who brings […]

Barton FOVA Series to Focus on Wilson’s Evolving N.C. Landscape Series on April 23

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WILSON, N.C. — April 13, 2015 — Barton College’s artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on the continuing landscape series that has been developed over the past 10 years on Thursday, April 23. As part of the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts (FOVA) Art Seminar Series, the lecture will be held in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College from 4 to 5  p.m. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. This lecture will be the final presentation in Wilson’s series as […]

Barton Innovation Competition Finals: Live from the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center on April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — April 15, 2015 — Come watch the Barton Innovation Competition Finals “live from the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. This “shark tank style” event will feature three divisions: Community Outreach, Small Business Opportunities, and New Venture Creation. Plan to come early for a “Meet and Greet” reception with Barton student participants beginning at 6:30 p.m. And, keep in mind that as attendance for the event increases, so do the number of prizes for audience members. For every 10 attendees at the event, a gift card will be awarded to a member of the audience; gift cards range from $10 to […]