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From Barton to Beijing – Reflections on Adventures to China

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by Kirk Butts Wilson, North Carolina, is a small and inviting community that welcomes visitors the very first time they drive through the city. Its warm hospitality makes Wilson the perfect place for Barton College students to comfortably call home. Being comfortable is nice, but rarely is it exciting. That is why Barton puts such a strong emphasis on international travel. Opportunities abound for students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the College interested in exploring the world. Literary pub tours follow the footsteps of some of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s greatest writers. Guests can gaze with their own eyes on some of the world’s most photographed attractions, such as […]

Campus Contributes for Quake Victims

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For many in the Western Hemisphere, the magnitude 7.9 quake which struck China on May 12 was just another piece of bad news from somewhere on the other side of the world; but for Barton, the quake hit home. Two days after the disaster, Dr. Zhixiong Cai, professor of mathematics at Barton College, emailed the campus community: “My home city, Chengdu, is just 60 miles from the epicenter, Wenchuan. After two days of trying, I was able to talk to my two brothers in Chengdu. They are all safe, but according to them Dujiangyan, a city where three Barton groups visited in the past few years, suffered great losses.” According […]

Campus Comments on Congressman’s Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. – “When I left that lecture, I was just completely amazed about how much we’re in debt and how much it affects us. It’s not going to affect their generation; but since we’re the newer generation coming along, it affects us more than anybody right now. I thought it was a good lecture, and I learned a lot.” That was how Barton freshman Cat Tippette summarized her reaction to the lecture given by 1968 Barton alumnus and United States Representative Walter Jones. The congressman from North Carolina’s 3rd District appeared on campus on March 24, to speak on “The Economic Future of America.” Covering topics such as the […]