Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Opens On Barton Stage Thursday, October 14

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WILSON, N.C. – Witches, ghosts, prophecy, and murder converge “upon the heath,” promising a spellbinding evening of theatre in October. On Thursday, Oct. 14, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will open on stage in Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre with evening performances Thursday through Saturday, October 14-16, at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. A special preview performance for invited guests will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13. In recent years, Theatre at Barton has produced an incredible array of plays and musicals. New, contemporary American voices have been heard on stage alongside timeless masters from around the globe. Barton’s second season in the beautiful, new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre opened with Broadway star and […]

Barton Kicks Off Day of Service Bright and Early Oct. 22

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WILSON, N.C. – With bright blue shirts scattered around the city on Wednesday, Oct. 22, one might wonder what’s going on, but no need to guess. You will have just spotted some busy “bulldogs” from Barton College. With over 620 participants signed up, students and professors at Barton College will set aside books and campus staff members will step away from desks for Barton’s inaugural “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community.  (A slideshow of the Day of Service is available by clicking here or on the photo above.) This new campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success […]

The Wilson-Barton Partnership Honors Robert E. Kirkland, Jr.

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WILSON, NC — Honoring a local business leader and patriot, the Wilson-Barton Partnership awarded the 2008 Business Leadership Award to Robert E. Kirkland, Jr., at a reception held September 18 on the campus of Barton College. Leadership, commitment, and service all started at home for Robert E. Kirkland, Jr., known as Bobby by most.  Robert E. Kirkland, Jr., was primed for success by parents who taught him to be honest with himself and to work hard. A Wilson native, Bobby was born in 1925 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kirkland.  He is the middle sibling of Martha Kirkland Walston and the late Dr. John Alvin Kirkland.  Bobby attended Charles […]

Hall of Famer Tom Parham Releases Book

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Tom Parham, former student-athlete, tennis coach, and athletic director at then Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, has released a book entitled “Play Is Where Life Is.” Parham coached the Bulldogs to two national championships in men’s tennis and has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame, including at Barton. The book chronicles many experiences from his association with the college. Go to for information about the book, including how to order a copy.

Barton Makes New Friends in Marietta

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Engaged learning. Inspiring futures. These are priorities here at Barton. Finding creative ways to unite the pedagogical and the practical. A muse-and-use approach, if you will. This is just what Jamaya and her classmates experienced … except Jamaya and her classmates are not Barton students. Well, not yet. Jamaya and her fellow pupils are fifth-graders at Sedalia Park Elementary School in Marietta, Ga. Through Jamaya’s writing assignment, Barton was able to play a part in her class’ engaged-learning experience. Except on Fridays, Sedalia Park requires its students to wear uniforms. To encourage her students to focus on college, fifth-grade teacher Lilly Hanna promised to give her students extra Hanna Bucks, […]

The Pitter-Patter of Little Paws

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(WILSON, N.C.) Soon the sounds of Barton’s campus will be punctuated by the pitter-patter of little paws. Ms. Godiva and Beau Dacious of Kernersville, proudly announce the birth of their daughter and Barton’s new mascot Baby Bully. Born on Wednesday, January 9, at Peoples Bulldogs in Kernersville, Baby Bully weighed 12 ounces and measured 4.2 inches long with a brindle spot adorning her lower back. Honoring the arrival of Barton’s bundle of joy, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a baby shower January 30 at 11:45 a.m. in the Hamlin Student Center dining hall. Baby announcement cards commemorating Bully’s birth were available as mementos. Doggie-bone-shaped cookies and cake decorated with […]