Stellar Singers and Starlight Dance Band Promise A Golden Age Performance on Sept. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — September 10, 2019 — “Jazz It Up,” featuring the smooth harmony of the Stellar Singers backed by the big band sound of the fabulous Starlight Dance Band promises to be a “must-see” performance for those attending the fifth annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment. The program will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.   Talented vocalists Sherry Lee Allen, Eddie Atkins, Hannah Slaughter, Tim Messina, Elizabeth Winstead, Alex Guyton-Lange, Bobbie Jo Bone, and Cory Whaley will bring to life those favorite melodies of the Golden Age of Song.   This […]

Technology Librarian

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Barton College is seeking a Technology Librarian (Systems/Electronic Resources Librarian). This position reports to the Dean of the Library. Summary Promotes excellence in library services through the proactive maintenance of the library website, web-based access, instructional tools, systems, the Library Technology Classroom, electronic resources, and participation in reference and other library service functions. Leads information literacy sessions and facilitates related discussions with faculty in collaboration with other librarians. Manages all Integrated Library System (ILS) functions, including patron records, overdues, and statistics. Serves as academic liaison for the Schools of Sciences, Allied Health and Sport Studies, and Nursing regarding reference and collection development purposes. Works collaboratively with other librarians to develop […]

Professor Emeritus James A. Clark to Speak at Barton’s 118th Opening Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 27

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WILSON, N.C. — August 16, 2019 — Dr. James A. “Jim” Clark, Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of the School of Humanities, will be the featured speaker at the 118th Opening Convocation at Barton College. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.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. The combination of learning inside the classroom and the growth outside of the classroom is known as the Barton Experience. A renowned literary scholar, Dr. Clark served as the […]

Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

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Barton is seeking a Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving will oversee the comprehensive management and implementation of all alumni relations strategies in addition to the department’s annual giving program throughout the year. Essential Functions Develop and produce digital engagement content for Barton College Alumni including articles, videos, and content for the alumni website, all alumni social media accounts, an alumni e-newsletter, and the alumni online network ( Respond in a timely manner to all Alumni Office inquiries and issues. Work with the Director of Special Events, Volunteers, and Donor Relations […]

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Medicine in the Mediterranean

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Barton College student Sarah Humphries shares her Study Abroad experience. Atlantis Clinical Fellowship When I came to college, my mom told me to be on the lookout for opportunities to study abroad. She made me aware of the benefits of it, but most of the time I did not think twice about it. I heard about Atlantis Fellowships and began to talk to one of my professors, Dr. Pennington, about it. We looked into the program and decided it would be ethically sound and a great opportunity for me to get clinical experience and travel abroad. I went to Italy, and it was such an invaluable experience. I learned a […]

16th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Wednesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — The 16th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (formerly Alzheimer’s North Carolina), and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to the late Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Sarah Poole Russell, Dr. Russell’s […]

A Heart For Alumni: Summer Brock

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A Salty, Charismatic, Renaissance Woman Summer Brock may best be described as a Renaissance woman. Her personal interests are as varied as the activities within her professional role at Barton College. She loves theatre, traveling, reading, gardening, sports (particularly Duke basketball), movies, and great food. She can discuss a range of topics with people of all ages and backgrounds, and she is adept at juggling any number of details to ensure the success of multiple projects. From running a meeting to organizing an Annual Fund phon-a-thon, to overseeing an alumni mail campaign, to planning Homecoming Weekend, she is able to handle each and every task with apparent ease. For more […]

Solomon Eichner to Return for Barton College / Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert on November 18

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2018 — Acclaimed American pianist Solomon Eichner returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Dr. Eichner performing Chopin’s scintillating Piano Concerto No. 2. “When Solomon performed here two years ago, he really wowed our Wilson audience,” said Peterson. “Our original plan was to perform the Chopin concerto at that concert, but he had to prepare the Liszt concerto for a competition in England. Finally, we get the opportunity to complete […]

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Professional Studies – Justice Administration – Online

Justice Administration (Online) Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Overview The Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration at Barton College is designed for working professionals who want to advance their careers or for those who are considering a career change into the service of justice. The program is offered entirely online, creating flexibility for student, work, and family schedules, with accelerated courses offered every eight weeks to streamline your path to graduation. Major Requirements JUS 101 – Introduction to Justice Administration JUS 201 – Introduction to Law Enforcement JUS 210 – Criminal Law JUS 212 – Constitutional Law JUS 220 – Research Methods in Justice Administration JUS 225 – Techniques […]

Interfaith Youth Core Founder Eboo Patel to Speak at Barton on September 25

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WILSON, N.C. — September 11, 2018 — Barton College is excited to welcome Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, as the featured speaker for its inaugural Interfaith Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The topic of his lecture will be “Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise.”  Dr. Patel recognizes America as the most religiously devout country in the Western world and the most religiously diverse nation on the planet. During his lecture, he will address such questions as “Will America’s identity as a Judeo-Christian nation shift as citizens of different backgrounds grow in numbers and influence? In what ways will minority religious communities themselves […]