Broadwater’s New Book Explores the Complexities of Jefferson and Madison’s Friendship and Their Collaborative Work

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WILSON, N.C. — June 10, 2019 — Comprehending the complicated relationships of both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is no easy task, but author Jeff Broadwater embraces the opportunity to shed light on both relationships and how they are inextricably intertwined in his latest book, “Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution.” Published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, the book should be available on June 10. Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and Madison, “Father of the Constitution,” were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest of political allies. […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2019 Spring Semester

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  WILSON, N.C. — June 7, 2019 — Barton College named 72 students to the President’s List and 311 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2019. 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 —    Angier — Crystal Ann Hernandez. Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Athens, Greece — Angelos Mandilaris. Bailey — Makenzie Nicole Wood. Battleboro — Brittany Katherine Alston. Belgrade, Serbia — Aleksa Brkovic. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Cameron — Brent Tyler Godfrey. Cary — Matthew John Bieniek. Castalia — Hunter Chase Crafton. Clayton — Deanna Massie Ciampa and […]

Barton College Inducted Eight Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — June 7, 2019 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed eight new members into the fold during the spring 2019 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 […]

$1 Million Gift Names Electric Supply Company Field at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 16, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the naming of Electric Supply Company Field, the newly completed multi-purpose synthetic turf field on campus. Electric Supply Company, one of the Southeast’s largest suppliers of electrical equipment, has made a $1 million lead gift to Barton College, securing naming rights for the field. The family-owned company was established by the late K.D. Kennedy more than six decades ago in Wilson, and later expanded into seven locations across the state under the leadership of Kennedy’s son, Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. The Kennedys have been long-time supporters of the College, including three generations of leadership on the College’s Board of […]

A Beautiful Commencement Day for Barton College Graduates and Their Families

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WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2019 — Blue skies and favorable temps set the stage for a beautiful morning, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 11. Two photo albums (for pre-commencement events and commencement day) are available at the links below. https://barton.smugmug.com/1819-Campus-Events/19-Pre-Commencement-Events/ https://barton.smugmug.com/1819-Campus-Events/19-Commencement/ Two hundred and forty-six undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 117th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his fourth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. John Lee, chair of the Barton College Board of […]

Barton College’s 117th Commencement To Be Held On Saturday Morning, May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — May 7, 2019 — The Reverend Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, will be the featured speaker at the 117th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 11, on center campus at 10:30 a.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his fourth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2019 Class of 246 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December […]

The Reverend Naomi Tutu to Speak at Barton College’s 117th Commencement On May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — April 9, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the Reverend Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, as the featured speaker at the 117th annual Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. We are delighted to welcome Reverend Naomi Tutu to campus as our featured speaker for the 2019 Commencement Exercises,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “The depth and breadth of her international experience, as she has faithfully championed diversity and reconciliation throughout her ministry, provides a unique perspective for her to share with our campus […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Cello Soloist Glenn Fischbach on April 28

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WILSON, N.C. — March 27, 2019 — Acclaimed cellist Glenn Fischbach will join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Mark N. Peterson, director of music at Barton College, will be conducting. Fischbach will be performing Edward Elgar’s profoundly dramatic Cello Concerto in E minor. “Glenn played a wonderful concert with us ten years ago,” said music director Mark Peterson. “His choice of the Elgar concerto fits in beautifully with our concert of music by English composers. This is a great opportunity for our public to hear this important concerto.” Elgar […]

Senior Exhibition for Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts Opens on Saturday, April 27

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Senior Exhibition, on view beginning Saturday, April 27. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday evening, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. In collaboration with this festive evening, there also will be the music performance “The Radio Room,” featuring Drew Armstrong, in the Kennedy Family Theatre at 8 p.m. These events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Seniors within the School of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts will showcase their works […]

Barton Welcomes Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Khadija Al-Salami for a Screening of “Child War Reporters” on April 16

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WILSON, N.C. — April 2, 2019 — Try to imagine the story of war told from a child’s perspective. How do these horrific experiences shape a child’s point of view? Plan to join Barton College in welcoming award-winning documentary filmmaker, director, and author Khadija Al-Salami to the campus for a screening of her 52-minute documentary “Child War Reporters.” The screening, followed by a Q&A session and reception, will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. In a brief synopsis of the […]