A Must Read: Dr. Jeff Broadwater’s newest book “James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation”

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WILSON, N.C. — In his recently released biography of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation, Dr. Jeff Broadwater aptly achieves his goal of presenting the “essential Madison” for the modern reader, as he concentrates on specific aspects of Madison’s life that he believes would be of most interest today. From Broadwater’s perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than James Madison. Broadwater focuses on Madison’s role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2012 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 39 students to the President’s List and 238 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2012. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List recipients, listed by hometown — Apex — Nicole Alyse Nystrom. Beloeil, Canada — Pier-Alexandre Desilets. Benson — Chrystal Bottoms Trammell. Bogota, Colombia — Nicolas Fonseca. Browns Summit — Olivia Leigh Brown. Cannock, Staffordshire, England — Richard James Worthy. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, and John L. Nicholson. Farmville — Elizabeth C. Coble. Fogelsville, Pa. — […]

Barton College Announces 2012 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and twenty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 20, during the school’s 110th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2011 and May 2012, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. The Class of 2012 at Barton College includes: […]

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration Inducts 15 New Members

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration held its second induction ceremony prior to the end of spring semester. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management, and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Candidates for bachelor’s degrees in accounting or business management at Barton College, who rank academically in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class at the time of the invitation to membership, may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which […]

Barton College Inducted Nine Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently conducted its 2012 spring induction ceremony and welcomed nine new members into the fold. 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 Greek words meaning truth and […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College was well represented at the 58th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held during spring semester in Charlotte.  Sixteen Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, in June. Sarah Casey, a sophomore from Kinston, was elected the 2012-2013 Eastern Region Vice President. The team of Tara Myers Strother, a senior from Smithfield and George […]

110th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 13. Some 220 seniors participated in the 110th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and a general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners, delivered the commencement address.  Ingram was presented with the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, by Barton College during the commencement exercises. Participating in […]

Robert A. Ingram to Speak at Barton College’s 110th Commencement

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and a general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners, will be the featured speaker at the 110th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 13, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 220 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree […]

Hackney Library Celebrates Academic Achievement on Thursday, April 26

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WILSON, N.C. — Willis N. Hackney Library begins its Celebration of Academic Achievement Series with an inaugural reception this Thursday, April 26, from 3-5 p.m. on the Barton College campus. This event will highlight the library’s new art display space, a recent library collection acquisition, and the arrival of the College’s new director of the library, George W. Loveland.  The community is invited to attend. This new series has been established to recognize academic achievements in a variety of forms. The upcoming reception will provide an opportunity to recognize recent additions to the library space that reflect academic achievement, including a new permanent art exhibit area showcasing works by current Barton art […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Feature Acclaimed Cellist Bonnie Thron on Sunday, May 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome to the Barton stage Bonnie Thron, principal cellist of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Bonnie Thron, who will perform Dvorak’s dynamic  “Cello Concerto in B Minor.” “We are delighted that this distinguished local personality is available to perform with us,” shared Peterson. “The Dvorak concerto has always been my personal favorite, and I have wanted for years to present it to our Wilson audience,” said Peterson.  In […]