Anita Brown-Graham Slated to Speak at Barton’s 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — Anita Brown-Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, will be the speaker at the 112th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 11. “It is indeed a pleasure to welcome Anita Brown-Graham as Barton’s speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “I first met Ms. Brown-Graham in 2007 when the Wilson community began the task of establishing the Wilson 20/20 Community Vision. When the UNC School of Government was chosen to support this planning effort, it quickly became evident that her breadth and depth of experience would be extremely instrumental in helping us […]

“Unhinged” 2014 Senior Art Exhibition Opens at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. –The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Unhinged,” the 2014 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view in Case Art Building from April 19 through May 6. Gallery Talks by the student artists will be held on Tuesday, April 22, beginning 4 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries. On Saturday evening, April 26, the student artists will be recognized with a reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. Both events will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Guests will enjoy a variety of works on […]

Barton Students Trek To New York For An Alternative Spring Break Experience

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Barton Students Experience New York From A Different Perspective Billions of dollars are spent on entertainment, shopping, and food each year in New York City, arguably the most recognized city of the world. During the week of March 2 – 8, six students and two staff members from Barton College: Courtney Bennett, Chelsea Hassell, Kathi Shaner, Mary Taylor, Haley Todaro, Kevin Toth, Chaplain Jamie Eubanks and Campus Health Nurse Dianne Stallings, set out to experience New York, but their agenda did not include the obvious tourist spots. Instead, they chose to see NYC through the eyes of those whose life decisions are much harder than choosing what play to see […]

Barton College’s President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 40 students to the President’s List and 354 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2013. 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.                Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr.                                                                        Boucherville, Quebec, Canada — Nicolas Charles Genest.                                                  Carthage — Seth D Breasseale.                     Chapel Hill — Jeimy Salazar Martinez.        Durham — Allison Dumas Dellinger.             Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer and Cassandra Lee Gaston.                                              Greenville […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region for the 36th Year

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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, Feb. 2. This marks the 36th 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 Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. Following a reception for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an awards presentation for the award recipients beginning […]

Barton College Inducted 12 Students Into Alpha Chi

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society welcomed 12 new members into the fold during the fall 2013 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 […]

Student Presentation on Gun Violence in the Media Scheduled for Dec. 10

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Student presentations will be on display in Hackney Library on the Barton campus beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4. Students will be present at their displays on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.  WILSON, N.C. – Part of the Barton Experience is the Capstone Course, and, in fulfillment of requirements for one of the General Education Capstone courses offered this semester, Barton students will showcase their results after spending this semester researching the portrayal of “gun violence in the media.” Presentations are currently on display in Hackney Library on the Barton campus. On  Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., students will be available to discuss their […]

Poetry Writing Workshop To Be Held At Barton College On Saturday, Oct. 26

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WILSON, N.C. – Poets of all skill and experience level have an opportunity to improve their writing abilities by attending the North Carolina Poetry Society’s (NCPS) Down East Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 26, at Barton College. “The Four Habits of Highly Productive Writers” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to submit to Owens no more than one poem for review at least one week before the workshop. He may be reached at asowens1@yahoo.com. The cost to attend this event is $15 for NCPS members and […]

Sixth Annual Day of Service Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — The blur of blue shirts spotted across Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 16, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during the annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 800 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College will set aside books, and campus staff members will step away from desks, for the sixth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Also joining the Barton community this year will be a team of College alumni as well as a group of 80 visiting students and advisors from Craven County. Begun in […]

Good News for Barton College Comes in Threes

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WILSON, N.C. — Good news for Barton College comes in threes this fall semester. Barton was again named among the 2014 Best Colleges in the Southeast by “The Princeton Review” and listed in the top tier of “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2014 Best Regional Colleges in the South. The third distinction celebrates the accomplishments of the Barton College School of Nursing’s 2013 Class. This past May’s graduating class passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) with ninety-five percent of its graduates successfully completing the NCLEX on their first attempt and the remaining graduate passing the exam on her second attempt this summer. This good news for Nursing […]