Robert Luddy Captivates Barton Audience At BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Entrepreneur Robert L. Luddy captivated a full-house audience in Hardy Alumni Hall at Barton College with his discussion of bold vision, persistence, and sweat equity. Luddy, the founder and president of CaptiveAire, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, was the featured speaker for the College’s recent BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture. Luddy laid out an extraordinary plan for beginning a business, step by step, for Barton’s School of Business students in the audience. It’s not a journey for the faint-hearted, but it’s definitely a journey worth the steps for those choosing to boldly enter entrepreneurship. He views entrepreneurship as a […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Focuses on 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 30

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WILSON, N.C. —October 24, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Bill Leonard, the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, as the featured speaker for the 2017 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Monday, Oct. 30, via webcast on campus. In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Leonard’s presentation will focus on “Luther and the Reformation: Captive to the Word.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. Enjoy Dr. Leonard’s live webcast in Hardy Alumni Hall presented in high definition with the facility’s newly installed dual screen […]

Barton College’s Tenth Annual “Day of Service” on October 18

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WILSON, N.C. — October 18, 2017 — Don’t be surprised to see a blur of gray t-shirts as Barton Bulldogs go zipping by on Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni in signature t-shirts headed out this morning to serve a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 700 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College set aside books, and campus staff members and area alumni stepped away from desks, for the tenth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled at Barton on Tuesday, October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2017 — Wilsonians and members of the surrounding communities are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17. Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. That evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton […]

Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley for Series of October Art Events

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WILSON, N.C. —September 28, 2017 — October is shaping up to be a great month for art lovers, especially those with an interest in figurative painting. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley with a series of public events featuring the award-winning painter. His new exhibition, “Lands Seen and Unseen,” opens at the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 12, and runs through Tuesday, Nov 21. On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the Barton Art Galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Stanley’s lecture at 6 […]

Barton College Expects a Large Turn-Out for Nursing Career Day on Sept. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — September 25, 2017 — One of the most highly anticipated career days on campus is Barton College’s annual Nursing Career Day. And, it returns this fall with its largest list of employers and graduate schools in the past 10 years. Twenty-five potential employers and graduate school recruiters will be on campus Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to meet nursing students and discuss their next steps after graduation. The focus of the Nursing Career Day is to introduce students to potential employers to learn more about the diversity of job offerings across the region and to meet graduate school recruiters to obtain specific details […]

Barton Climbs to #8 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Regional Colleges in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 13, 2017 — Barton continues to move up as U.S. News & World Report ranks Barton College at #8 as a 2018 Best Regional Colleges in the South. U.S. News & World Report also ranks Barton at #10 as a 2018 Best Value School in Regional Colleges of the South and at #3 in its 2018 Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans. The Princeton Review has also named Barton among the 2018 Best Colleges in the Southeast: Region by Region. Barton continues its upward climb in college rankings with U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 announcement, moving up five positions from last year’s #13 spot […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Christy Proctor as Leadership Award Recipient on September 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 2, 2017 — Wilson Business Leader Christy Proctor, a name synonymous with Chick-fil-A, will be honored at the thirteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on the East Campus Suites lawn across from Wilson Gymnasium, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 13 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 […]

“Design Flex 2030 — Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future” Scheduled on September 25 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — September 14, 2017 — On Monday, Sept. 25, the Wilson/Barton Think Tank will convene on the campus of Barton College to present its 3rd annual presentation for leaders in the Wilson community, focusing on “Design Flex 2030 — Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future.” The distinguished presenters will include Pat McKee, senior vice president for McKinney Capital and Advisory Group; Ron Grossman, real estate advisor for Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation; Jim Robertson, Technical Director Facilities Integration, Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; and Wayne Young, project manager for Burns & McDonnell. This event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton campus from 9:30 a.m. […]

Renowned Author, Sociologist, and Minister Tony Campolo to Speak at Barton on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — Long revered as a dynamic speaker with a compelling message that motivates young and older alike, Dr. Tony Campolo will bring his wit and wisdom to share with the Barton campus community on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation, to be held in the newly renovated Howard Chapel on campus, is titled “Coming Together In A World That’s Falling Apart.” The program will begin at 7 p.m., and the community is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. A book signing will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase. “Tony Campolo has long been one of my favorite modern day […]