Renowned Author, Sociologist, and Minister Tony Campolo to Speak at Barton on Sept. 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 […]

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 […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Christy Proctor as Leadership Award Recipient on Sept. 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 […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Day of Scholarship Research Presentations

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Barton College’s annual Day of Scholarship celebrates scholarship as students and faculty from across campus collaborate and share their research projects and creative works. Below are presentations given by our  alumni and Boykin Scholars on April 12, 2017. Alumni Research Presentations Preparing for the Unexpected: How Undergraduate Research Helped Me Be Successful in Graduate School By Anna Batts M.S.W. Candidate, East Carolina University The Added Value of Undergraduate Research By Rachel Moore M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, University of Virginia Barton College Campus Guest Coordinator Knowledge, Passion, and Family By Theresa Scott M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Studies Candidate, Duke University Boykin Scholars Presentations Gravely Speaking: Victorian Floriography By Susan Fecho […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

Luis Carlos Ayarza’s “Enjambre de Zepelines” Will Intrigue Readers

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A Book Signing, Reading, and Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library. WILSON, N.C. — April 5, 2017 — Much like the camera lens captures a fleeting moment, Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza’s writing provides the reader with a momentary glimpse into his soul as he contemplates his research interests through a collection of commentaries in his first book, “Enjambre de Zepelines.” To meet the author and learn more about the book, please join the campus community for a Book Signing, Reading, and Reception to be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library on the Barton […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]