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“Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Oct. 6 with Speaker Janine Latus

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WILSON, N.C. —October 2, 2022 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night,” scheduled for Thursday, Oct.6, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. The featured speaker for the evening will be Janine Latus, author of the international bestseller “If I Am Missing or Dead: a sister’s story of love, murder and liberation.” Sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. About the speaker — […]

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Barton’s Light of Life Series Welcomes Daynette Snead Perez to Address Leadership in Times of Challenge and Change on Oct. 11

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WILSON, N.C. — September 28, 2022 — The Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Daynette Snead Perez, founder of Diaspra, LLC and Domestic Disaster Response Manager for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, as the featured speaker for the fall Light of Life Series Lecture on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Howard Chapel. She will address “Leadership in Times of Challenge and Change.” This lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Ministerial leaders who serve in small, rural churches in eastern North Carolina are particularly encouraged to attend. Dr. Snead Perez is an ordained […]

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Barton’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes Author Tina Barr on October 5

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WILSON, N.C. — September 28, 2022 — Barton College will welcome author Tina Barr as the featured speaker for the 2022 Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. About the Speaker —  Barr’s most recent book, “Green Target,” won the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Brockman-Campbell Award.  Previous books include “The Gathering Eye,” winner of the Tupelo Press Editor’s Award and “Kaleidoscope.”  She’s received fellowships from the NEA, The Tennessee Arts Commission, & the Pennsylvania […]

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Clash of the Bulldogs Giving Week Sept. 28 – Oct. 5

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WILSON, N.C – September 27, 2022 — Barton College athletics and our 24 varsity sports will unite for the inaugural Clash of the Bulldogs gobulldogs.barton.edu held Wednesday, September 28, through Wednesday, October 5. In the spirit of competition, each team will raise support for a chosen initiative during the week of giving that will directly benefit the team this year. “Your gift during the Clash of the Bulldogs will allow our teams to fulfill the ever-changing needs of Barton Athletics by providing resources and opportunities for our student-athletes to achieve their goals as leaders in the classroom, in their sport, and in our community,” said Director of Athletics Todd Wilkinson. […]

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Barton to Offer a Personal Enrichment Art Class in “Pastel” this Fall

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Deadline for Registration is October 1, 2022 WILSON, N.C. — September 20, 2022 — Interested in exploring the art of soft pastel? Here is a great opportunity. Barton College is excited to announce the return of continuing education course offerings this fall semester in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts with the course “Pastel – An Introduction to Soft Pastel Techniques and Materials.” The Pastel art course will be offered on Friday mornings in Case Art Building from October 7 through December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll. The fee for the course is $110, and registration is open through October 1. […]

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Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Scheduled for September 29

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WILSON, N.C. – September 19, 2022 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism Emerita at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Visiting Professor (Department of Bible) at Princeton Theological Seminary, as the featured speaker for the 2022 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Thursday, Sept. 29. The title of Dr. Crawford’s lecture is “Let the Buyer Beware: Forgeries in the Museum of the Bible Collection.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Crawford is an internationally recognized scholar in […]

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Barton Named Among 2023 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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WILSON, N.C. — September 19, 2022 — Barton College has been recognized for a second consecutive year as the highest ranked North Carolina school in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “Best Value” Schools Among Regional Colleges in the South, with its #8 ranking in this category. Barton also ranked #7 among U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 top performers on “Social Mobility” among Regional Colleges in the South. Barton College continues to hold a distinctive position at #14 in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s overall rankings of the Best Regional Colleges in the South, tied with Belmont Abbey. And, recognized for its ethnic diversity on campus, Barton […]

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Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday, October 14

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Registration for the event is now open. WILSON, N.C. – September 15, 2022 — The 2022 Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on the Barton campus in Hardy Alumni Hall on Friday, October 14.  The reception for the inductees begins at 5 p.m. with dinner and the ceremony beginning at 6:15 p.m.  Attendees may register at https://www.barton.edu/hof-induction/. The 2022 induction class for the Athletic Hall of Fame includes Vonda (Williams) Blue, Amy (Morris) Ferguson, Bobby Johnston (posthumously), Scott Lamond, Steve Lowery, and Jessica McFadden. Blue (Barton, 1991) lettered four years as a member of the Bulldogs’ women’s basketball team (1987-91) and was a two-time All-Carolinas Intercollegiate […]

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Paintings and drawings will be the focus of Artist Ben Bridgers’ Exhibition – Opening Reception on September 8

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WILSON, N.C. — August 30, 2022 — An extraordinary series of paintings by North Carolina artist Ben Bridgers will open the fall semester at the Barton Art Galleries, on the campus of Barton College. The exhibition opened August 29 and will run through October 7. On Thursday, September 8, the Barton Art Galleries will host a reception from 5-7 p.m. for “Solivagant.” At 6 p.m., an artist lecture will feature Bridgers. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “‘Solivagant,’ the title of the exhibit, means to wander alone — a fitting description of the artistic process and a word that also […]

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Barnes Transportation Leads Gift-in-Kind Project for Barton Athletics

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The presentation photo of the new Barton College Athletics Trailer includes from left – Patrick Barnes, Jr., Keith Barnes, Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, and Rhine Sharp. Keith Barnes was presented with a Barton College Football Team helmet at the ceremony.    WILSON, N.C. —August 30, 2022 — Barton College recently received a gift-in-kind Athletics Trailer to assist in transporting equipment for future game travel. What began as a casual inquiry about equipment transportation needs for Barton Athletics quickly became a coordinated plan with several donors linking arms to provide integral support. “This project came about because of communications I received from other universities,” explained Keith Barnes, President of Barnes Transportation Company […]