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Barton Football Is Here! Watch Via Live-Stream Or Listen On-Air Via The Big Dawg 98.5 FM

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WILSON, N.C. — February 25, 2021 — The long-awaited inaugural football season for Barton College begins this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. when the Barton Bulldogs square off against the Erskine College Flying Fleet on the Electric Supply Company Field at Truist Stadium. In keeping with state and federal guidance and the College’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no general admission nor season ticket holder attendance for the spring football games.  (There still will be only a very limited amount of seating that has been reserved for those on a restricted pass list.) Plan to watch the Bulldogs’ historic first game via live stream at https://tinyurl.com/bartonfootball or catch the game on-air […]

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Rescheduled for February 24th – Barton Art Galleries Program with N.C. Museum of Art’s Chief Curator Linda Johnson Dougherty

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2021 — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries has rescheduled its program with Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. Dougherty will discuss “Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” including recent solo exhibitions of contemporary artists (Leonardo Drew and Scott Avett), Museum Park art projects, permanent collection reinstallation plans, and an indoor/outdoor exhibition currently under development that focuses on contemporary artists whose work explores climate change and environmental impact. The event will be held in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery […]

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Barton Football Kicks Off on Saturday, February 27th — Live-Streamed for Bulldog Fans

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WILSON, N.C. — February 5, 2021 — The long-anticipated, in-person celebration for Barton football…will have to wait just a little longer. In keeping with state and federal guidance and the College’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has been decided that there will be no general admission nor season ticket holder attendance for the upcoming spring football games. Attendance will be limited largely to essential personnel, limited Barton student, faculty/staff, and Barton football parent participation, and available only via a restricted pass list. Barton will not be able to host additional guests for spring football game days (with the exception of those names entered on the restricted pass list), […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2020 Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —January 13, 2021 — Barton College named 59 students to the President’s List and 383 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2020. 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 — Madison Abigail Greene. Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Belhaven — Elyse McKenna Brinn. Benson — Kaylee Davis. Bessemer City — Carson Brent Lankford. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Brainerd, Minn. —  Bodin Joel Nichols. Clermont, Fla. — Jasmine Renee Keller. Corbera De Llobregat, Spain — Claudia Capellades […]

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Barton Awarded Near $1 Million Grant by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — When a focus on service and a commitment to community partnerships intersect, the ensuing creativity and innovation provide opportunities for forging new relationships. And so, it is with great anticipation that Barton College announces plans to create a Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry to serve Eastern North Carolina through the “Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2020” and generous support of Lilly Endowment, Inc., which awarded the College an unprecedented grant for this work in the amount of $959,816.00 over five years.  “Barton College is thrilled to be invited into the ‘Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2020’ and to receive this generous grant from  Lilly Endowment, Inc.,” […]

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Silverpoint Works Will Be The Focus Of The Barton Art Galleries’ Upcoming Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — Silverpoint drawings will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this January in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition will be a combination of a selection of work from the Paula Patterson Collection at Barton College and silverpoint works by the Raleigh based artist Angela Lombardi. Lombardi will curate the Patterson works from the collection with assistance from the Barton Art Galleries’ student interns. “Silverpoint” will run from January 25 through February 25.   On Thursday, January 28, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a reception at […]

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Barton’s Nursing Class of 2020 Celebrates 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2020 — With stamina and persistence, Barton College’s School of Nursing Class of 2020 graduates never wavered in their goal to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees this past spring. And, that same grit and determination helped 100% of them pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) on the first try. A 100% pass rate of this arduous exam is significant in any given year, but it is especially impressive given that these 26 nursing graduates had to complete their studies in the middle of a pandemic. “We are very proud of our nursing students, our faculty and clinical instructors, and our partners […]

‘Small, Special and Family’ – Barton Celebrates 90-Year Affiliation With Conference Carolinas

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by Bob Rose for Conference Carolinas WILSON, N.C. — As the only remaining original member of Conference Carolinas, Barton College serves as the shining beacon on the athletic hill as the league celebrates its 90-year anniversary on Dec. 6, 2020. Founded as Atlantic Christian College in 1902, the school did not field an intercollegiate sports team for the first five years of its existence. Then in 1907, a rag-tag group of baseball student-athletes, under the auspices of first-year coach James (J.J.) Walker, became the first team to represent the college on the athletic field of competition. In what amounted to a half cup of coffee, Atlantic Christian posted a 0-2 […]

New Articulation Agreements Provide a Seamless Pathway to Justice Administration Program

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First photo below – from left, seated: Dr. Lew K. Hunnicutt, President of Nash Community College, and Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; from left, standing: Tammie Clark, Vice President of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer, and Cherie Strickland, Criminal Justice Instructor, at Nash Community College, and Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton College. Second photo below – From left, seated: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College, and Dr. Tim Wright, President of Wilson Community College; from left, standing: Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton College, and Robert Holsten, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wilson […]

Donative Drive Supports Local Organizations in Wilson, NC

November Donations Support Local Organizations

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Wilson, N.C. — November 24, 2020 — Close to 1,000 items were delivered by Barton College on Monday to Hope Station and the St. John Community Development Corporation as part of the Barton students’ November Donation Drive this fall. Students, faculty, and staff of the Barton campus participated in the drive, as well as members of the greater Wilson community who contributed items during the Drive-Through Luminaries Celebration event held on campus last week. In addition, Barton College’s assistant professor of theatre Dorothy Austin-Harrell and her wife, Amanda, made masks for the students at St. John CDC. Barton alumna and AmeriCorps VISTA Service Engagement Coordinator Megan Hickey oversaw the donation drive, which […]