2016-Commencement

114th Commencement Exercises Held Saturday at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 14, 2016 — The sun shone brightly on graduates and their families as they gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 14. Two hundred and thirty-seven seniors participated in the 114th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his first commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. DeMar, a retired executive of IBM, delivered the commencement address. He served as the managing director […]

Faculty Marshal Ron Eggers

Barton College’s 114th Commencement Scheduled for Saturday, May 14

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Photo – Faculty Marshal Ron Eggers with the Barton College Mace at Commencement WILSON, N.C. — Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, will be the featured speaker at the 114th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 14, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his first commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2016 Class of 237 undergraduate and graduate students. DeMar will receive the Doctor of Business degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during the commencement […]

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Family Caregiving from the Male Perspective will be a Focus at the 13th Annual Caregiver Education Conference on March 8

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WILSON, N.C. — February 2, 2016 — Family caregiving from the male perspective will be just one of a variety of topics to be discussed at the 13th annual Caregiver Education Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, March 8. The all-day event will be held in Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Personal stories will be a catalyst for conversation as information and experiences are shared during the sessions. While still at Lenoir County High School, Harvey Holmes learned that his grandfather had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Holmes and his family cared for his grandfather, following that diagnosis in 2008, until his passing in 2013. This experience helped […]

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Barton College English Faculty Take a Leading Role at Distinguished Academic Conference Held in North Carolina

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Durham, N.C. — Writers, poets, musicians, artists, and linguists converged in Durham in early November for the much anticipated SAMLA 87 Conference, and Barton College’s English faculty took a leading role at this distinguished academic gathering of teachers, scholars, and graduate students. The annual conference supports the work and interests of the 87-year-old South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), which is dedicated to the advancement of teaching as well as literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. Dr. James A. Clark, dean of the School of Humanities, professor of English, and the Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair in Southern Literature at Barton College, currently serves as president of SAMLA. […]

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October Arts Events Planned With Barton Artist-in-Residence Enzo Torcoletti

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“Mythos: From Concept to Creation” exhibition runs from October 12 – November 25. (Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner on October 15. (Reservations) Workshops with the Artist-in-Residence will be held on October 17 and October 24. (Reservations) Artist-in-Residence Gallery Talk on October 27,  3 p.m.  October Weekday Ceramic Studio Chats with Artist-in-Residence, 3-4 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — October is shaping up to be a great month for art lovers, especially those with an interest in carving and sculpture. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Enzo Torcoletti with a series of public events featuring the […]

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From Barton to Beijing – Reflections on Adventures to China

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by Kirk Butts Wilson, North Carolina, is a small and inviting community that welcomes visitors the very first time they drive through the city. Its warm hospitality makes Wilson the perfect place for Barton College students to comfortably call home. Being comfortable is nice, but rarely is it exciting. That is why Barton puts such a strong emphasis on international travel. Opportunities abound for students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the College interested in exploring the world. Literary pub tours follow the footsteps of some of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s greatest writers. Guests can gaze with their own eyes on some of the world’s most photographed attractions, such as […]

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 […]

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 Trustee Garnett Whitehurst To Endow College’s Honors Program

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WILSON, N.C. — April 27, 2015 — Barton College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Whitehurst Family Honors Program, endowed through a substantial gift by Barton trustee Garnett B. Whitehurst, Ph.D., of New Bern. The official announcement was made at the College’s Spring Board of Trustees Meeting held this past Saturday, April 25. With this commitment to Barton College, Dr. Whitehurst has joined another faculty member and other trustees who will be recognized at the Founders’ Society level of giving. This endowment gift follows an earlier endowment made by Dr. Whitehurst to support a scholarship in the School of Sciences. He also has generously provided funding for equipment and […]

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 […]