Barton Welcomes the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr. to Speak at Constitution Day on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Sept. 5, 2017 — In keeping with Barton College’s focus on bold leaders and thinkers, the Willis N. Hackney Library on campus is pleased to host the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr., attorney and retired judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as the featured speaker for its annual Constitution Day reception and program on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation will address “The United States Constitution: Why the Debate Will Never End.” After the presentation, a question-and-answer period will conclude the program. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library. The reception will begin at […]

Barton Will Host Randall Kenan for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 11

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Photo credit: Miriam Berkley WILSON, N.C. —September 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome Randall Kenan as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Kenan grew up in Chinquapin and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on the editorial staff of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, Duke University, University of […]

“Tracing Shadows” Exhibit by Artist Susan Fecho to Open on Sept. 7 in Barton Art Galleries

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An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. Reception at 5 p.m.; Lecture at 6 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Tracing Shadows,” featuring paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by artist and Barton art professor Susan Fecho will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, and will run through Thursday, Oct. 5. An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. This event is open […]

Author Brandon Sneed to Share His Story at Barton’s 116th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2016 — Barton alumnus Brandon Sneed, ’09, author of the recently released “Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes,” will share his compelling story as the featured speaker for the 116th Opening Convocation. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “We are delighted to welcome Brandon Sneed as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 116th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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Barton College welcomes new and returning students to campus this weekend. WILSON, N.C. — August 11, 2017 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed a new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Thursday, Aug. 10, as parents, grandparents, and siblings helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Barton College’s Welcome Weekend extends over the course of four to five days as we welcome not only new freshmen and transfers but also the early return of student leaders and athletes, and upperclassmen later in this weekend. We will welcome approximately 300 new students this fall. New students have arrived on […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2017 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 5, 2017 — Barton College named 88 students to the President’s List and 314 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2017. 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 —      Andover, N.J. — Marylynn Iwanowski.      Angier — Jacob Tyler Willis.      Archer Lodge — Jennifer Lee Jenkins.      Atlanta, Ga. — Angelica Maria Acevedo.      Bailey — Kimberly Ann Hennes and Brenda Faye Lucas.      Benson — Mary Catherine Sutherland.      Bunn — Kristy Clodfelter Bakke.      Camarillo, Calif. — Mariana Celene […]

A Heart for Traveling: Carol Ruwe

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Students and professionals, young in the workforce, often face great challenges as they step out of their comfort zones. At Barton, professors and staff often search for ways to introduce students to “new” and “different” experiences and opportunities to help prepare them for personal and professional life beyond college. Associate Professor Carol Ruwe has found that introducing students to completely different cultures by traveling abroad is an effective way to help students face unfamiliar situations with confidence and to help them gain new perspectives. Ruwe began teaching at Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College) in 1986. A full-time Associate Professor in the School […]

Kianna Jimenez’s Innovation and Excellence In Science Accent Her Barton Experience

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Beginning at a young age, students are encouraged to do well in school and attend college. Every hard-working student dreams of receiving an acceptance letter to the college of his or her choice. Some students choose to continue beyond the baccalaureate level and seek acceptance in master’s and doctorate programs. Such is the case with Barton College senior Kianna Jimenez, whose hard work has earned her acceptance into North Carolina State University’s doctorate program in chemistry. Jimenez enrolled at Barton College in the fall of 2013, selecting pre-engineering as her major. Her initial intention was to obtain an engineering degree from NCSU after […]

Ethics and Engagement: Essential Values for Barton’s Marcus Strath

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Ethics and engagement are essential values for the ideal Barton leader. Students at Barton are encouraged to pursue leadership and to actively seek ways to achieve greater understanding, insight, and life perspective. Such characteristics are passionately embraced by Barton College senior Marcus Strath. Strath enrolled at Barton in fall 2014, transferring from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Mass. He held a satisfying management position prior to attending college, but then he decided to solidify his pre-existing skills and gain new ones by studying business administration at Bunker Hill Community College, before transferring and beginning his Barton Experience. During his junior year, he […]