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2015 Alumni Awards To Be Presented During Homecoming Weekend October 23-25

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Join us for Homecoming Weekend, October 23-25, to celebrate and recognize the 2015 Alumni Award recipients: Tom Parham, Class of 1963; Mary Kay Irwin, Class of 1998; Katherine Smith Long, Class of 2012; Tony Tilley, honorary alumnus; and Gary W. Hall, Class of 1980. Please take time to read about each recipient in the articles below. For more information about the 2015 Homecoming Weekend at Barton College on October 23-25, please contact Summer Brock, director of alumni and parent relations, at (252) 399-6383 or alumni@barton.edu. Tom Parham, Class of ’63, Honored With 2015 Barton Distinguished Alumni Award Tom Parham, a 1963 graduate of then Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), […]


Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Co-Presents “Carousel”

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WILSON, N.C. — A symphony-backed concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical comes to eastern North Carolina, with multiple cities and performances planned. “Carousel,” directed by Lauren Kennedy and presented by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, and Theatre at Barton, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, and conclude with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. on August 30. Tickets range in price from $36 – $47, and are available by visiting www.theatreraleigh.com, or by calling (919) 832-9997. “Carousel” then comes to Wilson on […]

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Barton College FOVA Excursion to Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum

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WILSON, N.C. — Take a short and scenic ride up the Atlantic Coast for an artistic trip you won’t soon forget. Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College invites you to join its annual fall excursion on Saturday, Sept. 12. This year’s outing takes travelers to the beautiful Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. Participants will depart from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot on campus at 7:30 a.m., and arrive in Norfolk at 10 a.m. Highlights of the trip include docent tours of the museum’s glass and modern galleries, a glass-making demonstration in the “hot shop” studio, and lunch at Wisteria Café. The day continues with a tour […]

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Barton Art Galleries Hosts Exhibit Featuring African Masks & Paintings by Jeanette Cole

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WILSON, N.C. — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Cat’s Cradle,” featuring paintings by visiting artist Jeanette Cole, goes on display Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through October 2. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, Sept. 3. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6:30. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Complementing “Cat’s Cradle” is a selection of African masks on view from the Barton Art Galleries Permanent Collection. The masks were gifts from […]

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Community Colleges, Independent Colleges and Universities Sign Revised Agreement Improving the Transfer Process

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RALEIGH – The presidents of the North Carolina Community College System and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities signed a revised Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) on Thursday, August 27, that better defines transfer options for students between the two systems, saving North Carolinians money and potentially shortening the time to degree attainment. “This signing, joined with our revised agreement with the UNC system in 2014, brings North Carolina’s higher education alignment to a new level,” said Dr. R. Scott Ralls, System President of the NC Community Colleges. “It means increased access and opportunity for our community college students and clearly defined pathways to success at both public and private […]

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Barton College and Nash Community College Announce BSN Completion Agreement

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Barton College President Dr. Douglas N. Searcy and Nash Community College President Dr. Bill Carver recently signed an agreement to bring a four-year degree to Nash Community College’s campus. The agreement offers Nash Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students the opportunity to continue their studies through Barton College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. “Nash Community College has collaborated with Barton College for over a decade to provide students the option of continuing their educational journey in pursuit of a four-year degree via the articulation agreement. Our latest partnership with Barton College, allowing students to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is advantageous […]

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Barrett Martin to be Featured Speaker at Barton’s 114th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumnus Dr. Barrett Martin, class of 2009, as the featured speaker for the 114th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A significant 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. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Barrett Martin as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 114th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the college and vice president for academic affairs. “Barrett was an outstanding student and an outstanding […]

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Barton Professor Jane S. Webster Selected for Nationwide Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding

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WILSON, N.C. — August 19, 2015 — Dr. Jane S. Webster, professor of religion and philosophy at Barton College, recently participated in the 2015 Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding in Chicago. Dr. Webster was just one of 26 faculty scholars from across the country invited to take part in the five-day event, held on August 2-6. The annual series of seminars, organized by the Council of Independent Colleges and Interfaith Youth Core, helps broaden faculty members’ knowledge and perspective to help them strengthen the teaching of interfaith understanding, develop new courses and other resources, and encourage the development of a growing network of faculty members who are committed to teaching this […]

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Hackney Hall Reopens Following Complete Renovation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 18, 2015 — Hackney Hall, a 1960s-era four-story residence hall, has been redesigned from the ground up to welcome a new generation of students to Barton College. After five decades of housing students in its former configuration, the newly renovated building is further equipped to accommodate an ever-growing 21st century Barton campus. Hackney Hall now boasts 72 private bedroom/bathroom suite combinations. Junior and senior student residents can take advantage of a new ground-floor study area, television lounge, and kitchenette. New HVAC, electrical, plumbing components, and storefront windows have been installed throughout. And, the addition of a brand new elevator means Hackney Hall is now fully ADA-compliant. The […]

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International Scholars Conversation Hosted at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — July 10, 2015 — Ten international scholars recently converged on the Barton College campus in Wilson to attend the Third Annual Scholars Conversation hosted by the College’s Center for Religious Studies, under the direction of Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Professor and Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair of Religious Studies. Attendees for the scholars’ event included Dr. Angela Kim Harkins, the Marie Currie International Incoming Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame), Dr. Loren T. Stuckenbruck from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (Ph. D., Princeton Theological Seminary), Dr. Jeremy Penner from University of Helsinki (Ph.D., McMaster University), Dr. Daniel K. Falk from Penn […]