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The South in Popular Culture — Focus of the Heritage Lecture on Feb. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — February 2, 2016 — Barton College welcomes historian Dr. Karen L. Cox as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16. This event is co-sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Cox’s lecture is titled “Dreaming of Dixie, The South in Popular Culture.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. A professor of history and founding director of the graduate public history program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. […]

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Family Caregiving from the Male Perspective will be a Focus at the 13th Annual Caregiver Education Conference on March 8

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WILSON, N.C. — February 2, 2016 — Family caregiving from the male perspective will be just one of a variety of topics to be discussed at the 13th annual Caregiver Education Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, March 8. The all-day event will be held in Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Personal stories will be a catalyst for conversation as information and experiences are shared during the sessions. While still at Lenoir County High School, Harvey Holmes learned that his grandfather had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Holmes and his family cared for his grandfather, following that diagnosis in 2008, until his passing in 2013. This experience helped […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2015 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 62 students to the President’s List and 346 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2015. 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 –       Andover, N.H. – Michaela Ashten Trefethen.       Angier – Leighanne Nicole Jones.       Apex – Kacy Rebecca Hall.       Belews Creek – Richard Edward Jernigan, Jr.       Belgrade, Serbia – Aleksa Brkovic.       Benson – Latifah Graves Nixon.       Bostic – Anna Kathleen Keeter.       Boucherville, Quebec, Canada – Nicolas Charles Genest.       Camarillo, […]

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“Love The Symphony” 25th Anniversary Concert Scheduled For February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — January 20, 2016 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-fifth annual “Love the Symphony.” In honor of this year’s silver anniversary, the concert program will be a “Salute to the Silver Screen — Music from the Movies” and will feature the dynamic piano virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi. The event will begin with a wine and cheese 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 $65 per person, and reservations may be made […]

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Hackney Library Welcomes Laurel Sneed to Discuss the History of Black Business in Eastern N.C.

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WILSON, N.C. — Hackney Library at Barton College is pleased to host an evening with Laurel Sneed, as she presents “The History of Black Business in Eastern North Carolina” on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The event will include a reception and will be open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend. An educator, researcher, and media producer/film-maker, Sneed will provide a special focus on Wilson as she discusses the history of black-owned businesses in eastern North Carolina. She will include her own original research as well as video clips of an interview with historian Dr. Juliet E.K. Walker, author of “The […]

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Grand Opening Event To Be Held On Jan. 20 For Barton College’s New Oral Communications Center

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of its new Oral Communications Center housed in the Willis N. Hackney Library. A special grand opening event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m. to introduce the campus community to the Oral Communications Center and its staff. Enjoy refreshments, meet the tutors, learn about the services provided, and hear brief remarks from Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College. Currently located in the Technology Classroom on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library, the Center’s hours are Sunday – Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and by appointment, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Center […]

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Barton’s Strategic Leadership MBA — A Cut Above

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WILSON, N.C. — The Strategic Leadership MBA, a highly sought-after program for business-focused professionals who desire a professional edge as they move their careers forward, is Barton College’s newest addition to an expanding list of graduate study programs. Offered through the School of Business, Barton’s Strategic Leadership MBA incorporates an innovative teaching model (with an integrated international travel component) that sets this degree program apart from other MBA programs. “This is an exciting step forward for Barton’s School of Business, but more importantly, this is a dynamic MBA program that will give Barton graduates a true edge on the MBA competition in the work force,” explained Ron Eggers, dean of […]

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Barton College English Faculty Take a Leading Role at Distinguished Academic Conference Held in North Carolina

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Durham, N.C. — Writers, poets, musicians, artists, and linguists converged in Durham in early November for the much anticipated SAMLA 87 Conference, and Barton College’s English faculty took a leading role at this distinguished academic gathering of teachers, scholars, and graduate students. The annual conference supports the work and interests of the 87-year-old South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), which is dedicated to the advancement of teaching as well as literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. Dr. James A. Clark, dean of the School of Humanities, professor of English, and the Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair in Southern Literature at Barton College, currently serves as president of SAMLA. […]

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Barton Adds Lacrosse and Swimming to Athletics Offerings

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(by Benny Benton, Sports Information Director) WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will add women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s swimming as intercollegiate sports beginning with the 2016-17 season, school officials have announced. Barton College President Douglas Searcy first shared the news publicly at a quarterly meeting of the institution’s faculty and staff. “As we add new students to our campus community, we focus on choices that strengthen academic programming, positive campus experiences, and provide mentorship to support student learning and engagement,” Searcy said. “Based on our research, these teams best fit with our current athletics infrastructure, meet our academic and enrollment goals, and contribute to the quality of campus life […]

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Barton College Inducted 17 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 welcomed 17 new members into the fold during the fall 2015 induction ceremony. 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 character. As […]