Bulldog Day Set for August 21

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Faculty and freshmen are looking forward to Bulldog Day on Aug. 21 at Camp Rockfish. This special day during Welcome Weekend at the start of the fall semester gives freshmen the opportunity to meet and bond with each other and to hang out with their faculty advisors in a fun camp atmosphere. If last year’s event is any indication, our freshmen are in for a great time! Although a brief rain shower greeted the 2009 freshman class as they arrived at Camp Rockfish last year, the rain soon disappeared. Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with […]

Barton’s Summer Orientation Awaits New Bulldogs

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WILSON, N.C. – Students, the countdown is ticking away for Summer Orientation at Barton College! With the first two sessions concluded in June, the third and final session of Summer Orientation, Aug. 18-20, will prepare you for the start of your academic career as a Bulldog. Residential students, your Summer Orientation begins on Aug. 18 as you “take care of business” with the business affairs staff to finalize your financial obligations.  Then, you’re off to the residence halls to move in! Next is lunch.  Join your fellow Bulldogs in the Dining Hall or in Bully’s Campus Grill, both located in the Hamlin Student Center; or venture off-campus to enjoy one […]

Barton’s Kramer Sneed Signs with NY Yankees!

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Wilson’s loss is New York’s gain. Kramer Sneed, who just finished his junior season at Barton College and had been a member of the summer collegiate Wilson Tobs starting rotation, is headed for New York after signing with the world champion New York Yankees on Tuesday evening. Sneed was taken in the 32nd round in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft earlier this month. “It’s feels really good,” Sneed said by telephone Tuesday night while signing autographs at the Tobs game in Fleming Stadium. “I’m pretty exciting that we finally got the paperwork done, and I’m excited about taking off for Staten Island on Thursday.” Sneed said he will […]

Kris Lynch Named Vice President for Administration and Finance

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Douglas Kris Lynch of Charlotte as the vice president for administration and finance.  His appointment was effective June 7, 2010. “I am pleased to welcome Kris Lynch to the Barton College community,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His credentials and experience will serve the Barton community well as he assumes the role of chief financial officer for the College.  Mr. Lynch’s keen business acumen will guide decisions to advance Barton’s position as a regional leader in higher education and will ensure the continued financial stability of the College’s future.” As vice president for administration and finance, Lynch’s responsibilities […]

Barton’s 108th Commencement Scheduled For May 23

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WILSON, N.C. – Roger Benjamin, Ph.D., president and Chief executive officer for the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), will be the featured speaker at the 108th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 23 on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his seventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 220 seniors. Dr. Benjamin will receive the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during this year’s commencement. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Canadian Virtuoso

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. in the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome back to the Barton stage the internationally acclaimed pianist Jeremy Thompson to perform Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly romantic “Piano Concerto in A Minor.” The orchestra will also play two beloved works of Franz Schubert: the “Unfinished Symphony” and “The Rosamunde Overture.” Currently residing in Goldsboro, Dr. Thompson has performed throughout North America and Europe, thrilling audiences with his virtuosity and the emotional and intellectual depth of his […]

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 56th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 8-10 in Charlotte.  Fourteen 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 Nashville, Tenn., in July. Andrea Alston, a junior from Rocky Mount and the 2009-2010 state Secretary/Treasurer for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference and was elected […]

National Education Leader Roger Benjamin to Speak at Barton’s 108th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. – Roger Benjamin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the New York based Council for Aid to Education (CAE), will be the featured speaker at the 108th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 23.  He will be awarded the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, during the ceremony. Dr. Benjamin is currently leading CAE’s Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Project, a national initiative to measure student learning outcomes in undergraduate education. He also examines issues of higher education policy, public policy, and comparative political policy. Barton’s relationship with Dr. Benjamin began with the College’s participation in the CLA project, and his research has had […]

Sartre’s “No Exit” On Barton Stage April 22-25

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WILSON, N.C. –  Theatre at Barton will present Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit”, a mainstage production directed by first-time director and senior theatre major Christopher Wallen. Four performances, to be held in Barton’s new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, will run Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, April 25, at 3 p.m. “No Exit” is an iconic, 1944 existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre, originally published in French as “Huis Clos.” The play features only four characters, a single set and is the source of Sartre’s most famous quotation, “Hell is other people.”  (In French, “l’enfer, c’est les autres”). It has been adapted in […]

2010 Senior Art Exhibition “Seven” Scheduled to Open April 17 in the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. – “Seven,” the 2010 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition, opens on Saturday evening, April 17, with a reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  The exhibition will run until Monday, May 10. On view will be the work of seven talented seniors: Christopher Allen, Kristin Flowers, Pamela Hickson, Stacy McGinty, Natalie Phipps, David Pineiro, and Ben Yansom. With a focus on photography, graphic design, and painting, the exhibition will showcase  the burgeoning talent of these young artists as they are ushered into the professional art arena. […]