High Marks For Barton Include A 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Nursing has learned that 19 out of 19 graduates (May 2012) taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) passed with flying colors. This follows another stellar report of 100% NCLEX pass rate for the Barton College School of Nursing Class of 2011 last year. Barton received this good news on the heels of the “U.S. News &World Report” listing Barton among the top-tier 2013 Best Regional Colleges in the South and “The Princeton Review” recognizing Barton as one of the 2013 Best Colleges in the Southeast. “The campus community was thrilled to receive the news of a 100% NCLEX pass […]

Connoisseurship in Art and the Decorative Arts: First in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Connoisseurship in Art and the Decorative Arts,” the first seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Led by Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson, this lunch workshop will highlight and cover issues leading to a higher level of connoisseurship for participants and will address topics that will meet the needs of the artist, the collector, and the consumer. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To register as a Friend […]

Author Martin Clark to Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner and Lecture on Oct. 9

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Reservation Deadline is Friday, Oct. 5 WILSON, N.C. — If John Grisham’s legal thrillers are your cup of tea, then Martin Clark will provide even heartier fare with his sometimes humorous, sometimes white-knuckled, always satisfying courtroom dramas as the featured author for the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner and Lecture.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  A book signing and wine reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Oct. 5. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Presents the “Downtown” Concert for the Wilson Community on Friday, Oct. 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their first concert of the 2012-2013 season on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 100 Green Street in Wilson. Open to the public at no charge, the “Downtown” Concert will feature baritone Joel Gay, the associate music director of the First United Methodist Church, singing arias and songs by Mozart, Bach, and Schubert. The program will also feature a concerto for two oboes by Vivaldi and Schubert’s Symphony No.5. The community is invited to attend. “We are all so excited to present this gift to the Wilson community,” shared Mark N. Peterson, […]

Photographer and Editor Michael Itkoff to Speak About Photography Publishing on Sept. 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host “The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing” lecture with featured speaker Michael Itkoff, founding editor of “Daylight Magazine,” on Monday, Sept. 24. The lecture, one of several in the 2012-2013 Art Seminar Series, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Itkoff will discuss the magazine’s programmatic activities in the context of the changing landscape of photography publishing. Since 2003, “Daylight Magazine” has engaged in innovative photographic publishing and community art projects by re-imagining the documentary mode. Through collaboration […]

Book Signing With Historian Jeff Broadwater on Sept. 18 at Hackney Library

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a book signing with author Dr. Jeff Broadwater at the College. The book signing will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Broadwater, a professor of history at Barton, will sign copies of his latest book, “James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). This book, available for purchase that evening, is a selection of the History Book […]

Barton Welcomes Zelda Lockhart for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome author Zelda Lockhart as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Lockhart is the author of three novels. “Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle” (2010), a Lambda Literary Festival Award Finalist, is the subject of a traveling panel discussion on African Americans and HIV/AIDS in African American Literature. “Cold Running Creek” (2007), a work of historical fiction, won an Honor Fiction […]

Tom Parham to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 111th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Tom Parham, class of 1963, as the featured speaker for the 111th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Each fall, Opening Convocation signifies the official opening of the College’s academic session.  “An important event in the life of a college, Convocation helps set the tone for the academic year and provides an opportunity for Barton to invite the greater college community to share the excitement of beginning a new school year,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “For freshmen, it […]

“Visible Ghost” Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opens Aug. 20

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Gallery Reception on September 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., with Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Visible Ghost” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 20. A public reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 -8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m., in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 23. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Visible Ghost” is an invitational group exhibition featuring works by: Jonathan Bowling, Allen Lee, Leslie […]

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration Inducts 15 New Members

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration held its second induction ceremony prior to the end of spring semester. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management, and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Candidates for bachelor’s degrees in accounting or business management at Barton College, who rank academically in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class at the time of the invitation to membership, may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which […]