“Tracing Shadows” Exhibit by Artist Susan Fecho to Open on Sept. 7 in Barton Art Galleries

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An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. Reception at 5 p.m.; Lecture at 6 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Tracing Shadows,” featuring paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by artist and Barton art professor Susan Fecho will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, and will run through Thursday, Oct. 5. An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. This event is open […]

Bridgestone Americas Supports Emotional Intelligence Training at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — July 13, 2017 — Barton students will reap the benefits of a recent $10,000 grant awarded to Barton College from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund. The grant funds are being used this summer to train Barton faculty to teach emotional intelligence (EI) course material in the classroom and administer emotional intelligence assessments to support students’ knowledge and awareness. Rooted in psychology, emotional intelligence is defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence how one perceives and expresses oneself, develops and maintains social relationships, copes with challenges, and uses emotional information in meaningful ways. “In short, a higher level of emotional intelligence helps students solve […]

VIDEO: Day of Scholarship Research Presentations

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Barton College’s annual Day of Scholarship celebrates scholarship as students and faculty from across campus collaborate and share their research projects and creative works. Below are presentations given by our  alumni and Boykin Scholars on April 12, 2017. Alumni Research Presentations Preparing for the Unexpected: How Undergraduate Research Helped Me Be Successful in Graduate School By Anna Batts M.S.W. Candidate, East Carolina University The Added Value of Undergraduate Research By Rachel Moore M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, University of Virginia Barton College Campus Guest Coordinator Knowledge, Passion, and Family By Theresa Scott M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Studies Candidate, Duke University Boykin Scholars Presentations Gravely Speaking: Victorian Floriography By Susan Fecho […]

Barton’s Susan Fecho Receives Acquisition Award in 2017 Handcrafted National Juried Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2017 — Barton College’s Susan Fecho received the highest recognition in the 2017 Handcrafted Exhibition, a nationally juried show currently on view at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center in the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount. Professor of art and dean of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts at Barton, Fecho was recognized with the coveted “best in show” Acquisition Award for her work titled “Dogwood Shirt,” which will become part of the Arts Center’s Permanent Collection. Also hailing from Barton College, associate professor of art Mark Gordon was recognized with the Honorable Mention Award for his entry “Bowls of Mixed Geometries.” Both Barton professors […]

“From Burns and Bibles to Barton Bulldogs” — the Focus of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room Symposium on October 20

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — “From Burns and Bibles to Barton Bulldogs: Using Rare Books for Teaching and Learning at Barton College” will be the focus of the third annual K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room Symposium at Barton College on Thursday, Oct. 20. The symposium, to be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., will welcome noted featured speakers as well as faculty/student presentations. The program is open to the public free of charge and the community is invited to attend. The symposium schedule will begin with a reception at 3 p.m. followed by keynote speaker John Lawrence, Head of the North […]

Barton Professor’s Book Release Poised to Enter the National Political Conversation

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WILSON, N.C. — Sept. 20, 2016 — “The Bible in Political Debate: What Does It Really Say?” co-edited by Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Barton College and Director of the Barton College Center for Religious Studies, and Dr. Frances Flannery, Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Terrorism and Peace (CISTP) at James Madison University, is scheduled for release on Thursday, Sept. 22, by Bloomsbury T&T Clark. A book signing for the co-editors will be held at the Willis N. Hackney Library on the campus of Barton College on Monday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Books will be […]

Barton’s Jeff Broadwater Honored by Virginia Historical Society

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WILSON, N.C. — September 9, 2016 —  Dr. Jeff Broadwater, professor of history in the School of Humanities at Barton College epitomizes bold thinking on campus. A renowned scholar, historian, and author, Dr. Broadwater was one of nine individuals recently honored by the Virginia Historical Society with special awards at a celebratory luncheon held in Richmond, Va. Recognized for their significant contributions to research, education, and the mission of the Society, the awardees included students, educators, authors, historians, and volunteers. The William M. E. Rachal Award was presented to Dr. Broadwater at the luncheon. Honoring the long-time editor of the “Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,” the Rachal Award was established […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]