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 […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” February 21-24

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WILSON, N.C. — February 7, 2019 — Theatre at Barton plans to have some satirical fun on stage this spring with its interpretation of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde. The show will open on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon performance to follow on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 […]

Barton College Welcomes N.C. Psychological Association President Tonya Armstrong to Discuss “Identity, Spirituality, and Mental Health” on February 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — How do we engage in conversations about mental health? How do we challenge the stigma around mental health struggles in our communities? Dr. Tonya Armstrong, the recently elected president of the N.C. Psychological Association, will address these important questions in her upcoming presentation at Barton College on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. The title of her lecture is “Identity, Spirituality, and Mental Health.” This program, which is a part of a series of events honoring Black History Month at Barton College, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. “Dr. Tonya Armstrong brings a […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2018 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —February 11, 2019 — Barton College named 53 students to the President’s List and 377 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2018. 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 –       Alexandria, Va. — Emma Glenn Mitchell.       Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel.       Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino.       Candor — Elizabeth Diane Brown.       Clayton — Shantia Latrice O’Neal.       Concord — Kaijone’ Toi Martinez.       Dunn — Tyler Matthew Mayes.       Durango, Colo. — Madeline Henderson Robertson.       Durban, South Africa — Nicola Leigh Macdonald.       Durham […]

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 […]

Barton College Among the 22 Colleges to Participate in NCICU’s 8th Annual Ethics Bowl

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Raleigh, N.C. — February 7, 2019 — Barton College’s Ethics Bowl Team (Haley Oliver, Malinda Smith, Tehira Nash, and Alexis Foster) will join students from 22 campuses across North Carolina to participate in the 8th annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 8 and 9 at the North Carolina Legislative complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics and the Environment.” “The Ethics Bowl is both academically challenging and personally rewarding experience for our students,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Determining ethical responses to complex situations leads to personal awareness and valuable discussion among team members and participating […]

Barton Football Signs Inaugural Class As Preparation Begins For 2020

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by John Karrs WILSON, N.C. – February 6, 2019 — The newly-formed Barton College Football Team has signed its first-ever recruiting class.  A total of 37 student-athletes signed with the Bulldogs on national signing day with 34 coming from the state of North Carolina. “It’s a great day to be a Barton Bulldog,” said Barton Head Football Coach Chip Hester.  “Today is another historic day for Barton College Football.  National signing day is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication by the young men and their families.  It also represents bold vision and preparation by the Barton College community. “We’ve signed a distinctive group of young men […]

2019 Marks the 41st Year for the Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region at Barton College

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Photo of Claire Friesen’s “Still Life of an Apple.” She is a Gold Key recipient and an American Visions nominee. WILSON, N.C. — January 15, 2019 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 41st 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 Daniel Kariko, associate professor of fine art photography in the School of Art and Design at East […]

Jersey Mike’s Teams Up With Barton’s Student Philanthropy Society

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2019 — Jersey Mike’s of Wilson and Barton College’s Student Philanthropy Society (SPS) partnered on a coupon promotion running January 15-17. The project concluded with Jersey Mike’s making a donation of $2,171 to Barton College’s Annual Fund. Pictured from left to right with a presentation check for the donation are: Brianna Howell, Amanda Batten (Manager and Marketer), Mikaela Thomas (SPS President), Luis Reyes (SPS Vice President),William Whitehurst (Manager), Chris Wooten (Owner), Kiontay McFarlin, Connie Wade (Manager), and Katie Meeks. (Photo by Keith Tew) END

Barton College Inducted 17 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — January 18, 2019 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 17 new members into the fold during the fall 2018 induction ceremony this past semester. 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 […]