Barton Showcases Prolific N.C. Photographer Hugh Morton in Special Exhibit

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An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in Case Art Building. A lecture featuring Morton’s grandson and fellow photographer Jack Morton, titled “My Grandfather and His Camera,” will follow at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce a new photography exhibition highlighting one of our state’s most renowned photographers. “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” is on display now through October 3 in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition is on loan from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives of the Wilson Library at […]

Theatre at Barton Opens a New Season with “Crimes of the Heart”

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WILSON, N.C. – Picture this: three sisters, who share nothing at all in common, reunited after a dreadful event. They struggle to cope with the frustrations and pitfalls that are ever so common in a dysfunctional family. This dark Southern comedy, “Crimes of the Heart” by renowned playwright Beth Henley, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 28, in Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. The two-night production continues Friday, Aug. 29, with both performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. An invitation-only preview of the performance will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27. At the heart of this contemporary classic are Meg, Babe, and Lenny MaGrath, three sisters […]

A Busy Summer Prepares Barton for the Opening of a New Academic Year

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College preparations are well underway to welcome students and faculty back to campus following a busy summer break. The most obvious change for returning members of the campus community will be the College’s new West Entrance at the corner of Vance Street and Atlantic Christian College Drive. “We are grateful to all the donors who made this transformation possible,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College.  “In addition to the physical changes, accomplished and planned, important changes are being made to our academic programs as well.  This coming year will be an exciting and busy time as we incorporate all these changes into the life […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2014 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College named 53 students to the President’s List and 334 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. 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 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Adrianna Lisa Jimenez. Andover, N.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen. Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones. Apex — Kacy Rebecca Hall. Arlington, Mass. — Vasily M. Yakimkin. Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr. Bogota, Colombia — Nicolas Fonseca. Boucherville, Canada — Nicolas Charles Genest. Carthage — Seth D Breasseale. Cary — Teri Lynette Smith. […]

N.C. Landscape Artist J. Chris Wilson To Host Open Studio With Painting Presentation and Demonstration

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WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will host a painting presentation and demonstration in his Wilmington studio from 10 a.m. – Noon and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 18 and 19. There is no charge, but participants must register in advance, as space is limited. Please contact Maureen O’Neill in the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu to register or to request additional information. Directions to the studio will be provided upon completion of registration for the event. Attendees will be responsible for their lunch during the Noon break and may come and go as necessary. Participants may attend either day […]

Barton College and Wilson Community College Partner on Transfer Agreement

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Wilson Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of a new articulation agreement. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Wilson Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton College welcomes this opportunity to partner once again with Wilson Community College through this new articulation agreement,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The historic ties we share in our local community further accentuate our collaborative focus on educating students in the greater Wilson area and beyond. And, it is gratifying to see the […]

Barton College Announces 2014 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and fifty-one Barton College seniors and six graduate students received diplomas on Sunday, May 11, during the school’s 112th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2013 and May 2014, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer, as well as graduate students who completed their Master of Education degree in Elementary Education (M.Ed.). Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; […]

Barton College and Nash Community College Partner on Transfer Agreements

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Nash Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of two new articulation agreements. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Nash Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton College welcomes collaboration with Nash Community College through these new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The connectivity we share through these partnerships broadens the multitude of educational opportunities for students regionally. It is gratifying to see Nash Community College and Barton College students, energized by their collegiate experience, seeking opportunities to […]

112th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2014 — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 11. Anita Brown-Graham, director of the Institute for Emerging Issues located on the campus of North Carolina State University, delivered the commencement address. Two hundred and fifty-one seniors and five graduate students participated in the 112th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his eleventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Mr. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of […]

Anita Brown-Graham To Speak At Barton College’s 112th Commencement On Sunday, May 11

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Anita Brown-Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, will be the featured speaker at the 112th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 11, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his eleventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of 258 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2013 and May 2014, as well as candidates […]