Second Annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp On March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the second annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 16. W.I.S.E. stands for Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment, and this camp’s focus will be to empower and inspire young females through a series of fun activities and workshops that will also educate them about positive body image, self-esteem, goal-setting, leadership, health & fitness and more. Coordinating the event will be campus counselor Heather Brewer and members of the Women and Gender Studies Club. The all-day camp will be held in Hamlin Student Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will be limited to 40 […]

Barton Students Making a Difference in Haiti

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We made it! We finally made it to Haiti after months of planning, fundraising, and anxious worries. We made it! To fully understand what we – 12 students and 3 adults – are experiencing, I believe it is important to understand the history and culture of Haiti. There are so many neat and inspiring stories that are in Haiti’s past. The first thing to understand is where Haiti is located. Haiti is in the West Indes, is the western third of the Island of Hispaniola, and shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Haiti was the site of the first successful slave revolt resulting in the first independent republic of […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson Featured in “Our State” Magazine

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson is featured in the upcoming March issue of “Our State” magazine. “Our State’s March issue is devoted to the idea of ‘Crossing North Carolina,’” shared Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State magazine. “We were interested in exploring how we traverse this state from Murphy to Manteo, and our profile of artist Chris Wilson was a perfect fit. Our story not only describes an artistic journey across North Carolina, but also it reveals Wilson’s personal life journey, as well. We were so proud to publish this compelling portrait of an artist and North Carolina resident who embraces this state from […]

Tenth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The tenth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants. Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for February 25-26

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WILSON, N.C. — The 33rd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for February 25 and 26 at Barton College. Dr. Richard A. Horsley and Dr. Richard H. Lowery will deliver lectures for the Purcell and Sprinkle programs, respectively. Dr. Horsley is the Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. The title of his lecture is “The Centralization of Political-Economic Power and the Generation of Poverty: The Challenge of Jesus’ Mission.” Dr. Horsley is a prolific writer, and his book “Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular […]

Barton Welcomes Poet Alex Grant for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Wednesday, Feb. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Alex Grant for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ spring lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.   A 2012 North Carolina Poet Laureate nominee, Grant has published several books, including:  “The Poems of Wing Lei” (2012), “The Circus Poems” (2011 SIBA finalist), “Fear of Moving Water” (2010 Oscar Arnold Young and Brockman Campbell runner-up) and “Chains & Mirrors” (2006 Randall Jarrell Prize and 2007 Oscar Arnold Young […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2012 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 46 students to the President’s List and 306 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2012. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List by hometown —       Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones.       Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr.       Cannock, Staffordshire, England— Richard James Worthy.       Cary — Emily Kara Marzbani.       Dunn — Tracey Amanda Brewington       Durham — Allison Dumas Dellinger.       Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, and Alicia Gardner Thompson.       Goldsboro — Frances Lee […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region on Sunday, Feb. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3. This marks the 35th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Ben Bridgers, a formally trained painter who joined the Barton College art faculty in fall 2012 as an associate professor of art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there […]

Webster/Holland Co-Editors of “Teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts Classroom”

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Jane S. Webster, professor of religion and philosophy at Barton College, has co-edited a new book, “Teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts Classroom” with Dr. Glenn Holland, professor and Bishop James Thoburn Chair at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. The project  began with her search for better methods of teaching biblical studies to undergraduate students. When she joined the Department of Religion and Philosophy faculty at Barton College in 2000, Webster found herself pondering how she could make biblical studies more relevant and interesting to both religion majors and students enrolled in her classes to fulfill general education requirements. Hoping to gain more insight on the subject […]

Experience the Beauty of Costa Rica in July

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WILSON, N.C. — Why not include a trip to Costa Rica in your summer plans? Barton College’s international program is sponsoring a nine-day trip from July 8 – 16 for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. Take a well-deserved break from books and work to venture deep into Costa Rica and explore its famously stunning ecological terrain, which includes active volcanoes, forested mountains, and palm-lined beaches. Travelers will arrive in San José on the first day and begin their week at the Braulio Carrillo National Park touring by aerial tram to view this wildlife preserve that is home to jaguars, ocelots, quetzals and eagles, just to name a […]