A Message From The President

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(This message has been posted on behalf of Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College)   Members of the Barton College Community, In his Letter from A Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., said the greatest threat to the civil rights movement was the white moderate – those individuals who believed in the equality of all men and women regardless of race, but who were silent or unwilling to champion the movement, calling for ongoing patience to “wait” for a better time and place rather than to instigate change. That time and place was before George Floyd. That time and place was before Ahmaud Arbery. That time and place […]

A Response To Recent Social Media Postings

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In direct response to recent social media postings, this information is provided to underscore and clarify institutional action. Barton College rejects any form of incivility as contrary to our mission. The College has a process to address student behavior and incivility when it violates our Code of Student Conduct/Honor Code. On Monday, a social media post by an admitted student was forwarded to us and flagged as a violation of our core values. A judicial review was initiated immediately, which involved investigating the allegation, informing the student of charges, conducting a Student Conduct Conference, and then establishing a formal hearing. For admitted students, outcomes of the hearing could range up to and […]

“Being Charley” Opens Honest and Heartfelt Conversations With Children

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WILSON, N.C. — May 15, 2020 — “Together, we can be different and still belong.” That’s the message of a new children’s book co-authored by autism expert and Barton College assistant professor and coordinator of the special education program, Dr. Morghan Bosch, and her mother, retired educator Dr. Karen Bosch. Geared for children ages four through eight, “Being Charley: Embracing Differences” relates the story of a Canada goose who is unlike his siblings, but this story is really for all ages. “I believe Charley is going to make such a difference in the lives of our next generation,” shares Dr. Morghan Bosch. “He will be the catalyst to help everyone realize, ‘We […]

Brantley’s “Galvanized” Has Readers at the First Paragraph

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WILSON, N.C. —  May 12, 2020 — “Everyone has a story, and the writer’s role is to tell it,” shares Southern author and Barton College professor Michael K. Brantley. His newest book, “Galvanized: The Odyssey of a Reluctant Carolina Confederate,” captures the essence of a turbulent time in this nation’s history through the story of his great-great-grandfather’s experience during and after the Civil War. The historical, non-fiction narrative includes, war, intrigue, peace, politics, and murder. “Galvanized” hit the shelves on May 1 and has already created a buzz regionally. Much of “Galvanized” is set in North Carolina and depicts the many twisting turns of Wright Stephen Batchelor’s journey through and […]

A Virtual Celebration and Blessing of our Graduates on May 9

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You are invited to join the Barton College Community for a virtual Celebration and Blessing of our Graduates.   The virtual celebration will be posted online for viewing on Saturday morning, May 9, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m.   You may access the Celebration and Blessing presentation at www.barton.edu/classof2020  The 2020 Commencement Exercises at Barton College will be held during the 2020 Fall Semester.

Barton’s Annual Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research

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(Photo above represents students presenting during the 2019 Day of Scholarship.) WILSON, N.C. — April 7, 2020 — Alongside laptops and mobile devices and books and teaching notes, Barton College will host its 2020 Day of Scholarship presentations during the week of April 7-9, as students and professors gather virtually with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence. The best of the 2020 Day of Scholarship will be available for public viewing beginning Monday, April 13. “Day of Scholarship is a tradition at Barton College,” explains Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As part of that tradition, we have gathered together once a year to welcome guest researchers, […]

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Barton College Chaplain Offers Comfort and Encouragement to Campus Community

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On Friday, our College Chaplain, David Finnegan-Hosey, shared this pastoral message with our campus community. We hope that it is also a message of comfort for our friends and broader community members during a time of uncertainty. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” — Psalm 46 Dear Barton College Community, Peace be with you. I am holding each and every one of you in prayer and compassionate attention during this time […]

Sara Pedigo’s “Postscripts” Exhibition to Open in Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — March 16, 2020 — The spring semester is a great time for art lovers, especially those with an interest in observational painting. Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of artist Sara Pedigo’s new exhibition, “Postscripts,” in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, March 16. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, April 17. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. About the artist —  Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She currently serves as a professor and […]