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Grand Opening Event To Be Held On Jan. 20 For Barton College’s New Oral Communications Center

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of its new Oral Communications Center housed in the Willis N. Hackney Library. A special grand opening event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m. to introduce the campus community to the Oral Communications Center and its staff. Enjoy refreshments, meet the tutors, learn about the services provided, and hear brief remarks from Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College. Currently located in the Technology Classroom on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library, the Center’s hours are Sunday – Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and by appointment, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Center […]

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Barton’s Strategic Leadership MBA — A Cut Above

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WILSON, N.C. — The Strategic Leadership MBA, a highly sought-after program for business-focused professionals who desire a professional edge as they move their careers forward, is Barton College’s newest addition to an expanding list of graduate study programs. Offered through the School of Business, Barton’s Strategic Leadership MBA incorporates an innovative teaching model (with an integrated international travel component) that sets this degree program apart from other MBA programs. “This is an exciting step forward for Barton’s School of Business, but more importantly, this is a dynamic MBA program that will give Barton graduates a true edge on the MBA competition in the work force,” explained Ron Eggers, dean of […]

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert Will Feature Piano Virtuoso Boaz Sharon on November 22

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Under the direction of conductor Mark N. Peterson, director of music at Barton, the orchestra welcomes back to Wilson noted piano virtuoso and educator, Boaz Sharon. He will perform Beethoven’s profoundly dynamic “Piano Concerto No. 3.”  Also featured will be Mozart’s scintillating “Symphony No. 41,” performed by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra. Nicknamed “The Jupiter,” this was the last symphony that Mozart composed. General admission for the fall orchestra performance is $10. Barton College students, faculty, and staff are admitted free. For additional information, […]

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Barton’s Eighth Annual “Day of Service” on October 21

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WILSON, N.C. — October 19, 2015 — Don’t be surprised to see a blur of Barton Bulldogs zipping by on Wednesday morning, Oct. 21. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni in signature blue t-shirts will be headed out to work with a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 825 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College will set aside books, and campus staff members will step away from desks, for the eighth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Returning this year to join the Barton community will be an enthusiastic team of College alumni as well as […]

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The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., Named Trustee Emeritus at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., has been named a Trustee Emeritus of Barton College. Judge Eagles was elected to this distinguished role on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the annual fall Board meeting. A past chair and vice chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, he served on the Board for 24 years, retiring in fall 2014. The Trustee Emeritus honor follows on the heels of Judge Eagles receiving the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during the 2015 commencement ceremonies held earlier in May. “We are extremely pleased to welcome the Honorable […]

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Barton Welcomes Shelby Stephenson for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on October 19

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday, Oct. 19. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Stephenson grew up on “Paul’s Hill,” a family farm near Benson in Johnston County. “Most of my poems come out of that background,” Stephenson shared on his homepage of his web site, “where memory and imagination play on one another. I have written many poems about the mules we worked until I […]

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K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections Symposium on October 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and the Willis N. Hackney Library are pleased to present the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The symposium will welcome a variety of noted speakers as well as student research presentations. The afternoon’s series of events will conclude with a keynote address by featured speaker Dr. Emily Kader, rare book research librarian at Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The symposium will be held in Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is encouraged to attend. […]

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Barton Continues to Move Up in College Rankings

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton has once again been named among the 2016 Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review in their web site listing of 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Barton also held its top tier listing in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Regional Colleges in the South, moving up three positions this year to #22. Barton’s rise in rank to #22 (tied with Blue Mountain College in Mississippi) is even more impressive when it’s compared to Barton’s 2011 top-tier Best Regional Colleges in the South ranking at #42, a 20-position jump in just five years. The “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” identifies […]

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Barton College Appoints Meriwether as New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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WILSON, N.C. — Jan Y. Meriwether has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Barton College. Meriwether’s appointment was effective June 15. “We were delighted to welcome Jan Meriwether to Barton College as our new vice president for institutional advancement,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of the College. “Her wealth of experience and expertise serves Barton extremely well as we move our donor stewardship, alumni engagement, and marketing initiatives to the next level. A highly successful fundraiser, Jan is a great addition to our team. Her work ethic is matched only by her contagious enthusiasm for Barton College and its many constituencies.” As chief development officer for Barton, Meriwether oversees the institutional advancement, alumni and parent relations, public relations, […]

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Barton Hosts Ann Pancake for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 21

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College welcomes Ann Pancake, featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Copies of Pancake’s books will be available for purchase at the event. A West Virginia native, Pancake grew up in the towns of Romney and Summersville. “Strange As This Weather Has Been,” her first novel, was one of Kirkus Review’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2007; won the 2007 Weatherford Award; and was a […]