J. Chris Wilson’s Work To Be Featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m.

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” will be featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” program airing Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. The feature, titled “Scenes from 64,” will showcase the artist as well as scenes and locations of some of his paintings from the emerging 100-painting collection to be completed in 2014. Wilson, an artist-in-residence and professor emeritus at Barton College, will be shown working on location and in his Wilmington studio where much of the interview was filmed. Thirty of Wilson’s paintings from the “Murphy to Manteo” series are currently on view in the House Chamber of the North […]

Barton College Inducted 12 Students Into Alpha Chi

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society welcomed 12 new members into the fold during the fall 2013 induction ceremony. 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 character. As […]

Student Presentation on Gun Violence in the Media Scheduled for Dec. 10

Posted · Add Comment

Student presentations will be on display in Hackney Library on the Barton campus beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4. Students will be present at their displays on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.  WILSON, N.C. – Part of the Barton Experience is the Capstone Course, and, in fulfillment of requirements for one of the General Education Capstone courses offered this semester, Barton students will showcase their results after spending this semester researching the portrayal of “gun violence in the media.” Presentations are currently on display in Hackney Library on the Barton campus. On  Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., students will be available to discuss their […]

Executive Director of Research Triangle Energy Consortium To Discuss Fracturing for Natural Gas on Saturday, Dec. 14

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — Interested in learning more about hydraulic fracturing for natural gas? Plan to join Barton College faculty and students as they welcome Dr. Vikram Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, as guest speaker for the General Education Capstone class in the Department of Science and Mathematics on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Dr. Rao will be addressing the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The class lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. The community is invited to attend this informative lecture. Dr. Rao’s book “Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril,” the text used in this […]

Barton’s Nursing Students Raise Awareness For Operation Christmas Soldier Project Donations

Posted · Add Comment

Donation deadline is Monday, Dec. 2. WILSON, N.C. — ’Tis the season to consider how we may give to others, and the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS) is reminding members of the campus and Wilson communities that there is a perfect opportunity to give through the Operation Christmas Soldier Project. Barton College nursing students will be packaging much needed supplies and necessities to honor our country’s soldiers this holiday season, and they are encouraging others to make donations to this worthy project. When considering items to give, think small and convenient for the soldiers. Items should be able to fit into pockets or small spaces. Three categories of suggested […]

Barton College Ushers In The Christmas Season on Tuesday, Dec. 3

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,000 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

November Announcement Brings Accolades to School of Nursing

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — The School of Nursing at Barton College received official notification of its national program accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) this month. “We are delighted that our School of Nursing has achieved this distinguished national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “For four decades, this nursing program has been lauded for its academic quality and reputation, and it is most gratifying for Barton College to receive this singular recognition.” The Barton College nursing program has been continually accredited by the National League for Nursing-Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), now known as […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Violin Prodigy Brian Lin on Sunday, Nov. 24

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present their annual Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature the gifted violin prodigy Brian Lin in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Also featured on the program will be Beethoven’s youthful and innovative Symphony No. 1. “Brian Lin has really captured our hearts and imagination,” said Peterson. “He has impressed the orchestra with his amazing technique and his sensitive and nuanced playing. The rehearsals have gone amazingly well, and we just have to be […]

Barton College’s Angie Walston Receives National Honor

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — With a campus community of about 1,000, Barton College knows that small can be special. So when one of its own is just one of 10 people in the nation recognized for their dedication to students, the campus wants to share the news. Angie Walston, assistant dean of student success, was recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) as an “Emerging Leader” at the organization’s national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, earlier this semester. She joins a select club of 10 individuals across the United States as a member of the Class of 2011-2013 receiving this prestigious honor. The NACADA Emerging Leaders program is awarded each […]

Naief Yehya to be Featured Speaker for Latin American Writers Lecture on Nov. 13

Posted · Add Comment

WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Naief Yehya as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture is titled, “Cyberculture: The Body and The Mind.” An industrial engineer, journalist, writer, and cultural critic, Yehya currently writes for “La Jornada,” “Letras Libres,” “Zócalo,” “Replicante,” “Deep”, “Luvina,” and “Art Nexus,” among other publications in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Latin America. He has published three novels, “Sanitary Works,” “Going Home,” and ‘The Truth about Life in Mars,” two short story collections, “Tales of Bad Women,” and “Slices,” and a variety of essays. […]