Photographer and Editor Michael Itkoff to Speak About Photography Publishing on Sept. 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host “The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing” lecture with featured speaker Michael Itkoff, founding editor of “Daylight Magazine,” on Monday, Sept. 24. The lecture, one of several in the 2012-2013 Art Seminar Series, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Itkoff will discuss the magazine’s programmatic activities in the context of the changing landscape of photography publishing. Since 2003, “Daylight Magazine” has engaged in innovative photographic publishing and community art projects by re-imagining the documentary mode. Through collaboration […]

Book Signing With Historian Jeff Broadwater on Sept. 18 at Hackney Library

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a book signing with author Dr. Jeff Broadwater at the College. The book signing will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Broadwater, a professor of history at Barton, will sign copies of his latest book, “James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). This book, available for purchase that evening, is a selection of the History Book […]

Barton Welcomes Zelda Lockhart for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome author Zelda Lockhart as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Lockhart is the author of three novels. “Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle” (2010), a Lambda Literary Festival Award Finalist, is the subject of a traveling panel discussion on African Americans and HIV/AIDS in African American Literature. “Cold Running Creek” (2007), a work of historical fiction, won an Honor Fiction […]

Betty Ray McCain To Receive The John T. Caldwell Award For The Humanities On Oct. 5

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Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. to Deliver the Caldwell Lecture for the Humanities GREENSBORO, N.C.  – The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, have chosen North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Allen Campbell Theater at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. The event is free and open to the public. Governor James B. Hunt Jr., currently a partner of Womble, Carlyle Sandridge […]

Tom Parham to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 111th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Tom Parham, class of 1963, as the featured speaker for the 111th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Each fall, Opening Convocation signifies the official opening of the College’s academic session.  “An important event in the life of a college, Convocation helps set the tone for the academic year and provides an opportunity for Barton to invite the greater college community to share the excitement of beginning a new school year,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “For freshmen, it […]

“Visible Ghost” Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opens Aug. 20

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Gallery Reception on September 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., with Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Visible Ghost” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 20. A public reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 -8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m., in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 23. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Visible Ghost” is an invitational group exhibition featuring works by: Jonathan Bowling, Allen Lee, Leslie […]

Dr. Rebecca Garland to Speak at Master of Education Commencement Exercises

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Exercises Scheduled for Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Rebecca Garland, Ph.D., chief academic officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Master of Education Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will present the second graduating class of 15 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. Dr. Jackie S. Ennis, […]

Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk Set For Sunday, Sept. 23; Information Session Set for Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — A community’s passion to make a difference can be ignited by one person, and that’s exactly how plans began for the 2012 Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk. Barton College senior Zeb M. Whitehurst V of Wilson and a dedicated team of Barton student volunteers he’s already enlisted are asking members of businesses, churches, and schools in Wilson and the surrounding communities to join them in raising awareness and funds for international relief and development through Church World Service’s annual CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23. Leading the Crop Hunger Walk on the heels of his junior year internship experience with “Week of […]

NCATE Reaffirms Professional Accreditation for Barton College’s School of Education

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WILSON, N.C. — Studies show that teacher quality is the most important factor in P–12 student achievement. But how do we know that our children’s teachers enter the classroom ready to help them learn? Professional accreditation is one way to ensure the public that schools of education are graduating well-qualified teachers ready for today’s classrooms. Barton College’s School of Education has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for our nation’s children by achieving reaffirmation of its long-standing accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. Earlier this summer, the Unit Accreditation Board of […]

At Barton, Accelerate at Your Speed!

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WILSON, N.C. — A perfect complement to Barton’s traditional full-time academic program, the College’s Accelerated Professional Programs (APP) provide expanded options for our adult students, specifically designed with the working adult in mind. Expanding beyond the College’s popular ‘Weekends at Barton’ program that began in 1989, Barton’s redesigned Accelerated Professional Programs now include online and evening courses in addition to weekend classes, giving adults more choices in completing their degrees on their individual time schedule. The course of study and advising is customized to meet the needs of each student, and each student progresses at the speed that best complements their professional and personal commitments. That accelerated speed has been enhanced […]