Scholarship Donors and Recipients Honored at Luncheon

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College hosted its fourth annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on April 10, 2008, to honor the philanthropy of the donors and the hard work of the scholarship recipients. Barton president Norval Kneten welcomed the guests and called on Peter Harper, recipient of the Disciples Leadership Scholarship, the W. D. Adams Memorial Scholarship, and the Elizabeth Fay Brinson Memorial Scholarship, to deliver the invocaton. Harper is a sophomore from Greenville majoring in religion and philosophy. Following the buffet lunch, Dr. Kneten introduced twin brothers and 1973 Atlantic Christian/Barton College alumni Robert and William Andrews. Recipients of degrees in Business Administration, the Andrews brothers established the Andrews Scholarship Fund […]

Communication Timeline for Barton’s Response to the Coronavirus

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Communication Timeline for Barton’s Response to the Coronavirus   April 2 – Chaplain of the College Shares Pastoral Message and Leads Online Prayers for the Barton College Community   April 1 – Update 11   Video Message to Students About Remote Classes and Academic Study The tenth message is sent to Barton College students from Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This video message offers encouragement to our students and urges perseverance while they continue their studies remotely. To view the video message, visit https://www.barton.edu/coronavirus/  and then scroll down to the “FOR STUDENTS” section. Dr. Daynes shares details about the upcoming Day of Scholarship, which will […]

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT — Barton Coronavirus Response Update 9

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Dear Members of the Barton College Community, As Barton College continues to navigate these uncharted waters, we remain steadfast in our commitment to this campus community.  We are grateful for the partnerships we share with the Wilson County Health Department and others across the state as their guidance continues to help us determine next best steps moving forward. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our decisions have been guided by two key priorities: to make sure our students, staff, and faculty are safe, and to provide an excellent education in a rapidly changing environment. As trends in the pandemic have escalated, these updates define Barton College’s service and support through the end of the […]

17th Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled for Wednesday, March 4

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2020 — The 17th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall 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 (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 wife, who passed away […]

Barton Among 24 Colleges to Explore Ethics in Agriculture in NCICU’s 9th Annual Ethics Bowl

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  RALEIGH, NC – February 20, 2020 — Barton College’s Ethics Bowl Team (Haley Oliver of Middlesex, Malinda Smith of New Bern, Tehira Nash of Raleigh, and Kaydene Powell of Garner) will join students from 24 private college campuses across North Carolina to participate in the 9th Annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 21 and 22 at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics in Agriculture.”   “The Ethics Bowl is both academically challenging and a personally rewarding experience for our students,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Determining ethical responses to complex […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to Honor Myers as Leadership Award Recipient on Sept. 26

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  WILSON, N.C. —September 10, 2019 — Craig M. Myers, Chairman and CEO of Watson Electrical, will be honored at the fifteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on Center Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 15 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 and the business community. The selection criteria include: […]

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 […]

Student Sarah Humphries in Lab

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 […]