President Norval C. Kneten Announces June 2015 Retirement

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College, announced in a Noon webcast to the campus and extended college communities that he will retire in June 2015. His decision, some months in the making, was made with his usual deliberate and strategic consideration for the future of Barton College. In the webcast, Dr. Kneten addressed the timing of his decision, as he shared, “I have learned that there is no end to the work of a president, no natural place where one can declare victory and close the book. This moment in the history of the College is a moment in which there are a multitude of projects […]

Barton Increases Graduate Study Offerings In Fall 2014

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College has its foot firmly planted in the academic arena of graduate studies with its addition of two new master degree programs, complementing the already well established Master of Education degree in Elementary Education. The College is pleased to announce the fall semester launch of a Master of School of Administration degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree in the School of Education and School of Nursing, respectively. “We are particularly excited to expand our graduate degree offerings as Barton College continues to move forward in educating leaders for the 21st century,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “These programs will produce […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 12

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WILSON, N.C. — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 12. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by the late Marie Gilbert. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Malaika King Albrecht and Daniel Nathan Terry. The day will also feature Lavonne Adams, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. The program is open to the […]

2014 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on Monday, April 7

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WILSON, N.C. – The 18th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, featuring author Lee Zacharias, will be held on Monday, April 7. The symposium will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend. Zacharias is the author of two novels, “Lessons” and “At Random,” a collection of short stories, “Helping Muriel Make It Through the Night,” and a collection of personal essays, “The Only Sounds We Make,” scheduled for publication by Hub City Press this spring. Her nonfiction has appeared in such journals as “The Southern Review,” “Shenandoah,” “The Gettysburg Review,” the “North Carolina […]

Barton Students Trek To New York For An Alternative Spring Break Experience

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Barton Students Experience New York From A Different Perspective Billions of dollars are spent on entertainment, shopping, and food each year in New York City, arguably the most recognized city of the world. During the week of March 2 – 8, six students and two staff members from Barton College: Courtney Bennett, Chelsea Hassell, Kathi Shaner, Mary Taylor, Haley Todaro, Kevin Toth, Chaplain Jamie Eubanks and Campus Health Nurse Dianne Stallings, set out to experience New York, but their agenda did not include the obvious tourist spots. Instead, they chose to see NYC through the eyes of those whose life decisions are much harder than choosing what play to see […]

“Continuing Conversations” Group Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of “Continuing Conversations,” a group exhibition at Barton College featuring works by members of the Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA), scheduled for Sunday, March 16. The exhibition will run from March 16 – April 11 and will feature the works by Jeanne Brady, Susan Brandeis, Edwina Bringle, Miyuki Akai Cook, Jennifer Crenshaw, Candace Edgerley, Catharine Ellis, Susan Fecho, Robin Haller, Susan Iverson, Jess Jones, Jo-Marie Karst, Jeana Klein, Kate Kretz, Lisa Kriner, Carol LeBaron, Patricia Mink, Amy Putansu, Jennifer Sargent, Tommye M. Scanlin, Katherine Soucie, Janie F. Woodbridge, and Christine Zoller. An opening reception for the exhibition will […]

Caregiver Education Conference Postponed Until May

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As a result of inclement weather, the Caregiver Education Conference has been postponed until May — details to be posted soon WILSON, N.C. — As a result of inclement weather, the eleventh annual Caregiver Education Conference, originally scheduled for March 4 at Barton College, has been postponed until May. The exact date is to be determined. Any advance registrations sent in will be honored at the May date.  Should you desire a refund of your registration fee, you may contact Dr. Steven Fulks, Director of the Gerontology Program at Barton College, at 252-399-6570. END

Barton’s Dr. Kelly Thompson to Participate in National Executive Leadership Academy

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Kelly Thompson, vice president for external relations at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., has been selected to participate in the 2014–2015 Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) cosponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI). The purpose of this yearlong program is to prepare experienced provosts and vice presidents to become successful presidents. It includes two national seminars, readings, webinars, individualized experiential activities, and structured mentorship experiences. By completing the program, participants will have acquired considerable knowledge, skills, and experiences that are germane to the portfolio of responsibilities and activities central to the […]

Sprinkle Lectures and Purcell Bible Conference Scheduled for February 26-27 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — The 34th annual Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures and the E.G. Purcell, Jr. Bible Conference are scheduled for February 26 and 27 at Barton College. Dr. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology in The Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University will deliver the Sprinkle lectures.  Dr. Anathea Portier-Young, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School will be the featured speaker at the Purcell Bible Conference. The Sprinkle Lectures will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in The Sam and Marjorie […]

Barton College’s President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 40 students to the President’s List and 354 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2013. 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.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen.                                                                       Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones.                Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr.                                                                        Boucherville, Quebec, Canada — Nicolas Charles Genest.                                                  Carthage — Seth D Breasseale.                     Chapel Hill — Jeimy Salazar Martinez.        Durham — Allison Dumas Dellinger.             Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer and Cassandra Lee Gaston.                                              Greenville […]