Terrence L. Grimes to Speak at Barton’s Master of Education Commencement Exercises

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WILSON, N.C. —Dr. Terrence L. Grimes will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Master of Education commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Jackie Ennis, dean of the School of Education, will present the first graduating cohort of 22 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. The Master of Education degree candidates include: Nicole F. Allen of Rocky Mount, Kimberlé E. J. Aycock of Fremont, Magan Jenkins Bissette of Nashville, Kari Michelle Colonna […]

Barton College’s 109th Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — Daniel J. Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 109th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 22, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his eighth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 235 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2010 and May 2011, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. […]

Author Steve Berry to Begin National Book Tour at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and the Friends of Hackney Library are pleased to welcome bestselling author Steve Berry to campus for his first stop on a national book tour to promote “The Jefferson Key” (published by Ballantine Books, May 2011), the latest novel in his series of thrillers featuring protagonist Cotton Malone. Berry will kick off his tour on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a book signing and reception on the first floor of Hackney Library. The author’s remarks will begin at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, this event is free of charge, and the community is invited […]

Sigma Beta Delta Inducts 25 Charter Members on Barton College Campus

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s newly established Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration, recently held its inaugural induction ceremony. Conducting the ceremony for charter members of the Barton College chapter was Dr. James H. Bearden, former dean of the School of Business at East Carolina University and currently the university’s director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development.  Dr. Bearden is the founding president of Sigma Beta Delta.  Also assisting with the induction service was Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Sigma Beta Delta, Inc. was […]

“The Sound of Poets Cooking” and “Fleur-de-Lisa” to be featured at Barton on April 23rd

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WILSON, N.C. — On Saturday, April 23, The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the campus of Barton College will host a poetry reading, followed by a concert by the female vocal harmony quartet Fleur-de-Lisa. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Following the reading and musical performance, a free poetry workshop will be offered for poets of all levels, fledgling poets and veteran poets alike. The event is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Attendees are invited to bring one or more cans of food to share with Hope Station, Wilson’s local food pantry. Five poets, Richard Krawiec, Debra Kaufman, Lynn Veach Sadler, Jim Clark, […]

Historian Gregory Taylor To Speak At Barton On April 14

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome historian Gregory S. Taylor, Ph.D., assistant professor of History at Chowan University and the author of “The History of the North Carolina Communist Party,” on Thursday, April 14. The program, titled “You Know What UNC Stands For Don’t You? Organized Communism at the University of North Carolina, 1930-1954,” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Department of History and Social Sciences, this event is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. Dr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcomes Poet, Writer and Psychologist Judson Mitcham on April 5

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WILSON, N.C. – Award-winning poet, writer and psychologist Judson Mitcham will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library spring dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Mitcham’s lecture is titled “A Strange Thing.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through March 30. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person. Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Please contact Cynthia Collins […]

Barton’s 2011 Creative Writing Symposium Scheduled for March 21

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WILSON, NC – Barton is pleased to announce the 15th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, “A Celebration of Writing at Barton College,” scheduled for Monday, March 21. Featured poets and authors include Sally Logan, David T. Manning, Charles Blackburn, Jr., and special guest, Brandon Sneed, Barton College Class of 2009. All events will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend. The day’s activities will begin at 11 a.m. with “Student Writing at Barton College in 2011:  Presentation and Open Mike Session,” which will be hosted by the Barton College English Club and the editors of the […]

Golden LEAF Foundation President to Speak at Barton’s 109th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 109th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 22. Since 2008, Gerlach has led the Golden LEAF Foundation, which utilizes one-half of North Carolina’s share of tobacco settlement funds to assist the state’s tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and rural communities. His tenure has been marked by major Foundation initiatives to provide middle-mile broadband access across rural North Carolina, promote capital access through loan guarantees to North Carolina small businesses, support diversity in agriculture through grants to promote local foods and agri-biotechnology, accelerate the Foundation’s Community Assistance Initiative that serves the […]

Barton Welcomes Joanna Catherine Scott for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Feb. 22

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist and poet Joanna Catherine Scott for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 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. Scott is the author of five novels, three books of poetry, and a book of nonfiction, “Indochina’s Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam” (1989), written in the Philippines.  Her latest novel, “Child of the South,” finalist for the 2009 Sir Walter Raleigh Award […]