Bulldog Day Set for August 21

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Faculty and freshmen are looking forward to Bulldog Day on Aug. 21 at Camp Rockfish. This special day during Welcome Weekend at the start of the fall semester gives freshmen the opportunity to meet and bond with each other and to hang out with their faculty advisors in a fun camp atmosphere. If last year’s event is any indication, our freshmen are in for a great time! Although a brief rain shower greeted the 2009 freshman class as they arrived at Camp Rockfish last year, the rain soon disappeared. Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with […]

[VIDEO] Freshmen Have a Blast at Bulldog Day

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PARKTON, N.C. – A brief rain shower greeted Barton College’s 2009 freshman class as they arrived for Bulldog Day at Camp Rockfish on Saturday, Aug. 22.  The rain soon disappeared, however; and Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with its Blob and Iceberg to the pool to the climbing wall, zip line, and challenge courses, laughter filled the air as new faces became friends and memories were made. “The day was successful and a lot of fun,” said Dan Kennedy, director of new student programs and Greek life at Barton.  “It was all about the students […]

School Year Starts with a Splash

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Who says the start of school has to be boring? Barton College welcomed its students, faculty, and staff to a new academic year with the annual traditions of Bulldog Day (view photo slideshow here) and Welcome Back Barton Day. Camp Rockfish, located at Lake Upchurch near Fayetteville, experienced an invasion on Saturday, August 23, as approximately 200 new Barton freshmen and transfer students arrived with their instructors and orientation leaders for Bulldog Day. “The purpose of Bulldog Day is simply for the incoming freshmen class to bond and to have fun and meet their classmates, ” said Dan Kennedy, Barton’s director of new student programs and Greek life. Of the […]