Twelfth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 10

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The deadline for advance registration is Tuesday, March 3. To guarantee a seat, pre-registration is highly recommended. Same-day registration will be on a space-available basis. WILSON, N.C. — February 20, 2015 — The twelfth annual Caregiver Education Conference “Shining a Light on Dementia” will be held on Tuesday, March 10, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference again. New this year will be an option to participate in the Virtual […]

Barton Team Shines In First-Time Appearance At NCICU Ethics Bowl

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RALEIGH, N.C. — February 11, 2015 — In its first opportunity to compete in the North Carolina Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl, Barton College quickly moved up the ranks to the championship finals, coming in second to Wake Forest University in the two-day competition recently held at the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh. The annual event, which focused this year on ethics in education, attracted more than 100 students from 20 of North Carolina’s independent colleges and universities. The Barton College Ethics Team, which represented a wide range of disciplines, included Jake Carter, a junior from Wilson, double majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics; Allison Dellinger, a senior from […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For Saturday, February 14

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The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2015 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-fourth annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature vocalists Joel Gay and Sherry Lee Allen. The event will begin with a 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 $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Sheila Wilson at 252-399-6309. Please note that […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall 2014 Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — February 2, 2015 — Barton College named 49 students to the President’s List and 313 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2014. 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, by hometown —     Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones.     Apex — Kacy Rebecca Hall and Carrie Michelle Pinkston.     Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr.     Benson — Victoria Anne Jordan and Amber Renee Trimpe.     Boucherville, Canada — Nicolas Charles Genest.     Clayton — Amber Christine Creech, Staci Douglas, Brandi Hutaff Gardner, and Donovan Eugene Woods.     […]

Roger Manley To Be Featured Speaker at FOVA Winter Lecture On February 5

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming FOVA Winter Lecture featuring Roger Manley. His lecture is titled “The Outsider Environment,” and the event will be held in Hackney Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. Please note that this event has been moved from its originally scheduled location inside Barton Art Galleries. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Manley is director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. Formerly, he served as curator for the Gregg Museum in the 1990s […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 1. This marks the 37th 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 Susan W. Kluttz, secretary of cultural resources for the state of North Carolina. Following a reception for Gold Key and Silver Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an awards […]

Barton College Invites Local Citizens to Discuss Topics on Race and Diversity on Jan. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — January 16, 2015 — Barton College will host an evening of discussion focused on race and diversity on Monday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. The Barton College Minority Student Association, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Hackney Library have teamed up to host this campus and community panel discussion, titled “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: A Series of Conversations on Moving Forward.” This event is open to the public at no charge, and members of the community are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Although there is no single objective, one of the goals of this public forum is […]

Barton College and Edgecombe Community College Partner on Transfer Agreement

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Edgecombe Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of a new articulation agreement. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Edgecombe to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton College welcomes this opportunity to partner with Edgecombe Community College through this new articulation agreement,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “This collaboration will provide a host of academic opportunities for students regionally as they complete their associate’s degrees at Edgecombe and plan to further their education at Barton to complete baccalaureate and graduate degrees. And, […]

Barton College Names New President

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WILSON, N.C. — Douglas N. Searcy, Ph.D., was announced as the 12th president of Barton College on Friday, January 9, 2015. Dr. Searcy was elected by the Barton College Board of Trustees during a called executive session on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  A search committee composed of trustees and representatives of the faculty, staff, and students recommended Dr. Searcy to the Board of Trustees at the conclusion of an extensive national search.  Dr. Searcy is currently Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., where he is regarded as a decisive leader, skillful collaborator, and strategic visionary. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College […]

Barton Students Prepare Christmas Gifts for Children in Need

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WILSON, N.C. – The Christmas Spirit is strong at Barton College. Students, along with faculty, staff, and others across the campus and Wilson communities, came together to gather items and prepare gift boxes just in time for the holidays. The efforts are all a part of Barton’s support for Operation Christmas Child. Dozens of First-Year Seminar (FYS) students crowded Kennedy Family Theatre before Thanksgiving break. Eleven FYS classes packaged nearly 200 gift boxes full of special items both purchased and collected. Barton’s Office of Admissions, the Student Government Association, and others donated items for each box. “FYS classes gathered items for boys and girls in three different age groups,” explained Dr. […]