Barton College to Host “Take Back The Night” on October 16

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WILSON, N.C. — October 11, 2018 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16. This event is sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “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. That evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. […]

Barton Will Host Author Daniel Wallace for the Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture on Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — October 1, 2018 — Barton College will welcome fiction writer Daniel Wallace as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The author of six novels, Wallace’s “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions,” was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003, and a musical version hit Broadway in 2013. Other novels include “Ray in Reverse,” “The Watermelon King,” “The Kings and Queens […]

Artist-in-Residence Donald Martin Will Open His New “Sanctuary” Exhibition in the Barton Art Galleries on October 11

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WILSON, N.C. — October 1, 2018 — Nature lovers and landscape enthusiasts are in for a treat at the Barton Art Galleries this October. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Donald Martin with a series of public events featuring the artist/printmaker. His new exhibition, “Sanctuary,” opens at the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov 16. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Martin’s lecture at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the […]

Barton Moves Up to #5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Regional Colleges in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 21, 2018 — Barton continues its upward course in college rankings with U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 announcement, moving up three positions to tie for the #5 position in Best Regional Colleges in the South from last year’s #8 position. Barton has climbed exponentially since 2014, when it was listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the South at #30. “We are pleased with the continued momentum of the College and that others recognize the excellence that is taking place both in and out of the classroom, said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Ultimately, the positive trajectory of […]

Barton Expects A Large Turn-Out for Nursing Career Day on Tuesday, October 2

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WILSON, N.C. — September 28, 2018 — Barton College’s annual Nursing Career Day on Tuesday, Oct 2, promises to be one of the most highly anticipated career days on campus. Returning this fall with an expansive list of employers and graduate schools, Nursing Career Day will welcome approximately 20 potential employers and graduate school recruiters who will be available from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall to meet nursing students and discuss their next steps after graduation. This event is sponsored by the Barton College Office of Student Success and the Judy Howard Hill Nursing Program at the College. The focus of the Nursing Career Day is […]

Friends Groups Jointly Present Chef, Author, Restaurateur, and TV Personality Vivian Howard on October 9

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WILSON, N.C. — August 31, 2018 — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are cooking up a feast for their jointly-sponsored fall 2018 dinner/lecture. The featured speaker at the event will be Vivian Howard, Kinston chef, restaurateur, “New York Times” bestselling author, and star of PBS’s award-winning television show, “A Chef’s Life.” The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., in Wilson Gymnasium on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. To accommodate the author’s prior commitments, the evening will begin early with a wine reception and book signing from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. Copies of Howard’s “New York […]

Interfaith Youth Core Founder Eboo Patel to Speak at Barton on September 25

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WILSON, N.C. — September 11, 2018 — Barton College is excited to welcome Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, as the featured speaker for its inaugural Interfaith Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The topic of his lecture will be “Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise.”  Dr. Patel recognizes America as the most religiously devout country in the Western world and the most religiously diverse nation on the planet. During his lecture, he will address such questions as “Will America’s identity as a Judeo-Christian nation shift as citizens of different backgrounds grow in numbers and influence? In what ways will minority religious communities themselves […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Ken Jones as Leadership Award Recipient on Sept. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — August 30, 2018 — Ken Jones, Wilson business leader and retired Wilson Plant Manager of Merck and Company, Inc., will be honored at the fourteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on Center Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 14 years strong, began out of Barton’s desire to further strengthen its relationship with its hometown community of Wilson. In 2004, the Wilson-Barton Partnership Steering Committee was born and in 2005, the committee proposed an annual business leadership award to demonstrate the partnership that exists between the College and the […]

Keisha Parker to Share Her Story at Barton College’s 117th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 20, 2018 — Barton alumna Keisha Parker, ’16, Constituent Services Manager for the Office of U.S. Senator Richard Burr, will share her compelling story as the featured speaker for the 117th Opening Convocation at Barton College. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. The combination of learning inside the classroom and the growth outside of the classroom is known as the Barton Experience. “I am pleased to have Keisha […]

Barton Art Galleries to Showcase Work of Artist Harriet Hoover August 23-September 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 14, 2018 — The “Little Light” exhibition, featuring sculpture and performance works by artist Harriet Hoover, will launch the Barton Art Galleries’ 2018-2019 season. An opening reception and gallery lecture, featuring the artist, will be held on Thursday, August 23, in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the lecture following at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through September 28. This opening event and the exhibition will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Hoover presents sculptures and photographs that explore the curious role objects […]