Movie Proposal for Barton’s 2007 National Championship Run is Talk of the Town

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WILSON, N.C. — Remember the overtime, buzzer-winning lay-ups by Barton point guard Anthony Atkinson, the “We Believe” chants by the fans that raised the rafters in the Dog House, and the emotional, triumphant “Welcome Home” for the Bulldogs following the 2007 national championship win as Wilsonians lined the streets from the city limits to Wilson Gymnasium? Who could forget?  What a season; what a team! Plan now to join the Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. to help recreate the energy and enthusiasm of that remarkable season in Wilson Gymnasium as Barton College welcomes Rob Child, award-winning director/producer, and actor Charles Mathers to campus. Child and Daniel Drennon, […]

Ben Owen III Will Be Featured Lecturer at Barton Art Galleries on Feb. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming Winter Lecture featuring Ben Owen III.  His lecture is titled “An Owen Tradition and Transition in Clay,” and the event will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served. He is a potter from Seagrove.  His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares for the early settlers. Owen’s […]

Barton Welcomes Poet David Rigsbee for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Feb. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet David Rigsbee for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Rigsbee is the author of 18 books and chapbooks, including seven previous full-length collections of poems. His latest books, “The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems” and “The Pilot House,” a Black River Poetry Prize Chapbook, were published in 2010. In addition to his poems, he has […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Presents “Love the Symphony” on Feb. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-first annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature former Wilsonian, pianist Joel A. Martin, the creator and trademark owner of Jazzical®, a marriage of classical and jazz. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. 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 Laura Ashley Lamm at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 35 students to the President’s List and 248 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2011. 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: Beloeil, Canada — Pier-Alexandre Desilets. Cannock, Staffordshire, England — Richard James Worthy. Clayton — Dustin Keeton. Durham — Jessica Brooke Higgs. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, Andrew Tyler Jenkins, and John L. Nicholson. Fogelsville, Pa. — Ashley Lauren Batista. Goldsboro — Melissa Ashley Hall. Hampstead — Hilary Paige Peterson. La Grange — Tatanesha […]

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

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29. This marks the 34th 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 John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will […]

Information Session for M.Ed. in Elementary Education Program on January 28

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Education has announced that it is currently accepting applications for a new cohort of students seeking the Master of Education degree in Elementary Education. An information session for interested students will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.  Those interested should register online for the information session at Questions should be directed to Dr. Ann Carper, Program Director, at 252-399-6588 or email:; or Diane Chambers at 252-399-6982 or email: Admission requirements for the M.Ed. program include: • Recommended GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate work, although a minimum 2.75 GPA will be […]

Kelly Thompson Named Among 2011 Women Extraordinaire of the South by Business Leader Magazine

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WILSON, N.C. — Kelly M. Thompson, Ed.D., vice president for external relations at Barton College, was recently named a recipient of the 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award by North Carolina’s Triangle-based “Business Leader” magazine. Dr. Thompson and other 2011 regional business and civic leaders were recently honored at the Women Extraordinaire Awards Luncheon held at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. Each year, “Business Leader” honors the top women leaders of the South through its Women Extraordinaire awards. Award winners are recognized as influential leaders within their companies or organizations, with an extraordinary impact on its economic success and forward-thinking strategies. Criteria for nomination of this award included recognition as an influential […]

Learn about the Barton Experience — Attend Open House on January 28

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WILSON, N.C. — Is the Barton Experience for you? Confirm it with a visit to Barton’s campus for our next Open House for First-Year Prospective Students scheduled on Saturday, January 28. An Open House visit at Barton is a great opportunity to get a full frame picture of what college life is all about — from meeting with campus staff and current students to discussing myriad choices of majors with faculty.  You’ll have a chance to pose those questions that you’ve been dying to ask currently enrolled students during the Open Panel discussion, and you’ll get to check out the campus during the student-led tour as well as the campus […]

New Bulldogs Join the Barton Pack on January 5th and 6th

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton’s newest Bulldogs will join the pack when they arrive on campus for the Spring 2012 Orientation on January 5-6.  Residential students will move in on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, and all new students will gather for a variety of Orientation activities on Friday, Jan. 6.  Following an official welcome on Friday morning, students will hear from Jill Pittman, assistant director of admissions, and Jared Tice, director of new student programs, student activities, Greek life, and intramural sports. It’s all about making a smooth transition into the Barton Experience! Activities for new students will begin mid-morning with an orientation overview led by Tice and icebreakers led by […]