Barton Football Signs Inaugural Class As Preparation Begins For 2020

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by John Karrs WILSON, N.C. – February 6, 2019 — The newly-formed Barton College Football Team has signed its first-ever recruiting class.  A total of 37 student-athletes signed with the Bulldogs on national signing day with 34 coming from the state of North Carolina. “It’s a great day to be a Barton Bulldog,” said Barton Head Football Coach Chip Hester.  “Today is another historic day for Barton College Football.  National signing day is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication by the young men and their families.  It also represents bold vision and preparation by the Barton College community. “We’ve signed a distinctive group of young men […]

“Love The Symphony” to Feature Tenor Caleb Skinner on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — January 29, 2019 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-eighth annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s concert, under the direction of symphony director Mark Peterson, will feature tenor Caleb Skinner performing a collection of music theater favorites. The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Sharon Barnes at 252-399-6369. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. […]

2019 Marks the 41st Year for the Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region at Barton College

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Photo of Claire Friesen’s “Still Life of an Apple.” She is a Gold Key recipient and an American Visions nominee. WILSON, N.C. — January 15, 2019 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 41st year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Daniel Kariko, associate professor of fine art photography in the School of Art and Design at East […]

Barton’s Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 7 to Feature N.C. High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to host its Ninth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day on Thursday, Feb. 7. The event will feature keynote speaker Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, as well as remarks by Caroline and Kathryn Adkins, Jackie Williford Copeland, Janae Cunningham, Amy Jones, and Annie Wilson. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall and conclude by Noon. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Tucker will also receive the distinguished Carole McKeel Award, named for McKeel in honor of her leadership as the […]

Jersey Mike’s Teams Up With Barton’s Student Philanthropy Society

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2019 — Jersey Mike’s of Wilson and Barton College’s Student Philanthropy Society (SPS) partnered on a coupon promotion running January 15-17. The project concluded with Jersey Mike’s making a donation of $2,171 to Barton College’s Annual Fund. Pictured from left to right with a presentation check for the donation are: Brianna Howell, Amanda Batten (Manager and Marketer), Mikaela Thomas (SPS President), Luis Reyes (SPS Vice President),William Whitehurst (Manager), Chris Wooten (Owner), Kiontay McFarlin, Connie Wade (Manager), and Katie Meeks. (Photo by Keith Tew) END

Barton College Inducted 17 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — January 18, 2019 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 17 new members into the fold during the fall 2018 induction ceremony this past semester. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Its name derives from the initial letters of the […]

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The South Atlantic Conference Announces Football Scheduling Agreement With Barton College

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Re-posted with permission from the South Atlantic Conference ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – January 17, 2019 — The South Atlantic Conference President’s Council has agreed to a football scheduling commitment with Barton College beginning in 2020 for a term of two years.   The agreement will allow the SAC football playing schools a common in-region opponent, while helping Barton complete a full NCAA Division II schedule.   “The South Atlantic Conference is very excited to have Barton College join us as a scheduling partner for football,” said Anderson University President and Chair of the SAC President’s Council Dr. Evans Whitaker. “With UNC Pembroke football joining the Mountain East Conference our […]

Barton School of Business and Regional Community Leaders Collaborate on Mentorship Network

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WILSON, N.C. — January 14, 2019 — The Barton School of Business and its newly established Executive Advisory Board (EAB) are joining forces to collaborate on a Mentorship Network. The EAB membership is composed of 21 regional community leaders, many of which are Barton graduates. EAB’s focus this year is the creation of a Mentorship Network to foster meaningful, professional mentorships between EAB members and School of Business students, based on mutual, shared business interests. Mentors will bring their experience and knowledge to the table to help guide students in identifying successful career paths and suitable internships to support those aspirations. These mentoring relationships also will help support students’ development […]

Barton Makes a Special Delivery to Jones County Schools

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WILSON, N.C. — December 11, 2018 — Perhaps Jones County Schools would say that its silver lining following Hurricane Florence may have been tinged with a little bit of royal blue. That would be the hope of Barton College Bulldogs who rallied to help Barton alumnus superintendent Dr. Michael Bracy and his school system following the devastating aftermath of the hurricane. Those Barton Bulldogs were led by the College’s School of Education professors and education majors, who empathized with the challenges facing a school system that had lost so much — from severe damage to school facilities to the loss of teaching resources and materials. So, following this kind of damage, where […]

Theatre at Barton and Theatre Raleigh Present “Oh, What a Holy Night — A Christmas Cabaret” on December 7-8

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WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2018 — Ring in this holiday season at Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre with “Oh, What a Holy Night,” Theatre Raleigh’s very own Christmas Cabaret. This evening of festive musical entertainment, co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Theatre Raleigh and produced by Lauren Kennedy, will feature a wonderfully talented professional cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians. These performances of classic holiday entertainment will brighten Barton’s stage in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus for two evenings only, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. Once again Theatre at Barton will be partnering with Toys for Tots this Christmas season, and tickets for this show will free with the […]