BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History to Open N.C. “Returning Over There: The U.S. and World War I” Symposium October 13-14

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WILSON, N.C. — August 29, 2017 — Barton College in Wilson is pleased to host North Carolina’s “Returning Over There: The U.S. and World War I” Symposium in conjunction with the College’s upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History. The symposium weekend will open with historian Dr. Mitchell Yockelson, archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration, as the featured speaker for the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Friday, Oct. 13. His topic will be “Forty-Seven Days: How General Pershing and His Warriors Defeated the General Army at the Meuse Argonne.” A reception for the BB&T Lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus, followed […]

Library Friends Welcome Author, Columnist, and UNC-TV Host D. G. Martin for Fall Dinner/Lecture on October 3

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Deadline for reservations is Monday, Sept. 25. WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2017 — Author, columnist, and UNC-TV host D.G. Martin will regale the audience with wit and wisdom, couched in his delightful style of storytelling, as he joins the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library for their jointly-sponsored 2017 Fall Dinner and Program on Tuesday, October 3. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program immediately afterward. Books by the author will be […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Christy Proctor as Leadership Award Recipient on September 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 2, 2017 — Wilson Business Leader Christy Proctor, a name synonymous with Chick-fil-A, will be honored at the thirteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on the East Campus Suites lawn across from Wilson Gymnasium, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 13 years strong, began out of Barton’s desire to further strengthen its relationship with its hometown community of Wilson. In 2004, the Wilson-Barton Partnership Steering Committee was born and in 2005, the committee proposed an annual business leadership award to demonstrate the partnership that exists between the College […]

Renowned Author, Sociologist, and Minister Tony Campolo to Speak at Barton on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — Long revered as a dynamic speaker with a compelling message that motivates young and older alike, Dr. Tony Campolo will bring his wit and wisdom to share with the Barton campus community on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation, to be held in the newly renovated Howard Chapel on campus, is titled “Coming Together In A World That’s Falling Apart.” The program will begin at 7 p.m., and the community is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. A book signing will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase. “Tony Campolo has long been one of my favorite modern day […]

Barton Welcomes the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr. to Speak at Constitution Day on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Sept. 5, 2017 — In keeping with Barton College’s focus on bold leaders and thinkers, the Willis N. Hackney Library on campus is pleased to host the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr., attorney and retired judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as the featured speaker for its annual Constitution Day reception and program on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation will address “The United States Constitution: Why the Debate Will Never End.” After the presentation, a question-and-answer period will conclude the program. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library. The reception will begin at […]

Barton Will Host Randall Kenan for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 11

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Photo credit: Miriam Berkley WILSON, N.C. —September 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome Randall Kenan as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Kenan grew up in Chinquapin and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on the editorial staff of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, Duke University, University of […]

Author Brandon Sneed to Share His Story at Barton’s 116th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2016 — Barton alumnus Brandon Sneed, ’09, author of the recently released “Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes,” will share his compelling story as the featured speaker for the 116th Opening Convocation. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “We are delighted to welcome Brandon Sneed as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 116th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the […]

A Cool Breeze and a Hint of Sun Welcomed Graduates and Families to the 115th Commencement (Photo Album & Video Highlights)

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Graduate Samuel Steven Ellis shakes the hand of President Douglas N. Searcy as he crosses the Commencement Stage on Saturday. WILSON, N.C. — May 13, 2017 — A cool breeze and “just enough sun” provided a perfect setting as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on the eve of Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 13. View a sampling of photographs from Commencement Exercises at  https://barton.smugmug.com/17-Campus-Events/2017-Commencement/ View video highlights of the Commencement Exercises at  https://www.barton.edu/commencement Two hundred and seventy-seven seniors participated in the 115th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his second commencement program as president of Barton College. […]

Endia Beal Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 115th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — April 21, 2017 — Endia Beal, assistant professor of art and director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, will be the featured speaker at the 115th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, scheduled for Saturday, May 13. “We are delighted to welcome Endia Beal as this year’s commencement speaker,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Her extensive, significant work has influenced new attitudes and approaches in the art world and beyond. The authenticity of her engagement with audiences, through her creative photography and videography, will help graduates consider their place in the world and make meaning of their experience.” Beal is a North Carolina-based […]

Barton College’s 115th Commencement To Be Held On Saturday, May 13

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Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — May 8, 2017 — Endia Beal, assistant professor of art and director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, will be the featured speaker at the 115th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 13, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his second commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2017 Class of 277 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed […]