Barton College Announces 2013 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and thirty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 12, during the school’s 111th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. The Class of 2013 at Barton College includes: […]

111th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 12. Dr. Assad Meymandi delivered the commencement address. Some 230 seniors participated in the 111th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. The […]

Dr. Assad Meymandi to Speak at Barton College’s 111th Commencement on Sunday

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Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Assad Meymandi, distinguished psychiatrist, humanist, scholar, and philanthropist will be the featured speaker at the 111th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 12, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his tenth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, will present the graduating class of approximately 230 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College was well represented at the 59th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 11-14 in Charlotte.  Six Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA, in June. Sarah Casey, a junior from Kinston and the 2012-2013 state Eastern Region Vice President for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference.  Amanda […]

2013 Barton College Senior Art Exhibitions Open on April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – A remarkable collection of student work in the 2013 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition will be on view in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College from April 20 through May 7.  A reception to introduce these students and their work to the community will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Artist talks will be held earlier on Saturday afternoon in the Barton Art Galleries from 2-4 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton Art Galleries will host seven exhibits showcasing the […]

Koch Research Fellows at Barton to Present Report on Economic Freedom on April 18

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WILSON, N.C. — The Koch Research Fellows at Barton College will present results of their studies on economic freedom on Thursday, April 18, at 11:15 a. m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. There will be an encore presentation at 6:15 p.m. These events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. This marks the third year that Barton College has received a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, providing support for specific economic education projects within the School of Business.  One of those projects is the Koch Research Fellows program administered by Dr. John J. Bethune, Dorothy and K.D. […]

2013 Scholars Symposium Scheduled for April 17-19

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College announces the second annual Scholars Symposium scheduled for April 17-19. Barton Trustee Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst of Brooks Whitehurst Associates Inc., will be the featured keynote speaker.  This annual symposium celebrates the collaboration of students and faculty as majors from across campus share their research projects and creative works. Initially envisioned to build a culture of scholarship on campus, the 2012 inaugural symposium’s success set the bar for an impressive agenda of research completed for the 2013 Scholars Symposium. This year’s presentations will reflect academic research in the areas of accounting, art and design, athletic training, gerontology, biology, business management, elementary education, fitness management, marketing, […]

Barton College and Belk Partner In Raising Awareness for Healthful Living

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WILSON, N.C. — Educating customers about healthy hearts and healthful living was the focus of a Healthful Living Day held recently at Belk of Wilson. And, partnering with Belk for this wellness education event were the Barton College School of Nursing and the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS). Barton nursing students were on hand at Belk to provide free blood pressure screenings, and to share information about cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as the risk factors of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, and their damaging effects on the heart. Customers were reminded that choosing a heart-healthy diet, making time for exercise, and scheduling regular […]

Second Annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp On March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the second annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 16. W.I.S.E. stands for Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment, and this camp’s focus will be to empower and inspire young females through a series of fun activities and workshops that will also educate them about positive body image, self-esteem, goal-setting, leadership, health & fitness and more. Coordinating the event will be campus counselor Heather Brewer and members of the Women and Gender Studies Club. The all-day camp will be held in Hamlin Student Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will be limited to 40 […]

Barton Students Making a Difference in Haiti

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We made it! We finally made it to Haiti after months of planning, fundraising, and anxious worries. We made it! To fully understand what we – 12 students and 3 adults – are experiencing, I believe it is important to understand the history and culture of Haiti. There are so many neat and inspiring stories that are in Haiti’s past. The first thing to understand is where Haiti is located. Haiti is in the West Indes, is the western third of the Island of Hispaniola, and shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Haiti was the site of the first successful slave revolt resulting in the first independent republic of […]